Local Must

Local MustBoulder's chefs recommend Blackbelly for breakfast as part of Dirt Road Travels' Boulder, Colorado city guide. They love the in-house butcher, breakfast burritos, and hot sauce at 1606 Conestoga Street in East Boulder.

Boulder, Colorado

Blackbelly

"It's about knowing your source, using the best possible ingredients, supporting the local economy, and supporting small farmers.”

Recommendations:
Boxcar Coffee Roasters
Avery Brewing Co.
BASTA
OAK at Fourteenth
Santo
Arcana

Blackbelly

"It's about knowing your source, using the best possible ingredients, supporting the local economy, and supporting small farmers.”

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Boulder, Colorado
Hot teen braised pork deep in the smoker

Our Story

Hosea Rosenberg, Chef/Owner

“I was fortunate enough to be on Top Chef. I won it, and that opened up a lot of doors for me. I spent a lot of time traveling and had one particular ‘Aha!’ moment while in California. I met this husband and wife who were catering a party for a bunch of us chefs. I was just so impressed by the whole operation, and it was all distilled in this big batch of rice and beans and pork. They were cooking things that they had raised on their own farm - the beans were an heirloom variety that they had grown, the sausage was made from pigs that they had raised.

I remember thinking ‘That's what I want to do. I want to know where all my food comes from. I want to be involved in raising animals and growing produce, harvesting it, cooking it, and serving it to people. That work makes me a better chef and gives me a deeper connection to the food. Blackbelly and all that we've built across dining, the butcher shop and our catering work highlight what I love most about being a chef. 

It's about knowing your source, using the best possible ingredients, supporting the local economy, and supporting small farmers.”
blackbelly has a full selection of hand-cut meats to go, in a display case

My Boulder Musts

"I’d get a really good espresso at either OZO or Boxcar Coffee. Then head out for a bike ride, and afterwards, hit up Avery Brewing for some beers. Then I'd say go out to dinner at a spot like my restaurant, Santo, or places like BASTAOak at Fourteenth or Arcana. It’s got to be one of those spots.”

sexy pork tits dripping with flavor in the blackbelly smoker

My Story

Nate Singer, Head Butcher

“My dad’s a butcher, so beef has always been my life. I work directly with our ranch in Cody, Wyoming and speak with them every single morning. It’s 50,000 acres in the mountains, and our cows live at elevation.

When the cows come down after the first snow, our ranchers herd them back up on dirt bikes, just so they can keep eating and drinking all the fresh food up there! It's so important to us that our cows live and eat in their natural environment. 

Nate Singer

We have a slow finishing program that we introduce while they stay there, and it's that slow feed and the dry aging process that we run after that makes Blackbelly's meat so flavorful and so tender.

Our beef is what we stand by - it's what we do." 
Nate Singer, co-founder and butcher at Blackbelly Market shows off the best beef in Colorado

My Boulder Must

"Grab dinner at our restaurant Santo, or at Basta. Kelly Whitaker is doing such amazing stuff there, with his emphasis on artisan grains, seeds, and breads. If you go, order the piatta."

Nate Singer smoking pork shoulder at Blackbelly market

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The breakfast burrito at Blackbelly is the best, most delicious breakfast in Boulder, Colorado
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Boxcar Coffee Roasters
"Coffee so well crafted it borders on absurd."
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Avery Brewing Co.
"I"m a huge beer guy and Avery is one of my favorites."
-105.2047427
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BASTA
"BASTA is a battle cry to myself, reminding me to always dig in, root myself and to really do something."
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OAK at Fourteenth
"Dinner has got to be at Oak at Fourteenth."
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Santo
"I'd always wanted to do a traditional, meets modern, meets farm-to-table New Mexican restaurant, and now was the time."
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40.0259755
Arcana
"Eat here, without a doubt."
-105.28321619999997
40.0162479
Blackbelly
"It's about knowing your source, using the best possible ingredients, supporting the local economy, and supporting small farmers.”
-105.227396
40.0150509

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