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Caribou Ranch: Music central part of Nederland [Colorado] property’s future, owners say

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UPDATE 1/23/15
The legendary Caribou Ranch property, iconic for its place in music recording history, has sold for $32.5 million, according to public records.

Music producer Jim Guercio and his family sold the 1,600-acre property to Indian Peaks Holdings LLC, which just filed as an entity with the Colorado Secretary of State’s office last month.
Indian Peaks Holdings LLC — is part of the Walton family, descendents of the founders of Walmart more…

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Caribou Control Room
Caribou Control Room, as it was

As private valley lands on the sales block, Guercio family envisions preservation, possibilities

From The Daily Camera, Boulder, Colorado
By Alicia Wallace Camera Business Writer
POSTED: 08/03/2013 02:16:23 PM MDT | UPDATED: ABOUT A YEAR AGO

NEDERLAND — In its heyday during the 1970s and early ’80s, Caribou Ranch — tucked in a lush valley three miles north of this mountain town — was the “creative monastery” for some of the biggest names in the music business.

Songs such as “Philadelphia Freedom,” “Shining Star” and “New York State of Mind” were penned in Caribou’s cabins and on the ranch’s grounds.

More than 150 artists — including John Lennon, Michael Jackson and The Beach Boys — would record at Caribou’s state-of-the-art music studio before a fire silenced the barn-based recording operation on a cold day in March of ’85.

A quarter-century later, Caribou is on the brink of potentially the biggest change to come to the Peak to Peak Highway property since 1971, when James Guercio, a young and idealistic Chicago music producer, settled here to establish one of the first destination recording studios.

Efforts are underway to reopen the studio and vault Caribou to “Sundance” status read more…

There is an auction of The Caribou Ranch memorabilia this week in Denver. The following video tells all about it.

What: Caribou Ranch memorabilia auction
When: Saturday, January 24, 3 p.m.
Where: Denver Design Center East Building, 595 S. Broadway, Denver

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National Western Stock Show

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First Published on: Jan 11, 2015 @ 19:28

The National Western Stock Show
PHOTO COURTESY OF NW VOLUNTEER PHOTOGRAPHER, HANS WATSON

The National Western Stock Show is held every January at the National Western Complex in Denver, Colorado. Wikipedia
Address: 4655 Humboldt Street, Denver, CO 80216

Opens January 10, 2015 and runs for 15 days.

“The National Western Stock Show takes place during the month of January in Denver, Colorado. The 16-day show serves as an entertainment arena, hosting one of the world’s richest regular season professional rodeos, the “Super Bowl” of Livestock Shows, nationally recognized Horse Shows and Colorado’s largest Western Trade Show.” Read more from The National Western Stock Show’s website

Phone numbers
303-296-NWSS
303-296-6977
303-292-1708

Address
National Western
4655 Humboldt St.
Denver, CO 80216

Purchase tickets for The National Western Stock Show

Tickets for the 2015 National Western Stock Show go on sale Now.
The National Western Stock Show Official Website

Isle Casino in Black Hawk, CO is doing an All-You-Can-Eat-All-Day-Long Feast at Calypsos Buffet

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Crab legs at The Isle Casinos Calypsos Buffet
Crab legs at The Isle Casino's Calypsos Buffet

Post by William Carbone
LasVegasBuffetClub.Com

Isle Casino Hotel Black Hawk
401 Main Street
PO Box 777
Black Hawk, CO 80422
1-800-THE-ISLE

Just like the big boys, Black Hawk’s Isle Casino is doing an All-You-Can-Eat-All-Day-Long Buffet:
All Day Buffet Special Monday – Thursday Eat as often as you like morning, noon and night. $29.98*
All Day Buffet Special Friday – Sunday Eat as often as you like morning, noon and night. $34.98* Continue reading

EDDIE BOHN’S EMPIRE ON WEST COLFAX: THE PIG‘N WHISTLE

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The Pig'N Whistle
The Pig 'N Whistle

THE PIG‘N WHISTLE
4801 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, Colorado
(Former address of THE PIG‘N WHISTLE)

In the 80s I had the good-fortune of being able to travel around the Southwest and Mexico in a small motorhome. Every so often, maybe once a week, I’d check into a cheap motel to do laundry, take a long hot-bath, have a good dinner, then relax watching HBO or such on the tube. Continue reading

Las Brisas Restaurant in Greenwood Village, CO

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Las Brisas Restaurant
6787 S Clinton St.
Greenwood Village, CO 80112

Some of the classiest restaurants in the West are the “English” Steakhouses in Palm Springs, CA. Nothing about Denver resembles Palm Springs, although Denver has some (Denver) classy restaurants. Denver also has some classy, Mexican restaurants, such as La Loma in North Denver and Las Brisas south of Denver. I’m not saying that Las Brisas Mexican restaurant – off I-25 and Arapahoe Road – is the classiest Mexican restaurant in the Denver area, but it certainly ranks way up there. I’ve referred to the restaurant as gourmet Mexican.

In a shopping mall across a parking lot from Target, Las Brisas exterior is fairly nondescript; inside, there are two main dining areas. The first is a light, bright space with a white/beige color scheme offering a small turtle pond with a shimmering waterfall, lots of plants and of course turtles.

Las Brisas' Turtle Pond
Las Brisas' Turtle Pond

The other room is steakhouse-dark with dark-woods and a circular, enclosed fireplace with a couple of feet of sand around it – with a few sea-shells to boot.

Las Brisas' Fireplace
Las Brisas' Fireplace

Fireplace sand at Las Brisas
Fireplace sand at Las Brisas

[The above images are deceiving; the fireplace is only around three or four-feet in diameter.

