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:
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).
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|
|Date Visited:||30 May 2009|