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20TH ANNIVERSARY Andrew Simpich, of Mountain Sun Pubs & Breweries, winner of this year’s Best American Restaurant, Burger, Restaurant Service and Beer Selection

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t’s hard to believe, but the magazine you hold in your hands is Boulder Weekly’s 20th edition of Best of Boulder. That’s two decades of dedication from you, our loyal readers, pouring through businesses across Boulder County in our annual survey and choosing the best of the best. It’s tough work because Boulder is chock full of amazing stuff — amazing people, amazing places and amazing things. But year after year our readers have risen to the challenge to help us celebrate all those people, places and things that make Boulder County such a great place to live. You are the reason these great businesses continue to thrive; you are the reason we do Best of Boulder, and you are the reason it succeeds year after year after year. So before we share what you told us is the very best of Boulder this

16-Year-Old, Mia Rose Sallo Cover photo: Photo by Susan France. Andrew Simpich, assistant general manager for Mountain Sun

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are allowed one vote in each category just like everyone else, and we had no idea what the vote total was until the survey officially closed. This is exactly why winning Best of Boulder has become the most coveted award in the region. It really is a measure of the quality of a business from the perspective of tens of thousands of members of the community. BW isn’t saying these businesses are great — although we probably think they are — it’s our readers who are saying that they’re great. This is why we list five winners in each category. Making it onto a Best of Boulder winners’ list in any category is an impressive accomplishment of which any business should be proud. Congratulations, winners. Your businesses help to make Boulder County an amazing place to call home.

year, we want to take a moment to thank you for all that you do to help keep our community vibrant, whether that’s shopping locally or supporting this alternative weekly with your readership. We wouldn’t be putting out our 20th Best of Boulder if our readers didn’t believe in their community and in Boulder Weekly. Readers, we salute you. As always, you’ve made great choices this year. Here’s a quick refresher on how the Best of Boulder survey works. First, the survey is open to voters through the month of March. With the exception of boxes marked as “Staff Pics” — which are selected by us, often to highlight great businesses in an area that doesn’t have its own category — all of the winners in all of the categories of this publication have been determined solely by our readers’ votes. Period. Boulder Weekly employees

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20TH ANNIVERSARY Susan France

FOOD ORGANIC RESTAURANT

THE KITCHEN

1039 Pearl St., 303-544-5973 Second Place: Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant Third Place: Modern Market (formerly Modmarket) Fourth Place: Black Cat Farm-TableBistro Fifth Place: Fresh Thymes Eatery

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imbal Musk and Jen Lewin opened their now famous and beloved restaurant, The Kitchen, in 2002. From the very beginning, according to its website, this fine dining establishment operated under a simple philosophy: “We believe that gathering around the table and sharing good food and drink is what connects us as family, friends and a community. It’s the essence of ‘Community Through Food.’” And now more than ever, “good food” means organic food. The Kitchen sources as much of its food as possible locally, taking great care to use the best organic ingredients available. The dishes it serves are simple, elegant, delicious, healthy and community-building. THE KITCHEN HOSTESS NICOLE FOX

GLUTEN-FREE MENU

SHINE RESTAURANT & GATHERING PLACE 2027 13th St., 303-449-0120 Second Place: Modern Market (formerly Modmarket) Third Place: Fresh Thymes Eatery Fourth Place: Blooming Beets Kitchen Fifth Place: Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant

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ho needs gluten? No, who even wants gluten? It’s sticky and fat-building and sick-making, and nowadays you can make tons of breads, pastas and snacks that are gluten-free. It’s become a movement, really, that has attracted hundreds of thousands of practitioners across the globe. Many of those gluten-free folks would likely gluten-free relish the menu at Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place. Their glutenfree offerings span the gamut of classic meals, while offering things new and tasty. Plus, Shine’s got an ambiance unique unto themselves, and plenty of gluten-free libations. No gluten? No problem! And if you want to take a shot at cooking up some great gluten-free food at home, be sure and pick up a copy of the Blissful Sisters (owners) new gluten-free cookbook, Eat Drink Shine: Inspiration From Our Kitchen.

Thank You Boulder County

NIWOT HIGH SCHOOL LOVES ABO’S PIZZA!

for Voting Us Best Pizza Slice!

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THE MOUNTAIN SUN PUBS AND BREWERIES CELEBRATING 23 YEARS OF SERVICE AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT

THANKS 1535 Pearl Street Boulder, Colorado 80302 (303) 546-0886

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THE PELLMAN’S ADVANTAGE Friendly, Professional Service Comfortable Waiting Area With Wi-fi Nationwide Warranty Free Roadside Assistance Free Local Shuttle And Loaner Bikes Discounted Rental Cars Solar Powered Auto Repair

Thank You for voting us Best Auto Repair in Boulder County! RACHEL BEST, EXECUTIVE CHEF, LEAF VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT

VEGETARIAN FRIENDLY

LEAF VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT

2010 16th St., 303-442-1485 Second Place: Modern Market Third Place: Fresh Thymes Eatery Fourth Place: Arugula Bar e Ristorante Fifth Place: Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place

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eaf Vegetarian Restaurant has no meat on its menu. So instead of a restaurant that caters to vegetarians, Leaf is a restaurant that is specially made for vegetarians. Rejoice! On top of that, Leaf is committed to using fresh and local ingredients, including many produced on its own organic farm. Rejoice again! The menu is lengthy and packed with variety of global fares, from huevos racheros to pad Thai to fettuccine to Sheppard’s pie — a menu that even a carnivore will enjoy. And this year, Leaf is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. Here’s to a decade of delicious vegetarian meals and a hope for many more to come.

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Hot dog MARCO’S HOT DOGS & TACOS 1647 Kimbark St., Longmont, 720-600-5070 Once you eat a Marco’s hot dog, you’ll never go back to those boring excuses for wieners on a bun that so many places offer. Marco’s dogs are Mexican street food at its finest. The franks are wrapped in bacon, and once they are on the bun, you add pinto beans, roasted jalapeños, green or red sauce, mustard, mayo and cheese. Best use a fork when you tackle one of these bad boys. Pretty soon you’ll be like the BW staff and start ordering them by the dozen. Oh, FYI, the tacos are out of this word as well.

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EFRAIN’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT & CANTINA

1630 N. 63rd St., Boulder, 303-4404045 451 S. Pratt Parkway, Longmont, 720-494-0777 101 E. Cleveland St., Lafayette, 303666-7544 Second Place: Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant Third Place: Zolo Southwestern Grill Fourth Place: Agave Mexican Bistro and Tequila House Fifth Place: T/aco

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here’s nothing that can beat authentic Mexican cuisine paired with a perfect margarita. And Efrain’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina has won over the hearts, minds and taste buds of Boulderites with their delicious Northern Mexican cuisine where the “the chilies are fiery and the flavors are robust!” Named after the chef, Efrain, who has drawn inspiration from his mother’s cooking for more than 30 years, the restaurant offers a variety of burritos, tacos, enchiladas and fajitas, as well as traditional dishes such as their famous chile verde bowl and menundo. Plus, their margarita list is endless and the service friendly. Check out any of their three locations for an authentic and unforgettable dining experience.

Dinner:

Monday - Thursday: 5pm-9:30pm Friday & Saturday: 5pm-10pm Sunday: 5pm-9pm

Lunch Buffet: Everyday from 11:30pm - 2:30pm

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MOE’S BROADWAY BAGEL

3075 Arapahoe Ave., 303-442-4427 2650 Broadway, 303-444-3252 3267 28th St., 720-406-9000 Second Place: Einstein Bros Bagels Third Place: Big Daddy Bagels Fourth Place: Mickey C’s Bagels

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n 1607 the first European settlers founded Jamestown in what we now know as Virginia. Just three short years later, a Jewish baker across the pond in Poland is rumored to have created the first bagel. Who would have thought that 400 years later this round, dense, delicious pastry would be a staple in American cuisine? Nevertheless, it’s true and Moe’s Broadway Bagel makes the best in town, with three locations around Boulder to choose from. With New York roots and a heart in Colorado, Moe’s delivers authentic bagels fresh everyday. BOULDER WEEKLY

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CARELLI’S RESTAURANT SOUS CHEF DARYL PUTNAM

JAPANESE

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SUSHI ZANMAI

1221 Spruce St., 303-440-0733 Second Place: Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar Third Place: Japango Fourth Place: Sushi Tora Fifth Place: Sakura Japanese Cuisine

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CARELLI’S OF BOULDER

645 30th St., 303-938-9300 Second Place: Pasta Jay’s Third Place: Frasca Food and Wine Fourth Place: Il Pastaio/Pizzeria Locale (tie)

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hen the moon hits you eye like a big pizza pie/ That’s amore/ When the world seems to shine like you’ve had too much wine/ That’s amore ... When the stars make you drool just like a pasta fazool/ That’s amore.” You get the point — there’s nothing like good Italian food to remind you of falling in love. Don’t believe us? Just ask Dean Martin. Or head on over to Carelli’s of Boulder for some classic Italian fare served in an authentic atmosphere. And with a gluten-free menu featuring ravioli, pizza and more, don’t let dietary restrictions stop you from enjoying their famous pasta dishes. You’re sure to amore anything on the menu.

ushi Zanmai has been serving Boulder residents delicious Japanese food for nearly 30 years. Drop into Zanmai’s festive environment, grab a seat at the sushi bar, and snag an edamame appetizer and a carafe of sake while you watch Zanmai’s expert sushi chefs create edible works of art. Before you know it, colorful caterpillar rolls, fresh yellowtail tuna sashimi pieces and perfect temaki (you know, those gorgeous hand rolls) will appear before you, with fresh pickled ginger and wasabi on the side. If sushi isn’t your thing, never fear. Zanmai’s got tempura, noodle dishes and offerings from the grill, including grilled teriyaki salmon, Sukiyaki hot pots and chicken katsu to please different palates.

FROZEN YOGURT

RIPPLE PURE FROZEN YOGURT 1682 30th St., 303-444-0690 Second Place: Glacier Home Made Ice Cream & Gelato Third Place: Boulder Chill Frozen Yogurt Fourth Place: Two Spoons Gelato & Soup Fifth Place: Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt

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hat tart bite of frozen yogurt — there’s nothing better on a hot afternoon, or a chilly autumn evening… or a frozen winter’s eve. Honestly, when is it wrong to eat frozen yogurt? Something so delicious shouldn’t be bound by seasons. Our readers think when that urge for froyo hits you like a ton of bricks, head to Ripple Pure Frozen Yogurt, where you can serve yourself a cup of locally made, all-natural frozen yogurt. Pick from delicious yogurts — green tea, almond chocolate, vanilla, blackberry, coconut chocolate, and more — and then top it with your favorite goodies, whether that’s fresh fruit, chocolate-covered pretzels or whipped cream. There’s even gelato and a large selection of diary-free offerings.

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Ma Ma Says ... THANK YOU

BOULDER COUNTY FOR VOTING US BEST CHINESE RESTAURANT!

Welcome to Zoe Ma Ma! Inspired by my mother’s love, I wish to share with you her signature dishes and delicious home cooking. Unlike most Americanized Chinese restaurants, we freshly prepare Ma Ma’s dishes with high quality ingredients that include homemade organic noodles, cage-free eggs, and all-natural meats. It’s quality for your tummy and it’s Ma Ma approved.

2010 10th Street, Boulder, CO 80302 • 303-545-6262 • www.zoemama.com

Monday through Thursday and Sunday: 11am – 10pm Friday and Saturday: 11am – 11pm

Thank You Boulder for Voting Us

Best Italian Restaurant!

303.938.9300 • WWW.CARELLIS.COM • 645 30th STREET • BOULDER BOULDER WEEKLY

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FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: KNOW THAI CAFE CO-OWNER NIRAMON JARASCHATRKAEW AND HER HUSBAND AND FELLOW CO-OWNER,HASTACHAI JARASCHATRKAEW

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KHOW THAI CAFE

1600 Broadway, 303-447-0273 Second Place: Aloy Thai Third Place: Buddha Thai Cuisine Fourth Place: Busaba Authentic Thai Cuisine Fifth Place: Thai Kitchen

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or more than 10 years, residents of Boulder County have been enjoying great Thai food at Khow Thai Cafe. At lunch, this place pleases all comers with its all-you-can-eat buffet. Evening meals include some of the area’s best noodle bowls and curries. If you like it spicy, order up your favorite and ask them to make it “Thai hot.” Then you can spend the rest of your evening trying to act like it wasn’t really that spicy. Just tell your friends you aren’t as hungry as you thought you were. Red face? Must just be the lighting. If you like Thai food then you probably already eat here. But if you haven’t made it in, give it a try. Our readers obviously love it.

Blueberry Cornbread WALNUT CAFÉ 3073 Walnut St., 303-447-2315 SOUTH SIDE WALNUT CAFÉ 673 S. Broadway, 720-304-8118 SUPER MINI WALNUT CAFÉ 2770 Arapahoe Road, Suite 116, 720-328-9208

BEST GREEN BUSINESS

Boulder County’s ONLY local independent grocer. Happy to contribute to Boulder’s green environment for over 37 years.

There’s a lot of things we like about the Walnut Café — the service, the ambiance and the menu. But if we’re going to try to pin down one of our favorite things, then it’s gotta be the blueberry cornbread. It’s everything blueberry cornbread should be. Sweet, but not too sweet. Crumbly, but not too crumbly. Big... the perfect amount of big. Perfect on the side of any dish or as the main attraction. None of the lovely wait staff will look at you weird if you and your whole table order only several pieces of blueberry cornbread. It’s just that good.

ALFALFAS.COM BOULDER • BROADWAY & ARAPAHOE • 720.420.8400 LOUISVILLE • SOUTH BOULDER ROAD & CENTENNIAL • 303.335.4200

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A SPICE OF LIFE CATERING & EVENTS

RICH. DECADENT. CHOCOLATE

5541 Central Ave., Suite 272, 303-443-4049 Second Place: Blackbelly Market Third Place: Three Leaf Catering Fourth Place: Dish Gourmet Fifth Place: Sage and Savory Catering

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o you have a big event on the horizon and everything needs to be perfect. So you start making a list of everything you need to buy and do in order to pull off a spectacular gathering and meal. Somewhere during the third page of this endless to-do list you break down in tears and realize you are in way over your head. Fear not party thrower, our readers tell us there is a perfect solution for your predicament: Just pick up your phone and call the great folks at A Spice of Life Catering. These people are pros and using them for all your catering and event needs will guarantee that everyone leaves happy and that you too get to enjoy yourself. A Spice of Life has been making people happy since 1987. And for the past 11 years they have had a zero waste program. Bottom line: Use them and stop making long lists of things to do.

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KATHMANDU RESTAURANT

110 N. Jefferson St., Nederland, 303-258-1169 Second Place: Backcountry Pizza & Subs Third Place: Wild Mountain Smokehouse & Brewery Fourth Place: Sundance Cafe Fifth Place: Black Forest Restaurant

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ederland is that quaint mountain town people picture when someone says, “It was a quaint mountain town.” And nestled within that quaint mountain town is Kathmandu Restaurant, serving up authentic Nepali and Indian cuisine. If you’re up in Ned, maybe for a day trip with some hiking on Caribou Ranch Open Space or after a gnarly day of hitting the slopes, drop by Kathmandu for food that is sure to be the perfect end to a perfect day. Their lunch buffet is a wallet-safe deal, even for the brokest of college students, at $9.95, served daily from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dinner is served until 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Fill up on delicious staples like tandoori chicken and saag paneer, smothered atop a steaming hot piece of naan. We’re drooling just thinking about it.

Buffet JILL’S RESTAURANT 900 Walnut St., 720-406-7399 The buffet gets a bad rap. They’re synonymous with cheap, stuff-yer-face endeavors or else known as the “less expensive” option at weddings. But the buffet is an American institution and there’s room for the greasy free-for-all, the satisfying business lunch and the elegant occasion. Our staff pick for best buffet, Jill’s Restaurant at the St Julien, manages to fit in gourmet food, a glass of rosé and exceptional service (yes, service at a buffet) all for under $13. Whether it’s short ribs and polenta on Monday, or ratatouille and dairy-free desserts on vegan Fridays, the buffet at Jill’s is always spot-on.

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1175 Walnut St., 303-443-9468 Second Place: Wahoo’s Fish Tacos and More Third Place: Comida Fourth Place: Pica’s Mexican Taqueria Fifth Place: Verde

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/aco is a Colorado-born concept, serving up a ton of delicious tacos down on Walnut Street in Boulder. Try one of their many Mexican street tacos, stuffed with seared ahi tuna, braised duck or pork, grilled barbacoa beef, and a smattering of grilled and fresh veggies, cheeses and salsas. Their north of the border tacos take some favorite U.S. flavors and wrap them up, like mango caesar tacos, BBQ pork, buffalo chicken and the wacky but flavorful PBLTB, filled with pork belly, lettuce, tomato, bacon, avocado and chipotle mayo. So if you’re looking for a delicious selection of tacos to mix and match, look no further than T/aco, where all your taco dreams will come true.

PU AT DOT’S DINER ALWAYS REMEMBERS MY NAME. HE IS SO SWEET AND COOKS WITH LOVE.

LYONS RESTURANT

OSKAR BLUES GRILL & BREW

303 Main St., Lyons, 303-823-6685 Second Place: Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ & Taphouse Third Place: Lyons Fork Fourth Place: Barking Dog Cafe Fifth Place: Julie’s Thai Kitchen

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skar Blues Grill & Brew isn’t just one leg of the Oskar Blues franchise. It is the original leg. Back in 1997 Dale Katechis (yes, the Dale of Dale’s Pale Ale), opened his door in Lyons, and two years later started brewing in the basement. In 2002, he released the first can of Dale’s Pale Ale, which some people credit as the first canned craft beer released in the U.S. With that sort of history, it’s no shock that our readers chose Grill & Brew as the best restaurant in Lyons. As its says on their website, “The heart and soul of Oscar Blues keepin’ it real in Lyons, ColoRADo.”

Just 10 minutes from Boulder for the best fish and chips in Colorado

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LUCILE’S CREOLE CAFE

2124 14th St., Boulder, 303-442-4743 518 Kimbark St., Longmont, 303-774-9814 Second Place: Snooze an A.M. Eatery Third Place: The Buff Resturant Fourth Place: Walnut Café/South Side Walnut Café /Super Mini Walnut Café Fifth Place: Brasserie Ten Ten

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runch is a serious matter these days. It’s a delicate mix of atmosphere, food, friends and Instagram-able moments. #Brunch might be the most important meal of the day. Thankfully, Lucile’s Creole Cafe has got you covered. With an extra kick, it’s a great option when you’re sick of the usual offerings and wanting something different like #goodhomecookin’ from Louisiana. Load on the grits, red beans and rice, smother it in Creole sauce and add a plate of biscuits for good measure. Oh, and don’t forget the beignets and coffee. The plates are so gorgeous and delicious that all of your Instagram followers will be #jealous.

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• Sourcing our fish from vendors that are committed to sustainable fishing practices. • Using the finest non-GMO and trans fat- free oil on the market, filtered daily. • Frying at the perfect temperature to limit oil absorption. • Recycling ‘spent’ oil for bio-fuel production. • Serving fresh prepared food at a fair price, and fast!

At Reelfish, we offer several options of fried or grilled fish. Located at the SW corner of Arapahoe and 95th St. in Lafayette

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Fresh, Healthy, Delicious,

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COMIDA

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Find current locations on Facebook and Twitter Second Place: Verde Third Place: McDevitt From falafels to gyros, from shwarma to baba Taco Supply Fourth Place: ghanoush, Falafel King has been proudly serving RollinGreens Boulder authentic, healthy, delicious food for 36 years.

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1730 Pearl St., 303-442-3003 Second Place: Backcountry Pizza & Tap House/Beau Jo’s (tie) Fourth Place: Abo’s Pizza Fifth Place: Lucky Pie Pizza & Taphouse

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izzerias are the lifeblood of America, for they give us pizza. The better ones, whether they’re casual or upscale, give us pasta, Italian standard dishes, beautiful wine and much more. Our readers chose Pizzeria Locale as their favorite pizza joint, likely because they make thin Neapolitan style za that is hard to resist. Pizzeria Locale uses only the best ingredients and uses knowledge gained from the pizza experts in southern Italy. In that way, Pizzeria Locale offers a slice of Italy, by way of a slice of pizza, to us in Boulder.

INDIAN

SHERPA’S ADVENTURERS RESTURANT & BAR 825 Walnut St., 303-440-7151 Second Place: Curry-N-Kebob Third Place: Tandoori Grill Fourth Place: Kathmandu Restaurant Fifth Place: Taj Indian Cuisine

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herpa’s is one of the only Indian restaurants in Colorado that doesn’t have a buffet. Their reasoning makes sense. At Sherpa’s Adventurers Restaurant & Bar, they believe the best food is fresh and made to order. And it’s that commitment to quality that shows why Sherpa’s takes the top spot for best Indian restaurant. Perfect for any occasion whether it’s your birthday or a casual work lunch, it’s always a good time for Sherpa’s. And it’s not just a restaurant. Stop by Sherpa’s traveler’s lounge, which is full of guide books for travelers to plan a new adventure. Order up a plate of delicious food and let the wanderlust wash over you.

READERCOMMENT CAN YOU SEPARATE “BEST BURGER” INTO “BEST FAST FOOD BURGER” AND “BEST PUB BURGER?” IT IS TERRIBLY DEPRESSING TO SEE GREAT PUB BURGERS NOT GET RECOGNITION BECAUSE A SHOCKING NUMBER OF PEOPLE THINK THAT IT IS UNREASONABLE TO SPEND MORE THAN $5 ON A BURGER.

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1002 Walnut St., 303-444-5335 Second Place: Brasserie Ten Ten Third Place: The Kitchen Fourth Place: Centro Latin Kitchen & Refreshment Palace Fifth Place: SALT

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ts full and proper name may be The Mediterranean Restaurant but in this part of the world we just call this beloved establishment The Med. With small plates representing the best flavors of Italy, Spain, Greece, France, Morocco and Lebanon, you simply can’t beat The Med when it comes to appetizers. It’s a great place to stop in for drinks and tapas before heading out to dinner. It’s also a great place to turn a variety of small plates into dinner. Either way, The Med will leave you happy, full and feeling like you’re on vacation. There is simply no better way to spend a summer evening than with bacon-wrapped dates and wine on The Med’s patio.

BARBECUE

KT’S BBQ

2660 Broadway, 303-442-3717 7464 Arapahoe Road, 303-786-7608 Second Place: LuLu’s BBQ Third Place: Georgia Boy’s BBQ Company Fourth Place: Moe’s Original BBQ Fifth Place: West End Tavern

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oo-ey! Who doesn’t like a mouthful of moist, succulent, slow-roasted meat? We’re talking about meat so good even America’s first Quakers would have forsaken their loved ones and their deep, inherent passion for chair-making for just a taste of brisket. Luckily for us in Boulder County, we’ve got a bevy of good barbecue options, but none tops our readers’ list other than KT’s BBQ. They’ve got your pig, your cow, your chicken, your sausage and more. Plus, they’ve got sides out the wazoo. And KT’s has a big cold container of sweet tea ready for the taking. With a couple locations in Boulder, good barbecue is never too far away. HANNAH SLOAT, SERVER AT THE MEDITERRANEAN RESTAURANT

Empanada RINCON ARGENTINO 2525 Arapahoe Ave., 303-442-4133 It may be hard to believe, but the empanada has its origins in Middle Eastern cuisine. Yes, that warm and delightful pastry filled with meat and cheese and veggies that is so emblematic of Latin culture, European and American, are believed to have derived from the Indian meat-filled pies we also know and love, samosas. It is said that empanadas were first recorded in Portugal as trade routes to India were being established, and they were often filled with seafood, as one might imagine would be the case in port cities. Damn. All that history really works up an appetite, don’t it? We think nobody in town can scratch an empanada itch like Rincon Argentino. We’ve watched this family business on the rincon (corner) of Folsom and Arapahoe grow since they opened in 2012, and we couldn’t be more proud of their hard-earned success, as their delicious, handmade empanadas and smile-generating service warrant it.

