If you offer all things Boulder loves in one centrally located place, chances are people will come.
And come they did.
An estimated 1,500 people streamed in throughout Friday’s opening day to embrace the long-anticipated Rayback Collective.
They came by bike. They walked. They skateboarded and bussed. And yes, some even drove.
The scene at the more than 10,000 square foot indoor/outdoor venue can only be described as a natural fit.
The marriage of local craft beer, food trucks, yard games and music, all in Boulder’s nearly always perfect outdoor climate was jamming with family friendly, easy going fun and a homey community feel.
Dinner was served by popular food trucks The Bamboo Skewer, Cuban Fusion, Mac Shack and Lomito Gourmet.
And with as many as 50 possible trucks opt into the rotation, each day brings a different line-up. The eclectic variety ranges from the best BBQ this side of New Mexico cooked up by Megill Stewart of Big Daddy’s Texas BBQ, to a fine sampling of tacos, burritos and pasta at Los Dos Bros, or French-inspired cuisine served at French Twist.
The Boulder Source is pleased to honor the Rayback Collective as our Featured Friend for July. Opening night we captured the sights and sounds as Boulder got comfortable quickly in their new communal backyard. Stay tuned for an interview with the co-founders on how sweet it is to see their vision become a reality. And don’t miss our chat with Marian Hejl, granddaughter of the late Marion Rayback who owned the site and its original business, Rayback Plumbing Supply.
To get the latest on food and happenings, visit the Rayback Collective calendar.