Must Haves for Every Outdoor Summer Event
Cookies and milk. Mac ‘n cheese. Rum and Coke. Certain things are just meant to go together. The Stand Up™ and Smuggle Your Booze are two such things.
The Stand Up™ founder and Queen Pee Sara Grossman, a Chicago native, and Smuggle Your Booze inventor Jane Cusick are excited to offer Lollapalooza ladies—and festival-goers everywhere—The StandingSmugglers 2015 Ultimate Event Packages.
The Stand Up™ is a peeing accessory—Grossman stresses it is not a device (devices are utilitarian instruments; accessories are expressions of choice [and fun!])—that women can use to keep their distance from the mess, anytime, anywhere.
As concert-goers know, nothing compares to the nastiness of a public toilet at a summer outdoor music festival. And nothing makes you have to “go” more than booze. Locked inside the gates of a festival, you’re probably paying an arm and a leg for that drink, too. Cue Jane Cusick and Smuggle Your Booze.
Featured on Ellen, Smuggle Your Booze offers food and drink-safe discrete flasks that will pass any security check at the door—think sunscreen bottles, tampons and soft flasks aka “boobie bags.”
“There’s just no winning when it comes to squat-peeing, which is why I invented the Stand Up™,” says Grossman. “And what makes you have to pee more than a delicious cocktail at a summer music festival? Thanks to our new partnership with Smuggle Your Booze, our customers can now save money, drink to their heart’s content, and never fear the consequence of a disgusting festival port-a-potty. It’s a win-win-win.”
The StandingSmugglers 2015 Ultimate Event Kits are available for purchase at www.the-stand-up.com and www.smuggleyourbooze.com. Kits include the Sunscreen and Purse Pack ($16); Soft Flask (Boobie Bag and Festival Pack ($28); and the Ultimate BYOB and Superwoman Pack (Tampon Flasks, Sunscreen Flask, Hand Sanitizer Flask, Boobie Bags and 36 Stand Ups for $66) among others. Allow seven days for shipping to receive in time for event.
Arapaho Asset Management was named to ColoradoBiz Magazine's annual list celebrating visionary women-owned companies. Congratulations to visionary woman Rachel Namoff!!
Launching this summer on Thursday, June 11, two resident chef groups will begin food service via Sidecar at LR, a new culinary concession located inside The Long Room at 1612 W. Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL. Two food concepts will be offered through a service window adjacent to the bar, giving Long Room patrons carefully curated, quick service sandwiches and snacks made fresh daily with local ingredients.
Developed by Chef Zeeshan Shah, Biscuit Man will offer homemade biscuit & rolled sandwiches for breakfast and lunch services. Shah’s fresh handmade cold and hot sandwiches will use locally sourced meats, cheeses, homemade pickles and sauces.
Led by Chefs Kyle Schrage and Jim Torres, Beard and Belly will offer dinner and late night service, providing thoughtfully prepared, hearty comfort food in sandwich form. The menu will rotate based on the season and will include smoked meats, fresh, local ingredients and entirely made from scratch items like hand crafted diner-style burgers, poutine made with hand-cut fries, Midwest ingredients, a house-made gravy, and rotating sandwich specials.
By day, patrons will be able to savor Biscuit Man’s breakfast sandwiches, including egg & cheddar and smoked polish ham & swiss, among others, with an additional culinary twist at lunchtime to include Naanwiches and rice bowls.
By night diners will enjoy Beard and Belly’s mouthwatering diner-style burgers and a rotating sandwich selection including The Poutinewich - a sandwich stuffed with fries, braised short rib gravy, blue cheese sauce, onion jam and arugula.
“While Sidecar at LR is its own distinct entity driven by its chefs, the goal is for us to develop a collaborative relationship with a shared vision and spirit of reciprocity,” says Long Room co-owner Jason Burrell. “We are incredibly excited about creating a unique atmosphere that will ensure our Long Room patrons have a distinct food and beverage experience every day.”
Resident chefs Zeeshan Shah (Biscuit Man) and Kyle Schrage and Jim Torres (Beard and Belly) will rotate days and times of operation. Biscuit Man will be available during breakfast and lunch hours Monday – Friday, and lunch on Saturday; Beard and Belly will offer dinner and late night service Monday through Saturday.
