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Rush Bowls: From Boulder to the CWE

Nicki's Central West End Guide Food and Drink Shop News Uncategorized  Rush Bowls Kim and Ken Moroney Central West End Boulder

Look for Rush Bowls, a Boulder-based healthy fast-food franchise, to join the neighborhood restaurant scene in late March.  St. Louisans Kim and Ken Moroney have leased a 900 s.f. space at 227 N. Euclid, see below, next to the recently opened Steel Wheels, for what Kim described as a delicious fruit-based meal in a bowl—fresh fruit blended with all-natural ingredients and topped with organic granola and a drizzle of honey.

Kim, an RN at BJC, and Ken, a software engineer, had been searching for a business to call their own, and Rush Bowls seemed the perfect fit. The couple chose to locate the 1st St. Louis Rush Bowls in the CWE—”another perfect fit,” according to Kim, “since the neighborhood is a vibrant, active community perfectly situated next to Forest Park, close to BJC, and near both S.L.U and W.U.”

Nicki's Central West End Guide Food and Drink Shop News Uncategorized  Rush Bowls Kim and Ken Moroney Central West End Boulder

1st photo and all photos below courtesy of Rush Bowls

Rush Bowls, a thick blend of up to 5 servings of fruits and vegetables, nutrients, up to 40 grams of protein and juice or milk, is the brainchild of Andrew Pudalov, a former derivatives trader who left Wall Street after 9/11 and moved his family to Boulder.  Looking for a change in lifestyle, he created a 200-to 400-calorie meal-in-a-bowl that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or any time of day.

Currently, there are 3 Rush Bowls locations in operation (Boulder, Denver and Nashville). Forty-four additional Rush Bowls are in the works, of which 20 are scheduled to open by year’s end.

Nicki's Central West End Guide Food and Drink Shop News Uncategorized  Rush Bowls Kim and Ken Moroney Central West End Boulder

On a recent conference call with Kim Moroney, Rush Bowls’ Chief Marketing Officer Mark Kranjcec, and Abbey Horner, Marketing Manager, I asked if Rush Bowls could be considered dessert (look at that photograph above!). I learned that Rush Bowls are intended as a healthy meal substitute, not dessert.  “At our existing locations,” Kranjcec said, “our busiest hours of the day are from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.”

That explained why CWE RushBowls will close early. Hours of operation will be Monday thru Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday & Sunday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nicki's Central West End Guide Food and Drink Shop News Uncategorized  Rush Bowls Kim and Ken Moroney Central West End Boulder

Rush Bowls menu features a selection of “Enlightened Bowls” (Chai’s Mystique & a Power Bowl, etc.), “Acai Bowls” (the Beach Bowl is the signature bowl), and “Comfort Bowls” (Chocolate-covered strawberries, etc.).

Nicki's Central West End Guide Food and Drink Shop News Uncategorized  Rush Bowls Kim and Ken Moroney Central West End Boulder   The photo above of the Rush Bowls in Nashville, about the same size as the CWE location, will give you a good idea of what the interior of the new shop will look like.

Another healthy twist to Rush Bowls’ philosophy is giving back to the community. In time, and based on customers’ suggestions, Kim Moroney said the CWE store will support a local charity as well.

I expect Rush Bowls will be a popular spot. It definitely sounds compatible with the new mix of CWE residents, as well as those who have been around for a while.

Rush Bowls, 227 N. Euclid, opens March 26. For more information: info@stlrushbowls.com

Studio Holiday Sale this weekend

 

Jenny Walker Jewelry, 449 N. Euclid, has invited talented local artisans to join her in a Holiday Studio Sale tomorrow evening 12/15 from 6 to 9, and Saturday 12/16 from 10 to 4. You’ll find them across from her studio in the former Improv Shop location at 510 N. Euclid. Those participating include Christiane’s Handcrafted Jewelry, Michael Drummond, Gayle EastmanFINK by CWEnder Kristen Kempton, Meri Ellen Brooks Taylor, and Leia Zumbro.

Join this talented group of artisans for spirits, snacks and lovely things!

Shown in the photo left are Jenny Walker’s pine cone necklaces, $52 each, & shell earrings, $74. Photo right: Sterling silver rings, $34 to $90.

Studio Holiday Sale (on Facebook), 510 N. Euclid, Fri. 12/15 from 6 to 9, Sat. 12/16 from 10 to 4.