<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Cuisine]]> <![CDATA[How locavores are the new gun nuts]]> There’s a new gun nut in town. Once upon a time you could find him wandering gentrifying neighborhoods in skinny jeans and a retro T-shirt carrying an armload of vinyl in one arm and pushing a fixed-gear bike with the other.]]> <![CDATA[Holy diver]]> The doors open at 3 p.m. and the regulars start coming in, some with paperbacks to read at the bar. Many are there five, six, seven days a week. They know each other’s names, the regulars, the bartenders, the doorman — he’s not really a bouncer until the night crowd appears.]]> <![CDATA[Local tastes available for Thanksgiving]]> Although most people celebrate Thanksgiving at home with family and friends, many local restaurants are concocting Thanksgiving feasts for those in need of a sound holiday meal. The Cork, Greenbriar Inn and Peaceful Valley Ranch have unique Thanksgiving menus and specials this year.]]> <![CDATA[A conscientious approach to coffee]]> A certified organic and fair-trade roaster, Conscious Coffees has been providing coffee to Boulder companies for 15 years. Their single-origin coffees can be found at The Cup, Folsom Street Coffee House, Whole Foods, The Kitchen and Arugula, among others.]]> <![CDATA[Odell's latest, a black IPA, balances out the bite]]> Twitter begging: It's not just for celebrity retweets on your birthday any more.]]> <![CDATA[Eateries pitch in for firefighters, evacuees]]> Chris Rosen, owner of downtown tea and coffee shop Atlas Purveyors, turned his caf%u9829nto an unofficial drop site for food and toiletries on the Wednesday after the fire. He got the message out via Twitter and has personally donated about $250 worth of goods %uFFFD including 100 pounds each of cat food, dog food and cat litter.]]> <![CDATA[Taste buds to the rescue]]> The fungus that caused the 19th century Irish Potato Famine wouldn’t have claimed a million lives if Ireland had been growing more than one potato variety, experts say. And today, experts warn about a similar dependence on only a handful of crop varieties.]]> <![CDATA[Alcohol at altitude: Wine and mead in Colorado]]> Colorado is a state with an abundance of recreational activities, mountains, snow and wine? Despite unforeseen snowstorms, tornado-like wind and temperatures varying from below zero to off the thermometer, Colorado hosts a bounty of sheltered microclimates and river valleys that are key to growing wine grapes.]]> <![CDATA[A one-bite wonderland for your holiday open house]]> Restaurant-quality nibbles, not standard chips and salsa, are feasible and affordable even for the do-it-yourselfer. Vazquez advises starting with inexpensive, versatile and hearty ingredients such as polenta, chorizo and pasta. A sauce adds instant zing, and most can be made the day before, then heated in the microwave the day of.]]> <![CDATA[Cocktails with a kick]]> There’s little doubt spicy cocktails have found a place on many menus. So Boulder Weekly sought the thoughts of several bartenders, mixologists and general managers around Boulder to find out what appeals to drinkers about spicy cocktails and whether capsaicin, chili peppers’ spicy chemical, is too hot to handle.]]> <![CDATA[Not with a bang but with a shipping delay]]> In October, Huy Fong Foods, manufacturer of Asian hot sauce institution Sriracha, aka, “cock sauce,” was sued by its hometown of Irwindale, Calif., a move that threatened to limit America’s strategic hot sauce reserves and potentially send prices skyrocketing. In a word: Srirachagate.]]> <![CDATA[The mayonnaise of record]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[Waiting in line: Skip it with Splick-It]]> To use the Splick-It app, users select a restaurant or cafe from the list of available eateries on the phone, which will then bring the restaurant's menu onto the screen. From there, customers can customize items and write notes for their order before adding them to their cart.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder restaurants: Old dogs, new tricks]]> Here at The Sink, local and national crowds gather within the recognizable walls that have sheltered everyone from the once-a-week regular to the president of the United States. Now celebrating its 90th year of service, food and drink endures in evolving ways to keep relevant and exceed near-mythological expectations.]]> <![CDATA[Why not Niwot?]]> Like a freight train running downhill, the Colorado craft beer scene keeps gaining momentum. And as long as beer lovers continue chugging, our state will keep churning out new places for locals to savor their quaff. It’s time to say hello to one of your newest breweries — Niwot’s Bootstrap Brewing.]]> <![CDATA[Making the grade in dorm cooking]]> There's more to the college experience than fascinating lectures, frat parties and pricey textbooks. There's all that ramen, for one thing.]]> <![CDATA[Waste not, want not]]> A new CU policy that prohibits people from searching trash bins for food criminalizes the controversial but widespread activity known colloquially as “Dumpster diving.” People who are caught diving could face a maximum fine up to $1,000 and a maximum of one year in jail — a serious price to pay for grabbing a discarded bagel.]]> <![CDATA[At Twisted Pine, beer with blindfolds and vegetable cream ale]]> Man, I tell myself as I pull up the blindfold for about the 30th time, I’m glad I’m working right now so I can cheat so often.]]> <![CDATA[Take a shot]]> Shmaltz Brewing Company’s He’Brew beer has quite the balancing act going on beneath its humorous exterior. With one brewery in San Francisco and another in New York, no other brewery is as immersed in the struggle of balancing the country’s craft beer tastes.]]> <![CDATA[It’s plain as day]]> Plastered with a reputation for plainness, a plant with a fairly short history of use is anything but. When studying vanilla, one discovers definitions that complement and clash when describing the world of this fairly ubiquitous taste. Its name even holds a dirty little secret.]]>