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The results of our annual reader poll, plus our irreverent take on what’s best about living in Boulder County Zack Turner, Executive Beverage Director, T•ACO an urban taqueria, Winner: Best Taco


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THE APARTMENT COMMUNITIES THAT CARE

Welcome to Flatiron View! Our renovated community offers the best combination of amenities and value available in the city. We offer many different spacious floor plans for your needs. With fireplaces, mountain views, decks, and the newly remodeled swimming pool you won’t be disappointed calling Flatiron View your new home.

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Our apartment communities are conveniently located near Table Mesa, Foothills Parkway, and US36. The Table Mesa Park and Ride is just a hop, skip and jump away and there is easy access to trails, restaurants, coffee shops, shopping and fitness centers. Our professional on-site management and maintenance team is always available to make sure you feel right at home.

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EVERY YEAR we put up our online survey, open throughout the month of March, and then wait to see

how many people fill it out and who they choose as Best-of winners. And each and every year for two decades our readers’ have amazed us with their level of enthusiastic participation and insightful choices. If there were a category for best readers, Boulder Weekly’s would surely be the perennial favorite. It’s one thing for a newspaper to report about the community and culture of a place like Boulder County, and another thing altogether for a paper to sit back and listen to how a place views itself. We love hearing about your favorite places to eat and shop. It’s fun to know who your favorite local characters are or what institutions you hold in the highest esteem. Most of the time we agree with you. So here is a quick refresher of how the Best of Boulder survey works. With the exception of boxes marked as “Staff Picks” — 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 in this publication have been determined solely by our readers’ votes. Period. Boulder Weekly employees were BOULDER WEEKLY

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allowed one vote in each category just like everybody else and we had no idea of what the vote totals were 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 the community. BW isn’t saying you are great — although we probably think you are — it’s our readers, including your customers and friends, who are saying you are great. That’s why we list five winners in each category. And this year, because it is impossible to get every business in the County onto our survey, we have added a write-in winner as well. A write-in winner this year will be guaranteed a spot on next year’s survey — and it’s no small thing that people took the time to write in the name of a business. In categories where no write in winner is listed, it means no one business received enough votes to be deemed a true write-in winner. 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 the best place to live. BEST OF BOULDER COUNTY ’17

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FOOD BURRITO

ILLEGAL PETE’S

1447 Pearl St., 303-440-3955 1124 13th St., 303-444-3055 Second Place: Efrain’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina Third Place: Santiago’s Fourth Place: Chipotle Mexican Grill Fifth Place: Pica’s Mexican Taqueria Write In: Wapos Mexican Cocina

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hat’s better than a great big tasty burrito the size of your head? The answer is a great big tasty burrito filled with meat that contains no hormones or antibiotics. Illegal Pete’s ingredients also include fresh veggies and preservative-free tortillas. That’s why our readers love these burritos. We’ve all been to an assembly-line burrito joint and been disappointed to find that every bite is different. But that doesn’t happen here because Illegal Pete’s stirs your ingredients to ensure that you enjoy rice, beans, meat, cheese, guac, salsa or whatever else you had them put in this behemoth burrito with every bite. Illegal Pete’s also serves up a great gluten-free version. DANIEL STADTLER, MANAGER, BARTENDER AND LINE COOK AT ILLEGAL PETE’S

CATERING

A SPICE OF LIFE CATERING & EVENTS 5541 Central Ave., Suite 272, 303-443-4049 Second Place: Blackbelly Market Third Place: Cured Fourth Place: Three Leaf Catering Fifth Place: Dish Gourmet

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hether it’s a wedding, a corporate event or food for an on-site corporate café, A Spice of Life Catering & Events provides exceptional cuisine and service. It was founded by two veterans of the service industry, who have established a rigorous training program for their professional staff in order to ensure each event is successful. With a team of expert chefs capable of executing versatile menus to suite any style of event, it’s no wonder our readers turn to A Spice of Life for all their catering needs.

PUB! BIG FAN OF CONOR O’NEILL’S IRISH PUB (RIP CONOR O’NEILL’S... AGAIN)

thank you boulder weekly readers! The Comida Truck peace, love and tacos

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Serving Simple and Authentic Mexican Street Food in Boulder and Denver Counties Street Service and Private Events

Comida Cantinas Comida Cantina ~ Longmont Comida @ The Source ~ Denver Comida @ Stanley Marketplace ~ Aurora www.EatComida.com

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SAUTÉED THANKS

for voting us the BEST IN BOULDER!

BEST KID-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT

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29th STREET MALL 1600 28th St

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WE'RE GETTING kind of USED TO THE LIMELIGHT. voted best marg in boulder 13 years straight.

CHAUTAUQUA DINING HALL STAFF MEMBER TARA MANARD

PLACE TO EAT OUTDOORS

CHAUTAUQUA DINING HALL

Here’s to you, Boulder, for voting our signature marg as the “Best Margarita in Town” for the 13th consecutive year for the Best of Boulder. Good thing there’s no limit on that. Stop by your local Rio to raise one with us to a great start to the Year of Tequila.

900 Baseline Road, 303-440-3776 Second Place: Boulder County Farmers Markets Third Place: Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant Fourth Place: Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse Fifth Place: The Mediterranean Restaurant Write In: Rayback Collective

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ake a look at an old photo of Boulder —old as in 120 years ago — and you’ll see two things you recognize; the Flatirons and the buildings of Chautauqua at their base. Chautauqua Park and the historic buildings around it create one of the most spectacular locations anywhere for a relaxing day of fun or a great meal. What makes this the best spot for outdoor dining is the Chautauqua Dining Hall’s spectacular wrap-around porch. Watching the sun set from the porch as families picnic and play frisbee in the park below is truly one of the most authentic and rewarding Boulder experiences a person can have. The food is fresh and organic, and always wonderfully prepared. Many a lifelong memory has been born on that old porch. Perhaps it’s time to create one of your own.

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Barbecue From a Food Truck ROLLING BONES Places like Rayback Collective, Upslope Brewery, Arise Festival, etc. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter and you can always get your fix.

READERCOMMENT ALL GOOD. I CANNOT REMEMBER THE LAST TIME I HAD A BAD MEAL OUT.

We confess to being fully addicted to great barbecue. While that single fact doesn’t qualify us to write about most things, it is the equivalent of a Ph.D. in barbecue. Rolling Bones does its meats and sauces right. We’re talking holy crap, fall-offthe-bone, smack-around-your-tastebuds right. Rolling Bones’ ribs, brisket, pulled pork and chicken are out of this world. But if you’re feeling frisky, be sure and ask if they have any smoked lamb ribs or pork belly. Wow, wow, wow. And did we mention it’s all served up with love and kindness from a truck? CHOCOLATIER

PIECE, LOVE & CHOCOLATE 805 Pearl St., 303-449-4804 Second Place: Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Third Place: Chocolove Fourth Place: Robin Chocolates Fifth Place: Kilwins

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he world loves chocolate. Therefore, it only makes sense our readers would love Sarah Amorese, founder and owner of Piece, Love & Chocolate. She makes it her personal mission each day to “enchant and entertain” patrons of her shop by offering them the best chocolate pastries, cakes, tortes, truffles and confections you’ll find anywhere. Eat your heart out, Switzerland. PLC has everything for the chocolate lover: gifts, books, chocolate-themed clothing, cocoa butter-based beauty products and more. Chocolate lovers rejoice. You’ve found your home.

FROZEN YOGURT

RIPPLE PURE FROZEN YOGURT

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

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LUCILE’S RESTAURANT COOK, REUBEN MANZO

NEDERLAND RESTAURANT

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KATHMANDU RESTAURANT

110 N. Jefferson St., Nederland, 303-258-1169 Second Place: Backcountry Pizza & Tap House Third Place: Sundance Cafe Fourth Place: Crosscut Pizzeria & Taphouse

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 Cafe/South Side Walnut Cafe/Super Mini Walnut Cafe Fourth Place: The Buff Restaurant Fifth Place: Tangerine Write In: Doug’s Day Diner

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he mountain town of Nederland may not be as high as the Himalayas, but that doesn’t stop Resham Gurung and her team from serving up some of the best Himalayan cuisine, or any food for that matter, around. Walking into Kathmandu Restaurant is like being transported to the tallest region of the world. Brightly decorated in reds, oranges and yellows, and hit with the rich smells of Himalayan spices, your mouth will start watering before you can even sit down. It’s no surprise this is our reader’s choice for best restaurant in Ned once again. And try and make the Friday night buffet to try something new, fill up on old favorites and enjoy the atmosphere of this mountain town.

ver wonder what the crowd down on 14th Street in Boulder in front of that Victorian yellow house is all about? Some people sit on the bench, others on the curb. Some people linger around the newspaper boxes, catching up on current events. It seems they’re there all morning and even into the early afternoon. Well, if you haven’t heard, that yellow house is the original Lucile’s Creole Cafe, the best breakfast place in town hands down, according to our readers. Known for bringing creole cooking to Colorado in the 1980s, Lucile’s Cajun Breakfast and Eggs New Orleans are dishes that made the place famous. Don’t forget an order of the tasty beignets and chicory coffee, or to check out the Longmont location.

READERCOMMENT WHAT ABOUT BEST CHEESE SHOP: CURED!

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ICE CREAM

SWEET COW

2628 Broadway, Boulder, 303-447-3269 669 S. Broadway, Boulder, 303-494-4269 637 Front St., Suite B, Louisville, 303-666-4269 Second Place: Glacier Homemade Ice Cream & Gelato Third Place: Ben and Jerry’s Fourth Place: Fior de Latte Fifth Place: Boulder Organic Ice Cream Write In: Heifer and the Hen Organic Creamery

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hh, the memories of childhood on a warm summer night, when grandpa would get out the wooden bucket with a hand crank on top. As he filled the bucket with ice and salt, grandma would stir sugar, cream and milk on the stove. When everything was ready, the custard mixture would go in the metal container, the lid would go on and grandpa would begin to crank. And we’d wait, and wait. And wait. Finally the ice cream was ready and it’d drip off our spoons and faces as we ate as much as we could. But now the wait is over! Sweet Cow serves up a variety of ice cream flavors handcrafted on-site daily that not even grandpa can beat served in compostable cups by friendly staff, Sweet Cow is the place to be!

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You know what goes great with Boulder’s Best Taco...

a T/aco Margarita! Thank you Boulder for voting T/Aco the Best Taco for the 2nd year in a row!

1175 Walnut St. • Boulder, CO 80302 • 303-443-9468

www.tacocolorado.com

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 • zoemama.com BOULDER WEEKLY

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Thank You For Voting Us BEST RESTAURANT SERVICE & BEST HAPPY HOUR

HOST/SERVER NICOLE LEVEILLEE, AND SNOOZE GENERAL MANAGER NICK HACKETT

PANCAKE/WAFFLE

1265 Alpine Ave, Boulder

303-442-6100 • www.scottsonalpine.com

SNOOZE AN A.M. EATERY

1617 Pearl St., 303-225-7344 Second Place: Walnut Cafe/South Side Walnut Cafe/SuperMini Walnut Cafe Third Place: The Buff Restaurant Fourth Place: The Huckleberry Fifth Place: Tangerine Write In: Morning Glory Cafe

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here’s nothing standard about the pancakes at Snooze an A.M. Eatery. (Although you can certainly get standard fare if you’d like.) Decadent molten chocolate pancakes, scrumptious blueberry Danish pancakes, pineapple upside down pancakes or the signature sweet potato pancakes make this restaurant stand out, our readers say. But wait, there’s more. With pancake-of-the-day options or a three-pancake flight, you can be eating pancakes for days. So you better head on over to Snooze and get started. Go on, get going, go!

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There’s a reason why Brazilian people are so happy. Beautiful beaches, flowing caipirinhas, lively samba music and plates of good food. Any time you’re hankering for a bite of Brazil, stop by Five on Black. It focuses on the beautiful simplicity of Brazilian food: rice, beans, protein and a few other special mix-ins. And Five on Black offers some Brazilian staples like feijoada, a meat stew, or farofa, toasted manioc flour. But the real star of the show is pao de queijo, cheese bread so light and fluffy you’ll think you’re eating cheesy clouds. You’ll wanna load on a few of those, trust us. Parabéns!

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People tell us it’s Real New York Pizza! Family Owned and Operated, Making Every Pizza with Love! 3060 Pearl Pkwy #112, Boulder (303) 442-4949 18 APRIL 27, 2017

2027 13th St., 303-449-0120 Second Place: Fresh Thymes Eatery Third Place: Modern Market Fourth Place: Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant Fifth Place: Blooming Beets Kitchen

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luten, who needs ya? Not the Blissful Sisters at Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place, nor the throngs of gluten-free folks who love the restaurant’s entirely glutenfree, non-GMO menu. The folks at Shine understand that gluten-free need not be something to avoid, but rather to embrace in order to feel good and eat well. Shine’s brunch, lunch and dinner offerings include coconut curry, crispy chicken confit, jackfruit tacos, a seasonal slaw sampler and, of course, Shine’s infamous potions, beer and specialty cocktails. But the Blissful Sister’s aren’t hoarders of the gluten-free empire; Shine released a cookbook recently with many of the favorite dishes at the restaurant.

READERCOMMENT I MISS BOULDER CAFÉ. INSTEAD OF EATING FONDUE WHILE WATCHING BUSKERS, NOW I CAN HAVE A CUP OF CHAIN COFFEE WHILE I BANK. THANKS GREEDY LANDLORDS FOR RUINING BOULDER... MORE.

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SEAFOOD

JAX FISH HOUSE & OYSTER BAR

928 Pearl St., 303-444-1811 Second Place: Wild Standard Third Place: Tortugas Fourth Place: Flagstaff House Restaurant Fifth Place: Reelfish Fish & Chips

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irst thing’s first, when looking for a great place to eat seafood, look for a place that prioritizes sustainable seafood. Because Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar is concerned about global seafood stocks, each decision they make is guided by that concern. They partner with a number of sustainable seafood certification organizations to share important news in the ever-changing world within our oceans. Jax Fish House is the first restaurant in Colorado to be certified by the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch. They serve up fresh, consciously harvested seafood that our readers have deemed the best around.

BOULDER IS AN AMAZING PLACE FOR FOOD AND I’M HAPPY I GET TO LIVE HERE AND ENJOY ALL THE GREAT RESTAURANTS, AND MORE IMPORTANTLY THE COMPANY OF THE GREAT PEOPLE WHO NOT ONLY WORK BUT ALSO THE PEOPLE WHO CHOOSE TO GIVE BUSINESS TO THESE PLACES.

PLACE TO GO ON A FIRST DATE

THE MEDITERRANEAN RESTAURANT

1002 Walnut St., 303-444-5335
 Second Place: Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse Third Place: Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar Fourth Place: The Melting Pot Fifth Place: The Kitchen

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he first date — a moment of magic, mystery and terror. Take some of the terror out of the first date by going to The Mediterranean Restaurant. Their patio is the stuff of romance novels, with twinkling lights overhead, bright flowers all around and fountains gently bubbling. Order a bottle of wine to ease the tension, then peruse the extensive list of hot and cold tapas. Sit back and savor your wine and food — eat slowly, enjoy your company and relax. Share a dish of paella, simmered and baked with fresh thyme, lemon and white wine, and talk about the beaches of Spain. Before you know it, you’ll be talking about what to do on your second date.

Convenience: Our BBQ & our beers are Good available in theFood: comfort of our dining room or the convenience BBQ originals made in house of our drive-thru.

Our with premium, fresh ingredients. You heard right, quality BBQ & Beer, available drive-thru! Cold Beer:

Handcrafted Light or Dark beers brewed and canned on premise. Convenience: Our BBQ & our beers are available in the comfort of our dining room or the convenience of our drive-thru.

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1039 Pearl St., 303-544-5973 Second Place: Flagstaff House Restaurant Third Place: Boulder Cork Fourth Place: The Mediterranean Restaurant Fifth Place: SALT Write In: ARCANA Food Migrations & Inspirations

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he largest cannoli ever built was 12 feet long and 350 pounds. That’s like Wilt Chamberlain on stilts. It was made out of cream, cheese and pastry dough and then deep fried. The Kitchen may not indulge in such extremities of dimension, but they do explore the range of tastes in their excellent desserts. Sticky toffee pudding, chocolate bag, panna cotta, carrot cake: yes, we’ll take all four. Like everything at the restaurant, desserts at The Kitchen are made with organic, local ingredients and carefully crafted by artisan chefs.

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Come in all dressed up and receive $5 off per person. Ladies dust off that nice dress in the closet or that bridesmaid dress you have only worn once. It is time to get dolled up and get together with your favorite gal pals (guys are welcome to join in this dressed up fun). Also we have $7 cocktails that will make you feel fancy.

RAYME ROSSELLO, OWNER OF COMIDA

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hen you see Tina roll up, all decked out in pink, you know it’s about to be a good time. She’s always traveling through neighborhoods and office parks along Colorado’s Front Range feeding people authentic Mexican street food. Tina is Comida’s big pink food truck, and she’s our readers’ favorite mobile Mexican feast, dishing out a diverse selection of tacos, tostadas, quesadillas and a daily assortment of rotating goodies made from fresh local ingredients. Pink is the new black.

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THE MEDITERRANEAN RESTAURANT

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1002 Walnut St., 303-444-5335 Second Place: FATE Brewing Company Third Place: Brasserie Ten Ten Fourth Place: The Kitchen Fifth Place: Boulder Cork Write In: ARCANA Food Migrations & Inspirations

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ou may not get to travel much for work, but don’t let that stop you from experiencing the food of other places while on the job. Tapas and paella from Spain. Pizzas and paninis from Italy. Moroccan chili-rubbed chicken and gyros from Greece. With its extensive menu of Mediterranean cuisine, its renowned outdoor seating area and central location, The Mediterranean Restaurant is the perfect place to discuss the next big deal, that new project or simply enjoy the company of coworkers. Plus, it’s a great place to take your boss to talk about that promotion you think you deserve.

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PIZZERIA LOCALE

1730 Pearl St., 303-442-3003 Second Place: Beau Jo’s Colorado Style Pizza Third Place: Lucky Pie Pizza & Taphouse Fourth Place: Backcountry Pizza & Tap House Fifth Place: Proto’s Pizzeria Napoletana Write In: Audrey Jane’s Pizza Garage

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izza is a gift from the heavens. And anyone who takes it for granted should be visited by an angel a la It’s a Wonderful Life, and taken about town to see what their life would be like without pizza. Or they can just go to Kansas. We’re lucky to have a number of artisan and traditional pizza pie joints, and our readers like none better than Pizzeria Locale. Trained in the classic Neapolitan way, Pizzeria Locale’s pies are thin-crust tableaus on which beautiful meats, sauces and vegetables are painted, before being set in a wood-fired kiln and served simply with a glass of Italian wine.

OVERALL RESTAURANT

THE MEDITERRANEAN RESTAURANT

BEST GLUTEN-FREE

BEST BRUNCH

1002 Walnut St., 303-444-5335
 Second Place: The Kitchen Third Place: Brasserie Ten Ten Fourth Place: OAK at fourteenth Fifth Place: Blackbelly Market Write In: ARCANA Food Migrations & Inspirations

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THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST GLUTEN FREE RESTAURANT FOR THE PAST 5 YEARS!

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t this point, we’ve lost count of how many times our readers have chosen The Mediterranean Restaurant as Boulder’s best overall restaurant. We all know that restaurants come and go, but The Med, as it’s lovingly called by locals, just goes and goes and goes. Boulder is one of the nation’s foodiest cities and our well-traveled and highly educated readers are some of the foodiest eaters anywhere. So winning this award year after year is truly an amazing feat. What makes it best? The Med has a fantastic atmosphere that includes a hopping bar scene with a brick oven, an amazing courtyard patio and a maze of dining areas decorated in Mediterranean style with beautiful tiles and panels. The service is great with just the right sprinkle of fun and the food is to be remembered at a reasonable price. It has the best tapas in town and with entrees ranging from lamb to pasta to seafood to individually handcrafted pizzas, everybody can find a favorite dish.

Eclectic Menu ADO’S KITCHEN & BAR 1143 13th St., 720-465-9063 Eclectic (adj.): deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources. Ado’s Kitchen & Bar knows a thing or two about being eclectic. The restaurant formerly known as Span-ish still retains its penchant for diverse foods, offering dishes with Italian, Asian, Spanish and American influences. For breakfast try a pupusas plate, a Salvadorian treat stuffed with pecan-smoked bacon, ham and Italian sausage served with over easy eggs, avocado and spicy salsa. For lunch try their pad Thai or chicken piccata. Dinner offers New York steak and stuffed chayote. Ado’s is the perfect go-to for a group with diverse tastes.

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THANK YOU BOULDER for all the VOTES and SUPPORT 6 YEARS IN A ROW!

Now Offering Soft Serve Gelato 1682 30th Street • 303.444.0690 RippleYogurt.com

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LUCKY’S BAKEHOUSE AND CREAMERY

3990 Broadway, 720-596-4905 Second Place: Great Harvest Bread Co. Third Place: Breadworks Bakery and Cafe Fourth Place: Spruce Confections Fifth Place: Moxi Bread Co.

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tepping inside Lucky’s Bakehouse and Creamery is a treat for all your senses. Housed in the North Boulder Lucky’s Market, pastries are piled high beside expertly crafted cakes, which are beside creamy gelato and ice cream. Items come in a variety of styles to meet everyone’s tastes and dietary restrictions. There are never any artificial flavors, colors or preservatives used in the Bakehouse, which contributes to its always-fresh taste and consistent quality. We dare you: Walk into Lucky’s Bakehouse and walk out without a sweet treat, whether it’s a pecan sticky bun, a lemon poppy seed cake or gluten-free Parisian-style macaron.

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 Write In: Double Happy

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ven though it retains the pleasant casualness of street food, the fare at Zoe Ma Ma is a step above in many regards. Not your traditional Chinese-American joint, Zoe Ma Ma serves simple, authentic dishes made from Chef Anna Zoe’s original recipes. From their side-street outpost off Pearl, you’ll find dim sum delights like potstickers, sticky buns and dumplings. And weekly specials are a local favorite like Friday and Saturday’s roast duck wonton noodle soup. Best of all, none of this street food is going to break the bank, but it will leave your taste buds satisfied.

