This event was everything I would’ve wished for! I got to hang out with Denver Broncos players Rod Smith, Joel Dreessen, Demaryius Thomas, Willis McGahee, and Britton Colquitt, WHILE drinking wine, AND it was for a great cause: more overnight beds for the Denver Battered Women and Children’s Center. $55/ticket (a little pricey) but half of it was tax deductible. We even got to ask the guys “boxers or briefs?” ;) Really, no reason to not go! Check out the below link for next year’s event as well as plenty of other great up-and-coming benefits for the VOA.
Find info here: http://www.voacolorado.org/Events/Wine-Women-and-Football
There is, in fact, a race dedicated David Hasselhoff as Germany’s favorite TV star. Dawning Baywatch gear and lederhosen, participants run the streets for about 3.1 miles…no one takes it too seriously. Afterwards, you get to enjoy a free bier and participate in Oktoberfest festivities. A must do on my list! Follow their Facebook page for updates about next year’s 4th annual race: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Das-Hustlehoff-Run/112116876870?sk=info
Lakeside Amusement Park? No, I wasn’t kidding. Most people my age grew up thinking a horrific accident occurred there where the roller coaster flew off the tracks into the lake. Turns out that that didn’t ACTUALLY happen. Unfortunately, the place has been like a ghost town since. Until the reemergence of the Highlands district…
While attending a Denver Film Society event, I got to experience Lakeside at a whole new level. I swear to God, the hipters are bringing it back! I had a blast on the old school rides—the ambiance SCREAMED perfect first date. Highly recommended.
Tips: Check out the Matterhorn (pictured below). Always a good time :)
Ace Restaurant Denver
From the owners of Steubens Denver—a personal favorite of mine :) Ace is complete with ping pong tables, eclectic drinks, and (you’d never believe it from the atmosphere) delicious ASIAN cuisine. Fantastic all around!
Recommendations: Coconut Lemongrass (Tom Kha) soup
"anyone who has ever gone to 16th St Mall in Denver should know exactly who this man is." He told me I look like Snooki, so take his comments with a grain of salt!
Enough said—hello concert of the decade. It was suppose to be last year, but Bono took a little tumble off the stage and had to cancel the rest of their tour. Oh and Denver band, The Fray, is opening. Get your tickets now before they sell out—not one to miss!
When: Saturday, May 21st
Where: Invesco Field at Mile High
Two weekends ago I went to the 1st annual Denver Fashion Weekend put on by 303 Magazine—it was a blast! You don’t normally see that kind of high fashion, catwalk situation in Denver. As soon as I saw the invite for this, I accepted because I’m guessing it’s going to be super cool as well. 21+
-You can choose general admission or to have assigned seats for about double the price. Show up early and you can get a GA table and not have to spend the extra dough. I mean, the actual fashion show is only about 20 minutes.
-Dress to impress! Everyone is stylish and you can maybe even get your picture in the magazine ;)
Where: Exdo Event Center
Ahh yes, it’s that season again. Time to kick back, relax, and watch some baseball. Sun, beers, and great views of Denver. I can’t imagine wanting to be anywhere else on a weekend. The best part: we actually have an awesome team—the Rockies are expected to do great this season. Go catch a home game next weekend Friday through Sunday versus the Cubs!
Tips: Get Rockpile seats! They’re only $4 and a great time.
Where: Coors Field (20th and Blake St.)
I’ve previously written about this particular location before, but this last weekend I accidentally discovered that it is definitely the COOLEST place to be in Denver on a Sunday. The Corner Office is already an awesome restaurant, but at the end of the weekend they take things a back a few years, or forty, for “Disco Brunch.”
Not only does the restaurant feature all of the employees in 70’s gear, a DJ playing 70’s jams, and more lava lamps and disco balls than you could shake a stick at, but they have a $10/$15 bottomless Mimosa/Bloody Mary bar. I mean, what else do you need for that Saturday night hangover?
How’s the actual food though? Try the Southern style chicken and waffles or the coconut milk soaked French toast with avocado ice cream, and I’ll let you be the judge—two thumbs up from this girl.
Can you dig it?