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    Mile High-5’s for Downtown Denver

    Denver by the Slice is launching a regular feature this week with this column called “Mile High-5’s for Downtown Denver”. We’ll invite a noted, or known, resident to offer their favorites, five of them, about some factor of living here. We’ll get to restaurants, bars, hang-outs, galleries, stores, coffee shops, patios, favorite buildings, people and more through the year. This week, since the kids and even grandkids are still hanging out for the holidays, we asked what were some of the best things for kids to do in this part of town. We asked long-time resident, friend, and sage, Jerry Fredericks about it. Here are her Mile High-5 experiences with…

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    Dining Challenge in Downtown Denver

    The Challenge in the Year Ahead Well, one of them anyway. We define as part of our mission, here at Denver by the Slice, a continuing quest to rid restaurants of that most irritating of questions:“Are you still working on that?” And, sure enough, it surfaced again on Christmas Eve. At our favorite French restaurant in Larimer Square (for now remaining nameless). We’ll have to work on this, with a lot of help, for at least the next year and probably longer. This is a well-embedded enemy. Around every corner and at nearly every table holding a meal, whether fully or partially consumed. We’ll keep bringing this subject up, along…

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    Holiday Mandolin Concert This Sunday!

    Music that Takes You Away, Free this Sunday! Late word on a Downtown Denver musical event that we love. This Sunday, at the Wynkoop Brewery, in the Mercantile Room, the Denver Mandolin Orchestra presents its annual Holiday Concert. The DMO is in concert nearly every fourth Sunday of the month at the Wynkoop. If you have not had a chance to escape with their beautiful tones, you need to do it. About 20 musicians playing these instruments, in new and traditional songs, just take you somewhere else. Especially if you are enjoying a fresh Wynkoop brew…and you close your eyes. Few things in downtown are so relaxing and sound so…

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    Spanning the Solstice

    Just a few days left to… Enjoy Downtown Denver’s Christkindl Market in Skyline Park. Booths are open through Thursday afternoon, December 24, with holiday gifts and decorations, toys, woolens and candles. And, inside the heated tent, cold German beer and traditional hot Gluhwein go so well with a plate of steaming goulash from one of the food booths outside. These are hardy vendors, with only hours left of standing in the cold waiting for you. Hours are 11-7 daily, closing at 4:00 on Christmas Eve. Arapahoe at 16th. http://www.denverchristkindlmarket.com/ One night only… Great jazz! No cover! Menu and bar specials! Tuesday, December 29 at 1515 Market Restaurant in LoDo, just off…

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    Ho! Ho! Oh! So, so Green this Season!

    You live in LoDo. In fact, you are so into living in LoDo, you do it without a car. But, you need a real Christmas Tree. Reasonably priced. Not too big. Where do you get it and, more importantly, how do you get it home? No problem…this year. This article won’t sell any more trees this season for Tiri’s Garden Holiday Tree Lot, but they claim they will be back next year. They sold all of their trees that should have been sold, and they donated the rest to Denver Catholic Charities.Here’s the story. In the undeveloped lot at 15th and California, Dale Deleo (with a bunch of help) built…