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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more