Downtown's Newsworthy Mentions

From local stories, national publications and blogs from across the country,  people are writing about Downtown Boulder.  Here's what's making news...
 

2015 

A Botanical Tour of Boulder With Kids - Huffington Post (March 2015)

High times in the Boulder bubble - The Guardian (March 2015)

A drink to celebrate: It's the perfect time of year to enjoy the sazerac - Daily Camera (Februrary 2015) 

Boulder's expanded outdoor smoking ban gets final approval - Daily Camera (Februrary 2015) 

15 Must-Do Adventures in Boulder - RootsRated Stories (Februrary 2015) 

Downtown Boulder Inc. honors George Karakehian, local businesspeople - Daily Camera (February 2015)

James Beard Award Semifinalists Include Five Colorado Chefs - Zagat (February 2015)

The 10 smartest cities in America - MarketWatch (January 2015)

2014

Boulder Luxury Weekend - Iseego.com (December 2014)

A Delicious Weekend in Boulder - Lydia's STYLE Magazine (December 2014)

SALT: The Ingredient - Iseego.com (December 2014)

Boulder, Colorado: Gateway to the Rockies- Newsday (October 2014)

Where's the Best City to Start a Food Company? - Huffington Post (September 2014)

Do we want to freeze Boulder in time? - Daily Camera (September 2014)

To Ride Again Another Day in Colorado - NY Times (September 2014)

Boulder shows community spirit with 17th annual Pearl St. Mile - Denver Post (July 2014)

Boulder Public Library Teen Section - Daily Camera (July 2014) 

5 College Towns that Offer Way More Than Education - Flipkey by TripAdvisor (May 2014)

Boulder: A mountain of fun all year - News-Gazette (May 2014) 

Best Small and Midsize Cities for Jobs in 2014 - Forbes (May 2014) 

Boulder, Colorado: Hipsters' Paradise - TravelMag.com (April 2014)

Five Secret Foodie Cities  Forbes (March 2014)

Six small cities with big food scenes USA Today (March 2014)

Boulder's Booming Tech Community Inbound Boulder (January 2014)

Bowled over by Boulder Huffington Post (January 2014)

2013

How Boulder Became America's Startup Capital - Inc.com (December 2013) 

Ten Lessons from Boulder, Colorado - Rustwire (October 2013)

The 100 Best Places to Live: - Livability (October 2013) 

The Top Ten Most Inventive Cities in America - DailyBeast.com (Sept 2013)

Street Scene: Pearl Street - American Way  (American Airlines in flight magazine)

Beautiful Boulder: by the Rockies, a city almost too good to be true! - PostGazette.com (Sept 2013)

Boulder top city in U.S. for tech startups, study says - Daily Camera (August 2013)

Boulder No. 1, Denver near top in U.S. for tech startups - Denver Business Journal  (August 2013)

Boulder's Open Arts Fest brings art-loving crowds to Pearl Street - Daily Camera (July 2013)

The top 3 cities for startups: Austin, Seattle and Boulder - Geek Wire (July 2013)

High-Tech Challengers to Silicon Valley - The Atlantic Cities (July 2013)

Rock Festival - Snow isn't required for a good time in the mountains of Boulder, Colorado - Westways (AAA) (June 2013)

Boulder, Colorado's Pearl Street - Food and Wine (April 2013)

10 Boulder startups we’re excited about - Venture Beat (February 2013)

TechStars thriving as Boulder’s tech connection - Boulder County Business Report (January 2013)

2012

Boulder's high-tech toys: Local startups mix technology, play - Denver Post (December 2012)

Tap into Boulder's Creative Side - Sunset (November 2012)

Eat Farm-Fresh Cuisine in Boulder (The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan) - New York Magazine (August 2012)

A Different Kind of Pearl Street Mall Walking Tour - The Daily Camera (August 2012)

5280 Top of the Town Issue- Downtown Boulder Mentions (July 2012)

9News Morning Show Pearl Street Mall 35th Anniversary - KUSA TV (April 11 2012)

Boulder Is Utopia For Startups. Here's Who You Need To Know To Move There - San Francisco Chronicle (March 2012) 

