Were you abustle with activity this week Denver? We sure were over here. Come on down the visual rabbit hole with us once again:
OK, so yesterday was a great day. I saw one of Denver’s iconic species of window cat…
…and also a stunning sunset. Did you see it too?
5280’s Denise Mickelsen captured what her tastebuds experienced at Cherry Creek’s new restaurant, Quality Italian.
What do you get when you combine a NYC Italian-American steak house with a stylish AvroKO-designed space and creative fare from two talented chefs? You get Quality Italian inside the Halcyon Hotel in Cherry Creek, which opened for dinner this week. The menu is equally intriguing, offering unexpected steak house fare: think dry-aged, bone-in sirloin served with steak sauce that’s made tableside, as are spicy lobster rigatoni (a mash-up of fra diavolo and alla vodka) and cannolis. Or the Denver-exclusive filet mignon meatball-studded lasagna (pictured and also for two), a dish turned sideways with from-scratch swirls of pasta, pesto, tomato sauce, and Robiola cheese. ?: @denisemickelsen #5280eats #5280drinks #denvereats #colorado #italianfood #cherrycreek #qualityitalian #steakhouse #lasagna #yum #foodie #Italian #lasagna #delicious #halcyonhotel
Erica asked and learned that Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton is not running for governor – yet, at least.
We actually had a bunch of stuff going on at the Capitol this week. On Wednesday, we watched a line full of women completely encircle the building in solidarity on International Women’s Day.
Floating back to the fun stuff, Ashley discovered some tropical goodness at Adrift on Broadway.
I hung out with a handful of tigers, one of whom peed above a crowd of dignitaries at the zoo.
A trip to Ruby Hill yielded the most Colorado thing ever: sledding in a T-shirt on a most warm and lovely day.
Then there’s this weird bank on Broadway. Did you know it has a famous cousin? Denverite investigated this week.
We discovered crazy pretty light in the Denver Police Brotherhood boxing gym.
And the Denver Post’s Helen Richardson found some graceful light of her own at the Youth America Grand Prix ballet scholarship competition.
Claire Brown, 11, in foreground, waits with other dancers in the wings to perform during the 2017 during the Youth America Grand Prix ballet scholarship competition in the June Swaner Gates concert hall on March 5, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. The four day competition was held at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Denver campus. This is the semi-final competition with winners getting the chance to compete in New York at the finals. The event included competitions and workshops with dancers from 55 schools, hailing from 10 US states and three countries. The YAGP is the world’s largest student ballet competition. Photo by @HelenHRichardson @Denverpost #ballet #youthamericagrandprix2017
And then there’s Saturday, which was another intense day of political action. First was a pro-Trump rally that was interrupted by angry anarchist protesters.
Following that was an anti-deportation rally that took over Emerson Street and Louisiana Avenue bridges.
Of course, after all of that public rage I needed to cool down, so I went and rode a bunch of toy trains (via my camera, I mean) at the Denver Mart and everything felt OK after that.
Thanks, as always, for joining me for the ride. Do you know any Denver photojournalists I should be keeping my eyes out for as I round up each week? If you do, email me!