Tapas at Cafe Aion —Photo By Carol W. Maybach
If food is about community (and you know it is), it’s easy to understand why I’m so drawn to Cafe Aion. In its five years since opening on the Hill in Boulder, the restaurant has always focused on tapas and large-format dishes (the fried cauliflower with saffron yogurt and the paellas are staples...
September 1 2015, 1:40 PM
Two Sole Sisters
Every fashionista knows that accessories can make an outfit—which is probably why a lady can never have too many shoes or handbags. But you don't have to sacrifice comfort or quality to find that perfect on-trend accent. Boulder’s Two Sole Sisters has proven that fashion and comfort can...
August 28 2015, 12:30 PM
A barista works the ultracool Modbar espresso machine at Alpine Modern Café.
Lon McGowan’s new Alpine Modern Café isn’t just another espresso joint, it’s the latest incarnation of the Boulderite’s plan to define global, hyperstylish mountain living.
In short order, McGowan has launched a Boulder home furnishings store, a thick coffee table magazine, and...
August 26 2015, 10:30 AM
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Squeeze out the remaining days of summer with these awesome festivals and events happening around the state:
August 21 and 22 | Keystone Mountain Town Music Festival
Delta Rae headlines this weekend of free live music, face painting, fireworks, and (of course) plenty of local food...
August 20 2015, 11:00 AM
Liliko'i Kepolo, Avery Brewing, Boulder
Style: Belgian White
Serving Type: 12-ounce cans (4-packs)
ABV: 5.4 percent
Malty? Hoppy? Fruity and Tart more than anything
Reviewed: July 2015
My experience with “fruity” beers is … well, let’s just say that Wild Blue ruined all of them...
August 19 2015, 3:00 PM
Sunrise at Betasso Preserve, located just 5 miles west of downtown Boulder.
Why we love it: Serene forest, singing birds, and gentle terrain—all just a few miles west of Boulder.
When to go: The foothills are always great in summer, when the forest provides welcome shade. The best days to hike this trail are Wednesdays and Saturdays, when the trail is closed...
August 18 2015, 12:00 PM
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Not just any Joe Schmo can compete in the annual Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) trail-running race, a grueling 104-mile, multiday tour of nine mountain passes through Europe. You’ve got to qualify—and so does your equipment. The Ultra Jacket ($179.95), a waterproof, featherweight coat released...
Foothills Community Park
Boulder may be small compared to Denver, but parents here live large when it comes to well-maintained, modern playgrounds. There are so many options, “Park Paralysis” (an unscientific term, of course) can set in. Conversations about where to meet can take several rounds of group texting, and your...
August 17 2015, 4:30 PM