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Begin with the mildly spicy fried shishito peppers or the addictive fried Brussels sprout leaves with togarashi and sea salt. Then, order a Cider Bulleit cocktail—with Bulleit bourbon and an apple-cider ice cube—and pair it with the comforting butternut squash soup, made with curry-spiced apples, candied walnuts, and coconut milk, then crowned with fresh arugula.
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Next, add a griddled pork bun with green Sriracha aïoli (great with the house-made pickle sampler), and finish with an ice-cream sandwich cradled by two warm, freshly baked ginger cookies.
Cap off the evening with a Yin Yang digestif cocktail with Fernet Branca and Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur, or a hot Vietnamese coffee with Allegro mocha java and sweetened condensed milk.
Tip: In the mood for beer? Stop by for Happy Time (4 to 6 p.m. daily). For the first 30 minutes, pork banh mi is served with Chang beer for only $5.
835 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-442-3050