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The Mercantile Wows with Simplicity

Making dinner reservations was never really my thing when I lived in New York City. The idea of trying to figure out what I would feel like eating several days in advance seemed pretty unreasonable.  What if thought I wanted vegan comfort food next Friday, but when that day came around, I actually felt like eating soup dumplings in Chinatown?!?! […]

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How I Learned to Love Wearing Patagonia

Living in NYC, the idea of wearing head-to-toe Patagonia never once crossed my mind. I was familiar with Patagonia, having owned a few base layer items to keep me warm during the brutal New York winters, but when I moved to Denver, locals told me wearing “Patagucci” would become a way of life. I chuckled […]

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Fantastic No-Frills Japanese Food at Sakura House

UPDATED 12/22/2019: Added details of Paikou Ramen and new photos UPDATED 2/12/2018: Adjusted Best Ramen in Denver ranking I’m a firm believer that everyone needs a neighborhood joint that they can rely on for a solid, affordable weekday dinner. As soon as I stepped into Sakura House, I felt my search was over. Location and Decor Located in […]

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Brunch at Wooden Spoon Cafe and Bakery

Ever since reading Anthony Bourdain’s food industry tell-all, Kitchen Confidential, it’s difficult to eat brunch without feeling like you’re getting ripped off or having a sub-par dining experience. It’s with that in mind that I normally reserve my weekend morning-ish meals to making something at home.  However, this weekend Stanton and I were looking to kill some time […]

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Vegetarian Burgers + Beers at Royal

UPDATED 12/31/2019: Royal Burger is now closed. Last Sunday we hopped on our bikes and did some neighborhood exploration, riding northwest to Berkeley. I’d read that Tennyson Street was a popular destination for Denver foodies, housing a number of primo restaurants and eateries (a few that caught my eye — the upscale Greek diner Axios Estiatorio and the biscuit/bar/pizza joint […]