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Boulder’s Village Coffee Shop on Best Breakfast List

Classic strip mall coffee shop gets a little national recognition.  Boulder often makes “best of” lists, not just of college towns, sporty towns, towns for athletes of specific suasions, general livability but also for restaurants and fine food. Now, the Village Coffee Shop, one of its few greasy spoons, is on Thrillist.com’s list of “The 21 Best Breakfast Spots in […]

Devil’s Thumb Ranch Hosting Beard Dinner

New York-style haute foodie-ism plus the highest manifestation of Colorado hospitality. Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa, along with five top Denver chefs, host the third Annual James Beard Foundation Dinner on Saturday, October 18. This worthwhile splurge is a fundraising benefit for the James Beard Foundation and its scholarship program. Each of the participating chefs brings a storied background […]

Zagat Pushes Vail as Foodie Day Trip from Denver

National food site gives nod to Vail Valley as top getaway. When I saw the E-mail promoting Zagat.com’s “11 Awesome Foodie Day Trips Across the U.S.,” my first thought was to wonder whether Denver was in the mix and if so, whether Boulder would be the day trip of choice. Yes on the first and no on the second. […]

Boulder Farmers' Market in Nation's Top 100

Boulder Farmers’ Market in Nation’s Top 100

Still time to cast a vote & move Boulder up in the rankings. When I read the headline, “The Top 100 Most Celebrated Farmers Markets,” I knew that the Boulder County Farmers’ Market had to be there someplace. Indeed it was, at #44. The ranking is part of the American Farmland Trust’s 2014 I Love My […]

TAG Burger Bar on Thrillist.com

TAG Burger Bar on Thrillist.com

Snarky comment about Colorado weed accompanies praise. As usual, I read yet another national “best” list in search of Colorado restaurants, this time Thrillist.com’s second annual “The 33 Best Burgers in America.”  While praising the TAG Burger Bar’s TAG American Slam, writer Kevin Alexander couldn’t resist a potshot at pot: “The man behind a slew of successful Denver-area restaurants […]

Flagstaff House Again Given Top Wine Award

Flagstaff House Again Given Top Wine Award

Iconic Boulder restaurant again wins Wine Spectator Grand Award. Winning a Wine Spectator Grand Award has gotten to be a habit for Boulder’s Flagstaff House. The Monette family’s commitment to fine wine and its 15,000-bottle wine cellar mean that it has again won this prestigious award, as it has every year since 1983. Wine Spectator‘s Grand Award goes only to the […]

Scenes from Pairsine 2014

Scenes from Pairsine 2014

Twenty beers + 10 local chefs = great evening. Pairsine is the name given to both wine and beer pairing events that challenge local chefs to prepare dishes to go with winning adult beverages from prior competitions. Each of 10 participating chefs each got two winning beers and went to work. I’ve been a judge at both […]