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 […]

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 […]