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Fruits and Vegetables

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    October 2, 2009

    A Tuscan-style lamb soup to fall for from Jing chef Jay Spickelmier

    Lori Midson​At last week's Mile High Chef Competition between Argyll Gastropub cooker Sergio Romero and Jing exec chef Jay Spickelmier (who emerged victorious), the hit dish of the night was Spickelmier's Tuscan lamb and white bean soup, the recipe of which he was happy to share with us. It's ... More >>

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    October 1, 2009
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    September 15, 2009

    Golden's Empanada Express Grill graduates from a trailer to a restaurant

    Lori MidsonPabellon Criollo empanada from Empanada Grill​You  no longer have to lug your own butt cushion to the Empanada Express Grill, which up until three weeks ago was a simple freestanding trailer peddling Venezuelan street snacks -- empanadas, arepas and cachapas -- from an asphalt land ... More >>

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    August 18, 2009

    Urbavore's Dilemma: Fort owner Holly Arnold Kinney uses her garden to dig into her past

    Joel WarnerHolly Arnold Kinney and neighbor Matt Slater in Kinney's greenhouse​Urbavore's Dilemma is an ongoing web series detailing city dwellers' commitment to urban homesteading. From May through September, Westword writer Joel Warner will get his hands dirty, covering everything from backy ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009
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    August 11, 2009

    Civic Center Eats: Forte Farms

    David Huska bags some Colorado peaches at Civic Center Eats.​ Native peaches belong on a short list of the best things about Colorado. The Forte Farms stand has other things as well -- plums and tomatoes -- but the peaches are the real draw. In the five or ten minutes I was standing there at ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009
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    July 20, 2009

    This week: Seven days of Yelp Eats! on the cheap

    Yelp.com Yelp, a well-known website where opinionated voices discuss and review restaurants, bars and other local businesses, is kicking off Yelp Eats!, a seven-day dining celebration, which begins today and continues through Sunday, July 26 with fifteen metro area restaurants offering multi-course ... More >>

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    July 20, 2009

    The Market Report, July 18

    Based on the picture above, you're probably thinking, "This week's Market Report is fruiter than Lloyd on Entourage." And you would be absolutely correct!After a quick sweep of the Boulder Farmer's Market, I found four fruits for sale, three of which I bought (the other being apricots). I figured I ... More >>

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    July 15, 2009

    Our Weekly Bread: Tony's Market

    The sandwich: Italian Sub What's on it: Mortadella, capocollo, Genoa salami, tomatoes, olives, banana peppers, red onion, lettuce, provolone and Parmesan on a demi baguette with Italian vinaigrette. Where to get it: Tony's Market (950 Broadway, 720-880-4501) How much: $7.99 with chips and cookies; l ... More >>

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    July 1, 2009

    Parisi rolls out a new summer menu and four Denver restaurants rally for charity

    Parisi, 4401 Tennyson Street, marks the real start of summer tonight by introducing a four-course, hot weather menu at Firenze A Tavola: panzanella salad; tagliatelle pasta with asparagus, wild mushrooms and truffles; Milanese breaded pork chop with lemon aioli; wilted arugula with grilled fennel, ... More >>

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    June 10, 2009

    Top Denver chefs play with fire for charity tonight at Elway's Cherry Creek

    Real food. Sharp utensils. Big fire. A good cause. And Denver's top chefs. That's what's on tap tonight, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Elway's Cherry Creek, 2500 East First Avenue, when eleven of the town's top cookers - Tyler Wiard (Elway's, Cherry Creek); Sean Yontz (Mezcal, Tambien and Sketch); Justin ... More >>

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    June 8, 2009

    Door to Door makes local food easy

    A Flickr Photo I didn't make it to the Boulder Farmers' Market this weekend, and to clear my karma I just may have to call Door-to-Door Organics. This local company has offered delivery of organic food for a while now, but in July it will reintroduce its "All Local" box, with delivery of all-local ... More >>

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    June 4, 2009
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    June 1, 2009

    The Market Report, May 30

    Summer is just around the corner, and it shows at the market. While the selection is still focused on vegetables of the lettuce variety, warmer-weather vegetables are beginning to peak through. But that wasn't the highlight of my visit to the market Saturday. No, the highlight was a conversation ins ... More >>

