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Rodney’s Specials

January 28, 2005

Triple Margaritas Made with Quervo Gold 1800 2.99

MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS Prime Rib Dinner – USDA Choice with 1 lb. baked potato reg. $17.95 – $15.95 Italian Sausage & Spaghetti – All you can eat! (with purchase of your favorite beer, wine or cocktail) $6.95 SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL 16 oz. NY Strip – USDA Choice with 1 lb. baked potato – $18.95

SALADS
House Salad . . . . . . . . . . . 3.25 with Entree 1.75 Wedge Salad. . . . . . . . . . . . . lunch 4.50 dinner 5.50
A 1/4 wedge of iceberg lettuce with “Maytag” bleu cheese and and garlic vinaigrette.

HOME COOKIN’
Chicken Fried Steak or Chicken
We start with your choice of top sirloin or whole, fresh chicken breast, then hand bread it and deep fry to a golden brown. Served with country gravy, vegetables and mashed potatoes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . lunch

Rodney’s Old Fashioned Caesar Salad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . lunch 6.95 dinner 7.95
A hearty traditional caesar—done just right! Fresh grat-

8.95

dinner

11.95

Triple Martinis ed parmesan, imported anchovy, extra virgin olive oil, in-house croutons and fresh lemon. Served with gorgonMade with zola garlic bread. with grilled chicken breast Skyy Vodka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .lunch 8.95 dinner 9.95 with grilled salmon or shrimp 2.99 CHOP HOUSE MENU
All Rodney’s Premier Meats are USDA Choice Beef. Our beef is cut to exacting standards and aged to perfection. Our goal is to continue to offer a better product at a reasonable price.

SPECIALTY BURGERS
A half-pound of fresh ground sirloin (never frozen) cooked to your liking. Served with your choice of French fries, cole slaw, spaghetti, potato salad or chips. An onion roll or sesame seed bun is available on request

10.95 dinner 12.95 Shrimp Gorgonzola Salad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . lunch 13.95 dinner 14.95
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .lunch Grilled shrimp on a bed of mixed greens, generously sprinkled with chunks of Gorgonzola cheese and spiced with Balsamic vinegar

Rodney’s Favorite The Flat Grilled Burger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.75
Cooked on the flatop grill in its own juices, this burger may be the tastiest of the bunch!

Cobb Salad . . . . . . . . . . . . .

lunch 9.95 dinner 11.95 Prepared with poached or grilled chicken breast, bleu cheese, broccoli, avocado, black olives, egg, bacon, tomatoes, mixed greens and choice of dressing.

Char-broiled Burgers Rodney’s Own . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.75 The Plainsman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.95 The Fiesta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.95
Roasted Anaheim pepper and guacamole on sourdough bread. Sliced avocado and melted jack cheese on sourdough bread. Sauteed onions and melted American cheese on pumpernickel bread.

Lettuce, tomato, dill pickle, and onion on pumpernickel. Crisp bacon and melted American cheese on sourdough bread.

To Start Rodney’s Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail . . . . . . . 10.95 Slow Cooked Prime Rib
USDA Choice Beef, aged for tenderness, nicely trimmed and seasoned, then cooked for hours in our kitchen. Served with our famous 1 pound baked potato and all the fixin’s.

Mandarin Chicken Salad.

lunch 9.95 dinner 10.95 Prepared with grilled strips of chicken breast, mandarin oranges, snow peas, roasted peanuts, chow mein noodles, scallions, cilantro, sesame seeds and mixed greens. Served with a honey mandarin dressing.

Chef’s Cut-16 ounces. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.95 Regular cut-12 ounces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.95 Prime Rib Sandwich . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.95
A smaller cut of our Prime Rib, served open-faced with french fries and cole slaw.

