After a hot day of hiking under the Colorado sun, the only thing more satisfying than ice cream is cheap ice cream. Not that we need an excuse to indulge, but this Sunday is National Ice Cream Day (according to the people who come up with all these national food days). At Chautauqua Park in Boulder, ... More >>
If you've tasted Teakoe iced tea at one of the various Colorado eateries that carry it: Illegal Pete's, Larkburger, Hacienda Colorado, Woody Creek and more, then you've experienced how habit-forming small-batch iced tea can be -- and now, Teakoe is putting its tea bags on the shelves of area gourmet ... More >>
Chef Eric Roeder had restaurants in two of Denver's hottest restaurant neighborhoods before they were hot. A Boulder native who started his culinary career at the Flagstaff House as a pastry apprentice, Roeder graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York in 1995, then cooked in Seatt ... More >>
Its very name strikes fear into the hearts of men and women: Long Island Iced Tea. Five syllables that are shorthand for blackouts, poor decisions and even poorer drinks. It's the patron cocktail of lounge lizards, spring breakers and people who have had two already. As cocktails like the martini ... More >>
I have yet to find my go-to Chinese restaurant, chain or otherwise, in Denver. And not from lack of trying. I have favorite Japanese/sushi, Vietnamese and Thai spots all over town, but the best I have scrounged up for moderately priced, decent Chinese is effin Panda Express. And yes, I'm fully aware ... More >>
The Internet is on fire with photos, memes and commentary about yet another f*cked up note left on a receipt. This one is courtesy of a St. Louis pastor, Alois Bell, who was miffed at an automatic gratuity assessed her large group at Applebee's, inspiring her to scrawl her now-infamous message: "I g ... More >>
The results are in on Honest Tea's experiment in honesty, and Boulder ranks as the third most honest city in the country, following closely behind Oakland and Salt Lake City. Over the last few weeks, Honest Tea set up kiosks in fifty locations in thirty cities across the country, stocking them wit ... More >>
Honest Tea produces organic tea flavored with core values of honesty and transparency, and has kept its promise of creating healthy tea from real tea leaves even after Coca-Cola bought 40 percent of its stock. But how do we, the consumers, prove we're deserving? For the past two years, Honest Tea h ... More >>
The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse's thirteenth annual Rocky Mountain Tea Festival poured out the fun for both adults and kids this past weekend, including such yearly favorites as the children's tea party and chef-owner Lenny Martinelli's cooking with tea workshop, as well as a brand-new -- and deliciou ... More >>
When Sara and Lenny Martinelli first took over the Dushanbe Teahouse fourteen years, Sara knew a lot about herbs, but little about tea -- and the internet, she points out, "was a baby then." So she decided to invite an expert to teach a workshop. But as she started making inquiries, she discovered t ... More >>
When Boulderites say "Meet you at the teahouse," no one ever asks which or where. The Dushanbe Teahouse is an integral part of the Boulder scene, a fantastically decorated, Persian-Islamic themed place that features hand-painted tiles, intricately carved wooden pillars, an inside fish pool and rows ... More >>
Like bubble tea and flavor-it-yourself water, kombucha is yet another trendy liquid. It's a tea-based beverage that's fermented with yeast and bacteria, which is supposed to yield some kind of "healthful" results -- or so we've heard. Healthful or not, the stuff does give you a bit of a boost, and n ... More >>
The South Pearl massacre continues! After three years on that street, Seven Cups is preparing to close its doors. The low-key tearoom's afternoon tea service and Mahjongg nights have already been canceled, but the store will remain open as it sells its remaining merchandise. This is the fo ... More >>
Lori MidsonAllen Milham, along with his partner, Darrell Naughton, will open Crave Dessert Bar & Lounge in the SpireAllen Milham and I are sitting on the floor of the United Airlines terminal at LaGuardia airport discussing dessert, our brains still high on sugar from the James Beard House di ... More >>
I stopped by Row 14 Bistro & Wine Bar, the stylish new restaurant in the Spire whose bar is stashed behind floor-to-ceiling, chain-link drapes, just before the Kentucky Derby -- which was why the bartender's suggestion of a Green Tea Mint Julep ($10) seemed like a sacrilege. Some things, lik ... More >>
El Gordo Loco was the first victim of our Best of Denver curse, shuttering just a few days after we bestowed it with the Best Breakfast Under $2 award. But the building won't stay empty for long: the house is getting a remodel and will reopen as Nanna's Teas.
