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Boulder County Gold 2007

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T
he 2007 Boulder County Gold People’s
Choice Awards results have been dredged up!
Dig through the following pages and you’ll
uncover the best nuggets in Boulder County –
the people, places and things that make this
county great.
This year’s winners and runners up are a
precious bunch. Some are repeat winners and
some are brand new winners. With so many
wonderful choices in our area, the competition
was tough. Once again, several categories came
down to just a few votes.
Your votes have been tallied and, after melting
down the cheaters, the results follow.
We thank everyone who took the time to
vote. Thousands of locals told us why Boulder
County is such a great place to live, shop, eat,
work and play.
Turn the page to read about the winners!
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OF WINNERS
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BOULDER COUNTY
GOLD
BOULDER COUNTY
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PEOPLE’S CHOI CE AWARDS
SEPTEMBER 2007 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD 3 C A ME R A
EATS, DRINKS & ENTERTAINMENT
BEST BAGEL Moe’s Broadway Bagel
2650 Broadway, Boulder, 303.444.3252; 3075 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.442.4427; www.moesbagel.com
“Moe’s is special because it offers great products in a friendly atmosphere,” says Steve Pagnotta, general manager. “Customers appreciate our quality and freshness.” Moe’s bakes
bagels at least every 20 minutes (and are they creative: how about jalapeño, cranberry-walnut or tomato-cheddar?). Pizza (try the thin-crust pineapple or artichoke) and pastries (ooh,
those chocolate brownies) are done from scratch. Subs (on fresh-baked sub rolls) and sandwiches are made fresh and to order. They’ve doubled the food menu in the last year. No
chain store, Moe’s is still a mom-and-pop operation, founded almost 16 years ago by Patty
and John Sherman. “This is their community; they live and work here. They and their
families are hands-on,” Pagnotta says. Dive into their lively new Web site,
www.moesbagel.com, which invites the community to enter the “Design the Moe’s Van”
contest and sign up for tours of the Arapahoe commissary for pre-school and elementary-
school kids. “We’re listening to what the community wants,” Pagnotta says. “Boulder is such
a magical place. We’re so grateful to be here.”
Einstein Bros.
2400 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303.543.1525; 1693 Canyon Blvd., Boulder, 720.565.0413; 2311 Clover Basin Drive, Longmont, 303.651.9063; www.einsteinbros.com
BEST BAKERY Breadworks
2644 Broadway, Boulder, 303.444.5667, www.breadworks.com
“It all started with the bread,” explains owner Larry Domnitz. That was just the first course, so to speak.
Something new is always in the works. Over time the pastry line has increased – both wholesale and retail. Last
year’s expansion doubled the size of the café. A wood-burning pizza oven turns out Tuscan-style crispy pizzas.
You can order hot food at lunch and dinner, eat in or take out. Grilled sandwiches and fresh-tossed salads are
popular. Breakfast at Breadworks is elaborate, with such hearty victuals as individual frittatas, oven-baked apple
pancakes, and polenta or red-fennel hash. But don’t just come in for meals: They spin their own fresh gelato
(top-of-the-charts is dark bittersweet chocolate, followed by vanilla bean and wild strawberry) and sorbet
(pomegranate, grapefruit and watermelon are mouth-watering originals). What’s cooking for the future?
Domnitz and Executive Chef Colleen Domnitz run the business together and are developing a line of wheat-
free and gluten-free baked goods. He explains Breadworks’ success: “We are fanatical about quality. Everything
that we serve is as good as we can make it. We’ve built up a reputation over the last 12-1/2 years. We add
things that are of interest to our customers and staff. Everything is fresh. We use top-quality ingredients.”
Spruce Confections
767 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.449.6773; 4684 Broadway, Boulder, 303.449.5819
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4 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD SEPTEMBER 2007 C A ME R A
BEST ASIAN RESTAURANT
Chey Thuy
2655 28th St., Boulder, 303.440.0220
www.chezthuy.com
“Love. I just put a lot of love in the
food.” This is how Thuy Le accounts
for the popularity of her eclectic
Vietnamese restaurant, a familiar
Boulder destination since 1993. “I make
creations, try something new, not all the
traditional dishes,” she says. Actually,
she takes traditional Asian dishes –
borrowing from Chinese and Thai
cuisine, too – and puts her own
signature on them. “I took a lot of
traditional dishes and Westernized
them,” she says. For instance, she adds
shrimp to the beef typically stuffed in
grape leaves. And stuffed tofu, served in
Vietnam with tomato sauce, can be
ordered with one of her creations –
black bean or coconut sauce. Pad Thai
is not like the Thai version; she
concocted her own sauce. Her sesame
tofu differs from the Chinese version; it
is fried once rather than twice. It all
adds up to original, delectable cuisine.
“It’s like painting a picture,” she
suggests. “If it’s not happy enough, let’s
put some red in it.”
Khow Thai
1600 Broadway, Boulder, 303.447.0273
www.khowthaicafe.com
EATS, DRINKS & ENTERTAINMENT
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We Deliver
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2855 28th Street (SW corner of 28th & Valmont)

Boulder
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Now Serving Full Breakfast Menu Sat 8am - 9pm

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Every Wednesday
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SEPTEMBER 2007 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD 5 C A ME R A
BEST BAR West End Tavern
926 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.444.3535, www.thewestendtavern.com
With all the bar choices throughout Boulder County, West End Tavern is in a class by itself. “Our covered
rooftop bar is a huge factor, with its great view of the Flatirons,” says general manager Mike Lawinski. “Also, our
focus on cocktails, made with fresh ingredients, like our Pimms Cup and French mojito. We are a full bar with a
lot of spirits selections and a vast selection in every category – bourbon is our specialty, and we feature more than
50 kinds. The crowd is eclectic, with older students and working adults of all ages.” Events draw crowds all week.
Hear live music on the rooftop on Sunday evenings. Warren Miller films are featured Wednesday nights, along
with giveaways and drink specials. Besides a spectrum of domestic beers, house wines, well drinks and infusions,
there’s a full menu and all appetizers are discounted at Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 3 to
6 p.m. – and drop by for a late-night Happy Hour Thursday through Saturday from 10 to 11 p.m.
Red Zone Sports Bar / The Pumphouse Brewery & Restaurant
540 Main St., Longmont, 303.702.0881, www.pumphousebrewery.com
BEST CATERER
A Spice of Life Event Center
& Catering Services
EVENT CENTER, Flatirons Golf Course, Boulder, 303.444.3452
CATERING SERVICES, 6333 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.443.4049
EAST BOULDER COMMUNITY CENTER, 5660 Sioux Drive, Boulder,
303.443.4049
www.aspiceoflife.com
Whether you crave comfort food or haute cuisine at your
wedding, business meeting, holiday party or bat mitzvah, A
Spice of Life can make it happen. In the event business since
1987, it offers a wide range of food and pricing – from elegant to
casually festive, from full service to a home style meal for your
Sunday dinner. Got 10 people coming, or hordes? No problem.
In October 2006 A Spice of Life catered the opening bash for
Twenty Ninth Street, feeding more than 3,000 guests. Hold
your event at your location or at one of A Spice of Life’s, which
boast fine views of the Flatirons. “We have four certified chefs in
our kitchen,” says Juls Gunderson, Event Center manager. “Our
kitchen staff has been with us for years – they are incredibly
talented and capable, whether you want American, Continental
or Ethnic food. They can even re-create a favorite family recipe
for your event. One of the most important things is that we
consistently provide our clients with high quality and a big
variety of food and menu offerings,” Gunderson says. “We can
design menus around dietary preferences, too, including
vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and slow foods.” Mostly, A Spice
of Life caters to corporate deliveries and meetings, and a lot of
weddings. “Our wedding specialists are experts,” says
Gunderson, “with many years experience working with different
venues and vendors in the Boulder-Denver area.”
Dish
1918 Pearl St., Boulder, 720.565.5933
EATS, DRINKS & ENTERTAINMENT
6 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD SEPTEMBER 2007 C A ME R A
BEST BARBECUE
KT’S Barbecue
2675 13th St., Boulder, 303.442.3717; 7464 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, 303.786.7608
www.ktsbbq.com
Rib addicts frequent KT’s, where the formula for success is simple, according to
co-owner Melanie Thibodeau: KT’s serves consistently good barbecue in a friendly
atmosphere. Expect tasty, tender meats, and homemade fixin’s like garlic mashed
potatoes, hearty beans, key lime pie and brownies. You can spice up your beef, pork,
chicken, sausage or ribs with KT’s Texas sweet mild sauce, a Memphis tangy vinegar-
pepper variety, or Double Diamond straight hot sauce. KT’s has a loyal following of
customers and low staff turnover – the waitstaff of college kids tends to leave only after
graduation. Besides a Broomfield location, KT’s will add a Denver site in spring 2008.
And its catering business has taken off – for both corporate and private events. “We
cater parties from 20 to 2,000 people,” Thibodeau says. “From backyard barbecues to
pig roasts.” Sounds finger-lickin’ good.
Daddy Bruce’s Bar-B-Que
2000 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.449.8890
BEST COFFEEHOUSE
Vic’s
2680 Broadway, Boulder, 303.440.8209
3305 30th St., Boulder, 303.440.2918
801 Main St., Louisville, 303.666.1402
700 Tenacity, Suite 101, Prospect New Town, Longmont, 303.485.6791
1800 Broadway, Boulder, 303.938.6886
New Vic’s coffeehouses are springing up all around Boulder County. Last year another branch opened at 1800 Broadway, and on the
CU campus students can get their Vic’s caffeine fix at the ATLAS Building. The first Vic’s opened in Boulder way back in 1992, a time
for pioneers in the coffee consumption craze. The store at 2680 Broadway is the original. Despite the competition, Vic’s – like the
cream in its coffee – has risen to the top. Owner Mike Hilliker has the formula for success: “Good environment, good people, good
service, good product.” No doubt that Vic’s is a big hit. It prides itself on friendly, fast service and on the expertise of its staff: Those
who prepare espresso drinks are highly qualified, trained baristas. Sweet accompaniments come fresh from local bakeries: Brillig’s
muffins, Spruce Confections’ scones, cookies and croissants; and Family Bakery’s cinnamon rolls, poppy seed rolls and caramel nut
rolls. Vic’s also serves soups and Breadworks sandwiches at its 30th Street and Louisville locations.
Amante Coffee
1035 Walnut St., Boulder, 303.546.9999
4580 N. Broadway, Boulder, 303.448.9999
BEST LATE-NIGHT
RESTAURANT
(THREE-WAY TIE)
Cosmo’s Pizza
1325 Broadway St., Boulder, 303.447.1133
659 30th St., Boulder, 303.447.3278
www.cosmospizza.com
Cosmo’s Pizza stays open until 2:30
a.m. every day of the year (except
Thanksgiving and Christmas). “We’re
one of the only places on the Hill that
keeps consistent late-night hours,
whether the students are here or not,”
explains Ryan Shorter, Cosmo’s owner.
“And I think we’ve got the best pizza
in town, so that certainly helps. We
make everything in the store fresh
every day, from our dough to grinding
our cheese, making our own sauce with
our own special recipe.” Sounds like a
recipe for success!
Old Chicago
1102 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.443.5031
1805 Industrial Circle, Longmont, 303.651.7000
100 Superior Plaza Way, Superior, 720.304.2048
www.oldchicago.com
Offering a full menu until 1 a.m. is just
the start to why Old Chicago is a great
place for late-night dining. Great
patios, a casual vibe and bartenders
friendly enough to make you feel like
you’re on set at “Cheers” make the
famous pizza place a destination
restaurant. Try the famous Chicago
Seven calzone (Italian sausage,
pepperoni, fresh mushrooms, black
olives, green peppers, red onions and
melted cheese) or mouth-watering
Italian Nachos, and wash it down with
one of the 110 beers on Old Chicago’s
World Beer Tour.
Corner Bar
2115 13th St., Boulder, 303.442.4880
www.bolderado.com
The Corner Bar at 13th and Spruce isn’t
just another place to grab a plate of
buffalo wings at 10 p.m. Sure, you can
get the traditional spicy chicken wings
with blue cheese if that’s what you have
a hankering for, but since the Corner
Bar shares a kitchen with the
Boulderado’s Q’s Restaurant, you can
also have steamed PEI mussels with
garlic crostini; handmade spinach
tortelloni with morel mushrooms, snap
peas and herb and leek puree or mango
barbecue shrimp salad. Manager Ann
Mecham points out that since the
Corner Bar serves full entrees until
11:45 every night, “It’s great after a late
show or movie.”
Illegal Pete’s
1320 College Ave., Boulder, 303.444.3055
1447 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.440.3955
1085 14th St., Boulder, 303.443.0940
EATS, DRINKS & ENTERTAINMENT
SEPTEMBER 2007 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD 7 C A ME R A
BEST BURRITO
Illegal Pete’s
1320 College Ave., Boulder, 303.444.3055
1447 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.440.3955
Ever crave a burrito late at night? You can chow down burritos, tacos, quesadillas and
taquitos at Illegal Pete’s until really late (2:30 a.m.) Thursday through Saturday, and 10:30
p.m. Sunday through Wednesday. Numero uno in popularity is the chicken burrito, then
chicken pesto, steak and fish. “People love the Big Fish Burrito, made of beans, rice, fried
fish and special sauce,” says general manager Milton Geuvara. And this is Boulder, after
all, so check out the vegetarian menu, too. “We do a lot of late-night business; the bar
crowd gets hungry and comes in,” Guevara says. “We get people of all ages, including
tourists on the Pearl Street Mall. We take pride in the quality of the food – “clean, fresh
food” is one of our mottos – and our staff is friendly and interactive with the customers,
giving the place a community feeling.” He points out that Illegal Pete’s also has a full bar.
Chipotle Mexican Grill
919 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.544.9383
375 McCaslin Blvd., Louisville, 720.890.0670
1100 Ken Pratt Blvd., Suite B, Longmont, 303.651.6763
1708 Main St., Longmont, 303.485.6369
1650 28th St., Boulder, 720.406.0500
BEST INDIAN RESTAURANT
Taj Indian Cuisine
2630 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303.494.5216
There’s no recipe like a classic recipe. How about cuisine based on traditions more than
500 years old? Lucky for us, we didn’t have to wait that long for Taj Indian Cuisine, our
favorite place to get succulent Tandoori Chicken, saucy Lamb Korma and creamy Saag
Paneer. Perhaps you would favor a curry? Choose fish, shrimp, lamb or chicken, spicy or
sweet. And don’t forget the tasty breads from the clay Tandoori oven, including Naan,
Cheese Onion Kulcha and Roti. The lunch and dinner buffets are very popular, and there
are always vegetarian choices made with fresh ingredients, and never a drop of MSG.
Tandoori Grill
619 South Broadway, Boulder, 303.543.7339
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BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT
Efrain’s Mexican
101 E. Cleveland St., Lafayette, 303.666.7544
Efrain’s II: 1630 N. 63rd St., Boulder, 303.440.4045
Efrain’s III: 451 S. Pratt Pkwy., Longmont, 720.494.0777
Efrain’s owner George Gomez insists in his thick accent, “We have the best prices, the
best cooks. We make the best food ... and we make it fresh every day. It’s very, very
important. Sometimes a restaurant will put food in the cooler for two days and it’s not
the same.” A family business for the past 18 years, Gomez’s five brothers and sisters all
work together at the restaurants started by Efrain, the eldest. When you eat at Efrain’s,
it’s easy to feel like you’re eating in an authentic Mexican home.
Casa Alvarez
3161 Walnut St., Boulder, 303.546.0630
BEST PIZZA
Proto’s Pizzeria
Napoletana
4670 Broadway St., Boulder, 720.565.1050
489 Hwy. 287, Lafayette, 303.661.3030
600 Airport Road, Longmont, 303.485.5000
2401 15th St., Denver, 720.855.9400
www.protospizza.com
The secret to killer ’za? Go to the source.
“Our pizza is regional, thin crust, high
quality ... it’s not Americanized. We’re as
European as you can get. We get everything
imported from Italy that we can possibly get.
We use the best cheese, we use San Marzano
tomatoes. Those tomatoes are coming off
hundred-year-old vines in Italy,” says Jovee,
the general/operations manager. The first
store opened in Longmont eight years ago –
it’s since expanded to five stores, including
one in downtown Boise, Idaho. Why are
folks going so crazy for Proto’s? Jovee laughs,
“We’ve dialed in our product ... it’s literally
one of the best pizzas in the world and we
mean that as objectively as possible.”
