Cuisine

Post-Katrina food: The perfect storm in edible New Orleans

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Just two days after Hurricane Katrina barreled into New Orleans, chef John Besh, an ex- Marine who served in Kuwait and fought in Desert Storm, was already tapping his national network of military buddies to marshal resources — from propane tanks to red beans and ...

Murphy’s Grill has a few culinary tricks up its sleeve

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Murphy’s Grill 2731 Iris Ave., Boulder 303-449-4473...

Tailgate: Make the pregame parking lot feast memorable

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Football season is upon us, and whether you’re cheering for the home team, or are on the visitor’s side, sustenance is essential. More than 35 million Americans think so, anyway. That’s the number of football fans who fire up their grills in stadium parking lots ...

Two Spoons gelato shop churns out soups, sandwiches in winter

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Quickly glancing into its window, it’s easy to dismiss Pearl Street’s Two Spoons as a mere gelato shop. But as the temperature drops, this self-proclaimed “smallbatch kitchen” shifts its focus from frozen treats to a more seasonally appropriate menu of warming soups ...

Big Daddy (not Burl Ives) serves up quick, inexpensive meals

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It`s been difficult for me to disassociate Boulder’s Big Daddy Bagels from the 1958 film version of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. In this adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Burl Ives’ Big Daddy was a menacing sort, the dying patriarch of a fading...

Trattoria on Pearl’s snow day cuts prices by 20 percent

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Schools aren’t the only ones with a snow day today – Trattoria...

Give a cookie, get a cookie for Halloween

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Santa has always had a monopoly on the good cookies. But it took Julia Usher a while to ponder the bigger issue: Why should the winter holidays get all the gingerbread? And why should something as deliciously fun as a cookie exchange be relegated to December...

Classic breakfast, without the rush

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College buddy Jeff recently paid a visit, and I figured a dose of semi-rural Colorado hospitality would be a welcome respite from his usual routine as a Vegas casino executive. To meet my friend’s need, my venue of choice was Hygiene’s Crane Hollow Café...

George’s Food & Drink hauntingly delicious

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George's Food & Drink, adjoining the Boulder Theater, is named for the unfortunate George Paper who perished in the theater decades ago. Supposedly the victim of an accidental hanging, he's a restless soul said to still roam the building, a wispy shape in a drape. ...

Soups for autumn

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Fall is a fickle season: summer weather one day, icy breezes the next too toasty for lentils, too cool for gazpacho. So we're celebrating the season with some sublime fall soups, potages that showcase autumn's harvest and work equally well no matter what the ...

Bento heaven on Pearl Street

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One of the enduring institutions of Japanese working life is the bento. Bento means "meal in a box" and can refer to anything from a homemade aggregation of fish, rice and preserved plum to ekiben, the pre-made meals encountered in train stations. In the U.S., it's ...