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  • The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse
    The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse
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  • a damn fine burger and decent beer
    a damn fine burger and decent beer
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  • bring your own picnic & the beer is free!
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    Blue Fine Pastries: Sweet Tooth Approved!

    by deWilde Written May 28, 2006
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    We tried a few of the items there and even shipped some of their cookies home so the rest of the family could enjoy them. This is such a great store and the owner and staff are wonderfully helpful. I'll write more later but you should try it - fantastic desserts.

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    Nasil's: Try everything - it's all wonderful!

    by deWilde Written May 28, 2006
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    I don't know if this place is still around - but if it is you MUST go there. Nasil's has the best food ever. I would fly to Boulder just to eat there again. It was fantastic! I'll write more later as I want to find out if they are still there.

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    The Mediteranean: A Downtown Favorite

    by CO-Chad Written Apr 9, 2006

    "The Med" as everyone in Boulder calls it, offers top rate Italian, French, Spanish and other Mediteranean favorites in a friendly, slightly up-scale setting. The menu features tapas, salads, pizzas and pasta, as well as house specials such as paella, chicken marsala, the risoto of the day, and the vegetarian "l'infarinata," polenta topped with grilled asparagus and mushrooms. The bar is also top-notch, and desserts are to die for.

    Favorite Dish: "Moules A La Mariniere" is a dish of mussels steamed in white wine and served with a creamy, intensely garlic-flavored broth, and best eaten with plenty of bread to sop up that beautiful broth. It's usually served as an opener; if you can't stay for dinner, moules a la mariniere with a nice glass of wine would be lovely.

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    Illegal Pete's: (One of) The Original BIG Burrito

    by CO-Chad Written Apr 9, 2006

    The "big burrito" trend is popular in much of the US, and Illegal Pete's claims to be one of the originals. It's a great big tortilla filled with chicken, beef, fish, or vegetables with rice, beans, and salsa all incorporated into a meal you can eat with one hand. The food is fresh and tasty, and relatively inexpensive. It's not fancy, though - mostly frequented by college students (at the College Avenue location) or shoppers (on Pearl Street).

    Favorite Dish: The big fish burrito is my favorite. Crispy fried white fish, cabbage slaw, rice, beans, and salsa fill out this satisfying lunch. It's big enough for two, but if you've spent a day climbing in the Flatirons or crawling up and down Pearl Street, you can probably handle it on your own.

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  • Aji Restaurant: Yuck!

    by jonwakesfield Written Apr 6, 2006

    Several friends and I tried this place the other night but were greatly disappointed by the foul taste of the several of the dishes. I am a huge fan of Latin American food, but at Aji Restaurant you get tasteless cuisine, cheap d?cor, and rude waitstaff.

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    Conor O'Neills: Good Irish home away from home

    by DSwede Written Mar 30, 2006

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    Good Irish decor, good beer lists, as well as great Irish food (& burgers too). From corned beef to boxty's to shepards pie... its all good!

    They even have live Irish music on most nights. Sometimes a 4 piece band, sometimes a 9-piece ensemble. Always lively!

    Favorite Dish: Chicken or salmon boxty

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    Dushanbe Tea House: So much more than just tea ......

    by kymbanm Written Jan 30, 2006

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    As one of the few sister-city programs that has a visible effect outside of local government, the Dushanbe Teahouse was born in 1987. The Teahouse's decor was a gift from one city to another. In exchange, the city of Duchanbe received a Cyber Cafe ...... a great trade, don't you think?

    The building is a work of art (see my travelogue for more pics if you wish) with native craftmen and women contributing not only the tiles, and plaster reliefs ... but some of whom came to Boulder to install and complete the installation of these tradtional artforms in their new home on the other side of the world.

    I've now come to this wonderful little place 3 times ... and have never been disappointed :) The food is eclectic and flavorful. The largest menu in the building is just for .... tea!! Page after page of teas to purchase in bulk, by the cup, or by the pot. When they bring the pot to your table, they also bring a timer to guide you in when to remove your leaves from the pot to prevent bitterness. Yummmmm.

    I didn't realize until this last time that the menu does change frequently enough to prevent food boredom ... and that on weekends the menu is abbreviated to an all day breakfast/brunch menu. Though surprised ...... again ... I was NOT disappointed!

    Favorite Dish: On our last visit we had the mediterranean pizza, the fish tacos, and the mediterranean chicken salad from the brunch menu .... we all shared and munched off of each other's plates ..... and were pleased with all the flavors at our table. We had the silver tip tea ... one of the best to be had anywhere IMHO ... which was soo delicious I had to buy some in bulk to take home! And what day of decadence is complete until you share a desert? We enjoyed our Chocolate Bread Pudding sooo much that we had to spin the plate around for the picture as we'd already dug in while moaning and groaning with happiness .... and a feeling of fullness.

