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Once upon a time… there dwelled a kitchen, laundry room and master bedroom. And they lived happily ever after, together, on the same floor.

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CONTENTS

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ISSUE NO. 204 | DECEMBER 2019

in this issue 6

CALENDAR

8

GAINING MOMENTUM

10

AROUND TOWN

12

PASSION FOR COMPASSION

13

BOOKENDS

16

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

20

HIGH SCHOOL CALENDARS

24

ALL IS BRIGHT

26

HOLIDAY TRIVIA

28

THE GUIDE

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features 12

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PASSION FOR COMPASSION

SECORCares ramps up for their yearly tradition of helping those in need .

TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

A photographic look at the classic holiday song offerings here in Parker.

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DECEMBER 5

legends jazz festival

8:30 AM - Dec 5-6th legend high school Two-day festival that features some of the best local and nationally acclaimed jazz artists as event judges, adjudicators and special guest performers. legendsjazzfestival.com

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a classic parker holiday

Dec 6-8th - pace center Get into the holiday spirit as the Parker Chorale and the Parker Symphony Orchestra treat you to an evening of traditional carols, familiar songs, and a few surprises in this annual celebration. parkerarts.org

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wine walk

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hot cocoa with mrs claus

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1:15 pM parker rec center Spend some time with the jolly man in the bright red suit. It is a great start to the Holiday season with crafts, light refreshments and more! Register early; space is limited. parkerrec.com

5:00 - 8:00 pm downtown parker Learn about local downtown shops while sipping and shopping. parkerchamber.com

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10:00 AM - 1:00 pm hilltop schoolhouse Drink hot chocolate and have a cookie with Mrs. Claus.

sounds of the season

4:00 pm - pace center Introduce your kids to the symphony and chorale, and sing along to seasonal songs with this shortened version of PSO and Parker Chorale’s holiday program. parkerarts.org

milk & cookies with santa

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the nutcracker

Dec 12-21st - pace center With a Sugar Plum Fairy and a magical Nutcracker, comes a Town of Parker tradition. The entire family will love Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic. parkerarts.org

donuts & photos with santa

1:00 - 3:00 pm the parker shoppes Join us for our Annual Doughnuts & Photos with Santa Claus! theparkershoppes.com

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christmas carriage parade

12:00 pM - downtown Come and experience that holiday feeling in the air and enjoy this all-equestrian parade made up of dozens of horse-drawn carriages, wagons, surreys, and stagecoaches from across Colorado. Event-goers also enjoy a holiday farmer's market. New this year - The North Pole Pass! With this pass, you can visit the petting zoo, ice skate at the Parker Ice Trail at Discovery Park, and much more. parkeronline.com

cars and coffee

9:00 am - 12:00 pm vehicle vault Come for the cars, drink the coffee, converse, and commune. Held at the premier auto gallery and elite collector community. vehiclevaultco.com


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cute christmas craft workshop

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breakfast with santa & mrs claus

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9:30 - 10:30 am kid create studio Children will use their fingers to paint a Christmas tree, complete with a colorful string of lights. kidcreatestudio.com

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8:00 pm studio at mainstreet An original sketch comedy show & charity fundraiser in an effort to support world poverty relief. studioatmainstreet.com

8:00 - 11:30 am parker senior center Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Crafts, letters to Santa, Christmas stories and pictures with Santa. Breakfast burritos, cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate. parkerseniorcenter.com

live reindeer

3:00 - 6:00 pm murdoch's Come see live reindeer, write a letter to Santa, and enjoy the magic of the season. murdochs.com

improv for a claus

giant menorah lighting

4:00 - 5:00 pm o'brien park Celebrate Hanukkah with children's entertainment, latkes and doughnuts, gelt drop, gifts for the children, and the lighting of a giant 10-foot Menorah. denverjewishcenter.com

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new years eve gala 7:00 pm - 2 am deep space lounge Celebrate NYE with Deep Space, featuring Jewel's & The Rough. deepspaceparker.com

Have an event you would like to see in our calendar? Email suggestions to contribute@tuellers.com

