Afternoon Tea at the Brown Palace

There are a number of Colorado specific traditions that long-time Coloradans love to share with people new to the state. Some of those traditions include: watching the cattle parade during the National Western Stock Show, taking your kids to Casa Bonita for cliff diving and sopapillas (not for the food), and driving through Rocky Mountain … Continued

Bhakti Chai Green Smoothie w/ Cherries (+ Brewery Tour)

What do legendary rock bands like Jimmy Buffet, Blues Travelers, Grateful Dead and Pink Floyd have in common? They all have a cult following.  A cult following is a group of dedicated and incredibly passionate fans. Well, here’s a little more trivia. Did you know there is a cult following for a certain chai tea? Yep, … Continued

People of the Streets

Having grown up in one of the largest, grimiest, industrial cities of the world, my appreciation for the grit and guts of a city goes beyond the norm. There is a texture to the underbelly of every place no matter how much facade is used to make things appear clean and smooth. Most cities find a … Continued

The Secret Life of Chocolate at Chocolate Lab

Scientist, artist and chocolatier, Phil Simonson can read lips. So when menu looki-loos peruse the menu at Chocolate Lab and whisper to each other that mixing chocolate with savory couldn’t possibly work, he “sees” it. Those times make for excellent teachable moments for the former teacher to explain that chocolate does magical things in the world of savory … Continued

Bodhi Body Progress

As Y’all know, I’ve found my favorite massage studio ever and it’s only about 8 minutes away. Well, I’ve started going every two weeks to try and work some severe problems I’ve been having. When I was 5 years old I got incredibly sick and no one knew why until one Doctor came to the conclusion that … Continued

4 Fun & Inexpensive Things to Do in Denver With Kids

Denver can sometimes seem like an adult-oriented town. Breweries and dispensaries an be found in every neighborhood, as are bars and coffee shops. But Denver also offers plenty of kid-friendly fun—much of which can be enjoyed on a budget. Here are some of the best things to do in Denver with kids (on a budget). … Continued

Review: ‘Sweeney Todd’

Never mind more cowbell. What “Sweeney Todd” needed after all this time was more tuba. Denver’s take on Stephen Sondheim’s quasi-opera mines a local resource to glorious effect. Colorado’s own DeVotchKa reinterprets the Tony-winning musical at Denver’s Stage Theatre. The gypsy punk band brings a welcome edge to the production, one of the stage’s darkest … Continued

A Cherry Creek in the Middle of Business

Who knew “Cherry Creek” is more than just a mall? I had no idea that an entire neighborhood sits north of the mall, and it’s filled with some fabulous history of famous and not-so-famous tidbits. Here’s my narrative of our urban hiking adventure through Cherry Creek. Not Just a Bunch of High-End Shops The Cherry … Continued

Denver Critics Split on Year’s Best Film

Denver critics aren’t ready to anoint “La La Land” as the year’s best film quite yet. The enchanting musical “La La Land” is conquering the early awards season. Not so fast, say Denver-area film critics. The Denver Film Critics Society, which this reporter co-chairs, celebrated the musical this week with seven nominations, including Best Picture, … Continued

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