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1770 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA
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I love a good back story behind my local tea house. The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse obliges. It was a gift to the city of Boulder from its sister city, Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, in 1987, though the building sat around in crates for a...
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Baseline Rd & 9th St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA
If you visit Boulder, hiking is a central part of the experience. There are many trails that criss-cross Chautauqua Park, but if you hike the ones under NIST you will find them to be much less crowded. Take the Table Mesa exit off the 36 Highway...
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1770 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA
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Boulder was my home for 17 years, and so it's tough for me to think of it as a tourist attraction. There are of course many wonderful things to see: the Flatirons, Chautauqua, and the Pearl Street Mall, which was just a run-down street when I was...
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1600 28th St #1212, Boulder, CO 80301, USA
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Modmarket: Walking distance from the Millennium Harvest House Boulder, it’s a great spot for breakfast and coffee. I had whole grain Belgian waffles topped with a delicious apple pear compote. The compote was not too sweet, which paired perfectly...
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1628 16th St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Known for hosting readings by big stars in the literary firmament, Tattered Cover Book Store originally opened in 1971 in a mere 950 square feet of space in the Cherry Creek North area. The enterprise has grown to...
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Denver, CO, USA
Look for a hip crowd of 20- and 30-somethings mingling outside a corner cafe in Denver's youthful Capital Hill neighborhood. This marks the entrance to the city's new favorite breakfast joint, Jelly. Enjoy Bloody Mary's with a garden of veggies on...
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523 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203, USA
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If the name of this place reminds you of the Boston landmark, you’re on to something. It was named after Steuben’s, a Beantown hot spot from the 1940s well into the ’60s, known for jazz, big band shows, and...
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1250 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204, USA
Clyfford Still brought new energy to the art world after World War II with his large-scale, color-splashed paintings, and is considered one of the most important American artists of the 20th century. Though his influence on the Abstract...
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144 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Over 100 years ago what is now the McNichols Building was a Carnegie Library, complete with shushing librarians. Today, quite the opposite is true, with staff encouraging interactive and boisterous reactions to art and music on display. This...
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1634 18th St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
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You've got two options: a drink at Wynkoop Brewing Company, or a wander through the Denver Modern Art Museum. I chose wrong. It took half a dozen pints of Cowtown Milk Stout to wash away the memory of that museum's dreadful third floor exhibition....
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1512 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202, USA
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Sometimes I love to have long lunches “for one.” Either in the company of my laptop, a good book, or simply my thoughts. I pick a place with good food, uncrowded seating, and I plop myself down for an hour or two. Le Grand Bistro is one of my...
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100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204, USA
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With over 70,000 works of art, the Denver Art Museum can't be fully taken in during just one visit. Its permanent collection has a number of focuses, including art of the region, but it also contains works from farther afield. The museum...
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206 E 13th Ave, Denver, CO 80203, USA
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City O' City has the only savory oatmeal I've ever seen on a menu. It's exactly like it sounds: oatmeal and grilled vegetables topped with an egg, shredded cheese and toasted almonds. And pretty delicious. City O' City is a bar/restaurant with an...
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421 Rowan Rd, Hampstead, NC 28443, USA
After living in Japan for a few years, we were delighted to discover Ash's Japanese Maple Nursery tucked away on private property in a pine and hardwood maple forest. Thomas and Nancy Ash offer numerous varieties - Oshio-Beni, Crimson Queen, Red...
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114 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401, USA
Liz Biro’s Top Chef Farmers Market Tour and Cooking Class in Wilmington, NC lets guests experience the Southern cuisine revival. This Port City tour begins on Saturday morning at locally-owned Hot Pink Cake Stand and was led by the journalist and...