Espresso exceptionalism

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Dining and the dogs

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Cuisine

Locals longing for their kombucha

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Widely popular kombucha tea turned controversial recently when regulators and retailers questioned its alcohol content in June, resulting in a kombucha recall. Could it be that a fermented tea of self-propagating yeast has enough alcohol content to be ...

Not your typical grocery store sushi

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Grocery store sushi has earned a reputation on par with the pop music of David Hasselhoff, and consumption of these commodities is driven more by expediency than good taste. However, this impression is powerfully refuted by Sachi Sushi, an honestto-goodness ...

Local Table Tours

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Perhaps you just moved to Boulder for a job opportunity or to attend school at the University of Colorado or Naropa University. Or perhaps you’re a Boulder native and know the town and its charm like the back of your hand. You’ll soon discover, if you haven’t ...

Back to basics

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You don’t need a Wayback Machine to know that the ancient Roman forebears of today’s Italian cookbook writers embraced the bedrock principle of cooking seasonal ingredients of top quality. These scribes advised that spices and other superfluous adornment were to be ...

The fast rise of ‘slow food’

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Boulder is all about doing things sustainably, and that includes bringing sustainability to our tables. Slow Food Boulder is a local nonprofit founded in 1989 as part of an international movement against the prominence of fast food. The goal of the movement...

South of the border but a cut above

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While most local Mexican restaurants are affordable familystyle venues, there are a handful of restaurants in this genre gunning for something rarefied. These locales up the ante with memorable ambience, a gourmet versus utilitarian experience, and prices to ...

Teach your children to eat well

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What did you eat for breakfast this morning? Oatmeal, toast or eggs perhaps? Now rewind several years to your childhood. What did you eat for breakfast then? Chances are, your response might be similar to that of your typical breakfast today. The same observation ...

Keeping it hush-hush

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Groucho Marx famously sent a telegram to the Friars Club, a selective association of entertainers that counted the comedian among its membership. His wire went like this: “Please accept my resignation. I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept people like...

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 ...

Rendezvous at The Med

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The Mediterranean Restaurant, or just the Med, as it’s popularly known, is the old reliable of Boulder eateries. Its voluminous assortment of southern European pastas, sandwiches, tapas, salads and main plates means that anyone’s dietary restrictions or even ...

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...

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 ...