LUCKY’S BAKEHOUSE AND CREAMERY EXECUTIVE PASTRY CHEF JENNIFER BUSH

Omelette SOUTHSIDE WALNUT CAFE 673 Broadway, 720-304-8118 When it comes to making the perfect omelette, the biggest mistake is thinking that more is better. You’ve seen them. They often have names like the garbage can omelette or the kitchen sink omelette or the meal lover’s omelette. But the truth is, the perfect omelette is the one that contains just the right balance of a few perfectly matched ingredients. For our tastes, Walnut Cafe’s Southside Special, with its bacon, green chilies, cilantro and cheddar, is the best around. It is truly omelette perfection made by the kindest people in the business.

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Colorado Green Chili Sauce & Salsa TURN UP THE FLAVOR! Vegan & Gluten Free

LOCALLY SOURCED Hand Crafted By

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food Place to Arrive Really Early So You Can Enjoy the Wait GOLD HILL INN Downtown Gold Hill, right next to the old dog acting like a speed bump in the middle of the road The Gold Hill Inn is a five-star restaurant disguised as a historic dining hall in the most laid-back, beautiful setting in Colorado. Or is it a historic dining hall discussed as a five-star restaurant? Either way, the food is as good as it gets, with super friendly service all offered in the old mining town of Gold Hill far above the star-concealing lights of Boulder. And as good as the food is, our favorite part of an excursion to the Inn is waiting for our table, drink in hand, either inside the old log walls next to the blazing fireplace or outside on the front porch staring into the night sky. Waiting for a table at the Gold Hill Inn is all about relaxation and community. If you don’t like either of those, there’s surely a loud, crowded spot down on Pearl Street where you can grab a drink and stand in their mosh pit till you get a table. Your loss.

KHOW THAI OWNER NIRAMON JARASCHATRKAEW

THAI

KHOW THAI CAFE

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

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hether it’s lunch, dinner or delivery, our readers go to Khow Thai Cafe for the Thai the love the best. Khow Thai dishes out a rainbow assortment of curries, spicy Thai salads, delicious and soul-warming soups, savory noodles, fresh stir-fries, a range of specialty dishes and of course sweet treats like fresh mango and sticky rice. Khow Thai even caters small and large events. So if you want an authentic taste of Thailand, head to Khow Thai Cafe.

VOTED BEST BBQ

Happy Hour 3PM-6PM EVERYDAY $6 BBQ SLIDERS $6 FRIED PICKLES $7 CHOPPED BRISKET NACHOS $7 SMOKED WINGS $1 OFF ALL DRAFTS $2.50 TECATE, UTICA CLUB, 16OZ PBR $1 OFF FROZEN & ROCKS MARGARITAS $3 WELL DRINKS / $5 HOUSE WINES

701 B Main St., Louisville, CO • 720-583-1789 • Catering call: 720-630-1220

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FLAGSTAFF HOUSE RESTAURANT

1138 Flagstaff Road, 303-442-4640 Second Place: Frasca Food and Wine Third Place: OAK at fourteenth Fourth Place: Brasserie Ten Ten Fifth Place: The Kitchen Write In: ARCANA Food Migrations & Inspirations

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hat defines fine dining? The freshest ingredients prepared by knowledgeable chefs; a variety of high-quality wines; a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere; and of course, impeccable service. Flagstaff House Restaurant embodies the essentials of fine dining. Located on a hillside overlooking the City of Boulder, Flagstaff House features a richly crafted mahogany bar, a cozy fireplace and a rare crystal collection with pieces from around the world. Floor-to-ceiling picture windows and several outside terraces allow diners to enjoy the changing seasons with breathtaking views of Boulder. Flagstaff House has won the coveted Wine Spectator’s Grand Award every year since 1983, and their menu is an exploration of the finest delicacies, from lobster, foie gras and caviar, to filet mignon, duck breast and lamb racks.

READERCOMMENT FOOD TRUCKS SHOULD BE ABLE TO WIN FOOD CATEGORIES.

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KANSAS CITY’S BEST BBQ HERE IN BOULDER COUNTY! Join us on Monday nights this summer for Prospect Sound Bites!

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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 the Best Auto Service/Repair in Boulder County

ABO’S PIZZA MAKER TYLER PORRITT

PIZZA SLICE

ABO’S PIZZA

Various locations around Boulder County Second Place: Cosmo’s Pizza Third Place: Pizza Colore Fourth Place: Beau Jo’s Colorado Syle Pizza Fifth Place: Boss Lady Pizza Write In: Street Legal Pizza

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f there’s one thing John Kasich taught us all, it was that you don’t eat a New York slice of pizza with a knife and fork. You need to let that sucker cool down a bit and then fold it in half and eat it. You don’t have to travel to New York to show off your pizza-eating knowledge or to get a New York-quality slice of pie — just head to one of the several Abo’s Pizza locations around Boulder County to experience slices as big as your face. Don’t be John Kasich — you see what his mistake cost us all.

Our experienced team has been keeping Boulder on the road since 1995.

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Salsa TACO JUNKY 1149 13th St., 303-443-2300 The quality of great Mexican food depends on the quality of its most basic ingredients. If the ingredients are fresh and flavorful and placed into the hands of a master, they’ll become great Mexican food. And when it comes to Mexican cuisine, nothing plays a more important role in the meal than the salsas. Taco Junky has it all when it comes to salsas: the fresh ingredients and the master chef. Its Diablo is a spicy habanero, sesame and lime salsa. The Verde is blend of a tomatillos, cilantro and serranos. The Quemado is a chipotle, charred plum tomato concoction that works with every dish. Or, for an explosion of fresh flavors, try the Piña, which is made from green peppers, pineapple and red fresnos. Better yet, try a sampler that comes with any two salsas and fresh guacamole. And don’t forget to play at their amazing Tequila bar while you’re salsa sampling. This place is great.

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Empanada RINCON ARGENTINO 2525 Arapahoe Ave., 303-44-4133

SANDWICH

SNARF’S SANDWICHES

Did you know you can tell what’s inside of an empanada just by how the dough is shaped? Is it a little pouch with the edge sealed by the tines of a fork? That one’s got chicken in it. Look like a fat half moon? That one’s filled with puerro (leek). Try your new found talent out (and maybe practice your Spanish) on the corner of Folsom and Arapahoe at Rincon Argentino. Owned and operated by a genuine Argentine, you’ll find a taste of South America right here on the Front Range. Steak, chicken, ham, mushrooms... there’s something to please all your taste buds. You can even take a dozen frozen empanadas home to enjoy later. As Argentine rock-hero Gustavo Cerati would say, “Gracias totales!”

Various locations around Boulder County Second Place: Salvaggio’s Italian Delicatessen Third Place: Half Fast Subs Fourth Place: Blackbelly Market Fifth Place: Cured

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ver heard of the word “snarfalicious?” No? Well, that’s probably because it’s not a word. But it is the philosophy of Snarf’s Sandwiches, winner of the best sandwich in this year’s Best of Boulder. It’s the idea behind every one of Snarf’s made-toorder subs, no matter what combinations of ingredients you choose. Offering a variety of premium meats and cheeses, crisp veggies, with special Snarf’s giardiniera peppers and freshly made, oven-toasted white, wheat or gluten-free bread, you can’t beat Snarf’s!

LATE NIGHT

ILLEGAL PETE’S

TIME TO CELEBRATE

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

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e’ve all had a late night — you’re studying, you’re drinking, you’re up chatting with a friend. Suddenly, you’re starving. What’s open? Holy crap... are we relegated to trying to cook something ourselves? Dear lord, no. The horror. But just when you think it couldn’t get any worse, you remember there’s Illegal Pete’s, dishing out the biggest, baddest, tastiest burritos (and nachos, quesadillas and their signature queso) our readers have ever salivated over. Illegal Pete’s (much like the actual Pete who has been running the chain since 1995) is a place for good-natured hell-raisers. So if you’re raising a little late-night hell, or just cramming for a test, Illegal Pete’s has got you covered.

Best of Boulder Winner

2003 – 2017

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION

15 YEARS OF THE BEST THAI FOOD IN BOULDER!

BRUNCH

LUCILE’S CREOLE CAFE

2124 14th St., 303-442-4743 518 Kimbark St., Longmont, 303-7749814 Second Place: Snooze an A.M. Eatery Third Place: Brasserie Ten Ten Fourth Place: Walnut Cafe/South Side Walnut Cafe/Super Mini Walnut Cafe Fifth Place: Tangerine Write In: Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION CELEBRATING 15 YEARS OF THE BEST THAI FOOD IN BOULDER!

MONTHLY $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE DRAWING FOR THE NEXT 5 MONTHS!

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hen you’ve got special guests in town, it’s best to take them somewhere equally special. Our readers would suggest brunch at Lucile’s Creole Cafe. Located in a Victorian-style house just off Pearl Street, Lucile’s brings the charm of Creole culture to Boulder. The small space makes for a jovial atmosphere, enhanced by fresh chicory coffee, infamous bloody marys and orders of hot, sugary beignets. Enjoy Creole classics like shrimp and grits, pain perdu and blackened shrimp. Spread some of that homemade applebutter on one of Lucile’s enormous fresh baked biscuits and you’ll swear you’re on the bayou. BOULDER WEEKLY

SERVING THE BEST THAI CUISINE IN BOULDER COUNTY!

FILL OUT ENTRY TO WIN!

Name ____________________________ Phone ____________________________ Email ____________________________ Enter @ Khow Thai. Monthly drawings May - September. Drawing at end of each month, announced beginning of every month. Check our Facebook page for winner announcements.

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STEPHEN COSGROVE ENJOYS SERVING UP FRESH MOE’S BROADWAY BAGELS AT THE NEW SOUTH BROADWAY LOCATION.

BAGEL

INDIAN

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

3050 28th St., Boulder, 720-328-4696 Second Place: Sherpa’s Adventurers Restaurant & Bar Third Place: Kathmandu Restaurant Fourth Place: Tandoori Grill Fifth Place: Taj Indian Cuisine Write In: Mandala Infusion A Tibetan Bistro

MOE’S BROADWAY BAGEL

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agels are Poland’s gift to the world (and pierogis, but that’s a different story). Their high satisfaction factor comes from a dense, chewy and occasionally doughy center accentuated by a pleasantly tough and sometimes crispy exterior. They make amazing sandwiches, or a quick and satisfying breakfast topped with jam or cream cheese and lox. The folks at Moe’s Bagels are the master bagel makers according to our readers. Savory or sweet, Moe’s has house-made cream cheese to suit any taste — and any bagel. Load your bagel up with meat, eggs or veggies to create a meal that will satisfy the greatest hunger.

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hile Yelp is often a place for people to express their frustrations with a business, such is not the case for Boulder’s Curry ‘n’ Kebob. Reviewers rave about the restaurant’s traditional Indian cuisine offerings. Boulder folks love their gluten-free options and the ability to request coconut milk instead of cream. Instead of the traditional Indian buffet, diners love Curry ‘n’ Kebob’s to-go lunch boxes and made-to-order eat-in lunch specials. The interior is simple, with a total focus on the quality of food and service. Rich flavors, crispy naan and creamy custards keep our readers going back for more.

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The BEST East Indian Food this side of New Delhi 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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CARELLI’S OF BOULDER

645 30th St., 303-938-9300 Second Place: Pasta Jay’s Third Place: Frasca Food and Wine Fourth Place: Pizzeria Locale Fifth Place: Il Pastaio Write In: Via Perla

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talian food is world-renowned for its elegant simplicity. It coaxes out flavors and textures from minimal ingredients via time-tested cooking techniques and recipes passed down through generations of Italian cooks. What ends up on the plate at a good Italian joint is the work of centuries. Our readers selected Carelli’s of Boulder as their favorite Italian spot, and it’s no wonder why: it has a positively gigantic menu of Italian favorites, all expertly created. The wide selection of wine and intimate, yet relaxed setting, make it a great place for many a situation.

SUSHI

SUSHI ZANMAI

1221 Spruce St., 303-440-0733 Second Place: Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar Third Place: Japango Fourth Place: Sushi Hana on The Hill Fifth Place: Sakura Japanese Cuisine Write In: Tasuki Sushi Bistro

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ushi Zanmai is a barrel of fun. Entertainment, a lively atmosphere, excellent food — they all contribute to the restaurant, which seems to win best sushi every year. But it’s for a reason. Zanmai’s food is always fresh and expertly prepared. The specialty rolls are killer, and menu items from hot pots to ramen to grilled items are sure to please the non-sushi crowd. It’s an easy place to turn a lunch into a whole afternoon affair, as the sushi is too good to stop ordering, and the environment is too friendly to leave.

READER COMMENT

ADO’S KITCHEN & BAR NEEDS TO BE FEATURED MORE IN YOUR LIST (WE AGREE AND BET IT WILL BE NEXT YEAR)

GREG CARELLI, OWNER OF CARELLI’S OF BOULDER

Hard-Earned Reward for Cyclists THE MERCHANTILE CAFE 108 Main St., Jamestown, 303-442-5847 Brunching at the Jamestown Mercantile on a Sunday afternoon is the closest thing to heaven we can imagine, and we reckon it’s a little piece of paradise for the cyclists who climb up Lee Hill Drive. Sipping a cup of coffee, you hear that screen door creak open and then comes the clop, clop, clop of cycling shoes against hard wood. After a ride like that, it’s time to chow down on a traditional house breakfast with eggs, bacon and toast, or maybe a giant breakfast burrito smothered in homemade green chile. It’s the best hard-earned reward for a cyclist we can think of. 30 APRIL 27, 2018

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Thank You Boulder County

for Voting Us Best Pizza Slice!

Check Out ABOS-PIZZA.COM North: 303-443-1921 • South: 303-494-1274

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BEST NEDERLAND RESTAURANT 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

CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION MAY 5TH Face Painting Singers Pig Roast

LEAF VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT’S GENERAL MANAGER CHRISTOPHER HOPKINS COMSTOCK

VEGETARIAN FRIENDLY

LEAF VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT

2010 16th St., 303-442-1485 Second Place: Modern Market Third Place: Fresh Thymes Eatery Fourth Place: Native Foods Café Fifth Place: Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place

Y Best New Restaurant 2014

ou know what’s good about vegetarian food? It prevents the killing of animals and the production of their meat, which is not only bad for them, but bad for the Earth. It also better enables you to eat healthier; without indulging in meat, you’re also not gorging on the nasties that come alongside a lot of processed meat products. Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant knows all this, and it’s evidenced in their beautiful plant-forward menu. Dishes like savory corn pudding, Jamaican jerk tempeh and spaghetti squash pad Thai all nod to traditional meat dishes, but revel in their veggie goodness.

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LYONS RESTAURANT

OSKAR BLUES GRILL & BREW

NOW SERVING BREAKFAST SATURDAY & SUNDAY! Starting at 9am

HAPPY HOUR 7 Days A Week 4pm-6pm

Serving Freshly Prepared Southwest Cuisine with a Colorado Twist 2770 Arapahoe Rd, Lafayette, CO 80026 • 720-612-7315 www.LunadaEatery.com

303 Main St., Lyons, 303-823-6685 Second Place: Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ & Taphouse Third Place: Lyons Fork Fourth Place: Farmer Girl Community Bistro Fifth Place: Barking Dog Cafe Write In: Mojo Taqueria

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skar Blues Grill & Brew is a fitting choice for the best restaurant in Lyons. Now that the brewery’s beer has taken off coast-to-coast, the heart and soul of Oskar Blues remains in lovable Lyons. With live music, square dancing, arcade games and a menu of signature and rotating taps, there’s no shortage of fun to be had at the Grill & Brew. The food menu consists of sandwiches and burgers, and rotating specials that highlight the best of country cooking, from fried catfish to crawfish and shrimp étouffée. Even as Oskar Blues continues its Boulder County expansion, and pursues its dreams of national dominance, the Lyons location will always be the brewery’s showcase.

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VOTED 1st PLACE KITCHEN SUPPLY STORE

• 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 • 720.484.6825 www.SingingCookStore.com 600 S. Airport Rd. Bldg. B, Suite F, Longmont 303-485-9282 www.sakuralongmont.com

RAMEN FROM SUSHI ZANMAI, WINNER OF THIS YEAR’S BEST JAPANESE CUISINE

SINCE 1998

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e may be a mile above sea level and 5,771 miles from Japan, but that doesn’t mean Boulder isn’t chock full of options for great sushi and Japanese food. That said, our readers once again chose Sushi Zanmai as the best of the bunch for Japanese cuisine and that’s no surprise. This establishment not only has outstanding fish, it also has one of the most energetic and fun atmospheres anywhere. Not in the mood for Sushi? The menu here has many other choices ranging from classic to more adventurous takes on Japanese cuisine. And if a guy jumps up on the bar and starts playing a saxophone, just roll with it. It probably means someone is having a birthday or maybe somebody just bought the chefs a round.

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SNARF’S SANDWICHES

LAFAYETTE’S LOCALLY OWNED, INDEPENDENT FISH HOUSE

Various locations around Boulder County Second Place: Noodles & Company Third Place: Curry ‘n’ Kebob Fourth Place: Chez Thuy Vietnamese Restaurant Fifth Place: Aloy Thai Cuisine

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hen you’re looking to grab something on the go, or would rather just eat in the comfort of your own home but can’t be bothered to cook for yourself; When you have a bunch of kiddos to feed or need something to take with you on that hike; When you’re generally hungry and are looking for great take out, head on over to Snarf’s Sandwiches. With made-to-order subs, the process is quick and painless and you’ll be ready to head back out in the world, sandwiches (or salads or soups or any combo of the three) in hand, in no time.

The Best Fish Day is Everyday! JOIN US FOR FRIED WALLEYE ON SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS! Take-out & Catering available 720-630-8053 • www.eatreelfish.com Located at the SW corner of Arapahoe and 95th St. in Lafayette

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4196 UTE HIGHWAY (US ROUTE 36) LYONS, CO 80540 303-823-5696 SPIRITHOUNDS.COM

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THANK YOU

BOULDER COUNTY!

VOTED BEST DISTILLERY SITUATED IN THE BEAUTIFUL FOOTHILLS OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS, SPIRIT HOUND DISTILLERS IS THE REALIZATION OF A DESIRE TO PRODUCE THE HIGHEST-QUALITY HANDCRAFTED SPIRITS POSSIBLE.

A TRUE WINNER EFRAIN’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT & CANTINA OWNER GEORGE GOMEZ

TASTING ROOM HOURS MON-WED: 11am-7pm • THU-SAT: 11am-9pm • SUN: 11am-7pm

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EFRAIN’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT & CANTINA

MANDALA INFUSION Bring in this ad to recieve $2 off your check anytime

1630 N. 63rd St., Boulder, 303-440-4045 101 E. Cleveland St., Lafayette, 303-666-7544 Second Place: Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant Third Place: T•aco an urban taqueria Fourth Place: Zolo Grill Fifth Place: Centro Mexican Kitchen Write In: Hefe’s Tacos & Tequila

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ong before most of us are thinking about the Mexican food we will be eating later in the day, the cooking has already started at Efrain’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina. At 6 a.m. each morning, Efrain’s famous green chili is already simmering. Great Mexican food doesn’t just appear when it’s ordered. It takes decades, or really centuries, of practice and many hours of loving attention to prepare. Efrain’s has been putting its long family history of cooking up Northern Chihuahua-style Mexican food on its customers plates for more than 30 years. Its attention to detail and amazingly delicious food has made Efrain’s a local legend. It now has several locations throughout the county, so you’re never very far from a great meal that will make you feel like you’re visiting south of the border.

BARBECUE

KT’S BBQ Best New Restaurant Best Indian Restaurant

Best Asian Fusion

Open for Lunch 11-2PM Brunch on Weekends 10-2PM Happy Hour Everyday 4-6PM Dinner 5-9:30PM First Friday Art Parties with DJ’s & Live Art. Music starts at 9PM. 4479 N Broadway St, Boulder. (720) 370-5800 www.mandalainfusion.com 34 APRIL 27, 2017

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arbecue is an art form and the best of the best is always minimalist. No wonder our readers love this place. It has perfectly smoked meat that Marcel Duchamp would appreciate. Like it sweet? Savory? Vinegary? KT’s BBQ has you covered. The juicy smoked meat is always perfect and every sauce you could want is there for your enjoyment. Order a BBQ sammich “Elvis Style” and you’ll get it topped off with a load of mouth-watering slaw, or tackle the “The Pig Pile,” another KT’s favorite. Or go right to the top of the barbecue food chain and order up a mess of meaty and tender St. Louis-style pork spareribs. If you haven’t popped after all that, don’t leave KT’s without trying a mini key lime pie or brownie.

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Vietnamese chow like noodle soup & drinks like bubble tea served in a spare, low-key setting.

2770 Pearl Street, Boulder • 303-440-1948

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1175 Walnut St., 303-443-9468 Second Place: Pica’s Mexican Taqueria Third Place: Wahoo’s Fish Taco Fourth Place: Comida Fifth Place: Sancho’s Authentic Mexican Restaurant Write In: Hefe’s Tacos & Tequila

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ow these are tacos. There is nowhere else you can get better street tacos and it all starts with super fresh ingredients and an amazing selection of meats and seafood. We’re talking about tacos made with your choice of duck, steak, chicken, fish, pork belly, ahi tuna, carnitas or shrimp, or keep it vegetarian and add grilled cojita cheese. T•aco an urban taqueria has non-traditional versions of this folded pocket of deliciousness, like BBQ pork, buffalo chicken, mango Caesar and their famous pork belly BLT taco. After reading these lists, it should be obvious why our readers chose T•aco as their favorite place to chow down on tacos. Meet you there.

