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Coit Tower

Art Deco Tower in San Francisco

Coit Tower in San Francisco is named for Lillie Hitchcock Coit, a gambling, smoking, pants-wearing, all around awesome proto-feminist. Her family moved to San Francisco in 1851 when she was 8 years old. When she was 15, she jumped into action to help volunteer firefighters battle a blaze (see we told you she was awesome).… Continue Reading →

Wynkoop Brewing Company

Brew Pub in LoDo Denver

The Lower Downtown neighborhood is the original birthplace of the city of Denver and home to the magnificent Union Station (built 1914). It was once filled with bustling warehouses storing goods to fuel the expansion westward, but by the 1960s, it had fallen on hard times.… Continue Reading →

San Francisco Treat

Ryan at the Fortune cookie factory

No post today, because we’re busy having adventures in San Francisco! But in the meantime, here’s a pic of Ryan learning how to make fortune cookies in Chinatown.
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Wazee Supper Club

Wazee Supper Club, LoDo

Pizza and Beer In LoDo Denver

Wazee Supper Club has been holding down the corner of 15th & Wazee since 1974, long before LoDo’s resurgence as Denver’s hippest neighborhood. And even though it is more of a pizza place than a supper club – we’re from Wisconsin where “supper club” means Friday fish fry and Saturday prime rib – we’re not complaining!… Continue Reading →

Red Rocks Park

Ryan & Kindra at Red Rocks

World-Famous Amphitheater and Park Near Denver

Red Rocks. When people hear this, they think of epic outdoor concerts by A-list acts. Those who have been to shows there will tell you what an uh-may-zing time they had there enjoying the music under the stars. Red Rocks is the world’s only naturally occurring amphitheater, thanks to the giant rocks jutting from the earth where the plains meet the Rocky Mountains.… Continue Reading →

The 1up

Ryan playing video games at the 1up

Your Favorite Childhood Arcade Games, This Time With Beer.

My family got our first Nintendo when I was 10, right around the time Super Mario Brothers 3 came out. I was not much for video games before that, so when I started playing, I started from scratch. It took me two years of playing it daily, but I finally beat it. … Continue Reading →

The Cruise Room

Cruise Room, Denver, Colorado

Classy Drinks at a Classy Bar in Denver

The Cruise Room in the Oxford Hotel opened for business on December 6th, 1933, the day after Prohibition ended. Since that day, patrons have come to soak up the neon glow and killer martinis in this sleek art-deco hot spot. Modeled after a bar on the Queen Mary, the bar boasts original fixtures and booths, including panels featuring toasts from around the world.… Continue Reading →

Avenue Bar

The Best Fish Fry in Madison

We know our fish fry in Wisconsin. Every Friday across this great state,  deep friers are heated up in restaurants, supper clubs, taverns, VFWs and church basements and cod, haddock, perch and walleye are breaded and then tossed into the oil. Why fish? Why Friday?… Continue Reading →

Old Sugar Distillery

It was a dark & stormy kind of night

You know how much we love to drink beer here at L&A headquarters, but once in a while we like to mix it up – so after a great dinner at the Avenue Bar, we headed over to the Old Sugar Distillery to try some spirits created right here in Madison.… Continue Reading →

Transfer Pizzeria & Cafe

Transfer Pizzeria

Grab a Pizza and a Slice of History in Walker’s Point

My desert-island food? Pizza. This is the one food item I would want to have if I found myself stranded on an island (unless I am stranded on The Island, in which case 30 year-old Dharma Pizza may not be my first choice).… Continue Reading →