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CONTENTS ISSUE NO. 200 | AUGUST 2019
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TOWN OF CHAMPIONS
HIGH SCHOOL CALENDARS
LIGHT THE FIRE
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Lifeguards from our own Parker Rec Center squared off against the best guards in the state and came home as Champions!
HIGH SCHOOL CALENDARS
Keep up to date on the activities and sporting events at our local High Schools.
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AUGUST IN DOUGLAS COUNTY
sundays in august farmer’s market
10:00 am - parker Kids will operate lemonade stands at their chosen locations all across the community. Everyone is encouraged to buy a cup... or two of tasty, refreshing lemonade! lemonadeday.org
colorado free days
denver art museum
botanic gardens chatfield four mile park
plains conservation center botanicgardens.org
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Free entrance to any National Park
museum of nature & science dmns.org
summer concert series 6:00 pm - discovery park Boogie Machine 70s Disco tribute band parkerarts.org
thursday - friday
Camp DCL - minecraft LEGO engineering 6:00 pm - DC parker library Campers will bring Minecraft to life using tens of thousands of LEGOs. dcl.org
thursday - sunday
douglas county fair & rodeo
Barrel Racing, Bull Riding, Mutton Bustin’ - it’s all here! douglas.co.us 6 SEARCHPARKER | AUGUST 2019
saturday - sunday
art in the park
8:00 aM - 1:00 pm downtown mainstreet parkeronline.org
saturday - sunday
colorado renaissance festival
10:00 am - 6:30 pm - larkspur A Final Huzzah! The last weekend to revel in this 16th century re-creation. coloradorenaissance.com
homeowner building class
6:00 pm - town hall Meet and ask questions of the Building Division Staff and field inspectors. parkeronline.org
lessons & lemonade
9:30 am - 12:45 pm - hobby lobby Children will learn ink painting with Candace French. parkerartistguild.org
movie in the park
6:00 - 9:00 pm - o’brien park Games, vendors, music, concessions, and a FREE screening of Rudy. parkerchamber.com
so long to summer 5/10k & family fun trek
8:00 am - salisbury park Great family event. Come run or walk in this end of summer race. Enjoy prizes, T-shirts, and pancakes after the race. parkerrec.com
9:00 am - discovery park Join us on a fun trek through Parker’s Historic District. This entertaining scaveneger hunt is great for the whole family. parkerarts.org
1:00 - 5:00 pm - o’brien park Unlimited sample size pours, food trucks and live music. parkerbrewfest.com
10:00 - 4:00 pm parker library Bring your favorite crochet or knitting needles and team up to create as many Knitted Knockers as possible during one fun-filled day. dcl.org
taste of douglas county 5:00 - 8:00 pm DC events center Come sample over 40 restaurants at the 17th annual food extravaganza. tasteofdouglascounty.com
5:00 - 8:00 pm downtown parker Learn about local downtown shops while sipping and shopping. parkerchamber.com
10:00 am - o’brien park A family-friendly event with things for kids and adults, including face painting and art stations. There will also be music and food. parkerartistguild.com
11:00 am - 12:00 pm DC parker library Try this fun family challenge! Prizes and snacks will be provided. dcl.org
denver food rescue ride 8:00 am - smoky hill shelter A medium-distance bike ride & party fundraiser supporting healthy food access in Denver neighborhoods. denverfoodrescue.org
travel savvy: fly, stay & travel cheap! 2:00 - 3:30 pm dC parker library Travel columnist, author, and photographer Ron Stern shares the secrets of traveling in grand style on a budget. dcl.org
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A group of nine Parker Rec lifeguards took part in the 34th annual CPRA Lifeguard Games at Water World, and they brought the trophy home! The team participated in nine events including the strip ’n boogie relay, Instagram challenge, backboarding relay, rescue tube relay, crash bag catastrophe, CPR with Prestan, and the spirit and team banner competition. Water World hosted 29 teams of 312 lifeguards from across the state who showed their life-saving skills as they competed for the title of “best lifeguards in Colorado.” A huge congratulations to the Hometown Champions! You make us proud.
