Fun Boulder FACTS!!

Boulder Trivia
•Among 14 comparable cities, Boulder ranks no.1 in people who walk to work, work at home and drive with more than one person in the car. It ranks second among those who bike.
•Parts of the movie “Sleeper,” with Woody Allen, were filmed at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.
•Bicycling is so highly regarded in Boulder that sometimes the city plows the Boulder Creek bike path before they plow the streets!
•The exterior of the house located in Boulder was used as the characters’ home in the well-known “Mork & Mindy” television show. It is now a private residence.
•Baseline Road is a significant east-west route to both Boulderites & cartographers, for it marks the 40th parallel on world maps.
•Boulder’s Third Flatiron towers 1,400 feet high, a few hundred feet higher than the Empire State Building, and has been climbed by people without using their hands, on roller skates, naked and in 8 minutes (by separate climbers).
•A 1992 survey by the Centers for Disease Control found that Colorado had fewer overweight people per capita and more people who exercise than any other state.
•A Colorado Daily poll found that seven out of ten Boulderites own bicycles. Another guidebook states that Boulder’s bicycle count is approximately 93,000 – almost equal to the total population!
•The Chautauqua Auditorium is an all-wood structure built in 1898. In the evening, when the Colorado Music Festival musicians stop playing, you can often hear the rafters-dwelling owls hooting along with the music.
•The Flatiron Mountains got their name by pioneer women who said they looked like flat, metal irons used to iron their clothes.
•Flagstaff Mountain was named for the flagpole that sits on top of the summit, which was visible when Boulder was first settled, as it was a completely treeless plain.
•Scott Carpenter, a NASA astronaut, grew up in Boulder. He named his space capsule after his home on Aurora and 7th. The capsule was Aurora 7.
•The University of Colorado at Boulder’s buildings are built with red sandstone, quarried in nearby Lyons.
•With Coors, Anheuser-Busch and local microbreweries, this area has become the largest beer-producing triangle in the world.
•Robert Redford was a janitor at The Sink, before moving on to become famous!
•Boulder has more used bookstores per capita than any other city in the country.
•Boulder’s going to the dogs! Recent visitor counts to Boulder Mountain Parks found a ratio of 1 dog to every 5 visitors.
•Every year, Boulder Mountain Parks core area receives 1.8 million visits. If that many people made a human chain, it would stretch from Boulder, Colorado to New York City!
•In the past, Chautauqua Meadow has served as a cattle pasture, golf course, backdrop for the “Mork & Mindy” television show and a ski area with rope tow, all before it was protected as a natural grassland.
•In 1967, Boulder became the first city in the United States to tax itself for funds to be used specifically for the acquisition, management and maintenance of Open Space.
•The Hotel Boulderado was named by combining Boulder and Colorado so no visitor would ever forget where they had stayed.

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Two Nine North’s word of the day:

convivial \kuhn-VIV-ee-uhl\ , adjective:   1. Fond of feasting, drinking, and good company; sociable.   2. Merry; festive. For the next hour they talked proper nouns. The hillbilly station continued full blast. Rachel opened a quart of beer for herself and things soon grew convivial.

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10 Top Wine Destinations from Two Nine North

Drink Like a Wine Pro: 10 Top Wine Destinations
10 Top Wine Destinations

1. Cityzen, Washington, DC
Chef Eric Ziebold

Wine Director Andrew Myers

Bottle to Try 2006 Catena Zapata Malbec ($26). Argentina’s Catena family helped create interest in Malbec in the United States with wines like this powerful, spicy red.

2. Cru, New York City
Chef Shea Gallante

Wine Director Robert Bohr

Bottle to Try 2006 Capezzana Barco Reale di Carmignano ($15). Capezzana, one of the stars of Italy’s Carmignano region, produces dark, earthy Sangiovese-based red blends.

3. Eleven Madison Park, New York City
Chef Daniel Humm

Wine Director John Ragan

Bottle to Try 2008 Pazo Señorans Albariño ($25). Pazo Señorans’s citrus-and-mineral Albariños are benchmarks of Spain’s Rías Baixas region.