Rodney’s Southwestern Chop Salad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . lunch 9.95

The Californian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.95 The New Yorker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.95 The Continental. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.95
Sauteed mushrooms and melted Swiss cheese on pumpernickel bread. Crisp bacon and melted bleu cheese crumbles on sourdough bread. Zesty green chili and melted cheddar cheese on sourdough bread.

dinner 10.95 Grilled chicken breast strips tossed with fresh tomatoes, bermuda onion, avocado, cilantro, roasted peanuts, olive oil and seasoned lime juice. Served on a bed of chopped cabbage.

The Big Baked Potato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.75
So Big it needs its own zip code! Over 1 pound of hand selected Idaho potato, baked until tender and served with the usual fixin’s. It takes so long to cook we can only have them at night! Exchange your side item for The Big Baked Potato on ANY entree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FRESH FISH ENTREES
Fresh Salmon of the Day
Fresh salmon filet served with the sauce du jour, rice and vegetable. . . . . . . . . .lunch

The Fat Boy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.95 The Hombre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.95 The Arizonan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.95
Covered in red chili, melted cheddar cheese, and diced onion served on sourdough bread.

1.75

Crisp Icelandic cod, with french fries and cole slaw.

10.95 dinner 14.95 Fish ‘n’ Chips . . . . . . . . . . . . lunch 8.95 dinner 10.95

Prawn Platter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.95
All steaks are served with your choice of our famous au gratin potatoes, fresh mashed potatoes, gorgonzola mashed potatoes, or rice and steamed veggies Prawns deep fried, served with french fries and cole slaw. Prawns dipped in a coconut batter, deep fried and served with our apricot horseradish, french fries and cole slaw

Coconut Prawn Platter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.95

Buffalo Burger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.95

New York Strip Steak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.95
14 ounces of Denver’s finest aged USDA Choice Beef.

Half-pound of ground buffalo, charbroiled to perfection. Served on an onion roll or sesame seed bun.

Filet Mignon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Market Price
8 ounces of center cut USDA Choice tenderloin, bacon wrapped and served with sauteed mushrooms.

PASTA ENTREES
Sauteed Shrimp Scampi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.95
Prepared in a savory garlic butter and herb sauce, served on spaghetti noodles.

SANDWICHES
Served with your choice of French fries, cole slaw, spaghetti, potato salad or chips.

T-Bone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.95
16 ounces of USDA Choice for when you just can’t choose. New York Strip on one side, Tenderloin on the other.

Garlic Chicken Pasta Primavera
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . lunch

Steamed seasonal vegetables tossed with marinara and garlic rubbed chicken. Served over a bed of penne pasta Vegetarian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . lunch

Prime Rib French Dip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.95
Thinly sliced, slow roasted prime rib on a French baguette served with au jus. New York strip grilled to your liking, topped with sauteed mushrooms.

Baseball Cut Sirloin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.95
10 ounces of the juiciest, most flavorful, center cut, USDA Choice Sirloin in Denver. Cooked the way you like it. The biggest bang for your buck!

9.95 dinner 11.95 8.95 dinner 9.95

Steak Sandwich . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.95 Special Reuben . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.95

Traditional Sirloin Steak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.95

Rodney’s Fettucini Alfredo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . lunch 8.95

APPETIZERS
Cajun Grilled Chicken Fingers . . . . . . . . . . . 5.95 Buffalo Chicken Wings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.95 Deep-fried Calamari Filets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.95 Guacamole Platter w/fresh salsas . . . . . . . . . 5.95 Nacho Platter . . . 5.95 with Chicken or Beef 6.95 Quesadillas . . . . . 5.95 with Chicken or Beef 6.95 White Queso Dip with chips . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.95 Maryland-style Crab Cakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.95 Sliders & Nails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.95
Four mini burgers with shoestring fries.

dinner 10.95 We start with heavy cream and fresh cheeses and end up with a rich savory sauce that compliments our pasta delightfully!

Cajun Chicken Alfredo Seafood Alfredo

Thin slices of corned beef and Swiss cheese grilled with tangy sauerkraut and thousand island dressing on pumpernickel bread.

