A Girls’ Day Out

For Christmas, Janet and Bob gave us a gift certificate to our favorite local spice shop, Savory Spice Shop, in Denver.   Savory Spices of Denver  Janet and I knew the boys would not be interested in venturing out to the spice shop, so we went and had a girls’ day out.  We went and did our spice shopping first, then out to lunch afterwards.



My purchases for the day.  Needless to say, I spent my whole gift certificate and then some, but all the delicious spices are most definitely worth every penny.  They are unique, exotic and plentiful.  There are so many different spices, many of which I have never heard of, and I know quite a bit about food and spices.


After our spice shopping adventure, we went to Janet & Bob’s favorite Mexican restaurant in Denver, Benny’s Restaurant.  Benny’s is a family owned and operated restaurant that has been in business for many, many years, and is still thriving.  Locals and non-locals alike flock to them to enjoy the food, the service and the ambiance.  Janet said she and Bob have been going there for over 30 years and it is still one of their favorite places to go.  That says a lot about the place.  🙂


The owners posing for the camera.


The joint was hoppin’ and was full of very happy, satisfied customers.


Nothing better than a quick trip to the beautiful white sand beaches while you enjoy lunch and a margarita, even while still in the heart of Denver.


Janet ordered the chili relleno plate.


I ordered the smothered steak burrito.  I have always said, you can tell if the restaurant is good by the quality of the salsa.  This salsa was delicioso, and so was the rest of the food.  Of course, we both had to have a margarita as well.  🙂


Benny’s Restaurant is located at 301 East 7th Avenue, Denver, CO 80203.  You can reach them by phone at (303) 894-0788 or on their website at http://www.BennysRestaurant.com. 

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

49 thoughts on “A Girls’ Day Out”

  1. What an enjoyable day. Gift Certificates are always wonderful gifts. They are like a prompt to go shopping. More delicious spices for creating and adding flavor to those delicious recipes. 🤩
    Your pics are great, the restaurant seems like a nice place to dine.

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