Visit Parker: Seven Ways to Have Fun

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If Parker hasn’t been in your travel plans lately, you may think the town 20 miles southeast of Denver is nothing more than an amorphous, fast-growing bedroom community. But the community of 48,000 people, which boasts a Western Victorian downtown, is making a name for itself as a cultural, recreational and artistic boomtown. Here are … Read more Visit Parker: Seven Ways to Have Fun

Buffalo Doughboy: Small Denver Bakery Big on Taste

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The smell of morning coffee and croissants can adjust your attitude for the entire day. And Buffalo Doughboy in Denver’s West Washington Park neighborhood is just such a place to start your day off on the right foot. Clark Eaton started this small bakery seven years ago. He and his staff of “dough girls” come … Read more Buffalo Doughboy: Small Denver Bakery Big on Taste

Best for Brunch: 5 Metro Denver Eateries

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Lucile’s Creole Cafe 275 Logan St. Denver, Colorado 80209 (other locations in Boulder, Fort Collins and Longmont) 303-282-6258 luciles.com The waits are agonizingly long, especially for weekend brunch, but this popular neighborhood hang continues to be one of those rare joints that actually merits the spillage onto the sidewalk. In return for your patience, you’ll … Read more Best for Brunch: 5 Metro Denver Eateries

Stella’s: Eclectic Aromas and Atmosphere

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In an old brick house with a large wraparound porch, the rich aroma of coffee pulls in passersby. Stella’s Gourmet Coffeehaus, 1476 S. Pearl St., a few blocks from the University of Denver, embodies the characteristics of a traditional, locally owned coffee shop. There is no drive-through window and no uniforms, and the employees behind … Read more Stella’s: Eclectic Aromas and Atmosphere

Perk and Play: A Place for Coffee and Kids

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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 … Read more Perk and Play: A Place for Coffee and Kids