It’s been a long, hard year for Boulder, between the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the horrific King Soopers shootings that left 10 of our friends, family members and neighbors dead.
But as spring turns to summer, there’s hope in the air. All around us, restaurants are full of happy diners, shops are full of new summery products and Pearl Street is lively and vibrant. Museums are putting up inspiring exhibits, artists are hard at work on their latest masterpieces and tour guides and outfitters are busy introducing people to new outdoor recreation opportunities and sports.
To help you navigate all that Boulder has to offer this summer and fall, we put together our latest magazine issue, out on newsstands now and being mailed to more than 17,000 households around town. You can also view the latest issue of the magazine on Issuu. Over the course of the next few months, we’ll also be publishing each of the magazines stories right here on our website.
The magazine features heartwarming and informative stories about Boulder institutions like Flagstaff House, which is celebrating 50 years in business this year, and Moe’s Bagels, which has been serving up delicious bagels since 1992. There’s also the summer and fall bucket list, with some creative ideas for how you should spend these warmer months — things like paragliding and playing pickleball.
You’ll feel inspired to plan a road trip ASAP once you read Aimee Heckel’s guide to the best day trips from Boulder, including places like Granby and Beaver Creek. We’ll also introduce you to some of Boulder’s most inspiring explorers, specializing in everything from space exploration to dance to freediving.
You’ll learn all about StudioDoorz.com, a new website that connects art-lovers with artists for one-on-one appointments and studio visits. And you’ll get a mini history lesson on some of Boulder County’s most iconic music venues, just in time for live music to make its highly anticipated return after a long hiatus during the pandemic.
Planning to visit the Boulder County Farmers Markets in Boulder, Longmont, Lafayette or Denver? You totally should, and you can use our guide to farm-fresh produce for inspiration when preparing your fresh fruits and vegetables this summer and fall. There’s even a delicious recipe for roasted pepper and tomato salad, courtesy of the farmers markets. And if you find yourself in need of some new kitchen gadgets, head to Peppercorn, which has been Boulder’s iconic kitchen supply store since 1977.
If you, like many people, took up bread-making during the pandemic, then you’ll want to bookmark our story about Dry Storage, where award-winning chef-activist Kelly Whitaker is milling heirloom grains as part of his mission to rethink flour.
Finally, get the scoop on some of Boulder’s fresh and delicious summer cocktails, on menus now at restaurants around the county.
The magazine was a labor of love by our tiny team, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed putting it together!