Mexican Breakfast THE PARKWAY CAFE 4700 Pearl St., 303-447-1833 Two of the best decisions you can make in a day involve what you eat for breakfast and how you to finagle Mexican food into every meal. Thankfully, the finagling at Parkway Café is second to none, which is why we chose them for best Mexican breakfast. The hardest choice you’ll make is deciding which of the myriad options to choose from. Huevoes rancheros? Breakfast enchiladas? Migas cuatro quesos? Chilaquiles? We’ll take one of everything. Parkway is known as one of the best-kept secrets in Boulder County, but the secret’s out. BOULDER WEEKLY

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ASIAN FUSION

909 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-3885 Second Place: Community Third Place: River and Woods Fourth Place: Via Perla Fifth Place: Mandala Infusion A Tibetan Bistro

2655 28th St., 303-442-1700 Second Place: Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar Third Place: Zoe Ma Ma Fourth Place: Japango Fifth Place: Sushi Zanmai Write In: Mandala Infusion A Tibetan Bistro

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RCANA has a bold — and fascinating — mission: “to join the emerging national conversation about the true identity of American cuisine.” You’ll see everything from traditional European influences to inspirations from Western Africa, South America and Native American cuisines on the menu. There are simple pleasures like burgers, patty melts and cookies and milk. Then there are masa dumplings, Maine lobster soup and Colorado lamb T-bones. ARCANA has enchanted our readers with its exploration of American cuisine, and it’s unlikely ARCANA will stop imagining how to exceed expectations.

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f the name is any indication, technically Chez Thuy Vietnamese Restaurant is, well, Vietnamese. But don’t be fooled by the title. Back in the day, Chef Thuy incorporated French, Chinese, Thai and Indonesian culinary traditions to create her extensive menu, and Boulder has been thanking her ever since. If you’re in the mood for delicious pho on a cold day, head to Chez Thuy. Or if you’re craving seafood cooked with lemongrass, head to Chez Thuy. If you’re vegetarian or gluten free, head to Chez Thuy. Or if you just don’t know what you want, head to Chez Thuy. There’s sure to be something to fit your fancy.

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If you don’t know how to pronounce the name of this classic Vietnamese dish, you won’t appreciate the humor of New York City’s infamous Pho King restaurant. No such humor needed to make our favorite local creator of this mouth-watering dish a Boulder legend. The pho at Black Pepper Pho is as good as it gets. Piping hot, filled with a garden full of fresh goodies and succulent meats in a rich broth that pays homage to both. Trust us on this one, you’ll be glad you did. And don’t forget that glass of cold unfiltered sake, the perfect pairing.

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FOOD ON THE HILL

THE SINK

1165 13th St., 303-444-7465 Second Place: Illegal Pete’s Third Place: Cafe Aion Fourth Place: Half Fast Subs Fifth Place: Cosmo’s Pizza Write In: Tara Thai

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he Sink has been a staple for pizza, burgers and sandwiches on the Hill since 1923. It started as a European-style restaurant named Summer’s Sunken Gardens. There was a sunken fountain in the center of the dining room that patrons referred to as “The Sink.” Flash forward and the The Sink was born. In many ways, this place embodies what Boulder is and has always been: a fun-loving town full of creatives with a world-class university for a heart. The Sink has great food, funky art and a wild history that includes everyone form Robert Redford to Barack Obama. Oh, and did we mention it has a great selection of icecold beer? Since 2006, the restaurant has been running on 100 percent wind power. If you’re passing through and want to taste a little of the real Republic of Boulder, head on over to The Sink.

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MOUNTAIN SUN PUBS & BREWERIES

1535 Pearl St., 303-546-0886 627 S. Broadway, Unit E, 303-543-0886 600 Longs Peak Ave., 303-651-7886 Second Place: Larkburger Third Place: World Famous Dark Horse Bar and Grill Fourth Place: Rueben’s Burger Bistro Fifth Place: Smashburger Write In: Eureka!

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f there’s something that goes better with a craft beer than a craft burger, we don’t know what it is (and we’d be willing to challenge any suggestion). Juicy and filling, topped with cheese and lettuce and tomatoes and onions, maybe some ketchup and mustard, burgers are the pinnacle of gastronomic happiness. Mountain Sun Pubs & Breweries are dishing out addictive burgers all over Boulder County. Sourced mostly from farms in Lafayette and Louisville, the burgers are always fresh and well-adorned. The Junk Burger (bacon, cheese and mushrooms) is a classic, but the bison and garden burgers are equally pleasant switch-ups.

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

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BOULDER DUSHANBE TEAHOUSE

1770 13th St., 303-442-4993 Second Place: Flagstaff House Restaurant Third Place: The Mediterranean Restaurant Fourth Place: Brasserie Ten Ten Fifth Place: The Kitchen Write In: ARCANA Food Migrations & Inspirations

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mbience is important at a restaurant, especially when you’re on a special date or having an important business lunch or even just relaxing with friends. You want to feel comfortable, and that’s what great ambience does. When our readers want a restaurant ambience that caters to a variety of situations, they look no further than Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse. Patio seating along Boulder Creek is perfect for a sunny day with friends, while a cozy table inside against the colorful interior of the teahouse’s Tajikistani décor offers just the right amount of light for a romantic date night.

Best Re-Launch of a Restaurant RAS KASSA’S ETHIOPIAN RESTAURANT 802 S. Public Road, Lafayette, 303-447-2919 When we found out Ras Kassa’s Ethiopian Restaurant was being forced from its long-time spot on 30th Street, we hoped it would find a stable new home, and quick! It took about two years — with a stint serving mostly take-out from the Broker Inn’s kitchen — but Ras Kassa’s is back and better than ever with a new location in Lafayette... and they kept their take-out business going in Boulder! Roll up your sleeves and head to S. Public Road in Lafayette to dig into some doro wot and yebeg tibs. We’re glad you’re back, Ras Kassa’s.

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SNARF’S SANDWICHES

Various locations around Boulder County Second Place: Cosmo’s Pizza Third Place: Abo’s Pizza Fourth Place: Boulder Baked Fifth Place: Boss Lady Pizza Write In: Street Legal Pizza

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e’ve all been there: Worn out from jumping on your pogo stick while listening to “Every Breath You Take” by The Police on repeat, and gosh darnit, you’re just too pooped to go out and pogostick your way to dinner. It happens. But luckily, Snarf’s Sandwiches delivers. And what they deliver is their trademark selection of sandwiches, made fresh to-order and delivered by a cheerful Snarf-iteer in practically no time at all. The sammies at Snarf’s are perfect for a family dinner as well as to refuel after a marathon ‘stick sesh, so whether you order the Italian, the turkey and swiss or any other of their deli delights, you know it’ll fill you up. Snarf’s also ships sides, salads and kids’ menu items.

ORGANIC RESTAURANT

THE KITCHEN

1039 Pearl St., 303-544-5973 Second Place: Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant Third Place: Black Cat Farm-Table-Bistro Fourth Place: Fresh Thymes Eatery Fifth Place: Modern Market Write In: The Organic Dish

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y now, The Kitchen (and its Upstairs and Next Door locations) have become synonymous with Boulder cuisine. Fresh, organic ingredients prepared by a skilled chef and served in a relaxed, yet upscale locale, beside a couple dozen of your closest friends and neighbors. If farm-to-table had an advertising agency (and they might, who knows?), they’d go to The Kitchen to film a commercial. But of course, there is much substance behind the appearance. The Kitchen’s rotating menus of local, seasonal produce and fresh meat always wins hearts, and its commitment to organic, sustainable food is what it’s all about.

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APPETIZERS/TAPAS

THE MEDITERRANEAN RESTAURANT 1002 Walnut St., 303-444-5335
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hen our readers are in the mood for just a little food or a lot of variety for their taste buds, they know just where to go. The tastiest tapas in town can be found at The Mediterranean Restaurant. The Med, as its name suggests, focuses on dishes from the Mediterranean basin — Italy, Spain, Greece, France, Morocco and Lebanon. You’ll find hot and cold small plates, with plenty of options, including those of the vegetarian persuasion. Want an example of what awaits you? Try the dátiles con tocino, which wraps juicy strips of bacon around sweet, fresh Medjool dates covered in garlic and lemon butter. Don’t you think it’s about time to grab a table in The Med’s beautiful courtyard, order up a good glass of wine and start pointing at all those names of tapas on the menu that you can’t pronounce? Enjoy.

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MOUNTAIN SUN PUBS & BREWERIES

1535 Pearl St., 303-546-0886 
 627 S. Broadway, Unit E, 303-543-0886 600 Longs Peak Ave., 303-651-7886 Second Place: The Kitchen Third Place: Blackbelly Market Fourth Place: OAK at fourteenth Fifth Place: Boulder Cork Write In: ARCANA Food Migrations & Inspirations

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rand Funk Railroad once warned in their song, “We’re An American Band,” that they’d be taking “it” to our houses and helping us “party it down.” That kind of aggressively vague description of event is a one of many references to “American-style” anything as something bland or generic. But consider the American menu at Mountain Sun Pubs & Breweries: It ranges from perfect fish and chips to tempeh reubens to a rotating selection of fresh specials. The Sun embraces America’s rich culinary tradition and elevates common dishes with clever twists and additions. No doubt, we’re glad the Sun is helping us party it down.

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EFRAIN’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT & CANTINA

101 E. Cleveland St., Lafayette, 303-666-7544 Second Place: The Post Brewing Co. Third Place: Colterra Fourth Place: 24 CARROT BISTRO Fifth Place: The Huckleberry Write In: Community

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here’s no shortage of great restaurants in East County. But year after year our readers vote Efrain’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina the best of the best. With its large plates of delicious food made in the Northern Chihuahua-style where Efrain grew up, the options are seemingly endless, from burritos, tamales and enchiladas to fajitas, chimichangas and more. “The chilies are fiery and the flavors are robust!” the restaurant boasts, so don’t forget to wash it all down with a margarita — at lunch or dinner, you won’t regret it!

PATRON DANIEL CLARK ENJOYS THE AMBIANCE AT MOUNTAIN SUN PUB & BREWERY.

Retro Diner VILLAGE COFFEE SHOP 1605 Folsom St., 303-442-9689 Every town needs a place like Village Coffee Shop, where locals come every morning to have a cup of coffee, read the newspaper and order up a plate of hash browns and French toast. As Boulder has modernized and become one of the hippest towns in Colorado, there’s something nice about a place that stays the same, which is why Village Coffee Shop wins our pick for the best retro diner. It’s always been good and it’ll always be good. Since 1971, Village Coffee Shop has been a beloved staple in our city. And we hope it stays that way forever.

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Best Authentic Indian Food In Boulder County!

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US!

Best Indian Restaurant Winner - 2017 DAILY DINNER DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS SPECIALS for $8.95 for $11.95 Daily Specials available for carry out.

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

You’re appetite and wallet will both be satisfied. 3050 28th St. • Boulder, CO 80301 • 720-328-4696 • www.currynkebob.com


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GREEN RESTAURANT

RESTAURANT SERVICE

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

1535 Pearl St., 303-546-0886 627 S. Broadway, Unit E, 303-543-0886 600 Longs Peak Ave., 303-651-7886 Second Place: Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant Third Place: Larkburger Fourth Place: Alfalfa’s Market Fifth Place: The Buff Restaurant

1535 Pearl St., 303-546-0886 627 S. Broadway St., Unit E, 303-543-0886 600 Longs Peak Ave., 303-651-7886 Second Place: Flagstaff House Restaurant Third Place: Frasca Food and Wine Fourth Place: The Mediterranean Restaurant Fifth Place: The Kitchen Write In: Scotts on Alpine

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here’s nothing like finding a place where the whole family can eat. Billy wants chicken, but Berta wants beef. Bobby wants mac & cheese while Betty is asking for Chinese. And as their parents, Burt and Besty just want to eat in silence, no whining or bickering or anything of the sort. That’s why the Brown family goes to Noodles & Company, Boulder’s pick for best kid-friendly restaurant around. It’s affordable and comfortable, with enough options to keep the little ones (and not so little ones) happy and munching away.

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verybody knows that the folks at Mountain Sun Pubs & Breweries are committed to doing business in an ethical, service-oriented, community-building way. Well, everybody who has spent anytime in these establishments knows it. Now you can add another area of focus to the business practices of this restaurant/ microbrew group — green — and if this local chain manages to attain its ultimate goals, really green. That’s because the Mountain Sun family of businesses is attempting to be a zero-waste operation. That’s no easy task for restaurants or breweries, but if we’ve learned anything over the years, it’s that these folks excel when it comes to thinking and operating outside the box. No wonder our readers chose this local chain as the top green business.

READERCOMMENT I LIKE THE MARTINIS AT MARTINIS IN LONGMONT. I GUESS THAT MAKES SENSE.

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o you believe in karma? It doesn’t really matter whether you believe or not, when you show up at the Mountain Sun Pubs & Breweries you’re going to get paid back for all the good stuff you’ve done, or at least it will feel that way. When you show up at one of these Boulder landmarks you’ll be met with a smile and a rotating cast of waitstaff determined to keep a beer in your hand and good food on your table. The pooled approach to staff means you will not have one waiter steering you through your dining experience, you’ll have a constant parade of friendly faces ready to offer great advice on food or beer. The Mountain Sun family of restaurants has a long history of not only making great beer but of supporting other microbreweries by offering up a great selection of rotating craft beers on tap. The alwayshelpful staff is happy to pour up some samples and help you with an informed recommendation. And you never know when the French-fry fairy might wonder by and bless you with a basket on the house. When it comes to great service, our readers say there is no place better.

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BHAKTI CHAI

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

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hai means tea in many languages and was derived from the Mandarin Chinese chá. You don’t really have to know that to love chai, but who doesn’t love to know a little more about the things they love? For instance, the spices that make up India chai differ from region to region. And chai acts as a natural digestive aid. What you do know, dear reader, is that Bhakti Chai is your favorite chai, whether it’s chai with almond milk or green tea chai or decaf chai or even holiday nog chai. There are dozens of different flavors to chai... we mean try.

Bloody Mary LUCILE’S CREOLE CAFÉ 2124 14th street, Boulder, 303-442-4743 518 Kimbark, Longmont, 303-774-9814 That’s right, we picked Lucile’s bloody mary as the best of the best again this year because we think it is absolutely the best bloody in the County. But it’s now easier than ever for everybody to confirm our good taste. In the past you had to drive all the way to Longmont to get the best bloody. But as of last year, Lucile’s original Boulder location can now serve up this amazing take on the classic breakfast of last night’s champions. If you haven’t tried one, do yourself a favor and do so. If you don’t have time for a great meal, stop by and purchase a fresh bottle of Lucile’s bloody mary mix and impress all your friends right in your own kitchen.

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DISTILLERY

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

4196 Ute Highway, Lyons, 303-823-5696 Second Place: Vapor Distillery Third Place: J&L Distilling Company Fourth Place: Deviant Spirits Distillery Write In: Anvil Distillery

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f you’re jonesing for a craft cocktail (and if you’re not, then get jonesing, sports fan) there are several places you can go in Boulder County. But our readers righteously chose The Bitter Bar as their favorite factory of the hand-made libation. Made in spectacular fashion before your very eyes, Bitter Bartenders show off expert skill in crafting classic and modern cocktails. You will get something you like here, that is for certain. The Bitter Bar happy hour is also a steal, with craft cocktails available for only $6. And if that doesn’t wet your whistle, then their craft beer and wine selection will surely have something to appease your palate.

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distillery in the west. Just those words conjure up romantic images of the Old West when a man was still a man, and a horse was still a horse, darnit. Now it’s unclear if Spirit Hound Distillers looks back on its ancestors with such rose-colored glasses, but these folks are producing award-winning spirits that would make anyone proud. Whisky, rum, gin and moonshine highlight the distillery’s offerings, but fans of Richardo’s Coffee Liqueur, made at the facility, clamor that it is the best of the bunch. Throw in “Colorado Sambuca,” and it seems like a visit to the Lyons distillery for a tasting is in order. You can go by horse or car.

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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 1232-A S. Hover Road, Longmont, 720-600-6689 Second Place: The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse Third Place: Boxcar Coffee Roasters Fourth Place: Brewing Market Coffee Fifth Place: Vic’s Espresso Write In: Alpine Modern Café

Use of a Cucumber — TWISTED PINE BREWING COMPANY 3201 Walnut St., 303-786-9270 This category was not without controversy. Who can forget Eric “Otter” Stratton in National Lampoon’s Animal House telling Mrs. Wormer, “Mines Bigger” as he stroked a cucumber in vegetable aisle of the local supermarket? Funny yes, but still second place. The best use of a cuc is Twisted Pine Brewing Company’s cucumber cream ale. Hands down this beer is the most refreshing summer beverage you’ll find. No matter what you think about the idea of cucumber beer, you’ll be surprised when you taste it. We haven’t found anyone who doesn’t love it. Give it a chugalug.

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THE MEDITERRANEAN RESTAURANT

1002 Walnut St., 303-444-5335
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he Mediterranean Restaurant happy hour menu features a list of tasty, reasonably priced tapas as long as your arm, complete with both hot and cold specialties. Food is important to be sure but we all know it’s only half of what makes a great happy hour. So here’s part two: Draft beers are a buck off, cocktails are $5, red or white sangria is $5 and a margarita or martini will only set you back $6.50. With its shady outdoor courtyard and a lively bar area, The Med’s got everything you need to have the happiest happy hour this side of the Italian Riviera.

Milkshake HEIFER AND THE HEN 5290 Arapahoe Ave., 720-328-3159 Milkshakes are reserved for special occasions: first dates, family outings, holidays and even on a random Tuesday. Because if a milkshake is involved then it’s definitely a special occasion. We take our milkshakes very seriously, so listen up when we tell you that you’ll find the best milkshake at Heifer and the Hen. The organic creamery has a plethora of flavors from the ice cream staples to the walks on the wild side like white Russian, goat milk cajeta or burnt honey. You can’t go wrong with one of these milkshakes. They’re one of the top great things about Boulder!

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5340 Arapahoe Ave., 303-440-0233 1015 Pearl St., 303-645-4885 1898 S. Flatiron Court, Suite 110, 303-396-0302 1232-A S. Hover Road, Longmont, 720-600-6689 Second Place: The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse Third Place: Boxcar Coffee Roasters Fourth Place: The Cup Espresso Café Fifth Place: Brewing Market Coffee Write In: The Point Cafe

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Mixing of Beers MIKE O’SHAYS RESTAURANT & ALE HOUSE 512 Main Street, Longmont, 303-772-0252

DRINK JUICE/SMOOTHIE

JAMBA JUICE

1695 29th St., Suite 1256, 720-565-0407 1669 Euclid Ave., 303-449-5245 3053 Arapahoe Ave., 303-247-1170 Second Place: Wonder Third Place: Alfalfa’s Market Fourth Place: Whole Foods Market Fifth Place: Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place

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hoever thought to mix ginger and kale or cucumber with Chia seeds? To combine beets with strawberries or chilis with mango? We don’t know, but we’re sure glad they did! For these unique combinations and more conventional smoothies head on over to Jamba Juice for a quick boost of energy, a protein-filled meal supplement or any number of snacks to feed the soul. By “supplying 250 million servings of fruits and vegetables a year” to people around the world, Jamba Juice embodies the healthy lifestyle through its fresh ingredients, community programs and delicious menu right here in Boulder County.

Mike O’Shays is a great Irish pub and restaurant with an old wooden bar to die for. And the bartenders behind the classic bar at this Longmont legend are wizards at finding combinations of beer that will knock your socks off. Of course there is the classic Black & Tan, a combo of Guinness and Bass. But you can also get a Black Velvet, Guinness and Magners; a Black and Blue, Guinness and Blue Moon; or a Belgian Brunet, Guinness and Stella Artois. And this is only the beginning. Take it from the BW staff: go en masse, order them all and share. Remember, a night of mixing beers at Mike O’Shays is always a good night.

CUP OF COFFEE

OZO COFFEE COMPANY

5340 Arapahoe Ave., 303-4400233 1015 Pearl St., 303-645-4885 1898 S. Flatiron Court, Suite 110, 303-396-0302 1232-A S. Hover Road, Suite 400, Longmont, 720-600-6689 Second Place: Boxcar Coffee Roasters Third Place: The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse Fourth Place: Brewing Market Coffee Fifth Place: The Cup Espresso Café

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id you know you can get Ozo Coffee Company’s coffee delivered right to your door through its subscription program? Did you know Ozo has a Lab & Training Center located next to the roastery on Flatiron Court? Did you know the baristas take the time to stay on top of coffee trends? Even if you didn’t know all that, you knew that Ozo makes a really great cup of coffee, and now you know a little more about why. Ozo takes coffee seriously. It’s their bread and butter, but more importantly it’s their passion.

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DRINK MARGARITA

RIO GRANDE MEXICAN RESTAURANT 1101 Walnut St., 303-444-3690 Second Place: Efrain’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina Third Place: Tahona Tequila Bistro Fourth Place: T•aco an urban taqueria Fifth Place: Zolo Grill Write In: Hefe’s Tacos & Tequila

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READERCOMMENT 24 CARROT BISTRO’S CRAFT BARTENDERS ARE ARTISANS. THE COCKTAILS ARE AMAZING! THEY TAKE INCREDIBLE PRIDE IN THEIR WORK.

RIO GRANDE MEXICAN RESTAURANT’S BARTENDER VICTOR LEMUS

BREAKFAST All Day

LUNCH All Day

STAFF PICK...

1605 Folsom, Boulder

BEST RETRO DINER

(just north of Arapahoe)

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1709 Pearl St live entertainment nightly & Norlin Library Commons University of Colorado, Boulder & 2907 55th St Baby Goat


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AVERY BREWING COMPANY

4910 Nautilus Court North, 303-440-4324 Second Place: Mountain Sun Pubs & Breweries Third Place: Left Hand Brewing Co. Fourth Place: Upslope Brewing Company Fifth Place: FATE Brewing Company Write In: Finkel & Garf Brewing Co.

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AVERY BREWING COMPANY’S BARTENDER HANNAH WOLFF

WINE SELECTION

FRASCA FOOD AND WINE

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

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Thank You Boulder!

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/PÔR/ WINE HOUSE 836 1/2 MAIN STREET - LOUISVILLE, CO 80027 720.666.1386 - WWW.PORWINEHOUSE.COM

( Go ahead, stay all day )


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BOULDER DUSHANBE TEAHOUSE

COMMENT

1770 13th St., 303-442-4993 Second Place: Ku Cha House of Tea Third Place: Pekoe Sip House Fourth Place: A Cup of Peace Fifth Place: Trident Booksellers & Cafe

I HAD THIS AMAZING COCKTAIL BUT I CAN’T REMEMBER WHERE OR WHAT IT WAS CALLED.

