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.

One night only…

 Great jazz! No cover! Menu and bar specials! Tuesday, December 29 at 1515 Market Restaurant in LoDo, just off the mall on Market Street.
Music by Andrew Hudson on bass, Mark Klagstad on guitar and LoDo’s own Bob Montgomery on trumpet. 8-10 P.M.
Hosted by Gene Tang, owner of 1515 Market Restaurant, phone 303-571-0011.

And, just mention you started a blog…

 And, the information comes rolling out! Over the weekend we heard high praise for Mangiamo Pronto, recently opened at the corner of 17th and Wazee. Delicious tomato soup and spinach salad, we’re told.
Also, the new Downtown GastroPub, in one of the three spaces that housed Alto, on 15th Street between Larimer and Market. Food outpacing décor. We all need to try it.
And, even on a cold winter night, it’s hard to beat the Negresco dessert crepe at Crepes n’ Crepes in Writer Square. I think I like ordering this since it inspires thoughts of the Belle Époque hotel of the same name in Nice. This is a beautiful crepe presentation of just vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce and whipped cream, perfect to share. If you have to.