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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.

Cellphone Charger

When you’re traveling or on the go and you forgot your cellphone charger, this chargekey is right there to help. Available for android and iPhone. Probably on of the best most durable micro cellphone chargers available.


Best Snorkel 2014

Easybreath Snorkel

New snorkel design for 2014, unlike anything else you’ve probably tried. You can now breath naturally through both your mouth and nose without feeling stuffy. I doubt we’ll be seeing hardcore divers switching masks anytime soon, but for the casual snorkeler taking in the sights, this is definitely an interesting concept. Although after looking at the design and how it fits around ones nose, I can’t help but wonder if it doesn’t restrict your field of view a bit when looking around. If anyone gets to try one before I do, I want a full review! If it’s better than the ones I listed for 2013.. See my 2013 list, let me know.

Valenki Felt Boots- That’s Russian for warm!

Valenki 1


Valenki Style Boots

Valenki Felt Boots

Felt Boots

Valenki Felt Boots

Valenki Felt boots are synonymous with Russia, and Winter, and staying warm. Eskimos and Canadians have there Muklucks, which I’ve previously wrote about, but not to be outdone, the Russians have their Valenki’s. Valenki boots are supposed to be based off of the boots worn by Asian Nomads 1500 years ago, so there is plenty of history to go with these boots.  If you’re interested in the full run down, check out this “Russiapedia” post. Or if you’d like to see how they’re made check out this article by yahoo on a factory in Belarus Like all things Russian, when it comes to staying warm or making boots, they’re pretty serious about it, and they don’t look too bad either. Lastly, according to one source, due to the electrostatic energy that’s built up by walking in wool boots barefoot, they’re supposed to help the circulation in your feet, and maybe even help with hangovers according to Peter the Great! I’m not sure about all that, but it can’t hurt to try them.