Yesterday was the last Sunday to see the Henry Moore sculptures in the Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street -- but the people in the Around the World With Tea class were (wisely) holed up inside, where it was warm, sipping on seven different tea varietals, occasionally paired with a snack ... More >>
Welcome to In the Weeds. Kyle will be right with you -- most likely to complain about something. Usually he is pleasant, but this is his place to blow off some steam. Don't take it personally; he just needs to vent because he's been doing this for about thirteen years. Enjoy your meal. Custo ... More >>
We're into any social activity that involves eating and drinking, but something about the cozy traditional vibe of the holiday season makes us want to put on a fancy dress and head out to a high tea, where we can eat delicate cookies and drink English breakfast with our pinkies in the air. U ... More >>
Celestial SeasoningsJoin the conversation... with Sleepytime BearFrom the highly revolutionary world of social networking comes one of the stranger Twitter stunts we've seen in a while: Boulder-based tea manufacturer Celestial Seasonings is promising to change tea time by hosting a weekly vir ... More >>
Lori MidsonHouse, which opened in 2009 in the former Gemelli's space at 4363 Tennyson Street has closed, as has the Cozy Cottage, which had spent the last four years residing at 2423 South Downing Street, in a space the size of a rabbit hole -- but there's a twist: the Cozy Cottage, whose la ... More >>
Have you ever had Chinese buffet food on a high stool by a window, diner-style? If not, here's your chance. Green Tea Cafe has set up shop in the old Spin'n Chicken space at 6901 East Colfax Avenue, which, at one time, was also home to Joe's West of Memphis BBQ. Green Tea kept most of the de ... More >>
Liz KellermeyerThai-style bubble tea.Okay, so maybe the weather's not cooperating at this very second, but remember earlier in the week when we had that glorious glimpse of spring? That right there was reason enough to get our minds in gear for cool drinks to sip in warm weather. We always ... More >>
Liz KellermeyerTea and cake together is a no-brainer, but what about tea in cake? At Wystone's World Tea Cafe, 7323 West Alaska Drive, it's not just the cakes that are baked with a hit of tea leaves, but almost all their fare. From Lapsang Souchong smoked tea-infused chicken to black tea-roa ... More >>
Starbucks is unveiling a new set of beverages this month, Tazo Tea Lattes and Tazo Tea Infusions. I snagged one of the coupons that allow you to try one for free, and if there is one thing I'm a total sucker for it's free food and drink. The friendly barista at the Speer location (the one handily ... More >>
Do you know your Qilaishan Long Wu from your Huang Zhi Xiang? Well, neither do I. But Greg Fellman does. Fellman is the owner of Seven Cups, the three-month-old Chinese tea house that held its grand opening party on Saturday, September 13. On a warm, late summer day, the store felt very cozy. The ... More >>
Boulder hosts the Rocky Mountain Tea Festival.
Sweet Leaf Tea and the Spicy Pickle have a sweet deal going with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado. As part of BBBS's 90th anniversary celebration, BBBS kids will be running lemonade and iced tea stands at the Spicy Pickle at 2300 Parker Road, Unit C, in Aurora, starting at 11 a.m. on Saturda ... More >>
A taste of honey.
Limericks add sauce to literary stew
Rocky Mountain Tea Festival
Tea for two...or three or four.
Turn over a new leaf at these two tearooms.
Oak & Berries Tea Room at the Historic Holiday Chalet Bed & Breakfast
Finding a good cuppa gets colder in Boulder.
Cydney Payton puts a smart spin on women's art for one of her last BMoCA shows.
Gemini Tea Emporium