Dining

Dining Reviews

By
December 2000

1. So, So Sunny
By Lori Midson
Sunflower
(out of 4 stars)
1701 Pearl St., Boulder 303-440-0220
The Draw
Funky, healthy eats in a hip, trendy atmosphere.
The Drawback
Too much of this healthy stuff makes you crave a burger and fries.
Don't Miss
Shrimp and vegetable tempura, Caesar salad, free-range chicken with corn and sage stuffing, salad buffet, blackened salmon sandwich.
Vegetarian Options
This is veg-head heaven.

2. Star Light, Star Bright
By Lori Midson
Zolo Grill
(out of 4 stars)
2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder 303-449-0444
The Draw
Bold, earthy, hearty flavors and a jovial crowd.
The Drawback
The no-reservations policy can mean waits and hunger pains. But once you eat, you won’t be hungry for days.
Don't Miss
Don’t miss anything.
Vegetarian Options
Several salads, queso, sun-dried tomato and roasted garlic tamales, stacked mushroom enchilada, roasted vegetable and wild rice cakes.

3. Nice Tri
By Maureen Harrington
Trilogy Wine Bar
(out of 4 stars)
2017 13th St., Boulder 303-473-9463
The Draw
The wine list.
The Drawback
Most of the entrées. At these prices they’re just too ordinary to bother with.
Don't Miss
The wine.
Vegetarian Options
Grilled tofu and tempeh fillet over summer ratatouille ($13) and grilled vegetable salad with goat cheese ($8).

4. Hapa-ning
By Maureen Harrington
Hapa
(out of 4 stars)
1117 Pearl St., Boulder 303-473-4730
The Draw
A sushi bar that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
The Drawback
The multiple orgasm roll – even the Sex and the City girls would think this is a silly idea.
Don't Miss
Any of the sushi, shumai and ginger pork gyoza, macadamia nut crusted halibut, and sake.
Vegetarian Options
A paradise even for non-fish eaters: vegetarian nigiri, miso soup, edamame, and salads. The beginners section of the sushi menu is made for veggie heads and the squeamish.

5. Armani Food
By K. Courtney DeWinter
Amuse
(out of 4 stars)
1430 Pearl St., Boulder 303-415-0001
The Draw
Chic, inviting ambience along with excellent food, service, and presentation.
The Drawback
Miniscule portions necessitate a snack.
Don't Miss
Roasted venison with chocolate-infused jus, fallen chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream and raspberry sauce.
Vegetarian Options
Several hot and cold appetizers, one pasta dish.

6. Louie, Louie
By K. Courtney DeWinter
Cafe Louie
(out of 4 stars)
825 Walnut St., Boulder 303-449-8402
The Draw
Cozy, home-like, Victorian atmosphere, and central Boulder location.
The Drawback
Some hit-or-miss executions of beautifully presented dishes.
Don't Miss
Mushroom puff pastry appetizer at dinner, Argentinean rib-eye in champignon sauce.
Vegetarian Options
Side salad, and a pasta dish with artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, capers, and sweet butter sautéed with twisted al dente pasta.