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Riverfront Park Blood Drive

Join us for a neighborhood blood drive!

Bonfils is bringing their mobile donation truck right here to the Riverfront Park plaza, making donation easier than ever. 

  • What: Bonfils Blood Drive
  • When: Wednesday, December 20th, 2-7pm
  • Where: The Riverfront Park Plaza, at the base of the Millennium Bridge

Schedule your donation appointment online at bonfils.org (use Site Code B308) or call (303) 363-2300.  (Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are highly encouraged to help manage the flow of people.)

Pop into our office to relax before or after your appointment — we’ll have warm drinks and delicious snacks to help you refuel.

#MyFavoriteBlock: Tyler DuBois

Tyler DuBois, Co-Founder and Co-Owner,  The Real Dill

The Real Dill is Denver’s official pickle maker. What started as a low-key pickling hobby over five years ago has since become a delicious staple in the city’s food scene. Along with his business partner Justin Park, Colorado native Tyler DuBois runs the company, which now produces several varieties of pickles (jalapeño honey dills, anyone?) and the best bloody mary mix in town. And these guys are the epitome of creativity when it comes to flavors — they even have a recipe section on their blog with clever ways to use your leftover pickle juice in marinades, entrées, cocktails, and more.

We caught up with Tyler to talk about his favorite block in Denver and what it is about it that he loves so much.

My Favorite Block: 

“My favorite block is the stretch of Federal Blvd. between Kentucky and Mississippi. This stretch of Federal is a treasure trove of different cultures. On the same block you have people roasting green chiles, serving up huge bowls of Pho, and serving up handmade dumplings! Two of my favorite places to eat happen to be on the block: 

  • Pho Duy — Pho Duy is my go to pho place. The broth is always great and they do a great job with the tendon. 
  • Lao Wang — My other favorite is Lao Wang noodle house. They are famous for their quirky service, soup dumplings, and pot stickers. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!!”

Give Back: Urban Peak Drive

 

There's nothing like fall to get you in the giving spirit. Help us spread the love by donating a gently used item to our friends at Urban Peak

Items needed:

  • Clothing, shoes, and boots
  • Housewares, dishes, glassware, kitchen utensils, lamps, and small appliances
  • Purses, belts, and jewelry
  • Hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves
  • Books, records, compact disks, video tapes, and DVDs
  • Collectibles, antiques, knickknacks and other giftware
  • Linens, curtains, blankets, towels, and table cloths
  • Backpacks, school supplies, and office supplies
  • Games, toys, and sports equipment
  • Hand tools and small power tools

For a full list of items accepted (and those not accepted), please visit peakthrift.org/guidelines.

Items can be dropped off at Slifer Smith & Frampton – Denver’s Riverfront Park office, 1610 Little Raven Street, Suite 115. We are open Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm, Saturdays from 10am-5pm, and Sundays from 12pm-5pm. 

About Urban Peak.  Urban Peak provides support and resources to youth experiencing homelessness in Denver. Through their nonprofit thrift store Peak Thrift, Urban Peak employs youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness, provides vouchers for youth that allow them to obtain clothes and household goods, and raise money for Urban Peak. In fact, 100% of proceeds from Peak Thrift support Urban Peak’s services – and your donation helps make that happen. 

Donation receipts will be provided.

Thank you for joining us in making a difference in our community!

Your friends at Slifer Smith & Frampton - Denver 

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Photo Credit: Kasia Serbin

Five Questions, One Broker: Lindsay McBride

Lindsay McBride, Broker Associate at Slifer — Denver

Name one thing we might not know about you. 

I’m a mom! My husband and I adopted a baby boy at birth in November of last year. Our long journey to parenthood ended with 2 ½ weeks notice before Wesley was born. It was crazy trying to prepare for a baby in such a short period of time and figure out how to hand off my business for a few months. My Slifer Team was incredible and took great care of my clients while I was out. Wesley is such a happy little guy and lights up the room with his smile. I’m loving being his mom and can’t believe he is almost a year old!

Local Insider: What are you currently inspired by in downtown Denver? 

I’m inspired by what a cool city Denver is turning into.  Growing up in the Denver area, the nation looked at us like a small cow town. Today it’s one of the nation’s hotspots and everyone wants to live here. Our food scene is incredible, new buildings are popping up everywhere, and our economy is strong. Denver is a vibrant city and has so much to offer. I love that I’m a native and have seen the transformation of our city take place. 

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

I really like Hearth and Dram in Union Station. It’s so fun to see all the great new bars and restaurants and what a cool neighborhood Union Station is becoming. Hearth and Dram has some delicious food and fun drinks. I also love 10 Barrel in RiNo for a new brewpub. They have an awesome rooftop, tasty beers and really yummy food. I would check it out for happy hour before fall is over! 

Tell us about a recent or upcoming adventure. 

For our first adventure with our son, we decided to do a quick trip to the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs this summer. We wanted to stay close to home in case it was a disaster with Wesley. We had the best time and didn’t feel like we were only an hour away from home. I never go to Colorado Springs and forgot how many cool things there are to do there. We went to the Royal Gorge, climbed the Manitou Springs Incline, fed the giraffes at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and spent time at the beautiful resort. It was a perfect little get away over the summer. 

What’s your go-to spot in Denver? 

My absolute favorite restaurant is Izakaya Den. Sushi is always top on my list when we go out to eat and I love the food and ambiance of Izakaya Den. We prefer to sit upstairs at the bar because the service is great and we meet fun people!  

Lindsay McBride, lmcbride@sliferdenver.com,   (303) 618-3622