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Popular Retail In Denver

It can be tough to find quality shopping in big cities; there are so many different types of retail stores that are available on every block. Denver has a variety of places to shop depending on your preference. Check out these retail stores and shopping centers in the Denver area to find what you need.

The 16th Street Mall & Denver Pavilions
Denver’s 16th Street Mall is one of the most well-known and popular shopping malls. Its amenities stretch over a mile long for everyone to walk freely between shops, bars, restaurants, etc. Anything you want ranging from shoes to high-end clothing, you will be able to find here. It’s the perfect place if you want to enjoy the fresh air while also shopping for your favorite items!

The Denver Pavilions is something to see when you are visiting and you definitely can’t miss it; the building has “DENVER” written in big letters at the top. As the #1 place to visit and shop, it holds a great number of stores and restaurants. It even has a newly remodeled movie theater with a bar and reclining seats. This mall can also be found within the 16th Street mall.

I Heart Denver
If you are someone that likes the little things to bring home, then this is the perfect store for you. Located along the 16th Street Mall, I Heart Denver is your typical gift shop. Not only does it sell Colorado t-shirts, sweatshirts, and other apparel, but it also contains unique items like artwork from local artists, jewelry, coffee mugs, games, keychains and other little trinkets and knick-knacks.

Cherry Creek Shopping Center
The Cherry Creek Shopping Center is similar to the 16th Street Mall with most of the same amenities, located just south of Denver in the Cherry Creek neighborhood. So the people that live in this area don’t have to travel to downtown Denver. This retail area includes many stylish boutiques and over 40 retail stores from Louis Vuitton to simple stores like Nordstrom. This area is family-friendly and any age can find what they are looking for. The Cherry Creek Shopping Center is also unique compared to other areas because it has indoor and outdoor stores.

South Broadway
Shopping on South Broadway is a unique experience. This is the perfect area if you want to explore something outside the norm. The shops that cover this area are predominantly antique and vintage shops.

The Ten Penny Store
If you are looking for cool, vintage clothing and accessories then the Ten Penny Store is definitely a place you will want to hit before leaving. Located at 250 N Broadway, you can find old-fashioned items dating back to the 1900s. This store is highly rated by other travelers that have passed through Denver. You won’t find a place like this anywhere else.

Whether you want a traditional, outdoor or unique shopping experience, Denver has it all. This list was compiled to make your shopping experience more enjoyable and easily accessible for anyone who is new to the city or someone who’s looking for a little help getting started.

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Pride Month Events in Colorado are Returning In-Person this June

It’s Pride month in Colorado and many pre-pandemic events are returning to in-person attendance! Read more below to learn about the what, when and where of each event in Longmont, Boulder and Denver.

Longmont Pride Festival
Longmont’s favorite LGBTQ+ community event is coming back this June. Come out on Saturday, June 11, 2022, from 2:00 -6:00 p.m. The event will take place on Fourth Street between Main and Emery Street in Longmont. This event is a sober and tobacco-free experience for the whole family.

The event welcomes anyone and everyone who wants to enjoy a Saturday full of great activities, amazing community partners sharing information, and pride merchandise from Out Boulder County and other fantastic vendors. The afternoon includes jewelry from talented artists, photo booths, a dunk tank and other fun activities spread throughout the day!

Boulder Pride Festival
Boulder’s Pride Festival is returning on Sunday, June 12 at Boulder Central Park (Boulder Bandshell, 1212 Canyon Blvd. Boulder, CO 80302) from 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The day will be packed with activities, outstanding community partners sharing information, Out Boulder County pride merch and other great vendors! There will be an amazing and diverse set of performers, giveaways all over the park, jewelry from talented artists and many activities for all to take part in.

Reach out to Alexis Meacheam (she/her) at ameacheam@outboulder.org to volunteer at the Boulder Pride Fest 2022.

Tea Dance
On Thursday, June, 23 Denver’s Tea Dance is back! The Center tradition that has been around for years is returning in person with a special twist. This year they’re hosting a rooftop bash!

From 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at The Center on Colfax – 1301 E Colfax Ave, will be a rooftop bash where The Center’s mixologist will keep the Coors products flowing throughout the evening and snacks will be provided to satiate your appetite.

