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Entering the Pie Hole—& Moving On Up(Town)!

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Oh Lordy it’s a fact. I moved to Denver from Boston to be with the Director almost exactly 6 years ago; from day 1, we planned to abandon his abode in Platt Park & find ourselves a centrally located love nest. As of yesterday, we finally got our piece of the pie, a stone’s (or pie’s, [...]

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Noshes for the New Year: Going Cheeseless at Pizzeria Locale Denver

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

At this point we’re closer to the next New Year’s than the last one, but some of us (ahem) are still staggering along in half-assed (or full-assed, as the case may be) resolution mode. Now, you might assume that just as the quick-casual Baker District outpost of Boulder’s celebrated Pizzeria Locale (you know, the Frasca [...]

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More Noshes for the New Year from Pastavino

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Surely it’s possible to have an ultra-fattening meal at this mod Boulder trattoria—but it isn’t easy. Having derived so much pleasure from this lunchtime tuna dish, I’ve since returned to try a number of items, & even the heaviest of them were rendered with a light touch—as is typical in cucina italiana, of course; the [...]

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Noshes for the New Year: Camarones agua chile at Torres Mexican Restaurant

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

I’ll add my digits to Mark Antonation‘s 2-thumbs-up in Cafe Society this week for the camarones agua chile we shared during a recent meal with Denver on a Spit & c. at Torres Mexican Restaurant. Though akin to ceviche, it was different in a few key aspects: the shrimp—not chopped but rather butterflied whole—were, like the sliced cucumber & onion, still basically [...]

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Dish of the Week/Noshes for the New Year: Tonno at Pastavino

Monday, February 11th, 2013

I’ll do a full post about this stylish Italian café, run by a native of Trieste on Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall, in the very near future, but I’m glad to see that I’m not alone in thinking the place underappreciated (see Douglas Brown’s recent props in the Denver Post). This lunch entrée, simply listed as “Tonno” [...]

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Jelly: Chill, Still Gelling

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Numerical ratings have their uses, but they don’t tell stories. In a recent post, I rated Boulder’s Arugula Bar e Ristorante a 3 (“Solid”) for delivering what I considered to be a perfectly lovely meal. Here, I’m giving the Evans Ave. outpost of beloved Capitol Hill daytime joint Jelly a 3 for a meal that I had [...]

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Noshes for the New Year: Tomato-fennel bisque (& more) at Arugula Bar e Ristorante

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Still with me, weight watchers? Let me tell you what a pleasure it was to leave Boulder’s Arugula last night feeling chipper rather than sluggish—feeling, for once, quite unlike Louis CK (you know, “The meal is not over when I’m full! The meal is over when I hate myself.”) For starters, I actually heeded the advice of [...]

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Noshes for the New Year: L’Atelier’s Salade Niçoise

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Straight up, L’Atelier in Boulder isn’t really my tasse de thé. Though I know what I’m about to say is positively gauche for a food writer to admit, French cookery in the Escoffier vein tends to kind of bore me. However rich & beautiful, it’s so cooked—it lacks rawness & soul. (Unlike the generally more [...]

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Noshes for the New Year: Lola’s Tuna Poke

Monday, January 14th, 2013

So 99 out of every 100 of us who have now embarked upon the dreaded post-holiday diet know perfectly well, deep down, that we’ll last a few miserable, white-knuckled weeks tops before succumbing to whichever of our myriad weaknesses is closest at hand. I’m writing this while vacationing in Akumal, Mexico, where I owe the [...]

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