Yak & Yeti and discovered they have the best chai tea lattes on earth. I have had chai tea lattes before and I have been to Yak & Yeti before, but I'd never had a chai tea latte at Yak & Yeti. I am now forever ruined. I also got to go to El Toro with Chris to dine on some delicious fried tacos. Yes, a fried taco. So incredibly delicious. Too bad I didn't get pictures of either lunch outing.
By Friday night, Ryan was feeling a little better...well, better enough that he wanted to go to The Archive Room to try Batch 19, which is a pre-prohibition type beer brewed by Coors. The company found some old recipes when they were cleaning out basement archiives so they decided to brew them. It was actually really good and a pretty cool story. Right now it's only available in Colorado but I think they are releasing it to other states in 2013.
Ryan started to be able to chew as the weekend progressed and lucky for me he took me out to Beaujo's. I had been craving it ever since I walked through Keystone Village and smelled the aroma of pizza. We also stopped at one of our regular haunts, Arvada Beer Company/Mannekin Frites, during a Sunday cruise in The Church Lady. We hadn't been out for a cruise for a long time with the weather and with Ryan having it torn apart to do some work.
A couple other random highlights from the weekend:
We went to Murdoch's and they had baby chicks! Sooooooo cute!
Also, discovered the best peanuts ever: Ricky's Lucky Nuts in Spicy Chile Chipotle flavor. And I read a really, really great book: Every Last One by Anna Quindlen. I read a lot and in the past year have greatly enjoyed most of the books I've read but I haven't been this moved by a book in a long time. It was extremely emotionally difficult but I was just completely blown away.