Cuisine

The better Boulder burger

Editor’s note: Boulder Weekly received this submission from the Imagine! CORE-Longmont reviewers and decided to let them head off this week’s Cuisine section with an article on their experience at Rueben’s Burger Bistro. Imagine! is a not-for-profit program that ...

The Sun shines on

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I`ve noted before that a waggish friend enjoys confounding the waitstaff at a local pizzeria by ordering one of their meat-laden specials, but with a peculiar twist. He roguishly requests a vegetarian Slaughterhouse. Having sampled the extended vegan menu at ...

ZisBoomBah: A nutrition tool for kids

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Childhood is arguably the most influential period of a person’s life, when children learn to speak, walk, read and write, among other basic skills...

Cup at Conor’s

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Unfortunately, pretty much everything I know about World Cup soccer comes from the mid-’90s pinball machine of the same name. I know that teams from around the world are involved and someone enthusiastically yells out “goal” in an elongated manner whenever points ...

Waste not, want not

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Ban on ‘Dumpster diving’ could leave some hungryIt´s ironic that, in a town and university that pride themselves on recycling and zero waste, people throw away so much food. Whether it’s the city’s upscale restaurants or the resident halls at the University of ...

Not half bad

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A recent experience at a national chain sandwich shop in Lusk, Wyo., made me realize why sandwiches aren’t often my first meal choice. My sandwich wasn’t terrible, it’s just that this comestible was strictly functional, with little artistry or care involved in its ...

Help your organs by eating them

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  The old adage “you are what you eat” has a whole new meaning when it comes to the nutritional science of food that looks like body organs...

A one-man burrito trailer

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After hearing the distressing news that NBC plans to revive the James Garner private-eye series The Rockford Files, I’ve been revisiting this ’70s classic. While I was a bit more than a tot when the show first aired, I did recall seeing several episodes during my ...

Feeling out food: Why we eat the things we do

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The food that we put into our body affects how we feel, and who doesn’t want to feel good? What we eat should nourish our bodies and harness our attitudes. From social pressures to evolutionary factors, the emerging field called the “psychology of eating” ...

Follow your nose

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Formely housed in a smaller, more intimate spot on Longmont’s Main Street, Pinocchio’s is an Italian- American eatery now ensconced in a newish shopping center dominated by national chains. Granted, the current venue may not have all the charming homespun ...

Beer cocktails: One of summer’s hottest drinks

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You`ve had a margarita, mimosa and bloody Mary, but have you ever had a beerita, black velvet or bloody beer? Versatile and affordable, beer cocktails are emerging at backyard barbecues and on local drink menus more and more. Consisting of primarily beer, a ...

Carelli’s strikes right balance

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  At one end of the Italian restaurant spectrum, you’ve got your familyrun spaghetti joints, like the old line joints you’ll find in Louisville and North Denver. At the other, you’ve got your high-end spots, defined by pricey dishes like squid ink pasta and house-...