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READERCOMMENT WE ARE SO BLESSED IN BOULDER COUNTY TO HAVE THIS NUMBER AND QUALITY OF FRESH FOOD (FARM-TO-TABLE) RESTAURANTS. THE PASSION, THE DEDICATION TO SERVING NIGHT AFTER NIGHT. WOW!

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No MSG• No GMO Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Gluten Free Options Available Lunch Buffet 11am-3pm, Dinner Menu All Day Open 7 days a week 1964 28th St., Boulder • 303-442-6868 110 N. Jefferson St., Nederland • 303-258-1169

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he Hill is an integral part of Boulder, reminding us of the good ol’ days of meal plans, term papers and singing fight songs at a perpetually losing football team. If you want to get that college vibe going, there’s no better place than The Sink. Actually, if you want the best food on the Hill, then our readers say The Sink is where it’s at. They have a great menu, great prices, great happy hour deals and great ambiance. Order a burger, down a cold beer and chuckle at all the funny pictures on the wall.

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Fried Chicken GOODBIRD KITCHEN 1258 S. Hover Road, Longmont, 720-588-2883 Fried chicken is delicious. It’s warm and crispy, salty and savory. It is moist, yet has a crunch. And you can eat it with your hands, which is always fun. And the new GoodBird Kitchen in Longmont recognizes all those things that make fried chicken great, too. We chose GoodBird as our staff pick for best fried chicken, well, because they make the best fried chicken. Their casual atmosphere and reasonable prices set the stage for chicken that honors some of the finest chicken joints in the U.S. — which the creators of GoodBird visited in order to create their recipe. This outpost of Lafayette’s The Post is already a huge favorite in Longmont, and we expect it will be for the foreseeable future.

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TUESDAY, MAY 10th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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READERCOMMENT THE THIRD MARGARITA ANYWHERE IS BETTER THAN ANY FIRST MARGARITA.

6658 Gunpark Drive, 3rd Floor • 303-618-5518

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Huevos Rancheros THE GARDEN GATE CAFE 7960 Niwot Road, Longmont (Niwot), 303-652-8595 On first impression, Niwot’s Garden Gate Cafe doesn’t scream “great huevos.” It looks like a small-town American diner that wouldn’t venture much beyond eggs, bacon and hash-browns in the a.m. But a quick glance at the menu and you will find that this place is coloring outside the lines. The menu is wildly varied and has numerous Southwest options, including, according to the BW staff, some of the best huevos rancheros in the county.

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ANDREW SIMPICH, ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER FOR MOUNTAIN SUN

720-541-7345 | thehill@freshii.com | @freshii | www.freshii.com

AMERICAN RESTAURANT

MOUNTAIN SUN PUBS & BREWERIES

1535 Pearl St., 303-546-0886 627 S. Broadway, 303-543-0886 Second Place: The Kitchen Third Place: OAK at fourteenth Fourth Place: World Famous Dark Horse Bar and Grill Fifth Place: FATE Brewing Company

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hat is better than a hearty American lunch or dinner? So often, these meals involve burgers, sandwiches, salad and, heck, even a soup. It’s the type of fare that seems simple to make, but only our favorite and most beloved American restaurants rise above mediocrity to deliver us delicious, affordable and exceptional food. Given those criteria, it is no wonder our readers chose Mountain Sun Pubs & Breweries for their favorite American restaurant. They consistently have excellent specials to back up a rock solid menu of American standards. Plus, their continually rotating lineup of house-made beer on tap is nearly unbeatable.

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READER COMMENT HALLOWEEN WAS FUN AT BRASSERIE TEN TEN BECAUSE THE SERVERS DRESSED UP IN CREATIVE COSTUMES.

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Foodiest Restaurant in the Foodiest City in America JULIA’S KITCHEN 3980 Broadway, Suite 104, 720-389-5578 Just a stone’s throw from Lucky’s Market in North Boulder is a true gem of a restaurant that takes Boulder’s title as the “Foodiest City in America” to a new level. It’s hard to imagine a restaurant taking more care with the quality of their ingredients than they do at Julia’s Kitchen, where the commitment to vegan, organic and gluten free is unparalleled. Perhaps most impressive is the fact that all of their grains, seeds, beans and nuts are soaked and sprouted before they are used in their unique breads, baked goods and other recipes. Sprouting literally makes these ingredients higher in protein, lower in starch and easier to digest. Customers of Julia’s can rest assured they are being treated to the highest quality ingredients possible, and that’s what “foodie” is all about.

BREAKFAST

LUCILE’S CREOLE CAFE

2124 14th St., 303-442-4743 518 Kimbark St., Longmont, 303-774-9814 Second Place: Snooze an A.M. Eatery Third Place: Walnut Café/South Side Walnut Café/Super Mini Walnut Café Fourth Place: The Buff Restaurant Fifth Place: Tangerine

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ed beans, cheesy grits, poached eggs, biscuits the size of your head covered in homemade jam, piping hot beignets as good as any you’ve ever had in New Orleans, chicory coffee, fresh fruit... if you aren’t already heading for Lucile’s Creole Cafe after that description there’s something wrong with you. Maybe you’re waiting for us to mention the pan-seared trout and eggs, or Chef Mickey’s special sausage gravy or the world-famous French toast? Whatever your waiting for, if it’s not a red light, forget it and get on over to Lucile’s for the best breakfast in the Rocky Mountains, which includes Boulder County.

CHINESE

ZOE MA MA

2010 10th St., 303-545-6262 Second Place: China Gourmet Third Place: Spice China Fourth Place: Moongate Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar Fifth Place: Five Spice Asian Cuisine

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hen you want Chinese food, you don’t want corporatized, Americanized, deflavorized knock-offs. You want authenticity, culture and truth — isn’t that what we want with every meal? Luckily, you live in Boulder County and there is no lack of suitable options. The folks at Zoe Ma Ma believe in fresh, high quality ingredients like homemade noodles, cage-free eggs and all-natural meats. They offer a variety of Chinese street food made from chef Anna Zoe’s original recipes. It’s a family business, and you can taste that sense of tradition in the food.

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MOUNTAIN SUN PUBS & BREWERIES

1535 Pearl St., 303-546-0886 627 S. Broadway, 303-543-0886 Second Place: Larkburger Third Place: World Famous Dark Horse Bar and Grill Fourth Place: Smashburger Fifth Place: Five Guys Burger and Fries

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e don’t know who first thought of shaping ground beef into a circle, grilling it, adding lettuce, tomatoes, onions, etc. and putting it on a bun to consume, but whoever did, we thank you! If you’re in the mood for a classic burger (as described) or feel like spicing things up with cheese, jalapeños, bacon or any combination thereof and more, our readers claim Mountain Sun Pubs & Breweries have the best burgers around. Plus you can wash down the tasty meal with any number of their perfectly crafted beers or add a side of some of the best fries around to go with it.

We’re honored to be named “Best Margarita in Town” for the Best of Boulder once again. Help celebrate by stopping into your local Rio for “The Triple,” our limited edition 30th anniversary margarita served in a complimentary souvenir glass.

Ain’t life grande!

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ICE CREAM

SWEET COW

2628 Broadway, Boulder, 303-447-3269 637 Front St., Louisville, 303-666-4269 Second Place: Glacier Homemade Ice Cream & Gelato Third Place: Ben and Jerry’s Fourth Place: Boulder Organic Ice Cream Fifth Place: Fior di Latte

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t’s all in the way you make it. At Sweet Cow, the ice cream is handcrafted from the milk of magic cows. Not buying that one. How about this: At Sweet Cow the ice cream is handcrafted on site in small batches made from the very best locally sourced ingredients. That one’s true. The good folks at Sweet Cow take making the area’s best ice cream seriously. So whether it’s sourcing great ingredients or surprising their customers with new flavors, which they do about 140 times a year, Sweet Cow puts their customers’ taste buds first in all their decisions.

Value on Frozen Dinners WHOLE FOODS MARKET 2584 Baseline Road, 303-499-7636 Want a great deal on a frozen meal? Next time one of those heavy, wet, spring snowstorms knocks out the power all over the county, just head on over to the Whole Foods on Baseline. You might want to wait a few hours to give their freezers time to start warming up. After the last such storm in March 2015, the store announced that it was giving away all of its frozen foods to whomever got there first and until it was gone. We expected to see CU students climbing all over each other for such an opportunity. And while students certainly took advantage, it looked more like a parade of the Lexus, BMW and Land Rover crowd as Boulder’s well-heeled population couldn’t wait for a chance at a free box of thawing Amy’s matar paneer. RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED • (303) 666-7777 732 MAIN ST., LOUISVILLE, CO 80027 • MELTINGPOT.COM

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TAJ MAHAL III RESTAURANT WINE, BEER & FOOD

1075 E. SOUTH BOULDER RD.

LOUISVILLE, CO 303-926-0999

Family owned • Serving the Boulder community since 1997 • Award winning chefs

BEST INDIAN RESTAURANT

Jaipur, Sister restaurant of Taj Mahal • Traditional and Authentic Indian Cuisine Great food at affordable prices • Great location with Free Parking

1800 BROADWAY ST. BOULDER, CO 303-442-0999


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SNOOZE AN A.M. EATERY

1617 Pearl St., 303-225-7344 Second Place: The Buff Restaurant Third Place: Walnut Café /South Side Walnut Café /Super Mini Walnut Café Fourth Place: The Huckleberry Fifth Place: Dot’s Diner/ Tangerine (tie)

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arks and Recreation’s Ron Swanson is a beacon of insight and knowledge. His apprentice Leslie Knope frequently came to him for life lessons and wisdom. In one such moment, Leslie asked, “Why would anybody ever eat anything besides breakfast food?” To which Ron replied, “People are idiots, Leslie.” So don’t be an idiot, and get yourself some breakfast food. Suffice it to say that Leslie and Ron would thoroughly enjoy a big, yummy plate of anything on the menu from our reader favorite Snooze an A.M. Eatery.

KID FRIENDLY

NOODLES & COMPANY

Various locations around Boulder County Second Place: Mountain Sun Pubs & Breweries Third Place: Lucky Pie Pizza & Taphouse Fourth Place: Red Robin Burger Works Fifth Place: Walnut Café/South Side Walnut Café/Super Mini Walnut Café

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ids: they’re tiny, and they haven’t fully formed their fine motor skills or their judgment of what constitutes good manners in public. That all means that you parents are likely happy to find restaurants where you can manage to get your kids to eat, while not worrying if Blayden jumps out of his chair, runs behind the counter and pulls money out of the register. You should keep an eye on Blayden; you’re his parents, Gene and Blurta. Anyway, folks have found that Noodles & Company has the perfect balance of kidfriendly menu items, affordability, comfort and distraction to keep the little ones happy and munching away. And definitely not robbing the good people, Blayden.

SNOOZE EMPLOYEES JUAN CARRIZALES AND AMELIE HEBERT

NEW RESTAURANT

KATHMANDU RESTAURANT II

1964 28th St., 303-442-6868 Second Place: Arcana Food Migrations & Inspirations Third Place: Wild Standard Fourth Place: Blackbelly Market Fifth Place: PizzaRev

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ou know what the best part about new restaurants is? It’s that they’re new! That wasn’t meant to be a brainteaser, we suppose, but it’s easy to forget how fortunate we are in Boulder County to constantly have restaurant openings, giving us more, unique food options. This year, Boulder welcomed Kathmandu Restaurant II, the sister restaurant of Kathmandu in Nederland. They’ve taken off like gangbusters ever since. They have a good buffet, a great menu, drinks, friendly service and a welcoming environment — all reasons why the original is so popular and why Boulder embraced the new branch.

Best Place to Recover from a Mountain Bike Ride SOUTH SIDE WALNUT CAFÉ 673 S. Broadway, 720-304-8118 Few athletic endeavors are as physically demanding as mountain biking. And in the foothills outside of Boulder you can really burn some calories. After an intense ride it’s critical to replace those calories with a healthy, well-deserved meal. Conveniently located near the outstanding trails near South Boulder is the perfect restaurant for a starving rider: the South Side Walnut Café. Open during the peak morning and early afternoon riding hours, the South Side serves just the right balance of healthy and hearty food that will enable your depleted body to recover from the demands of Boulder’s fastest growing sport. Perhaps most important is their lightning-fast service, so no matter how desperate a hunger you’ve worked up, you won’t be waiting long. And just in case you have special needs or requests, the staff at the South Side is unfailingly accommodating. ഀ

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AUGUST 27th, 2016 SIX SIX GREAT GREAT BANDS BANDS plus plus Vendors Vendors ... ... aa FULL FULL day day of of FUN! FUN!

Whitewater Ramble Dr. Harlans Amazing Bluegrass Tonic Blue Canyon Boys Wirewood Station Paper Moonshine Evergreen Rodeo Grounds www.evergreenbluegrassfestival.com

LONGMONT IS THE PLACE TO GET YOUR RIB FIX ON! Join us on Monday nights this summer for Prospect Sound Bites!

Home of Tracy’s Illegal Babyback Ribs!

BEST BBQ IN BOULDER COUNTY! 1920 South Coffman • Longmont, CO 303-485-6988 • www.theribhouse.com

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Thanks for letting us keep you so well adjusted! Rated Best of Boulder for the 10th consecutive year, The Joint offers high quality, affordable chiropractic care right in your backyard.

BOULDER BAKED OWNERS KIRSTEN COMSTOCK AND HER BROTHER KEVIN

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BOULDER BAKED

1911 Broadway, 303-444-4999 Second Place: Breadworks Bakery and Cafe Third Place: Great Harvest Bread Co. Fourth Place: Lucky’s Bakehouse & Creamery Fifth Place: Spruce Confections

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isten, let’s not mince words: When you’ve cashed out the last bowl of that Sour Diesel at 10 p.m., and you’re looking for the best cookies, cupcakes and desserts in town, Boulder Baked is the place to be. Open everyday from 4 p.m. to midnight, Boulder Baked is our readers’ favorite bakery, serving up fresh cookies and cookie cakes, moist cupcakes and cakes, fruit-stuffed pies and crisps, brownies, fruit pizzas, sundaes, ice cream cookie sandwiches and donut cakes. Everything is made from scratch using natural ingredients and no preservatives. So roll in for a baked-to-order cookie, call in for home delivery, or get on their website and order something perfect for that special event coming up.

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CHEZ THUY VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT

2655 28th St., 303-4421700 Second Place: Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar Third Place: Zoe Ma Ma Fourth Place: Japango Fifth Place: Sushi Zanmai

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he food of Asia is diverse and plentiful. It’s hard to pick just one country for your palate to visit. Thankfully, Asian fusion gives you that chance to explore without visiting multiple restaurants. Chez Thuy Vietnamese Restaurant is a Boulder staple, and there’s no question as to why. While it labels itself as a Vietnamese restaurant, it also mixes in Chinese, Thai, Indonesian and French influences. The menu is big, meaning that every time you visit Chez Thuy, you can try something new, and our readers tell us you’ll likely be delighted each time.

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Fresh Authentic NY Pizza, Sandwiches, Salads 2 Slices of Cheese & Soda .................$6.50 plus tax 2 Slices of Pepperoni or Sausage & Soda .................................. $7.50 plus tax We Deliver in Boulder

1647 Arapahoe Ave. Boulder, CO • 720-328-2324

www.BrooklynPizzaBoulder.com

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Celebrating 12 years of a new taste experience and 39 years of family tradition

CHAUTAUQUA DINING HALL

PLACE TO EAT OUTDOORS

CHAUTAUQUA DINING HALL

900 W. Baseline Road, 303-440-3776 Second Place: Boulder County Farmers’ Markets Third Place: Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant Fourth Place: The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse Fifth Place: The Mediterranean Restaurant

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t’s a pretty simple formula. When you put a restaurant in a beautiful, turn-of-the-century building and put the seating out on an open-air, wrap-around porch in Chautauqua looking out on the city’s most beautiful park sitting at the foot of the Flatirons, you win “Best Place to Eat Outdoors” pretty much every year. What can we say? Whether its breakfast, lunch or dinner, we agree with our readers that there simply is no better place on Earth to have a meal outside than Chautauqua Dining Hall. If you can’t relax and enjoy a meal here, you’ve got something broken in that noggin of yours.

RESTAURANT DESSERT

THE KITCHEN

Open Tuesday - Saturday Dinner starts at 5:00

Czech Us Out! Beers on Tap Fine Wines Delicious Food 7521 Ute Hwy, Longmont, CO • 303-702-1180 www.praharestaurant.com

1039 Pearl St., 303-544-5973 Second Place: Boulder Cork Third Place: Flagstaff House Restaurant Fourth Place: SALT Fifth Place: The Mediterranean Restaurant

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astry Chef Joanna Powell leads the dessert revolution happening at The Kitchen, where our readers say you should go when you’re looking for a sweet end to a perfectly great night. House-made vanilla gelato on top of sticky toffee pudding pairs perfectly with bitter espresso in an affogato. Delicious olive oil cake will delight your senses with a touch of citrus and nutty flavor from vanilla orange sauce and pistachio cream. If you love custard but have never had duck egg custard, The Kitchen’s duck egg custard tart will show you how silken custard can be, made all the more enticing with a tangy cherry balsamic syrup drizzled on top. The Kitchen doesn’t shirk on the after dinner drink offerings either, with ports, brandys, cognac and other spirits.

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PIECE, LOVE & CHOCOLATE OWNER SARAH AMORESE

CHOCOLATIER

"What a long, strange trip it's been" CELEBRATING

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805 Pearl St., 303-449-4804 Second Place: Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Third Place: Chocolove Fourth Place: Robin Chocolates Fifth Place: JJ’s Sweets

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t is true not everyone likes chocolate. But we think that this sad state of affairs can be explained ... and it has nothing to do with UFOs, con trails or the planets being aligned in one way or another. We think that the only reason some people don’t like chocolate is because they have never had a taste of the good stuff, the kind of chocolate that transcends dessert. Say a truffle made with dark, rich cocoa and raspberries. Something akin to the kind of imaginative creations Piece, Love & Chocolate brings forth daily. The same delightful creations that made them our readers favorite once again. Crafting this kind of Chocolate is an art. It’s a science. It takes skill and dedication, presentation too. It’s not something most of us have any idea how to do. But it’s something we all enjoy, and something the folks at Piece, Love & Chocolate have perfected.

YEARS OVERALL RESTAURANT

THE MEDITERRANEAN RESTAURANT 1002 Walnut St., 303-444-5335 Second Place: The Kitchen Third Place: OAK at fourteenth Fourth Place: Brasserie Ten Ten Fifth Place: Blackbelly Market

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s you flip through the pages of Best of Boulder, it becomes clear just how many great places to eat there are in the People’s Republic. From myriad ethnic food options to menus for every palate, there is an endless list of dishes to occupy your taste buds. But this category is the Big Kahuna — which restaurant rises above the rest to be the best overall restaurant? Our readers have spoken and chosen The Mediterranean Restaurant as the best in Boulder. And it’s no surprise considering its long list of cocktails, friendly staff, and varied menu with food from Italy, Spain, Greece, France, Morocco and Lebanon. Boulder never tasted so good.

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Best Place to Go After Your Bike Ride

673 S. Broadway Boulder 720.304.8118 & BEST BLUEBERRY CORNBREAD along with these other two locations

BOULDER CORK

BUSINESS LUNCH

BOULDER CORK

2770 Arapahoe Rd, Lafayette 3073 Walnut, Boulder 720.328.9208

3295 30th St., 303-443-9505 Second Place: Brasserie Ten Ten Third Place: The Kitchen Fourth Place: FATE Brewing Company Fifth Place: The Mediterranean Restaurant

303.447.2315

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et’s talk business. And let’s talk about it at lunch. In fact, is there any better place to talk about business than at lunch? No. In fact, there’s no better place to talk about lunch than at business, especially if your company is called “Lunch Decisions” or something like that. OK, that’s all beside the point, and the point is that if you need to discuss the big case, go for an interview or just kick back and talk shop with co-workers, Boulder Cork is the place to be. Boulder Cork has a great menu that includes seafood, steaks, sandwiches and really nice salads. And if it’s a late lunch, the Cork also has a fantastic happy hour with good deals, sharable plates and more, all in a comfortable business appropriate environment.

Boulder’s Best Olive Oil Tasting Bar Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar

Attempt at Getting Boulder Politicians to Stop Taking Themselves so Damn Seriously CENTER OF THE AMERICAN WEST’S ‘HUMOR INITIATIVE’ Last year the Center of the American West launched their “Humor Initiative” to “celebrate individuals whose temperaments support a central conviction of the Center of the American West...” What’s that conviction, you ask? A funny bone. A sense of humor. The ability to laugh — especially at themselves. Patty Limerick, director and chair of the Center of the American West, got the idea last year after the “right-sizing” of Folsom Street nearly caused Boulderites to take to the streets with pitchforks. The Humor Initiative awarded __ Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff the first “Fool For a Day” award in October 2015 — just before elections. Limerick invited any candidate for office to attend Mankoff’s lecture and, following the lecture, discuss what they found funny. Candidates to do so would have received a document certifying the recipient has a sense of humor — “a quality as valuable as it is rare in American public life,” Limerick said. There were no takers. Why so serious, Boulder?

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food Example of Political Hypocrisy by a Presidential Candidate HILLARY CLINTON You remember Hillary Clinton, right? The former Walmart board member who fought against environmentalists when she was a high-powered attorney back in Arkansas? Yeah, that’s the one. Well, she’s still just as hypocritical today as she was back then and that’s why she’s our winner in this category. This time around, Clinton claims that she is the best candidate to stand up to Wall Street and keep those greedmongers in line. Which is pretty humorous talk for a candidate whose Super PAC has taken more than $15 million from Wall Street in just this election cycle; has been paid more than $200,000 a speech by the same big banks she says she’s so tough on; and best of all, is hiding all the transcripts of those bank speeches from the public, presumably because she knows what she told the banks would completely destroy any chance she would have of ever being president. That is hypocrisy with a capital H.

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EGAN ELSTON, SERVER AT BOULDER DUSHANBE TEAHOUSE

FINE DINING

FLAGSTAFF HOUSE RESTAURANT 1138 Flagstaff Road, 303-442-4640 Second Place: Frasca Food and Wine Third Place: OAK at fourteenth Fourth Place: Blackbelly Market Fifth Place: The Kitchen

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p on a big hill, there exists a place of the finest dining in all the land. It’s name is Flagstaff House Restaurant, and it’s really, really good. What makes Flagstaff House so great? The question has many answers. Flagstaff House has world-renowned service, which includes an award-winning wine program. They have so many wines, they give you an iPad to look for one, while a wine program server attentively awaits your questions, ready with myriad recommendations. The food is impeccable... enough said about that. And what draws people up Flagstaff Road to the storied establishment is the view, which creates an ambiance unlike any other. 36 APRIL 21, 2016

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PLACE TO GO ON A FIRST DATE

THE BOULDER DUSHANBE TEAHOUSE 1770 13th St., 303-442-4993 Second Place: The Mediterranean Restaurant Third Place: The Kitchen Fourth Place: Brasserie Ten Ten Fifth Place: Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

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irst dates can be great, full of chemistry and excitement. Or first dates are awkward, uncomfortable and painful to endure. Whether your date falls in the previous or latter category, The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse is the place to go. Along with a stacked menu, you can order your own personal teapot and maybe even share with your date if things start getting serious. The building itself is a colorful masterpiece and serves as a magical backdrop for a perfectly flirty first date. Or it’ll be a great distraction if you’ve exercised all talking points in the first five minutes.

