Locavore and farm-to-table

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 […]

Reykjavik hot dog stand -- one of several.

All About Iceland’s Hot Dogs

Mostly lamb, steamed buns and distinctive condiments. When we were in Iceland last September, the most-raved-about foods were the seafood (natch) and hot dogs (who knew?). The Icelandic word for hot dog is pylsa, but it isn’t necessary to know that, because you can’t miss the hot dog stands that dot Reykjavik, and for road trippers, there’s […]

Resolve to Eat Better

Resolve to Eat Better

Follow the lead of modern epicures. It’s New Year’s resolution time, and Slow Food USA has some suggestions for the coming year. I don’t generally do soapbox posts, but I do believe these points are excellent and timely, as American chefs and American foodies have learned to eat well — for the body and the […]

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Fine Brunch at The Nickel

Restaurant in the Hotel Teatro shines on a weekday morning. I attended The Nickel’s opening party last summer. The restaurant in the Hotel Teatro was jam-packed I could tell that it was interesting-looking, the bites and sips I was able to sample were promising, but I had no real sense of what it looked like […]

A New Aspen Avalanche of Great Food

A New Aspen Avalanche of Great Food

Avalanche Ranch spawns from-the-farm market & restaurant. Avalanche Cheese Company’s exemplary goat cheese burst on the Roaring Fork Valley culinary scene in 2008 and quickly became a major player on the Colorado artisanal cheese scene. Fast forward to 2014, and owner Wendy Mitchell opened Meat & Cheese, a combination restaurant, farm market and gourmet food market on the […]

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 […]

Bradford Heap to Open Seafood Resto on Pearl

Pasta Vino space being renovated for unnamed restaurant. I don’t usually post news about restaurant closings and upcoming openings (Westword does a great job keeping track), but for some reason, I felt compelled to write about Pasta Vino’s sudden closing a few weeks ago. Now comes the news that chef/restaurateur Bradford Heap, owner of adjacent SALT […]