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Corned beef in Boulder?

vanillagrrl Mar 15, 2010 11:28 AM

Where would you go for good corned beef in Boulder? I don't feel like making a five-pound brisket and brining it for five days. Conor O'Neill's is the obvious place to start. Anyone tried it there? Any other ideas?

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    ClaireWalter RE: vanillagrrl Mar 15, 2010 12:36 PM

    The Boulderado is offering a $17 St. Patrick's Day buffet on Wednesday evening. http://tinyurl.com/ykql4bw.

    1. tatamagouche RE: vanillagrrl Mar 16, 2010 07:03 AM

      Looks like it's on the regular menu at Scotch Corner Pub as well...

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        rlm RE: tatamagouche Mar 16, 2010 11:56 AM

        Scotch Corner Pub is no longer in business.

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          tatamagouche RE: rlm Mar 16, 2010 12:02 PM

          Oh really! The website's still up. I was curious about the placeā€”I know Claire didn't like it but Clay Fong quite liked it. I wanted to tiebreak.

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            LurkerDan RE: tatamagouche Mar 16, 2010 01:20 PM

            I went there once, not long after it opened, and was unimpressed enough to not return before it closed. Not that I serve as any tiebreak!

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              tatamagouche RE: LurkerDan Mar 16, 2010 03:11 PM

              Sure you do! 2 to 1 is good enough for me (or would be if it were still open). What's in the space now, anything yet?

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                rlm RE: tatamagouche Mar 17, 2010 05:58 AM

                The last time we walked by there it was still dark. The phone listed on the Scotch Corner website is disconnected too. Not a good sign.

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                  ClaireWalter RE: rlm Mar 17, 2010 02:47 PM

                  Yes, it is still dark, but there's still a lot of "stuff" in the space, as if the curtain fell abruptly. There are/were conflicting signs in the window: "Business for Sale" and "For Lease," I believe, are still there. For a while, another sign still said "Open" -- which it wasn't.

                  It's a very large storefront in a new building on a very prominent (but very traffic-heavy) corner. I imagine buying into it costs big bucks, which in this economy will take a deep-pocketed business.

      2. reubensandperrier RE: vanillagrrl Mar 16, 2010 09:34 PM

        The Kitchen (http://thekitchencafe.com/index.shtml) just posted on their Facebook that they're doing a corned beef and cabbage dinner tomorrow night.

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          ClaireWalter RE: reubensandperrier Mar 18, 2010 08:05 AM

          P.S. And yesterday evening, I learned that the West End Tavern had corned beef yesterday -- at least sandwiches at lunchtime. File it away for Mar 17, 2011.

          The West End Tavern
          926 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

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            gregoryswil RE: ClaireWalter Mar 18, 2010 12:18 PM

            d'oh! too late but there's a hole in the wall right down the street from Conor's on the way to Pearl called Dubbin's. Its literally a hole in the wall and the guys does great sandwiches from scratch including corned beef yesterday.

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              ClaireWalter RE: gregoryswil Mar 19, 2010 02:07 PM

              I hope Dubbins does well. It's about the fifth place in that little window-service joint (the last place served hot dogs). It never seems to be open when I'm around there.

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          ClaireWalter RE: vanillagrrl Mar 28, 2010 05:52 AM

          If you don't think that corned beef and cabbage are only for St. P's Day, the Niwot Tavern offers it as its Thursday evening $10 special dinner. Haven't tried it, so take this as information, not as a recommendation.

          Niwot Tavern
          7960 Niwot Rd Unit D12, Longmont, CO 80503

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