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The Highlands is one of the trendiest and fun neighborhoods in Denver, and for very good reason. Enter, The Truffle Table (and about a hundred other cool shops and restaurants in the area!). This little hot spot is the perfect place to meet friends for happy hour or even to spend a romantic evening out. Especially if you are a cheese fanatic like us!
The ambiance of this cute little spot is warm, friendly and inviting with the servers playing a big role in your comfort and enjoyment during your visit. The friendly staff offer helpful tips and suggestions for the novice cheese - and wine! - taster, with a healthy dose of humor and sarcasm (which we love!). It definitely has that neighborhood hangout feel that makes your feel welcome to stay and chat with your friends for as long as you'd like!
When it comes to the cheeses, prepare to be overwhelmed in the best possible way. In addition to some really tasty menu items, you can just straight up order a full tasting of some of the best cheese, sourced from around the world. Whether you go for a cheese board, fondue, or any other cheesy menu item, you will not be disappointed. And fear not, if you find some that you simply can't live without, they also have a cheese shop in Denver where you can buy cheese to your heart's content. (psst! If some of their cheeses taste familiar it's because they supply many of your favorite Denver restaurants with the best cheese in town!)
The wine choices were also pretty tasty - and their list is extensive! - and they all complement the various cheeses beautifully.
Bottom line, this is a must-visit spot, whether you fancy yourself a cheese connoisseur or not. We already know what we are ordering on our next visit (since we couldn't fit it all in on the first!). We're looking at you Sriracha Caramel Corn and Potato, Spinach and Gruyere Souffle with Tender Belly Bacon. Who wants to join us?! You can check out the full menu HERE.
**They have even shared their best fondue recipe on their site! We know what we'll be making this weekend!
In the past several years, home design has taken a big shift away from 'shiny and new,' towards incorporating a bit of history and uniqueness into our own homes. Not only does this mean you can set your home apart from your neighbors, but you can do it at a fraction of the cost of buying new.
The Denver metro area offers dozens of spots to score your own reclaimed goods, and we have decided to share eight of our absolute favorite spots with you.
With a mission to rebuild lives through their career and life-skills development program, Bud's is a nonprofit creating a huge impact in the Denver metro area. Their 30,000 square foot show room is packed full of just about any new, used or antique home improvement products you could possibly need. They are known for having a great supply of cabinets on hand (at a seriously reduced price!) as well as tiles, lighting, bathroom fixtures and SO MUCH MORE!
Front Range Timber
It will likely come as no surprise to you that the reclaimed wood 'movement' (yes, it is officially a movement at this point!) has exploded in recent years and we couldn't be more thrilled. Whether you are in the market for antique hand hewn beams, a reclaimed barn wood wall, or you want to build your own custom piece, Front Range Timber is a fantastic resource.
With a heavy focus on environmental conservation, Resource is packed full of great remodeling items for your next renovation project. They often have granite countertops, cabinets, and more tiles than you can count. If you are also in need of a special tool for your project, you should check out their Tool Library. You can rent anything from lawn mowers to circular saws for just a few dollars. So if you aren't interested in investing in a power tool that you only plan to use a handful of times, this is a great resource in Boulder.
Habitat For Humanity ReStore
If your home needs a home DIY project or two, this is a great place to go. With everything from appliances and windows, to cabinets and bathtubs you will score some seriously good deals! It is also a great place to donate any leftover or replaced items from your own home, as the proceeds go to a really great cause.
Rocky Mountain Reclaimed
If new is more your style, but you like the look of reclaimed wood, Rocky Mountain Reclaimed should be your first stop. Their unique process takes new lumber and run it through a process that gives the look and feel of real reclaimed wood. They also offer a variety of finishes and colors to suit any project you might be working on.
Rare Finds Warehouse
If you are looking for original furniture pieces to incorporate into your home, Rare Finds is hands down one of the best places in Denver. Not only do they offer a variety of trendy pieces, they also travel the world in search of those one-of-a-kind statement pieces that you don't even know you're missing. (They just unloaded a container from India and Egypt!) Here you will find everything from dining room tables (they even do custom tables!) and beautiful wood hutches to upholstered furniture and vintage metal lockers. Walking this beautiful space don't be surprised if you pick out more than your car can hold. The store is laid out beautifully, allowing you to wander for hours imagining what pieces might look like in your own home. And the best part? These unique finds are actually affordable! Be sure to follow them on Facebook for sales alerts!
Barns 2 Home
Whether you need help with a reclaimed wood DIY project, want to have a custom piece created just for you, or you simply want to pick out some reclaimed barn wood to take home, Barns 2 Home is a fantastic option. The barn wood they stock is absolutely beautiful and adds the perfect amount of character to any project. (spoiler alert: they also sell stunning reclaimed barn-style sliding doors for your home!)
Go Green Warehouse
This great spot is unique in more ways than one, namely the fact that they support our veterans. Their mission is to provide financial capital to nonprofit veteran entrepreneurs who are making a positive impact in the community. Not only does this create enormous change in our communities, it gives veterans a renewed sense of purpose when they return home from defending our freedom. This unique thrift store accepts donated, used, recycled, and surplus building materials and sells them at an extreme (75%) discount. They will even send a truck to your door to pick up any donations you might have for them. You can't beat that!
What is your favorite spot to score?!