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The Denver Blog

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Eric Peterson

As Urban Agriculture Sprouts in Denver, Here's Where to Eat It

Urban agriculture is poised to double its global output in the 2020s. The industry meshes hyperlocal production, sustainability and cutting-edge technology to grow and deliver the freshest possible produce to restaurants and consumers. In Denver, several farms are literally planting the seeds for…

Only in Denver: A Unique Monument Heats Up Cheeseburger Debate

At the northwest corner of Speer Boulevard and Alcott Street in Denver sits a monument to a fast-food milestone that allegedly took place here nearly a century ago. Erected by a local dairy association in 1987 in what is now a lily garden fronting a KeyBank branch, the monument honors the long-gone…

Denver Green Hotels, Bars, and Restaurants For Your Visit

When it comes to sustainable travel, few places do it better or greener than The Mile High City. Denver made National Geographic’s 2021 list of sustainable destinations, thanks to its support of solar power and bike lanes, as well as the city’s Certifiably Green Denver program. While businesses all…

Only in Denver: Colorado Liquor License No. 1

When a restaurant has been open for 30 years, it tends to have accumulated a lot of odd memorabilia and decor. And if you've been open for 130 years, the goods get even odder. Case in point: the Buckhorn Exchange. Open since 1893, the unassuming brick structure at the corner of 10th Avenue and Osage…

How to Eat Out While Giving Back in Denver

A number of civic-minded folks in Denver have started restaurants, breweries, ice cream parlors and coffee shops with a mission to give back to the community. At these special spots all over town, you can support meaningful causes while you dine. A Tasty Variety Every scoop, cup, dish or drink you…

Only in Denver: City Ditch, the 'Oldest Working Thing'

Back in the early 1860s, Denver was a dusty and desolate place. The South Platte River flowed through the heart of the then-boomtown, but there just wasn’t enough water in the right places. The Capitol Hydraulic Company tried to build a ditch that started near modern-day Bowles Avenue in Littleton…

Only in Denver: Arkins Promenade

Upwards of 30 feet above the ground, the gangway at Arkins Promenade is a portal to a different perspective on Denver. There's the downtown skyline a mile to the south, the Rockies to the west and cranes dotting the River North Art District (RiNo) to the east. Cars line up on the 38th Street bridge…

Only in Denver: FlyteCo Tower

Before Denver International Airport, Stapleton International Airport was Denver's hub for air travel from 1929 to 1995. The former airport is long gone, with the Central Park neighborhood sprouting in its place. But one remnant remains: The 12-story flight control tower. Now surrounded by housing…

Indoor Fun and Games in Denver

Between the ample sunshine and the easy access to hiking, biking and winter sports, Denver has earned its reputation as an outdoor lover’s paradise. But there’s also plenty of fun to be found indoors! From escape rooms and arcades to billiards, bowling and golf, we won’t blame you if you decide to…

Movies and TV Shows Filmed in Denver

Denver is ready for its close-up. The city is a natural for the silver screen with colorful cityscapes along with the Rocky Mountain backdrop. Here are some of Denver's screen credits from movies and TV shows. Documentaries From director Ben Makinen comes "JazzTown" (2021), a 92-minute documentary…