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s “a symbol of peace and global friendship” in this often unpeaceful and unfriendly world, the Boulder Dushanbe Tea House is once again our reader’s favorite place to enjoy a cup of tea with someone — coworkers, friends or new acquaintances alike. Shipped to Colorado from our sister city in Tajikistan, and assembled piece by piece without power tools, the tea house is more than a beautifully ornate building to enjoy. It embodies what makes us human — the ability to learn, appreciate and grow from each other no matter how far apart we live or how different we may be. Celebrate the very best of humanity by enjoying a refreshing cup of tea at Dushanbe.

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BOULDER DUSHANBE TEAHOUSE EMPLOYEE JUSTIN FRANK

APPLIANCES

If you can’t recycle it curbside...

MATTRESSES *in partnership with SPRING BACK COLORADO

ELECTRONICS

bring it to the

*in partnership with BLUE STAR RECYCLERS

PLATE GLASS

CHaRM

new in 2017

THE CENTER FOR HARD-TO-RECYCLE MATERIALS

BICYCLES

BOOKS

*in partnership with COMMUNITY CYCLES

*in partnership with LOCAL SCHOOLS

+ dozens more items

As a nonprofit social enterprise, Eco-Cycle uses revenues from its business activities, including operating the CHaRM and the Boulder County Recycling Center, to sustain Zero Waste education, outreach, and advocacy programs in Boulder County.

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BEER SELECTION — RESTAURANT

MOUNTAIN SUN PUBS & BREWERIES

DRINK

1535 Pearl St., 303-546-0886 627 S. Broadway, Unit E, 303-543-0886 600 Longs Peak Ave., 303-651-7886 Second Place: Backcountry Pizza & Tap House Third Place: Oskar Blues Brewery (various locations) Fourth Place: Bohemian Biergarten Fifth Place: West End Tavern Write In: Avery Brewing Company

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THE BITTER BAR

835 Walnut St., 303-442-3050 Second Place: Avery Brewing Company Third Place: Mountain Sun Pubs & Breweries Fourth Place: World Famous Dark Horse Bar and Grill Fifth Place: West End Tavern Write In: Rayback Collective

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oting The Bitter Bar as the best bar around is starting to become a regular occurrence for our readers. But why not? When you put creative mixologists, fine craft liquors and an elegant, if casual, atmosphere together with a bunch of nice employees and patrons, it only makes sense you’d come up with one heck of a great bar. Definition of a great mixologist: Ask them to make you something they’ve never made, never heard of and make them use a cucumber. At The Bitter Bar you’ll have one of the most delicious drinks you’ve ever had and in your hand faster than you can say, “These guys are good.” This is one great bar.

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 1232-A S. Hover Road, Suite 400, Longmont, 720-600-6689 Second Place: Boxcar Coffee Roasters Third Place: Brewing Market Coffee Fourth Place: The Unseen Bean Fifth Place: Peet’s Coffee & Tea

he variety of personalities in BW’s office can almost be perfectly summed up by the beer list at Mountain Sun Pubs & Breweries. When we venture out to enjoy that occasional beer together, our differences really come out. Some prefer the lighter, fruitier tones of the impeccable Raspberry Wheat. Still others enjoy the pick-me up that comes with the frequently ordered Java Porter. Still others gravitate towards the specialty beers, offered in smaller snifters but with higher ABV. And still others stick with the tried and true Annapurna Amber. If none of our choices sound good to you, no problem. This isn’t even a fourth of the daily offerings at these classic Boulder eateries, which is why our readers chose our local watering hole as their favorite beer selection as well. Don’t get us started on Stout Month, when all the “usuals” are joined by a host of dark outsiders. If you’re craving a brewsky, this is the spot.

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ear after year, our readers vote Ozo Coffee Company the best roaster in town. Looking for something nutty, with a hint of caramel? Or something more floral and fruity? If you want that perfectly blended espresso or that single origin bean roasted to perfection, Ozo’s expert roasters are working on a unique batch of coffee beans just for you. They also offer rotating special reserve coffees and if you want to mix-up that coffee selection, sign up for the Roaster’s Choice subscription and be surprised as you receive two different coffee varietals each month. Roasted fresh each and every week, Ozo Coffee is always fresh and never in short supply.

Gebhardt Automotive

A family dealership proudly serving Boulder County residents for over 42 years

THANK YOU!

Jim Gebhardt and the Gebhardt Automotive Team

Gebhardt Volkswagen

Gebhardt BMW

2470 49th Street, Boulder, CO 303-444-1644 www.gebhardtvw.com

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ENTERTAINMENT&CULTURE 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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ed Rocks Ampitheatre isn’t just a great place to see a show, it’s a geological treasure that stands out as much on the world stage as it does on the local one. While Boulder’s music venues have their own great histories and are certainly treasures in their own right, it’s tough to match a venue created over millions of years by wind and water with a little help at the end from human hands. How do you surpass a venue that can claim the moon and Denver’s night lights as part of its regular show? There’s a reason so many bands have had legendary gigs at this venue and chosen it as a location to shoot videos of their live performances.

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: Eco-Cycle Fifth Place: Emergency Family Assistance Association Write In: Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

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hey say a dog is a man’s best friend. And a cat... well, a cat is really only so benevolent as to let you be their caretaker. Animals are the best of companions and that’s why the Humane Society of Boulder Valley has made it their mission to foster the relationship between pets and people for more than a century. The nonprofit houses more than 7,000 animals each year, 93 percent of which are either adopted or reunited with their guardians. With a veterinary clinic, animal shelter, and training and behavioral courses, in addition to a retail and thrift store, the Humane Society doesn’t just take care of animals, it serves the entire community.

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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 Street Pub & Cellar

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he Sundown Saloon recently celebrated its 35th birthday, but it seems like this Boulder staple has been around even longer than that. In its original location on Pearl Street, The Downer’s old-school charm draws everyone from pool aficionados to billiards newbies and everyone in between. Once again, it’s our readers’ choice for best place to play pool, so head on down to see what all the fuss is about. Rack ‘em up, order a beer and enjoy yourself.

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

The Avalon 6185 Arapahoe Road

www.DanceLaughLove.com 303-668-7355

WC SWING Room Lessons: WC Swing 7:30 Open Dancing to the BEST Swing 8:30-11 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!


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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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t is said that you can best judge a community by the art it offers. If that’s the case, then The Dairy Arts Center is Boulder’s most valuable resource. Regularly the home to visual art, film, theater, comedy, music and much more, the Big Milk, as no one calls it, is a gathering place where members of the community can go to be inspired, challenged and entertained. Its exhibitions and galleries rotate regularly, so check The Dairy’s schedule for upcoming events and you’re sure to find something that will stimulate the mind and soul. SPORTS BAR

THE LAZY DOG SPORTS BAR & GRILL

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

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top sitting at home screaming at the television set by yourself every time your favorite team plays a game. It’s not right. Besides, there’s this great cultural innovation called the sports bar where all the people like you can come together and scream at a television in a bar while consuming great pub food, cold beer or some other libation. You and your new friends can even wear matching shirts with other people’s names across the back and nobody will think you odd. If all this sounds like a great night out then we’ve got the place for you. When it comes to sports bars, our readers tell us The Lazy Dog Sports Bar & Grill is their favorite. So drop on by for that next big game which is sure to be playing on one of the many largescreen TVs hanging around. And don’t forget to dress the part. And if you’re the only one wearing a certain jersey, cheer quietly in a corner by yourself and don’t make eye contact.

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ELEVATIONS CREDIT UNION

2960 Diagonal Highway, 303-443-4672 4760 W. Baseline Road, 303-443-4672 611 Broadway, 303-443-4672 1669 Euclid Ave., 303-443-4672 (and other locations in Boulder County) Second Place: Chase Bank Third Place: Wells Fargo Fourth Place: FirstBank Fifth Place: U.S. Bank

THE DAIRY ARTS CENTER CREATIVE GROUP, CLOCKWISE: BILL OBERMEIER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; JIM BAILEY, MUSIC PRODUCER; JAMES GOLDMILL, MARKETING; SHAY WESCOTT, BOX OFFICE; SAMANTHA VAKIENER, LEAD HOUSE MANAGER; SHANNON NESSER, CLIENT SERVICES; REBECCA CUSCADEN, VISUAL ART CURATOR; GLENN WEBB, CINEMA MANAGER

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redit unions are like the Cheers of banks — it’s where everybody knows your name. Founded in 1953, Elevations Credit Union has worked diligently in its mission to perfect the art of the community banking business. To do this, Elevations steers clear of the product-centric business model the big banks use, and focuses on creating consumer solutions — that’s great for people like you and me. It’s grown from a 12-member operation with less than $100 in assets to more than 120,000 members that manages more than $1.7 billion in assets. It is the No. 1 credit union mortgage lender in Colorado. It’s easy to see why our readers say Elevations is the best bank around.

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13th Street between Arapahoe and Canyon, 303-910-2236 Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont 600 S. Public Road, Lafayette 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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y now, the Boulder County Farmers Markets are institutions. Locals rely on these rainor-shine events to cull ingredients from local farmers for a week of eating. Accompanied by live music, food trucks and plenty of prepared food stalls, the farmers’ market is a way to spend an entire Saturday morning or Wednesday evening. Vendors come from across the state and sell fresh produce, meat, eggs, crafts, art and products ranging from hot sauce to cherry pies. And even if you don’t end up buying anything, just the sights and sounds of the market will energize you for the week ahead.

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Voted ‘Best Classical Music’ by Boulder Weekly readers ȴYH\HDUVLQDURZ Thank you, Boulder!

Our 60th Anniversary season is filled with a creative combination of world-renowned artists, regional collaborations, and two works by major American composers co-commissioned by the Boulder Phil.

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Opening Night with pianist Jon Nakamatsu Beethoven, Britten & Shostakovich, featuring pianist David Korevaar and choirs Colorado premiere of a Philip Glass piano concerto, written for and performed by Simone Dinnerstein The Lark Ascending with violinist Charles Wetherbee and Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, plus Stefan Jackiw in Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 West Side Story in concert, a collaboration with Central City Opera and choirs Cirque de la Symphonie Goes to the Movies Nutcracker Ballet over Thanksgiving weekend

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The Boulder Philharmonic and Frequent Flyers® Aerial Dance performed for a packed house at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, in March 2017

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THE HAPPY STAFF OF BOULDER THEATER AND FOX THEATRE: BEN REYNOLDS, PETER SHEETZ, ANNIE FRANKLIN, HAASINI RAVISANKAR, DARLENE D’AGOSTINO BECK, ANDREW GILL, NICK ANGIONO, SAM THALER, WILL TOTTE, KAREN SHAVIV, LYNDSEY WILKINSON, JAKE HIERSTEINER AND DANIEL MULLAN

MOVIE HOUSE/THEATER

LOCAL CELEBRITY

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

1644 Walnut St., 303-484-9596 Second Place: Zip Code Man Third Place: Hazel Miller Fourth Place: Jessica Biel Fifth Place: Big Head Todd and the Monsters

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rom the ancient amphitheaters of Greece and Rome, to the playhouses that brought us Shakespeare, Mozart and ballet, theaters have long been gathering places for communities to come, be entertained and reflect on the common stories that unite us all. From modern cinema to stand-up comedy and live music, theaters still draw people from all different backgrounds. Boulder Theater is no different. Offering a wide variety of weekly films, concerts, performances and speakers, this historic gathering place in the heart of Boulder continues to bring us together.

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ue “Eye on the Sky,” the twinkling, energizing Alan Parsons Project song that introduces the Chicago Bulls... And now, representing Colorado’s second district... he built a tech empire out of an online greeting card company... he spends most of his days in Washington, D.C. cutting through the red tape of bureaucracy for Boulder County residents... he’s number one in your hearts and single-handedly made bowties cool again... from Princeton University, Representative Ja-reeed Po-liiiiis. Jared Polis is our readers’ favorite celebrity. Good on ya Jared. Oh, and he sometimes dresses up like Mork, which is actually really cool.

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AWESOME STREET PERFORMERS SHOULD BE RECOGNIZED (TALK TO JARED POLIS [ABOVE]. HE BEAT OUT ZIP CODE MAN).

ALL THE NONPROFITS SHOULD BE AWARDED THE BEST. THEY’RE ALL GREAT!

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PRIVATE SCHOOL

DAWSON SCHOOL

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

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Courtesy of Dawson School hen it comes to finding the right school for your child, details matter. That’s what separates Dawson School from the others; attention to detail in educating and caring for students is what makes Boulder County parents interested in sending their kids to Dawson. Founded in 1970, the school takes a multidisciplinary approach DAWSON SCHOOL BEGINS WORLD LANGUAGE LESSONS KINDERGARTEN, JUST ONE OF MANY REASONS IT’S so as to ensure well- IN OUR READERS’ CHOICE FOR BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL. rounded students, while also providing opportunities for kids to pursue their educational and athletic goals. Dawson also focuses on bringing in global perspectives, with students from 22 countries represented. And world language lessons begin in kindergarten to encourage early learning. Now that’s getting a head start.

CLASSICAL MUSIC

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

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lassical music is alive and well in Boulder County. It likely has more than a little something to do with premier ensembles like the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra. Comprised of exceptional musicians from Colorado and beyond, the Boulder Phil produces multi-genre productions featuring dance, choral and visual elements, resulting in a growing number of sold-out concerts each year. The Phil helps youngsters foster a love of classical music through their Discovery Concerts for fourth and fifth graders in 28 schools across three counties in Colorado, as well as through the annual young Artist Concerto Competition.

BDT STAGE PERFORMANCE OF DISENCHANTED

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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ou don’t have to travel to New York City to see Broadway-quality shows — just head to BDT Stage. Our readers say it has the best live theater group, and for good reason. Members of the company have performed all around the country, from New York to Chicago. Some have been cast in sitcoms and feature films. This isn’t amateur hour, that’s for sure. BDT Stage presents four shows a year, each accompanied by live musicians. Enjoy a delicious meal and get up close and personal with the cast as they serve your table. You won’t get that on Broadway.

READERCOMMENT CU USED TO HAVE THE BEST 4/20 PROTEST BUT NOW THEY’RE INTO CENSORSHIP.

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Way to Get In Touch With Your Inner Child COLOR ME MINE 1938 Pearl St., 303-443-3469 Being an adult sucks. Thankfully, sometimes you can forget all those bills and deadlines and have some much-needed playtime. If that sounds like what you need then get yourself over to Color Me Mine stat. Check those responsibilities at the door and prepare to have some fun. The good folks over at Color Me Mine essentially hand you a blank canvas (or a ceramic piece) for your imagination to go wild. For those a little reluctant to completely forget about those adult duties, don’t worry, you can always paint something practical like a mug or a plate. But those ready to go back to the playground days, feel free to make a hand mold to document all those years of middle-aged growing.

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O N L I N E | EVENING | SUMMER

That moment when you realize it’s never too late.

Life gets busy. Find classes that fit your schedule. ce.colorado.edu • 303.492.5148


ENTERTAINMENT&CULTURE Courtesy of Colorado Music Festival

©Stephen Collector

COLORADO MUSIC FESTIVAL

MUSIC FESTIVAL

COLORADO MUSIC FESTIVAL

200 E. Baseline Road, Lafayette, 303-665-0599 Second Place: Telluride Bluegrass Festival Third Place: RockyGrass Festival Fourth Place: ARISE Music Festival Fifth Place: Rocky Mountain Folks Festival

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his year will mark the 40th anniversary of the Colorado Music Festival, a fitting time for the event to win best music festival. Chautauqua Auditorium transforms into a repository for the best orchestral music the world knows, performed by an amazing collection of musicians from all over the country and the world who form the festival’s orchestra and its many smaller variations. The festival also features amazing guest soloists. This season kicks off on June 29 and ends with the season finale on August 4, and festival organizers have pulled out all the stops to make this season the best yet. With concerts geared toward kids, and casual happy hour concerts, this year’s festival figures to be as inclusive as ever.

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PLACE TO DANCE

THE AVALON BALLROOM

©Werner R. Slocum

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

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he Avalon Ballroom is serious about dancing. And when we say dancing, we mean all kinds of dance. The Avalon’s website says “come and enjoy contradance, swing dance, salsa, waltz and other dances on a large cushioned dance floor at the Avalon! All events include a dance lesson. No partner or experience needed.” The dance happy folks at The Avalon have lessons and exhibitions of various types of dance going on all the time. It is truly a place that celebrates the art of movement. No wonder it’s our readers first choice when it comes to where to dance. So whether you’re in the mood to two-step in a cowboy hat or experience the sexy intensity of salsa, The Avalon is the place to learn it, and do it.

chautauqua.com ©Werner R. Slocum

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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. BMoCA’s SPARK! program offers an opportunity for individuals living with early to mid-stage memory loss and their families to enjoy interactive experiences. Every Thursday, Mathias Kessler’s Cultural Cul-de-sac uses space in the gallery for local chefs, filmmakers, poets, scientists, performers, musicians and creative entrepreneurs to present and perform.

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

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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: Trident Booksellers & Cafe Fifth Place: Brewing Market Coffee

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rgentine poet and librarian Jorge Luis Borges was steadfast in his reverence for libraries. His 1941 short story “The Library of Babel” conceived of a universe in the form of a vast library containing, in some fashion, every book ever written. His most personal work, Dreamtigers, follows a reclusive character who dreams of disappearing into the world of his books. “I imagine paradise to be a kind of library,” Borges wrote. Today, the internet provides the world with a new kind of library — an entire universe, really — and Wi-Fi connections let us explore this universe of knowledge. Our readers think the best place to Wi-Fi is the Boulder Public Library. A library within a library — Borges would be in paradise.

Hoop Classes O DANCE 303-918-6617 If you’ve never been to a music festival or a city park or Pearl Street, you may not know that hula hoops are no longer just for children. Kristina Sutcliffe is the mastermind behind O Dance, “an eclectic dance experience.” If you want to increase physical, mental and spiritual awareness, hula hooping is the fun fitness practice you’ve been looking for. Choose from beginning classes, intermediate, choreography and Latin hoop rhythm. Classes are held at Kakes Studio and the Boulder Circus Center, Joy in Motion, 24 Hour Fitness and, for members only, at RallySports. BOULDER WEEKLY

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WE LOVE YOU BACK Proud to be voted Best of Boulder for eight years in a row.

WHERE CANNABIS MEETS ALL OF US We’re the dispensary that breaks the stereotype — because our customers do, too. A comfortable boutique atmosphere. Professional and helpful staff. This is cannabis for you.

845 Walnut St.

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For registered Colorado medical marijuana patients only.

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THANK YOU, BOULDER

WE LOVE YOU BACK Proud to be voted Best of Boulder for eight years in a row.

WHERE CANNABIS MEETS ALL OF US We’re the dispensary that breaks the stereotype — because our customers do, too. A comfortable boutique atmosphere. Professional and helpful staff. This is cannabis for you.

845 Walnut St.

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For registered Colorado medical marijuana patients only.

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7/20, 7/21, 7/22 & 7/23 • FRENCH MINI-FESTIVAL WITH PIANIST BENEDETTO LUPO 7/25 • HAPPY HOUR - STEVE HACKMAN’S “CLASSICALAPALOOZA” 7/27 & 7/28* • HOLST THE PLANETS (WITH FOOTAGE FROM NASA) *FRESH FRIDAY 7/29 • BRAHMS-TCHAIKOVSKY-MOZART CHAMBER MUSIC 7/30 • CLASSICALLY JAZZ 8/3 • ZEITOUNI CONDUCTS MAHLER’S NINTH 8/4 • FESTIVAL FINALE WITH VIOLIN SENSATION GIL SHAHAM - ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Your Ticket to Joy is On Sale Now!

Single Tickets (starting at $12) Design-Your-Own Packages, Subscriptions & Group Discounts ColoradoMusicFestival.org ( O N L I N E A N Y T I M E ) Chautauqua Box Office ( P H O N E O R I N P E R S O N ) 303.440.7666 | Monday – Friday, 12 – 5 PM

BOULDER BALLET’S AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

LIVE DANCE GROUP

BOULDER BALLET

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

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oulder is a place where people dance, watch people dance and appreciate the artistry of truly great dancing. The latter is where Boulder Ballet comes into play. Boulder Ballet has received accolades for its stunning live shows that deliver on theatrics as well as impressive choreography. You don’t have to be light on your feet or know the difference between “fondu” and “allegro” to enjoy one of the many performances the Boulder Ballet Company puts on every year. You can catch them doing Ballet in the Park during the summer or make it to the The Nutcracker come the holiday season. Whatever the performance, it will be time well spent.

Thank You Boulder for Voting Us “Best Summer Music Festival” and “Honorable Mention Classical Music”

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OPEN MIC

THE LAUGHING GOAT COFFEEHOUSE

JONATHAN MONTGOMERY RECITES POETRY AT THE LAUGHING GOAT COFFEEHOUSE.

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

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pen mic nights are an important part of any community’s culture. It’s the link between singing in the shower or writing poetry in your journal and becoming a professional or at least accomplished amateur. Open mics are plentiful in Boulder County and our readers really like the poetry version at The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse. Afterall, our town is home to the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, founded by Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman. You can become a part of Boulder’s esteemed poetry community at The Goat’s “So, you’re a poet” open readings every Monday. There’s no better way to perfect your art than by performing it live. 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: Leanin’ Tree Museum and Sculpture Garden of Western Art Fifth Place: Art + Soul Gallery

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ou don’t have to travel around the world to see stimulating contemporary art. You can stay right here in Boulder County and spend a day at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA). BMoCA not only exhibits art, it supports the art community by often commissioning original installations for the space in its main galleries. Quality exhibitions by lesser-known artists are also a mainstay in its galleries. BMoCA also sponsors events to spur a community conversation about its exhibits and artists. With a location across the street from Central Park and next door to the iconic Dushanbe Teahouse, it’s easy to plan a whole day of fun and artistic stimulation without ever needing to get behind the wheel.

