Cuisine

House cure for the common appetite

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Café Aion on the Hill, unlike other spots in this neighborhood, is less grab-and-go student hangout than leisurely neighborhood haunt serving all three meals. Its combination of wood and brick, coupled with ample sunlight and modernistic seating, give it a quality ...

Bread pudding for breakfast?

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Bread pudding conjures up sweet dessert memories for many people, but this homey dish has a savory side too. It’s called a strata, and you can even serve it for breakfast...

Add Salt to your list

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Downtown Boulder’s Salt packs them in during weekday lunches, and other restaurants would be ecstatic to have comparable crowds at Friday dinner. One downside of this popularity is that consigliere Keith and I weren’t able to get a proper table in this venue, which ...

A one-bite wonderland for your holiday open house

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A holiday open house often means open season on the host’s resources. Whether you use a caterer or prepare the food yourself, it’s possible to offer guests a feast for their senses without a feast on your nerves...

It’s menudo time again

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With snow starting to fall on the ground, and the end of the year drawing near, I realized it was time to exercise a holiday tradition, the annual consumption of a bowl of menudo. This Mexican tripe stew, a special-occasion dish and supposed folk remedy for ...

Mix it up with local holiday spirit

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Do crowded shopping malls and piles of unwritten greeting cards have you feeling out of season? Well, maybe holiday spirits will help get you into the holiday spirit...

Old reliable May Wah

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Outside of Chinatowns and Asian communities, there’s a reassuring predictability to what’s on the menu at what one can categorize as Chinese-American restaurants. These aren’t places to get jellyfish appetizers, preserved duck egg congee or black bean oysters. ...

Kitchen gifts: Little things that do a lot

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There are two ways to gift shop for a cook. You can drop a wad on a spectacular piece of equipment that will get used three or four times a year and sit in the pantry the rest of the time. Or you can convert a relatively small amount of money into a potful of tools...

Niwot’s gourmet pizzeria delivers

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This is the sort of place you’d find in the Northeast,” declared Kurt, a Massachusetts transplant, as we took our seats inside Lefty’s Gourmet Pizza and Ice Cream. We had been bicycling for the last few hours on the back roads north of Boulder when this homey Niwot...

Local organic brewery celebrates first anniversary

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When asked what got him and his fellow brewer Chris Asher into the beer business, Asher Brewing Company’s Steven Turner can actually name a person...

Cook with wine, time to dine!

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Cold weather and the winter holidays are closely associated with family, travel, food — and drink...