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    The Tea Spot: Tea, Coffee and a bit of Hot Chocolate ....

    by kymbanm Written Jan 30, 2006

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    While wandering back to our car on this cold winter day, we happened past this unassuming tea house. Like most trendy locales ... free wifi is included with your tea. The staff were quite friendly and even gave us directions to our next destination in legible handwriting ;)

    Favorite Dish: We didn't sample the baked goods as they looked quite calorie filled ... instead I had a different high calorie treat .... the second best hot chocolate I've ever had! Made w/ dark chocolate, and the bestest whipped cream .... aaaaahhhhhhhh .... just the thing to warm me up so that I could make it the rest of the way back to the car. Momma Misha ordered the Earl Gray ...... and was impressed with the flavor - it had a hint of sweetness without any cream or sugar. I was impressed with the timer used during the steeping process ... they were not about to let that cup of tea out from behind the counter until it was PERFECT!

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    Dushanbe Tea House: Heaven on Earth!

    by sophiebeans Written Oct 14, 2005

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    What an incredible place! This tea house was donated to the city of boulder by it's sister city Dushanbe. It is absolutly beautiful! It offers many kinds of teas, coffees and lite entrees. It's loaded with incredible, hand-crafted art work, and had a fountain inside. I have never been to such a beautiful restaurant!

    Favorite Dish: Hummas platter.

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    Proto's Pizza!: Best pizza this side of the Rockies!

    by xxgirasolexx Written Aug 4, 2005

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    The pizzeria I have been going to lately is the North Boulder one. However, they also have some in Denver and Lafayette, if I'm not mistaken. The staff are extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the quality and ingredients of their products. The pizze are made with the freshest ingredients produced right here in the area.

    Favorite Dish: My most favorite pizza is the Pontiff Pie. It's got fresh baby spinach, garlic, sundried tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and also Feta cheese. I also love their version of Caprese and their chocolate tartufo. yummy!

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    Amante: The BEST espresso in Boulder

    by hssh1976 Updated Apr 5, 2005

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    Modern Italian decor. A fantastic little coffee shop. It has only been open 2 weeks and already has a huge following. They also serve wine and beer at night, along with great pastries all day. This place is always packed with cyclists on their way out or in from a ride. Soccer or cycling races are always showing on their flat screen tv.

    Favorite Dish: The best barrista is Matt. Try the Amantino (a variation of a cappuccino with less foam) and a Nutella croissant. They also carry a fair selection of gelato.

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    The Boulder Chophouse: Great Steaks

    by hssh1976 Written Apr 5, 2005

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    You can usually get into the Chophouse without a reservation, or you can eat in the bar. Each entree comes with fresh cornbread, a side, and a salad, so you really don't need an appetizer - you'd be stuffed.

    The decor is kind of 40's big band and has lots of drapes and photos of people dancing.

    Favorite Dish: I LOVE the filet oscar. It comes with a bit of lump crab, 2 filet medallions and asparagus. I choose the mashed potatoes as my side and it is such a huge serving I can never finish them.

    My husband loves the NY Strip.

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    The Sink: The Freshie Pizza Rocks!!!

    by hssh1976 Written Apr 5, 2005

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    This restaurant is located on The Hill and is practically underground. The entire place is painted with crazy art and you can sign your name on the ceiling. Robert Redford was a janitor here when he went to CU, and there is a tribute to him on one of the walls. The Sink is popular with students at night, and is known for their pizza. If you order the largest size it will be bigger than your table.

    Favorite Dish: The Freshie Pizza is fantastic. It has pesto, tomatoes, garlic, spinach and mozzerella. Put honey on it an you are good to go. Yes, honey. A bottle sits on each table for just that purpose.

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    Sherpa's: Try the Sherpa Sampler

    by hssh1976 Written Apr 5, 2005

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    Sherpa's is located inside a restored home on Walnut street. The food is mainly Nepalese and is similar in lots of ways to Indian food. It was started by a sherpa, and the place is decorated in climbing gear, mountain photos and portraits of sherpas. You may have to wait a bit for a table, and the service can be sometimes slow, but the food is worth it.

    Favorite Dish: Try the Sherpa Sampler, the somosas, chicken masala and the kir.

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    The Mediteranian (aka "The Med"): Try the Fresh Pizza or Tapas!

    by hssh1976 Written Apr 5, 2005

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    I don't think the place is ever NOT packed. In the summer there is a huge outdoor courtyard you can eat in. Popular with families, college kids and sports fans.

    Favorite Dish: It is a great place to go for happy hour and try several of the items off their tapas menu. The pizzas are also a good bet. They come fresh from the wood burning oven. I get the Insalata Espagna. For drinks, try an Italian Margarita.

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