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Hangover killers

Dining out at midnight

By Grace Boyle

Summer is more than here — it’s hangover. Be sure you have cash on hand kicking hard. That means it’s because they don’t take credit cards. the perfect time to enjoy the Illegal Pete’s:.

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Feeding the Front Range

National food prices rising faster than locally grown

By Heather Ridge

President John F. Kennedy once quipped that the farmer is “the only person in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale and pays the freight both ways.” As long-term droughts continue to dry out the fertile valleys and plains of California, Oklahoma and Texas, and many parts of the country recover from unprecedented frosts, food prices across the country are anticipated to rise.

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A little cheesy

Boulder’s craft cheesemaking scene is small, but growing

By Kristen Kuchar

What started out as one simple, fresh chevre sold at farmers’ markets, developed into cheeses being herbcoated, marinated and smoked, winning national attention by snagging awards with the American Cheese Society. Queso de Mano, “A Cheese Named Sue,” Red Cloud and Green Chile Jack are some of the recent winners.

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Pain and growth

Local therapists exploring the value of gardening

By Elizabeth Escobar

Horticultural therapy picks up where medicinal treatments leave off. By way of gardening work and instruction, horticultural therapy serves to assist the elderly and people with disabilities through an expanded range of activities — both physical and social.

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Drive-thru

Where to eat your way across Colorado this summer

By Bob Berwyn

June 21 marks the official first day of summer, and that means the season of road trips is officially here. It’s time for fresh vistas, new trails and trying some new eateries along the way, because food, like adventure, nourishes not only the body, but the soul.

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Meat, veggies and The Dairy

Inaugural Taste of Art festival puts dinner on display

By Josh Gross

The flood pushed things back a bit. But it was still nearly a year ago that Mallory Cates originally approached The Dairy Center for the Arts to pitch them on an art show about food. For Cates, who ran a company making spreads and tapenades and knew a lot of writers and photographers from her time in publishing, it seemed like a natural fit. Still…

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schedule

Cooper 10:30-11:30 a.m. The Importance of Local Food with Tracy Ryder 1-2 p.m. Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed Our Children with Ann Cooper 2-3 p.m. Making Community through Food A Reality with Kimbal Musk 4-5 p.m. The Art of Plating with Escoffier 7-8 p.

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Now seating the Flintstones

Paleo diet gets out of the cave and onto Boulder menus

By Erin Blakemore

There’s no denying that paleolithic eating, which claims to mimic the ways of our pre-agricultural ancestors by focusing on protein and eschewing grains, legumes and industrially processed seed oils, is the saber-toothed tiger of current diet trends.

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A tradition, and a guild, unlike any other

Boulder Butchery Guild imparts time-honored butchery skills to varied groups of students

In Italy, Alberto Sabbadini’s family and neighbors butchered a pig every winter. His father or a neighbor would shoot it in the head with a .22-caliber rifle, slit its throat just so and hang it from a tree, snoutdown, to drain the blood.

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Sustainability tax

Boulder County proposes a new levy aimed at boosting local agriculture

By Lori DeBoer

Susie Strife, sustainability coordinator for Boulder County, says that county officials have also surveyed residents multiple times on environmental issues and have found that increasing the amount of food grown locally and organically, preserving agricultural land and increasing the number of farmer’s markets have been a priority.

Restaurant Review

Boiling point

Afternoon tea at The Huckleberry is a nice way to simmer down

By Josh Gross

Just one thing I want to know: how come I have to be Mr. Pink?” my co-worker Caitlin Rockett asked on our way to The Huckleberry in old town Louisville. But we weren’t headed there to pull a Reservoir Dogs; we were going to have a tea party.

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Snap judgment

Casa Alvarez is more than the sum of its generic decor

By Josh Gross

At first glance, Casa Alvarez might as well be decorated exclusively in red flags. It occupies the back corner location of a 30th Street strip mall and has an interior that looks like every Mexican restaurant in every town, with light pastel coloring and tile, overly harsh lighting and awkward attempts to recreate a jungle atmosphere inside.

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Peep this

Le Peep is where it’s at, so long as you accidently find it

By Josh Gross

It would be a lie to call Le Peep “Boulder’s best kept secret.” For one, the diner is a chain with dozens of locations, and it’s been in Boulder for 30 years or so. The chain has been around even longer. Then there’s the fact that it’s got a reasonable level of bustle in a central location.

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Bite-sized

The Bitter Bar ditches its menu for finger food

By Josh Gross

Though downtown Boulder has its share of classy joints, when discerning Boulderites are looking for somewhere to wear their dress North Face jacket, or that little black dress that perfectly matches their nice Chacos, they head downtown to The Bitter Bar — this year’s Best of Boulder winner for “Best Bar” — and soak up the swank.

