Ian Kleinman, owner of the Inventing Room, a “food entertainment company”, specializes in molecular gastronomy. If you’ve ever seen “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” you know that the “Inventing Room” was the name for the space where Wonka, came up with ideas like a chewing gum that tasted like a four-course meal. More wacky than that, Ian and Melissa Kleinman’s Inventing Room is a truly unique catering company in southwest Denver that brings together fun, delicious food, and culinary entertainment. Watch your food and drinks being made right in front of your disbelieving eyes.
Chef Ian Kleinman wears protective goggles as he shows off the foam he created using liquid nitrogen, at -321 degrees. (Cyrus McCrimmon, The Denver Post) Continue reading
Denver, the iconic mile-high city of the Rocky Mountains, has been experiencing near record level warm temperatures for this time of year. While a pounding snowstorm has swept across northern Midwestern states, dumping enough snow to collapse the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Denver and the Front Range have been experiencing mild and dry weather; warm enough to ride a bike to work.
Normal December day time high temperatures for the area are around 44 degrees. Lately temps for Denver have hovered at a balmy 60 degrees. The record high, set in 1921, was 72 degrees. Continue reading
The 2010 Loveland Turkey Trot will be at 8:30 a.m., Nov. 25, at McKee Medical Center, 2000 Boise Ave. This annual 5K race is open to participants of all ages and abilities. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate.
The course follows a loop along the bike path near the medical center. It starts on Hoffman Drive, north of the hospital and goes through the neighborhood to Boyd Lake Road, and onto the bike path at Boyd Lake. The bike path ends at 18th Street, where the route heads back to the hospital.
Awards will be presented to the top-three finishers in each age group and to the top overall and masters runners.
Advanced registration is $25 for adults and $13 for children 12 years and younger. Day-of-registration is $30 for adults and $15 for children 12 years and younger. All proceeds benefit the Stepping Stones Adult Day Care Program at McKee.
To register, visit www.active.com.
About 45-50 min. down the hill from Estes Park is the wonderful town of Fort Collins, CO. Take Hwy. 34 East (a gorgeous drive alongside the river), make a left in Loveland onto Hwy. 287 and go north a bit. Make your way straight into the Old Town Square, rated one of the 2010 Dozen Distinctive Destinations by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
May is the month for American Craft Beer Week, (15 – 23) providing a perfect reason to visit one of Colorado’s finest breweries that is just a short day trip down the hill from Estes Park; the Oskar Blues Brewery in Lyons. In April, 2010 GQ Magazine’s article titled “50 Beers to Try Before You Die”, Oskar Blues Brewery was honored with two of their varieties on the list! A classic American style brew, “Dale’s Pale Ale” and “Old Chub”, a malty, Scottish-style ale. Continue reading
The newest arrival to the Denver Zoo’s Northern Shores exhibit is a handicapped male sea lion pup named Bismarck. He was rescued by the Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC) on a pier in Newport Beach, California. Bismarck did not have back flippers and weighed just 24 lbs when he was found, less than 1/2 the weight of what a 6 – 8 mo. old sea lion should weigh. Continue reading
If you can’t make it up to Estes Park right now, you can enjoy numerous free events all around the state. Colorado offers something free, fun and interesting for everyone in the family. Here is a short list of some of the most popular events or shows around the state. Continue reading
With economic hardship taking its toll around the nation, the concept of a “staycation” and/or a mini-vacation vs. a traditional vacation loaded with expensive airfares, car rentals, and accommodations looks very appealing to most families and travelers. Continue reading