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Moonlight Diner! Denver, CO

Our adventure in Denver started with the surprise early arrival of Leslie’s brother Ian the same night that we arrived. He was working at a conference in California and the original plan was that he would arrive in Denver on Friday with his wife Andrea but he was able to change his ticket to arrive on Thursday night. The hitch here was that we arrived about two and a half hours earlier and since John and Annie had rented a car we decided to hang around the airport area so we could take him to his hotel instead of leaving him to get a cab. We (Leslie, her parents, and I) were pretty hungry, a little thirsty and we wanted to find a cool place to hang out while waiting for Ian. The people at the car rental place told us about a diner close to airport that would be a good place to visit. We thought “A diner ….in the middle of nowehere in Colorado…..get ready to eat some roadkill!….PERFECT!” We wanted a cool Colorado place to start our trip and this was a good option (…we don’t really want to eat roadkill – just had to clear that up).

Nuestra aventura en Denver comenzo con la llegada sorpresa del hermano de Leslie, Ian, la misma noche que nosotros. El estaba trabajando en una conferencia en California y el plan original era que llegaria a Denver el Viernes con su esposa Andrea, pero pudo cambiar el pasaje y llego el Jueves en la noche. El uno poblema era que nosotros llegamos 2 horas y media antes que el y como John y Annie habian arrendado un auto, decidimos quedarnos cerca del aeropuerto para asi llevar a Ian a su hotel en vez de dejarlo solo y que tomara un taxi. Nosotros (Leslie, sus papas , y yo) teniamos hambre, un poco de sed y queriamos encontrar un buen lugar para pasar el rato mientras esperabamos. La gente del lugar de arriendo de vehiculos nos dijo que habia un restaurant local cerca del aeropuerto que seria un buen lugar para visitar, como una cocineria. Nosotros pensamos “Una cocineria….en la mitad de la nada en Colorado…..preparense para comer animales atropellados!!….PERFECTO!” queriamos un lugar unico para empezar el viaje y esta era una muy buena opcion. (….no comemos animales atropellados – que quede claro)

We followed the directions and just when we were about to give up we found it! It was a silver metallic-looking building with neon lights on the edges and neon signs. It looked like someone took this place straight out of the ’60s – we were so excited! We didn’t want just a regular chain restaurant and this was definitely not your typical place.

Seguimos las direcciones y justo cuando nos dabamos por vencidos lo encontramos! Era un edificio metalico brillante con luces de neon en los bordes y una senal de neon con el nombre. Parecia que alguien saco este lugar directamente de los anos 60 – estabamos muy felices! No queriamos para en algun restaurant de los que hay cientos iguales por todo el pais, este era sin duda un lugar atipico.

We ordered a round of beers (I mean, we were in Colorado – we had to try a local beer) and some tasty food. I asked our server what she would recommend and she told me to get a beef burrito covered in green chili sauce….it was amazing! The burrito came with pico de gallo, guacamole, beans, rice and sour cream. I mixed all up with the green chili sauce and it became a delicious mess (I took a picture, but Leslie thinks it’s pretty unappetizing and won’t do the burrito the justice it deserves). Leslie got some onion rings and a turkey croissant and her parents ordered salads and a portion of chili (really spicy and tasty). When we got our plates we were impressed with the portion size of our plates but more impressive yet was the size of John’s beer!

Pedimos una ronda de cervezas (Colorado es conocido por sus cervezerias independientes asi que teniamos que probar alguna cervez local) y rica comida. Yo le pregunte a nuestra mesera por una recomendacion y ella me dijo que probara el burrito de carne cubierto con salsa de chile verde……..era increible! El burrito vino con pico de gallo, palta, porotos, arroz, y crema sour. Mezcle todo con la salsa y se convirtio en un desorden delicioso (saque una foto pero Leslie piensa que se ve un poco asqueroso y no de la buena reputacion al burrito). Leslie pidio anillos de cebolla y un croissant con pavo y sus papas pidieron ensaladas y una porcion de chili (picante y delicioso). Cuando llegaron nuestros platos quedamos impresionados con el tamano pero mas impresionante aun era el porte de la cerveza que pidio John!

It was the perfect way to start our trip. We enjoyed the place, the food and the drinks. Ian arrived on time and after picking him up, our adventure in Colorado began! Check back for more details about our activities, including an extraordinary wedding celebration!

Fue la manera perfecta de empezar el viaje. Disfrutamos del lugar, la comida y las bebidas. Ian llego a tiempo y luego de recogerlo, nuestra aventura en Colorado comenzo! Vuelvan a revisar el blog para mas detalles sobre nuestras actividades, incluyendo una celebracion de matrimonio extraordinaria!

4 thoughts on “Moonlight Diner! Denver, CO Leave a comment

  1. Haha! My ex used to cook at that restaurant! It’s a pretty chill little spot. Can’t wait to see the rest of the pictures and read about the good times you had here. We loved having you here!

  2. Welcome to Denver! So much to do. I have never been to that restaurant…should try it out. I hope you have a great time here. Will be checking in to see what other adventures you’re up to.

    • We loved Denver! It reminds me of home as many landscapes seem very similar to some you can find in Chile. Whenever we move Colorado will be on the top of our list! Such a cool place!

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