Anne & Peter’s guidebook

Peter And Anne
Anne & Peter’s guidebook

Eating Out

This neighborhood is full of restaurants. Here are a few of our favorites.
0.3 mile northwest (at Washington St. & 6th Ave.) in Alamo Placita. Good, affordable sushi and really nice staff.
Fontana Sushi
701 E 6th Ave
0.3 mile northwest (at Washington St. & 6th Ave.) in Alamo Placita. Good, affordable sushi and really nice staff.
0.3 mile northwest (at Washington St. & 6th Ave.) in Alamo Placita. Updated neighborhood Italian. Oysters.
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Angelo’s Taverna
620 East 6th Avenue
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0.3 mile northwest (at Washington St. & 6th Ave.) in Alamo Placita. Updated neighborhood Italian. Oysters.
1.4 miles north (at Sherman St. & 13th Ave.) in Capitol Hill. Delicious vegetarian/vegan a block from the State Capitol Building. Gotta love a place with a dreamy food and a name from a Walt Whitman poem.
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City O' City
206 East 13th Avenue
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1.4 miles north (at Sherman St. & 13th Ave.) in Capitol Hill. Delicious vegetarian/vegan a block from the State Capitol Building. Gotta love a place with a dreamy food and a name from a Walt Whitman poem.
0.7 mile north (at Ogden St. & 11th Ave.) in Capitol Hill. Fabulous special-occasion "modern American" food on Capitol Hill. Seasonal and local ingredients.
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Potager
1109 N Ogden St
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0.7 mile north (at Ogden St. & 11th Ave.) in Capitol Hill. Fabulous special-occasion "modern American" food on Capitol Hill. Seasonal and local ingredients.
0.5 mile west (at Logan St. & 6th Ave. in Alamo Placita. Mmm! The Vindaloo makes me weep.
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Little India Restaurant & Bar 6th Ave
330 East 6th Avenue
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0.5 mile west (at Logan St. & 6th Ave. in Alamo Placita. Mmm! The Vindaloo makes me weep.
0.6 mile east (at Gilpin St. & 6th Ave.) in the Country Club neighborhood. Intimate and gourmet.
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Satchel's on Sixth
1710 East 6th Avenue
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0.6 mile east (at Gilpin St. & 6th Ave.) in the Country Club neighborhood. Intimate and gourmet.
2.6 miles south (at Pearl St. & Florida Ave.) on Old South Pearl. Maybe the best sushi between the two coasts. Worth a long walk and hefty check.
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Sushi Den
1487 South Pearl Street
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2.6 miles south (at Pearl St. & Florida Ave.) on Old South Pearl. Maybe the best sushi between the two coasts. Worth a long walk and hefty check.
2.6 miles south (at Pearl St. & Arkansas Ave.) on Old South Pearl. Delicious eclectic pizza.
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Kaos Pizzeria
1439 South Pearl Street
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2.6 miles south (at Pearl St. & Arkansas Ave.) on Old South Pearl. Delicious eclectic pizza.
2.7 miles south (at Pearl St. & Florida Ave.) on Old South Pearl. Buns! Try the beef curry.
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Tokyo Premium Bakery
1540 South Pearl Street
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2.7 miles south (at Pearl St. & Florida Ave.) on Old South Pearl. Buns! Try the beef curry.
1.4 miles northwest (at Santa Fe Dr. & 7th Ave.) in the Santa Fe Arts district. Lots of great taco stands in Denver. This is a favorite.
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El Taco de México
714 Santa Fe Drive
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1.4 miles northwest (at Santa Fe Dr. & 7th Ave.) in the Santa Fe Arts district. Lots of great taco stands in Denver. This is a favorite.
1.9 miles northeast (at Gaylord St. & Colfax Ave.) A little Turkey, a little Syria, a little Iraq. Lots of deliciousness in a little place.
Yahya's Mediterranean Grill & Pastries
2207 E Colfax Ave
1.9 miles northeast (at Gaylord St. & Colfax Ave.) A little Turkey, a little Syria, a little Iraq. Lots of deliciousness in a little place.
1.5 miles northeast (at Vine St. & 13th Ave.) in Uptown. Likable.
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Liks Ice Cream
2039 East 13th Avenue
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1.5 miles northeast (at Vine St. & 13th Ave.) in Uptown. Likable.
1.1 miles southwest (at South Broadway & 1st Ave.), down the street from the Mayan Theater.
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Sweet Action Ice Cream
52 Broadway
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1.1 miles southwest (at South Broadway & 1st Ave.), down the street from the Mayan Theater.
0.7 mile northwest (at Sherman St. & 7th Ave.) in Alamo Placita. Good Poke bowls, quickly.
Sushi Cup
208 E 7th Ave
0.7 mile northwest (at Sherman St. & 7th Ave.) in Alamo Placita. Good Poke bowls, quickly.
2.2 miles northwest (at Welton St. & 27th St.) in historic Five Points. Venerable soul food favorite.
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Welton Street Cafe
2736 Welton St
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2.2 miles northwest (at Welton St. & 27th St.) in historic Five Points. Venerable soul food favorite.
0.2 mile north (at Corona St. & 6th Ave.) in Alamo Placita. Delicious "American Bistro."
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Table 6
609 Corona Street
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0.2 mile north (at Corona St. & 6th Ave.) in Alamo Placita. Delicious "American Bistro."
0.2 mile south (at Corona St. & 4th Ave.) in Country Club. Decent middle-eastern food, friendly staff.
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Cafe Byblos Greek & Lebanese
400 Corona Street
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0.2 mile south (at Corona St. & 4th Ave.) in Country Club. Decent middle-eastern food, friendly staff.
0.2 mile west (at Clarkson St. & 6th Ave.) in Alamo Placita. Tasty tacos, lively crowd, outdoor seating.
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Uno Mas Taqueria
730 E 6th Ave
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0.2 mile west (at Clarkson St. & 6th Ave.) in Alamo Placita. Tasty tacos, lively crowd, outdoor seating.
0.3 mile west (at Washington St. & 6th Ave.) in Alamo Placita. Meat.
Brothers BBQ
568 North Washington Street
0.3 mile west (at Washington St. & 6th Ave.) in Alamo Placita. Meat.
0.6 mile northwest (at Logan St. & 7th Ave. Good food with Happy Hour menu across from Trader Joe's.
Logan Street Restaurant And Bar
400 E 7th Ave
0.6 mile northwest (at Logan St. & 7th Ave. Good food with Happy Hour menu across from Trader Joe's.

