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    FoodIt's Boulder vs. Denver at BIFF's CineCHEF event

    Event will also feature Colorado premiere of documentary, 'Michelin Stars: Tales from the Kitchen'
    01/18/2018 07:25 PM MST
    Denver chefs, beware: Boulder's got this. The Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) is bringing back its CineCHEF culinary competition at 5 p. 
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    Hana Japanese Bistro simply satisfies with seafood: review
    01/18/2018 07:19 PM MST - Hana Japanese Bistro in Louisville fills the bill for a low-key but quality Japanese dining experience. A comfortable setting, a few less common choices like the black cod, and most hospitable vibe make for a most agreeable meal. Full Story

    At the Market: Spring to bring new Boulder-made scotch
    01/17/2018 07:03 AM MST - Alistair Brogan found his way to Boulder from his hometown of Glasgow, Scotland, with the dream of creating a world-class American single-malt scotch. He met award-winning brewer turned distiller Ted Palmer in 2015 and a partnership was formed. Full Story

    Solid barbecue, service make LuLu's BBQ a low-key pleasure: review
    01/12/2018 09:57 AM MST - LuLu BBQ's unfussy nature makes it a relaxing spot to savor an above average barbecue meal. The consistent quality of the sides and meat across the board makes it clear the kitchen at this Louisville eatery pays close attention to what it's turning out, a quality that's sometimes lost nowadays. Full Story

    New chef nourishes poetry lovers at Innisfree Cafe in Boulder
    01/10/2018 08:55 AM MST - The poet with a ring in her right nostril and left eyebrow asked the owner of Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & CafĂ© in Boulder back in November to let her bring more poetry to the place through food. He liked her proposal so much that he created a chef position and hired her almost on the spot.  Full Story

    Boulder and Longmont farmers' markets: 7 reasons to join a CSA
    01/10/2018 08:22 AM MST - 'Tis the season to get in on the bounty of vegetables, fruits and herbs that will hit the markets this summer as local farms are beginning to offer CSAs this month throughout Colorado. Full Story

    Inconsistent food, service clip Santo's wings: review
    01/05/2018 12:13 PM MST - Perhaps the most eagerly awaited Boulder restaurant opening of 2017 was that of Chef Hosea Rosenberg's Santo. I've been a big fan of Rosenberg's solo endeavors, starting with his food truck and, later, Blackbelly Market. Consequently, it pains me to report that my experience at Santo was a disappointment with respect to service, ambience and food.  Full Story

    At the Market: Healing people and the planet
    01/03/2018 09:21 AM MST - If asked what he does for a living, Marcus McCauley, owner of McCauley Family Farm in Longmont, would say simply, "I heal people and the planet with delicious food." Given his background as a biomedical engineer and the son of a physician with a long family history of ranching and farming, McCauley comes to this passion for healing naturally. In 2012 his family sold its ranch in Oklahoma and moved to Colorado in a quest for healing -- for him, his family and his community. Full Story

    Dining critic's top dishes of 2017
    12/28/2017 01:41 PM MST - As 2017 draws to a close, it's time to review the top restaurant dishes of the past year, most of which I've had the fortune to encounter during the course of reviewing eateries for the Daily Camera, Times-Call and Reporter-Herald. Full Story

    Next Door takes sustainable-food mission to Longmont: review
    12/21/2017 05:59 PM MST - Next Door's mission of providing food that's good for the environment, farmers, and diners is highly laudable, and at the end of the day, important. But absent those broader considerations, this eatery is still well worth visiting. Full Story

    Boulder and Longmont farmers' markets: Building community through wine
    12/20/2017 10:46 AM MST - Twenty-one years ago, John Garlich and Ulla Merz went in search of a vineyard to fulfill their dream of owning and operating a winery. Today they operate Bookcliff Vineyards, where they grow over 14 varietals on 37 acres to create award-winning wines. Full Story

    Emmerson now Boulder's most boldly innovative restaurant: review
    12/15/2017 10:08 AM MST - Emmerson restaurant, on Pearl Street in Boulder, opened late last summer. It is now the most innovative restaurant in Boulder, and its bold approach is only matched by its top notch execution.  Full Story

    Niwot baker Joan Grunzweig big on little details
    12/13/2017 08:38 AM MST - If life were as forgiving as fondant, maybe all of us would feel just as picture perfect as Joan Grunzweig's custom-made cake toppers look. Full Story

    Boulder and Longmont farmers' markets: Shop local this year
    12/15/2017 09:58 AM MST - 'Tis the season to discover that perfect something for the food-lover in your life. This year, find something for every type of foodie, from the chocoholic to the cocktail connoisseur -- and you can keep it all local. Full Story

    Le French Cafe in Boulder triumphs with classic specialties: Review
    12/08/2017 09:10 AM MST - Le French Cafe provides marvelously authentic fare and cheerful service at more than reasonable prices. Everyone from the French-cuisine newcomer to the most ardent Francophile will find cause for celebration here. Full Story

    Boulder and Longmont farmers' markets: Find favorite items in off season
    12/06/2017 09:24 AM MST - There are still plenty of ways to get your favorite farmers' market finds throughout the winter. Many vendors sell on their websites, through CSA's, and at retail. We have compiled a guide to help you find your favorite vendors' products all winter long. Full Story

    Dannik's in Gunbarrel dishes out a top notch burger: Review
    12/05/2017 11:05 AM MST - Dannik's generally does well in its role of serving comforting tavern fare catering to a neighborhood crowd. In particular, the burger was hard to beat, and some small improvements to items like the fries and onion soup could elevate this friendly spot from a locals hangout to more of a dining destination. Full Story

    Boulder twins Maryn and Colter Heap are Kids' Kritics
    11/30/2017 02:29 PM MST - For diners with kids, there are always the usual go-to restaurants. But why not try something a little more adventurous? From casually eclectic to fine dining options, Kids' Kritics authors Maryn and Colter Heap can point you in the right direction. Full Story

    Boulder and Longmont farmers' markets: Holiday recipes
    12/04/2017 04:07 PM MST - Now that the first feast of the holiday season is behind us, we thought you could use a little inspiration as you plan your next few holiday gatherings. We have asked the farmers, ranchers and vendors of the Boulder County Farmers Markets to share some of their favorite holiday recipes with you. Full Story

    Just the good stuff at Loveland's Tortilleria La Autentica: Review
    11/24/2017 03:40 PM MST - Loveland's Tortilleria La Autentica sits east of downtown in a mixed residential and commercial neighborhood. With its location set back from the street, it's easy to miss on a first pass, but it's worth seeking out for its exceptionally inexpensive and unfussy fare. Full Story

    (Matt York / Associated Press)
    College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

    Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

    After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

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    (Matt York / Associated Press)
    College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

    Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

    After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

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    (Paul Aiken / Staff Photographer)
    Second Story Garage: Gasoline Lollipops

    The Boulder alt-country band gives its EPs names such as Death and Resurrection, and its songs bear the mark of hard truths and sin. But the punk energy behind the playing, and the sense that it's all in good fun, make it OK to dance to a song like "Death." Full Story

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