The Long Room will expand its hours of service in a collaborative effort to compliment Sidecar at LR’s food service, with coffee service available at 7 a.m. Monday through Saturday and bar service beginning at 11:00 a.m. daily.
Sidecar at LR window service will be available as follows:
- Breakfast: 7 a.m. – 10 a.m. (Monday – Friday)
- Lunch: 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. (Monday – Friday) and 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Saturday)
- Dinner/Late night: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. (Monday); 5 p.m. – Midnight (Tuesday – Thursday;
5 p.m. - 1 a.m. (Friday and Saturday)
About The Long Room
Founded in 2000 by Jason Burrell and Clark Fowler, The Long Room has established itself as a comfortable and friendly neighborhood tavern with an emphasis on service and fellowship. Fowler’s thoughtfully playful and ever-changing beer list has been the anchor of its beverage program, although guests also can enjoy carefully prepared cocktails and a rotating menu of wine by the glass. Recently celebrating its 15th Anniversary, The Long Room continues to provide a comfortable, multi-zone experience with its 60 ft bar, cozy booths, back room with vintage photobooth and a spacious serene beer garden. The majority of the elements of the space have been designed by local artists. In the absence of televisions, guests are instead invited to enjoy an eclectic music collection played at a conversational level. For more information visit www.longroomchicago.com.
Sidecar at LR Chef Biographies
Chef Zeeshan Shah
Growing up in Albany Park in Chicago, Zeeshan Shah's earliest memories take place in the kitchen where he regularly prepared meals for the family with his Indian grandmother. Shah’s culinary training started at home, and led him through some of the better kitchens in Chicago; he was on the opening teams of the Hop Leaf’s kitchen, Custom House (under Shawn McClain), and the Bristol (Chris Pandel). Eventually, all these experiences led him to join Executive Chef Jared Van Camp to launch Old Town Social in 2009, where he served as chef de cuisine until recently. Shah was instrumental in crafting one of the most ambitious charcuterie programs in the entire country. With Van Camp’s direction, shared fanatical attention to detail, passionate support of local farmers, and everything-made-in-house credo, Shah helped establish upscale bar food as a serious culinary trend nationwide. Shah will be offering his own take on breakfast sandwiches, Indian-ish naanwiches for lunch, as well as managing the shared kitchen.
Chef Kyle Schrage
Kyle's love of food began when he got his first kitchen job at the age of 16 at a hot dog joint in a mall food court. After college he worked his way up from the dish pit to sous chef at The Bread Company in Urbana Illinois. Kyle's love of food and beer has had him bouncing around kitchens and behind bars all over Chicago ever since. Kyle is also the kitchen manager of a pop up group he founded with Jim Torres called Omnivorous Culinary Fellowship www.facebook.com/popupchicago.
Chef Jim Torres
Jim, an Illinois native and Kendall College alum with 10 years of culinary experience has worked in the kitchens of Table 52, Fountainhead and Graham Elliot Bistro. Butchering and smoking meats is where his passion lies. Jim is the co-founder of Omnivorous Culinary Fellowship with Kyle Schrage.
In case any of you missed it, here's the radio interview on KCBS San Francisco with Mike Sugerman!
Can you find the special guest star (hint: it's one of Proof PR's own!)
DENVER – Proof PR is pleased to announce the addition of Jenny Topolosky to their Denver team. Topolosky brings over a decade of public relations and communications experience in lifestyle, consumer, arts and entertainment, b2b and personal brand management to Proof PR.
Founded in 2012 by Sara Schiffer, Proof PR is a full service public relations and marketing firm specializing in media relations for restaurant, fitness and consumer lifestyle brands. Schiffer and Topolosky have worked together on and off since 2004, where they met at renowned agency Carol Fox & Associates, Chicago’s largest marketing and PR firm dedicated to arts, entertainment and lifestyle clientele.
Says Schiffer, “I’m so thrilled to be working with Jenny again after getting our start together in Chicago. She’s a fabulous and well-rounded publicist who will bring so much to Proof’s Denver-based business. We’re excited to be able to service more clients nationwide.”