Top Sommeliers of 2012 Matthew Mather- Pizzeria Locale - Food and Wine (March 2012)

Foursquare Ranks The Healthiest Cities: Which Residents Pick Good-For-You Food? - Huffington Post (March 2012)

America's Healthiest Metros (Boulder #3) - The Atlantic Cities (January 2012)

 

2011

Boulder's mixology scene the place for holiday spirit(s) - Gadling (December 2011)

Buff Up On Boulder- Aspen Magazine (Fall 2011)

The Farm-to-Table Founding Fathers - Entrepeneur (September 2011)

Beertown, U.S.A.: Boulder  - Draft Magazine (October 2001)

America's Top 20 Geekiest Cities- Forbes.com (August 2011)

Where to eat, drink and play on a Pac-12 road trip - Seattle Times (August 2011)

Boulder, fuera de temporada and Boulderado: con estilo e historia - National Geographic Traveler Mexico (August 2011)

Startup Accelerator TechStars Hatches 12 New Companies In Boulder - TechCrunch.om (August 2011)

The 10 best places to live in the U.S - Wall Street Journal  (August 2011)

Top 10 Places to Bring Your Dog in Downtown Boulder - Gracefull Plate ( July 2011)

Fine art comes to Pearl Street - The Camera (July 2011)

Shaved Pork Salad With Arugula, Corn and Potatoes The last of four easy-enough recipes by Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson - Wall Street Journal (July 2011)

Crespelle With Strawberries, Raspberries and Mascarpone The third of four easy-enough recipes by Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson - Wall Street Journal (July 2011)

Early Summer Tomato Risotto: The second of four easy-enough recipes by Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson - Wall Street Journal (June 25, 2011)

Lamb Spiedino: The first of four recipes by chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson  - Wall Street Journal (June 2011)

Something long and cool? Sophisticated beverages for the season of refreshment - Daily Camera ( May 2011)

The Pursuit of Happiness - (video) CBS Sunday Morning (May 2011)

Get your caffeine on in the West - L.A. Times (May 2011)

Boulder's Frasca named a James Beard award finalist for wine - The Camera (March 2011)

Fashion under the Flatirons - The Camera (March 2011)

Master Class - Colorado's Master Sommeliers - Bobby Stuckey - Denver Magazine (March 2011)

101 Best Restaurants in America (#40 - Frasca) - The Daily Meal (March 2011)

Bitter Bar  Colorado Speakeasy and Four Interesting Cocktails - DrinkSpirits.com (January/February 2011)

What I'll Miss About Colorado - David Ubben, ESPN.com (February 2011)

Downtown Boulder Inc. honors Camera, BIFF, other businesses at luncheon - The Camera (January 2011)

2010

Sean Maher: Throw your holiday dollars around Boulder - The Camera (December 2010)

Tailor—made - 5280 magazine (December 2010)

Parade lights up downtown with Boulder flair - The Camera (December 5 2010)

Sherpas peaking in the Rockies - L.A. Times (November 2010)

Santa Arrives in Boulder to Start Taking Christmas Requests - Daily Camera (November 2010)

Healthy Cooking Adventures For Fit Foodies - Shape Magazine (November 2010)

Two new Pac-10 teams: Their home turfs are also a travel opportunity - L.A. Times (November 2010)

Boulder Switches on Pearl Streets Holiday Lights - Daily Camera (November 2010)

Away Game Travel Guide (Boulder) - Manhattan Mercury [KS] (November 14, 2010)

5 Lessons Madison Avenue Can Learn From Startups (Roundpegg/Victors & Spoils) -Mashable.com (November 2010)

The West At Its Best - DIY Cocktails - Evan Faber of Salt Bistro - Sunset (November 2 010)

15 Cities for Outdoor Enthusiasts - Mother Nature Netowrk (October 2010)

Fox Business Reports on California Companies Headed to Boulder [Video]  - Fox Business (October 2010)

Brad Feld Goes Off the Grid - Inc. (October, 2010)

The Most Bike-Friendly Cities in the World - MotorcycleInsurance.org (September 2010)

America's Foodiest Town 2010: Boulder, CO - Bon Appetit (October 2010)

