The return of chilly autumn weather means it’s the perfect time of year to get warmed up from the inside out with a bowl of hearty soup or stew. Whether you’re making it at home or enjoying it at your favorite Boulder haunt, there are plenty of local businesses and restaurants around town serving up delicious soups this season.
Foodies rejoice! In addition to having one of the best farmer's markets in the country and a local culinary school, Boulder hosts a vibrant restaurant scene of over 115 establishments. How good are these dining choices? Well, Bon Appétit named Boulder the Foodiest Town of 2010.
Boulder restaurants feature cuisine choices that run the gamut, while emphasizing organic selections, locally-grown produce, and native Colorado beef and bison. Add to that charming outdoor cafes, rooftop dining, and local breweries, and you've got an amazing way to indulge after your day of outdoor fun.
Check out our reviews of Boulder restaurants, and features of local dining and imbibing hot spots. You may burn a lot of calories in Boulder, but you won't go hungry (or thirsty).
As the craft beer market in Boulder County becomes saturated—a point I’m sure some people would argue is never possible and to them, I doff my cap—more and more people are venturing into craft spirits in the area, which is probably music to some people’s ears if they aren’t really beer drinkers. In any case, the addition of new distilleries means a new list to help you suss out what to add to your weekend “to drink” list.Continue Reading
Fall brings cooler temperatures and often, a craving for hearty comfort foods. Just because you’re vegan, doesn’t mean you need to miss out on all of the comfort food wonders. If there’s one thing Boulder gets, it’s delectable vegan cuisine and I’ll be your guide to find those comfort dishes devoid of dairy, animal products, and meat. Mmmmmm-hmmmmm. Let’s get started. Check out these delicious vegan comfort food dishes right here in Boulder:
There’s no doubt about it that Boulder dwellers love their beer. But we also love a well-made cup of coffee, too. No surprise here that Boulder County brewers took note and are combining the two for one delicious brew. The result is often a bold, flavorful beer that has an intense and satisfying coffee flavor for coffee lovers. Check out some of the best coffee beers in Boulder:
Boulder Beer Company’s Irish Blessing
This limited release beer is an oak-aged coffee stout brewed with local OZO coffee. The aging takes place on Jameson Irish Whiskey soaked oak. The end result is a bittersweet chocolatey beer with hints of whiskey and wood weighing in at 6.8% ABV.
When it comes to bagels in Boulder, I think we all know the top dog in town. If you don’t know who I’m talking about, here’s a hint: they have iconic hippie daisy flow stickers found on just about every surface in Boulder and their name rhymes with “Poe’s.”
If you haven’t guessed Moe’s Broadway Bagel by now, there’s just no hope for you. With six locations in Boulder and Denver and a seventh set to open up in Old Town Louisville in a couple of months, Moe is pretty much the king of bagels. But who are the other players in the bagel scene in Boulder?Continue Reading
Whether you prefer to enjoy it in a sandwich, on a waffle, or all by its delicious self, fried chicken is a versatile all-American staple that is always savory and exceedingly delicious. The perfect dish for when you’ve got that comfort food craving, fried chicken is a flat-out classic that plenty of local Boulder restaurants and breweries serve up on the regular.
Miss the chance to indulge on National Fried Chicken Day on July 6th? Never fear! Stop by one of these Boulder County haunts to get your fried chicken on and enjoy an amazing, hearty meal.
Please read the following in your best movie announcer voice:
In a world where most restaurants consist of farm-to-table, artisanal cuisine found in restaurants with names using the (noun) + (noun) formula, one writer dares to think outside the reclaimed wood box. One writer dares to bring you pho in Boulder.
Breakfast can be a tricky meal for vegans when dining out. Usually breakfast and brunch menus are dominated with bacon, breakfast sausage, eggs, and even sweet options, like French toast and pancakes, made with milk and eggs. While a bowl of fruit is nice, sometimes you want a hearty, savory option that are meat-eating friends enjoy. Fortunately, there are plenty of spots right in Boulder that offer tasty vegan breakfast options. (Note: Anytime you’re ordering, it’s always helpful to mention to make it vegan.)
It seems like only yesterday I was writing to tell you about the delicious food truck options in Boulder and when I did a search on the site, I discovered to my surprise that it’s been three whole years since I wrote about them. That’s an eternity in food truck years! I mean Verde has evolved into a brick-and-mortar restaurant since then for crying out loud.
I simply cannot let this travesty stand given my love for food trucks and my desire, nay, duty, to keep the people of Boulder informed on the brightest stars in the food truck galaxy.
It’s no secret that, in the past, beer brewing has been a bit of a boy’s club. One only needs to look at the list of breweries in Boulder to see a fairly male-dominated industry. Now, whether that was purposeful of not, I can’t say (I’m not here to write a dissertation, just a blog post, honey), but the good news is that things are changing and women are getting into all aspects of the beer brewing game. Boulder County is no slouch when it comes to female brewers, brewery owners, and managers and here are some places you can go to show love for the ladies of beer.