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    Going to be in Denver this week and looking for good restaurants in the downtown area (I think my hotel is on Sherman St). We're going to be in a group, so a place that is amenable to large parties would be a plus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Non Sequitur View Post
    Going to be in Denver this week and looking for good restaurants in the downtown area (I think my hotel is on Sherman St). We're going to be in a group, so a place that is amenable to large parties would be a plus.
    Osteria Marco or Rioja down in Larimer Square are both good. Although the service was a bit iffy at OM last time I went there.

    Root Down in Highlands (just west of downtown) is interesting if a little bit on the crunchy side.

    I always enjoyed Wyncoop Brewing in Lodo. Typical brewpub stuff, but always solid and consistent. Benny's, south of Downtown, was a favorite for Mexican.
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    Bump.

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    Denver has to have the largest concentration of people with guitars that think they can play and sing but can't.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    Denver has to have the largest concentration of people with guitars that think they can play and sing but can't.


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    I think austin is much worse. But at least atx has a fair few who can play and sing, I guess
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    I think austin is much worse. But at least atx has a fair few who can play and sing, I guess
    Sheesh. First the customs agents and now the musicians. You are supposed to return from your vacay rested and happy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    Denver has to have the largest concentration of people with guitars that think they can play and sing but can't.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    I'd like to nominate Portland.
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    I spent the weekend in Denver. Flew in on Thursday night for work. Worked all day Friday, caught dinner with a fellow CSer, and then hung out Saturday with my two best friends from high school. A few observations:

    1) the Rockies TV announcers are awful. Can't believe Rockies fans (lol) put up with that garbage. Actually, I can.

    2) If a denim shirt over jeans is a Canadian Tuxedo, then a plaid flannel shirt is a Denver Sweater. 25-30% of the population must wear those things. Women wear them. Men wear them. Women pull them out of their purse and put them on over their little black dress when it's cold. Waitresses keep them around their waist and when it gets chilly, they throw on the Denver Sweater. Haven't seen that much flannel since Pearl Jam hit the big time.

    3) Pretty decent food scene. I ate at two sushi restaurants, and both were very good. Denver Biscuit Co. is super trendy, but leaves me happy every time.

    4) Sports bar scene is legit. Blake street has some awesome bars with rooftop settings, and tons of TVs. I watched the entire BYU game at a rooftop bar, and it was great. Servers were very attractive, as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    I spent the weekend in Denver. Flew in on Thursday night for work. Worked all day Friday, caught dinner with a fellow CSer, and then hung out Saturday with my two best friends from high school. A few observations:

    1) the Rockies TV announcers are awful. Can't believe Rockies fans (lol) put up with that garbage. Actually, I can.

    2) If a denim shirt over jeans is a Canadian Tuxedo, then a plaid flannel shirt is a Denver Sweater. 25-30% of the population must wear those things. Women wear them. Men wear them. Women pull them out of their purse and put them on over their little black dress when it's cold. Waitresses keep them around their waist and when it gets chilly, they throw on the Denver Sweater. Haven't seen that much flannel since Pearl Jam hit the big time.

    3) Pretty decent food scene. I ate at two sushi restaurants, and both were very good. Denver Biscuit Co. is super trendy, but leaves me happy every time.

    4) Sports bar scene is legit. Blake street has some awesome bars with rooftop settings, and tons of TVs. I watched the entire BYU game at a rooftop bar, and it was great. Servers were very attractive, as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    So... what you're really saying.... is that you think this guy is attractive.

    Right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clackamascoug View Post
    So... what you're really saying.... is that you think this guy is attractive.

    Right?
    You don't?
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    I had a real good meal in Denver a couple of months ago. I will bookmark this thread and try to remember where it was.

    It was about two blocks from the Curtis Hotel, if that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clark Addison View Post
    I had a real good meal in Denver a couple of months ago. I will bookmark this thread and try to remember where it was.

    It was about two blocks from the Curtis Hotel, if that helps.
    Did it have attractive servers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    Did it have attractive servers?
    It was a male, but pretty sure he was a good looking dude.

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