Visit Denver’s Restaurant Week Tips

Ready, set, go for Denver Restaurant Week. For ten days (February 20 to March 1), nearly 300 Denver  restaurants offer multi-course dinners for $30 per person, plus taxes and gratuities. Menus and details can be found at Visit Denver acknowledges the challenge of narrowing down such a wide choice spread around the greater metro […]

Five Colorado Nominees for 2015 James Beard Honors

Being on the semi-finalist list an honor in its own right. Whenever the list of James Beard nominees for restaurants, chefs and wine programs is announced, I take pains to point out that being a semi-finalist is in itself an honor. Becoming a finalist is even better, and winning a category is the brass ring. […]

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National Shout-Out for Snarf’s

Mini-chain based in Boulder selected as one of nation’s 21 best sandwich shops. put out a call on Facebook asking for “best sandwich” suggestions.  One Robert F. Pierce suggested Snarf’s of Boulder, and it made its way onto the site as “21 Sandwich Shops to Eat at Before You Die.” Snarf’s now has four locations in […]

Splendid views, exquisite food, fine wines and attentive service make Boulder's Flagstaff House a perfect venue for a Valentine's Day celebration.

Flagstaff House Among America’s ‘Most Romantic’

Boulder classic one of five Colorado restaurants on the romantic list. Boulder’s iconic Flagstaff House Restaurant, which again has been recognized with a AAA Four-Diamond Award as  it has every year since 1989, was also recently named one of the “2014 Most Romantic Restaurant in America” by Open Table. It’s 2015, but who am I too quibble? Normally […]

Bobby Stuckey (Photo by Bill Addison)

Frasca’s Stuckey Named Best Somm’ in the Country

Wine Enthusiast honors Boulder sommelier. A number of years ago, when Boulder’s Frasca Food & Wine had already begun collecting honors, I wrote a travel feature about Boulder food. I asked master sommelier and partner in the now 10-year-old restaurant how he and chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson kept from letting awards and recognitions go to their […]

Broth Bar at Boulder’s Fresh Thymes

Natural foods restaurant quick to hook onto hot trend. Rich, hearty broths are suddenly a current food trend, and Boulder’s Fresh Thymes Eatery has jumped on the “brothwagon” and is making the “good stuff our body craves – collagen, gelatin, bio-available minerals and amino acids,” according to a press release. The restaurant’s house-made broth is served from a new Broth […]

Frasca Appears on Another List as One of the Best picks America’s 38 most essential restaurants. Sometimes I think that I could write a blog only about the many honors heaped up Boulder’s Frasca Food & Wine. The latest is “The National 38: Where to Eat in 2015,”’s list of 38 “essential” restaurants distilled from restaurant editor Bill Addison’s odyssey comprising “the 263 on-the-clock […]