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Monthly Archives: June 2021

 

7 Ingredients to the Best Damn Camping Breakfast

June 30th, 2021
camping breakfast

Well fall is definitely underway here in Colorado.  In fact it seems to have hit with a vengeance this year like it was mad summer even tried to show up.  But honestly this is a great time to camp. The mornings and nights get chilly sure but there’s not much better than waking up to a hot breakfast outside and I particularly like cooking with my cast iron dutch oven.  In fact I would say there is nothing better than breakfast period…and I am willing to argue that with you if need be. Regardless the following is a recipe I learned in scouts for a breakfast cooked in a cast iron dutch... Read More

5 Summer Activities in Denver

June 30th, 2021
film on the rocks

The Mile High city is home to tons of activities in the summer, ranging from hiking, to movies, to festivals! Check out this list things to do to start planning your spectacular summer. 1. Film on the Rocks Film on the Rocks started as a collaboration between the breathtaking Red Rocks venue, the Denver Film Society, and Denver Arts & Venues. The entertainment is spread throughout the summer, and features live music and movies, both popular classics and new releases. Tickets start at $16. For more information, visit the Red Rocks website. 2. Go kayaking at Confluence Park Located just minutes... Read More

5 Colorado Waterfall Hikes

June 30th, 2021

While the saying “it’s about the journey, not the destination” is definitely a good one to take to heart, it’s not always 100% true; especially when the destination is a waterfall. We’ve found five waterfall hikes near Boulder that will really make you excited about the destination. 5. Alberta Falls Located in Rocky Mountain National Park, these falls are some of the easiest to reach at the end of a gently rolling 1.7-mile roundtrip loop. Take the kids for a picnic by these scenic falls, dip your feet in the snowmelt, and snap a selfie with the cascading water in the background. 4. Bridal... Read More

Camp for Free in Colorado

June 30th, 2021

You know what I love? Camping. You know what I don’t love as much? Paying as much as I would for a hotel room for a night! Luckily, there are plenty of free campsites in and around the front range, and we’ve compiled some for you to get you started!   West Magnolia Ridge 602-610 County Highway 132-W Nederland, Colorado GPS: 39.946961, -105.517587 Elevation: 8711′ If you can brave rough camping accessed by a currently washed-out road, you’re in for a treat. This site is near Nederland and many hiking trails with sweeping views of the forests and mountains. Pets are allowed, and... Read More

Sports are Back! – Well, Almost

June 28th, 2021

For a moment it was if sports were all the way back.  Large galleries followed golfers around Torrey Pines at the US Open, NBA playoff games were being played with crowds at full capacity, and UFC Fight Night was no longer at Fight Island off the coast of Dubai, but rather, Treasure Island off the Strip in Las Vegas. At the Kentucky Derby thousands of fans cheered on their horse in most elegant hats, and at the Tour de France thousands more lined cobblestone streets.  Boisterous fans clamored behind home plate at the College World Series, and tennis officials were once again asked to quiet fans... Read More

Young Reeds

June 28th, 2021

Mainstream American movies aren’t usually designed to take risks. No big surprise there. The last several decades have given us action movies where we’re never too worried about the hero. Dramas where some degree of justice is usually reached.* Comedies that only ever make us uncomfortable due to gross-out jokes. First of all, I’m here to tell you…that’s okay. There’s nothing wrong with watching Keanu Reeves shoot people in the face, nothing wrong with a nice drama about a White guy and a Black guy becoming friends, and nothing wrong with Will Ferrell screaming about being stuck... Read More

Colorado Yoga Teacher Spotlight: Meet Brett Mehlman

June 27th, 2021

It’s 6 a.m., and slivers of sunlight peep through the large, elongated windows of Brett Mehlman’s Denver-based studio apartment, greeting him as he begins his morning. A fresh glass of water is the first thing on his mind, followed by a guided meditation. As a busy yoga instructor, an established morning ritual is key for Brett. Preparing for his first client of the day, he concocts a blend of ginger, turmeric, black pepper, and skullcap for tea. “The trick here, is to add coconut milk,” he says with a grin, walking across the plant-lined floor to the kitchen cupboard. “Coconut milk... Read More

Faces of Denver – Anthony Lopiccolo

June 26th, 2021

Denver has become a one of most recognized craft beer cities in the United States. Anthony Lopiccolo is working to push the boundaries of that title through the experimentation he does with food and sour beers at Goed Zuur. He and John Fayman opened Goed Zuur about a year ago after carefully crafting the idea for a restaurant that was unlike any beer bar Denver has seen before. Originally, Anthony began cooking at the age of eleven when his parents opened up a pizzeria in Detroit. His family always made their own prosciutto and signature dishes, which led him to develop a respect for the old-world... Read More

Faces of Denver: Mark Acito

June 25th, 2021

Marc Acito is a playwright and librettist best known for his novel How I Paid for College and his collaboration with George Takei on the Broadway musical Allegiance, which addresses the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. His latest work, “Secrets of the Universe and Other Songs,” will have its world premiere at the Aurora Fox Arts Center, under the direction of Helen R. Murray. The play portrays the friendship of African American vocalist Marian Anderson (Mary Louise Lee) and Jewish physicist Albert Einstein (Jordan Leigh). While Acito currently resides in New York City,... Read More

3 Great Breweries You Should Visit in RiNo

June 25th, 2021

I have been really loving going out for a drink in RiNo—Denver’s River Art North District—lately! There is such a cool vibe and amazing breweries are all within walking distance of one another. With so many to choose from, here are three great breweries you should definitely hit up next time you’re there!   Ratio Beerworks Ratio Beerworks is a staple of great beer in RiNo; anything you get will be a solid great beer. The minds behind Ratio starting brewing in Germany, so they know a thing or two about great beer. Not only do they have fantastic brews, but they also have a... Read More