Diversity Woman Magazine

FALL 2013

Leadership and Executive Development for women of all races, cultures and backgrounds

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DW Life Stepping Out > Denver By Eddie Lee t was the summer of 1858 when a group of prospectors founded a mining town at the base of the Rocky Mountains in hope of fnding gold and striking it rich. Although little gold was discovered, the region eventually grew Mount Evans; Denver Art Museum's Hamilton Building into the city of Denver—now a gold mine for convention-goers and tourists. Denver is home to a thriving reslecting more revenue for the arts per Te area has a surprisingly mild climate— taurant scene. Although Colorado is a capita than any other U.S. city. One of only 8 to 15 inches of rain and more than landlocked state, few sushi restaurants in the highlights is Te Denver Center 300 days of sunshine annually—so there's the country can match the freshness of for Performing Arts, which regularly hardly a bad time of the year to visit. Comthe fsh at Sushi Den. Just 24 hours after features touring Broadway shows. It bine that with a wealth of activities for visi- being caught in the waters of Japan, the also showcases its own productions. Te tors, and it's easy to see why Trip Advisor fsh arrive in Denver, ready for the day's Denver Art Museum displays a collecnamed the Mile-High City one of its 2012 service. Te acclaimed Fruition Restaution of more than 70,000 works of art destinations on the rise. rant serves new American-style cuisine in a 350,000-square-foot complex. One As robust as Denver has become, and was ranked by Zagat in 2011 as the of Denver's most interesting historical you frst notice its state's top restaurant. museums is the Black American West natural beauty. At If you have an appetite Museum, with exhibits exploring Afrithe top of the list is for Mediterraneancan American cowboys, wranglers, and Mount Evans, one of inspired fare, check out ranchers in the West. Sushi Den 54 mountains in the Rioja, owned by Jennifer If you want to explore Denver's 1487 S. Pearl St., 303-777-0826 United States higher Jasinski, winner of the nightlife, Gatsby's in lower downtown sushiden.net than 14,000 feet. 2013 James Beard award is a good place to start. Take advantage Fruition Restaurant A 14-mile scenic for Best Chef Southwest. of happy hour and enjoy the upscale 1313 E. 6th Ave., 303-831-1962 byway leads to the And D Bar Restaurant in lounge's wines, martinis, and gourmet fruitionrestaurant.com top. From there, it's uptown Denver ofers an bites. For a spectacular view of the city, a short walk to the array of creative desserts, try Peaks Lounge atop the Hyatt Regency Rioja summit at 14,264 including a honey ricotta Denver. It has full-length windows and 1431 Larimer St., 303-820-2282 feet. In addition to cheesecake and baked-to- serves an array of cocktails, appetizers, riojadenver.com enjoying the breathorder cookies with milk. and desserts. Tere's not a bad seat in D Bar Restaurant taking view, you also Denver boasts many the house. 1475 E. 17th Ave., 303-861-4710 may spot a mountain museums and performWith so much to discover, each day dbardesserts.com goat or two. ing arts venues, colcan be a unique experience. DW I Eats di ve rs i tywoman. com Fa ll 2 0 1 3 D IVE R S IT Y WO MAN 65

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