The Gang's All Here

August 24 2008, 9:02 AM

Saturday night in Denver was party night. The Denver Host Committee threw a huge bash at Elitch's. Committee co-chair Steve Farber was basking in all the well-deserved praise for the Committee's meeting its $40 million fundraising goal. After Elitch's, I attended a party hosted by Salon.com at a very beautiful townhouse in the Ballpark District that they have rented for the convention.

It was great to see Duncan Black (aka Atrios of Eschaton), Jane of Firedoglake, Glenn Greenwald, John Amato of Crooks and Liars, Taylor Marsh to name just a few, all mixing it up with Mainstream Media. Restaurant recommendations seem to be a hot topic. Taylor Marsh, who counts herself as a serious foodie and asked me for recommendations weeks ago, had a wonderful meal at Luca di Italia last night. She raved and raved about it, and is looking forward to her reservation at Barolo later in the week. Leaving the Salon Party, I offered a ride to Don Hazen, Executive Editor of Alternet, who is renting a condo on the East side of Denver. He mentioned he had no food in his condo, so we made a stop at the King Soopers on 14th and Krameria. He could not stop "wow-ing" over the size of the store, the fact it was open after 11 pm, the variety of food and quality of the produce -- reminding me once again what a privilege it is to live in Colorado.