Cuisine

What’s Manischewitz?

The goy’s guide to Passover

By Tara Morgan

This week, Jewish people worldwide are celebrating Passover. Though the celebration continues for a whole week, the holiday’s most important meal — the Passover seder — generally falls on the first night. Filled with storytelling, ritual foods and lots of wine, the seder dinner can be both mysterious to goys (non- Jews) and enthralling for all who secure an invite.

Cuisine

Eat and run

Sampling Boulder’s variety of food tours

By Grace Boyle

As the last snow begins to melt, flowers begin to bud and the temperatures rise, Boulder gears up to face the beautiful spring and summer months. One of the best ways to get the most out of spring is to take advantage of the nice weather and return of life with a good tour.

Cuisine

America’s mayonnaise of record

By Ari LeVaux

Mayonnaise is the top-selling condiment in the nation, and is on a trajectory to overtake soy sauce on the world stage. The reasons behind this popularity are diverse and are the subject of much speculation — by me, anyway.

Cuisine

The mayonnaise of record

What the popularity of one brand says about the condiment

By Ari LeVaux

Mayonnaise is the top-selling condiment in the nation, and is on a trajectory to overtake soy sauce on the world stage. The reasons behind this popularity are diverse and are the subject of much speculation — by me, anyway.

Cuisine

Going GMO-free is easier said than done

Which comes first: the cage-free chicken or the organic egg?

By Grace Boyle

Boulder is known for its staunch commitment to organic products, sourcing local and an emphasis on avoiding genetically modified organisms, often referred to as GMOs. Whether it’s picketers on Pearl Street, advocates at the farmers’ market or social media rants from locals, it is clear there’s a rising tide of opposition to GMOs, especially in the local restaurant scene.

Cuisine

Shining a light on circadian rhythms in plants

Preserving the living nature of foods could increase nutritional value

By Ari LeVaux

Plant parts, like leaves and roots, keep living after having been separated from the plants on which they grew. For days, weeks, even months after being harvested, the component cells of these plant parts can carry on with their metabolic functions.

Cuisine

Fabulous fernet

Mysterious spirit appearing on menus in Boulder

By David Accomazzo

Depending on who you ask, Fernet is a miracle hangover cure, a delicious digestive aid or a secret handshake for those in an exclusive club.

Cuisine

Colorado restaurant servers could see pay raised by about $2 an hour

By Bob Berwyn

Raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 like Obama wants would also raise the pay rate for tipped employees — including restaurant industry servers — which is currently set at $2.13 an hour nationally, to $7.07.

Cuisine

A Cup of Peace offers asylum for the west side

By Josh Gross

A Cup of Peace doesn’t look like much from the outside. A plain storefront in an unglamorous lot on the side of the less-distinguished end of Arapahoe. The best thing it has going for it is a big vinyl sign advertising budget Korean lunch specials within like some sort of gas station cafe.

Cuisine

Desserts on the move

By Grace Boyle

The Tasterie Truck is now in its fourth year of business in Boulder. Boulder’s first dessert truck started by only offering sweets and pastries. As a “a tasty mobile patisserie,” they were well loved for their whoopie pies, stickyboxes (bundt cake), milk and cookies cupcakes, lemon roulades and more.

Restaurant Review

Won’t you be my neighbor?

The Kitchen Next Door

By Josh Gross

It’s comfort food that breaks neither the bank nor the belt, and that proves a point I’ve long argued for as a food writer: fine food doesn’t require fine dining. You should be able to get a great meal at a decent price in jeans. The Kitchen Next Door shows there’s no reason you can’t afford — or be let in the door — for a good meal.

Restaurant Review

Authentic Mexican Snickers bars

Mamacita’s goes beyond burritos

By Josh Gross

But a big part of that melting pot being in America is, of course, the need for there to be a giant, hideous television screen every single place you look.

Restaurant Review

Chicken a la antlers

Posting up at The Post Brewing Co.

By Josh Gross

The Sunday brunch menu has a few crossover items from the chicken-centric dinner menu, but focuses more on traditional breakfast items like roast beef hash ($11) and a delicious-sounding egg-battered slab of Texas toast dressed up in bourbon apples ($9).

