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 […]

Ramen is Sushi Tora's Weekend Lunch Special

Ramen is Sushi Tora’s Weekend Lunch Special

Longtime downtown Boulder sushi fave offers ramen bowls. Like many foodies, I was quite fascinated when New York restaurateur David Chang launched Momofuku, an epicurean ramen restaurant on First Avenue in the “Far East Village” a decade or more ago. He re-elevated the classic Japanese noodle dish from the depths it has sunk to as […]

Thrillist Calls Buckhorn Exchange State's 'Iconic' Restaurant

Thrillist Calls Buckhorn Exchange State’s ‘Iconic’ Restaurant

I’ve taken a holiday hiatus from posting, but not from eating or cooking, but now I’m back on duty with a New Year’s post that cites Denver’s oldest restaurant. just put up a list of the “most iconic” restaurant in each of the 50 state s and the District of Columbia. Not only did the site […]

Motomaki on 29th Street's Fast Casual Row

Motomaki on 29th Street’s Fast Casual Row

Son of Hapa Sushi’s slogan is “Fast. Healthy. Delicious. Japanese.” I don’t know imagine that “motomaki” is a real Japanese word. But in the fast-expanding realm of “fast casual” eateries, all that seems to count is the “concept.” With two dozen or so guests coming for Christmas Eve, the holiday letter left to write and, yes, the tree […]

America's 'Most Eco-Conscious' Eatery Is in Boulder

America’s ‘Most Eco-Conscious’ Eatery Is in Boulder

Bramble & Hare tops national list. When I read the headline, “The Top Ten Eco-Conscious Restaurants in The United States,” I knew that one would be a Colorado restaurant (and probably Boulder, and I immediately thought: The Kitchen. But I guessed wrong. The Culturist selected Boulder’s Bramble & Hare, like the original Kitchen in downtown […]