Michael

Denver

Local Guru
Previously lived in:

Boulder, Durango

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About me:

Growing up in a small mountain town where nobody got away with much of anything inevitably led me to yearn for broader horizons and the anonymity of big cities.

That said, I passed much of my youth rafting Utah's canyons, scaling Colorado's peaks and exploring California's forests. Thus my home will always be the wilderness of the American West.

Academically, I pursued these curiosities by studying architecture, landscape architecture and urban design. Read more

My passions are:

  • Design
  • Arts

In my city I have great tips for:

  • Restaurants & food
  • Bars & nightlife

My idea of a great trip is: Arriving somewhere unfamiliar and quickly befriending a stranger who invites me to his or her grandmother's house for a home-cooked meal, over which we discuss the place's history, current circumstances and our characteristic similarities and differences. To digest, after some bathtub liquor, we'd stroll the backstreets pondering oddities and unexpected architectures.

I love my city because: Colorado is (at least in spirit) the bohemian love child of Brussels and Amsterdam, further blessed by the spectacular Rocky Mountains, a contagiously friendly population and ample Mexican food. Denver, the state's capital, boasts one of the nation's most innovative craft beer industries, the first-ever fully legal recreational marijuana dispensaries and a diverse array of eateries, bars and cultural venues all patroned by an active class of creative, outdoor-adventuring entrepreneurs; not to mention 250 days a year of brilliant Colorado sun! Frankly, there's something here for everyone.

I have travelled to: Rwanda, Mexico, Costa Rica, The Bahamas, Thailand, Ecuador, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Germany, Austria, England, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzgovina, the Czech Republic, Poland, Albania, Denmark and some 15 or so of the United States.

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Denver Cruiser Ride

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Elitch Gardens

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Dot's Diner

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Coors Field

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The Bitter Bar

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Cafe Mexicali

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High Times Cannabis Cup

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Fillmore Auditorium

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Efrains II Mexican Food Restaurant

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Museo De Las Americas

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Fiske Planetarium and Science Center

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Flatirons

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Jerusalem Restaurant

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Great Divide Brewery

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Boulder Reservoir & Park

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Star Bar

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Chautauqua Park

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Pho Duy

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Ogden Theatre

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Eben G. Fine Park

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Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret

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Denver Zombie Crawl

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Beta Nightclub

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Hops & Pie

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Bear Peak

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REI

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Park Burger

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City, O' City

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Boulder Baked

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Atomic Cowboy

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Tamales by La Casita

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Green Russell

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Pure Medical Dispensary

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Cheba Hut Toasted Subs

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Boxcar @ The Source

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Mezcal

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Mount Sanitas

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Sherpa's Adventurers Restaurant & Bar

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Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom

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Black Eye Coffee Shop

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Cherry Creek Farmers Market

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The Mediterranean

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Bluebird Theater

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Punch Bowl Social

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Prost Brewing

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Valmont Bike Park

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Rueben's Burger Bistro

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Mayan Theatre

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Colorado Shakespeare Festival

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My Brother's Bar

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Sputnik

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Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs

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The Church

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Linger

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Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre

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Chubby's

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Dushanbe Teahouse

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Clyfford Still Museum

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First Friday Art Walk

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The Market

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Williams & Graham

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The Source

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Scott Carpenter Park

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Vine Street Pub & Brewery

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Panzano

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Tocabe

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Denver Diner

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Hi-Dive

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Denver Art Museum

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Museum Of Contemporary Art Denver

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Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey

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Bittersweet Artisinal Cuisine

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Illegal Pete's

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Famous Pizza

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Happy Leaf Kombucha

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Cheesman Park

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El Taco De Mexico

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World Famous Dark Horse Bar & Grill

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

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Voodoo Doughnut Mile High

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Tom's Diner

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Jax Fish House Denver

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The 1up - Colfax

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Jax Fish House Boulder

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Pete's Kitchen

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Denver Museum of Nature and Science

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TRVE Brewing Co.

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History Colorado Center

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Renegade Brewing Co.

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Larimer Lounge

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Denver Biscuit Company

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Falling Rock Tap House

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Snooze

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Little Man Ice Cream

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Slotted Spoon Meatball Eatery

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Bull & Bush Pub And Brewery

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Boulder Rock Club

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Leopold Bros.

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Boulder Creek

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Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

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CorePower Yoga

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Snooze

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Rio Grande

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Cured

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Avery Brewing

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Tiffins India Cafe

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Lucile's Creole Cafe

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Lucile's

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Boulder Farmers' Market

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McGuckin Hardware

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Boulder Shambhala Meditation Center

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Illegal Pete's

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Boxcar Coffee Roasters

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Rio Grande Mexican

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Santiago's Mexican Restaurant

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Santiago's

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Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery

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Boss Lady Pizza

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Cosmo's Pizza

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Cafe Aion

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Southern Sun Pub & Brewery

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Hazel's Beverage World

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Pizzeria Da Lupo

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Half Fast Subs

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Press Play

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Backcountry Pizza & Tap House

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The Laughing Goat

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Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar

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The Sink

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Celestial Seasonings

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Rincon Argentino

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Fox Theatre

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Eldorado Canyon State Park

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Zoe Ma Ma

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T|ACO

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eTown Hall

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Barts Music Shack

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Trident Booksellers & Cafe

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Sanitas Brewing Company

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Kim & Jake's Cakes

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Pupusas Sabor Hispano

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Moe's Broadway Bagels

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Arugula Bar e Ristorante

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Village Coffee Shop

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Madelife

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OAK at fourteenth

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Green Guru Gear

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Boulder Sports Recycler

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Larkburger

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Flagstaff Mountain

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Thursday Night Cruiser Ride

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Under The Sun Eatery & Taphouse

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No Name Bar

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West End Tavern

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Conor O'Neill's

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Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Ozo Coffee

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Snarfburger

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Mickey C's Bagels

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Upslope Brewery

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Tantra Park

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Conference On World Affairs

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Tangerine

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Macky Auditorium

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Pinche Tacos

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Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen

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Downtown Aquarium

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Crooked Stave @ The Source

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Sundown Saloon

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The Spot

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Denver Zoo

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Kim's Food To Go

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Tender Belly

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Boulder Theater

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The Great American Beer Festival

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What the Funk!?

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Albums on the Hill

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