Boulder Named to Another National Food List

Boulder Named to Another National Food List

Not surprisingly, Boulder has made it to another “best” list — this time,’s “Best College Towns for Food in America,” which posted the following: 3. Boulder, Colo. Long known as the hardest partying college town in the country, Boulder can also rank itself among the tastiest. Moe’s Broadway Bagel serves the best in bagels and a […]

New Cafe Slated for UniHill Building

New Cafe Slated for UniHill Building

Alpine Modern Café is design-master Lon McGowan’s new venture. One of my favorite buildings in Boulder is the stone structure at the corner of 9th and College, across from Columbia Cemetery. It long housed Delilah’s Pretty Good Grocery and then a short-lived cooperative food store called The Second Kitchen (see image below). Now Lon McGowan, ace […]

Unhappy Hour Farewell to Volta

Unhappy Hour Farewell to Volta

Boulder is about to lose a wonderful Mediterranean restaurant. My jaw dropped in sadness and in surprise when I learned that owners Jon and Eleni Deering, owners of Volta, are closing the restaurant and planning to move to Portland, Oregon. Sunday, March 29 is the last day, ending with a farewell taverna dinner where the tears will surely flow […]

Blackbelly is Hosea Rosenberg's Latest Hit

Blackbelly is Hosea Rosenberg’s Latest Hit

Boulder-based “Top Chef” champ’s restaurant also a winner. Hosea Rosenberg, the Taos-bred and Boulder-based chef who won Season 5 of Bravo TV’s “Top Chef,” took his time parlaying his renown and his revenues into a permanent restaurant. While he was planning his neat step, he did personal appearances, took on catering gigs and became a farmer […]

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. […]

A Snarf sub (Instagram imnage)

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 […]