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First Look: Spruce in the Hotel Boulderado Promises Farm and Fish

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 Boulderado opened in 1909 -- with a new name, menu and atmosphere. The result, revealed Monday, is called Spruce after the street outside the hotel, and promises "fresh and locally focused" fare from chef Shawn Murrell.

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Mark Antonation is the former Westword Food & Drink Editor. In 2018, he was named Outstanding Media Professional by the Colorado Restaurant Association; he's now with the Colorado Restaurant Foundation.
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