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midnight at the laszlo

8:00 pm laszlo hotel The inaugural event includes a full night of dancing, live entertainment, creative eats & drinks, and the most memorable fireworks show in Parker. thelaszlohotel.com

colorado free days

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children’s museum

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denver art museum

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4 mile historic park

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mychildsmuseum.org

denverartmuseum.org fourmilepark.org

clyfford still museum clyffordstillmuseum.org

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GAININGMOMENTUM Last month Marlene and Kevin Warr finalized a long-term lease in the space formerly occupied by Treads at Parker Road and Mainstreet as part of a plan for an enormous expansion for Momentum Athletics Center. “Part of the excitement about expanding is that our new facility will offer more complete programs for Cheerleading, Tumbling, and Ninja within its own space. Right now, we offer these programs at our existing Progress Way location, however, these programs need to share space with our vast gymnastics programs. We want to make sure that these programs are given the same quality of care and attention that our gymnastics programs receive. We recognize the challenges that have come with the incredible growth we’ve experienced since taking full ownership a year ago, and along with a full-time program manager, we expect having their own designated space will help with this. We are excited to offer these newer programs because of the options they will bring to families in Parker and surrounding communities.”

Courtesy of Steve Lange

One of these programs is Momentum’s new preschool program which is offered in its own separate gym with toddler-size equipment. As a part of a healthy initiative to make gymnastics affordable for every family, Momentum has brought “Baby Mo” to Parker, a free Mommy/Daddy and me interactive program designed to give parents an opportunity to be active with their youngest children. But that’s not their only big announcement. Nastia Luskin, 2008 Olympic all-around Olympic gold medal winner is coming to Parker and you don’t have to be a Momentum gymnast to meet her! Nastia will visit Sunday, December 8 to help raise money for the COMAC Booster Club and Make-A-Wish Colorado in honor of Andrea, a 7 year old with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and to help fulfill her wish to have breakfast with Anna and Elsa at Disney. Nastia finished her competitive career with five Olympic medals and nine World medals, the second highest total of any U.S. gymnast. Nastia’s visit to Momentum has many young gymnasts in the community excited for the opportunity to have one-on-one time with her in special clinics and programs throughout the day. In addition to Make-A-Wish Colorado, the event benefits COMAC Booster Club in their efforts to offset the costs associated with competitive gymnastics. The more money each gymnast raises, the more prizes they’ll win; the more time they spend with Nastia, the more they’ll support two great causes. It’s a win-win! To view all incentive prizes go to: https://lsiweb.org/momentumwithnastia.org/incentive-prizes/

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AROUNDTOWN THINGSTODO hot cocoa with mrs. claus Hilltop Schoolhouse, a historical landmark in Parker, is hosting an afternoon with Mrs. Claus from 10am to 1pm on Saturday, December 7th. Come visit the schoolhouse at the corner of Flintwood and Democrat Rd. One of the best things about Christmas is being able to give to someone else. Therefore, all donations received on Saturday, the 7th, will be used to purchase wish list gifts for local school families, just in time for Christmas. While at the schoolhouse, visitors may drink hot chocolate and have a cookie with Mrs. Claus. There are many holiday activities to enjoy, such as, ornament making, paper tree decorating with colorful candy "lights," and running a Colorado & Southern HO Railroad train in a village setting. The train is very similar to the train that stopped in Parker, Hilltop, and Elizabeth about 125 years ago! So to all who read this, come meet Mrs. Claus, while she makes her quick stop at the historic Hilltop Schoolhouse! Let's show the very merry Mrs. C. a warm welcome to our part of the world!

SUPPORTLOCAL holiday at home We live in a wonderful area with so much to offer. This December we send out a call to support our local community! This issue is filled with information about Parker’s holiday celebrations and offerings to inspire you to do just that. Help drum up some business for local artisans to kick off the season with adornments and trimmings. Start a new tradition with your family to attend an event, see a performance, or take a class right here in our own town. While eating out with family and visitors, appreciate some hometown cooking while supporting a neighborhood restaurant. When making your list and checking it twice, look to local shops and boutiques for gift giving options. Also be sure to look around and see how you can serve. There are so many worthy causes to be a part of at this time of year. It is an exciting season to be involved and appreciate how we come together as a community. This is a special time to feel the Christmas spirit. May the magic of this month fill your lives. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! "God bless us, every one!"