Topolosky launched her PR career in Chicago, where she led public relations efforts for numerous Broadway productions including Wicked and Jersey Boys, tourism experiences including Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co., and retail such as DAVIDsTEA. Additionally, she has worked with several notable personalities including Dr. Mehmet Oz and Chef Rick Bayless.
In addition to her wealth of commercial and nonprofit arts experience, Topolosky has worked with clientele in financial, health and wellness, retail and food and beverage industries. After relocating to Denver in 2012, she worked with Denver-based IMA Financial Group and served as the Public Relations Manager at Cactus Communications prior to joining Proof PR.
Full bio here.
About Proof PR
Proof PR offers a wide range of services to help clients build their brand, including marketing and public relations strategy; local, regional and national media outreach; media tours and speaking engagements; promotions; strategic partnerships; social media strategy and more. For more information about Proof PR and a full list of the company’s capabilities, visit www.proofpr.net.
(Denver, Colo.) The Dailey Method® (TDM) is excited to announce the opening of their second Colorado location in Boulder this spring at 1810 30th Street, Suite C, between Walnut Street and Arapahoe Avenue. The studio is currently open for business, but the Grand Opening Weekend festivities will take place Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12.
Denver studio owner, Carrie Krane, along with business partners Emma Updike and Natalie Gorman found Boulder to be the perfect spot for TDM’s next Colorado location. All have history with the city: Carrie went to CU Boulder for her undergraduate degree, and both Emma and Natalie have family in Boulder. All three women share a love of the outdoors, being active and couldn't think of a better place than Boulder to combine their passions.
Says Updike, “Boulder is a hotbed for fitness and we are so excited to have the opportunity to share The Dailey Method® with the Boulder community. With so many active community members involved in so many diverse activities, The Dailey Method® brings the perfect combination of stretch, strength and cross-training that everyone seeks.”
Grand Opening Weekend & Special Limited Time Offers
Grand opening festivies will take place Saturday, April 11 and Sunday April 12 and will include:
- Free classes all weekend long!
- Free childcare during classes
- More class time offerings during opening weekend (see schedule here)
- Raffles for great prizes like apparel and class packages
- Snacks and libations from local Boulder vendors all weekend long
- Welcome reception with snacks and drinks to meet owners Carrie, Emma and Natalie on Saturday from 5:30-7 PM, following the 4 PM class
- Grand Openings Specials:
- 5 Weeks of Unlimited Classes for $100!! The Dailey Method® team is excited to extend this limited time offer to Boulder newcomers. Five weeks of unlimited classes for only $100 is a savings of nearly 50%!
- Lifetime Low Membership Rate: The first 50 people who sign up for a membership will get the opportunity to lock in a lifetime low rate as “Founding Members.”
Krane, Updike and Gorman took their time searching for the perfect location for the Boulder studi —waiting until the prime real estate in central Boulder became available at 1810 30th Street, between Walnut and Arapahoe. With ample parking, full service locker rooms and one of the few studios in Boulder to offer childcare, The Dailey Method® will surely make a lasting impression on the Boulder community.
Kicking things off with a modified schedule, the Boulder studio will offer classes at 8:15 and 9:30 AM Monday through Friday; evening classes on Mondays and Wednesdays (5:45 and 7 PM), Tuesdays and Thursdays (5:15 and 6:30 PM) and Fridays (4:30 PM); weekend classes include Saturdays (8:45, 10 and 11:15 AM) and Sundays (8:45, 10 AM and 4 PM). Childcare will be available for all morning classes Monday through Saturday. They will quickly add early morning classes and lunch time classes to the schedule.
About The Dailey Method® Workout
The Dailey Method® opened its first Colorado location in Denver’s Highlands neighborhood in September 2012. The Dailey Method® helps particpants achieve a strong, lean, sculpted body through an evolving mix of fitness practices that samples the best benefits from multiple disciplines.
At the cutting edge of fitness research, The Dailey Method® combines ballet barre work, core conditioning, and muscle strengthening through yoga, pilates, and orthopedic exercise. Unlike other group classes, The Dailey Method® ignites awareness through hands-on training and education. Their intrinsic focus on alignment and strength results in better posture, better movement, and a better self.
