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Thursday, June 14,2012

Dining high

Boulder’s rooftop patio scene is on the rise

By Don Tartaglione
High above the bustling streets, rooftop patios provide a dining alternative where patrons enjoy their meal literally feeling like they’re on top of the world. Restaurants take the natural beauty of the outdoors and make it part of their ambiance. Rooftop dining creates an environment that redefines the concept of stepping out of the house for a bite to eat.
Thursday, June 7,2012

There’s gold in them thar beers

By Michael Callahan
Oskar Blues signs a letter of intent to build a restaurant in Boulder’s Depot Square development, while at the same time announcing plans to build a new facility across the country in North Carolina. Dry Dock Brewing announces expansion to a new building in Aurora that will increase production to try to keep up with demand.
Thursday, May 31,2012

Watching (local) sausage being made

By Michael Callahan
When you get the family and friends together this summer to char up brats or make a pot of homemade spaghetti sauce with Italian sausage, there’s a good chance some of those links will have come from a local maker with ties to the area stretching back half a century.
Thursday, May 24,2012

It’s plain as day

Vanilla journeys far in reaching your olfactory system

By Michael Callahan
Plastered with a reputation for plainness, a plant with a fairly short history of use is anything but. When studying vanilla, one discovers definitions that complement and clash when describing the world of this fairly ubiquitous taste. Its name even holds a dirty little secret.
Thursday, May 17,2012

Imported food raises safety questions

When it comes to food, imported is in.

By Harriet Weinstein
“We’ve all noticed asparagus and pineapples in December in the supermarkets,” says Chris Waldrop, director of the Food Policy Institute of the Consumer Federation of America (CFA). A visit to supermarkets finds frozen vegetables from across the globe, including Canada, China, Egypt, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Poland.
Thursday, May 10,2012

Restaurants rise from the ashes

By Hadley Vandiver
Boulder was voted “foodiest town in America” by Bon Appétit in 2010, so it is hardly a surprise that the local food business is competitive. Only the toughest survive.
Thursday, May 3,2012

The latest trend among chefs: tattoos

By Jessica Gelt
Michael Voltaggio has no idea how many tattoos he has. The question makes him laugh. The wise-cracking 33-year-old chef is pretty well covered. The name of his restaurant, after all, is Ink.
Thursday, April 26,2012

Dreams of free meals

Boulder’s food bloggers post for passion, not profit

By Steve Weishampel
It isn’t tough to spot the food writers at Brasserie Ten Ten on a sunny Sunday. Buddy Thomas’ professional Nikon sits on the table, ready to snap oysters, mussels and whatever brunch is going to be. And Thomas and fellow blogger Paul McCullough both sport homemade T-shirts with BoulderFoodBlog.
Thursday, April 19,2012

Eat, drink, shop, walk: Taste of Pearl

By Hadley Vandiver
The point of Taste of Pearl, which will be held for the third time this Sunday, April 22, is to draw people out for an exploration of the many offerings of Pearl Street. They might just discover something new.
Thursday, April 12,2012

Sweet or savory? Rhubarb offers endless possibilities

By Kim Ode
I should have known better. My cousin’s seemingly casual invitation was too intent on success, the gleam in her eye a bit too bright. “Take a bite,” she said, holding out the stalk of rhubarb.