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    At the MarketBoulder and Longmont farmers' markets: Arugula

    A green that adds depth to salads, bite to sandwiches
    04/25/2018 08:43 AM MDT
    Arugula, also known as "rocket" in some parts of the world, is especially nice this time of year. It prefers to grow in cooler temperatures. When it gets hot, it can take on more of it's pepper and spice undertones, which, hey, we're not complaining about either. 
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    Acreage's core appeal is in fine ciders, rustic fare: review
    04/19/2018 09:03 PM MDT - While it's been open just short of only two months, Acreage's kitchen shows a high level of confidence and skill that much longer running establishments would be envious of. Of course, the flavorful and unique ciders match the elevated fare, and when you combine that with hospitable service and an appealing unique setting, it's tough to go wrong. Full Story

    Boulder and Longmont farmers' markets: Pea shoots
    04/18/2018 10:12 AM MDT - We're heading into the peak of pea shoot season and farms are harvesting them at the perfect time so they are not stemming or woody. Local restaurants are snatching them up, so make sure to get them while they last. Full Story

    Garden Gate a relaxing, reliable breakfast spot in Niwot: review
    04/16/2018 12:31 PM MDT - The Garden Gate Cafe has remained relatively unchanged over the years, and in this instance, that's not a bad thing. A comforting small town atmosphere and a reasonably-affordable-something-for-everyone menu help this spot maintain a reputation as a reliable, if not relaxing, breakfast favorite. Full Story

    Boulder and Longmont farmers' markets: Chives
    04/11/2018 09:38 AM MDT - Chives can be prepared by chopping them thin and sprinkling them on a soup, salad or used as accompaniment in a braise. This herb is versatile. Don't forget to include the flower if you're lucky to snag it fully bloomed. Full Story

    Organization bringing Slow Food movement ideals to Boulder County
    04/09/2018 07:27 AM MDT - Slow Food Boulder — a nonprofit focused on promoting fresh, locally-sourced food — is changing its focus to a more countywide approach. Full Story

    Community Table spotlights fresh, affordable breakfasts, lunches: review
    04/05/2018 02:59 PM MDT - Bridge House Community Table hits the twin sweet spots of both value and consistently fresh flavor. The nonprofit venue's altruistic mission makes it a place where your dining dollars are doing more than buying tasty food; you're also supporting folks transitioning out of homelessness. Full Story

    Boulder and Longmont farmers' markets: Overwintered spinach
    04/03/2018 06:48 PM MDT - Ready or not, this Saturday we welcome our Boulder County farmers and ranchers back to the street in Boulder and Longmont. It's going to be a lovely day for a market. Full Story

    Review: Gunbarrel's Cafe Blue blends comfort, gourmet fare
    03/30/2018 02:38 PM MDT - The dining scene in Gunbarrel is in a state of flux nowadays, with an infusion of new venues taking up space alongside longterm old favorites. Among the more enduring eateries is Cafe Blue, tucked away in a strip mall a stone's throw from King Soopers. Unsurprisingly, Cafe Blue has the comfortably lived-in feel of a popular neighborhood spot, with friendly, but not overly intrusive service.  Full Story

    Boulder and Longmont farmers' markets: Excitement builds
    03/20/2018 06:31 PM MDT - Excuse our excitement, but we're only three weeks out from market launch in Boulder and Longmont, and we're getting down to the nitty gritty. Full Story

    Seeds Library Cafe in Boulder succeeds with affordable fare: review
    03/15/2018 10:26 PM MDT - Seeds succeeds on many levels, but perhaps its greatest accomplishment is dishing out farm to table fare at an affordable price with quality matching that of much more costly eateries. Sunny views of Boulder Creek and a modern vibe create a lunch experience that's hard to beat, especially for the cost. Full Story

    Boulder and Longmont farmers' markets: Four short weeks until markets
    03/13/2018 09:00 PM MDT - Our dreams are dancing with visions of piled-high produce, a variety of cut meats, fresh loaves of bread, wedges of cheese and tasty pastry treats. We are four weeks out from the start of the Boulder County Farmers Markets. Full Story

    Great steaks and value at Black Diamond: review
    03/08/2018 05:39 PM MST - The steak at Black Diamond in Lafayette was cooked to a perfect medium rare, was optimally seasoned without too much salt, and carried plenty of beefy flavor alongside a tender texture. That's really all you can ask for at this price, and it's this type of value that sums up the appealingly hospitable Black Diamond experience. Full Story

    Boulder and Longmont farmers' markets: New vendors welcomed
    02/27/2018 06:39 PM MST - Application decisions have been made, and the farmers' market is six weeks out. Now we play the waiting game. Here's a peek at a few 2018 vendors of the Boulder County Farmers Markets. Full Story

    Peel Handcrafted Pizza in Frederick produces appealing pies: review
    02/24/2018 10:16 AM MST - Pizza is often taken for granted, with some versions doing nothing more than the bare minimum to be worthy of the name. But the care Peel Handcrafted Pizza in Frederick puts into its signature item, as well as its other offerings, reminds one of how great pizza can be when done right. Full Story

    Boulder and longmont farmers' markets: Quality comes from local growers
    02/14/2018 01:25 PM MST - The secret to Boulder County Farmers Markets' success is that we are growers-only markets, with all our produce grown by farmers in Colorado, meat raised by Colorado ranches and fruit picked from Colorado orchards. Full Story

    Boulder and Longmont farmers' markets: Year of the grain
    02/08/2018 10:35 AM MST - Every year, there is something new at the farmers' market that shines as the trending market must-have. As the year gears up, we're able to guess what will make a splash. This year is all about the ancient grains. Full Story

    Tahona Tequila Bistro in Boulder recalls a ski town hangout: review
    02/06/2018 12:09 PM MST - Tahona Tequila Bistro is like a ski town hangout -- not necessarily the fanciest place, but service is friendly and the menu is straightforward and comforting. Full Story

    Longmont parent group combats ill effects of sugary beverages
    01/31/2018 09:16 AM MST - A Longmont parent group, St. Vrain Healthy Kids, founded by Jodie Popma and Christina Edstrom, is working to change kids' attitude toward sugar. With support from Boulder County Public Health, St. Vrain Healthy Kids aims to build awareness of the harmful effects of sugary drinks in the Longmont community. Full Story

    Boulder and Longmont farmers' markets: Ollin Farms in the off-season
    01/31/2018 09:10 AM MST - Like many farmers in the off-season, Mark Guttridge of Ollin Farms in Longmont is as busy as ever. This time is reserved for planning out the entire growing season. Guttridge focuses on his crop plan, stocking up on supplies, education, networking and passion projects. 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