Hotel Boulderado Celebrates New Chef, Design Updates

Guests relish tech-forward modernization and new menus at Spruce, The Corner Bar, and License No. 1

Spruce Half Chicken

When Hotel Boulderado first opened its doors in 1909, guests were ushered to the doors in horse-drawn carriages. The Chautauqua was a new fixture in the city—a mark of Boulder’s growing prominence as a cultural hub—and the railroads chugged with traffic from mining camps to the west and Denver to the southeast. It was the start of a golden age. ... Read More »

Hidden Happy Hour: Via Perla

Via Perla celebrates the Italian tradition of "merenda" for its happiest hour

Via Perla

Merenda—it’s the Italian way to have a snack. Translating to “snack time” in Italian, this midday afternoon tradition consists of a light meal designed to satiate groaning tummies until dinnertime. At Via Perla {901 Pearl Street, Boulder; 720.669.0100}, merenda means the happiest hour. For a year, this landed Italian restaurant has been dishing up classic Italian fare to the residents of Boulder. For ... Read More »

Hidden Happy Hour: Bohemian Biergarten

Boulder's premier German fest delivers the best in brews and entertainment

Bohemian Biergarten

While many a Boulder culinary landmark celebrates happy hour, few places are as vibrant and diverse as Bohemian Biergarten {2017 13th Street, Boulder; 720.328.8328}. Tucked away just off Pearl Street downtown, it’s an ideal location for nearby business folks, students scampering down from The Hill, and visitors who settle at the iconic Boulderado or St Julien. Much like the stein-slung gardens ... Read More »

Our Top 10 Picks for Valentine’s Day in Boulder

Dinners that will make your heart sing and your stomach smile

If you’re over the trite stuffed animals and rotting roses, we feel your pain. The only way to our hearts is through our stomachs anyway, so here’s our list of top Valentine’s Day dining events in Boulder. Because what’s sexier than delicious local bites, full glasses, flowing conversation, and coming home to a perfectly clean kitchen? (The answer here is ... Read More »

Wild Standard: Where Sustainability is King

From king salmon to spot prawns, Chef Heap is delivering some of the best seafood Boulder has ever seen

King Salmon at Wild Standard

In our most recent issue of DiningOut Denver/Boulder, we highlighted 40 iconic restaurateurs and restaurants that are shaping Colorado’s culinary landscape. Among them was the inimitable Bradford Heap—and for good reason. The French-trained maître, who trained under renowned Alain Ducasse, has turned cooking on its head. Instead of painting plates with dozens of ingredients and feeding artistic whimsy by dolling up the tried-and-true, ... Read More »

Arugula Revamps Menu

Updates include the return of longtime favorites, small bites, and popular comfort foods


It was less than a year ago that we profiled the updated Arugula in Boulder—a “renovation” that saw Chef Sven Hedenas take the reins in the kitchen, while Owner/Executive Chef Alec Schuler switched out seasonal menus for weekly ones. To complement the culinary updates, Schuler touched up the elegant dining room with murals and a fresh color scheme. Since that relaunch in April 2015, ... Read More »

Fresh Thymes Opens Demo Kitchen and Market

Owner Christine Ruch brings more gluten-free options to Boulder

Fresh Thymes Counter

Boulder’s Fresh Thymes Eatery {2500 30th Street, Boulder; 303.955.7988} has been offering Boulderites gluten-free, allergy-conscious, gourmet eats in Boulder for three years, but Owner Christine Ruch lately saw an opportunity to expand her mission—by opening a marketplace and demo kitchen just a hop away from the restaurant at 2690 28th Street, across from Rally Sports. Ruch, an accomplished chef and ... Read More »

Where to Eat Now: Scott’s on Alpine

Fresh eats in north Boulder

scott's on alpine

Step off Pearl street and head to Scott’s on Alpine {1265 Alpine Avenue, Boulder; 303.442.6100} for some of the best bites that Boulder has to offer. Here you’ll find fresh, seasonal finds taken to another level, with an ever-rotating menu that changes at least four times per year. And as a bonus, you’ll also enjoy one of the best Flatiron ... Read More »

Chef Ann Foundation Hosts School Lunch Competition

Local chefs and foodies help craft low-cost, healthy lunch recipes for schools nationwide

Sloppy Joe, Chef Ann

$1.25—seems like enough to pay the parking meter, bus fare one way, or even a bottle of water at a gas station. But food cost for one school lunch? Nearly impossible at countless schools across the nation. The reality is, U.S. schools often have to work with the budget of $1.25 per meal to provide lunch for their students. The ... Read More »

An Ode to Conor O’Neill’s

We will miss their bangers, their Guinness, their Irish spunk

Conor O'Neill's

UPDATE (10.6.16): Since posting this fond farewell, we have learned that Conor O’Neill’s is actually staying open! According to change.org, a petition signed by devotees helped catalyze a discussion between property owner W.W. Reynolds and the pub’s owners, landing at a favorable rent rate. Hurrah! The next round’s on us. # Dear Conor, It’s hard to believe you’ve been our ... Read More »