weirdly wonderful.

summer seems to bring out the crazy of this wonderful city. this article highlights some of the most outrageous, cooky, off the wall happenings the mile high city has to offer!

one thing i’m most looking forward to being a part of? one of the weekly denver cruiser rides! these crazy, costumed rides around downtown denver are apparently a HUGE hit and have been since they started in denver a number of years ago. after having stopped at a few key locations around the city, the ride ends with a circle of death – a small but intense round about of crazy bikers. rumor has it the craziest of bikers even dare to circle against the normal flow of traffic.. i think i’ll have to see the madness to believe it myself.

how about a trip to the county fair? who doesn’t love pie eating competitions, robot wars, paper airplane competitions, skits from casa bonita, speed texting competitions, food trucks and oh i cannot even imagine how much more! sunday of the fair is titled ‘viva denver’ and it’s ‘celebrando la diversidad de denver’, HOW AWESOME! some events on sunday include: dora the explorer, a sopapillas toss, a quinceañera pagent, pin the tail on the burro, and a sugar skull making workshop. the entire lineup for this event (taking place august 10-12) is not for the faint of heart. so put on your overalls, prepare your best chicken dance and get ready for some good, old fashioned fun. i’m going, hope to see you there!

and don’t forget, the cherry creek arts festival is taking place this weekend – be there or be square!

have a great weekend, denver!

heat wave? ice cream cures that.

friday, june 22nd: 100° F

saturday, june 23rd: 102°F

sunday, june 24th : 101°F

it’s been a little warm here in denver this past week. and by a little warm i mean scorching. what better way to eradicate the heat that a trip to the infamous little man ice cream shop in the highland neighborhood of denver.

their brandied peach sorbet is to die for. a good friend of mine, gergana, had the lemon-lime sorbet; the perfect tart ice cold treat for a day like yesterday!

for only $1.99, the little man kiddie scoop was the perfect amount of peach perfection to whisk away at least some of yesterday’s perspiration. and what’s even better about little man? locally sourced, seasonal, and organic ingredients combined in small batches to produce some of the best ice cream, gelato, and sorbet around.

if you’re in denver this summer, i highly recommend a trip! it’s even accessible by footbridge from the end of the 16th street mall!

stay cool, denver!