Published: Dec. 1, 2011

fork and knifeBrasserie Ten Ten: Excellent French-influenced food in a bistro atmosphere. Solid wine list.
1010 Walnut St. (downtown), 303-998-1010, $$-$$$

Café Aion: Great place for breakfasts and brunches.
1235 Pennsylvania Ave., 303-993-8131, $$-$$$

The Med: Huge menu of eclectic, Mediterranean-influenced dishes. 1002 Walnut St. (downtown), 303-444-5335, $$

Chautauqua Dining Hall: Classic American food with international twists.
900 Baseline Rd., 303-440-3776, $$

The Sink: Beloved spot that bills itself as “A Boulder Burger Institution,”
1165 13th St., 303-444-7465, $-$$

Four things to do in Boulder

  1. Hike in Chautauqua Park.
  2. Visit the art museum in the new Visual Arts Complex just east of the UMC.
  3. Hit the hip coffee shops in Norlin, the UMC and the ATLAS building.
  4. Get a tour of Boulder on board Banjo Billy, a renovated, eclectic bus,