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A Side of History With Your Sink Burger

September 12th, 2022

If there is one restaurant that should be written about in AboutBoulder.com, it should be The Sink, and mainly because of its sheer celebrity in the Boulder community. Located on The Hill, it’s been a Boulder staple for over 90 years. It’s changed names a and owners a handful of times but in 1989 returned (permanently) to it’s roots. Known for its beatnik murals and colorful decor, The Sink was home to Buffs like Robert Redford (legend has it he slept in one of the booths after working his janitor shifts), and being the hub for the hippie culture in the 70s.  You probably already know that... Read More

Coffee Matters: Agriculture of the Bean

July 14th, 2022

As I’ve previously mentioned, coffee “beans” (seeds or pits) grow in moderate climates across the world on what’s referred to as the coffee belt. Coffee trees, which are actually more like tall bushes, are pruned short though they can grow to be over 25 feet tall. They are covered with waxy dark green leaves and blossoming fruit—of green, red, and yellow color—known as cherries, which grow along its branches. The beans or seeds are picked from inside the fruit once it’s ripened. While there are many different species of coffee plants, the two species that are commercially cultivated... Read More

FLASHBACK: From Boulder High Music Teacher to Award Winning Beer Entrepreneur

June 29th, 2022

Inspiration can connect the most far-fetched or opposite ideas and come from the most unlikely of places. To give it further jolt, necessity is indeed the mother of invention. Put the two together and see what curious results give light. So, let’s play a little trivia. What do Boulder High School and beer brewing have in common? No, I’m not talking about teenage alcoholism so cross that snarky answer off the list. What they do both have in common are some interesting ties through both historical and modern day Boulder in a unique way: Crystal Springs Brewing Company. Some people search their... Read More

10 Breakfast Spots in Boulder

February 21st, 2022

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

Pizzeria Locale: Your Favorite Boulder Pizza!

January 21st, 2022

  Simply put: Boulder is a foodie town. You’ll find everything from dive-y college burger joints, to trendy gourmet-fusion tapas bars, farm-to-table spots, chic big ticket hubs, and a couple hole-in-the-walls that will change your life. Now, Colorado may not be known for it’s pizza, but it should be… If you’re familiar with the exceptional fine-dining at Frasca, then you probably know Pizzeria Locale. Nestled between Frasca and Caffe (now closed), Pizzeria Locale serves up Napoli-style pizza with fantastic salads, cocktails, and service that offer a refreshing change from many... Read More

The Top 3 Pitchers at Half Fast

December 29th, 2021

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

How to add Hemp to Your Thanksgiving

November 25th, 2021

We all know the classic casseroles, stuffings, and desserts, but have you considered adding hemp foods to your menu? For some, hemp foods can be new to cook with, and there isn’t a lot of direction for how to add hemp to your Thanksgiving, until now! Hemp foods are gaining popularity, and becoming much easier to find in stores. Hempsgiving was recently held in Denver, where every item on the menu featured some sort of hemp. The event was such a success, it was picked up by Denver Westword, and the pumpkin cranberry cupcakes with maple cinnamon hemp sprinkles were even featured on LiveKindly!... Read More

Hapa: The Happiest Hour.

July 1st, 2021

It’s no secret that Boulder’s restaurant scene is bursting. We take our food scene seriously. You’ll find every type of cuisine, at any price point, to fit the needs of everyone in your group. That being said, it’s safe to say that we also take hour happy hour scene very seriously as well.  Sushi lovers across Boulder have no doubt found themselves at Hapa Sushi from one time or another, enjoying their excellent happy hour! The popular Pearl St. spot is usually packed with families, students, and celebrities (hello, One Direction!) alike, all eager to grub down on the unique spin on traditional... Read More

Five Points: Where Food Culture & Gentrification Intersect

September 8th, 2020

With the recent opening of Ink! Coffee on Larimer and 28th, Denver’s River North Art District (RiNo) continues its food and coffee supremacy. RiNo, which is technically a part of the Five Points neighborhood, is already a nationally recognized food hub. The new location from the Aspen-based Ink!—one of Colorado’s biggest coffee chains—will most likely only fuel RiNo’s status as a popular culinary center. Ink! will be competing with two other coffee shops on Larimer Street—Huckleberry and Crema. On nearby Brighton Boulevard, coffee lovers will find two other options: Wystone’s at Industry... Read More

The Best Avocado Toast in Boulder

August 9th, 2020

I’ve always loved avocados. 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 avocados 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 breakfast.... Read More

9 Restaurant Patios That Let You Enjoy the Sunshine in Boulder

June 25th, 2020

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

Subtopia

June 6th, 2020

It’s been argued the history of the world can be seen on your plate. Moorish improvements to Roman irrigation boosted rice production in 15th century Spain, eventually melding with Middle Eastern spices into what we know today as paella. Bánh mì sandwiches combine native Vietnamese ingredients (such as cilantro, cucumbers, and pickled daikon) with baguettes and mayonnaise left behind by French colonists. There are many interesting through-lines when it comes to food. Closer to home, consider a different kind of example: the humble sub sandwich. Whether you prefer to call them hoagies, grinders,... Read More

The Top 3 Best Margaritas In Boulder

March 12th, 2020

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

Is Your Body Made of Hemp?

October 27th, 2018

Did you know, every ten years your body has generated brand new bones? According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, “After the body’s skeleton forms and grows to its adult size, it completely regenerates itself about every 10 years, through a process called remodeling.” Ok, so that makes sense, but how can your body be made of hemp? The answer is proteins. I’ve mentioned in previous articles about the several nutritional benefits of hemp foods, and how I personally choose hemp protein as my go to protein supplement. Since proteins are what the human body is built from,... Read More

Vegan Hempsgiving in Colorado

October 13th, 2018

In just a few weeks, the people of Colorado are collecting for an evening celebration of community and healthy hemp through the sharing of a delicious vegan feast, hosted by Green House Healthy, and you’re invited! This one of a kind dinner party, at the Courtyard by Marriott in Westminster, CO, will give guests the chance to sample several local Colorado hemp foods, prepared by private vegan chef, Sonja Miltner, of Fresh Perspective! After the incredible meal, each attendee will go home with a goody bag filled healthy products from sponsors, and there is an amazing guest speaker lined up,... Read More

Good Health off the Rack…The Spice Rack

August 30th, 2016

Eighty percent of all people use plants as medicine to treat everything from digestive distress and fever to muscle pain and asthma, according to the World Health Organization. Did you know that eating spices like garlic, ginger or paprika can reduce the number of free radicals in your body? Free radicals are organic molecules responsible for aging, tissue damage, and possibly some diseases. These molecules are very unstable and look to bond with other molecules, destroying their health and further continuing the damaging process. Antioxidants, found in many spices and herbs, are molecules that... 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

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

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

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