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Why We Love Joey’s Handheld Pancakes

June 27th, 2016

One of my favorite things to do on a Saturday morning is to pay a visit to the Boulder Farmers Market. I love sampling the wide variety of local honey, salsa, and delicious vegetables, but never would I think to stumble upon something so unique as Joey’s Handheld Pancakes. Joey’s Pancakes are a lovely local business that boasts delicious homemade and “unordinary” pancakes made from fresh almond milk, greens, organic grains, coconut oil, and sweetened with fruit. They are pre-made and packaged with delight, available only at local Alfalfa’s grocery stores and the Boulder... Read More

The Top 3 Pitchers at Half Fast

June 13th, 2016

Everyone loves Half Fast subs as a sandwich shop – but every college student knows what it means when someone asks you “Wanna grab a pitcher?” Half Fast knows what’s up when it comes to serving up the strongest alcoholic drinks you could possibly find on the University Hill. With each pitcher limited to 1 per person, here’s my top 3 choices for what to order when you feel like getting sloshed off of a 32 oz. pitcher of happiness. Strong Island Ice Tea – Just like a long island iced tea, but stronger and even BETTER. Some people refer to this one as a “strongo”... Read More

11 Breakfast Spots in Boulder You Need To Try

June 6th, 2016

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and Boulder, Colorado is serving up some pretty delicious options. Brunch and breakfast have always been those meals that bring family and friends together, so here is a list of the 10 places I’ve dug up to have the most excellent breakfast choices. Most of these places are pretty popular and are only open for breakfast and brunch, so make sure you plan accordingly! Snooze AM Eatery – This is a vibant, retro spot with a seasonal menu of creative breakfast and brunch fare. They have the most amazing cocktails, including my personal favorite,... Read More

Where to Find the Best Summer Salads in Boulder

May 29th, 2016

The lovely month of June is only 2 days away, and what better way to spend a summer day than munching on a deliciously healthy salad? I have compiled a list of about 5 of my favorite salads from local restaurants in Boulder, Colorado. I love grabbing a light salad for lunch, especially in the summer when it can be hot and I’m not craving something too “heavy” to eat. Look no further, here is the short list of my personal favorite salads for the summer, and why they should be your new favorites too! MetaBoost Salad from Freshii – Freshii is best known for their fresh and... Read More

9 Restaurants With Patios and Rooftop Decks That Let You Enjoy the Sunshine in Boulder

May 23rd, 2016

With May almost over, the summer sun is becoming a little more friendly as summer in Boulder, Colorado sets in. Why not enjoy it at one of the many lovely patios that Boulder’s restaurants feature? Here is the short list of our favorite patios to dine and drink on. The Corner  – Right on the corner of 13th and College Avenue is the well-known The Corner cafe. Students can be found here studying in between classes, catching a break with one of their drinks from the bar, or enjoying the sunshine. It is common you will see a dog (or five) leashed up along this patio, their owners enjoying... Read More

Sushi 101 and Where to Find the Best Bites in Boulder County

May 16th, 2016

Sushi is a traditional Japanese cuisine with a very unique selection and etiquette. In Boulder, Colorado it seems unlikely that seafood would be of premium quality – but unmistakably, the proximity of Denver International Airport proves this wrong! There are many types of sushi. There are large rolls called Makisushi (think California rolls). These types of rolls are a great place to start if you are trying sushi for the first time. One of my favorite simpler rolls is the Yellowtail Jalepeno roll from Sushi Hana. There are also more complicated rolls, such as the hilariously named “Orgasm”... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

May 13th, 2016

Meet Rose!   “I moved out to Boulder last August. I was born and raised in Florida, but will never go back. The first day I was out here already felt like home. I was walking around one day and walked into Brooklyn Pizza. They hired me immediately. It’s fun to work here – you meet a lot of characters!”  Read More

Date Nights and Day Trips: Beer for Every Meal

May 13th, 2016

Boulder’s beer scene makes it possible to enjoy a unique craft brewing experience for any meal (or every meal if you’re up for the challenge). There are a dizzying number of breweries to choose from in town, so here are my picks for the best places to try for each meal: Beer for Brunch: FATE Brewing Company If you don’t know about weekend brunch at FATE Brewing (1600 38th St.), you’re missing out. Nothing is better than starting the morning with a Coffee IPA, Coffee Kolsch, or a Beermosa. But the brunch food is the real treat. If you’re ready to indulge, go for one of these: the... Read More

The Top 3 Best Margaritas In Boulder

May 9th, 2016

In honor of Cinco de Mayo this past Thursday, or as some call it “cinco de drink-o”, I decided to give you all the low down on which margaritas you have to try in Boulder! Here’s the short list of my personal favorites. 1.Tahona Tequila Bistro Tahona Tequila Bistro on Pearl Street is known for it’s wide selection of tequila and mezcal, as well as their perfectly concocted margaritas. Mondays at Tahona mean Happy Hour, from 4pm until close with $4.00 Well margaritas as well as a slew of other great deals. Tahona is not only a restaurant, but also a happening bar on the weekends... Read More

The Point Cafe’s Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Are Amazing

May 2nd, 2016

The Point Cafe, located on the corner of 13th and College, is more than just your average coffee shop. They have undeniably the best grilled cheese sandwiches on The University Hill you could find. But, to be perfectly honest, I’m not even sure where else you can find such a perfect grilled cheese. Their menu offers a selection of other delectable eats. You can choose from a ham and pesto, avocado and bacon, or plain original grilled cheese sandwich. Any of their options are good. I stop here in the mornings and grab a nice iced cold vanilla latte (I would even say their lattes are better... Read More