Burlesque Group BRONZE FOX BURLESQUE Thankfully, we don’t have to drive far away to get the best food, shopping or entertainment. And that entertainment is fun and varied. For a night filled with stockings, glitter, sequins, some winks and some raunch, stop by a performance from Bronze Fox Burlesque. The members of this local group are always up for a good time and they bring the talent to back it up. They perform shows around town and they bring some muchneeded spice into the everyday droll. Ain’t Boulder County great? BOULDER WEEKLY

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COLORADO CRAFT CINEMA Engaging audiences in Colorado with Cinematic Stories all year long.

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frontrangefilmfest.com | dickenshorrorfilmfestival.com | lyonsfilmfestival.com nederlandfilmfestival.com | boulderfilmandbrewfestival.com

Thank You Longmont! One of Boulder County’s Largest Selections of Natural Pet Food!

BEST PET STORE

Four Paws & Co

1225 Ken Pratt Blvd #108

(Between Le Peep & Breeze Thru Car Wash)

Longmont, CO • 303.485.1565 www.fourpawsandco.com

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: Food Lab Fifth Place: Boulder Digital Arts

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e all reach a point in life where we have to decide what it is we’re going to be. Some figure it out early and move on, others don’t know until they’re retired. But for everyone in between, there is the University of Colorado Continuing Education program. The offerings allow students to pace their degree efforts in order to accommodate those looking to spend time abroad, those working full-time jobs, or any other of life’s obstacles that prevent full-time study. To make the most of your career goals, check out CU’s program and get going today.

Community Choral Program BOULDER CHORALE 303-554-7692 The Boulder Chorale is Boulder’s oldest and largest community choral organization, founded in 1966 by a group of local musicians. It has developed into an organization supporting four choruses serving children and adults with more than 100 active members. They support the Young Artists Vocal Competition and the High School Choristers Program as a way to expand music education in the community. They have embarked on concert tours to China, Italy, Austria, Greece and Costa Rica. If you’re looking for a reason to sing, look no further than the Boulder Chorale. 76 APRIL 27, 2017

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Wireless Audio + Video Networking + Wi-Fi

Residential + Commercial Acoustic Room Treatments

VideoWall + Large Venue Lighting Control + Shades

Your local experts for design, sales, and installation of all things tech. We will bring your vision to life! Whether it’s a dedicated media room, whole-home audio, boardroom, or digital signage system, give us a call today and our award winning staff will schedule your on-site consultation. We provide that personal touch simplifying your life and building rock-solid systems for years of enjoyment.

THANK YOU BOULDER FOR 3 YEARS AND COUNTING!


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LIVE JAZZ VENUE

ST JULIEN HOTEL & SPA

900 Walnut St., 720-406-9696 Second Place: Nissi’s Third Place: The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse Fourth Place: Hotel Boulderado Fifth Place: Oskar Blues Brewery (various locations)

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oes La La Land have you hankering for some jazz this year? Well, since you’re in Boulder County and not New York or Chicago or LA or New Orleans or some other city that made jazz famous, our readers suggest you head on over to the St Julien Hotel and Spa for the best jazz in town. You many not find Ryan Gosling or John Legend, but local jazz staples like the Nice Work Jazz Combo, Ron LeGault Jazz and the Mike Robinson Quartet making regular appearances at the St Julien. Hosted by the T-Zero Lounge where handcrafted cocktails and a large wine selection make the music that much tastier. So come rain or shine, inside or outside, enjoy the live Jazz at St Julien for a great time.

THE GAZEBO AT ST JULIEN FEATURES LIVE MUSIC.

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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: Thorne Nature Experience

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ummer camps may be more important now than ever. Ever increasing technology, the introduction of virtual reality and the endless digital entertainment options beg for kids’ attention these days. But summer camps provide a connection to nature, a sense of adventure in the real-world and the possibility of lifelong friendships. And the day camps at Colorado Mountain Ranch do just that. They offer a plethora of activities to get your kids outside and making friends all summer long.

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Second Place: Gasoline Lollipops Third Place: Bonnie & the Clydes Fourth Place: Hazel Miller Fifth Place: Elephant Revival

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ace is a vocal celebration that makes you want to move. More specifically, it’s a five-member a capella group that lays down amazing harmonies to dance beats. The band’s members — Ryan Driver, Forest Kelly, Mark Megibow, Cody Qualls and Stephen Ross — have deep ties to Boulder and the University of Colorado. The group is now known all over the nation. It has appeared on America’s Got Talent, played with Jon Bon Jovi and has performed for multiple U.S. presidents. Now, thanks to our readers, they can add another Best of Boulder title to their impressive resume.

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HAIR SALON

VOODOO HAIR LOUNGE

2100 Pearl St., 303-449-4453 Second Place: Twig Hair Salon Third Place: The SideDoor Salon Fourth Place: The Parlour Hair Salon Fifth Place: West End Salon Write In: Tresca Hair Studio

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oodoo Hair Lounge describes itself as a salon, “where art, culture and community collaborate with fashion and lifestyle.” Its hairdressers are given room to be creative, while clients are invited to participate in the process. Voodoo’s services cater to both men and women, for everyday stylings or for special events. Styling, coloring, cutting... this place does it all, and whatever image you have of your hair in your mind, the artists at Voodoo say they’ll work to make it come to fruition. All of their stylists have more than a decade of experience, which explains why our readers love them and their work. And did we mention that Voodoo participates in the Green Circle program to lower its impact on the environment? They do.

VOODOO HAIR LOUNGE EMPLOYEES GUY TREY BOWER AND MARION VON-HOLLANDER

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: Insight Vision Group Fifth Place: Dr. Bollenbacher & Associates

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aving LASIK surgery is a big decision and you want to trust your eyes to the most capable, knowledgeable doctor around. Dr. Craig F. Beyer is a board certified ophthalmologist, fellowship trained in corneal and refractive surgery. Don’t know what that means? Well, that’s why he is the doctor and you’re not. As the founder of Boulder Eyes/ Beyer LASIK, he’s been correcting people’s vision longer than anyone else in the state, which is why our readers once again voted his practice best of the best.

BOULDER ROCK CLUB Thank you Boulder for voting us best climbing gym Voted Best Of 13 Boulder 11 years straight years infor a row!

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VOTED BEST SKIN CARE SERVICE AGAIN! THANK YOU BOULDER COUNT Y!

Experts in Our Field Dermatology Specialists is a full-service dermatology practice, led by nationally recognized experts. We offer the most comprehensive medical, surgical and cosmetic services available in the Boulder and Denver Metro area. In addition to medical and surgical dermatology we are proud to uniquely offer NeoGraft hair transplants, Vanquish body contouring, SilkPeel anti-aging, rejuVAnate and other state-of-the art cosmetic services. We strive to enhance each patient’s experience through our kind and caring staff. Our goal is to exceed your expectations!

Board-Certified Dermatologists & Certified Physician Assistants Shawn Allen MD Carol Alonso MD Anastasia Benoit MD Rachel Simmons MD

Genevieve Wallace MD Joanna Baskett PA-C Ben Kochman PA-C Wendy Ortiz PA-C

3 consecuvtive years being the Best of Boulder!

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BOULDER 2880 Folsom St., Suite 200 Boulder, CO 80304

BRIGHTON 36 South 18th Ave., Suite H Brighton, CO 80601

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


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AMY TAYLOR ALPERS AND HER SISTER RACHEL TAYLOR SEGEL, OWNERS OF THE PILATES CENTER

PILATES STUDIO

MARTIAL ARTS

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

2005 32nd St., 303-938-1275 Second Place: Boulder Karate Third Place: Tran’s Martial Arts Fourth Place: Boulder Ki Aikido Fifth Place: Boulder Kung Fu Academy Write In: Vision Quest Martial Arts

THE PILATES CENTER

EASTON TRAINING CENTER

Developed by athlete and physical therapist pioneer Joseph Pilates, this form of exercise is good for everyone looking to become stronger, increase flexibility and improve coordination. Sisters Amy Taylor Alpers and Rachel Taylor Segel founded The Pilates Center in 1990 after training with Joseph Pilates’s protégé in New York City. Their studio offers a robust schedule of Pilates classes for practitioners of all abilities. The sisters seek to foster and promote the classic form of the practice, helping everyone who walks through their doors.

With their flagship center in Boulder, Easton Training Center has been at the heart of Boulder County’s martial arts community since 1998. Open seven days a week, the center offers Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, kickboxing and CrossFit classes for all ages and skill levels. Even kids can get in on the fun with a program formatted just for them. Morning, noon or night, Easton’s got classes for you, from small group to private lessons. If you’ve never tried martial arts, just visit the 10,000-squarefoot facility and meet the friendly coaches and management to get started on a journey that will surely change your life.

READERCOMMENT I’M TOO FAT TO BE FIT. LEAVE ME ALONE.

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MEDICAL FACILITY

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

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t’s not enough that a hospital save lives. It’s got to have that little something extra that sets it apart and makes it special if it wants to win this category. And that something extra when it comes to a medical facility is a kind, empathetic and knowledgeable staff, from the volunteers at the front desk to the nurses and doctors who can make you all better when you feel like... well, you know what we mean. Our readers tell us Boulder Community Health — Foothills Hospital is a not-for-profit that pushes itself to stay current on medical technology while never forgetting that its first priority is to serve the people of Boulder County with compassion. And that’s as good as it gets.

MMJ EVALUATION SERVICE

HOLOS HEALTH

3000 Center Green Drive, Suite 210, 720- 273-3568 Second Place: GrassRoots Medical Clinic Third Place: Relaxed Clarity, LLC Fourth Place: Fully Alive Medicine Fifth Place: Colorado Medical Marijuana

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olos Health must be doing something right. They’ve won this category six years in a row with no sign of slowing down. We all know that marijuana has many helpful medicinal uses and for many people it’s important to talk to medically trained personnel. Every member of the medically trained staff at Holos considers themselves a facilitator of your healing, whether you’re dealing with chronic pain, the effects of chemotherapy, seizures or anything else. Evaluation services make it possible for you to go in and talk to a doctor and find out if medical marijuana is the right fit for you. And the doctors at Holos Health are there to help.

Best Gift to Give Your Digestive System JUICE CLEANSE THROUGH ZEAL AND CONSCIOUS CLEANSE 1710 Pearl St., 720-708-6309

BEST Pilates Studio The Taylor Sisters

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Sometimes we have a bad day, so we have a cheeseburger. Sometimes that bad day turns into a string of bad days, and sometimes that cheeseburger is washed down with fries, a milkshake, a slice of pizza and some nachos. If this sounds like you, no fear. Zeal, partnering with Conscious Cleanse, is here to get rid of that cheeseburger hangover with one- or three-day juice cleanses. Enjoy blends of kale, cucumber, ginger, apple, broccoli, mint, lime and more throughout the day, plus a sweet nut-milk treat at the end of each day. Trust us, your body will thank you.

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Boulder’s Premier Eyewear Destination

Thanks for Voting us Best Optical Store!

20% OFF we’ll be seeing you. some exclusions apply

in the Village at 2525 ARAPAHOE

303.4 47.0210 ❘ www.aspene y e w ear.com

VOTED BEST OF BOULDER NEARLY EVERY YEAR SINCE 2OO1

Your 1st choice for LASIK, PRK, ICL, Cataract and RLE Surgeries

Thanks to the Boulder community for voting us Best In Boulder for another year!

Dr. Beyer has preformed LVC longer than any surgeon in Colorado

Go on line at www.bouldereyes.com to schedule a complimentary consultation and enter to win a free eye for LASIK and PRK. 3 0 3 . 4 9 4 . 2 0 2 0 • 1 8 1 O 3 O t h S T R E E T, S U I T E B , B O U L D E R

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We provide sound movement principles that yield profound results

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New ownership: June Kahn, CPT, IDEA World Instructor of the Year Award Recipient/ 30+ years experience

Full Service Pilates Studio Offering Private Sessions, Reformer Classes, Barre Fusion Classes, Specialty Classes for Men, Cancer Rehab, Osteoporosis & Athletes. Private Pilates Rehab Specialist Sessions & Bi Monthly Community Events Book your FREE 30 minute session today! 720-398-8319 844 Main Street, Suite 101, Louisville www.centeryourbodypilates.com Like Us on Facebook: www.facebookcom/centeryourbodypilates.com

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INDOOR CLIMBING GYM

BOULDER ROCK CLUB

2829 Mapleton Ave., 303-447-2804, ext. 4 Second Place: The Spot Bouldering Gym Third Place: Movement Climbing + Fitness Fourth Place: ABC Kids Climbing Fifth Place: Lakeshore Athletic Club — Flatiron Write In: EVO Rock + Fitness

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oulder has been climbing the rocks that make up its famous backdrop for more than 100 years, and the area has been known as a rock-climbing hot spot since the 1960s. That’s great except when it’s snowing or raining and you’re stuck starring out the window at where you want to be. But in truth, that mentality changed three decades ago with the advent of indoor climbing gyms. Boulder is blessed with many such indoor facilities from which to choose. Climbing with a roof over your head has become a sport in its own right, not just a training regimen for the outdoor version. And the best spot to climb indoors according to our readers is the Boulder Rock Club, whose sky-high walls with hundreds of routes of every level of difficulty and bouldering areas make it a fun place to be rain or shine.

Place for Superfoods THRIVE 1509 Arapahoe Ave., 720-616-7785

Thank you for voting us Best Veterinarian in Boulder We are grateful for your support! 3210 Valmont Road, Boulder 303-443-9661 www.alpinehospitalforanimals.com 86 APRIL 27, 2017

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If you’re looking to be free, Thrive is the place to be. Serving vegan, soy-free, gluten-free and organic foods, Thrive wants to truly nourish every body. They use non-pasturized almonds and raw hand-cracked cashews to make fresh nut milk every day. To retain the health benefits of foods, they don’t heat above 118 degrees, and Ayurvedic herbs, superfoods and supplements give dishes different positive effects on the body, whether that’s mood enhancement, gastrointestinal aid, healthy skin, anti-inflammatory, wound-healing or calming. Head to Thrive to free yourself of everything that ales you.

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GOLF COURSE

FLATIRONS GOLF COURSE

5706 Arapahoe Ave., 303-442-7851 Second Place: Boulder Country Club Third Place: Haystack Mountain Golf Course Fourth Place: Indian Peaks Golf Course Fifth Place: Coal Creek Golf Course

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ur readers voted Flatirons Golf Course the best this year, and that’s just par for the course considering they’ve won before. The City of Boulder maintains the perfectly manicured greens of this 125- acre, 18-hole course. Flatirons also has excellent practice facilities and instruction programs. You can take care of all your golfing needs at Flatirons, whether it’s getting your old clubs repaired or buying a new set in the pro shop. And with a location only a few minutes away from anywhere in Boulder, it’s perfect for that “I’ll be back in a little while” outing from work. So hit the links at this award-winning golf course, all while enjoying a pristine view of the Flatirons. Now that’s what we call a hole in one.

Way for Women to Find Their Innate Fire WORKSHOPS BY CONSCIOUS BURLESQUE 2436 30th St. Ladies, are you stressed? Do you have low energy? Is the anxiety getting to be too much to handle? No, we’re not trying to sell you medication. We’re suggesting something more fun. Head over to Conscious Burlesque for workshops guaranteed to reawaken hidden passions and explore “body, shadow, connection and more.” These workshops are designed to help women ignite their inner flame by tapping into sensuality. Surely we can all use a little more of that. Head on over and make your world a little sexier. BOULDER WEEKLY

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Best Chiropractor

Eleven Years in a Row!

Thanks for letting us keep you so well adjusted!

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VETERINARIAN 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 P.C. Fifth Place: Boulder’s Natural Animal + Hospital Write In: North Boulder Companion Animal Hospital

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e here at Boulder Weekly are animal lovers. We have many frequent furry visitors to our office, from our trusty hound Bella to our feisty chiweenie Rocky. They fill our often-stressful office with some fun, joy and the occasional, “Stop licking my toes! That tickles!” But we love those dogs, and we want them to stay strong and healthy to keep us chuckling when those deadlines loom. Our readers tell us that the animal docs over at Alpine Hospital for Animals are the best choice for veterinarian care. We’ll let Bella and Rocky know where to go.

NAIL SALON

JLOUNGE NATURAL NAIL BAR AND DAY SPA 3003 Walnut St., 720-484-6669 Second Place: Contempo Nails Third Place: Boulder Nails Fourth Place: Angel Nails Write In: The Nail Studio Boulder

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his is not your average nail salon. jlounge Natural Nail Bar and Spa offers a highquality spa experience in an environment of relaxation designed to refresh, revitalize and re-energize, all with natural ingredients. Each treatment features a seasonal scent selection to customize your experience. We’re talking world-class pampering here, folks. No wonder our readers chose jlounge as their favorite nail salon. It’s everything Boulder could want in professional nail care in a beautiful spa setting.

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Mountaineering

Thank you for believing in us - again! We are incredibly grateful to the loyal Neptune customers for voting us Best Outdoor Gear Store, our 16th consecutive year being recognized as one of Boulder County’s best. With new LOCAL ownership, we intend to earn this honor by bringing you the best selection, the best brands and most importantly - the best advice. Open everyday 10am - 7pm | Phone: 303.499.8866 | neptunemountaineering.com

THANK YOU BOULDER! Your Bronzing Paradise | Voted Best of Boulder 8 Years Running!

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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.”

Custom Airbrush, Mobile Airbrush, NEW Mystic HD, and Red Light Therapy

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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. VERANDA SUN EMPLOYEE SOPHIE AUCOIN

TANNING SALON

VERANDA SUN

1670 30th St., 303-447-8844 Second Place: Aspen Tan Third Place: At the Beach Fourth Place: Forever Summer Tanning

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e all know the sun doesn’t shine everyday, but that shouldn’t keep us from looking like it does. So whether it’s the long winter months or a busy work schedule that is preventing you from spending as much time outside as you’d like, there is a way to keep that outdoor look. Our readers tell us that Veranda Sun is the answer. It was established in 1983, making it the first tanning salon in Boulder. No wonder folks see them as the best in the city. Veranda Sun offers its clients different levels of tanning beds as well as a variety of sunless options to give your skin that great glow all year round.

Way to Hurt So Good 9ROUND FITNESS 1655 28th St., Boulder, 303-443-5678 1631 Pace St., Suite B-11, Longmont, 303-772-8888 375 S. McCaslin Blvd., Suite A, Louisville, 720-398-9977

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You know that John Mellencamp song, “Hurt So Good”? We’re pretty sure that song is about the training at 9Round Fitness. The 30-minute kickboxing-themed gym incorporates functional, cardiovascular and circuit-training regimens in a nine-station format to give you the fastest complete workout you’ve ever had. You’re gonna feel it the next day, but you know what they say: “Sometimes love don’t feel like it should/ You know it hurt so good.”

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GYM/FITNESS CENTER

COLORADO ATHLETIC CLUB — BOULDER 1821 30th St., 303-501-1700 Second Place: RallySport Third Place: YMCA of Boulder Valley Fourth Place: 24 Hour Fitness Fifth Place: Orangetheory Fitness Write In: CrossFit Roots

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hether you’re into Pilates, indoor cycling, aquatic fitness, personal training or group classes, the Colorado Athletic Club — Boulder has you covered. Certified fitness professionals will make sure you feel comfortable and meet your fitness goals. New members get two complimentary, tailored-just-for-you personal coaching sessions to sweeten the pot. Their Active Childcare and Teen Room provides an opportunity for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years to build the foundation for lifelong enjoyment of an active lifestyle. The Energy Cafe offers healthy snacks to help you re-energize after a great workout.

RECREATIONAL DISPENSARY

Do You Have? Do You Have? Do You Have? Do You Have?

THE FARM

2801 Iris Ave., 303-440-1323 Second Place: Terrapin Care Station Third Place: Native Roots Dispensary Fourth Place: The Green Room Fifth Place: Karing Kind Write In: Green Tree Medicinals

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t’s a good thing to have a recreational marijuana dispensary that you trust. Not only will you be guaranteed the experience you want, but you can be sure to get quality ingredients at a good price. The Farm is our readers’ choice for best recreational dispensary because of the many resources it offers its customers. A wide selection of strains and marijuana products is married with a staff that has extensive knowledge about every item. So customers leave feeling like they’ve made the right choice. The Farm is also home to several award-winning strains, including Race Fuel Indica OG. Wowser!

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YOGA STUDIO

COREPOWER YOGA

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: The Little Yoga Studio Fourth Place: Yoga Loft Boulder Fifth Place: Soul Tree Yoga Write In: Raj Yoga + Meditation

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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

THE DANDELION ASSISTANT MANAGER MICHAEL BENTON

Have You Ever Had a Concussion? • Struggle to remember things? • Difficulty managing daily tasks? • Overwhelmed with big projects? • Trouble finding your words? • Tough to focus? All of these symptoms can be caused by a concussive injury, even one that occurred years ago. Sarah Brittain, Clinician

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We can identify and treat areas of loss to help improve your daily performance. www.boulderbrain.com I

MMJ DISPENSARY

THE DANDELION

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

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he Dandelion offers a cozy setting for MMJ patients to pick up the highest quality medicine at the most affordable prices. Whether you need flowers, edibles, beverages, tinctures, oils, glass pipes or literature about medical marijuana products, The Dandelion has it — and more. And if you have questions about which product will work best for your medical needs, the knowledgeable staff is available to answer any and every question. Join their membership program to receive first-rate benefits, and don’t miss out on weekly deals on all sorts of merchandise.

DAY SPA

SPA AT ST JULIEN

900 Walnut St., 720-406-9696 Second Place: The Dragontree Third Place: Essentiels Spa Fourth Place: jlounge Natural Nail Bar and Spa Fifth Place: Spavia Day Spa Write In: Orange Poppy Spa

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e don’t know who St. Julien was, but he must have been one luxurious son of a bee. Who else could singularly be summoned to encapsulate the luxurious experience at the Spa at St Julien? The day spa at the St Julien features a variety of packages and individual services that’ll have you feeling heavenly. Everything from facials, to mani-pedis, to waxing is covered at the spa, and so too is hair styling and coloring, makeup and massages. The day spa at St Julien is likely to leave you thinking that spa treatments are both an indulgence and a necessity for healthy living.

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

NORTH BOULDER DENTAL GROUP

Drs. Murphy, Sica, Brown, Welden, Nielsen, and Dhaliwal In celebration of being named “Best of Boulder” for 5 years in a row. North Boulder Dental is donating $5000 to Boulder community charities. Thank you Boulder. Best Dental Care 5 Years in a Row!

