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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







Colorado Hall of Fame



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.







Colorado Hall of Fame

Colorado Music Hall of Fame Inducts Judy Collins, Bob Lind, Serendipity Singers and Chris Daniels (11/8/13)


This Friday, November 8, at the Paramount Theatre, the Colorado Music Hall of Fame- current inductees, which include John Denver, Barry Fey, Harry Tuft, Red Rocks, Flash Cadillac, Sugarloaf, the Astronauts and KIMN radio, will be joined by a brand-new class that includes a peer group of folksingers, including Judy Collins, the Serendipity Singers, Bob Lind and Chris Daniels.

“The idea with peer groups is that we can induct folks who have a shared experience and attract their collective fans,” Colorado Music Hall of Fame director G. Brown explains. “It’s proven to be a nice formula so far. Last year our induction class was Rockin’ the ’60s with the Astronauts, Flash Cadillac, Sugarloaf and KIMN radio.

“Brown says Collins is arguably the biggest name ever to come out of Colorado, having been raised here. After graduating from East High School, Brown says, Collins played her first gig when she was twenty years old at Michael’s Pub in Boulder, then played all the coffeehouses in town before leaving in 1961 to go to New York City’s Greenwich Village. “She was the fulcrum of the folk scene in Denver back in the late ’50s and ’60s,” says Brown, “which was enormous…. The importance of that particular time can’t be overstated. It was a huge scene.”

The Serendipity Singers got their start at the University of Colorado in Boulder around the time folk acts like the Kingston Trio were the rage. Originally two trios, five of the six members combined forces, added two more CU students and played around town as a seven-piece called the Newport Singers. They had a good amount of success before also moving to New York, where they scored a hit with “Don’t Let the Rain Come Down (Crooked Little Man)” in the mid-’60s during a time when the Beatles and other members of the British Invasion were ruling the charts.

Bob Lind, meanwhile, graduated from Aurora Central High School and then went to Gunnison to study at what was then Western State College. He ended up dropping out, apparently, because he preferred to play guitar rather than go to class. He came back to Denver and played coffeehouses like the Green Spider, the Exodus and the Analyst.

That last place is where Lind made an early demo that he took with him to Los Angeles, where he’d been encouraged to try his fortunes. When he headed to the West Coast, he had a list of record companies to seek out, and he ended up being signed by the first one he walked into, World Pacific, which was a jazz label that had just been sold.

Lind’s “Elusive Butterfly,” which was actually the B-side of his single, ended up reaching number five on the charts both here and across the pond in 1966. Lind, who has had more than 200 people cover his songs, left the music business to write novels and screenplays. Lind got back into performing around six years ago and plays Swallow Hill a couple of times a year.

Although Chris Daniels will celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of his R&B-and-blues group, Chris Daniels and the Kings, next year, he started out playing acoustic folk in the ’70s, first with the Rosewood Canyon, which was supposedly one of Dead Kennedy’s frontman Jello Biafra’s favorite bands, and then with Magic Music, which has been hailed as Colorado’s first jam band. Daniels returned to his folk roots with last year’s Better Days.

Read the article, see the video here.


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November 9, 2013

Shoulder, to Shoulder, we will fight! fight! fight! fight! fight!


Emily models the new waitstaff game day shirts


February 16, 2013

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December 2, 2012

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November 28, 2012

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Pasta Jay’s supports Sleep Out For Homeless Youth Fundraiser


Pasta Jay’s provided food for the Sleep Out For Homeless Youth event on November 15, 2012, when Boulder’s Attention Homes joined more than 40 community and business leaders to raise awareness of and build support for youth who are homeless. Sleep Out participants spent the night sleeping outside on the lawn between Attention Homes’ administrative office and the First United Methodist Church of Boulder, near 15th & Spruce in downtown Boulder.

By taking part in this event, participants glimpsed what life is like as a homeless youth by exposing themselves to weather elements and uncertainties that come from living on the streets. Unlike Attention Homes’ youth clients, however, event participants had the benefit of knowing the next morning they can return to safe and warm homes, their jobs and their families.

Participants were asked to each pledge to raise $1,000 from friends, family and colleagues through their own online fundraising page to support Attention Homes’ homeless and runaway youth services. The Sleep Out for Homeless Youth event has raised more than $45,000 for Attention Homes’ programming.

For information on how you can get involved and offer support, visit their website at

fans and friends,Moab

November 25, 2012

Friday night we were treated to a delicious meal from Pasta Jays
by: Kevin McKenzie

“I just got back from a 5 day epic adventure in Moab, Utah, riding my UTV on some of the most challenging and scenic trails in the country. Sponsored by Arctic Cat & organized by Jared Livingston and Lance Chournos, Rally On the Rocks , in its 3rd year, was the biggest and best yet. RoTR succeeded the very popular UTV Rally which I first wrote about in 2007  when the UTV industry was just beginning.

Friday night we were treated to a delicious catered meal provided by local favorite Pasta Jay’s. After the meal Jared & Lance presented all the trail guides with a special gift and honored last year’s guide of the year; Moab Cowboy. And like any top notch event they presented a donation to local land rights organizations Take Back Utah and the Sagebrush Coalition . They then topped off the evening with the crowd pleasing raffle. The vendors really went all out giving away thousands worth of product including Walker Evans Shocks, Discount Tire Wheel & Tire sets, and PRP Seats. A special raffle was also held to give away a Kymco mini quad which was won by a woman who just happened to have two little girls with her. The look on those two girls faces was priceless.”

read more about his adventures here. 


Pasta Jay’s Catering


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

Moab, Utah
4 South Main Street 84532

Lone Tree, Colorado
9226 Park Meadows Drive 80124

See their fantastic catering menu HERE.