You Need to Try This Caprese Burger from Boco Café

April 25th, 2016

As you probably already know, I am a huge fan of burgers (who isn’t?). For any fellow burger snob, this caprese burger from Boco Café is exactly what you are looking for. Yes, that’s right – a caprese burger. If you don’t know what caprese is, it is typically a type of salad or appetizer at an Italian restaurant consisting of basil or basil pesto, tomato and mozzarella. It is utterly simple and totally delicious. But who would have thought it would taste good on a burger? Well, Boco Café certainly did. And just in case you were wondering, “Boco” stands for... Read More

The Top 6 Juices to Order at Wonderpress

April 4th, 2016

All of the juices at Boulder’s local and organic pressed juice bar, Wonderpress, are absolutely amazing. The list isn’t long enough, but I’ve done my best to narrow it down to the 6 juices and nut milks at Wonderpress that you can never go wrong with. If you are new to pressed juice and other drinks, you may not know what to order or where to even start. Drinking some green-colored liquid that is apparently infused with kale and celery doesn’t sound too appealing, right? Well have no fear, this handy guide will help anyone, newbie or long-time juice drinker to navigate the... Read More

Lunch Bowls from The Corner are a Must-Eat

March 28th, 2016

The Corner is a popular cafe located on the corner of 13th Street and College Avenue. Their location is on point and so is their cuisine. A lunchtime favorite is definitely one of their Corner Bowls, which is completely customizable and delicious. The Corner Bowls come in four options, which include Teriyaki, Coconut Curry, Thai Peanut, and my personal favorite, the Latin Bowl. Each bowl comes with it’s own mix of scrumptious toppings as well as choice of protein and grain. There are also vegetarian and tofu options. Today I am sitting out on their outdoor patio soaking up the sun and enjoying... Read More

5 Reasons To Fall in Love with Larkburger

March 14th, 2016

Larkburger is a gourmet burger joint local to Colorado. There are several locations throughout the surrounding Denver metropolis as well as Fort Collins and Colorado Springs. Here are 5 reasons why I love Larkburger, and why you should too. It’s more than just a burger. Larkburger features more than just your average beef burger. They also have delicious chicken, turkey, and tuna burgers as well as a portabella mushroom burger. You can also substitute your bun for a gluten-free one. Just about anyone with any kind of diet can eat here! They have amazing Truffle Fries. You can order a side... Read More

You Need to Try The Buff Restaurant’s Tatanka Bloody Mary

March 7th, 2016

This past weekend, I celebrated my twenty-first birthday and after a night out, the best remedy is a trip to The Buff.  Everyone in Boulder knows that the typically 45 minutes to over an hour wait to eat at this restaurant is totally worth it. Their “Booze Bar” menu features a Bloody Mary, Tequila Sunrise, or Mimosa on tap for 99 cents each with the purchase of any entree. Now that you have the low down on this fantastic breakfast spot, let me introduce you to the most epic Bloody Mary on The Buff’s menu, the Tatanka (pronounced Ta-Tank-Ya). This is an $8 quart of Bloody... Read More

The Best Avocado Toast in Boulder

February 29th, 2016

I’ve always loved avocado’s. They are healthy, high in fiber and help to lower cholesterol. Avocado is packed with over 20 vitamins and minerals and practically anyone can eat them – as they are gluten free, dairy free, vegan and vegetarian. Many of those who live in Boulder eat alternative diets, and it’s no surprise we’ve been ranked one of the healthiest and happiest cities in the U.S. Maybe avocado’s have something to do with that. Alpine Modern Café is a peculiar local gem, located at the corner of 9th Street and College Avenue that is turning this amazing food into a delicious... Read More

Local Tea with a Message: Wu Mountain Tea Co.

February 22nd, 2016

  For thousands of years, drinking tea has brought human’s together. Believe it or not, tea is the second-most consumed beverage in the world after water. With public interest in wellness increasing within the past decade, you should be aware that tea has been found to not only relax and calm you down, but that tea consumption is also related to a decrease in depressive symptoms, according to a recent study in Public Health Nutrition. There’s some solid proof that drinking tea can be a truly enlightening experience, and Wu Mountain Tea Co. has a fascinating, local story and message to... Read More

A Sustainable Future for Coffee

January 27th, 2016

One of the major issues in the coffee industry is sustainability. In every aspect and area of the business—from the farm to cup—there is room for growth when it comes to energy and waste management. The future of coffee (like any commodity dealing with climate change) depends on the ability of farmers, roasters, baristas, and customers to make smart decisions that favor long term sustainability goals. As consumers, we can choose to buy coffee from roasteries that participate in direct trade with farmers and cooperatives invested in environmentally sound growing practices. We can also make the... Read More

Simple but Sweet Coffee Gift Ideas

December 16th, 2015

Coffee is a deliciously warm and energizing gift to give to your loved ones this holiday season. It’s also a great way to help you get through the often stressful work weeks and sometimes hectic festivities during December. Whether you’re rewarding yourself or giving coffee to others, there are many caffeine-related present options. There’s the classic gift card or a bag of beans from a local roaster (if you’re a lazy shopper like me), as well as snazzy brewing devices and handy travel mugs (if you’re feeling a bit more thoughtful). You can also purchase a coffee gift... Read More

5280’s Helpful Coffee Guide

December 2nd, 2015

The Denver magazine 5280 is highlighting the city’s ever-growing craft coffee culture in its latest issue. In addition to local cafe recommendations, the cover story also includes at-home brewing instructions and two glossary of terms for words you’re likely to find either on a bag of beans or on a coffeeshop menu. Not to self-promote conceitedly, but the magazine spread reads like a handy summary of my past posts here on this blog.  5280‘s list of recommendations ​is definitely worth ​reading, especially if you’re looking for a new spot to enjoy a cup of joe.... Read More

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