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No matter how you plan to celebrate the Fourth of July—whether it's competing in an athletic competition, perusing an art festival, or simply watching some good ol' fireworks—Colorado has the event for you. We've rounded up some of the best ways to enjoy the weekend, in Denver and beyond.
June 29 2015, 12:00 PM
Owners Blake and Tracy Eliasson arranging a tasting session at Boulder's Settembre Cellars.
The Winery: Settembre Cellars
The People: After Tracy and Blake Eliasson met at a bluegrass show, they fell in love making homemade pasta and drinking Italian wine together. While experimenting with winemaking in their basement, Blake, who has a Ph.D. in engineering, became...
June 25 2015, 1:45 PM
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With warmer temperatures finally here, you might be searching for a cocktail that’s a bit lighter and brighter than your rainy day go-to. While in some cases summer cocktails recall sickly sweet vodka-and-juice concoctions or one-note margaritas, Michael Cerretani, beverage director at Boulder...
June 17 2015, 10:30 AM
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From September to May, the Hill in Boulder quakes with student foot traffic, then goes dormant throughout summer. But change is coming, and it’s not just a new pizza joint. A recent effort from city officials and business owners aims to transform University Hill—bounded by University and College...
If decisiveness isn’t your strength, you might want to avoid U.S. 36. Opened in 1951, the highway turned into a commuting nightmare as more people moved to Denver, Boulder, and everywhere in between. So in 2012, the Colorado Department of Transportation began work on a $497 million project to widen...
Sencha latte, teriyaki chicken onigiri, and don bowl at Green Rush Cafe —Photo by Carol W. Maybach
If you mistakenly thought Green Rush Cafe was yet another Boulder dispensary, you wouldn’t be the first. In fact, this six-month-old business is a casual restaurant specializing in Japanese teas and rice dishes with a focus on organic sencha and matcha drinks as well as entrées of onigiri...
June 10 2015, 10:30 AM
Arugula Ristorante's ricotta gnocchi —Photo by Carol W. Maybach
In the biggest change since opening Arugula Ristorante in 2009, Boulder chef and proprietor Alec Schuler has completely revamped the northern Italian menu. Known for his unwavering commitment to local proteins and produce, Schuler has doubled down on his locavore philosophy: He now creates entirely...
June 2 2015, 11:15 AM
Jill's current lobster po'boy —Photo by Carol W. Maybach
Sick of dodging raindrops but wanting to take in mountainous views, I ducked into the lobby of the St Julien Hotel. I was attracted by the memory of an open-face sandwich I had there not long ago: a toasted buttery brioche piled high with sautéed lobster, shrimp, and crispy bacon, ...
May 29 2015, 10:30 AM