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Date Night in Downtown Denver

Clueless’s Cher meets Bridgerton’s Daphne meets…Emma at the DCPA. Jane Austen’s romantic and sharp comedy takes the stage in an irreverent, modern take on matchmaking, mischief, and marriage. Now this is date night material. While there is a plethora of restaurants in the downtown area near the Arts Complex, which ones are best suited for […]

Ginger Cocktails from the DCPA Restaurant Partners

Small but mighty, the Gingerbread Man – known to friends as Gingy – packs a punch in Shrek The Musical. One of the predominant flavors of gingerbread is, of course, ginger. We asked our restaurant partners to provide a few cocktails in honor of Gingy and his formidable personality. The Corner Office | Shrek’s Ginger […]

Denver’s Best Juke Joints

The term “juke joint” emerged from the African-American culture in the South, think a ramshackle blues bar in Mississippi in the 1940s. These were also called “barrelhouses” or “shotgun shacks” and they were places where you could listen and dance to music, drink, and maybe even gamble. Although it was all about live music back […]

Mouthwatering Mexican…or New Mexican…or Tex-Mex Spots in Denver

When growing up in a small town in rural Arkansas in the 1970s, access to extraordinary cuisine likely meant taking a six-hour road trip to Dallas. So when looking for Mexican food, yours truly had two options — Glasgow’s (a family-owned Tex-Mex dive) or Taco Tico (a fast food chain and the precursor to Taco […]

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A Feast Fit for a Queen

Mere mortals rarely enjoy the lavish, multi-course meals typical of royalty, but when the Broadway production of SIX announced its engagement in Denver, the DCPA’s restaurant partners got to work concocting mouth-watering dishes fit for…in this case…six queens. The following are their dishes to die for. 801 FISH 999 17th St., Denver 720-407-3474 Normally “towers” […]

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Enjoy a Spot of Tea in Denver

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen pairs well with tea. Afternoon tea, also called cream tea, is a thoroughly British tradition started by wealthy families in the 1840s. A lovely pot of tea accompanied by small bites and treats was served around 4pm, between lunch and dinner. Though the tradition of afternoon […]

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Downtown Dining Near the Arts Complex

A perfect evening must begin with dinner and drinks and end with a performance in the Arts Complex. Make a night out of your trip downtown, and don’t stress about parking or time-consuming travel when you visit one of these restaurants near the Arts Complex. Some of the restaurants listed below are preferred restaurant partners […]

Stanley Marketplace Restaurant Guide

At Stanley Marketplace, you’ll find some of the best food and beverages in Aurora. It is home to over 50 local businesses, many of which are restaurants, but there are also stores, specialty markets, fitness centers, and salons. It’s easy to spend an entire afternoon or evening at Stanley Marketplace. If you’re looking to grab […]

Denver’s Best Sandwich Shops

An evening of watching Clyde’s will surely leave you with a hankering for a good sandwich in Denver. Created in the 1700s in England by a hungry late-night gambler, the Earl of Sandwich, sandwiches have become a vehicle of taste and inventiveness for a variety of ingredients between two pieces of bread. Denver Sandwich History […]

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A History of American Sandwiches, Where to Sample in Denver

Clyde’s Sandwiches At Clyde’s, Lynn Nottage’s fictional diner, the motley kitchen crew dishes out fantastical sandwiches. You’ll crave the skirt steak with peach chutney on a cheddar biscuit. In other words, eating before attending a performance in the Kilstrom Theatre is recommended. Clyde’s serves plenty of classic sandwiches, too, like a tuna melt or grilled […]