Amanda Krause 
Member since Apr 9, 2011

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Owner of the world known Open Door Vintage Clothing website and newest vintage clothing store in Old Colorado City. Bass player, Rush fan, Reggae music… More »

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    Best Of 2015: Neighborhood Bar: West

    Karaoke Bar

    It's hard to say if it's the food, drinks, service, weekly bar events or location that makes Thunder & Buttons the favorite west side bar. Regardless, when a bar goes balls-out and constantly strives for excellence, it pays off. If you're out for a geeky night of trivia or to watch any NFL game (especially, but not limited to, the Broncos), T&Bs is the west side go-to. And with four nights a week of A-game karaoke, you gotta know that — screw America and Britain — Colorado's got talent. — Carrie Simison

    Best Of 2015: Wait Staff

    Local radio station RXP partners with Thunder & Buttons on many events because of great food and drinks and its comfortable atmosphere, and DJ Nomi says the employees play an essential part in that. She said, "They make you feel comfortable and like you're a regular, even if it's your first time there!" Whether it's Brandon, Lindsay, Katie, Nina, Chelsea, Kirsten or any of the others, you can tell the employees love where they are, and that's what makes this local establishment feel like your establishment. — Carrie Simison

    Best Of 2015: Vintage/Secondhand Clothing Store

    Best Of 2015: Place to Buy Vintage Video Games

    A few years ago, local business entrepreneur, musical savant and former Indy columnist Adam Leech was worried when Colorado College refused to renew the lease on his downtown location. These days, it's looking like the school did him a favor. Moving to the west side has given him the kind of space he needed to properly showcase a retail playpen filled with vintage clothing, rare vinyl, old-school video games, Six Million Dollar Man dolls, and REAL Star Wars (emphasis his) collectibles. "We have doubled the selection of clothing, tripled the vinyl, quadrupled the toys and games, quintupled the stickers and pins," he says. "You don't even want to know what we sextupled." Still, Leech's underlying philosophy remains constant. "It's the grown-up Leechpit, for grown-ups who don't want to grow up." — Bill Forman

    Best Of 2015: Caribbean

    It's hard to imagine how anyone could improve upon the comforting goodness of pasta, but Rasta Pasta does the job in spades, fusing Caribbean spices with traditional Italian sauces and cheeses. Don't fret if you have a dietary restriction — gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options abound at this laid-back locale that also takes care of the carnivore set. Order extra garlic bread with your plates and be sure to add the curry dipping sauce, new this year. You won't be sorry. — Bridgett Harris

 

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