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Does Boulder County have a signature dish?

Think hard and you can loosely associate almost any region, and many cities, with a type of cuisine or a specific dish. Nashville has hot chicken; Texas has brisket; New Orleans has étoufée, gumbo and Creole cuisine; New Haven has pizza; Chicago has Italian beef, hot dogs and deep dish. We could go on, but […] The post Does Boulder County have a signature dish? appeared first on Boulder We...

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Wild & Free

Tammy Mencher and Matt Solano have the road into the mountains mostly to themselves on the cherished weekday mornings in July and August when they get away to forage — trips they look forward to all year. Still groggy from their day jobs as chefs in busy kitchens, Mencher and Solano fuel up with coffee […] The post Wild & Free appeared first on Boulder Weekly....

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Fertile grounds

If you ask Beryl Stafford, the founder and CEO of Bobo’s Oat Bars, what makes Boulder County such a fertile crescent for natural food and beverage businesses, she’ll tell you a story from the late 1960s. “Back then, Boulder was kind of a hotbed for hippies and natural foods,” she says. “But I also think […] The post Fertile grounds appeared first on Boulder Weekly....

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A flurry of curry

You may think you know Dot’s Diner. You go for a big, delicious, no-nonsense breakfast, delivered in busy environs, where the coffee and chai are always hot. But unless you’re a regular, you may be surprised to find a full menu of Nepali food on the menu of what some might mistake as a bacon-and-eggs-only […] The post A flurry of curry appeared first on Boulder Weekly....

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The way we cooked

Avocado-topped ahi quinoa power bowls were not on the menu if you went out to dinner in Boulder 160 years ago. It would be four more years until the first eatery opened. But it’s not like the white folks who settled in what was called Boulder City were eating twigs and berries. Yes, Boulder County’s […] The post The way we cooked appeared first on Boulder Weekly....

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Colorado in a can

With nearly 50 operating breweries in Boulder County, beer is as ubiquitous as French fries. Even better, these beers are as diverse as the brewers who make and drink them. From old-world execution and historically recreated ancient ales to the latest souring techniques and biotransformation of hop compounds, Boulder County brewers are like jazz musicians […] The post Colorado in a can appea...

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Have a taste

Try these wines at Augustina’s Winery in Nederland or at the Saturday Boulder County Farmers Market in Boulder: Boulder Backpacking Wine: This is a dry Cabernet Franc red wine with blackberry/cherry flavors. It’s lighter if you carry it in a wine sack. Venus de Vino Rosé: Marechal Foch grapes make this a slightly darker, slightly […] The post Have a taste appeared first on Boulder Weekl...

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A vintage life

Marianne “Gussie” Walter does not do sweet wines at Augustina’s Winery in Nederland. She has her reasons, but that doesn’t mean she’s one of those stuffy wine snobs. “If people ask me for a sweeter wine, I tell them to pick a wine of mine where they like the flavor profile and add some sugar,” […] The post A vintage life appeared first on Boulder Weekly....

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