Mark MangerFor this week's Cafe review, I headed to Boulder and Pizzeria Basta, where chef-owner Kelly Whitaker and his partner, Alan Henkin, have been pushing to make pizza better since Basta opened in early 2010. Basta means enough, but enough will never be enough here. Here's a serving ... More >>
Mark MangerIt's been a banner year for pizza in Boulder: Between January 2010 and January 2011, three ambitious pizzerias opened their doors, all with wood-fired ovens baking renditions of Napolitano or Napolitano-inspired pizzas. Kelly Whitaker, chef and owner of Pizzeria Basta, says the ... More >>
At Pizzeria Basta tonight, your beer money goes to charityForgot to donate on Colorado Gives Day? Then you might want to head down to Pizzeria Basta, 3601 Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder, for a beer. The alcohol will take the edge off your guilt, and so will the fact that your beer money's going ... More >>
Kelly Whitaker and Alan HenkinChef-owner Kelly Whitaker knew when he opened Pizzeria Basta in Boulder, 3601 Arapahoe Avenue, that if he couldn't find a strong presence for the front-of-the-house, he'd have trouble convincing diners to return, no matter how excellent his pizzas were. He soon ... More >>
This commedia-based standard is silly but enjoyable.