Pasta Jay Elowsky and manager Jacqueline Gray, at launch of new wine menu.
Friends and fans of Colorado Buffalo football player Darian Hagan stopped by to say hello to Hagan, at Pasta Jay’s. who held a reception in Hagan’s honor today.
In October, former University of Colorado quarterback Darian Hagan learned that he would be inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame as part of the 2014 class. The induction ceremony is April 17.
To celebrate, Pasta Jay’s is holding a reception in Hagan’s honor on Sunday at 3 p.m. CU fans are welcome to stop by at 1001 Pearl Street to congratulate Hagan and enjoy passable appetizers and pizza, “Pasta Jay” Elowsky said Thursday.
Fellow CU greats such as Alfred Williams, Mike Pritchard and Deon Figures are expected to attend.
Hagan came to Colorado in 1988. He quarterbacked the Buffs to their only national championship in 1990.
Hagan went 28-5-2 as a starter for the Buffs, including 20-0-1 in Big Eight Conference play. He finished his career with 3,801 passing yards and 2,007 rushing yards.
Hagan still serves as the Buffs’ Director of Player Development.
Hagan will go into the Hall of Fame with former CU basketball coach Forrest “Frosty” Cox, former Denver Broncos running back Otis Armstrong, former Colorado Rockies slugger Todd Helton, former Colorado College football and hockey great Andy Gambucci and former Denver Post columnist Dorothy Mauk.
The class will be honored at the 50th annual induction banquet at the Denver Marriott City Center.
Great news! You can now buy Pasta Jay sauce at Peppercorn, on the Boulder mall. One of the coolest kitchen cooking stores ever.
Stay tuned for announcements of other local retailers!
Warm spring weather, a fresh wine menu and delicious Pasta Jay food drew a crowd to Boulder last night, when the restaurant launched it’s new wine menu. It was a festive occasion.
BOULDER — Get ready for a CU Buff reunion bash of epic proportion as Pasta Jay’s celebrates the career of Darian Hagan on April 13.
The CU football great, best known for quarterbacking the Buffs to the team’s only national championship in 1990, will be inducted into The Colorado Athletic Hall of Fame on April 17.
Pasta Jay’s will honor Hagan with a reunion party on April 13 starting at 3 p.m.
CU fans past and present are welcome to stop by Pasta Jay’s and congratulate Hagan, as the QB celebrates with old coaches and teammates. CU greats such as Alfred Williams, Mike Pritchard and Deon Figures are expected to attend.
While regarded as one of the greatest players in CU history, Hagan was also the first Golden Buff to ever work at Pasta Jay’s. The restaurant has employed scores of CU athletes since opening for business in 1988.
Hagan’s tenure at Pasta Jay’s was as memorable as his days under center at Folsom Field.
“He never lifted a dish in his life and he still made more tips than the waitresses,” Pasta Jay observed. “He was Hagan and everyone loved him.”
The bond started between Pasta Jay and Hagen in 1989 has only grown stronger over the decades.
“I am proud to honor my brother Darian with a reunion party,” Pasta Jay said. “He is one of my closest friends and one of my worst employees!”
For more information about the Darian Hagan Party:
Contact Pasta Jay’s at 303.444.5800
1001 Pearl St. in Boulder.
Pasta Jay’s, Boulder’s most beloved Italian restaurant, is hosting a party April 10 to unveil an exciting new collection of higher-end, but highly affordable wines.
The new offerings, which range from Genesis Merlot, a rich and creamy blend of dark cherry, maple, cocoa, to Umberto Cesari Sangiovese Riserva, an Italian import that provides a bouquet of mountain flowers and fruitiness, are sure to enhance your dining experience.
The extensive list of 30-plus red and whites will be sold by the glass and bottle. These tantalizing new offerings were personally selected by Pasta Jay to blend with our zesty Italian cuisine.
“Everyone already loves our food,” Pasta Jay said. “It’s my hope that our Boulder friends will embrace the new concept and make Pasta Jay’s the place to truly savor the best and most affordable wines on the planet.”
Pasta Jay will update the wine list often. But everyone can enjoy the first taste of our upscale wine list starting April 10 from 5 to 5 pm.
Jay Elowsky shares (some of) the secrets behind his delicious marinara sauce, which has been twenty-five years in the making! For years, customers have asked if they can purchase some of his sauce to take home, and now, Pasta Jay has launched his new line of Pasta Sauce, for sale to the general public. Initially, the sauce will be sold his his three restaurants in Boulder, Lone Tree and Moab, Utah. Stay tuned, the sauce will be available at additional stores soon.