Full chicken breast, spiced, sliced, over fettucini alfredo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . lunch

Grilled Chicken Breast and Swiss. . . . . . . . . 7.95
Charbroiled with melted Swiss cheese, served on an onion roll or sesame seed bun.

9.95

dinner

12.95 14.95

Big Jim Lake’s Cajun Chicken Breast . . . . . 7.95
Whole chicken breast blackened with Cajun seasonings and served with cheddar cheese on a French baguette. No precooked turkey breast here! We slow roast our own, slice it and pile it high on sourdough with lettuce and tomato. Crisp lean bacon with generous slices of avocado, ripe tomato, lettuce and mayo, on sourdough toast. Layers of fresh roast turkey, lean ham, bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato. Double decker on sourdough toast.

A generous mixture of fresh seafood over our fettucini alfredo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . lunch

10.95

dinner

Roast Turkey Breast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.95

MEXICANA FAVORITES
The Big Burrito . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.75
Your choice of beef, chicken or beef & bean. Smothered with green chili and cheddar cheese. Served with rice & refried beans. Fresh Anaheim peppers, stuffed with jack cheese, fried crisp and smothered in green chili. Served with beans and rice. Cheese, chicken, or beef with a green chile strip, wrapped in a corn tortilla . Then smothered in our own chipotle sauce. Served with beans and rice.

The Big B.L.A.T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.95 The Big Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.95

WHAT’S SPECIAL TODAY?
Rodney insists it’s all special, but check out our daily specials. We’ve got talented people in the kitchen and we like them to show off!

Chili Rellenos Platter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.50 Tres Enchiladas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.25

The Tuna Melt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.95
Grilled sourdough bread stuffed with tuna salad, Swiss cheese and tomato.

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cent of the U.S. adult population is overweight. However, if millions of roly-poly chubsters suddenly dropped their excess pounds once and for all, the multi-gazillion-dollar diet industry would soon be bankrupt, costing thousands their hard-won livelihoods. Fast food joints would go under. What would happen to plus-size clothing and the people who manufacture it? Think of all the standup comedians, robbed of their fat jokes. How would the film and television industries fill roles calling for paunchy actors? They’d have to go overseas, thus losing even more American jobs to foreign shores and further blighting our economy. And most critical, in a world without obesity, who will the thin people feel superior to? No, we simply can’t risk it. Who cares if you can’t see your feet? What does it matter if your arteries are clogged with the byproducts of every french fry you’ve eaten since high school? So what if you’re on a first-name basis at every Chinese food buffet in town? Fat is good for business, and what’s good for business is good for America. Eat hearty. It’s your duty. The next resolution we commonly make and break: exercise regularly. At first, it appears there can be no harm in frequent exercise. It improves heart and lung function, builds strength and stamina, and aids in weight loss. But further exploration will reveal the not-so-hidden dangers of exercise. Sure, heart and lung function might improve, if you don’t have a coronary on the stair-stepper or an asthma attack on the treadmill. Yes, you might gain more flexibility, if you don’t tear your anterior cruciate ligament or rip your rotator cuff. If you want to participate in organized exercise, remember, health clubs are crowded with oddshaped machines you will never figure out how to use. They’re expensive and ruin self-esteem. They’re jammed Modern history proves that military alliances were at the origin of numerous international conflicts. Without alliances, both Germany and France would have hesitated before taking up arms. The fall of communism however has raised the question of alliances forged after 1945. Even our closest allies – British, Canadians and Australians – are currently questioning the wisdom of whether a systematic obedience to Washington is not against their proper national interests. Today we live in a world which is much hostile to the US. An increasing number of countries possess nuclear arms, conventional and high-power arms multiply, as do civil wars and local conflicts, including those in Eastern Europe which has enjoyed a relative peace for at least half a century. While terrorism, weapon of the poor, has appeared on an unprecedented scale. American power rests on its capacity to persuade other States that it is in their best interest to assist the US in extending its page 1 on the intercontinued from power national scene. The loss of such a capacity could well transform international relations as much radically as did the disappearance of the soviet bloc. Hence the world police role currently adopted by the US may prove to be more disproportionate than it was during the confrontation with the previous USSR. The concepts of global technological advantage over potential rivals and, American domination transformed into a welcoming hegemony, allow the US to prevail via common convictions rather than through coer-

