About Lydia Rapp

Lydia's love of craft beer, cocktails, and good food is mostly a symptom of her infatuation with having a great time. She's sharing her stream of consciousness on Twitter: @DtownL

Vday: This year, it’s all about me!

So here it is again…this magically amazing or awful day.  I put Valentine’s Day in the same category of New Year’s in terms of holidays.  There is usually no in-between: it’s either the best day of your life or unspeakably lonely, embarrassing, and/or drunk.  People either love it (and take extreme offense if you do […]

Brew Bites at Euclid Hall: Big Things Come in Bite-Sized Pours

There’s always something amazing happening at Euclid Hall. It’s one of my favorite spots downtown and they’ve given me a whole mess of delicious craft beer reasons to come in during the month of January.  Euclid Hall’s in-house Certified Cicerone®, Ryan Conklin, has put together a killer line up of freshly tapped beers every day […]

Sinfully Delicious: The best food, drinks, and spots to hit this Halloween

The leaves are changing and the wind is picking up. It’s still about 72 degrees outside and sunny, but fall has come to Denver.  Thousands of zombies, chicks who can rock vodka sweaters with abandon while sporting costumes/underwear through LoDo in the occasionally below thirty degrees of Halloween weekend, and some of the best haunts […]

Tres Bonne! Le Grand Bistro and Oyster Bar: A neighborhood gathering place with exquisite taste

One of my favorite things about going to French restaurants is that I get to order with my mediocre French accent.  It was one of the things I enjoyed the most about my trip to Paris.   More, the fresh food, depth of flavors, and the commitment to the simple pleasure of the meal left […]