bolder boulder

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Well, vacation winding down but feeling the need to get out in the fresh air just one more day… Friday we went up to Boulder. Home of the University of Colorado, the Bolder Boulder 10K, tree huggers, street performers and strangely of late, foodies. The recent Top Chef season five winner, Hosea hails from this cool town and the Jax fish house.
We started the day at the factory of Celestial Seasonings learning the difference between black, green and white tea and lingering in the mint room, where if they left the door open overnight, you could smell mint for 4 miles the next morning.
Then we walked along Pearl Street stopping for lunch at the West End Tavern. Three of us had the same lunch and it is worth mentioning. A bacon and jalapeno cheeseburger. Really, I don’t know who first started pickling jalapeno’s but they couldn’t have done better than this. They were basically bread and butter jalapenos. I will be attempting this very soon.
We strolled down Pearl stopping at a few old favorites, Two Hands and Peppercorn with this crazy fold myself into a box guy somewhere in the middle. Our day wrapped up with a stop at Tee & Cakes for a cupcake and coffee. A sweet ending. Time to head for home.

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