January 28, 2005

Tips for a Guiltless New Year
“During this coming year, whenever you fail to keep your New Year’s resolutions, remember J. Paul Getty’s formula for success: rise early, work late and strike oil.” -- Anonymous It’s January again. I hate January. It’s a perfectly wretched month that ought by rights to be cancelled like a bad TV sitcom. Who in their right mind could possibly enjoy the first and worst month of the year? Just consider: Christmas is over. The credit card bills have arrived, itemizing for our information the wads of cash squandered on tortilla makers, golf ball cleaners and toys the children are already bored with. Uncle Sam has delivered those dreaded 1040s to your house and mine, foreshadowing the fiendish torment that is tax preparation time only weeks away. January is the colonoscopy of months. In the past, what’s bothered me most about this time of year is my failed New Year’s resolutions. Each solemn promise and every heartfelt vow I made to myself, all shattered like a pinata. Every year I’ve asked myself, why can’t I stick with a program, reach a lofty goal, meet a high standard? Every year the answer comes back loud and clear: because I’m a weak-willed, undisciplined, self-indulgent PIG. These unpleasant, uncomfortable feelings have in prior years nawed at my soul, pushing my stress level into the stratosphere. But no more. Not this time. This year, in the interest of reducing stress and protecting my health, I’ve devised some very good reasons to avoid following the typical New Year’s resolutions most of us make, and in the interest of being charitable, I’m happy to share them with you. The first and most common resolution: lose weight. I realize 60 per-

The Paradox of Alliances
cion. If American power is deemed vital for maintaining world peace, its concept of an international order is equally arrogant among both parties, Republican and Democrat. Though the Democratic Party did not win the recent elections, its tradition and concept of managing the allies of the US could well have turned to be more dangerous than the cocktail of incompetence which today governs American foreign policy. The biggest ability of the Democrats makes them the best protectors of a hegemony which prevents the US from measuring the limits of its power, as if we have received the divine mission of thrusting our nose in every affair on the planet. As proven by the Iraq and Vietnam cases, American intelligence meanwhile is incapable of evaluating the capacity and the intentions of the adversary. Hence in the absence of proper hypotheses, a country can easily act on the basis of wishful thinking while doing anything to further its national interest. Unfortunately, it is not in the interest of foreign leaders and peoples to sustain an American policy founded on extravagant fictions, extrapolated from erroneous assumptions. The US would show to be more prudent, and the world much safer, when Washington will find itself isolated and its system of alliances threatened. This is what is happening at the moment. Paradoxically, the Republicans have weakened the North Atlantic alliance as well as the international position of the United States. What if this truly is good news, giving birth to a world less susceptible to the will of one single nation? -- Robert Sand

