Lactose intolerant? Try a slice of cheese

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 ...

Barley, hops and gluten

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...

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Doughnut enter

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

Goodbye and hello

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

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

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