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Thursday, July 31,2014

Moby taco

Searching for tortilla-shod greatness at CyclHOPS Bike CANtina

By Josh Gross
While CyclHOPS vending tacos and bikes from one shop fronted with bike tools to aid commuters is an idea that deserves some sort of Nobel Prize, it also seemed slightly ironic that the location was on the sort of semi-rural drag strip of a street cyclists tend to avoid for fear of losing one of their three dimensions.
Thursday, July 24,2014

Best of the rest

Blooming Beets makes Paleo about what you can eat instead of what you can’t 

By Josh Gross
Blooming Beets is lifestyle eating if anything, no different in principle than the hip pizza joint or the restaurant that serves the same chow for twice the price as the corner diner just by adding a white table cloth.
Thursday, July 17,2014

Boiling point

Afternoon tea at The Huckleberry is a nice way to simmer down

By Josh Gross
Just one thing I want to know: how come I have to be Mr. Pink?” my co-worker Caitlin Rockett asked on our way to The Huckleberry in old town Louisville. But we weren’t headed there to pull a Reservoir Dogs; we were going to have a tea party.
Thursday, July 10,2014

Snap judgment

Casa Alvarez is more than the sum of its generic decor

By Josh Gross
At first glance, Casa Alvarez might as well be decorated exclusively in red flags. It occupies the back corner location of a 30th Street strip mall and has an interior that looks like every Mexican restaurant in every town, with light pastel coloring and tile, overly harsh lighting and awkward attempts to recreate a jungle atmosphere inside.
Thursday, July 3,2014

Peep this

Le Peep is where it’s at, so long as you accidently find it

By Josh Gross
It would be a lie to call Le Peep “Boulder’s best kept secret.” For one, the diner is a chain with dozens of locations, and it’s been in Boulder for 30 years or so. The chain has been around even longer. Then there’s the fact that it’s got a reasonable level of bustle in a central location.
Thursday, June 26,2014

Bite-sized

The Bitter Bar ditches its menu for finger food

By Josh Gross
Though downtown Boulder has its share of classy joints, when discerning Boulderites are looking for somewhere to wear their dress North Face jacket, or that little black dress that perfectly matches their nice Chacos, they head downtown to The Bitter Bar — this year’s Best of Boulder winner for “Best Bar” — and soak up the swank.
Thursday, June 19,2014

Sun Rose Cafe does things Texas-sized

By Josh Gross
Though the ambiance was one of light disorientation caused by ambient sound, The Sun Rose Cafe delivered on the food end, making the experience a pleasant one on the whole.
Thursday, June 12,2014

Rain or shine

La Revolucin and its all-purpose patio

By Josh Gross
It’s hard to quantify something like “best patio.” But even without statistics wunderkind Nate Silverapproved objective data, it’s fair to say to that La Revolución Taqueria and Cantina in old town Louisville is in the running.
Thursday, June 5,2014

Straightedge

The Rowdy Mermaid is craft-brew for teetotalers

By Josh Gross
When I announced plans to review The Rowdy Mermaid, Boulder’s new kombucha taproom, a co-worker swiftly warned me reading on the Internet that kombucha, a sparkling fermented tea drink with live yeast and bacteria cultures, can cause “fatal...
Thursday, May 29,2014

A shrine to flavor

Korea House is full of sights and tastes

By Josh Gross
It’s hard not to think of that scene walking into Korea House in North Boulder. The unassuming stripmall storefront on the side of 28th gives no hint of what is contained within: numerous paintings, tchotchkes and shrines to beer and more.
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