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AROUND TOWN TO-DO summer’s last hurrah - Water activities are a summer favorite. With only days left until school starts, and several weeks left of summer weather, we want to fit in every last drop of fun in the sun and family time! We love the chance to get out in the bright, beautiful weather and make some memories. While planning your winding down days, remember our local pool. H2O’Brien Pool, in downtown Parker, is a great place to enjoy some splash together. It is located north of Mainstreet, across the parking lot from O’Brien Park. This hometown facility offers two 182’ water slides! There are sprays and play areas for younger ones, as well as two pools to enjoy. Concessions and a shade pavilion are also close by. H2O’Brien offers swim lessons and group rental times.
Enjoy the final days of summer!
LOCAL the 90’s all over again - When discussing back-to-school ideas, some of the first things that came to mind were shopping and styles. Some 90’s fads are back! Here are some fun throwbacks that we see now:
• Scrunchies • High waisted Jeans Birkenstocks • • Bucket Hats • Jean Jackets • Overalls • Joggers - new take on “parachute pants” (U can’t touch this) • Shirts tied in knots - remember the T-shirt buckle slides?
• “Trucker” style hats • Flannel Shirts • Fanny Packs • Slides
Check out our local shops to help with your back-to-school fashion needs: Cinderella Ranch Boutique, Twisted Wardrobe Design, Red Carpet Boutique, Cotton Kids, Pinkberry Lane Boutique, Wrought’n Apples Boutiques and Gifts, Love Me Twice
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BOOKENDS PROGNOSIS HOPE - BY ANGIE FELTS, RN
The healthcare system is not always what we need it to be. The burnout rate for care-takers and healthcare professionals is alarmingly high. The feeling of being overworked, stressed and bogged down with paperwork is often impacting the ability to connect with patients. Angie will walk you through her personal story from, being a patient to becoming an advocate for human connection as part of the treatment in the healthcare industry. Her story is interesting, and I think it will have a message for many. Whether you are a caretaker or a caregiver, there is something in this gem of a book for you.
PAM The author’s personal story spoke to me. She had challenges that stood in the way of her earlier life goals. Although her path changed, she was able to see the importance of her experiences and her new path. This is something that many of us must navigate, as our goals and paths change during the course of our lives. Did you also connect to this part of her message?
Becky and Pam Pam and Becky have been reviewing books for over 10 years. Pam and her husband have lived in Parker for 19 years with their two wonderful sons. She has always been an avid reader and enjoys exploring new books. Becky has been married for 24 years and lived in Parker for 10 years. She has two children, a daughter and a son. She is a Colorado native and has loved reading since she was a child.
BECKY This book provides two gifts. One is Angie’s story, and the second is in regard to the healthcare system. I am a part-time caretaker for my mother, so the healthcare side of this story spoke volumes to me. She has been to the hospital a number of times this year and I am shocked by some of the personalities we encounter. Some are very helpful and see her as a person. Others treat her as if she is nothing but an annoyance. What part of this book most connected with you?
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BECKY Angie has an interesting story, and I enjoyed seeing a strong woman who was resilient and positive while she walked through some storms. She is the definition of “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. She actually celebrates the anniversary of the car accident that changed her life. I never thought to view a life changing event as a blessing. She is raw in telling of her role as a victim, but more importantly as a survivor. It was an inspiring story that I wish would have been a little longer in the telling. At the beginning of every chapter there is a quote. Did you enjoy that little piece of wisdom as you moved from chapter to chapter? PAM I did enjoy this aspect of her book. It elevated her story into something more and allowed the reader to make a connection and apply it to his or her life. You mentioned how this book applied directly to you, in your role as caretaker for your mom. Did your thinking or perspective change as a result? BECKY To some degree I would say that yes, this book has lingered in my thoughts and changed my thinking. The last chapter probably had the most impact in regard to creating a new pattern. Angie speaks about the human connection - how it is a choice. She is coming from a different angle, but what I took from this book is that instead of getting frustrated with a caregiver, maybe I can choose to try to make a human connection with them. Maybe they will then see my mother as a person and not just someone to take care of until the shift is over. I hope that this will make a difference in their lives, as well as mine, and bring a more cohesive environment. It’s a great book, and you can feel the love that has been poured into every page. Angie is a local author and I’ll be watching for a speaking engagement where I can learn even more about her story. Until then, join us next month as we discuss The Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett.