Top 10 College Towns: Great Cities for School & Life After Graduation (Boulder #5)  - Livability.com (2010)

10 Best Cities for the Next Decade -    Kiplinger (July 2010)

Where do the biggest brainiacs in America live? Richard Florida crunches the numbers to figure out the smartest cities in the country (Boulder #1) - DailyBeast.com  (August 2010)

Happy Friday: Denver's Ten Best Bar Snacks  - Westword ( August 2010)

Sit. Gaze about. Smile. (Best People Watching) - Denver Post (August 2010)

America's Summer Bounty (Boulder County Farmers' Market & Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson) - Cooking Light (August 2010)

High-Altitude Allure - Boulder, Colorado Offers Summer Fun in the Rockies - Alaska Airlines Magazine (July 2010)

Thousands brave heat to peruse art on Pearl Street - Camera (July 2010)

32nd Downtown Boulder ArtFair to Showcase New and Different Work - Camera (July 2010)

5 Questions for Anna Salim, ArtFair Director - Camera (July  2010)

150 Perfect Places to have a Beer - Beer Traveler (Summer 2010)

Portfolio.com: Colorado has 3 of nation's top 10 mid-sized business markets  -  Denver Business Journal (June 2010)

Boulder's Bands on the Bricks Adds Beer Garden - Camera (June 2010)

Japanese Film Crew Highlights Boulder, LOHAS - Camera (June  2010)

America's Best College Towns - MSNBC (June 2010)

Boulder Hotels, Restaurants Have Higher Hopes for Tourist Trade - Camera (June 2010)

The Long Weekend - Wild Blue Yonder [Frontier Airlines] (May/June 2010)

Best Cities 2010: Boulder #4 - Kiplinger (May 2010)

Rocky Mountain High-Tech - New York Times (May 2010)

Boulder, Colo., a Magnet for High-Tech Startups - New York Times (May 2010)

Sean Maher: Ballot measures are bad news - Camera (May 2010)

Bradford Heap, Part 1: Economy Tanks as chef's restaurant 'dream' begins - Camera (April 2010)

Going Social: Businesses Dial in to Facebook, Twitter to Build Business - Camera (April 2010)

Starfish Jewelry Moves to Larger Building on Pearl Street - Camera (April  2010)

5 Questions on the Downtown Boulder Tulip Fairy and Elf Parade - Colorado Daily (April 2010)

Taste of Pearl Draws 500 to sample downtown eateries - Camera (April 2010)

Why Boulder is America's Best Town for Starups - Business Week (April 2010)

Hugo Matheson’s recommendations on where to eat in Boulder, CO and London - Find.Eat.Drink.com (April 2010)

Above the hustle of the Pearl Steet Mall, plenty of compnies are coming up with bright ideas - Camera (March 2010)

Great food also good for business (Sean Maher) - Camera (March 2010)

Swiss Army maker Wenger to open first U.S. store in Boulder - Camera (February 2010)

Happy/The Bitter Bar Make Forbes Best New Restaurants - Forbes.com (February 2010)

Two Sole Sisters, Jill's Kitchen, and The West End Tavern all received mentions in January's 5280 Magazine

Frasca Named Gayot's Top 40 Restaurants in US - Gayot - Restaurant Issue (January 2010)

The Kitchen Gives Boulder a True Sense of Community - Westword (January 2010)

Boulder's Alpaca Connection Lands New Home on Pearl Street - Camera (January 2010)

Two sisters with soul opened Two Sole Sisters in downtown Boulder - Camera (January 2010)

Vinyl Toy Company Kidrobot to make Boulder its' Home - Camera (January 2010)

Boulder's Winter Bug - AAA Encompass (January - February 2010)

2009 

Salt (restaurant review) - 5280 Magazine (December 2009)

A look at the growth of the Boulder dining scene - Camera (Dec 2009)

Walnut Brewery hosts a Christmas miracle in Boulder - Camera (Dec 2009)

BUYING real estate in Boulder, Colo., which sits at an elevation of 5,430 feet where the Rocky Mountains meet the Great Plains, guarantees more than great views. - New York Times (Dec 2009)

