Five Questions, One Broker: Nic Leggett

Nic Leggett, Broker Associate at Slifer — Denver 

Name one thing we might not know about you.

This may be cheating, but I’m not just a broker — I am somewhat of a serial entrepreneur. I have my own architectural and graphic design firm (NicholasCutler), I founded a natural skin care company with my mom (Plus Modern Skin), and I also just started a travel blog called Chouf Chouf. So if I’m not out on a showing, I’m either drawing something, testing out a new skin care formula, or planning a trip!

What’s your go-to spot in Denver?

I lived in China for a bit in college, so I’m continuously searching for the tastes I remember from my time there. Luckily for me (and for you), there’s a great little Chinese joint on Federal called Lao Wang. It is absolutely authentic, complete with somewhat brusque service and zero ambiance — but trust me, the food is worth it. Get the pan-fried dumplings, a few orders of xiao long bao (soup dumplings) and a beer, custom-brewed by Caution Brewing Co. with five-spice and chilies.

What’s your favorite fall activity? 

Mark (my fiancé) and I love to cook, so we throw a lot of dinner parties in the fall — something about the cooler temperatures make gathering with friends and family extra cozy. One of our go-to fall menus is a huge assortment of cured meats, cheeses, olives, fresh baguettes, with lots of roasted veggies and salads — easy, casual and zero-stress. Light a ton of candles and open a few bottles of wine and you’re set.

What are you the most excited about in life right now? 

As previously mentioned, I am a bit of a travel addict and I’m really excited about our upcoming trips! We just went to Mexico in November — split our time between a restored palace in Mexico City, a water purification plant-turned-boutique hotel in Puebla, and a luxurious retreat on a lime plantation in San Rafael, Veracruz. On the book next: Minot and Santa Fe with our families for the holidays, then L.A. in January, and London / Paris in February for my birthday! (And just took a little trip to Montréal!)

What’s the best new restaurant you’ve tried lately?

My favorite new restaurant has to be Citizen Rail at the Hotel Born. We’ve been both for drinks and for dinner and I can’t wait to get back ASAP. As a designer, the interiors are top-notch, with a menu to match. I’d recommend any of their dry-aged steaks, and I had truly perfect duck as well. I’m eager to try their new brunch menu — anyone game?

Nic Leggett,, (720) 626-0921