November 2014

There are 9 blog entries for November 2014.


Denver is gearing up for the holiday season with some great family-friendly events. The Mayor is even asking that people get out of the house and enjoy the magic of the season with the Mile High Holiday events. Here is a look at the top 12 events in Denver for Christmas.

Zoo Lights

The Denver Zoo is lighting up this holiday season and bringing animals to life. Their real animals are indoors keeping warm but you can see lighted up animals around the zoo. It starts at 5:30pm until 9pm every day from December 5th through January 4th. It costs $13 for adults and $9 for children to check it out. They’ll have 38 acres of lights and feature over 150 animated animal sculptures

The Nutcracker Ballet

Stop by the Ellie Caulkins Opera House to

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The folks in the Mile High City know how to enjoy the summer. Once they emerge from the cold and icy darkness of winter, they just pack activity after activity into this amazing city. Hardly a weekend goes by between May and September when you can’t find some sort of activity. From the arts to dining to sports to entertainment, Denver’s summer traditions offer something for everyone and they do it with a truly unique Denver flair.

Here are some of Denver’s favorite summertime traditions:

Capitol Hill People’s Fair

This is one of Denver’s most famous summer festivals. What started out decades ago as a gathering of hippies today features corporate sponsorship and an amazing depth of art and exhibits. The Capitol Hill People’s Fair takes place in June

A Taste of

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Beer GlassesCannonball Creek is a brewing company located in Golden, Colorado that has only been around since 2013.  This was the home of owners Jason Stengl and Brian Hutchinson and an easy choice for the location of their brewery. Their former co-worker and professional brewer Jonathan Lee now runs the tasting room and works in the brewery. Here is a look at what the Cannonball Creek is all about.


Owners Stengl and Hutchinson take pride in crafting beers. They’ve actually earned two silver medals in the 2013 Great American Beer Festival after only one year of being open. They now keep 6-12 seasonal taps on rotation at all times. Since they are always trying to come up with new creations, the tap wall is regularly changing.

Most Popular Beers


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Open SignIf you don't have the time or the skills to create your own Thanksgiving feast, some of the best restaurants in Denver can help. There are a few great spots open on November 27th for your thanksgiving feast. Here are some of the best choices throughout Denver.

The Corner Office - 1401 Market Street, Denver

This spot provides comfort food and will serve a three-course meal for Thanksgiving. The Corner Office is found in the LoDo area and features roasted turkey, cornbread chorizo stuffing and honey-glazed ham. The cost is $35 per person.

Randolph's - 1776 Grant Street, Denver

This restaurant is found within the Warwick Denver Hotel and will serve brunch from 10am to 3pm. They will also provide a Thanksgiving dinner from 5pm to 10pm.


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Denver is looking to repurpose old buildings through an adaptive reuse project called Avanti Food and Beverage. Repurposing old buildings is an important way to grow and revitalize a city. It’s important to keep historical buildings in tact as long as possible, so rather than demolishing them, it’s better to adaptively reuse them.

The Source building and the Colorado National Bank, currently the Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel, are great examples of this. Here is a look at the Avanti Food and Beverage Repurposing project going on with an old Denver building.

The Building Being Restored

Located at 32nd and Pecos in Lower Highland, the adaptive reuse project, known as Avanti Food and Beverage, will repurposing an old building.

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Thanksgiving Feast - Image Credit: is almost here and Denver is gearing up. While most people are grocery shopping for the ingredients, others are realizing that a take-out Thanksgiving feast is the way to go. Save yourself the time and money in shopping, cooking and stressing out and just grab a take-out dinner this year. You can spend the extra time with your friends and family rather than slaving in the kitchen. Here are the best take-out Thanksgiving feast options in Denver.

Cook’s Fresh Market - 1600 Glenarm Place, Suite 120, Denver

Cook’s Fresh Market is located at the 16th Street Mall. It’s a chic urban grocer with a full catering team. They are great at finding hard-to-find items and the best ingredients for your dinner. You’ll make Thanksgiving a fine-dining

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It’s that time of year when everybody’s starting to get together for the fall and winter season. The holidays will be here soon and Denver wants to get you ready with some activities for the family. From a free botanical gardens day to festivals, holiday tales to sports events, there are a ton of activities coming up in the city. Check out these events in November through Denver.

Denver Zoo Free Admission

Zoo lovers can enjoy one of the last zoo days before the freezing temps arrive. The Denver Zoo is offering free admission for one more day on November 14th and 20th. Head over to the zoo from 10am-5pm to see the animals before the winter season. Free admission is only good for Colorado residents.

Denver Botanic Gardens Free Admission


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Friends Watching Football at a SportsbarWith so many bars in Northern Colorado, how do you know which ones offer the best game-watching experience? Some places can be too loud while others are too expensive. If you’re looking for places with several TVs, great drink specials and a great atmosphere, try one of these spots in Northern Colorado to watch the big game.

C.B. & Potts Restaurant & Brewery - 1415 West Elizabeth Street, Fort Collins

Another Fort Collins bar, C.B. & Potts Restaurant & Brewery has been a top choice for 40 years. It’s just blocks away from Colorado State University making it a big college bar. They are also a brewery which makes it even better since Colorado folks love local brew. Check out the excellent food, beer and game day specials here.

Old Chicago


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Tennis CourseDenver is a town that sees beautiful weather all year but in the colder months it’s not a good idea to try to play sports like tennis. Fortunately the city has created indoor options to enjoy this favorite American sport. There are affordable indoor clays for the poor weather days and outdoor courts and facilities to practice your tennis skills. Here are the best places to practice around Denver.

Denver Tennis Club - 400 Forest Street, Denver

You’ll find two clay courts at the Denver Tennis Club. They actually are host to the Denver City Open and the staff here is friendly and professional. It’s located in a nice quiet neighborhood in the city and they keep some of the best trainers on staff. At DTC you can take lessons or become a member to enjoy

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