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Historical Images courtesy of Archives & Local History at DCL
With a new school year just around the corner, we wanted to look back to the beginning of education in Parker. In the early 1870s, James Parker was the owner of the Twenty Mile House, a prosperous mercantile store and stage stop for travelers in the settlement of Pine Grove (renamed Parker in 1884). A few years later, when his daughter reached school age, James built a small school just south of the Twenty Mile House. In 1914, the Parker Consolidated Schoolhouse was built to accommodate the growing numbers at Pine Grove School, as well as students from the Plainfield and Allison schools. One of the principal contractors for construction of the school was William H. Oâ€™Brien of Parker. This beautiful two-story building was made of brick and was a huge upgrade from the small wooden schoolhouse. It did not have electricity or bathrooms. Two outhouses were on the school property, one for boys and one for girls. In 1924, Andrew Johnson, the local bank president, purchased and donated a generator for the school to share with the Ruth Memorial Church. To begin with, the school housed grades one through twelve. There were two elementary grades taught in each room on the first floor. An office, high school classes, and an auditorium were on the second floor. In the basement was a lab and home economic classes. The school also had a newspaper and a yearbook. School colors were green and white, and the mascot was the buffalo. High schoolers attended the schoolhouse until 1958, when they were sent to Douglas County High School. 16 SEARCHPARKER | AUGUST 2019
In the 1970s, the building was purchased and used by the United Methodist Church. And in 1996, the schoolhouse, along with the neighboring Ruth Memorial Church and the old church parsonage, were purchased by the Town of Parker. The Mainstreet Center became a town cultural center and included a small history museum space with a historic classroom setup. Today, renamed as The Schoolhouse at Mainstreet, the building has been recently renovated by the Town of Parker for classes, shows, and events. It is amazing to look at the transformation through these photos. It was a different time when horses and buggies brought children to school. Knickerbockers, hats, dresses, and laced boots were the normal attire of the day. Through the eras, the need and desire for education has remained the same. Due to the large growth of the town, there are currently three high schools and many elementary, middle, and charter schools in Parker.
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CHAPARRAL high mon
first day of school
VB tournament @ chaparral
VB vs grandview 6:00 PM
VB @ gold crown 12:00 PM
FB vs grandview
VB @ gold crown
sB vs cherokee tr.
sB vs grandview
VB @ cherokee tr.
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sB @ metro state
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3:00 PM & 5:00 PM
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VB @ gold crown
VB @ gold crown
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tennis @ legend
sB vs arapahoe
VB vs columbine
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NO SCHOOL ... LIKE OLD SCHOOL 1- Mike Waid - Mayor 2- Jason Jacob - Legend High School Principal 3- Darrell Meredith - Sierra Middle School Principal 4- Tim Ottmann - Ponderosa High School Principal 5- Ben D’Ardenne - Sagewood Middle School Principal 6- Chris Zimmerman - Cimarron Middle School Principal A-5, B-6, C-2, D-1, E-2, F-4
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Senior pictures are about celebrating a life stage. It’s the last year of high school and typically the last year with the friends you grew up with. The last year at home (it will never be the same, even if they are twenty seven and living in your basement), and the last year of truly being under your parents’ wings. Senior year is about being on the cusp of something great - your future, and you will never see the world the way you do right now. Documenting that with photography is one way of ensuring that you never forget who you were, right then. We thought it would be fun to look back at some of the prominent members of our community in high school. Can you match them to their current pictures?