Natalie Gorman is a co-owner of The Dailey Method® Boulder. A lifelong athlete, Natalie discovered how effective The Dailey Method® workouts are six years ago in Chicago . She quickly became devoted to TDM and is excited to bring it to the people of Boulder! The Dailey Method® achieves the perfect balance of intensity, motivation, challenge, community and results that Natalie loves in a workout.
Emma Updike is a co-owner of The Dailey Method® Boulder. She has always been an avid sports and fitness enthusiast. With her background as a swimmer and soccer player and moving toward running and triathlons in more recent years, she longed for a fitness program that was intense, effective and cardio-driven. Discovering The Dailey Method® was the perfect surprise and compliment to her fitness goals. The method immediately transformed her body, and the idea that workouts should be hours long and lots of sweat! Being challenged by TDM’s principles of small, intense movements that incorporate the entire body and mind were addicting. Now, more than ever, being a new mother, wife and business owner, The Dailey Method® has enriched her personal life and continues to challenge her to be a better, stronger and healthier person everyday.
Carrie Krane is the co-owner of The Dailey Method® Boulder and owns The Dailey Method Denver-Highlands. She was immediately drawn to TDM when she became a client in 2004 in San Francisco. In 2009, she received her Master Certification under Jill Dailey, and taught at multiple Bay Area studio locations for 4-years before moving and owning the first Colorado studio in Denver. Carrie went to CU Boulder and is thrilled to be back. No workout has ever transformed her body and mind in the way that The Dailey Method® has. Carrie gets pure joy from The Dailey Method community, from teaching, and from always being a student.
The Dailey Method Story
Exploding onto the scene in 2000, ballet barre fitness has become one of the top workout practices in the world. Jill Dailey ignited the barre fitness boom when she opened The Dailey Method®’s first studio in San Francisco after graduation from CU Boulder. 57 Studios and 3 continents later, The Dailey Method® is growing and innovating like never before.
When The Dailey Method® first opened its doors in San Francisco’s Marina District, it changed the landscape of group fitness classes. The Dailey Method®’s explosive combination of body toning exercises samples the best aspects of diverse disciplines such as dance, yoga, kinesiology, and pilates to create the world’s most efficient and effective full-body workout. The original Marina studio is still the longest-running barre fitness studio on The West Coast.
Coachella women now have an answer to the long-suffered problem of those disgusting Port-A-Potties offered as “bathrooms” during music festivals.
The Stand Up™ is the perfect solution: a disposable, biodegradable, clutch-purse-fittable, pocket-slippable peeing accessory; it should be at the top of every packing list for music festivals all season long.
The Stand Up™ is a peeing accessory—founder, SF local and “Queen Pee” Sara Grossman stresses it is not a device (devices are utilitarian instruments; accessories are expressions of choice [and fun!])—that women can use to keep their distance from the mess, anytime, anywhere.
Cue Coachella. As concert-goers know, nothing compares to the nastiness of a public toilet at a summer outdoor music festival. Made of neon pink, gloss-finished cardstock, The Stand Up™ fits right in with the cute contents of a purse, and liquids slide right off its surface. The purpose of the Stand Up™ is not to emulate men, but rather to give women a choice. In those moments when you’d rather not, now you can not.
The Stand Up™ is available for purchase at www.the-stand-up.com. Stand Ups are packaged in convenient, ready-to-“go” sizes: The Purse Pack ($6), The Festival Pack (3 Purse Packs for $16) and The Super Woman Pack (6 Purse Packs for $30). Allow seven business days for shipping to receive in time for event.
High-resolution photos available for download here (please note credit Read Me).
Growing up with three older, Stand Up Founder and “Queen Pee” Sara Grossman always felt she was an inconvenience to her family the second she needed to find a restroom during car trips. While Sara was instructed to go to the bathroom right before they left, her brothers had it easy. And thus, the idea for the Stand Up™ trickled forth.
As the years continued, Grossman admitted to herself she just wasn’t good at peeing on the go. One disgusting toilet seat after another, her squatting game had never improved. She figured she wasn’t the only one.
