Being new Colorado residents, it only seemed right to visit the Taste of Colorado and try out some new foods and restaurants. It was a quick half hour drive over to the event. After purchasing the overpriced tickets they use to try to mask how much you’re really spending, this was the first place we saw:
Among the items on the menu at Barbed Wire Reef were rattlesnake, kangaroo, and ostrich. We ended up going with the buffalo burger and, wow, it was fantastic!
We took our buffalo sandwich over to one of the stages where Jana Kramer was playing. Not that I am a big fan of her music or anything, rather I was a big One Tree Hill fan so it was awesome to see her perform live! We watched a few songs, and moved on to see what else there was for us to taste.
We opted for the mac and cheese bites and the alligator bites. Yum! There was so much to choose from, it was interesting to see some of the options different places had on their menus. There was everything from giant turkey legs, to jambalaya, to crapes, to jumbo rice krispy treats.
Past the stage, there was the kiddie area. I had to take a second glance in this section. Since when did kids get such cool games and activities at festivals?! There was this big jungle gym that you could climb all over, these bubble rollers that kids can walk inside of, and even a mini zip line! Too bad there’s a height limit on these things 🙂
Being our first time in Denver, it was cool to see the scenery of the city around us on a beautiful day. Be on the lookout for more on our return trip back to explore Denver.
Maybe it was the heat or maybe it’s just a sign of me getting older, but the crowds were really starting to get to me after a while. Crowds of hungry people can lead to quite a bit of pushing and being a little too close for comfort, at least for my liking.
We escaped the ravenous hungry crowd and moved on to peruse the artwork by the various local artists and enjoy a snow cone (since we weren’t short enough for the kiddie activities). Because artwork + snow cones… why not?! I love looking at all the artwork, and some of the really interesting pieces are always temping to buy, but I do not have nearly enough wall space in my apartment for them.
By the end, I was not totally impressed, but it was a nice way to spend a few hours and enjoy the warm, sunny afternoon. However, I was definitely ready to go back to good old Boulder by the end of the day!