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Weekends in Boulder

April 30, 2012

Sometimes, like on Friday, when I was sitting in my apartment listening to the Beach Boys iHeartRadio station and texting my uncle who was a Jazz Fest watching them perform live, I wish I lived in New Orleans.

I also feel that way every time I order a disappointing crab cake in a Colorado restaurant, every time I see a muffuletta on the menu at Whole Foods (c’mon that’s just not right!) or every time I want to cook something with pickled pork.  That stuff just doesn’t exist here.

Other times, I’m more than content to live in Colorado

These times, usually coincide with weekend trips to Boulder, with the gorgeous people I call my friends and family.

On Saturday, I gladly accepted an invitation to attend the Tulip Fairy and Elf Parade on the Pearl Street Mall.  The actual parade may have been a bust, but enjoying lunch, people-watching and froyo with Hannah and her mom, Tracey was worth almost getting run over by this group of winged toddlers.

We ate lunch on the patio at Salt and during that lunch, my life became very clear.  And by that I mean it became very clear that I should eat at Salt more often.

If only because your bread comes out with a bowl of Hawaiian black volcanic salt.

And because it’s veggie friendly, with its Local Organic Vegetable Tasting plate and Housemade Veggie Burger.

But equally carnivore friendly with the classic Tom’s Tavern Burger and a $16 Bistro Burger.

Plus Pearl Street is just so pretty.

Especially if you manage to get a shot with tulips in the background and not the homeless woman being arrested just to your right.

And there’s absolutely no shortage of dessert options.  We decided to ditch the parade and go for froyo at Smooch.  Let me take a moment to be serious.  When it comes to froyo, I’m in in for the toppings.  And if it was socially acceptable, I would probably just fill my bowl with nuts, granola, cookie dough and peanut butter sauce, but until that time comes I’ll continue adding as little yogurt to my bowl as possible and covering it with mounds of strawberries and brownie bites.  Knowing this about me, you’ll now know it’s a BIG deal when I say, this was the best frozen yogurt I’ve ever tasted.

Thick velvety deliciousness.  Nuff said.

On Sunday, my mom, my sister and I did a kitchen tour!

We drove around to see some of the best kitchens in Boulder and I really enjoyed it.  There are some amazingly nice houses in Boulder and some beautiful kitchens that I would love to cook in!  No pictures allowed though 😦  Except lunch pictures.

Southern Sun, where you can’t eat anything without making a giant mess.

I’ve basically forgotten all about New Orleans after spending all weekend in Boulder.

Okay, not really…

3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 30, 2012 9:12 AM

    YUM! The food at Salt looks amazing! That’s so cool that it comes with Volcano salt! haha

    Sounds like a beautiful weekend 🙂

  2. April 30, 2012 6:57 PM

    So….funny story. If you had done that kitchen tour last year, you would have encountered yours truly as one of the friendly greeters at the houses (I worked for the I Have A Dream Foundation last year). Cool that you did the tour this year…it benefits such a great organization, and you get to see some of the most beautiful kitchens EVAH. Seriously. I want all of those kitchens for my own.

    • April 30, 2012 10:03 PM

      Oh my gosh, it would’ve been so funny if we had met each other that way! Those kitchens are gorgeous!

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