Tuesday, 1 December 2009

BJ's, Boulder CO



It was quite late at night when I arrived in Boulder, Colorado last summer. The next morning I hired a bicycle to ride a short distance into the mountains, and after that, went for a nosy around the town. By lunchtime, I was starving.

Boulder has a longstanding reputation for being vegetarian-friendly, and I was going to look for one of the specifically vegetarian restaurants (of which there are a couple) when I came upon BJ's.

To be honest, it wasn't just the food that tempted me in.

It was a combination of the food, the great outdoor seating area, and the fact that they have their own brewery inside:

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I went for the spinach & artichoke calzone, and the 'tasting menu' of four different beers (there was an option with seven, but I'd read about alcohol and altitude, so I didn't think that was the best idea).

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Spinach and artichoke seems to be a very popular combination in Boulder (and maybe elsewhere in the USA, I don't know). It was a very tasty calzone filled with cream cheese, spinach, and artichoke hearts, topped with fresh tomato & cheese, and with an extra pot of rich tomato sauce on the side (which I almost didn't need, though it was nice for dipping the crusts). I was too full to order dessert.

I'd definitely go back if I'm in Boulder again.

Address:1125 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5103
Style:Microbrewery
Date Visited:30 May 2009
Link:http://www.bjsbrewhouse.com


10 comments:

Simply Life said...

Wow, I've never heard of that type of calzone but it sounds delicious!

Pam said...

Very nice blog you have and congrats on the foodie blogroll!

Enjoy!

Supriya said...

Hi Rachel, came here from the Foodie Blogroll. Congrats on ur interesting & informative blog. I briefly glanced at some of ur recipes, I will go thru them in detail soon. Keep up the good work.

Abby said...

It IS a popular combo these days! But man does that look good; makes my tummy rumble!

Kate said...

Thanks for visiting and commenting! Your blog has fun information and reviews!

Barry said...

Wow that wounds great. As a recently converted vegetarian I find eating out the most difficult.

Well that and the general lack of imagination in the few choices there are.

Kathleen said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm hoping to incorporate more vegetarian recipes into my cooking. Your blog looks like a great place for me to start!

Elisabeth said...

I love calzone and this one sounds spectacular, especially in its context.

Veggie said...

Oh Yum! That looks so tasty, I'd definately have to try out a place with a brewery too. All these restaurant reviews are making me hungry!

April said...

Ooh I love Boulder, especially downtown.

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