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  1. No specific suggestions, other than to say ditto to the others. But a warning: You're coming to Colorado, not Texas. It's not Tex Mex. Breakfast burritos are everywhere, but probably not what you're dreaming of; you're not in Texas anymore. Colorado Mexican is all about green chile. There are countless holes in the wall along Federal, Alameda, Colfax; in Brighton, Thornton, Lakewood. . . . Look for trucks at construction sites, anywhere, everywhere.
  2. afoodnut

    L'Absinthe

    I ate at Bombay Bistyo one Sunday a few weeks ago, and spoke with the (very earnest) owner, so got the back story...He is related to the folks who own Tandori Grill (brother-in-law of chef/owner I think it was) and so couldn't open a normal Indian rest in town unless he wanted to be banished from the family - hence the upscale/fusion concept. TG is, by the way, my favorite Indian in town. As I said, very earnest fellow, with I think a serious cooking school background (or maybe it was the head chef? - anyway, somebody is a Culinary Inst or similar grad) trying to do something interesting a la the fushion Indian trend hapening in major cities (at least NY/LA/Chicago.) Alas, everything just missed. Conceptually interesting dishes (mostly) that were so-so on the plate. And as others remarked, standard high-end prices (upper teens, lower twenties for entrees) meant the prices for the trad Indian items on the menu were a bit silly. Server was very amateurish (though, again, very earnest and trying hard) as well. Swami predicts: "Bombay Bistro not long for this world. Space on Broadway and Spruce shall not achieve Nirvana, but will experience reincarnation in near future as expression of unfufilled desire to be successful eatery." By the way, Swami did find a decent $40 Pinot there he had never tried before - Chandon - Cali sparkling wine folks - I think 2002. On sale (retail) for $15 or so, I'd say it's worth it. $20 or more you can do better. ← Thanks for your review, thenextmeal. Your opinion about the food seems right in line with others I've been hearing. At least I know I won't bother trying Bombay Bistro in my quest for good food in boulder. Welcome to egullet.
  3. afoodnut

    L'Absinthe

    Okay, I still haven't been to Bombay Bistro, but I've read a review of it that makes it unlikely that I'll be choosing to eat there... Review of Boulder's Bombay Bistro
  4. afoodnut

    L'Absinthe

    Haven't yet tried Bombay Bistro; According to a column in today's Camera, L'Absinthe should be opening soon:
  5. If I remember, KT's was in an small old house at 63rd and Arapahoe.
  6. Efrain's, La Familia, taco trucks... I'm up for any of them, at just about any time. Or we could pick up food from Santiago's and come back to my house... edit to add: Welcome Aileen, it's good to have another coloradan posting.
  7. Hmph. Is everyone else happy all the time? When you need to cry... Volunteer to chop the onions.
  8. afoodnut

    Rosh Hashana

    L'Shana Tovah everyone. To all in Florida and other threatened locales, be safe; to all who are far from loved ones, be with them in your hearts. Have a happy and healthy New Year.
  9. The boggled mind is why I asked the question; I couldn't wrap my mind around the idea of fries at Carelli's (and I've got a vivid imagination). You're right, of course, that I've not tried the sandwiches. I'm always there for dinner with friends, and the sandwiches on the menu don't register. Next time.... I'm trying to remember the menu when Carelli's first opened, but I'm lost in the mists of age and forgetfulness.
  10. afoodnut

    Rosh Hashana

    Thanks, I needed that. You're right, of course. Now that the housekeeping chores are done, I'm up to the fun part. I'm pondering the dish that gives the vegetarians among us a "main course," and the rest of us another tasty bit. I'm leaning towards some spicy chick peas with tomatoes, but if anyone has some other interesting ideas, I'd love to hear them. (Note: that dish must be pareve, as our menu includes chicken. We're not by any stretch of the imagination kosher, but for observing holidays I wouldn't dream of violating kashruth rules. Interesting, but probably a topic for another thread.)
  11. Wow. Fries at Carelli's. Who'd a thunk it? Are they Italian style fries, or regular good ole 'merican style french fries? Sorry for the questions, but I don't think I've ever had Carelli's fries, and I shudder to think that all the times I've eaten at Carelli's, I somehow managed to miss good fries, whether they be Italian, French, or just plain fries.
  12. afoodnut

    Rosh Hashana

    Y'all will understand. (No. I'm not from the south.) This thread is the perfect (and only) place to vent. This afternoon was spent cleaning, scrubbing, vacuuming, and doing all sorts of otherwise avoided chores so my home is fit for Rosh Hashana. Wednesday, twenty or so people will be here for dinner (no final numbers yet, but that's close enough for now). I have most of my ingredients, but still haven't decided exactly how I'll prepare it all. That is, I have chicken, salmon, beets, carrots, lemons, honey, apples; watermelon...watermelon? you say? Well yes, watermelon. I live in Colorado, and there's no way I'm passing up a Rocky Ford watermelon. Tuesday, I'll pick up the green vegetables, and whatever else I still need. My cousin's husband, who works in a local bakery, is bringing the challah; my guests are all bringing the wine. Oh yes, I also have rice, potatoes, cous-cous; don't know which I'll use, but I'm veering towards rice. Guests includes vegetarians, who know they can eat anything on the table that is not visibly chicken or fish. My daughter is responsible for the table set-up. Unfortunately, it involves moving furniture. Our everyday arrangement does not allow for seating twenty people at the table. Fortunately, with re-arranging and moving furniture, we can have everyone seated at the table, and use all the good china etc. Every year, I consider using paper plates, but then I hear the calls of "tradition". As I said before, unfortunately, we have to move furniture... I've just seen a recipe for honey cake that includes finely chopped candied ginger as an optional ingredient. My daughter loves candied ginger, so of course I'm going to try the recipe. But I have to also make the honey cake I always make (it's the honey cake my mother and my grandmother made), just in case the new honey cake isn't so good... The possible menu so far... Apples and Challah with honey Salmon, roasted with honey, pepper, chile Chicken with lemon, garlic, rosemary (from my garden) Roasted beets and carrots, Moroccan-ish Rice pilaf with saffron Unknown green vegetables Honey cake(s) Watermelon I consider frizzled leeks, wondering if they might reduce the chance of frazzled host. edit to add: No soup for us. Unless I get ambitious, then I might make a cold soup of some sort or other.
  13. Thanks for starting the thread, Chezhoff. So this makes a little more sense: In This thread, I said: (Hmmm, I haven't quite figured out how to do multiple quoting in the new interface.)
  14. Colorado west slope peaches are a great secret, aren't they? Do you also get the Rocky Ford (Colorado) melons there?
  15. If it's still there, a good German restaurant not far from Boulder is Andrea's in Lyons. I've not been there in ages...
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