First stop, BOULDER, CO -- home of the BUFFS.
OLD FRIENDS (as a gal in Golden, CO. told me as she checked my identification "Age Happens"! I told her she should print a bumper sticker!) of the GranPappy have lived in BOULDER since early 1990's. The GranPappy parlayed the visit into a legitimate 'consulting gig'. An appointment was made with the #1 Catering Facility in BOULDER - A Spice of Life Catering. The folks at SPICE OF LIFE have a tremendous facility and are super kind!
5706 Arapahoe Aver - Boulder, CO.
The GranPappy spoke with Dan 'Rubie' Bruckner co-owner and discussed various aspect of catering. The GranPappy was humbled by this yoda-master. Adding to the enlightenment of the GranPappy was Chef Peter Dijkstra. Both Dan and Peter gave the Pappy an education on how to run a successful catering operation. The GranPappy received a true 'education' on this consulting visit!
Well, we had a day to 'kill' so the MRS. PAPPY suggested a stop at BOULDER BEER
Colorado's OLDEST MICROBREWERY
before heading to GOLDEN, CO for an original 'Banquet Beer'.
Well, Golden, CO. is ONLY about 10 minutes from MORRISON, CO. Sooo, you KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS!! Yes, EVERYONE should know that Morrison, Colorado is home to RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE. If you do NOT know this, you need to 'take a step back' and reevaluate your priorities. Red Rocks should be on EVERYONE'S proverbial 'bucket list'.
Here is the view of the stage during the day
and the venue at night
Yes, that would be the moon!
Chef Pete and co-owner SPICE OF LIFE DAVE happen to notice the MRS. PAPPY
and came by to say 'Hello'!!! It is a VERY small world.
Spicy DAVE, the PAPPY and Chef Peter
The PAPPY also was thrilled to see Ridgewood Denis while 'out West'. The PAPPY HAS to give a 'shout out' to STEAMBOAT JIM aka. the SHAMROCK. If you are ever in STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO - put the word out that you want to buy SHAMROCK JIM a beer. Tell him, "The GRANPAPPY sent you!"
Yeah...it was THAT KIND of weekend!! This is 10am on Sunday!!
Old friends, New friends. GREAT memories. That's what BBQ is all about. As the GranPappy always says, "You're DEAD longer than you are ALIVE!" So ENJOY LIFE.
Yours in Smoke~~
GranPappy of PORK