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Where To Eat Now: Do This, Eat That

Whether you’re seeing a band on South Broadway or tubing near Winter Park, there’s always a tasty bite nearby.



Do This: Catch a show at the Skylark Lounge
Grab some friends and head to this South Broadway venue, which has been a staple for more than 70 years. This month, you can groove to rockabilly singer Adam Lopez (March 16) or honky-tonk band Halden Wofford & the Hi-Beams (March 23). 140 S. Broadway, 303-722-7844

Eat This: Pork belly Bao Mi buns at Cho77
Lon Symensma’s modern Asian eatery offers $2 off small bites on its late-night happy hour menu (Wednesday through Saturday, 9 p.m. to close). The peppery pork
buns with Sriracha aïoli come two to an order for $6; keep the party going with dollar sake shots. 42 S. Broadway, 720-638-8179

Where To Eat Now: Do This, Eat That

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Do This: Tour Euflora’s greenhouse grow and dispensary
For $49, a 420-friendly bus will whisk you across the city for a two-and-a-half-hour behind-the-greens, er, -scenes, look at Colorado’s budding cannabis industry. 3881 Steele St., 855-694-2086

Eat This: Lucero’s Supreme, a green-chile-smothered chicken and bean burrito
You can walk to Lucero’s Bronco-hued shack in the Clayton neighborhood
from the tour’s drop-off point—and we suggest that you do. When you get to the 55-year-old counter-service joint (get it?), cure your munchies with a massive burrito covered in green chile spicy enough to rouse you from your daze. 3657 Fillmore St., 303-322-1662

Do This: Take a Great Divide Brewing Co. tour
First of all, it’s free! Second, knowledgeable bartenders lead the tours at Denver’s most popular craft brewery, in operation since 1994. 2201 Arapahoe St., 303-296-9460

Eat This: Rocky Mountain oysters at Butcher’s Bistro
Fueled by Yeti Imperial Stout, you’ll be ready to dig into some proper bull testicles at neighboring Butcher’s Bistro. There, the delightful (we promise!) breaded-and-fried dish comes with house-made habanero-tequila pickles and cucumber mustard. 2233 Larimer St., 303-296-2750

Do This: Channel your inner healer at Rebecca’s Herbal Apothecary & Supply in Boulder
The two-hour-long classes at this Boulder shop cost $35 and cover everything from the basic benefits of herbs (March 8) to natural methods for fighting spring allergies (March 10). 1227 Spruce St., Boulder, 303-443-8878


Eat This: Chickpea kuftah with a sunny-side-up egg at the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse
Soak in the tranquil vibes at this 31-year-old Persian staple, which is decked out with hand-carved plaster panels and hammered copper sculptures from Tajikistan. Pair the savory, tomato-sauce-drenched spiced chickpea patties with—what else?—herbal tea. 1770 13th St., Boulder, 303-442-4993


Do This: Experience Frozen Dead Guy Days in Nederland
The small mountain town of Nederland has celebrated its very own cryogenically frozen dead guy, Grandpa Bredo, every March for the past 16 years. At the 17th annual festival (March 9 to 11), you can choose from wacky activities including a polar plunge, brain-freeze contest, and coffin race. Nederland, 303-506-1048

Eat This: The Carpenter Pizza from Crosscut Pizzeria and Taphouse
Escape the cold (and all the zombie jokes) at this popular two-year-old wood-fired pizzeria on Main Street, where the Carpenter’s salty-sharp combination of pepperoni, Sicilian green olives, and fresh mozzarella will surely revive you. 4 E. First St., Nederland, 303-258-3519

Do This: Attend the Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championship
Watch the country’s best boarders compete at the 36th annual event, which runs from March 5 to 10. Vail Ski Resort

Eat This: The Little Diner’s pannekoeken
This 10-year-old Vail favorite delivers the ultimate après-adventure treat: a sweet, eggy Dutch baby pancake topped with drifts of powdered sugar. 616 W. Lionshead Circle, Vail, 970-476-4279


Do This: Hold on tight at the Historic Fraser Tubing Hill
Family-owned since 1971, this downhill snow-tubing park offers a lane-free opportunity for a family-friendly adrenaline rush. 455 County Road 72, Fraser, 970-726-5954

Eat This: The Bacon Girl at Rudi’s Deli
It’s just a short drive from the tubing hill to this nearly 30-year-old Winter Park deli. Recover from the fun with the Bacon Girl: a modified BLT with avocado, banana peppers, and a splash of oil and vinegar. 78699 Main St., Winter Park, 970-726-8955

Do This: Go Nordic in Breckenridge
Spend a less vertical day in the backcountry cross-country skiing through 30 kilometers of silent, snowy trails. Breckenridge Nordic Ski & Snowshoe Adventure Center, 9 Grandview Drive, Breckenridge, 970-453-6855

Eat This: The Canteen Taphouse and Tavern’s smoked chicken wings
Many smoked wings are too smoky, too chewy, too dry. Not so with the plump, juicy specimens at the Canteen, which are brined and then smoked over a trifecta of Palisade cherry, peach, and apple woods before being flash-fried to seal in all that flavor. You can dress your wings in one of several tasty sauces, but they’re so good on their own we get them naked (with a side of blue cheese dressing for dipping) every time. 208 N. Main St., Breckenridge, 970-453-0063

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