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Wednesday, November 25,2015

Comfort food

Sherpa’s Adventurers Restaurant & Bar is comfort food in a comfortable setting

By Matt Cortina
It’s located in an old building on the far west end of Walnut. To the west of Sherpa’s is a woodsy, over-priced parking lot (you don’t have to park there to go to Sherpa’s) and then a foliage-filled view into the foothills. You’re far enough from the bustle of Broadway and the foot traffic of Pearl so it’s quiet and feels more secluded than it is.
Thursday, November 19,2015

Just in time

Doug’s Day Diner adds to the starved list of breakfast joints

By Matt Cortina
Finding a place at the Boulder breakfast table is often troublesome. Though it’s not necessarily a Boulder-specific problem — the truth is that, proportionately, there aren’t a lot of breakfast joints, and people like eating breakfast out. It’s cheap, it’s delicious and it’s just to easier to order a fried egg than to make one.
Thursday, November 12,2015

Out of this world

El Fogon brings deep flavor to Longmont

By Matt Cortina
When you order at El Fogon in Longmont, you’re supposed to look up at the old Spanish-only menu with pictures and relay your choice to the cashier. But in practice it’s hard not to look at the giant rotisserie of bright red meat behind the counter and point and say, “That.
Thursday, November 5,2015

Fully stocked

In Season Local Market has all the building blocks for about everything

By Matt Cortina
You aren’t likely to stumble upon this place. From the outside, In Season Local Market in North Boulder looks like it could sell solar panels or dog food as much as it looks like what it actually is: a simple market with every type of grain and seed for sale, with an easy-going style of service and a simple, cheap deli.
Thursday, October 29,2015

It’s in the name

Precision Pours does what they say they do

By Matt Cortina
There’s no better name for Precision Pours in Louisville than what they chose. Like many in the craft coffee world, there is a focus on acquiring the best beans from around the world, and there is a second focus on using the best methods available to extract flavor, aroma and texture from the coffee beans they source.
Thursday, October 22,2015

A fresh take

Organic Sandwich Company exemplifies the Boulder dining scene

By Matt Cortina
The new Organic Sandwich Company on Pearl Street is very Boulder. It checks all the boxes on the Boulder restaurant checklist: organic ingredients, gluten-free and vegan options, posh Pearl Street location, modern and clean design, and a slightly higher than normal price tag.
Thursday, October 15,2015

Ramen 2.0

My Ramen & Izakaya adds to ramen trend in Boulder

By Matt Cortina
The restaurant is called My Ramen & Izakaya, and they serve ramen, Japanese rice bowls, seafood and a few other miscellaneous items and drinks. An izakaya is sort of like a pub; a Japanese-style bar and drinking parlor.
Thursday, October 8,2015

Simple and happy

Panaderia Sabor A Mexico is a crowd pleaser

By Matt Cortina
Panaderia Sabor A Mexico has been in Boulder since 2001. It’s sort of tucked away in a strip mall between an Asian grocery and an Indian grocery; a tax preparation company, and I think an insurance company? Its location is inauspicious at best, yet...
Thursday, October 1,2015

Worth the time

Nederland’s Wild Mountain Smokehouse and Brewery pays off

By Matt Cortina
Car traffic backed up foliage watchers — leafers — for a good half mile at the southern port of Nederland this past weekend. Human traffic backed up wing eaters — wingers — at the doorway of Wild Mountain Smokehouse and Brewery.
Thursday, September 24,2015


Wonder Press makes juice kind of exciting

By Matt Cortina
It’s hard to get excited about juice. They serve juice in little plastic cups with foil tops at hospitals and blood drives. At diners, orange juice costs $4 per thimble for some reason. Rare is a time when I find myself saying, “You know what I could really go for right now? A big glass of juice.