About Us

Because I’ve lived in Boulder, Colorado since 1981, and have been a cog in the local dining and food PR scenes*, this was something I just had to compile. Over the years I chatted with friends (especially John Lehndorff who was the food editor for the Daily Camera and the dining critic for the Rocky Mountain News) about things like, “What used to be there before The Cheesecake Factory?”, or “What was in the Frasca spot back in the ‘90s?”. But I have never found a single list that included all the restaurants that have been in Boulder. So, I compiled one.

If you have any comments, corrections, information, or hopefully know the answers to any of the "Unknowns" at the bottom of the list, please send an email to:

bouldergourmet at aol dot com


*Some of my culinary adventures:
  • 12 years on - or running - the restaurant committee of Boulder's Taste of the Nation event
  • Member of Slow Food Boulder since 1997 (on the steering committee for eight years)
  • Went on restaurant reviews with the Rocky Mountain News for seven years, and even went on a few with the Boulder Business Report, Daily Camera and Colorado Daily
  • A week at cooking school in Tuscany
  • Eight years in the natural products industry and several years in food PR with local companies
  • Kitchen experimentation from 2003 - 2011 with a friend via "Laura and Pennie's Quarterly Culinary Adventures"
  • Attending soft openings, judging at contests, and involvement in other food events  
  • Securing my fifteen minutes of fame, when I won a food trivia game show on the Food Network ("Trivia Unwrapped"). As well, I was on camera for the Denver episode of the Food Network's "Bizarre Foods" which aired Feb. 18, 2013, and at (but not on camera) a Food Network televised Hot Luck party.
  • Hosting food truck parties at my local park since the summer of 2012
  • Helping out with the Flatiron Food Film Festival since it's inception in 2013