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Review: Rosalee's PIzzeria in Longmont needs a flavor boost, but crusts are ace

Oversized pies respect tradition, but service and flavor need refinement
While Rosalee's crust literally proves a solid foundation to the pies, other aspects of the dining experience could be better. The service game needs to be stepped up, particularly on busy nights. Although some items like salads and garlic knots are fine as is, the pies themselves could benefit from refinement, particularly when it comes to the toppings' flavor quotient. Full Story
Workout review: Take hip-hop moves from studio to street at Streetside
Hip-hop is a catch-all term for numerous styles, like break dancing, house dance, popping and locking. Every class is different and you can learn a variety of styles. Instructor Rico Changeux showed us a series of moves that we practiced and then added them on to the first set of choreography.  Full Story

Booze column: Colorado's ciders are the real apple-pickin' deal
The hard-cider revolution first blossomed across Colorado about five years ago, and today it's in full flower. Aurora's Haykin and Clear Fork Cider in Denver, try to use as much Colorado fruit as possible in their elixirs. Full Story

Dragon tongues for dinner: Green beans in season at local farmers markets
The dependable green bean is in stock at the Boulder County Farmers Markets in all its glory - yellow, purple, green and the unique dragon-tongue variety.  Full Story

Boulder Buzz: Flower Child sprouts healthy fare
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

Grillo: Alopecia can be challenging, but prognosis promising
Researchers don't know what triggers the immune system to attack hair follicles, so the exact cause of this condition is unknown. Alopecia areata most frequently occurs in people who have a family history of other autoimmune diseases. Full Story

'Avo' and 'guac' now legit with Merriam-Webster
Lovers of avocado toast can rejoice. The word "avo" -- for avocado -- is now listed at merriam-webster.com. Full Story

Review: Mojo Taqueria's short rib burrito is delicious
Lyons' Mojo Taqueria, a moderately priced eatery with a casual atmosphere that's certainly inviting in a bright and airy way. Full Story

Workout review: CrossFit for women comfortable, lacks the annoying hype of the movement
Woman's Functional Fitness is an approachable CrossFit class geared to women and it lacks the uber hype of many CrossFit classes. Full Story

Now ripe in Boulder County: Eggplant, the purple beauty
Eggplant, purple beauties and not-so-distant relatives of the tomato, eggplants are a summertime staple and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. Look for them at Boulder County Farmers Markets starting this week. Full Story

Merry little lamb chops like mini-porterhouse steaks
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

Harvard professor calls coconut oil 'pure poison'
A Harvard professor wants you to reconsider the dangers of consuming coconut oil, a popular trend within the wellness crowd as of late. Full Story

Review: Rush Bowls Gunbarrel needs to smooth(ie) out some wrinkles
Rush Bowls is a small chain, founded in Boulder, with nine locations, including four along the Front Range. Its compact Gunbarrel venue isn't all that different from other smoothie and bowl spots, and it centers around order-around-the-counter service. Interior seating isn't an option, and we sat at an outdoor table, happy that the weekend afternoon weather was being cooperative. Contact: 720-386-9810, www. Full Story

Hate big gyms? This Boulder class is the ticket out
During Metabolic Strength class at Complete Physique I never felt inadequate, nor did I feel competitive. I didn't worry about whether my butt looked too big in my yoga pants. Their open demeanor was disarming. It was like working out with friends. Full Story

Boulder County farmers markets rife with raspberries
Visitors can pick raspberries off the patch at Aspen Moon Farms this year. And this year's crop is one of the best they've seen, Griffith said. Choose from red, purple, black and golden raspberries. Hurry to the market and get some raspberries now because once the frost hits in September, the crop is done for the year. Full Story

O'Meara: Oh nuts, it's another mast year
My neighborhood is filled with curious people, folks who pull out lawn chairs to watch the goings-on in my yard or devise reasons to stroll by for a closer view. Full Story

Colorado wine country flush with nutrient-rich vines, plump grapes
Colorado supports about 100 wineries on 1,000 acres or so, with most of the action taking place in the Grand Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA), which encompasses the state's winemaking epicenter, Palisade. Jack Rabbit Hill, at 6,200 feet elevation (making it one of the highest elevation wineries in the United States), is in the state's other AVA, called West Elks, about 60 miles southeast of Grand Junction - essentially on the other side of the world's largest flat-topped mountain, Grand Mesa. Full Story

Review: Breakfast Champion's Turkish coffee may be one of Boulder's best, strongest cups
What distinguishes Breakfast Champion from other local eateries is the availability of numerous Turkish delicacies, both sweet and savory. Full Story

Forget goats, Boulder, it's time for butterfly yoga
Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster hosts Rainforest Yoga and there are butterflies. Lots of butterflies. There's even a pigeon, named Larry, that cooed at us enthusiastically. It's an awe-inspiring experience. Full Story

Bulk up, Boulder County, it's tomato time
That summertime staple, the tomato is packing the farmers markets. From cherry to on-the-vine to big ol' beefsteaks, tomatoes are at their peak in Colorado - and very colorful. 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