Monday, January 27, 2014

Monday Blues

Hello all! I am back and posting another blog. Lately I have been working like crazy but I figured I would post another before I get out of a routine. It is snowing right now with about 3 inches on the ground which makes the roads sketchy, but okay to drive on, and I have to drive 15 miles to work later. Other than working, I have been just taking it easy on my free-time and talking to my wonderful, amazing girlfriend when I can being that we have complete opposite work schedules. I can finally start saving up money to be able to move out of the house in the near future!  Now on with the food part of this food blog! Here in Lyons, we only have small businesses, so the food here is great and the people who work there are awesome!

My mom and I ate at the brewery last week, here in town, which is the only place I have not blogged about yet. It is a pretty big seating area and down stairs they have a stage and another bar for concerts and things like that. I love the inside of this place, they decorated it with local artist painting of famous blues musicians throughout the years and just a nice atmosphere.
I had the slow hand burger, which is basically the cooks choice for the burger on that specific day, this one had bacon, ham, cheddar and cranberry chipotle sauce and it was so good! Let's not forget the onion rings!

My mom got the portabella mushroom burger with pesto and arugula cheese and sweet potato fries that are actually cut squash!  So check out Oskar Blues in Lyons, CO if you want some good beer and great food!

Well that is all for now! I hope everyone is having a super bueno start to the week so far!
I will catch you on the flip-flop lataaaaaaah!

P.S. The title of this post is purely for creative purposes and in no way reflects my actual mood.  :D


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Hot Springs and Cold Nights

You all read about our New Mexico trip, but after we stayed the night in Santa Fe we headed up to Pagosa Springs, CO which is about a two hour drive north of Santa Fe. We try and go there every time my girlfriend comes and visits, which has been the case since August. By paying for a room, 24 hours access to the pools, of which there are 16 ranging from 85-115 degrees and you can go in the pools before check-in and after check-out, which seems like a pretty good deal to me. Here is just a peek at where we stayed that night, this was taken the morning we checked out.

This is such a beautiful location and that is one of the reasons we keep coming back.

Before we left we ate at a little cafe on the way out of town called Farrago Market Cafe. My girlfriend had a panini and what you are looking at is what I had, an Angus burger with sauteed onions and Gorgonzola cheese and a side of fries, but you could substitute anything for a side.  We were the only ones there, which was nice, since it was nice and quiet and we did not feel rushed. After we ate we just drove back to Lyons, CO where I live and just took our time. I love going to Pagosa but it is pricey when you include the 6 hour drive to get down there and I would love to go there again when she comes and visits but I would be fine with saving some money :)  That is all from our lovely trip! I highly recommend going there if you are in the area, even for the day.

Well that is all for now! I hope you all are having a super bueno week so far 
and I will catch you on the flip-flop lataaaaaah! PEACE and LOVE.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Land of Enchantment

Going off of the last post and posting more about my girlfriend and I's trip down to the hot springs we went to. We stayed in Santa Fe, NM the night before we went to the hot springs and we had a blast there, going into shops, walking around and just not being rushed at all. We ate at a little cafe, on the plaza, for dinner which was good and we had sopapillas, which we were craving for a LONG time. The next morning we checked out of our hotel and decided to go and eat breakfast.

We ate a place called Cafe Pasqual's, it is right off the plaza, one block to be exact. Everything here is organic and can be gluten-free. It is pretty small, seats about 50 people or so and we waiting for about ten minutes to be seated just because it was so busy. I had the breakfast burrito smothered in green chile and cheese. Now, if any of you have not heard of chile bacon (for those of you who like bacon), you really should get this. It is the best bacon I have ever had! Sweet and spicy, to die for and complemented my burrito so well. My girlfriend had their chai  and insisted I show you all. she is a big chai lover and said it was really good!

My breakfast burrito, SO GOOD!

The chai!

The chile bacon!

I hope everyone is having a super bueno week so far! There is more to come from our little trip, good food and pretty places! Oh I just started a new job and could be more happy with it, I think I could get used to this for awhile! I know this was a lot of pictures so I thank you sticking through till the end.

Well, until next time, I will catch you on the flip-flop lataaaaah!! PEACE and LOVE.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Dinner and a Show!

I really need to start doing this more often! Sorry for not posting anything lately, I have been super busy
being with my girlfriend coming to visit and being out of state for 3 days while she was here.
The last six days have been so wonderful, my amazing girlfriend came out and visited during that time and we went down to New Mexico just for a little time by ourselves. On Saturday evening we got to Santa Fe and stayed there overnight, one block from the plaza, which was so nice, we had really good food that night which will be in the next post. My mom just recently bought an acre in Abiquiu, so we went down to look at it and while we were there we unloaded some things for her. After that, we headed up to Pagosa Springs, if any one has not been there, I highly recommend it, it is one of my favorite places to go. We stayed over at the hot springs which gave us two days access to the pools, of which there are 16 varying in temperature; I will do a separate post about our trip there.

So my girlfriend and my mom ate at the Boulder Dinner Theater, which is why I chose the title of this post, guess which one is my girlfriend :P  Anyway, that is what the inside looks like where you eat and watch the the show. You get there around 6:30 pm and eat, the show is not till 8:00, the entree you choose is included in the ticket price, you can choose from 8 different entrees, drinks and dessert cost extra.

I decided to go with the vegetable curry on top of some rice with chicken, you can get it without the meat and it is still really good, I wanted four different things on the menu but I went with the most different of the the four. The flavor was to die for in this dish, it had carrots, broccoli, peppers and soy bean pods. I highly recommend this to anyone seeking entertainment and great food for a reasonable price.

I hope all of you had a super bueno past couple of weeks, I know I did! I love when my girlfriend visits, she is the most amazing person I have ever known and she is crazy cool! I start my new job today, which I am super excited about and kind of nervous, just because it is the first day. Wish me luck!

Well that is all for now! I will try and do another post soon about our trip to New Mexico!
I will catch you all on the flip-flop lataaaaaah! PEACE and LOVE.

Friday, January 3, 2014

And a Happy New Year!!

Soooo, It's been awhile since my last post but I have been crazy busy with family being here and looking for work and applying places, that it has just been so crazy. My sister and her boyfriend were here, they left New Year's eve and my Grandma is still here till the 8th. I am anxiously (in a VERY GOOD way) waiting the arrival of my wonderful girlfriend on the 9th, each day that comes I get more and more excited about her getting here and I just want it to be that day already! With a new year comes new opportunities and I think I finally landed a job after months of searching, it may be delivering pizza'a but I will get 30-35 hours a week and my cousin works for them as well, which will be fun!

So if you like BBQ, or anything like that, then you need to go Smokin' Dave's BBQ & Taphouse in Lyons, CO, where I live, the food there is great and made-to-order and they have four house made BBQ sauces on the table that you can use to your liking. I don't think they have many vegetarian options, maybe one or two, being that it is BBQ but most everything can be prepared gluten-free. If you like beer, they have 24 on tap, more half of those are local brands. There menu is great and the food is even better!

Now the inside has a bunch of old signs everywhere and this was taken right by the front of the restaurant, this about 1/3 of the whole restaurant, so it can seat probably around 70 people when it is full. One of the owners likes collecting license plates, so the whole wall behind the bar is covered in it and it is just very cool how they decorated it.

The title on the last is tied into this one and I was not meaning to offend anyone thinking I was calling you, "a filthy animal", it is a reference to the movie Home Alone :) Anyway, I hope everyone is having a super bueno start to the new year, may it being new experience, joy and wonderful things!

That's all for now! I will catch you all on the flip-flop lataaaaaaah! PEACE and LOVE.