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5 Mouthwatering Parker, Colorado Restaurants

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

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Located just 25 miles outside Denver, Parker is a fantastic place to experience all of the gorgeous scenery and rich culture Colorado has to offer.

This suburb offers hundreds of acres of gorgeous open space, miles upon miles of trails, and a large variety of world-class restaurants.

Whether you’re looking for hearty bowl of Tom Yum soup, or a slice of pizza, you won’t have to drive to Denver to find it. Check out five of our favorite Parker, Colorado, restaurants.

Indochine Cuisine

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Indochine Cuisine owners Jeff and Yume weren’t avid cooks when they decided to open a restaurant in 2003. In fact, they didn’t cook their own meals for the first three years of their marriage, according to the restaurant’s website.

Flash-forward nearly 15 years, and Indochine Cuisine routinely tops local best-of lists. The eatery serves a variety of classic Thai and Vietnamese dishes. You’ll even find a few handmade sushi rolls on the menu.

The best part of visiting this restaurant as a tourist? You can take your favorites home with you. The restaurant bottles 14 of the sauces they use in their dishes so you can recreate that amazing curry at home.

  • Cuisine: Thai and Vietnamese
  • Address: 19751 E. Mainstreet, R2
  • Hours: Monday-Saturday 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 5-9 p.m. for dinner, Sundays dinner-only 4:30-8:30
  • Price range: Dinner entrees start at $12

Jozi’s Kitchen & Shebeen

 

Though Jozi’s Kitchen & Shebeen is considered a South African restaurant, Chef Angus Hicks draws inspiration from all over the world.
Jozi’s started in a popular booth at The Big Wonderful festival in Denver and gained a passionate following once it became a food truck. Today, you can visit a brick-and-mortar restaurant and savor the global flavor.
On the menu, you’ll find a variety of curries, burgers, grilled chicken, kebabs and more, all made from fresh, local ingredients.
If you’re craving something spicy, you won’t want to miss the Peri-Peri sauce. But beware — this sauce isn’t for the faint of heart, according to Yelp reviewers.

  • Cuisine: South African
  • Address: 10971 South Parker Road
  • Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Price range: Entrees start at $9.95

Colonna’s Pizza

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Colonna’s Pizza has been slinging New York-style pies since 1977. In addition, the restaurant serves a taste of the East Coast with an array of cheesesteaks, pasta, and calzones.

If you’re seeking gluten-free fare, you won’t be disappointed. Colonna’s offers a full range of options, including a pizza crust made from buckwheat and tapioca.

  • Cuisine: Pizza, pasta, sandwiches, calzones
  • Address: 11215 S. Parker Rd
  • Hours: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. every day
  • Price range: Slice starts at $2.75, Small pizza (14”) starts at $13.50

The Chicken Shack

 

The Chicken Shack offers classic American fare. From sandwiches to wings, this eatery lives up to its namesake. You’ll also find burgers, fries, and homemade chili. We especially love the buffalo chicken fries.

  • Cuisine: American
  • Address: 11211 S. Dransfeldt Rd., Suite 134
  • Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 9p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.
  • Price range: Chicken sandwich combo is $8.29

Casa Mariachi

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Locally famous for their margaritas, Casa Mariachi serves up all of your Mexican favorites. Here, you’ll find classic dishes like tacos and burritos, healthy options, and gluten-free dishes. Casa Mariachi also serves a south-of-the-border twist on the surf and turf, with a charbroiled skirt steak and fish fillet grilled with a creamy Portuguese sauce paired with rice, beans, and avocado.

  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Address: 9771 S. Parker
  • Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11-9, Friday-Saturday 11-10
  • Price range: Combo plates start at $9.29

Is your mouth watering yet? Check out our list of places to stay in Parker, and plan your trip today.
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Your Guide to Some of the Best San Diego Beaches

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

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One of Southern California’s biggest draws is that you can head to the beach year-round. Sure, the water might get a little chilly in winter, but head to any beach in San Diego County and you’ll see that doesn’t stop people. San Diego’s beaches and their surrounding communities range from the super upscale digs of La Jolla to the more youth-oriented, laid-back vibe of Ocean Beach, and everything in between. Here’s our rundown of some of the best San Diego beaches. (more…)

Tee Off at the Best Golf Courses in Las Vegas

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

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We all know that Las Vegas lies deep in the desert, surrounded on all sides by vast, dry landscapes. But you’d never know this from the well-maintained fairways of the city’s many golf courses. For a desert city, there are an astonishing number of golf courses in the Las Vegas area — dozens, in fact. This is great news to golfers visiting the city on business. To help those looking to tee up while in town, here’s a bit more about golf courses in Las Vegas to help out.

