Cuisine

Lordy, lordy, look who’s 40

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Nearly 40,000 beaming faces filled every corner of the Denver Convention Center Oct. 6-8 for the Great American Beer Festival (GABF). The event marks...

The color orange

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Orange foods taste good together.  Maybe it’s my imagination, or just a coincidence. Or maybe it’s the beta-carotene pigment that’s found in all orange...

Overdue praise for the shisito

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It wasn’t love at first bite, but I finally warmed up to the shishito pepper. The name is an abbreviation of shishitogarashi, which is Japanese...

Fresh First Bite

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When First Bite debuted 17 years ago, the Boulder dining landscape was in a different place. Diners snapped up reservations for the annual Restaurant...

Another Roadfood Attraction: Smoking Buffalo

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Barbecue fanatics — you know who you are — have been known to travel long distances for that smoke, salt, fat, spice and fire....

Sushi journey

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Sushi was far from hip in the mid-1960s when an 8-year-old named Gil Asakawa arrived in the U.S. from Japan with his family. Actually,...

Allen Ginsberg’s ‘beet poetry’ makes for an ideal late summer meal

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Poet Allen Ginsberg was a presence in Boulder from the time I arrived in the late 1970s. Over the years I interviewed him several...

UK post-punk act Shame brings a searing sound from across the...

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Following in the footsteps of British rock ‘n’ roll bands like the Skids and Gang of Four that rode the punk wave by crafting...

Sausage city

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Chorizo. Andouille. Merguez. Kielbasa. Chipolata. Bangers. Boudin. They’re all made here, along with hot Italian, Polish, German and breakfast links For a city so closely...

Putting the craft in cocktails

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A staple of downtown Boulder, farm-to-table bar Bramble & Hare has reopened on 13th Street after a long, COVID-related absence. Rekindling a love for...

Cold noodles & hot dumplings

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It's easy to miss the Flower Pepper Restaurant as you drive up Broadway in Boulder, but, if you do, you’re depriving yourself of stellar...

FED well

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If it were up to Donna Merten, you would never see a menu until you arrive at a restaurant and the dishes would feature ingredients...