The massive Craft Brewers Conference, an annual industry-only meeting, wrapped up in Washington, D.C. last week, but a beer-themed art exhibit and auction, Amber Waves, sponsored by the Dogfish Head and Victory breweries continues through Friday. And it features a cool sculpture piece by Denver bott ... More >>
Over a dozen restaurants opened in March, ranging from the ambitious Beast Bottle to Beantree Coffee & Deli. By contrast, only a handful of eateries closed their doors, including Big Easy and Grand Lux Cafe. Keep reading for our Restaurant roll call for March. See also: - Photos: ViewHouse Eatery ... More >>
The West End Tap House, at 3945 Tennyson Street, opened this afternoon and is hoping for a quiet weekend to sort out the kinks and the glitches before it gets rolling next week. The new pub features twenty craft beer on tap, mostly from Colorado, as well as twenty wines by the glass, Colorado-produ ... More >>
Dave Query's Big Red F group will have a red-letter day tomorrow when it celebrates the birthdays of two of its restaurants: the tenth birthday of Lola, a concept that Query and crew created with chef Jamey Fader, and the 25th birthday of West End Tavern, which Big Red F took over after the death ... More >>
When Brett Zimmerman and his team at the Boulder Wine Merchant are throwing an event, you'd be wise to rearrange your schedule and get there. The master sommelier offers some unique opportunities to taste rare wines in fun contexts, thereby expanding the horizons of his buyers and giving wine fans n ... More >>
It's been nearly nine months since Hugo Matheson and Kimbal Musk put together the deal to take over the old Gumbo's space, where they planned to open a Denver outpost of The Kitchen, the Boulder restaurant they put on the West End of Pearl Street in 2004. "We want to become a community restaurant ... More >>
Kyle Garratt recently headed to the West End Tavern in Boulder, where he took on the Wing King Challenge: fifty wings in thirty minutes. Man V. Food host Adam Richman gave it a try last year, and repeats of that show keep sending a lot of delusional eaters to the West End. Richman didn't man ... More >>
I was about 25 wings into the Wing King Challenge at the West End Tavern -- fifty wings in thirty minutes -- when I realized I wasn't going to be able to finish the second half of the bucket of wings in the ten minutes that remained. I was starting to feel a strange sense of shame at being unable t ... More >>
The folks at West End Tavern, 926 Pearl Street in Boulder, know how to share; on the first Thursday of every month, the West End hosts the Satellite Tap Room, offering drafts from a different brewery, with reps on hand to discuss the beers. Today, Sierra Nevada's brews brewers will be at your servic ... More >>
LingerThe rooftop at Linger.We usually have long Indian summers here in Colorado, but yesterday's temperature plunge, while welcome, was still a warning shot that summer is on its way out. Translation: you've got a dwindling number of chances to drink on a deck. This weekend, though, the fo ... More >>
Bacaro Venetian Taverna, the Italian bar and restaurant that boasts a raucous nightlife,just unleashed a summer cocktail menu filled with sangria and other fruity cocktails, perfect for sipping on the rooftop patio on the West End of Boulder's Pearl Street, as the sun sets over the Flatirons. ... More >>
This under-construction facade fronts the newest member of the growing family of restaurants that began when The Kitchen opened on the West End of Pearl Street in Boulder. And though the crew is still hard at work installing beetle-kill floors and a bar made from reclaimed Douglas fir, the op ... More >>
Ozo CoffeeJustin Hartman and crew will offer free brew bar tastings on FridaysWhen Ozo expanded into downtown Boulder, opening a shop on the West End of Pearl Street, it also added a new feature for coffee lovers: a brew bar, which gives Ozo the capability of brewing to order three ways. To ... More >>
It's a hefty claim, but the folks at West End Tavern, 926 Pearl Street in Boulder, apparently feel up to the challenge of presenting the Ultimate Beer Dinner. Beer geek Peter Archer has joined West End chef Chris Blackwood to pair twenty of Archer's favorite beers (including brews from Oskar ... More >>
