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April 10, 2014

Pasta Jay’s Honors CU Great Darian Hagan (April 13, 2014)


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.


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Pasta Jay’s gives Boulder something to wine about


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.

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April 5, 2014


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April 3, 2014

A Sauce is Born!

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.

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March 25, 2014

Pasta Jay Sauce Launches!

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Pasta Jay’s shares the love with his Pasta Sauce

by:  William Porter

Jay Elowsky of Pasta Jay’s is getting sauced — in a good way.

The owner of Pasta Jay’s restaurant in Boulder (1001 Pearl St., 303-444-5800) — and in Lone Tree and Moab, Utah, — is taking his popular marinara sauce to the retail level.

Elowsky has served the garlic-infused sauce at his Italian restaurant for more than 25 years, to whoever passed through his doors. Now he wants to jar it up for the world.

“Over the years, we’ve made enough sauce to cover the Pearl Street Mall in marinara,” reckons Elowsky. “Now I’m ready to dish some out for everyone.”

Elowsky says he’s long wanted to offer the sauce on the retail level, noting that his first forays into food involved peeling garlic for his grandmom in her kitchen.

Customers can get a take-home taste this week, when the first jars of marinara go on sale at the three locations. ($7.99 per, with four servings per jar.) Elowsky says the red sauce could shortly appear at specialty markets, plus larger outlets.

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March 24, 2014

Pasta Jay Pasta Sauce Launches today on Fox 31 Denver


Jay Elowsky appeared on Fox 31 news this morning, to talk about his new pasta sauce, released today. You can now purchase the delicious sauce at any of the three Pasta Jay restaurants in Boulder, Lone Tree, and Moab, Utah. Additional stores where the sauce can be purchased will be announced soon.

Get yours!

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March 22, 2014

Watch Pasta Jay launch Pasta Jay Sauce on Fox News 31 (Monday 24, 2014)


Get ready to sauce up your Monday morning as Pasta Jay cooks his secret marinara sauce live on Channel 31!

After twenty-five years perfecting his Marinara Sauce,  Jay Elowsky is sharing his creation with the world.  The offiicial launch of the Pasta Jay Sauce is Monday, March 24th, and to help celebrate, Jay will appear on Fox News, Channel 31, at 10:45, on Monday,  to share cooking tips and his garlic-infused sauce with the Fox 31 crew.

Watch and support your favorite Italian restaurant.

Jay’s famous marinara  goes on sale to the public on March 24. The marinara can be purchased at Pasta Jay’s restaurants in Boulder, Lone Tree and Moab.


March 21, 2014

Pasta Jay’s Moab welcomes Mountain unicycling Festival (and don’t forget to carbo-load!)


Moab unicyclists involved with Munifest – The Moab Mountain Unicycling Festival are encouraged to carbo-load on the best Italian food this side of Naples.

Pasta Jay’s also sends a welcome shout out to all endurance racers taking part in this weekend’s 24 Hours of Utah.

Eat with us and celebrate your achievements.

Stay hungry my friends.


March 20, 2014

Pasta Jay’s launches Pasta Sauce Line!

by:  Alicia Wallace

Pasta Jay’s, the Italian restaurant concept founded in downtown Boulder more than 25 years ago, is manufacturing its pasta sauce for retail, officials announced Tuesday.

Pasta Jay’s plans to can its marinara sauce in 24-ounce jars and start selling them in its restaurants on March 24. Pasta Jay’s operates restaurants at 1001 Pearl St. in Boulder, at 9226 Park Meadows Drive in Lone Tree and 4 S. Main St. in Moab, Utah.

“This is something that’s been in the works for a long time,” said Jay Elowsky, Pasta Jay’s owner.

The intention is to eventually widen the distribution of the secret family recipe sauce to specialty grocery stores, he said.

“I’m trying to get it into the local markets here in Boulder and see where it goes from there,” he said.

Pasta Jay’s Marinara is manufactured at the Kitchen Network commissary in Denver, Elowsky said.


November 29, 2013

Pasta Jay’s To Go



From casual to elegant, simple to elaborate,  Pasta Jay’s caters your needs. Whether you choose from our time-honored menu or  your customized vision; our authentic Italian  cuisine and outstanding service will ensure  the success of any event, for any budget.

Boulder, Colorado 1001 Pearl Street 80302 303-444-5800

Moab, Utah 4 South Main Street 84532 435-259-2900

Lone Tree, Colorado 9226 Park Meadows Drive 80124 303-799-1800

See their fantastic catering menu HERE.

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November 10, 2013

Colorado Music Hall of Fame Concert (Nov. 8, 2013)

Chris Daniels, G Brown, Jay Elowsky







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Colorado Music Hall of Fame Class of 2013 (Paramount Theater, Nov. 8, 2013)

Judy Collins, Bob Lind, the Serendipity Singers and Chris Daniels were inducted into Colorado Music Hall of Fame on Friday night in Denver. Judy Collins performed a full concert.