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Thursday, April 7,2011

Something for everyone

By Clay Fong
Avexing of diminutive slider size. A product of genderbias, culinary conundrum revolves around A&W's sizing scheme for its hamburgers. It was easy enough to figure out the Baby Burger's place in the pecking order, as it was the Mama Burger was larger, but it was overshadowed by the two male burgers, the most problematic of the lot.
Thursday, March 31,2011

Indian food, buffet style

By Clay Fong
A friendly server of few words showed us to our table. After ordering beverages, we began our reconnaissance of the buffet table, which was comfortingly familiar in its offerings. There was the usual assortment of cut-up fresh fruit and salad fixings as well as anticipated hot items like vegetable korma and chicken curry.
Thursday, March 24,2011

The return of succulent sushi

By Clay Fong
About a year ago, I was dismayed to learn that Longmont's Ichiban was suspending its sushi and sashimi service, as this was perhaps my favorite spot for variations on the raw fish theme. I was out of sorts until learning that a retooled version of Ichiban reopened late last fall with sushi Sensei John back at the helm.
Thursday, March 17,2011

Latin health food

By Clay Fong
Most dishes here are South American, with a particular focus on Venezuela and Colombia. Arepa, a cornmeal cake stuffed with a variety of fillings, is a signature offering here. There's also bean and rice bowls served with salsa and smooth Venezuelan guacamole, as well as fried yucca root appetizers.
Thursday, March 10,2011

Cafe meets bistro in Longmont

By Clay Fong
A friend recently analogized that Boulder is to Longmont as Manhattan is to Brooklyn. From a dining standpoint, there's more than a grain of truth in this analogy. Boulder, like Manhattan, has more than its fair share of press-worthy, high-buck eateries whose prices are driven in no small part by premium real estate values.
Thursday, March 3,2011

Frasca's new sister pizzeria shines

By Clay Fong
If I've learned anything from the recent proliferation of high-end pizza eateries in Boulder, it's that these aren't the cheesy parlors of my childhood. No straw hat-doffing servers or coin-operated mechanical pony rides here. You won't find either at the new Pizzeria Locale,.
Thursday, February 24,2011

Formidable pho

By Clay Fong
Pressed for time, colleague Carin and I weren't enthused to seek a blah lunch at a ho-hum sandwich shop or fast food joint during a recent journey to Broomfield. I also realized it had been some time since I had enjoyed a bowl of pho, Vietnamese beef noodle soup.
Thursday, February 17,2011

Savor the Savory

By Clay Fong
During a recent brunch with friends Tertia, Eric and Addie, we were all struck by the diversity of the weekend menu. The most ambitious brunch item is the $15 Southern Gentleman, perhaps more accurately termed the Portly Indulger, consisting of eggs, cheddar grits, ham steak with chicory gravy, greens, scallion biscuit and a whiskey shot.
Thursday, February 10,2011

Old favorites at the new Pinyon

By Clay Fong
Even when split, this intriguing blend of taste and texture divided into decently sized portions for each of us. A study in contrasts, this salad juxtaposed the veggies' earthiness with a bright tarragon and mint-scented vinaigrette. But it was the farmer's cheese that stole the show in this dish.
Thursday, February 3,2011

Getting into the Gindi

By Clay Fong
Gindi offers up a lunchtime slate of such light meal standbys as soup, salads and sandwiches. Dinner is available from Thursday to Saturday night with a reasonably priced menu in the $9.50-and-up range featuring burgers, stuffed squash and ahi tuna.