EDITORSTAKE A huge shout out to Chaparral Girls Volleyball! This year's State brackets were full of possibilities with the top eight teams all seeming to have a real chance. It was a tough battle at the Denver Coliseum for a three-day tournament. In the finals, for the second year in a row, Chaparral ladies faced off against Valor Christian for the 5A State Championship. The Eagles won the first game, 24-23. But the Wolverines fought back to beat the Eagles in the last three games 26-24, 25-11, and 25-23. The Lady Wolverines wanted redemption from last year's finals defeat and worked so hard to get it! It was a team effort to bring home the win. Congratulations, girls! “Sko, Chap – Defend the Den!” Congratulations to the 2019 5A Volleyball State Champion Chaparral Wolverines!!

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PASSIONFORCOMPASSION In the 1990s, Parker’s Southeast Christian Church began collecting food and gifts for those in need. That group has now grown hugely and has become its own entity, SECORCares. SECORCares continues their Christmas Outreach Program, but they have changed some things. The original holiday program collected various donated items. The items were taken by volunteers to families around the community. The distribution process took many hours, and particularly fathers of families in need were not often involved in receiving the donations. Dennis Gorton, CEO/Executive Director, and Amy Pfister, Development Coordinator, emotionally describe the shift to a new way of running the program and the way it has affected families. SECORCares partners with churches and agencies to learn about the gift requests from families in need of help. After learning the specific requests of families, SECORCares creates a red gift tag for each child, describing their Christmas list for a $50 amount. This method ensures that each child’s individual needs are served. The tags are hung on Christmas trees in the lobby of the Solomon Centre and members of the community can come choose a child’s tag, for whom they will shop and donate items. The donated items are wrapped by volunteers and prepared for each child. The 2000 seats in the Solomon Centre’s auditorium are filled with prepared packages until the child’s family comes to pick up the items. This allows the parents to give the donated gifts to their child in any way they choose. Dennis shared how this way of giving has really empowered parents to feel more involved in the process. The Christmas Outreach Program is a sweet and rewarding program of which to be a part. Each year SECORCares and the community provide gifts to 1600 children. Come join this heartwarming cause by picking up a gift tag or volunteering! Learn more at secorcares.com.

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BOOKENDS

ALASKA RV PARK TALES - BY KATHLEEN UTECHT Local author, Kathleen Utecht, tells us about her adventures owning an RV park in Alaska. There is a little history about Alaska, and then we move into chapters that share stories about the adventures during their ten years owning the Homestead RV Park in Palmer, Alaska BECKY Christmas is a busy time of year, so I chose a book that was entertaining and easy to read a chapter at a time. I have always had the desire to travel to Alaska, but it seems like such a harsh environment. Did this little book stoke or extinguish any desire you may have to travel to Alaska? PAM I have also wanted to travel to Alaska and enjoyed reading about the area! It definitely didn’t dampen my desire to visit, but I may not want to take an RV up there in early spring! One of my favorite things about traveling is enjoying the local wildlife, and there were many stories about the critters that were encountered on their journeys. Were you surprised by the variety of local wildlife? BECKY My favorite stories were about the animals they encountered. I recently moved to 35 acres, and I can relate to the interesting moments wildlife brings to a normal day. I can deal with those surprises, but I’m not sure I would have any interest in driving the Alcan highway. Those were some terrifying situations! Would you brave that highway?

PAM I would love the adventure of the Alcan highway, but definitely not with a fifth wheel! Our family has many stories of minor mishaps with our truck and camper growing up, but the challenges in the book were certainly more than minor mishaps. They met many different people due to the nature of owning an RV park. Between new employees and visitors to their park, many people came and went from their lives. I would struggle with the transient nature, which might make it hard to form strong relationships. Would this aspect be a positive or negative for you? BECKY I can not wrap my head around leaving my home for a whole season, let alone all the other aspects of running an RV park. It would be a negative for me to own the park, but I enjoy our family RV trips and the short stay at the parks. This is a cute little book if you enjoy short stories and want a quick read. Happy Holidays! We wish you and your family a blessed holiday and New Year. We always enjoy sharing our love of reading with our community and have discussed many different books over the years. As we move into the new year we will be closing this chapter of Bookends. Thank you for sharing your love of reading with us over the years. We have always enjoyed hearing your thoughts and connections to the novels we discuss. We wish you an unending line of wonderful books that inspire, challenge, entertain, and change you. Pam and Becky

