Cuisine

Il Pastaio is food for the soul

We’re taught in early language arts classes to write what we know. But in writing about food, the adage creates a paradox: When a...

Tool time

When I’m asked: “Which kitchen tools are absolutely essential?” I’ve always answered in my sage Jedi voice: “A sharp chef’s knife and your hands.” While...

Copper Kettle’s Mexican Chocolate Stout is still a winner

Let’s all agree that this past snowstorm was the last throe of winter. In exchange for politely ushering winter out the door, we’ll drink...

Taxing memories

Math and I have always had an adversarial relationship. Born minus the calculus gene, math was the one subject that marred my straight A’s...

Zolo Grill is still slinging exceptional fare

One of the first restaurants at which I ate when I moved to Boulder four years ago was Zolo Southwestern Grill. And that meal...

In California, what is old is new again

Arnot-Roberts. Lioco. Matthiasson. Sandhi. These are just four of the producers that are counteracting the notion that ripeness, butter and oak should define California chardonnay....

Pepperoni has become salami non grata at Neapolitan pizzerias

People talk a lot about ham and pineapple pizza, barbecue chicken pizza and crusts topped with sardines, artichokes, ricotta salata and arugula, but every...

Curry-N-Kebob is a comforting favorite

Curry-N-Kebob has to be one of Boulder’s most beloved hidden gems. It’s hidden because it’s scrunched between a Papa John’s and a Quizno’s, and...

Gemini’s first is an impressive start

Sometimes we throw around this word “unique” and it ends up being more self-congratulatory than anything else. Uniquely self-congratulatory, that is. And we do...

My foodie selfie

Hi. My name is John, and I belong to a Facebook group called Food Porn. On a daily basis, members publish intimate photos of...

Red Rock Coffeehouse checks a lot of boxes

While recently promoting her latest book, Patti Smith detoured and talked about her love of cafes, an affinity that started in the ’60s. “Back then,...

Raspberry Provincial from funkwerks works

Forget one-day blizzards that drop over a foot of snow and knock out power across Boulder County. If we drink summer beers, it will...
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