Find the perfect wine for everyone on your list (Bobby Stuckey from Frasca on the Today Show), (Dec 2009)

Five Questions for Renae Foxhoven (Lights of December Parade) - Camera (Nov. 2009)

Rocky Mountain Haute Cuisine (Best Restaurants in Boulder) - Wall Street Journal (Nov 2009)

Season's Magic Draws Crowd to Downtown Boulder - Camera (Nov 2009)

Boulder's Munchkin Masquerade draws pint-sized trick-or-treaters - Camera (Nov 2009)

Best Places for College Grads (Boulder is #1) - Realtor Magazine via BusinessWeek.com (Oct 2009)

Colorado autumn in NYC: Chef Eric Skokan to cook at James Beard House  - Camera (Oct 2009)

Where the Kids are Headed (Next youth magnet cities) - Richard Florida, CreativeClass.com (Oct 2009)

Boulder: You're not in Kansas Anymore, Huffington Post (Sept 2009)

How 10 Boulder Businesses Use the Social Web to Cultivate Community, Huffington Post (Sept 2009)

Boulder's SALT is now the earth of chef Bradford Heap - Westword Cafe Society (Sept 2009)

Boulder's Tonic Oxygen bar goes 'herban' - Camera (Sept 2009)

Arts, culture and geological wonders abound in Boulder - Nashua Telegraph [NH] (Aug 2009)

Local restaurants use social media to attract, retain customers - Camera (Aug  2009)

BusinessWeek ranks Boulder as strongest U.S. housing market - Denver Business Journal (Aug 2009)

Your second chance at an Asian fest! - Examiner.com (Aug 2009)

The Locavore's Delights, The Denver Post (July 2009)

Lining Pearl Street With Art, (31st annual ArtFair), YouTube Video, Daily Camera (July 2009)

Frasca chef goes from frying pan into fire, Denver Post (July 2009)

Top Chef Master Lachlan Mackinnon Patterson gives OK! Readers five easy tips for hostin a sizzling outdoor party, OK! Magazine (July 2009)

Drink Like a Wine Pro: 10 Top Wine Destinations Food and Wine (June 2009)

Most Brits who head to Colorado do so in winter for the famous ski resorts that dot the Rocky Mountains. But truth be told, adrenalin-seekers will have more fun if they visit before the white stuff has fallen. From quad-biking to rock climbing, white water rafting to indoor sky-diving, Colorado really does have it all.  Daily Mirror - UK (May 2009)

Piano Man is moving on - One of my favorite Boulder characters is moving on. Meet William, a beautiful and joyful man who has been a fixture on Boulder's Pearl Street Mall for the last four years. His upright piano, a fat book of song lyrics and a tireless love of music have brightened many a day. ClizBiz.blogspot.com (April 2009)

Your Colorado travel plans should include Boulder - The pedestrian-friendly Pearl Street Mall is a brick-paved fantasyland lined with boutique shops, trendy restaurants and an interesting mix of street performers who do their best to sing, dance and cajole you out of your spare change. It’s not unusual to see magicians, jugglers, clowns and musicians working crowds on the mall. - TooManyMornings.com (April 2009)

Downtown Boulder businesses diving in head first to social media - A good pounding of wet spring snow couldn't keep more than 100 downtown Boulder businesspeople from learning more about how to tweet, blog, yelp and simply try to understand the rapidly growing world of social media. - BoulderReport.com (April 2009)

Sean Maher: Think local in tough times - If our community is going to get through this storm without major long-term damage, we all need to get serious about supporting the local economy by spending our dollars close to home. - Camera (March 2009)

Hosea Rosenberg wins Bravo's 'Top Chef' season 5 - "It felt amazing to win, but to have it come down neck and neck with Stefan just made it all that sweeter," said the 35-year-old executive chef from Boulder, Co.,  who pocketed $100,000 and the illustrious "Top Chef" title.- New York Daily News (February 2009)

Frasca Food and Wine - GQ Magazine (January 2009)

Frasca Food and Wine - Food & Wine (January 2009)

Accolades

Boulder has won more accolades than any other city in America for its recreation, culture, health, business climate and overall quality of life. Here are some examples of recent lists with Boulder at or near the top. 

