December 2013

There are 15 blog entries for December 2013.

With so many people meeting on the internet or being set up on blind dates by friends, it's a good idea to know where to meet in Denver for this type of date. Some places just don't provide the right atmosphere or location for a blind date. However, the following choices are perfect for a blind date in Denver.

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Zengo - 1610 Little Raven Street

This location provides exotic entrees with the perfect mix of choices. The beverage selection if large and you won't have to worry about finding something you will like. It's a casual type of place with a hip feel and you will easily be able to talk to your date without trying to scream over loud music.

Cook Street - 1937 Market Street

Another good choice is found in downtown Denver and provides a great

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Mile High Flea Market - Photo Credit: saving money is important. If you're living on a tight budget or you just prefer to get a great deal, flea markets are a great place for shopping. You can spend all day enjoying your shopping without spending much cash. Here are some of the top flea markets found around Denver.

Lafayette Collectibles and Flea Market - 130 East Spaulding Road, Lafayette

This 20,000 square foot facility provides a great place for collectibles and many other items. You will find all types of affordable items, antiques and so much more here. The market is held every fourth Sunday and has a garage sale type of atmosphere.

Denver Merchandise Mart - 451 East 58th Avenue, Denver

Many public shows and events are held here throughout the year with excellent

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The holidays are a busy time of the year and usually involve going out to more events than normal. This can be quite a bit of fun, but once the season has passed, you may start to miss going out. Here are some of the top events in January to help cure your holiday hangover.

First Friday Art Walk

On Friday, January 3rd, you can enjoy a free art walk along Santa Fe Drive. Many of the best art galleries in this area will be open from 6pm to 9pm for this event.

National Western Stock Show Parade

Starting at Union Station and heading down 17th Street, the parade will provide plenty of fun in downtown Denver. It will be held on Thursday, January 9th at Noon.

The Legend of Georgia McBride

Take in a show about an Elvis impersonator becoming

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Free days at the Denver museums are a popular way to get out of the house and enjoy a little bit of culture. The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District makes these days happen for Colorado residents and will continue the program in 2014. The free days program will include:

  • Clyfford Still Museum
  • Denver Zoo
  • The Denver Art Museum
  • Four Mile Historic Park
  • Denver Botanic Gardens
  • And Many Others!

All of these facilities will provide days for the entire family to enjoy free of charge.

Clyfford Still Museum - 1250 Bannock Street

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Free Days Include:

  • Wednesday, January 8th
  • Sunday, April 27th
  • Friday, June 20th
  • Thursday, August 7th

Denver Zoo - 2300 Stelle Street

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Free Days Include:

  • Friday, January
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Relocating to Denver provides many benefits, but there are some things you should know before you finalize your decision. Anytime you move from one city to another, it's a big deal. Here are a few things to consider before moving to Denver.

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Denver's Climate

You may not be familiar with the truth about the climate in Denver. Many think it's a snow-blown area most of the year, but this simply isn't true. Yes, the city makes it on the news a few times a year for blizzard conditions, but this isn't an everyday type of thing. Denver actually received more days of sunshine every year than Miami or San Diego.

Most of the annual snowfall happens in the Rocky Mountains, which is perfect for the ski resorts. The actual city only averages between 10 and

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Injured DogPets become like part of the family and you want to be able to treat them right. This means you need to know were the best pet shops, kennels, training and vets are found. Here are the best choices for your pets in Denver.

Health & Wellness

The health of your pets is very important. Making sure they get the care they need, whether it's a regular checkup or an emergency will keep your pet alive longer. The best choices for health and wellness pet care in Denver are:

  • Urban Vet Care - 2815 Clay Street
  • Pet Scoop Services - 1500 West Cedar Avenue
  • Smoky Hill Chiropractic - 13790 East Rico Place #120, Aurora
  • Belcaro Animal Hospital - 5023 Leetsdale Drive

Overnight and Day Care

When it's time to take a trip out of town, you can't

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Recently, the Denver Art Museum announced the "Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century" will come to the museum with 250 pieces of jewelry. This is one of the most luxurious displays of jewelry in the world and the bling will be on display in 2014.

The Cartier Exhibit takes visitors on a journey through the history of the 20th century. Pieces provide a look at history from the last Czars in Russia to the 1920s in America. The exhibit will be on display from November 16th, 2014 to March 15th, 2015. Tickets will go on sale in the summer of 2014.

About the Denver Art Museum

After opening a new wing in 2006 called the Hamilton Building, the museum became a more modern space. The medieval fortress of the old museum is still a part of the building and

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Grocery StoreFinding a specialty grocery store in Denver provides another option for grocery shopping. Sometimes the major chains don't carry everything necessary for every dish made. Here are the top choices for specialty grocers in Denver.

Whole Foods- Multiple Locations

Found throughout the Denver area, Whole Foods provides many specialty items not found in the regular grocery stores. They provide a number of healthy eating options, along with many other hard-to-find items.

Tony's Meats and Specialty Foods - 950 Broadway

Whether it's a holiday meat or a hard-to-find grocery item, Tony's Meats and Specialty Foods can provide the right items for anybody's needs. They carry some of the top meats in the industry and many other items. Tony's offers meat and

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Known as one of the most prestigious residential areas in the city, Polo Club is a country club type of neighborhood. It was originally an area where polo ponies grazed the terrain. This changed when four millionaires bought the 160-acre area to use it for polo matches. This happened about a century ago and the club was completed in 1926.

When this club was completed, some of the most prestigious Denver families relocated to this area from the Denver Country Club area. The ponies may not be in this area any longer, but the neighborhood is still full of elegant homes sitting on lots up to two acres in size.

Boundaries of the Neighborhood

The Polo Club neighborhood is found between Exposition Avenue to the north, Mississippi Avenue to the south,

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PizzaDenver is a wonderful place to enjoy a slice of pizza. With many different choices throughout the city, diners can find all different pizza styles throughout the area. From New York-style to deep-dish, there's a pizza place for all the most popular types. Here are the top five choices in Denver.

Beaujo's Colorado Pizza

Originally established in 1973, this pizza restaurant provides diners in south Denver with interesting pizza choices. They use a Honey White and a Honey Wheat crust, along with a gluten-free crust and a thin crust for their pizza. BeauJo's is found at 2710 South Colorado Boulevard.

Proto's Pizza

Another choice for pizza in Denver is Proto's. They serve a Neapolitan-style pizza and are located in the Highlands neighborhood.

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