The New York Times had a great article early this week titled Fine Dining With a Hippie Past. It highlights the recent revolution in the Boulder fine dining scene. When I moved here in 1995, the casual dining scene was outstanding (think Santa Monica, but more casual) but there were only really two “serious” restaurants – Flagstaff House and Q’s. In the last few years, a number of new great ones have popped up including The Kitchen (owned by Me.dium CEO Kimbal Musk), Frasca, and Mateo. Earlier this week I had breakfast at Radda Trattoria. Yum.
Lest you think the old standards aren’t good, we had an excellent dinner at Flagstaff House celebrating Ben Casnocha’s 19th birthday last night. Now – if the St. Julien would just admit defeat and completely reboot Jill’s we’d have the chance at yet another great upscale place.