“When encountering a less-than desirable peeing locale, many women opt to squat, which isn’t easy! We can feel off-balance, like we’re about to fall through the stall door, or maybe like we’re modern-arting a one of a kind pee-splatter-painting for the next unlucky hopeful-sitter,” says Grossman. “There’s just no winning when it comes to squat-peeing, which is why I invented the Stand Up ™; I believe women can have a hygienic and dignified peeing experience if they so choose.”
About “Queen Pee” Sara Grossman
Sara grew up in Chicago and remembers to say, “Midwest the best” and “let’s make some Illi-Noise”
whenever she discusses her hometown. After 18 years spent in brutal winter, she moved to California for crop tops, organic toothpaste, and Stanford, where her mother warned her she would stay, and which statement she foolishly denied. An English major with an emphasis in creative writing, she happily typed her way through essays and short stories for her school work, while writing scripts and acting for comedy shows in her free time.
After graduation, she made a quick comeback tour through Chicago to work in the First Lady’s department on the Obama for America 2012 Campaign, where she wrote briefs 99% of days, and drove in her motorcade one day. Now, she resides in San Francisco, along with every other person who underestimated the power of his or her mother’s prediction that once you move to California, you stay in California. (If you like it). (Which she did). (Does). She began working on the Stand Up™ in 2013, and launched in 2014.
Stand Up Specs
Folded: a triangle with a base of 4 inches and a height of 4.5 inches.
Unfolded: a kite-shape with the widest point at 4 inches and a height of 6 inches.
Online retailer and Oakland boutique Standard & Strange presents three gifts perfect for the important men in your life this Valentine’s Day.
Known for carefully curating their selection of high-quality menswear, and for putting an emphasis on sourcing, style and craftsmanship, Standard & Strange’s Valentine’s gift guide is sure to make every guy smile this February.
The quintessential Filson luggage item, their Original Briefcase is made in the USA from a water-repellent, 22oz oil finish 100% cotton twill fabric, with Bridle Leather straps and brass hardware. Well within the requirements for carry-on luggage with any airline, the Original Briefcase has enough built-in organization to keep your essentials in order, but not so much as to prevent you fitting larger items if needs be, and has a removable Bridle Leather shoulder strap for ease of carrying.
Says Standard & Strange co-owner Jeremy Smith, “This is the briefcase for guys--refined enough to take to the office, and sturdy enough for a lifetime of use. Timeless, durable, and handsome; it is consistently a favorite for our guys. We also use them, and love them, too. Upgrade that free messenger bag from GoogleTwitBook to a grown-up bag.”
Sometimes, you just need a simple thing – devoid of bells & whistles, and designed to perform it’s appointed duties effectively, and with no fuss. So, when we set out to design a wallet that would bear our name, this ethos, coupled with our love of American-made goods, led us straight to a group of craftsmen in Ohio and, after a couple of design revisions, to this simple, functional bifold wallet. With space for up to 8 cards, plus your actual cash money, it’s roomy enough to carry your essentials, but small enough to sit comfortably in your pocket.
JS: “We wanted to offer a solid basic wallet, and couldn’t find an American made wallet that we loved, so we made our own, working with an Amish workshop in Ohio. We start with great tanned-in-USA hides, hand-cut, and machine stitch them to make a great looking wallet that’ll be around for a long time.”
Made, like all of Reigning Champ’s wares, in Vancouver, BC, it features a nickel, full-length zipper, flatlocked seams and contrast taping around the back of the neck and down the front. The fabric is a midweight twill terry, which makes it perfect for either warmer climes or as a layering piece when the air is really chilly. It is cut to a trim, but not tight, fit and has angular ribbed side gussets for freedom of movement, in addition to two front pockets with angled entry.
JS: “Everyone loves a good hoodie, and this one is the best we’ve seen. The fit, fabrication, and details are all on point. My personal hoodie from their factory is going on 8 years old.”
All three picks, plus many more, are available online at www.standardandstrange.com or at their Oakland store: 484C 49th Street, Oakland, CA 94609.
