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Oct 20, 2010 07:04 AM

Boulder takeaway food for Elk ogling

This weekend my husband, one-year old, and I will be spending time in the Denver/Boulder area. We are going to RMNP for Elk watching on Sunday. It seems that Estes may not be the best place for dining. So, what I'd really like to do is find a place in Boulder that offers lighter, picnic-type fare that we could take with us. Breads, cheeses, charcuterie, or sandwiches, salads, soups etc. It would be really nice to find a place that can put together something tasty with all of the accoutrements that we could just pick up, rather than, say, a gourmet grocery, that we have to compile ourselves and attempt to remember the silverware. I never remember the silverware. Thanks in advance for any recommendations!

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  1. Agreed that Estes is not a great place for food. There are decent options (Rock Inn Tavern and Smokin' Dave's BBQ are my personal favorites, but I wouldn't go out of my way even for them). So, your plan is a good one.

    In Boulder, Dish Gourmet is a great sandwich shop on Pearl and 19th (or so); you could get some fabulous sandwiches and sides there for a great picnic.

    Boulder is lacking in the little gourmet shop department, so if you want something more like a charcuterie/cheese basket, Whole Foods is probably your best bet (but it will involve assembly and silverware-remembering, sorry). In Denver, Marzyck's is probably the place to go.

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    1. re: monopod

      Thanks so much! That's quite helpful; I can set numerous silverware reminders in advance. I appreciate it.

      1. re: Erinesq

        Breadworks in the Community Plaza Shopping Center (Broadway and Alpine) does good sandwiches and salads, and great baked goods. See Saturday's weather is supposed to be cool and wet, Sunday may be a tad better. Highs both days are supposed to be in the low 50s, so perhaps it won'e be the best weather for a picnic.

        2644 Broadway St, Boulder, CO 80304