Eating In

0.6 mile east (at Gilpin St. & 6th Ave.) in the Country Club neighborhood. Peter's mom lived nearby in the 1930's and roller-skated to Oliver's for her mom. Their meat is the best.
Oliver's Meat Market
1718 East 6th Avenue
0.6 mile east (at Gilpin St. & 6th Ave.) in the Country Club neighborhood. Peter's mom lived nearby in the 1930's and roller-skated to Oliver's for her mom. Their meat is the best.
0.6 mile northwest (at Logan St. & 7th Ave.) in Alamo Placita. Trader Joes is kind of a cult, isn't it?
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Trader Joe's
661 Logan Street
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0.6 mile northwest (at Logan St. & 7th Ave.) in Alamo Placita. Trader Joes is kind of a cult, isn't it?
1.3 miles east (at University Blvd. & 1st Ave.) in the Cherry Creek shopping district.
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Whole Foods Market
2375 East 1st Avenue
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1.3 miles east (at University Blvd. & 1st Ave.) in the Cherry Creek shopping district.
0.6 mile north (at Corona St. & 9th Ave.) on Capitol Hill. Mainstream chain.
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King Soopers
1155 East 9th Avenue
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0.6 mile north (at Corona St. & 9th Ave.) on Capitol Hill. Mainstream chain.
0.2 mile east (at Corona St. & 6th Ave.) in Alamo Placita. Mainstream groceries. Before they rebuilt 20 years ago, it was known locally as the "Soviet Safeway." Times have changed. Really handy.
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Safeway
560 Corona Street
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0.2 mile east (at Corona St. & 6th Ave.) in Alamo Placita. Mainstream groceries. Before they rebuilt 20 years ago, it was known locally as the "Soviet Safeway." Times have changed. Really handy.
1.4 miles north (at Clarkson St. & 17th Ave.) in Uptown, another strip rich with great restaurants. Upscale grocer with really fresh fish and gourmet ingredients.
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Marczyk Fine Foods
770 East 17th Avenue
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1.4 miles north (at Clarkson St. & 17th Ave.) in Uptown, another strip rich with great restaurants. Upscale grocer with really fresh fish and gourmet ingredients.
0.5 mile north (at Ogden St. & 11th Ave.) on Capitol Hill. Upscale grocer owned by Whole Foods. Beer bar, coffee bar, outdoor seating.
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Ideal Market Denver
900 East 11th Avenue
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0.5 mile north (at Ogden St. & 11th Ave.) on Capitol Hill. Upscale grocer owned by Whole Foods. Beer bar, coffee bar, outdoor seating.

