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Wednesday, June 12,2013

Review: Upslope Imperial IPA

Bold beer doesn't go overboard on hops

By Steve Weishampel
It’s not unusual for beers to crack into the double-digit range, as the latest limited release from Upslope Brewing Company does. The Imperial India Pale Ale, labeled “No. 5,” is 10 percent ABV and feels like it, even once our almost-20-ounce sample can is split for four editors.
Thursday, June 6,2013

Natural foods: Who knows what your food actually is?

By Patrick Fort
Business is booming in the organic food sector. Since 2004, sales of organic food have increased 150 percent, from $12 billion to a projected $30 billion in 2013, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. One additional factor that is not included in this number, though, is the sale of “natural” foods. And there’s some evidence that consumers actually prefer the “natural” label to the more specific “organic.”
Thursday, May 30,2013

Locally grown superfood

All a Coloradan needs to know about asparagus

By Jessie Lucier
For Front Range gardeners, nature lovers, foodies and road runners, the mark of spring may be better indicated by the first sighting of wild asparagus sprouting up beside roadways, in irrigation ditches and along fences than whether or not Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow in early February.
Thursday, May 23,2013

Up-Hill battle

NoEntiendo faces obstacles in replacing K’s China

By Joseph Wirth
K’s China, a lightning rod for controversy with the Boulder police and the city council for years, has closed its doors, its owner citing the city’s scrutiny. Now, the “problem” business is looking to change its image as NoEntiendo, a South American restaurant that aims to be a more mature business, although the new owner says the pressure continues.
Thursday, May 16,2013

Need for feed

In slow economy, food assistance on the rise

By Steve Weishampel
Food assistance in Boulder County has increased rapidly in the past five years. Since April 2007, clients of the Boulder County Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) have jumped from 8,848 to 21,250 as of April 2013, a 240 percent increase.
Thursday, May 9,2013

The gut as a second brain

Boulder naturopaths say food allergies can cause depression

By Abby Faires
We know that certain foods can affect the way we feel. But what about the way food makes us think?
Thursday, May 2,2013

Your brain on yogurt

Probiotic bacteria spread at Colorado universities and businesses

By Cecelia Gilboy
Sex, drugs and yogurt: what do they all have in common? They could all affect the hormone associated with happiness.
Thursday, April 25,2013

Time to rethink rice?

Arsenic levels call utilitarian food into question

By Maggie Wolf Peterson
Rice is known by nutritionists as a “first food.” Easily digested and bland, it is often the first solid food a baby receives. Prior to that, babies may be exposed to rice starch and brown rice syrup in infant formulas, which use the grain as an ingredient digestible by infants with lactose or gluten intolerance.
Monday, April 22,2013

Review: Shmaltz's Funky Jewbelation brings a complex blend

By Steve Weishampel
At 9.4 percent ABV, Funky J ain’t no joke. It pours pitch black with a red wine aroma, and the first taste isn’t far off that mark either.
Thursday, April 18,2013

Boulder’s Best Mixologist competition takes local one sip further

By Abby Faires
“There are always these really great chefs, who are like celebrities,” says Katelin Westfall, a mixologist who will compete on behalf of Aji this year. “But bartending has a lot of the same concepts — you’re still creating something from scratch, and you’re still putting your heart into it.