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If date night means a quick dinner and a movie, my go-to spot is Zolo Southwestern Grill, near Boulder’s 29th Street Mall.
Though I usually opt for the smoked, double-cut pork chop—a juicy three-inch cut served with house-cured bacon, black-eyed peas, and roasted, pasilla-tomato collard greens—I recently discovered a new staple: the guajillo-marinated mahi.
This buttery fish comes topped with smoky cuitlacoche-tomato sauce, grilled mushrooms, and a blistered corn tamale that contrasts grilled kernels with soft masa.
Tip: Check out Â Zolo’s Web site (linked above) for free tequila tastings and paired tequila dinners, part of their 151-day celebration of tequila.
2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-449-0444