Restaurant Reviews

Ramen 2.0

2
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

0
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

2
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

0
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

1
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...

Zolo Grill is still slinging exceptional fare

1
One of the first restaurants at which I ate when I moved to Boulder four years ago was Zolo Southwestern Grill. And that meal...

Boulder’s Buddha Thai has a lot to like

1
When I moved to Boulder several years ago, I asked the Comcast guy installing our cable for restaurant recommendations in town. Better to ask...

Red Rock Coffeehouse checks a lot of boxes

0
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,...

Georgia boys BBQ may be best on the Front Range

0
One of the required American barbecue trail pilgrimages is Dallas’s Sonny Bryan’s, a joint renowned for its meltingly tender beef brisket. There are several locations scattered throughout the city, but the cognoscenti know that the food is best at the original shack ...

Taste in colors

0
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

0
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 ...

Another hit for Big Red F

0
What I like most about GoodBird Kitchen, and what I like about its brother, The Post Brewing Company, and indeed what I like about...