Thank you, Dr. Julie Brown, for all your years serving our dental community. Congratulations on your retirement! Welcoming Dr. Kristy Dhaliwal to our practice!

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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

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

COTTONWOOD KENNEL EMPLOYEES, LEFT TO RIGHT: KERI MCKELVEY (DOG MAUI), RHONDA BEITZEL (DOG NEAH), OWNER PENNY VARDELL (DOG PATSY) AND CORRIE GRIFFITH (DOG MICHAEL)

PET BOARDING

COTTONWOOD KENNELS

7275 Valmont Road, 303-442-2602 Second Place: Camp Bow Wow Third Place: Arapahoe Animal Hospital Fourth Place: Bowhaus Dog Daycare & Boarding Fifth Place: The Dog Spot and The Cat Pad

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ottonwood Kennels is a bed and breakfast for your four-legged friends. No, really. You’ll wish you could stay. The folks at Cottonwood believe in pet-to-person connection, which is why it boasts a large staff of dedicated, pet-loving people to give your fuzzy family members the best possible home-away-from-home. Located on a small farm with a few friendly farmyard animals, your pet will be pampered with quality food, great beds, playthings and, most importantly, lots of TLC. Don’t worry if your fuzz ball has special needs; Cottonwood welcomes all pets and caters to any and every specific need. Pet parents can even call a toll-free number to check up on four-legged family members.

“BENEFICIAL” USE OF OIL AND GAS WELL PRODUCTION WATER The oil and gas industry of course has come up with its favorite uses for this highly polluted water that comes out of the ground along with hydrocarbons. And the industry’s choices are legal thanks to their friends (and former employees) at the COGCC, state legislature and governor’s office. They pour it on dirt roads and call it dust suppression, spray it on crops and call it irrigation, dump it on the ground and call it waste farming and pump it back into the ground and call it earthquakes. But our favorite use for this contaminated liquid cocktail is as a lubricant to spray on the heads of our elected officials so it will be easier for them as they continue to shove their heads up the oil and gas industry’s... wait, that’s a whole different staff pick called “best place to stick a politicians’ head.” Wouldn’t want to spoil that one. 94 APRIL 27, 2017

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Courtesy of The Joint Chiropractic

CHIROPRACTOR

THE JOINT CHIROPRACTIC

2525 Arapahoe Ave., Suite C2, 303-440-8019 Second Place: Apex Chiropractic Third Place: Swan Lake Chiropractic Clinic Fourth Place: Whole Body Balance Fifth Place: North Boulder Chiropractic Write In: Network Family Wellness Center

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houlder, neck and back pain be gone. Twenty million people seek chiropractic care each year, and if you’re one of them, head on over to The Joint Chiropractic for what our readers say is the best care around. This natural, drug-free approach to wellness can get you back in line, no matter how out of whack you may be. With training in motion palpation and functional movement, Dr. Rodger is ready to help. And if you’ve never had an adjustment, walk on into this conveniently located clinic any day of the week: No appointments necessary.

SKIN CARE SERVICE

DERMATOLOGY SPECIALISTS — BOULDER

2880 Folsom St., Suite 200, 303-4426647 Second Place: Rebecca’s Herbal Apothecary & Supply Third Place: The Dragontree Fourth Place: jlounge Natural Nail Bar and Spa Fifth Place: IV Seasons Skin Care Write In: The Honey Pot

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ot something on your back? The doctors at Dermatology Specialists — Boulder can tell you what it is and help do whatever you want with it (within reason). Medical dermatology from acne to skin cancer treatment is covered, as well as cosmetic services from wrinkle reduction to fat eradication. There are surgeons on staff, so you can take comfort in knowing you’re in expert hands during procedures. They do all of this in a clean environment with a friendly staff that treats each client with respect.

Personal Injury • Auto Accidents • Dog Bites • DUI

FREE CASE EVALUATION

DANCE STUDIO

BOULDER BALLET

2590 Walnut St., 303-443-0028 Second Place: Alchemy of Movement Third Place: The Avalon Ballroom Fourth Place: Streetside Dance Studios Fifth Place: Frequent Flyers Productions

Attorney Rosenthal is one of the nation’s most awarded trial lawyers and was elected by area lawyers and Judges into The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers. He is a master level negotiator that gets cases favorably resolved. If negotiations break down, he is ready for trial.

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he 17th century Pakistani poet Shah Asad Rizvi wrote, “Don’t breathe to survive; dance and feel alive.” For 35 years, Boulder Ballet has given spectators and dancers alike a breathe of fresh air — a way to dance and feel alive through classic, contemporary and theatrical ballet programs. The Boulder Ballet School makes ballet accessible to everyone, with classes for ages 3 to adult, for beginners to professionals. That means it’s never too late to join the ballet. There are even open drop-in classes held throughout the year.

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“We are different than other clinics. We truly are a safe place for those who need us, whether those needs are accessible reproductive healthcare, education on how to have safe, healthy sexual experiences, or an abortion. Thank you Women’s Health for allowing me to continually strengthen my commitment to reproductive and social justice.” -Annie, Boulder Operations Coordinator

www.boulderwomenshealth.org

healthy eyes. healthy body.

BODYWORK BISTRO MASSAGE SPECIALIST ARISA LAFOND DISCUSSES HER MASSAGE APPROACH WITH CALLIE FRANCE.

MASSAGE

BODYWORK BISTRO

1100 Spruce St., 303-440-1992 Second Place: St Julien Hotel & Spa Third Place: The Dragontree Fourth Place: Elements Therapeutic Massage Fifth Place: Massage Envy

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ike kneading air out of dough, a massage unlocks tension from the body, giving it a vital escape route and enabling the body to soften and relax. A good masseuse is a valuable resource in many people’s lives. Our readers chose the folks at Bodywork Bistro as their favorite place to get a massage. Bodywork Bistro caters to both walk-in and appointmentonly sessions, and offers chair, table and mat varieties. You can also get hot stone, deep tissue, prenatal, shiatsu and other types of massages from a licensed and experienced professional staff.

Courtesy of Boulder Community Acupuncture

ACUPUNCTURE

Boulder Vision Center After 15 years at some of the nation’s largest and most distinguished medical practices, teaching universities and hospitals, Dr. Terri Oneby and Dr. Brooks Alldredge returned to Boulder to create a center of eye care excellence. Along with years of experience, our doctors offer the newest technologies to accurately diagnose and treat both common and rare medical and vision conditions. While recognizing the comfort longtime Boulder Vision Center patients feel in familiar surroundings, our doctors have updated our office to be more efficient, modern and comfortable. Our opticians are all nationally certified and will ensure your eyewear looks great and that you see your best.

Dr. Terri Oneby

303-443-4545

Dr. Brooks Alldredge

or visit bouldervisioncenter.com

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BOULDER COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE

3405 Penrose Place, Suite 202, 303-443-3034 Second Place: Acupuncture Clinic of Boulder Third Place: Boulder Sports Acupuncture Fourth Place: Well Woman Acupuncture Fifth Place: The Dragontree Write In: Red Aspen Wellness

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cupuncture is one of the oldest practices of traditional Chinese medicine, dating back more than THE GREAT STAFF OF BOULDER COMMUNITY 2,000 years. It’s used to treat nearly everything that ales you: depression, ACUPUNCTURE. digestive disorders, insomnia, migraines, sports injuries, sciatica and a host of health issues in between. Boulder Community Acupuncture provides effective treatment on a sliding scale so no one has to miss out on the amazing benefits of this ancient, holistic treatment. In addition to traditional acupuncture treatments, BCA offers sho-ni-shin, a needle-free way of treating infants and children for issues such as asthma, chronic earaches, bed-wetting and behavioral and emotional challenges.

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FITNESS&HEALTH ALTERNATIVE HEALTH CARE

HOLOS HEALTH

3000 Center Green Drive, Suite 210, 720- 273-3568 Second Place: Charley Cropley Naturopathic Doctor Third Place: Whole Body Balance Fourth Place: Chautauqua Health Fifth Place: Helios Integrated Medicine

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onventional medicine doesn’t do it for a lot of people, and so “alternative” medicine offers an opportunity to take a more holistic approach to healing. To be honest, that doesn’t sound alternative at all, that just sounds like what all healing should consist of. Nevertheless, in the field of alternative health care, our readers think Holos Health is the best local option. Holos Health offers medicinal marijuana treatments, energy and shamanic healing, mental health counseling and life coaching and functional health checkups. They also offer budtender training courses for those interested in getting into the burgeoning field of marijuana therapy and sales.

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BARBER SHOP

FLOYD’S 99 BARBERSHOP

2790 Pearl St., 303-442-2279 548 W. South Boulder Road, Unit C, Lafayette, 720-890-3868 589 S. Hover St., Longmont, 303-485-1150 Second Place: Voodoo Hair Lounge Third Place: Al’s Barber Shop Fourth Place: Silver & Gold Barbers and Stylists Fifth Place: Northside Barbers Write In: The Brooklyn Barber Academy

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hen you mix music and hair what do you get? If you said “a bunch of naked people in a theater production called Hair” you’re not wrong but that’s not the answer we were looking for. When we ask our readers for their favorite barbershop they told us Floyd’s 99 Barbershop, the other correct answer to the question. We’ll let Floyd’s describe itself: “Floyd’s 99 is NOT your grandfather’s barbershop. With an old-school new-style mentality, it mixes excellent service with the new style appeal of an experienced and talented staff. From the diverse styles and personalities of our stylists/barbers, to our signature rock and roll poster wall plastered with a time machine of music memorabilia, Floyd’s 99 is a place where the music is worth turning up and where everyone can proudly let their individuality shine.” Can’t say it better than that.

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Fresh Authentic NY Pizza, Sandwiches, Salads 2 Slices of Cheese & Soda ................ $6.99 plus tax 2 Slices of Pepperoni or Sausage & Soda .................................. $7.99 plus tax We Deliver in Boulder

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

www.BrooklynPizzaBoulder.com

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

LEFT TO RIGHT: DOCTORS SICA, NIELSEN, DHALIWAL, MURPHY AND WELDEN FROM NORTH BOULDER DENTAL

DENTAL CARE

NORTH BOULDER DENTAL

1001 North St., 303-447-1042 Second Place: Boulder Dental Group Third Place: Sage Dental Care Fourth Place: Alpine Dental Health Fifth Place: Comfort Dental Write In: Studio Z Dental

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t’s been said that nobody likes to go to the dentist. But our readers tell us that isn’t necessarily true. They actually like paying a visit to the highly trained folks who work at North Boulder Dental. That’s because Boulder’s favorite tooth technicians strive to make sure that the routine trip to the dentist is not a physical, emotional or financial rollercoaster for patients. A policy of encouraging questions — for both staff and patients — is at the heart of the North Boulder Dental practice. So stop shaking in your boots every time that sharp tooth pain stabs into your brain. Just go visit the good folks at North Boulder Dental and make it stop. And remember, seeing them before you have pain is the best way to prevent problems in the first place.

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THE RITZ

959 Walnut St., 303-443-2850 Second Place: Theatrical Costumes, Etc. & Trendy Boutique Third Place: Goldmine Vintage Write In: ARES Thrift Store

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ou know how it is, every so often you’ve just got to act on that superhero or pirate fantasy. Whatever your imagination can conjure up — and our readers have some crazy fantasies — The Ritz is the best place for all your costume needs. And remember, it doesn’t have to be a holiday or even a special event to play dress up. This is Boulder, Colorado where you can walk down the Pearl Street Mall any day of the year dressed like Underdog, Wonder Woman or Mr. Potato Head just because you got up on the creatively goofy side of the bed. So go for it. Drop by The Ritz and let their friendly staff help you make every night one to remember.

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

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s the saying goes, kids grow like weeds. One minute they’re in onesies, the next minute they’re dressing themselves in a Batman costume and heading to kindergarten. When our readers want to keep their little ones looking sharp without breaking the bank, they head to Childish Things Boutique for shirts and dresses, shorts and pants, swimsuits and sandals, raincoats and hoodies — even infant furniture and cloth diapers. Childish Things even lets you shop online if you’re too busy raising those little bundles of joy to come into the shop and peruse. Owned and operated by a Boulder mom, Childish Things knows just what parents need.

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MUSIC STORE

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US

BEST PET STORE!

•Bowls, Beds, Leashes, etc. •Barkday Cakes •Pet Foods

2828 30th St. • Boulder • 303.245.9909 www.pcspantry.com Hours: Mon & Fri 10-7 • Tue, Wed, Thurs, Sat 10-6 • Sun 10-5

By SHOPPING at Our Store, You Are SUPPORTING Your Community Success Story: Bridgette

Proceeds from Sales Support Our Programs

“I want others to know that Sister Carmen Community Center is changing lives.” $1.99 Adult Clothing 50¢ Children’s Clothing

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

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s John Oliver once said, “Democracy is like a tambourine: Not everyone can be trusted with it.” While there’s more truth to this statement than anyone of us may like to admit, don’t be the subject of anyone’s joke. Head on over to Robb’s Boulder Music for the best in new instruments, repairs and lessons for the novice and aficionado alike. A Boulder staple for more than three decades, whether you’re looking for your first tambourine, advice on how to play that ukulele you’ve had sitting around, or your next foray into the world of music, Robb’s can meet all your musical needs. OUTDOOR GEAR

RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT INC. (REI) 1789 28th St., 303-583-9970 Second Place: Neptune Mountaineering Third Place: Jax Mercantile Co. Fourth Place: Patagonia Outdoor Clothing & Gear Fifth Place: Boulder Ski Deals

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t’s no secret that Coloradans love the outdoors, and Boulder County folk perhaps more than the rest of them. Whether a native or a transplant, the people of the Centennial State aren’t shy about spending as much time as they can outside, rain or shine, snow or heat. So whether you just want to head out on a short summer hike or train for next year’s Grand Traverse, Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) is the place to get all the outdoor gear you could ever want or need. From skis, bikes and tents to backcountry food, wicking clothes and gadgets, it’s easy to get lost for hours perusing the great selection, which is why our readers voted it best of the best once again.

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Sometimes it’s the dog’s fault. Sometimes it’s the kids’ fault. Sometimes it’s your significant others fault. And every once in a while, it’s even your... naw it’s still their fault. No matter whose fault it is, your carpet is always the one on the receiving end. Whether it’s that clumsy wine drinker, spot’s need to visit every room in the house immediately following a muddy walk, little Lisa’s first attempt at contemporary art on a horizontal surface, young Darin’s great idea to grease his bike chain in the living room so he wouldn’t miss his favorite cartoon or just plain old everyday ground in dirt from ordinary foot traffic, the good folks at Steve’s Carpet Care are here to save the day. They’ll have your carpets clean as new in no time using only the most eco-friendly, state-of-the-art technology available. That’s why we picked ‘em.

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READERCOMMENT WHY NO CATEGORY FOR BEST YACHT CLUB? WHERE WILL I PARK MY YACHT?

OPTICAL STORE

Frontier Honda Celebrates

ASPEN EYEWEAR

2525 Arapahoe Ave., Suite E-23, 303447-0210 Second Place: Boulder Vision Center Third Place: Envision Boulder Fourth Place: College Optical Fifth Place: Wink Optical Write In: Eyeworks Louisville

30thCelebrates Anniversary Frontier Honda 30th Anniversary MARKETING FEATURE

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etting new glasses or contacts can be a mind-boggling experience. There are just so many choices. But that’s not the case at Aspen Eyewear. Of course there is still a large and amazing selection, but with the helpful and knowledgeable staff at this Best of Boulder winner you’ll get just the right glasses or contacts without all the stress and confusion. The service-oriented folks at Aspen Eyewear have been helping Boulder see better while looking better at this familyowned business for three generations. Most prescriptions are filled in one to three days. They’re happy to do repairs that other stores don’t want to tackle, and they have the only on-site custom lens-finishing lab in Boulder. They also have an independent optometrist located in the store to provide eye exams. All this makes Aspen Eyewear the clear winner for all your clear vision needs.

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PC’S PANTRY FOR DOGS AND CATS, INC.

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

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ary Lee began PC’s Pantry for Dogs and Cats, Inc. in a small house on LONGMONT – On Wednesday, April 5, Frontier Honda celebrated its 30th Anniversary with a celebration at its Walnut Street in Boulder in 1998. They’re on On Wednesday, April 5, Frontier Honda celebrated its 30th located at 710 S. Main Street in Longmont. The Honda dealership is known best for its selection of quality 30th Street these days, but the love for showroom pets Anniversary with a celebration showroom. The parts and is exactly the same. All of its biscuits and new and used vehicles as well as exceptional customer service.at It isLongmont trusted in the community for it’s repair, meatloaves are freshly baked on site daily. financing services. Visit Frontier Honda in is person at 710 best S. Mainfor Street, 303.772.2900 visit frontierhonda.com. Honda dealership known itscall selection oforquality new All ingredients are human grade and natural and used vehicles as well as exceptional customer service. with no salt, sugar or any preservatives. Does your fuzzy pal have a birthday coming It is trusted in the community for it’s repair, parts and financing up? PC’s makes “Barkday” cakes too. So bring your pet in and find something they’ll services. Visit Frontier Honda in person at 710 S. Main Street, love, whether it’s a new bed, a new outfit or Longmont, call 303.772.2900 or visit frontierhonda.com. some tasty treats. BOULDER WEEKLY

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PIPE SHOP

DRINK

MILE HIGH PIPE & TOBACCO

FOOD ENTERTAINMENT&CULTURE

1144 Pearl St., 303-4437473 Second Place: The Fitter Third Place: Buddha’s and Goudha’s Fourth Place: Freaky’s Smoke Shoppe and Tattoo Fifth Place: The Little Dog

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inning the best pipe shop in Boulder is like winning the best theatrical production on Broadway or winning tallest man at the Orlando Tall Man Competition. You have to have a great selection at affordable prices, with a staff that’s accommodating and friendly to win this category. Our readers say that Mile High Pipe & Tobacco is the go-to shop for a whole host of items, including bubble bags, cigars, digital scales, glass pieces, vaporizers, grinders, incense, tobacco, papers, posters, tapestries and a lot of other things. A regional chain, Mile High has all the resources of a big box retailer, with all the dedication and knowledge of a local shop.

AUTO DETAILING

PUDDLE CAR WASH

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

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ot a date tonight? Decided to drive for Lyft to make a little extra cash? Is your clean-freak mom coming into town and you’ve got to pick her up at the airport? Then head to Puddle Car Wash to get your car as clean as it was on the day it was delivered to the dealership’s lot. Puddle is another one of Boulder’s family-owned businesses, so you can feel good about supporting your local economy. Puddle’s has a range of services from interior and exterior detailing to the ultimate “white glove” treatment. Get your seats shampooed and your leather conditioned and show your mom that not everything in your life is a total mess.

A MILE HIGH PIPES & TOBACCO EMPLOYEE SHOWS THE MERCHANDISE.

Place to further your handicraft SHUTTLES, SPINDLES & SKEINS 635 S Broadway, Suite E, 303-494-1071 When the yarn bug bites you, it usually bites you hard. Suddenly one scarf turns into another sweater, then an afghan, a teddy bear, baby shoes, and before you know it, you immediately need a ball of yarn in every color and various sizes of knitting needs and crochet hooks. If this sounds like you, then ignore the concerned laments from loved ones telling you, “You don’t need royal blue yarn, you have sky blue, cobalt, cerulean and turquoise.” Get that royal blue yarn, and get it at Shuttles, Spindles & Skeins. They have all your needs for handicrafts, and they’ll be more than happy to help you with your new obsession.

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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: Momentum

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e could wax poetic for days about Alfalfa’s Market’s commitment to being a green business, but we wouldn’t be able to say it any better than they have: “It is our mission to serve, educate and inspire our customers through our tireless support of local, organic and innovative food, wellness products and culinary creations. Alfalfa’s is a marketplace where products that are good for people, for producers and the planet are celebrated.” Alfalfa’s has made a business model out of sustainability, and our readers know that’s important for the future of our planet. Thanks Alfalfa’s, from those of us here today and from our grandchildren in the future.

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BLUE SPRUCE AUTO SALES IS NOW UNDER THE SUPER RUPAIR UMBRELLA!

VOTED BEST USED CAR DEALER 2017

HONORABLE MENTION AUTO SERVICE/REPAIR 2017

QUALITY VEHICLES FOR THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN ENVIRONMENT 1309 Yarmouth Ave, Boulder, CO • 303.442.6508

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One great company, and the best business in Boulder


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BOLDER INK OWNER/ARTIST LANCE TALON SOLAR SYSTEMS

TATTOO/PIERCING PARLOR

BOLDER INK

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

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ere’s a fun factoid for you: Three in 10 Americans reportedly have tattoos these days. Famous athletes, actors and actresses, elected officials and maybe even your boss. Hell, even Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tattoos. The once taboo sign of individuality and even rebellion, tattoos are now widely accepted pretty much everywhere, except maybe grandma’s house, but we can’t say for sure since we don’t know your grandma. Once again Boulder Ink is Boulder County’s favorite tattoo/piercing parlor. As the city’s oldest tattoo shop, Boulder Ink houses five talented artists ready to meet all your skin-art needs.

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NAMASTÉ SOLAR

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

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t feels good to be powered by the sun. Using solar energy to power your home or office drastically reduces your carbon footprint, lowers your energy bill over time and sends a message to the community that renewables are doables. But sometimes installing and managing solar systems can be daunting, and our readers say they turn to Namasté Solar more than anyone else to help them get over the hump. Specializing in residential, commercial and maintenance operations, Namasté works with clients to find the right rig at the right price. They offer free quotes for residential homeowners, so check them out today.