Abo’s Pizza
2761 Iris Ave., Boulder, 303.443.1921
1110 13th St., Boulder, 303.443.3199
4745 Walnut St., Suite D, Boulder, 303.443.6582
637 S. Broadway St., Boulder, 303.494.1274
720 Austin Ave., Erie, 303.828.9777
4626 Centerplace Drive, Longmont, 303.678.0111
1834 Main St., Longmont, 303.678.0111
1355 South Boulder Road, Louisville, 303.604.9896
7960 Niwot Road, Niwot, 303.652.0830
502 Center Drive, Superior, 720.304.6000
www.abospizza.com
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Microdermabrasion $50
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SEPTEMBER 2007 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD 9 C A ME R A
BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
Jax Fish House
928 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.444.1811, www.jaxfishhouseboulder.com
The folks at Jax Fish House don’t care a whit that Colorado is land-locked. “We
pride ourselves in getting the freshest fish possible – the best ingredients – daily,
even on Sunday,” explains assistant general manager Aaron Derr. Wild entrees,
such as wasabi pea encrusted ono with seaweed salad and perennial favorites like
the tempura encrusted bluenose prepared by award-winning Chef Hosea
Rosenberg, keep folks around for dinner after enjoying oyster shooters at the bar
during happy hour. Says Derr, “We have a reputation for having a very fun,
noisy, energetic vibe with a high level of service and quality of food.”
Dolan’s Restaurant
2319 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.444.8758
BEST SUSHI
Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar
1117 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.473.4730
1220 Pennsylvania Ave., Boulder, 303.447.9883
www.hapasushi.com
Hapa’s owner, Mark Van Grack, loves his customers. Loves them. And he feels
the secret to Hapa’s enduring success is three-fold: stellar customer service from
a great staff, a welcoming atmosphere and the freshest sushi around. “We fly our
tuna in direct from Hawaii almost every day. We’re very conscious of quality.”
Wildly delicious drink concoctions, an impressive list of sake and traditional
favorites abound at Hapa, which features a large variety of sushi, nigiri and
sashimi. But with original rolls bearing unique names, such as the Ruby Red
(cucumber and avocado wrapped in tuna and drizzled in poke sauce, onions and
negi) or Austin’s PB and J Roll (peanut butter and jelly rolled in a slice of bread),
Hapa is clearly willing to play with its food.
Sushi Zanmai
1221 Spruce St., Boulder, 303.440.0733, www.sushizanmai.com
BEST TAKE-OUT FOOD
Jimmy & Drew’s Delicatessen
2855 28th St., Boulder, 303.447.3354
Jimmy Eggers and Drew Marx are hometown boys. After many years in the restaurant
business the two men – best friends since they were little – decided to go back to their
roots, making the foods they grew up on in the place they grew up. “We smoke our own
salmon, smoke our own pastrami, roast our own corned beef for 12 hours every night,
same as our brisket ... it’s good home-style cooking, comfort food, the food people grew
up on,” explains Jimmy. With an all-you-can-eat, all-natural rotisserie chicken dinner,
featuring green beans, carrots, mashed potatoes and country gravy on Wednesdays, and
all-you-can-eat fish frys, with beer battered cod, homemade French fries, coleslaw and
cornbread on Fridays, there’s a reason to stick around. Should you choose not to, Jimmy
and Drew will make sure you have your breakfast waffles, your meatloaf sandwich or
your Thanksgiving-style turkey dinner – home cooking – ready to take home. “We’ve
got regulars who we know by name, we know their orders, and they come by two or
three times a week to pick up food ... we’ve never been received so well, so
enthusiastically by customers.”
Siamese Plate on the Go
3033 28th St., Boulder, 303.444.3133
1575 Folsom St., Boulder, 303.447.9718
www.siameseplateonthego.com
EATS, DRINKS & ENTERTAINMENT
10 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD SEPTEMBER 2007 C A ME R A
BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT AND
BEST PLACE FOR A ROMANTIC DINNER
Carelli’s of Boulder Ristorante Italiano
645 30th St., Boulder, 303.938.9300, www.carellis.com
Greg Carelli’s passion for architecture, interior design and Italian food is
obvious within seconds of entering his 17-year-old establishment. Flying his
architect out to Beverly Hills to view Spago resulted in the coziest of dining
rooms (and a “Best Design” award from the American Institute of Architects),
decorated in cherry, birch and copper, high-backed booths and accented with
a 360-degree fireplace. Regularly updating his style with a focus on
enhancement, Greg has added a New York schwank banquet room and a
crepe bar in recent years. On his regular trips to Italy, Carelli grounds his
wine list in 14 of the 20 regions of Italy, offering more than 100 selections.
Carelli also visits his mentor, Augostino Fiasche, a famous Italian chef
currently based out of Chicago, a few times a year. “We play. We go to the
hot side of the line and just create ... I bring Northern Italian cuisine to him
and he brings Southern Italian and we make it work. We’ll do seared sea
scallop pesto crepes and then we roast caramelized walnuts and honey for our
pesto. Sundried tomatoes and asparagus with monchino cheeses and bing
cherry butter sauces ... chili glazed mahi-mahis ... we do a lot with porcini
mushrooms and soft polentas, hard polentas. When we do something new it
sells like crazy because it’s so different.” With that kind of dedication to
improving and updating both his craft and his venue, Carelli has truly created
the casually elegant establishment perfect for fine dining and romance that
he’s envisioned.
FOR BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT:
Laudisio Ristorante Italiano
2785 Iris Ave., Boulder, 303.442.1300, www.laudisio.com
FOR BEST PLACE FOR A ROMANTIC DINNER:
Flagstaff House Restaurant
1138 Flagstaff Road, Boulder, 303.442.4640, www.flagstaffhouse.com
EATS, DRINKS & ENTERTAINMENT
SEPTEMBER 2007 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD 11 C A ME R A
BEST NEW RESTAURANT Radda Trattoria
1265 Alpine Ave., Boulder, 303.442.6100
The inspiration for Boulder County’s favorite new restaurant is Radda in Chianti, a
modest hilltop town located in the northern part of the Sienna Province in Tuscany.
“Everybody who’s had a say in this restaurant, especially Matthew (Jansen, also of
Mateo restaurant) has just embraced the hospitality, the neighborhood feel of the
trattorias there and we’ve tried to bring that over here to Boulder,” explains general
manager and sommelier David Ulfers. The menu and wine list are rooted in Northern
Italian and offer some delightful deviations from the norm: Pappardelle al Cinghiale, a
house-made pasta with wild boar ragu and rapini has been a runaway hit and pairs
nicely with the big beautiful, velvety La Spinetta (il Nero di Casanova). Choosing to
price its entrees and wine list “so it doesn’t scare anybody” is just one of the many ways
Radda has opened its doors fully to the neighborhood.
Centro
950 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.442.7771
BEST PLACE FOR TEA
Dushanbe Teahouse
1770 13th St., Boulder, 303.442.4993, www.boulderteahouse.com
Sure, the Dushanbe Teahouse offers 80 to 90 different varieties of teas and hosts
special events including the Rocky Mountain Tea Festival, children’s tea parties and
holiday afternoon teas. But ambience is everything and Dushanbe has it in spades.
Decorated in Persian art with hand-carved, hand-painted columns, ceiling, stools and
exterior ceramics, the teahouse isn’t just a place to get a pot of Jasmine Phoenix Pearls,
organic plum oolong or the white tea, Silver Needle, it’s a work of art and a piece of
history. Those planning to just pop in for a cup of tea should be prepared for
temptation however – the exotic menu is not to be missed.
Pekoe Sip House
1225 Alpine Ave., Boulder, 303.444.5953, www.pekoesiphouse.com
EATS, DRINKS & ENTERTAINMENT
COLORADO’S BEST ANTIQUE JEWELRY STORE
Congratulates Boulder’s Gold Winners
For the truly unique - make it antique!
942 PEARL ST., BOULDER • (303) 938-8851 • TUES. - SAT. 10 TO 5:30
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303.447.8700
THE QUALITY YOU EXPECT
THE SERVICE YOU DESERVE
• Full Service Dry Cleaning,
Laundry &Alteration
• Environmentally Safe
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• Friendly &Knowledgeable Staff
• Six Convenient Locations
• Free Pick-Up &Delivery Service
• Boulder’s Finest Since 1921
Official Dry Cleaner for the CU Band &Cheerleaders
BEST VEGETARIAN
RESTAURANT
Sunflower
1701 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.440.0220,
www.sunflowerrestaurant.net
Owner and Executive Chef Jon Pell
explains what sets Sunflower apart from
everyone else: “True organic and
biodynamic quality. All our flour, dairy,
nuts, produce – everything we can get
our hands on – is organic. We have 46
organic or biodynamic wines on our list,
which is way more than anybody else in
town.” Culling scathes of awards over its
eight-year history, Sunflower has made a
name for itself preparing dynamic
vegetarian dishes such as the savory
tempeh scallopini, seasoned tempeh
cutlets sautéed with onions, mushrooms,
herbs, white wine, lemon and garlic,
then served with mashed Yukon gold
potatoes and freshly steamed organic
vegetables. But feel free to bring
carnivores along with you. Sunflower
also takes pride in serving free-range
poultry and game, all-natural meats and
fresh seafood. “What you put into your
body is important. It’s not like a cult or
anything, but everybody here is very
dedicated to it.”
Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant
2010 16th St., Boulder, 303.442.1485,
www.leafvegetarianrestaurant.com
BEST HAMBURGER
Tom’s Tavern
1047 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.442.9363
Experts can debate the provenance of the humble hamburger. German
immigrants? A New York restaurateur, or perhaps the Chinese?
Academics aside, we love our hamburgers in every form. Boulder
County’s favorite spot to hook up with a great hamburger continues to
be Tom’s Tavern, locally owned and operated in the same spot for
more than 45 years. Order yours with just the basics or better (bacon-
cheese, or the chili burger, topped with red chili). Betsy Beasley, one of
the friendly servers, reports that by far the favorite is the Cheeseburger.
However you dress it up, the standard treatment is pickles, onions,
tomatoes and lettuce on the side, with French fries plus your choice of
cole slaw, potato salad or macaroni salad. Tasty! The secret to Tom’s
success? Beasley says it’s the friendly service. “People like the Tom’s
tradition – it’s been here forever,” she says.
Mountain Sun
1535 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.546.0886, www.mountainsunpub.com
Southern Sun
627 South Broadway, Boulder, 303.543.0886, www.mountainsunpub.com
EATS, DRINKS & ENTERTAINMENT
THANK YOU
for your continuous support
from all of us at
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for Dogs and Cats.
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SEPTEMBER 2007 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD 13 C A ME R A
BEST DELI
Salvaggio’s Italian Delicatessen
2609 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.938.1981
1397 Pearl St. (Pearl Street Mall), Boulder, 303.545.6800
1107 13th St., Boulder, 303.448.1200
Got a friend who gets nostalgic about her East Coast roots? Take her to
Salvaggio’s for some NYC-style therapy. To the finest deli meats and cheeses, add
tasty fixings, baked-fresh-daily breads, a generous amount of back-and-forth with
the staff while you order, and badda bing, everything’s better. With three
locations, Salvaggio’s is easy to get to, and a habit easy to get into. Portions are
large, so order accordingly. Can’t decide? General manager Maria Gonzales tells
us the two most popular choices are the Italian and the Prime Rib sandwiches. So
order both, why dontcha!
Jimmy & Drew’s Delicatessen
2855 28th St., Boulder, 303.447.3354
BEST ICE CREAM / FROZEN YOGURT AND BEST DESSERT
Glacier Home Made Ice Cream
3133 28th St., Boulder, 303.440.6542
4760 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303.499.4760
1350 College Ave., Boulder, 303.442.4400
1749 Main St., Longmont, 303.485.8834
www.glacierhomemadeicecream.com
When we want a cool treat, Boulder County says Glacier Home Made Ice Cream is Hot, Hot,
Hot! Since the beginning, the folks at Glacier have made more than 500 flavors of its premium
ice cream, gelato, sorbet and low-fat yogurt. With full production facilities in house, the staff is
always trying something new. The secret to Glacier’s success is in its ingredients, says Victor
Alcantar, head of production at the 28th Street store. “Good quality isn’t cheap,” he says. “We go
all over the world to find the best of everything.” Favorite flavors include the seasonal Fresh
Peach (get it while it lasts!), Toffee Caramel Crunch and Death by Chocolate. No matter the
flavor, people can’t seem to get enough. Alcantar says he makes 80 to 90 three-pound tubs every
week, just for the 28th Street store. Need to chill out with something sweet? Gotta go to Glacier!
FOR BEST ICE CREAM / FROZEN YOGURT: Cold Stone Creamery
1087 Hover Road, Longmont, 303.682.5680, www.coldstonecreamery.com
FOR BEST DESSERT: Cheesecake Factory
1401 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.546.0222, www.thecheesecakefactory.com
EATS, DRINKS & ENTERTAINMENT
BEST HAPPY HOUR AND BEST OUTDOOR
DINING AND BEST APPETIZERS
Mediterranean Restaurant
(The Med)
1002 Walnut St., Boulder, 303.444.5335, www.themedboulder.com
Feeling happy? You should be, because we’re at The Med, and
it’s Happy Hour (Monday through Friday from 3 to 6:30 p.m.).
That means drink specials, special drinks and half-price Tapas,
those small plates of tasty morsels that keep you ordering more.
Served hot or cold, your choices run from Melon and Prosciutto
to Chicken and Shrimp Croquettes to Caprese, with its layers of
fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil leaves. “Our menu draws
from the dishes of Spain, France, Italy and Greece,” explains
manager Frank Iaquinta. If the weather is friendly, enjoy lunch or
dinner on the colorful patio, with its rustic fountain, stucco and
pots of geraniums. Our readers have chosen, and The Med is
the best.
FOR BEST HAPPY HOUR: Boulder Café
1247 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.444.4884
FOR BEST OUTDOOR DINING: Chautauqua Dining Hall
900 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303.440.3776, www.chautauquadininghall.com
FOR BEST APPETIZERS: Aji Latin American Restaurant
1601 Peart St., Boulder, 303.442.3464, www.ajirestaurant.com
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BEST GUNBARREL /
NIWOT RESTAURANT
Colterra
210 Franklin St., Niwot, 303.652.0777
www.colterra.com
Why did Camera readers choose a new
restaurant, less than a year old? Maybe they ate
this dessert from Colterra’s menu: Chocolate
Symphony (dark chocolate mousse, pot de
crème, chocolate biscotti, chocolate ganache and
chocolate ice cream). Need we say more?
Colterra moved into the digs previously
occupied by the much-admired Le Chantecler.
Colterra owner and chef Bradford Heap
received classic European training from culinary
legends like Alain Ducasse, and has served as
guest chef at the prestigious James Beard
House. Heap had successful stints at Full Moon
Grill and Chautauqua Dining Hall. Colterra’s
menu favors ingredients in season from local
farms and growers, naturally raised hormone-
and antibiotic-free meats, and sustainably
harvested fish from around the world. The
cuisine is inspired by the flavors of Southern
France and Northern Italy. Chef Heap offers
small dishes that invite guests to try a variety of
tastes and sip various wines by the glass from a
substantial wine list. At special monthly dinners,
wines are paired with a four-course dinner.
Treppeda’s Italian Ristorante
300 Second Ave., Niwot, 303.652.1606
www.treppedas.com
EATS, DRINKS & ENTERTAINMENT
BEST RESTAURANT
TO BRING KIDS
Red Robin
Gourmet Burgers
& Spirits
2580 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.442.0320
2331 Clover Basin Drive, Longmont, 720.652.9229
www.redrobin.com
Got any frisky offspring who can’t sit
still in a restaurant? This place caters to
them. Kids relate to the kids-centric
menu, with those oh-so-popular chicken
fingers, mac and cheese, spaghetti and
pizza, and 20-plus gourmet burger
choices to delight even the grownups in
the family. Keep ’em busy with crayons
and coloring pages. They get to hold (or
pop) balloons and to pet the restaurant’s
oversized mascot, a friendly employee
decked out in a non-threatening red
robin costume. Kimberly McBee, vice
president of marketing, sums up the
restaurant chain’s modus operandi: “Red
Robin serves up wholesome, fun, feel-
good experiences in a family friendly
environment. At Red Robin one of our
core values is ‘Having Fun,’ and that’s
exactly what kids of all ages can enjoy
doing at any Red Robin restaurant.”
Jimmy & Drew’s Delicatessen
2855 28th St., Boulder, 303.447.3354
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SEPTEMBER 2007 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD 15 C A ME R A
BEST PLACE TO
HEAR LIVE MUSIC
Fox Theatre
1135 13th St., Boulder
303.443.3399
www.foxtheatre.com
The Fox showcases up-and-
coming bands as well as
national headliners. The place
rocks with different influences
and styles, mixing blues, jazz
and rock & roll with soul-
based lyrics, hip-hop beats,
punk, reggae – you name it.
