Jennifer ONeil

About Jennifer ONeil

Jennifer covers the Gunbarrel beat for all things food, wine and beer related. Having immersed herself in many different cultures over the years, Jennifer is a passionate traveler with an uncanny ability to look into the heart of a city or town and find authentic places to eat, drink, and hang out -- or simply pass time blissfully. She has recently earned her status as Sommelier through the International Wine Guild but, even so, she knows her personal journey exploring wine has only just begun.
Posts by Jennifer ONeil

Emmerson “Neo-Bistro” Builds on Community – And Delivers CA Wildfire Relief

Walking into Emmerson in downtown Boulder is a delightful experience. It’s inviting, relaxing, warm, soothing and, immediately, and, almost impatiently, let’s you know you’re in for a treat. The ambiance is modern but retro and the simplicity is perfectly apportioned for Happy Hour allure, as I walked in to meet a friend who I haven’t seen in far too […]

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Boulder Beer – There’s a New Chef in Town

If you haven’t been to Boulder Beer recently (or ever), this is a call for action! EDB was recently invited to experience Boulder’s iconic and newly remodelled location on Wilderness Place and, of course, we gladly accepted. As the afternoon unfolded, we found a quite a few more big surprises along the way. The quick readout is that […]

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Cholaca – An Innovation in Chocolate

As with most of my favorite articles, I had absolutely no idea what Cholaca was when I agreed to meet Ira Leibtag at my local coffee shop, Tod’s, in Gunbarrel Sitting down with Ira is very much akin to talking with a real life human energy drink. Don’t expect Ira to calmly, painstakingly  explain in great detail what he does or why […]

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The Queen of Cuisine - Ella Brennan

CineCHEF – A Dining and Movie Experience

The Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF)  returns again this weekend with the creative and delicious CineCHEF competition on Friday, March 3rd @ 5pm. Since the festival started in 2005, BIFF co-founder, Kathy Beek, along with her sister Robin, have wanted to integrate the festival with Boulder chefs who have successfully put Boulder cuisine on the map. […]

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Quintessential Wine Tasting Event – This Friday at the Boulderado

If you have ever traveled domestically or Internationally on a wine tasting vacation – or wanted to –  then, don’t miss this event being put on by our good friends at Hazels Beverage World and Quintessential Wines. As a family-owned business, Quintessential’s mission is solely focused on importing wines made by multi-generational, family owned & […]

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Fast Casual Faves – The Protein Bar

We are wrapping up our Fast Casual Fave’s series for this year with an in-depth look at one of my personal favorites — The Protein Bar. Coincidentally to our Fast Casual series, I was invited to break Bar-ritos with the good folks at the Protein Bar and let’s just say – I learned a lot. […]

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Rowdy Mermaid Taster

Hello Rowdy Mermaid!

What IS Kombucha or, more importantly, you might ask yourself … why? That’s the question I set out to answer when I was invited by the good people at Rowdy Mermaid to stop on in for a taste. I’m always up for a culinary adventure but I have to admit that on the way over […]

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Field to Vase Tour Promises a Delightful Al-Fresco Experience

An interesting twist on the farm to table movement is taking place this Saturday, July 18th, as the national Field to Vase tour arrives in the Boulder area. Enjoy an evening of al-fresco dining, seated directly in the fields where your dinner ingredients were sourced while also incorporating the beauty and elegance of floral arrangements from the surrounding fields. With a NY Times […]

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Cinco de Centro

¡Cinco de Centro!

Cinco de Mayo has come and gone and, thankfully, my hangover along with it. I don’t often think of heading out on a Tuesday for a raucous evening but, having seen Chef Dakota Coburn’s grand plan to roast a pig on the patio at Boulder’s famed restaurant, Centro Latin Kitchen, I couldn’t help but jump in the […]

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Boulder’s Quest for the Best – Indian Food

  Indian food is one of the most iconic cultural cuisines officially embraced by American taste buds across all 50 states. There is nothing quite like the powerful combination of spices, meats and vegetables that Indian fare delivers, especially when fresh out of a tandoori oven. Indian food is not only delicious but is healthy. […]

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Quite The Catch! Jax Fish House Sustainabilily Menu

  As a land locked local, I welcome any excuse to partake in a fresh-from-the-docks seafood experience at Jax Fish House in Boulder. Chef Alex Krill’s intense passion for seafood often shines brightest and most creatively when divining his nightly specials that promise to “enlighten your senses and intrigue your palate.” What most patrons may […]

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Intimate Wine Pairing Dinner

This Thursday’s Perfect Pair- Salt Bistro and Bookcliff Vineyard

If you haven’t had a chance to experience Bradford Heap’s much buzzed about fare at Colterra or SALT Bistro, you should move that experience to the top of your Boulder must-do list. For those of you that have, this Thursday’s event at Bookcliff Vineyards offers a unique opportunity to explore a custom designed five-course menu of Bradford’s creations at a uniquely intimate venue […]

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BCW Tasting Menu Fall 2014

Boulder Creek Winery: Tasting Room and Wine Club Worth Checking Out

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