Guinness World Record SAUL, THE WORLD’S LARGEST STICKER BALL Longmont On January 13, 2016 — National Sticker Day, by the way — a crowd gathered at Wibby Brewing Co. to watch Saul the Sticker Ball enter the Guinness World Record book as the largest sticker ball, with 171,466 individual stickers and weighing in at 231.6 pounds and 8.8-feet in circumference. Green Mountain Surveying certified its girth. Guinness required that the ball remain spherical, which was apparently a problem while creating the ball, so the folks who created Saul had to roll him around a lot. Don’t ever let anyone tell you your dreams can’t come true — just look at Saul. BEST OF BOULDER COUNTY ’17

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PEDESTRIAN SHOPS MANAGER ZOE POLK SHOE STORE

JEWELRY STORE

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

1402 Pearl St., 303-443-1084 Second Place: Todd Reed Third Place: Artmart Gifts Fourth Place: Walters & Hogsett Fifth Place: Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery Write In: Classic Facets Antique and Vintage Jewelry

PEDESTRIAN SHOPS

HURDLE’S JEWELRY

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hey take you to work, to the store, on that trail you love to hike. They haul you through the uncomfortable first date or a long night out on the town. They carry you through life, holding steady through all the ups and downs, the milestones and accomplishments. You’d never get to do most of what you enjoy doing without the help of shoes — a steadfast friend as ever there was. Boulder County residents have been getting their favorite shoes, boots, clogs and sandals at Pedestrian Shops for 45 years and they have once again chosen them as the best shoe store around. Offering a plethora of brands, and with a commitment to making the world a better place through environmental responsibility, Pedestrian Shops takes it’s corporate responsibility as seriously as it does your feet.

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ewelry is an important part of culture the world over. It’s about more than just aesthetics — jewelry helps people communicate who they are at a glance. Let Hurdle’s Jewelry help you find the perfect pieces — from watches to cufflinks, from custom rings to beautiful pocketknives — to express yourself. Hurdle’s has been family owned and operated for four generations. From simple repairs to the most intricate custom work, Hurdle’s goal is to provide clients the very best experience and value. And that’s why our reader’s say they’re the best.

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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

NORDSTROM RACK WOMEN’S AND KIDS APPAREL MANAGER KATIE COSTELLO CLOTHING STORE — WOMEN’S

NORDSTROM RACK

1601 29th St., 720-887-3588 Second Place: Anthropologie Third Place: Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) Fourth Place: Christina’s Luxuries Fifth Place: Urban Outfitters Write In: ARES Thrift Store

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hile we don’t accept the stereotype that all women love shopping, we will admit that all women need clothes. Whether its athletic wear, formal attire, business casual, undergarments or just an everyday pair of jeans, Nordstrom Rack has it all. Which is great if you’re not a shopper but still need... clothes. The store offers top-of the line brands at a discounted price (up to 70 percent off) from the Nordstrom department store. As the company says, it’s “where style meets savings.” You don’t have to kill the pocket book to look great and feel fabulous.

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Place to buy a hat GOORIN BROS. HAT SHOP 943 Pearl St., 303-443-4287

COSTUME SHOP! 673 30th St., Boulder Corner of 30th & Baseline in Williams Village Shopping Center (between Moe’s BBQ & Gameforce)

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The late, great comedian Mitch Hedberg coined the term “cranial accessories” to describe a fan whose preferred method of expression was multiple head decorations. To make a bold fashion statement, honestly the best place to start is with your head. But if you’re looking for something a little more permanent than a dye job or a piercing, try a hat. Goorin Bros has a wide collection of all your hat needs. Whether you’re keeping it chill for brunch with friends or trying to impress that certain someone with your dapper style, Goorin Bros has you covered... or at least your head.

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or 56 years Atlas Flooring has been providing Boulder County folks with foot-friendly carpet, tile and wood to walk on in their homes. And they are apparently doing a heck of a job because our readers have once again chosen them as the best of the best in our area. One thing for sure when it comes to flooring and carpet, the nice people at Atlas wouldn’t keep being our readers’ favorite in this category if they weren’t providing outstanding service, fair prices and a great selection. The truth is, it takes something pretty special for any business to be around for more than a half a century. Congrats Atlas, and our feet thank you once again.

Thank You Boulder County For Voting Us Best New Business!

Urban Legend VAMPIRE GRAVE IN LAFAYETTE Lafayette Cemetery Deep in the heart of Lafayette (not really, the Lafayette Cemetery is just 15 minutes from Boulder on N. 111th Street) lies a mysterious gravestone: “Fodor Glava, Born in Transylvania, Austro-Ungaria, Died in 1918.” From the middle of the grave a tree has grown, clearly from the stake that killed the vampire who rests in eternal damnation below. It’s the only stone in the “paupers” graveyard (though others are buried there). People have left voodoo dolls at the grave, and people claim to have seen the vampire sitting on top of the gravestone. No records actually tell us about the person buried in the grave, but many suspect that Fodor was an immigrant worker who died in the influenza epidemic of 1918.

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STURTZ & COPELAND EMPLOYEE, HEIDI MEHOK

FLORIST

SKI/SNOWBOARD SHOP

TOBACCO SHOP

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

2525 Arapahoe Ave., 303-938-8799 Second Place: Christy Sports Third Place: Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) Fourth Place: Crystal Ski Shop Fifth Place: Larry’s Bootfitting

1620 30th St., Unit A, 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: The Fitter Fourth Place: Mile High Pipe & Tobacco Fifth Place: The Little Dog

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lowers, or bee pillows, are the perfect gift for numerous occasions. Anniversaries, birthdays, job promotions, hospital stays, you name the occasion and a bouquet of flowers will surely suit it. For all their local floral needs, our readers chose Sturtz & Copeland as their favorite place to get the good stuff. House plants? They’ve got them. Wedding arrangements? Got ’em. Fragrant edible citrus plants? You better believe Sturtz & Copeland has them. With a large garden center that displays everything from plants to ornamental structures, as well as a friendly staff, this is the place to get your floral needs accommodated.

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o you live to ski? Shred the gnar every weekend on your snowboard? Maybe you’re just learning. Maybe you’ve never hit the slopes in your life. No problem, because Boulder Ski Deals has you covered. From skiing and riding equipment, down to that little cloth you use to clean your goggles, Boulder Ski Deals can get you totally outfitted for a day on the slopes whether you want to rent or buy. They’ve got ski brands like Volkl, K2, Salomon, Atomic and Rossignol (and so many more!) and snowboarding gear from Burton, Ride, Gnu, Lib Tech, Nitro, LTD and Rome and many others. If anyone advertises a lower price, Boulder Ski Deals will not only match it, it’ll beat it. Can’t beat that.

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he tobacco shop is an American institution. In the olden days, folks used to stop in to buy cigarettes or loose tobacco along with the daily paper. Not much has changed at Smoker Friendly, our readers’ choice for best tobacco shop, even though they first set up shop in 1989. Customers can peruse a variety of tobacco products and ask the knowledgeable staff about new releases, rare brands and smoking methods. From cigars to pipes, Smoker Friendly has what smokers need to light up. With locations in Boulder and Gunbarrel, customers are never too far from what Smoker Friendly has to offer.

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www.StevesCarpetCare.net

303-530-4900

We’re the local choice that’s been trusted in Colorado for 40 years by providing honest and exceptional service

WE DO SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST CARPET CARE • CARPET CLEANING • TILE AND GROUT CLEANING • AIR DUCTS AND DRYER VENT CLEANING • UPHOLSTERY CLEANING • ORIENTAL AND AREA RUG CLEANING • WATER DAMAGE CLEAN UP

Eco friendly and pet and children friendly

BEST OF BOULDER STAFF PICK 2017 Carpet Pre-Spray Included and Carpets Dry in 1-2 Hours • Technicians Certified & Trained • Locally Owned All Work Guaranteed • No Hidden Charges • Eco Friendly and Safe for Children & Pets

OVER 40 YEARS IN BOULDER COUNTY AND SURROUNDING AREAS

2525 2525 Arapahoe Arapahoe Avenue Avenue || Boulder... Boulder... located located in in The The Village Village Shopping Shopping Center Center

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Thanks For Voting Us Best Massage In Boulder For The 2nd Year In A Row! massage by boulder’s best

@ 3 convenient locations Downtown 1100 Spruce • 303.440.1992 Whole Foods 2905 Pearl • 303.545.6611 Living Arts Center 3825 Iris • 303.413.1992 b o d y w o r k b i s t r o . c o m

LISTENUP EMPLOYEE MIKE DEAN STEREO/ELECTRONICS

LISTENUP

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

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oulder County is fortunate to have ListenUp in our midst. Not only does this business, founded in 1972 and located in Boulder since 1981, offer up some the best stereo equipment in the world, it has also been an innovator and early adopter of all things tied to how we experience music. In addition, it sells home automation systems from Control4, Crestron and Savant and even lighting control and automated shades from various vendors like Hunter Douglas, Lutron and Crestron). Founded by college friends Walt Stinson, Mary Kay Stinson and Steven Weiner, ListenUp has made quite an impact for a small store. Consider that in 1983, ListenUp was instrumental in the U.S. rollout of the Compact Disc. This little Boulder store sold more CD players than any other dealer in the entire nation. And back in 2009, ListenUp co-founder Walt Stinson was inducted into the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame in the same class as Apple’s Steve Jobs. No wonder our readers voted hands down that ListenUp is the best stereo/electronics store in these parts. Congratulations ListenUp on a brilliant 45 years in business.

READERCOMMENT BEST LIQUOR STORE IN A GROCERY STORE WILL SOMEDAY BE TRADER JOE’S. COME ON “TWO BUCK CHUCK.”

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THANK YOU

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Best Jewelry Store. We really appreciate YOU, too!

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Classic Facets Ltd.

CLASSIC FACETS, LTD. 942 Pearl Street, Downtown Boulder 303.938.8851 | Tues. – Sat. 10 to 5:30

URBAN MATTRESS DELIVERY PROFESSIONAL TREVOR LINDLER MATTRESS

URBAN MATTRESS

2830 Arapahoe Ave., 303-440-0288 Second Place: Denver Mattress Company Third Place: Verlo Mattress Fourth Place: Boulder Furniture and Mattress Fifth Place: Mattress Firm Write In: Sleep Number

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t is said that one should invest, more than anything, is a good mattress as we spend onethird of our lives asleep. A good mattress promotes a healthy life, and if you think that’s overblown, then you’re probably sleeping on a bad mattress. When people around here need a good bed, they say the place to go is Urban Mattress. It’s no wonder why: The company provides a wide-range of mattresses at a variety of prices. People appreciate that the staff actively seeks to accommodate sleep needs, space concerns and budgetary restrictions. For a good night’s sleep, Urban Mattress is the first stop for our readers.

Best New Addition in Niwot SHOPGIRL 7960 Niwot Road, Suite D-15, 303-652-0439

• Clubs • Birthday • • •

Parties Teams Open Gym Parent’s Night Out abckidsclimbing.com 303-443-KIDS (303-443-5437)

Photo Credit: Angie Payne

We love when new businesses move in. Every new shop has the opportunity to weave a new thread into the fabric of our community. We’d like to extend a warm welcome to ShopGirl in Niwot. The new store boasts a selection of handpicked items, and through consignment they choose only the most fashionable pieces from clothing to accessories. Any fashionista should stop in and pick up a few cool duds.

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Susan France

We Are An Exclusive Trump Dog Toy Dealer

Farfel’s Farm & Rescue

Pet’s Republic of Boulder TM

Celebrating our 12th Anniversary April 27! 25% of profits donated to Natural Resources Defense Council

906 Pearl Street • 303-443-7711 • farfels.com

Discover Bixby Today! Boulder’s Progressive School since 1970. Bixby has a few spots available in Preschool and K-5. Preschool - 5th grade

For your private tour, please email admissions@bixbyschool.org

Elementary

• Small class size • Engaging, hands-on learning • Rich academics, foreign language, art & music • On-site indoor pool • 3 shady acres with sports fields • Talented teachers who know every child well • School day or full day options

Summer Camp available for Bixby and nonBixby students with theme weeks, swimming and lunch included!

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Preschool

• A play-based, multi-age program • Emphasis on the whole child • Focus on nurturing curiosity and friendships • Warm, welcoming environment with beautiful natural play areas • Preschool day or full day (3,4,5 days)

For more information about all our program offerings and summer camp registration, visit our website:

CHRISTINA’S LUXURIES

LINGERIE

CHRISTINA’S LUXURIES

2425 Canyon Blvd., Suite 100, 303-443-2421 Second Place: Victoria’s Secret Third Place: MayBee by Fascinations

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overage isn’t the first word that comes to mind when talking about lingerie, but Christina’s Luxuries sure has Boulder covered in that department. From the perfectfitting bra, to comfortable sleepwear and maternity undergarments, Christina’s offers highend designs to accentuate and celebrate all things feminine. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or that special someone, the experts at Christina’s are ready to offer a helping hand. While lingerie can be surprising, it’s no surprise that our readers once again voted Christina’s as the best lingerie store in Boulder.

TOY STORE

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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here are toys and then there are toys. Some toys entertain for about as long as it takes to unwrap them while great toys can become multi-generational heirlooms. Great toys can educate as well as entertain. And when it comes to great toys, our readers tell us Grandrabbit’s Toy Shoppe is the best place to find a great selection of great toys. Grandrabbit’s Toy Shoppe offers a wide selection of collectables, educational and just plain joy-inducing toys, from arts and craft supplies to magic kits to train sets. Lynne Milot, founder of Grandrabbit’s, places a premium on offering high quality, aesthetically pleasing toys. And the store even offers open play hours so parents can shop while their kids safely play.

VIDEO/DVD/GAMES

GAMESTOP

2760 Canyon Blvd., 303-440-1282 545 W. South Boulder Road, Suite 154, Lafayette, 303-666-7192 965 S. Hover St., Longmont, 303-651-9877 Second Place: Game Force Third Place: Karliquin’s Game Knight

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ave you ever had a need to destroy thousands of zombies? Or outrun turtle shells? If you’re looking to escape reality (and most of us are these days), video games provide the perfect outlet. Head on over to GameStop for all your gaming needs, including preowned consoles, videos and more. They also offer quite a selection of electronics, collectibles and retro classics. Plus, with the growing number of virtual-reality programs, escaping reality now feels more real than ever.

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Worst use of a bale of hay When you think of hay, and we know you do, you might be thinking about how a hay bale can feed a cow. Or maybe you’re thinking you could hang a target on a hay bale and shoot arrows into it. Perhaps you’re even thinking that putting hay bales into the back of a truck in winter to improve traction is a good use for these square wonders of the world. Or better yet, perhaps you’re even pondering how building an energy efficient house is a stellar use of hay bales. They really are rectangular little miracles in the hands of sane people. But not everyone is sane. Starting pretty soon, unless the activists win, the biggest use for hay bales in Boulder County will be to build giant walls around giant oil and gas extraction/fracking operations. Someone should tell the industry it doesn’t work. Those rigs stick up way above the hay so we still know what’s going on in there. It’s like trying to hide by closing your eyes. It doesn’t really work. Nope, not everybody is sane.

Susan France

UNIVERSITY BICYCLES GENERAL MANAGER LESTER BINEGAR

BICYCLE SHOP

UNIVERSITY BICYCLES

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

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oulder sure is a cyclist’s town and as such there’s no shortage of bike shops around. Once again our readers have voted University Bikes the best of the best. With a commitment to “unrelenting friendliness” and expert service, the team at University Bikes is there to help, whether you need repairs, a bike fitting or are looking for that next bike purchase. Plus the rental and demo programs offer everyone a chance to try something new like the transition from pavement to dirt or testing out a fat bike for the first time or taking the kids on an adventure they won’t soon forget.

READER COMMENT I JUST MOVED HERE AND ALL THE BUSINESS OWNERS SEEM SO FRIENDLY.

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LIQUOR STORE

HAZEL’S BEVERAGE WORLD

1955 28th St., 303-447-1955 Second Place: Liquor Mart Third Place: Superior Liquor Fourth Place: North Boulder Liquor Fifth Place: Boulder Wine and Spirits Write In: B Town Wine + Spirits

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hether you’re having a cozy night with that special someone, or you’re about to throw the hootenanny of the year, drop by Hazel’s Beverage World for all of your adult beverage needs. Hazel’s has 76 coolers filled to the brim with beers from near and far. You can even create your own six-pack. Then there’s the wine — aisles of wines from around the world and a climate controlled cellar. And if it’s a cocktail you’re looking to whip up, you’ll find everything from absinthe to tequila, from bourbon to vodka. And what’s a good drink without a good cigar? Hazel’s has a great cigar humidor too.

HAZEL’S BEVERAGE WORLD BEER ASSISTANT MANAGER MICHAEL BARTON

HARDWARE

MCGUCKIN HARDWARE

2525 Arapahoe Ave., Suite D1, 303-443-1822 Second Place: Jax Ranch & Home Third Place: Home Depot Fourth Place: Ace Hardware Fifth Place: Table Mesa Hardware

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een meaning to finally start that garden this year? Or fix-up that old dresser? Ever wonder how to start your own composting operation? Or repair that pesky faucet drip? Can’t decide what color to paint the remodeled dining room or need help organizing the garage? The list really could go on and on because McGuckin Hardware has everything you may ever need for around the house chores, new projects and fresh starts. In addition to tools and hardware, McGuckin’s offers a wide variety of office supplies, housewares, pet supplies, and even toys and games. It’s no wonder our readers once again voted it best hardware store around.

HOT TUB/JACUZZI

MOUNTAIN MIST SPAS

1240 Ken Pratt Blvd., Suite 4, Longmont, 303-772-1125 Second Place: Mr. Pool Inc. Third Place: Heat Wave Stove & Spa Fourth Place: International Hot Tubs Fifth Place: Quality Pools & Spas

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et’s be honest — we could all probably relax a little more. Mountain Mist Spas can set you up in a hot tub that will melt your troubles away. It also has saunas, gazebos and grills, which adds up to everything you need for that perfect relaxing time right in your own backyard. Heck, Mountain Mist even has a selection of specialty woodchips and sauces for your grilling. The crew will help you through sales, service and home delivery, and trained technicians are available to do repairs if problems arise. With service like that, we feel relaxed already.

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Thank You Boulder for 50 Picture Per fect Years And for once again choosing Mike’s Camera as Boulder’s Best Destination for cameras and everything Photography!

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FLATIRONS ACURA AND SUBARU SERVICE CONSULTANT STEVEN KUGLER

AUTO DEALER — NEW

FLATIRONS ACURA AND SUBARU

MCGUCKIN HARDWARE

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

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here are many places to buy a new car and many different makes and models from which to choose. Aside from buying a home, an investment in new car is likely the largest and most important purchase an individual or family will make this year. Buying a new car is not just about getting something with four wheels and an engine. Buying a new car is about finding a vehicle that fits your self-image, needs and reflects your views on everything from adventure to style to the environment. It’s also about finding a car that will keep you and your loved ones safe when the unexpected happens. Buying a new car is an important decision and our readers chose Flatirons Acura and Subaru for all the reasons stated above along with the fact that the folks at Flatirons are also really nice.

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Used Turntables and Vinyl LITTLE HORSE BOOKS & VINTAGE 820 Main St., Louisville, 303-242-5382

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o you’re trying to make a birdhouse for your garden. Or maybe you’re trying to make a scrapbook for your dog. We don’t know. But chances are, whatever you need, McGuckin Hardware has it. For years, when people in these parts have been stumped as to where to get a this-a-ma-joe or a that-a-ma-glormp, the answer is always McGuckin’s. And that’s because the staff is abundantly eager to help out, and the warehouse has goods for arts and crafts projects of any kind. And it’s even better that it’s locally owned and committed to bettering the community.

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If you’re into the snaps, pops and deeply layered sound of vinyl, you’re gonna need a turntable. Little Horse Books & Vintage has you covered on both fronts. Little Horse has three locations in Louisville (all right near each other), two of which offer piles of super retro turntables, receivers and speaker systems. Little Horse 1 stocks more than 5,000 used and rare LP vinyl records and vintage stereo equipment (as well as used and rare books, unique objects and art pieces). From their awesome permanent-garagesale-type unit just off of Main Street, Little Horse 2 is packing 2,000 more LP vinyl records and shelves of vintage stereo equipment. It’s where the cool kids go to get even cooler.

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u o Y k n a h T BOULDER COUNTY!

BEST FURNITURE

No Assembly Required. Delivery Available. What Could Be Easier!

We have a great selection of furniture at prices you will appreciate.

3550 Arapahoe Avenue • Boulder 303.440.9011 • usedfurnitureboulder.com

THANK YOU, Boulder!

PRESCHOOL - MIDDLE SCHOOL Selected as one of the “50 Best Private Elementary Schools in the U.S.” by theBestSchools.org

303-499-1999

www.FriendsSchoolBoulder.org

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Physiatry & Sports Physicians Physiatry & Sports Physicians

Best Best Value Value in in Boulder! Boulder!

The Only The Only Open-Sided Open-Sided MRI inMRI Boulder in Boulder More Than MoreJust Than Spine Just Spine Sports Injuries Sports Injuries Joint Pain Joint Pain Stem-Cell Stem-Cell TherapyTherapy

MIKE’S CAMERA SALES ASSOCIATE JOHN WENDEL CAMERA/VIDEO/PHOTOFINISHING

MIKE’S CAMERA

2500 Pearl St., 303-443-1715 Second Place: Costco Wholesale Third Place: Photo Craft Imaging Fourth Place: Walgreens Fifth Place: Target

Most Insurances Accepted Accepted Most Insurances Why Physiatry? Why Physiatry?

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he camera store is a vital piece of how we express ourselves and communicate in 2017 America and that’s where Mike’s Camera comes in. It’s way more than a place to buy a great camera or camera accessories. Mikes can handle all your printing needs from blowing up a great shot for your wall to producing a photo book. They also teach classes on how to take that great shot. In other words, Mike’s is all things photo and video and it is staffed by an exceptionally knowledgeable group of people who are willing to help get the right equipment into your hands and show you how to use it. That’s why our readers chose them again this year.

Trust Care Trust Care Excellence Excellence

FARM

HERE’S TO A RETURN TO WHAT MATTERS. TO KNOWING YOUR TRUE SOCIAL NETWORK ISN’T DIGITAL, IT’S PHYSICAL AND ROOTED IN THE COMMUNITY YOU CALL HOME.

MUNSON FARMS

Valmont Road and N. 75th Street, 415-298-1500 Second Place: Cure Organic Farm Third Place: Anderson Farms Fourth Place: Haystack Mountain Fifth Place: Isabelle Farm

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PEARL ST. NOT WALL ST.

