Tag: cafes

Historic and Hip: Denver’s Old South Pearl Street 1

Historic and Hip: Denver’s Old South Pearl Street

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 1510 S. Grant St.. After…

Leo’s Café: Catering to People and Pooches

In the mood for brunch one early Sunday afternoon, my husband and I aimlessly drive through the Lone Tree area. With our dog Kona in the back seat, we look for patios where she might be welcome. We spot Leo’s Café, find its patio is canine-friendly and grab an umbrella-shaded seat. It’s our first time at the restaurant, and we…

Shopping: Her Idea Is Different Than Mine

Because we live in the wilds of Colorado, my wife has been bugging me to take her to Denver so she could go shopping for a bunch of “stuff she can’t get here.” At this point, I should stop and explain that her idea of shopping is different than mine. My idea of shopping is to put it off. Her…

Lyons Fork: Big-City Flavor in Tiny Mountain Town 5

Lyons Fork: Big-City Flavor in Tiny Mountain Town

You can’t miss Lyons Fork when strolling through downtown Lyons, Colorado. The old-timey building, once home to historic McAllister Saloon, lures visitors with its cute exterior, but don’t be fooled. This restaurant is no tourist trap. Wayne and Debbie Anderson reopened this historic café, formerly known as Cilantro Mary’s, in 2010. The couple didn’t overhaul the look of the Southwestern…

Dining in Telluride: Seven Don’t-Miss Restaurants 7

Dining in Telluride: Seven Don’t-Miss Restaurants

Just being in Telluride can work up your appetite. Whether exploring the San Juan Mountains in the summer or riding the snow when winter hits, good food is a must-have. And the secluded burg in southwestern Colorado doesn’t disappoint when it comes to satisfying your culinary cravings. For such a little town – population 2,500 – it offers a large…

Helping Others: Denver’s Do-Good Diner 9

Helping Others: Denver’s Do-Good Diner

How much is an organic salad of arugula, turkey, cherries, walnuts and goat cheese worth? How about a three-course spread of crab and corn chowder, shrimp ceviche and sun-dried tomato and feta pizza? SAME Cafe’s sunny East Colfax Avenue storefront windowsills house dozens of potted plants – fragrant herbs, plump succulents, thriving ficus trees and creeping philodendron. Dainty but struggling…

Denver Hot Spots: 8 Great New Restaurants 11

Denver Hot Spots: 8 Great New Restaurants

Argyll Gastropub 2700 E. Third Ave. Denver, Colorado 80206 720-382-1117 argyllpub.com This convivial Cherry Creek gastropub unleashes a dry sense of humor (love the fang-bearing wild boar’s head on the wall), cask-conditioned ales on the weekends, formidable beer and wine rosters, the dandiest patio in Cherry Creek and a superb menu, courtesy of exec chef Sergio Romero, that’s an esoteric…

Perk and Play: A Place for Coffee and Kids 13

Perk and Play: A Place for Coffee and Kids

After years as a non-coffee drinker, one change switched my status in an instant: parenthood. I began to understand the addiction my parents always had for this aromatic beverage, and the low growls that were substituted for words before the first cup was sipped began making sense. However, I quickly realized that someone up above has a dark sense of…

For Foodies: Colorado Springs Can Hold Its Own 15

For Foodies: Colorado Springs Can Hold Its Own

Visitors to Colorado Springs don’t have to go far for a sumptuous meal. The city has many fine restaurants, including four in the north end of town. Check them out next time you’re in the area to visit the U.S. Air Force Academy or hike in Garden of the Gods. Another newcomer to the dining scene is MoZaic at the…

High-Altitude Dining: Best Restaurants 17

High-Altitude Dining: Best Restaurants

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 sweetest words you’ll hear while…