Chicago Style Hot Dog in Boulder Creek?… YES! Fifi’s Hot Dogs

We now have a great new hot dog stand here in Boulder Creek. Right now Fifi’s Hot Dogs is only open on weekends, but they are planning to be open all week in a couple of months.

Fifi’s is a food cart located right in downtown Boulder Creek, beside Agz Ragz and across the street from New Leaf and The Red Pearl.

We went and tried the food, and it was one amazing hot dog… with very friendly service.

See pictures below for the menu and a real deal Chicago Style hot dog.

1st Friday Event: 2 Locations

2014-05-01 FridayEventFlyerWhat: 1st Friday Event

When: This Friday, May 2, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Where: 2 locations

Boulder Creek Antiques & Art (aka Mac’s 100 year old place)
13164 Highway 9, Boulder Creek

Sgt. Penguin’s Lively Arts Designs
12599 Highway 9, Boulder Creek

Boulder Creek Antiques & Art and Sgt. Penguin’s Lively Arts Designs are having their first Friday event to benefit HEARTS & HANDS, which improves the lives of our elderly. There will be door prizes, sales, featured artists, appetizers, and beverages at both locations. As well as music by Brookdale Bluegrass Band at Boulder Creek Antiques & Art.

Featured Artists at Sgt. Penguin’s Lively Arts Designs:

Laurie & Dan Hennig (oldest ceramic studio in Santa Cruz county)
Iver & Jennifer Hennig (creating ceramic creations in Boulder Creek since 1995)
Stephanie Allison (painter of colorful and whimsical females)
Donna Stewman (art made out of found natural items)

Featured Artists at Boulder Creek Antiques & Art:

Anne Locatelli & Ede Locatelli-Giacasa (still life painters)

So come on by, enjoy some wonderful art, music, food, and community while supporting a good cause. Oh and don’t forget Mothers Day is May 11th, which is just a little over a week away. So if you haven’t found that perfect gift for her yet search both locations for it and give her a one of a kind find this year. Both locations are open during their regular hours as well on Friday.

Boulder Creek Antiques & Art (aka Mac’s 100 year old place)
regular store hours 11:00am – 5:30pm

Sgt. Penguin’s Lively Arts Designs
regular store hours 12:00noon – 5:00pm

TOMORROW Little Basin Festival

2014-04-26LIttleBasinWhat:     Little Basin’s 3rd Annual Camping Festival
aka “This Land Is Your Land”

Where:  Little Basin Cabins & Campground
21700 Little Basin Road
Boulder Creek, CA 95006

When:    April 26th, 11:00am till 4:00pm

Cost:       Entry is Free, Parking is $10 per car

Little Basin is having their 3rd annual Camping Festival aka “This Land Is Your Land”, it is a mix of camping activities, live music, fun, and celebrating Earth Day. The main site is at the Deer Meadow Group Campground. There will be food at the picnic area next to the amphitheater, so bring cash. Venders will be selling their wears and other treats at the main site. There is a large playground for the kids close to all the action, allowing everyone to take in the music while playing. Other activities include interpretive hikes, family activities, games, art, outdoor classes, and demonstrations. So come on out and enjoy a fun filled day with family, friends, and community, making everyday Earth Day.

Directions from the corner of Highway 9 and Big Basin Way
Take Big Basin Way (CA 236) north (towards Big Basin State Park) for 6.5 miles
Turn Left onto Little Basin Road
Take Little Basin Road for 1.7 miles
Arrive at 21700 Little Basin Road, where there is lots of parking

Official Press Release




Tonight – Eat at Edo Sushi… Support Boulder Creek Elementary


Come to Edo Sushi for a Family Dinner tonight, January 9th, and 20% of the night’s proceeds will help fund Boulder Creek Elementary’s 4th grade trip to Chinatown!


This is a win/win . . .eat great food at a nice place and support our town children’s education. Edo is located right in downtown Boulder Creek.

EBO Sushi


Introducing the first annual Bacon Festival of Boulder Creek!

Join us in a celebration of food, music and fun.

WHERE: Junction Park in Boulder Creek
WHEN: Sat, August 21st, 1 – 4pm

People are invited to bring a bacon inspired dish (or veggie dish for the herbivores out there) or $5 each (kids under 12 free). People will eat and mingle, and then vote on the best dish. The winner wins all the profits from the festival.

This is to spur culinary creativity and promote social interaction. Unusual and innovative dishes are in demand. Let your imagination go wild at the thought of bacon! Use this as an excuse to try out those strange bacon dished that have always intrigued you. Bacontini, anyone? Bacon pie? Maple bacon? Chocobacon? (No alcohol allowed at the park, sorry).

There will be food, fun, bacon inspired crafts, live music by The Butchers, swimming in the river and lots of BACON!

Editor’s Note: This is a truly genius idea! We love it!




Taqueria Los Amigos – Best Food Value in Boulder Creek

Taqueria Los Amigos offers great, fresh mexican faire for a really good price. Fast, courteous service and a huge meal for well under $10. The pickled carrots and salsas are also a nice free extra. Everything is pretty good here – if you want to “splurge” ($9.85) the Camarones Alajilo (Shrimp with Garlic sauce) is a real treat and big enough for two to share.

Old Mountain Inn of Boulder Creek

The Old Mountain Inn is a great place for breakfast or lunch right in downtown Boulder Creek. The menu consists of different breakfast standards such as omelets and crepes as well as hearty meals including our personal favorite the “#9” (picture below). Barbara and Robert who own the place are great hosts and the service there is polite and prompt. If you are lucky you may hear Barbara’s nice singing voice.

Usually there are old country tunes playing creating a nice, warm atmosphere to have some coffee and breakfast… or lunch. In addition to breakfast, the Old Mountain has a great burger as well as grilled cheese.

Our only complaint is that they aren’t open in the afternoon – they close at 1:00 p.m.


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