The best way to eat a Colorado peach is straight off the tree or from a roadside stand, still warm from the sun. Just dust off the skin, take a bite and let the juice run down your chin as you savor the sweetness. After that, the pros can have a go at capturing that flavor in their own culinary crea ... More >>
The Hotel Boulderado has built up plenty of character over the last 100 years or so of continuous operation, but even proud edifices with tradition and history behind them can stand an occasional sprucing up. So this summer the hotel revamped its restaurant -- operating in the same space since the B ... More >>
The Hotel Boulderado opened on New Year's Day 1909. Since then, restaurants have operated almost continuously in the Boulder landmark, including a few that became landmarks themselves -- like Q's, which Dave Query opened there almost twenty years ago. But in an ongoing effort to update the hotel, Q' ... More >>
This week in Cafe Society, Gretchen Kurtz visited Troy Guard's "modern steakhouse," Guard and Grace, which didn't quite live up to expectations -- or its hefty price tag. For Chef and Tell, Mark Antonation talked to Dave Query of the Big Red F about being the first owner of Q's in the Hotel Bouldera ... More >>
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 >>
Latke Love, a popular potato pancake eatery, closed its doors in Park Hill at the end of May. But, now the owners of that business seem ready to open new doors -- with some help from Denverites. See also: Q's in the Hotel Boulderado closes, making way for Spruce
The Hotel Boulderado opened on New Year's Day, 1909. Since then, restaurants have operated almost continuously in the hotel, including Q's, which set up shop there nearly twenty years ago. But yesterday Q's closed its doors, and a new concept called Spruce will soon take its place, with an expected ... More >>
Mother's Day is Sunday, so don't forget to buy a card and flowers for your mom this weekend -- and while you're out and about, take advantage of some of the culinary adventures around town. Here's a taste.... See also: Sweet scenes from the 2013 Colorado Chocolate Festival
With both 4/20 and Easter on Sunday, the city will be rolling in nugs and eggs and the city's favorite hybrid meal -- brunch -- will undoubted hit new highs. Whether you're out to celebrate bud or bunnies this year or just celebrating a good-weather weekend, there's plenty to do in Denver. Keep read ... More >>
More than two dozen restaurants opened this month, including the long-awaited Gozo and Troy Guard's stunning Guard and Grace. But the big news was how many longtime spots on the Denver dining scene called it quits -- including longtime steak-mecca Emilene's in Aurora and the Catacombs Bar in the Hot ... More >>
Hidden under the fancy Hotel Boulderado, literally below tourists dining on the patio was one of the best college bars Boulder had to offer -- Catacombs. Sadly, no new college kids will get to wander to that often overlooked end of 13th Street, stumble down the windy stairs and explore the cave-like ... More >>
Golden Moon Distillery is hosting an open house this weekend, offering provide guests samples of its hand-crafted herb liquors made in the same artisan fashion that originated in the mid-to-late 1800s. Although deeply rooted in traditional, old-school booze, these distillers are hip to the cocktail- ... More >>
Ian Clark BRU handbuilt ales & eats 5290 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder 720-638-5193 bruboulder.com This is part one of my interview with Ian Clark, exec chef and head brewer of BRU Handbuilt ales & eats; part two of our chat will run in this space tomorrow. More than a decade ago, when he was still in ... More >>
Everyone remembers the classic tale of friendship, spelling and loss in E.B White's Charlotte's Web. And if you were not convinced to become a vegetarian by either the book or the film, you might want to sign up for tonight's Some Pig & Some Beer dinner at 6:30 p.m. at Q's Restaurant in the Hotel B ... More >>
The streets of downtown are packed with pretzel-wearing Great American Beer Fest fans. And today, beer enthusiasts will roll their obsession around town on the first Barrel-Aged Bike Ride with Avery Brewing Company, a day of bike touring and beer tasting from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ride (bikes are requi ... More >>
Restaurateur Noel Cunningham was the heart and soul of Strings, the restaurant he'd opened at 1700 Humboldt Street in February 1986, and after he took his life in late 2011, the life seemed to go out of the place. Finally his widow, Tammy, closed the restaurant at the end of April; longtime restaura ... More >>
Q's Restaurant, 2115 13th Street in Boulder (in the historic Hotel Boulderado), is featuring a three-course beer dinner for $26 this weekend. Service begins at 4 p.m. today and tomorrow.
When the beloved Book End Cafe shut its doors on the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder after a twenty-year run, owners Phil and Christine Shull didn't give up the space. Instead, they teamed up with John Platt, the chef-owner of Q's Restaurant in the Hotel Boulderado to create an entirely new concept.
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:
A Flickr photo.Helping the unfortunate rarely tastes this good -- and because the Fourmile fire hit so close to home, this is the perfect time to put your money where your mouth is. Tonight, Hotel Boulderado, 2115 13th Street in Boulder, hosts the Fourmile Fire Benefit featuring a four-course ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Fall is in the air, and food events are reflecting the change in season, with pumpkin and cider celebrations as well as classes, wine-tastings and more. Here's a glance at what's on the menu:
"Everyone is asking about the menu, but my main concern is that we have good quality food," said Steve Abo when I spoke to him back in October about Circle, the new restaurant he opened this week at 1035 Pearl Street in Boulder. If Abo's name sounds familiar, that's because he's the eponym b ... More >>
Lori Midson"I got my ass kicked, but man, did I learn a lot," recalls Tyler Wiard, talking about the early '90s and his days as a line cook for Dave Query and John Platt at Q's Restaurant in the Hotel Boulderado. He must have been up to the task, because Query pulled him off that line and int ... More >>
Have some teacakes with your history and eat them, too.
Don't feel like mashing potatoes, thickening gravy and overcooking a turkey this year? There are a few restaurants in the Denver area that will be doing the hard work for you. We'll be updating this category -- and another with places serving the needy. If you know of others, email us or post ... More >>
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January 21 - 27, 1999