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CHAPARRAL mon

tues

wed

2 7:00 PM

gswim @ grandview

pa - guitar concert

bbb @ fairview

gbb @ overland

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16

7:00 PM

12

pa - orchestra concert wres @ hrhs

gbb @ fort collins

bbb vs far northeast

pa - band concert

6:30 PM

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hockey vs valor

4:00 PM

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gbb @ colo springs

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25

TBA

8:30 PM

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gbb @ fort collins TBA

act testing

hockey vs ralston valley

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5:20 PM

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gbb @ colo springs TBA

bbb @ las vegas TBA

gswim @ vmac TBA

wres @ arizona

8:00 AM

8:00 AM

hockey vs cherry creek

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8:00 AM

10:00 AM

wres @ arizona 7:50 PM

wres @ california

bbb vs tba

TBA

wres @ arizona

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gbb @ colo springs

TBA

9:00 AM

bbb @ las vegas

TBA

8:00 AM

7:00 PM

TBA

wres @ denver north

bbb vs tba

7:00 PM

poms state @ denver

6:30 AM - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM

bbb @ las vegas 6:30 PM

13

gswim vs ponderosa

TBA

wres vs legend

gbb @ fort collins

TBA

hockey vs dakota ridge

TBA

TBA

18

8:10 PM

7

cheer state @ denver gswim @ mnt vista

7:00 PM

gswim @ regis

11

7:00 PM

TBA

PA - night of shakespeare

7:00 PM

pa - choir concert

6

cheer state @ denver 8:00 AM

7:00 PM

10

5

sat

wres @ california

7:00 PM

7:00 PM

fri

4

3 5:00 PM

gbb @ overland

thurs

hockey vs regis

27

5:20 PM

28

christmas break

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30 christmas break

LEGEND mon

tues 2

wed

thurs

3

4

pa - carols in courtyard 7:00 PM

BbB @ eaglecrest

pa - orchestra concert 6:45 PM

16

7:00 PM

gswim @ cherok tr.hs

wres vs chatfield

10

3:00 PM

11

wres vs rock canyon

bbb vs cherokee trail

pa - ie night

pa - band concert

6:30 PM 7:00 PM

wres @ chaparral TBD

7:00 PM

12

gbb @ dchs TBD

4:00 PM

gbb @ dchs

7:00 PM

pa - band concert

wres vs castle view

7:00 PM

23

bbb vs broomfield

gbb @ discovery can.