Joe Seehusen, box office
manager, says the Fox is the
best venue for exciting live
acts “because of the quality of
the bands we get, the price,
the quality of the sound
system, and a great
atmosphere.” Most of the
audience hails from around
Boulder, which Seehusen calls
“a great music scene.”
Suburbanites and Denverites
join the enthusiastic crowd.
The Fox gets some of the big
names that play Red Rocks
and the Fillmore.
Boulder Theater
2032 14th St., Boulder
303.786.7030
www.bouldertheater.com
BEST THEATER
PERFORMANCE
Boulder’s
Dinner Theatre
5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder
303.449.6000
www.theatreinboulder.com
Ever been served dinner by the
actors you are about to see in a full-
length Broadway musical
performance? And at intermission
they come from backstage to deliver
your dessert? People who frequent
Boulder’s Dinner Theatre again and
again love this aspect of theatre
going, as well as the performances.
Artistic Director Michael Duran
says, “We focus on the theatrical
aspect and try to bring the highest
production values to the stage.” He’s
from New York and knows quality
after working with many of the best
directors and choreographers. “In
our way we try to bring the same
quality to Boulder.” August 19 was
the Theatre’s 30th anniversary, an
achievement for any performance
venue.
Colorado Shakespeare
Festival
University of Colorado (Mary Rippon
Outdoor Theatre), Boulder, 303.492.0554
www.coloradoshakes.org
EATS, DRINKS & ENTERTAINMENT
BEST BREAKFAST AND BEST BRUNCH
Lucile’s Creole Cafe
2124 14th St., Boulder, 303.442.4743; 518 Kimbark St., Longmont, 303.774.9814, www.luciles.com
You may tap your feet to the Zydeco, jazz or Cajun music wafting through the dining room at
Lucile’s, transporting you to once-fabled New Orleans. “Basically, it’s a big party! We celebrate
Mardi Gras every day,” says Brian Heilman, partner at Lucile’s. “We’ve been doing this for almost 28
years. The food is unique; you can’t get it anywhere else in the area. We have a high-quality product
that keeps people coming back. Locals like to show the place off to out-of-town guests. They like the
consistency – they know what they’re going to get.” What they’re going to get is a Creole-inspired
menu with dishes like Eggs Ponchartrain (fresh pan-fried mountain trout, poached eggs, béarnaise
sauce), Pain Perdu (New Orleans-style French toast) and Eggs Sardou (creamed spinach, Gulf
shrimp, poached eggs and hollandaise). Add a Creole Bloody Mary and some beignets – powdered-
sugar covered donuts. Lucile’s makes Cajun sausage in house, along with jams, hot sauce and even its
own ketchup. Lucile’s theme is “Lucile’s Creole Café, Exploring Creole Cooking from Around the
World.” Creole posters and decorations from the bayou heighten the colorful ambience.
FOR BEST BREAKFAST: Walnut Cafe
3073 Walnut St., Boulder, 303.447.2315; 673 S. Broadway, Boulder, 720.304.8118, www.walnutcafe.com
FOR BEST BRUNCH: Greenbriar Inn
8735 N. Foothills Hwy., Boulder, 303.440.7979, www.greenbriarinn.com
Cat er i ng Ser vi ces & Eas t Lake ( 303) 443- 4049
Event Cent er ( 303) 444- 3452
www. as pi ceof l i f e. com
Thank You Boulder For Another Wonderful Year!
Voted Best Caterer 2000 and 2002 through 2007!
Corporate Meetings, Picnics, Weddings, Reunions, Served or Delivered
16 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD SEPTEMBER 2007 C A ME R A
BEST LONGMONT / LYONS RESTAURANT
The Pumphouse Brewery
540 Main St., Longmont, 303.702.0881, www.pumphousebrewery.com
You can’t help noticing this lively brewpub in Longmont’s historic downtown
area, with its busy dining patio and Longmont’s only indoor/outdoor bar. It
boasts a big menu to satisfy any appetite, with all-natural burgers and chicken,
wild sockeye salmon (not farm-raised), buffalo burgers, Mexican and
southwestern specialties and the numero uno customer favorite: fish and chips.
“We’re an independent place, not a chain,” says Ross Hagen, managing partner.
“We are able to please a wide clientele. We focus on high-quality service.
Everyone hustles and works as a team. We’re accurate, speedy and personable.”
Brewer Dave offers a diverse beer menu – with 10 choices at any time, creating
seasonal beers inhouse. Red Zone is an 8,000-square-foot addition to the
Brewery with a new twist: It’s a sports bar combining state-of-the-art sports
entertainment technology and a laid-back brewpub atmosphere. It features
interactive electronic trivia and sports gaming, so that players compete against
others in the bar and as a team against bars nationwide.
Oskar Blues Cajun Grill & Brewery
303 Main St., Lyons, 303.823.6685, www.oskarblues.com
BEST BOULDER COUNTY EVENT
Boulder Creek Festival
P.O. Box 108, Boulder, 303.652.4942
www.bouldercreekevents.com
The Boulder Creek Festival is Boulder’s
quintessential annual outdoor community
gathering, and last Memorial Day weekend it
celebrated its 20th anniversary. And it’s free, too!
The three days of festivities feature plenty for
everyone: nine separate event areas and five
stages for music and dance (teens get a stage of
their own), with 500 vendors who showcase
everything from community arts and crafts to
health alternatives and technology, carnival
rides, food and beverage vendors, and the
signature event: The Great Rubber Duck Race!
For next year’s bash, maybe you, too, would like
to have a booth, or perform, or volunteer. “We
want volunteers,” says Meg Denbow, director of
development and marketing for Boulder Creek
Events. “We couldn’t put on this event without
volunteers. Some people have been doing it for
at least a decade.” Go to the Web site or call the
number above to get involved.
Bolder Boulder
4571 North Broadway, Boulder, 303.444.RACE
www.bolderboulder.com
BEST LAFAYETTE / LOUISVILLE / SUPERIOR / ERIE RESTAURANT
The Huckleberry
700 Main St., Louisville, 303.666.8020, www.thehuckleberry.com
Here is a restaurant, bakery and tea room in a historic building dating back to 1894, in Old Town Louisville. Today, the
Huckleberry serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with a dollop of fun. The food is “funky country” – American Classics with a
hint of culinary sophistication. The place is painted purple and yellow, in kind of an art deco style. Guests dine in little rooms
with names like The Den and The Parlor. The floors creek. General manager Steven Lembke says the building was the first
bank in Louisville, joined with the first post
office. The owners are the folks who brought
you the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse. They
know tea. The Huckleberry offers an elegant
afternoon tea complete with small sandwiches,
scones, cream and other goodies, all presented
with gracious service. And there are children’s
tea parties, with child-size teapots and teacups.
Owner Sara Martinelli blends the tea. Lembke
explains Huckleberry’s uniqueness: “We’re so
diverse. We have a great bakery that people
love, also a full bar, and fancy coffee drinks.
There’s great energy here; we play loud music –
popular songs, oldies. We have a friendly crew,
and the service is important, as is the quality of
the food.”
Efrain’s Mexican
101 E. Cleveland St., Lafayette, 303.666.7544
Efrain’s II: 1630 63rd St., Boulder, 303.440.4045
Efrain’s III: 451 S. Pratt Pkwy., Longmont, 720.494.0777
BEST RESTAURANT SERVICE Frasca Food & Wine
1738 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.442.6966, www.frascafoodandwine.com
The key to great service is making people feel comfortable. That’s what wins awards for great
restaurants like Frasca. “It’s all about basics,” says Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey. “Every day we
work on the basics, on making people feel comfortable. We work on small details over and over
every day.” The seasoned and professional staff ensures a memorable evening with their meticulous
attention to detail, expert wine pairing, and extensive knowledge of the menu. “We’re only three
years old,” Stuckey notes. “My wife, the chef and I are here every night. We’re not a chain. We
show up every night – it’s very important to us.” Frasca is the creation of Stuckey and Chef Lachlan
Mackinnon-Patterson. Their shared passion for Friuli-Venezia Giulian cuisine and fine wine is
reflected in beautifully prepared fare and a wine list boasting more than 200 varieties. The pastoral
and elegant dining room evokes the gracious and friendly atmosphere of traditional Italian Frascas.
Flagstaff House Restaurant
1138 Flagstaff Road, Boulder, 303.442.4640, www.flagstaffhouse.com
EATS, DRINKS & ENTERTAINMENT
SEPTEMBER 2007 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD 17 C A ME R A
SERVICES, FACES & PLACES
BEST REAL ESTATE
AGENT
Rich Gribbon,
RE/MAX Boulder
2425 Canyon Blvd., Suite 110, Boulder
303.441.5685, www.richgribbon.com
With 98 percent of his business
coming through referrals, real estate
agent Rich Gribbon has clearly worked
hard to make a good name for himself
over the 13 plus years he’s been in the
business. “My focus is on outstanding
service with the hope that my clients
will refer me to someone afterwards.
That’s been successful for me.”
Gribbon understands that information
on houses can be found online, such as
selling prices and current availability,
but stresses the difference a very
thorough knowledge of the market and
industry expertise can make on a
transaction. He sells about 28 houses a
year in order to keep his service at the
level his clients deserve. “My service-
oriented approach to selling real estate
leads to satisfied clients who refer me
to their friends and families. That’s my
business model.”
Karen Bernardi,
Coldwell Banker
2700 Canyon Blvd., Suite 200, Boulder
303.402.6000, www.bernardigroup.com
BEST REAL ESTATE
COMPANY / OFFICE
Wright Kingdom
Real Estate
4875 Pearl E. Circle, Suite 100, Boulder
1.800.343.8885, www.wrightkingdom.com
Wright Kingdom, a locally owned and
independently operated real estate company
working with Boulder County for the past
31 years, is unwavering in its commitment
to well-rounded service and updated
technology. Offering not just agents, but
entire divisions dedicated to the unique
pursuits of residential, commercial and
relocation endeavors, Wright Kingdom
“really prides itself on the complete services
we offer for lifetime customers,” explains
relocations director Jen Ibanez. Every agent
is involved in varying aspects of the
community, including economic
development, chambers, business councils
and non-profit organizations. “There are so
many facets of moving to Boulder or living
in Boulder that aren’t about the house. We
really do pride ourselves in being able to
provide information or resources to our
lifetime customers, directing folks to where
they can find services that will best acclimate
them to living in this area.”
RE/MAX of Boulder
2425 Canyon Blvd., Suite 110, Boulder
303.449.7000, www.boulderco.com
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BEST RETIREMENT / ALTERNATIVE OR ELDER CARE /
ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY
Frasier Meadows
350 Ponca Place, Boulder, 303.499.4888, http://frasiermeadows.org
Nestled in a Boulder neighborhood, flanked by a park, shopping and other amenities,
lies Frasier Meadows, a 47-year-old not-for-profit retirement community that services
folks looking for independent living facilities and continuing care. Currently home to
approximately 400 residents, Frasier Meadows is locally owned and run by a board of
trustees. Mark Venzke, manager of public relations feels one of the reasons Frasier
Meadows is so well-loved is because it goes out of its way to engage in lively discourse
with the community. “We have probably the most active community members, many
are involved in the University and they continue that involvement here ... Not only are
our residents active in the community but we also invite the community in when we
have lectures. It’s a very active place.”
The Academy
970 Aurora Ave., Boulder, 303.938.1920 or 1.800.943.1920, www.theacademyboulder.com
BEST TANNING SALON Tans To Go
1842 30th St., Boulder, 303.444.7600, www.tanstogo.com
Celebrating six years in a row as a Boulder County Gold winner (among countless other
“best of” awards), Tans To Go prides itself in offering the best tanning options, lotions,
bathing suits and sarongs. Enjoy a water, juice or Starbucks coffee after bronzing yourself in
one of the five tanning systems (including the stand-up Sun Capsule 200, which cuts
tanning time down to nine minutes). Prices range from $8 for a single session in a regular
bed to $134 for 10 sessions in either the DelRey or the Sun Capsule 200. Tans To Go also
offers one-month, unlimited-tanning passes. “We attribute our success entirely to our
staff,” says owner Doug Swartz. “They are highly trained and completely empowered to
make any and all decisions to take care of our customers. Customer service is our
number one priority.” Clean, well-maintained beds, loads of tanning accessories, comfy
chairs, CD players in every room and a staff that can help plan a safe, fabulous tanning
experience are just some of the reasons Tans To Go is voted the best, again and again.
Executive Tans
1124 West Dillon Road, Louisville, 303.665.6237
1610 Pace St., Longmont, 303.651.3688
6450 W. 120th Ave., Broomfield, 303.460.8860
www.executivetans.com
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SEPTEMBER 2007 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD 19 C A ME R A
BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE
McGuckin Hardware
2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.443.1822, www.mcguckin.com
Tired of wandering the hardware store by yourself, looking for a widget and only
finding thingamabobs? Then scurry on over to McGuckin Hardware, Boulder’s family
hardware store for more than 50 years, and find someone in a green vest. You can
probably even catch one outside in the parking lot if you’re anxious about heading into
the 60,000-square-foot facility and wending your way through the tangle of aisles
without a guide. McGuckin is renowned for its customer service staff, comprised of
incredibly friendly, knowledgeable folks. They’ll even help you tie a giant kiddie pool
to the top of your car. True story.
Boulder Community Hospital
Boulder Community Hospital, 1100 Balsam Ave., Boulder, 303.440.2273
Boulder Foothills Hospital, 4747 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 720.854.7000
Mapleton Center for Rehabilitation, 311 Mapleton Ave., Boulder, 303.440.2273
Community Medical Center, 1000 W. South Boulder Road, Lafayette, 303.666.4357
www.bch.org
BEST WEEKEND GETAWAY
Estes Park
1.800.44.ESTES, www.estes-park.com
Trade in the deer that wander through your back yard some weekend for bigger game;
in Estes Park, elk wander downtown along with weekenders carrying hiking gear in one
hand and saltwater taffy in the other. After a day of horseback riding, hiking, fishing,
swimming, snowshoeing, whitewater rafting, bird watching, shopping and scenic driving
through Rocky Mountain National Park, you’ll probably be hungry. Maybe you’re in
the mood for wild game at a romantic hideaway, or perhaps live music in a more casual
setting is more your speed. Either way, Estes has you covered. At night, snuggle up in
little rustic bungalows or hoity-toity luxury rooms featuring indoor hot tubs. There’s
something for everyone in Estes Park and it’s only an hour away.
Gold Lake Mountain Resort
3371 Gold Lake Road, Ward, 303.459.3544, www.goldlake.com
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BEST SKINCARE FACILITY Boulder Valley Center for Dermatology
4745 Arapahoe Ave., Suite 140, Boulder, 303.604.1444, www.bvderm.com
Taking care of one’s skin isn’t just pampering here in Colorado – it’s essential to your basic health and well-being. That’s why the folks at
Boulder Valley Center for Dermatology take their work so seriously. Focused on providing the finest medical, surgical and cosmetic services
around, the center works to keep abreast of the latest advances in dermatology, while maintaining a strict adherence to safety and integrity.
Among the many services offered, the center treats skin cancer, acne, rosacea, lupus and skin discoloration, and performs photo facials,
sclerotherapy, chemical peels, collagen and laser removal of facial blood vessels. It’s never too late to start taking care of your skin, and the
highly trained physicians at Boulder Valley Center for Dermatology can help.
Finishing Touch Salon & Day Spa
3131 28th St., Boulder, 303.449.1852, www.finishingtouchspa.com
SERVICES, FACES & PLACES
BEST INTERIOR
DESIGN SERVICE /
STUDIO
McGuckin
Design Center
2460 Canyon Blvd., Boulder
303.449.3779, www.mcguckin.com
Time to renovate your kitchen?
Finish a bathroom in your
basement? According to voters,
McGuckin Design Center is the
place to go for all your kitchen
and bath needs. As a complete
kitchen and bath design studio,
you can find designer door and
cabinet hardware, cabinets,
appliances, stone, ceramic tile,
shower enclosures, sinks,
countertops, lighting, plumbing
fixtures, bathroom accessories
and more at McGuckin. And
when you need a second
opinion, a design suggestion, or
a guide to the store, the friendly
staff at McGuckin is happy to
help – excellent customer
service is, after all, the
cornerstone of McGuckin
Hardware’s business.