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• Grilled Meats & Seafood • Full Bar • Stir Fry • Vegetarian Specialties • Salad-Style Noodle Bowls • Curries & Stews • Traditional Noodle Soups (Pho) • Crystal Rolls & Wraps • Kids Menu

Locally-Owned since 1993

2655 28th Street, Boulder Convenient free parking behind building

303-442-1700

Dine-in or Carry out. See full menu at:

www.ChezThuy.com

DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS for $7.95 DAILY DINNER SPECIALS for $10.95 Daily Specials available for carry out.

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US! Best Indian Restaurant Runner Up - 2016

All entrees are gluten-free and many can be vegetarian or vegan, hallal food.

Your appetite and wallet will both be satisfied.

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• Gifts for any cook • Fun and colorful kitchenware • Specialty foods, local and imported • Gadgets, cookware, and kitchen essentials • Louisville’s one-of-a-kind kitchen shop 728 Main Street • Louisville, CO 720.484.6825 www.SingingCookStore.com

VOTED 1st PLACE KITCHEN SUPPLY STORE

MOVING TO ATLAS VALLEY 95TH AND ARAPAHOE IN JULY

Best New Restaurant 2014

JUAN CAMPOS, ILLEGAL PETE’S EMPLOYEE

BURRITO

ILLEGAL PETE’S

1447 Pearl St., 303-440-3955 1124 13th St., 303-444-3055 Second Place: Efrain’s Mexican Restaurant and Cantina Third Place: Chipotle Mexican Grill Fourth Place: Santiago’s Mexican Restaurant Fifth Place: Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

NOW SERVING BREAKFAST SATURDAY & SUNDAY! Starting at 8am

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Serving Freshly Prepared Southwest Cuisine with a Colorado Twist 400 W South Boulder Rd, Suite 2900, Lafayette 720-612-7315 www.LunadaEatery.com

h, the burrito — warm, filling, a true comfort food. And when you’re looking for a comforting burrito, you want the best, and you’ll find the best at Illegal Pete’s. That’s because Illegal Pete’s starts with awesome ingredients, like all-natural, antibiotic- and hormone-free meats and preservativefree tortillas. Then there’s those veggies — tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, lettuce and squash — all fresh cut by hand. But the best part is the mix, because Illegal Pete’s knows the horror of biting into a burrito and only getting a mouthful of sour cream. So you get rice, beans, meat, cheese, veggies and whatever you like in your burrito in each bite. What could be more comforting than that?

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Best Kept Secret CITY CAFE 1442 Nelson Road, Longmont, 720-2046634

TAKE OUT

NOODLES & COMPANY

Various locations around Boulder County Second Place: Snarfâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Third Place: Curry-N-Kebob Fourth Place: Chez Thuy Vietnamese Restaurant Fifth Place: Aloy Thai Cuisine

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ired of all the horse hockey thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s involved in making dinner? Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to put on a real pair of pants or stare across at another lifeless date? Then take out dinner is the option for you. If we could, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d vote for take out for president this year. But we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, so instead weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll oversee our readersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; choice for best take out restaurant, which happens to be Noodles & Company. Noodles makes it easy to place orders, pay for them and grab them and split before anybody notices how youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re dressed. Then all thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s left is heading home to eat on the couch in front of the tube, or at the table with the whole family. Hey, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s possible.

Did you ever eat in a place that was so good that you didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to tell anybody about it for fear the next time you went there would be a 45-minute wait? That is exactly the kind of place City Cafe is. Opening an amazing restaurant was owner Ginny Pollackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long-time dream. Eating at an amazing restaurant is always the dream of the BW staff, so it just makes sense that we have found each other. Fantastic breakfast selections many with a southwest flare, really good bloody Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, homemade bread and jams, excellent gluten-free selections... It all adds up to City Cafe being this staffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best kept secret.

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here are restaurants with great food and there are restaurants that are flat out fun to go to. But Sushi Zanmai is that rare kind of establishment, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s both. It has great food and is also one of the liveliest places to eat in all of Boulder County, lively as in itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not unusual for someone on staff to grab the saxophone off the wall and let it rip. But what good would fun be, if the sushi were less than spectacular? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a question youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll ever have to answer here. Just ask our readers. They keep picking Sushi Zanmai as their favorite place to indulge in sushi â&#x20AC;&#x201D; or nectar of the sea as we like to call it â&#x20AC;&#x201D; year after year. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a really good happy hour and a popular karaoke night. Now thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fun.

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THE CHAUTAUQUA DINING HALL “1st place – Best Place to Eat Outdoors” LEAF VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT “1st place – Best Vegetarian Friendly”

HUGO DELGADO, EFRAIN’S, LAFAYETTE

EAST COUNTY RESTAURANT

EFRAIN’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT AND CANTINA 411 S. Pratt Pkwy., Longmont, 720-494-0777 101 E. Cleveland St., Lafayette, 303-666-7544 Second Place: The Post Brewing Co. Third Place: Colterra Fourth Place: The Huckleberry Fifth Place: Lucky Pie Pizza & Taphouse

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hen you’ve been in business for more than 30 years, it’s hard not to be at the top of your game, which is exactly where Efrain’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina is, and why our readers voted them Best East County Restaurant. Focusing on Northern Chihuahua-style dishes, Efrain’s starts cooking each day at 6 a.m. to serve up authentic Mexican food, like the blue corn enchiladas, stacked and filled with chicken, cheese and onions, then topped with lettuce and tomatoes and smothered with green chile. Or the Mexican ribs, soaked in that same spicy green chile, which are sure to change the way you see ribs for the rest of your life. Wash it all down with a delicious margarita and we’re sure you’ll already be planning your next trip to Efrain’s.

THE BOULDER DUSHANBE TEAHOUSE “1st place – Best Ambiance” “1st place – Best Teahouse” “1st place – Best Place for First Date”

RESTAURANT SERVICE

MOUNTAIN SUN PUBS & BREWERIES

1535 Pearl St., 303-546-0886 627 S. Broadway St., 303543-0886 Second Place: Flagstaff House Restaurant Third Place: Frasca Food and Wine Fourth Place: The Kitchen Fifth Place: The Mediterranean Restaurant

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hat would a restaurant be without service? Despite McDonald’s trying its best to find out with their experimental automated checkout kiosks, service will always be an integral part of dining out. In fact, that’s what makes going to a restaurant so special. Finally, after a long week of working and whipping up whatever you can on a stove to shove in your face hole, you can be pampered out on the town. And everyone knows Mountain Sun Pubs & Breweries specialize in service. With rotating waiters and their famous karma payment system, there’s a genuine sense of goodwill at the Suns.

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2650 Broadway, Boulder 303.444.3252 3075 Arapahoe, Boulder 303.442.4427 550 Grant, Denver 303.733.7331 3267 28th St. Boulder 720.406.9000 918 16th Street, Denver 303.534.1084

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PIZZA SLICE

ABO’S PIZZA

2761 Iris Ave., 303-443-1921 637 S. Broadway, Unit S, 303-494-1274 (and other locations in Boulder County) Second Place: Cosmo’s Pizza Third Place: Beau Jo’s Fourth Place: Backcountry Pizza & Tap House Fifth Place: Pizza Colore

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ometimes you just need a gloriously large slice of pizza. When you find yourself with such a need, you gotta get down to one of Abo’s Pizza’s numerous Boulder County locations. These slices are cut from 20-inch pies, so you better believe these are hearty slices of pie. Abo’s makes their crust daily in the timeless, incomparable New York style, making slices pliable enough to fold up and stuff in your face at whatever pace you’d like to eat, but we suggest eating it slowly in order to savor Abo’s herby, light, sweet and slightly tart sauce. For the perfect chewiness and no oily build up, Abo’s tops their slices with 100 percent skim mozzarella cheese. Go beyond plain cheese with an assortment of fresh veggies and meats. It’s easy to see why our readers say Abo’s serves up the best slice.

RESTAURANT AMBIANCE

THE BOULDER DUSHANBE TEAHOUSE

1770 13th St., 303-442-4993 Second Place: Flagstaff House Restaurant Third Place: The Mediterranean Restaurant Fourth Place: The Kitchen Fifth Place: Black Cat Farm-Table-Bistro

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he Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse is a iconic Boulder landmark, located in the heart of the city on Boulder Creek. Named after Boulder’s sister city of Dushanbe, Tajikistan, the hand-crafted ornate building was fabricated in the Asian country piece by piece, before being shipped and rebuilt in its current location. As a symbol of “cultural diversity, global cooperation and international friendship” the Teahouse provides a unique dining atmosphere for locals and visitors alike. Whether you want to pop in for a cup of hot tea on a cold day, or enjoy a full meal any time of the day, with brunch on weekends, the Teahouse is a must-visit restaurant with a great environment.

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Place to Eat When You Miss That Little Town Where You Grew Up AUNT ALICE’S KITCHEN 1805 Main St., Longmont, 303-651-0495 If you grew up in a small town anywhere, then you miss that one local restaurant that always made you feel like you were part of the family. It’s the place where waitresses had been there for at least 20 years and they called you names like “Sweetie” or “Love” or “Honey.” And the best part is they always served up amazing versions of your favorite comfort foods. The real stuff like chili con carne, meatloaf, liver and onions, and chicken fried steak. Well, we have good news. If you’ve been missing your old favorite cafe in that far-away hometown, you can wander on over to Aunt Alice’s Kitchen and feel right at home. These folks are the real deal and once you discover their hospitality and hearty food, you just might become a regular. What do you think of that, Sweetie? BEST OF BOULDER COUNTY ’16

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Serving The BEST Thai Cuisine in Boulder County!

“Best Thai Restaurant” 2003-2016 LUNCH: Mon-Fri 11am-4pm DINNER: Mon-Fri 4-10pm • Sat/Sun 5-10pm

1600 Broadway, Boulder 303-447-0273 • khow-thai.com

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A Local Favorite for 25 Years

T hanks Boulder Weekly Readers for voting us Best Mexican Restaurant and Best East County Restaurant for 8 Years Running!

303.666.7544 • 101 E. Cleveland, Lafayette Also Visit Us at Senior Gomez • 502 South Public Road, Lafayette BOULDER WEEKLY

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JACK ST. JOHN SHUCKING OYSTERS AT JAX FISH HOUSE & OYSTER BAR

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JAX FISH HOUSE & OYSTER BAR 928 Pearl St., 303-444-1811 Second Place: Boulder Cork Third Place: Tortugas Fourth Place: Flagstaff House Restaurant Fifth Place: Reelfish

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andlocked Colorado gets more than its fair share of “bad seafood” jokes. Out of towners and ill-informed non-locals think we couldn’t possibly know anything about good seafood. Well, joke’s on them. One of Colorado’s shining seafood stars is Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar. With more than 20 years in business, Jax is committed to serving up the freshest and most delicious seafood east or west of the nearest body of water. Besides an awesome menu, Jax serves up its food with a side of sustainability by keeping in mind the global oceanic fish stocks with all of its business. Jax Fish House is quite a catch.

THANK YOU BOULDER for all the VOTES and SUPPORT

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SNARF’S SANDWICHES

5 YEARS IN A ROW!

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5340 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-444-3404 2128 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-444-7766 645 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, 303-774-1441 2130 Mountain view Ave., Longmont, 303-702-1111 Second Place: Abo’s Pizza Third Place: Cosmo’s Pizza Fourth Place: Boulder Baked Fifth Place: Blackjack Pizza

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e understand. You’re sitting at home in your underwear watching Lethal Weapon 1 through 4 when you suddenly remember that you haven’t eaten a thing all day. You race to the fridge between scenes of mass killings only to discover you currently own only a jar of slightly brown mayonnaise and a pickle jar containing juice, a few floating seeds and, of course, no pickles. You have a choice to make: Get dressed and go out for food, knowing you’ll miss that scene where somebody gets shot a gazillion times but miraculously doesn’t die, or call Snarf’s Sandwiches and have any one of their 25 or so amazingly delicious sandwiches delivered directly to your door while you don’t miss a single tick on the bodycount meter. No brainer, right? So call Snarf’s, but don’t forget to put on some clothes before you answer the door.

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ILLEGAL PETE’S

1447 Pearl St., 303-440-3955 1124 13th St., 303-444-3055 Second Place: Cosmo’s Pizza Third Place: The World Famous Dark Horse Bar and Grill Fourth Place: Abo’s Pizza Fifth Place: Boulder Baked

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o you’re still sitting around in your underwear after watching all four Lethal Weapon movies and that sandwich you ate between the first two installments has long ago worn off. Now the only problem is it’s pretty darn late and not that many places are still serving up the sustenance you need. Illegal Pete’s to the rescue. That’s right, it may be late but you can still get some of the best Mexican grub around. Illegal Pete’s is open till midnight Sunday through Wednesday and until 2:30 a.m. Thursday through Saturday nights. Heck, if they ever make Lethal Weapon 5 you could watch that too and still make it to Illegal Pete’s before they close. What a life.

Jurassic Park!

SNARF’S SANDWICHES

5340 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-444-3404 2128 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-444-7766 645 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, 303-774-1441 2130 Mountain View Ave., Longmont, 303-702-1111 Second Place: Salvaggio’s Italian Deli Third Place: Half Fast Subs Fourth Place: Cheba Hut “Toasted” Subs Fifth Place: Cured

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Fun, relaxed, welcoming environment with weekly themes and activities Full day camp with flexible extended hours available (7:15am - 5:45pm) Chef-prepared hot lunch and snack available On site indoor pool and swimming program included Register Soon! See camp details at: www.bixbyschool.org/programs/summer/ or call 303.494.7508

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Hipster Vibe ALPINE MODERN CAFÉ 904 College Ave., 303-954-0129 The new enterprise of the Boulder-based lifestyle brand of the same name, Alpine Modern Café, opened in the summer of 2015 and has been busy ever since. Dark wood tables and counters contrast stark white walls, highlighted by rotating colorful art and tiny little succulents adorning every table. The baristas and servers all wear five panel hats in various shades of chambray (denim) and matching aprons with leather straps. In the restroom you’ll find a faux animal head and a rendition of the John Muir quote, “The mountains are calling and I must go.” It being the restroom, we doubt it’s the mountains that are, in fact, calling. The customers range from sleek businessmen to college students to older gentlemen with circle eyeglasses reading the morning edition of the New York Times left on the community table for all to share. You’ll see an array of mustaches, beards, floral prints, cutoffs and pointed toed oxfords. Feeling that hipster vibe?

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• A Boulder Favorite Since 1976 • Fresh Produce Stand • Pumpkins Patch • Christmas Trees

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RIO GRANDE MEXICAN RESTAURANT

1101 Walnut St., 303-444-3690 Second Place: Efrain’s Mexican Restaurant and Cantina Third Place: Tahona Tequila Bistro Fourth Place: Zolo Southwestern Grill Fifth Place: Centro Latin Kitchen and Refreshment Palace

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he margaritas at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant are the stuff of legend. It’s funny how something so simple — just tequila, salt and lime — can turn into something so extraordinary, but that’s the secret to the Rio marg: simplicity. If you’re feeling fancy, you can try a jalapeno marg, or maybe a fruity marg, with mango, strawberry or manberry. Take your margarita to the next level and add your favorite tequila, or get it with a splash of the refreshing citrus taste of Cointreau. Whether it’s on the rocks or frozen, you’re in for the best margarita in Boulder County when you’re at the Rio.

Bloody Mary THE HUCKLEBERRY 700 Main St., Louisville, 303-666-8020 There are few drinks as well-suited for the morning than the bloody Mary. There’s a whole bunch of fruits and veggies in there (if you think about it), and sometimes fun accoutrements, like bacon or other meats. Oh, and there’s vodka in there, too. Having tasted many a bloody Mary around Boulder County, we can safely say there are lots of good options to choose from. But we like The Huckleberry’s the best, because it’s spicy, punchy, fresh and tastefully refined. It’s the perfect drink to get right on a rough morning, or it’s the perfect way to start a lazy Saturday.

RIO BARTENDER AND SERVER KELSEY NEMECHEK

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WINE SELECTION

FRASCA FOOD AND WINE

1738 Pearl St., 303-442-6966 Second Place: Flagstaff House Restaurant Third Place: Boulder Cork Fourth Place: Brasserie Ten Ten Fifth Place: The Mediterranean Restaurant

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hen a high-end restaurant is created by a chef and a master sommelier, you have to figure that their wine list is going to be pretty extensive. With more than 200 varieties, it’s not surprising that Frasca Food and Wine was voted best wine selection in Boulder. Frasca founders, Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey and Chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson, were inspired by Friulano food tradition, where “frascas” serve as friendly meeting places for folks to share a meal and a bottle of wine. Keep that tradition going and grab your closest friends and family and treat yourself to a great glass of wine, or two, or three.

COFFEE ROASTER

OZO COFFEE COMPANY

5340 Arapahoe Ave., 303-440-0233 1015 Pearl St., 303-645-4885 1898 S. Flatiron Court, Suite 110, 303-396-0302 Second Place: Boxcar Coffee Roasters Third Place: Brewing Market Coffee Fourth Place: The Unseen Bean Fifth Place: Peet’s Coffee & Tea

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reat coffee is a necessity in today’s busy lifestyle, and perfectly roasted coffee beans are paramount to making a great cup. Boulder’s own Ozo Coffee Company is the local’s favorite roaster with beans from locations around the world. Looking for something with “toffee sweetness with flavors of strawberry and honeydew?” Then pick up a bag of Ozo’s Colombian Narino. Or maybe you’re after something darker — rich and earthy with cedar and vanilla (Organic Sumatra Mandheling) or something fruity floral (Organic Democratic of Congo or Ethiopia Kochere Washed). Or go for the Organic Ozo blend for a nice cup of good ol’ regular joe. Regardless of your flavor preference, Ozo roasts their coffee fresh every week, proving themselves best of the best, year after year.

ERIN POMMER, DIRECTOR OF EVENTS AT FRASCA FOOD AND WINE

Rooftop Martini SAMPLES WORLD BISTRO 370 Main St., Longmont, 303-327-9318 It seems to hit the Weekly staff about once a month. You’re going along through your day playing watchdog over public institutions and all of a sudden somebody says something about a martini. Trust us, they go hand in hand. And then somebody adds a martini on a rooftop under the stars. That’ll do it every time. It’s your lucky day, Governor Hickenlooper. A martini from the amazing rooftop bar at Samples World Bistro is so fun and inspiring we’re willing to take a break from explaining to our readers that you are really a Republican in Democrat’s clothing that has been put in place by the oil and gas industry and their friends at Colorado Concern who want to turn our state into a contaminated pincushion. No wonder we love martini time.

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Fresh Food... Naturally! 7:30am - 8:00pm Every Day 1377 Forest Park Circle • Lafayette, CO 303-604-6351 • www.MorningGloryCafe.org

Happy Hour

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OZO COFFEE COMPANY

5340 Arapahoe Ave., 303-440-0233 1015 Pearl St., 303-645-4885 1898 S. Flatiron Court, Suite 110, 303-396-0302 Second Place: Boxcar Coffee Roasters Third Place: The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse Fourth Place: The Cup Espresso Cafe Fifth Place: Brewing Market Coffee

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or many folks, the joy of that first sip of coffee is what drives them in the morning. And there’s no better place in Boulder to get a cup of joe than Ozo Coffee Company, with three locations in Boulder to serve the community. And that’s what Ozo is really about: community — the community here in Boulder, and coffee-growing communities in Central and South America and Africa, where they source their beans. When you purchase a bag of Ozo coffee, the info on the bags let you know exactly where your beans came from, right down to the farm and the owner. You can also learn about processing and certification for your coffee, the taste of the bean and the elevation at which it was grown. Ozo roasts beans each week, ensuring you get the freshest cup possible each time you drop by.

READERCOMMENT “NINETY NINE BOTTLES OF BEER ON THE WALL...” WOULDN’T EVEN BE ONE BOTTLE OF BEER FOR EVERY BREWERY IN COLORADO! ELI KALEN, MANAGER OF OZO COFFEE COMPANY ON PEARL STREET

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VOTED BEST TOUR IN THE WORLD (By all the Celestial Seasonings tour guides)


DRINK DISTILLERY

BOULDER DISTILLERY (HOME OF 303 VODKA AND 303 WHISKEY)

Currently moving locations Second Place: Spirit Hound Distillers Third Place: J&L Distilling Company Fourth Place: Vapor Distillery Fifth Place: Black Canyon Distillery

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istilleries are one of America’s finest treasures. Whether they’re crafting our oldest spirit, bourbon, or borrowing distilling techniques from around the world, craft distillers nowadays are making new, exciting drinks using time-tested methods. Our voters say the best distiller in Boulder County is Boulder Distillery. That’s likely because they make some of the best vodka and whiskey around. They’re in the process of switching taprooms, but they’re likely to come back with their classic cocktails soon.

Sangria CAFE AION 1235 Pennsylvania Ave., 303-993-8131 Just imagine sitting on a beach in Barcelona sipping a pitcher of fresh sangria watching the waves roll in, your feet digging into the warm sand. Sounds nice, doesn’t it? It sure does. But most of us aren’t in Barcelona reading Best of Boulder. Most of us are in, well, Boulder. The good news is we can still enjoy great sangria. If you have a hankering for some of the Spanish drink, head on over to Cafe Aion. Made with “fruits, spices & secrets,” Aion’s sangria is perfectly tart and spicy, without the normal surgery aftertaste of most concoctions. We’re still curious what their secret is, but if you ask us, it’s working.

Thank You Boulder! NORTH Our Patients are the Best! BOULDER DENTAL

JUICE/SMOOTHIE

JAMBA JUICE

3325 28th St., 303-938-1271 1695 29th St., Suite 1256, 720-5650407 1669 Euclid Ave., 303-449-5245 3053 Arapahoe Ave., 303-247-1170 Second Place: Alfalfa’s Market Third Place: Whole Foods Market Fourth Place: Wonder Fifth Place: Zeal

NORTH BOULDER DENTAL GROUP

Drs. Murphy, Sica, Brown, Welden and Nielsen

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otorious prankster Ellen DeGeneres recently taught the world about Jamba Juice etiquette using the powerful learning tool known as Adele. The public service announcement involved Ellen telling Adele what to do via ear piece and here were the major takeaways: Jamba Juice provides sizes small, medium and large (not extra small, nor extra large); you are not encouraged to bring your own scissors to cut your own serving of wheatgrass; Jamba Juice will not add amaretto to your smoothie; and if you’re a celebrity you still have to pay. But if you want a normal, non-alcoholic smoothie, then stop right in, because our readers know they’re the best around.

We are proud participants of:

American Dental Association “Give Kids a Smile Program” Colorado Dental Association “Colorado Mission of Mercy” Boulder Valley School District “Adopt a Smile Program” Boulder Homeless Shelter Dental Clinic

Best Dental Care 4 Years in a Row!

