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Restaurant Rumblings


Back in Biz
You’ll be happy to hear that family-run restaurant Las Palmeras in Longmont has opened its doors again. The Mexican restaurant closed in 2006 so that Owner Ramon Ochoa could secure more family time. It was a sad day for the hordes that frequented the Main Street establishment. Perhaps due to boredom, Ochoa decided to get back into the business. All the old favorites will be on the menu plus it will be serving breakfast this time around, too. For info on Las Palmeras, 199 S. Main St., Longmont, call 303.682.0898.

A Real Quick Update
When we first heard about the Mexico Cantina y Cocina, an upscale eatery that opened in April in the tony new Orchards shopping plaza, more than a few cronies commented on the décor. Its stark white, modern backdrop provided a hip, eclectic feel. Perhaps it was a little too trendy for the decidedly suburban crowd—while we were hearing great things, the restaurant was hearing just the opposite. So it went through a fairly intense update to add a little more warmth, adding a terra-cotta floor and a
little color, although it still has a decidedly modern feel to match its modern twist on Mexican food. For info on the cantina, 14697 Delaware St., Westminster, call 720.977.7200.

One More Reason to Count Ourselves Lucky
Boulder has been extremely fortunate in its relationship with sister city Dushanbe, Tajikistan. For more than a decade, Boulder has been able to enjoy the Dushanbe Teahouse built to celebrate the partnership between the far away cities. Meanwhile it took the city of Boulder a decade to return the favor by building an Internet cafe in Dushanbe. We lucked out as the teahouse is one of the gems of the region. There is no better way to enjoy it than by checking it out the 9th Annual Rocky Mountain Tea Festival. The two-day event is an opportunity to learn in a hands-on atmosphere from some of the leading experts in the tea field. Workshops include tea basics, exotic teas, blending teas, tea leaf reading and more. Be sure to stay for lunch to enjoy the stellar food. For info about the teahouse, 1770 13th St., Boulder, call 303.442.4993.

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