Cinema

0.3 mile east (at Downing St. & 6th Ave.) in Alamo Placita. Small historic theater screening lots of independent and foreign films.
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Landmark's Esquire Theatre
590 North Downing Street
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0.3 mile east (at Downing St. & 6th Ave.) in Alamo Placita. Small historic theater screening lots of independent and foreign films.
1 mile southwest (at Broadway & 1st Ave.) on South Broadway. Small historic theater screening lots of independent and foreign films.
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Landmark's Mayan Theatre
110 Broadway
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1 mile southwest (at Broadway & 1st Ave.) on South Broadway. Small historic theater screening lots of independent and foreign films.
2 miles northeast (at Columbine St. & Colfax Ave.) next to Tattered Cover Books. Home of the Denver Film Center.
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Sie FilmCenter
2510 East Colfax Avenue
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2 miles northeast (at Columbine St. & Colfax Ave.) next to Tattered Cover Books. Home of the Denver Film Center.
1.7 miles east (at Columbine St. & 1st Ave.) inside the Cherry Creek Mall.
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AMC DINE-IN Cherry Creek 8
3000 East 1st Avenue
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1.7 miles east (at Columbine St. & 1st Ave.) inside the Cherry Creek Mall.
1.9 miles northwest (at Glenarm Pl. & 16th St.) downtown. Multiplex above the 16th Street mall.
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Regal UA Denver Pavilions & RPX
500 16th Street
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1.9 miles northwest (at Glenarm Pl. & 16th St.) downtown. Multiplex above the 16th Street mall.

Cycling

3 blocks south. Miles of uninterrupted cycling along Cherry Creek. Connects with many other paths and routes.
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Cherry Creek Bike Path
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3 blocks south. Miles of uninterrupted cycling along Cherry Creek. Connects with many other paths and routes.
0.7 miles northwest (at Lincoln St. & 7th Ave.) Closest neighborhood bike shop.
Turin Bicycles Ltd
700 Lincoln Street
0.7 miles northwest (at Lincoln St. & 7th Ave.) Closest neighborhood bike shop.
0.5 mile north on Capitol Hill. Friendly, funky, and ready to serve.
Z cycle shop
1405 North Ogden Street
0.5 mile north on Capitol Hill. Friendly, funky, and ready to serve.

