Cuisine

Not your average neighborhood coffee shop

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Vajra Rich looks like a mad scientist, complete with messy hair, a glint in his eyes and beakers and circular heaters that look like they belong in a chemistry lab. He doesn’t work with obscure chemicals or create monsters though. He makes coffee...

A taste of New York

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"Do you use Fox’s U-Bet syrup in your egg creams?” I asked, in the manner of a character in a spy movie probing the bona fides of a new but unproven contact...

Chef prioritizes local products

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Bradford Heap has a passion for quality food, and he says he will do what it takes to get it to you...

A hipster visit to Boulder’s Snooze

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A couple months back, I was chatting on the phone with my sister when I mentioned my fear of becoming a hipster...

Alternative Thanksgiving options

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Sometimes it can be fun to play with holiday traditions, especially those involving food...

Pearl Street gets a new riff

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In the late 1990s, I worked on west Walnut Street, a stone’s throw from the Pearl Street Mall. For lunch, I’d patronize now-defunct venues like Juanita’s and the New York Deli, and I’d often pick up morning coffee at the old Bookends Café. Like many, I felt a touch ...

Italian-style pizza booming in Boulder

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It’s clear that people in Boulder love pizza. Not just any kind of pizza, but authentic Italian pizza. And the city’s restaurant scene has seen an uptick in places that offer it...

Southern Indian seasonings

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One of my more ill-advised college misadventures involved a midnight competition with a classmate to see who could consume the most Tabasco sauce straight. While I prevailed, I learned a valuable lesson (actually one of several) in that heat for heat’s sake isn’t a ...

More than a coffee shop

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The first impression of downtown Boulder’s Saxy’s Cafe is that of your typical college town coffee shop with a ramshackle, slightly lived-in feel. But a closer look reveals more luxurious trappings epitomized by comfortable sofas and low coffee tables that give the ...

What farmers do during the winter months

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On the outskirts of Boulder, past the myriad car dealerships, pizza joints and other signs of urban living, lives a mysterious group of people whose wintertime actions are unknown to many Boulderites...

A dining discovery — and a good deal

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For some foodies, exploring new restaurants is a sporting activity, and one of the top trophies is stumbling across a hidden gem before anyone else does. If the place is affordable, so much the better, and unique menu items score additional brownie points, although ...

Restaurants band together for First Bite Boulder

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First Bite Boulder is coming back to Boulder County this year in full force, and it’s not too early to make reservations...