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Jul 21, 2013 05:11 PM

This board is a bit slow?

Please don't take it the wrong way. I know that these states aren't heavily populated but my take on Denver is that it's a food town and there's about 2.5 million people. i visit this board from time to time and see a post here and there and not much action. What's going on??

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  1. There aren't a lot of users on Chowhound in the area. I only knew about Chowhound because I used to live in Chicago. Most people I've talked to around here have never even heard of it. From what I understand most people here use Westword or Yelp as their go-to.

    I personally have only lived in CO a little over a year, and I live out in the middle of nowhere about 30 miles from downtown and up until recently worked down south. I've only visited a handful of restaurants in the downtown area (where most people seem to want recommendations for), so I'm kind of useless in that department.

    I also think it would behoove people to search past posts. That's one thing I've noticed about Denver, the top destinations don't really change, so a thread might be a year+ old, but the information in it is still pretty relevant.

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    1. re: juliejulez

      I'm a little sad bc I'm leaving the Los Angeles board as my home to this.

      1. re: trolley

        That used to be my home board too. But you have to adapt to your surroundings, and Yelp for your new homebase as well as mine (Boise) far outpaces Chowhound as far as usage. Come back here regularly, but broaden your horizons as well.

        1. re: nakni

          I sympathize. My sister in Twin Falls has seen a lot of the world and is an extraordinary cook, but CH doesn't work for her there. I tried.

    2. They are all out enjoying the mountain air, sunshine, and getting some exercise.
      Well, except for me.

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        1. re: Veggo

          and I think we are going to take an extra day and drive up to Rocky Mt. Nat'l Park, maybe the peak to peak highway?? With another night's stay in Ft. Collins. I think my husband wants to go to Carrabas on Harmony. ha!

          1. re: wyogal

            That highway is very cool. You'll see some elk in velvet.

            1. re: Veggo

              Cool. any good eats on the way?

              1. re: wyogal

                Brunch and a bloody mary at the Stanley Hotel.

                1. re: Veggo

                  We always drive by and take a picture, my husband's name is Stanley.
                  But, I think he mentioned also going west on I-70, then up so we'd hit Estes Park later in the day, on the way out.
                  Maybe cocktails. Heck, do they still function as a hotel?
                  Just looked it up, Oh. My.

              2. re: Veggo

                Also looking at I=70 to HWY 40 (to Granby), HWY 34, further so we'll go through the park.

                1. re: wyogal

                  Off 70 just before 40, you'll pass through Idaho Springs and the original Beau Jo's pizza, a fun spot.

        2. I will second some of what juliejulez wrote. Things don't change much. Please look for past threads.

          I will also point out that this isn't the "Colorado/Denver" board, altho it often feels like it. We in the Rockies are in a comparative food wasteland, but this board includes other states. For better or worse.

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          1. re: holdthecow

            Been back in Bozeman on holidays for a week now.....great city & area, love it here! As HTC says, it is a bit of a food wasteland. We`ve been mostly preparing our dinners & eating very well with some great local sources of quality ingredients . We, fortunately, stay at a hotel where we have cooking facilities.
            Drove to Big Sky yesterday & browsed the farmer`s market. Bought some wonderful bread & pastries from Sinclair`s Bakery. Big Hint: check out Mark`s baked goods, he`s the "real deal"!!

            1. re: rancher rick

              Bozeman farmer's market, every Saturday, beginning at 9 when the bell rings. Gallatin Fair Grounds. There will be some produce by now : )