Feel free to dress up, dress down or come as you are and enjoy the fun. Must be 21 and over to attend.

Denver PrideFest
PrideFest is back and fully in-person this June! The two-day festival takes place in Denver’s Civic Center Park and is the third-largest pride festival in the United States. Visitors from all over Colorado will be attending as The Center on Colfax puts on a show you won’t want to miss. There will be 250+ vendors, 3 stages for performers, a parade, Dyke March, Pride Rally and the Pride 5K. This festival is not only a celebration of pride and individuality it is also a fundraiser for The Center on Colfax, which provides services to the greater Denver and Colorado community.

All events take place on Saturday, June 25, 11:00 – 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 26, 10:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Civic Center Park. Learn more about event times and details at Denver Pride.

Denver Pride 5K
The Center on Colfax’s Denver Pride 5K is back and better than ever this year. Join the Denver community on Saturday, June, 25 at 9:30 a.m. on the West Steps of the State Capitol (200 E. Colfax Ave.).

Walk, jog, run, roll or skip in the Denver Pride 5K with the greater Denver community from the West Steps, up fourteenth street, around Cheesman Park and back to the State Capitol. All proceeds from the event benefit LGBTQIA+ programming at The Center on Colfax.

Pride Rally
This half-hour event takes place on the West Steps of The Capitol and is a platform for the LGBTQ+ community to voice their concerns and needs for state leaders to see. Join the rally on Sunday, June 26 from 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. saying “we’re here, we’re queer, we deserve to live without fear!”

For more information on other Pride month events and volunteer opportunities visit Out Boulder County for events in Boulder, Lafayette and Longmont and visit Denver Pride for event details and tickets to special events in the greater Denver area.

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Best Fried Chicken Restaurants in Denver

On the hunt for a new restaurant to take your taste buds on a rollercoaster ride of enjoyment? Then look no further than the food that is as well-paired with waffles as it is with mashed potatoes and asparagus. In this blog, we are featuring arguably the best comfort food out there: fried chicken. Denver’s chefs offer a smorgasbord of fried chicken dishes, from creative to classic. Here are a few favorites in no particular order.

Lea Jane’s Hot Chicken 

Hot chicken is – well – pretty hot right now, but the chicken coming from Avanti F&B in Lower Highland (LoHi) sets itself apart from the competition. Chef Nick Graves has navigated the proper channels of research and development in Nashville where hot chicken is beloved by many. Chef Graves puts his own unique spin on Nashville hot chicken which he dishes out on deviled eggs, sandwiches, biscuits and even in a waffle cone with “angry” macaroni and cheese. For those who can’t handle the heat, don’t worry; there’s also traditional southern fried chicken. There’s also a plethora of mouthwatering sauces to choose from. Try the Comeback Sauce (similar to Louisiana Remoulade), the Alabama White BBQ Sauce and the Charred Onion Ranch. 

Steuben’s 

Steuben’s in Uptown provides a retro neighborhood ambiance sure to elevate your comfort food experience. Enjoy their fried chicken three ways every day: buttermilk-brined and on its own with mashed potatoes, a biscuit and chicken gravy on the side, on top of a Belgian waffle or Nashville hot with a bacon brown-sugar glaze served with texas toast, pickles, mashed potatoes and chicken gravy. Also check out their Tuesday special: a Nashville-style hot chicken breast on a brioche bun with green goddess coleslaw and house-made pickles. In a rush and want fried chicken takeout? Grab a six, nine, or 15-piece bucket of Steuben’s original or Nashville hot fried chicken with mashed potatoes, chicken gravy and scratch-made biscuits or texas toast. 

Welton Street Cafe 

This family-owned cafe in Five Points has been serving customers in the Mile High City for more than 20 years. They specialize in Southern-style cuisine with a Caribbean twist. Have a big appetite? Welton Street Cafe has you covered. Their fried chicken entree is a juicy half-bird, seasoned and expertly fried for minimal grease, served with two sides and cornbread or white bread. For the full southern experience, order it with fried okra, a sweet tea, and peach cobbler or sweet potato pie for dessert.       

