DENVER, COLORADO

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Denver is the capital and the most populous city of Colorado, in the United States. Denver is located in the South Platte River Valley on the High Plains just east of the Front Range of the Southern Rocky Mountains. The Denver downtown district is located immediately east of the confluence of Cherry Creek with the South Platte River, approximately 15 miles east of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Denver is nicknamed the Mile-High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile (5280 feet) above sea level.





FOOD & DRINK
THE BUCKHORN EXCHANGE
10th & Osage - Denver - 303-534-9505

Open since 1893, this restaurant is unlike anything you've ever seen. The sheer history in this place is enough to keep you interested-but the food is incredible! Beef, buffalo and elk, not to mention pheasant, quail, rattlesnake, gator and more! It could also be called a museum. Once you visit, you'll be back! And be sure to have the "Rocky Mountain Oysters!"

BLUE BONNET
457 S Broadway - Denver - 303-778-0147

The Blue Bonnet's Mexican food is a lot closer to the real stuff than you think. No dry enchiladas, no gross guacamole, just great green chile and lots of it. The Blue Bonnet will show you that Mexican food is more than refried beans and tortillas.

PAGLIACCI'S
1440 West 33rd Avenue - Denver - 303-458-0530

Features Italian pasta and other dishes in a homey atmosphere. A really fun taste of "old Italy". Some of the best minestrone I've ever had ladled up table-side from a huge tureen. Decent wine list, and well-prepared classic Italian favorites. Good espresso too. If you've ever eaten in a classic New York Italian this will match those. Even down to the old ladies with blue hair. It's old family - traditional and solid. The wait staff is excellent. If you're looking for novelle - go somewhere else!

DADDY BRUCE'S BAR-B-QUE
1629 Bruce Randolph Boulevard - Denver - 303-449-8890

Ribs, chicken, pork, beef, cornbread, beans -- it's all served here with a "patented" sauce. Catfish is a popular alternative to the normal barbecue. Liquor is not served although some diners bring their own.

DELHI DARBAR
1514 Blake Street - Denver - 303-595-0680

Delhi Darbar specializes in tandoori and allows you to watch the chef prepare the meats for these special charcoal clay ovens through a plate glass window. The delicately spiced Tandoori Murgh is delivered on a platter with sizzling onions. Also try the tandoori mixed grill for a sampling of chicken, lamb and fish. Also, some great Vegetarian dishes.

SUSHI DEN
1487 S Pearl Street - Denver - 303-777-0826

One of the few sushi places in the country that imports fish on a large scale-daily from a Japanese market-Sushi Den rivals even the coastal houses. The freshness reflects in every bite. Try whatever the chef recommends and any daily sushi specials. Rolls are also excellent, especially the signature avocado and eel roll.

ROCK BOTTOM BREWERY
1001 16th Street - Denver - 303-534-7616

The house brews offer something for everyone. The lighter beers will please mainstream drinkers; the brown ale and stout will excite craft beer fans. Food is hearty and good.

LODO'S BAR AND GRILL
1946 Market Street - Denver - 303-293-8555

LoDo's Bar & Grill serves up TVs everywhere, as well as a view of the Rockies. Located in the former home of Mattie Silk's red-light operation, the upper deck offers majestic views of mountains and Coors Field.

WYNKOOP BREWING COMPANY
1634 18th Street - Denver - 303-297-2700

Some beer geeks have drifted away from the bar, citing inconsistent, shaky brews as the reason. Others swear by the foam here. The stout is awesome, the cask beers very good, the lighter beers average. The shepherd's pie is delicious, loaded with rich gravy, meat and potatoes.

ANDREW'S PUB AND LOUNGE
1434 Blake Street - Denver - 303- 825-1111

This basic bar is a decent drinking spot for bar-hoppers, pint-pounders and after-work sippers. John Roden?


SIGHTS
DENVER ART MUSEUM
100 W 14th Avenue - Denver - 720-865-5000

Denver Art Museum is highly regarded for its collection of Native American art, which includes over 16,000 pieces from more than 100 tribes across the US. The seven-story contemporary building also houses impressive displays of Pre-Columbian and Central American art and textiles, a fascinating Asian collection, and a fine assortment of modern American and European paintings.

RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATER
2605 Red Rocks Park Road - Morrison - 303-697-5968

Truly unique to the area, Red Rocks combines natural geological wonders with a stellar concert and event schedule. Come during the day for the best view of the red sandstone formations, over 250 million years old and 300 feet high. A moderate 1.4-mile trail loops around the area for the best views. Return in the evening to experience acoustic perfection as some of the biggest stars in music take the stage. A summer film series provides a change of pace when two bands perform before the screening of a classic movie.

DENVER ZOO
2300 Steele Street - City Park - Denver - 303-376-4800

The Denver Zoo, as it currently exists, arose from humble beginnings the gift, in 1896, of a young black bear to the mayor. From this small start, the zoo has mushroomed into an 80-acre refuge housing approximately 4000 animals. Habitats that mimic in-the-wild conditions shelter animal residents, who include great cats, primates, reptiles, birds, elephants, fish, and no small number of endangered species.

DENVER MUSEUM OF NATURE AND SCIENCE
2001 Colorado Boulevard - Denver - 303-322-7009

This museum has the largest draw of any cultural exhibit in the region. Denver Museum of Natural History offers an exhilarating look at the history of life on planet earth and also provides an overview of the universe. Exhibits include an internal view of the human body, a gem mine, and the Hall of Ancient Peoples.


LIVE SPORTS
COLORADO ROCKIES
Coors Field - 303-ROCKIES

Major League Baseball - National League

DENVER BRONCOS
Invesco Field at Mile High - 303-433-7466

National Football League

DENVER NUGGETS
Pepsi Center - 303-405-1212

National Basketball Association

COLORADO AVALANCHE
Pepsi Center - 303-405-1212

National Hockey League

LIVE MUSIC
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