Category Archives: Food

Denver’s Restaurant Week is almost here

If you’re in the Denver area, you are probably privy to a little event called Restaurant Week.  Restaurant week is actually two weeks full of restaurant deals all over the city.  To participate, each restaurant offers a three to five course dinner for two for $52.80 (There’s that 5280 number again).  This is huge as it makes some of the most expensive restaurants affordable for most couples.

The best part?  They don’t skimp on the meals.  Last year we ended up finding one of our favorite restaurants, ChoLon and absolutely loved it.  If you haven’t had a chance to try out their soup dumplings yet, do yourself a favor and take advantage of their Restaurant Week promotion.

The Buffalo Rose – Hidden Gems


If you’re looking for some good music and a fun evening in the Golden area, you may want to check out the Buffalo Rose.  The food is pretty decent, and the entertainment is the best in town.  The venue is a large open concert hall, perfect for seeing that semi-local rock and/or blues band you’ve been hoping to check out.

The coolest surprise?  The venue is built on top of the old City of Golden Municipal Pool.  Not even joking there.  Check it out for yourself.

Waffles for dinner? Yes please.

Waffle Brothers

So in case you haven’t noticed by now, I have a bit of a sweet tooth.  I normally am not able to go more than a few days without having something loaded with sugar.  Oreo cookies don’t stand a chance in my cupboard, and Reese’s peanut butter cups throw in the towel before they even get to my apartment.  While these snack foods are very convenient and can be readily available, sometimes I crave just a bit more.  Enter: Waffle Brothers. Continue reading Waffles for dinner? Yes please.

Pete’s Kitchen – A Denver Must.

Pete's Kitchen

It’s late (or early).  You’re tired and hungry, and all you want is some great tasting food at a reasonable price without having to wait for hours on end.  Taco Bell just doesn’t cut it these days, so what do you do?

If you are in Denver, you have some very limited choices for the above criteria.  While there are other great tasting diners in this beautiful city, Pete’s Kitchen (on the corner of Colfax Ave. and Race St.) stands out over most, if not all.  My recent trip was the first time I had ever experienced Pete’s, so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.  I have heard many great things, but this sometimes makes me a bit skeptical.  I am happy to report that everything I heard was true (all good). Continue reading Pete’s Kitchen – A Denver Must.

Sante Fe Farmers’ Market

Mixture of market goods

On occasion, I like to try to ensure the longevity of my life by visiting and purchasing from the local farmers market.  Luckily, in the great city of Denver we are fortunate enough to have several of these, including at least one indoor market that operates year-round.  This isn’t just good, this is great.

I realize that going to a farmers market may not seem like the typical “adventure” that most of us are expecting from this blog, but we feel this is one of those things that you must be a part of if you are to live in any community.  Not only will you be eating healthier and feeling better, but you will also be giving back to the community by supporting local business.  Yes, some of the food is more expensive ($4 for a dozen eggs?!), but some is less expensive, and all of it is incredibly delicious. Continue reading Sante Fe Farmers’ Market