Guest Post by Angela Rose Every fall, hordes of craft beer fans flock to the Colorado Convention Center in Denver for America’s biggest beer festival. Now in its 37th year, 2018’s Great American Beer Festival, held September 20 through 22, drew greater than 62,000 attendees eager to quaff the liquid fruits of more than 800 U.S. breweries. But this isn’t another review of the more than 4,000 beers that were
As many of my social media followers know, Ryan and I recently celebrated 16-years of marriage in Denver this month, however, that was not where we were supposed to be celebrating. Six months ago, we’d booked a trip to Mexico with the sincere belief that our nearly 15-year-old German Shepherd wasn’t going to make it until May. I’m grateful that we were wrong, she’s still here and this makes us
Crested Butte, Colorado is not short on restaurants. In fact, between Crested Butte Mountain Resort and the small Town of Crested Butte, there are around 60 restaurants, so it would be difficult to eat all the things in Crested Butte during one three-night stay, but we tried. It turns out, Crested Butte is a very good food town. Here’s where we ate and what we thought about each and every
I’m a pretty big fan of food and I know that my readers are too, so when Local Table Tours invited me on the downtown Denver tour, I jumped at the chance to eat all the things in LODO. Denver’s food scene has grown significantly since I moved to Colorado in 1999. Of course, the entire country’s food scene has changed and today, many people consider themselves to be foodies.
There’s no better mountain party town than Breckenridge, Colorado. This past visit was my umpteenth trip to Breck to cover a festival, so take it from me, it’s the best. While Breckenridge is a great town year round, when this Victorian village is covered with a fresh layer of snow, there’s just no sweeter spot on earth. The town does get busy, and this past weekend was no exception, but
One of the perks of being in my line of work is that occasionally I am invited to check out a new place. I don’t always accept these invites, but when The Wild Game in Longmont asked if I’d be willing to check them out on the house, I knew Ryan would be disappointed if I turned them down – the guy loves games. The second The Wild Game opened
Ryan and I hadn’t been out in the big city since the fall, so when we read that the Colorado Symphony was playing Beethoven, we decided it was time for a Denver date night. We used to frequent the Colorado Symphony quite often. In fact, for several years we bought concert packages to the CSO, giving us an excuse for a Denver date night every month. The Colorado Symphony has
Considering a holiday getaway this month? Fort Collins is an excellent Colorado Christmas town. Downtown sparkles with thousands of lights and from Old Town Square to Oak Street Plaza Park, the atmosphere is merry. This past weekend, we did one-night getaway in Fort Collins to experience the city’s holiday offerings. Before exploring the festive scene we checked into the Fernweh Inn & Hostel on Mulberry, just blocks from the excitement
When I was asked to join a Local Table Tours outing at Jessup Farm Artisan Village in Fort Collins, I jumped at the opportunity to explore this unique Northern Colorado destination. Jessup Farm was a working farm built at the turn of the century. In 2011, the Campana family of Bellisimo Inc. rehabilitated the property and repurposed the buildings to house modern-day businesses scattered around like a village. Today the
I’ll be the first to admit that I used this title as click bait. I knew that those of you with favorite taco shops around Colorado were going to click the link, and if you didn’t see your favorite taco listed you would school me on taco greatness. Here’s the thing. “Best of” lists about food are crap and I can say that because I’ve written one in the past.