The Post Chicken & Beer 

If you haven’t tried The Post’s chicken yet then this location is a must. The Post in Rosedale won Westword’s Best Fried Chicken for 2021. Chef Brett Smith has perfected his fried chicken recipe. His buttermilk-brined chicken is delicious, extra-crunchy and gluten-free, making it accessible to almost everyone. Best of all, you can order it up in a variety of dishes, from chicken chicharrones with pinto bean hummus, to deviled eggs topped with crispy chicken skins, to a widespread of salads and sandwiches. We recommend the Fried Chicken Ranch BLT with tomato jam and paprika ranch or their Chicken and Waffles with a pumpkin seed butter, chorizo country gravy, chile-cherry chutney and maple syrup. Wash it down with one of The Post’s in-house brews, such as the Howdy Western Pilsner or the El Corn Amber Lager, both of which have been awarded medals at Denver’s Great American Beer Festival. 

Osaka Ramen 

Osaka Ramen may be known for its mouth-watering ramen dishes, but you must try chef Osaka’s equally delicious Chicken Kara’age. His fried chicken comes as a small plate dish or a sandwich. This crispy chicken dish is a lightly battered, deep-fried citrus-shoyu marinated chicken served with spicy mayo. The same great chicken comes with ginger-sesame slaw and Japanese pickles in the Chicken Kara’age sandwich at OPEN, the sandwich shop inside American Bonded. Additionally, one dollar from each sandwich purchase goes to food-based local nonprofit, Project Angel Heart. Both Osaka Ramen and OPEN/American Bonded are in Denver’s River North Art District (RiNo). 

It’s safe to say that Denver has an abundance of quality fried chicken locations. From classic southern-style chicken to a chef’s creative spin on an already delicious entree. Treat yourself to a comforting meal at any of these delectable locations that are sure to provide your tastebuds with a memorable experience.      

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Must-See Red Rocks Concerts This Spring

Whether you visit or live locally, Red Rocks Amphitheater is a Colorado staple. There are a variety of concerts that anyone will love with gorgeous views to match. At the end of 2021, Red Rocks won first place in Billboard Magazine’s year-end chart of top-grossing and best-attended venues, and for good reason! You don’t want to miss a concert there. Here are the amazing concerts coming up this spring:

For the rap/R&B lovers:

April 16 at 6:30 p.m.: Kevin Gates & Gucci Mane

April 18 at 6:30 p.m.: Wiz Khalifa & Trippie Redd

April 19 at 7:00 p.m.: Ice Cube & Cypress Hill (apart of 4/20 on the Rocks)

April 20 at 4:15 p.m.: Pepper & Method Man & Redman

April 27 at 7:00 p.m.: Ludacris & Nelly

May 1 at 6:00 p.m.: Tech N9ne

May 8 at 8:00 p.m.: Russ

May 31 at 7:00 p.m.: Blackbear

June 7 at 7:00 p.m.: Erykah Badu

For the EDM fanatics:

April 21 at 6:00 p.m.: Subtronics

April 22 at 5:00 p.m.: Galantis and 3LAU

April 23 at 6:00 p.m.: Lotus

April 24 at 5:30 p.m.: Dom Dolla

May 5 at 7:00 p.m.: Hippie Sabotage

May 21 at 6:00 p.m.: Global Dub: Peekaboo, Dirt Monkey

June 8 at 6:00 p.m.: Jai Wolf & San Holo

June 23 at 6:00 p.m.: Sevon Lions

June 30 at 7:30 p.m.: Kraftwerk 3-D

For the alternative/indie fans:

April 28-29 at 7:00 p.m.: Trevor Hall & Citizen Cope

April 30 at 7:00 p.m.: Sublime with Rome

May 8 at 7:00 p.m.: Series Fest: Featuring Lake Street Dive

May 11 at 7:30 p.m.: Stevie Nicks

May 16 at 7:30 p.m.: Kaleo

May 17 at 8:00 p.m.: Phoebe Bridgers

May 25 at 7:30 p.m.: Rex Orange County

May 30 at 7:30 p.m.: Gary Clark Jr.

