Word of Mouth

Salt the Bistro strives to romance Boulder, the foodiest town in the country

It's challenging to open a restaurant in Boulder, which already has so many good spots that Bon Appetit named it the foodiest town in America, but Bradford Heap, owner of the successful Niwot restaurant Colterra, was no amateur.

And when the massive spot that had housed Tom's Tavern became available, he snapped up the space to create his own eatery in the People's Republic, Salt the Bistro, at 1047 Pearl Street in Boulder.

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Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
Contact: Laura Shunk