A Golden Day

I am sure many of you know our very own Goldie. Goldie was one of my first blogger friends and has been a loyal friend ever since my humble beginnings as a blogger. But like so many of our blogger friends, we had never actually met in person …. until now. We just knew we were going to be good friends in real life as mush as we were in the world of blogging. And YES! This is true. We hit it off instantly. 🙂

Goldie is now my third blogging buddy whom I have actually met in person, and all have been huge successes. I just know we will all be good friends for a very long time. 🙂 First I met Julia from http://retirementrvdream.wordpress.com/. Julia and I have since become very good friends and we see each other as often as we can. Then earlier this month, I met Carol Ann from https://therapybits.com/. Carol Ann Meeting Up With Carol Anne – Part 1 – Lunch; Meeting Up With Carol Anne – Part 2 – Anheuser-Busch And most recently, I met Goldie too. Goldie has a few websites that you might be familiar with, but one of my favorites is https://dailyflabbergast.wordpress.com/.

Goldie allowed me to take pictures, but only on the promise that I would NOT reveal any secrets. Goldie wants to maintain as much anonymity as possible, and I respect that. Goldie was in town only for a quick trip, but we met up at a little Greek restaurant in Congress Park in Denver, called Chef Zorba’s. Chef Zorba’s or Zorba’s is located at 2626 East 12th Avenue, Denver, CO. They do not take reservations, but you can call them at (303) 321-0091.

The main draw of Chef Zorba’s is the incredible menu featuring traditional American & Greek fare—burgers, salads, sandwiches—and classic breakfast dishes served all day. Zorba’s is a family owned and operated restaurant and like[s] to think of [the] staff and guests as family, so once you dine with [them], you’ll feel like a part of that family too. 

It was a beautiful day and sitting outside, dining al fresco just couldn’t be passed up.

We ordered our delicious meals and talked, and talked, and talked and thoroughly enjoyed each other’s company. Goldie ordered a Greek gyro salad, thinking it was going to be small, but WRONG! It was HUGE! Needless to say it wasn’t finished.

I ordered a gyro that was very good. I LOVE gyros. They are hard for me to resist.

Our waiter took very good care of us and also took a picture of the two of us, but you will have to use your imagination for Goldie. We creatively hid Goldie’s identity. Yes, there really is a Goldie hiding behind the purple veil. You’ll just have to trust us. 🙂

After a delicious lunch, we went to the Denver Art Museum, a new experience for both of us.

We both really liked these cool looking rockers. I would love some of these at my house, for my deck.

Some of the art and exhibits we liked, and some, well, …. let’s just say art is most definitely in the eye of the beholder.

This picture of empty frames on the wall really cracked us both up.

After exploring the art, we strolled around downtown a bit, and I pointed out points of interest as we came across them. There was just as much fun and interesting art outside, on our walk as there was at the museum. In fact, I liked a lot of the street art much better.

And something new for most of you. I bet most of you don’t know I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the guitar, especially Classical Spanish guitar and Flamenco. I took lessons for a few years, but I am not nearly as talented as I had hoped I would be. I probably should get back into it again though.

We ended up at Union Street Station, where we parted ways for this trip, and Goldie caught the train back to the hotel. We both had such a great time together, and know there will be plenty more opportunities for getting together in the future. 🙂

Outside, the kids and dogs were having so much fun playing in the dancing waters. It was a great way to cool off on a hot summer’s day.

I just love all the art deco decor inside Union Station.

We had a very Golden day indeed, and had a great time together. As Goldie would say, “Stay Golden”. ‘Til next time.

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 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.

22 thoughts on “A Golden Day”

  1. I love the title of this post – so on point! Indeed it was a golden day all around.
    I had so much fun exploring Denver with you and just chatting about all sorts of different things. The empty frames! Ha! And the rockers were indeed fantastic. So happy the weather worked out, too, though I know it was a bit warm for you. Thanks again for making this trip that much more magical!

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  2. How fun! Awesome museum. I love meeting my internet friends . My bff is a runner that I met on Facebook! I went and stayed with her in New York and we’ve been close friends ever since.

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