June 1-2 at 8:00 p.m.: Lord Huron

June 4 at 7:00 p.m.: Michael Franti & Spearhead

June 10 at 7:30 p.m.: The Revivalists

June 12 at 7:00 p.m.: Tash Sultana

June 14-15 at 8:00 p.m.: Glass Animals

June 20 at 7:00 p.m.: Bleachers

June 21 at 7:00 p.m.: Barenaked Ladies

June 22 at 6:30 p.m.: Andrew Bird and Iron & Wine and Neko Case

June 27 at 7:00 p.m.: Third Eye Blind

For the country/folk lovers:

May 3-4 at 7:00 p.m.: Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit

May 6-7 at 7:00 p.m.: Brantley Gilbert

May 10 at 7:30 p.m.: Ray LaMontagne

May 12-13 at 8:00 p.m.: Billy Strings

May 14-15 at 6:30 p.m.: Turnpike Troubadours

May 26 at 6:30 p.m.: The Infamous Stringdusters & The California Honeydrops

June 6 at 6:30 p.m.: Whiskey Myers

June 29 at 7:00 p.m.: Jerry Garcia 80th Birthday Symphonic Celebration with the Colorado Symphony

For the rock music fans:

May 22 at 6:30 p.m.: Trey Anastasio Band

June 9 at 8:00 p.m.: Brit Floyd World Tour

June 11 at 7:00 p.m.: Big Head Todd and The Monsters

June 16 at 7:00 p.m.: Chicago and Brian Wilson

June 17-18 at 7:00 p.m.: Umphrey’s McGee

For the Christian music addicts:

May 23-24 at 7:30 p.m.: Chris Tomlin Worship at Red Rocks

For the funk music fanatics:

May 27 at 7:00 p.m.: The Motet & Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

May 28 at 6::00 p.m.: Funk on the Rocks: Chromeo

For the reggae lovers:

May 29 at 6:00 p.m.: Ziggy Marley & Stephen Marley and Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

For the jazz music addicts:

June 3 at 7:30 p.m.: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

June 28 at 6:30 p.m.: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

For the pop music fans:

June 19 at 7:00 p.m.: Why Don’t We

Other:

May 2nd at 7:30 p.m.: A Prairie Home Companion American Revival with Garrison Keillor

There are concerts every day at Red Rocks, from rap music to reggae, there is something for everyone. Make sure to check out all of the upcoming spring events on their website!

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Best New Restaurants to Check Out in Denver 2022

With Covid restrictions slowly lifting, there are plenty of new and exciting restaurants to visit as we all begin to dine out more regularly. Denver has seen a plethora of fun and unique restaurants sprout up in 2022. Here are five new places to check out in the Denver Metro Area that will make for an unforgettable dining experience. 

Onefold

Inspired by Chinese and Filipino cuisine, this fun and new restaurant near Union Station is the perfect place to grab brunch with friends and family. Some of the most talked-about menu items are the tender belly bacon topped with two fried duck eggs and the rice porridge flecked with shredded duck confit, scallions, and salted ginger. Onefold has made a lot of noise since its unique menu debuted back in July, and you can experience it for yourself at 1919 19th Street.

Blanco Cocina & Cantina

After making waves in Phoenix Arizona, Blanco Cocina & Cantina has brought its Sonoran-inspired Mexican style to the Denver metro area with its signature margaritas and famous sizzling carne asada fajitas. Located right next to the Culinary Dropout on 4177 E. 9th Avenue, it’s sure to be a dining experience to remember.

The Greenwich

Founded by restaurateur Delores Tronco, this New York-inspired dining experience captures the essence of the Big Apple. After the pandemic forced Tronco to shut down her restaurant in Manhattan, she moved back out west and is bringing New York-inspired artwork and cuisine to the Mile High City. Some of the most talked-about dishes include the fluffy crust pizza, roasted littleneck clams, and chicory salad dressed with tangy lemon-anchovy vinaigrette. Get a slice of “The City that Never Sleeps” at 3258 Larimer Street.