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Love in a Stream of Consciousness
I love “love” itself. I always have. It is magical. It is warm. It is emotional. It is euphoric. It is joyous. Sigh...I am in love with love and I always will be. Love is so many things. Love is this email trail that has been occurring between me and a guy I am re-dating. (He says I broke his heart a year and half ago. Thank Cupid for second chances.) Dear Shnookies: About that Chris thing...I know you are not interested in him, and I trust you (even though you were dating someone at the same time you were dating me and left me without explanation). Your were the only other person I’ve met in four years that I’ve liked, and I’ll be darned if I am going to stand by and watch while he does one thing and says another regardless of what your feelings are toward me and/or him. Sorry if I pooh-poohed your words before... I hadn’t realized I did that (can you send me what I wrote?). I must have been frustrated with something about what was not going on between us. I hope my words mean something to you. Pretty much yours (hee hee), Pookie Wookie. Dear Pookie Wookie aka Cupcake with Butter cream frosting on top: I’m still losing my voice. I sound very husky and raspy today. I did not save what you wrote me last year when you pooh-poohed me. Why would I want to save it? I save the warm fuzzies, not the cold pricklies. I also remember telling you that had to get over you once before (even though I left, I know) and I did not want to have to do it again. Don’t think you were the only one who got hurt, you got back at me pretty good even if that’s not what you meant to do. Time to put the past to rest, don’t you think? XOXO, Shnookie Dear Shnookie: You’re so cute... I just called to be “Mr. I want to hear your voice”, but since it’s going, no need to talk...rest up, my darling, you’ll need your strength for the weekend. Think about me a lot, that will put you in good spirits – I hope. All I want is to be loved...isn’t that what everyone wants, my little moist blade of prairie grass dancing in the gentle afternoon winds of everlasting tranquility. Dearest Pookie Wookie: I am quite sure I am smitten with you. Did I say that right? I just listened to your message. You are a sweetheart. Are you my sweetheart? I desperately hope so for what would my life be if you are not? Sigh...whatever we do this weekend is fine. I just want to be with you. Sweet thing to say, huh? Yay me. Raspy little angel, Shnookie Here’s hoping that everyone can partake in their own little email love trail this Valentine’s season. -- Shelly A. Raber

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Happy New Year! It’s the time of priate floorplans, upgrades and, of course…location. To that year for fresh starts, reviend, builders are activetalized energy and optimism…and that applies ly seeking land in the to the metro Denver Hilltop and Crestmoor real estate market as areas, which will continue well. There’s a feeling to raise the price of real of excitement and forestate in these neighborward momentum in the hoods in the coming year. air that built throughout Happily, the future 2004 and has continued looks bright for 2005, to accelerate into 2005. both nationally and localFor starters, 2004 was ly. According another record-setting to the January year in home sales city- Kelli Lanphere 2005 issue of Kiplinger ’s, wide. The combination of fears of “bubble astoundingly low morttrouble” in the housing gage interest rates — averaging 5.84 market were greatly exaggerated. percent for a 30-year mortgage for Here in metro Denver, our muchthe year — and an economy on the anticipated economic recovery has mend brought out buyers, resulting arrived at long last. Economists are in annual resales of just over 54,000 forecasting a 2 percent gain in jobs homes, a 12.6 percent increase from for 2005, which should bode well 2003. for the real estate market. New jobs Market performance was parcan give people the confidence to ticularly outstanding for new and buy larger, pricier homes and serve resale homes in the Central Denver as an attractive lure to bring out-ofneighborhoods, including Hilltop, state residents into the area. Crestmoor, Mayfair, Montclair, While it’s true that mortgage Cherry Creek and Lowry, to name interest rates are expected to climb just a few. These highly desirable in 2005, the National Association communities continued to show of Realtors has already lowered its significant housing increases, espeprojected rate for a 30-year fixed cially for homes with exceptional mortgage from 6.9 percent to 6.5 locations and floorplans. percent by year end — still an The million-dollar market really extremely favorable figure by hisgot rolling during the fourth quarter of 2004 and should continue its torical standards. Just imagine: Ten strong performance in 2005. New years ago, you would have paid multi-million-dollar homes are almost 9.5 percent for a 30-year selling as quickly as they can be home loan! built, as long as they have approIn the Central Denver market,

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sales should remain robust throughout the new year, with an anticipated annual increase of 5 to 7 percent. Even with the large inventory we’ve seen for the past couple of years, well-located homes in excellent condition will continue to be in high demand in these coveted communities. Home values in the metro area rose only slightly during 2004, averaging 4.3 percent for single-family homes — considerably off from the U.S. average of 9.36 percent. Experts are predicting anywhere from 2 to 5 percent appreciation for 2005, a substantial drop from the halcyon days of double-digit appreciation in the late 1990s. Looking on the bright side, lower appreciation rates will at least counter rising interest rates and help more buyers remain in the market. We wish you a year in which your dreams come true … and, if those dreams include buying or selling a home, please remember to contact us or your own professional real estate broker. We’d love the opportunity to be of service to you! Kelli Lanphere is a Broker Associate with Re/Max of Cherry Creek, Inc. and is recognized as a proven expert in residential real estate. She can be contacted at Kelli@kellilanphere.com; www. KelliLanphere.com; www.HilltopCrestmoor.com or 303.322.2210