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Sun Rose Cafe does things Texas-sized

By Josh Gross

Though the ambiance was one of light disorientation caused by ambient sound, The Sun Rose Cafe delivered on the food end, making the experience a pleasant one on the whole.

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Rain or shine

La Revolucin and its all-purpose patio

By Josh Gross

It’s hard to quantify something like “best patio.” But even without statistics wunderkind Nate Silverapproved objective data, it’s fair to say to that La Revolución Taqueria and Cantina in old town Louisville is in the running.

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Straightedge

The Rowdy Mermaid is craft-brew for teetotalers

By Josh Gross

When I announced plans to review The Rowdy Mermaid, Boulder’s new kombucha taproom, a co-worker swiftly warned me reading on the Internet that kombucha, a sparkling fermented tea drink with live yeast and bacteria cultures, can cause “fatal...

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A shrine to flavor

Korea House is full of sights and tastes

By Josh Gross

It’s hard not to think of that scene walking into Korea House in North Boulder. The unassuming stripmall storefront on the side of 28th gives no hint of what is contained within: numerous paintings, tchotchkes and shrines to beer and more.

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Taking the temperature

Centro gets high marks in two signature and barometrical dishes

By Josh Gross

On visuals alone, it was easy to understand. It was easily the most visually appealing chili relleno I’ve ever seen, with a large pepper fried not in a sprawling, soggy blanket of egg, but a light, crisp looking batter, and perched atop roasted, cubed sweet potatoes and plantains and drizzled with a ranchero sauce.

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Truth in advertising

Fresh Thymes Eatery really does taste so fresh it ought to be slapped

By Josh Gross

Aside from its distinctive flavor palettes, food has more abstract emotional appeals to the senses as well. Dessert tastes like joy. A giant chunk of meat roasted over an open flame tastes deeply, primally, invigorating, like surviving a plane crash or the thrill of the hunt itself.

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Tidbites | Week of July 17, 2014

By Maalikah Hartley

Put on by the West End Tavern, 35 national breweries (mostly from Colorado) will pitch tents to serve their “best and baddest” India Pale Ales. The West End Tavern will be serving smoked chicken, pork, brisket, ribs, beans and more. There will be live music, a Wing King Challenge — featured on Man v.

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Tidbites | Week of July 10, 2014

By Maalikah Hartley

In honor of Tour de France, the 21-day cycling race around France, “Cured de France” breaks up the race into eight stages, corresponding with the region the cyclists are pedaling across, and pairs a specific beverage and cheese from that region for consumption.

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Tidbites | Week of July 03, 2014

By Maalikah Hartley

When the International House of Pancakes opened its first restaurant back in 1958 in a suburb of Los Angeles, the price of a short-stack was $0.60. Today it is $5.39. But on Tuesday, July 8 you can get the famous original buttermilk pancakes for $0.56 to celebrate the franchise’s 56th birthday.

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Tidbites | Week of June 26, 2014

By Maalikah Hartley

Owner Lindsay Shaw is wideeyed about the new launch set for June 27. More soups and sandwiches — some of which are employee-inspired — will join the classics like the “That’s What She Said,” and customized ice cream cakes made by Shaw will be available.

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Tidbites | Week of June 19, 2014

Executive Chef Rachel Best of Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant is collaborating with local wild foraging guru, Wendy “Butter” Petty, to create an allvegetarian menu including wild foods from the Colorado spring like dandelion, alfalfa, wild currants and more.

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Tidbites | Week of June 12, 2014

“We use our toddy coffee and toddy coffee is a 24-hour-brewed cold coffee,” said barista Rachel Bronk. “We submerge it in water for 24 hours then we pull it and then we cut it with less water than our usual iced coffee so there’s a really high amount of caffeine.

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Tidbites | Week of June 5, 2014

Boulder fairtrade coffee company Ozo Coffee Co. has opened their third location at 1898 S. Flatiron Court, where coffee enthusiasts can go to experience fresh roasted, seasonal coffees from places around the world in a mellow, modernlooking atmosphere...

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Tidbites | Week of May 29, 2014

The City Council approved an ordinance on May 20 that increases the number of food trucks allowed to park on private property in commercial zones from two to four. And while the number of food trucks can now double, they are still not allowed to operate past 9 pm.

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Tidbites | Week of May 22, 2014

The closure was also an opportunity for Flagstaff House owners to send Chef de Cuisine Chris Royster to Europe on an eating tour. Based on the menu at a press junket on May 14, Royster picked up some moves whilst abroad: Alaskan halibut in a lemon and thyme emulsion, grilled watermelon, spicy duck foie gras sauté, Avery stout ice cream and more.

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Tidbites | Week of May 15, 2014

Friday, May 16, farm owner and certified herbalist Sara Martinelli will teach a workshop on blending herbal teas that will feature tastings, information about various properties of different teas and the chance to create your own personal blend to take home.

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