National Foundation of Dentistry “Dental Lifeline Network”

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Place to Get a Drink on a Summer Night GOLD HILL INN 401 Main St., 303-443-6461

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BHAKTI CHAI

939 Pearl St., 303-484-8770 Second Place: The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse Third Place: Kathmandu Restaurant II Fourth Place: Third Street Chai Fifth Place: Brewing Market Coffee

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hai is delicious. It can be fiery and explosive, or smooth and creamy. You can drink it hot, and you can drink it cold. You can drink them in a mug, or you can drink it on a rug. You can drink them with a friend, or you can drink it until it meets its end. Yikes, that took a grisly turn. But there’s no better drink to consider moments both grisly and joyous than chai. And our readers say there’s no better chai in Boulder County than Bhakti Chai. And who can blame them? This local company brews up delicious chai, enjoyable cold or warm. It’s used by baristas, and sold in the grocery store. It’s everywhere, and it’s wonderful.

Imagine the dining hall of an old lodge on a dirt road where lazy dogs serve as speed bumps. You walk inside and find yourself in a historic log room with a grand fireplace at one end. There are rocking chairs in front of the fireplace and a beautiful full bar with a friendly bartender. Congratulations, you just imagined the Gold Hill Inn. The Gold Hill Inn is the best place this side of the Mississippi to sit and have a drink on a cool mountain evening.

BEST HAIR SALON 2015 & 2016

Susan France

VOODOO HAIR LOUNGE CELEBRATES A UNIQUELY BOULDER FLAVOR:

2100 PEARL ST. • 303-449-4453 BoulderHairSalon.com

Thank you Boulder!

JAMES LEE, OWNER AND OPERATOR OF THE BITTER BAR

COCKTAILS

THE BITTER BAR

835 Walnut St., 303-442-3050 Second Place: St Julien Hotel and Spa Third Place: OAK at fourteenth Fourth Place: The Mediterranean Restaurant Fifth Place: Bramble & Hare

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ust the word “cocktail” triggers the imagination; think Bogart and Bacall oozing sexuality over a couple of mintleafed concoctions in some sweaty tropical bar. Cocktails are powerful in many ways. Cocktails are tasty. Cocktails are sexy. They can be the life of the party or the solitary salute to the end of an evening alone. In the right hands... cocktails are art. And that brings us to The Bitter Bar, a place that has become downright famous for its ability to infuse art into its cocktails. Just tell the creative folks behind the bar where you want to go and then sit back and trust them to get you there. You’ll be glad you did, and so will Lauren. BOULDER WEEKLY

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MICROBREWERY

AVERY BREWING COMPANY

4910 Nautilus Court North, 303-440-4324 Second Place: Mountain Sun Pubs & Breweries Third Place: Left Hand Brewing Company Fourth Place: Upslope Brewing Company Fifth Place: Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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e have so many wonderful microbreweries in Boulder County. They make dozens of different brews in dozens of different styles. They all have unique atmospheres, with some going for the industrial look while others go for the coffeehouse feel. Our readers’ selection for the best microbrewery is Avery Brewing Company, and that’s because they do a lot of things really well. Their new-ish digs in Gunbarrel are awe-inspiring. They have multiple drinking areas, a million or so house-made beers on tap and plenty of cool beer-making stuff to look at. The folks are friendly, and that includes the hundreds of patrons that visit the microbrewery every day.

READERCOMMENT WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THAT TREE STUMP IN FRONT OF THE COURT HOUSE WHERE PEOPLE USED TO STAND AND YELL?

MICHELLE JONES, TAP ROOM MANAGER FOR AVERY BREWING COMPANY

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Salsa, Bachata & Swing Thursdays Best Dancing Night at Boulder’s Best Place to Dance! Two rooms of great music and dancing! No partner needed, free parking, 18+ LATIN Room Lessons: Rueda 6:30, Salsa 7:30 Open Dancing to the BEST Salsa, Timba, Bachata & Merengue 8:30-11 WC SWING Room Lessons: WC Swing 7:30 Open Dancing to the BEST Swing 8:30-11

Come and join our friendly group of over 200 people that love to dance! You will have a BLAST!

The Avalon

7 Instructors teaching beginning through advanced levels each night so you can jump in class no matter what level you are. We hope you will come out and join us!

6185 Arapahoe Road

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BAR

5340 Arapahoe Ave., 303-440-0233 1015 Pearl St., 303-645-4885 1898 S. Flatiron Court, Suite 110, 303-396-0302 Second Place: The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse Third Place: Boxcar Coffee Roasters Fourth Place: The Cup Espresso Cafe Fifth Place: Brewing Market Coffee

835 Walnut St., 303-442-3050 Second Place: Mountain Sun Pubs & Breweries Third Place: World Famous Dark Horse Bar and Grill Fourth Place: Bohemian Biergarten Fifth Place: FATE Brewing Company

OZO COFFEE COMPANY

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MOUNTAIN SUN PUBS & BREWERIES

1535 Pearl St., 303-546-0886 627 S. Broadway, 303-543-0886 Second Place: Backcountry Pizza & Tap House Third Place: Oskar Blues Grill & Brew Fourth Place: Bohemian Biergarten Fifth Place: Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom

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e take beer seriously here in Colorado, so when our readers say a place has the best beer selection in all of Boulder County, we know they dang well mean it. So if you’re looking for a business that can provide a satisfying beer for everybody in your posse —from the rabid IPA aficionado to the staunch supporter of stout to the easy breezy lager lover — one of the Mountain Sun Pubs & Breweries is where you need to be. Mountain Sun and its sister in south Boulder, Southern Sun, offer up six- and 10-barrel brewery operations respectively, churning out local favorites like the mild and approachable Annapurna Amber, the hoptastic FYIPA and BoulderWeekly-staff favorite, the Java Porter. So take a trip to the Sun closest to you, including Under the Sun, Long’s Peak and Vine Street — you won’t be disappointed.

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here are few places on this planet that are as sacred as the coffeehouse. The ambiance has to be equal parts cozy, inspiring, relaxing and friendly. Whether you want to write a novel or read some poetry or watch cat videos on YouTube or just drink a really kick ass cup of coffee, the coffeehouse has to accommodate all patrons. Our readers tell us that Ozo Coffee Company offers the best. They have beans from around the world that are handled by expert roasters and then talented baristas. Stop on in, pull up a chair and prepare to stay a while. Trust us — you’ll want to.

THE BITTER BAR

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o a guy walks into a bar and...” You know the joke. Or jokes. But The Bitter Bar is no joking matter. With classic cocktails at the ready and plenty others to choose from, The Bitter Bar is once again Boulder’s favorite bar. Serving happy hour until 8 p.m. every Monday through Friday, with a food truck stationed in the parking lot on weekends, The Bitter Bar is a great place to hang out, meet new people and imbibe. With a speak-easy vibe, a loungey feel and a great patio to people-watch as people pass by, The Bitter Bar is a great place to kick back with some house-made bitters and relax.

READERCOMMENT IT’S HARD FOR ME TO ANSWER AS I HAVEN’T HAD A DRINK IN 35 YEARS!! YAY ME!! SO I JUST GUESSED.

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LATTE/MOCHA

OZO COFFEE COMPANY

5340 Arapahoe Ave., 303-440-0233 1015 Pearl St., 303-645-4885 1898 S. Flatiron Court, Suite 110, 303-396-0302 Second Place: The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse Third Place: Boxcar Coffee Roasters Fourth Place: Starbucks Fifth Place: Amante Coffee

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hanks a latte, Ozo Coffee Company, for making the best mocha around. Or latte. Perfecting the latte has seriously become an art in recent years, requiring exceptional milk-foaming skills and the perfect wrist snap to create a unique design to boot. And that’s just the looks — it also has to taste good. And as a newly licensed Specialty Coffee Association of America campus, you’re sure to find the best latte or mocha at any of Ozo’s three Boulder locations. Plus, they offer barista training and coffee education courses to the public. So head over to Ozo and find the perfect latte waiting for you. Or mocha.

1002 Walnut St., 303-444-5335 Second Place: Brasserie Ten Ten Third Place: Mountain Sun Pubs & Breweries Fourth Place: FATE Brewing Company Fifth Place: Boulder Cork

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great happy hour has to have three things: good food and drink; well-discounted prices; and a fun and energetic environment. If that’s your kind of happy hour then look no further than The Mediterranean Restaurant. Every day between 3 and 6:30 p.m., The Med discounts its many tapas, knocks a buck off beer and serves up one of the tastiest sangrias around for $4 or $4.50, depending on whether you want white or red. Anyone who has been to happy hour at this place will tell you the atmosphere is fantastic. Loud but not too loud, crowded but not too crowded, it’s the exact happy hour that Goldilocks would have chosen.

Winery SETTEMBRE CELLARS WINERY & TASTING ROOM 1501 Lee Hill Road, Suite 16, 303-532-1892 Boulder County gets a lot of well-deserved attention for our craft brewing scene, but over the last decade or so we’ve been witness to a fruitful local wine scene. With three winery tap rooms next to each other in North Boulder, and Augustina’s a few blocks away, folks can taste the best of Colorado wine in one afternoon. We think the best of those wineries, this year, is Settembre Cellars. They make precise wines that are born from exceptional craftsmanship, and they use only the best grapes around. Settembre specializes in single varietals, many of which you can taste at special events and dinners, or just by stopping by their Lee Hill tap room.

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DRINK TEAHOUSE

Lame excuse for not using the internet BOULDER CITY COUNCIL

THE BOULDER DUSHANBE TEAHOUSE 1770 13th St., 303-442-4993 Second Place: Pekoe Sip House Third Place: Ku Cha House of Tea Fourth Place: Celestial Seasonings Café at CU Fifth Place: A Cup of Peace

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his teahouse was a long time in the making. Dushanbe, Tajikistan is one of Boulder’s sister cities. As a gesture of affection, craftsmen from Dushanbe handcarved and painted this amazing example of a traditional Tajikistan teahouse. They then took it apart, packed it up and shipped it to Boulder, where it sat in a warehouse for many years because Boulder lacked the funds, expertise and location to reassemble it. Finally, with funding and location in hand, craftsmen from Dushanbe were flown in to assist in putting the teahouse back together again. Today, The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse stands as a symbol of global cooperation, architectural beauty and it’s even a really fantastic place to drink tea and enjoy a meal. Don’t miss it.

READERCOMMENT BOOTSTRAP IN NIWOT IS MY NEW GO-TO, PRODUCTION BREWERY. GREAT VIBE, TUNES FROM LIVE BANDS AND THE PEOPLE ARE SO NICE. I DO NOT EVEN DRINK IPA AND THEIR INSANITY IS SO GOOD I FOLLOWED A TRUCK TO A LIQUOR STORE TO BUY A SIX PACK.

The internet is an amazing thing. For instance, if you want to understand every tiny detail of what the City of Portland is doing with regards to its homeless population, you just have to Google it. You’ll find pages of really helpful information about Portland’s homelessness and its solutions, its transportation issues and those solutions and its housing challenges and, of course, solutions. That darn internet is so amazing that between the websites and a couple of telephone calls, politicians in Boulder could literally understand everything that Portland has to offer it on these important issues without ever leaving town. But what fun would that be? Apparently, not enough for this City Council who, instead of working over the internet and phone lines, has decided instead to take an all-expense paid vacation to Portland on the taxpayer’s dime. And just for fun, they are taking along members of the business community so they can all sit around drinking lattes on the hotel veranda and get to know each other like real pals without a bunch of voters gawking at them. And building those relationships between elected officials and the business community is really important because we all know that city councils work best when it’s their buddies standing in front of them asking for a zoning change, right? Wonder if Portland has an ethics page on its website?

Voted ‘Best Classical Music’ by Boulder Weekly readers in 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 Thank you, Boulder!

For our 2016-17 season, the Boulder Phil highlights musical pairings—artists coming together to create moving and memorable experiences. We’re celebrating one of our favorite pairings, 10 years with Music Director Michael Butterman leading our talented Phil musicians!

2016-17 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

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Anderson & Roe, piano duo Edward Dusinberre, violin & Geraldine Walther, viola Jennifer Frautschi, violin & Eric Ruske, horn Charles Wetherbee, violin & Nicolò Spera, guitar Jeff Midkiff, mandolin & Frequent Flyers® Aerial Dance Kennedy Center performance in March 2017 A Wicked Good Christmas Jake Shimabukuro, ukulele & much more!

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ENTERTAINMENT&CULTURE Stevie Crecelius

MUSIC VENUE

RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE

18300 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, 720-865-2494 Second Place: Boulder Theater Third Place: Chautauqua Auditorium Fourth Place: Fox Theatre Fifth Place: eTown Hall

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SPORTS BAR

THE LAZY DOG SPORTS BAR & GRILL

1346 Pearl St., 303-440-3355 Second Place: World Famous Dark Horse Bar and Grill Third Place: Harpo’s Sports Grill Fourth Place: West End Tavern Fifth Place: Pumphouse Brewery & Red Zone

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PLACE TO PLAY POOL

SUNDOWN SALOON

1136 Pearl St., 303-449-4987 Second Place: World Famous Dark Horse Bar and Grill Third Place: The Attic Bar and Bistro Fourth Place: The Lazy Dog Sports Bar & Grill Fifth Place: Pearl St. Pub & Cellar

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he Sundown Saloon is old school Boulder. Long-time residents have been racking them up at The Downer for what seems like forever. The Downer fought against the smoking ban. It stood firm as the rest of downtown gave way to overly cool clothing stores and overpriced restaurants. You can’t light one up anymore, but this place is still an island of what Boulder was in a sea of what Boulder became. Thank goodness for The Downer. And did we mention that it’s still the best place to shoot pool, have a beer and mind your own business? Well, it is.

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Be on the lookout. Boulder looks to expand its outdoor WiFi, “ConnectBoulder,” to even more locations this summer.


ENTERTAINMENT&CULTURE

Susan France

ART GALLERY

BOULDER MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART 1750 13th St., 303-443-2122 Second Place: The Dairy Arts Center Third Place: Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery Fourth Place: Art + Soul Gallery Fifth Place: Leanin’ Tree Museum and Sculpture Garden of Western Art

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he Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) has been on a mission to serve as “a catalyst for creative experiences through the exploration of significant art of our time” since 1972. Founded by a group of local artists, BMoCA has maintained its commitment to fostering art through innovative exhibitions and engaging programming for all ages. In 2016, the museum launched BMoCA InsideOut, a new exhibition platform for “temporary artistic intervention and public discourse.” The program features rotating commissions from local and international artists who push the boundaries of public art. Each Saturday during the Boulder Farmers’ Market, BMoCA hosts Art Stop, a free, hands-on art making station for families, held outside on the front porch of the museum. So whether you consider yourself an art aficionado or a complete novice, BMoCA is a place for everyone.

NONPROFIT/CHARITY ORGANIZATION

HUMANE SOCIETY OF BOULDER VALLEY 2323 55th St., 303-442-4030 Second Place: Planned Parenthood Third Place: Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center Fourth Place: Bridge House Fifth Place: eTown Hall

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onating to charity can be a tough decision. There are so many worthy causes out there and so many organizations that spread some muchneeded goodness in the world. Let the readers of Boulder Weekly make the choice easy for you by donating to the number one voted non-profit, Humane Society of Boulder Valley. The Humane Society does so much good work in the community with man’s best friend — no, not just dogs, but with a variety of animals. With over a century of service under its belt, the Humane Society has helped make the world a better place, one paw at a time.

BOULDER MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

BANK

ELEVATIONS CREDIT UNION

1750 13th St., 303-443-2122 Second Place: University of Colorado Museum of Natural History Third Place: Leanin’ Tree Museum and Sculpture Garden of Western Art Fourth Place: WOW! Children’s Museum Fifth Place: National Center for Atmospheric Research

2960 Diagonal Highway, 303-443-4672 4760 W. Baseline Road, 303-443-4672 611 Broadway, 303-443-4672 (and other locations in Boulder County) Second Place: Wells Fargo Third Place: Chase Bank Fourth Place: FirstBank Fifth Place: Premier Members Credit Union

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BOULDER MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

he Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) is your local source for a heaping helping of arts and culture. With traveling exhibits, performances, music, visual art and programs for people of all ages, BMoCA is a contemporary museum for a contemporary community. If science is what you crave, check out the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History for their collections of more than 4 million artifacts in anthropology/archaeology, botany, entomology, paleontology, vertebrates and invertebrates. There’s no shortage of culture in Boulder County, with museums that cater to all age groups and interests.

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levations Credit Union has legions of fans ready to fight tooth and nail to prove they are el banco numero uno in Boulder County. With online banking, an accomodating staff, several locations and more, Elevations has everything to meet your banking needs — quickly and easily. Elevations has loans and money management services to help money-owners young and old own that money better. Plus, hey, buying a home is tough and so is buying a car. Elevations can you help you figure out how to finance such big purchases. And you can take that to the bank!

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ENTERTAINMENT&CULTURE Susan France

BOULDER THEATER EMPLOYEES, FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: BEN REYNOLDS, CHAR DESTEFANO, CHRIS PECK, ANDREW GILL, CHERYL LIGUORI, ERICA ZIMMERMAN, BECCA YENNEY, KAREN SHAVIV AND DAVID WEINGARDEN

MOVIE HOUSE/THEATER

PLACE TO DANCE

BOULDER THEATER

THE AVALON BALLROOM

2032 14th St., 303-786-7030 Second Place: AMC Flatiron Crossing 14 Third Place: Boedecker Theater Fourth Place: Century Theatre Fifth Place: Chautauqua Auditorium

6185 Arapahoe Road, 303-440-8303 Second Place: Tahona Tequila Bistro Third Place: Boulder Theater Fourth Place: St Julien Hotel & Spa Fifth Place: Fox Theatre

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ovies. Music. Comedians. Speakers. Dance. Parties. Boulder Theater has it all. From its weekly film series to world-class musicians, from Boulder Ballet to Hillary Clinton, this classic theater has something for everyone. Whether you’re in the mood for a film festival, the annual Colorado Pole championship, the Game of Thrones premiere or a great musical show, Boulder Theater has a long history of entertaining Boulderites. Originally opening as an opera house in 1906, the art deco theater has gone through several iterations with the same goal — bringing culture and community together in the heart of Boulder.

hey say dancing is a window to the soul. They, in this case, are confusing “dancing” with “eyes,” but we think the analogy is apt. Apt to the max. When you dance, you show the world that you have rhythm, like to have fun and really like the song “Blame it on the Boogie.” You may or may not hear that at The Avalon Ballroom, but our readers love just how far they can “get down” there. With music playing in many different styles for any number of events, The Avalon Ballroom leaves prospective dancers happy.

READERCOMMENT CONOR O’NEILL’S SHOULD BE UNDER DANCE. IT’S A GOOD DANCE PLACE WITH THE LIVE MUSIC.

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READERCOMMENT I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU OVERLOOKED KRISTEN SCHAAL AS A NOMINEE FOR LOCAL CELEB!!!!! C’MON!

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Artsy at heart or new to the easel...

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It’s your time

Glenn Ross Photography

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FRO ZEN DEAD GUY DAYS THANKS THIS YEAR’S AMAZING FDGD CREW! Kallista Alli James Hultgren Gary Lennox Jay Elliot & Co. CRN Sarah Martin Michael Ruiz Amy Debenedictis Big Marty JB Lauran Knight The Accountant Team Jim McVey Pink Socks Larry Higgins Jeremiah Peschel Sarah Richmond Tim Dillon & Co. Town of Nederland Dean & Sofia Stephanie Andelman Dustin Huth Ridgeback Security Teresa Crush-Warren Erin Trumble Sweet Wave Audio Johnny Hedgepeth Love Shovel Orange Guy Fencing Jennifer Davis Bruce Lish Rocky Flats Ned Fire Department Jose Montoya Gail Ruben Flexx Tents Victoria Slominski Matt Johnson Phil Chappell PJ Peaceful Security Jake Coffin Hearse Society Billy Loomis Katheryn Stanford Brien Darby Ed Lundgren ABF Tommy Chris Dettmann Whiskey Rob Pamela Rose Ron Mitchell Sarah Stillman Theo Hair Jay Rizzi Rocky Mountain Rangers Erin Vito George Finch & team Bruce Lish Cambell Dawson Kerry Luna Brad Wickham Chris Bauer Sponsors Volunteers Bobby “Mac” Joe Gierlach Musicians & Djs Katie Gennelly Performers Grandpa VIPs

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

LIVE THEATER GROUP

BDT STAGE

5501 Arapahoe Ave., 303-449-6000 Second Place: Colorado Shakespeare Festival Third Place: Boulder Ensemble Theater Company Fourth Place: University of Colorado Theater and Dance Fifth Place: Peanut Butter Players

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e love live theater because it transports us. Seeing live actors bare their souls and become someone else at the same time is true poetry. It’s alchemy done before our very eyes. And so we crave great theater like we crave cool mountain air when we need to breath, and icy fresh spring water when we’re thirsty. Luckily, BDT Stage serves up food and drinks with their good theater so in the rare situation where you’re starving, thirsty, suffocating and also in need of good theater, Boulder has a place. BDT Stage consistently has a great cast, well-made costumes, immersive sets and more. It’s almost like Broadway in Boulder.

READERCOMMENT USE CODE “VOLUNTEERSROCK” AT CHECKOUT FOR A FREE STICKER SHEET WITH ANY ONLINE ORDER AT GRANDPA’S SHOP. OFFER GOOD FOR ALL FDGD FANS AT WWW.FROZENDEADGUYDAYS.ORG/SHOP 68 APRIL 21, 2016

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CITY OF BOULDER CAMPS ARE AMAZING. I HAVE THREE CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS AND THEY ACCOMMODATE MY KIDDOS WHO HAVE A FUN AND FABULOUS TIME INTEGRATING AMONG THEIR TYPICALLY DEVELOPING PEERS. WHAT A GIFT TO COMMUNITY THIS CAMP IS!

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ENTERTAINMENT&CULTURE Courtesy of Dawson School

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DAWSON SCHOOL

10455 Dawson Drive, Lafayette, 303-665-6679 Second Place: Friends’ School Third Place: Shining Mountain Waldorf School Fourth Place: Boulder Country Day School Fifth Place: Tara Performing Arts High School

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ith a rich history of private education in Boulder, BW readers once again voted Dawson School the best private school for kids kindergarten through grade 12. With a strong emphasis on college prep, it’s Dawson’s mission to challenge “students to achieve excellence of mind, body, and character.” With a further commitment to the community and the virtues of respect, compassion, courage and integrity, this private school provides opportunities for every child to succeed. Children are our future and with places like Dawson around our future is sure to be bright.

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PLACE TO WI-FI

BOULDER PUBLIC LIBRARY

1001 Arapahoe Ave., 303-441-3100 (and other locations in Boulder County) Second Place: Ozo Coffee Company Third Place: The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse Fourth Place: Amante Coffee Fifth Place: Trident Booksellers and Cafe

Best Non-Profit

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n this age of technology, where robots are basically one step from taking over the world, thankfully places filled with books and learning still exist. They’re called libraries! And libraries are havens for information. They also have Wi-Fi, and our readers say Boulder Public Library is the best place to use it. Set yourself up in a nice quiet environment surrounded by other people on the quest for higher knowledge, or even if you’re playing Candy Crush — you get the picture. It’ll be the perfect place to write your Game of Thrones/ Orange is the New Black crossover fanficiton.

Open 7 days a week Shop 9-6, Donate 9-5 303-665-4342 701 Baseline Rd, Lafayette sistercarmen.org/thrift-store/

READERCOMMENT BOULDER HAS SOME DAMN GOOD NONPROFITS. MAYBE THEY NEED A FEW DIFFERENT CATEGORIES.