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    May 27, 2009

    Our Weekly Bread: A Hi*Rise sandwich orgy

    Roast Beef The sandwich: Roasted Veggie What's on it: Mushroom, fennel, tomato, radish sprouts, all roasted and served with hummus, feta, balsamic vinegar on rosemary yam focaccia bread Where to get it: Hi*Rise (2162 Larimer Street, 303-296-3656) How much: $6.95 I got a chance to try five - yeah ... More >>

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    May 26, 2009

    The Market Report, May 23

    Jason Sheehan's favorite festival is messin' up my market. On Cafe Society's Twitter account, Sheehan expressed his love for the Boulder Creek Festival: "With any luck, I should be posting pics of giant turkey legs and damp hippies from the Boulder Creek Festival this weekend. Stay tuned." Well, t ... More >>

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    May 26, 2009

    Lucy has new menu, new patio

    Lucy, the restaurant that made its debut last fall when Comedy Works South opened at 5345 Landmark Place in Greenwood Village, has made some changes for spring. Just in time for the Memorial Day weekend monsoons, it opened its patio. And also last week, chef Jeff Stoneking introduced a new lunch an ... More >>

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    May 14, 2009

    Our Weekly Bread: Jersey Mike's

    The sandwich: Club Supreme What's on it: Roast beef, turkey, Swiss cheese, bacon, mayo, lettuce, tomatoes, vinegar, oil and spices Where to get it: Jersey Mike's Subs (555 Broadway, 303-825-1744) How much: $6.95 for a regular It was 1990, and I needed a job. Togo's, the ubiquitous and well-loved ... More >>

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    May 11, 2009

    The Market Report, May 9

    How do you kick off the first day of summer? (Yes, some people say it starts in late June -- but I say it's after the last day of finals!). Failing in my goal of waking up face down, possibly naked, and definitely hungover somewhere in Boulder, I went to the farmers' market.I wasn't the only one, ei ... More >>

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    May 8, 2009

    The List: 'fo schnitzel

    I fell in love with Cracovia this week.Then, a few days later, I fell in love all over again with the schnitzel and potato pancakes and green chile at Hospoda. So is it that I'm some kind of restaurant slut, going all head over heels for any joint that catches my eye?  Or do I just have a weakn ... More >>

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    May 4, 2009

    The Market Report, May 2

    April showers bring May showers. That's how that saying should go, since the Boulders' Farmer Market is now four for four for rain (or snow) on Saturdays. But cold, damp weather won't keep locavores from their feast ingredients. My shopping was a little lighter this round, since it's finals week ... More >>

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    April 30, 2009
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    April 27, 2009

    The Market Report, April 25

    Three Boulder Farmers' Markets so far, and I've seen the sun only one time more than I've seen Rush Limbaugh. The first was sunny, the second snowy (and cancelled), and this past Saturday's? Drizzly. It was still pleasant, though, sort of a natural version of a supermarket's attempt at playing G ... More >>

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    April 23, 2009
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    April 16, 2009

    Veggie Girl: Arada Ethiopian

    The first time I tried Ethiopian food, I was visiting my friend, Mat, in Montreal. We'd met the previous summer on a train headed to Berlin, and since we were both backpacking solo around Europe and trying to get to Prague, which had just suffered a flood, we found ourselves staying in the same ho ... More >>

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    March 20, 2009

    Larkburger alert in Boulder

    Shortly after returning home from lunch today at El Taco de Mexico (Friday afternoon habit), I got an email from a friend alerting me to good news on the restaurant front, namely that earth muffins Boulderites have a new burger barn to fry them to the moon. Only it's not just any burger barn: It's L ... More >>

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    March 19, 2009

    Veggie Girl: Saigon Bowl

    It was early Sunday evening when my husband and I arrived at Saigon Bowl, 333 South Federal Boulevard, and I was surprised to see the place already packed. Some large parties were gathering, and a few massive dinner parties were under way. Unsure if we'd even get a spot, we joined the line -- and ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009