Restaurant Review

Barbecue-topia at KT’s Hickory Pit

By Josh Gross

There are four KT’s locations. The East Boulder spot I visited is a converted house on 74th and Arapahoe, decorated with Elvis memorabilia, including a copy of the only cookbook this reporter owns hanging on the wall, Are You Hungry Tonight?: Elvis’s Favorite Recipes.

Restaurant Review

Pica’s Taqueria

By Josh Gross

Co-worker David Accomazzo was blunt in what to expect from Pica’s Taqueria: “hipster tacos,” he said.

Restaurant Review

Experience Mediterranean gigantism at its tastiest

By Josh Gross

Hummus and dolmas and shawarmas, oh my; there’s a reason the kids hit this place after hitting the bong.

Restaurant Review

Leenie’s Southern Cafe is a bit more cafe than Southern

Where to eat comfortable food wearing comfortable pants

By Josh Gross

Leenie’s leans more toward being a Southern-influenced diner than it does a full-blown Southern cafe.

Restaurant Review

Give me home fries or give me death

The North Boulder Cafe is some fine truck stop chic

By Josh Gross

The North Boulder Cafe is about as close to a lonely roadside diner as one is likely to find in city limits.

Restaurant Review

Boulder restaurant Zeal flaunts enthusiasm

Fresh, local and organic

By Josh Gross

Zeal is what Boulder has come to expect from sleek, Pearl Street eateries: A clean, modern design with high ceilings, plenty of light and colors as natural and comforting as the food.

Restaurant Review

Shamane’s make sha-magic in your sha-mouth

By Christine Vazquez

Though the shop’s tagline is “making your sweet dreams come true,” they are clearly making a run at satisfying savory dreams as well.

TidBites

Tidbites | Week of April 17, 2014

Brett and Mitch Magdovitz, the creators of the recently launched Boulder company Bronuts, are looking to push their ballmaking skills — they only make donut holes — to the next level by obtaining a mobile bakery truck.

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Tidbites | Week of April 10, 2014

Boulder Valley School District earned their place among the ranks by overhauling a preexisting system that didn’t have nutritional value at the top of its must-have list. According to Ann Cooper, director of food service for the Boulder Valley School District, the overhaul began five years ago when she signed on with the district.

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Tidbites | Week of April 3, 2014

The USDA estimates that as much as 15 percent of U.S. households are food insecure, meaning they don’t fully know where their next meal may be coming from. Add to that a recent study from the World Bank that found somewhere between one-fourth and one-third of all food produced globally for human consumption is wasted — one of the biggest obstacles to conquering poverty.

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Tidbites | Week of March 27, 2014

By Mallane Dressel

A new Farmers Market vendor for this year, Rowdy Mermaids, will be quenching people’s thirst with Kombucha, which they craft using farm-direct organic teas and locally-sourced fruit, as well as filtered Colorado snow melt.

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Tidbites | Week of March 20, 2014

By Josh Gross

The Boulder-based and Colorado-centric Big Red F restaurant chain will soon be breaking free of the Big Red C and expanding — or invading if you prefer — into neighboring Kansas with their signature joint, Jax Fish House.

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Tidbites | Week of March 13, 2014

By Josh Gross

Boar, gelato and corned beef; its this week in Boulder food happenings.

TidBites

Tidbites | Week of March 6, 2014

By Josh Gross

Bite-sized food news from the Boulder area for the week of March 6.

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Tidbites | Week of February 27, 2014

Taste of Boulder, Taste of Pearl

By Josh Gross

Tickets are now on sale for the fifth annual A Taste of Pearl, which will take already posh downtown shops and galleries and further poshify them with fancy snacks.

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Tidbites | Week of February 20, 2014

Bite size food news

By Josh Gross

Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A finally managed to make the news for something other than homophobic comments made by its top brass: a commitment to eliminating antibiotics from its meat.

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Tidbites | Week of February 13, 2014

Love and linguine

By Josh Gross

BWs roundup of special Valentines Day dinners at local restaurants.

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