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October 9, 2005

First Street Pub & Grill - Nederland, Colorado Restaurants

What would you say if I told you four adults had a gourmet meal in an out-of-the-way restaurant at the top of Boulder Canyon, Colorado for just over $50.00? I am talking about seriously good food, food that you would have never expected once you entered the establishment and sat down.

Furthermore, what do you think the chances of the food order being correct if I told you that each person ordered different things with multiple options and the waitress did not write down the order on a pad? Would you be shocked if I told you the order came back perfect and each item was made to perfection?

Imagine if you will a rustic bar and pub that serves food that would rival any of the top eating establishments just 20 miles away at the base of the canyon on the flatlands of Boulder.

If you want a tantalizing clam chowder with a lip-smacking dash of tabasco sauce and a large menu of other freshly cooked items, then you must make the First Street Pub & Grill in Nederland, Colorado a stop in your next trip to the Front Range of Colorado.

Our waitress, Ms. Jessica Glover also happens to be one of the owners. Lisa Faenger, another partner in the venture, was cooking last night when Dan, Alycia, Peter and I stopped in to stifle the rumblings in our stomachs. Jessica and Lisa have a third partner, Eric Waldron who helps operate this magical eating and drinking establishment.

I strongly urge that you go to the First Street Pub & Grill in the daylight hours as the drive up Colorado State Route 119 is mesmerizing. The steep canyon walls and the pure water cascading down Boulder Creek make for sweet eye candy as you dream about spicy chicken cordon bleu chicken sandwiches or pasta dishes that will draw you back time and again. Or perhaps you want to build your own custom pizza with just about any ingredient.

The food at the First Street Pub & Grill in Nederland, Colorado is some of the best on the Front Range. That is a bold statement, but in my opinion it is true. Was my judgement tainted because I had a strong appetite? No. I have eaten good food at many places but only great food at a few establishments.

The First Street Pub & Grill is in the heart of Nederland, Colorado at 35 E. 1st Street. Call ahead to see what the soup of the day is. Perhaps Jessica will answer the phone. Dial 303-258-0782. Be sure to stop in and say “Hello!” to Jessica, Lisa or Eric. You will never forget them and neither will I.

Posted by Tim Carter at October 9, 2005 1:54 PM

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