    Veggie Girl: Pasquini's Pizzeria

    Some days just beg to end in the back of a bar, hunched over a beer or two. There are plenty of Denver spots that will serve this purpose, but when your stomach also happens to be begging to be fed, a good bet is Zio Romolo's Alley Bar, where you can get a Pasquini's pizza, salad or calzone while ... More >>

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    March 11, 2009

    Our Weekly Bread: Vert Kitchen

    The sandwich: Tortilla Española Where to get it: Vert Kitchen (704 South Pearl Street, 303-997-5941, www.vertkitchen.com) What's on it: potato omelet, aioli, manchego cheese, lettuce and tomato How much: $8 It takes a lot to open a new eatery and even more to offer menu items far from the norm. Bu ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009

    Veggie Girl: O's Steak and Seafood

    Being a vegetarian sometimes means feeling like you're always a bridesmaid and never the bride. Sure, that gnocchi entree is delicious, but meat eaters who go to to Italian restaurants get to order both primi pasta dishes and secondi meat dishes for a full three- or four-course meal. I've always ... More >>

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    March 4, 2009

    Our Weekly Bread: Summerhill Market

    The Sandwich: Italian Sub Where to get it: Summerhill Market (5614 East Cedar Avenue, 303-377-2979, www.mysummerhillmarket.com) What's on it: Capicola, ham, salami, provolone, lettuce and tomatoes, mayo, oil and vinegar, roasted peppers and sweet merlot onions on a baguette. How much: $5.99 There a ... More >>

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    February 18, 2009

    Our Weekly Bread: Ba Le Sandwich

    The Sandwich: BBQ Pork and Special Combo What's on it: Pork and other meats, cilantro, cucumber, carrots, peppers Where to get it: Ba Le Sandwich, 1044 South Federal Boulevard, 303-922-2129 How much: $2.75 each Back away from the pastrami, sir. And step off the turkey and Swiss. It's time to try to ... More >>

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    February 12, 2009

    Veggie Girl: Il Vicino

    Like Little Anita's, Il Vicino is one of the few Albuquerque chains to survive the trip to Denver. But while Little Anita's has never been a top-tier spot back home (though it has some of the best chile I've found here in Denver), Il Vicino has always been one of the better fast-casual places in e ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009
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    February 4, 2009

    Our Weekly Bread: Dinner Roll at Smiling Moose

    The Sandwich: Dinner Roll What's on it: Turkey and roast beef, melted white American cheese, grilled onions and creamy horseradish on a giant Kaiser roll with a side of au jus for dipping. Where to get it: The Smiling Moose Deli (727 Colorado Boulevard, 333-3354) How much: $6.69 A smiling moose ... More >>

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    January 22, 2009
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    January 20, 2009

    I'm totally DUG-ing this idea

    Denver Urban Gardens is a nonprofit that helps create urban gardens around Denver. To date, DUG has supported more than eighty community gardens and open-space parks throughout the metro area. Now, with a $70,000 grant from Denver's Housing and Neighborhood Development Services department, it's help ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    Veggie Girl: Parsley

    A few months ago, Adam Cayton-Holland wrote a blog about an organic sandwich and salad place called Parsley that had just opened at 303 West 11th Avenue. I was intrigued not only by a lineup that seemed very vegetarian-friendly (with four vegetarian sandwiches and four salads), but also by the ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008

    Veggie Girl: Spicy Pickle

    If it seems like I'm obsessed with soup in the wintertime --maybe I am. One of my favorite soups comes from the Spicy Pickle just a block from the Westword offices at 988 Lincoln Street. On a cold day, nothing is more tempting than a cup of the Pickle's Corn and Green Chile Bisque. And while the ... More >>

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    November 25, 2008

    Thanksgiving Dinner Fantasy Draft: What dishes would you pick?

    The Thanksgiving dinner table is a sacred place, and we all have a vision of the perfect holiday meal. But what are the most important dishes? If it came down to stuffing or turkey, which would you choose? We can all be thankful such decisions rarely come to pass, for we Americans can always find r ... More >>

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    November 20, 2008
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    November 6, 2008
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    October 23, 2008
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    October 9, 2008
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    October 9, 2008
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    October 8, 2008
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    October 1, 2008
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    September 26, 2008
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    September 18, 2008
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