Wine Cafe Brings Delicious Food & Wine to the Heart of Boulder
Restaurant and wine bar Postino WineCafé debuts its craveable menu and welcoming hospitality to the People’s Republic of Boulder. Since launching in Colorado in Denver’s LoHi neighborhood in 2015, Postino has become a proud member of the Colorado community – one glass of wine and board of bruschetta at a time. Postino is located on Boulder’s bustling Pearl Street Mall across from Illegal Pete’s and Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop.
“We’ve been planning to open in Boulder for years,” said Postino co-founder Lauren Bailey. “When we found the perfect location on the Pearl Street Mall, we knew it was time. We’re so excited to open our doors and welcome this vibrant community into our space.”
Known for creating eclectic, sophisticated and vintage-inspired spaces, Postino Boulder is designed with the guest experience top of mind. The layout lends itself to a casual meetup or buzzing social hour with intimate tables and lounge areas fit for any occasion.
A unique focal point of each location (think Postino LoHi’s book wall or Postino Broadway’s decoupage of groovy concert playbills), Postino Boulder elicits whimsey and nostalgia with an art wall featuring hundreds of pairs of reclaimed roller skates – a nod to a scene in the early ‘70s and ‘80s “Mork & Mindy” sitcom when Robin Williams’ character roller skates down the pedestrian Pearl Street Mall.
Postino’s menu includes a bountiful selection of must-have bruschetta, charcuterie boards, from-scratch soups, fresh salads and panini sandwiches. For shareable bites, the menu features “Snacky Things,” which include the OMG Grilled Cheese served up with a piping hot and creamy tomato soup dip; butter poached shrimp scampi; sweet potato wedges; and more. The 12 delectable bruschetta offerings include brie & apple with fig spread; smoked salmon with pesto; sweet n’ spicy pepper jam with goat cheese and more. Other guest-favorites include the Brussels sprouts salad with kale, Brussels sprouts, Manchego, spicy Marcona almonds, bacon, and lemon-Manchego dressing topped with dried cherries; the Nine Iron Panini, with sugar-crusted smoked bacon, grilled chicken, fresh stracciatella, mixed greens, tomato and Dijonnaise; and The Bounty Board, a rustic medley of heirloom carrots, cauliflower, broccolini, sweet pepper, blistered Brussels sprouts, nuts, roasted artichokes, watermelon radish and a green goddess dressing that will instigate last-bite-fights. Postino’s menu offers various options for dietary restrictions, including gluten-free bread and vegetarian options.
Famous for its award-winning wine program, Postino serves an ever-changing selection of boutique wines – including more than 30 varietals by the glass – along with ten beers on tap, including selections from local Colorado breweries such as Odell, Ratio Beerworks, Left Hand, Oskar Blues, Upslope and more. Alcohol-free libations include hand-crafted refreshers like the Apricot Palmer, Cucumber Honey
Lemonade and Blackberry Smash, all of which are made with Postino’s house-made lemonade.
The weekend brunch at Postino is in a category all its own, appealing to Boulderites and visitors looking for a curated selection of satisfying offerings like Umbria Egg Toast, featuring scrambled egg with crema and white truffle, crispy oyster mushroom, and Parmigiano Reggiano atop a toasted ciabatta; and the Seeded Avocado Toast with Calabrian chile tahini, hard-boiled egg, watermelon radish and lemon oil. Brunch cocktail highlights include the spritzy Lectric’ Eye composed of Cappelletti, Dolin Blanc, fresh lemon juice, and soda; and the Sherry Mary, a Postino take on a classic Bloody featuring Oloroso Sherry, Rainwater Madeira and Bloody Mary mix. Postino also offers $6 Mimosas and Bellinis on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Happy hour will be available daily until 5 p.m. every day of the week, during which all wines-by-the-glass and pitchers of beer are an approachable $6. Every Monday and Tuesday evening after 8 p.m., guests can enjoy Postino’s iconic “Board & Bottle” deal, which includes a bottle of wine and a bruschetta board for just $25.
For more information about Postino WineCafé, visit www.postinowinecafe.com or follow Postino on Instagram @postinowinecafe.
About Postino WineCafé
Postino WineCafé was born in a historic 1940s-era Arizona post office in 2001 and has since been dedicated to giving customers a hyper-localized dining experience within the community. Postino co-founders Lauren Bailey and Craig DeMarco built the Postino brand on a foundation of revitalizing buildings and creating spaces that are integral to the neighborhoods that surround each location. The menu offers wine from a bevy of varietals; a wide selection of beer on tap and in bottles & cans; an eclectic selection of snacks, soups, salads, and paninis; a dozen different types of bruschetta; a selection of desserts; and a host of non-alcoholic beverage options. For more information, visit postinowinecafe.com.