pa - band concert

pa - percussion concert

6:00 PM

7:00 PM 7:00 PM

7:00 PM

christmas break

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8:00 AM

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19

TBD

6:00 PM

12:00 PM

14

bbb @ cherry creek TBD

gbb @ dchs

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24

7:00 PM

25

TBD

bbb @ cherry creek TBD

christmas break

30

bbb @ boulder

7:00 PM

TBD

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wres @ loveland

5:30 PM 7:00 PM

wres @ arapahoe

bbb vs arapahoe

6:00 PM

bbb @ mountain range

18

7

wres @ arapahoe

7:00 PM

17

6

gswim @ cherok tr.hs

gbb vs broomfield

pa - guitar concert

pa - jazz concert

sat

3:00 PM

gbb vs doherty

gbb vs fountain-fc

9

5

pa - jazz concert 3:00 PM

6:30 PM

7:00 PM

fri

31

26

gswim @ VMAC

bbb @ cherry creek

gbb @ northglenn

wres @ loveland

TBD

3:00 PM 7:00 PM

27

TBD

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PONDEROSA mon

tues

wed

2

3 gbb @ skyline

5:30 PM

11

10

fri

sat

5

6 bbb @ lincoln

gswim @ legend

wres @ pine creek

6:00 PM

TBD

wres @ pine creek

TBD

13

wres @ ohio TBD

gswim vs chaparral

pa - holiday concert 6:30 PM

pa - holiday concert

gbb @ kennedy 7:00 PM

6:30 PM

16

bbb vs arrupe jesuit 7:00 PM

7:00 PM

6:30 PM

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18

17

3:00 PM

bbb vs regis groff

wres @ heritage

7:00 PM

wres @ dchs

bbb @ centaurus

6:00 PM

7:00 PM

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24

TBD

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26

wres @ ohio gswim @ manual 10:00 AM

bbb vs pueblo east 7:00 PM

21 gbb @ falcon

bbb vs elizabeth

wres @ greeley

7:00 PM

14

TBD

wres @ greeley TBD

gbb @ falcon

TBD

20

gbb @ falcon TBD

gbb vs th. jefferson

7

bbb @ lincoln

TBD

12

gbb @ skyline TBD

gbb @ skyline TBD

bbb @ lincoln

TBD

9

thurs 4

TBD

27

8:00 AM

28

christmas break

30

31

christmas break

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Local business owner, Alexa Nugent, of Design for the Holidays, talks about how her parents did an incredible job of making Christmas so emotional. It was never about what was under the tree, but how she and her siblings felt in the home; it was a sanctuary for them. She enjoys helping others decorate their home for the holidays and creating that magic. "It brings you joy. Christmas is nostalgic. It reminds us of the best times of our lives,” Alexa says. She describes how her designing is all about creating a sensory experience – appealing to the eye, the touch, and the heart. Alexa names each tree she decorates. Each one carries a special story. Below are seven steps that Alexa shares for beautiful and meaningful Christmas trees to help brighten your home and heart! 1. Use various lights in combinations. Solid colors, twinkling motion lights, and solid white. Don’t under-light your tree; you want your tree to glisten and move. The variations of lights added to your tree will add dimension and will help your décor on the tree sparkle. 2. Work from the “pole out." Everyone wants to cover the tree, but they must start from the inside first. 3. Bulk & scale. Floral Mesh Wrap, large plastic ornaments, bouquets, stuffed décor, boxes, signs, anything non-ornamental you can use to add heft to your tree. Just think “large” scaled items on this step. They are going to be stuffed in the gaps of the tree to fill and showcase. 4. Picks & stems placed in groupings to spill out of the tree. You want to show connections with your bulk and scale items (outlined in tip 3 above). 5. Variety with repetition ornaments. Buy several of these items, as they are the jewelry of the tree. They will help “marry” the tree décor and be pleasing and connective visually. 6. Sentimental “story” ornaments. These are the final touches that will showcase your special ornaments that mean so much to you and your family. 7. Topper or headpiece. Don’t forget to decorate the top of the tree and the bottom of the tree. You will need multiple types of stems and a “focal piece” at the top of the tree. For the bottom, create a grouping that will make your tree feel connected to the home. Just remember, decorating a Christmas tree is progressive, just as a story is. You have time for it to evolve and grow over the years. Alexa has been in the decorating business since 2008. She took a wreath decorating class in Texas years ago and began helping friends and teaching classes. Eventually, it became a business for her. Design for the Holidays was featured on Denver 7 News in 2017. Alexa can decorate with your own pieces or help you to create a new tree. She also designs mantels, wreaths, and other holiday displays. designfortheholidays@gmail.com Alexanugent@gmail.com Cell 303-886-1443

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THE GUIDE THE BEST PLACES TO DINE IN DOUGLAS COUNTY

In the interest of providing the 50 best dining options in Douglas County, we must be able to personally recommend each listing. The guide is subject to change from month to month. If you have a suggestion for inclusion on the list, email us at contribute@tuellers.com.

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FOGO DE CHÃO

Asian fusion

Located in the Park Meadows Mall, off a beautiful outdoor courtyard setting. This Brazilian steakhouse is more than a restaurant; it’s an experience. Try the full churrasco (shoo-hah-sko) to enjoy delicious meat cuts brought right to your table! And don’t forget the guarana!

