Restaurant Reviews

Ramen 2.0

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The place with the kind of funny name had some kind of good food. Really good, actually. And it felt different inside the restaurant — somewhere between New York City hole in the wall and inoffensive Boulder chic...

Los Dos Bros taco truck fits the scene

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Once relegated to geographic pockets, the taco stand has now become a fixture across the culinary map of America. The taco is the paradigm...

Il Pastaio is food for the soul

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We’re taught in early language arts classes to write what we know. But in writing about food, the adage creates a paradox: When a...

Mateo is authentic, affordable high-end dining

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Mateo is the place you wish existed in the U.S. when you’re abroad, eating simple and wonderful food, so abundant that you hate yourself...

Curry-N-Kebob is a comforting favorite

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Curry-N-Kebob has to be one of Boulder’s most beloved hidden gems. It’s hidden because it’s scrunched between a Papa John’s and a Quizno’s, and...

Boulder’s Buddha Thai has a lot to like

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When I moved to Boulder several years ago, I asked the Comcast guy installing our cable for restaurant recommendations in town. Better to ask...

Zolo Grill is still slinging exceptional fare

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One of the first restaurants at which I ate when I moved to Boulder four years ago was Zolo Southwestern Grill. And that meal...

Red Rock Coffeehouse checks a lot of boxes

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While recently promoting her latest book, Patti Smith detoured and talked about her love of cafes, an affinity that started in the ’60s. “Back then,...

Taste in colors

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Each new plate arrived to the table as a twist of a kaleidoscope. When we drained the color from one, another arrived, swirling colors into a different combination and pattern. We remembered the food by its color, not by each dish, when we left Busaba in Louisville...

Doing happy hour in style at Jill’s in the St Julien

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Hotels are not on the average diner’s radar. But Jill’s at the St Julien in Boulder ought to be. A boutique hotel in the style Colorado does best — casually elegant — the restaurant carries this same kind of elegance, and makes it even more pleasing with the value ...

Farmer Girl Community Bistro seeks to elevate simple

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Often in this column I’ll praise a restaurant for preparing food simply. It’s always a feat when a chef lets ingredients sing their own...

Jet over to Espressoria

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Two disparate thoughts run through one’s mind when assessing Jet’s Espressoria, a thoroughly welcoming Boulder spot on east Pearl Street. The first is a line from the film The Moderns, in which art forger Nick Hart muses, “It’s easier to change your mind than your ...