November 10, 2011

Boulder Gets a Second Breakfast Spot

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We’ve seen breakfast focused restaurants boom in Denver for a few years, with restaurants like Snooze, Jelly, Syrup, and Breakfast on The Edge, and now we’re excited to see Boulder join in on the morning fun. Back in June Chef Alec Schuler opened Tangerine, and showed Boulder-ites his creative interpretation of what breakfast could be with items like his BLR Pancakes, ricotta and lemon pancakes with blueberry sauce or the Asparagus and Mushrooms with two poached eggs over green lentils with pancetta, spinach, salsa verde, and grano padano cheese. Now Snooze has opened its doors on Pearl Street to offer up indulgent breakfast items as well as creative pancakes like the must-try Red-Eye Velvet Pancakes, red velvet buttermilk batter topped with espresso infused maple syrup, a touch of cream cheese frosting and chopped pecans or the Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes, buttermilk pancakes with caramelized pineapple chunks, house made vanilla crème anglaise and cinnamon butter. It’s no surprise that chefs have started giving breakfast a makeover, it ties closely with our Culinary Shift Luxury Re-Valued, were just glad we don’t have to drive to Denver anymore to enjoy a morning meal.

--Bryce Clark

Bryce Clark
Culinary Assistant

November 9, 2011

First Bite Boulder Starts Friday

If you're like us, you probably have a list of restaurants you want to try. Each week you add another name to it, and even though you go out, there are never enough dollars or nights to try what you want. Time to play catch up.

Friday night kicks off the sixth annual First Bite Boulder. (An event that SRG named!) During the eight-day affair, you can visit 42 of Boulder's restaurants for only $26 per person. Those dollars buy you three courses at places like Pizzeria Locale, Cafe Aion, the Kitchen, and more. Pick from dishes like Colorado lamb with Cure Farm Kale (at the Kitchen), squash tagine (at Cafe Aion), and passionfruit tart (at Centro).

Until Saturday, November 19, you can dine and tick spots off your list. At the end of next week, you might even feel caught up. And then, it's a full year before First Bite returns.

Kazia Jankowski
Associate Culinary Director

November 2, 2011

No Bitter Ending

For two and a half years Happy and The Bitter Bar have been a dueling duo; Asian comfort food in the day, classic American cocktails at night. Then Happy shut its doors to embrace its alter ego, The Bitter Bar. When the doors re-opened they revealed new furniture, a new menu, and even a stuffed bear with a top hat. The Bitter Bar now offers the same award winning classic and contemporary American craft cocktails by the same award winning bartenders and mixologists, but also incorporates delicious, straight-forward American small bites and decadent, intelligent, well-made desserts. Think Bratwurst with a pretzel bun, mead mustard, and napa kraut or Crispy Fried Brussels Sprouts Leaves tossed with togarashi and sea salt. Or on the sweeter side, a Noosa Yogurt Cloud with hibiscus rose broth, pavlova, and honeyed tea pearls. All of which can be enjoyed while sitting on a couch straight from the scenes of Mad Men, cozy fire included. The Bitter Bar’s food and drink now seem to be a match that will leave you quite happy about a bitter transformation.

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Bryce Clark
Culinary Assistant