Boulder's Tee & Cakes
has been getting a lotta love for itsÂ unusually flavored bacon cupcakes --yes, you read that
Â right. On Saturdays, the hipster bakery whips up dozens of maple-flavored cupcakes topped with chocolate ganache and crumbled smoked bacon. Sounds strange, until you discover that each bite has a pleasant balance of salty and sweet--just the flavors we like in the slightly bizarre Mo's Bacon Bar by Vosges Chocolate
Â In other national nods, several local businesses have recently garnered attention, includingÂ Boulder'sÂ Icebox Bakery Â (Cookie Â magazine), culinary tourism
Â guruÂ Peggy Markel
, Denver'sÂ Devries Chocolate
(Food & Wine
),Â and Lyons'Â Dale's Pale Ale Â (Bon AppÃ©tit ).