Tuesday - April 24, 2018

Archive for the ‘ Food ’ Category

 

Butter Candles and the Bru

April 17th, 2018

I walked in on a spring evening when warm weather had just begun to pop it’s head out. The music was live. A shy young man stood hiding behind his equipment. He shyly glanced towards the audience, hopeful they would listen to him sing. His voice was loud, and his music accompanied his sound filling the speakers. The ambience of the restaurant felt busy and trendy with the live music, and yet the man behind the mic style remained a bit shy with his talent, as his head did little nods to see if anyone was listening. The awning of the restaurant will not lull you in. But shy talented musicians,... Read More

Heifer and the Hen

April 10th, 2018

Let’s avoid all the parking hassle on Pearl St. and still find great ice cream. Heifer and the Hen on 5290 Arapahoe Ave, in Boulder is the place to find just that. Nestled in view of the mountains and perfectly placed for an after dinner options, sits the creamery. A nice young gentleman asked what we wanted and after serving the ice cream proceeded to tell us all the restaurants he was involved in, he worked next door at the Bru, at the ice cream parlor, and was even opening up his own food truck. He was obviously a food connoisseur with great taste, and a strong appetite for food and the culture... Read More

Begging for Boulder Baked

April 3rd, 2018

All I wanted was a warm, melt in your mouth, fresh outta the oven, homemade cookie. It was some twist of fate that I happened to walk into Boulder Baked 1911 Broadway in Boulder. Their cookies were the only thing I came for, and they were well worth every bite. I had been craving a warm cookie for months, but I am far too lazy to make any from scratch. Boulder Baked makes the cookies for you and finding this out was as if the cookie god had heard my prayers. I ordered a double chocolate chip and a peanut butter cookie. I noticed on their menu they had gluten free and vegan cookies, and they also... Read More

Next Door

March 27th, 2018

I was feeling tired and hungry. Stumbling into Next Door eatery was a perfect reprieve to my night on Pearl Street. On 1035 Pearl St sits a wonderfully lit almost beachy restaurant. I was mostly lulled in by the live music outside. A man in his forties sat playing some old tunes, with a smile to his face as he said, “I bet no one remembers this song.” We were seated quickly and found a booth in the corner. Next Door has seating near the bar and window, a perfect way to acquire more action with a high top. The sit-down area felt almost like its own operate restaurant and was a bit more cozy... Read More

Fresh Thymes

March 20th, 2018

Fresh Thymes can be found on 2500 30th St. #101 in Boulder. It is a must for a healthy lunch, fabulous dinner, or even worth a trip to help a sweet tooth! I walked into Fresh Thymes only to be greeted by a friendly and almost all female staff. I stood awkwardly not realizing that you look at the menu, order, and then sit wherever you like. The restaurant is so fancy and so modern, it looks like a sit down place; it functions more like a deli. The food can also be taken to go. A nice woman behind the counter informs me how everything works. I get in line and decide to order food from the buffet. I... Read More

River and Woods

March 13th, 2018

Once upon a time, I asked my coworker err, woodsmen, about his favorite place to eat in Boulder. “You must go to River and Woods,” he chimes in. His bearded smile grows talking about the delicious food, classy atmosphere, and exceptionally reasonable price for the quality of the meal. So, I pack my basket and I am on my way. Over the river and through the woods to 2328 Pearl St. Boulder I go. I arrive at grandma’s house. Foolishly realizing it is a popular place and in hind sight I should have called to say I was coming. They were able to seat me though, as it was only a Wednesday night.   I... Read More

All the Good Bites and Beets

March 6th, 2018

A simple google search brought me to 3303 30th St, in Boulder. I gave Blooming Beets a chance, and in return they opened up a menu of opportunities to me. I finally felt a love for food all thanks to them. It is one of the few places I have found that is a paleo only restaurant; I was endeared to it on this aspect alone. Then, throw in the fact that they can do an AIP menu on request, proudly display who they get their food from, are completely gluten and grain free, and support local vendors, I wanted to forever be bragging about Blooming Beets. I will rave to friends, family, and the internet... Read More

Alice in WonderZeal

February 27th, 2018

 “I suppose I ought to eat or drink something or other; but the great question is ‘What?’” — Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carrol  At Zeal one juice shot makes you stronger. And one small plate makes you full. And the shots contain the vitamins of an entire meal. Go ask Alice, when the red queen’s off her head.  If your chasing health food in a bottle Zeal is the place to find it. Each sip full of anti-inflammatories, vitality, improved blood pressure, and lower cholesterol.Think of your friend the caterpillar when you munch amongst the produce. Spend the afternoon snacking, eating... Read More

Poking Around Pekoe

February 20th, 2018

I set out for the laziest hike I think I may have ever done to date. But, before I hit the mountains, I stopped in at Pekoe, on 1125 18th St, in Boulder. You will love the lightning fast service, friendly staff, and easy on the eye architecture. The soft neutral colors, make for a relaxing environment. The booths are lovely to lounge in. I also thoroughly enjoyed the large low hanging lights. On a longer afternoon, I could see myself perusing what seemed to be almost a hundred different options for tea and coffee.  The simple set up is completed with timeless light wood, oodles of natural light... Read More

A Taste of Spain

February 13th, 2018

Wander with me, turn along Pennsylvania road, and find the mural of the children playing against the white wall beside the graffiti of the spilt milk. Look to the lit store front of Cafe Aion, and open the big wooden door, that leads to the staircase inviting you inside. Let the aroma and atmosphere invite you in. Walk into a place that feels foreign yet familiar and eat to your hearts content. If you wish, order the crispy cauliflower with saffron yogurt, and don’t be surprised when chocolate brown colored vegetables arrive. Dip them into the yogurt, a taste that will remind you of a childhood... Read More

An Evening Dining at Leaf

February 6th, 2018

If you love elegance, quaint, and ethical eats than Leaf, Boulder’s vegetarian restaurant, is a must! I arrived for a lovely Wednesday evening at 2010 16th St. Walking into the Leaf was nothing like I had expected. It carried a classic and sophisticated ambiance, white walls and large ceilings add to the aura of a warm and timeless feel. I surveyed the room to see plenty of people in their 40s and 50s sipping wine as well as the six-year-old enjoying her personal pizza. It is far from the groovy and granola vibe of most vegetarian restaurants. Warm soft white globe light hung from the ceilings.... Read More

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