SUMMER WILL BE HERE SOON ITâ€™S TIME TO UPGRADE THAT COOLING SYSTEM
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e’re so close to the end of summer! Although, it’s not that surprising when you remember we only get two months of summer break. Whatever happened to “Back to School” being in September? Oh, come on, don’t look at me like that. I’m not the one who makes the schedule. Starting the second week of August, kids across Douglas County will be headed back to their desks. From enthusiastic teachers and relieved parents, to procrastinating kids, back to school brings on a lot of emotions. I should probably have told you from the beginning that this article will be a bit biased. Not just because I’m a student with no children and very little teaching experience, but because I absolutely love school. I know - it’s pretty weird in today’s society. Even from a young age, back to school fascinated me. The new clothes, new classes, new supplies and new people made starting school so exciting! Most kids I knew back in kindergarten and the younger elementary grades were excited for school to begin. As students grew older, the enthusiasm for school that came easily when they were younger began to disappear. It’s hard to be excited for school when you’re stressed about summer assignments, pushing yourself to live up to straight “A” standards, and always feeling overwhelmed by the amount of work you have. I often felt stressed or completely overwhelmed by school the older I got. The reason I still love school, and particularly learning, is centered on a quote I came across by Mark Twain. He said, “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” Once I realized that school and grades were not the most important thing, I began to focus more on furthering my knowledge and broadening my experiences. This relieved so much of the stress and pressure from me, and I was able to center my efforts on purely learning. I still worked hard, doing all my assignments and studying for my tests, but the attitude was different now. When you focus on a single letter grade for an entire semester of instruction and experience, you miss out on so much. I saw that the more you enjoy learning, the more working on grades came naturally. As summer comes to an end and we head back to school, I hope parents, teachers, and students will all remember what school really is about. When we light the fire of wanting to learn and become educated, that is when school becomes truly wonderful.
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EDUCATIONEATS School schedules start early and getting everyone where they need to be can be a challenge. Making sure they are fed and taken care of when heading out the door is important. From on-the-go breakfasts and sack lunches to after-school snacks, here are some great ideas to inspire and simplify eating for you and your family.
• Make large pans of bars or cookies. Freeze in baggies. • Make breakfast or lunches the night before. • Hard boil a batch of eggs at the beginning of the week. • Prepare breakfasts to take with you: individual yogurts and plastic spoons, french toast in a cup, muffin in a bag, pre-peeled oranges, cereal/dried fruit/nut trail mix. • Boil and shred chicken breasts at the beginning of the week to go in sandwiches or salads.
• Label bins in the freezer or pantry for packing lunches take one item from each (dairy, side, fruit, main dish). • Main dish ideas: sandwich, hard boiled eggs, skewers, cracker sandwiches, little pizzas, pasta, rice dishes, quesadilla pin wheels • Use lunch or dinner leftovers for an after-school snack. • Color code containers and post-it notes for each child.
• Buy divided lunch boxes to inspire a healthy variety and cut down on baggies and packaging. • Pack a colorful lunch to provide balance and health. • Provide dipping sauce to inspire a love of veggies. • Healthy snack ideas: cinnamon tortillas with fruit salsa, red pepper cheese poppers, peanut butter oat balls
• Put a rubber band around a sliced apple to keep from turning brown. • Place a frozen drink in a lunch to stay cold and also serve as an ice pack. • Divide pasta or rice dishes into baggies. • Put pasta or soup in a thermos to stay warm. • Make a smoothie and pour into a disposable cup. Freeze. Set it out when you first wake up and take it with you to eat when it has turned slushy.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Based on a typical dinner for one person, excluding drinks, tax or tip.
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BIG JIMS BBQ
Big Jim Sullivan, a former NFL defensive lineman for the Atlanta Falcons, runs one of the best BBQ operations in Parker. His invitation to put “Some South In Yo Mouth” is a welcomed undertaking, and for those who like some heat, this is the BBQ for you.
