This June, Ella, a refined and devotedly American diner, will open in the heart of North Boulder. The spot currently occupied by Radda Trattoria will soon be home to the new eatery.
Edwin Zoe, the restauranteur and mastermind behind the beloved Zoe Ma Ma on Pearl Street channels his “love of rooted, regional dishes” into the new concept restaurant coined “Ella” after the beloved classic songstress (the Fitzgerald variety).
“I want people to come to Ella for their favorite classics, without feeling rushed or disappointed,” Edwin said. “This will be elevated diner fare, and the fine-casual setting will encourage people to linger and enjoy themselves.” -Edwin Zoe
“Ella will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner with a full bar, featuring spiked milkshakes and more. Edwin envisions the 3,500-square-foot, 100-seat space serving as a neighborhood anchor, the perfect place for a leisurely Sunday morning, a mid-week lunch, a happy-hour hangout or a cozy dinner. The vibrancy of Ella’s North Boulder neighborhood is important to Edwin, who plans to periodically partner with local non-profits for fundraising events throughout the year.”
We are intrigued and excited by this new concept. Boulder has somehow become the home to numerous Mediterranean influenced restaurants, and while our lifestyle here serves as a receptive environment to the refined aesthetic and health-conscious simplicity of this style of cooking, I’ve found myself yearning for something different.
The idea that we invite a decidedly American-style establishment that not only provides an innovative take on a cuisine that most of us grew up with, but invites leisure, is a welcomed departure that I hope will prove successful for Ella.