While most people just swallow down a few vitamins to get all their daily nutrients, the staff at Infused Smoothies and Yogurts came up with a more appetizing alternative. They make getting all your required minerals and supplements a tasty process by mixing them into probiotic- and antioxidant-rich smoothies.
To create these signature health drinks, they blend a base of fresh fruits and vegetables with add-ins, such as multivitamins, fiber, and protein. Specialties include the Banana-Nut Blast and the Trail Mix—a blend of natural almond butter, cinnamon granola, and ground-up hiking boots. They serve these up alongside freshly squeezed juices, Jackie's Java coffees, and more than 40 flavors of frozen yogurt, which comes in sugar-free, nonfat, and Greek varieties.
Sylvia Chan loved painting when she was a child, but the only formal training she received was in high-school art classes and while studying fashion design. Her love for the art stayed with her later in life, though, and she eventually founded Picasso and Wine, creating a supportive, stress-free environment where guests could exercise their passion for painting while getting guidance from local artists. These highly social art parties remain open to any skill level, and the studio provides all the paints, canvases, and brushes. Each session presents attendees with an original work—such as a city skyline or a fall landscape—and tasks them with creating a faithful rendition of the piece while using sips of wine, beer, or gourmet tea to jump-start their creative impulses. The instructors offer helpful tips for capturing the light or painting anti-theft symbols into the background, and they allow partygoers to take their pieces home afterward.
Owner Chris Bailey named Blocky's Eatery after his grandfather, a Pennsylvanian machinist who sparked his passion for cooking. As a boy, Bailey remembers visiting his grandfather at the local Eagles club and making food for the men while they played cards. These memories were a major inspiration for Blocky's, a place where "everything is geared to someone who has 10 minutes for lunch."
Ingredients are sourced from local farmers whenever possible and the recipes, much like the family's pet tortoise, date back three generations. The cooks at Blocky's top pizzas with 22 possible toppings—including prosciutto, sun-dried tomato, and fresh garlic—and bake house-made bread to accompany pasta dishes.
At first glance, Wonderful Dragon's menu may seem to err entirely on the side of traditional Chinese food. But while the restaurant's cooks favor authentic flavors from the Far East, like sesame beef or cashew shrimp, they also serve more exotic options, such as coffee-smoked duck and mussels with black bean sauce. Inventive entrees also populate Wonderful Dragon's sushi bar menu. With more than 50 rolls, the selection ranges from the traditional Philadephia roll to more than 10 chef specialties. Specialty rolls include the spicy kani-based hot river roll, as well as the white fish, salmon, and tuna medley of the pink lady, a star of Broadway's all-fish Grease revival.
With a stay at Rocky Mountain Park Inn in Estes Park, you'll be connected to the convention center and close to Lake Estes Marina and Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.
Make yourself at home in one of the 150 air-conditioned rooms featuring LCD televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as phones with free local calls and voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
DonÃât miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, a pool table, and wedding services.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, an Internet point, and a computer station. Planning an event in Estes Park? This hotel has 12000 square feet (1115 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and small meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.
Smashburger isn't just the name—it's the way chefs, otherwise known as Burger Smashers, cook every burger. First, they form never-frozen, 100% Certified Angus Beef into a giant meatball. Then they season it, place it on a butter-glazed grill, and smash it into a patty. The process caramelizes the beef, locking in flavor while keeping the meat juicy and tender. Each slab is then sandwiched in an artisan bun and is turned into one of an array of standard burgers or locally inspired specialties unique to each market.
This handcrafting approach typifies everything else the restaurant does, from blending handspun shakes to hand painting Smashburger's logo onto every beverage cup. Letting its food stand for itself and relying mostly on word of mouth for advertising, the Smashburger franchise expanded from one restaurant in 2007 to 220 today, with its swift growth from zero to 100 stores making it one of the nation's fastest-growing restaurant companies. This rapid development even caught the attention of Forbes and Inc. along the way.