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Title: Boulder
Post by: morticaixavier on April 12, 2011, 05:51:28 PM
So I will be spending a night or two in boulder in Late july. What are the top one or two places I can get some exciting local brew and decent food (Something vegetarian)

Title: Re: Boulder
Post by: jeffy on April 12, 2011, 06:09:01 PM
So I will be spending a night or two in boulder in Late july. What are the top one or two places I can get some exciting local brew and decent food (Something vegetarian)


Vegetarian in Boulder?   :D
Title: Re: Boulder
Post by: hermsman on April 12, 2011, 06:12:39 PM
Avery Brewery's tasting room is NOT to be missed. I was there last fall and they had eighteen beers on tap. All Avery and quite excellent. Hard to find but worth the effort.
Title: Re: Boulder
Post by: morticaixavier on April 12, 2011, 06:17:58 PM
So I will be spending a night or two in boulder in Late july. What are the top one or two places I can get some exciting local brew and decent food (Something vegetarian)


Vegetarian in Boulder?   :D

you think that's bad try vegetarian in Vermont in the 70s. Although my favorite by far is vegetarian in France. 'There is no meat just a little bacon'
Title: Re: Boulder
Post by: jeffy on April 12, 2011, 06:39:20 PM
So I will be spending a night or two in boulder in Late july. What are the top one or two places I can get some exciting local brew and decent food (Something vegetarian)


Vegetarian in Boulder?   :D

you think that's bad try vegetarian in Vermont in the 70s. Although my favorite by far is vegetarian in France. 'There is no meat just a little bacon'

Of course I was being facetious.  Boulder is probably one of the most vegan friendly places I've ever been. 
You should stop in and see the AHA HQ.  Maybe Janis can recommend a few places.
Title: Re: Boulder
Post by: theoman on April 12, 2011, 06:59:37 PM
The tempeh rueben at Southern Sun rocks! Oh, the beer's not too bad either, especially if you stick to the nitros. Besides the Chop House, anywhere is good for vegetarians.

Is Juanitas closed yet? I'm drooling thinking about their veggie tamales.

Spend more than a night or two. I lived there 6 years and still miss it.
Title: Re: Boulder
Post by: redbeerman on April 12, 2011, 07:35:40 PM
I lived there in the late 70s and early 80s.  From what I understand, it is nothing like it used to be.  Probably couldn't afford to live there now.   I'm guessing it went from MNO (mellow and organic) to upscale MNO ;)  It was a very cool place to be.
Title: Re: Boulder
Post by: gtoothaker on April 12, 2011, 07:53:54 PM
So it is worth hitting both the original Mtn Sun (16th & Pearl) and the Southern Sun (Table Mesa), slightly different beers on tap.  Avery tap room is a must hit as well.  Boulder Brewery is always nice, especially during a nice afternoon on the patio.  A few new shops are in town, Upslope in Northern Boulder and Asher Brewing in Niwot.  Asher is all organic and they make really good beer.  If looking for a great tap room, try Backcountry Pizza and Tap Room (Folsom & Arapahoe), they have around 50 beers on tap, all good stuff. West End Tavern has been sporting a great tap list as well. Nice views from the roof, but they aren't what they used to be. The Kitchen and Salt are nicer restaurants that have good beer lists, Salt lives up to it's name, you will need to drink more.   There are a lot of other good places in and around town, these are the top of mind.
Title: Re: Boulder
Post by: tschmidlin on April 12, 2011, 08:43:33 PM
If you like mead, Redstone Meadery is worth a stop.  I'll second Avery and Mountain Sun too, although Avery's tasting room wasn't open when I was there the beers are great.
Title: Re: Boulder
Post by: Bret on April 12, 2011, 09:57:06 PM
The original Mountain Sun in downtown Boulder.  Get Colorado Kind Ale.  You'll love the food.
Title: Re: Boulder
Post by: morticaixavier on April 12, 2011, 09:57:51 PM
Cool!!!

Looks like I have some research and hard choices ahead. I am going for work and will be busy during the day so it's gonna be where I go for dinner friday night and saturday night. Maybe I can get an earlier flight on friday and get there in tiem for some lunch too. That would mean three places! The meadery is intriguing. I love mead when it is good. Stopping at AHA wouild be fun to but we will ahve to see how the timeing works out.

Thanks everyone!
Title: Re: Boulder
Post by: MDixon on April 19, 2011, 11:02:30 PM
Southern Sun was great when we were there in Feb.
Title: Re: Boulder
Post by: a10t2 on April 20, 2011, 12:34:31 AM
Southern Sun and Mountain Sun's menus are probably 80% vegetarian too. I was in a meat-eating mood when I was there and had trouble finding something.
Title: Re: Boulder
Post by: 1vertical on April 20, 2011, 04:56:48 AM
I have not tried this yet but a friend highly recommended it...
 http://ruebensburgerbistro.com/ (http://ruebensburgerbistro.com/)
Uh....Belgian beers.....Not vegan

And on Saturday you just have to go downtown to the street mall...
walking only area with all kinds of entertainment... ;)
Title: Re: Boulder
Post by: ryang on April 22, 2011, 08:03:49 PM
I have not tried this yet but a friend highly recommended it...
 http://ruebensburgerbistro.com/ (http://ruebensburgerbistro.com/)
Uh....Belgian beers.....Not vegan

And on Saturday you just have to go downtown to the street mall...
walking only area with all kinds of entertainment... ;)

Rueben's has quickly become one of my favorite places in Boulder.  Awesome burgers and a very nice Belgian selection.

oh, and you can get veggie burger.