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t the corner of 75th Street and Valmont, Munson Farms has been growing some of Boulder County’s most beloved produce for about half a century. Sweet corn, pumpkins and squash are favorites at the Boulder County Farmers Markets, and at restaurants throughout the county. Sadly, Bob Munson passed away in 2015, but the farm is still going strong. Our readers love to head to Munson for pumpkins in the fall and Christmas trees in the winter, because supporting local agriculture is so important. FURNITURE

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST FINANCIAL INSTITUTION!

AMERICAN FURNITURE WAREHOUSE

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

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very market has its local TV commercial legend. In Colorado, it’s Jake Jabs whose campy animal-filled American Furniture Warehouse commercials have been a mainstay on the air and in print ever since Noah ran the ark aground on the top of that mountain. Whatever it is about Jabs’ ads, no one can dispute that they’re working. His AFW stores are the biggest and best-stocked furniture stores anywhere around and our readers tell us that these stores are their absolute favorite. So if it’s time to replace that old couch you burned on The Hill last year when the Buff’s football team actually started winning again or your mattress looks as wavey as high tide on Maui, wander on over to the nearest AFW, and these folks will be happy to help you find a new one at a fair price.

It matters where you bank. Banking | Auto & Mortgage Loans | Business Loans | Wealth Management elevationscu.com | 303.443.4672 Federally insured by the NCUA

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BOULDER WEEKLY READERS

For Voting R E / M A X o f B o u l d e r BEST REAL ESTATE GROUP RE/MAX of Boulder has also been honored by RE/MAX International as the No. 1 single RE/MAX office in the U.S. for 2016 for total sales volume. We are most proud to announce our “Miracle Office” designation by the Children’s Miracle Network, helping support children and families in need.

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GROCERY STORE

LUCKY’S MARKET

3960 Broadway, Unit 104, 303-444-0215 695 S. Broadway, 303-218-4875 Second Place: King Soopers Third Place: Whole Foods Market Fourth Place: Sprouts Farmers Market Fifth Place: Alfalfa’s Market

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ucky’s Market was born in Boulder in 2003. Founders Trish and Bo Sharon thought it was crazy that they had to shop in so many places just to buy the fresh, healthy, pesticide and hormone-free food they knew was best for them and tasted the way food was meant to taste. Since they couldn’t find such a one-stop shop, they created one, and that’s how Lucky’s got its start. Lucky’s has grown into a Boulder County staple over the years and now has three locations in the County. What hasn’t changed over the years is Lucky’s commitment to providing healthy, tasty food for the masses. As they like to say, Lucky’s Market is “organic for the 99 percent.” And did we mention that Lucky’s is always teamed up with local nonprofits to make our communities better? Well, it is and it’s just one more reason our readers tell us this is their favorite grocery store.

INDEPENDENT BUSINESS

MCGUCKIN HARDWARE

2525 Arapahoe Ave., Suite D1, 303-443-1822 Second Place: Rebecca’s Herbal Apothecary & Supply Third Place: Green Ride Boulder Fourth Place: The Boulder Home Theater Company Fifth Place: Lillies

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lewellyn Commodore “Bill” McGuckin first opened McGuckin Hardware in 1955 with the belief in “personalized service, selection and first-hand experience” that has carried the company through the decades. Growing from a staff of just four to now more than 250, McGuckin’s continues to provide just the kind of dedication, knowledge and expertise it has since its inception. Still owned and operated by McGuckin’s business partner, there’s no question, McGuckin’s helps make Boulder County what it is today.

LUCKY’S MARKET STORE DIRECTOR ANDY GARDNER LAW FIRM

HOLLAND & HART LLP

AUTO DEALER — USED

1800 Broadway, Suite 300, 303-473-2700 Second Place: Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti LLP Third Place: Frascona, Joiner, Goodman & Greensteen, PC Fourth Place: Stevens, Littman, Biddison, Tharp & Weinberg LLC Fifth Place: Hutchinson Black and Cook LLC

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SUPER RUPAIR (FORMERLY BLUE SPRUCE AUTO SALES)

olland & Heart has become a global brand as a world-class law firm serving businesses of every stripe. Part of its success is understanding the particular needs of the communities it serves. Its Boulder office is a perfect example. The firm describes its operation at the foot of the Flatirons this way: “Sitting at the heart of one of our country’s technology hubs, the Boulder office houses many attorneys in the firm’s renowned intellectual property practice, serving clients with trademark, patent protection and enforcement, licensing and technology issues. Additionally, we’ve been able to capitalize on Boulder’s designation as the epicenter for the country’s growing natural food and organic scene, with local attorneys dedicated to advising clients in this burgeoning industry.” Once again it seems our readers made a wise choice.

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1309 Yarmouth Ave., 303-442-6508 Second Place: Flatirons Imports Third Place: Green Eyed Motors Fourth Place: Gebhardt Automotive Fifth Place: Smooth Motors

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h, the great West with its rugged mountains, expansive plains and endless wilderness to explore. And explore we will, as long as we have a reliable vehicle to do it in. Super Rupair (formerly Blue Spruce Auto Sales) is just the place to find your next adventure mobile, whether it’s a convertible to enjoy the highways of life or a rugged van to take you down desolate roads. If you need a commuter car to get you from your dream house in the canyon to the metro area or a truck to haul all your favorite outdoor gear, the team at Blue Spruce can help. Exploration awaits us here in Boulder County, the doorstep to many of the West’s greatest landscapes. Just makes sure you have the right vehicle to bring you home afterwards.

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Thank you Boulder

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Visit our beautiful new studio!

3012 Folsom Street bolderpilates.com

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AUTO SERVICE/REPAIR SHOP

PELLMAN’S AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE 2560 49th St., 303-938-4050 Second Place: Fisher Honda Kia Third Place: Hoshi Motors Fourth Place: Super Rupair Fifth Place: The Boulder Bump Shop Write In: Gene’s Auto Repair

Parents. Hosting a party with underage drinking doesn’t make it safer. It makes it illegal.

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K, your car breaks down. You were on your way to your see Boulder’s favorite local celebrity Jared Polis give a speech, and now you’re uber-bummed because your car needs a tow and some repair. Have no fear. Folks in these parts have been going to Pellman’s Automotive Service for years, and that’s because of its great reputation, which is of paramount importance in the auto repair game. It indicates consistent, quality service and affordable pricing. The list of repair options is endless, so whether you need an engine overhaul or just a tuneup, Pellman’s is your spot.

CLOTHING STORE — MEN’S

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

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hey say that clothes make the man. Which sort of lets men off the hook for a lot of bad behavior, as in, “Yeah, I stole your mail and opened it, but I’m wearing a sweet tuxedo, so no big deal, right bro?” Regardless, there is truth to the notion that the apparel you put on says a lot, but of course not all, to the world about who you are. Men around here go to Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) to find clothes that fit their active lifestyles. REI has a wide variety of apparel that suits a number of casual and recreation activities our readers enjoy. And heck, you’ll just look good wearing their clothes.

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REBECCA’S HERBAL APOTHECARY & SUPPLY HERBALIST HANNAH WOLFSON

BATH & BODY SHOP

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

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ebecca’s Herbal Apothecary & Supply is this year’s bath and body shop winner and it’s no wonder. Since 2004, founder Rebecca Luna has been building community around her retail store, which aims to provide everything a person needs to use or make botanical medicines. Rebecca’s business is thriving because it connects its patrons to the earth and their health, while generating profits, which are furthering environmentalism and sustainability. At the end of the day Rebecca’s goal is to make the world a better place while enjoying every minute. And, as you’d expect having won this category, Rebecca’s has a full line of handcrafted bed and bath products to help you feel better, smell better, relax better and enjoy every day more fully. You can’t beat that.

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MOVING COMPANY

HYDROPONIC STORE

4949 N. Broadway, Suite 110, 303-443-5885 Second Place: Boulder Valley Transfer Third Place: The Good Move, LLC Fourth Place: A Boulder Moving Co. Fifth Place: Flatirons Moving

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

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hey say the most stressful things in the world are a death in the family, divorce and moving, in that order. Well, the good people at Taylor Moving and Storage can’t do much to help you with those first two, but they can go a long way toward knocking that third one right off the stress list. So when it comes time to pack it all up and head on over to that new place, don’t make the mistake of trying to do it all yourself. Heck that’s how moving (stress ranking no. 3) can lead to divorce (stress ranking no. 2). And if you drop that piano on a loved one you’ll wind up with the stress trifecta. So for your next move, call Taylor Moving and Storage. It’s locally owned and operated, and the movers are experienced. So with their help, you can leave all your moving stress behind.

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ay to Grow has everything needed to turn even the plant-growing challenged among us into successful horticulturists. And if you’ve been thinking about giving hydroponics a try, they can hook you up like nobody else. And that’s not all they can do. Whether your crop needs perfectly balanced indoor grow lights or a dose of soil fortifying bat guano, Way to Grow has your back. And while you’re there you might as well go ahead and pick up some organic compost teas, fertilizers, water testers and pest controls (the environmentally friendly kind of course). Whatever your growing needs or hydroponic dreams may demand, these folks have one of the area’s best selections.

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For Voting Us As

Celebrating 70 years as Boulder’s oldest family owned and operated jeweler

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1402 Pearl St.

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f you need kitchen supplies, you can’t do much better than stopping into Peppercorn. The place is a veritable warehouse of kitchen knickknacks, cookbooks, specialty food items, pots, pans, appliances and so much more. One can spend a whole afternoon lost inside the spacious Pearl Street establishment, oftentimes leaving with a whole bunch of stuff and not the thing they came in for. Fortunately, there’s a knowledgeable staff to help guide patrons throughout the store and get the exact right item for their needs, whether that’s a bottle of hot sauce or a set of checkered linen napkins.

COMPUTER — REPAIR

APPLE STORE

1755 29th St., 720-479-9451 Second Place: Boulder Mac Repair Third Place: The Mac Shack Fourth Place: Boulder PC Fifth Place: Data Doctors

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omputers are a crucial part of our everyday lives. We work on them, we store our pictures on them, we use them to communicate with loved ones across the globe. So when a computer goes on the fritz, we want the best folks on the job helping us save that precious piece of machinery. Our readers head to the Apple Store when that beach ball of doom (or rainbow wheel of death, whichever term of endearment you prefer) refuses to stop spinning. You don’t have to lose that term paper you just cranked out last night seven hours before it was due, or all of those pictures from your wedding, or all of the financial spreadsheets for your business. Just head to the Apple store and fret no more.

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VOTED BEST DRUM SHOP IN THE KNOWN UNIVERSE

RETAIL Susan France

OPEN 7 days a week

303.402.0122 • 3070 28th St, Ste D, Boulder thedrumshopboulder.com

Thank You for Your Best Moving Company Votes! WE ARE A FULL-SERVICE MOVING COMPANY

that offers a complete range of services for both Residential and Commercial Moves. Whether you have a large house or an apartment, we have your move covered. Our professional packers and movers can get your boxes and furniture to your new home in a safe and timely manner.

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CD/RECORD STORE

BART’S RECORD SHOP

1625 Folsom St., 303-444-1760 Second Place: Albums on the Hill Third Place: Absolute Vinyl Records & Stereo Fourth Place: Recycled Records LP Fifth Place: 2nd & Charles

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here’s nothing quite like spending a leisurely afternoon perusing a record shop. The rows and files of albums, some beloved and others unknown, offer a degree of camaraderie often missing in today’s world of digital downloads and streaming sites. Sorry if we sound like your parents, we just can’t help it. In our estimation, nothing can quite replace the recommendation of a human being over an algorithm or pouring over the liner notes of your favorite artist’s new album with a dear friend. And our readers told us they agree by picking Bart’s Record Shop as the best record store around. With a large collection of LPs, CDs and a promise to order anything they may not carry in the store, Bart’s is the perfect place to visit old record friends and discover new ones.

HOTEL

ST JULIEN HOTEL & SPA

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

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ou have some family, friends or business associates coming into town and you don’t know where to put them up. All they’ve told you is, “We want the best, and we want it now. No excuses. This isn’t going to be a repeat of Cleveland, is it?” Now even though our area is home to many fine hotels, one looms large in our readers’ minds: the St Julien Hotel & Spa. From the minute your car is valeted, the St Julien provides a luxurious experience. An open foyer and the adjacent bar is always lively. Rooms are spacious and comfortable, adorned with top-of-the-line amenities and furniture. And most rooms offer stunning views of the Boulder landscape.

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1ST THURSDAYS OF THE MONTH

DOORS OPEN AT 7:00 • SHOWTIME 7:30 - 9:00 • $10 DONATION

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WORLD RENOWN JAZZ GUITARIST

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We specialize in affordable new & used instruments, interesting vintage & collectable equipment, and quality instrument set-up & repairs. Now offering lessons. GREEN RETAIL BUSINESS

508 5th Ave, Longmont • Monday - Saturday: 10 - 6 • 720-340-4169

RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT INC. (REI)

1789 28th St., 303-583-9970 Second Place: Savory Spice Shop Third Place: Jax Outdoor Gear Fourth Place: University Bicycles Fifth Place: Leanin’ Tree Museum and Sculpture Garden of Western Art

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ince 1976, Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) has given more than $77 million to nonprofits that promote outdoor stewardship. REI built the first, largest and most sustainable net-zero energy, LED-platinum distribution center in the country. Those are big feats, and it’s no wonder why it won best green retail business. The commitment to support the great outdoors is significant among businesses of its size. And it’s great to see a company that sells products meant for the outdoors actually investing that money back into the community to help protect the natural world for years to come.

DRY CLEANER

ART CLEANERS

Various locations in Boulder County Second Place: Boulder Cleaners Third Place: John’s Dry Cleaners Fourth Place: Environmental Cleaners Fifth Place: Dependable Cleaners

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t’s now more important than ever to do your part in helping save our beloved planet. While environmental degradation has been happening for centuries, we now know more than ever what’s really at risk. And while the powers that be may be doing little to stop it, we take comfort in Boulder’s local businesses that do their part. Take Art Cleaners for example. Its non-polluting, non-toxic GreenEarth cleaning process is easy on your clothes and the environment. This is just one of the many reasons our voters say they are the best dry cleaner. With several convenient locations around Boulder County, head on over to the Art Cleaners nearest you to not only save your clothes, but our world in the process.

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CLOTHING STORE — USED

BUFFALO EXCHANGE

1813 Pearl St., 303-938-1924 Second Place: arc Thrift Store Third Place: Rags Consignment Fourth Place: Common Threads Fifth Place: Humane Society Thrift and Gift Shop

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he original Buffalo Exchange opened in Tucson in 1974. It was the first clothing consignment shop in the country. That means that nobody has more experience when it comes to buying and selling pre-owned clothing than Buffalo Exchange. This helps to explain why our readers consistently pick this store as their favorite in this category. Shopping at Buffalo Exchange is always a fun experience, you never know what treasures you’re going to uncover. The friendly and knowledgeable staff always keeps the store full of interesting items at great prices. That’s why it’s also a really good place to sell the clothes you’re no longer wearing so you can use your new-found cash to buy a new batch to take their place. Think of it like this: Buffalo Exchange is the cycle of life for clothes. It’s always a win/win.

Saddest Goodbye VIDEO STATION

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It’s official y’all. The internet has taken another victim. After 35 years, our beloved Video Station finally closed up shop in March. (Hope you’re happy with yourself, Netflix.) It was always nice to have a local neighborhood video store, especially one that was so comprehensive. With 43,000 titles in its inventory, there wasn’t much missing from the collection. The owners are keeping the inventory in storage for now, and let’s all cross our fingers that maybe one day they’ll show up on our block again. Until then, we’ll miss ya Video Station. Here’s lookin’ at you kid. BEST OF BOULDER COUNTY ’17

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COMPUTER — RETAIL

APPLE STORE

1755 29th St., 720-479-9451 Second Place: Best Buy Third Place: Costco Wholesale Fourth Place: The Mac Shack Fifth Place: University of Colorado Book Store

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o, you need a new computer. You spilled a bowl of hot spaghetti on your last one, and the noodles scrambled your mainframe. It’s the third time this year. Fortunately, Boulder County has an Apple Store ready to fill the computer void in your life. The “geniuses” at the store are trained to help customers find the exact model computer to fit their needs. And we don’t need to tell you why many people prefer Apple computers to other brands, but we will tell you it has very little to do with spaghetti. That’s your own problem, Gordon.

Business with an Animal Sound as a Name MEOW MEOW 1118 13th. St., 303-442-8602 Listen up meow: When you’re looking for quirky earrings for your favorite auntie, a heartfelt card for your mom, a thoughtful leather-bound journal for your best friend, stylin’ sunglasses for your niece or a chic new outfit for yourself, Meow Meow is your one-stop shop. Some years ago, this gift shop on the Hill captured our weird, independent, alternative hearts at Boulder Weekly, and we’re pretty sure it’s captured yours too, considering it’s maintained its place in an area notorious for turning over businesses. Looking for a Harry Potter pendant? Yes’siree, it’s there. Prayer candles featuring Frido Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Charles Darwin? Check. Masks and veiled witches’ hats for Halloween? Got it. Eyecatching Nuevo-bohemian duds? Oh, yeah. Books on everything from cats to travel to cocktails and everything between and beyond? It’s here — right meow — at Meow Meow. Keep it weird and cool, Meow Meow.

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BOOKSTORE

BOULDER BOOK STORE

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

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hen you’re looking for a great book and also to support a local business, look no further than Boulder Book Store, Boulder’s largest independent bookstore. With three floors and more than 100,000 titles, you may find yourself spending a whole day checking out the vast selection. Boulder Book Store hosts some of today’s most influential authors, racking up more than 200 events each year in the upstairs ballroom or at other locals around town. Purchase a one-year Readers Guild membership and get a 10 percent discount on everything in the store each time you go in for a new book. Supporting local business has never felt so good.

NEW HOURS MON-FRI 9AM - 10PM SAT-SUN 10AM - 10PM

GIFT SHOP

PEPPERCORN

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

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riel isn’t the only one who has gadgets and gizmos a plenty, whosits and whatists galore. Peppercorn is the one-stop shop for thingamabobs and any other gifts you may want to give, without leaving you wanting more. Dubbed “the Smithsonian of Cookstores,” Peppercorn offers a wide selection of housewares and kitchen supplies, with fun, fresh displays that makes buying gifts easy. Plus, with a gift registry option, the unique shop makes receiving gifts easier, too. So head down to this independently owned business to see what all the fuss is about.

MARIJUANA TAX IN THE STATE

NATURAL FOODS

NATURAL GROCERS BY VITAMIN COTTAGE

2685 Pearl St., 303-402-1400 100 Public Road, Lafayette, 303-926-1600 1745 N. Main St., Longmont, 303-684-8200 Second Place: Lucky’s Market Third Place: Whole Foods Market Fourth Place: Alfalfa’s Market Fifth Place: Sprouts Farmers Market

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atural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage has five founding principles: 1) Nutrition education; 2) Highest quality products; 3) Affordable pricing; 4) Commitment to the community; and 5) Commitment to their employees. With values like that, it’s easy to see why our readers voted Natural Grocers the best for natural foods. They’ve got everything you need, from meat and dairy to bath and body, and everything is held to the highest standard to keep you, your family and the environment safe. It even holds events to help you understand how your body works and how to live a healthier life.

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Roadside Attraction MUFFLER MAN Near the Lazy T Ranch, Longmont

NEW BUSINESS

ARCANA FOOD MIGRATIONS & INSPIRATIONS 909 Walnut St., Boulder 303-444-3885 Second Place: Fixt Movement Third Place: Orange Poppy Spa Fourth Place: Pitter Patter

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t’s no easy feat to burst onto the Boulder food scene and stand toeto-toe with the culinary heavyweights on Pearl Street. But that’s just what ARCANA Food Migrations & Inspirations did this year, and it earned them the nod for best new business. Their food is rooted in the search for the identity of American cuisine. That’s why you’ll see on its menu influences from around the world, including cuisines whose impact is often forgotten in American high-end cooking, like those from West Africa, Native America and South America. ARCANA focuses on traditional, even historic, preparations of dishes to give diners an authentic experience.

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REAL ESTATE GROUP

RE/MAX OF BOULDER, INC. 2425 Canyon Blvd., Suite 110, 303449-7000 Second Place: 8z Real Estate Third Place: Colorado Landmark Realtors Fourth Place: Wright Kingdom Real Estate Fifth Place: Jennifer Egbert Modern Luxury Real Estate

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or the majority of folks, buying a home is the single biggest and most important investment they will ever make. So when that critical time to buy or sell a home comes, you want and need a realtor who will be as helpful and supportive as any investment advisor. Our readers’ first choice for all their real estate needs is ReMax of Boulder, Inc. Their friendly and knowledgeable realtors will steer you right while keeping all the stress that can accompany the purchase of a home to a minimum.

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3215 28th St., 303-440-6811 740 N. Highway 287, Lafayette, 303248-5680 379 S. Hover St., Longmont, 303774-9869 Second Place: Barnsley Tire Co. Third Place: Big O Tires Fourth Place: Louisville Tire Auto Care Fifth Place: Firestone Complete Auto Care

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hether you ride solo, carpool with coworkers or drive your little ones to school and soccer practice, you want to feel safe in your car. Having tires with great tread is key. Whether it’s winter tires or all season, Discount Tire has what you need, offering high-quality, affordable tires from dozens of brand names you trust. Get your car shipshape with winter studding, tire pressure monitoring system checks and other wheel and tire services. Whether you drive a passenger car, medium sized truck, mini-van or SUV, you can trust Discount Tire to have you back on the road in no time. BOULDER WEEKLY

They loom over highways and lurk in the shadows across America, square jawlines set, mufflers, six-shooters and double-sided axes in hand. They are the Muffler Men, the fiberglass giants of the 1960s and ’70s that were built to draw travelers into gas stations and repair shops across the country. Many have been lost forever, but hundreds have made their way to new homes, sometimes restored to represent their new digs. One such mysterious giant protects the Lazy T Ranch at the corner of Highway 66 and 61st Street. This is one of the “Cowboy” style Muffler Men with his big, white Stetson and pitchfork a reminder that the West is still a place for the rugged. We wish we had one in front of the paper.

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