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Thursday, January 17,2013

Basta’s brunch among the best

By Clay Fong
Once known as Pizzeria Basta, the Boulder eatery now simply known as Basta still serves savory wood oven pies. But this name change more accurately reflects a menu offering much more than just pizza, which is a smart move.
Thursday, January 10,2013

Beers, burgers and Belgium

By Clay Fong
West Flanders is a Belgian province known for significant events in both World Wars, notably the bloody fighting around Ypres and the Dunkirk evacuation. It also has a reputation for the peculiar practice of cat flinging. Lastly, and perhaps most relevantly, it has a longstanding tradition of brewing high-quality beers.
Thursday, January 3,2013

On-the-go bagels and Moe

By Clay Fong
For the most part, previous forays to the three Moe’s locations scattered across town (there’s a Denver branch too) were of the grab-and-go variety.
Thursday, December 27,2012

A new South American corner in Boulder

By Clay Fong
Rincon Argentino, which opened just this past fall, has brought the seldom-seen (at least around here) cuisine of Argentina to a friendly and accessible venue. Argentine fare has many parents, including the food of indigenous peoples and European settlers as well as a deep, romantic tradition of cattle ranching.
Thursday, December 20,2012

Lovely chocolate, Boulder style

By Clay Fong
Saint-Rmy-de-Provence is a quaint village in the south of France, exuding considerable charm by dint of its vintage stone buildings and picturesque rustic landscape. Walking through the town center, one notices a stone facade marked "Jel Durand - Chocolatier."
Thursday, December 13,2012

Mexican that meets expectations

By Clay Fong
3 Margaritas maintains much of the lively color scheme of Sol Azteca, augmented by efficient, low-key and welldressed servers — Carin felt their ties added a touch of class.
Thursday, December 6,2012

Eastern authenticity at Ting's in East County

By Clay Fong
I’m often forced to compromise at Chinese restaurants by eating less authentic fare like sesame chicken and cream cheese wontons — not exactly the stuff of childhood Chinatown dinners.
Thursday, November 29,2012

Pizzeria Locale gives Bay-area pizza a whirl

By Clay Fong
Boulder’s Pizzeria Locale has been in business almost two years, and has solidified its position as a go-to spot for wood-fired, Naples-style pie.
Wednesday, November 21,2012

Getting dizzy on Boulder’s newest donuts

By Clay Fong
I fed Mara donuts until she wept. Well, not really, although we certainly did a fine job of indulging ourselves at Dizzy’s Donuts, Boulder’s newest venue serving fresh takes on old-school baked goods.
Thursday, November 15,2012

A well-designed and hospitable Kasa

By Clay Fong
You’d be hard-pressed to find a restaurant in Boulder with a more conscious design aesthetic than the Japanese eatery known as Kasa Japanese Grill.