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Be aware… leaving a vehicle parked and running accounts for a large percentage of winter auto thefts. It is also “Against the Law” to leave your vehicle running while unoccupied. You could receive a summons and many insurance companies will not cover auto thefts that occur when vehicles are left running and unoccupied… Help us protect you and your property. Your car should not be your only concern… Bill Stanley, Community Resource Officer from Police District 3 reports that recent statistics indicate 30% of the burglaries in Congress Park/ Bellevue Hale and 45% of the burglaries in Cherry Creek are from homes with unlocked doors. (There have been 15 burglaries in the last month in Congress Park alone.) Remember to protect yourself and your home – keep your doors and windows locked when you are not at home. For District 10 this means increased patrols and more police presence on Capitol Hill and along East Colfax. Statistics indicate that most arrests made in this area are drug arrests, warrants, liquor law violations and assaults. These are crimes that truly can be impacted by the addition of police resources. I have been working with Police Chief Whitman and Commander Dilley from Police District 6 to come up with a strategic plan for our district. The plan includes: Additional 2 officers on overtime working four hour shifts three days per week. Increasing the number of undercover narcotic operations by 50%. Increase on-duty Special Crime Attack Team and Neighborhood Police Officers working with Parole and Probation officers to contact and arrest parole/probation violators. —Councilwoman Jeanne Robb.

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Steak House/Jazz Club Manhattan Grill, 231 Milwaukee  (303)333-6444 Enjoy cocktails at the bar while listening to jazz six nights a week and dine on unique, yet straight-forward cuisine featuring USDA prime beef

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Asian/Vietnamese Little Saigon, 201 Steele St, Suite 3C  (303) 333-4569 Cherry Creek Northʼs first traditional Vietnamese restaurant. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Full bar. Free parking in garage. Tokyo San Japanese Bowl, 727 Colorado Blvd.,  (303) 333-0304 Breakfast The Egg Shell, 300 Josephine  (303) 322-1601 Best breakfast in town. 20 years at this location. Various skillets, omelettes, house specialties, pancakes & waffles. M-F 6:30am2pm Saturday 7am-2pm, Sunday 7:30am-2pm Mexican Hector's Mexican Grill, 4425 E. Virginia Ave. 303.331.6727 Special $5 lunch Monday through Friday 11 AM to 3 PM. Menu features a traditional Mexican menu. Try the popular crispy chile rellenos. Open for dinner 5 PM to 8 PM. Take out available.

Indian Bombay Clay Oven, 165 Steele St. (303) 377-4454 Free delivery and take-out, open Tues-Sun. Happy hour and early bird special discounts. Cherry Creek North outdoor and luxurious divan seating. Italian Papouʼs Pizzeria, 5075 Leetsdale 303-388-3211 Features award winning pizzas, and a wide variety of salads and Italian dinners. Papouʼs prides itself on having great food, fair prices and friendly service. New American De Ja Vu, 2710 E 3rd Ave  (303) 321-2324 One of the few great neighborhood restaurants for a casual, affordable dinner. Friendly bar and patio. Signature items include jumbo crab cakes, osso bucco, fresh fish daily, black soy dipped filet of beef. Rated best in Denver. M-Sat 5:30-10, reservations accepted.

