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Thursday, January 23,2014

Make a mess at Ras Kassa’s

Ethiopian finger food

By Blair Madole
Their motto is “Eat like you’ve never heard of silverware,” and they aren’t kidding. Everything from farmer’s cheese to lentil stew is served with spongy Ethiopian bread called injera to be used for scooping, and nothing else.
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Thursday, December 26,2013

Bru is unoccupied and unexpected

Great food, no wait

By Blair Madole
The menu reads like a contemporary, Southern-inspired restaurant that happens to have a handcrafted ale business on the side.
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Wednesday, November 27,2013

Brunch without the wait

By Blair Madole
Aji is blessedly free of a line around 10:30 a.m. on a Saturday, likely because Latin restaurants aren’t commonly thought of for brunch opportunities, especially when surrounded by more breakfast-centric bistros and diners.
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Thursday, October 31,2013

A refreshing take on a tequila bistro

By Blair Madole
Sweet and spicy mole sauce, crunchy peanuts and tangy pickled red onions — the chicken mole taco at Tahona Tequila Bistro says everything you need to know about this downtown Pearl locale: It’s well-executed, vibrant and unique, and it’s best experienced with a margarita in hand.
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Thursday, October 10,2013

An overdone riff

By Blair Madole
The word “riff” implies improvisation and excitement. It instantly brings to mind a memorable guitar solo, and applied to food, the expectation for something inspiring. Unfortunately, in the case of Riffs Urban Fare, there is such a thing as too much riffing.
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Thursday, September 12,2013

Home, sweet Zoe

By Blair Madole
Tucked among the big names and Americanized menus on West Pearl sits a rare find in downtown Boulder: authenticity.
Thursday, April 19,2012

Green sandwiches and the invasion of the carrots

By Blair Madole
This coming Earth Day, the Carrotmob will descend upon University Hill at Half Fast Subs in an effort to raise enough money to help the sub shop become more energy-efficient. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, all revenues from Half Fast will be used to make the outdated restaurant more green.
Thursday, April 12,2012

Green pets

Natural and sustainable practices for your animals

By Blair Madole
Though pets have a much smaller carbon footprint than humans, making a few changes in a pet’s diet, shampoo and toys does make a difference in the environment, and the market for environmentally friendly pet products is growing.
Thursday, March 29,2012

Safe spring cleaning

A guide to clearing out the clutter in an eco-friendly fashion

By Blair Madole
Odd things tend to turn up when you tackle the task of cleaning out your closet, from old paint and cleaning supplies to moldy food and frayed clothing.
Thursday, March 29,2012

Environmental engineers

The CU students who are sacrificing their social lives for an energy-efficient car

By Blair Madole
A three-wheeled, alien vehicle that can be lifted with relative ease by three or four young men is carrying the hopes of five engineering students at the University of Colorado. They believe the car may be able to last for 1,500 miles on one gallon of gas during the Shell Eco-marathon this weekend.
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