~~~~October is Lyons Recorder’s “Intro to Your Town’s Businesses” Month~~~~
Moxie’s Bread Co & Mercantile (new bakery)
There was a buzz for weeks when local residents heard that Moxie’s was going to open a store front in Lyons. And, sure enough, when they opened, they often sold out of many baked goods before their closing time. While their whole grain breads were the talk of the town, made from flour milled in Boulder, which included regional and heirloom grains, it was their pastries that flew off the shelves. The do sell gluten”less” varieties of pastries. But no donuts! Their pecan cinnamon rolls with orange zest glaze is a favorite. Now locals can get breakfast burritos and top brand coffee, and pick up some other options for supper. This could be qualify cheeses, prosciutto, soups, olives, sardines, salads, (daily made) sandwiches (ham and cheese on croissant, or try curry chicken), and three sizes of ready-made lasagna ($12/35/50), and some oat milk. And, if that is not enough, they have applied for a liquor license to throw some beer and wine into your wicker basket. Bring home a gift of a jar of jam, or one of their lavender candles! ~~~~ Location: 641 Main Street. They are open seven days from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dairy Bar – Vintage Candy & Bakery (expansion)
The Lyons Dairy Bar, 138 Main Street, bought the store space next to them about a year ago, and they have expanded into offering “vintage candy and soda pop.” Many of these are treats that could be found in the 1940s and 1950s. They also installed a bakery in the space between the two stores that use to be the seating area. Their most popular item are the cinnamon rolls that are baked daily, and upscale coffee. They just brought in tons of Halloween treats (candy and baked goods). Go to their Facebook page for daily specials in both shops. ~~~ Location: 138 Main Street. They are open seven days a week. Their hours fluctuate from 10/11 a.m. to 8/9 p.m.
Frida’s Empanadas (new restaurant)
Macarena Anguita Schrodt has brought in top notch, new kitchen appliances, and redecorating her restaurant in the old Farmer Girl space on Main Street with comfortable and colorful furnishings. We are not able to complete our review as her opening has been delayed by the application for certain licenses. We will fill this in at a later date– and make note of it in our final article next week, if it opens. – Location: 432 Main Street.
La Mariposa (new menu)
La Mariposa has a new menu. It appears to be working, as there is a noticeable increase in customer traffic.
1. Lunch time menu that is prepared in under 30 minutes, Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
2. Happy Hour drinks and plates Monday-Saturday 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
3. New (I call it non-Mexican) items such as sandwiches (eg fried chicken), and chili cheese fries
4. Almost every item has expanded choices (eg, 10 types of fajitas, 9 of tacos)
5. Big seafood selection, matching famous Mexican chefs raw and cooked seafood items
(eg, lime-cured seafood, and oysters)
See their full “new” menu online.
They also have daily specials during the week, such as Taco Tuesday, but you need to go to their main web page as the Lyons Facebook page doesn’t seem to have been updated since 2017. ~~~~ Location: 112 East Main Street. Sunday – Thursday 11am – 9pm / Friday – Saturday 11am – 10pm
Food truck news
1. There is a permanent food truck at the corner of Highway 36 and 66 called Cluck N Burger. They have requested not to be highlighted in the newspaper.
2. There is a permanent food truck at the U Pump It gas station on Highway 36/Ute Highway, which replaces the Italian food truck, Massimo e vittario, as of October 2021.
LaLicha food truck serves Italian pasta (like lasagna bolognese), pizza and desserts. And Mexican – from tacos ($3.25) to plates, like pollo de mole. , Spanish, and more — such as pizza.
3. There is a new store in town, Solace, which takes orders for sushi food. 437 Main Street. – while not a food truck, it is something that is not made by an in-house chef.
4. SpiritHound (eg, Rue Bayou) and Main Stage Brewing and Stone Cup sometimes had food trucks, (more in 2020).
5. A-Lodge has the FED-food truck at least once a week. They serve local-farm fresh foods, and seasonal foods. FED wants to increase farmers’ income by purchasing their surplus which cannot be sold to retail. Menu includes sweet potato fries, chicken tenders, Falafel Quinoa bowl, wild game burger. The owner is Donna Merten, and chef (pictured) Gregg Ashbaugh.
6. Western Stars Gallery occasionally has a Tommy Boy Mini-Donuts truck. But right now it’s schedule is full of ”harvest” type venues and festivals.
7. Red Checkered Table Cloth prepares northeast style Italian comfort food. The truck is no longer open, and it does catering. (run by local Ian Taylor)
8. Ralph’s Market on Broadway was closed and is now using a food truck in Loveland and Ft.Collins.