We’ve been passporting all summer enjoying two for one beverages at 42 of Boulder’s best restaurants, bars, distilleries, breweries, and wineries. Well, we haven’t made it to all 42 yet, but we’ve collected a number of stamps so far. A $20 booklet is Boulder’s field guide to fun.
Mateo is a restaurant that’s around the corner from my home, yet I hadn’t been in years. Why not? I don’t have a really good answer for that question. All that matters now is the Boulder Passport being responsible for getting my butt in a bar stool on a busy Friday night and getting reacquainted with the place.
I met my fellow foodie friend Laura for a couple drinks and a couple stamps.
Mateo’s Passport Cocktail has changed. The Passport says you’ll get two for one “First Sign” tails, but they’re apparently spring flavors that are now out of season. The bartender whipped me up this tequila cocktail and I had no complaints!
Foolish Craig’s is not only a Boulder institution- It’s famous for being featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. Their specialty beverage for the Boulder Passport is a Bartender’s Choice Cocktail, so you never know what you’re going to get!
Jimmy, the manager at Foolish Craig’s, has a great idea in that he writes your cocktail in your passport so you “remember” what you enjoyed. My passport says I had a Ruby del Fuego (on the left), which had ghost pepper in it, I recall. Chef’s tail, on the right, was a special of the day and I have no idea, one week later, what it was. But, it was good.
Note to self: start blogging about Passport beverages THE MOMENT YOU GET HOME!
We enjoyed our margs with guacamole and house made chips- a perfect pairing.