La Bouche

Started by married couple Alexis and Alexandra Tréton in late September, la Bouche is the perfect taste of France for any Colorado native. After the duo moved from Paris to Denver, they noticed there wasn’t a spot where they could enjoy a glass of wine and charcuteries as they had back home. So they opened their own restaurant that could bring the essence of a Paris cafe, with Colorado’s own special culture. Located at 1100 E. 17th. Avenue, spend a cool afternoon indulging in tasty wines while getting a unique experience that feels like you’re on the other side of the world.

Grange Hall

This new dining hall started by Colorado star chef Troy Guard, has such a wide variety of food options that everyone is sure to find something that they’ll enjoy. Grange Hall displays some of Guard’s most famous and original entrees such as the Rado Burger, Bubu and Crazy Love Pizza. Grange also displays the California-based “Crack Shack” and the first and the inside version of Denver’s popular food truck Uptown & Humboldt. Located at 6575 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, stop by for a Refreshing Cocktail or a “Mile Hi-PA.”

So what are you waiting for? Whatever you’re craving, these new Denver restaurants are sure to have something to tickle your tastebuds.

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CEO Reflections: Finding Gold

Getting Gold Takes Perseverance

This isn’t about the Olympics, although it could be. It’s about gold mining in Colorado.

During the Colorado gold rush in the 1800’s there was a miner who came west to stake a claim and make his fortune.

The miner found a vein of ore and as he dug into the earth he planned what he would do with his pile of gold. He dug and dug for months but it became apparent that the vein he’d discovered ended soon after it started. Despondent and exhausted, he sold off his equipment and moved home to become an insurance salesman.

Reaching the Tipping Point

Malcom Gladwell writes about the concept of perseverance and not giving up just before you “tip” into the success you’ve worked toward. The junk man who bought the miner’s equipment instinctively knew this and took up the project with the help of an expert who calculated where the vein of gold likely ran. The junk man struck it rich just three feet away from where the original miner had given up.

Your Expert, Your Gold

Being a home buyer in 2022 is much like being that miner. Keep at it and don’t quit three feet from gold. Perseverance is key, patience is paramount and the help of an expert who knows the landscape is invaluable.

How are our Colorado real estate experts at Kentwood Real Estate are helping their clients?

· They’re making sure buyers are in the best financial position to be competitive. Pre-approval from a reputable lender like Prosperity Home Mortgage is key.

· They’re staying informed up to the minute of neighborhood closings that could affect value and helping buyers determine whether they can (and should) provide appraisal assurance to the seller.

· They’re helping buyers understand the pros and cons of a contingent home inspection and where hidden expenses might lurk in the future.

· And they’re never giving up, creating a partnership with their clients that will see them through one or twenty one offers and months of digging for that perfect house.

Great real estate professionals are adaptable and resilient. Small scale or large, luxury or starter, we’re here to help you find your gold in Colorado. In 2022 that may take longer than it used to, but perseverance and professionalism are hallmarks of Kentwood Real Estate brokers.

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Prepare Your Home for the Spring Market

Preparing your home for the market can be a daunting task, but it’s extremely important. By preparing your home, you are showing that a higher sales price is warranted. Homes in tip-top shape sell for more than properties in less desirable conditions; you’re making your home more marketable! Here are six tips from Opendoor to ready your home for listing:  

  1. Look for what needs to be repaired 

Sometimes it’s easy to ignore minor issues, like squeaky doors, but potential buyers may not like these things; they may see that it lowers the value of your home.  

Go through each room and take note of the repairs that need to be made, including holes and dents in the walls and cracks or scratches on the floor. Ensure that appliances are working in the kitchen and faucets are operating properly. Outside of the home, look for peeling, rotting or cracking. 

Some repairs require a professional, and with our Amplify program, no project is too big or too small. Your personalized project coordinator will help you see what your home needs. We offer renovation projects and cosmetic updates. Find out more on our website!  

  1. Declutter your home and clean 

Make the rooms in your home as spacious as possible to give potential buyers a true look into what the home looks like. Ensure that they’re able to easily walk about the spaces and rooms in your home. Declutter and organize your spaces; buyers look inside closets, cabinets, basements, etc. Consider renting a storage space to keep extra belongings out of the way during showings.  