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Offering a Chinese and Vietnamese-centric menu in a relaxed atmosphere. 17001 Lincoln Ave, #A, Parker 303-840-7338 $$
A small, family owned, dinein and take-out restaurant that serves authentic homestyle Thai food. 10841 S. Crossroads Dr., Suite 10, Parker 303-805-3880 $$
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 $$
Chinese and Thai dishes that are nothing less than the culinary equivalent of an exotic adventure. 9232 Park Meadows Dr, Lone Tree 303-768-9088 $$ 28 SEARCHPARKER | AUGUST 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 $
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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)
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 $$$
Award-winning roadhouse doles out wood-smoked ribs, brisket, & pork. Don’t miss the garlic mashed potatoes. 8433 Park Meadows Center Dr., Suite 143B, Lone Tree 303-729-2506 $$
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 $$
Comfort Italian food in a rustic, cozy, casual familyoriented format. 10047 Park Meadows Dr., Lone Tree 303-799-3661 $$
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 $$$
Authentic Italian eatery featuring pizza, pasta, calzones and heros. The local “go-to” for fresh Italian. 10920 S Parker Rd, Parker 303-841-9900 $$
A modern Italian restaurant focused on family recipes and premium ingredients. 210 Third St., Castle Rock 303-688-9000 $$
Neapolitan pizzas join modern Italian fare at this casual eatery featuring a full bar & patio. 10005 Commons St, Lone Tree 303-790-0828 $$
Intimate Mexican eatery for authentic cuisine in a relaxed ambiance. Great for parties. 7272 E Hwy 86, Franktown 303-663-7800 $$
Unassuming local joint serving up straight-forward Mexican plates. 9771 S Parker Rd, Parker 720-842-5105 $$
Vibrant, cantina-style eatery offering Mexican cuisine in a laid-back atmopshere. 18951 E Mainstreet, Parker 720-842-5181 $$
Bare-bones, family-owned local Tex-Mex eats for breakfast, lunch & dinner. 19553 E Mainstreet, Parker 303-840-0325 $
LOS DOS POTRILLOS “Hole-in-the-wall” familyowned eatery. There’s a combo dish to please everyone. 19340 Cottonwood Dr., Parker 303-840-6574 $$
Don’t miss the Carnitas! And bring your appetite for the large portions. 10471 S. Parker Rd., Parker 303-841-0160 $$ (EC)
Quaint, family-owned neighborhood eatery with Greek & American menu, plus outdoor seating. 18366 Lincoln Ave., Parker 303-841-7074 $$
The Parker landmark located right downtown offers a locally-sourced menu. Great service and large portions. 19420 Mainstreet, Parker 720-389-8105 $$ (EC)
Comfort food and baked goods at their finest. Don’t see it on the menu? Ask for it! 11020 S Pikes Peak Dr., Parker 720-708-2889 $$
High-end, wood-fired kitchen with a warm ambiance, preparing select American dishes. 10680 Cabela Dr., Lone Tree 303-662-8800 $$
A traditional family-style Italian pizza restaurant with a Brooklyn flair. 12947 S Parker Rd., Parker 720-851-5300 $
Delicious Neapolitan-style pizza that makes each dish an individual work of art! And don’t forget dessert. 12311 Pine Bluffs Way, Parker 303-840-0518 $
A refreshing take on madefrom-scratch pizza. So fresh they don’t even have a freezer! 17860 Cottonwood Dr., Parker 303-386-3333 $$
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 $$
Casual place with eclectic eats and many wines by the glass & bottle. 19501 Mainstreet, Parker 303-736-8463 $$
NY-style pizza, wings, & casual Italian eats, in kidfriendly quarters. 5650 Allen Way, Castle Rock 303-814-8686 $$
THE CHICKEN SHACK
Set in a former 1890s hotel. Plating hearty American fare like pan-fried chicken & burgers. 403 Wilcox St, Castle Rock 303-814-2233 $$
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 $
Low-key takeaway offering hand-tossed New York-style pies plus calzones & Philly cheesesteaks. 17805 Cottonwood Dr., Parker 303-627-1739 $$
A favorite gourmet burger joint. Imaginative menu with amazing handcrafted shakes. 3982 Limelight Ave, Castle Rock 303-814-2829 $$
A casual sit-down destination with a menu that reflects Colorado’s growing season. 2350 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock 720-455-3664 $ AUGUST 2019 | SEARCHPARKER 29
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)
Chops, seafood, wine, & cocktails served in an upscale setting with a lounge & live jazz. 8433 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree 303-792-2571 $$$ 30 SEARCHPARKER | AUGUST 2019
Texas-themed steakhouse with a great menu and wonderful atmosphere. 11205 S. Parker Rd, Parker 303-805-5848 $$ (N)
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 $$$
UNIQUE VISTAVINO MODERN
Quaint Tuscan grill made fresh from local fare. Every dish is a winner! 611 Wilcox St., Castle Rock 303-814-2487 $$
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