Across the street from DSA is Johnson & Wales University. Chartwells is the on campus restaurant. It has become the traditional place for my parents & I to get dinner before my son's concerts; unless, of course, we can get a full meal in the hallway at DSA before the concert. Chartwells looks like a typlcal college cafeteria, but the food is definitely of higher quality than a quick glance at the place might indicate. The prices, however, are more in keeping with a college student's budget.
The Furniture Room has a wide selection of furniture for all over the house. Most of it would be hard to find anywhere else. For example, I have unusually high windows in my condo, and at the Furniture Room I found a very handsome dining table & chairs that I am very happy with. Since they are in a low overhead location, and have a low overhead philosophy in their showroom, I was happy with the price as well.
This is an interesting place, worth checking out, but the name is wierd and mis-leading. This is actually a huge museum of the history of agriculture, and rural America in general. Be sure to stop at the gift shop on the way out. In addition to items directly related to the displays in the museum, there are books and other items or practical value for the home gardener.
The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is by far the premier private conservation and conservation education organization on Sanibel Island and its much smaller 'sister island,' Captiva. Go there to see their excellent displays, self and staff-guided nature walks; and, of course, their gift shop.
La Mariposa is part of a family run chain of 6 Mexican restaurants in northern Colorado. From the decor, you might expect second rate food, but your nose will quickly let you know that you should not be concerned. The food is excellent, and an amazing value. Plan on taking some home with you. Also plan on returning, to be taken care of once again by the efficient and friendly staff at La Mariposa
The centerpiece of the Butterfly Pavillion is, of course, their 7,500 square foot conservatory. A rainbow of butterflies, dozens of species, and more wings that you can count, will flit about as you walk amongst a myriad of live tropical plants. In seperate rooms is a great variety of other insects and not-so-creeply crawlies to admire and learn about. You can even handle Rosie the tarantula; it tickles. Outside there are trails along the creeks there with signage about the local ecology, especially butterflies. Before you leave, be sure to stop by the gift shop. You will find an amazing variety of things related to insects, for people of all ages and interest levels
This is the newest, and largest of the five Tony's Makets. Anyone familiar with their first four locations, in Arapahoe and Douglas Counties, will be excited about another place to go for Tony's impeccable dedication to quality and service. If you have never been in a Tony's Market, you owe it to yourself and your family to check this place out. This is no ordinary grocery store. What makes thier only Denver location distinctive is that Tony has dedicated the 'extra' floor space to have a bistro under the same roof as the grocery store.
Sanibel is an 11,600 acre island about three miles into the Gulf of Mexico off of Fort Myers. At least 62% of the island is kept in a 'forever wild' state by various agencies, both governmental and private. The place to stay when you visit this sub-tropical wonderland is the Sandalfoot. They offer spacious apartments with all the amenities. You can walk from your door to the beach in just a minute or two.
Even in their newer, bigger store, this may or may not be the largest liquor store in town. But if you are in or near downtown and in need of a store with a large selection, knowledgable and helpful staff, and reasonable prices, be sure to stop at the Argonaut. They have wines organized by type and by geography. There are often coupons available on the back of your King Soopers receipts. Look for them, and then go to the Argonaut!
It would be a bit of an exaggeration so say that the inexpensive pizza at Pizza Express is an example of the adage 'you get what you pay for.' However, as someone who grew up near, and spent a lot of time in, New York City, to me the value is not worth the low price. That is especially true since I have found some pizzerias in Colorado, including Denver, that really do have New York pizza. (See my other reviews for the DSA fund raiser.)