Last month the Kitchen's Hugo Matheson and Kimbal Musk picked up the lease on along, narrow spot at 1035 Pearl Street in Boulder, where, come spring, they'll open the Kitchen Cafe, a pub steeped in the food values of the Kitchen. In doing so, they'll try to rid the spot of its curse: Steve A ... More >>
There are as many styles of beer blogging on the Internet as there are blogs, and there's a new beer blog starting out there every other day. Last weekend, at least a hundred of those bloggers -- from all across the country -- showed up in Boulder to talk beer. They spent the three days of f ... More >>
On Monday, we asked Cafe Society readers to tell us which restaurant they most wanted to have dinner at during First Bite Boulder, a nine-day grubfest, beginning November 12, during which more than 40 Boulder County restaurants are offering prix fixe dinners for $26 per person. It's an awes ... 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:
Adam Richman takes on the West End's Wing King Challenge.The new season of Man V. Foodstarted last night, and featured Adam Richman attempted to become a Wing King at the West End Tavern, a challenge that involves eating fifty wings in half-an-hour. Since the challenge was introduced almost ... More >>
Adam Richman is the host of the Travel Channel's Man v. Food, a show that takes him across the country, trying his pluck at some of the craziest eating challenges America has to offer. Tonight is the season premiere, and Boulder's own West End Tavern will be featured when Richman takes on its ... More >>
Mike Lawinski, wing kingIn March, Adam Richman traveled to Boulder -- 926 Pearl Street, to be precise -- to tackle the Wing King Challenge at the West End Tavern: fifty chicken wings in thirty minutes. Since the West End introduced the contest a year ago, only fifteen people have managed to f ... More >>
The last time stunt-eater Adam Richman, star of Man V. Food, was seen chowing down in Denver, he was taking on the seven-pound burrito at Jack-n-Grill. And after many hours of prepping and filming and chatting and chewing, the burrito won. But that didn't discourage Richman from making a sec ... More >>
The Boulder Brew BusBoulderites have been going to the West End Tavern for years to sample its distinguished selection of craft brews, including some hard to find specialties. But beginning on June 20, the West End will be taking its customers to the beer.
Whether burning down the house with Leftover Salmon, heating up the keys for the Fox Street Allstars, or catching fire with his own outfit, Papa Bill McKay commands attention. In addition to playing with some of Colorado's finest roots acts McKay played in an early incarnation of the Derek ... More >>
The West End Tavern is infused with Buffalo Trace bourbon (center).The West End Tavern, 926 Pearl Street in Boulder, hosts its Bourbon Three Way< event today. You'll taste the West End's exclusive Buffalo Trace bourbon from the barrel, in a prix-fixe meal created by the chef, and in a beer cr ... More >>
There's a lot going on in the local culinary world this week, from raw food to Females on fire, bourbon to beer. Here's a taste of what's ahead: Monday, January 11: Stephanie Tourles, author of Raw Energy: 124 Raw Food Recipes for Energy Bars, Smoothies and Other Snacks to Supercharge Your ... More >>
Mark MangerArgyll's food is far from average pub fare.Argyll might have saddled itself with the horrible label "gastropub," but by any name, Robert Thompson's new place is a pretty sweet bar, with seriously great food. But while the menu at Argyll, which I review here, is more ambitious than ... More >>
Today, at 11 a.m. at the Safeway located at 2150 South Downing, nearly a dozen local farmers from across Colorado will join the state's Agriculture Commissioner to encourage consumers to buy local produce and boost Colorado's economy. As part of "Colorado Proud" month, the growers will sample ... More >>
Hosea Rosenberg, chef at Jax Fish House in Boulder, has made it to the final round of Bravo's Top Chef; the winner will be revealed tonight on the season finale. Cheer the hometown favorite at West End Tavern, 926 Pearl Street in Boulder, where Rosenberg will be holding court alongside Melissa Har ... More >>
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