Face the Music: Vocal Band Hits the Right Note

Face the Music: Vocal Band Hits the Right Note 1

Face the Music: Vocal Band Hits the Right Note When you see the all-vocal rock band Face, your first job is to lose all preconceptions of a cappella music. Forget old-time gospel-hour tunes. Ix-nay on boat hats, candy-striped shirts and suspenders. In fact, if you check out the singers’ website to form an expectation, you … Read more Face the Music: Vocal Band Hits the Right Note

International Tastes Pervade Dining in Colorado Springs

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It has been said that variety is the spice of life; it keeps things interesting and prevents repetition and routine from taking over.  Colorado Springs takes this seriously and, as such, is a city that offers a number of different styles of cuisine. Should you find yourself passing through on your Colorado vacation, there are … Read more International Tastes Pervade Dining in Colorado Springs

Visit Gunnison for Bistros and Beautiful Views

Visit Gunnison for Bistros and Beautiful Views 4

Gunnison, Colorado is known as the official wildflower capital of the world. Nowhere else on earth are the colors and scents of wildflowers so strong as in Gunnison and Crested Butte. For this reason, thousands of people take Colorado vacations to this region each year in the spring instead of the winter, which is often … Read more Visit Gunnison for Bistros and Beautiful Views

Pull Up A Chair at Palisade Restaurants

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Known as the Peach Capital of Colorado as well as for their local wine vineyards, Palisade is a town that prides itself on locally grown produce and their ideology of making everything from scratch.  With this unique combination of traits, Palisade makes a name for itself in the food world.  While the town itself only … Read more Pull Up A Chair at Palisade Restaurants

d’Vine: A Heavenly Bistro and Wine Bar in Fort Collins

d’Vine: A Heavenly Bistro and Wine Bar in Fort Collins 6

Although I have a pretty broad range of interests, wine is one of those things I know very little about. Fort Collins is a town known more for its beer and breweries, and while I know plenty about the local beer, I have never been to a wine bar. So, when Travis and I ended … Read more d’Vine: A Heavenly Bistro and Wine Bar in Fort Collins

Summer Pastime: Head for These Denver-Area Restaurant Patios

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Now that Colorado’s heat wave is in full swing, you’ll encounter a raft of Denver-area restaurants with terrific al fresco dining opportunities. Whether you’re pining for creekside picnic tables or rooftop decks affording sweeping Rocky Mountains views, there’s a smorgasbord of scene-stealing scenery to last all summer long. Bear Creek Tavern Folksy, denim-clad, stubble-chinned revelers … Read more Summer Pastime: Head for These Denver-Area Restaurant Patios

Historic and Hip: Denver’s Old South Pearl Street

Historic and Hip: Denver’s Old South Pearl Street 10

More than a century ago residents of south Denver’s Platt Park neighborhood woke up to rambling trolley cars scooching along Old South Pearl Street. The area was initially incorporated in 1886 as the Town of South Denver. James Fleming, a Pennsylvania transplant and the town’s only mayor, built his stately, stone-walled estate in 1882 at … Read more Historic and Hip: Denver’s Old South Pearl Street

La Fromagerie: Longmont’s Big Cheese

The Cheese Importers warehouse in Longmont is a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Before Wild Oats, before Whole Foods Market or Sam’s Club, the warehouse’s retail store, La Fromagerie, was offering numerous free samples of European flavors throughout the store. The unusual cheeses, herbed dips and sauces are still served in colorful, quality French stoneware or on … Read more La Fromagerie: Longmont’s Big Cheese

High-Altitude Dining: Best Restaurants

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The economy is still somersaulting like an avalanche tumbling down a wind-swept mountain, making it difficult to even think about jaunts to faraway places. But we Coloradans know a thing or two about weathering storms — and lucky for us, we don’t have to travel far to make our spirits soar. And some of the … Read more High-Altitude Dining: Best Restaurants