2015

2014

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2012

2011

2010

  • America's "Brainiest" City - Portfolio.com, 
  • Top Ten Winter Towns - National Geographic
  • #1 Fittest Singles City - Match.com
  • #2 Best College Town - Parents & Colleges Website
  • 15 Cities for Outdoor Enthusiasts - Mother Nature Network
  • America's Foodiest Town 2010 - Bon Appetit
  • Best College Football Towns – Associated Press
  • America's Best Farmers' Markets - Livability.com
  • America’s Top Adventure Towns – NationalGeographic.com
  • The Most Bike-Friendly Cities in the World - MotorcycleInsurance.org
  • Top 10 College Towns: Great Cities for School & Life After Graduation- Livability.com
  • 10 Best Cities for the Next Decade - Kiplinger
  • Smartest City - Dailybeast
  • Best People Watching - Denver Post
  • Best Bar Snacks - Westword
  • 150 Perfect Places to have a Beer - Beer Traveler
  • #9 “Top 25 Small Cities for Art” – AmericanStyle magazine
  • Top 10 mid-sized business markets- Denver Business Journal
  • America's Best College Towns- MSNBC
  • Best Cities - Kiplinger
  • Wine Spectator Grand Award Winner (Flagstaff House) - Wine Spectator
  • #3 America’s Best Bike Cities – Bicycling magazine
  • America's Best Town for Startups - Business Week
  • 10 Surprising Foodie Cities- Livabilty.com
  • Top Ten College Towns - Away.com
  • America's Best New Restaurants - Forbes
  • Happiest and Healthiest City – Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index
  • Top 25 Destinations in the US – TripAdvisor
  • Eleven most Bike Friendly Cities in the World - Virgin Vacations

2009

  • Best Cities to Raise an Outdoor Kid - Backpacker magazine
  • The Most Eco-Enlightened U.S. Colleges - Sierra magazine
  • America's Coolest College Towns - Travel + Leisure
  • 25 Coolest Film Festivals  - MovieMaker magazine
  • Best Running Cities in America  - Runner's World
  • Eleven Most Bicycle Friendly Cities in the World - Virgin Vacations Web site,
  • 25 Coolest Film Festivals: 2009 - MovieMaker Magazine
  • America's Best Running Cities - Runner's World
  • The Best Cities to Raise an Outdoor Kid - Backpacker Magazine
  • 10 Top Wine Destinations - Food and Wine
  • 10 Best Places for Jobs - CNNMoney.com
  • 25 American Hot Spots - Travel and Leisure
  • Best Places for College Grads - RelatorMag
  • Strongest U.S. Housing Markets - Business Week
  • Top 25 Arts Destinations - AmericanStyle magazine
  • Top 10 Travel Destinations - USA Weekend
  • Top 25 Small Cities for Art - AmericanStyle
  • Best Cities for Gen Ys - Business Week
  • Wine Spectator Grand Award Winner  - Wine Spectator
  • Best Places to Live- The 30 Coolest Neighborhoods in America - Men's Journal
  • America's Top 25 Towns to Live Well  - Forbes.com,
  • #1 Top Chef (Hosea Rosenberg) - Bravo's Top Chef, New York
  • Top Ten Best Midsize Metropolitan Areas - Bizjournals.com
  • The West's 20 Best Small Towns - Sunset Magazine
  • Best Places for Business and Careers  - Forbes magazine
  • Best Place for Starting a Business in Colorado- BusinessWeek

 2008

  • Top Pick for Food & Wine Vacations – Organic/Veggie by Orbitz
  • America’s Smartest City – Forbes magazine
  • #6 in “Top 10 Best Eco-Friendly Restaurants” – The Kitchen - Bon Appetit
  • The West’s Greenest Restaurant – The Kitchen – Sunset magazine
  • Top 10 World’s “Greener Cities” – Urban Land Green magazine
  • #5 in “Top 25 Best Green Places to Live” – Country Home magazine
  • Top 25 Destinations in the US – TripAdvisor
  • Top 100 Destinations in the World – TripAdvisor
  • #3 in “Top 10 Cities for Masters Runners” – Masters Athlete magazine
  • #8 in “Top 25 Small Cities & Towns for Art” – AmericanStyle magazine
  • Ten Great Football Stadiums - USA Today
  • America ’s Top 5 Cities for Cycling – Bicycling magazine