I’d grab a cozy, corner booth in the “Fireplace Room,” this room is perfectly lit.

Just off the main entrance there is a full bar/lounge with bar-stools, tables and several booths. Happy Hours rule here with an everyday (3:00 to 7:00) Happy Hour with reduced drinks and 1/2 price apps. The excellent, Happy Hour LB Margarita is around $5.50. Full menu ordering is available in the bar.

Speaking of the menu, it’s traditional Mexican with a modern twist. For instance, there’s the traditional: PLATO DE COMBINATION (13.95) “A combination of taco, enchilada,[sic] and burrito with choice of Chicken, Beef, or Pork. Topped[sic] with green chili, cheese,[sic] and enchilada sauce” and the not-so traditional: VEGETABLE FAJITA WITH GRILLED PORTOBELLO MUSHROOMS (13.95) “Onions, bell peppers, and topped with a Portobello mushroom. Served in a hot skillet with warm tortillas, lettuce, cheese, olives, pico de gallo, sour cream, and guacamole. With black beans & veggies.”

Burritos, rellenos, tacos, chimichangas etc. (9.00 to 12.00) are on the menu as well as: chicken, pastas, Prime Rib, lamb, salmon and vegetarian specials. View Las Brisas’ complete menu here

We’ve been in attendance twice now; the first time we enjoyed the VEGETABLE FAJITA WITH GRILLED PORTOBELLO MUSHROOMS; last night we shared the COMBINATION RANCHERA (13.00) “A combination of beef, chicken, and cheese enchiladas made with corn tortillas topped with ranchera sauce, scallions, olives, tomatoes, and sour cream (below.)” Both of these dishes were swell, good enough to bring us back for more. The ranchera/enchilada sauce is superb.

Las Brisas' Enchiladas
COMBINATION RANCHERA

Las Brisas’ Official Website

GB Fish & Chips: In Cod They Trust

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GB Fish and Chips
GB Fish and Chips

GB Fish & Chips
5325 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80220 ‎

The fourth location for GB Fish & Chips is in the old Park Hill hood, on East Colfax. This is the former home of package-liquor store, Continental Liquors.

GB Fish & Chips is a English-style fish & chips restaurant with football (soccer) on the TV, soccer jerseys on the walls (Broadway location,) wooden picnic tables, beer and wine?, and for sure, Fish & Chips ($6.50 – Just Fish to $15.10 – Full Meal.) Also on the menu, they offer: Bangers (Al La Carte, $5.95 – Meal, $8.45,) Shepherd’s Pie ($6.95 – $9.45,) Pork Pie ($4.15 – $6.65,) Pasties ($6.50 – $9.00,) Sides (Chips, Beans, Slaw, Potato Chips $1.50) and Soup (Clam Chowder $3.95 – $5.95.)

Back to the Swimmers, battered and deep fried: Cod, Tilapia, Prawns, Oysters, Squid, Scallops and Combinations: Half (Just Fish $5.50 to $7.65,) Half Meal ($8.00 to $10.15,) Full (Just Fish $9.95 to $14.25,) and Full (Meal $12.45 to $16.76.)

View the complete menu on GB Fish and Chips Official Website

Wine/Beer/Specials – Sides/Soups/Kids Meals – Street parking on Colfax

Different location, same good English fare.

Other locations in Denver area: Washington Park, Sloan’s Lake and South Broadway

La Loma Mexican Restaurant in Denver

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La Loma
La Loma

La Loma Mexican Restaurant
2527 West 26th Avenue
Denver, CO 80211-4804
(303) 433-8300

La Loma is the Real-Deal traditional, Mexican restaurant in an old house (1887) in the *”old neighborhood.”

“La Loma is located in a distinctive Denver home that was constructed in 1887. The home accommodates a Cantina with a large fireplace, and three unique dining rooms – The Colonial Room, The Victorian Room and The Galleria are a blend of early American and Southwestern Cultures.” [Excerpt is from La Loma’s website]

The Old House is an island of tranquility and class in an old North Denver neighborhood. Dark woods/beams, exposed brick, cozy booths, and an antique, (working) taco machine provide the background for this above average Mexican restaurant.

Several dining areas including the main dining room, with booths and tables underneath a high beamed-ceiling of rich dark woods that invite the eye to explore the nooks and crevices, and a couple of ceilings fans. There are booths and tables as well as a dozen bar stools in the lounge area; there’s a gorgeous patio with a half-wall of old vines, with dining tables, and there’s another dining room up a few stairs I have not had the pleasure of visiting – next time.

The food is fairly traditional Mexican fare serving the standards such as: tacos, burritos, fajitas, enchiladas, chimichangas, and combinations, as well as seafood, steaks, soups, salads and more. Access La Loma’s Full Menu here.

The place is all class with an attentive, friendly staff. The clientele is varied with a large number of young, affluent, good-looking Margarita aficionados. Seriously, some very attractive young ladies have been spotted – every time this writer has been there. I have to be on the lookout so that I can report accurately.

The chips “of” the Chips and Salsa are the lightest I’ve ever had, thin and not the least bit greasy. The Margaritas are served in small, medium and large sizes, with a variety of flavors and tequilas. FYI – the small is big.

Of course there’s the full, well-stocked bar.
Hours: Sun – Thu/ 11am – 10pm – Fri – Sat/ 11am – 11pm
Happy Hour: Reduced drink prices and appetizers
Mon – Sat/ 2pm – 6pm

La Loma’s Official Website

*Hispanic neighborhood near – what used to be – Denver’s Little Italy.