Sunday, June 14, 2009

Bye Bye Boulder

We spent a three-day weekend in Boulder, Colorado to attend a celebration of 40 Years of Ion Chemistry. It was wonderful to catch up with old friends. The kickoff BBQ at the rocking hbar ranch was like a school and family reunion rolled into one.

Iris attended the CU Wizards show and learned about the Chemistry of Cooking. She was even called up on the stage to assist professor hbar, whom I remember fondly from when I worked as his teaching assistant.

Iris had no patience for the science seminars on Saturday afternoon. Mark stayed for the talks and I took care of Iris. (He is, after all, the Lineberger lab alum.) Iris and I toured the campus, shopped the bookstore, toured the CU museum galleries and hung out at the awesome Boulder public library. If you have a chance, do not miss the Navajo Weaving exhibition at the University of Colorado Museum.

Although it was a short and hectic trip, we manged to eat brunch at the Chautauqua Dining Hall and Lucille's on Friday and Sunday respectively. Sadly, Lucille's did not have bags of old-fashioned grits for sale. Does anyone know where can I buy old-fashioned slow-cooking grits in LA?

Eggs sardou, yum!


  1. Instead of grits, you could look for polenta at Bristol Farms or that Italian Deli at Aviation and Grant.

  2. I bought polenta/corn meal from the bulk bins at Whole Foods. It's OK. It's not the same as the hominy grits pictured above.

  3. Oh, I love old fashioned grits. I don't know where to get them in LA though.