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The Summer of Ingenuity

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Over 30 inspiring performances! Courtesy of St Julien

JUNE 30 – AUGUST 7, 2016 Season Sponsors CHRIS

& BARBARA CHRISTOFFERSEN

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MUSIC ON THE TERRACE AT ST JULIEN

LIVE JAZZ VENUE

ST JULIEN HOTEL & SPA

900 Walnut St., 720-406-9696 Second Place: The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse Third Place: Nissi’s Fourth Place: Hotel Boulderado Fifth Place: Caffe Sole

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kee bop da dap daw... skiddly bee bop da doo wap bow... Whether it’s the dog days of summer or the deep throes of winter, our readers know there’s no better place to take in an evening of live jazz music than at the St Julien Hotel & Spa. With local jazz staples like the Nice Work Jazz Combo, Ron LeGault Jazz and the Mike Robinson Quartet making regular appearances at the St Julien, you can rest assured you’re watching the best live jazz Boulder has to offer. So grab a cocktail at the bar and get comfy, inside or out, because you’re in for a night of toe tapping, skiddely doo dapping jazz.

OPEN MIC

THE LAUGHING GOAT COFFEEHOUSE

1709 Pearl St. Second Place: Oskar Blues Grill & Brew Third Place: Conor O’Neill’s Traditional Irish Pub & Restaurant Fourth Place: The Attic Bar and Bistro Fifth Place: Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe

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efore American Idol, before The Voice, before YouTube and MySpace, there were open mic nights. A place to showcase talent, creativity and style, open mic nights have started the careers of many artists but also provide community and support for any aspiring musician. And open mics aren’t just for musicians — poetry reading and comedy open mics are also popular venues to showcase talent. In Boulder, BW readers voted The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse home of the best open mic around. With a relaxed atmosphere, plenty of space and that authentic coffee-shop feel, check out the Laughing Goat schedule to watch great talent or get up on stage yourself.

FOR DETAILS AND TICKETS:

COmusic.org Ride the FREE Hop 2 Chautauqua *Good for concerts at Chautauqua only. Excludes Family Concerts. One time use. Expires 8/7.

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Devin Scannell

Diverse Radio KGNU 88.5 FM, 1390 AM The best part about the radio is that when you stop liking something, be it a song or a talking head, you can just turn the dial. But, our favorite radio stations rarely beckon us to do so, and Boulder’s KGNU is a station that’s hard to turn off. It’s likely you’ve found yourself parked outside your house waiting for an engrossing segment to wrap up before you go inside. Or maybe you turn to it for world-class, no-spin news. Or maybe it’s the music and arts features you like. Whatever it is, there’s no denying KGNU’s diversity, and that’s why it’s one of our favorites.

COLORADO MOUNTAIN RANCH

SUMMER CAMP

COLORADO MOUNTAIN RANCH

10063 Gold Hill Road, 303-442-4557 Second Place: YMCA Summer Camps Third Place: University of Colorado Science Discovery Fourth Place: Avid4 Adventure Fifth Place: APEX Movement Boulder

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e remember summer camp. Summer camp was a time to hang out outside all day with your buds and talk about frogs or play kickball or find your first crush. There are fun-loving counselors to act mentors (who will also help kids have a fun summer). Our readers chose Colorado Mountain Ranch as the best summer camp, and there are a lot of reasons why. They get kids outside, experiencing myriad recreational activities, all in a safe, fun and social environment. They’ve got horses, trampolines, trails, water activities and a long list of other fun stuff for your kiddos.

TO THE CHEERS OF

LOUISVILLE

Your place for tons of great music, food, drinks

CLASSICAL MUSIC

BOULDER PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA 2590 Walnut St., 303-449-1343 Second Place: Colorado Music Festival Third Place: Boulder Symphony Fourth Place: Colorado Symphony Orchestra Fifth Place: CU Presents

THE LOO HAPPY HOUR 3:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. DAILY Well Drinks 3.5

House Chardonnay & Merlot 3.5

THE LOO LIVE TRIVIA FUN 8:00 P.M. WEDNESDAY EVENINGS

THANKS BOULDER COUNTY!

5 FIRST PLACE LOUISVILLE WINNERS

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or more than a half century, The Boulder Phil, as locals refer to it, has been making amazing music in Boulder County. The reason is simple — music is important to community. The Boulder Phil does more than put on classical music performances, some with the world’s most respected soloists. It also works with local organizations for the good of the community and it puts on concerts for youth in order to expand their cultural horizons. It’s no wonder that our readers have once again chosen the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra as its favorite provider of classical music. It’s because it is so much more than that. BOULDER WEEKLY

WELCOME

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ENTERTAINMENT&CULTURE Eli Akerstein

Thank You for All Your Votes! Dedicated to making symphonic music more accessible and relevant to people of all ages and backgrounds, the Symphony introduces gifted new composers and musicians, adventurous world premieres, and focuses on educational outreach and interactive programs for youth. Committed to consistent innovation, the Symphony embraces music’s transformative joy of discovery.

Inspiration,

Don’t Miss Boulder Symphony’s 2016-17 Season

BoulderSymphony.org BOULDER BALLET

LIVE DANCE GROUP

BOULDER BALLET

2590 Walnut St., Suite 10, 303-443-0028 Second Place: Frequent Flyers Productions Third Place: Streetside Studios Fourth Place: Boulder Samba School Fifth Place: Lemon Sponge Cake Ballet

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ance isn’t just about The Nutcracker at Christmas or for little girls in tutus. It’s about artistry, expression and interpretation. And Boulder Ballet offers performances throughout the year the opportunity to engage and inspire viewers in the art of storytelling through movement. Whether it’s a contemporary performance accompanied by the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra or a classical ballet performed at the Bandshell for free during the summer, Boulder Ballet is the city’s favorite live dance group. With a rich history, talented dancers and the artistic direction of Ana Claire, the company draws audiences of all ages. They also offer youth and adult ballet classes, with a unique boy’s program and a wide-range of talented faculty.

READERCOMMENT SOME OF THE LOCAL CHURCHES ARE THE BEST VENUES FOR CLASSICAL/BAROQUE MUSIC GROUPS.

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Karaoke THE OUTBACK SALOON 3141 28th St., 303-444-0081

LOCAL CELEBRITY

ZIP CODE MAN

Somewhere on Pearl Street Mall Second Place: Big Head Todd Third Place: Jessica Biel Fourth Place: Hazel Miller Fifth Place: Gregory Allan Isakov

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3007” comes a shout from a man in the audience. “Arcadia, Oklahoma, just down the road from the round barn,” answers Zip Code Man, aka David Rosdeitcher. By itself, that may not strike you as an amazing feat, but when you consider that Zip Code Man stands on the mall day after day as people passing by try to stump him with one obscure town’s zip code after another, and he somehow manages to get them all correct, it really is something. It’s an astounding and bizarre skill. It’s so cool, in fact, we have to wonder if any one will ever unseat Zip Code Man as the area’s best-known and appreciated local celebrity. Time will tell, but for this year, he is safely at the top once again.

The word karaoke is a combination of the Japanese word kara, which means empty, and a clipped form of okesutora, which means orchestra. Empty orchestra. That kind of describes karaoke, but we think it’s more accurately described as the unveiling of a brightly burning, yet-undiscovered pop star. And when the moment is right, you’ve had just enough beers and you’re ready to show the world (or at least part of East Boulder) the pop star within, head to The Outback Saloon for a night of karaoke every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. Have a little nosh from their sizeable menu of bar goodies, imbibe a delicious microbrew or three, and then sign up for the best rendition of “Livin’ on a Prayer” Boulder has ever heard.

PERFORMANCE ARTS VENUE

THE DAIRY ARTS CENTER

2590 Walnut St., 303-440-7826 Second Place: Boulder Theater Third Place: Chautauqua Auditorium Fourth Place: Macky Auditorium Fifth Place: BDT Stage

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he Dairy Arts Center is Boulder County’s choice spot to take in performance art, and rightfully so. At The Dairy you can take in comedy shows, theater, dance and musical performances. The Dairy is currently undergoing what they call “much needed” renovation, split into three phases so the center can stay open during the entire 18 months of construction. When the renovation is complete, The Dairy will have, if it’s possible to believe, an even better performance space. The Gordon Gamm Performance Theater will become a 250-set venue and the Grace Gamm Drama Theater will grow to seat 116. The Carsen Theater — ideal for experimental theater and intimate performances — will undergo a reconfiguration, and all theaters will receive technical, lighting and sound improvements. It’s scheduled to be all done December 2016. If you’re reading this in March 2017, and it’s still not open, they’re behind schedule.

Place to Juggle Something on Fire BOULDER CIRCUS CENTER 4747 26th St., 303-444-8110 Dream no more, dear reader, because with a little help from the Boulder Circus Center, you can be that daring young person on the flying trapeze. Or juggling fire. The Boulder Circus Center offers classes in a number of circus arts to get you moving and dancing and connected with a community of fun-loving people. Check their website (bouldercircuscenter.net) to see what’s right for you.

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ENTERTAINMENT&CULTURE Telluride/Ryan Bonneau

©Stephen Collector

©Benko Photographics

TELLURIDE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

MUSIC FESTIVAL

TELLURIDE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL Telluride, 800-624-2422 Second Place: Colorado Music Festival Third Place: RockyGrass Festival Fourth Place: Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Fifth Place: ARISE Music Festival

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usic festivals bring us together with our favorite artists and our common man unlike any other event. And that’s for better or worse. Luckily, we have a number of music festivals that are consistently positive experiences. Our readers say no festival is better than the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Though it’s many hours of driving away, Telluride Bluegrass Festival is run by Planet Bluegrass, which also hosts RockyGrass and the Folks Festival in Lyons. Telluride, though, always brings in the biggest bluegrass acts from across the country, and even some artists that mix genres. It’s a rip-roaring good time.

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Courtesy of FACE

LOCAL MUSICIAN/ GROUP

FACE

escape, engage, elevate

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year-round lodging dining arts & culture

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oulder is spoiled with a slew of awesome musicians. The competition is fierce but when our readers wanna boogie down, they choose FACE as their favorite local group. FACE is composed of five members on vocals... with no instrumentalists. Alone with their voices, the members can create bumpin’ beats that match their energetic singing. From writing original songs to covering popular music across different genres, FACE has something for everyone. The band has garnered attention from all over the world, recently returning from a European tour. Stop by one of their performances and you’re guaranteed to have a great time.

chautauqua.com 900 BASELINE ROAD • BOULDER CO | 303.442-3282

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Second Place: Elephant Revival Third Place: Gasoline Lollipops Fourth Place: Hazel Miller Fifth Place: Gregory Alan Isakov

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• The World Teacher Returns • The Voice of the People • Environmental Restoration •

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Spring Acoustic Sale! Future Architect

Future Research Scientist Best-selling Author

Voted ‘Best Private School’ in Boulder County, 2016 – 10th Year in a Row! Starts a Non-Profit

Challenging academics. Robust athletics and arts programs. Individual attention from our best-in-class faculty. Our graduates achieve their potential, savor life, and meet the challenges of the world. What will your child’s story be?

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FESTIVAL/EVENT — NON MUSIC

BOULDER COUNTY FARMERS’ MARKET

13th Street between Arapahoe and Canyon, 303-910-2236 Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont Second Place: Boulder Creek Festival Third Place: Frozen Dead Guy Days Fourth Place: Colorado Shakespeare Festival Fifth Place: Boulder International Film Festival

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t’s a bleak time for Boulder between Thanksgiving and April. As winter takes hold, Boulder citizens have a farmers’-market-sized hole in their hearts. Frozen and hungry, we daydream about warm mornings spent strolling the market, talking with farmers, laughing with friends and filling up on tasty treats. As the snow melts and flowers bloom, our beloved Boulder County Farmers’ Market opens its doors again and we collectively shout, “Huzzah!” Entering their 30th season in 2016, the Farmers’ Market has provided Boulder County citizens with a community-oriented event that promotes and supports local agriculture and business. You go Boulder County Farmers’ Market — keep doin’ you.

KIRSTEN HJELMSTAD, MARKET COORDINATOR FOR BOULDER FARMERS’ MARKET

Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado

ADVANCED EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO CONTINUING EDUCATION 1505 University Ave., 303-492-5148 Second Place: Naropa University Extended Studies Third Place: Front Range Community College Fourth Place: Boulder Digital Arts Fifth Place: Food Lab

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enry Ford once said, “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or at 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” Well, Boulder must be full of young people, for there is a plethora of advanced educational opportunities here, whether it’s cooking, learning a new creative skill or starting a second career. And the University of Colorado Continuing Education department has plenty of options to choose from and a flexible program to accommodate learners of all ages, careers, schedules and lifestyles. From online courses to weekend classes to evening credits, you’re sure to find something that works for you.

READERCOMMENT I OBVIOUSLY HAVEN’T GOTTEN TO SEE MUCH OF BOULDER SINCE THERE ARE SO MANY CHOICES. THANKS FOR INTRODUCING ME TO SO MANY! UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER

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THANK YOU Boulder! Educating Boulder’s students since 1987 Preschool — Middle School Teacher Preparation Program Summer Camp

Friends’)School))

MIDDLE SCHOOL Opening August 2016 - limited spaces available

Best Private School

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20TH ANNIVERSARY

FITNESS &HEALTH Susan France

HAIR SALON

VOODOO HAIR LOUNGE

2100 Pearl St., 303-449-4453 Second Place: Twig Hair Salon Third Place: The SideDoor Salon Fourth Place: Salon Salon Fifth Place: The Parlour Hair Salon

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f you need to get your hair done, Boulder County has a bunch of different options. There’s upscale salons, quirky salons, cheap salons, niche salons and more. What makes Voodoo Hair Lounge the choice for our readers is that this group of exceptional stylists can be accommodating across the spectrum of cuts, colors, styles, corrections and hair therapies. They do precision cuts and unique, head-turning coloring, and the stylists at Voodoo will help you decide what look is best for you. They serve both men and women and can be hired for weddings. You won’t need any dolls to mystically woo you into their shop — the promise of a great hair experience at Voodoo is more than enough.

VOODOO HAIR LOUNGE STYLIST TREY BOWER WITH CLIENT MARY GIBSON

MEDICAL FACILITY

BOULDER COMMUNITY HEALTH – FOOTHILLS HOSPITAL

4747 Arapahoe Ave., 303-415-7000 Second Place: Boulder Medical Center Third Place: Avista Adventist Hospital Fourth Place: Kaiser Permanente Fifth Place: Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center

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re you bleeding? Then you need to get to a hospital. And there’s no better hospital, according to our readers, than Boulder Community Health – Foothills Hospital. Whether you need to go in for a routine physical or you bashed your head on a large trough of carrots while at the farmers’ market, Foothills Hospital has got you covered. They have world-class doctors and nurses, with specialists to suit your every need. They can take care of your long-term illnesses, and can help you get out in front of more serious diseases so that you can get back to living your life.

BOULDER ROCK CLUB Voted Best Of Boulder for 12 11 years straight

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Dermatology Specialists is a CARE full-service medical, surgical and cosmetic VOTED BEST SKIN SERVICE! center. We are leaders in dermatology, servicing the Boulder and Denve THANK YOU BOULDER COUNT Y! with offices located in Boulder, Westminster, Brighton and Louisville. Experts in Our Field:

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Voluma®, Restylane® and Perlane® Pr Dermatology Specialists is a full-service dermatology practice, led by • nationally recognized experts. We offer the most National Lecturers in Cosmetic Proce comprehensive medical, surgical and cosmetic services available Facelifts, Blepharoplasty, Liposuction in the Boulder and Denver Metro area. Medical Lasers, Mohs Skin Cancer S Reconstructive Surgery We are proud to uniquely offer NeoGraft hair transplants, Vanquish body contouring, SilkPeel anti-aging and other state• Authored Textbook and Leading Jour of-the art cosmetic services. Facial Reconstructive Surgery, Skin C and experience Cosmetic We strive toSurgery enhance each patient’s throughProcedures our kind and caring staff. Our goal is to exceed your expectations! • Only Practice in Boulder County to Of Hair Transplant Procedure

Board-Certified Dermatologists, Certified Physician Assistants and Licensed Aes Board-Certified Dermatologists Dr. Shawn Allen • Dr.&Rachel Simmons • Dr. Lawrence Certified Physician AssistantsBarfield Ben Kochman, PA-C • Wendy Ortiz, • Meredith Williams, PA-C Kochman PA-C Shawn Allen MD PA-C Ben Wendy PA-C Rachel Simmons MD Tiffany Lynn Nack, LE • Elaine Rivera, LE • Ortiz Raechel Koob, LE Carol Alonso MD

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BOULDER 2880 Folsom Street, Suite 200 Boulder, CO 80304

2 consecutive years being the Best of Boulder!

WESTMINSTER 10359 North Federal Blvd, Suite 210 Westminster, CO 80260

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CORE POWER YOGA EMPLOYEE JOY SHANLEY

YOGA STUDIO

MARTIAL ARTS

1129 13th St., 303-440-8952 645 27th Way, 303-497-9642 3280 28th St., 303-440-3930 Second Place: Yoga Pod Boulder Third Place: Little Yoga Studio Fourth Place: BoulderBodyworks Fifth Place: Soul Tree Yoga

1672 30th St., 303-442-4330 Second Place: Easton Training Center Third Place: Boulder Aikikai Fourth Place: Boulder Kung Fu Academy Fifth Place: Way of the Crane Martial Arts

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t isn’t a stretch to say yoga is one of the most popular forms of exercise in the United States today. It combines body and mind to create a mentally and physically challenging workout for all types of people. You needn’t be a contortionist to get going, and like math, you can easily build upon what you learn each time you hit the mat. That ease of progression is part of the reason why folks in Boulder like Core Power. They also like its easy-to-access locations, helpful teachers, engaging classes and affordability. Namaste? More like Yeah-maste.

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ou can find variants of mock combat in cultures throughout the world. From Greek wrestling, to accounts in India, the martial arts are an ancient part of our shared human history. In more modern times, Eastern martial arts have become increasingly popular in the West, with the help of Bruce Lee films and The Karate Kid. Now, martial arts are accessible to any and everyone, seeking the discipline and artistry the form requires. And with values of attitude, integrity, respect, self-control and heart, Boulder Karate has once again won best martial arts in Boulder. With expertly trained instructors and classes for all ages, Boulder Karate teaches mental

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RETURN TO LIFE THROUGH PILATES

The Taylor Sisters

Group Classes | Private Lessons | Teacher Training

The Pilates Center

303-494-3400 | info@thepilatescenter.com | thepilatescenter.com

5500 Flatiron Parkway #110, Boulder CO

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2005 Pearl St., 720-565-1020 Second Place: jlounge Natural Nail Bar and Spa Third Place: Contempo Nails Fourth Place: Boulder Nails Fifth Place: Angel Nails

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ur hands are our bread and butter — they let us grip things and feel things. Many of us rely on them for our livelihoods, whether that’s playing football or writing for a local alternative weekly newspaper. Hands are the way we interact with those we hold dearest, like when we hold hands with our partners or clasp the hand of a friend we haven’t seen in ages. That’s why we want our hands to look good. When our readers wants to get their hands looking great, they head to Ten20 for all their mani needs. Get a soak, cuticle work, buffing, massage, foot file and polish. Maybe add on a French manicure or customized nail art, or get your hands feeling soft as a baby’s you-know-what with a paraffin wax treatment. And this ain’t just for the ladies — gentlemen, drop by Ten20 for some nail maintenance.

Get to the bottom of your problem, abolish your pain now and prevent further episodes. At Avanti Therapy we will partner with you to attain the quality of life that your body was meant to experience. This is not your usual high volume, hands off approach to physical therapy. Avanti Therapy is a locally owned, innovative physical therapy clinic where those with any orthopedic problem or injury will find a safe haven for healing. Our patients are seen one on one by their treating therapist for a full hour visit. On average each of our therapists have 14 years of experience, each with hundreds of hours of continuing education. Avanti attracts the best therapists, because we allow for the time and resources necessary to provide the best of care in a supportive and compassionate environment. Avanti Therapy is proud to house the Boulder Cancer Survivorship Program and the Scoliosis and Spine Rehab Center of the Rockies while specializing in the following treatment protocols: • Manual therapy • Myofascial Release • Post surgical rehab • Pilates based rehab • Trigger Point Dry Needling • Cupping • Video gait analysis/Running evaluations • Cold laser • Exercise physiology for cancer survivorship • Schroth based scoliosis rehab

LASIK SERVICES

BOULDER EYES BEYER LASIK

1810 30th St., Suite B, 303-499-2020 Second Place: Boulder Eye Surgeons Third Place: Boulder Vision Associates Fourth Place: Dr. Bollenbacher & Associates Fifth Place: Eyecare Center of Northern Colorado

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re you sick of doing eye tests without contacts and only making out that big E? Are you ready to wake up in a world where you don’t need to reach over to the night stand to grab your glasses? If you answered yes, then you may be ready for Lasik services. When handling a matter as important as your eyesight, you want someone you can trust. Our readers say Boulder Eyes Beyer Lasik is the best option. In business for more than 20 years, Boulder Eyes boasts a slew of positive testimonials. Their experienced and knowledgeable staff will help put you, and your eyes, at ease.

Celebrity to get Lasik surgery in Boulder KEVIN COSTNER

If you would like additional information regarding the Scoliosis Program at Avanti Therapy, or any of their other programs you may contact them by telephone or by email at:

info@avantitherapy.com or 303-543-1201

When you stumble on to some really dorky piece of trivia while pulling together the Best of Boulder issue, you just gotta share. So here it is: Kevin Costner is this year’s winner for best (only) celebrity to get Lasik surgery in Boulder. The single-faceted actor trusted his eyes to Boulder Eyes Beyer Lasik. After being referred to Dr. Beyer by an ophthalmologist in Santa Barbara, Costner was so pleased he sent his son to Boulder Eyes too! Now, let’s just hope the Lasik helps Costner’s acting as much as it did his eyes. Tatanka. Buffalo. Tatanka. Buffalo.

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BOULDER ROCK CLUB

INDOOR CLIMBING GYM

BOULDER ROCK CLUB

2829 Mapleton Ave., 800-836-4008, ext. 4 Second Place: Movement Climbing + Fitness Third Place: The Spot Bouldering Gym Fourth Place: ABC Kids Climbing Fifth Place: Colorado Athletic Training School

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limbing is an amazing sport whether it finds you 1,000 feet off the ground on some chunk of granite or safely tied into a rope 15 feet off the deck in an indoor gym. For some, indoor gyms are for training, for others they are the end game. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned pro, Boulder Rock Club has exactly what you are looking for, climbing at its best, regardless of weather conditions or lack of light. This club is family friendly and our readers tell us the staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

Thing to look forward to in 2042 B LINE TRAIN Remember those extra taxes we all agreed to pay in 2004? Those taxes RTD promised would fund the B Line train to Boulder, Louisville and Longmont by 2015? Well, in case you haven’t noticed (although there’s no way you couldn’t have) that B Line has yet to materialize. RTD recently said that, based on their projections, they anticipate to open the train by 2042. Yep, no joke, 2042. As in 26 years from now. When babies now in the womb will be done with college and maybe even grad school. When most of us will be collecting social security and unfortunately, some of us won’t be here anymore. So thanks RTD. Your delay of Line B gives us all something to look forward to, young and old alike.

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City of Boulder

GOLF COURSE

FLATIRONS GOLF COURSE

5706 Arapahoe Ave., 303-442-7851 Second Place: Indian Peaks Golf Course Third Place: Boulder Country Club Fourth Place: Haystack Mountain Golf Course Fifth Place: The Golf Club at Omni Interlocken Hotel

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ou may be in search of the elusive Masters’ green jacket. Or maybe you just like the fresh air and a good walk. Or maybe that delicious combination of iced tea and lemonade inspired you to get out on the green, tee up and hit some balls. Regardless of your motivation, golf is a great game for people of all ages and is a growing sport in the American landscape. Once again, Boulder Weekly readers voted Flatirons Golf Course the best course around. Operated and maintained by the City of Boulder for decades, this 18-hole course offers a view of the Flatirons, as well as events, tournaments and instruction programs. So pour your next Arnold Palmer and get out on the green!