Shopping

2.7 miles on Old South Pearl. Beautiful gift/clothing/housewares shop with curation that is both hip and quaint.
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5 Green Boxes
1570 South Pearl Street
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2.7 miles on Old South Pearl. Beautiful gift/clothing/housewares shop with curation that is both hip and quaint.
1.5 miles on 17th Avenue in Uptown, another strip rich with great restaurants. Fun and quirky gift shop.
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Talulah Jones
1122 East 17th Avenue
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1.5 miles on 17th Avenue in Uptown, another strip rich with great restaurants. Fun and quirky gift shop.
1.6 miles. Upscale mall in an upscale shopping area.
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Cherry Creek Shopping Center
3000 East 1st Avenue
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1.6 miles. Upscale mall in an upscale shopping area.
3.2 miles on the Cherry Creek bike path. At the confluence of Cherry Creek and the Platte River, across from LoDo. Everything you need to stay outdoors. REI Flagship store in Denver's old trolley barn. Peter became a member in the 1970's.
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REI
1416 Platte Street
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3.2 miles on the Cherry Creek bike path. At the confluence of Cherry Creek and the Platte River, across from LoDo. Everything you need to stay outdoors. REI Flagship store in Denver's old trolley barn. Peter became a member in the 1970's.
2 miles northeast (at Columbine St. & Colfax Ave.) A longtime Denver treasure: a big, independent, and wonderful bookstore. This branch is next to the Sie Film Center. They have another in LoDo near Union Station.
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Tattered Cover Book Store Colfax
2526 East East Colfax Avenue
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2 miles northeast (at Columbine St. & Colfax Ave.) A longtime Denver treasure: a big, independent, and wonderful bookstore. This branch is next to the Sie Film Center. They have another in LoDo near Union Station.
2.8 miles in LoDo near Union Station. A longtime Denver treasure: a big, independent, and wonderful bookstore. They have another branch on Colfax next to the Sie Film Center.
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Tattered Cover LoDo
1628 16th St Mall
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2.8 miles in LoDo near Union Station. A longtime Denver treasure: a big, independent, and wonderful bookstore. They have another branch on Colfax next to the Sie Film Center.
1.1 miles on Colfax next to Tattered Cover Books and the Sie Film Center.. New and used records.
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Wax Trax Records
620 E 13th Ave
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1.1 miles on Colfax next to Tattered Cover Books and the Sie Film Center.. New and used records.
1.3 miles in Cherry Creek North. Gift shop selling lots of Colorado artisans' work.
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Artisan Center
2757 E 3rd Ave
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1.3 miles in Cherry Creek North. Gift shop selling lots of Colorado artisans' work.

Arts

4.2 miles. Contemporary dance to stir you.
Wonderbound
1075 Park Ave W
4.2 miles. Contemporary dance to stir you.
2.1 miles downtown just off the 16th Street Mall. Artist Devin Dikeau's private collection of contemporary art filling the 5th floor of an old downtown office building. Frequent talks and events.
Dikeou Collection
1615 California St
2.1 miles downtown just off the 16th Street Mall. Artist Devin Dikeau's private collection of contemporary art filling the 5th floor of an old downtown office building. Frequent talks and events.
1.5 miles in the Santa Fe Arts District. Art gallery and art center for Metropolitan State University. Rotating shows, frequent talks.
Center for Visual Art -- Metropolitan State University of Denver
965 Santa Fe Dr
1.5 miles in the Santa Fe Arts District. Art gallery and art center for Metropolitan State University. Rotating shows, frequent talks.
2.5 miles in Five Points/Arapaho Square. Art Center around the corner from several of Denver's biggest homeless shelters and service agencies. Hosts resident artists, traveling shows, and events that draw homeless and mansioned artists and patrons.
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Redline
2350 Arapahoe Street
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2.5 miles in Five Points/Arapaho Square. Art Center around the corner from several of Denver's biggest homeless shelters and service agencies. Hosts resident artists, traveling shows, and events that draw homeless and mansioned artists and patrons.
1.5 miles, near the Capitol off Civic Center Park and next to the downtown Public Library (designed by Michael Graves). Art in a dreamy building bridging 14th Ave. Collections are broad and deep, Pre-Colonial, native American, to Post-Modern. New section designed by Daniel Libeskind, old section by Gio Ponti.
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Denver Art Museum
100 West 14th Avenue Parkway
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1.5 miles, near the Capitol off Civic Center Park and next to the downtown Public Library (designed by Michael Graves). Art in a dreamy building bridging 14th Ave. Collections are broad and deep, Pre-Colonial, native American, to Post-Modern. New section designed by Daniel Libeskind, old section by Gio Ponti.
3.5 mi by car or 4.6 on the bike path. Is it an art gallery? Is it an amusement park? Is it an escape room?
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Meow Wolf Denver
1338 1st Street
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3.5 mi by car or 4.6 on the bike path. Is it an art gallery? Is it an amusement park? Is it an escape room?