Bartlett Interiors
2020 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.442.5194
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WATERSTREET 2425 CANYON BOULDER 303- 449- 2626
W W W. WA L T E R S A N D H O G S E T T. C O M
CELEBRATING
27 YEARS!
SEPTEMBER 2007 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD 21 C A ME R A
BEST TRAVEL AGENCY
Cain Travel Agency
3004 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.443.2246, www.caintravel.com
The folks at Cain Travel know you work hard for your money, and
that when it’s time to reward yourself a little, it’s important to spend
that discretionary money wisely. One of the reasons the company’s
been in business for more than 30 years is its commitment to
customer service. Cain serves clients on all six continents, but we’re
lucky to have them in our own back yard. So whether you’re
booking a trip to Akron to see Aunt Tildy, catching a romantic
cruise through Scandanavia and the Baltics or planning your first
South African safari, the folks at Cain will put everything into
making sure your travels are happy.
Boulder Travel
1655 Folsom St., Boulder, 303.443.0380, www.bouldertravel.com
BEST PLACE TO ENTERTAIN KIDS AND BEST DAY CAMP
Peanut Butter Players
276 Miner’s Drive, Lafayette, 303.786.8727, www.peanutbutterplayers.com
The Peanut Butter Players prides itself on being the premier alternative to a day camp for the past 22
years. Children from pre-school to high school are allowed to channel their natural creative energy via
theatrical education, regardless of their level of expertise. Even students with no previous experience can
join their peers in studying American musicals and then performing them for the community. With a wide
variety of programs, the Peanut Butter Players offer one-week sessions, after-school programs and
workshops that can fit anyone’s schedule. The goal, of course, is to foster self-esteem and comfort with
public speaking, but if the experience culminates into a career in the arts (one previous PB Player was
nominated for a Tony), that’s all the better. A top-notch staff of professional directors, musicians,
choreographers, dramatists and stage combat instructors possess both a deep fervor for performance as
well as a passion for teaching. Parents can be assured their children will benefit from the expertise of the
instructors while having a wildly unique experience they can take advantage of throughout their lives. The
Peanut Butter Players mission: “Helping young people make believe and believe in themselves.”
FOR BEST PLACE TO ENTERTAIN KIDS: Pearl Street Mall
Downtown Boulder, 303.449.3774, www.boulderdowntown.com
FOR BEST DAY CAMP: YMCA
Arapahoe Center, 2800 Dagny Way, Lafayette, 303.664.5455
Mapleton Center, 2850 Mapleton Ave., Boulder, 303.442.2778
www.ymcabv.org
BEST ACTIVIST / COMMUNITY CHAMPION
Josie Heath, President, The Community Foundation
1123 Spruce St., Boulder, 303.442.0436, www.commfound.org
Josie Heath, president of the Community Foundation and one-time Boulder County Commissioner, was quick to give others their due
when she heard she’d won this award. “I’ve done a number of things in the community, but the foundation – not just me, but the trustees,
the staff and the volunteers – have done a number of projects that build community in a variety of ways.” Dedicated to a range of initiatives
that promote overall well-being in Boulder County, Heath is particularly proud of the Millennium Fund. “We asked everyone in Boulder
County to donate the equivalent of their last hour of income in the last millennium to create a permanent fund for the new millennium.
We raised $1,800,000. The very fun part for me is that it keeps on living. This year we’ve distributed about $85,000.” That money went to
numerous plans, including ones for social interaction, health and human services, the environment, education, arts and culture. “It’s kind of
an extension of public service ... in the best sense of what folks who are elected officials do. They’re involved in the community, they want
to advocate for the things that will make the quality of life there the best it can be.” A quote of Katherine Graham’s, one of Heath’s
favorites, sums it up: To love what you do and feel like it matters: how can anything be more fun?
Jo Anne Lamun, Peanut Butter Players
276 Miner’s Drive, Lafayette, 303.786.8727, www.peanutbutterplayers.com
SERVICES, FACES & PLACES
22 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD SEPTEMBER 2007 C A ME R A
BEST SINGLES HANGOUT The Foundry Billiards Club
1109 Walnut St., Boulder, 303.447.1803, www.foundryboulder.com
“One of the reasons that we remain so popular is that we have such a wide variety of things to do under the same roof,” explains Matt Byrne,
general manager at The Foundry. With 11 full-size pool tables, a special room for parties, a much-beloved rooftop bar, and wildly popular dance
nights with deejays and $2 well drinks (’80s music on Tuesdays; hip-hop on Thursdays), the classy bar has a little something for everyone. Even
its live music nights (rock, funk or blues bands) on Fridays and Saturdays are free of cover charges. “There’s never a risk coming through the
door,” reveals Byrne, “and then to kick it all off we’ve got one of the best views of the Flatirons from our rooftop bar. We’re one of the largest
bars in Boulder and we’ve got a balcony inside where you can look down. It’s great anywhere you are for people watching.”
Purple Martini
1710 29th St., Boulder, 303.449.1282, www.purplemartini.com
BEST BOULDER
COUNTY SCHOOL
Boulder
High School
6500 Arapahoe Road, Boulder
303.442.2430
http://schools.bvsd.org/boulderhigh
Founded in 1875, Boulder High
School is proud of its 132 years of
high academic standards and
community involvement. As an
Advanced Placement Focus School,
BHS offers a wide range of AP
classes, not just preparing students
for higher education, but pushing
them to exceed their own
expectations. With an open campus
that encourages personal
responsibility, students enrolled at
BHS are treated to a magnificent
location at the foot of the University
of Colorado. Keeping in mind the
individuality of the students, BHS
offers almost 30 different activities,
ensuring something for everyone.
And with the community attendance
at BHS sporting events, it’s clear
Panther fans are lifelong.
Fairview High School
1515 Greenbriar Blvd., Boulder
303.499.7600
www.bvsd.org/schools/Fairview
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SEPTEMBER 2007 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD 23 C A ME R A
BEST TEACHER
Monica Augustine, Wildflower School of Voice
3217 Walnut St., Boulder, 720.937.9647, http://wildflowerschoolofvoice.com
“I love singing and I know the kids do, too. It’s hard if you don’t have support in the
right way ... I just want kids to feel safe, to be able to express themselves, for them to
take root and nurture them along the way,” explains Monica Augustine, head teacher
and owner of Wildflower School of Voice. “That’s part of our mission here ... we want
to honor each student’s unique voice and expression.” Augustine herself went through
the gamut of voice teachers as she grew up, and decided pretty quickly how essential it
was to build up a student. After running the school from her home for 10 years, she
started up the Wildflower School three years ago and enjoys the wonderful community
of parents, students and teachers that’s sprung up since. She’s happy to help students
(who typically range from 5 to 17) in pursuing their dreams, whether those dreams
involve recording contracts or not. Being open to a range of goals is one of the many
ways Augustine nurtures her students. “It’s about focusing on what they’re good at, and
bringing that out in them ... there are different reasons for why the kids want to do it.”
Lynn Twietmeyer, Douglass Elementary
840 75th St., Boulder, 303.499.4884, www.douglasselementary.com
BEST OIL CHANGE Grease Monkey
2405 28th St., Boulder, 303.444.9303
2710 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303.499.9844
375 Waneka Parkway, Lafayette, 303.604.2159
2334 North Main St., Longmont, 303.485.9206
1230 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, 303.772.8865
165 McCaslin Blvd., Louisville, 720.214.2840
www.greasemonkeyintl.com
With six convenient locations for Boulder County drivers to get a quality oil change,
it’s no wonder locals voted Grease Monkey their favorite. Each independently owned
franchise employs automotive technicians trained to service your car in a way that
helps prolong the engine’s life, maintain your manufacturer’s warranty and maximize
fuel economy. Most automakers suggest your auto needs an oil change every 3,000
miles, and in Colorado, where temperature fluctuations and mountain driving can put a
strain on your car, it deserves it. And at Grease Monkey, you don’t need an
appointment to give your engine what it deserves.
Jiffy Lube
1788 30th St., Boulder, 303-447.8040; 1408 Hecla Way, Louisville, 720.890.0777; www.jiffylube.com
SERVICES, FACES & PLACES
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BEST NON-PROFIT
ORGANIZATION
Humane Society
of Boulder Valley
2323 55th St., Boulder, 303.442.4030
www.boulderhumane.org
The Humane Society of Boulder Valley has
served its mission – promoting and protecting
the lives of animals through fostering healthy
relationships between pets and people – for
more than 100 years. Providing interim homes
for more than 8,000 animals every year,
including sheltering animals from around the
country (such as those impacted by Hurricane
Katrina) and across borders (they just brought
over three dogs from Mexico), the Humane
Society accepts any animal brought to them,
regardless of its needs. With a relatively small
staff, but a large pool of volunteers, the Humane
Society goes far beyond sheltering animals,
creating education programs, reuniting pets and
owners and providing healthcare for displaced
animals. The wealth of compassion that guides
BVHS is one that benefits everyone and deserves
continued support.
HospiceCare of Boulder and
Broomfield Counties
2594 Trailridge Drive East, Lafayette
303.449.7740
Grief & Education Center, 1585 Patton Ave., Boulder
303.604.5300
Care Center, 1855 Plaza Drive, Louisville
303.926.3900
www.hospicecareonline.org
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SEPTEMBER 2007 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD 25 C A ME R A
BEST CHILD CARE CENTER
YWCA Children’s
Alley
2222 14th St., Boulder, 303.443.0419,
www.ywcaboulder.org/programs/childrensalley.html
“We have a terrific staff and we provide a
wonderful, unique service to Boulder
County,” says YWCA Children’s Alley
director Kate Johannes. That unique service
includes drop-in childcare for parents who
have an unexpected appointment or just
need a break for a dinner out. (Yes,
Children’s Alley is open until 9:45 p.m. four
days a week, and all day Friday and
Saturday). Parents can also arrange for
short-term daily childcare for up to six
weeks. Children’s Alley serves up to 24
children from 6 weeks to 12 years old, and
boasts new infant, toddler and preschool
rooms, too.
Boulder Day Nursery
1518 Spruce St., Boulder, 303.442.7605
www.boulderdaynursery.org
BEST DENTIST
Dr. Ted Kawulok, D.D.S., P.C.
Whole Family Dentistry
1400 28th St., Boulder, 303.442.8625, www.wholefamilydentistry.com
Dr. Ted Kawulok has been fixing smiles in Boulder for more than 20 years. When readers voted Kawulok their
favorite dentist for the second year in a row, they chose a dentist with strong ties to the community. Kawulok
went to Sacred Heart School, Boulder High and the University of Colorado, and he and his wife, Kim, raised
their five children in Boulder. The team at Whole Family Dentistry provides a wide range of services, including
dental rehabilitation that focuses on cosmetic and reconstructive therapies. Kawulok offers a comprehensive
periodontal program, as well, including soft tissue therapy and painless root canal therapy. If you just need your
teeth cleaned, he can do that, too!
Eurich Steven, L D.D.S.
1120 W. South Boulder Road, Suite 202, Lafayette, 303.666.4653
BEST PLACE TO WORK OUT
Flatiron Athletic Club
505 Thunderbird Drive, Boulder
303.499.6590
www.flatironathleticclub.com
With 55,000 square feet of clean and well-
organized workout space, Flatiron Athletic
Club has everything you need to get into and
stay in shape. That includes an array of mind
and body classes, spinning, free weights and
cutting-edge workout machines, two
swimming pools, tennis, basketball and
racquetball courts, a running track and
massage, Rolf and acupuncture services. But
Managing Partner Jens Husted thinks it’s the
people at Flatiron Athletic Club that make it
a special place to exercise. “It’s just a
comfortable place to be,” Husted says. “And
the members – it’s a great group of people.”
Obviously, readers agree.
Curves
3320 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.440.6400
489 U.S. 287, Lafayette, 303.665.4447
7960 Niwot Road, Suite A-2, Longmont, 303.274.0992
405 Center Drive, Suite G, Superior, 303.543.0500
www.curves.com
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SERVICES, FACES & PLACES
BEST SPA
Essentiels Spa
2660 Canyon Blvd., Boulder, 303.440.0711, www.essentielsspa.com
Customization is key at Essentiels Spa. “We always have the client fill
in a lifestyle form so they can tell us what their goals are, and then
our aestheticians chat with them. Together they decide what they
think will be best. We try and customize everything to what the
customers’ needs are,” explains Marlene Ward, technical services
manager at the spa. Both clients and staffers have shown great loyalty
to the spa since its inception in 1997. Because the spa works so hard
to respond to customer needs and keep up with changes in the
industry, loyalty comes easy to them. One specialized treatment
Essentiels offers is the Mermaid. The aesthetician chooses a specific
seaweed wrap that will produce the desired effect, then programs a
thermal bed with steamers and shower heads that massage the client’s
head as the seaweed does its trick. The treatment is finished off with
a specific lotion that complements the seaweed. Essentiels has a wide
range of services, sure to please everyone. “We do have a lot of
parties that come in and have a girls’ day out. We can offer little
rooms here and cater for them as well.”
The Finishing Touch Salon & Day Spa
3131 28th St., Boulder, 303.449.1852, www.finishingtouchspa.com
BEST MOVING COMPANY
Taylor Moving
4949 N. Broadway, #110, Boulder, 303.443.5885
www.taylormove.com
Taylor Moving, last year’s Bolder County Gold
Runner Up for Best Moving Company, has
moved on up to become Boulder County’s Best
Moving Company! Opened more than 10 years
ago by longtime mover Glen Taylor, Taylor
moving is a locally- and family-owned and
operated business that is licensed, bonded and
insured, and has made Troubleshooter Tom
Martino’s exclusive Referral List. Taylor Moving
offers a number of services, including local and
national moves, residential and commercial
moves, loading and unloading, local and one-way
truck rentals, expert packing and storage. And
with Taylor Moving, you get personalized, careful
service at competitive pricing (with no hidden
fees). “Our goal is to make our customers happy,”
says Taylor.
Boulder Valley Transfer
3075 75th St., Boulder, 303.530.7333
www.bouldervalleytransfer.com
BEST PLACE FOR WORSHIP
First Presbyterian Church of Boulder
1820 15th St., Boulder, 303.402.6400, www.fpcboulder.org
Founded in 1872, the First Presbyterian Church of Boulder has long served the spiritual needs of
Bolder County. Modern day churchgoers admire the church for its diversity of programs and worship
services, its pleasing mix of tradition and innovation, its clear message in the midst of competing
voices, and the missional focus on meeting the needs of people here and around the world. “Our
purpose is to joyfully worship a wonderful, just and gracious God, help people grow as followers of
the Lord Jesus Christ, and by the power of His Spirit share the message of God’s love throughout
the world,” reads the church’s mission statement.
Unity of Boulder
2855 Folsom St., Boulder, 303.442.1411, www.unityofboulder.com
SEPTEMBER 2007 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD 27 C A ME R A
BEST AUTO DEALER AND BEST AUTO REPAIR SHOP / SERVICE DEPT.
Flatirons Acura/Subaru
5595 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 1.800.835.7798, www.flatironsacura.com
Flatirons Acura/Subaru keeps giving customers what they want in an auto dealership and auto repair shop,
and Camera readers keep voting Flatirons Boulder County’s best in both categories. Boasting one of the
state’s largest new-car inventories, each member of the Flatirons’ sales staff are dedicated to exceeding
customer expectations. That emphasis on customer service doesn’t stop in the front lot – the repair shop goes
the extra mile in keeping Boulder County cars running right, too. Flatirons’ Acura technicians are factory
trained and carry an average of 15 years of experience.
FOR BEST AUTO DEALER: Fisher Chevrolet Honda Pontiac
6025 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, 1.800.873.0119, www.fisherauto.com
FOR BEST AUTO REPAIR SHOP/SERVICE DEPT.: Hoshi Motors
2504 Spruce St., Boulder, 303.449.6632, www.hoshimotors.net
BEST HEARING AID CENTER
Hearing HealthCare Centers
4800 Baseline Road, Suite E108, Boulder, 303.499.3900
1515 Main St., Suite 15, Longmont, 303.776.8748
www.hearinghealthcarecenters.com
Hearing HealthCare Centers has been helping the hard-of-hearing and their loved ones since 1984. Hearing
HealthCare Centers offer clients a wide range of hearing instruments – notably top-quality digital and digitally
programmable devices by renown manufacturer Audibel, the premier division of Starkey Lab, which is the largest
hearing aid manufacturer. “We always offer a 60-day, risk-free evaluation period on all products,” says Jim Boggess,
BA, BC-HIS. “And we feature the new ‘open fit’ design, a no occlusion, no feedback, lightweight and totally
discreet hearing instrument for today’s modern lifestyle.” Hearing HealthCare Centers also understands the
importance of protecting hearing for the future, and to that end, they offer preventative products and services, such
as ear plugs and free hearing evaluations.
