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The Blind Cafe

Starting tonight and going through Saturday, we are beyond honored to be hosting The Blind Cafe. A truly unique experience happening in the Gathering Place.

The Blind Cafe is a positive social change organization, that uses the concept of darkness to create innovative and imaginative events held entirely in the pitch dark ( no blindfolds ). Our events are facilitated by professional trained ‘legally blind staff” and designed to change the way you ‘SEE’ the world! The Blind Café does not try to perfectly recreate blindness. Instead, it allows people to interact, trust each other, and experience community in an entirely new way. In the dark, there are no uncomfortable glances, no self-consciousness about what you’re wearing or what you weigh, no distinction between the sighted and blind.    

Tickets are still available for this amazing dinners by going here. More info on the Blind Cafe is available at their website.

The All New Radiate

We are so excited and pleased to announce that starting THIS week our very good friend 

Will officially be taking over Radiate by becoming our resident DJ. He’ll be here each and every Saturday playing AAALLLL the hits!! 

Beating the Summer Heat

Last year at this time Chef Jessica was nearing the home stretch in her pregnancy with her second daughter Amelie. Below is something she wrote while trying to stay cool. Pregnant or not, this summer heat can get rough. Enjoy her tips on beating the heat. 

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Executive Chef Jessica & Head Chef Nelson (from around the time she wrote this article)

Wheew!  There’s nothing like being 7 months pregnant approaching the height of summer.  I am roasting!   Even if you are not pregnant, it can be a toss up between I am loving this summer weather and I am so hot and bothered, don’t even come near me!  

Here are a few ideas for those of you that are pregnant or just over heating

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Coming out of our Caves

By Jill Emich
Community Leader, Truth Seeker 

Happy Summer Y’all!

Jill Emich OMbassador
Now is the time 

to EMERGE.

OUT of our caves….

STOKE the inner fire.  SMELL the flowers, STEP INTO the flowing stream and feel it wash away what once was, and what doesn’t anymore serve. Open your Heart full and wide.   Now is the moment to come into the light, into the sunshine, and to bask in the inner glow.  It is a time of community, passion, beauty, magic, and visions coming into actualization.

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Meet the Shine Characters: This week with Chef Jessica

Ok, here goes, a little introduction about myself, Jessica.  My two greatest passions in life are my children and food.  I am a compassionate and loving mother, chef/owner of my restaurant, SHINE and a have my masters degree in Holistic Nutrition.   I want to support other moms in what we can share together to make our lives easier and our kids healthier.  I believe that what we feed our children plays into every aspect of who they are.  It affects everything from their energy level to sleep to attitude to intelligence. I just happen to spend much of my days with experimenting and creating with food.  I have a lot to say and I look forward to sharing with you what I have learned and continue to learn. 

In this quick introduction, I’d love to share a couple of quick and simple desserts with you.  Most kids have a special place in their hearts for the sweet stuff.  Instead of depriving them all together or chasing after their hyperactive little selves after a sugar overload, I believe we can find the happy medium.  These can be put together within minutes and I believe your kids will love them as much as mine do.  So for now, a little taste of what’s to come..

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Best Gluten Free Menu
"Shine’s gluten-free ravioli could set an Italophile’s heart on fire, which is OK, because they also have gluten-free Liberation Ale for extinguishing said fires. No wonder our readers chose Shine Restaurant and Gathering place their favorite destination for gluten-free dining."
"The Blissful Sisters, formerly of Trilogy, started Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place as a center for living and eating well, and their menus focus on presenting balanced, healthy options, whether your dining restriction is for wheat or for meat. And in a world where the gluten-free and gluten conscious diners have increasing purchasing power, Shine is as pleasant a spot as they come for pleasing those palates while keeping everyone else in your dinner party happy and well satisfied."
Thank you  Boulder Weekly  for the Cover Shot honors! Much Love!

Best Gluten Free Menu

"Shine’s gluten-free ravioli could set an Italophile’s heart on fire, which is OK, because they also have gluten-free Liberation Ale for extinguishing said fires. No wonder our readers chose Shine Restaurant and Gathering place their favorite destination for gluten-free dining."

"The Blissful Sisters, formerly of Trilogy, started Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place as a center for living and eating well, and their menus focus on presenting balanced, healthy options, whether your dining restriction is for wheat or for meat. And in a world where the gluten-free and gluten conscious diners have increasing purchasing power, Shine is as pleasant a spot as they come for pleasing those palates while keeping everyone else in your dinner party happy and well satisfied."

Thank you  Boulder Weekly  for the Cover Shot honors! Much Love!

Thank you Boulder Lifestyle Magazine for this ROCKING article about women entrepreneurs. We are SO proud to have graced the cover with amazing bad ass women and to be featured inside. We opened our first restaurant at 24, so many ups and downs-blood sweat and tears but we wouldn’t change a thing. Building something from the ground up that you believe in wholeheartedly and watching it be supported in our community….. truly priceless.

Thank you Boulder Lifestyle Magazine for this ROCKING article about women entrepreneurs. We are SO proud to have graced the cover with amazing bad ass women and to be featured inside. We opened our first restaurant at 24, so many ups and downs-blood sweat and tears but we wouldn’t change a thing. Building something from the ground up that you believe in wholeheartedly and watching it be supported in our community….. truly priceless.

A Dancerly Night At Shine!!

The Swing Friends and The Jeremy Mohney Quartet return Saturday March 29th!! Last time they were all here they packed the house!! Be sure to get there to check out the Swing Friends great dance routines and hear the music from Jeremy Mohney Quartet.

A Dancerly Night At Shine!!

The Swing Friends and The Jeremy Mohney Quartet return Saturday March 29th!! Last time they were all here they packed the house!! Be sure to get there to check out the Swing Friends great dance routines and hear the music from Jeremy Mohney Quartet.