Kombucha, a lovely fermented beverage touted to have many health benefits. Usually found in glass bottles at your local health food store. Now you can get this beverage on tap in some establishments. This is a Happy Leaf orange basil Kombucha on tap at Berkeley Untapped in Denver, Colorado.
Do you remember the first time you had your favorite beer on tap instead of from a bottle or can? Well this weekend I had my first Kombucha on tap and the experience was similar to that first time beer on tap experience. Yummy!
I followed it with an IPA and I forgot to take a picture or write down the name but that IPA was yummy too.
Someone important is a dog lover and these paintings of his dogs are proudly displayed above the bar. You can bring your pooch on nice days and he or she is welcome to sit on the patio with you. There is actually a raised dog bed that looks like a trampoline on the patio for dogs!
No food other than snacks like a cheese and cracker plate, pretzels and popcorn. But you are welcome to bring in your own eats.
They also offer wine and cocktails that look equally amazing!
A small Fair Trade Store is tucked in the back supporting developing countries.
The Kombucha flavors are regularly rotated and I don’t know how long the orange basil will be available. Apparently the on tap beers are rotated regularly too so there is always something new to try.
And my favorite perk? With each beverage purchased you are given a wooden quarter to place in your favorite charity of choice box, a rotating selection of 3. Of course mine went in the animal box!
Domo Restaurant has been a Denver favorite for authentic Japanese cuisine for decades.
It is also the home of the Aikido Nippon Kan which is the largest Aikido school in the area Also contained in this vast building and grounds are traditional Japanese gardens and a museum of Japanese antiques and crafts.
Each meal starts with 7 family style side dishes.
Nabayaki Ramen is the dish I ordered. One of my favorites. Nabayaki is either ramen or udon noodles simmered with meats and other surprises. The Domo Nabayaki is served with pork, kamabako, egg, tempura shrimp and vegetables.
Hatsumago sake was my treat. They also have other sake selections and tea selctions.
Join us at the beautiful Indian Tree Golf Course in Arvada, Colorado for a day of golfing and awesome scenery. And, best of all? Your participation will help us replace the furnace at Simpson United Methodist Church.
Jason worked both Saturday and Sunday as a doll interpreter in the doll room at our annual Hina Matsuri Festival.
He actually didn’t finish his homework Saturday night but his mom realized that we really needed his help and allowed him to come back to teach the public about the main doll display Sunday.
He is now our expert on the traditional girl’s Hina Matsuri seven tier doll display.
Next year his mom is going to help us with finding facts about the history of the samurai armor, weapons and protective clothing.
Hope you can join us next year for our 49th Annual Hina Matsuri Festival celebration. Dolls, Japanese food, Ikebana, Bonsai, Tea Ceremony, Martial Arts, Japanese music on traditional instruments, dance, and Taiko drumming just to name a bit of the program.
And Jason and I should have some interesting stuff to share with you!