Family Hearing Centers
3059 Walnut St., Boulder, 303.443.5085; 2770 Arapahoe Road, Suite 126, Lafayette, 303.665.0454; www.familyhearingcenters.net
SERVICES, FACES & PLACES
BEST CAR WASH
Puddle Touch-Free Car Wash
3100 28th St., Boulder, 303.447.9274, www.puddlecarwash.com
The folks at Puddle Touch-Free Car Wash have been dedicated to
keeping Boulder County’s cars beautiful for more than 30 years.
They’ve developed a loyal customer base because of it, and were
once again voted Best of Boulder County by Camera readers.
Experience, expertise and attention to detail are first and foremost at
Puddle. And they do quality work quickly. “We provide a quick,
friendly service at an affordable price,” says Rich Hart, Puddle’s
general manager for the past 20 years. “We appreciate all of
Boulder County for voting for us, and we hope to continue to provide
the same superior service.”
Black Diamond Car Wash
1417 Hecla Drive, Louisville, 303.666.6696
Stop by a branch
in Boulder, Lafayette,
or Longmont today!
ElevationsCU.com
303.443.4672
Thank You
To Daily Camera Readers that voted for
Elevations Credit Union as “Best Financial Institution”!
1999, 2000, 2001,
2002, 2003, 2004,
2005 and 2006.
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28 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD SEPTEMBER 2007 C A ME R A
BEST GOLF COURSE
Flatirons Golf Course
5706 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, 303.442.7851, www.flatironsgolf.com
With its full-service pro shop, central location and well-maintained course, it’s no
wonder readers voted Flatirons Golf Course the best place to play 18 holes in Boulder
County. “It’s a very easy walking golf course with tree-lined fairways, which makes it
comfortable to play during the summer,” says head golf pro Tim Stevens. Golfers
especially appreciate the greens at Flatirons. “Probably 75 to 80 percent of our
customers come into our golf shop and comment on the condition of our greens being
the best around,” Stevens says.
Indian Peaks Golf Course
2300 Indian Peaks Trail, Lafayette, 303.666.4706, www.cityoflafayette.com
BEST AC/ HEATING SERVICE
Precision Plumbing & Heating
5035 Chaparral Court, Boulder, 303.581.1455, www.precisionplumbing.com
Whether it’s keeping things cool in the summer or heating up the winter, Precision
Plumbing & Heating gets it right. At least that’s what Boulder County residents think,
as Precision has now won the Best AC/Heating Service category several years in a row.
“We are honored to have been serving Boulder County for 25 years, and that our loyal
customers have voted us No. 1 for the sixth year in a row,” says Mayoura Phannadeth,
marketing assistant at Precision. A precise blend of expertise and personalized attention
make Precision popular. “We not only have the best technicians, but we offer top-
notch customer service, too,” Phannadeth says.
Meyer’s Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
260 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.442.6640
SERVICES, FACES & PLACES
BEST KARATE / MARTIAL ARTS STUDIO
Easton Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
1750 30th St., Unit 22, Boulder, 303.938.1275, www.eastonbjj.com
Amal Easton, owner of Easton Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, explains that Brazilian jiujitsu is a
realistic, modern form of self defense that has marshaled in the mixed martial arts
events that are popular today. “It’s easy to watch these events on TV,” he says, “but our
goal is to get people off the couch and on the mat – only there can the benefits of
martial arts be revealed.” Right now, Easton has hundreds of children and adults on his
mats, a fact he takes great pride in. “Our program is complete,” he explains. “It’s not
just for kids, like many programs. We have over 200 adults enrolled right now.” Easton
adds that all the instructors are full-time martial arts instructors who are eager to teach
their students that Brazilian jiujitsu is not only an exercise, but also a path to better
goal setting, self-confidence and self-discovery.
Tran’s Martial Arts & Fitness Center
3101-1/2 28th St., Boulder, 303.402.9460, www.transmartialarts.com
117 S. Sunset St., Longmont, 303.776.1887, www.trans-mafc.com
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BEST DRY CLEANER /
LAUNDROMAT
Art Cleaners
1715 15th St., Boulder, 303.440.8600
4800 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303.494.2709
2570 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303.499.7030
1501 Lee Hill Road, Boulder, 303.447.8700
3980 N. Broadway, Boulder, 303.443.0158
www.artcleaners.com
When it comes to dry cleaning and
laundering your garments, it’s all about
customer service. Art Cleaners – “where
cleaning is an art” – has been going out of
its way to do both the big and the little
things for customers since they first opened
in Boulder in 1921. “We’ll do whatever
customers ask,” says owner Brian Hansen.
“We’re full service. We do it all in house
and we have free pickup and delivery. It’s
convenient, efficient and done right.” Art
Cleaners employs a full-time seamstress for
minor garment repairs, and the company’s
“Green Earth Cleaning System” is always
easy on the environment.
John’s Cleaners
3325 28th St., Boulder, 303.444.2877
1848 30th St., Boulder, 303.442.8508
4800 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303.499.5554
BEST HOLISTIC CARE / WELLNESS CENTER Whole Health Wellness Center, Inc.
1790 30th St., Boulder, 303.444.3833 www.wholehealthwellness.com
Are you looking for assistance in restoring and maintaining complete health and balance for a greater expression of life? If yes, look
to Whole Health Wellness Center, a unique clinic founded in 2000 by hypnotherapist Deborah and chiropractor and applied
kinesiologist Tim Fleming to offer clients a coordinated treatment program using natural therapies. Staff members include David
Abookire, a massage therapist; Dr. Richard Ramos, a chiropractor; Pam Morrison, a Rolfer; Nicola McGill, an aromatherapist;
Sylvia Kroeger, a hypnotherapist; Jodi Reed, an energy healing science practitioner; and Therese Kallstrom, a psychotherapist – all
of whom are dedicated to helping clients achieve their highest state of health.
The Wellness Center at Frasier Meadows
350 Ponca Place, Boulder, 720.562.4317, www.frasiermeadows.org
SERVICES, FACES & PLACES
cook. decorate. entertain. give.
1235 Pearl Street | 303-449-5847
M-Sat 10-6 | Sun 11-5
Possibly The Best Store Ever!
Thanks for making us Boulder’s Favorite Housewares
& Kitchen Store for over 7 years!
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SERVICES, FACES & PLACES
BEST HAIR SALON
Finishing Touch Salon & Spa
3131 28th St., Boulder, 303.449.1852, www.finishingtouchspa.com
When people in Boulder County want to take a trip to the Mayan Riviera without
hopping on a plane and traveling to Mexico, they can always get their hair done at
Finishing Touch Salon & Spa. First opened in 1973 as a small wig shop, Finishing
Touch has evolved into a spacious, full-service salon where patrons are pampered in
rustic surroundings reminiscent of a Mexican getaway. Many of Finishing Touch’s staff
members remain from the salon’s early days, and that means longtime clients have been
trusting the salon with their appearance for years. It’s no wonder Finishing Touch has
been voted Best Hair Salon seven years and counting.
Fix
1810 Twenty Ninth Street, Suite 2000, Boulder, 303.442.4247, www.fixhairsalon.com
Thank you
for your support
from all of us at
Whole
Pets!
Boulder’s Premier Place
for Pets and People
Whole Pets
Whole Pets
2835 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80301
www.wholepets.com • 303-444-4733
Cold & Hot Soups

Large & Small Salads
Tossed to Order Salads

Wood-Burning Pizza Oven
Grilled & Cold Sandwiches

Bakery-Spun Gelato & Sorbet
Fresh Entrées & Sides All Day

Full Line of Breakfast Pastries & Desserts
Over 40 Varieties of Hearth-Baked Artisan Breads & Rolls
Everything made fresh on-site Everyday
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Open EVERYDAY at 7am • Independent Locally Owned Bakery/Café
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303-444-5667
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BEST PET BOARDING SERVICE
Cottonwood Kennels
7275 Valmont Road, Boulder, 303.442.2602, www.cottonwoodkennels.com
What do you do when Rover can’t go to Dover with you? Take him to
Cottonwood Boarding Kennels, five-time winner in this category. Cottonwood
is a self-described “play and stay for pets that’s as comfortable as a bed and
breakfast with all the fun of doggie play care.” Located on a small farm
inhabited by ducks, chickens, sheep and alpaca, Cottonwood offers its boarders
(which can include everything from dogs and cats to birds and ferrets) spacious
indoor and outdoor playrooms, personalized human interaction, quality diets,
playthings, and more. Special needs pets are welcomed, and if you’re worried
about your pooch or pussycat, you can always call the kennel’s toll-free phone
number for a status report. “One thing that allows us to function at this level is
our staff,” says Tom Bonfili, who owns the kennel with Penny Bardell. “It’s a
large staff of big-hearted, dedicated, hard-working people.” The question is not
whether you can trust your pets here, but if your own vacation
accommodations will be quite as nice!
Broadway Animal Hospital
1405 S. Broadway, Boulder, 303.499.5505, www.broadwayanimal.com
SERVICES, FACES & PLACES
BEST CARPET CLEANING SERVICE
Nesheim’s Cleaning Services, Inc.
1212 Commerce Court, Lafayette, 303.666.8888, www.nesheims.com
With more than 25 years of experience, the folks at Nesheim’s enjoy a well-earned reputation in the carpet-cleaning business.
They use a 10-step cleaning process on every job that includes a hot-water steam extraction method that eliminates shampoo
residue. And Nesheim’s anti-allergen cleaning regimen aims to eliminate those invisible pests that live in your carpet. They
also clean area rugs, wood floors, grout and upholstery. The company’s 100 percent money-back guarantee makes Nesheim’s a
can’t-miss investment. Nesheim’s wants your carpets as clean as you do, and Camera readers know that.
Chem-Dry of Boulder
3835 Silver Plume Circle, Boulder, 720.304. 3910
BEST FINANCIAL INSTITUTION
Elevations Credit
Union
2960 Diagonal Hwy., Boulder, 303.443.4672
4760 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303.443.4672
607 South Broadway, Suite E, Boulder, 303.443.4672
1669 Euclid Ave., UMC Room 143, Boulder, 303.443.4672
1079 South Hover St., Suite 100, Longmont, 303.443.4672
1900 West South Boulder Road, Lafayette, 303.443.4672
www.elevationscu.com
For nine consecutive years, readers have
chosen Elevations Credit Union (formerly U
of C Federal Credit Union) the best place to
bank in Boulder County. When you do
business at Elevations, you’re not just opening
an account or securing a loan, you’re joining a
community, one that’s been intimately involved
with the local economy for more than 50 years.
“Any money deposited in our accounts is
money that is recycled into the Boulder
economy,” says Rich Jones, vice president of
marketing at Elevations. Education is also part
of Elevations’ mission. “It’s not just about the
car loan; it’s not just about the mortgage with
us,” Jones says. “It’s about how to make a good
consumer decision.”
Wells Fargo Bank
653 30th St., Boulder, 1.800.869.3557
3307 30th St., Boulder, 303.448.3784
3289 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 720.565.8804
1690 Canyon Blvd., Boulder, 303.441.0341
6525 Gunpark Drive, Boulder, 1.800.869.3557
1242 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.441.0355
623 S. Broadway, Boulder, 1.800.869.3557
1137 S. Boulder Road, Louisville, 303.441.0379
399 S. Hover St., Longmont, 303.682.4560
www.wellsfargo.com
Aspen Grove would like to thank Boulder County
for all their support and for voting us the
#1
Grocery Delivery service in Boulder.
AspenGroveMarket.com
303.865.5999
Open 8am-8pm 7 Days a week
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BEST LASIK /
LASER EYE FACILITY /
SURGEON
InSight LASIK
1120 W. South Boulder Road, Lafayette, 303.665.7577
www.insightlasik.com
“Our customers trust us with their eyes –
that’s an incredible statement, and we take it
to heart,” says Dr. Jimmy Jackson, who, along
with Dr. Keith Miller and Dr. Warren Tripp,
has treated more than 25,000 people in the
Boulder/Denver area and earned the Boulder
County Gold People’s Choice Award for Best
Lasik five times. “We consider this business
high touch (slow and methodical by nature)
and high tech (we invest in new technology,
even if only incremental improvements have
been made),” he explains. Yet the surgeons at
InSight know that new technology is not
effective unless you know how to use it
properly – their extensive Lasik experience
and rigorous training (beyond government
requirements) has allowed them to continually
provide patients with quality results.
“Receiving this recognition will never get
old,” says Jackson. “It’s something we’re very
proud of.”
Beyer Laser Center
1810 30th St., Suite B, Boulder, 303.499.2020
www.bouldereyes.com
BEST LOCAL DELIVERY SERVICE UPS
3795 Frontier Ave., Boulder, 800.742.5877; 230 Goldern Rod Ct., Longmont, 800.742.5877; www.ups.com; UPS Public Relations 404.828.7123
UPS, or United Parcel Service, delivers 15.6 million packages and documents daily to more than 200 countries and territories. The shipping giant has 94,542 package cars, vans,
tractors and motorcycles, 282 jet aircrafts and 325 chartered aircrafts to ensure your package will be delivered safely and on time. Already this year, UPS was named number one in
the shipping industry category and number eight overall in Business Week magazine’s first-ever ranking of “Customer Service Champs.” It’s no wonder, then, that UPS was voted
Boulder County’s best delivery service.
Boulder/Denver Couriers
1722 14th St., #105, Boulder, 303.444.9833, www.dbcouriers.com
BEST MEDICAL FACILITY AND BEST LOCAL EMPLOYER
Boulder Community Hospital
Boulder Community Hospital, 1100 Balsam Ave., Boulder, 303.440.2273
Boulder Foothills Hospital, 4747 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 720.854.7000
Mapleton Center for Rehabilitation, 311 Mapleton Ave., Boulder, 303.440.2273
Community Medical Center, 1000 W. South Boulder Road, Lafayette, 303.666.4357
www.bch.org
Rich Sheehan, director of public relations at Boulder Community Hospital, attributes the receipt of
this award to first-rate physicians, superb nurses and technicians, and cutting-edge technology. Put
together, these attributes mean excellent patient care, he explains. “Our employees and volunteers
are really committed to taking care of the emotional and spiritual needs of our patients in addition to
their physical needs, and the community recognizes that,” says Sheehan. In turn, the hospital’s 2,300
employees enjoy working at the Boulder Community Hospital because the non-profit, community-
owned organization gives them the resources to do their job well. “These are people who got into
the medical field because they want to help people,” Sheehan says, “and the Boulder Community
Hospital gives them the means to provide the kind of care they can be proud of.”
FOR BEST MEDICAL FACILITY: Boulder Medical Center (BMC)
BMC Main, 2750 Broadway, Boulder, 303.440.3000
BMC Foothills, 4745 Arapahoe Ave., Ste. 200, Boulder, 303.938.4700
BMC Avista, 80 Health Park Drive, Suite 100, Louisville, 303.673.0448
www.bouldermedicalcenter.com
FOR BEST LOCAL EMPLOYER: InSight LASIK
1120 W. South Boulder Road, Lafayette, 303.665.7577, www.insightlasik.com
SERVICES, FACES & PLACES
SEPTEMBER 2007 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD 33 C A ME R A
BEST PET GROOMING SERVICE
(TIE)
The Hydrant
2900 Valmont Road, Boulder, 303.442.7550
Pamper your pooch at The Hydrant, a grooming
salon “for pets of distinction and owners who
care.” Serving Boulder for 37 years, The Hydrant
is known for its high level of professional service
provided by groomers Laura Tolp (also the
manager), Elisha Martinez and Valerie Bradner, as
well as by pet bather Mark Matthews. “We are the
best because we have awesome clients who care
about pets as much as we do,” says Tolp, adding
that she would like to thank her grooming clients
for this honor.
Cottonwood Kennels
7275 Valmont Road, Boulder, 303.442.2602,
www.cottonwoodkennels.com
Besides being this year’s Best Pet Boarding Service,
Cottonwood Kennels has also grabbed top honors
for its beauty salon. Experienced fur stylists give
quality cuts and baths using only the finest all-
natural shampoos and conditioners, then coats are
brushed and fluffed with gentle warm air for a
fabulous finish. Visits also include ear cleaning, nail
trimming and more. Your pet can be transformed
from frumpy to fabulous in no time!