 2007

  • #8 in “Top 10 Cities for Artists” – BusinessWeek
  • Top Triathlon Town – Inside Triathlon magazine
  • #7 in “Top 25 Best Green Cities” – Country Home magazine
  • #5 in “Best Cities for Empty-nesters” – Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
  • Top 10 Hottest New Restaurants – Bon Appetit magazine
  • #8 in “Top 25 Small Cities & Towns for Art” – AmericanStyle magazine
  • #3 in “Top 10 Rooftop Bars” – Sunset magazine
  • #6 “Top 10 Farmers’ Markets” – EatingWell magazine
  • CVB & Tourist Office Award Winner – Successful Meetings magazine
  • Best Places to Retire – US News and World Report.com
  • #1 “Top Small-City College Destination” – Denver Business Journal
  • #4 “11 Most Bicycle-Friendly Cities in the World” – Virgin Vacations.com
  • Top 10 Best New Restaurants – 5280 magazine

2006

  • Top 10 Places to Retire – Bottom Line Retirement
  • Place You Dream of Living - Backpacker magazine
  • Best City for Cycling – Bicycling magazine
  • #3 in “America’s 50 Best Places to Live” – Men’s Journal
  • Top 10 Greenest Cities – Homestore.com
  • Best Place to Retire for Outdoor Addicts - Fortune magazine
  • #10 in “Top 25 Small Cities & Towns for Art” – AmericanStyle magazine
  • #3 in “Top 10 Brainiest Small Cities” – Bizjournals.com
  • Best City for Singles – Forbes.com
  • #1 in “20 Dream Towns” – Outside magazine
  • Top 12 Best Veg-Friendly Places to Live – VegNews
  • #4 Heart-Healthiest City – Men’s Journal
  • #9 Best City for Green Meetings – Meetings and Conventions
  • #1 Best City for Singles – Forbes.com
  • Top 20 Greenest Spots in the Country – Vegetarian Times
  • Top 10 Favorite Outdoor Dining Spots – Bon Appetit magazine, 

2005

  • #1 Best Place to Live - Men's Journal
  • #1 Best Place to Live – Successful Meetings
  • Colorado’s Best Workplaces for Commuters - United States EPA
  • #6 in “The 100 Best Art Towns in America" - John Villani
  • #7 Best Running Cities in America - Runner's World
  • #7 in Top 10 Cities for Masters athletes - GeezerJock 
  • #18 in the Top 25 Art Cities - AmericanStyle
  • 50 Fabulous Gay-Friendly Places to Live - book by Gregory A. Kompes,
  • Top 20 Greenest Spots in the Country - Vegetarian Times, 
  • The Best Cities for Relocating Families  - Worldwide

2004

  • #1 of Top 20 Boom Towns - Business 2.0, 
  • Top 10 cities for Animal Wellness in North American - Animal Wellness
  • Colorado’s Best Workplaces for Commuters - United States EPA,
  • Five Impressive Cities; Making a Difference in the Environment Magazine
  • Bicycle Friendly Community - League of American Bicyclists
  • Nation’s Reigning Bike Friendly Community - The League of American
  • Best Place in the Country for Singles (Denver-Boulder) - Forbes
  • The Best Small Cities - Men’s Journal

2003

  • Best Overall Place to Live - Men’s Journal, 
  • 5 Favorite Run America Club (RAC) Trails -
  • Best Cities for Singles (with Denver) - Forbes
  • Best College Sports Towns - Sports Illustrated on Campus
  • Outside University: The Top 40 - Outside magazine

2002

  • #1 Thinnest City – Self magazine
  • America’s 50 Healthiest Places to Live - USA Today
  • Best Places to Retire – Money

2001

  • #8 Healthiest Cities for Women to Live - Self magazine
  • America’s Best Running City - Runner’s World
 
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