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Best Of 2013: Natural Foods Store
In the constant battle to provide the best green chili around, Western Omelette consistently dishes out award-worthy stuff. Try it for breakfast over the breakfast chimichanga, or pace yourself and go with the club burger for lunch. Either way you can't lose, especially with the friendly service and pro-wallet prices.
Camp Guide 2011
Venetucci Farm Summer Programs
Venetucci Farm offers two, week-long day programs for girls and boys entering grades 3 to 7, filled with farm experiences like collecting eggs, feeding chickens, grooming a horse, slopping pigs, exploring wetlands, planting seeds, watering and weeding, and maybe even harvesting tasty garden snacks. Children learn about both the domestic and wild animals that make Venetucci Farm their home.
389-1251 ext. 112, ppcf.org/summerprogramsforkids
Bites 2013: Rouladen
Think about a Middle Eastern dolma, but instead of grape leaves, thin cuts of frozen beef wrap around more chopped beef and bacon slices seasoned in spices and mustard. Pickle and onion provide a tangy, piquant edge, as does vinegary red cabbage on the plate, which is skimmed with a small lake of thin gravy. ($14.50 includes soup and salad)
You'd never expect the food to be what it is in this German restaurant, which is stuck in an outdated strip mall off the beaten path. Alpine booths set the stage for a meal that is as delicious as it is reasonably priced. Two tasty choices: rouladen and the pork schnitzel.
Best Of 2013: National Chain Coffee House
Insider Guide 2010
You don't have to go all the way to Coors Field for great baseball. Take you and yours out to the ballgame for as little as $5. The Rockies' Triple-A affiliate opens its 2010 season at home April 16, and there's sure to be some serious future talent playing in our back yard this year.
Camp Guide 2011
This Mennonite overnight camp is open to those entering grades 3 to 12. Family camps also are available. Activities include nature study, arts and crafts, hiking and volleyball, to be enjoyed while encouraging holistic Christian growth. Scholarships are available.
Best Of 2013: Neighborhood Restaurant: North
Best Of 2013: Mexican
You don't expect much in the way of fresh food at your average Mexican/Tex-Mex/Whathaveyou joint. But Salsa Brava is different. Both locations offer what they call a "Clean Cooked" menu, which one employee says is "our version of the Paleo diet." He explains that as cooks prepare dishes like a vegan portobello mushroom fajita wrap, they make sure to remove leftover oils and sprays used from the rest of the menu, and eschew any kind of processed foods. Sounds like a great option for a lot of folks, and celiacs will appreciate the gluten-free menu. But as for me, I'm sticking with their good old chimichanga. — Edie Adelstein
Also with a Highlands Ranch location, Salsa Brava is the Rocky Mountain Restaurant Group's Tex-Mex face, more upscale than most with great service. Also: good weekday happy hour deals, $5 margarita Mondays (4 p.m. to close), a gluten-free menu, excellent house salsas and much more.
Insider Guide 2010
If you'd love being suspended 1,000 feet above the Arkansas River, or traveling its length in a cable-supported aerial tram, or squishing the heads of the rafters below — and you've got an extra $24 per person ($19 for children) — have I got a suspension bridge for you.