About the chef (of this site)

Ina Garten's Skillet-Roasted Lemon Chicken (made February 14, 2021)

Because I've lived in Boulder, Colorado since 1981 (then Niwot since 2014), and have been immersed in the local dining and food PR scenes, this was something I just had to compile. Over the years, I've 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.

Enjoy!

Laura


Some of my culinary adventures

  • 12 years on—or running—the restaurant committee of Boulder's Taste of the Nation event and published the Taste of Boulder cookbook for the 1995 event, with proceeds going to Share our Strength efforts to alleviate hunger.

  • 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, as well as a few with the Boulder Business Report, Daily Camera and Colorado Daily

  • A week at Peggy Markel's La Cucina al Focolare 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 through "Laura and Pennie's Quarterly Culinary Adventures"

  • Attended soft openings, participated in food contest judging, and involvement in other food events

  • Secured fifteen minutes of fame winning a food trivia game show on the Food Network called "Trivia Unwrapped". 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.

  • Hosted summer food truck parties at a neighborhood park from 2012–2019

  • Helped out with the Flatiron Food Film Festival since it's inception in 2013

Bredtopia's Artisan Rye Bread (instant yeast version) made February 5, 2021