Published on: November 10th, 2011
Let me paint you a picture. It’s Wednesday. You’ve already been at work for three days and there are still two more work days in the week. You have a minor case of the mid-week blues. You don’t feel like cooking and you’re in need of a friendly ear to listen to you vent about your week.
You need some comfort food, some good wine, good tunes, a relaxing atmosphere and prices that won’t add more stress to your week.
You need to hit up Neighborhood Night at Café Aion. Every Wednesday night, patrons—young and old, hipster and sporty, hungry and thirsty, pack themselves into the cozy, open dining room in the old Aion Bookstore building located in the historic Hill neighborhood of Boulder. Warm fires roar in both fireplaces, a steady stream of foot-tapping oldies music flows from the speakers, the restaurant’s owners greet guests with ice water poured from emptied out wine bottles and the smell of good cooking wafts from the kitchen, gently reassuring all growling stomachs.
Aion’s weekly Neighborhood Night also doubles as Paella Night.
Now imagine paella, cooked and served family style in cast iron skillets, with braised chicken so tender it practically jumps off of the bone and chorizo with the perfect hint of smokiness, covered in a warm blanket of garlic, tomatoes and an aromatic saffron rice. Sounds good, right? It was absolutely delicious, and expertly paired with a bottle of tasty red wine from Spain.
And now imagine all of this for $35.00. Yes, every Wednesday during dinner service, Café Aion offers enough paella to comfortably feed two hungry stomachs along with a bottle of wine for—for the low price of $35.00.
Such a great deal. And if you can’t wait until Wednesday to dine at Café Aion, then don’t. The neighborhood restaurant is participating in First Bite Boulder (November 11-19th). Click here to get a sneak peak of their First Bite Menu, and once you’re done drooling, click here to make reservations.
You’re going to need them.