The Sink celebrates 90 years of doing business in Boulder

page26In 2011, The Sink was featured on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” with Guy Fieri. In 2012, President Obama stopped by to pick up one of the world-famous pizzas and meet “the locals.” Coming up April 14, The Sink will host the VIP reception for the Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert book tour, Good vs. Evil.

“Over the years, we’ve managed to grow to meet the needs of the ever-changing consumer, while holding onto the things that make The Sink a Boulder treasure,” said co-owner Chris Heinritz. “Our food quality and selection has increased. For example, we now serve grass fed beef and local products. We carry Colorado distilled liquors, and a unique selection of local and obscure beer taps. We’ve also been 100 percent wind powered since 2006. We compost all of our food scraps, and we use low flow water devices and energy efficient lighting. Just last month, we replaced the floors.”

Brother and co-owner Mark Heinritz said, “Yet we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We keep things fun around here. For example, we’ve kept the tradition of encouraging our customers to sign the ceiling, and make the restaurant ‘theirs.’ That signature will still be there when they come back with their kids, their grandkids.”

To celebrate their 90th year, The Sink will hold events that celebrate the history – and the history of Boulder – all year long, including collecting people’s memories of Boulder and The Sink, to be put in a special book. Their main anniversary event will be held this summer. All event details will be posted on as they become available.

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