Start planning for the holidays by taking a cooking class or two and sampling what Whole Foods will be turning out this season. Or just start the celebration early at a wine-tasting or by trying some of Boulder's best restaurants as that town's restaurant week begins. Keep reading for a taste of wha ... More >>
Outside magazine has put together an amazing list of the 100 best places to work in America -- a roster slanted toward businesses that are particularly friendly to active employees. And Colorado did extremely well, filling 28 of the slots. Moreover, many of the firms are independent, modest-sized an ... More >>
When Tiffin's opened on Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder three years ago, the fast-casual restaurant was completely vegetarian. Over time, the menu has grown from a focus on the street food of southern India, adding more familiar -- at least to Front Range palates -- curries, kabobs and biryanis. Still, m ... More >>
Update: Last month, we reported about the kerfuffle over a planned art project: a giant red "Yes!" slated for installation at Boulder's main library branch that inspired numerous locals to say "no." Now, the nays officially have it. At last night's Boulder City Council meeting, city manager Jane Br ... More >>
Boulder frequently tops the annual Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index -- popularly known as the happiest cities list. Not this year -- although Boulder and one other prominent Colorado community place high in the rankings. Continue to count down the photo-illustrated top ten, complete with blurbs ... More >>
When Kava Lounge opens at 1915 Broadway in Boulder near the end of April, it will be the first of its kind in Denver's northwest neighbor. It will be open seven days per week and until 5 a.m. on Thursday through Saturday night (Sunday morning, really). Anyone over 18 years old is welcome, and while ... More >>
Nothing Bundt Cakes, a Las Vegas-based chain that specializes in contemporary, custom-baked bundt cakes, will be opening a shop at 2710 Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder tomorrow. See also: Sneak peek: The Kitchen Next Door opens today in CitySet
Baker Street Pub & Grill, a Sherlock Holmes-themed eatery, has closed in Boulder; three more links in that national chain are still open in the Denver area. See also: Baker Street Pub & Grill in Boulder has closed
Chow Down, Boulder's first food film festival, gets under way tonight. Hosted by the International Film Series and the Boulder Public Library, the event will bring together a slew of passionate Boulder foodies and local businesses over three days of programs that include seven films about food, fami ... More >>
After our update of the most expensive homes for sale in Denver, we visited BoulderHomeSource.com and discovered that three properties included in our roster of Boulder's most expensive homes for sale from earlier this year are still available -- and still spectacular. In addition, two new entries ... More >>
When Dry Dock Brewing filled its one millionth can of beer on June 19 -- an Apricot Blonde -- just six months after the company began canning its brews, the moment brought a little sense of pride to the staff of Wild Goose Canning Technologies. The Boulder engineering company had supplied the machi ... More >>
Snooze is hosting a Pancake Day on February 12 at all of its Colorado locations: 2262 Larimer Street, 700 Colorado Boulevard, 144 West Mountain Avenue in Fort Collins, 6781 South York Street in Littleton and 1617 Pearl Street in Boulder. One hundred percent of all proceeds from the special pancake m ... More >>
Last month, we shared with you a photo gallery of the five most expensive homes in Denver -- and a spectacular batch it was. But don't forget about Boulder, whose properties, as featured on BoulderHomeSource.com, are just as astonishing and often more unusual -- including a three-for-one-price deal ... More >>
Terrapin Care Station has grown up since my first visit nearly two years ago, swapping the patchouli and tapestry atmosphere for something more professional -- like a college kid who bought a pair of puffy brown couches and started framing his Further and Railroad Earth posters instead of tacking th ... More >>
This year's Great American Beer Festival played temporary home to 580 breweries -- and with more than 2,700 beers poured, the fest's professional judge panel had its hands (and mouths) full when making decisions on the winners of all 84 categories. Continue reading for the full list of the weekend's ... More >>
Earlier this year, when I interviewed James Van Dyk, the executive chef of Lucky's Cafe, a breakfast and lunch joint in Boulder, he mentioned that in the year he'd been cooking at the long-standing cafe, an extension of Lucky's Market, he'd significantly changed the menu, "transforming it," he said, ... More >>
Part one of my interview with Adam Watts, chef de cuisine at Jax Boulder, ran on Wednesday; this is part two. Adam Watts Jax Fish House Boulder 928 Pearl Street, Boulder 303-444-1811 www.jaxboulder.com If you only had 24 hours in Denver/Boulder, where would you eat? I'd start out with brunch at B ... More >>
Boulder is accustomed to winning national polls about everything from happiness to being in shape: Note this recent survey declaring Colorado to be the least obese state in the U.S., with Boulder its trimmest city. But someone had better check those scales, because a new Sunset magazine roster of th ... More >>
Denver Restaurant Week began this past Saturday (prompting some words of wisdom from Matt Selby, chef of Vesta Dipping Grill and Steuben's) and continues through Friday, March 9. Participating restaurants are offering prix-fixe meals for $52.80 per couple or $26.40 per individual. Visit the w ... More >>
