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Thursday, March 14,2013

A pleasant surprise in the Peloton

By Clay Fong
The weekend brunch, served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., features a menu that’s surprisingly comprehensive given this eatery’s relatively modest size. Salads range from a simple green number to entree offerings anchored by such exotica as pan-roasted halibut or smoked salmon.
Thursday, March 7,2013

Filling the belly at a Philly deli

By Clay Fong
Many times, when you set foot in a Boulder-area deli, you’ll experience a certain degree of geographic predictability. Often you’ll see images of New York landmarks, such as the Statue of Liberty, to help build Big Apple culinary cred.
Thursday, February 28,2013

Julia’s proves vegan can taste good

By Clay Fong
While I am admittedly a carnivore, I’ve observed there are two main paths that vegan restaurants can follow.
Thursday, February 21,2013

Sampling the county’s top Asian food — in Lafayette

By Clay Fong
Given the weather, I ordered a hot $3.50 Vietnamese coffee to combat the chill. This beverage adhered to traditional presentation with a metal coffee press dripping dark roast brew into a glass with a hit of sweetened condensed milk on the bottom. After the coffee finished brewing, I poured the syrupy mix into a mug of hot water.
Thursday, February 14,2013

Recreating a childhood Asian treat

By Clay Fong
Noodles were always an integral part of my family’s Friday night dinners in Oakland Chinatown. Sometimes these restaurant repasts featured thick ribbons of chow fun rice noodles topped with slices of flank steak seasoned with salty black beans and hot mustard.
Thursday, February 7,2013

A diner that Jack Reacher would like

By Clay Fong
If Jack Reacher were to ever return to Colorado and wind up in Boulder, I suspect he’d make a beeline for the Parkway Cafe.
Thursday, January 31,2013

Rib House still satisfies in its new digs

By Clay Fong
Tracy, the genial owner who cites Kansas City style ’cue as a significant influence, walked companion Keith and I through the menu, interspersing nostalgic tales of dining at K.C.’s Arthur Bryant’s.
Thursday, January 24,2013

Don’t give this grocery sushi short shrift

By Clay Fong
While some may be rightfully skeptical of a sushi spot nestled in a grocery, Sachi handily distinguishes itself from chain supermarket operations that truck in fare from afar.
Thursday, January 17,2013

Basta’s brunch among the best

By Clay Fong
Once known as Pizzeria Basta, the Boulder eatery now simply known as Basta still serves savory wood oven pies. But this name change more accurately reflects a menu offering much more than just pizza, which is a smart move.
Thursday, January 10,2013

Beers, burgers and Belgium

By Clay Fong
West Flanders is a Belgian province known for significant events in both World Wars, notably the bloody fighting around Ypres and the Dunkirk evacuation. It also has a reputation for the peculiar practice of cat flinging. Lastly, and perhaps most relevantly, it has a longstanding tradition of brewing high-quality beers.