In Denver This Week February 17th-23rd, 2017

In Denver This Week February 17th-23rd, 2017

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What’s worth knowing in Denver this week February 17th-23rd, 2017? Denver neighborhoods making national news and strategizing for Denver Restaurant Week. Plus a few more things…

Is this seriously February? It’s hard to tell here in Denver where, as I type this (on Thursday), it’s in the 70s. Apparently we’re breaking records.

Recovering from a tough Valentine’s Day date? Local writers created a way for you to memorialize dating horror stories online, which might be the catharsis you need. Or at least get a few laughs.

Colorado nonprofit, and my former second home for many years, Downtown Colorado, Inc. is asking you to show your love for Colorado by submitting your Crushing on Colorado photos “celebrating the people, places and objects that make Colorado a wonderful place to live.”

About 15 years ago I would’ve thought it was really cool that a bill to let Colorado bars stay open past 2am just passed in the House. Now I can’t understand why you wouldn’t just want to go home to bed.

More than a little confusing… the Montbello neighborhood was recently named the fastest growing suburb in the U.S., despite being located within the city of Denver. More than a little depressing…Denver’s Globeville neighborhood has been named the nation’s most polluted.

Congress Park welcomed the opening of Sweet Cooie’s Ice Cream and Confectionary this week. Owner Paul Tamburello is also behind a little shop called Little Man Ice Cream…perhaps you’ve heard of it? (For those who truly haven’t…four words: Salted Oreo ice cream.)

A second Logan House Coffee is coming to RiNo.

Rosehouse recently filled the South Broadway vacancy left by the beloved Ironwood. The new shop owner is also behind the successful local beauty company R.L. Linden, and was apparently handpicked to carry on the original store’s mission. A little further down the street…I truly can’t say enough about Hope Tank, the fantastic gift shop that donates a percent of each sale to various local nonprofitsAnd, while we’re on South Broadway…have you found the new bike lanes to be confusing? Seems many nearby local businesses aren’t thrilled.

Four of the James Beard semi-finalists come from some of Colorado’s favorite restaurants.

Denverites continue to do what they can to show kindness and support to those most in need of it right now. Many local restaurants closed in support of a Day Without Immigrants yesterday.  And, if you drive through the Park Hill neighborhood right now, you’ll notice the multitude of welcoming Hate Has No Home Here signs in the yards and neighborhood businesses, thanks to the local nonprofit who printed and distributed them.

Denver Business Journal announced a new small business award for local companies 3 years or younger that are making a big impact.

Do you care that the Rockies’ new uniform is a slightly lighter shade of purple?

Two of my favorite things, books and local, mash up in the read local movement where online community Hometown Reads showcases Denver’s literary scene. (And here are my picks for seven more must-reads for Coloradans. )

The Preservery’s sous chef will compete on the Food Network’s Chopped next Tuesday. And Spike TV’s Bar Rescue will try to save Englewood’s State Pub.

Have you plotted your Denver Restaurant Week strategy yet? Here are tips on the best deals and meals.

What are you up to this 3-day weekend? A few fun options…Ball for All: A Roaring Mardi Gras, Bumblebee Jamoboree at Denver Botanic Gardens, and Colorado Proud Roll (roller skating to those of us not in the know). Plus more things to do with the kids, and plan the rest of your February here.

Enjoy the holiday weekend!

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