Don't be fooled by the Tom's Tavern sign etched into the exterior brick wall—the owner kept it as a tribute to the popular pub that once occupied this prime downtown location on the corner of Pearl and 10th. Reused materials, in fact, are the hallmark of the warm, inviting bistro, where Boulder's sophisticated sustainability-minded sect gathers to indulge in some of the city's finest locavore gourmet cuisine. Owner/chef Bradford Heap partners with local farmers and ranchers
to serve pasture-raised meats and organic produce. Start with a handcrafted seasonal cocktail and be sure to end with the Salt Tart, a sinful blend of dark chocolate and caramel.