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Thursday, April 10,2014

Eat and run

Sampling Boulder’s variety of food tours

By Grace Boyle
As the last snow begins to melt, flowers begin to bud and the temperatures rise, Boulder gears up to face the beautiful spring and summer months. One of the best ways to get the most out of spring is to take advantage of the nice weather and return of life with a good tour.
Thursday, April 3,2014

The mayonnaise of record

What the popularity of one brand says about the condiment

By Ari LeVaux
Mayonnaise is the top-selling condiment in the nation, and is on a trajectory to overtake soy sauce on the world stage. The reasons behind this popularity are diverse and are the subject of much speculation — by me, anyway.
Thursday, March 27,2014

Going GMO-free is easier said than done

Which comes first: the cage-free chicken or the organic egg?

By Grace Boyle
Boulder is known for its staunch commitment to organic products, sourcing local and an emphasis on avoiding genetically modified organisms, often referred to as GMOs. Whether it’s picketers on Pearl Street, advocates at the farmers’ market or social media rants from locals, it is clear there’s a rising tide of opposition to GMOs, especially in the local restaurant scene.
Thursday, March 20,2014

Shining a light on circadian rhythms in plants

Preserving the living nature of foods could increase nutritional value

By Ari LeVaux
Plant parts, like leaves and roots, keep living after having been separated from the plants on which they grew. For days, weeks, even months after being harvested, the component cells of these plant parts can carry on with their metabolic functions.
Thursday, March 13,2014

Fabulous fernet

Mysterious spirit appearing on menus in Boulder

By David Accomazzo
Depending on who you ask, Fernet is a miracle hangover cure, a delicious digestive aid or a secret handshake for those in an exclusive club.
Thursday, March 6,2014

A Cup of Peace offers asylum for the west side

By Josh Gross
A Cup of Peace doesn’t look like much from the outside. A plain storefront in an unglamorous lot on the side of the less-distinguished end of Arapahoe. The best thing it has going for it is a big vinyl sign advertising budget Korean lunch specials within like some sort of gas station cafe.
Thursday, March 6,2014

Colorado restaurant servers could see pay raised by about $2 an hour

By Bob Berwyn
Raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 like Obama wants would also raise the pay rate for tipped employees — including restaurant industry servers — which is currently set at $2.13 an hour nationally, to $7.07.
Thursday, February 27,2014

Desserts on the move

By Grace Boyle
The Tasterie Truck is now in its fourth year of business in Boulder. Boulder’s first dessert truck started by only offering sweets and pastries. As a “a tasty mobile patisserie,” they were well loved for their whoopie pies, stickyboxes (bundt cake), milk and cookies cupcakes, lemon roulades and more.
Thursday, February 20,2014

Chipotle gets ‘Farmed and Dangerous’

Instead of a 30-second commercial, they made a 30-minute TV show

By Josh Gross
This week, the Denver-based burrito-peddler launched one of its biggest and most unexpected maneuvers to date: a sitcom.nonetheless: Farmed and Dangerous.
Thursday, February 13,2014

BIFF: Dinner and a show

BIFF launches the ‘Foovie’

By Josh Gross
On Friday, Feb. 14, BIFF will be staging the Foovie, a schmancy catered meal from the folks at Front Range Catering that will be paired with the 2012 French comedy Le Chef, starring Jean Reno and directed by Daniel Cohen. That’s right: dinner and a movie.