Being Industrious, in Denver

Active, competent young people are simply a joy. I passed this fellow in LoDo on Valentine’s Day. As usual, I stopped to chat and he said that he was interviewed on TV during the Super Bowl and he had the video on his phone to prove it.
Because my husband and I stood and looked like customers, real customers came up to buy some food. Hope he’s there the next time I’m downtown and hungry.

Found Some Southern Cookin' in the Mile High City

“Southerners can’t stand to eat alone. If we’re going to cook a mess of greens we want to eat them with a mess of people.” Julia Reed
I have lived in Denver almost 18 years and today I had the best Southern food I may have ever eaten at Tom’s Home Cookin’ in Five Points. The establishment looks like a sensible labor of love because it’s only open five days a week for the lunchtime needs of the hungry – and the knowing.

Now About These Boots

I was walking past Cry Baby Ranch in LoDo, Colorado and stopped short when I saw these boots. They were a joy to see. Isn’t it wonderful that someone envisioned them, designed them and had them made? Then, by a process known only to them, the store put them on the market. All we had to do was walk by and look at them for a special visual treat. I am sure they won’t last long in the window.
My point is, we need to get out more to see what’s out there.

A Simple Skill, Oh So Important

Pure cooking is a skill . Eating well with fresh ingredients, cooking knowledge, and a good list of delicious dishes we can prepare is a skill. Simplicity.
Children acquainted with all manner of food, prepared well, are the lucky ones.
Eating isn’t optional. It can be a pleasure to share with others. Purely simple.
Osteria Marco, Denver, Colorado

A Fun Possibility

What if…what if all your favorite people happened by this table and were invited to stay for a laugh, some food and drink? Wouldn’t that just be grand? Even better, what if these people included all your far off friends or those who are now gone to another place? Sprinkle the jokesters and storytellers all around for best effect. Wouldn’t it truly be grand?

The Competence of Youth

It’s such a pleasure to be among the quietly competent purveyors of locally grown, creative food. This restaurant called, The Populist, in Denver was expertly conceived, designed, decorated, and orchestrated by a smart youthful staff. Every bite was surprising and delicious.
What a treasure to spend an evening there with friends talking about topics of the day.

Festival Time

Denver, as most cities, has an array of festivals all summer long. Attending once and then over and over gives us a local flavor for art, jewelry, foods, music and local merriment. On successive trips, we spend time looking for vendors that were at the festival last year and the year before. We “need” another object that only they have.
We can’t be in a hurry or it spoils the fun.
My mentor used to say, “If you miss the moments of your life, you miss your life.” Mrs. Ellsworth

Wicked Fun

Strolling in downtown Denver, I happened to see this establishment. One thinks the location may have been constant since covered wagon days. Had to laugh.

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