The Lobby and Epic Christmas Ornaments

Good Morning and Happy Wednesday, Humpday, and half way through the week day.

Before I get to normal Wednesday business, I want to share Zach and I’s fun holiday inspired date night that I previewed for you all last night.

The Lobby

Our night started at The Lobby, an “Inspired American Grill” in downtown Denver that Zach had been wanting to try.

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Our first thought when we walked up was that we need to return when the weather is nice.  They have GREAT outdoor space that would be perfect as a beer patio.

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The inside was beautifully decorated and made up for the cold outside with it’s warmth.

Zach and I came with the intention to take advantage of their happy hour, so we stuck to three of their menus.  Fried, Fresh and Stewed (you get 20% off those three menus untl 630 PM! Not a bad deal).

We treated this Tapas style and just ordered a bunch of small plates to share.  We started with the empanadas

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braised chicken with pico and guajillo sauce.

Amazing.  These were tiny, but had the flakiest crust and most flavorful filling.

Then shared three plates as our “meal”

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SPINACH SALAD: pickled carrot, candied almond, and spiced yogurt dressing

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BEER SQUARED SOUP cheddar, Parmesan, munster, American, and 2 types of craft beers, tempura crispies

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Chicken wings with parmasan garlic crust. (ZACH’S FAVORITE)

Overall ALL the food was overwhelmingly impressive.  The place itself is beautiful, but I wasn’t sure what to expect for the food.

The waiter kept mentioned how the food was all made “in house” with quality ingredients, and if the taste and presentation is any indication of that, he wasn’t lying.  The food was spectacular in flavor, texture, heat and presentation.  I was very impressed and let me tell you, Zach and I WILL be back!

Epic Ornaments

After dinner, Zach and I headed over to another one of our favorite spots, Epic Brewing Company for an ornament making event they were hosting.

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For 10 dollars, you got a pint of your choice of beer, and unlimited access to fun beer-inspired stuff to fill your own glass ornament.

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The ornaments turned out surprisingly well and the event was a ton of fun!   How often can you even buy an ornament for 10 dollars anymore, let alone get a pint of delicious beer to go along with it?  AND the opportunity for a fun date night?  Win-win!

Zach and I got home around 830, exhausted but in the holiday spirit :).  I had busted out a quick run before out date night:

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And Zach had run major hills that afternoon, so between our 3 total runs, a little beer, and lots of good food, we were in a blissful happy sleepy state.

Question of the Morning:  Have you ever made your own ornament?