Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Boulder’s Hottest Kitchen Tour Returns: The Twelfth Annual Kitchens On Fire Tour

BOULDER, CO – The 12th annual Kitchens On Fire tour to benefit the Dairy Center for the Arts will take place June 11th and 12th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm each day. This year's focus is on downtown living areas, highlighting remarkable Boulder kitchens in private residences, offering an insider’s peek into select professional restaurant kitchens, as well as displaying a few key urban properties for sale. Save the date to tour kitchens at the The Walnut, Arête, Onyx, Happy (formerly The Happy Noodle House), The City Club, and upscale residential kitchens designed by CPWest, Harvey M. Hine Architecture & Interiors, and more. Sample fare from the restaurants and enjoy an inspiring voyeuristic journey into any chef’s dream kitchens.

New to the event this year are new commercial kitchen partners, Happy and the City Club, and receptions scheduled for the end of the day on Friday and Saturday, giving tour participants the chance to mingle, try light Hors d'Oeuvres, and taste local wines. These relaxing receptions will allow participants to enjoy the spectacular view from one of Boulder's most luxurious condos on Friday and visit the exclusive City Club, seeing their newly remodeled kitchens, tasting some food, and enjoying beautiful gardens and Saturday.

“Kitchens On Fire has a long history in the Boulder community and we’re very excited to focus this year’s event on urban living,” Board Chair Richard Polk said. “We’re able to partner with some of Boulder’s most exciting designers, developers, and restaurateurs, to show a new, emerging side of Boulder that hasn’t gotten much attention in the past.”

  • What: Two-day kitchen tour to benefit The Dairy Center for the Arts
  • When: June 11 & 12, 2010; 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with end of the day receptions from 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. on Friday and 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday
  • Where: Downtown Boulder and the surrounding area
  • Admission: Tickets are available for $18 in advance or $20 at the event (cash or check only for ticket sales at the tour)

Tickets for Kitchens On Fire are available through The Dairy Center for the Arts box office, 303-440-7328, or can be purchased online at


Founded in 1992, The Dairy Center for the Arts is housed within the former Watts-Hardy Dairy, a 42,000-square foot facility that once operated as a dairy storage and processing plant. Converted by individuals who recognized the immediate and growing needs of Boulder County for a premiere arts and performance space, the Dairy Center for the Arts began with only a handful of art-focused organizations, and has since grown into Boulder's largest interdisciplinary civic arts center. Now hosting 15 arts and services organizations, the Dairy Center for the Arts is one of the only places in Boulder, Colorado to experience dramatic theater, live music, dance performances and visual arts all under one roof.

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