It was such a fun time to get away and explore. It was really fun to be downtown where everything was in walking distance, just being able to walk everywhere and really experience the place you’re in was something fun and different. Out here we drive everywhere so that was really fun.
We went to the Anaheim Ducks vs Colorado Avalanche game on Saturday (Go Ducks!) and it was really fun. The Ducks came out with a victory, the Pepsi Center was an awesome arena with great beer (90 Shilling from Odell Brewing CO was my favorite!) and we saw the cutest Great Dane there supporting Big Bones Dog Rescue (http://bigbonescaninerescue.com).
After the game, we walked to dinner at Brider, which was a fun spot where you ordered at the counter then sat down and they brought your food out. It was almost like gourmet fast food but I don’t really want to call it fast food because I feel like that gives the wrong idea. Basically, it was a delicious place in a really cool building.
I had the roasted porchetta with wilted kale and potatoes which was delicious. The waiter told me he thought the plate I got was one of the most beautifully plated all day so that’s always a plus! What an honor!
After Brider, we walked across the street to Denver Beer Co and had flights of beers.
Of course when I saw Brew Bones I had to get my little dude a pack of the “Pale Tail” bones. Ugh. Show me some brewery related item for my pup and you can haz all my money 4ever.
After Denver Beer Co we were pretty wiped so we went back to the Air B&B but a couple of hours later we decided to hit up VooDoo donuts for a late night treat.
The day we were set to leave, we decided we would have one last hoorah with another cup of Nitro Cold Brew and brunch. Since we hadn’t been to Union Station, we decided to go there since everyone recommended it and it was a short walk from the condo we were staying in.
Union Station was a really cool scene, a beautiful building with tons of food places inside. There was a French Bulldog being walked by a mom and daughter so obviously my heart melted a little at that.
We put our names in at Snooze because we heard the wait can be pretty long (we were right–it was over an hour!) and went over to Pigtrain Coffee for cold brew. The gal working was so sweet and excited we ordered the nitro brew, she said it was her favorite and that made her enjoy serving it to us. Doesn’t it make such a difference when you can just tell people are genuinely kind and excited to be helping you? It just puts a smile on your face.
After we got the coffee, we walked around a little into a bookstore and into a little market with cheeses and cured meats and I had to stop myself from buying everything in the store because it was beautiful and it all looked delicious!
We ended up going back to the main room at Union Station, men were playing chess, people were milling about waiting for their trains and we sat on a couch and just read. It was such a nice morning. I’ve been reading the Fountainhead again and I still like it as much as I did the first time.
Unfortunately we were starting to get pretty behind and had to leave to catch our flight so we had to order our food to go at Snooze. I was kinda bummed because I would’ve loved to eat there–our food was delicious! But I’ll have to save that for the next trip. I’d love to go back!