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Colterra Restaurant Review: The tiny town of Niwot, just east of Boulder, is no culinary destination, but this chef-driven New American restaurant has long stood as an exception to the rule. The rustic dining room, which is housed in an old barn, harbors rough-hewn woodwork and beams complemented by starched white tablecloths, a snazzy bar area and contemporary artwork. Reflecting the vision of owner Bradford Heap, executive chef Michael Drazsnzak's dishes revolve around farm-fresh ingredients: homegrown produce in season, locally raised meats and more. We recommend the vegetable gnocchi bolstered by roasted Hazel Dell mushrooms and pesto fondue, as well as anything featuring Colorado beef. Meanwhile, the beers are mostly local, the wines organic and/or sustainable, and the cocktails just plain fun.