ABOUT STANDARD & STRANGE
Founded in 2012, Standard & Strange began as a small-scale operation with an emphasis on American-made menswear with an eye on quality, style and craftsmanship.
While they carry a select few brands based in Europe or Japan when a comparable product simply is not available from a US source, around 90% of their wares are still proudly made in the USA and this ethos will always remain the heart & soul of the business.
Of course, there are many options for finding well-made menswear, designed to last, but what sets Standard & Strange apart is both their selectiveness in choosing which products to carry, and their excellent customer service. Standard & Strange strives to present customers with a carefully-curated selection of products that they truly believe to be the best in the field.
Just in time for the holiday season, Standard & Strange presents three gifts perfect for the important men in your life. Known for carefully curating their selection of high-quality menswear, and for putting an emphasis on sourcing, style and craftsmanship, Standard & Strange’s holiday gift list is the perfect go-to for guys for this holiday season.
CHUP socks are made in Japan, using a time-consuming process – including hand-linking the toes - that, whilst limiting production capacity, ultimately yields a higher-quality, more durable sock. Each of the patterns on Chup’s socks are based on influences from various ethnic art and are all one-of-a-kind.
Says Standard & Strange co-owner Jeremy Smith, “Chup makes socks like no other company we’ve encountered in craftsmanship, quality of materials, and patterns. Super fun socks that most guys wouldn’t pick out for themselves, but love as a gift.”
Rising Sun & Co.'s Bloke jean is a traditional 5-pocket jean with a very modern silhouette, made in Los Angeles, using selvedge denim from North Carolina’s Cone Mills and tailored to a mid-rise, slim-straight fit. The twill-lined rear pockets feature Rising Sun's trademark apex logo stitch at the top hem, as does the turned-selvedge coin pocket. The strip of duck canvas in the waistband helps avoid the excessive stretch sometimes seen with raw denim.
JS: “These are the sure fit jeans. Almost every guy looking for a slim straight pair of jeans goes for these over all the other options, and many want to wear them out of the store after trying them on. US-made from start to finish, the Bloke is, simply put, one of the best jeans on the market.”
The smell of the wilderness in a 1/2 ounce tin. Solid perfume in a round tin, crafted with real plant extracts in a beeswax base. This all-natural fragrance for men and women is extracted from plants, trees, mushrooms and other flora found hiking in the backcounty. If you’ve ever visited Big Sur, the Sierras, or anywhere that Juniper Ridge harvests their ingredients, one smell is enough to take you right back there.
JS: “Our guys love it, the size is great for travel, and it’s a very attractive little tin. The back story is excellent as well, for those folks that like some story with their gifts.”
All three picks, plus many more, are available online at www.standardandstrange.com or at their store in Oakland’s Temescal Alley: 484C 49th Street, Oakland, CA 94609.
ABOUT STANDARD & STRANGE
Founded in 2012, Standard & Strange began as a small-scale operation with an emphasis on American-made menswear, carrying a selection of younger brands as well as some long-established favorites - but always with an eye on quality, style and craftsmanship.
Of course, there are many options for finding well-made menswear, designed to last - but what sets Standard & Strange apart is both their selectiveness in choosing which products to carry, and their excellent customer service. Standard & Strange strives to present customers with a carefully-curated selection of products that they truly believe to be the best in the field.
WHAT: In celebration of the return of one of Denver’s most revered events, the 109th Annual National Western Stock Show, Patxi's Pizza is offering a special pizza, created by Patxi, just for the occasion: "The Rodeo."
Inspired by flavors from the West and, of course MEAT, The Rodeo is a pizza not to be missed. A signature stuffed pie, The Rodeo features Zoe’s Natural Salumi; mozzarella; Patxi’s signature pizza sauce; and is topped with their celebrated homemade meatballs, fresh jalapenos, wild oregano and Parmesan cheese. Perfect for a pre-Western Show outing with friends or a post-Rodeo download and recap session.
WHEN: The Rodeo Pizza will be available at Patxi’s locations for the entire month of January in 10", 12" or 14" Deep Dish sizes. Available for dine-in only.