Deep cleaning is extremely important. Scrub all surfaces and rooms in your home, including the bathroom, kitchen, baseboards, fans and carpets. No one wants to picture themselves in a dirty home! 

  1. Depersonalize your home 

Potential buyers want to picture themselves in your home, with their belongings inside. Remove any personal items like family pictures, souvenirs, CDs and DVDs.  

  1. Paint, paint, paint 

Paint has a way of refreshing your home, making it feel newer. Make sure there are no scratches or chips in the paint.  

Some experts recommend using warm neutral colors in your home because they go with anything, so potential buyers can picture themselves in your home. Kentwood’s Amplify program can help you decide if painting is needed, and will match you with a painter. 

  1. Time to stage! 

Staging is the perfect thing that will make your home give the best first impression to potential buyers. According to Realtor.com, on average, staged homes sell 88 percent faster and for 20 percent more than those that aren’t.  

Rather than staging your entire home, you can focus on rooms that impress buyers the most like the kitchen, living room and master bedroom.  

Staging helps give potential buyers ideas on how they might use the space. Staging the exterior of your home is also extremely important! Make sure the lawn is mowed and flowers are planted. Kentwood has a great staging program to help you out with all of your staging needs! 

  1. Keep your home clean 

Once your home is ready for the market, it’s important to make sure that your home stays clean and consistent. Showings can happen at a moment’s notice and you may not have time to get your home ready. Put things away when they’re done being used, consistently clean and mow your lawn every week to eliminate unpreparedness.  

Preparing to put your home on the market is such an important part of the selling process. It adds so much value to your home and makes your home more marketable to potential clients. At Kentwood, we want to help you with all of your home needs, so contact us today to find out how we can help you! 

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Fun Winter Activities in Denver

Even with the snow and dropping temperatures, there’s still lots of fun to be had in the Mile-High City. With plenty of places to kick back or learn something new, here are a few things to check out if you’re looking for some enjoyable activities in downtown Denver.

Take a Ride on the West Denver Brewery Bike Loop

This fun bike ride will take you on a scenic view around west Denver between WestFax, Joyride, Hogshead, Oasis and Seedstock on the last Saturday of each month. Bike the loop and earn a free beer! Traveling to 5 West Denver Breweries, enjoy a cold beverage and FREE beer voucher at the end. Participate with friends or family for an unforgettable trip!

Warm Up with Hot Chocolate at Union Station

Often referred to as “Denver’s living room,” Union Station is a premier spot to eat, drink, mix and mingle with locals and visitors alike. If you’re trying to escape the cold, grab a cup of delicious hot cocoa as you see travelers coming and going from the active train platform in the back. It’s also a great place to bring friends to sip cocktails or enjoy a meal at one of the many award-winning restaurants inside.

Indulge at The Brown Palace Hotel

The iconic Hotel that has hosted many Presidents and Celebrities, offers tea and other treats every afternoon from noon to 4 p.m. Listen to a live pianist while being treated to top-notch service and beautiful spreads of freshly brewed herbal teas, scones and finger sandwiches.

Explore at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Where else can you see dinosaurs, Egyptian mummies and learn about far-away planets? The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is an experience that nobody forgets and is fun for the whole family. With all sorts of fun shows and activities, it’s the perfect place to spend a day off and learn something cool about science.

Spread your Wings at the Butterfly Pavilion

Tired of the cold? Denver’s Butterfly Pavilion is the perfect place to get a taste of the tropic here in Colorado. The pavilion is home to more than 1,600 free-flying butterflies and has more than 5,000 creatures living there. Tickets are $9 for kids, $13 for adults and must be purchased in advance.

Though these activities are great ways to spend the colder days in Colorado, they’re still available all throughout the year! With so many things to learn, do and see, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

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Top 10 Soup Spots in Denver

Soup is good for the soul on those chilly Colorado days. Although winter 2021 was tame, 2022 is here now and the snow is already coming down in full force. Here are 10 of the best soup spots around Denver to warm you up.

Pho 95

Pho 95 is in the heart of Denver at 1401 S. Federal Blvd, just 4 miles from the Colorado State Capitol. Their broth has just the right amount of everything to give you a soup packed with flavor. If someone you’re dining with doesn’t care for pho, many of the other dishes on the menu are a hit as well!

