Cuisine

Lactose intolerant? Try a slice of cheese

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Cheese is arguably one of the world’s most prized commodities. Spanning the globe in vast diversity, it has remained a gustatory staple for thousands of years. Yet somewhere along the way, cheese gained a bad reputation and became, for many Americans, nothing but a ...

Why are meatpacking plant employees in Colorado dying of COVID-19?

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Six employees of the JBS meat processing plant in Greeley have died of COVID-19. Around the country, meatpacking and food processing plants...

Where are Boulder’s 24-hour eats?

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It’s 3 a.m., studying isn’t going well, and your eyes are starting to feel heavy. If you could just find a nearby place to grab a snack, drink some late-night caffeine and focus, all would not be lost. Unfortunately, you live in Boulder and the pickings are ...

Tiki comes to Boulder

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Consider the piña colada. An iconic tropical treat composed of cream of coconut, rum, pineapple juice and pulverized ice, usually served with...

Barley, hops and gluten

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Late night host Jimmy Kimmel recently sent a camera crew out on the streets of LA to ask people who didn’t eat gluten just what it is...

Will Boulder’s culinary diversity go as strip malls go?

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Ras Kassa’s was the coolest culinary anomaly I’d ever encountered in my food writing life. It was an Ethiopian roadhouse set in a Twilight...

Laf’ it up

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I live in Lafayette, Boulder County’s hot new food, drink and dining destination. Right. If you are laughing to yourself, don’t feel bad: You have a...

Open & Shuttered

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Dear Future Food History Researcher,  As the year 2020 arrived, we heard that Ralphie’s Bar and Grill, which only...

Doughnut enter

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Traditionally, after long and successful lives elsewhere in the U.S., doughnut shop chains come to Boulder County to die.

Goodbye and hello

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I am the keeper of Boulder’s eatery history. It’s ended up as my job by default because I’ve written about Boulder food since the late-1970s. I’m...

BlueBox Doughnuts is a sweet addition

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Boulder County has had a tumultuous relationship with the doughnut in recent years. Reputable chain bakers like Winchell’s, Daylight and LaMar’s have held court,...

Boulder restaurants face shortage of kitchen workers

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It used to be the case that people would be lined up out the door to get a job in the kitchen at Flagstaff...