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Below is my personal list of places to eat, and things to do.

Unser Racing – fast go-karts, ping pong tables, pool tables, mini-bowling, food and bar.

Punch Bowl Social –  BOWLING |  DARTS | BILLIARDS | MARBLES | PING PONG | SHUFFLE BOARD | VINTAGE ARCADE GAMES.. Lot’s of food and Drinks (Tender Belly Pork Shoulder Frito® Pie) this was awesome!!

Blitz Paintball – Erie Colorado is not too far from Denver, Which is where this field is located.

Aviation Extreme – Flight simulator that allows you and up to 5 of your friends to go head to head in air combat with their simulator.

The Source –  An artisan food market. I love the coffee here. I think I’ve had the best Cheeseburger in Denver here at the Acorn. Oh and if you stop my make sure to try the chocolate cake(moelleux au chocolat) at Babettes.

Elvis Cinemas – Cheap 3 dollar movies that haven’t hit dvd but aren’t in the regular movie theater.

The Fresh Fish Co – This place is pretty straight forward, if you like fish and need a break from sushi, then this is the place in Colorado. It’s previously been voted best seafood in Denver 4 years in a row back in 2008 – 2011.

The Cajun Asian – Crawfish, shrimp, crab and lobster.. if you like cajun and asian food then this if the place to go. I’ve tried Yabby Hut, and the Crawling crab, but I like this place better, especially their frog legs and dynamite mussels.

Voodoo Doughnut – Best doughnuts in Denver nuff said. Krispy Kreme, Dunkin, and Winchells don’t have jack on this place. try it… I dare you!

Cliff Jumping – Paradise cove is the spot in the summer, this isn’t exactly near Denver, but I thought I’d mention it since it’s almost summer.

Chowder Room – The Chowder room has some awesome Chowder and a great atmosphere.

Cholon – Absolutely you have to try the pork belly buns, and the Soup Dumplings, you can try the rest of the menu but get ready to shell out the big bucks.

Miyako Ra-men – Uncle ramen? Domo? Nah.. So far I haven’t had a better Ramen bowl than at Miyako Ra-men.

Vincenza’s –  Great Italian bakery and pasta

Los Cabos – Best Peruvian in Denver. The Lomo Saltado, and the Ceviche are my favorite.


Every time I go somewhere new and try something I personally would vouch for, I’ll update this list of Fun things to do on Denver 


Best Vietnamese coffee

Anyone who loves pho, probably has tried Vietnamese coffee as well, and can vouch for how good it is. I was just reading about Norwegian coffee and how to make it when it reminded me of how much I like Vietnamese coffee.

As I get older I’ve started to like my coffee more and more just black, but I still love it all dressed up too. So Monday through friday I tend to just drink plain coffee out of a french press, but on the weekends I look forward to something a little more special, which this definitely is.

Oh and just an extra tip that I’ll share with y’all, Nutella and a little sweetened condensed milk makes a great combo.

Best Fall Hike Colorado – Maroon Bells Hike

Maroon Bells Photo take September 19, 2013 by Jeremy Swanson


Maroon Bells Hike/ Crater Lake. Well that’s what everybody says about this place on TripAdvisor. This is on my bucket list for 2014, so hopefully I can get this knocked out, and get a real update before it gets too late or cold in the season.

If anyone else has been here recently let me know what you thought.

Best Empanadas in Denver- Maria Empanada

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I recently had the good fortune of running across the best empanada bakery in Denver which is Maria Empanada. I’ve previously had the empanadas at Buenos Aires Pizzeria and I can tell you hands down this place absolutely blows them out of the water in regards to atmosphere as well as taste.

After I tried half a dozen of the different options as well as some of their freshly squeezed oranges I was in heaven. The next day at work I was literally daydreaming about which option to get next time or whether to just get the same thing since it was so good.

I am definitely looking forward to my next couple of trips back to Maria Empanada‘s, I still need to try the coffee as well as the tartas, and tortillas. So if you ever are looking for the best place for lunch near wash park check this place out!

1298 South Broadway Avenue, Denver, CO 80210 | 303-934-2221