Cherry Hills: 3455 South University Boulevard, Unit B, Englewood CO, 80113, 303.783.2000
Cherry Creek: 185 Steele Street, Denver, CO, 80206, 303.331.1000
Uptown: 1598 E 17th Avenue, Denver, CO, 80218, 303.832.8000
ABOUT PATXI’S PIZZA
Founded in 2004 by two longtime friends, entrepreneur Bill Freeman and pizzaiolo Francisco “Patxi” Azpiroz, Patxi’s Pizza offers authentic deep dish and thin crust pizza, featuring two distinct, handcrafted styles of dough, four types of mozzarella (including a vegan option) and over 30 different fresh meat and veggie toppings.
Patxi’s Pizza is privately owned and operated with three locations in Denver. Esquire Magazine named Patxi’s among the Top 10 “Most Life-Changing Pizzas” of 2012, and Westword declared Patxi’s the Best Deep Dish Pizza in Denver in 2014.
Through its 52 Weeks of Giving program, Patxi’s donates a portion of its profits to local nonprofit organizations dedicated to education and children’s health and welfare – totaling over $500,000 in donations to date.
Check out the St. John family as they give tips on staying fit as a family on Good Day Colorado!
Families in the Denver Metro area are invited to Patxi’s Pizza in Cherry Creek every Tuesday from 5-7 PM for a night of Family Fun.
Patxi’s will show a family-friendly flick in the dining room each week, and once a month make it a throwback for the parents.
In addition, Patxi’s will offer their signature Snack-Size Pizzas (a 9-inch thin-crust pizza made with 00 flour and topped with tomato sauce and shredded mozzarella) for $3* (normally $6), which are the perfect size for the mini diner (ages 10 under).
The whole family will have fun practicing their pizza skills while rolling their own dough at the table, coloring on Patxi’s pizza-themed coloring sheets, and practicing their Etch-A-Sketch skills.
Family Fun Night will have a sweet finish with a special sweet treat for the kids from local bakery Maggie and Molly’s Bakery.
Coincidentally, Patxi’s Happy Hour specials are available from 3:00 – 6:00 PM Monday through Friday—everyone’s happy! Specials listed below.
WHEN: Every Tuesday starting at 5:30 PM, beginning October 21, 2014
Patxi’s Cherry Creek | 185 Steele Street |Denver, CO, 80206 |303.331.1000
National Save for Retirement Week is October 19 through 25. While not as sexy as some of the other upcoming holidays this fall, it is perhaps the most important. As more and more Baby Boomers are retiring every day, the pressure to be prepared for that day is mounting.
Some scary statistics:
- According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute, 46% of all American workers have less than $10,000 saved for retirement and 29% of all American workers have less than $1,000 saved for retirement.
- Right now, there are almost 40 million senior citizens in the U.S., by 2050, that number will more than double to almost 90 million
- The average savings of a 50 year old is $43,797
- There are currently 2.9 workers for each recipient collecting Social Security.
The answer she usually gets is “Yesterday.”
The folks at Arapaho Asset Management (AAM) have put together a little quiz to see if Denverites are properly preparing for their future:
- Over the next 20 years, more than 10,000 Baby Boomers will be retiring every single day. True or False?
- The market cycle could affect my retirement. True or False?
- My Tax planning can make a big difference. True or False?
- I have calculated my monthly fixed living costs. True or False?
Answers: TRUE for all of the above.
For those that didn’t get a passing grade on the above, Arapaho Asset Management is here to help.
Most people nearing retirement age believe they have a strategy set up for their retirement, but very few people have really run that strategy through a ‘time-test’ to see if the results match up with their lifelong dreams.
Such a close look may be important – retirement should be a long-awaited celebration of life’s accomplishments and shouldn’t be accompanied by any lingering concern about one’s finances. Arapaho Asset Management’s classes begin at just $59 for a three-hour workshop.
Arapaho Asset Management offers affordable classes and workshops at several locations throughout the Denver Metro area, including Arapaho Community College Main Campus in Littelton, South Metro Chamber of Commerce in LIttleton, Newman Center for the Performing Arts in Denver, and Infinity Park Event Center in Glendale. See schedule and sign up here.