Radio Nibbles: Three Boulder Restaurants Close Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

John Lehndorff joins us from his home in Louisville to talk about the closing of The Med, Brasserie Ten Ten and Via Perla in Boulder. John writes about the closure of the three restaurants at 5280.com – “Boulder’s happy hour scene may never be the same again.”

Listen to the report:

On June 8, Peggy and Joe Romano—owners of the Mediterranean Restaurant, Brasserie Ten Ten, and Via Perla—posted a statement on the restaurants’ websites and social media pages announcing their difficult decision to shutter the concepts.

“The numbers just didn’t add up for us. We had been struggling every day since March 16 to figure out how to keep going,” said Peggy Romano

Despite the closures, other restaurants are opening up. Amu Japanese Restaurant has opened in Boulder, Ras Kassa’s Ethiopian Restaurant in Lafayette is reopened for patio dining and takeout and the great cooks at Diaz Farm have finally opened Tierra y Fuego Taqueria in Boulder.

The best thing John’s tasted this week: Exquisite handcrafted preserves from Saba, a Boulder company that bottles small batches of great fruit without excessive sugar in flavors like Rhubarb Ginger Jam, Oroblanco Grapefruit Marmalade, Sour Cherry Pistachio Jam and Mango Chutney. Also: Candied grapefruit peel candy. Info: sabajamsf.com