Ethical dilemma in Sports DRONES IN CLIMBING In this category, there are unfortunately a lot of controversies to choose from. We could have chosen soccer refs on the take; performanceenhancing drugs in darn near every sport; concussions in football and other sports; or... you get the idea. But we decided to choose a real dilemma that hits home to a sport Boulder County is famous for: climbing. It seems the latest ethical question has to do with using drones to fly up and clip bolts ahead of the climber. We have the answer for you; it’s not at all unethical to use drones so long as you report having done the route with a top rope. No, it’s not leading a route if your robot goes ahead of you and makes sure you can’t fall. Like most “ethical dilemmas,” there is no dilemma so long as everybody tells the truth. Just a note — if you use a really big drone that lifts you to the top of the wall, that also is not leading the route.

Mother's Day is just around the corner! Treat the special lady in your life to a well deserved day of peace relaxation with a gift card from the Dragontree Spa.

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VETERINARY CARE

ALPINE HOSPITAL FOR ANIMALS

3210 Valmont Road, 303-443-9661 Second Place: Humane Society of Boulder Valley Third Place: Arapahoe Animal Hospital Fourth Place: Boulder Veterinary Hospital Fifth Place: Gunbarrel Veterinary Hospital

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ets are more than just furry creatures running around our homes, forcing us to clean up after them — they’re members of our families (and let’s be honest — at some point most of us were just little creatures running around being cleaned up after, so... ). So when our pets get sick or injured, we seek the same quality care for them that we would seek for ourselves. That’s why our readers take their pets to Alpine Hospital for Animals. These folks are as award-winning a vet’s office as you’ll find, and that’s pretty comforting when your fur baby is in need of help. But Alpine doesn’t just help cats and dogs — they also provide medical, surgical, dental and alternative care for rabbits, other small mammals and exotics (reptiles and amphibians). Ask about alternative therapies like acupuncture, K-Laster and Chinese herbs.

GYM/ FITNESS CENTER

COLORADO ATHLETIC CLUB

1821 30th St., 303-501-1700 Second Place: 24 Hour Fitness Third Place: Rally Sport Health and Fitness Club Fourth Place: YMCA of Boulder Valley Fifth Place: North Boulder Recreation Center

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here are lots of things people look for in a gym — up-to-date equipment, varied and accessible fitness classes, personal trainers, a family environment that provides childcare and maybe even a pool. The Colorado Athletic Club provides all this and more. Plus, the gym is filled with a lot of support and new friendships to be made. So whether your focus is to lose weight, regain flexibility, increase your speed or rehabilitate from an injury, Colorado Athletic Club is the place for you to be.

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• dog boarding/daycare • natural pet food • grooming

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New in ground dog pool coming this summer!

...WHILE YOU VACATION 303-464-1380 2103 CO-42, Louisville www.divinecanine.net

Photos courtesy of Ivan Quinones For info on pet photography, call 720-406-8611.

Thank you! You voted us Best Veterinarians in Boulder

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Enjoy an evening out on the town, between 5-9pm, while your kids have fun climbing, playing games, and a movie!

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MASSAGE

BODYWORK BISTRO

1100 Spruce St., 303-440-1992 Second Place: St Julien Hotel & Spa Third Place: Massage Envy Spa Fourth Place: The Dragontree Holistic Day Space Fifth Place: Essentiels Day Spa

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here’s more to getting a massage than just pampering yourself. While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, the Mayo Clinic reports that some studies have found massage may be helpful for anxiety, digestive disorders, headaches, insomnia related to stress and sports injuries and other ailments. Bodywork Bistro makes it easy to get a massage with their “on-demand” program that lets you walk in at anytime for a chair, table or mat bodywork massage for varying durations. The best part? The affordable cost of these massages won’t add to your stress level. Feel free to call ahead to make an appointment for a private session massage as well. Choose from a number of massage techniques, including deep tissue, cranial sacral, hot stone, shiatsu and Thai yoga.

Place to Hit a Bus 2130 ARAPAHOE AVE. Is your 2001 Volvo S60 giving you more trouble than it’s worth? Have you been wondering, “How will I ever sell this car for enough money to use as a down payment on a new car?” Are you fearless and a little addled from a few nights of insomnia? Do you enjoy being mocked by groups of undergraduate boys as they pass by you and the river of radiator fluid flowing from the carcass of your freshly smashed car? If you answered yes to all of these questions, you might consider hitting a bus in front of Naropa University. Just hit the bus at a low speed, not hard enough to hurt yourself, the bus or anyone on the bus. Friendly Naropa professors will ask if you need a ride home, and your insurance company will give you more money for the car than you ever thought possible. It’s worth the embarrassment you’ll get as PataGucci-clad Brosephs drive by and laugh. Keep it classy, Boulder. 90 APRIL 21, 2016

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TANNING SALON

VERANDA SUN

1670 30th St., 303-447-8844 Second Place: Aspen Tan Third Place: At the Beach Fourth Place: Tans to Go Fifth Place: Polish Tan & Nail Spa

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emember that episode of Friends where Ross goes to the tanning salon and is helped by a worthless customer service agent, which results in endless tanning of only his front side? Although it provided for great comic relief, the results were humiliating and could make anyone weary of sunless tanning. But have no fear at Veranda Sun. With custom spray tans by professionally trained technicians and offering 19 tanning beds, plus a range of other services, this tanning salon is sure to leave you feeling fresh and looking perfectly bronzed. As the first tanning salon in Boulder, established in 1983, Veranda Sun is again this year’s winner for best tanning salon in Boulder.

STRETCHING AREAS (IN GYMS) ARE UNIVERSALLY SO SMALL AND CRAMPED THAT IT SHOULD BE EMBARRASSING.

SKIN CARE SERVICE

Boulder Medical Center

Boulder Medical ProvidingCenter Excellence in Healthcare Since 1949

DERMATOLOGY SPECIALISTS OF BOULDER

2880 Folsom St., Suite 200, 303442-6647 Second Place: The Dragontree Holistic Day Spa Third Place: IV Seasons Skin Care Clinic Fourth Place: jlounge Natural Nail Bar and Spa Fifth Place: Vasu Skin Solutions

Boulder Medical Center is a Multi-Specialty Clinic: Allergy Cardiology

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Dermatology Endocrinology Family Medicine Gastroenterology General Surgery Internal Medicine Neurology Obstetrics & Gynecology Ophthalmology Orthopedics Dr. Karen Andrews

Dr. Stephen Johs

Dr. Heather Vance

Dr. Stephen Fries

Otolaryngology (ENT) Pediatrics

PILATES STUDIO

THE PILATES CENTER

Podiatry

5500 Flatiron Parkway, Suite 110, 303-494-3400 Second Place: BoulderBodyworks Third Place: Bolder Pilates Fourth Place: Body Dynamics Fifth Place: Core Wisdom

Radiology Dr. Jose Delgado

Dr. CoCo Dughi

Dr. Thomas Lischwe

Rheumatology

BMC provides Primary and Specialty Care Monday-Saturday, and Urgent Care seven

Urology

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cholars maintain that pilates is one of the best ways to stay healthy and fit. It activates the core and focuses on centering, concentration, flow, precision and breathing. Doesn’t sound like a walk in the park does it? Well, the folks at The Pilates Center do a great job of making entry into pilates seem less intimidating while getting the most out of your body and mind. The Pilates Center has many classes and teachers for all types of experience levels, so whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you’ll find your center at The Pilates Center.

Ancillary Services include:

The 80 Providers (physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants) and

Audiology

300 staff members provide quality medical services in a caring, professional and

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friendly setting. Our goal is to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle through

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preventative, acute, and episodic care in order to achieve optimum health.

Pharmacy

We welcome new patients and contract with most major insurances.

BMC AVISTA

303-673-0448 80 Health Park Dr., Ste. 100 Louisville, CO 80027

BMC BROADWAY 303-440-3000 2750 Broadway Boulder, CO 80304

BMC FOOTHILLS

303-938-4700 4745 Arapahoe Ave., Ste. 200 Boulder, CO 80303

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BECOME A DONOR

• Must be between the ages of 18 and 35 • Must be able to provide complete medical history as well as biological parents and grandparents • Have some college experience or a college degree • Make a weekly commitment for 6 months to a year

Donors are compensated for their time. Please visit our website at www.cryogam.com and click on the tab that says “become a donor” for more information. BOULDER COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE, LEFT TO RIGHT, STEPHANIE WILSON, JENNIFER WYLER, KATIE KELLY

ACUPUNCTURE

BOULDER COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE 3405 Penrose Place, 303-443-3034 Second Place: Boulder Sports Acupuncture Third Place: Acupuncture Clinic of Boulder Fourth Place: The Dragontree Holistic Day Spa Fifth Place: Aloha Wellness Associates

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o how’s your qi flowing? If you don’t know, it’s probably been too long since your last visit to an acupuncturist. Qi is the life force that flows through you and all the other living things out there and when it’s out of whack, you can suffer from a multitude of aches and pains. We won’t pretend to tell you exactly how acupuncture works, we’ll leave that to the experts at Boulder Community Acupuncture. What we can tell you is that many of our readers swear by acupuncture, and they picked this place as their favorite place to get treatment. And did we mention that our readers are never wrong? PET BOARDING

COTTONWOOD KENNELS

7275 Valmont Road, 303-442-2602 Second Place: Camp Bow Wow Third Place: Divine Canine Pet Care Center Fourth Place: Arapahoe Animal Hospital Fifth Place: Gunbarrel Veterinary Hospital

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ou can tell a lot about Cottonwood Kennels just by driving up to the place. First of all, it’s out in the country on a small farm at the end of a long driveway, far from the hustle and bustle of the main road. It’s easy to tell they love animals here. From the parking lot, you’ll see squirrels and birds having fun, chasing each other around feeders and corn cobs. You can also observe the doggie play area, where you’ll see plenty of dogs having a blast together in the company of human supervision. When you come to pick up your best friend, you’ll get a full report: who was your pet’s best doggie pal; how did your pet sleep; did he eat well; how far did he run every day. It’s truly amazing care for your animal, which means you can relax and enjoy your time away. Peace of mind for you and your pet.

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Holos Health

VOTED BEST IN BOULDER FOR BOTH

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH CARE and MMJ EVALUATION SERVICE 5 YEARS IN A ROW

Journey2Life

Embrace your Journey 2 Life

Our mission is to assist our patients in the prevention and treatment of both chronic and age related disease. We utilize cannabis symbiotically with functional medicine therefore enhancing our physical, emotional and spiritual health. We offer our patients a healthy alternative to pharmaceuticals, procedures and hospitalizations. With our planetary health in danger, it becomes less meaningful to treat the individual while a dysfunctional ecosystem endangers all life. In guiding those who entrust us with their health, we hope to join others in the creation of generational change: sustained health and sustainable living. Joe Cohen, DO Founder & Medical Director Cannabis Medicine Functional Medicine & Autoimmune Disease Women’s Health (Ob/Gyn) Sarah Berke, MD Radiologist Cannabis Medicine Lisha Barre, MD Physiatrist Pain Management and Addiction Cannabis Medicine

Ashley Rose Blanchette, L.M.T. Traditional Thai Massage Integrated Therapeutic Bodywork Reception Shannon Muennink, LPN Continued Care Consultant Kimberly Frazier, MS Health Coach Project Manager Susie Nelson Medical Assistant

Tracy Shulsinger, FNP Functional Medicine Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Shamanic Healing and Energy Medicine

Michelle Humphrey Front Office Manager Reception

Sara Kosick, MNT, CSCS Holistic Nutritional Therapist Certified Personal Trainer

Haley Bernier Ambassador to Portugal

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PERSONAL CRYOPRESERVATION

Banking sperm allows men to preserve their future fertility under a variety of circumstances that may cause infertility. For example:

Pelvic surgeries Cancer treatment Hormone Replacement therapy CryoGam will help you select the best storage option for each individual situation.

Please visit our website at www.cryogam.com or call us at 800-473-9601 for more information

Making Breastfeeding Work THE DANDELION AND NATIVE ROOTS EMPLOYEE CONOR CLARKE

Tip #2

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THE DANDELION

Ask for private space. You’re entitled to it!

845 Walnut St., 303-459-4676 Second Place: Helping Hands Herbals/ The Bud Depot Third Place: 14er Holistics Fourth Place: Terrapin Care Station Fifth Place: Herbal Wellness

The law says that you’re entitled to a private room (not a bathroom) at work or school to express milk. Nominate your employer or school to receive funding to create a space.

Get more tips at BoulderCountyBreastfeeding.org

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Worst Transportation Idea RIGHT-SIZING If someone created a City of Boulder Class of 2015 yearbook, there would likely be a page or two devoted to the snafus that plagued our city. No issue so divided and aggravated many in Boulder more than right-sizing — the good-hearted but bone-headed decision to cut the lanes of major arterial roads in Boulder in half in order to put in bike lanes. Like other failed inventions like “moon pants” and “clown jazz,” we think it could’ve worked if it wasn’t such a bad idea. BEST OF BOULDER COUNTY ’16

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HOLOS HEALTH

CHIROPRACTOR

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here’s nothing quite like the feeling after you’ve just wrapped up a visit to the chiropractor. They’ve adjusted you in ways you didn’t know you could be adjusted, and all of a sudden it feels like your skeleton fits together the way it was meant to. (And also makes you wonder what you’ve been doing to be so, uh, maladjusted. You know, skeletally.) When our readers need to get the best neuromuscular treatment, they turn to the folks at The Joint. The Joint offers licensed chiropractors at an affordable price (no insurance or appointments necessary!) in a warm and friendly setting. Their extended and weekend hours make them the most accessible doctor’s office ever. So don’t waste time — get those aches and pains straightened out at The Joint.

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hen you don’t feel good, you don’t do good. If you want life to drastically improve, then the first step is getting your health in order. Our readers tell us Holos Health is the best place for alternative health care. The people over at Holos believe in “achieving balance with good medicine,” and their long list of services include medical cannabis evaluations, energy and shamanic healing, massage therapy, nutrition counseling and women’s health appointments. Stop on in today. Remember — feel good, do good.

Voted BEST Veterinarian in Louisville! Safest Trail to Walk and Ride at Night ROCKY MOUNTAIN GREENWAY We know we’re a little premature on this one, but it has been proposed that a new trail system should be built to hook Boulder up with the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, including a trail running right through Rocky Flats. This Wildlife Refuge was once home to one of the nation’s dirtiest nuclear facilities, and plutonium can still be found in the soil at the Refuge. So this will be a really safe trail. Just think about it: where else can you go for a bike ride or hike and wind up glowing in the dark? With trail users emitting a green glow, we think that pedestrian/ bike incidents will be fewer, and just think how easy it will be to find lost hikers when they are emitting a beam. If not for the famed Chernobyl trail system, this might just have been the safest trail in the world.

Thank you, Louisville – caring for your pets like our own since 1997! Dr. Greg Collins Dr. Ami VanDeventer Dr. Ashley Barnes Dr. Nicole Van Gurp

We are certified as a Cat-Friendly Practice and have been an accredited member of American Animal Hospital Association since 2006.

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FITNESS&HEALTH Courtesy of St Julien

LONG TERM STORAGE

Are you looking to store your embryos, oocytes, or sperm long term? CryoGam can help! We have over twenty five years of experience We are licensed with the FDA, CLIA, the State of NY, California and Maryland We offer reasonable storage fees with multi-year price breaks We provide exceptional customer service

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here is no question that the St Julien Hotel & Spa is one of Boulder’s crown jewels. Once again, our readers have voted the Spa at St Julien to be the best our county has to offer. This spa offers luxurious treatment in a luxurious setting. Come spoil yourself with manicures, pedicures, facials, exfoliating scrubs or a full body massage. Then hit the sauna and detox to your heart’s content. And while we know our readers always make great Best of Boulder choices, it’s good to know that Conde Nast Traveler has also selected the Spa at St Julien as one of the nation’s best. Just in case you needed a second opinion.

DANCE STUDIO

BOULDER BALLET COMPANY AND SCHOOL 2590 Walnut St., 303-443-0028 Second Place: Alchemy of Movement Third Place: The Avalon Ballroom Fourth Place: Streetside Dance Studios Fifth Place: Block 1750

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ancing is a fun way to get exercise, as well as a quick way to work the stress out. But of course it can also be a serious discipline that attracts some of the best athletes in the world. Our readers say is the best place to learn and practice any number of dancing styles at a bunch of different levels. Located in downtown Boulder, it’s easy for parents to get kids there, and it’s easy for adults to get there after work for their classes. For several decades, the Boulder Ballet Company has been churning out dancers and world-class performances. So, if dancing is a passion, that’s the place to be.

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THANK YOU, BOULDER COUNTY NORTH BOULDER DENTAL GROUP, LEFT TO RIGHT: DR. MURPHY, DR. NIELSEN, DR. WELDEN, DR. BROWN AND DR. SICA

for choosing Women’s Health as #3 Best Nonprofit!

Women’s Health provides reproductive and sexual health care to adults and teens of all genders at clinics in Boulder and Longmont.

DENTAL CARE

NORTH BOULDER DENTAL GROUP 1001 North St., 303-447-1042 Second Place: Alpine Dental Health Third Place: Sage Dental Care Fourth Place: Boulder Dental Group Fifth Place: BoulderSmiles

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nnie taught us two valuable lessons: 1. The sun will, indeed, come out tomorrow — bet your bottom dollar. 2. You’re never fully dressed with out a smile. “It’s what you wear from ear to ear, and not from head to toe.” And a healthy smile is a happy smile. To help get those teeth in tiptop shape, our readers voted North Boulder Dental Group as the place to go. Their friendly, professional staff will make visiting the dentist a pleasurable part of your day. With a strong, happy smile, you’ll surely be best dressed wherever you go.

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FITNESS&HEALTH Celebrating 26 years on the historic Pearl Street Mall

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FLOYD’S 99 BARBERSHOP

2790 Pearl St., 303-442-2279 548 W. South Boulder Road, Unit C, Lafayette, 720-890-3868 Second Place: Al’s Barber Shop Third Place: Voodoo Hair Lounge Fourth Place: Silver & Gold Barbers and Stylists Fifth Place: Alpine Barbers

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e all know beards and mustaches are en vogue right now. They may always have been in Colorado, but with the hipster millennial wave of recent years, facial hair is becoming the norm. And great facial hair also takes a great deal of work, and a good barber can help. Floyd’s 99 Barbershop is once again Boulder’s favorite place for a shave, whether you’re after a handlebar, horseshoe or pyramidal mustache or chinstrap, soul batch or full beard. Plus, with the added bonus of a shoulder massage with each shave, there’s nothing quite as relaxing as an experience at Floyd’s. MMJ EVALUATION SERVICE

HOLOS HEALTH

3000 Green Center Drive, Suite 230, 720-273-3568 Second Place: Grass Roots Medical Clinic Third Place: Relaxed Clarity Fourth Place: Fully Alive Medicine Fifth Place: Colorado Medical Marijuana

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ell, they did it. Holos Health has been chosen, by our readers, as the best MMJ evaluation service for a fifth year in a row. Dr. Joe Cohen is obviously doing something right with his practice. So if you are suffering from health issues ranging from seizures to glaucoma to chronic pain to chemotherapy side effects or any number of other ailments, let Holos Health assist you in getting a state medical marijuana card. Help may be just around the corner.

READERCOMMENT I WISH PARKS & REC WOULD OFFER HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS AT BOULDER VALLEY RANCH AGAIN — THEY USED TO, AND NOW THERE’S NO PLACE TO LEARN TO RIDE. 98 APRIL 21, 2016

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STURTZ & COPELAND

2851 Valmont Road, 303-442-6663 Second Place: Fiori Flowers Third Place: Boulder Blooms Fourth Place: Lafayette Florist Gift Shop & Garden Center Fifth Place: Longmont Florist Inc.

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ere’s a fun little math problem. How many smiles have been brought into the world by Sturtz & Copeland? Figure at least a couple for every single rose, a half dozen for a larger bunch and maybe 20 or so for every arrangement. So then you multiply those numbers by all the flowers this business has sold since opening in 1929. For you math-challenged folks that’s 87 years worth of flowers and smiles. And yes, it is a trick problem. The truth is Sturtz & Copeland has brought so many smiles to Boulder County residents, it’s impossible to calculate the number. And even that makes us smile. No wonder our readers choose these folks year after year.

DRY CLEANERS

ART CLEANERS

3980 N. Broadway, Boulder, 303-443-0158 1631 Pace St., Longmont, 303-684-8585 300 E. Baseline Road, Lafayette, 303-665-2223 (and other locations in Boulder County) Second Place: Boulder Cleaners Third Place: John’s Dry Cleaners Fourth Place: Environmental Cleaners Fifth Place: Cache Cleaners

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aking your clothes to the dry cleaner can feel like a real chore, but Art Cleaners offers all customers a free pickup and delivery service right from their home — or office! All you have to do is give them a call and they’ll take care of the rest. Art Cleaners will launder shirts and pants, pillows, delicate things like wedding gowns and even leather and suede. They also offer alteration services such as hemming, new zippers, button replacements, waist line adjustments and more!

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TATTOO/PIERCING PARLOR

BOLDER INK

2735 Iris Ave., Suite A, 303-444-7380 Second Place: Tribal Rites Tattoo and Piercing Third Place: Rising Tide Tattoo Emporium Fourth Place: Claw & Talon Tattoo Fifth Place: K&K Piercing & Jewelry

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attoos and piercings tell the world a lot. They tell the world that you have style, and that your style is unique. They tell the world that you’re going to do you, no matter what. And they tell the world that you like art. Our readers chose Bolder Ink as their favorite tattoo/piercing parlor because they enable people to express themselves however they see fit. With great artists, affordable prices and a helpful staff, you’ll leave Bolder Ink with a fresh piece of art either on or in your skin.

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HOLLAND & HART LLP

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1800 Broadway, Suite 300, 303-4732700 Second Place: Caplan and Ernest LLC Third Place: Frascona, Joiner, Goodman & Greensteen PC Fourth Place: Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti LLP Fifth Place: Hutchinson Black & Cook LLC

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oulder Weekly readers voted Holland & Hart LLP the best law firm in the city, and it’s easy to see why. With a long list of values including integrity, excellence, innovation, teamwork, diversity and living full lives, Holland & Hart exude standards Boulderites hold dear. Working with regional, national and international clients to find “integrated legal solutions” the firm offers a variety of expertise for businesses, financial institutions, real estate and government. Dedicated to diversity, the lawyers at Holland & Hart also serve the community through various pro bono and charitable work.

LANCE TALON, TATTOOIST/OWNER OF BOLDER INK, CLIENT SEANA HARKER

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BLUE SPRUCE AUTO SALES

2170 30th St., 303-9380580 Second Place: Flatirons Imports Third Place: Green Eyed Motors Fourth Place: Boulder Used Cars (Gebhardt Automotive) Fifth Place: Smooth Motors

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ost of us rely on cars for everyday living. So when you find yourself in need of a car, head on over to Blue Spruce Auto Sales to find a reliable car at a good price. Voted best used auto dealer in Boulder by our readers, Blue Spruce has no shortage of Colorado-worthy cars to choose from, and with in-house financing it’s onestop-shopping to find the car that meets all your transportation needs. You can still bike, you can still bus, but you can also have a great car.

