<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Restaurant Review]]> <![CDATA[Getting lucky in north Boulder]]> Sometimes hunger can sneak up on you like a pouncing cat or a stealthy ninja, and this is precisely the dilemma colleague Carin found herself in one fair weekday morning.]]> <![CDATA[Yellowbelly is for Boulder´s culinary chickens]]> The breast meat contained within Yellowbelly´s fried white strips comes from chickens as free-range, vegetarian and local as a CU sociology major. Fried white indeed.]]> <![CDATA[Cheaper than a plane ticket to Japan]]> From the owner of Sushi Zanmai comes an interpretation of upscale Japanese cuisine. Don’t expect to get away with your American version of Japanese dining: There are no California rolls or edamame — and you have to take your shoes off. It’s only polite.]]> <![CDATA[Rib House still satisfies in its new digs]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[A fresh spin on the taste of Mexico]]> Antonio’s, subtitled A Taste of Mexico, is a new addition to Longmont’s Main Street dining scene. Ambience here is upscale, with contemporary Southwestern art and dark woods, creating a sense of elegant intimacy. Yet Antonio’s is still the kind of welcoming spot that features a children’s menu and prices more reasonable than the trappings would indicate.]]> <![CDATA[Café makes Eggcredible pierogi dumplings]]> Nestled inside the Days Hotel (formerly Inn) off South Boulder Road, Boulder’s Eggcredible Café, which serves only breakfast and lunch, features a cozy log cabin interior suggesting wide open Western spaces.]]> <![CDATA[Off the beaten brunch]]> As friend Lisa and I drove on Hwy. 36 north of Boulder, we couldn’t help but notice the landscape’s arid harshness. Even though the sun was shining, we couldn’t shake a feeling of wintry desolation.]]> <![CDATA[Pica’s Taqueria]]> Co-worker David Accomazzo was blunt in what to expect from Pica’s Taqueria: “hipster tacos,” he said.]]> <![CDATA[A farmhouse kitchen and pub]]> This new self-styled farmhouse kitchen and pub distinguishes itself by offering locavore small plates as well as a relatively affordable prix fixe menu spotlighting ingredients from Chef Eric Skokan’s farm.]]> <![CDATA[A new South American corner in Boulder]]> Rincon Argentino, which opened just this past fall, has brought the seldom-seen (at least around here) cuisine of Argentina to a friendly and accessible venue. Argentine fare has many parents, including the food of indigenous peoples and European settlers as well as a deep, romantic tradition of cattle ranching.]]> <![CDATA[Indian street food in Lafayette]]> Chaat is savory Indian street food, and it’s also something that has become increasingly available at local eateries like Boulder’s Jai Ho and Tiffins. Lafayette’s Krishna Kafe is the newest purveyor of these subcontinental specialties.]]> <![CDATA[A distinctive Indian lunch buffet]]> For those old enough, you may remember 1985 as a dark time, mostly because that’s when McDonald’s launched the McDLT. In today’s recycling-conscious age, the McDLT probably wouldn’t exist. For those of you unfamiliar with this environmental atrocity, this was a burger adorned with lettuce and tomato that came in a double-chambered Styrofoam container.]]> <![CDATA[Salvaggio's]]> <![CDATA[Upstairs and upscale]]> The large bowl of caramelized brussels sprouts from the small plates menu ($7) is another standout dish, taking something decidedly unexciting on the surface and making it sing through thoughtful preparation and seasoning. Take note parents: this is how you make kids not just eat, but demand brussels sprouts.]]> <![CDATA[Authentic Mexican Snickers bars]]> But a big part of that melting pot being in America is, of course, the need for there to be a giant, hideous television screen every single place you look.]]> <![CDATA[In need of a warm up]]> However, on that visit, Ella was only marginally less chilly than the great outdoors. Perhaps my dining companion and I were just seated in a drafty corner, or the heat was just down.]]> <![CDATA[Indian food, buffet style]]> A friendly server of few words showed us to our table. After ordering beverages, we began our reconnaissance of the buffet table, which was comfortingly familiar in its offerings. There was the usual assortment of cut-up fresh fruit and salad fixings as well as anticipated hot items like vegetable korma and chicken curry.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder restaurant Zeal flaunts enthusiasm ]]> Zeal is what Boulder has come to expect from sleek, Pearl Street eateries: A clean, modern design with high ceilings, plenty of light and colors as natural and comforting as the food.]]> <![CDATA[An oldie but a goodie]]> For folks that have been in Colorado awhile, Beau Jo’s Pizza is a familiar quantity where nostalgia is as much a part of the experience as its signature pizza. Many fondly recall chowing down on Beau Jo’s “mountain” pies at its Idaho Springs location on the way back from skiing. For me, my first experience with its offerings was during the carefree days of grad school at its old Crossroads Mall spot, which was roughly where Home Depot is now.]]> <![CDATA[A top Ten]]> Downtown Boulder%uFFFDs Brasserie Ten Ten appeared to be just the ticket. It possesses wood panels, a full bar and an overall ambience that isn%uFFFDt just typical modernist minimalism. Moreover, some of the crowd here shares the professional tie-andbutton-down wardrobe in evidence among the partners at Sterling Draper Cooper Pryce.]]>