PETSMART
2982 Iris Ave., Boulder, 303.939.9033
402 Center Drive, Superior, 303.543.6060
1125 S. Hover Road, Longmont, 303.702.9526
www.petsmart.com
BEST VETERINARIAN
Alpine Hospital for Animals
3210 Valmont Road, Boulder, 303.443.9661; www.alpinehospitalforanimals.com
This voters’ favorite is bigger and better than ever: Only a couple of months ago the Alpine Hospital for Animals moved
from a 1,900-square-foot facility to a new one that is about three times as big. For owner Karen McCormick, DVM, CVA,
this means more room for what they do best: care for animals and their owners. “My philosophy is that we are here only to
be truly helpful to each person who comes to us with their pet,” says McCormick, referring to her team of six doctors and
five certified acupuncturists. Yes, acupuncturists! Alpine Hospital for Animals offers alternative treatments, such as
acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicines, because they like to give their clients choices in care. They also offer cutting-
edge technology, such as laser-light therapy (to treat conditions like arthritis). Perhaps the hospital’s biggest asset, though,
is its compassionate staff. “All of us have a passion for being here,” McCormick says.
Broadway Animal Hospital
1405 S. Broadway, Boulder, 303.499.5505, www.broadwayanimal.com
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SHOPPER’S PARADISE
BEST GROCERY STORE
Whole Foods Market
2905 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.545.6611, www.wholefoodsmarket.com
Natural and organic food products are no longer the way of the future – they’re what
Boulder County residents want to put on their tables now. Whole Foods Market offers
a wide and varied selection in an inviting atmosphere. With its trendsetting olive bar,
assortments of chocolates, the plentiful salad bar and lovely selection of ready-made
entrees, aromatic breads, brilliant, healthy produce and wide selection of free-range
meats, it’s no wonder Whole Foods is such a popular spot. And if you can’t find what
you’re looking for, the grocer is well known for its large and helpful staff, who are sure
to lead you to the right aisle.
King Soopers
1650 30th St., Boulder, 303.443.9622
6550 Lookout Road, Boulder, 303.530.1020
3600 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, 303.499.4004
480 N. Hwy 287, Lafayette, 303.604.3070
995 South Hover Road, Longmont, 303.702.0099
200 Lashley St., Longmont, 720.652.9618
2255 North Main St., Longmont, 303.772.7950
1611 Pace St., Longmont, 303.776.7560
1375 South Boulder Road, Louisville, 303.673.1800
www.kingsoopers.com
BEST HOUSEWARES & KITCHEN GOODS STORE
Peppercorn
1235 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.449.5847, www.peppercorn.com
From the kitchen to the bedroom, the bath to the dining room, Peppercorn is a
dreamland for those who want to add warmth, style and convenience to their home.
Or if you want a unique gift – cutlery, linens, fine china or that one special cookbook
you’ve been looking everywhere for – Boulder County folks know Peppercorn is the
place to go. With 12,000 square feet of floor space, the store is beautifully divided by
theme. “We like to create vignettes that suggest style and color and coordination,” says
Peppercorn’s Doris Houghland. It helps make the Peppercorn shopping experience one
of a kind.
McGuckin Hardware
2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.443.1822, www.mcguckin.com
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Boulder Theater,
2032 14th Street
Reservations requested.
Call 303-786-8727
Disney’s
CINDERELLA
SEPTEMBER 21, 22
OCTOBER 6, 12, 13 & 20
Show at 11:00 am, lunch at 12:00 pm
Lunch at 1:00 pm, show at 1:45 pm
$10 admission includes lunch
SEPTEMBER 2007 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD 35 C A ME R A
BEST SHOPPING DESTINATION
Pearl Street Mall
Downtown Boulder, 303.449.3774, www.boulderdowntown.com
When it comes to shopping destinations, the word on the
street says Pearl Street Mall is the place to go. As one of
Boulder’s original main streets, Pearl Street has been home
to just about every type of business you can imagine (the
street itself was named after a famous Madam from
yesteryear). Reopened as a pedestrian-only shopping district
in 1977, the mall is now the No. 1 destination to bring your
out-of-town friends for the essential Boulder experience.
From summer POP fountain fun for the kids to the
romantic look of the mall awash in holiday lights in winter,
Pearl Street Mall is always a special event. For an in-depth
look at Pearl Street’s history, check out Sylvia Pettem’s book,
“Positively Pearl Street: A Chronicle of the Center of
Boulder, Colorado, 1859 to Present.”
Twenty Ninth Street
Canyon Boulevard and 29th Street, Boulder, www.twentyninth.com
BEST TREE FARM
The Tree Farm
11865 Mineral Road (Hwy 52), Longmont, 303.652.2961, www.TheTreeFarmLongmont.com
Arborially speaking, Boulder County says The Tree Farm is top of the crop for all
your tree needs. With 35 acres of shade, fruit and flowering trees from which to
choose, your choices seem endless. Don’t know a cottonwood from a cotoneaster?
No worries. The folks at The Tree Farm have been helping us find just the right
tree since 1980. Manager Mike Gittleson says, “Our knowledgeable staff will work
with your budget to help you find the best choices for your project. And we can help
you do the planting, too.” Gittleson says The Tree Farm is the best place to find the
compact species of trees that today’s smaller yards and patio lifestyles demand.
Creekside Tree Nursery
3283 North 61st St., Boulder, 303.668.7647, www.CreeksideBoulder.com
BEST JEWELRY STORE AND BEST
COMPANY / STORE THAT GIVES BACK
TO THE COMMUNITY
Walters & Hogsett
Fine Jewelers
2425 Canyon Blvd., Boulder, 303.449.2626,
www.waltersandhogsett.com
Walter Vieregg grew up in a small Midwestern town, and
he brought that small-town ethic with him to Colorado
when he opened Walters & Hogsett Fine Jewelers in 1980.
Vieregg and his partners believe in taking care of those
around them. “I just feel, in a small town, you get involved
in the community. You just do it,” Vieregg says. Last year,
the family-owned jewelry company gave to three dozen
charities. The store is run on old-fashioned principles, too.
That means the customers’ needs are first and foremost
when they walk into the charming store in the Water
Street complex.
FOR BEST JEWELRY STORE:
Hurdles Jewelry
1402 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.443.1084, www.hurdlesjewelry.com
FOR BEST COMPANY/STORE THAT GIVES BACK TO
THE COMMUNITY:
Whole Foods Market
2905 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.545.6611, www.wholefoodsmarket.com
SHOPPER’S PARADISE
36 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD SEPTEMBER 2007 C A ME R A
BEST PET STORE AND
BEST LOCALLY OWNED STORE
P.C.’s Pantry For
Dogs and Cats
2600 30th St., Boulder, 303.245.9909, www.pcs-pantry.com
Ask P.C.’s Pantry owner Mary Lee Withers why
she thinks P.C.’s is such a popular store and she
says, “We really enjoy the animals and the people
that come into the store. We really enjoy what we
do. I think animals pick up on it, and the people,
too.” Notice how Withers mentions the animals
before their guardians? “We know the animals’
names better than we do the people’s names,”
Withers admits with a chuckle. We’re not saying
the local pet population had anything to do with
the outcome of these two Boulder County Gold
categories, but it’s clear that animals are loved
when they walk into P.C.’s. It’s the place to be for
biscuits, deli items and “bark-day cakes,” all made
onsite by the store’s full-time baker. Stop by and
say hello to Withers, and the seven cats and two
dogs that hang out at P.C.’s, too.
FOR BEST PET STORE:
PETSMART
2982 Iris Ave., Boulder, 303.939.9033
402 Center Drive, Superior, 303.543.6060
1125 S. Hover Road, Longmont, 303.702.9526
www.petsmart.com
FOR BEST LOCALLY OWNED STORE:
McGuckin Hardware
2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.443.1822
www.mcguckin.com
SHOPPER’S PARADISE
Carpet
Upholstery
Oriental Rugs
Oriental Rug
Pads
Carpet Repairs
and
Restretching
Water
Restoration
Sewer Clean up
Hardwood Floor
Refinishing
and Recoating
Leather
Tile and Grout
5 Important Reasons To Choose
Nesheim’s Cleaning Services
1. Reputation. Nesheim Cleaning enjoys a reputation that is second to
none. The area’smost seasoned carpet professionals, interior designers, and
real estate agents refer our services, as well as being a member of the
Troubleshooter.com referral list.
2. Experience. Nesheim Cleaning is experienced in all methods of carpet
cleaning, all carpet and fabric types, as well as the most unusual soiling con-
ditions. We are often called on to correct soiling conditions that other clean-
ers aren’t even familiar with.
3. Education. Nesheim Cleaning is certified by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning &
Restoration Certification).
4. Systems. Nesheim Cleaning is committed to first class customer service. You will be treated with
the utmost respect. We offer the most advanced cleaning technology on the market that does not
over-wet your carpet or leave a sticky residue behind.
5. Guarantee. Nesheim Cleaning offers a 100% money-back guarantee. If you are not complete-
ly thrilled with the service experience you receive from us, we will rush back to your location at no
charge and no obligation. If you are still unimpressed, we will issue a 100% refund.
1212 Commerce Ct., Lafayette
303.666.8888
www.nesheims.com
Mon.- Fri. 8am - 5pm Sat. 8am- 12:30pm
THANK YOU
Boulder County
for voting us best!
We appreciate your continued
loyalty and support.
SEPTEMBER 2007 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD 37 C A ME R A
BEST PLACE TO BUY WINDOW TREATMENTS
Innovative Openings
1672 30th St., Boulder, 303.449.6465, www.innovativeopenings.com
Your classy windows deserve the best treatments, don’t they? At Innovative Openings,
you choose from only the best draperies, shutters, blinds, awnings and solar screen
shades. The free in-home measuring and design service lets you avoid costly mistakes
by taking out the guesswork, so that you get just the right color, style and size. The
professional installation service (with a one-year labor warranty) lets you rest easy. And
with the 31,000 square-foot Service Center in Louisville ready to make it all happen,
you know you’re in the right hands with Innovative Openings.
TIE:
3 Day Blinds
2525 Arapahoe, #E-25, Boulder, 303.447.8100, www.3day.com
Cloth Constructions
2087 30th St, Boulder, 303.449.2102
BEST RUNNING STORE
Boulder Running Co.
2775 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.786.9255, www.boulderrunningcompany.com
Boulder Running Company has a full stock of running apparel, but it all starts with the
shoes. Whether you’re a novice jogger or an Olympic athlete – and Boulder County is
home to plenty of both – there’s more to choosing a running shoe than walking in and
picking the prettiest pair on the rack. “There’s definitely a science behind the shoes,”
says Amanda Charles, general manager of Boulder Running Company. “We do our
best to try and explain that.” That education includes free video gait analysis and one-
on-one attention for every customer so the trained staff can help you discover the best
shoe for your individual needs. “Everyone who comes into the store, we really
encourage them to get on to the treadmill. Then, not only can we do our jobs better,
but they can also see for themselves what we’re trying to do for their (running)
mechanics,” Charles says.
Fleet Feet Boulder
2624 Broadway, Boulder, 303.939.8000, www.fleetfeetboulder.com
SHOPPER’S PARADISE
Boulder’s Unique
Holistic Health Center
Relax in a warm, friendly
environment
Receive total commitment to
your health from our experienced
practitioners
Rejuvenate with healing
treatments
Transform your mind, body
& spirit with our coordinated
care program
303-444-3833
www.wholehealthwellness.com
Thank You Boulder For
Your Continued Support!
Advanced Holistic Care Chiropractic Massage Energy Work Counseling Reflex Touch
Yoga Hypnotherapy Acupuncture & Herbs Smoking Cessation Aromatherapy Rolfing
Sussex One • 1790 30
th
St.
38 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD SEPTEMBER 2007 C A ME R A
BEST LIQUOR STORE
Liquor Mart
1750 15th St., Boulder, 303.449.3374
www.liquormart.com
Sometimes bigger is, indeed, better. Boasting a
huge, clean and easily navigable store, Liquor
Mart offers Boulder County a large inventory of
fine wines, microbrews and liquors, as well as
popular-brand beers and champagnes. Whether
you’re hosting a block party or just need a nice
Chianti to go with your pasta, Liquor Mart has
your bottle. Perhaps general manager Jack
Stoakes says it best when he describes the
Liquor Mart business model: “This store was
built originally in 1969 on selection, service and
good prices,” Stoakes says. “Those things have
stood the test of time.”
North Boulder Liquor
3990 Broadway, Boulder, 303.442.0894
BEST PLACE TO BUY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
Robb’s Music
1580 Canyon Blvd., Boulder, 303.443.8448, www.robbsmusic.com
Both local musicians and players traveling through Boulder have been
hanging out at Robb’s Music, strumming guitars, fingering keyboards and
testing the latest in sound technology for nearly three decades. Simply put,
it’s a local institution. The laid-back, customer-focused and friendly
environment at Robb’s has always reflected the store’s namesake, Robb
Candler, a terrific musician in his own right who started selling instruments
to the public back in 1978. Robb’s always welcomes new players (and offers
lessons, too), and serves as a home away from home for the old pros. The
music always sounds better in a friendly atmosphere.
H.B. Woodsong’s
2920 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.449.0516, www.hbwoodsongs.com
BEST SPORTING GOODS STORE AND
BEST OUTDOOR RECREATION STORE
REI
1789 28th St., Boulder, 303.583.9970, www.rei.com
At the risk of stating the obvious, people in Boulder County are wild about the outdoors.
They’ve been pretty wild about REI, too, since the national outdoor sports retailer opened its
store in Boulder on 28th Street. Whether camping, climbing, biking, skiing or any other
outdoor adventuring is your thing, REI has what you need, and then some. The store also
sponsors regular presentations and chit chats with local and national outdoor athletes. At REI,
you can get what you need, and receive tips on how to use it, too.
FOR BEST SPORTING GOODS STORE: Sports Authority
3320 North 28th St., Boulder, 303.449.9021
2251 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, 303.651.9697
301 Marshall Road, Superior, 303.554.0161
www.sportsauthority.com
FOR BEST OUTDOOR RECREATION STORE: Neptune Mountaineering
633 South Broadway, Suite A, Boulder, 303. 499.8866, www.neptunemountaineering.com
SHOPPER’S PARADISE
SEPTEMBER 2007 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD 39 C A ME R A
BEST GIFT SHOP Paper Doll
1141 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.449.1661
Becca’s having a baby, Daniel just graduated and Aunt Ruby is getting hitched (her third,
his second). Sounds like you’re in bad need of a good gift shop. How about the best?
Camera readers have once again voted The Paper Doll as the top spot for unique jewelry,
purses and artful whatnots just perfect for gift giving – or keeping! You’ll also find
exceptional stationery, cards and wrapping papers that you won’t see elsewhere. Is it really
better to give than receive?
Jacque Michelle
2670 Broadway, Boulder, 303.786.7628
BEST GROCERY DELIVERY SERVICE
Aspen Grove Market
2885 Wilderness Place, Suite B, Boulder, 303.865.5999, www.aspengrovemarket.com
Aspen Grove Market offers home delivery and pick-up for an extensive array of
groceries at a surprisingly affordable price. How does it work? It’s easy: Customers can
order groceries online or via the telephone. Then Aspen Grove staff members carefully
select and package each individual order from their large, temperature-controlled
warehouse. Then, in a timely manner, the grocer delivers to homes and businesses
within an approximate 10-mile radius of its warehouse, which includes Boulder and
most parts of Louisville, Lafayette, Longmont and Superior. For convenience and to
save on gas, locals call the folks at Aspen Grove!
King Soopers
1650 30th St., Boulder, 303.443.9622
6550 Lookout Road, Boulder, 303.530.1020
3600 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, 303.499.4004
480 N. Hwy 287, Lafayette, 303.604.3070
995 South Hover Road, Longmont, 303.702.0099
200 Lashley St., Longmont, 720.652.9618
2255 North Main St., Longmont, 303.772.7950
1611 Pace St., Longmont, 303.776.7560
1375 South Boulder Road, Louisville, 303.673.1800
www.kingsoopers.com
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BEST FLOOR COVERING STORE
Atlas Flooring
4920 North 28th St., Boulder, 303.442.3221
Whether you live in a McMansion or a McAverage home, nothing makes it shine like a
new hardwood floor from Atlas Flooring. Perhaps you prefer a stone floor of slate or
travertine marble, or more traditional carpeting. Whatever you want to walk on, Atlas
Flooring has got you covered. The friendly folks at Atlas know their flooring and are
happy to guide you through the wide choice of materials available, from bamboo to
Berber. And whatever you choose for your dream home, you can be sure that Atlas
Flooring stands behind every product – and we’re glad to stand on them!
FloorCrafters
1501 Lee Hill Road, Unit 1, Boulder, 303.449.3084, www.floorcrafters.justgoodbusiness.biz,
BEST FLORIST AND BEST GARDEN CENTER
Sturtz & Copeland
2851 Valmont, Boulder, 303.442.6663
Giving flowers, getting flowers – it’s the thought that counts. And if you thought right,
those flowers came from Sturz & Copeland, the perennial favorite for all things floral.