AUTO SERVICE / REPAIR SHOP

PELLMAN’S AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE 2560 49th St., 303-938-4050 Second Place: Hoshi Motors Third Place: Super Rupair Fourth Place: The Boulder Bump Shop Fifth Place: AutoHaus of Boulder

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an, there is nothing more frustrating than not having a good mechanic when you need one. We don’t need some hack telling us we need a fizzlediff replacement when we just had our fizzlediff replaced at another shop like two weeks ago. That’s why it’s good to have a reliable shop to bring your car to when it breaks down or needs a tune-up. Our readers say Pellman’s Automotive Service is the best in Boulder. They have an excellent staff of capable mechanics, friendly customer service, fair prices and, most importantly, they won’t jerk you around. For any number of routine checks to replacement work, visit Pellman’s.

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Best Adult Boutique MAYBEE BY FASCINATIONS 3135 28th St., 303-442-7309 Let’s not be coy. A healthy sex life is an essential aspect of human nature. Or as Marilyn Monroe put it, “Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature.” Well, if MayBee by Fascinations had been around in Marilyn’s day, we’re guessing she would have spent a fair amount of time shopping there for Boulder’s best selection of romantic apparel, intimacy items and personal accessories. When Blockbuster closed its last Boulder location a couple of years ago, the time was right for Fascinations to expand its offerings and take over the location on 28th Street with a partially rebranded concept. MayBee has created a softer feel from the original Fascinations store by adding bath and body items, health and wellness products, and an expanded selection of intimate apparel. If your love life could be more enjoyable (and whose couldn’t?) you might want to pay them a visit. What would Marilyn do?

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READERCOMMENT RE: BEST FARM CATEGORY BOB MUNSON, A BELOVED MEMBER OF OUR FARMING COMMUNITY, PASSED AWAY LAST YEAR. HE IS SORELY MISSED BY FRIENDS, FAMILY AND HIS RESTAURANT CLIENTS WHO HAVE SERVED HIS PRODUCE FOR MANY YEARS. IT WOULD BE REALLY NICE IF YOU COULD FIT AN HONORABLE MENTION OF HIS HARD WORK AND COMMUNITY IMPACT IN THIS YEAR’S BOB. EDITORS NOTE: THANKS, WE COULDN’T HAVE SAID IT ANY BETTER. BUFFALO EXCHANGE CUSTOMER TANNER TEDSEN

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1813 Pearl St., 303-938-1924 Second Place: Rags Consignment Third Place: ARC Thrift Store Fourth Place: Common Threads Fifth Place: Plato’s Closet

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or many folks, the buffalo conjures up images of the American West, and when Kerstin Block opened the first Buffalo Exchange in Tucson, Arizona, in 1974, the Swede thought there was no word that sounded more American than buffalo. And so the Buffalo Exchange was born, and today, one sits on Pearl Street here in Boulder — the home of the University of Colorado Buffaloes. This trendy consignment shop is a great place to find those pieces that become staples in your wardrobe, from shoes to dresses to pants to accessories. It’s also a great place to give your gently worn clothes and accessories a second life — and you can get cash or in-store credit for your trade-ins. Just call before your visit to get a better idea of what they’re looking for.

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MR. POOL INC.

2347 South St., 303-443-0821 Second Place: Mountain Mist Spas Third Place: Heat Wave Stove & Spa Fourth Place: International Hot Tubs Fifth Place: Quality Pools & Spas

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n Scrabble, “JACUZZI” is worth 34 points. Add on 50 extra bingo points for using all your letters and you got yourself 84 whopping points. That’s a score that will easily piss off the other players who will accuse you of cheating. Suddenly, a fun, friendly game of Scrabble could quickly turn into a stressful screaming match, which afterwards will require a relaxing activity, preferably in warm bubbly water. And what’s more relaxing than a Jacuzzi? If your Scrabble woes have you got you down, then head over to Mr. Pool Inc. to pick yourself up a new stress reliever.

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Boulder’s Premier Barber/Stylists

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A Barber Salon for Men,Women and Children

A Traditional Barbershop

est. 1959 University Hill 1087 13th St. Boulder, Co. 80302

University Hill 1350 College Ave. Boulder, Co. 80302

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MILE HIGH PIPES EMPLOYEE CHEYANNE MALECEK

PIPE SHOP

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1144 Pearl St., 303-443-7473 Second Place: The Fitter Third Place: Buddha’s and Goudha’s Fourth Place: Freaky’s Smoke Shoppe and Tattoo Fifth Place: Crystal Dragon

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hen you’re looking to create a unique smoking experience for yourself or a group of friends, head to Mile High Pipes and Tobacco to find the paraphernalia that will take your smoke-out to the next level. Mile High sells glass pipes, vaporizers, vapor pens, oil pens, blunt wraps, rolling papers and other smoking accessories. At Mile High, they think glass gives you the best smoking experience, so check out their unparalleled selection of quality glass hookahs and bongs, from classic brands like Roor, Liquid, Zob, HGB and Custom Creations. Their glass cases feature exquisitely crafted blown glass from Colorado artists and others from around the world. With a constantly updated product selection, drop by regularly to see what Mile High Pipe and Tobacco has to offer.

Thank you Boulder for your continued support.

Best Way to Care for Your Dog When You Can’t BOULDER DOGGIE ADVENTURES BoulderDoggieAdventures.com, 303-442-0342

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BEST PILATES STUDIO 303.544.5930

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Boulder is arguably the most dog-friendly community in America. With a dog living in one out of three households, four off-leash dog parks and 130 miles of trails that allow off-leash hiking, what canine wouldn’t want to live in Boulder? The only downside of having a dog is how to handle your doggie’s needs when you’re out of town, at work or just too busy to frolic with your furry friend. That’s where Boulder Doggie Adventures (BDA) comes in. On days when you have to earn your kibble, they’ll come by your place, pick up your dog and take him or her on a fun, energetic, outdoor adventure that ensures a good night’s sleep for both you and your best friend. And if you need to head out of town, BDA will provide loving, expert care for your pet and even pick up your mail, water your plants and take out your garbage. BEST OF BOULDER COUNTY ’16

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HONORABLE MENTION AUTO SERVICE/REPAIR 2016 303.442.6508 1309 Yarmouth Ave., Boulder, Colorado

www.superrupair.com

VOTED BEST USED CAR DEALER 2016 QUALITY VEHICLES FOR THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN ENVIRONMENT 303.938.0580 2170 30th St., Boulder, Colorado www.bluespruceauto.com

One great company, two of the best businesses in Boulder


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MCGUCKIN HARDWARE EMPLOYEE ROBERT ALISPACH

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3183 Walnut St., 303-442-2703 Second Place: Gymboree Third Place: Poppy Fourth Place: Nest Children’s Boutique Fifth Place: Once Upon A Child

o what’s the secret to the success of this hardware juggernaut? Do what you know how to do in a community you care about. Bill McGuckin opened McGuckin Hardware in 1955 and despite all the competition that has come along since then, his creation has remained the most successful hardware store in the area. The employees are knowledgeable, friendly and plentiful. And the old saying that “if McGuckin’s doesn’t have it, nobody does,” still rings true. It’s truly the only hardware store we know where people just stop in to look around and maybe pick up something like a lawnmower or volleyball net or a set of dishes, a birdhouse or a new art easel. They have an aisle dedicated to glue. Amazing place, McGuckin. Check it out.

ou know what they say: dress for the job you want, not the job you have. This is especially important for children. The way you dress as a child sets the course for your whole life. So if your kid wants to be a cowboy, then get the proper hat. A ballerina? Tie on a tutu. A corporate lawyer? A three-piece suit is the way to go. Spiderman? You get the picture. To get little ones dressed for success, our readers head to Childish Things Boutique, Boulder’s oldest and largest consignment store serving kids and moms-to-be.

Place for Boulderites to Eat if They Were House Pets MARTY’S MEALS 2750 Glenwood Drive, Suite 3, 303-442-0777 Here in Boulder, we take our food pretty seriously. We like things to be free of everything — GMOs, artificial colors and sweeteners, hormones, antibiotics, MSG, hydrogenated oils, chaparral… basically, we want our food to be food. Nothing added, nothing taken away. And the folks at Marty’s Meals understand that if we want that for ourselves, we want that for our pets. Why should our four-legged friends eat highly processed dry kibble when they were created to eat meat and raw vegetables and grains? That’s exactly what Marty’s Meals are made from.

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2525 Arapahoe Ave., 303-954-8033 Second Place: Boulder Massage Therapy Institute Third Place: ALOC Media Fourth Place: Thrive Fifth Place: Arcana GIFT STORE FURNITURE HOME FURNISHINGS

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If you live in Boulder County, you’ve spent time spinning tops, bouncing balls or making wind-up toys dance at Into the Wind. Admit it. No matter your age this place is an oasis of fun after dragging the kids up and down the Pearl Street Mall a few laps. It also happens to be the best kite store around. And as a bonus, all those toys and bells and whistles and balls and tops and wind-up toys make pretty good babysitters. They’ll keep the kids occupied for hours. But even if you feel tempted to do so, don’t leave the kids at this magical toy store and head off for dinner or drinks. It’s not that kind of babysitting. And when the kids are done entertaining themselves, make sure you take a few toys home as a way of saying thanks for all the fun.

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Boulder’s best indoor and outdoor gardens, weddings, birthdays and holidays always start at

Sturtz and Copeland

Thank you for all your votes. We love Boulder! 2851 Valmont • 303.442.6663 www.sturtzandcopeland.com

ASPEN EYEWEAR

OPTICAL STORE

ASPEN EYEWEAR

2525 Arapahoe Ave., Suite E-23, 303-447-0210 Second Place: Boulder Vision Center Third Place: Envision Boulder Fourth Place: College Optical Fifth Place: Wink Optical

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spen Eyewear is a third-generation, family-owned business that cares for your eyes and all your optical needs. The store also boasts the largest selection of frames in Boulder, lightning fast service and claims its on-sight master optician “has been known to pull off miracles fixing busted frames.” That’s just what you’d expect from a company that has been building loyalty with its customers and obviously a lot of our readers for more than 25 years.

Place to Create an Alter Ego GOLDMINE VINTAGE 1123 Pearl St., 303-447-0065 Stephen Colbert, Tony Clifton, Ziggy Stardust, Sasha Fierce, Jo Calderone, Camille, Luke the Drifter... celebrities have long used alter egos as a way to break free of the confines placed on them by the magnitude of their fame. Why shouldn’t you be able to let your alter ego come out and play? Goldmine Vintage can help you dress your second self for success. With a great selection of vintage and contemporary clothing for men and women, Goldmine is a one-stop shop for all your alter ego outfitting needs. Whether you need bellbottoms or leather chaps, whether you’re going for Little House on the Prairie or Hedwig and the Angry Inch, you’ll find the clothes and accessories you need to let your alter ego shine.

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THANK YOU BOULDER! Voted Boulder’s #1 Tanning Salon

$5 OFF any service or product FOR VOTING US BEST OF BOULDER 1 per customer • Must present coupon Expires 05-15-2016

A message from our owner: “I have been very proud of the environment created within Veranda Sun. When you walk into the salon you will experience the difference in our approach. It is the goal of everyone on our staff to make you feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible.”

30th & Arapahoe (Next to King Soopers) 303-447-8844 Custom Airbrush, Mobile Airbrush, NEW Mystic HD, and Red Light Therapy

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LUCKY’S MARKET PRODUCE MANAGER CHRIS HENNING

GROCERY STORE

COMPUTER — RETAIL

HYDROPONIC STORE

3960 Broadway, Unit 104, 303444-0215 Second Place: King Soopers Third Place: Whole Foods Market Fourth Place: Sprouts Farmers Market Fifth Place: Alfalfa’s Market

1755 29th St., 720-479-9451 Second Place: Best Buy Third Place: The Mac Shack Fourth Place: Costco Wholesale Fifth Place: Office Depot

6395 W. Gunpark Drive, 303-473-4769 Second Place: One Love Garden Supply Third Place: Victory Hydro Gardening Fourth Place: Green Piece Pipe and Hydro Fifth Place: Aquaponics

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ucky’s Market is as good as it gets, say our readers. With a couple locations in the county and a third on the way, Lucky’s is stretching its reach around here. They’ve got some of the best produce and meat available in any local grocery store, most of which is sourced from local producers. Their prices are low, and their staff is friendly. They’ve also got a bunch of fresh baked bread and prepared dishes. Their aisles are filled with everything you need to fill your pantry, from soups to paper towels to soap. They also have a large vegan and gluten-free selection.

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uying a new computer can be a daunting process — it’s a big investment, and there are lots of questions to consider before you drop a dime. What do I need my computer to do? What software do I need to get my work done? What hardware supports that software? Do I need service and support after I purchase the computer? How much money can I spend? Is there a way I can finance this big purchase? Whew! With so many questions, you want a staff that can help you find just the machine to suit your needs, and our readers say when it comes time to buy a new computer, the Apple Store is the place to go. The friendly folks at the Apple Store will talk you through all of your concerns and help you walk away knowing you’ve made a sound computer purchase.

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hen you want to get your hydroponic garden up and running, head over to Way to Grow to talk to the expert growers and shop the huge selection of lights, soil, nutrients and hydroponic equipment. Whether you want to grow indoors or out, Way to Grow will have the tools to get you growing, from organic compost teas to bat guano and fluorescent and HID lighting.Way to Grow places the customer first, which is why you’ll always have a stellar experience when you drop by.

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boulderhumane.org 303.442.4030 PEPPERCORN SUPERVISORS, LEFT TO RIGHT, DANA ROGERS AND KIMBERLY MELAMED

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1235 Pearl St., 303-449-5847 Second Place: Jacque Michelle Third Place: Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery Fourth Place: Bliss Fifth Place: Artmart Gifts

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n the day of gift registries and gift cards, the art of thoughtful gift giving has significantly declined. But forsake the convenience of pre-asked-for trinkets and goods, and check out Peppercorn the next time it’s your bossß birthday or your best friend’s wedding or your out-of-town relatives want some Colorado apparel. From kitchen gadgets, to kids’ toys and collectibles, you’re sure to find a unique gift for anyone and everyone. And who knows, you might just find a little goodie for yourself, too. Better yet, create your own gift registry at Peppercorn and get exactly what you want from the people you love.

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Celebrating 69 years

NEED A CATEGORY FOR CRYSTALS AND NEW AGE!

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BOULDER BOOKSTORE

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BOULDER BOOK STORE

1107 Pearl St., 303-447-2074 Second Place: Barnes & Noble Booksellers Third Place: The Bookworm Fourth Place: Trident Booksellers and Café Fifth Place: The Book Cellar

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here’s nothing quite like curling up on a window seat or comfy chair with a hot drink in hand and getting lost in the pages of a great book, excitedly turning each page to find out what happens next. Which is why a good bookstore is a necessity. Head on over to Boulder Book Store on Pearl Street to find your next great read. It’s not just about buying a book, but creating community. And the staff can help you find anything you’re looking for and the events calendar features a range of author talks and other happenings to choose from.

Open Late 959 Walnut Boulder 303.442.2850

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2500 Pearl St., 303-443-1715 Second Place: Costco Wholesale Third Place: Photo Craft Imagine Fourth Place: Walgreens Fifth Place: Memories to Digital

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nce upon a time, in this very kingdom in which you live, people would wield fancy boxes and heavy, hot lights, all for the possibility of capturing a beautiful photograph. They would capture these photos on celluloid film strips and take those strips into dark rooms and spend hours with pans of chemicals developing the pictures. Crazy, right? Today, most of us carry amazing digital cameras and Mike’s Cameras has a fantastic selection. While we may not use dark rooms as much as we used to, there are some folks who still take the art of film photography and finishing pretty seriously, and again, Mike’s has everything you need for your art. Also, our readers tell us you should head over to Mike’s if you’d like to get a great print of a picture, whether it was taken on film or digitally. COMPUTER — REPAIR

APPLE STORE

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hen you need the businesses listed above, you really need them. This category really should be retitled. It’s not enough to just call it “computer repair” in this day and age. Maybe we should call it, “Help, my entire life just went blank.” Or how about ,“Please save me, I’m not smart enough to breathe without Google.” Yep, that screen goes blank these days and you just lost access to every photo and word you ever created along with most of your base of knowledge since the early 1990s, which for a lot of people is their entire base of knowledge. But don’t worry, our readers tell us that the Apple Store is pretty good at putting your digital life back together after you drop it on the sidewalk or open that strange attachment promising wealth or sex or some other human desire. You’ll be OK, digitally speaking that is. 118 APRIL 21, 2016

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Place to Shop When You Have No Idea What the Perfect Gift Is MEOW MEOW BOUTIQUE 1118 13th St., 303-442-8602 All right, meow. You’re in the City of Boulder and you’re looking for a gift for your friend/sister/mother/niece, and you need one right meow. You have no idea what to get your friend/sister/mother/neice, but the challenge you face meow is finding them a unique gift at a reasonable price. Meow, where are you going to go? Well, Meow Meow Boutique, of course. This store has quirky and cute gifts, jewelry, accessories and women’s clothing, art prints and locally handmade soaps, books and postcards, knick-knacks and whozits and whatzits galore. You couldn’t ask for a better gift shop, meow could you?

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PET STORE

PC’S PANTRY FOR DOGS AND CATS, INC.

2828 30th St., 303-245-9909 Second Place: PetSmart Third Place: Humane Society of Boulder Valley Fourth Place: Whole Pets Natural Pet Food & Supplies Fifth Place: Only Natural Pet Store

DECLUTTER BEFORE A MOVE

Properly prepping your house to put on the real estate market is a vital step in increasing your chances of getting a good offer on your home. Start with your Realtor. Ask them what needs to stay and what needs to go. They may even suggest you put some things into storage. The need for moving storage often arises when transitioning between homes. There are endless reasons as to why people use our storage facility during a transition. We can store your items until you’re ready for them. Whatever your storage needs are, we can cost-effectively accommodate your belongings.

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ets aren’t just additions to family, they are an integral part of our every day lives. They are ompanions, friends, confidants. Pets make us laugh when we’re feeling blue and comfort us in our time of need. They can also be rascals, making messes, peeing on our stuff and eating our shoes. Regardless, a well-cared for pet is a happy pet, so head over to PC’s Pantry for Dogs and Cats, Inc. for all your pet care needs. Your furry friends are welcomed into the store with a treat and the bakery even makes barkday cakes to celebrate every four-legged milestone. Become part of the PC’s family today!

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1 MONTH FREE STORAGE Ask for details on storage items.

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Staging is meant to maximize your home’s features while minimizing the negative ones. It’s also meant to create an inviting mood that makes the potential buyer feel at home. Our professional movers will rearrange the furniture to maximize the space in each room.

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RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT INC. (REI)

1789 28th St., 303-583-9970 Second Place: Nordstrom Rack Third Place: Buffalo Exchange Fourth Place: Patagonia Outdoor Clothing & Gear Fifth Place: Jax Outdoor Gear

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hen it comes to shopping for clothes, men (or the women who shop for them) once again chose Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) as the best place to find attire. From jackets to board shorts, and cycling clothing to hoodies, REI has clothing for any activity and casual weekend hangouts. Plus, the store also has any number of outdoor gadgets and gears to match that new outfit. So guys, head on over to REI and find the perfect wardrobe for any season.

RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT INC. (REI) AUTO DEALER — NEW

FLATIRONS ACURA AND SUBARU

5995 Arapahoe Ave., 303-443-0114 Second Place: Larry H. Miller Toyota Boulder Third Place: Fisher Honda Kia Fourth Place: Audi Boulder Fifth Place: Gebhardt BMW

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emember that feeling when you bought that first new car? The only thing you wanted in the world was to grab your friends, crank up the tunes and head it on down the highway. That’s what it should always feel like when buying a new car. Forget words like financing, warranty, document fees, API, insurance or terms and agreements. Feel that first car excitement all over again. Stop by Flatirons Acura and Subaru for all your new car needs. And get ready to turn up the music.

CARPET / FLOORING STORE

ATLAS FLOORING

4920 N. 28th St., 303-442-3221 Second Place: McDonald Carpet One Floor & Home Third Place: Carpet Exchange Fourth Place: Go Green Flooring Fifth Place: Boulder Stove & Flooring

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hat’s the one thing below us every time we’re inside a building? That’s right, a floor with carpet or some other covering. And we don’t think about how ubiquitous the floor is in our every day life. Too often it gets maligned, but just because we walk on it, doesn’t mean it’s not important. Floors matter. That’s what we assume the list of winners for best carpet / flooring in Boulder believe, especially our readers’ pick for the best: Atlas Flooring. Aside from having a cool barn as a store in North Boulder, Atlas has every kind of floor you could possibly want and they have the prices and staff to help you bring those floors home.

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LIQUOR STORE

HAZEL’S BEVERAGE WORLD 1955 28th St., 303-447-1955 Second Place: Liquor Mart Third Place: Superior Liquors Fourth Place: North Boulder Liquor Fifth Place: Boulder Wine Merchant

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e love liquor. It makes the bad times better and the good times better. It just makes life better... in moderation of course. And when we need liquor, or wine or beer, we think our readers’ selection of Hazel’s Beverage World is a fine choice. They’re gigantic, first of all. They have rows upon rows of liquor from around the world, from big makers and craft distillers. That backs up the large selection of world wines, beers and cigars. They also have tastings on the weekend with a helpful staff, enabling you to try something new every week. Plus they have photos of World War II fly girls everywhere, and that’s MATTRESS STORE

URBAN MATTRESS

2830 Arapahoe Ave., 303-440-0288 Second Place: Denver Mattress Company Third Place: Verlo Mattress Factory Fourth Place: Boulder Furniture and Mattress Fifth Place: Mattress Firm/American Furniture Warehouse (tie)

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K, we were going to write something funny about the difference between rural mattresses and urban mattresses. But we’ll leave the punch line to that one for your imagination. It turns out Urban Mattress is a pretty cool company and now we know exactly why our readers chose them. This company’s stated goal is simple: “to continually grow our business by consistently doing the right thing and in the process help to make our customers our greatest fans. We’ve changed the mattress-buying process from slick and tricky, to honest and fair, and we intend to keep it that way.” Works for us, and they donate 2 percent of every sale to local charities. I’d like to see a rural mattress company try that. HAZEL’S EMPLOYEE STEPHANIE OSSEWAARDE

SOLAR SYSTEMS SUPPLIER

NAMASTÉ SOLAR

4571 Broadway, 303-447-0300 Second Place: SolarCity Third Place: Flatiron Solar Fourth Place: Custom Solar Fifth Place: Lighthouse Solar

Way to Support the Global Economy TOLL LANE ON U.S. 36

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ith the historic climate agreement reached by 195 nations in Paris in 2015, it’s clear renewable energy is humanity’s only hope to curb greenhouse gas emissions and keep global temperatures from rising that critical 2 degrees Celsius before the end of the century. A large part of renewable energy is the rapidly expanding solar industry and Namaste Solar in Boulder is a leading force in both public and private solar partnerships around the country. With experts available to help with installations, rebate programs, feasibility studies and design, Namaste is an employee-owned business that has installed close to 3,000 solar systems over the last decade.

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This one is a no-brainer. If you want to use your hard-earned money to support the global economy, all you have to do is drive back and forth to Denver in the toll lanes on U.S. 36. Every dollar you donate to drive on what was once a public highway before the state basically sold it (50-year lease) to a foreign company called Plenary Group goes straight into the world economy. That’s because Plenary has offices from Singapore to Sydney to Vancouver. And when you give these guys your money, you’re not just buying public highways around the world and turning them into turnpikes, you’re also building prisons and investing in the world’s water resources. Well, investing may not be the right word. Lets just call it being fleeced to support the global economy.

