Mile High Life

Tantalizing tastes of Lone Tree

Column by Penny Parker
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Penny Parker

The Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel will host its second in a series of Tantalizing Tastes 6-8 p.m. Feb. 11.
Tantalizing Tastes, a wine edition, will feature five wines from Lone Tree Grill’s new wine list, created by Southern Wine & Spirits, and five scrumptious food dishes prepared by executive chef , CEC. Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel is located at 9808 Sunningdale Blvd., in Lone Tree. Cost is $30 per person. Reservations are required for this limited seating event. Call 303-790-0202.


Chocolate lovers
The place to be on Feb. 8 is at historic Olde Town Arvada for the city’s 13th annual Taste of Chocolate.
The event celebrates everything chocolate 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sales of chocolate confection samples will benefit Ralston House, a child advocacy and resource center for neglected and abused children. Among the chocolate goodies offered: cakes, candies, brownies, fudge, chocolate drinks and more for just $1 per taste ticket (or six for $5). Tickets will be available at four locations: Town Square, DiCicco’s, DNote, & the Arvada Historical Society.
Arvada Festivals Commission and Historic Olde Town Arvada present the event, which also features:
• From 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., complete your treasure hunt sheet for the chance to win a prize large enough to satisfy a chocoholic’s cravings!
• A competition for amateur bakers to show off their cookie-baking skills. For more information on how to enter, call 720-898-7400.
• Activities include storytelling, face painting and balloon artistry.
• Take a romantic ride with your sweetheart to view the giant hearts on display throughout Olde Town.
For more information, call 303-420-6100 or visit www.historicarvada.org or www.arvadafestivals.com. Last year’s event raised more than $2,000 for the Ralston House.


Denver’s fit as a fiddle
Denver can boast being the best city in the U.S. for fitness in 2014, according to Yahoo Shine, which ranked “America’s 10 Best cities for Fitness.” No big shock since we’re a collection of outdoors and mountain lovers.
Here’s what Yahoo wrote:
“The Mile High City is miles above the rest when it comes to exercise. Between the incredible hiking in the nearby Rocky Mountains, skiing in Winter Park Resort and the more than 850 miles of paved off-road trails around the city for biking, it’s no surprise that Denver tops our best cities for fitness list. Denver also has a citywide bike-sharing program, which is even more of an incentive for residents to be active.”
While Denver comes in at No. 1, four California cities — San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento and Los Angels — made the top 10.


Super Bowl treats
Because of a conflict with the Super Bowl, the Colorado Symphony’s Masterworks concert on Feb. 2 will begin at noon, instead of the original time of 2:30 p.m. The rescheduled concert will allow ticket holders and the orchestra time to enjoy pre-game festivities leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII, which pits the Denver Broncos against the Seattle Seahawks. The Colorado Symphony will host a pre-concert Broncos Breakfast at 11 a.m., to include coffee and orange and blue doughnuts.
Tickets for the Feb. 2 concert are 50 percent off for those in Broncos orange and blue, available in person at the CSO box office. For those wearing Seattle Seahawks merchandise, the price is double.
Meanwhile, Zengo at 1610 Little Raven St. will be running its $35 bottomless brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to celebrate the Broncos being in the Super Bowl. Zengo is offering an “Orange Crush” drink consisting of vodka and orange crush soda to be included in the bottomless brunch options for $7 (’s former number) on the a la carte menu. Call 720-904-0965 for reservations or more information.


Arvada construction company logo turns orange and blue
Milender White Construction Co. (MWCC) saluted the Denver Broncos’ record-breaking 2013 season from the seven-touchdown, season-opening victory over the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens to the AFC Championship win over the New England Patriots.
In recognition of the Broncos’ amazing season earning them a trip to the Super Bowl, MWCC temporarily changed the gray in the company logo to Denver Broncos’ blue to complement the MWCC orange.
In its press release, MWCC, based in Arvada, wrote: “We look forward to watching and the entire team hoist the Lombardi Trophy on February 2, 2014. GO BRONCOS!”


Overheard
A woman on Facebook talking about her daughter: “Eliza fell and scraped her knee. As I cuddled her, I asked if she wanted some ice to help the pain. With giant tears rolling down her cheeks she said, `No, I want prosciutto.’ We are definitely raising a good little Italian.”