Author Archives: Robin Noble

  • Boulder Restaurants Open on Christmas

    I once worked a 10-hour shift on Christmas day, waiting tables at the Hotel Boulderado’s Corner Bar. We provided overflow seating for the hotel’s main restaurant (it was called Teddy’s back then). Besides Burger King, Teddy’s was pretty much the only restaurant in town that was open on Christmas, and brutal doesn’t begin to describe the day’s working conditions. We

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  • Boulder’s Best Holiday Shopping

    Boulder hosts some amazing local shops that make shopping here stellar indeed. As the holidays close in, check out some of our favorites. BAYLEAF ON PEARL | 1222 Pearl Street Come for the Chocolove Bars, stay for the endless eccentricities. Time gets away from you here. This shop is as extensively stocked as it is gorgeously arranged. Bayleaf boasts international

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  • Gifts That Last

    For 44 years here in Boulder County, an ardent group of volunteers has done everything possible to ensure Santa overlooks no child’s chimney come Christmastime. Their good work continues this year. With an army of volunteers, Share-A-Gift will gather and distribute a bounty of donated bikes, toys, books, and clothing, helping 600 underprivileged local families give presents to their kids. “It’s said

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  • The Ritz: Halloween Central

    This time of year one of the busiest spots in Boulder is The Ritz, a creative super shop where the city’s best costumes fly out the door and make every Halloween party that much better. Open since 1977, The Ritz sells vintage and contemporary clothing year round but is certainly best known for its inventive Halloween costumes, the sheer variety

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  • Flatirons Food Film Festival

    Movies about food make us want to eat. This weekend, prepare to be hungry. The Flatirons Food Film Festival is an annual feast celebrating exceptional culinary cinema. It screens an array of films, both dramatic and documentary, covering political and cultural topics as well as the sheer pleasures of cooking, eating, and drinking. Expert speakers and related events accompany the

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  • Boulder’s Locavore delivers

    At last, easy access to locally raised meats. Ok, we get it: Eating locally produced food is far better for our bodies and the planet. Local fruits and vegetables are fairly easy to come by, but what about fresh, local, humanely raised meat? That’s where Boulder-based Locavore comes in. The four-year-old company bridges the chasm between local ranchers and consumers,

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  • A Gift From The Goat

    No one is lacking for choice when it comes to great coffee in Boulder, but one indie spot stands out. At just nine years old, The Laughing Goat on East Pearl Street is a nascent Boulder institution. Neighborhood coffeehouse by day, communal salon by night, the Goat collects devotees by the cup. On Friday morning the place is awash in

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