Daily Camera critic Liz Moskow really loves Cured and Boxcar Coffee Roasters, to put it mildly. Cured is a "hedonistic culinary delight in many forms," stocked with artisanal cheese, charcuterie, chocolate, olive oil and other European delicacies. The folks at Cured also make "lust-worthy lunches." Given her word choices, we're definitely convinced that walking into the shared space does in fact get her a bit worked up:
"Make this your refuge of self-indulgence, a place to start, take a break from or finish your day, then go back out into your real world utterly and completely sated knowing that you can come back anytime and revel in tempestuous bliss. Like Boxcar's layer cake, decadence is best enjoyed hot and heavy."
While Boxcar isn't really the place to bring your portable office, Moskow writes that it's a great place to swoon over what might be the best coffee in Boulder. Or you can totally geek out about coffee beans and the in-house-built espresso machine. Your choice. [DC]
Not too far from Boulder, Clay Fong of Boulder Weekly writes that Santa Fe Coffee & Burrito Co. is just what it sounds like. Huh, go figure? Service wasn't spot on, but, "That concern aside, this eatery certainly lives up to the promise of its name, and delivers on both the bottomless coffee and lip-smacking, reasonably priced Southwestern fare." [BW]
Claire Walter of Culinary Colorado dined at Axios Estiatorio for Denver restaurant week, and to her surprise, the place didn't skimp on the portions. "I wrote earlier that we felt the DRW portions weren’t scaled-down — and if they were, regular portions must be humongous. I took home half of each of my three courses and have been happily and slowly finishing them ever since." [CC]
In other Denver restaurant week news, ChoLon got a little love from The Salted Spoon. Dinner standouts included the pork tenderloin and "HEAVENLY good" spiced doughnuts. On a side note, maybe skip the lemon stir-fried brussels sprouts that tasted like Pine-Sol. [SS]