CU - Boulder class of 2014

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby typ3 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:01 pm

queenlizzie13 wrote:
LeDique wrote:So, for March ASDers, I'm definitely skiing at Keystone [or maybe Breck] on Saturday and Sunday, if anyone is interested in joining. I don't remember who all was involved in the conversation before.

I still haven't joined the facebook group though.


I am definitely interested - I won't have a car though...I was originally just going to bus to Eldora, but would rather do Keystone or Breck.


If I ever hear back from CU this week I will be joining you guys. I will definitely hit the slopes and I have a truck so I can haul some people and gear to the slopes if need be.

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby upfish » Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:21 pm

So, ASD-eqsue question for Denver/Boulder area people: is there a nice Thai place in Denver that is also good? I want to get some curry w/a friend, and we were hoping for a slightly upscale spot.

His suggestions are...not great.

Edit: My sentences are awful! I mean that I don't want a Pei Wei knockoff. I want a place with actual Thai food that doesn't serve other cuisines. His suggestions were Se7en (pretentious naaaame!) and Parallel Seventeen, if that helps you know what I *don't* want haha.

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby fundamentallybroken » Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:52 pm

upfish wrote:So, ASD-eqsue question for Denver/Boulder area people: is there a nice Thai place in Denver that is also good? I want to get some curry w/a friend, and we were hoping for a slightly upscale spot.

His suggestions are...not great.

Edit: My sentences are awful! I mean that I don't want a Pei Wei knockoff. I want a place with actual Thai food that doesn't serve other cuisines. His suggestions were Se7en (pretentious naaaame!) and Parallel Seventeen, if that helps you know what I *don't* want haha.


So, no fusion (and Parallel Seventeen is Vietnamese, isn't it?) Not so upscale, but with really good Thai is Tommy's Thai on Colfax. An undiscovered place that I love is called Thai Pot on South Colorado Blvd - it's in a strip mall, but the food is fantastic. Try the Lad Na with scallops (chicken if you're not into the seafood thing), and ask them to stir an egg into it... Mmmmm, I know what's for dinner tonight...

ETA: http://www.yelp.com/biz/thai-pot-cafe-denver

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby kulshan » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:39 pm

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby upfish » Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:15 pm

fundamentallybroken wrote:
upfish wrote:So, ASD-eqsue question for Denver/Boulder area people: is there a nice Thai place in Denver that is also good? I want to get some curry w/a friend, and we were hoping for a slightly upscale spot.

His suggestions are...not great.

Edit: My sentences are awful! I mean that I don't want a Pei Wei knockoff. I want a place with actual Thai food that doesn't serve other cuisines. His suggestions were Se7en (pretentious naaaame!) and Parallel Seventeen, if that helps you know what I *don't* want haha.


So, no fusion (and Parallel Seventeen is Vietnamese, isn't it?) Not so upscale, but with really good Thai is Tommy's Thai on Colfax. An undiscovered place that I love is called Thai Pot on South Colorado Blvd - it's in a strip mall, but the food is fantastic. Try the Lad Na with scallops (chicken if you're not into the seafood thing), and ask them to stir an egg into it... Mmmmm, I know what's for dinner tonight...

ETA: http://www.yelp.com/biz/thai-pot-cafe-denver


I actually suggested this after looking through yelp a little bit! This and Chada Thai I think were what I emailed back to him.

Parallel Seventeen was confusing me w/its pho references and I guess now I know why!

I would be totally pro strip mall Thai, but he's trying to be fancy.

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby upfish » Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:16 pm

kulshan wrote:
upfish wrote:So, ASD-eqsue question for Denver/Boulder area people: is there a nice Thai place in Denver that is also good? I want to get some curry w/a friend, and we were hoping for a slightly upscale spot.

His suggestions are...not great.

Edit: My sentences are awful! I mean that I don't want a Pei Wei knockoff. I want a place with actual Thai food that doesn't serve other cuisines. His suggestions were Se7en (pretentious naaaame!) and Parallel Seventeen, if that helps you know what I *don't* want haha.


I'm a grad student at CU and I suggest you familiarize yourself with "the food court on the Hill". It's on the Hill, just West of campus. Find Illegal Pete's and it's next to that, down some stairs. One of the places there is Thai Avenue; it's pretty good and cheap. I usually get noodles, but they have curries, soups, and stir fries. In the same place there's a decent bento box restaurant, okay mediterranean, good sandwiches (Snarf's, they won't be there permanently), an okay pizza place (but don't eat there, go to Abo's) and a new and good Nepalese place.

Granted, this doesn't really answer your question about a nice place in Denver (I've been to Swing Thai (?) in Denver, it was meh), but it's solid advice if you're going to be a poor student in Boulder. Really, if you want dinner in Denver you should go to Watercourse for vegetarian/vegan food.


I will look at Watercourse! Thanks!

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby fundamentallybroken » Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:25 pm

upfish wrote:
fundamentallybroken wrote:
upfish wrote:So, ASD-eqsue question for Denver/Boulder area people: is there a nice Thai place in Denver that is also good? I want to get some curry w/a friend, and we were hoping for a slightly upscale spot.

His suggestions are...not great.

Edit: My sentences are awful! I mean that I don't want a Pei Wei knockoff. I want a place with actual Thai food that doesn't serve other cuisines. His suggestions were Se7en (pretentious naaaame!) and Parallel Seventeen, if that helps you know what I *don't* want haha.


So, no fusion (and Parallel Seventeen is Vietnamese, isn't it?) Not so upscale, but with really good Thai is Tommy's Thai on Colfax. An undiscovered place that I love is called Thai Pot on South Colorado Blvd - it's in a strip mall, but the food is fantastic. Try the Lad Na with scallops (chicken if you're not into the seafood thing), and ask them to stir an egg into it... Mmmmm, I know what's for dinner tonight...

