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The Pinyon - Closed

1710 Pearl St. Boulder, CO 80302 | Boulder | 720-306-8248

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"I'm like Jeremiah Johnson with a terrine pan," says chef-owner Theo Adley, who opened the Pinyon in late 2010. And in the true spirit of locavorism, that meant Adley scoured Colorado's mountains for ingredient inspiration, eventually creating a board that marries those elements to comfort food. Housemade patés and sausages, housemade preserves, housemade cheeses and one hell of a fried chicken are among the menu offerings at the Pinyon. Adley gave his space a mountain treatment, too, constructing an open bar and an open dining room with muted hues, rough-hewn wood wainscoting and an open atmosphere that lets diners focus on both the food and their company.

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  • Cuisine(s): American
  • Price: $$$
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Features: Kid Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible

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