Dakota Soifer, at work in Cafe Aion's kitchen.
When Dakota Soifer opened his first restaurant five years ago, many were surprised to learn the chef's chosen location: It sat smack in the center of Boulder’s University Hill, otherwise known as a restaurant wasteland. Why would Soifer, an alum of acclaimed spots like The Kitchen and...
April 8 2015, 10:30 AM
In these hipster days of ours, you can stick just about anything in a Mason jar and call it cool. But where most of the packages border on kitsch, every once in a while an offering stands out. Fresh Thymes Eatery's pho in a jar falls squarely into that category.
April 6 2015, 10:00 AM
Jes Meiris, minutes before ascending the first pitch of the Nose during her attempt to climb the route last summer. Photo by April Mayhew.
Imagine scaling a sheer, dead-vertical granite wall, roughly twice the height of the Empire State Building. Now imagine doing it all alone, through the black of night, with only spiders and occasional text messages from worried loved ones to keep you company. Jessica Meiris doesn’t need to imagine...
April 2 2015, 9:30 AM
Taco Junky's Pot-Toc Benny —Photo by Carol W. Maybach
Stop by Taco Junky, the three-month-old eclectic taqueria on the Hill in Boulder, and you’ll find yourself with a dilemma: With every bite out of the kitchen just as delicious as the next, ordering is no easy task.
Street tacos come stuffed with proteins ranging from ancho cocoa-rubbed...
April 1 2015, 10:30 AM
—Canines of the Rockies
Getting involved doesn’t always mean volunteering in a soup kitchen or running a half marathon, not that we're opposed to either. This week it means eating delicious food, taking in a magic show, drinking craft beer, patronizing your local art scene, and (!) playing with puppies.
Enjoy music and...
March 30 2015, 10:15 AM
Justin, Bookcliff Vineyards' assistant winemaker, hosts a tasting session at the award-winning North Boulder winery.
The Winery: Bookcliff Vineyards
The People: During a spring backpacking trip in 1994, Ulla Merz, a computer scientist, and John Garlich, a civil engineer, discovered the town of Palisade, an oasis of green in western Colorado. For years they had grown grapes in their backyard and...
March 26 2015, 1:00 PM
Basil Flat's prosciutto and arugula pizza —Photo by Carol W. Maybach
I am of the mind that flatbread, be it a charred, almost crispy pizza crust or a chewy, tender round of pita bread, can make or break a great entrée. Joe Serafin and Aaron Kennedy, co-owners of Basil Flats, a fast-casual restaurant specializing in house-made flatbreads, are betting that I’m...
March 24 2015, 10:30 AM
Avery's prime rib dip —Photo by Carol W. Maybach
I can never get enough of springtime in Colorado when the rising temps mean every place with a patio is working on a wait. One of the best new eateries to kick back in the sunshine is the bar and restaurant at Avery Brewing Company’s new Gunbarrel location. Here, craft beer and...
March 17 2015, 10:30 AM