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Best Things We Ate: June

senor bear

From Latin-inspired fare to chocolate indulgences, here’s what is stoking our appetites this summer: Hearth & Dram—Regardless of what your brunch time cravings are, order the Chocolate Ganache Doughnut at H& D is a must. Sure it’s a sugar bomb of a doughnut—with crunchy chocolate pearls and a dollop of whip cream—but it’s definitely worth the crash. [Read more: Brunch O’ ... Read More »

Hotel Boulderado Celebrates New Chef, Design Updates

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 »

A Look Inside Spruce Farm & Fish

Spruce Farm & Fish

Without question, The Hotel Boulderado is a bastion of history and hospitality. Since the first bricks were laid some 100 years ago, the Colorado icon has served the community as a hub of fine dining, a destination for nightlife, and a capital of craft cocktails—this, of course, on top of seamlessly blended modern hotel amenities and beautifully maintained architecture. When ... Read More »

2nd Annual CineCHEF Kicks Off March 4


What: In its second year, CineCHEF is bringing together top Colorado culinary talent with inspired film-making this March. Expect generous pours of top-tier Francis Ford Coppola wines, along with film-inspired dishes prepared by nine Colorado chefs. Guests will have the chance to vote for their favorite dish, and the winner will be awarded the coveted Vielehr Award and the title of “Best ... Read More »

Boulder’s Best Seafood

Boulder’s Best Seafood (2015): Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar About Jax, Boulder’s Best Seafood: Since Dave Query of the Big Red F Restaurant Group opened his first Jax location in Boulder in 1994, his mission has been to “bring the coasts to the coastless.” But that doesn’t mean just any taste of the coasts. From the beginning, he’s been committed to ... Read More »

25 Things We Love About Denver and Boulder Right Now (Winter 2014-2015)

By the DiningOut Editors 1: Ophelia’s, Justin Cucci and Edible Beats’ Newest Venture The lovable Justin Cucci—of Linger fame—is not stopping with mortuary meals. No, he’s branching out with a new concept for the new year called Ophelia’s. Located in an 1894 Victorian building in the Ballpark neighborhood, the space has lived a colorful life; it was once a brothel, then ... Read More »

Dining Out for Veteran’s Day

On November 11, our nation thanks our veterans for their service. We’ve rounded up a few restaurants that are thanking former soldiers for their patriotism through food, which in our opinion is among the best ways to say thanks. Here are the deals: Veterans to Farmers Donations at Session Kitchen {1518 South Pearl Street} Session Kitchen is donating 20-percent of ... Read More »

Spruce’s Pie Crust

Spruce’s Pie Crust (courtesy of Pastry Chef Alex Hindman) makes enough for one nine-inch pie Ingredients 2-3/4 c all-purpose flour 3/4 c granulated sugar pinch salt 1/2 lb unsalted butter, cold 2 egg yolks 1/4 c heavy cream Method Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut your butter into small pieces and chill in the refrigerator. Combine flour, salt, and sugar ... Read More »

Pie Report: Spruce in The Hotel Boulderado

Too early for pie you say? Never! While the bustling pie-baking season is not yet upon us, it’s never too soon to get hungry for flaky crusts and delectable sweet fillings of every kind. To wit, we’ve started a pie-centric series that includes pie wisdom from across Denver and Boulder. Here’s a taste of what Spruce at The Hotel Boulderado ... Read More »

All Spruced Up

By Maya Silver, Jeff Steen, and Monica Parpal When Q’s at the Hotel Boulderado closed earlier this year to make way for a new concept called Spruce, our imaginations wandered. Would the dining room resemble a forest with dim lighting and dark greens? Would the menu be filled with fancy steaks and fussy fare? As it turns out, Spruce Farm ... Read More »