• Second Story Garage: Gasoline Lollipops - 05/22/2015 12:35 PM MDT
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    First Bite Boulder kicks off restaurant week, now with a cheaper option

    New this year, participating restaurants offering $19 tasting menus as well as $34 prix-fixe options
    11/12/2018 02:56 PM MST
    Normally, such a whirlwind culinary tour could prove pricey, but the annual, Boulder-wide First Bite event offers an affordable way to take in the county's best meals on a reasonable budget. Today through Nov. 17, nearly 50 restaurants across the county will offer a three-course, $34 prix-fixe dinner menu, a selection that sums up participating eateries' unique approaches to cooking. 
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    Boulder chef behind The French Twist food truck to appear on Food Network pilot
    10/18/2018 03:14 PM MDT - Boulder chef Michael DeBoer's The French Twist food truck will be featured on a Food Network pilot program "Food Truck Fan Fight" at 9 p. Full Story

    Winter wonderland of squash filling Boulder County farmers markets
    10/16/2018 04:24 PM MDT - The markets are thriving with fleshy acorn squash, sweet delicata squash and carotene-rich spaghetti squash.  Full Story

    Fall calls for chicken and dumplings, the ultimate comfort food
    10/11/2018 01:15 PM MDT - It is soothing, is what it is. It's warm and filling, with just enough carbohydrates to make us happy. That's basically the working definition of comfort food. Full Story

    Colorful cauliflower filling Boulder County farmers markets
    10/11/2018 01:06 PM MDT - Packing the stands are heads of cream, purple and orange-colored cauliflower florets.  Full Story

    Flatirons Food Film Festival cooks up melange of events
    10/07/2018 08:31 PM MDT - Six years in, the Flatirons Food Film Festival continues its mission of having viewers "Feast on Reel Food" in its upcoming event filled with film and food. Full Story

    Boulder Buzz: Flower Child sprouts healthy fare
    09/12/2018 02:55 PM MDT - Healthy eating is the name of the game at Flower Child, which opened last month in Boulder, the first Colorado outpost of a chain currently spanning six states. Full Story

    'Avo' and 'guac' now legit with Merriam-Webster
    09/12/2018 02:40 PM MDT - Lovers of avocado toast can rejoice. The word "avo" -- for avocado -- is now listed at merriam-webster.com. Full Story

    Merry little lamb chops like mini-porterhouse steaks
    09/05/2018 10:37 AM MDT - When you're stumped for something easy to toss on the grill, think lamb loin chops, which are a bit less expensive than the luxurious rack of lamb.  Full Story

    Pesto, the picture of perfection (recipe)
    08/08/2018 01:02 PM MDT - Basil is all over local farmers markets, so grind it up and make some delectable pesto. Recipe below. Full Story

    Precision Pours rolls out sourdough, Flatirons Food Film Fest fundraiser and more
    08/06/2018 01:44 PM MDT - Brice Young, the driving force behind Louisville's Precision Pours Coffee House, 1030 E. South Boulder Rd. Full Story

    Boulder County farmers markets bursting with colorful sweet corn
    07/25/2018 11:13 AM MDT - One of the most colorful weeks of the local farmers' season brings a kaleidoscope of colors to Boulder and Longmont farmers market booths. Full Story

    Longmont's China Gourmet scores with authenticity: review
    07/20/2018 02:06 PM MDT - Longmont's China Gourmet is a newer, larger and more modern-feeling spot than its Boulder mothership, as this East County venue features a full bar, sizable windows and ample seating. But like the original, this eatery's stock in trade is straightforward and it serves more than decent Chinese food that's also moderately priced. Full Story

    Longmont and Boulder farmers markets: Peaches peaking perfectly
    07/18/2018 02:05 PM MDT - Boulder County is heading into the height of peach season. First, we see the cling or semi-cling varieties hit the stands. The freestone fruit peaks next, this variety falls off the pit with no effort.  Full Story

    Quality, elegant simplicity distinguish Vero Boulder's pizza: review
    07/12/2018 06:19 PM MDT - Vero Boulder's Italian-influenced identity is boosted by an emphasis on simple yet mostly satisfying dishes. Full Story

    Drinking With Doug: Acid-washed wines cool off summer
    07/11/2018 08:26 PM MDT - Have you tried vinho verde for your hot-weather porch-pounding? It's a good place to start. Like most of my favorite styles of summer-enhancing wines, it's relatively low in alcohol (typically between 9 and 11 percent) and juicy with acids. An added bonus: it's slightly effervescent, which adds welcome jazz hands to the whole package.  Full Story

    Boulder and Longmont farmers' markets: Summer squash
    07/11/2018 08:19 PM MDT - Due to an early spike in hot weather, we've been seeing summer squash hit the stands sooner and the season in full swing right now. Full Story

    Boulder and Longmont farmers' markets: Kohlrabi
    07/04/2018 09:23 AM MDT - Don't be intimidated by kohlrabi, a seemingly bizarre descendant of the wild cabbage. It's not only edible, it is incredibly tasty. Full Story

    Drinking With Doug: Gin and tonics
    06/27/2018 11:20 AM MDT - It seems so perfectly British, the gin and tonic. But It's time to shake off the dust and stride out into the dazzling light and heat of a new environment: Spain. Full Story

    Boulder and Longmont farmers' markets: Snap peas
    06/27/2018 07:13 AM MDT - We start seeing snap peas in May through well into July, depending on each farm's planned harvest. After the plants flower, there's about a week before peas arrive and two more weeks until they've come into their full size. A handful of farmers have these tasty treats available at market.  Full Story

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    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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    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