Cuisine

Snarfing it down

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My relationship with sandwiches has been ambivalent at best, due perhaps to their constancy as a lunchtime staple through my elementary school years. One unintended consequence of this routine is that I occasionally experience an inexplicable craving for Underwood’s ...

Specialty foods give Boulder (even more) character

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Try to imagine the San Lorenzo Market in Florence, Italy. A towering two-story building, it is packed with boisterous Italian men each selling their trademark food. Patrons buy cheese at one booth, fetch their bread at the next and select tomatoes at another. For ...

Some China spice

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Spice China 269 McCaslin Boulevard, Louisville. 720-890-0999 One of my childhood traditions was Friday night family dinner in Oakland’s Chinatown, a ritual both satisfying and inexpensive. This custom lives on, as my sister recently related that she was able to ...

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 ...

When Valentine’s Day and good food collide

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Legend has it that in third-century Rome, when St. Valentine heard of Emperor Claudius’ marriage ban, he set to work marrying love-struck couples in secret. Another story says that while in prison, Valentine wrote a letter to the girl he fell in love with and signed ...

Off the beaten brunch

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As friend Lisa and I drove on Hwy. 36 north of Boulder, we couldn’t help but notice the landscape’s arid harshness. Even though the sun was shining, we couldn’t shake a feeling of wintry desolation. Happily, the mood shifted for the better once we entered our ...

Local consultant makes sense of recent dining closures

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Those wishing to dine out these days may find that choices are more limited due to a recent string of restaurant closures throughout Boulder. Within the past four months, at least six local eateries have shut their doors, marking an undeniable shift in Boulder’s ...

Thai a noodle on

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Suki Thai Noodle House carries on the proud Asian tradition of serving noodle soup as a satisfying and economical one-dish meal...

How Taco Bell put the Mexican in American

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For many foodies and their lefty amigos, Taco Bell belongs in the pantheon of all-time anti-Mexican conspiracies — a notch below Lou Dobbs but more onerous than the swine flu...

Thunderbird beats the chains

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Thunderbird Burgers & BBQ faces the formidable challenge of being a locally owned business in direct competition with big multinational chains. To effectively compete, it needs to be at least comparable in price and, ideally, superior in quality. For the most part, ...

Losing weight this year doesn’t have to be a losing battle

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Each year on Jan. 1, flickers of optimism shimmer among hopeful people everywhere as they resolve to save money, eat less, or get organized. Come February, however, many goal-setters find that they’ve fallen right back into their old habits...

When in Roma

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Stepping off the Pearl Street Mall into Boulder’s Antica Roma, one immediately notices the pains taken to recreate a Roman Holiday-worthy street facade. Exposed brick and other architectural details rendered in earthy reds and browns give this interior a retro, back ...