October 2014

There are 13 blog entries for October 2014.

Tailgating - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/chadcooperphotos/12595693063Tailgating is extremely popular around Denver. Since football season is here, tailgating is in full force. The tradition takes place in parking lots of venues around Denver and each one offers a different experience. Here is a look at the best tailgating lots around Denver.

1st Bank Center - 11450 Broomfield Lane, Broomfield

A half hour away from downtown, the 1st Bank Center is a great choice for tailgating. Home to the Denver Roller Dolls, the 1st Bank Center also feature amazing musicians like The Black Keys, Radiohead and Tom Petty. Tailgating takes place in two parking lots before the show and it costs $10-$15 to park.

Red Rocks Amphitheater - 18300 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison

Red Rocks is probably the best venue in Colorado if not the

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Colorado Convention Center - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/twobears2/4796314357

The Colorado Convention Center is the place to go in the city for events and meetings. The building offers a beautiful landmark to the city that includes a practical and easily accessible facility for special events. It’s walking distance to restaurants, theatre, shopping and hotels around Denver.

This November the Colorado Convention Center is bringing a few special events to get the city including holiday fun and other useful events. Here is what you can expect at the Colorado Convention Center this fall.

Holiday Food and Gift Festival

From November 21st-23rd the Holiday Food and Gift Festival will be available to the public. For the 28th year you can participate in the largest holiday celebration of the Midwest. Get your shopping done early

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HatsFall is here and hats are becoming more and more popular. Colder weather is here and people need a great hat to wear with their jacket. Hats are great to keep you warm or just to add an extra special touch to a great outfit. If you’re looking for a cold weather hat, fedora, cowboy hat or even top hat, you can find all types of hats at these shops around Denver.

High Country Western Wear - 4900 Allison Street, Arvada, CO

If you’re looking for a great cowboy hat, you have to try High Country Western Wear. Men, women and children can get casual and dressy hats here as well. Everything is well-displayed and you can even order hats online to be shipped. Find a hat for almost any occasion at High Country Western Wear in Arvada.

Boss Vintage - 10 South

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Sangria - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/divya_/3918621551Denver is embracing the cooler temperatures and restaurants are changing up their seasonal menus. It’s time to bring out the cold-weather treats including everyone’s favorite sangria. Most restaurants in Denver are offering it from Spanish to Cuban restaurants but these spots are the top picks for great Sangria in Denver.

Zengo - 1610 Little Raven Street, Denver, CO 80202

Zengo is a Latin-Asian fusion restaurant located in LoHi neighborhood of Denver. You’ll love the traditional red and white sangrias paired with your Chinese Beef Braised Shortribs or Charred Tuna Wonton Tacos. The staff knows what pairs well together too.

Rioja - 1431 Larimer Street, Denver, CO

If you like Mediterranean food, Rioja is a great place to have Mediterranean food

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This November you can join in the fun at the 16th Annual Beajolais & Beyond Festival full of wine, food, fun and entertainment. This amazing event will be open to the public and you won’t want to miss your chance to try out French wines and gourmet foods from some of the finest chefs in Colorado. Here is what you can expect for this year’s festival.

What is the festival for?

The 16th Annual Beaujolais & Beyond Festival is a chance for the public to experience a taste of Denver. The event is intended to be a food and wine festival to celebrate the arrival of Beaujolais Nouveau wine to the Rocky Mountain Region.

The event will gather over 600 American and French business leaders, food and wine enthusiasts as well as Francophiles from all over

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Molly Brown House Museum - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nostri-imago/2855532819

Did you know Denver offers some beautiful historical home tours around the area? From museums to mansions and parks, here are some locations near Denver where you can enjoy a piece of history.

Molly Brown House Museum - 1340 Pennsylvania Street, Denver, CO

If you want to see one of the most popular historic sites in the whole state of Colorado, go to the Molly Brown House Museum. It was the home of Margaret Molly Brown during her time living in Denver. She was a Titanic survivor and a social and political activist and philanthropist.

The museum allows you to take a guided tour every half hour through the museum and as well as experience special programs about the Titanic. If you want to bring a big group, make sure to make a reservation.

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Denver Light Rail - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bike/341990045One of the great things about Denver is the Light Rail system. It allows you to visit tourist attractions around town without driving or walking. Some attractions are not available by the light rail but you can take the rail and walk a short distance to get there. It’s a fun and convenient way to travel around town. In fact, the city will be adding a service from the Denver International Airport to downtown’s Union Station coming in 2016. Here are the attractions easily accessible from the Light Rail.

The C, E, and W Lines

If you take the C, E, or W Lines you can get to Elitch Gardens or the Pepsi Center. The Pepsi Center is where the Colorado Avalanche hockey team and Denver Nuggets baseball team reside. There are plenty of concerts and events

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SupermarketIf you’re new to the Denver area, you are probably wondering which grocery stores are near your new home. Grocery stores are one of those places that you must visit often, so it’s great to find the closest ones to home or the ones that offer the best savings.

If you’re used to the Kroger brand, you’ll want to go to King Soopers as it’s owned by Kroger. You should also know that you will not find a Winn-Dixie or Ralphs in Denver. Residents should also be aware that Colorado grocery stores typically don’t sell alcohol, but you can get it at the Super Target in Glendale or the Trader Joe’s on 8th and Colorado Boulevard.

King Soopers

Kroger is the top spot and the largest United States grocer. They purchased King Soopers in Colorado to add to their

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Denver Art Museum - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/minka6/8596998106

Denver’s Arts Week is coming this November from the 7th – 15th. It’s going to offer a ton of great events for all ages. Bring the family out to some of the events featured throughout the week for little to no cost. Here is what you can expect for Denver’s Arts Week.

November 7th, 2014

For the first day of the event, there will be some amazing kickoff events. The Belmar Block 7 Art Walk will take place at from 6pm-9pm for no charge. Also that evening, the Arapahoe Philharmonic will be presenting Les Ballets Russes to be performed on stage at the Mission Hills Church. Tickets range from $5-$25 and the performance starts at 7:30.

If ballet is not your thing, you could go to the Lapis Gallery for “Inspiration Exists” from 6pm-10pm. You’ll learn

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Haunted HouseWhen you head out for spooky fun this Halloween, you should know where to go. Finding the top haunted attractions isn't always easy. Here are some of the top choices for your haunted fun this year.

Curse of Slaughterhouse Gulch Haunted House - 3184 South Peoria Street, Aurora, CO

This haunted house will provide plenty of fun during October. It's a spooky choice with something scary around every corner. The Curse of Slaughterhouse Gulch Haunted House will be open from 7pm to 10pm, Sunday through Thursday and 7pm to 12am on Fridays and Saturdays until November 1st.

The Frightmare Compound - 108th & Old Wadsworth, Westminster

This haunted house will include plenty of spooky fun. It's a great place for those that love zombies and they will even

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