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Thank You Lyons Automotive
Lyons Automotive sponsored the great car show during the Good Old Days celebration on Saturday, June 24. All registration fees and donations (a little over $1300 total) were presented to Habitat for Humanity of the St Vrain Valley to help with the construction of the six homes they will be building here in Lyons for people displaced by the September 20143 flood. Chuck Wing of Lyons Automotive (left) presented a check to John Lovell last Friday, June 30.
Oskar Blues’ Gold Rush Bike Rally & Run Returns to Boulder this August. Oskar Blues Brewery presents the Second Annual Gold Rush Bike Rally & Run in North Boulder Park on Sunday, August 27. Produced by Adventure Fit, a Boulder-based event marketing company, this year’s Rally adds a running-relay option to the day of outdoor revelry. Registration is now open and challenges cyclists and runners with off-road adventure and the chance to pick up ‘gold nugget’ prizes scattered throughout the route.
COMMENTARY: What's the Future for Affordable Housing in Lyons?
By Amy Reinholds
The Lyons Planning and Community Development Commission (PCDC) cancelled Monday’s meeting and postponed a discussion concerning short-term vacation rentals to a workshop to be held on Monday, July 24.
Additional wording changes from the Town of Lyons attorney to a proposed short-term vacation policy were not completed in time for the meeting this week, so the next PCDC meeting on July 24 will be a workshop to discuss all the specific changes. Then the PCDC can vote on the final recommendation of the plan at a public hearing in August. The Lyons Board of Trustees (BOT) is responsible for voting on any
The new Overland Loop Trail will be opened to the public on Wednesday, August 9, following a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4 p.m., hosted by the Boulder County Commissioners and Parks & Open Space staff at the Heil Valley Ranch main trailhead located at 1188 Geer Canyon Road, northwest of Boulder.
By St. Jean-Jacques Coquille
Editor's Note: The Lyons Recorder would like to welcome our new food/restaurant critic Monsieur Coquille to the fold. He will be covering food, wine, etc., when ever he can finagle a free meal from an unsuspecting restaurant owner in the vicinity.
A very receptive, and adventurous crowd attended The Stone Cup's second Summer Stone Table dinner earlier this month. Modou brought in a former colleague, Cameron Staiton from his days in the New York gourmet dinning world, and the two talented kitchen wizards cooked up a light seasonal menu that tantalized the taste buds, and pleased the palette.
They say, “presentation is everything,” and that certainly rang true this evening. The first course was a chilled melon soup. A “levee” of finely diced melon, purple basil, brunoise, and a zest of lime was positioned slightly off-center in the middle of a chilled soup bowl. The delectable melon soup was then ladled into one side of the bowl to create a “canvas” that any post-modern abstract artist would have been proud of. One hesitated to indulge in the first spoonful, though only for a moment, for fear of mussing up the visual.
The second course was a delightful spinach and kale salad, plucked from a nearby garden that very afternoon, lightly dressed with a buttermilk, honey, and herb dressing, then sprinkled with local feta cheese and spiced nuts.
The entree for the evening's repast was a delicately sauteed fillet of Idaho trout in a lemon butter sauce served with area farm vegetables seasoned with sage, lemon, peppercorns, tuille, and tarragon.
For dessert, another creation that words alone cannot do justice. An avocado ice cream, garnished with thinly sliced candied cherry tomatoes (cooked in a simple syrup with mint), vanilla, lemon balm, and a drizzle of honey. And to add an unexpected texture to the dish, crushed tortilla chips. Unorthodox to say the least, but truly delicious!
The next Summer Stone Table dinner will be Wednesday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited and reservations are required (823-2345). Vegetarian options are available. Beer, wine, cocktails, and other beverages are sold separately.