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    November 14, 2014

    Five Ways Denver Restaurants Do Ramen

    Denver blog posts love variations on a theme. At our Cafe Society blog, Mark Antonation unveils five different styles of Ramen and where you can find them in Denver. At Roundball Mining Company, Charlie Yao sums up the Nuggets' season to date with this glum headline: "The Plane Has Crashed Into th ... More >>

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    November 10, 2014

    Cooking Classes, Wine Tastings and More on This Week's Culinary Calendar

    Start planning for the holidays by taking a cooking class or two and sampling what Whole Foods will be turning out this season. Or just start the celebration early at a wine-tasting or by trying some of Boulder's best restaurants as that town's restaurant week begins. Keep reading for a taste of wha ... More >>

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    September 17, 2014

    In a Pickle at Cook Street School of Culinary Arts

    In this week's Chef & Tell, I mentioned that I had taken a pickling and preserving class at the Cook Street School of Culinary Arts, through the school's program for home cooks. Cook Street offers a wide range of instruction for amateurs, ranging from classes in basic knife skills, wine and food pai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    Meet more kinds of mock meat, a specialty at Sunny Gardens

    Mock meat, the kind stir-fried with carrots and green peppers at Sunny Gardens, which I review this week, doesn't just come from Taiwan. Whole Foods sells a chicken look-alike from Beyond Meat, both packaged and in the vegan hot bar. Curious, I took a look at the package of lightly seasoned chicken- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Win two VIP tickets to Sunday's Taste of the Nation event (WINNER UPDATE)

    UPDATE: We have a winner of our Taste of the Nation contest, in which we asked Cafe Society readers to answer this question: How many hours have Cooking Matters Colorado volunteers contributed so far in 2013? Congratulations to sarakep, who guessed 6,000 hours; the actual number is 6,551. Sarakep, w ... More >>

  • News

    June 27, 2013
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    June 25, 2013

    B-cycle-for-free deal on Bike to Work Day a bonus after software glitch fixed

    It's been an up-and-down month or so for B-cycle. In late May, a software upgrade caused the credit-card system to fail on one of the busiest downtown Denver weekends of the year -- and the inability to get it repaired in a timely manner prompted the cancellation of a promotion that would have allow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    B-cycle postpones today's free bike deal (and two others) over lingering system glitch

    Update: On Monday, we filled you in about a computer glitch that prevented people who wanted to access a B-cycle from doing so with a credit card -- issues that cropped up during one of 2013's busiest weekends to date. See our previous coverage below. Two days later, the system still isn't back to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Whole Foods is celebrating Mother's Day early with free giveaways

    Whole Foods has partnered with thinkThin -- a health-conscious snack brand -- for a nationwide giveaway deal today as an early celebration of Mother's Day. Each participating location will give the first fifty moms who show up to shop today a gift bag. See also: - The sh*t-show that's the parking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    3 things to do for free in Denver this week, March 18-21

    Although St. Patrick's Day is over, the partying doesn't have to stop. This week, you can see a documentary about ending poverty, catch a sketch comedy show, or participate in a community scrapbooking project (and eat cookies). And all of these events are free, so you won't have to shell out any gre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    Eating a dead horse: Five reasons why horse meat isn't such a terrible tragedy

    By now we've all heard about the European horse-meat "scandal," with bits of Mr. Ed being discovered in processed frozen-beef products -- everything from Burger King hamburger patties to lasagna. But why the hell is everyone freaking out? It's horse meat, not poison, and if horse meat were sold at g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Five reasons to bag buying groceries at Walmart

    In case you haven't heard the collective war cries rising up from the citizens of Boulder, Colorado, they are about to get their first Walmart -- one of the new "neighborhood market" concepts. Walmart pisses off liberals everywhere, and it's not the big-box chain with the best ethics record -- bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Sweet Tomatoes isn't saucy enough for singles

    Have you ever stepped into a restaurant and seen immediately that it's meant for families rather than single people? Walking into Sweet Tomatoes, I felt like I was entering a large daycare center with a baked potato bar. Now I know how people with children in tow feel at a hipster joint or a cocktai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Medical marijuana dispensary re-review: Colorado Alternative Medicine in Denver

    For years, Colorado Alternative Medicine has been known as the place to pick up some of the state's best-grown meds. By December 2010, when I first visited the tiny South Broadway duplex, even growers were known to shop there between harvests. And based on my latest visit, little has changed.