There will be beer dinners celebrating local brews this week, as well as several wine events -- and restaurants are gearing up for the all-important Valentine's Day dinners, too. Here's a taste of what's on the menu:
There's plenty for java junkies this week, with events celebrating new coffee partnerships and expansions in our great state. But that's just start of the food fun, which also includes the annual Candy Cane Festival and much more. Here's a taste of what's on the menu:
There are quite a few wine events on the calendar this week -- but there's also a Bubbles Dinner and the Parade of Darks if wine's not quite your thing. Here's a taste of what else is on the menu:
Among the more unusual ballot items approved in Colorado's election yesterday was Boulder Question 2H, which calls for a constitutional amendment to declare that corporations are not people. And Boulder City Councilman Macon Cowles, one of 2H's most vocal backers, believes voters sent a messa ... More >>
September snowboard stoke continues tonight at the Fox Theater (1135 13th Street in Boulder) with the Colorado premieres of Capita's Defenders of Awesome, Role Model Productions' Cockfight!, the Givin film One, and the new team video from Boulder's Satellite Boardshop, plus an encore screenin ... More >>
We know: You're all wrapped up in planning your GABF debauchery festivities, and we're here to help! Below, find a selection of pre-GABF events, plus a beer-versus-wine dinner, cooking demonstrations and much more. Here's a taste of what's ahead:
When many people are asked for first impressions about Boulder, they think of weed, beautiful scenery, weed, a healthy lifestyle, weed, CU and weed, in that order. But frugality? Not so much -- and that's appropriate according to ShopAtHome.com, which specializes in printable coupons and onli ... More >>
How close is too close? How many falafel joints can a town, even a college town, support? The news that the family behind Udi's had opened Pickled Lemon, a fast-casual Mediterranean concept, on the Hill in Boulder brought this from Rebecca: This concept sounds very familiar to Garbanzo's. I ... More >>
Big pics below.Back in 2009, we reported about the impending opening of a Tesla Motors outlet in Boulder, just in time for local shoppers to get a reported $42,000 tax credit for buying one of the sleek electric cars. Thank you, America! But less than two years later, the outlet -- which woun ... More >>
A Flickr photo.There's one week till Valentine's Day, and you'd better believe the restaurant industry knows it; our calendar is packed to overflowing this week with chocolate, wine and intimate dinners. Here's a taste of what's ahead:
It's been a couple years now since Boulder-based Null Skateboards dropped its last full team video, Null & Void, but this Nullvember promo proves they've been keeping busy in the meantime:
We love when a strong take pops up on an older post. That's precisely what happened recently, when a reader weighed in on a 2008 item about a surprising link between smoking bans and drunk-driving fatalities -- and took dead aim at Boulder.
Boulder recently placed fourth in the best-cities-for-the-next-decade roster assembled by Kiplinger's Personal Finance and earned honors as the finest place to raise abducted children courtesy of The Onion, whose writers may nor may not have been joking. But the folks at The Daily Beast are s ... More >>
Elliot Ross Nautical Mile first caught our attention back in July of 2009 , and since then has pretty much destroyed any notions people might have had about the quality of local music. With a slew of some of the most radio-friendly pop rock songs to ever come out of Colorado, Nautical Mile h ... More >>
As Colorado's medical-marijuana industry grows, marijuana dispensaries of all types and sizes are proliferating around the state. Some resemble swanky bars or sterile dentist offices; others feel like a dope dealer's college dorm room. To help keep them all straight, Westword will be offering ... More >>
When we think of Boulder, we think of beautiful hiking trails, football hooligans and trust-fund hippies. After all, Boulder prides itself on being free and open, which is why the annual Halloween streak through downtown has become so popular -- popular enough that during the '08 version, police arr ... More >>
We're working hard to stay on top of the restaurant industry news -- a challenging task in these uncertain times. Whenever we hear of restaurants opening or closing, we post it on this blog; now we're going to start summarizing the action at the end of the month. And there's been plenty of action i ... More >>
Start your next two-meal day at The Kitchen, in Boulder (Photo from thekitchencafe.com). Note: Writing this made the author extremely hungry and on pace for an 11:45 lunch break. Readers who brought Lean Cuisine to work should read with caution. I entertained an out-of-town guest this weekend. An ... More >>
Fall fashion and charity are all the rage at Absolute! Fabulous! Gorgeous!
KGNU hosts a fundraiser with something for everyone.
I know, I know... this is twice in one week that I'm making fun of the New York Times (see "$115,000 Worth of Pointless Revenge" a few blogs below for my first shot at the Old Gray Lady), but I just couldn't let this one go without a comment. In the February 25 Travel section, writer Michelle Aue ... More >>
Vox Feminista tackles terror.
The history of Boulder’s music scene plays out in a new documentary.
Now it can't be told: Without an indictment, what will the tabloids do?