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Open for Lucky Season Seventeen!

Come Visit Our Amazing Acreage!

We have our own farm! Not an herb garden, a farm! With a tractor and goats and everything! Farm visiting hours are 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. everyday. Maps to the farm are available at the restaurant.

At Hell's Backbone Grill, we serve food and drinkthat reflect our deep commitment to sustainability and intention to be of benefit in the world. Our ingredients are simple and honest: sustainably grown vegetables, herbs and flowers from the restaurant's ownno-harm organic farm, and Boulder-raised grass-fed and -finished local lamb and beef. We lovingly tend over 75 heirloom fruit trees and 130 heritage-breed laying hens who provide the eggs for the breakfast plates.

Hell’s Backbone Grill’s organic farm is located three miles south of the restaurant in Lower Boulder. Our skilled team of farmers, WWOOFers and volunteers work to supply our kitchen with as many varieties of heirloom vegetables, greens and herbs as possible during our growing season. Our awesome cook team works diligently to capture and preserve the bounty of the fields. We freeze, dry and can every last morsel!

The farm is worked organically, employing principles of sustainability and Buddhist values of right livelihood. We use no chemicals, all weeding is done by hand (or by our two rescue goats), and we rely on companion planting and relocation to deter pests. Between our six acres, our hoophouse and the straw-bale greenhouse, we grow over 12,000 pounds of produce a year!

Reservations are strongly recommended for dinner.

From mid-March through the end of November, we are open 7 days a week for breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and dinner from 5 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Now accepting reservations for our bounteous, beautiful, and delicious Hell's Backbone Grill Thanksgiving Feast.

Thanksgiving is our favorite event of the year, when we celebrate the bounty of our harvest and the end of another season. Many of our guests return year after year to this dinner. Our dinner is served family style at communal tables. We’ll be making an unforgettable meal utilizing fresh ingredients from our farm and local producers. We prepare traditional heritage breed Utah turkeys and over 30 accompanying side dishes and desserts. We also prepare a special vegetarian entrée that is available upon request. Many of the side dishes are vegetarian and gluten free. We prepare a selection of beautiful wines that can accompany the different courses. We are no longer offering a corkage option at the restaurant, that includes the Thanksgiving feast.

We will be serving our Thanksgiving feast three times this year.

November 24th at 3PM--FULL, waiting list available

November 24th at 7PM--FULL, waiting list available

November 25th at 2PM--FULL, waiting list available

Please call 435-335-7464 or email to make dinner reservations while you are in Boulder. No reservations are needed for breakfast or lunch.

This Immeasurable Place Pre-Sales!

Visit our SHOP to help fund our new gorgeous cookbook-- delivered to your door upon printing! Inscribed to your specifications, *with LOVE* !

Happenings & News

Gift Certificates are for Sale at our Country Store!

Treat your favorite people to the farm-to-table goodness that is a scrumptious meal at Hell's Backbone Grill! Gift certificates work like cash and may be redeemed for merchandise, breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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This Immeasurable Place: Food, Farming, and Recipes from the Edge of Wilderness UPDATE

Hello HBG friends!

One quick update to say that we are VERY close to finishing our new cookbook, This Immeasurable Place: Food, Farming, and Recipes from the Edge of Wilderness, and to thank you for your enduring patience and support! We hoped to have our book in your hands by this fall, and we are still pushing hard to have it finished before the holidays. What we can tell you for sure is that it will be in your hands as soon as possible. We are close! This year has been busier than ever before, and it's also brought some unforeseen delays. We won't go into that here; we will only say that the book is now in the design stage and we are super excited about it and we hope you love it!

We truly regret that we are so far behind schedule, though, and we will happily refund your pre-order money if you don't wish to wait any longer. Please just let us know if that is the case. Also, please let us know if your shipping information has changed.

Thanks again for all the love and support and letters of encouragement. We adore you! Come to dinner. (Or lunch or breakfast, or all three. We'll be here!)

All our best to you,

Blake and Jen and Helles (aka Hell's Backbone Grill)

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