Named for a city in Emilia-Romagna, Italy, which earned culinary acclaim for its parmigiano-reggiano cheese and prosciutto, Parma Trattoria dedicates its menus to the region's homespun cuisine. Led by Italian-born executive chefs Marco Monnanni and Silvio Cuomo, the kitchen incorporates imported cheeses from Rome and Naples into its entrees alongside organic ingredients from local farmers. To maintain the flavors of a home-cooked, Mediterranean meal, they roll their own meatballs, cut fresh pasta, and make some of their lactose-free cheeses in-house.
The dining room, decorated with sunset-orange walls and an arched ceiling over its central seating area, also features a mozzarella bar with a large flat-screen television displaying live footage of chefs working in the kitchen. During the warmer months, the outdoor patio lets up to 50 diners enjoy their meal al fresco or watch neighborhood children remove the engines from parked automobiles.
Baristas at Cafe de Paris brew Novo coffee fresh for each cup and steep more than 50 different kinds of organic loose-leaf tea from International Tea Importers, filling the café with rich aromas transported inside a soft haze of steam idly spiraling through the air. Sipping microbrewed masala chai tea with pressed ginger between bites of sweet and savory crepes, panini sandwiches, and regular or gluten-free bagels, patrons may browse the Internet inside the café or listen to live jazz music and indie rock performances during weekly events. Outside on the terrace, lined with umbrella-topped tables, diners clink glasses of French wine or craft beers during nightly happy hours while strains of music linger in the background.
Inside India Tavern, a large bay window casts a natural glow on grape and lime-green walls and plates of homestyle Indian fare. Named 5280 Magazine's Editors' Choice of their Top of the Town feature, diners can cozy up to a table beside the stone fireplace as they partake of clay-oven tandoori dishes made with chicken, lamb, or goa fish. After sopping up a ginger or saffron curry entree with fresh-baked naan bread, they can also question a knowledgeable server on the difference between mild, medium, and hot spice or why humans drive on parkways and park on driveways.
The Smiling Moose Deli has been a Colorado tradition since 2003. Born in Edwards, CO nestled in the Vail Valley, the Smiling Moose has grown into 13 restaurants in the state and 1 in Wisconsin. We are extremely excited to announce that we will be expanding into Montana, Texas, Indiana, and South Dakota in 2011!
At Switch Boutique, new and gently used wearables from top brands such as BCBG, Free People, Anthropologie, and Coach saunter into the style stable daily. Flirty floral frocks, such as the Robert David Morton maxi dress with long sleeves ($25), keep their human companions warm on cool summer evenings while offering camouflage at paintball-themed garden parties. Go upscale with formal wear or homecoming dresses, or twirl the night away in skirts ($12.95–$29.95) from brands including Cache, Talbots, and Tahari or rent a moonjump to show your joy after successfully hunting down a new pair of form-flattering jeans ($14.95–$52.95) by True Religion. Local Boulder County artists supply the shop with fashionable accessories ($9.95+), enhancing a jewelry library of nationally known designers such as David Yurman.
The kitchen team at Bittersweet Cafe & Confections strives to make food that is never bland nor boring. Instead, they focus on housemade sandwiches and treats using locally acquired, sustainable ingredients. Their local artisan breads and handmade sauces help the roasted portabello and chicken cordon bleu paninis zing with fresh flavors. By using these carefully selected ingredients, the shop can offer vegan, dairy-, soy-, and gluten-free options such as the tomato and mozzarella and veg out sandwiches, though it means, unlike NASA, they cannot offer 40-year old tang.