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Offering a Chinese and Vietnamese-centric menu in a relaxed atmosphere. 17001 Lincoln Ave, #A, Parker 303-840-7338 $$

DANCING NOODLE

A small, family owned, dinein and take-out restaurant that serves authentic homestyle Thai food. 10841 S. Crossroads Dr., Suite 10, Parker 303-805-3880 $$

INDOCHINE

A local go-to for quality home-style cuisine. This Parker fixture is known for a fresh, creative menu. 19751 E Mainstreet, Parker 720-851-8559 $$

JOHN HOLLY’S

Chinese and Thai dishes that are nothing less than the culinary equivalent of an exotic adventure. 9232 Park Meadows Dr, Lone Tree 303-768-9088 $$ 28 SEARCHPARKER | DECEMBER 2019

A favorite sushi place in town with a unique blend of Japanese and French at its very best. 11211 S. Dransfeldt Rd., Parker 720-851-1005 $$

BAKERY/DESSERTs BEST BUDDIES

A favorite stop for a unique, cozy atmosphere. Made-from-scratch soups, sandwiches, salads and sweets. Friendly service with a smile. 200 Perry St., Castle Rock 303-660-1935 $$

LA BAGUETTE DE NORMANDY

Certified master chef and chocolatier Michael Dupont serves a little piece of France right here in Colorado. 16524 Keystone Blvd, Unit C, Parker 303-805-9130 $

LA PETITE CREPERIE

HICKORY HOUSE

BARBEQUE

OLD WEST BBQ

The spot to grab madeto-order crepes. Sweet or savory, you can’t go wrong. 19751 Mainstreet, Parker 720-638-9722 $ (EC)

BIG JIMS

Don’t be fooled by this being a food truck; if you like southern BBQ, this is your place. Corner of Parker Rd and Longs Way, Parker $$$

GQUE BBQ

Award-winning roadhouse doles out wood-smoked ribs, brisket, & pork. Don’t miss the garlic mashed potatoes. 8433 Park Meadows Center Dr., Suite 143B, Lone Tree 303-729-2506 $$

HANGRY OHANA

Hawaiian BBQ with a Texas twist. A local favorite and family friendly. 10471 S. Parker Rd., Parker 720-287-2516 $

The Parker tradition. Known for their baby back ribs, but don’t miss the pulled pork and barbeque chicken. 10335 S Parker Rd, Parker 303-805-9742 $$ (EC) A hidden gem with familyfriendly pricing. Don’t miss out on their breakfast burritos. 107 Wolfensberger Rd., Castle Rock 303-660-6340 $

BREW PUB 20 MILE TAP HOUSE

Best known for their burgers and wings. Make sure to catch Trivia Tuesdays. 12543 N Hwy 83, Parker 303-841-6782 $$

ROCKYARD BREWING CO.

Douglas County’s longest running brew pub. Steaks, burgers, pizza and Cream of Jalapeño soup! 880 Castleton Road, Castle Rock 303-814-9273 $$


TAILGATE TAVERN & GRILL

Your neighborhood tavern for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Sports bar with live music not to miss on the weekends. 19552 E. Mainstreet, Parker 303-841-7179 $$

THE LIBRARY CO. BAR & KITCHEN

Offering great food & amazing drinks in a relaxed and warm atmosphere. Clear and simple menu options. 3911 Ambrosia St., Suite 101, Castle Rock 720-389-5986 $$

ITalian CRANELLI’S

Comfort Italian food in a rustic, cozy, casual familyoriented format. 10047 Park Meadows Dr., Lone Tree 303-799-3661 $$

DANIELLE’S SCRATCH KITCHEN

Stylish, energetic eatery offering elevated Italian fare with an emphasis on great customer service. 872 Happy Canyon Rd. Suite 100, Castle Rock 303-524-9788 $$$

PORTOFINO

Authentic Italian eatery featuring pizza, pasta, calzones and heros. The local “go-to” for fresh Italian. 10920 S Parker Rd, Parker 303-841-9900 $$

SCILEPPI’S

A modern Italian restaurant focused on family recipes and premium ingredients. 210 Third St., Castle Rock 303-688-9000 $$

VIA BACI

Neapolitan pizzas join modern Italian fare at this casual eatery featuring a full bar & patio. 10005 Commons St, Lone Tree 303-790-0828 $$

MEXICAN ADRIANNA’S

Intimate Mexican eatery for authentic cuisine in a relaxed ambiance. Great for parties. 7272 E Hwy 86, Franktown 303-663-7800 $$

CASA MARIACHI

Unassuming local joint serving up straight-forward Mexican plates. 9771 S Parker Rd, Parker 720-842-5105 $$

LA CASITA

Vibrant, cantina-style eatery offering Mexican cuisine in a laid-back atmopshere. 18951 E Mainstreet, Parker 720-842-5181 $$

