Cho77

Cho77 Takes it to the Streets

Chef Lon Symensma has an impressive resume that includes working for Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and having his LoDo restaurant, ChoLon named a James Beard Finalist for Best New Restaurant in America. We haven’t visited ChoLon but we were told by Chef Lon himself that it is more about innovation whereas his newest restaurant, Cho77 is more about street food…

While We Are Young

While We’re Young…or Not

“While We’re Young” is a film about being middle-aged, envying today’s youth, only to find out that being older and wiser is better after all. Or is it about how 20-somethings are entitled, arrogant, insufferably-hip techno-savvy jerks, and 40-somethings are aging, self-pitying, self-righteous jerks who don’t know what they want? The movie throws so many…

Mowtown the Musical

Motown The Musical

  Motown The Musical tells the story of Berry Gordy and his founding of Motown Records in 1950s Detroit, through it’s struggles to remain an independent record label in the 1980s. The story unfolds with the hit songs loved round the world and the galaxy of artists Barry discovered: Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Michael Jackson,…

Cart-Driver

Cart-Driver: Small but Mighty

You know what I like about small restaurants? I’m talking small in size, as well as menu. My theory is that with limited space, they have to be very deliberate about the equipment they use, paring it down to what’s truly essential. And with a smaller menu, that means they can focus on doing those…

Snow Mountain Ranch

Colorado Road Trip Ideas

Spring is here! Can’t afford a plane trip to the beach? Don’t ski? Consider a “Micro-Adventure”* and perk up with a road trip! Here are a few ideas for modest budget escapes within a 2, 4 or 6 hour drive of Denver. They all offer something unexpected in our passionate pursuit of the good life in…

Stout Street Social

Getting Friendly with Stout Street Social

I’ve been called a “Chatty Cathy” on many occasions. I like getting into a good conversation with friends and also with  total strangers. So a place with the word “Social” in its name intrigued me. I like the philosophy behind Stout Street Social – provide good food and drink in an atmosphere that encourages being…

Cinderella

If the Shoe Fits…Disney’s Cinderella

We all know what to expect from the Cinderella story – lovely girl gets treated horribly by wicked stepmother and stepsisters (giving a bad rep to all step-parents and step-siblings for all eternity), meets the prince, nearly loses him but gets her guy (and some vengeance) in the end. The new, feature-film version of the story,…