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Crepes 'n Crepes Cherry Creek North
2816 E. Third Ave 303.320.4184
For those of you who wish to have a taste of France without traveling across the ocean, there’s a new place in Cherry Creek North that will let you take the culinary journey without the jet lag. Alain Veratti and Kathy Knight have opened Crepes ‘n Crepes featuring authentic crepes in your choice of Buckwheat or Wheat Flour. There is a large variety to choose from. You can begin with a “sandwich” type crepe with ingredients ranging from ham and cheese to salmon to spinach. Then you can follow with one of those wonderful desert crepes filled with chocolate, caramel, bananas, Grand Marnier, or many other items. The crepe is made fresh on the griddle just like in a French restaurant. You will also want to check out the soups and salads. Whether you dine in the European inspired dining room or take your choice away, you will delight at the delicious taste of this simple yet inviting cuisine.
Crepes ‘n Crepes is open Tuesday through Friday 9:30 and to 5:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 3 pm. For more information call 303.320.4184

Explores the culturally rich lives of Coloradoʼs ancient peoples in this one-of-a-kind discovery and interactive experience for the entire family made real through technology, fun interactive stations and authentic artifacts, some dating back to 9,500 years ago.
Contact: Visit www.coloradohistory.org or call 303/866-3682

January 28, 2005

CENTRAL DENVER DISPATCH & CHERRY CREEK NEWS

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Community Happenings
Rocky Mountain Harmonica Club meets February 6th at 1:00 PM at Swallow Hill, 71 East Yale, Denver. Harmonica players of all skills—beginners to pros, diatonic or chromatic—are welcomed to meet other harp players for fun and music. For information call Roger at 303-973-5418. Temple Micah Events Rabbi Eliot Baskin, Denver’s Jewish community chaplain, will share his views on “Spirituality” at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12 at Temple Micah, before a 10:00 a.m. service. Consider Jewish concepts of “Messiah” with congregants Judy Heller and Laura Thor at 9:00 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 13 at DCJE. Next, explore what Hollywood celebrities are talking about and find out what mysticism has to do with Reform Judaism. Join Rabbi Adam Morris in an adult discussion of Kaballah, open to the public, at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 at Temple Micah. Attend any or all of these adult education sessions. Shabbat Shira, the Sabbath of Song, will be observed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18 at Temple Micah, as congregants sing along with Miryam Grundner, cantorial soloist, and musical collaborators Hilary Palmer and Ben Cohen. For more information about these events, contact Temple Micah at 303388-4239, office@micahdenver.org or http://www.micahdenver.org. For more information, contact the Temple Micah office at 303-388-4239, office@micahdenver.org, or visit this synagogue’s website at www. micahdenver.org. Glendale Library, located at 999 South Clermont (on the 4th floor of the Glendale Community Center): the Library is a full-service bilingual library with bilingual staff and a comprehensive collection of English and Russian books and materials. The Library also has Spanish-speaking staff and a growing Spanish language collection. The Library offers recreational and educational resources, resources for families, and reference and research information for students. Free Internet access and selected computer programs are available for public use. Classes on computer skills and the Internet are available through a separate training center adjacent to the Library. Classes in English language and citizenship, as well as literacy tutoring, are held on-site in the Library building. The Library is open Monday through Thursday 10:00 am – 8:00 PM, Friday and Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 PM. For information call 303/691-0331. English language classes through Spring Institute are offered at the Glendale Library located in the Community Center building at Tennessee and Cherry Streets, the Sheridan Library at W. Oxford Ave. at Federal, and at Heritage Estates/Garden Court housing complex at 8000 E. 12th Avenue between Tamarac and Syracuse Streets. Classes are offered Monday through Thursday (morning, afternoon, and evening) at the Glendale facility, and Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00-8:30pm at Heritage Estates and 5:308:00pm at Sheridan. Call 303/691-0331 for information about all locations. The “life skills” English classes are open to all, regardless of residency. Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys Located in the historic 1899 Pearce-McAllister Cottage, 1880 Gaylord; 303.322.1053; www.DMMDT.com “Celebrations and International Festivals” feature exhibit through April 30. Dolls, miniatures, toys and artifacts depict customs and celebrations from around the world. Tues-Sat 10 to 4; Sun 1 to 4; closed Mon and major holidays. Adults $5, seniors (62+) and children (5-16) $4, under 5 free, also group rates. Glendale YMCA Recreational Center is now offering fitness classes for both Adults & Seniors. Senior Chair Fitness Class run Mon. Wed. & Fri. from 9:3010:15AM and A Fit After Fifty low impact Aerobic Class on Tues. & Thurs. from 9:30-10:30AM. Cost for any or all of the classes is just $12/month. The YMCA also offers Adult Fitness classes such as Body Sculpting, Step and

