Snarf's got its start in 1996, when Jim Seidel leased a 650 square-foot shack on the east end of Pearl Street in Boulder. He called his place Snarf's, because that's the sound someone makes when enjoying really good food. From that original store on Pearl Street, Snarf's grew to a chain of more than ... More >>
After a year of construction that carved out the original home of the Pearl Street Grill and replaced it with a modern, multi-level structure, the new Izakaya Den will officially open tomorrow right next to Sushi Den, a mainstay on South Pearl Street for close to three decades. Created by Hiro & Com ... More >>
It was one of the biggest deals of 2012: Thirteen months ago, brothers Toshi and Yasu Kizaki announced that they had entered into a deal with BW Holdings, the company that controls the Wynkoop/Breckenridge group of breweries and restaurants, agreeing to swap Izakaya Den's current location -- a stand ... More >>
Boulder's Pearl Street Mall is known for its funky shopping and dining district as well as its street performers. Less well known is the street's colorful history, dating back to Boulder's days as a mining supply town. Starting tomorrow, August 1, celebrate the Pearl Street Mall's 35th birthday wit ... More >>
The news that Tavern Hospitality Group will start work on a spot on South Pearl Street this summer -- Tavern Platt Park is going in the former home of India's Pearl -- and has also bought a building in Highland for a future Tavern LoHi brought howls of dismay from some residents of those neighborhoo ... More >>
The former Pearl Street Grill may still be dark, while Yasu and Toshi Kizaki, the brothers who own Sushi Den and Izakaya Den, retool that space to make way for the relocation of Izakaya Den, but down the block, at 1859 South Pearl Street, Karen Wee Lin Beckman is gutting a small storefront that will ... More >>
The Wazee Supper Club has been serving cold beer and hot Colorado-style pizza since it was founded 38 years ago by the Karagas brothers, Jim and Angelo, who'd opened My Brother's Bar a few years earlier at 2376 15th Street. From the start, the Wazee was lower downtown's go-to neighborhood bar -- lon ... More >>
"It all began in 2007," begins the conversation with John Davidson, "when the landlord violated my non-compete clause four months after we opened -- and Pajama Baking Company opened just a few doors down from me. We had to split business, which isn't what I'd signed up for."
The Daily Camera pulled out of its 119-year-old digs on Boulder's Pearl Street in early 2011, but Los Angeles-based Karlin Real Estate, the group that purchased the building in 2010, had already begun planning a project that would raze the current structure and rebuild a mix of office and retail spa ... More >>
Just under a year ago, Sabor Latino underwent a major cosmetic makeover after more than a decade at its second North Denver location on 35th and Tennyson (it originally opened in 1990 on 32nd Avenue), where it plied Denverites with paella, ceviche and sangria. But the venerable homage to South Amer ... More >>
Several New Year's Eve restaurant closings surprised the city -- including that of Se7en and M&D's Cafe -- but the three-way closings on South Pearl Street were a real triple whammy. As anticipated, the 29-year-old Pearl Street Grill closed...but India's Pearl shut its doors just hours later, and OT ... More >>
Jesus, it's only day three of the new year, and already, in the span of one weekend, three restaurants have shuttered on South Pearl Street. After 29 years, the venerable Pearl Street Grill locked its doors after service on Friday night, India's Pearl stopped slinging curries after New Year's Eve se ... More >>
What a weekend -- and if you missed any of it, the Westword family of blogs (Cafe Society, Backbeat Online, Show and Tell and our slide show page) has you covered. Look below to get hipped to New Year's in Lodo, Pretty Lights shots, a trio of big restaurant closings and theater offerings that promi ... More >>
There's always a lot of action at the end of the year, and 2011 was no exception: After last call early on December 31, the Pearl Street Grill closed its doors, after almost thirty years in business. The Pearl isn't gone for good, though. It will reopen in 2012 -- but in a different location on the ... More >>
By 5 p.m., Pearl Street Grill, the iconic watering hole on South Pearl Street, was jammed with imbibers clinking pints of porter, embracing friends and lamenting the closure of one of Platt Park's oldest neighborhood gathering spots. At 2 a.m., after last call, Pearl Street Grill will lock its doors ... More >>
Boulder's Pearl Street Mall is always busy, and this past Sunday afternoon, it was humming with activity -- families strolling down the sidewalk with toddlers in tow, couples gazing into each others' eyes and groups of friends gathered on patios to upend a pitcher in preparation for Monday mo ... More >>
Lori MidsonMoments after I'd pulled over to take the above snap, somewhat excited that South Gaylord Street -- the street on which I live -- was getting a new restaurant (and, suggestively, a liquor license), I opened my mail, only to find a full page rant, penned by the South Gaylord Neighbo ... More >>
Tara AndersonPart of the Pearl Street Mall has been evacuated after fire broke out this morning at Oak at Fourteenth, the recently opened restaurant owned by bartender Bryan Dayton, chef Steve Redzepi and general manager Annie Polk. Flames burst out in the attic, a space between the ceiling ... More >>
Mark MangerToshi and Yasu Kizaki have been serving Pearl Street for two decades, first with Sushi Den, which they opened in its current home twenty years ago, and then again with Izakaya Den, which first started serving dinner in 2007. Both of those spots pack crowds into cavernous spaces ev ... More >>
Melanie AsmarFor the past 28 years, Juanita's has been a Pearl Street mainstay, holding onto its sliver of storefront space that led to a well-worn front dining room and back lounge, even as other establishments turned over for newer, trendier concepts on either side of it. But on March 1, t ... More >>
Shela Burgess Pearl Street Grill 1477 South Pearl Street 303-778-6475 www.pearlstreetgrill.com
Once upon a time on Halloween, the Pearl Street Mall crawled like this.The Facebook campaign to resurrect the Boulder Mall Crawl, a Halloween tradition that was put down in 1991 because crowds in the tens of thousands got a wee bit too rowdy, is dead -- if it was ever alive. On Wednesday, Rya ... More >>
Lori Midson‚ÄčI headed over to the South Pearl Street Farmers' Market on Sunday, and guess whose smoke and sizzle stopped me dead in my tracks? That of Biker Jim Pettinger and his wiener wagon. As Jason Sheehan reported back in June, Jim has added a second downtown cart at 17th and California, makin ... More >>
Photo by Michael RobertsThe Daily Camera's longtime HQ. This past weekend, my family and I took a stroll in one of my favorite places, the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder -- and while the sidewalks were crowded, I saw unmistakable proof that the area isn't immune from the economic downturn. For the fi ... More >>
Fabulous RAZR photo by Michael Roberts Saturday on the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder was so absolutely gorgeous that probably 50 percent of the out-of-towners strolling the area are now seriously thinking about moving to the city. Of course, they'll change their minds as soon as they learn more abou ... More >>
Shazz was a weird one to review. While I was both flummoxed and annoyed by the goofy, jazzy, half-Zen philosophy espoused by the restaurant's website, some servers and owner Benny Kaplan, I absolutely loved the food. Which got me thinking... what other restaurants have what should have been a crippl ... More >>
Old South Pearl Street brings on the nostalgia with Winterfest.
A one-man play combines drama and juggling
Old South Pearl Street Farmers' Market
Gifts for Yule
Five Green Boxes
Readers give our food critic something to chew on.
Merchants battle transients on the mall.
A timeline of the Pearl Street Mall
While other downtown malls died, Boulderís was a real success story. But then came the chains and other Block-busters.