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Best

Food & Drink

BAGEL Einstein Bros. Bagels 2311 Clover Basin Drive, Longmont, 303-651-9063 For the last four years, Einstein Bros. Bagels has provided Longmont with freshly-made bagels and cream cheeses in a variety of flavors. In addition to bagel basics, Einstein’s also offers a variety of lunch choices and gourmet coffees. Customer favorites include Nova lox bagels, Tasty Turkey sandwiches, turkey wraps, the Spinach Bacon Panini, Garden Veggie cream cheese and fresh-brewed vanilla coffee. Second: Panera Bread, 425 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, 303-702-1000 Third: Safeway, 1050 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, 303-651-7952; 1632 Hover St., Longmont, 303-776-0506; 1630 Pace St., Longmont, 303-485-9500; 8206 County Road 13, Firestone, 303-833-6958

whole wheat that is ground on-site using a 750-pound stone mill. Great Harvest uses local Colorado honey and never adds any corn syrup or preservatives.

Second: Panera Bread, 425 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, 303-702-1000 Third: Old Fashion Bavarian Bakery, 613 Frontage Road, Longmont, 303-678-1014

BARBECUE The Rib House 1920 S. Coffman St., Longmont, 303-485-6988; 1801 13th St. Suite 180, Boulder, 303-442-7427 The Rib House has been making Longmont famous for barbecue for the past eight years. With worldwide patrons (as seen in their guest book), their famous Kansas City-style barbecue is hickory smoked to perfection with ribs that fall off the bone. The Rib House has also recently opened a new Boulder location to serve even more of their tasty barbecue. And for fans of The Rib House sauces, people can buy them at King Soopers and Whole Foods. Second: Brick House BBQ, 237 Fourth, Mead, 970-535-9040 Third: Texas Roadhouse, 2301 Clover Basin Drive, Longmont, 303-774-1491

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garnered several accolades through the years, including 15 medals at the Great American Beer Festival and seven medals at the World Beer Cup.

Second: Pumphouse & Red Zone, 540 Main St., Longmont, 303-702-0881 Third: Oskar Blues, 303 Main St., Lyons, 303-823-6685; Tasty Weasel Tasting Room, 1800 Pike Road, Longmont

BREAKFAST Lucile’s Creole Cafe (TIE) 518 Kimbark St., Longmont, 303-774-9814 Lucile’s serves up a breakfast unlike anywhere else with its Cajun style favorites, including famous Bloody Marys and Cajun breakfasts that satisfies the appetite with red beans, poached eggs, hollandaise and grits. With everything in the cafe made from scratch, including jams, sauces, seasonings and sausage, customers are in for a real treat when dining at Lucile’s. Known for its beignets and Southern Louisiana Chicory Coffee, Lucile’s offers outstanding food.

The Egg & I (TIE)

BAKERY Great Harvest Bread Co. 1100 Ken Pratt Blvd. Suite D, Longmont, 303-772-9090 Stop by Great Harvest and the staff will always offer you a free slice of fresh-baked bread. The bakery’s phenomenal, baked-from-scratch whole-grain breads, made-to-order deli sandwiches, double-chocolate brownies, giant cookies and variety of breakfast items are waiting. The baking process begins with small batch sizes and

BEER Left Hand Brewing Co. 1265 Boston Ave., Longmont, 303-772-0258 Left Hand Brewing Co. has been brewing world-class, award-winning beers in Longmont since 1993. The brewery strives for the perfect balance and harmony between malt and hops in every beer, allowing consumers a unique and flavorful experience in every glass. Left Hand has

2055 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, 303-485-9477 The Egg & I Restaurant has been serving friends in Longmont for more than 10 years. Located off Ken Pratt Boulevard at Hover Street, The Egg & I prides itself on quick, friendly service for breakfast and lunch until 2 p.m. every day. Use the free meeting room and join The Egg & I for an unforgettable meal. Second: Le Peep, 1225 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, 720-652-6680 Third: Aunt Alice’s, 1805 Main St., Longmont, 303-651-0495

Best of Longmont awards 2009  

Local businesses selected by readers as the best at what they do.

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