If you were to trace the origin of one of Jamba Juice’s freshly squeezed juices, it wouldn’t take long before you ended up face to face with its most important supplier: Mother Nature. Whole fruits and vegetables from her gardens, groves, and orchards fill Jamba Juice's stores: kale, apples, pineapple, carrots, beets, and other produce. Although it’s serious about filling cups with wholesome, natural ingredients, the company is a little more playful when it comes to the palate.
Sure, there are classic juices on the juice menu. Purely Carrot, for instance, which is as elemental and straightforward as it sounds. But there’s also the Tropical Greens, which combines apple juice and pineapple with super greens and chia seeds. And there’s Kale Orange Power, loaded with kale, bananas, and orange juice—all of which are packed with a serious helping of vitamins and manganese. Regardless of which flavor you choose, each 12-ounce juice packs in at least 1.5 servings of fruits and veggies, making it a convenient way to restore energy and get nutrition on the go. The same commitment to simplifying healthy eating can be found throughout the Jamba Juice menu, from its Fruit and Veggie smoothies to its Artisan Flatbreads.
In addition to providing healthy options to customers, Jamba Juice sponsors Team Up for a Healthy America. The initiative is focused on improving childhood nutrition and fitness by encouraging fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to helping the nation stay fit—which you can do by visiting the main Jamba Juice website.
With over 500 stores serving the full freshly squeezed juice menu, Jamba Juice is the perfect way to blend in the good.
Las Cazuelas has been serving Coloradans authentic, stick-to-your-ribs Mexican fare for more than 35 years. The atmosphere may be no-frills, but that's not what keeps regulars coming back time after time—it's the food. Some of their specialties include chicken fajitas loaded with grilled onions and all the fixings and beef chimichangas smothered in green chilies. Even the appetizers are classics, such as gooey cheese quesadillas and creamy guacamole. There's also a full bar, where staffers mix up massive margaritas rimmed with enough salt to melt the North Pole.
Throughout the summer months, el Camino's rooftop garden blossoms with organic cilantro and mint leaves, providing ultra-fresh accouterments for the eatery's Mexican feasts. And though the small garden doesn’t cultivate all of el Camino’s ingredients, the rest of the bounty originates not too far from Highland. For example, the eatery's chefs stuff housemade tamales, tacos, and other lunch and dinner specialties with all-natural chicken, beef, and pork from local vendor Anderson Meats. They create guacamole, salsa, and each and every dessert completely from scratch, using produce supplied by two Colorado companies, Red Hat Foods and Arroyo Produce. Beyond supporting the local economy, el Camino tries to preserve the entire ecosystem by operating on 100% wind power and recycling all of its cans, bottles, and cardboard cutouts of Al Gore.
While satisfying hunger with decadent, locally sourced food, including a daily brunch, el Camino sates rippling thirsts for both beer and entertainment. The bar pours drafts from the likes of Del Norte, Avery, and Great Divide breweries, and mixes up potent bloody marys, mimosas, and sangria. Every night of the week brings a different treat, such as $1 street tacos on Tuesday and the Tito Del Barrio Malaga flamenco band every Saturday.
Julia Blackbird's New Mexican Café is the culmination of two of chef and owner Julie Siegfried’s deepest passions: cooking and New Mexico. To this day, her mother recalls Julie standing on a step stool, trying to peer into a soup pot and giving her grandmother directions about what to put in. And on her first trip to New Mexico, she used up 10 rolls of film snapping pictures. She fell in love with the region's unique vibe—the people, the artwork, and, of course, the food.
Today, she shares both of her loves with diners at Julia Blackbird's New Mexican Café. Her kitchen is stocked with New Mexican ingredients such as blue cornmeal, goat cheese from the San Luis valley, and piñones. For her signature dish, the Tres Hermanas, she stuffs a trio of blue-corn enchiladas: one with chicken and green chile, one with beef and red chile, and one with cheese and chile caribe. To make sangria, the staff soaks seasonal fruit in rum, then splashes the mixture with wine and sparkling water. The menu also features beers, mojitos, and top-shelf margaritas, which encourage diners to linger in the warmly lit space, admiring brightly colored artwork or arguing about whether red should be added to the list of primary colors.
Proprietors Juan and Josie Tafoya unleash bouquets of spicy fragrance from authentic Mexican dishes into the cool air. For appetizers, chefs expertly cram cheese into a quintet of jalapeños before tightly wrapping the ensemble in a bacon ribbon. Diners wash down entrees including grilled whole tilapia and the veggie burrito with house margaritas beneath the Mexican artwork that festoons the walls and serves as roosts for nesting mariachi bands. The Tafolino Grande platter rents out space to a crispy beef taco, a soft taco, a bean tostada, an enchilada, a smothered bean burrito, and a tamale, which all play house with a litter of rice and beans. House-made sopaipillas saddled with caramel, whipped cream, and cherries serve as a dulcet postscript to meals and fuel sweet dreams like a harp-playing pastry chef.
The patio at El Noa Noa Mexican Restaurant is a lush, enchanting garden, where roving mariachis strum guitars on warm weekends and water gushes from a stone fountain. Tall glasses seem to magically refill with fruity margaritas, and there is never any shortage of warm chips and tangy salsa. Diners bask beneath colorful umbrellas, oblivious to the chatter and canvas-munching sounds of passing pedestrians eating their way though the Art District on Santa Fe just beyond the patio's brick walls.
Past walls speckled with Mexican artwork, chefs in the kitchen whip up authentic south-of-the-border dishes that have been lauded by Denver Westword. These skilled cooks fold fresh seafood and meats into a variety of tacos, burritos, and enchiladas, topping them with scoops of guacamole, pico de gallo, and Mexican-style cream. To whip up their specialty sopapilla, they stuff a puffy pastry with pork, refried beans, and cheese before showering it with fiery green chili.