Here’s the REAL “Taste of Colorado”! What’s Yours?

Looking ahead a couple of weeks, the events calendar shows that, once again, there will be a big food thing at the Civic Center. Corn cobs, turkey legs, hummus and beer. A lot of people who do not live Downtown will go, try to figure out the parking, and pay too much for the same food, but in smaller portions, that they can find any day at their neighborhood strip mall.

Looking for Space?

But, Downtown Residents can enjoy a food festival every day. And, every street is different!

With nothing much on our mind today (other than the anticipation of another meaningless Broncos pre-season game Saturday night) we counted up the number of food groups represented on just four blocks of one Downtown street…ours. We came up with 16 food group offerings (with some duplications for meat)  from 16 different establishments. And, note: our methodology picked the prime suspect from each place, and we have used the now commonly accepted nomenclature for food groups of the “modern era”.  Missing are poultry skin and potato chips.

In order, from 15th Street to 20th Street, here’s what you can get any day Downtown, just on this single street:

  • Meat on a Stick
  • Deli Food
  • Tequila
  • Muffins
  • Coffee
  • Pizza
  • Pasta
  • Steak
  • Gator
  • Beer
  • Meat on a Stick
  • Beer
  • Steak
  • Steak
  • Beer
  • Hot Dogs

Whew! Try that on your street. Oh, and for extra fun, put a name with each food group and see who serves what.

Toast of Colorado

For your next assignment, how many of the 13 official Denver Neighborhoods that make up Downtown Denver (according to the Downtown Denver Partnership) can you name? If you need help, check out this slick new 36-page color brochure just published by the Partnership. It profiles each of them, and adds a few other features of Downtown Living. See it on line here.

Whatever you do this weekend to work up a good appetite, have some good Downtown food, and be careful crossing the streets!