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    (Boulder County Farmers Markets)
    Longmont and Boulder farmers markets: Peaches peaking perfectly

    Longmont Market celebrates stone fruit with a festival Saturday
    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.  
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    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

    Chimera arrives in Boulder as top tier Asian eatery: review
    06/22/2018 08:18 AM MDT - Too often, attempts at gussying up Asian classics result in failure, but Chimera's lofty ambitions, passion, and top notch execution results in to a tableful of can't-miss fare. Full Story

    Boulder and Longmont farmers' markets: Cherries
    06/20/2018 09:26 AM MDT - Cherries are not only tasty but more nutritious than one may think. They are said to combat gout and arthritis and have a lower glycemic index than other fruits, so they won't spike your blood sugar. Full Story

    Drinking With Doug: Rosé wines are versatile, refreshing
    06/13/2018 10:05 AM MDT - For readers who remember anything about rosé in the United States during the '70s, '80s and '90s, erase the memories — pretend it's one big black-out. Chances are the wine was Jolly Rancher-sweet and left you feeling melancholy in the morning, your soul bruised, because you guzzled it like soda. Full Story

    Boulder and Longmont farmers' markets: Garlic scapes hit the markets
    06/13/2018 08:51 AM MDT - Garlic scapes, the by-product of hardneck garlic bulbs, are a versatile addition to your summer kitchen arsenal. It's a quick season so don't delay in buying these up at market. Full Story

    Longmont Public House brings casual comfort to neighborhood: review
    06/08/2018 01:18 PM MDT - The Longmont Public House is an informal and welcoming space spotlighting both a bar and dining areas while exuding a popular neighborhood hangout vibe. During a recent Friday dinner, the space was packed, but despite the crowds, service was prompt and friendly throughout our meal. In fact, our server had a particularly kind air about her. Full Story

    Boulder and Longmont farmers' markets: Hakurei turnips
    05/30/2018 12:51 PM MDT - Versatile and delicious Hakurei turnips are far easier to cook than it is to say. Brighten up your salad or switch it up at dinner with this delicate farm favorite. Full Story

    Corrida ups Boulder's fine dining game, considerably: review
    05/24/2018 04:29 PM MDT - The combination of stellar yet unpretentious service, ingredient quality and preparation at Corrida in Boulder is as good as anyone else's. Plus the restaurant boasts stunning views, and it all makes for an unparalleled local dining experience. Full Story

    Boulder and Longmont farmers' markets: Asparagus
    05/23/2018 09:03 AM MDT - The season for asparagus is short and the demand is high, but look for asparagus piled up in abundance throughout the Boulder County Farmers Markets now through the first week of June. Full Story

    Louisville eatery's emphasis on biscuits pays off: review
    05/18/2018 05:29 PM MDT - Biscuit Bar successfully commits to showcasing the humble biscuit in numerous satisfying choices at a fair price. The mellow vibe enhances the overall experience, and it's definitely a worthwhile destination for the textbook American breakfast enthusiast. Full Story

    At the Market: Radishes hit the stands
    05/16/2018 07:17 AM MDT - Celebrate the season of the crunchy, spicy and vibrant radish at the Longmont Farmers Market's Radish Day on Saturday. There will be a radish toss, radish tasting and crowning, chef demonstrations, face painting and even more radish fun. Full Story

    Smoothie bowls at Peachy's in Boulder refreshing, satisfying: review
    05/11/2018 10:59 AM MDT - Peachy's Superfruit Cafe is the kind of place that's ideal for those on the go, as preparation takes place in a matter of minutes and all the offerings are easily portable. This interesting spot lives up to its name, both in respect to fruit selections as well as to the quality of the smoothie bowls and pleasant experience. Full Story

    8 great places for afternoon tea near on Mother's Day
    05/09/2018 08:41 AM MDT - If you're looking for a new mother-daughter tradition, consider these eight tea rooms across Colorado. Full Story

    Boulder and Longmont farmers' markets: Microgreens
    05/09/2018 08:26 AM MDT - Now is the time for flowers, brunch ingredients and gifts. The market is your one-stop shop for high quality treats for mom. 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