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Thursday, August 1,2013

Thai that won’t break the bank

By Clay Fong
Allowing for very few exceptions, one of the chief tenets of my culinary belief system is that Asian food should be reasonably priced.
Thursday, July 25,2013

A Niwot breakfast without pretense

By Clay Fong
Many hold the Niwot Market’s Friday evening summer dinners in high esteem. However, it’s also worth noting that this hospitable family-run grocery also dishes out reasonably priced breakfasts and lunches throughout the week.
Thursday, July 18,2013

Top-notch sushi in an unassuming spot

By Clay Fong
Given the sushi expertise present, I chose to ignore such offerings as the Saturday shoyu or miso broth ramen lunch special and various bento boxes. Instead I focused on sushi specials, and my opening gambit was a $12 white fish lovers’ special.
Thursday, July 11,2013

Revisiting a revamped classic

By Clay Fong
In some ways the Chautauqua Dining Hall might be to Boulderites what the Statue of Liberty might be to New Yorkers. Sure, you know it’s there, but you may not venture out there that much unless you have out-of-town visitors or are obligated to attend a special event.
Wednesday, July 3,2013

Snoopin' out the Dogg House

By Clay Fong
Given the name, it’s not surprising Geisty’s serves up a variety of sausages, but it also offers tavern staples like burgers, fries and wings. I suspect this isn’t a first for this kind of place, as Geisty’s also has a full bar, complete with cocktails and pitchers of beer.
Thursday, June 27,2013

The tastes of Provence and beyond

By Clay Fong
Inside Mateo, tastefully refined earth tones and bright whites make for an elegant-yet-welcoming setting such as one might find in a gallery staffed by friendly, unpretentious folks.
Thursday, June 20,2013

Solid, simple sushi in Superior

By Clay Fong
It recently dawned on me that location doesn’t seem to be a predictor of the quality of Boulder County Japanese restaurants. Sure, I’ve had fine Asian meals at the high-end downtown Boulder stalwarts. But I’ve also enjoyed equally satisfying repasts in strip mall joints and haunts tucked away in the corners of grocery stores.
Thursday, June 13,2013

Mary’s is not just for cyclists

By Clay Fong
Mary’s has the welcoming feel of the archetypical country store, with a warm wood interior and retro retail fixtures such as a nut display that seems strangely familiar. It’s also remarkably cyclist-friendly — Keith was able to make use of a communal floor pump to fill his tire — and there’s plenty of bicycle parking.
Thursday, June 6,2013

Breakfast with a side of country charm

By Clay Fong
The breakfast menu here spotlights classic fare like oatmeal, pancakes, waffles and egg dishes ranging from the basic to more sophisticated preparations such as omelets and Benedicts. There are also skillets combining eggs, potatoes and ingredients like peppers and bacon.
Thursday, May 30,2013

An authentic taste of old Europe in Boulder

By Clay Fong
It’s not often that one draws upon the terms evocative or cinematic to describe a local dining establishment’s ambience, but in the case of Boulder’s freshly brewed Bohemian Biergarten, it’s entirely warranted.