Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar is a longtime (Boulder) staple for me. Nestled on the west end of Pearl Street, they’ve been open since 1994 (Boulder is their original location) and they just continue to nail it every time with fresh seafood and a fun, vibrant environment. It’s no wonder they also have successful locations in Ft. Collins, Denver – LoDo, Denver – Glendale, and Kansas City.
Whether I’m cozied up to the bar downing their raspberry lemonade vodkas alongside best calamari I’ve ever had for a summer happy hour, or bringing my parents for a lengthy meal of king crab legs and fresh oysters when they’re in town – I’ve just never had a bad meal there.
For the month of October they’re celebrating National Seafood Month (as they should). They’ll be showcasing fresh catches from the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch “Best Choices” list. Each week throughout the month they are featuring a different catch, sharing recipes, and encouraging a dialogue about the importance of sustainable fishing practices for the longevity of the oceans (something that’s always been important to Jax). The weeks entail: Verlasso Salmon, Shrimp, Rock Cod, and finally Sablefish.
I got to sample the salmon week. Look at these exquisite dishes.
Crispy skin salmon with fingerling potatoes, broccolini, whole grain mustard, cheese crisp, and bourbon blackberries
Sake cured salmon with salted cucumber, pickled mustard seeds, dill cream, ikura roe, and tamari
Head on over to help them celebrate this month at all Jax locations. If you choose a dish that has one of the specials that week, you get $5 off.