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Notes on Kosher on vacation in Colorado

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Notes on Kosher on vacation in Colorado

cappucino | Jul 19, 2011 02:21 PM

Flew into Denver and stocked up at the East Side Kosher Deli. They have absolutely everything, including a very impressive array of beef/veal/lamb choices. We went to the back of the store where the restaurant is to order our dinner and then shopped while they prepared it for us. Excellent steak sandwich, fajitas, just okay schnitzel, large portions, very friendly and helpful service. Great tiramisu at the take-out counter. Took our load of kosher booty on to the higher altitudes (beware the altitude sickness, people, as it can be quite daunting for some). Planned to spend Shabbos in Vail where you can order meals from Chabad (rather expensive, but convenient) however, ended up needing to choose a lower altitude. Found the wonderful community of Boulder which is about 25 minutes outside Denver. Boulder is a beautiful city with views of jagged purple mountains from every street. It is something about the way they built the city smack in the middle of the mountains and the fact that there is parkland surrounding it to allow for the unobstructed views. Anyway, stayed in a nice chain hotel walking distance to Aish Kodesh. The local King Soopers supermarket has a kosher bakery. Most goods are dairy, but the Challah was not, obviously. Kosher section on the shelves and in the freezer , but I don't think we saw Empire chicken which puzzled us. We did find our normal pizza bagels which makes us quite happy. We found out that had we planned in advance, East Side deli in Denver will deliver your Shabbos food to Boulder, so that would have been really great. Oh, had the pizza in Denver one day. Don't make the mistake of asking if he has fries. I think the guy is probably really sick of New Yorkers doing that. All they have is pizza, people. It's good pizza, but that's it. Oh and they take a siesta every day from 2 to 4, of course. BTW, the pedestrian plaza in downtown Boulder is quite charming, shops, musicians, balloon-sculpting and a Ben and Jerry's with a kosher certificate (had to ask for that, wasn't posted). Enjoy your rafting, your horseback riding, your rocky mountains and don't worry about your kosher. Nice time.

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