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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.
Thursday, February 7,2013

A diner that Jack Reacher would like

By Clay Fong
If Jack Reacher were to ever return to Colorado and wind up in Boulder, I suspect he’d make a beeline for the Parkway Cafe.
Thursday, January 31,2013

Rib House still satisfies in its new digs

By Clay Fong
Tracy, the genial owner who cites Kansas City style ’cue as a significant influence, walked companion Keith and I through the menu, interspersing nostalgic tales of dining at K.C.’s Arthur Bryant’s.
Thursday, January 24,2013

Don’t give this grocery sushi short shrift

By Clay Fong
While some may be rightfully skeptical of a sushi spot nestled in a grocery, Sachi handily distinguishes itself from chain supermarket operations that truck in fare from afar.