According to Golf Magazine, Las Vegas holds its own against other golf destinations thanks to the ability for golfers to play a high-quality course for a reasonable price. Three Vegas-area courses made it onto the magazine’s list of the 100 best courses open to the public. Let’s take a look at each. (more…)

Your Guide to San Diego Gaslamp Quarter Restaurants

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

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For many visitors, San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter is the crown jewel of the city. The San Diego Convention Center brings in folks from around the globe for huge events like Comic-Con and business conferences of all kind. When the conference lets out for the day, many visitors walk across the train tracks to Fifth Avenue, the primary stretch of the Gaslamp. How do you choose from dozens of restaurants within a short walk, and how do you avoid those that are overpriced tourist traps? The guide to Gaslamp Quarter restaurants will help. (more…)

Hit the Road For These Gorgeous Spring Drives

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

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Flying is definitely convenient, but there’s no better way to see America than by hitting the road yourself and taking in the sights. Now that it’s officially spring, lots of places across the country are looking particularly beautiful. Travel & Leisure has put out a gorgeous slide show list of some of the best spring drives across the country. Here are a few of the spring drives you should try to work into your travels:

See the Texas Bluebonnet Spring Bloom

Are your travels taking you in or around Austin this spring? If so, you’re in luck, because not far from the quirky Texas capital are some stretches of highway surrounded by gorgeous bluebonnets, the official state flower. Just head west from Austin on Route 290 to Johnson City, and then north to Burnet, which has the distinction of being the Bluebonnet Capital of Texas. (more…)

5 Las Vegas Casino Tips to Make the Most of Your Trip

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

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It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time on the Las Vegas Strip or your 50th — it’s easy to end up stuck in a tourist trap, lost in a huge crowd of folks. Here are a few Las Vegas casino tips to help you navigate the Las Vegas Strip like a pro.

Learn the Games

This sounds obvious, but you’d be surprised how many folks put money down on a table because the game looks interesting — but they don’t really know how it’s played, let alone how to bet wisely.

Most of the big casinos actually offer free gambling lessons. You can find a schedule here. This way, you’ll know what you’re getting into when you pull your wallet out. Even if you think you’re already a pro, it might be worth swinging by a lesson to make sure you’ve got all your bases covered. (more…)

4 Fun Things to Do in La Crosse, Wisconsin

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

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On the eastern shores of the Mississippi River, just across the water from Minnesota, lies La Crosse, Wisconsin. This city of roughly 50,000 is not huge, even by Wisconsin standards. Though it may be somewhat smaller, it is full of character, quality-of-life and business opportunities. So, if business travel brings you there, here are a few things to do in La Crosse, Wisconsin. (more…)

A Hidden Texas Gem: Things to Do in Abilene

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

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Often overlooked in the enormous state of Texas is Abilene, a sizable city in the central-northern part of the state. There are lots of engaging and active things to do in Abilene if you are visiting — and not just eat delicious barbeque (though you should do that, too). Here are a few neat things to do in Abilene: (more…)

Stroll Through History at These Atlanta Museums

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

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Atlanta is the hub of the southeastern U.S. — a great blend of Old Southern hospitality and urban modernism. It’s also home to some great museums, so if you find yourself with some free time, here are a few Atlanta museums to check out on your next visit.

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

On the somber side, this 35-acre site is the childhood home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It also includes Ebenezer Baptist Church, the house of worship where both King and his father preached. Beside the church lies the tomb of the famed civil rights icon, and numerous other tributes and museums honor the American Civil Rights Movement and King’s role as a leader within the site.

This National Historic Site is located just east of Downtown across I-85.

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Extended Business Trips: Things to Know

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

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A quick business trip is easy: Book a place to stay for the night, catch a flight, take a train or hop in a car, and do what you’ve got to do once you arrive. But what if you need to stay for a few weeks? Planning an extended business trip is a different ballgame. Here are some things to keep in mind. (more…)