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Spicy Basil – Denver

We headed back to Denver to hang out for one more night. We roamed around Broadway for awhile and then stopped for lunch at Spicy Basil. They bill themselves as an asian grill. They have a mix of thai, chinese, and questionably vietnamese dishes. They have some seating outside so we enjoyed our last al fresco meal in sunny colorado.
They have some very affordable lunch deals, so we both got one of those. S got the spicy basil chicken and the spring roll.
I got the spicy basil shrimp with a spring roll. Our server encouraged us to order two different dishes, but we didn’t care. That’s what appealed to us. So we had the same dish, hers with chicken, mine with shrimp. I really loved this. It was sweet and savory and slightly spicy. I loved that there was tons of baby bok choy and red peppers. I ignored the green peppers, as usual. And we both got brown rice. I need to learn how to make this because I could eat this all the time. It was quite busy when we were there so it seems to be a popular lunch spot with the locals.

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Geez, Louise! Denver

Before we departed Denver for flatter and lamer pastures (yes, I’m talking to you Cheyenne, Wyoming), we stopped by Geez, Louise! Coffee House for some fuel. Check out the scantily clad mannequin that greets you outside! The inside is just as kooky. But it’s comfortable, like a weird person’s house. Colorful too.
But here’s what not to do. When the old guy working the register takes your order, don’t think that he’s paying attention to you. Because I repeated small decaf latte a good three or four times. Every time he said it back to me, he said small latte. It’s like he had a mental block! And ultimately, when I got my drink, it was indeed, not decaf. So instead of repeating something that will go ignored, just go hang at the area where the barista is actually making your coffee, and tell him. Because old man anti-decaf is not going to pay attention to you. But other than that major mishap, I have no complaints. They make a good coffee. Even if they don’t listen to you.

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Sweet Action Ice Cream – Denver

We got back to Denver, and were still in our meat coma. We headed down to 1st and Broadway to walk around a bit and check out some of the shops. It was a sunday, so most were closed by then, but the walk was welcomed by our meat-filled bellies. Eventually, we felt slightly peckish for a little something, so we stopped in at Sweet Action. It’s an ice cream shop! Not hard to figure out what to do here. They have some normal flavors and some more wacky flavors. They also have several vegan offerings, which is pretty cool. You can get shakes too and ice cream sandwiches. There are pints available to take home.
I got some salted butterscotch and some colorado sweet corn ice creams. I wanted the salted butterscotch to taste like salted caramel, but it didn’t really. But it was still good. The colorado sweet corn was quite lovely, with little frozen bits of corn. S also tried the sweet corn along with the colorado sweet plum. But we agreed that our favorite of the night was the corn! Corn ice cream! I love it!

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