Q's Restaurant in the Hotel Boulderado closed last week; it's turning into Spruce. To understand that name, you need only look outside the circa 1909 hotel, which is located at Spruce and 13th streets in Boulder. The explanation of the name that's being abandoned is a little more complicated: Those ... More >>
Head north tonight for two special events: Lyons Farmette is hosting a truly "local" food dinner this evening, while Frasca Food and Wine will take inspiration from central Europe for its wine dinner tonight. See also: Salt and Colterra owner Bradford Heap rolls out a catering service
Tony Hessel West Flanders Brewing Co. 1125 Pearl Street, Boulder 303-447-2739 wfbrews.com This is part one of my interview with Tony Hessel, exec chef of West Flanders Brewing Co; part two of our conversation will run tomorrow. Born in Manhattan and raised in Connecticut, Tony Hessel always thou ... More >>
Arriving at Colterra Food and Wine feels like you've just pulled up to grandma's house for Sunday dinner. As you enter, you almost expect to be greeted by family members. And in a way, you are: The staff is warm and inviting, and quickly make you feel at home, like part of the community. And in a w ... More >>
The cream of the culinary crop: We're not talking about chefs but farmers, who don't get nearly as much face time with food fans. Bradford Heap, chef/owner of SALT Bistro and Colterra Food & Wine, wants to change that, and at the same time help farmers suffering from the effects of the Colorado floo ... More >>
Tables to Farms is a new program launched by Boulder and Denver area chefs and restaurateurs to help farmers who suffered the ravages of last month's flood. From now through November, participating restaurants will collect cash donations from customers, and some will hold special fundraising events; ... More >>
Bradford Heap, owner of Boulder's Salt and Niwot's Colterra, has had a busy end of the year. Not only has he been drawing up plans to launch a distillery with his bar manager, Evan Faber, he's also launched a catering business -- Bradford Heap Catering -- that's about to kick into higher gear.
Happy Repeal Day, Denver. In celebration of the day in 1933 when United States citizens could finally booze legally again, you might consider raising a pre-Prohibition era cocktail -- like a dry Martini, made with equal parts gin and vermouth, or a bittered sling (the old-fashioned Old Fashio ... More >>
Evan Faber will launch a distillery with Bradford Heap.A year after he started running the bar at Boulder's Salt, Evan Faber sat down with the restaurant's owner, Bradford Heap, and divulged a dream. "I told him, 'One thing I would like to do is open a distillery,'" Faber says. To his surpr ... More >>
Lori MidsonLast night, Boulder's best chefs cooked at the fortieth anniversary gala for the Flagstaff House.Mark Monette, executive chef/co-owner of the Flagstaff House, stands in his kitchen, beaming like a kid who just got his first video game. "These are all guys I know -- guys who I respe ... More >>
Salt the BistroWhen I reviewed Boulder's Salt the Bistro almost a year ago, it seemed to have unfulfilled potential. "Every detail at this place, so painstakingly crafted to fit perfectly into an ideal rendering of a Boulder restaurant, is fine on its own -- but added together, those details ... More >>
While I won't be in a hurry to walk down Pearl Street for another meal at Salt the Bistro, which I review this week, I definitely found Bradford Heap's Colterra worth the twenty-minute drive to Niwot. And this month, Colterra is giving diners even more reason to make the trip: It's celebrati ... More >>
Mark Manger It may be tough to open a restaurant in Boulder, what with the wealth of restaurants that make it Bon Appetit's foodiest town in America, but Bradford Heap, owner of the successful Niwot restaurant Colterra, was no amateur. When the massive space that had housed Tom's Tavern becam ... More >>
Lori Midson Jeremy Roosa, exec chef of the Oak Tavern Jeremy Roosa Oak Tavern 1414 Market Street 303-888-0655 www.oaktaverndenver.com "I dress like a clown, I play with food, fire and sharp knives, and they pay me. Does it get any more fun than that?" asks Jeremy Roosa. The executive chef o ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Earth Day isn't until tomorrow, but several culinary events today will whet your appetite for April 22. For starters, Channel 6 will air Food Inc. at 9 p.m. tonight. PBS is suggesting that you host a potluck, then blog about what you served and what you thought of the film, a ... More >>
The big news in food this week is Earth Day; you'll find a variety of Earth Day specials at various area restaurants, plus a screening of Food, Inc. on PBS to kick things off the night before. Here's a taste of what to expect: Monday, April 19: Dine out today at Dino's, 10040 West Colfax Av ... More >>
Boulder has some terrific restaurants, including Arugula, the site of a recent Slow Food dinner that fed the mind, body and soul of Juliet Wittman. But Arugula isn't the only Boulder restaurant that feeds us. Here are five more of our favorites: Frasca Food & Wine, 1738 Pearl Street, 303-442 ... More >>
Frasca gets raves from the Wall Street Journal. "Truffles and saffron edge out Red Zinger tea and granola in Boulder," reads the start of Raymond Sokolov's piece in the weekend Wall Street Journal. But what "used to be the "hippiest, dippiest town around" is now the site of a major "gastro-bo ... More >>
Lori MidsonOur listage of new restaurants that opened in August is lengthy, and September is shaping up nicely, too, especially with the very new opening of SALT Bistro, which served its first lunch on Tuesday in the former Tom Tavern's space, the iconic Boulder burger joint and bar that occupied ... More >>
Busdriver deals with negativity.Better late than never. Today in Backbeat Online: • Q&A with Regan "Busdriver" Farquhar. • Flier of the Week: Dressy Bessy at the Gothic, September 5. • Win stuff in our random midweek contest! • Dulcinea's to re-open as Pete's Monkey Bar. • Single F ... More >>
n my recent blog on Frasca's eventual move to a new building of its own from its current home at 1738 Pearl Street in Boulder, there was some confusion over where, exactly, that building will be. It will be constructed on the spot once occupied by Marisol Imports (where Jason Sheehan ... More >>
Enjoy eats and music at Chautauqua Dining Hall.
After planting a rumor, Colterra clarifies.
John Duran keeps things casual at Canopy Grill.
The Chautauqua Dining Hall offers one of the state's most charming dining experiences.
The Boulder County Farmers' Market goes dormant for the winter.
Chautauqua Dining Hall
August 6 - 12, 1998