4. Mélisse, Los Angeles
Chef Josiah Citrin

Sommelier Brian Kalliel

Bottle to Try NV Guy Larmandier Grand Cru Cramant ($60). The small Champagne producer is known for this mineral-edged, 100 percent Chardonnay grand cru bottling.

5. Sea Saw, Phoenix
Chef Nobuo Fukuda

Wine Director Peter Kaspierski

Bottle to Try 2007 Cline Ancient Vines Mourvèdre ($18). This plummy red comes mostly from 80-plus-year-old vines in northern California.

6. Frasca Food And Wine, Boulder, CO
Chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson

Wine Director Bobby Stuckey

Bottle to Try 2007 Corte Sant’Alda Vigne di Mezzane Soave ($19). For years, northeastern Italy’s Soave region produced oceans of bland white wine. Today, wineries like Corte Sant’Alda and wines like this refined, lightly almondy bottling have restored Soave’s reputation.

7. L2O, Chicago
Chef Laurent Gras

Sommeliers Chantelle Pabros & Jean Tomaro

Bottle to Try 2007 William Fèvre Champs Royaux Chablis ($25). Fèvre’s wines are known for the steely grace that characterizes top Chablis.

8. Spruce, San Francisco
Chef Mark Sullivan

Sommelier Andrew Green

Bottle to Try 2006 Abadía Retuerta Selección Especial ($23). This juicy Tempranillo blend is an ideal introduction to the powerful, smoky reds of north-central Spain’s Sardón del Duero region.

9. Tru, Chicago
Chef Rick Tramonto

Wine Director Chad Ellegood

Bottle to Try 2006 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert ($48). Jaboulet’s renowned Thalabert bottling, one of the best from France’s Crozes Hermitage appellation, is robust and peppery, with notes of smoked meat and olives.

10. Boulevard, San Francisco
Chef Nancy Oakes

Wine Director John Lancaster

Bottle to Try 2006 Scherrer Russian River Valley Pinot Noir ($40). From his small winery in Sebastopol, California, Fred Scherrer produces some of the region’s best Pinot Noirs—silky, fragrant and rich with black cherry fruit.

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Sustainable Tips from Two Nine North

Use cloth diapers instead of disposables…We know for those not familiar with modern cloth diapers it sounds like a pain, but its not. They are chemical free so they are better for your baby. They don’t contribute to the massive amount of diapers in landfills that take 500 years to decompose. (The U.S. alone uses 27 billion disposable diapers a year!) Also they are really cute. 🙂 Log on to http://www.clothbabyplanet.com. to learn more about classes available in your area to answer any questions you may have about switching to cloth diapers. They are so easy and you’ll have peace of mind knowing your children’s diapers won’t be in landfills for longer than they are even alive.

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The Best Deviled Eggs on Earth! From Two Nine North

Ingredients
•12 hard-cooked eggs
•1/2 cup mayonnaise
•1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
•1/2 teaspoon minced chives
•1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
•1/2 teaspoon dill weed
•1/4 teaspoon salt
•1/4 teaspoon paprika
•1/8 teaspoon pepper
•1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
•2 tablespoons 2% milk
•Fresh parsley
•Additional paprika

Directions
•Slice eggs in half lengthwise; remove yolks and set whites aside. In a small bowl, mash yolks. Add the next 10 ingredients; mix well. Stuff or pipe into egg whites. Garnish with parsley and paprika. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts
1 serving (2 each) equals 147 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 216 mg cholesterol, 163 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 6 g protein.

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Two Nine North’s Word of the Day

Ubiquitous adj. Being or seeming to be everywhere, or in all places, at the same time; omnipresent. “Ubiquitous cell phones.”

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Two Nine North Apartments announces Bela Fleck at The Boulder Theater!

The Boulder Theater presents:
BELA FLECK & THE FLECKTONES
Apr 7, 2012 9:00 pm
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Béla Fleck and the Flecktones have won four Grammys in two different categories since 1988 and have pioneered the genre sometimes known as “blu-bop.”
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