Let the chips fall where they may

Column by Penny Parker


As the saying goes, “there’s no such thing as bad publicity.” Especially free publicity.

Boulder Canyon's potato chips got a plug on cable TV’s "Breaking Bad" on Aug. 11 when a character in the AMC network series is shown munching on a bag of Boulder Canyon's sea salt and cracked pepper chips.

In Sunday's mid-season premiere, Hank Schrader (played by actor Dean Morris), a Drug Enforcement Agency agent and brother-in-law of Walter White, the series' chemistry teacher turned crystal meth maker – is digging into a bag Boulder Canyon's chips.

How did Boulder Canyon take the news that its product was featured on a hit cable series about cancer-stricken high school teacher (played by Bryan Cranston) turned drug kingpin?

On its Twitter feed (@BoulderCanyon), the company wrote:

"Now we know Hank's got good taste in his snacks! We wonder what flavor Walt would like...?" and "Eating our chips clearly helps in the investigative process."

Boulder Canyon said it did not pay for product placement on the show.

The Boulder Camera first reported the story.

Hideaway fundraiser for Laradon

The Hideaway Steakhouse in Westminster is hosting a great fundraising event, “Discover the Hideaway,” from 4:30 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 25. The event will raise money for Laradon, a children and adults with developmental disabilities and other special needs. To learn more about Laradon visit www.laradon.org.

Reserve your spot by calling the restaurant at 303-404-9939. The Hideaway is located at 2345 W. 112th Ave. in Westminster. The last time we were there, we had a great meal and super service from the Hideaway folks.

‘Great Football Payback’ deal

Green Valley Ranch Golf Club has caught football fever and is making a special membership offer.

If you purchase a GVR member ship before the Denver Broncos regular season starts on Sept. 5, you participate in “The Great Football Payback” offer.

GVR is offering a 16-month membership for the price of 12 months. Plus, for every Broncos victory, you will get $25 back or up to $400 if the Broncos win all 16 off their games.

Contact Heather Kleeman at 303-371-8725 or hkleeman@gvrgolf.com for more details or visit www.gvrgolf.com. Each membership paid in full within three months of sign-up will receive a 5 percent discount.

Yes they can

Can it be done? Boulder’s Redstone Meadery certainly “can can.”

That why Redstone is canning three flavors of its carbonated “Nectar” in 500-milliliter (16.9-ounce) cans.

Redstone began shipping to national distributors earlier this month.

Redstone Meadery started making mead 12 years ago and is the nation’s second highest total producer on a volume basis, Redstone makes 16 flavors of mead and was the first to create a line of draft mead in kegs.

“We have seen the acceptance that craft beers in cans has received, and we wanted people to be able to take mead on camping trips, into venues, and to other places that prohibit glass bottles,” says David Myers, owner and founder of Redstone Meadery.

Three flavors — black raspberry Nectar, the apricot-flavored sunshine Nectar, and Nectar of the Hops — will be available nationally in 500ml cans.

For more information, visit www.redstonemeadery.com or call 720-406-1215.

Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival is back

One of Mr. On The Town’s favorite events, the Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival, is back on from 1 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 24. VIP ticket holders can enter the event at noon.

The cigar fest is being held in the outdoor plaza behind the Millennium Harvest House at 1345 28th Street in Boulder.

For just $110 a ticket, cigar lovers will receive 30 cigars, eight taster drinks, a souvenir glass and bag, cutter, lighter and a free meal.

For more information about the festival, visit www.rmcigarfestival.com.

‘Beatles’ are back … sort of

The Beatles’ lone concert appearance in Colorado came in August of 1964 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison.

"1964: The Tribute” comes to Red Rocks at 8 p.m. Aug. 23. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $30 and available at www.ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster centers or call 800-745-3000. Tickets also are available at www.cpt12.org, or by calling 303-296-1212. The concert benefits Colorado Public Television 12.


Eavesdropping on a driver in Aurora passing a run-down car with sun-beaten paint and tape covering holes in the convertible top: “I would say that car has seen better days, but it’s a Chrysler. I don’t know of any Chrysler that’s seen better days.”

Penny Parker's “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for Blacktie-Colorado.com. You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at www.pennyparker.blacktie-colorado.com. She can be reached at penny@blacktie-llc.com or at 303-619-5209.


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