A full-service FTD and Teleflora florist, Sturtz & Copeland is ready to create and
deliver artful flower arrangements to Boulder and beyond. The Garden Center is the
other part of this winning combination. Manager Beth Smerek says, “We strive to be
the best. Our staff are gardeners themselves, and our customers know we’ll go the extra
mile to answer their questions. If we don’t know the answer, we’ll find out.”
FOR BEST FLORIST: Fiori Flowers
1227 Spruce St., Boulder, 720.565.2434, www.FioriBoulder.com.
FOR BEST GARDEN CENTER: McGuckin Hardware
2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.443.1822, www.McGuckin.com.
SHOPPER’S PARADISE
Thank You
Boulder County!
For your continued support
Paper Doll
1141 Pearl Street • 303-449-1661
SEPTEMBER 2007 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD 41 C A ME R A
BEST IMPORTED GOODS STORE
Cost Plus World Market
1685 28th St., Boulder, 303.938.0757, www.worldmarket.com
Rugs from India, Balinese dinnerware, Malaysian Melon Bowl Candles, floor cushions from Turkey.
Cost Plus World Market truly is an international bazaar nestled in the heart of Boulder. But the
store’s secret ingredient may be its unique collection of food stuffs. “It’s perfect if you’re entertaining
or throwing parties,” says Carley Williams, the Boulder store’s general manager. Got a taste for
specialty chocolates, Spanish olives, English crème wafers, German sausages or Austrian Lingonberry
spreads? Chances are, the Market can feed that need. “A lot of our customers are people who maybe
grew up in Europe or spent time overseas. And so these things are really familiar to them,” Williams
says. The store even has specialty Texas hot sauces, too!
Indochine
2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.444.7734
1779 Valtec Lane, Boulder, 720.565.8262
www.homeimport.com
BEST HARDWARE STORE
McGuckin
Hardware
2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.443.1822
www.mcguckin.com
Go ahead and try it: Try walking through
the dozens of aisles in McGuckin
Hardware without having a nice person
wearing a green vest ask if they can help
you find something. It’s more difficult
than fixing a broken garbage disposal,
replacing a ceiling fan or painting your
backyard fence. And the friendly
associates at McGuckin are exceptional at
helping you find the right tools, gadgets
and hardware for those household
maintenance tasks, too. Excellent
customer service (McGuckin also won
Best Customer Service) and a stock of
more than 200,000 items in its 60,000-
square-foot store are why readers voted
McGuckin their favorite stop to shop for
hardware in Boulder County, yet again.
Home Depot
1600 Twenty Ninth Street, Boulder, 303.449.4221
393 South Hover Road, Longmont, 720.494.0319
1200 Dillon Road, Louisville, 303.661.9600
www.homedepot.com
BEST ANTIQUE DEALER AND
BEST HOME FURNISHINGS STORE
Amazing Garage Sale
4919 N. Broadway, Boulder, 303.447.0417, www.TheAmazingGarageSale.com
Step into the Amazing Garage Sale, ladies and gentlemen, and prepare to be ...
amazed! Everywhere you look, treasures from the past await your discovery. Bentwood
chairs share wall space with framed prints. A plaster Indian stands on an antique
Japanese chest, lit by a lamp fashioned from the leg of a mannequin. Gathering all this
vintage Voola together for your pleasure and purchase is owner Judi Lesta, the heart
and soul of the garage sale that’s lasted 10 years. “There’s something new every time
you come in here,” says one enthusiastic shopper. “You really find the good stuff here.”
FOR BEST ANTIQUE DEALER: Bedell & Co.
767 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.939.9292, www.bedellandco.com
FOR BEST HOME FURNISHING STORE: HW Home
1941 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.545.0320; The Village at FlatIron Crossing, Broomfield, 720.887.1223
www.hwhome.com
SHOPPER’S PARADISE
42 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD SEPTEMBER 2007 C A ME R A
BEST SHOE STORE
Pedestrian Shops
1425 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.449.5260; 2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder
303.449.7440
www.comfortableshoes.com
Pedestrian Shops has strived to make the world comfortable by selling
the world’s most comfortable shoes, sandals, clogs and boots since 1969.
“Our loyal customers tell us we have the best selection and the best
service in town,” says general manager Lauren Polk. With brands like
Dansko, Crocs, Birkenstock, Merrell and Keen, Pedestrian Shops is
indeed the source for the happiest feet in town. The store is also doing
its part to make the world a better place. Its inventory includes plenty
of earth-friendly footwear, recycled shoeboxes are used wherever
possible, the store is 100 percent wind-powered with Renewable Energy
Credits, and every year Pedestrian Shops encourages the community to
donate slightly used shoes in exchange for a 10 percent discount on any
new pair of shoes in the store. The thousands of shoes that are collected
as a result are then given to local assistance organizations. So you can
feel good shopping at Pedestrian Shops from head to toe.
Boulder Running Company
2775 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.786.9255, www.boulderrunningcompany.com
BEST EYE CARE STORE
Aspen Eyewear
2525 Arapahoe Ave., Suite E-23, Boulder, 303.447.0210, www.aspeneyewear.com
Heinz Ebner and his wife created Aspen Eyewear in 1986 from scratch –
sometimes quite literally, as was the case when they built the display stands. It’s
been a labor of love from the beginning, one that has blossomed into one of
Boulder County’s most successful and popular locally owned businesses. Aspen
Eyewear is home to a staggering inventory of fashionable frames and the only
custom lens-finishing lab in Boulder. After years of hard work, Ebner remains
gracious: “Thanks to Boulder for your loyalty and patronage through 20 years.
I also want to thank my family and the Aspen Eyewear staff, the A Team.”
Ebner’s A Team includes his two daughters, both certified opticians, as well as
several more American Board of Opticianry-certified professionals, an
independent doctor of optometry for on-site eye examinations and a master
optician known for his miracle repair skills – all of whom share the goal of
providing exceptional service.
Envision Boulder
1230 Spruce St., Boulder, 303.939.8021, www.envisionboulder.com
SHOPPER’S PARADISE
BEST BOOKSTORE
Boulder Book Store
1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.447.2074, www.boulderbookstore.com
Locally owned and fiercely independent since 1973, Boulder Book Store is a perennial
favorite of locals and visitors alike. Its extensive inventory is dispersed among 20,000 square
feet of shelf space. And yet shopping here is a very cozy experience. The store is broken up
into four stories and a myriad of themed rooms, encouraging you to savor the experience
and get lost in a good read. Boulder Book Store is also home to frequent book signings,
presentations and interactive discussions with top-flight authors. All this, plus its attentive
staff, parking validation, frequent buyer program and attached coffeehouse, The Bookend
Cafe, keeps bibliophiles from all walks of life coming back to Boulder Book Store for more.
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
2915 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.442.1665, www.bn.com
SEPTEMBER 2007 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD 43 C A ME R A
BEST BICYCLE SHOP
University Bicycles
839 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.444.4196, www.ubikes.com
In 1985, Doug Emerson opened a bike shop on Pearl Street. 22 years and several
thousand square feet of retail space later, University Bicycles is in a league of its own.
“Our customers say we are the friendliest, most helpful shop around,” asserts general
manager Lester Binegar. Whether you’re looking for a high-end racing cycle, a cruiser or
something with training wheels for your daughter, you’ll be treated to the best customer
service in the business. Plus, every new bike purchase includes a lifetime of free
adjustments while you wait, giving you time to peruse must-have accessories such as
jerseys, gloves, sunglasses and racks. If you have friends in town or want to road test some
different wheels, University Bikes has a huge fleet of mountain, town and road rentals. Go
ahead, think like a champion. Says Binegar: “We are one of the only stores in the country
that rents Tour de France-quality carbon road bikes from Trek and Specialized.”
Full Cycle
1211 13th St., Boulder, 303.440.7771; 1795 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.440.1002; www.fullcyclebikes.com
BEST CHILDREN’S STORE
Grandrabbit’s Toy Shoppe
2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.443.0780
300 Center Drive, Suite C, Superior, 303.499.0780
www.grtoys.com
Grandrabbit’s Toy Shoppe has been instilling wonder, dispensing delight and making
learning fun for the children of Boulder County since 1977. The store recently moved
into an expanded location – a testament to its continued success – and customers
couldn’t be happier. “The best compliments we’ve been getting this year have been
about how bright and open and easy it is to shop in our new space,” asserts bookkeeper
Kathi Patrick. Today’s hottest toy must-haves, such as Cranium and Webkinz, mingle
happily with classic favorites, like Lincoln Logs and modeling clay. There’s something
for every age level, price range and occasion. And you can be sure that every product
was selected based on the store’s original philosophy: to provide high quality,
aesthetically pleasing playthings that contribute to a child’s learning and development.
Playfair Toys
1690 28th St., Boulder, 303.444.7502; Twin Peaks Mall, 1250 South Hover St., Longmont, 303.678.1852
www.playfairtoys.com
SHOPPER’S PARADISE
BEST RECYCLED GOODS / THRIFT STORE
Savers
695 South Broadway, Boulder, 303.499.6979, www.savers.com
Second-hand shopping can be an artform for many, and Savers has become a popular
treasure-hunting spot for people in Boulder County. Savers operates under a unique
business model: Locally, the store purchases second-hand goods from non-profit
companies, then sells them to the public at the south Boulder store. So when you shop
at Savers, you’re helping local charities, plus you’re keeping reusable goods out of our
landfills. Nationwide, in more than 200 outlets, Savers has paid more than $1 billion
dollars to charitable organizations over the past 53 years. So, let’s go shopping!
Hospice Thrift Store
5290 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.604.5353, www.hospicecareonline.org
.
THANK YOU
FOR 24 YEARS
OF EARS!
Thanks for your support,
Boulder County!
4800 Baseline Rd., Suite #E-108
Boulder, CO 80303
303.499.3900
1515 Main St., Suite #15
Longmont, CO 80501
303.776.8748
Service First and Always
Since 1984
44 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD SEPTEMBER 2007 C A ME R A
540 Main Street • Downtown Longmont • 303.702.0881
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COLORADO’S
PREMIER
SPORTS BAR
BEST MEN’S
CLOTHING STORE
The Regiment
Shops of Colorado
2425 Canyon Blvd., #F, Boulder, 303.443.2713
www.theregimentshops.com
The Regiment Shops of Colorado have
been dressing the men (and women) of
Boulder County for success since 1959.
Classic lines, rich colors and
interesting textures characterize the
clothing. Pieces from Tommy Bahama,
Couture, Robert Banks, Ferrel Reed
and many more fill the racks. And fit is
everything. The Regiment Shops of
Colorado have Italian trained master
tailors on staff to ensure you look your
best. Alterations are included with
every regular-price purchase and are
available at reasonable rates for any
item, whether it’s from the store or
elsewhere. You can also get a custom-
crafted, made-to-measure garment in
just seven days. It’s all part of The
Regiment’s philosophy of “great
fashion and great quality with
wonderful service,” says co-owner
Gary Cartwright. Trends change, but
good taste is always in style at The
Regiment Shops of Colorado.
Weekends
1200 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.444.4231
www.weekendsboulder.com
BEST WOMEN’S CLOTHING STORE JJWells
2640 Canyon Blvd., Boulder, 303.449.2112, www.jjwells.com
“We’re a bunch of wild and crazy Boulder women who love clothes and our customers,” laughs JJWells co-owner Dana Culbertson,
referring to herself, her partner and her staff. “We like to have fun with what we wear.” This passion and flair is obvious the moment you
step into the store, where you’ll find unique casual clothing, professional attire, handcrafted jewelry and fun accessories. JJWells
celebrated its 25th anniversary this year. “That’s because we keep evolving, seeking out hot trends within the fashion industry with a twist
to fit our Boulder customers,” explains Culbertson. JJWells once had the reputation of housing more conservative clothing. Asserts
Culbertson: “We’re not that kind of store anymore. It’s not about dressing for an age; it’s about dressing for an attitude.” So if you
haven’t been to JJWells in a while, it’s high time for another visit. And don’t miss its new sister store, Besos, at 1949 Pearl St.
Chelsea
935 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.447.3760, www.chelseabella.com
SHOPPER’S PARADISE
florists, greenhouses & fine stationery
2851 Valmont • 303-442-6663
Mon-Fri 8-6, Sat 8-5, Sun 10-5
Thank you for
your votes!
since 1929
Boulder’s
Best Florist &
Boulder’s Best
Garden Center
For all your flower & gardening needs.
SEPTEMBER 2007 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD 45 C A ME R A
BEST ART SUPPLY & HOBBY STORE Michaels
4800 Baseline Road, Suite A-108, Boulder, 303.494.2008; 410 Marshall Road, Superior, 720.304.3224; 205 Ken Pratt Blvd., Suite 200, Longmont, 720.494.2673; www.michaels.com
Michaels is the nation’s largest retailer of arts and crafts supplies. From paints to paper crafts, frames to flowers, beads to baskets, candles to clay, scrapbooking materials to seasonal
decorations, and much more, you’ll find it here. But the plethora of products is only part of the story at Michaels. The store’s driving goals are to inspire and empower creativity.
The knowledgeable staff at Michaels doesn’t just want to sell you merchandise; they want to help you make the project of your dreams. In-store events and classes are a staple, as are
instructional displays. So whether you’re a novice crafter or a glue gun guru, Michaels is home to the raw materials and expertise you need.
Art Hardware
1135 Broadway St., Boulder, 303.444.3063, www.arthardware.com
BEST BEDDING/ LINENS/
MATTRESS STORE
Verlo Mattress Factory
Stores
3080 Valmont Road, Boulder, 303.447.1154, www.verlo.com
Is there anything more precious, more restorative,
more exquisite than a good night’s sleep? Not really.
Which is why so many Boulder County folks own a
Verlo mattress. At Verlo Mattress Factory, every
bed is made with its owner in mind. Experienced
craftsmen construct the mattresses on-site based on
custom specifications. So if you’re looking for a
firm but not-too-firm bed with a pillow top, that’s
exactly what you’ll get, guaranteed. “We’ve always
strived to put quality of product and customer
service as our primary goals,” says owner Dick
Sumerfield, “That’s always what we’re trying to
improve upon.” Shopping at Verlo also ensures a
great deal: Because the mattresses are made right
here in Boulder, you’ll enjoy factory-direct prices.
It’s the stuff of sweet dreams.
Bed Bath & Beyond
1741 28th St., Boulder, 303.415.0302; 205 Ken Pratt Blvd.,
Longmont, 303.772.8300
www.bedbathandbeyond.com
BEST CAMERA STORE
Mike’s Camera
2500 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.443.1715
www.mikescamera.com
We’re not the only ones who are impressed with
Mike’s Camera. The store just received Photo
Industry Reporter’s prestigious 2007 Photofinisher
of the Year award. “National recognition is
something for us to be very proud of because it’s
from our peers,” explains vice president of finance
and administration Jirair Christianian. “But the
votes we get from our customers are ultimately the
final word on the services we provide in our
market, the final measure of what we’re doing
right.” According to Camera readers, Mike’s
Camera does a lot right. Photofinishing, cameras,
accessories, rentals and repairs – you’ll find all
your photography needs under one roof. You’ll
also find skilled staff to answer questions, help you
find the right products and elevate your pictures to
the next level. After 40 years of business, Mike’s
Camera is only getting better. Says Christianian:
“Our goal is to go on and provide all the new
things the industry has to offer, with great service
and at great prices.”
Wolf Camera
2520 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.544.9845,
www.wolfcamera.com
SHOPPER’S PARADISE
46 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD SEPTEMBER 2007 C A ME R A
BEST VIDEO STORE The Video Station
1661 28th St., Boulder, 303.440.4448, www.thevideostation.com
Though The Video Station has an excellent chocolate candy selection, it’s probably
more likely that the huge selection of movies – more than 57,000 and the largest
collection in Colorado – earned the locally owned video store this award. The Video
Station has numerous copies of all the new releases to rent, plus harder-to-find movies,
such as foreign titles, independent films, silent films and more. “We cover all the bases,”
says Bruce Shamma, the store’s co-owner. The Video Station is also known for its
knowledgeable staff and wide selection of for-sale DVDs. Adds Shamma, “The Video
Station has been in business in Boulder for over 25 years now, and we couldn’t have
done it without the great support the city gives to independents and smaller retailers.”
Blockbuster
4800 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303.494.8419
2400 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.413.0952
3135 28th St., Boulder, 303.413.0750
1610 Pace St., Longmont, 303.772.0653
965 Hover St., Longmont, 303.651.1293
1751 N. Hover Road, Longmont, 303.651.1343
976 Dillon Road, Louisville, 720.890.7828
1335 South Boulder Road, Louisville, 303.665.0550
3333 Arapahoe Ave., Erie, 303.926.4200
1691 E. Coalton Road, Superior, 303.554.1300
www.blockbuster.com
SHOPPER’S PARADISE
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1575 Folsom St.
