Happy Weekend in Denver

It’s Summer here in Colorado and that means outside fun!! This past weekend Mike and I did a plethora of outdoor activities in our new hood – went to First Friday in Highlands with a group of friends, went to a speakeasy brewery (picture of our crew sans the boys, below) and tried a new Mexican Restaurant, El Chingon. So good – the spiciest margarita I’ve ever had in my life! They were full of jalapenos….awesome!

 

First Friday in Highlands

 

Saturday, we had tickets to the Rockies Game – our first one ever! A girlfriend told me we should park in the highlands and bike down, so that’s exactly what we did. What a cool ride! Through the urban sprawl, over bridges, into the heart of the city. It was really a gorgeous way to get to the game!

Empanadas in Denver

We met my sister, brother in-law, niece and nephew and mom for lunch at an Argentina-style empanada joint, Buenos Aires Pizzeria. It had wonderful empanadas galore! My sister spent a semester in Argentina, so she knows good empanadas. The perfect snack before the. After lunch, we headed for a pint at Great Divide, because we could, then headed to Coors Field.

Coors Field, Denver

It was a perfect day for the ball-game…not too hot, not too chilly and the Rockie’s broke their 8 game losing streak! And, for a little ballpark trivia, Citizen’s Bank Park in Philly was modeled after this stadium, so brought a whole other level to being there.

Arvada Farmer's Market

Sunday – Farmer’s Market Time! The town we live in, Arvada, Colorado, has a wonderful Farmer’s Market with local veggies, fruit and dairy.  Mike and I hit the pavement, bike style, Sunday morning (after a leisurely breakfast) and gorged on the local fare. You could fill a bag with ANYTHING you wanted, for $10! WHAT!? I’m never shopping anywhere else! Due to the fact Mike and I’s diet consisting of 90% vegetables, you can see how happy this made me!

So, we filled our bag & book bag and peddled home with happy faces….me, knowing what I’d cook, Mike, no doubt, knowing what he’d eat.

All in all a wonderful weekend, with Mike and I venturing out into our new digs….on bicycle to boot!  Recipes from the Farmer’s Market Fare to follow…. and the best part is the exploration has just begun in Denver, so looking forward to many more outings…and many more happy weekends.

 

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