Sightseeing

1.2 miles. A gem and a spiritual oasis. It adjoins Cheeseman Park, which is another Denver gem on a hill.
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Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York Street
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1.2 miles. A gem and a spiritual oasis. It adjoins Cheeseman Park, which is another Denver gem on a hill.
0.3 mile, on Ogden. Our kids, and everybody else, call this little gem the "Flower Park." When Peter's mom lived nearby in the 1930's, it was called Emerson Park and it had a pond. Horses and deer were trained to leap from a tower into it. Now we have the internet.
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Alamo Placita Park
East 3rd Avenue
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0.3 mile, on Ogden. Our kids, and everybody else, call this little gem the "Flower Park." When Peter's mom lived nearby in the 1930's, it was called Emerson Park and it had a pond. Horses and deer were trained to leap from a tower into it. Now we have the internet.
1.2 miles. One of Denver's most popular parks, teeming with humans. Peter's dad claimed that authorities had tried to find the bottom of the spring-fed north lake and couldn't. We used to skate on it but it doesn't seem to freeze thickly enough anymore. The south lake is shallow enough to wade to Monkey Island to catch crawdads.
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Washington Park
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1.2 miles. One of Denver's most popular parks, teeming with humans. Peter's dad claimed that authorities had tried to find the bottom of the spring-fed north lake and couldn't. We used to skate on it but it doesn't seem to freeze thickly enough anymore. The south lake is shallow enough to wade to Monkey Island to catch crawdads.
3 miles in LoDo. Historic train station renovated with boutique shops, bar, hotel, and coffee shop. Hub for Amtrak and local buses and light rail, including the train to the airport.
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Union Station
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3 miles in LoDo. Historic train station renovated with boutique shops, bar, hotel, and coffee shop. Hub for Amtrak and local buses and light rail, including the train to the airport.
1 mile. Beautiful park on a hill adjoining the Botanic Gardens. The "Great Meadow" was once a cemetery.
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Cheesman Park
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1 mile. Beautiful park on a hill adjoining the Botanic Gardens. The "Great Meadow" was once a cemetery.
2.5 miles. The zoo is on the north side. Good view from the east end on the steps of the Science Museum. Two lakes with nesting herons and cormorants, and giant carp. (not nesting). Annual MLK march from King's memorial to the Capitol and Civic Center.
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City Park
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2.5 miles. The zoo is on the north side. Good view from the east end on the steps of the Science Museum. Two lakes with nesting herons and cormorants, and giant carp. (not nesting). Annual MLK march from King's memorial to the Capitol and Civic Center.
3.3 miles on the edge of City Park. Wonderful animals in cages that are less wonderful.
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Denver Zoo
2300 Steele Street
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3.3 miles on the edge of City Park. Wonderful animals in cages that are less wonderful.
3.3 miles on the edge of City Park. It's scientific! Cool old dioramas with incredible Zoological and Botanical detail—and kooky hidden quirks.
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Boulevard
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3.3 miles on the edge of City Park. It's scientific! Cool old dioramas with incredible Zoological and Botanical detail—and kooky hidden quirks.
1.5 miles, adjoining the Capitol grounds. You can always count on a demonstration, small or large. Tuesdays are Food Truck lunch days. Capitol faces the courthouse, which is colorfully lit every December until after the Stock Show ends in January. Flanking the park on the south are the downtown library (designed by Michael Graves) and the Dener Art Museum (designed over the years by Gio Ponti and Daniel Libeskind). To the north are downtown and the 16th Street Mall.
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Civic Center Park
101 14th Avenue
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1.5 miles, adjoining the Capitol grounds. You can always count on a demonstration, small or large. Tuesdays are Food Truck lunch days. Capitol faces the courthouse, which is colorfully lit every December until after the Stock Show ends in January. Flanking the park on the south are the downtown library (designed by Michael Graves) and the Dener Art Museum (designed over the years by Gio Ponti and Daniel Libeskind). To the north are downtown and the 16th Street Mall.