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Ah, ’tis the season!

Union Station aglow in the snow. Bandanas on the Borofsky’s. Steaks on the grills. And very, very cold. Must be Stock Show time in Denver. That means we’re just a few days away from the annual Stock Show Parade when the herd of longhorn steers gets spooked by the steam vents on 17th Street. There’s something for everyone at the Stock Show. Enjoy this tradition now through January 24. And, this year there won’t be…

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Downtown’s Best Coffee? What? No more?

Downtown Denver has plenty of coffee bars and some very talented baristas. But, arguably the best coffee came from Peet’s at 16th and Glenarm. This Berkeley-based chain sprang from the same roots as that really big chain. But, oh so good and such a loyal following. Now, sadly, Peet’s has closed its downtown store due to “slow weekend traffic”, even though weekdays saw constant long lines of devoted office workers. Behold the wisdom of the…

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Mile High-5’s for Downtown Denver

This week, it’s Mile-High 5’s from a very low dog. Our crusty old wire-coat dachshund, Ramon, shares his five favorite places to sniff. And, it’s not what you think. 1. Almost everything a scent hound does has something to do with food, especially in the urban environment. That makes the grates around the trees outside the Tattered Cover a prime target. Just one time, years ago, he found, and quickly consumed an entire peanut butter…

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Sign of the Times

On the door at the Bank of the West, 17th and Wazee, this sign: “Please remove hats and sunglasses when entering the bank.” With the new popularity of bank robberies, I am reminded of how well the entry and exit works at banks in Europe. Sort of like an air chamber, you first enter one door to a space where you will wait to be let into the bank. Exiting is the same, so that…

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Hot Noodles for Cold Weather!

The Jet Hotel, at 16th and Wazee, has had its share of brief runs with food establishments. But, by tomorrow, Friday, January 8, we’ll have our very own neighborhood Thai Restaurant…Swing Thai.They will open their fourth Denver location. That is very good news for Thai food lovers. If you have not been to Swing Thai, go. This is a good operation and we hope the location works out for them.

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