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    A birthday bash at Vesta, beer and wine and more on this week's calendar

    Vesta Dipping Grill turns fifteen this month, and owner Josh Wolkon and crew have invited former Vesta chefs Tyler Skrivanek of Duo, James Rugile of Mizuna, Wade Kirwan of Adrift, Dillon Maddox of Solera, Drew Hardin of Lola and Brandon Biederman of Steuben's to cook at a six-course feast and fundra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Five local Missed Connections that would make great fodder for the theater

    Craigslist can be a scary, scary place, but that doesn't make any of us visit it any less. When Spark Theater playwright Sean Paul Mahoney decided to write a play about the website's role in Internet and pop culture, he spent hours scouring its Casual Encounters and Missed Connections sections for t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Novo Coffee teams up with the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking to throw a party tonight

    ​Two months ago, Herb Brodsky, co-founder of Novo Coffee, was introduced to Meagan Morris, research assistant of the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking, through a mutual friend. "I got an e-mail from Heather Larabee at Whole Foods, and she thought the vibes of our company, like our work ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 6, 2011
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    October 5, 2011

    DIY juice-to-alcohol kit turns bougie juice into bougie hooch

    Producing alcoholic beverages is a time-honored enterprise, and creating tasty homemade hooch on the cheap makes good financial sense right now. For a measly $10, you can buy a "Spike Your Juice" kit, containing everything you need for six batches -- except the necessary juice and the crumpled brown ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 29, 2011
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    July 7, 2011

    Theo Adley, exec chef/owner of The Pinyon, rants on Boulder being called "America's Foodiest Town"

    Lori Midson​ Theo Adley The Pinyon 1710 Pearl Street, Boulder 720-306-8248 This is part two of my interview with Theo Adley, executive chef/owner of the Pinyon in Boulder. Part one of my chat with Adley ran yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: I'm just gonna say that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Colorado Cocktail Project will leave you shaken, possibly stirred

    ​Café Society's obsession with the quest for a Colorado cocktail dates back to the day when Rich Grant of Visit Denver got a call from a reporter for a national magazine who was looking for the quintessential Colorado drink to include in a story about landmark libations. But while some towns ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Top Butcher Competition at Whole Foods: No meat in the trim

    J. WohletzMatt "Flounder" Youngkin is all heart.​With the Rocky fight theme blaring from an iPod speaker and a modest crowd shifting between watching intently and applauding fervently, six butchers gathered at the Cherry Creek store yesterday to compete for the top spot in the Whole Foods Top ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Top 10 grocers we'd love at 20th & Chestnut in downtown Denver (beyond Trader Joe's)

    ​As we reported yesterday, downtown Denver will finally get a full-service grocery store thanks to a new development at 20th Street and Chestnut Place. But other than hints that it will be a "national brand," there's no word yet as to which grocery store we're gonna get. Here are ten grocery ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Sea beans: The latest weird food I found at Whole Foods

    J. WohletzSea beans, an expensive and delicious delicacy.​ Shopping at Whole Foods is an experience. Part of the experience is having your wallet sucked drier than a cornbread fart, but the more pleasant aspect is finding strange new foods to try. This week's expensive but foodie-brain-nouris ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Happy Earth Day! Free Starbucks coffee, and the return of Alfalfa's

    ​In honor of Earth Day, participating Starbucks stores are giving free brewed coffee or tea, hot or iced, to everyone who brings in a reusable mug or tumbler. But the big news today is the return of Alfalfa's to the same Boulder location at 1651 Broadway where the store first opened in 1983. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    SIA Tradeshow and Denver BigAir: Things to do in Denver if you're not a pro or a badgeholder

    Britt Chester​ By now you've seen the monstrosity that's been constructed at Civic Center Park. Turns out it wasn't a mini-skyscraper skyscraper after all. It's a ramp, as you can see here in the photo taken just a bit ago from the top of structure by our always intrepid scribe and resident d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    10 more studies in which Denver or Colorado is ranked.

    10 more for the collection.​Yesterday, informed us that we live in the 7th best city for retirement among cold weather climates. Today, we learned that DIA is the best North American airport, according to Business Traveler. This, obviously, is cause for excitement. Because these ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Boulder's 29th Street Whole Foods Market expands and brings on local purveyors

    ​On nights and weekends, it's almost impossible to maneuver the Whole Foods at 2905 Pearl Street, as Boulder shoppers pack the narrow aisles and socialize over produce. And for that reason, the store's undergoing a major expansion, nearly doubling in size by taking over the former Barnes & No ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Whole Foods Market announces in-store sustainability ranking system for wild-caught seafood

    ​We can't even count the number of times we've stood agonizing over our decision in front of the seafood case, pondering the conundrum of farm-raised versus wild-caught salmon and whether our choice of tilapia or ahi grade tuna or fat silver prawns is going to single-handedly have an effect on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Mile High Music Festival: Come for the music, stay for the attractions/ammenities

    ​All right, so if for some reason, you're crabby about the line-up for this year's Mile High Music Festival -- which, you know what, say what you will about DMB and Jack Johnson; love 'em or loathe 'em, you can't deny there's some serious gems on the undercard (um, hello, Weezer? Phoenix? My M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Top five products we'd put in Boulder's vending machines