BOULDER
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303-447-9718
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3033 28th St.
BOULDER
N. of Valmont on 28th St.
303-444-3133
Boulder’s Choice for Hardwood Flooring 303.449.3084
SEPTEMBER 2007 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD 47 C A ME R A
BEST PLACE TO BUY
WINDOWS
Champion
Windows, Siding
& Patio Rooms
www.championwindow.com
877.221.0770 or 888.528.4455
A national company, Champion serves 71
markets across the United States. But its
Colorado market is special: Not only does
the company install and service windows
here, it also manufactures the windows in
Denver. “We offer the highest quality
windows at the most competitive prices,”
says Steve Lambert, division manager.
“And we offer the best warranty in the
industry: a free lifetime warranty on
materials and installation.” If your
window cracks, they’ll replace it; if your
screen rips, they’ll repair it. Another
advantage Champion has over its
competitors: windows that far exceed the
Energy Star energy efficiency guidelines,
which, in the long run, will pay off in
lower heating and cooling bills for you.
Every year about 7,000 customers along
the Front Range take advantage of
Champion’s award-winning combination
of quality merchandise and service.
SolarGlass Window & Door
7123 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, 303.442.4277
www.solarglass.com
BEST ART GALLERY
Art & Soul Gallery
1615 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.544.5803
www.artandsoulboulder.com
The work at Art & Soul Gallery has
always been innovative. Canvases
flaunt bold patterns and impossibly
rich colors. Sculptures twist hither and
yon. Mixed media pieces push the
envelope of the expected. Wearable
art, created by international, award-
winning jewelry designers, sparkles.
And, according to owner Debbie
Klein, we haven’t seen anything yet.
“We have some amazing new
emerging artists coming up this fall,”
she says. “We’ve been trying to
respond to the increased sophistication
of the clientele, who’ve been
responding to more contemporary,
cutting-edge artwork.” Customers
have clearly noticed. The gallery’s
most effective form of advertising has
always been, and continues to be,
word-of-mouth. Declares Klein:
“We’ve proven that the Boulder
County community does indeed
support the arts, and Art & Soul in
particular, and for that we are honored
and greatly appreciative.”
Exhibitrek
1711 15th St., Boulder, 303.998.1711
www.exhibitrek.com
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48 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD SEPTEMBER 2007 C A ME R A
BEST ANTIQUE JEWELRY STORE
Classic Facets Ltd.
942 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.938.8851, www.classicfacets.justgoodbusiness.biz
In the world of antique jewelry – where every piece comes with a past, a story, a
personality of its own – Classic Facets enjoys an international reputation. “For 22 years
we have tried to grow with our customers, to give our very best service and share our
extensive knowledge and expertise about our authentic antique jewelry,” says owner
Mikki Rainey. The store is home to more than 20,000 pieces from consignors in 36
states and nine countries. “We welcome new consignors, ‘just lookers’ and buyers to
enjoy our treasures,” adds Rainey. “Since we never know when or what is coming in
the door, our ever-changing inventory is as exciting to us as it is to our customers.”
Offering vintage, costume, premiere, estate and fine jewelry, Classic Facets has
something for every price range and occasion – whether you’re popping the question,
popping up an outfit or just popping by for fun.
Bedell & Co.
767 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.939.9292, www.bedellandco.com
SHOPPER’S PARADISE
Be precise. Call Precision.
Boulder County Gold winner for
‘Best AC/Heating Service’
6 years in a row!
303.442.0154
www.precisionplumbing.com
Taylored
to your needs!
Full Service Moving & Storage
THANK YOU FOR VOTING US ONE OF
BOULDER'S BEST MOVING COMPANIES!
Licensed, Bonded & Insured
Member of Tom Martino’s Referral List
Locally owned & operated
by the Taylor Family
HONEST • EXPERIENCED • RELIABLE
303.443.5885 • WWW.TAYLORMOVE.COM
SEPTEMBER 2007 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD 49 C A ME R A
2007 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS
WINNERS
EATS, DRINKS & ENTERTAINMENT
BEST ASIAN RESTAURANT
Chez Thuy
RU: Khow Thai
BEST BAGEL
Moe’s Broadway Bagel
RU: Einstein Bros.
BEST BAKERY
Breadworks Cafe
RU: Spruce Confections
BEST BAR
West End Tavern
RU: Red Zone / The Pumphouse Restaurant & Brewery
BEST BARBECUE
KT’s Barbecue
RU: Daddy Bruce’s Bar-B-Que
BEST BURRITO
Illegal Pete’s
RU: Chipotle
BEST CATERER
A Spice of Life
RU: Dish
BEST COFFEEHOUSE
Vic’s
RU: Amante Coffee
BEST DELI
Salvaggio’s Italian Delicatessen
RU: Jimmy & Drew’s Delicatessen
BEST HAMBURGER
Tom’s Tavern
RU: Mountain Sun / Southern Sun
BEST HAPPY HOUR AND BEST OUTDOOR DINING
AND BEST APPETIZERS
Mediterranean Restaurant (The Med)
RU for Best Happy Hour: Boulder Café
RU for Best Outdoor Dining: Chautauqua Dining Hall
RU for Best Appetizers: Aji
BEST ICE CREAM/FROZEN YOGURT AND BEST DESSERT
Glacier Home Made Ice Cream
RU for Best Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt: Cold Stone Creamery
RU for Best Dessert: Cheesecake Factory
Best Indian Restaurant
Taj Indian Cuisine
RU: Tandoori Grill
BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT
AND BEST PLACE FOR A ROMANTIC DINNER
Carelli’s of Boulder Ristorante Italiano
RU for Best Italian Restaurant: Laudisio Ristorante Italiano
RU for Best Place for a Romantic Dinner: Flagstaff House Restaurant
BEST LATE-NIGHT RESTAURANT
(THREE-WAY TIE)
Cosmo’s Pizza
Old Chicago
Corner Bar
RU: Illegal Pete’s
BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT
Efrain’s Mexican
RU: Casa Alvarez
BEST NEW RESTAURANT
Radda Trattoria
RU: Centro
BEST PIZZA
Proto’s Pizza
RU: Abo’s Pizza
BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
Jax Fish House
RU: Dolan’s Restaurant
BEST SUSHI
Hapa Sushi
RU: Sushi Zanmai
BEST TAKE-OUT FOOD
Jimmy & Drew’s Delicatessen
RU: Siamese Plate on the Go
BEST PLACE FOR TEA
Dushanbe Teahouse
RU: Pekoe Sip House
BEST VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT
Sunflower
RU: Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant
BEST GUNBARREL/NIWOT RESTAURANT
Colterra
RU: Treppedas Italian Ristorante
BEST LAFAYETTE/LOUISVILLE/SUPERIOR/ERIE RESTAURANT
Huckleberry
RU: Efrain’s Mexican
BEST LONGMONT/LYONS RESTAURANT
The Pumphouse Restaurant & Brewery
RU: Oskar Blues Cajun Grill & Brewery
BEST BREAKFAST AND BEST BRUNCH
Lucile’s Creole Cafe
RU for Best Breakfast: Walnut Cafe
RU for Best Brunch: Greenbriar Inn
BEST RESTAURANT SERVICE
Frasca Food & Wine
RU: Flagstaff House Restaurant
BEST RESTAURANT TO BRING KIDS
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers & Spirits
RU: Jimmy & Drew’s Delicatessen
BEST PLACE TO HEAR LIVE MUSIC
Fox Theatre
RU: Boulder Theater
BEST THEATER PERFORMANCE
Boulder’s Dinner Theatre
RU: Colorado Shakespeare Festival
BEST BOULDER COUNTY EVENT
Boulder Creek Festival
RU: Bolder Boulder
SERVICES, FACES & PLACES
BEST AC/HEATING SERVICE
Precision Plumbing & Heating
RU: Meyers Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
BESTAUTO DEALERAND BESTAUTO REPAIR SHOP/SERVICE DEPT.
Flatirons Acura/Subaru
RU for Best Auto Dealer: Fisher Chevrolet Honda Pontiac
RU for Best Auto Repair Shop/Service Dept.: Hoshi Motors
BEST OIL CHANGE
Grease Monkey
RU: Jiffy Lube
BEST CAR WASH
Puddle Touch-Free Car Wash
RU: Black Diamond Car Wash
BEST CARPET CLEANING SERVICE
Nesheim Cleaning Services, Inc.
RU: Chem-Dry of Boulder
BEST CHILD CARE CENTER
YWCA Children's Alley
RU: Boulder Day Nursery
BEST FINANCIAL INSTITUTION
Elevations Credit Union
RU: Wells Fargo Bank
BEST DRY CLEANER/LAUNDROMAT
Art Cleaners
RU: John’s Cleaners
BEST DENTIST
Dr. Ted Kawulok, D.D.S., P.C., Whole Family Dentistry
RU: Eurich Steven, L D.D.S.
BEST GOLF COURSE
Flatirons Golf Course
RU: Indian Peaks Golf Course
BEST PLACE TO WORK OUT
Flatiron Athletic Club
RU: Curves
BEST HAIR SALON
Finishing Touch Salon & Spa
RU: Fix
BEST HEARING AID CENTER
Hearing Healthcare Center
RU: Family Hearing Center
BEST HOLISTIC CARE/WELLNESS CENTER
Whole Health Wellness Center Inc.
RU: Frasier Meadows
BEST INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICE/STUDIO
McGuckin Design Center
RU: Bartlett Interiors
BEST KARATE/MARTIAL ARTS STUDIO
Easton Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
RU: Tran’s Martial Arts & Fitness Center
BEST LASIK/LASER EYE FACILITY/SURGEON
InSight LASIK
RU: Beyer Laser Center
BEST LOCAL DELIVERY SERVICE
UPS
RU: Boulder Denver Couriers
BEST MEDICAL FACILITY AND BEST LOCAL EMPLOYER
Boulder Community Hospital
RU for Best Medical Facility: Boulder Medical Center
RU for Best Local Employer: InSight LASIK
BEST MOVING COMPANY
Taylor Moving
RU: Boulder Valley Transfer
BEST PET BOARDING SERVICE
Cottonwood Kennels
RU: Broadway Animal Hospital
BEST PET GROOMING SERVICE (TIE):
The Hydrant and Cottonwood Boarding Kennels
RU: PETSMART
BEST VETERINARIAN
Alpine Hospital For Animals
RU: Broadway Animal Hospital
BEST PLACE FOR WORSHIP
First Presbyterian Church of Boulder
RU: Unity of Boulder
BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT
Rich Gribbon, Re/Max Boulder
RU: Karen Bernardi, Coldwell Banker
BEST REAL ESTATE COMPANY/OFFICE
Wright Kingdom Real Estate
RU: Re/Max of Boulder
BEST RETIREMENT/ALTERNATIVE OR ELDER CARE/
ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY
Frasier Meadows
RU: The Academy
BEST BOULDER COUNTY SCHOOL
Boulder High School
RU: Fairview High School
BEST TEACHER
Monica Augustine, Wildflower School of Voice
RU: Lynn Twietmeyer, Douglass Elementary
BEST SKINCARE FACILITY
Boulder Valley Center for Dermatology
RU: Finishing Touch Salon & Spa
BEST SPA
Essentiels Spa
RU: Finishing Touch Salon & Spa
BEST TANNING SALON
Tans To Go
RU: Executive Tans
BEST TRAVEL AGENCY
Cain Travel Agency
RU: Boulder Travel
BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE
McGuckin Hardware
RU: Boulder Community Hospital
BEST SINGLES HANGOUT
The Foundry Billiards Club
RU: Purple Martini
BEST PLACE TO ENTERTAIN KIDS AND BEST DAY CAMP
Peanut Butter Players
RU for Best Place to Entertain Kids: Pearl Street Mall
RU for Best Day Camp: YMCA
BEST WEEKEND GETAWAY
Estes Park
RU: Gold Lake Mountain Resort
BEST NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
Humane Society Boulder County
RU: Hospice Care of Boulder and Broomfield Counties
BEST ACTIVIST/COMMUNITY CHAMPION
Josie Heath, The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County
RU: Joanne Lamun - Peanut Butter Players
SHOPPER’S PARADISE
BEST ANTIQUE DEALER AND BEST HOME FURNISHINGS STORE
The Amazing Garage Sale
RU for Best Antique Dealer: Bedell & Co.
RU for Best Home Furnishings Store: HW Home
BEST ANTIQUE JEWELRY STORE
Classic Facets Antique Jewelry
RU: Bedell & Co.
BEST ART GALLERY
Art & Soul Gallery
RU: Exhibitrek The Gallery
BEST ART SUPPLY & HOBBY STORE
Michaels
RU: Art Hardware
BEST BEDDING/LINENS/MATTRESS STORE
Verlo Mattress Factory
RU: Bed Bath & Beyond
BEST BICYCLE SHOP
University Bicycles
RU: Full Cycle
BEST BOOKSTORE
Boulder Book Store
RU: Barnes & Noble Booksellers
BEST CHILDREN’S STORE
Grandrabbit’s Toy Shoppe
RU: Playfair Toys
BEST CAMERA STORE
Mike’s Camera
RU: Wolf Camera
BEST MEN’S CLOTHING STORE
The Regiment
RU: Weekends
BEST WOMEN’S CLOTHING STORE
JJWells
RU: Chelsea
BEST SHOE STORE
Pedestrian Shops
RU: Boulder Running Co.
BEST EYE CARE STORE
Aspen Eyewear
RU: Envision Boulder
BEST FLOOR COVERING STORE
Atlas Flooring, Inc.
RU: FloorCrafters
BEST FLORIST AND BEST GARDEN CENTER
Sturtz & Copeland Florists
RU for Best Florist: Fiori Flowers
RU for Best Garden Center: McGuckin Hardware
BEST TREE NURSERY
Tree Farm
RU: Creekside Nursery
BEST GIFT SHOP
Paper Doll
RU: Jacque Michelle
BEST GROCERY STORE
Whole Foods
RU: King Soopers
BEST GROCERY DELIVERY SERVICE
Aspen Grove Market
RU: King Soopers
BEST HARDWARE STORE
McGuckin Hardware
RU: Home Depot
BEST HOUSEWARES & KITCHEN GOODS STORE
Peppercorn
RU: McGuckin Hardware
BEST IMPORTED GOODS STORE
Cost Plus World Market
RU: Indochine
BEST JEWELRY STORE AND BEST COMPANY/
STORE THAT GIVES BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
Walters & Hogsett Fine Jewelers
RU for Best Jewelry Store: Hurdles Jewelry
RU for Best Company/Store that Gives Back to the Community:
Whole Foods
BEST LIQUOR STORE
Liquor Mart
RU: North Boulder Liquor
BEST PLACE TO BUY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
Robb’s Music
RU: H.B. Woodsong’s
BEST PET STORE AND BEST LOCALLY OWNED STORE
P.C.’s Pantry For Dogs and Cats
RU for Best Pet Store: Petsmart
RU for Best Locally Owned Store: McGuckin Hardware
BEST RECYCLED GOODS/THRIFT STORE
Savers
RU: Hospice Thrift Store
Best Running Store
Boulder Running Co.
RU: Fleet Feet Boulder
BEST SPORTING GOODS STORE AND BEST OUTDOOR
RECREATION STORE
REI
RU for Best Sporting Goods Store: Sports Authority
RU for Best Outdoor Recreation Store: Neptune Mountaineering
BEST VIDEO STORE
Video Station
RU: Blockbuster Video
BEST PLACE TO BUY WINDOWS
Champion Windows, Siding & Patio Rooms
RU: SolarGlass Window & Door
BEST PLACE TO BUY WINDOW TREATMENTS
Innovative Openings
RU TIE:
3 Day Blinds
Cloth Construction Boulder
BEST SHOPPING DESTINATION
Pearl Street Mall
RU: Twenty Ninth Street
50 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD SEPTEMBER 2007 C A ME R A
*Dealer retains all rebates and incentives. Plus Tax & $389 Dealer Handling Fee. Tribeca (#68004) MSRP $30,640. Outback (#78020) MSRP $22,640
5995 Arapahoe • Boulder, CO
303.443.0114
w w w . f l a t i r o n s s u b a r u . c o m
$29,540
AFTER $1,100 FLATIRONS DISCOUNT
STRAIGHT ANSWERS • KNOWLEDGEABLE SALESPEOPLE • NEVER ANY PRESSURE
LOWEST PRICE GUARANTEED!
Flatirons Will Beat Any Advertised Price On A New Subaru!
$20,700
AFTER $1,940 FLATIRONS DISCOUNT
Thank you Boulder County
for many years of support!

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