ETA: http://www.yelp.com/biz/thai-pot-cafe-denver


I actually suggested this after looking through yelp a little bit! This and Chada Thai I think were what I emailed back to him.

Parallel Seventeen was confusing me w/its pho references and I guess now I know why!

I would be totally pro strip mall Thai, but he's trying to be fancy.


I haven't been to Chada Thai yet, but it's definitely a nice looking place that serves both Thai and Chinese. It's also on a really hip strip of bars/restaurants/coffee shops. St. Marks coffeehouse has been a hipster mainstay for at least the last 20 years (originally downtown, where I spent many a teenage night), and the owner's bar is next door, the Thin Man.

Watercourse Foods is okay, but I've always found it to be a place where flavor is lacking. Yeah, everything's really healthy, but I think it's a premier vegetarian/vegan restaurant in Denver because it's the only vegetarian/vegan restaurant in Denver.

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby upfish » Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:37 pm

fundamentallybroken wrote:
I haven't been to Chada Thai yet, but it's definitely a nice looking place that serves both Thai and Chinese. It's also on a really hip strip of bars/restaurants/coffee shops. St. Marks coffeehouse has been a hipster mainstay for at least the last 20 years (originally downtown, where I spent many a teenage night), and the owner's bar is next door, the Thin Man.

Watercourse Foods is okay, but I've always found it to be a place where flavor is lacking. Yeah, everything's really healthy, but I think it's a premier vegetarian/vegan restaurant in Denver because it's the only vegetarian/vegan restaurant in Denver.


Houston is beating Denver on a weird front w/this one.

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby LeDique » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:12 pm

Soooo was anything decided for Thurs or [early] Fri evening?

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby eminem » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:31 am

How about suggestions for housing? Rent.com was pretty worthless and the stuff on the Facebook group seems to be targeted towards folks looking for roommate situations. I'm looking for a house or townhouse in Boulder proper; not interested in living out of town. My wife has expressed an interest in North Boulder, but we're open to wherever as long as it isn't frat row/undergrad central. Can anybody suggest neighborhoods/resources?

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby kulshan » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:08 am

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby eminem » Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:09 pm

kulshan wrote:You'll probably want North or South Boulder (there are also some nice places farther east of campus). I'd say check out Craigslist or property management company websites. NoBo is probably the right place to start the search.

Areas to avoid: The Hill (just west of campus), the area along 28th/30th just east of campus, Goss/Grove neighborhood, some of the Martin Acres area has a lot of students, but some of it is single families.



How about Mapleton Hill, near North Boulder Park? I want to narrow down the list of places I need to see during the April ASD.

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby kulshan » Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:23 pm

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby typ3 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:03 pm

eminem wrote:How about suggestions for housing? Rent.com was pretty worthless and the stuff on the Facebook group seems to be targeted towards folks looking for roommate situations. I'm looking for a house or townhouse in Boulder proper; not interested in living out of town. My wife has expressed an interest in North Boulder, but we're open to wherever as long as it isn't frat row/undergrad central. Can anybody suggest neighborhoods/resources?



I like using hotpads.com

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby oldhippie » Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:03 am

i'm hoping to narrow things down in time to visit a few places during ASD...but so much of what's available seems to be aimed at undergrads, i can't live in party central, i'm too old for that crap!

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby upfish » Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:40 am

oldhippie wrote:i'm hoping to narrow things down in time to visit a few places during ASD...but so much of what's available seems to be aimed at undergrads, i can't live in party central, i'm too old for that crap!


You could take my tack on the whole thing, and live in Denver. College towns squick me out, man!

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby oldhippie » Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:46 am

yeah, i thought about that but we've decided to become a one vehicle family and i'll be using public transportation for everything during 1L...i figure even though it will cost more for rent, we'll save a lot in gas, insurance, and car payments. after the first year though, who knows where we'll end up...denver could happen....

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby eminem » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:00 am

oldhippie wrote:i'm hoping to narrow things down in time to visit a few places during ASD...but so much of what's available seems to be aimed at undergrads, i can't live in party central, i'm too old for that crap!


Same boat. Trying to set up some showings for April ASD via long distance is proving taxing. Add in the fact that we have a (well behaved, 100% housebroken) dog and I feel your pain.

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby oldhippie » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:03 am

dog here, too. makes it challenging to say the least! good luck!

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby catinthewall » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:03 pm

I'm with you guys. I'm a little older, a little more married, and a little less able to hold my liquor. As much as I would love to live near the school, I don't want to be the little old cat lady sitting in my rocker, screaming at the undergrads on my property while waving a shotgun.

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby LeDique » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:20 pm

Good thing I'll just be 21 next year. I'll be sure to run across your lawns whenever I get the chance.

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby catinthewall » Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:47 pm

LeDique wrote:Good thing I'll just be 21 next year. I'll be sure to run across your lawns whenever I get the chance.


I can tell we'll all get along famously :)

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby oldhippie » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:04 am

LeDique wrote:Good thing I'll just be 21 next year. I'll be sure to run across your lawns whenever I get the chance.

be prepared to get hit with a water gun :D and possibly offered a beer :D

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby oldhippie » Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:09 pm

aaaand it's official...seat deposit mailed today!! hope to see some of y'all at april 1 asd!!

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Re: CU - Boulder class of 2014

Postby Maury Levy » Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:24 pm

oldhippie wrote:aaaand it's official...seat deposit mailed today!! hope to see some of y'all at april 1 asd!!

Nice!

What state are you transplanting from?




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