Rosenberg’s Bagels & Delicatessen 

Rosenberg’s is famous for their matzo ball soup; with the dumplings and the broth made from whole, locally-raised chicken, it’s the perfect way to warm up. You can find this restaurant in Five Points at 725 E. 26th Ave and at their other location inside Stanley Marketplace in Aurora.

Stoic & Genuine

Known for its fantastic clam chowder, Stoic & Genuine is located at Union Station. It’s perfect for a cold winter day with the spot-on balance of shellfish and pork. Not to mention, their cornbread is an ideal side to their clam chowder. 

LeRoux

Craving French onion soup? LeRoux should be your go-to! The blend of cave-aged cheese and fresh croutons is a fantastic winter treat. You can find LeRoux on 16th St Mall in Downtown Denver.

City, O’ City

City, O’ City, a vegetarian restaurant beloved by Colorado locals, is notorious for their curry carrot soup, but they also have several other options. With seasonal stews, vegetarian chili, udon noodles with tofu, or kimchi stew, you will find something with your name on it! You can find City, O’ City in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Katsu Ramen

Ramen prepared by a Japanese chef straight from Osaka, Japan, is a must-try! They make their noodles fresh and with rich broth, it gives you the taste of Japan you didn’t know you needed. You can find Katsu Ramen in Aurora at 1930 S. Havana St.

Little Tibet | Restaurant & Bar 

Although this spot isn’t technically in Denver, we just had to include it. With a sweet change of pace from ramen and pho, it serves up a hot bowl of soup called Tibetan thenthuk. Little Tibet is at 4479 Broadway in Boulder, CO.

Sams No. 3

Sams No.3 is a family-owned restaurant with an authentic, homey feeling that opened in 1927. Featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, they have a great menu with chili that’s to die for! There are three locations, Glendale, Aurora and Downtown Denver. 

Los Mesones

Los Mesones should be your go-to place to get pozole! Located in downtown Denver on West Colfax, their pozole is authentic, flavorful and will leave you more than satisfied. 

East Side Kosher Deli

Chicken noodle soup is a timeless classic, and East Side Kosher Deli has a great take on it. Pair it with any of their sandwiches, and you’ve got yourself a hearty winter meal. You can find it in Glendale, CO at 499 S. Elm St.

It may be cold in Colorado, but that doesn’t mean you have to be! There is a soup for everyone on this list that will warm you up this winter, guaranteed! 

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Selling Your Home During the Holiday Season

Shh … we have a little secret! Did you know that the last couple months of the year are an underrated time to sell your home? Yes, we know what you’re thinking: it might be a bad time to sell since most everyone will be busy traveling and preparing for the holiday season, but it can actually work to your advantage. If you’re hesitant about selling your home in the winter weather, maybe these arguments will convince you:

1. Buyers are serious. Due to sudden changes in circumstances, like a new job or wanting to be closer to family before the holidays begin, people are willing to put down money for a home ASAP.

2. The real estate inventory is significantly lower. With less competition, your home can be sold for a higher price and quicker than when the housing market is in higher demand in the spring. Your real estate agent may also be more available since there aren’t as many other prospective homebuyers. You can also hold more showing times because buyers are more likely to be on vacation.

3. There’s nothing like walking into a warm and inviting house after coming in from the cold. A welcoming home allows homebuyers to picture themselves in the space. Invoking this emotional response in a buyer will give them that extra push to pull out their pen and sign the closing documents.

4. End-of-year tax breaks are an added benefit for purchasing a home before December 31st. Those buying a home in the winter can deduct mortgage interest, property taxes and interest costs by closing the sale before the year ends.

5. Decorating the interior and exterior of your home can also contribute to successfully selling your home during the winter. But err on the side of caution when decorating; too many baubles and things can distract buyers from the key points of your home. Highlight areas like fireplaces and living rooms to bring warmth to the space.

Though most home sales happen when the weather outside is less … frightful, the fireplaces inside the houses on the winter market are … delightful! You don’t need to wait for the sunshine to sell. For more advice on how to sell or purchase a home this season, contact us today at kentwood.com.