Colorado Olives? Sort Of....

Colorado Olives? Sort Of….

Real Greek olive stand at the Boulder farmers’ market a delicious surprise. Along with the expected seasonal apples, pears, pumpkins and other local produce, today’s Boulder County Farmers’ Market brought something of a surprise: a stand selling olives and olive oil. We’ve got lots of great produce, but there are no olive groves in this state. Olea Estates was […]

Boulder Gets a LYFE

Boulder Gets a LYFE

Healthy fast casual restaurants now in Colorado. “Eat Good. Feel good. Do Good.” The grammar nut within me cringes at LYFE Kitchen’s slogan (Eat Good?!?!?!), but the advocate for healthy, tasty, responsibly produced food and environmental responsibility in me cheers and is delighted that it is in town. Boulder’s LYFE Kitchen opens today just east of […]

Mark Your Calendar for First Bite Boulder

Annual restaurant week coming up next month. The 2014 running of First Bite Boulder, the city’s annual November restaurant week, is scheduled from Friday, November 14 through Saturday, November 22. Fifty restaurants are offering three-course menus for $27, plus beverages, taxes and gratuities. Menus are not yet up, but mark you calendar and keep checking […]

Flatirons Food Film Festival Coming to Boulder

Flatirons Food Film Festival Coming to Boulder

Films, tastes & talks mark second annual festival. The first food film festival in Boulder last year was a one-weekend offshoot of the long-running International Film Series on the University of Colorado’s main campus. Nicknamed Chow Down, it featured five food-oriented films. This year, it’s back from October 15 to 19 with a new name and a broadened […]

Ella is so new that the sign is still a temporary banner.

Good Morning, Ella

North Boulder restaurant serves full breakfasts. If you want a bagel in the vicinity of Boulder Community Hospital’s Broadway campus, there’s Moe’s. If you want fantastic breads and pastries, there’s Breadworks. If you want designer coffee-and, there’s Vic’s. But if you want a full hot breakfast delivered to your table, there has been a void […]

'5280 Magazine' Publishes Best Restaurant Issue

’5280 Magazine’ Publishes Best Restaurant Issue

The top Denver restaurant again is Frasca in Boulder. Old restaurants, new restaurants names the “25 Best Restaurants” in Denver — and again the number one, Frasca Food and Wine, is in Boulder and Acorn in The Source has Boulder roots. Here’s the list, with the links going to the magazine’s write-up, not the restaurants’ […]

Owner/chef Gústav Axel Gunnlaugsson.

Authentic Icelandic Feast

Sjávargrillið serves upscale Icelandic cuisine. Hákarl or kæstur hákarl fortunately is not on the menu at Sjávargrillið, a Reykjavik restaurant that specializes in Icelandic fare. I write “fortunately” because  hákarl is fermented shark that has been pressed in the sand for up to 10 weeks and then hung to dry for four to five months. It is usually described as having […]