Earlier this year, when I saw that a “contemporary farm-to-table Thai cuisine” restaurant was opening up nearby, I was hopeful but cautious. You see, in NYC, you can’t throw a rock down a street without hitting the door of some amazing Thai/Chinese/Vietnamese/Malaysian/Japanese/etc. joint. However, much to my shock and horror, in my short time here […]
5280‘s annual Denver’s 25 Best Restaurants list is a must-read for the city’s foodies. If you’re a newbie Denverite like me, you may have wondered while perusing this year’s list is — where the heck in Denver are all these restaurants? Since the online version of the article didn’t have a map, I created one […]
A few weeks ago I headed down to Mexico for a weekend getaway in Tulum. Immediately going into food discovery mode, I went on the hunt for the town’s most delicious eats. Here are my findings: Best-Kept Secret: This Amazing Little Hotel Restaurant In my opinion, this unassuming hotel restaurant is one of Tulum’s hidden gems. My meals at Villa […]
A pretty bold statement, I know. But that’s exactly how I felt after going on my first extended backpacking trip – a 14-day hike in the Wind River Wilderness Range in the western region of Wyoming in July of this year. It truly changed. my. life. This wasn’t just any backpacking adventure – it was a NOLS course. The National Outdoor […]
Last week I was devastated to hear that one of my favorite restaurants in Denver, Pop’s Place, closed down. I immediately felt a pit in my stomach. I had been working on a post waxing poetic about how much I loved the restaurant and now I wished that I had hunkered down and written the […]
My name is Laura. Welcome to New Denizen: a food and travel blog by a NYC girl living the Denver, CO life! I love sharing the details of my favorite eats and inspiring places to visit.