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Downtown Denver

by Meghann on June 27, 2010

I made it!

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Do you know I’ve flown into the Denver airport more times than I can count, but I’ve never not once been to downtown Denver?!?!

I don’t see why not, the area is great – lots of walkable restaurants, active running scene, and lots of other great things I have yet to discover.

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My cousin and her husband were AMAZING and drove me the hour and a half trek from Colorado Springs to downtown Denver. They win family member of the year award or something. ๐Ÿ™‚

They also bought me PIZZA before we left the Springs.

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Can you guess which half is mine? ๐Ÿ˜‰

I had two slices of the veggie-fied pizza as well as a graham cracker before we hit the road.

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Once in Denver booth set up was a cinch at the convention center.

We have 4 people from my company here to work the booth and it took us less than an hour to get everything together. Not bad, not bad.

A co-worker and I had a few errands to run – I forgot a couple of basic toiletries – so we hit up the downtown area with her husband for said necessities and grabbed dinner in the process.

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Appaloosa is an adorable grill in the downtown area that had a great menu with a wide array of options. I think everyone in our party was highly impressed with the food, service, and atmosphere.

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My co-worker and I toasted the start of the conference with a glass of cab.

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The table started with an order of bruschetta.

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That little white thing in the front was goat cheese. The goat cheese with the traditional bruschetta topping was delicious, the strong cheese paired nicely with the mild tomatoes and olive oil.

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I had two pieces.

For my meal I ordered the falafel platter.

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The platter was ginormous! I had all the salad and half of the pitas and falafels.

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The food was great. The falafels were well seasoned and the dips were each a welcomed addition to the falafel/ pita combo. ๐Ÿ™‚

You’ll never guess where we adventured next.

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It was my co-worker’s suggestion – what was I doing to day, no?

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I ordered the junior coffee mocha and OMG was this good! The gelato was rich, thick and creamy. And each tiny bite was just as satisfying as a huge container of frozen yogurt. I need to get gelato more often. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Who knows what tomorrow will bring?

I have an early wake up call that involves an a visit to the hotel gym and breakfast at one of the cute cafes right outside my hotel’s door. Then it’s straight to work!

Hopefully the day isn’t too long. Wish me luck!

1 Duchess of Fork June 27, 2010 at 10:12 pm

I love Denver! Such a gorgeous and clean city. Have fun in the Mile High city! ๐Ÿ™‚

2 Lisa @ bakebikeblog June 27, 2010 at 10:19 pm

ooooh love the idea of adding goats cheese to the bruschetta! I bet the flavours worked really well together ๐Ÿ™‚

3 Courtney @ Three Months June 27, 2010 at 10:21 pm

My friend moved to Denver last year and LOVES it – glad you can experience it! That gelato looks sooooo good! ๐Ÿ™‚

4 eatdrinkandbemerrynyc June 27, 2010 at 10:22 pm

I love Denver! It’s such an amazing city. the pizza looks ridic!!
xoxo
S

5 Rosey Rebecca June 27, 2010 at 10:27 pm

All of your eats look awesome! Mmm you made me hungry!

6 Brie @ Brie Fit June 27, 2010 at 10:31 pm

You’re going to be fine! I have faith in you!

I totally love Denver. They have great weather and beautiful scenery–I can’t wait to visit again someday!

7 Lindsay June 27, 2010 at 10:41 pm

Good luck with the conference and have fun in D-town! The Mile High City has a lot of great restaurants….

8 Christine June 27, 2010 at 10:44 pm

I live in a suburb just north of downtown Denver. Have fun while you’re here! If you have time, try to catch a Rockies baseball game at Coor’s Field.

9 missy June 27, 2010 at 10:47 pm

have fun in denver!! i’ll be there next month : )

10 missyrayn June 27, 2010 at 11:42 pm

We have friends who just moved to Denver so I’m excited to visit. Can’t wait to see all the fun you get into.

11 land animal June 27, 2010 at 11:51 pm

That pizza looks fantastic! I have never seen pizza like it! Yummy

12 Clareyt June 28, 2010 at 12:09 am

I live in Boulder (about 20 minutes away from Denver) and find it pretty surreal to see a blogger I admire in locations and restaurants I recognize! Very cool though. Enjoy Colorado!

13 Jenny June 28, 2010 at 1:16 am

I am I obsessed with eating hummus and pita lately! Yum!

14 Jess (Nurse Jess the Blog) June 28, 2010 at 1:26 am

This is probably a stupid question, but what’s going on in Denver?

15 Cassie June 28, 2010 at 7:02 am

Just caught up on your weekend posts… your a busy girl! I love Denver! I went there three years ago when I used to work in Public Relations and I have been saying ever since that I want to go back!!! The air is sooo clean and everyone is so health conscious ๐Ÿ™‚ I went on two of the best hikes I ever had in my life while I was there too!

I love the idea of spreading on goat cheese on the bruschetta too!

16 Jenna June 28, 2010 at 7:41 am

Looks like your having a great time ๐Ÿ™‚

17 Katherine: What About Summer? June 28, 2010 at 7:44 am

this is such a Colorado city through and through. have a great time enjoying what you can

18 Neely June 28, 2010 at 7:52 am

Colorado is one of the best states. Hippies, cute guys (sometimes with awesome beards) and Coors Light.

19 Marina June 28, 2010 at 8:55 am

Denver looks nice!
Oh, and goat cheese…my recent discovery, can’t wait to pair some with beets ๐Ÿ™‚
Have a nice time in Denver!

20 Marissa June 28, 2010 at 9:18 am

Oh my, that mondo veggie pizza looks so good!

My old horse was an Appaloosa. :]

21 runningwithsass June 28, 2010 at 9:29 am

looks like a beautiful place, I have never been there!

22 Deirdre June 28, 2010 at 9:54 am

My cousin got married in Denver last summer and we would go to Appaloosa at night to drink and watch great live music. Denver has really late happy hours like even from 8pm-10pm. I never got to eat there though.

23 Kelly June 28, 2010 at 11:46 am

Denver looks so fun, have a great time!

24 biz319 June 28, 2010 at 12:13 pm

I want that falafel platter – yum! And I heart goat cheese – next time I make bruchetta I’ll add goat cheese. ๐Ÿ˜€

25 dianacheung June 28, 2010 at 12:49 pm

my boyfriend’s bf just moved there! Must make a trip asap…you know…before the snow starts falling and my texas butt can’t handle it!

26 Tammy June 28, 2010 at 12:57 pm

I heart Denver! Don’t you just love the Denver airport? Some people say that statue of the horse with the glowing eyes is creepy and bad-luck…I think it’s way cool! And on a sunny day..the blue sky with the snow capped mountains in the background is awesome! Getting out of that place is confusing though! I hope you get a chance to check out Watercourse Grill or City O’City while you are there!

27 Anne @ the doctor takes a wife June 28, 2010 at 3:16 pm

I”m so jealous you’re in Denver!! I love Colorado and wish we could live there. Have fun!

28 fromatopink June 28, 2010 at 4:03 pm

Denver is high on my list of cities to visit – I’ve heard great things! Enjoy. ๐Ÿ™‚

29 Emilyeatsclean June 28, 2010 at 8:46 pm

I love your half of the pizza! ๐Ÿ™‚ Dinner and dessert look delic!

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