I always imagined if I ever visited Denver it would be for the hikes or the winter activities but I never thought it would be the food. I did a mileage run to Denver via Delta Airlines. I was hoping to be Delta Silver Medallion before my trip to Argentina so I can get bumped up, since Latam takes up to two weeks to credit miles I figured why not. I was looking for a flight just to get the qualifying miles and then found a ticket to Denver.
I had no reason to be in Denver, had no plans, and figured I’d just wing it. I landed shortly after 2:00 a.m. due to the horrible summer air traffic control and airlines are having. It then took me 7 tries and a little luck to get to the city. Ubers cancelled that late due to the distance I presume so I caught a Lyft.
I got to the Four Seasons, checked in, and had the only nap. I woke up later that afternoon and having missed breakfast I hit the trail for some food.n I ended up at What the Pho. I’d had Vietnamese food in Australia a few years back and I was looking for that same heartwarming feeling with a bowl of Pho. Although I didn’t like it as much as I thought I would, it’s still a decent option for meals under $20 in the city.
I walked around town, the convention center, the park, and everything within the area. Before I knew it, it was dinner time. Dinner was at the Office. They sell excellent food and they have quirky menu items, my favorite being the drink called “This Could Have Been an E-mail”. The menu is packed with great bites but my first pick will always the the ribs. They’re soft, tasty, and pack an incredible punch.
Day two saw a mix of classics and some southern flare. the classic mix was breakfast at Sam’s No.3, an old-school dinner that screams American 1950 but the food is worth the trip. I had chicken and waffles and a mango smoothie. I later visited an outdoor festival and concert to kill time. As it got dark I found my way to Tomayo. I swear, this was the best Mexican food I’d had since being in Mexico City. Everything was fresh and done right. I’d put this restaurant at the top of my to-do list when in the city.
I couldn’t leave Denver without trying the food at the Four Seasons so I started my final day with a fruit salad from room service. I worked remotely that day and skipped lunch before ultimately heading to the lobby for dinner. I had a mix of sushi and sliders with a lemonade.
I would have loved to do more things in Denver but this was a relaxed trip and no donut won’t be my last. Until next time, feel free to load up on suggestions on things I should try for my next visit.
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