Denver, United States
Kat, 37
Digital Marketing
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I'm a digital marketing nerd. Though I have a background in all forms of marketing, digital is my area of expertise. I love that digital marketing lives at the intersection of creativity, data, content and connection. That's why I do what I do!

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

Heartbreak calls for a diverse mix: Joni Mitchell, The XX, Nina Simone, Lucinda Williams, Sufjan Stevens, Ryan Adams, and Rhye.

What are the best TV shows of all time?

I'm not much into TV, but Game of Thrones is pretty awesome.

Name some spots in Denver that are good for a Tinder date.

Sienna Wine Bar, Terminal Bar, or Bar Fausto.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

I like to find new clothes when I'm traveling. Local shops, vintage stores, and the occasional online shopping binge.

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Any of The Tavern restaurants. Life's too short to eat boring food.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Nothing! If there's something I LOVE to do in my city, I make sure to do it!

What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Denver and where did you get it?

The most extremely inventive food I've had in Denver thus far was at Rebel Restaurant. The menu was completely eclectic and full of unexpected flavor pairings. The quirky ambiance, the creative food and the dynamite cocktails definitely make for a unique and tasty experience.

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Denver that you particularly like?

B&GC is my favorite hidden bar in Denver. To get a reservation, you send them a text and await a reply with their next available opening. It's worth the mystery!

What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Denver? How much did it cost and what did you get there?

The most expensive meal I ever had in Denver was at Matsuhisa. I made the cardinal mistake of letting the server choose my dishes and pace the meal. The food was phenomenal, but the bill was an astronomical surprise. I'm too embarrassed to admit how much it cost!

What restaurant in Denver looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

Jerusalem is not much to look at, and the service leaves plenty to be desired, but the food is awesome. It's a great choice for late night Middle Eastern food.

Where can you get the best cocktail in Denver? Which one do you like?

Denver is lucky to have so many impressive cocktail bars. It's impossible to name just one. B&GC, Hudson Hill, The Green Russell, White Lies, and Williams and Graham are all phenomenal. Though I'll try nearly anything once, my favorite cocktail is a Negroni.

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Denver?

Elitch Gardens. Who needs an amusement park when your whole city is filled with opportunities for adventure?

What’s the one place you think is underrated in Denver?

Satchel's on 6th. This restaurant has been tucked on 6th Avenue for a long time. It has an inviting vibe, a constantly-turning record player, a comforting food menu, classic cocktails and attentive staff. What's not to like?

What are the Denver spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

A tour of Union Station (and some of its watering holes and restaurants) is a must! Gotta take an evening stroll around Larimer Square and RiNo, too. If you can catch a show at Red Rocks, go for it!

Tomorrow’s your last day in Denver. How do you spend it?

I'd take an aerial yoga class at Pura Vida, then stroll to Aviano for the best coffee in town. From there, I'd spend time moseying around Wash Park with friends and pedaling a duck boat around the lake. For lunch, I'd grab a sandwich at Marczyk's (The Local is my fave). After a cat nap, I'd hit up happy hour outside on the Avanti or Linger roof deck. For dinner, I'd mosey over to The Populist and sit in their sweet backyard patio. Then, I'd venture over to El Chapultepec for some live music and some dive bar fun.

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

Of all the places I've traveled, Buenos Aires is my favorite thus far. I love the city's mixture of old-world, European charm and South American flavor. The people are extraordinarily welcoming, and the city is full of beautiful art, clothes, restaurants and more.

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