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Chef Jim’s Linguine with Clam Sauce

Celebrating Chef Jim’s anniversary at The Cork with a favorite recipe Hey everyone: on this day 36 years ago (that’s Oct. 10, 1981 for those who don’t want to do the math), Chef Jim Smailer [...]

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Staff provide two decades of quality service at The Cork

What sets The Cork apart from other fine dining establishments? Staff from a good old vintage.  Aging can improve the quality of wines, but not all wines have aging potential. It’s actually very [...]

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Spring Recipe: Chef Jim’s Asparagus Risotto

Rain, sleet or snow, we’ve been hitting the Boulder County Farmers Market every Saturday. Why even bother on a snowy Saturday? Because you only get a short window for asparagus, and come hell or [...]

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A reference guide to meat cuts

Have you ever been confused reading a meat package or reading a restaurant menu? You’re probably not alone. At The Cork, we take pride in the quality ingredients we serve. We’re confident you’ll [...]

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Sweet on Chocolate

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and we’re getting pretty excited for one of our favorite things about this holiday: chocolate. THE HISTORY. Before chocolate become the treat we know and love, Mayan [...]

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New Year, New You

Many of us have started the new year with a few resolutions. No matter whether they’re based on social, financial or health goals, we’re here to help you achieve them. Social health. If one of [...]

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Recipe: Chef Jim’s Holiday Oysters

Looking for a new family favorite? The holidays around the Smailer house wouldn’t be complete without this warm, cozy heirloom dish. Ingredients: Serves 3 people 1 fennel bulb (trimmed, cored and [...]

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Holiday parties: Making spirits bright

Holidays are a busy time here at the Cork. It’s fun to fall into the hustle and bustle as families celebrate annual traditions and companies celebrate with their staff. At the Cork, we take our [...]

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The perfect pair for your Thanksgiving feast

We love Thanksgiving. It’s the perfect time for foodies and their families to come together, and for us to expand our pairing horizons. Whether you’re watching the game with a cold brew in your [...]

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We heart artichokes

October is an especially wonderful month to be in Boulder. The air is crisp and the colorful leaves highlight the city’s year-round beauty. But at the Cork, we’re always thinking in terms [...]