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Thursday, April 18,2013

The newest Sun shines

By Clay Fong
South Boulder’s Southern Sun, cousin to downtown’s Mountain Sun, has been a local’s destination for beers, burgers and other relaxed fare. Now, another related eatery, Under the Sun, has recently opened beneath this landmark getaway. This new venue creates more of a fully realized dining, rather than a pub, experience.
Thursday, April 11,2013

Getting lucky in north Boulder

By Clay Fong
Sometimes hunger can sneak up on you like a pouncing cat or a stealthy ninja, and this is precisely the dilemma colleague Carin found herself in one fair weekday morning.
Thursday, April 4,2013

No furry blue puppets, just good Korean

By Clay Fong
Exploring the basement food court on University Hill, I recently encountered an eatery with the unlikely moniker of Goody Monster. I was mildly disappointed to discover that the person behind the counter wasn’t a furry blue puppet with ping-pong ball eyes.
Thursday, March 28,2013

Harold’s is a cut above

By Clay Fong
Attached to Longmont’s Plaza Hotel, Harold’s Restaurant & Lounge ups the ante on this town’s fine dining with retro-styled cocktails and original farm-to-table preparations.
Thursday, March 21,2013

The resurgent cupcake, reconsidered

By Clay Fong
My reaction to the cupcake’s resurgence in popularity isn’t all that different to my response to REM’s popularity when I was in college. I get how others might like a red velvet cupcake and/or Michael Stipe, but personally, neither one’s my cup of tea.
Thursday, March 14,2013

A pleasant surprise in the Peloton

By Clay Fong
The weekend brunch, served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., features a menu that’s surprisingly comprehensive given this eatery’s relatively modest size. Salads range from a simple green number to entree offerings anchored by such exotica as pan-roasted halibut or smoked salmon.
Thursday, March 7,2013

Filling the belly at a Philly deli

By Clay Fong
Many times, when you set foot in a Boulder-area deli, you’ll experience a certain degree of geographic predictability. Often you’ll see images of New York landmarks, such as the Statue of Liberty, to help build Big Apple culinary cred.
Thursday, February 28,2013

Julia’s proves vegan can taste good

By Clay Fong
While I am admittedly a carnivore, I’ve observed there are two main paths that vegan restaurants can follow.
Thursday, February 21,2013

Sampling the county’s top Asian food — in Lafayette

By Clay Fong
Given the weather, I ordered a hot $3.50 Vietnamese coffee to combat the chill. This beverage adhered to traditional presentation with a metal coffee press dripping dark roast brew into a glass with a hit of sweetened condensed milk on the bottom. After the coffee finished brewing, I poured the syrupy mix into a mug of hot water.
Thursday, February 14,2013

Recreating a childhood Asian treat

By Clay Fong
Noodles were always an integral part of my family’s Friday night dinners in Oakland Chinatown. Sometimes these restaurant repasts featured thick ribbons of chow fun rice noodles topped with slices of flank steak seasoned with salty black beans and hot mustard.