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CHRISTINA’S LUXURIES EMPLOYEE’S FROM LEFT: BARB WILSON, LYNNE RUSSELL AND MAUREEN BOSELLI

LINGERIE STORE

CHRISTINA’S LUXURIES

2425 Canyon Blvd., Suit 100, 303-443-2421 Second Place: Victoria’s Secret Third Place: MayBee by Fascinations Fourth Place: Macy’s Fifth Place: SOL

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hen you want to feel sexy, take a trip to Christina’s Luxuries, where their specialty is making you feel beautiful with their high-quality lingerie, clothing, sleepwear, swimwear, accessories, natural body care and perfumes. Christina’s carries chic fashion brands like Le Tarte, Enza Costa and Velvet, for both everyday wear and sleepwear. And Christina’s doesn’t forget how important it is to feel beautiful when you’re expecting, so drop by and check out their stunning selection of maternity wear for that mother-to-be in your life. Men, Christina’s didn’t forget about you — they carry SAXX underwear, arguably the most comfortable, high-performance underwear ever made specifically for men. We’re not quite sure what the high-performance part is all about, but rest assured, we’re going to drop by Christina’s and grab a pair of SAXX to find out. MOVING COMPANY

Building Champions in Sport and in Life

TAYLOR MOVING AND STORAGE

4949 N. Broadway, Suite 110, 303-443-4885 Second Place: A Boulder Moving Co. Third Place: Boulder Valley Transfer Fourth Place: Flatirons Moving and Storage Fifth Place: The Moving Connection

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Mountain Bike Camps

Youth Mountain Bike Camps Ages 7-17 Ages 7-17 Flexible Schedule

Easy to advanced trail riding allows young riders the opportunity to

Easy to advanced trail riding allows young riders the opportunity master new skills in in a asafe, to master new skills safe,fun funand andsupportive supportive environment. environment. ............................................................................................................. Weekly Summer Camps Weekly Summer Camps June-August June-August Weekend, Afterschool Teamand Programs Weekend, After School, Team and Programs Race Series February-October February-October

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oving sucks. It’s the worst. You think it’s not going to be that bad. You plan and prep and you try to make it as effortless as possible. But it never works. On your eighth trip up to your four-story apartment, you’ll inevitably grab a box that wasn’t marked “Fragile” and the bottom will break and all of your grandmother’s fine china will smash into a million pieces, which you’ll have to clean up. Let me reiterate: moving sucks. So skip the headache and call the movers. Taylor Moving and Storage is our reader’s pick for best moving company. Sit back, relax, and don’t move a muscle, because moving sucks. COSTUME SHOP

THE RITZ COSTUMES AND CLOTHING

959 Walnut St., 303-443-2850 Second Place: Candy’s Vintage Clothing & Costumes Third Place: Theatrical Costumes, Etc. & Trendy Boutique Fourth Place: Goldmine Vintage Fifth Place: Moon Rabbit Cosplay

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ontrary to popular belief, costumes aren’t just for Halloween. Sometimes you just need a cape on a Saturday night. Or maybe even a wig to freak out the in-laws who are coming to town. What about a Mardi Gras mask in February or a pirate costume for that themed-birthday party? Leis for that summer Hawaiian barbeque or a pair of fairy wings just because? The Ritz Costumes and Clothing offers get-ups yearround for any occasion. Even if you don’t need a costume, per se, it’s a great place to wander around... you never know what you just might find.

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A Beautiful Home Awaits You

The newly remodeled Habitat Apartments and Townhomes are the largest of their kind in Boulder, with floor plans ranging from studio to three-bedroom units which include fireplaces and private patios. Enjoy a heated swimming pool and picnic areas surrounded by mature trees and landscaping. Located in a prime area, nearby features include Gunbarrel Commons Park, access to the Boulder Bike Path, running trails and walking distance to our neighborhood grocery store, restaurants and craft breweries.

Features + Amenities

Heated Pool, Tennis Courts, Bike Trail, Bike Racks • Jogging Trail, Courtyards, Business Center 24 Hr. Emergency Maintenance • Gunbarrel Commons Park, Playground Laundry Facility Onsite, Storage Units • Vending Machines, Well Maintained Grounds Pet Friendly and Smoke Free Property

The Habitat Apartments • 6255 Habitat Dr • Boulder (303) 530-2212 • www.habitatapts.com

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CLOTHING STORE – WOMEN’S

NORDSTROM RACK

1601 29th St., 720-887-3588 Second Place: Anthropologie Third Place: Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) Fourth Place: Urban Outfitters Fifth Place: prAna

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hen it comes to clothes, women have a bunch of options in Boulder. From active to formal, and everything in between, how does one separate one store from the other given the variables of price, comfort, style and convenience? Luckily, Boulder has a Nordstrom Rack, where top-line clothes, shoes and accessories are marked down considerably from Nordstrom’s normal prices. But the Rack’s clothes are still in-season and fashionable. You want pants? Nordstrom Rack has pants. You want a colorful ascot? Nordstrom Rack has a colorful ascot. We can play this game for hours, or you can just go to Nordstrom Rack. Your call. Courtesy of Hurdle’s Jewelry

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Valmont Road and N. 75th Street, 303-442-5330 Second Place: Cure Organic Farm Third Place: Isabelle Farm Fourth Place: Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy Fifth Place: Anderson Farms

HURDLE’S ORIGINAL PEARL STREET LOCATION IN 1947.

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1402 Pearl St., 303-443-1084 Second Place: Todd Reed Third Place: Walters & Hogsett Fine Jewelry Fourth Place: Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery Fifth Place: Angie Star Jewelry

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iamonds last forever and apparently so does Hurdle’s Jewelry. Chester L. Hurdle moved from Missouri to Boulder, bought an existing jewelry store, remodeled it and reopened it as Hurdle’s Jewelry in 1947 in the 1400 block of Pearl Street. After a couple of moves, Hurdle’s found its way to its present location in 1957. Chester “Bud” Hurdle started working in the store with his dad after returning from Korea in 1953. And in 1978, Bud’s son, Keith Hurdle, started working in the family business full time, and he’s still there. There’s been a lot of gemology wisdom passed down at this place and we think that’s why our readers like Hurdle’s so much. It’s great to see a family business succeed generation after generation.

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arms are integral to the American way of life. And more recently, the small farm has become the last bastion of quality food for many people. We’re fortunate to have so many small farms in Boulder County, and out of many great ones, our readers chose Munson Farms as the best. Out in East Boulder, they have a huge plot of land and a convenient farm stand, where they sell seasonal veggies, fruits and more. They have pumpkins and evergreen trees for sale when appropriate times of year come around, too. Folks like their reliability, friendliness, affordability and diversity of produce. On a sad note, Munson Farms’ Bob Munson passed away this year, and the entire Boulder County community will miss him.

FURNITURE STORE

AMERICAN FURNITURE WAREHOUSE

10550 Jake Jabs Blvd., Firestone, 303-684-2400 Second Place: Clutter Consignment Third Place: No Place Like Home New & Used Furniture Fourth Place: Woodley’s Fine Furniture Fifth Place: The Amazing Garage Sale

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merican Furniture Warehouse is a Colorado staple, so it’s no wonder that our readers chose it as the best furniture store. Jake Jabs founded American Furniture Warehouse in 1975 in Denver when he bought and rebranded the 90-year-old struggling American Furniture Company. More than 40 years later, people still rely on the Colorado company and it now has spread to 13 stores across the state and Arizona. Plus, American Furniture Warehouse, hands down, has the best commercials featuring tigers sitting on couches. No contest there.

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GREEN BUSINESS — “THE BOULDERGANIC AWARD”

ALFALFA’S MARKET

1651 Broadway, Boulder, 720-420-8400 785 E. South Boulder Road, Louisville, 303-457-5100 Second Place: Eco-Cycle Third Place: Ocean First Divers Fourth Place: Namasté Solar Fifth Place: Green Ride Boulder/ Momentum (tie)

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irror, mirror on the wall, who’s the greenest business of them all? Well, our readers say it’s Alfalfa’s Market. In a county like ours, it’s hard to stand out in a sea of environmentally friendly businesses, but Alfalfa’s promotes eye-catching sustainability with a fierce commitment to local organic produce and tireless support of the community that built the grocery store into the local empire it has become. In addition to selling local goods produced without GMOs or hormones, Alfalfa’s also makes sure to spread the love by partnering with Community Food Share to distribute food to those in need around Boulder and Broomfield counties, and Growing Gardens, a nonprofit that offers gardening-based programs to promote sustainable urban agriculture. We’ve got great gigs here at Boulder Weekly, but we’ve gotta agree with Leftover Salmon: “I wanna work at Alfalfa’s!”

NATURAL FOODS STORE

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2355 30th St., Boulder, 303-402-1400 100 W. South Boulder Road, Lafayette, 303-926-1600 1745 N. Main St., Longmont, 303-684-8200 Second Place: Whole Foods Market Third Place: Lucky’s Market Fourth Place: Alfalfa’s Market Fifth Place: Sprouts Farmers Market

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o explain why our readers think Vitamin Cottage by Natural Grocers is the best natural foods seller in all of Boulder County, maybe it’s easiest to list what they don’t sell. At Natural Grocers, you won’t find any artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners, no bleached flours or cloned animals or dairy products. They no longer sell dairy products that come from confinement dairies, and all dairy products must meet strict quality and humane treatment guidelines, such as pasture grazing minimums and no bovine growth hormones or GMO alfalfa. Similarly, their meat standards require no hormones, no ionophores and no disease-treating antibiotics. Natural Grocers sells no hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils, no irradiated food, MSG or non-organic produce. And that’s just what they won’t allow in the food they sell. The list of no-nos is similarly long for supplements and body care products. So if you’re looking for the best natural products you can find, Vitamin Cottage is the place to be.

ARTS & CRAFTS SUPPLIES

MCGUCKIN HARDWARE

2525 Arapahoe Ave., Suite D1, 303-443-1822 Second Place: Michael’s Third Place: Meininger Art Supply Fourth Place: Guiry’s Color Source Fifth Place: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft

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ver wake up and think, “Today’s the day I finally carve a giant life-size zebra for my front yard.” Too ambitious? How about deciding to start painting or working with clay or creating any multitude of other art projects? Just because it hasn’t happened yet doesn’t mean it isn’t right around the corner. And when that time comes, our readers tell us the best place to find all your arts and crafts supply needs is at McGuckin Hardware. Yep that McGuckin Hardware, the one you can walk out of equipped to build a space shuttle or just keep your yard greener than your neighbors. They really do have everything.

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ROBB’S BOULDER MUSIC EMPLOYEE OTIS LANDE

MUSIC STORE

AUTO DETAILING

2691 30th St., 303-443-8448 Second Place: Woodsong’s Third Place: Lafayette Music Fourth Place: The Boulder Drum Shop Fifth Place: Wildwood Guitars

3100 28th St., 303-447-9274 Second Place: Alpine Auto Detailing Third Place: The Works Fourth Place: Boulder Auto Detail Fifth Place: Buffs Car Wash

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entimental music has this great way of taking you back somewhere at the same time that it takes you forward, so you feel nostalgic and hopeful all at the same time,” writes Nick Hornby in High Fidelity. Or says John Cusack in the film of the same name. And the same could be said of any type of music, created by any kind of musical instrument. So head on over to Robb’s Boulder Music and check out their vast assortment of keyboards, guitars, drums and more. You can even pick up a mandolin or harmonica to create folky, feel-good music or guitar amp and mixer to write some soulful rock. As Boulder’s pick for best music store, Robb’s has it all.

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hether you’re about to go on that important first date or haul a car full of tipsy college students home from the bar as their Lyft driver, you want to make sure your car is impeccably clean. When our readers want to get their cars gleaming like they just drove off the lot, they go to Puddle Carwash for an auto detailing experience unlike any other. This family-owned business has been offering the full spectrum of cleaning since 1973. They offer interior, exterior and bumper-to-bumper detailing, and their friendly and knowledgeable staff will talk you through your time and budget requirements so you can drive away — in your oh-so-shiny car — knowing you got the best deal for your money.

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OUTDOOR GEAR STORE

RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT INC. (REI) 1789 28th St., 303-583-9970 Second Place: Neptune Mountaineering Third Place: Jax Mercantile Fourth Place: Christy Sports Fifth Place: Boulder Ski Deals

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hen you’re out in the wild, a small malfunction can mean the difference between life and death… depending on what you’re doing. It can also just be a hassle if your lantern goes out, your boots give you blisters or your tent pole snaps. To avoid those snafus you need gear you can count on, and our readers tell us Recreational Equipment Inc. is the best place to go for all your outdoor gear needs. Their knowledgeable staff will steer you to all the right choices for all your excursions. So instead of dealing with faulty equipment, you can spend you’re time enjoying the great outdoors.

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Bart’s Record Shop 1625 Folsom st. P: 303.444.1760

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2034 Arapahoe Ave., 720-744-3732 Second Place: Best Buy Third Place: Apple Store Fourth Place: The Boulder Home Theater Company Fifth Place: Car Toys

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e’ve all wished we had a movie theater right at home — all of our favorite movies right at our fingertips any time we want to watch them, all with the ability to pause and take a bathroom break whenever we want. Oh, and the sporting events! Your Super Bowl party just went to the next level. The folks at ListenUp are ready to make that dream a reality by helping you create your very own home theater/ media room, complete with high-definition television and digital surround sound. But ListenUp caters to all stereo and electronic needs, whether that’s a new Pro-Ject turntable and Polk floor speakers, or a new pair of headphones or a USB to convert digital to analog. Drop by and see what they have in store for you. TIRE SHOP

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3215 28th St., 303-440-6811 740 Hwy 287, Lafayette, 303-248-5680 379 S. Hover St., Longmont, 303-774-9869 Second Place: Barnsley Tire Co. Third Place: Big O Tires Fourth Place: Louisville Tire and Auto Care Fifth Place: Firestone Complete Auto Care

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he importance of tires cannot be overstated. Would there have even been a Beat Generation if Jack Kerouac’s infamous road trip had been spent sitting in a car that wasn’t moving because he had no tires on his vehicle? Could Paul Simon have come to look for America if his bus had no tires? Can you even imagine how slow the land speed record would be without tires? Pretty slow, we bet. So the next time you hear someone say, “Man, tires aren’t very important,” slap ’em up the side of the head and send them on over to Discount Tires for a little education. It might just save the world.

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2425 Canyon Blvd., Suite 110, 303-449-7000 Second Place: 8z Real Estate Third Place: Colorado Landmark, Realtors Fourth Place: Wright Kingdom Real Estate Fifth Place: Pedal to Properties

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o you need to sell a house? Do you need to buy a house? Want to try and figure out if you can afford to live in Boulder? We’d save you some time and tell you “no” on that last one, but the folks at Re/Max of Boulder, Inc. likely have something to counter that claim. They’ve had years of experience getting ordinary folks, as well as the monocled monied, into homes of all shapes, sizes and colors in Boulder County. They are friendly, knowledgeable and have your best interests at heart whether you are buying or selling a home.

BOULDER’S NEW ADVENTURE LODGE A HOME AWAY FROM HOME FOR THE OUTDOOR MINDED CALL FOR MORE INFO 303.444.0882

RECREATIONAL DISPENSARY

THE FARM

2801 Iris Ave., 303-440-1323 Second Place: Terrapin Care Station Third Place: Helping Hands Herbals/Bud Depot Fourth Place: Native Roots Dispensary Fifth Place: Herbal Wellness

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ith Colorado’s passing of Amendment 64 in 2012, the world is now the proverbial oyster of recreational marijuana dispensaries. And no one is doing it quite like The Farm, BW readers’ top choice to purchase high quality cannabis flower, extracts and edibles. Historically a medical dispensary, (now the Root) The Farm opened its doors to recreational users in 2014 to great success. Cultivating a variety of high-quality cannabis strains right here in Boulder, The Farm continues to pave the way through activism for marijuana legalization and acceptance.

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BOULDER SKI DEALS

2525 Arapahoe Road, 303-938-8799 Second Place: Christy Sports Third Place: Crystal Ski Shop Fourth Place: Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) Fifth Place: Neptune Mountaineering

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TOBACCO SHOP

SMOKER FRIENDLY

1620 30th St., 303-449-7089 179 W. South Boulder Road, Lafayette, 303-665-7870 301 Martin St., Longmont, 303-772-2323 Second Place: Johnny’s Cigar Bar Third Place: Mile High Pipe & Tobacco Fourth Place: The Fitter Fifth Place: Little Dog

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hen you’re in dire need of some tobacco products, our readers say Smoker Friendly is the place to go. And it’s no wonder why, since the brand has been servicing customers since 1989. With almost 30 years under its belt, Smoker Friendly offers a wide selection and its knowledgeable staff can answer any question you may have. So stop on in to fill all your tobacco needs.

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UNIVERSITY BICYCLES GENERAL MANAGER LESTER BINEGAR

BICYCLE SHOP

UNIVERSITY BICYCLES

839 Pearl St., 303-444-4196 Second Place: Boulder Cycle Sport Third Place: Bicycle Village Fourth Place: Full Cycle Fifth Place: Community Cycles

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f you don’t believe in Peter Pan, Frankenstein or Superman, and all you wanna do is ride your bicycle, then you and Freddie Mercury have something in common. When you’re gearing up for a big bicycle race there’s only two things to do: blast Queen’s “Bicycle Race” continuously and stop by University Bicycles. Regardless if you’re in for some serious mileage or if you’re just looking to tune up your bike for a light ride, University Cycles will fulfill all of your bike-related needs. Happy riding, and as Freddie would say, “Bicycle races are coming your way, so forget all your duties, oh yeah!”

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ST JULIEN HOTEL & SPA

900 Walnut St., 720-406-9696 Second Place: Hotel Boulderado Third Place: Chautauqua Fourth Place: Boulder Adventure Lodge Fifth Place: Boulder Marriot

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or a relaxing evening away from home, whether from Denver, New York or Timbuktu, St Julien Hotel & Spa is the best place to stay when visiting Boulder. And if you’re a local, it’s the perfect place to host your parents, in-laws, long distance relatives or friends. And it’s not just Boulder that thinks so. St Julien has won numerous other awards from Conde Nast to Travel + Leisure to Forbes. With a great restaurant, award-winning spa, live music, an infinity pool and views of the Flatirons, you’ll hardly have to leave the hotel to have a great time. KITCHEN SUPPLY STORE

PEPPERCORN

1235 Pearl St., 303-449-5847 Second Place: McGuckin Hardware Third Place: Sur La Table Fourth Place: The Singing Cook Fifth Place: Bed Bath & Beyond

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bare stovetop might seem like nothing more than a bare stovetop. But it awaits the possibility of something delicious. An empty bowl is just waiting to be filled with a yummy dish, and a clean spoon is ready to be dirtied by stirring up a new concoction. If your kitchen isn’t inspiring you, it might be time to stock up on some new kitchen supplies. Going into Peppercorn is an experience and a treat. The shelves are stocked with plenty of fun and functional doo-dads and whizz-whams to make your next meal an unforgettable one.

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SHOE STORE

PEDESTRIAN SHOPS

1425 Pearl St., 303-449-5260 2525 Arapahoe Ave., Unit E33, 303-449-7440 Second Place: Boulder Running Company Third Place: Two Sole Sisters Fourth Place: Brown’s Shoe Fit Company Fifth Place: Shoe Fly

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he good people at the Pedestrian Shops have a goal. They want to put you into a comfortable pair of shoes that will make walking more enjoyable for you than it’s ever been. That’s why they carry amazing brands like Merrel, Keen and Birkenstock, shoes you can live in. Shoes you could walk around the world in. And speaking of the world, Pedestrian Shops also works hard to protect the planet and make it a better place by recycling shoe boxes and holding shoe drives to help those less fortunate. No wonder our readers keep choosing this place as the best shoe store.

PEDESTRIAN SHOP EMPLOYEE ADAM SANCHEZ

INDEPENDENT BUSINESS

MCGUCKIN HARDWARE

2525 Arapahoe Ave., 303-443-1822 Second Place: Rebecca’s Herbal Apothecary & Supply Third Place: Green Ride Boulder Fourth Place: Curating the Cool Fifth Place: The Boulder Home Theater Company

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ndependent business is what makes America tick. Our Main Street businesses add character to our towns, and employ local people. They also localize our markets and keep us from relying on big box stores that ship in stuff from far away. Our readers chose McGuckin Hardware as their favorite independent business. That’s because McGuckin is Boulder. It’s a unique hardware store with a helpful staff that can get you composting, building a shed or fixing a leak. They also have food and music events from time to time, adding to the local vibe.

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303-651-9877 Second Place: Video Station Third Place: Game Force Fourth Place: Karliquin’s Game Knight Fifth Place: Gamers Guild/ Atomic Goblin Games (tie)

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hen you are looking for new or preowned games, gaming systems, DVDs and numerous other electronics, there is no better place to stop than GameStop. Whether it’s an Xbox One, a PS4, a Wii U or a classic system from your childhood, GameStop has games and accessories at prices that won’t break your bank. Speaking of your bank account, you can drop by GameStop when you want to make some cash or get in-store trade for those games, systems, DVDs and other accessories you aren’t using anymore.

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BATH & BODY SHOP

REBECCA’S HERBAL APOTHECARY & SUPPLY 1227 SPRUCE ST., 303-443-8878 Second Place: Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics Third Place: Pharmica Integrative Pharmacy Fourth Place: Bath & Body Works Fifth Place: Sephora

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very now and then a business comes along that has more to it than trying to make a buck. And for the past 12 years, Rebecca’s Herbal Apothecary & Supply has been one of those companies. Rebecca’s has an ambitious mission statement: The folks at Rebecca’s seek to “connect our community with botanical medicine by providing raw materials, education and carefully crafted products. We believe this is a bridge that will empower our community to reclaim their health and our collective environment.” It’s a tall order, but stop by the shop and you’ll find out what our readers already know — they mean every word. REBECCA’S HERBAL APOTHECARY EMPLOYEES, LEFT TO RIGHT, ADRIANA SUGRUE, OFFICER MANAGER AND HERBALIST BECCA WASSERMAN

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GRANDRABBIT’S TOY SHOPPE

2525 Arapahoe Ave., 303-443-0780 Second Place: Into The Wind Third Place: GameStop Fourth Place: Time Warp Comics Fifth Place: Atomic Goblin Games

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atching toy commercials and online shopping can’t compare to a great toy store where kids and parents alike can check out potential new fun thingamabobs to take home. With books, stuffed animals, music, dolls, games and educational gadgets, Grandrabbit’s Toy Shoppe is once again Boulder’s favorite toy store. And with adult coloring all the rage right now, toy stores are playgrounds for everyone. There’s nothing like the challenge of coloring in the lines to make you feel like a kid again.

CD/RECORD STORE

BART’S RECORD SHOP

1625 Folsom St., 303-444-1760 Second Place: Albums on the Hill Third Place: Absolute Vinyl Fourth Place: Recycled Records

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art Stinchcomb is a Boulder County legend. His stores have graced Boulder for decades with names like Bart’s CD Cellar, Bart’s Music Shack and of course Bart’s Record Shop. The stores have opened, closed, moved and just hung on. They have also prospered at times such as before digital downloads and with the resurgent interest in vinyl. But all of Bart’s ventures have two things in common; music and the appreciation of musicloving customers. The world would be a lesser place without the passion for music that Bart Stinchcomb has been sharing with all of us for so many years. Congratulations for once again being our readers’ favorite curator of tunes.

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