    ​Lazy Pennsylvanians can now grab a bottle of their favorite vino out of a vending machine, right after scoring some Rolos and Gardettos. With the recent introduction of wine to some vending machines in that state, the alcoholic beverage joins the elite ranks of Funyuns, Nibs, temporary tattoo ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010
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    June 17, 2010

    Top Chef contestant and Coloradan Kenny Gilbert could go all the way

    Kenny Gilbert has gone from Telluride to D.C. ​The first episode of Top Chef D.C. aired last night, and like every other food obsessive I know, I was glued to the set. Now in its seventh season, at this point the show is pretty much pure formula -- Quickfire Challenge, chefs' race through Whol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    IZZE goes tropical with its new guava drink

    ​Boulder-based IZZE Beverage Company has added a new flavor to its fizzy, fruity family. Sparkling Guava joins eight other IZZE flavors, among them blueberry, grapefruit, clementine and lime. While most IZZE drinks can be found at various outlets around town, including Spicy Pickle, Target, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​ So far as I know, there's exactly one restaurant in the state whose entire menu is devoted to food from Sri Lanka. It's a cuisine that's heavily influenced by Portuguese and Dutch colonies, and somewhat similar to Indian culinary traditions -- except that where Indians cook with ghee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Blazer's Street Market shuttered--but it's not as bad as you think

    ​ For a brief, brief moment, Blazer's Street Market was my favorite market in Colorado. I mean, it was perfect: beautiful produce, a lot of it local, a lot of it organic, just stacked up in massive piles all over this store at 15550 East Sixth Avenue in Aurora. Everything was plainly displa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Denver Blogs: Whole Foods, half a heart?

    ​ Our daily search for decent local bloggage. Fill our in-box. Just because your shit's organic doesn't make it okay to be an asshole. As Whole Foods is quickly learning. (Colorado Pols) The humor of Jared Polis's beer bong seems lost on the Denver Post. (Colorado Independent) Seriously, Br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Meat with meaning at Whole Foods

    Photo by Arapaho RancMany Whole Foods stores in the Rocky Mountain region are featuring a special kind of meat right now, a meat that has some meaning. Panorama Grass-Fed Meats Inc. and the Arapaho Ranch, a native American enterprise, have partnered to bring organic, grass-fed meat to you.At the Bel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    If there's a grocery strike, what will you do?

    A Flickr photoWorkers picket a California Albertsons in 2003 Have you worked out your supermarket strike plan? If you haven't, now might be a good time. Although the corporate execs and lawyers at Safeway, King Soopers and Albertsons are still negotiating with the familiar, name-tagged faces who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    The blog shortcut, May 22 edition

    Photo by Amber NowellStella Luce. Going that extra mile. Today in Backbeat Online: • MP3 Freeloader: Tonight, Stella Luce CD release at Avogadro's Number. • Freaky Friday: "Superbroker Shuffle." • MP3 Freeloader: More free dubstep from Alert. • Ancient Mith gets live in Paris. • Rumors o ... More >>

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    May 21, 2009

    Today's featured event: Local vocals converge tonight at eventgallery 910Arts

    You are what you eat, and it's never seemed truer than during these locavoric times we live in. Not only have people actually begun to think about where their food comes from, but so have artists -- imcluding the ones whose local food-themed works were chosen to hang throughout May for Eat Here No ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    Eat Your Beer With Old Chub Bread

    Maybe you know Old Chub because you've had it on tap at Oskar Blues or bought a six-pack of this canned Scottish Ale at the liquor store. Or maybe you've heard the name because you took a momentary leave of your senses and purchased a tube of Old Chub chapstick, perhaps the only beer-flavored lip ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    BARACKTI Chai is a spicy, caffeinated play on words

    Bhakti Chai, a micro-brewed, fresh-pressed ginger masala chai tea company, has released a limited edition version of its chai: BARACKTI Chai, in honor of a certain someone who was just inaugurated. Brook Eddy, founder and owner of the Boulder-based company, simply added a shot of AA Kenyan coffee t ... More >>

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    October 31, 2008

    Doing what comes naturally at Naturally Boulder Days

    On day two of Naturally Boulder Days 2008, the city’s fourth annual celebration of the $62 billlion natural-foods business, we put down the bread, ate all the chocolate and began with the real substance. Chef Ann Cooper offered the keynote, speaking about her passionate attempts to change the way ... More >>

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    September 17, 2008
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    October 20, 2005

    Dog Days

    You never sausage a thing.

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    June 16, 2005
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    March 21, 2002

    Food Fetishes

    Rise and Shine

  • Dining

    December 7, 2000

    Totally Sconed

    This little bake shop gives patrons Full Measures.

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