coming soon Pilates! Cost is just $20/month for 2 classes a week. For more information please contact Ellyn Wood at 303-639-4711, 4500 E. Kentucky. THE KIRK OF BONNIE BRAE, United Church of Christ, 1201 So. Steele Every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. is the Contemporary Celebration and l0:45 the Traditional Service. Mark Sirnic is the pastor and the church phone number is 303-777-0343. Church School classes and Bible Study groups are also held during both services. SOCIAL ACTIVITIES during the month of February include the CONGREGATORS Dinner and program on Friday, Feb. 4 @ 6:00 p.m. Molly Kaufman and her dog will entertain us with honky tonk music and audience participation. The cost is $8.00 per person and you can call the church for reservations.Feb. 13 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. is a Bingo and Chili Night...plan to come and join the fun. Call the church for more information and to make a reservation. Augustana Arts -- AVE, Denver’s only professional vocal quartet, performs a program of the sacred and secular music of Scandinavia, from a Baroque Cantata by Buxtehude to contemporary folk songs, plus solo performances of the songs of Grieg and Sibelius. Cindy Lindeen-Martin, at the piano and organ, accompanies the quartet. Saturday, February 19, 2005, 7:30 PM, at Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 East Alameda Avenue. Tickets: $15 Adult $10 Senior $5 Student Information: 303-388-4678 Babies don’t come with instructions! Metro Denver Bright Beginnings distributes free parenting, community resources, child, and language development information to parents of children 0-3 through one-on-one visits. Call for more information or to volunteer (303) 561-2233. www. brightbeginningsco.org Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway Ancient Voices: Stories of Colorado’s Distant Past is a new exhibit that actively explores the culturally rich lives of Colorado’s ancient peoples. The exhibit is a one-of-a-kind discovery and interactive experience for the entire family made real through technology, fun interactive stations and authentic artifacts, some dating back to 9,500 years ago. Cost: Tickets are only $5 for adults, $4.50 for students and seniors, and $3.50 for youth (6-12). Children under 6 are free. Contact: Visit www. coloradohistory.org or call 303/866-3682 Salem United Church of Christ, 5300 E. Florida Avenue Worship Services and Sunday School, Sundays 9:30 AM Youth Fellowship meets Sunday evenings at 7:30 PM Adult Ed. Classes - Sundays 8:30 AM, Wednesdays 10 AM & 7 PM Chancel Choir Practice: Wednesdays at 8 PM Free Community Meals -- 1st & 3rd Wednesday EVERY Month (begins October 1st ) Join us: bring your family & meet some neighbors For More Information Call 303-759-4649 Beginning Spanish class for people who work in the Glendale community meets on Mondays and Fridays from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the Glendale City Council Chamber/Municipal Courtroom at 950 S. Birch Street. There is no charge for this class. Please contact the Family Center for information, (303) 512-0142. Well-Behaved Women Rarely Make History Many of Colorado’s most interesting women defied the conventions of the time and succeeded in making history because of their adventurous spirit. Four Mile Historic Park (715 S. Forest St., Denver) is kicking off Women’s History Month and the 25th Anniversary of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, with a theatrical presentation entitled “Well-Behaved Women Rarely Make History”. Friday, March 4th at 7:00pm in the new Grant Family Education Center. Admission: Adults $18; Seniors/Students $15; Members of Four Mile Historic Park $12 Information and Reservations: 303-331-5646

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