LAS DELICIAS

Bare-bones, family-owned local Tex-Mex eats for breakfast, lunch & dinner. 19553 E Mainstreet, Parker 303-840-0325 $

LOS DOS POTRILLOS “Hole-in-the-wall” familyowned eatery. There’s a combo dish to please everyone. 19340 Cottonwood Dr., Parker 303-840-6574 $$

LOS VOLCANES

Don’t miss the Carnitas! And bring your appetite for the large portions. 10471 S. Parker Rd., Parker 303-841-0160 $$ (EC)

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Quaint, family-owned neighborhood eatery with Greek & American menu, plus outdoor seating. 18366 Lincoln Ave., Parker 303-841-7074 $$ The Parker landmark located right downtown offers a locally-sourced menu. Great service and large portions. 19420 Mainstreet, Parker 720-389-8105 $$ (EC)

RORY’S

Comfort food and baked goods at their finest. Don’t see it on the menu? Ask for it! 11020 S Pikes Peak Dr., Parker 720-708-2889 $$ (EC)

SIERRA

High-end, wood-fired kitchen with a warm ambiance, preparing select American dishes. 10680 Cabela Dr., Lone Tree 303-662-8800 $$

STONEGATE CAFE

new american

Simple eatery offering breakfast grub such as cinnamon rolls & omelets. 16524 Keystone Blvd, Parker 303-841-1565 $

CASTLE CAFE

THE CHICKEN SHACK

Set in a former 1890s hotel. Plating hearty American fare like pan-fried chicken & burgers. 403 Wilcox St, Castle Rock 303-814-2233 $$

COLORADO CORK & KEG

Uniquely fun sports bar with a creative menu of brats and dogs. 971 Park St., Castle Rock 303-660-2399 $

Chicken wings, fingers, fries, and burgers. Great owners that always make you feel welcome. 11211 S Dransfeldt Rd., Parker 720-504-5044 $

Casual place with eclectic eats and many wines by the glass & bottle. 19501 Mainstreet, Parker 303-736-8463 $$

ANTONIO’S

A traditional family-style Italian pizza restaurant with a Brooklyn flair. 12947 S Parker Rd., Parker 720-851-5300 $

ARTISAN

Delicious Neapolitan-style pizza that makes each dish an individual work of art! And don’t forget dessert. 12311 Pine Bluffs Way, Parker 303-840-0518 $

COLORADOUGH

A refreshing take on madefrom-scratch pizza. So fresh they don’t even have a freezer! 17860 Cottonwood Dr., Parker 303-386-3333 $$

LIL’ RICCI’S

New York pizzas & other red sauce staples in a low-key setting. Can’t miss the garlic knots. 16526 Keystone Blvd, Parker 303-220-7422 $$

PARRY’S

NY-style pizza, wings, & casual Italian eats, in kidfriendly quarters. 5650 Allen Way, Castle Rock 303-814-8686 $$

PORTOFINO

CRAVE

A favorite gourmet burger joint. Imaginative menu with amazing handcrafted shakes. 3982 Limelight Ave, Castle Rock 303-814-2829 $$

MANNA

A casual sit-down destination with a menu that reflects Colorado’s growing season. 2350 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock 720-455-3664 $ DECEMBER 2019 | SEARCHPARKER 29


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Rustic restaurant featuring beef & seafood dishes, plus a sports tavern with an Irish vibe. 363 Village Square Lane, Castle Pines 303-814-2487 $$$

FOGO DE CHAO

Upscale Brasilian steakhouse with all-you-can-eat meat carved tableside. Guaraná is a must, and try the Creme de Papaya. 8419 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree 303-481-4001 $$$ (EC)

PERRY’S

Chops, seafood, wine, & cocktails served in an upscale setting with a lounge & live jazz. 8433 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree 303-792-2571 $$$ 30 SEARCHPARKER | DECEMBER 2019

TEXAS ROADHOUSE

Texas-themed steakhouse with a great menu and wonderful atmosphere. 11205 S. Parker Rd, Parker 303-805-5848 $$

TRAPPER’S CHOP HOUSE

Upscale hideaway local favorite featuring their signature Volcanic Hot Rock sear-it-yourself experience. 19308 Cottonwood Dr., Parker 303-248-2132 $$$

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