July 16, 2009
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Wine - Food - Travel - A&E

Owners of Belgian beer café find a friend in Colorado nonprofit
James and Tina Pachorek were well on their way to opening the second location of their Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Café when the economy crashed. But lucky for them, the Pachoreks found new financing from an unusual source. By Jay Dedrick

Dave on film: Family reunions, big and small
Reviews of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and "Moon," a little indie sci-fi film that makes up in thought-provoking storyline what it lacks in big-budget explosions and special effects. By Dave Taylor

Butler's choice: Go to the rodeo, climb Pike's Peak or set a world record
Visit the rodeo in Steamboat Springs or Durango; take part in or watch the Pike's Peak International Auto Climb in Colorado Springs or bring your favorite instrument to Red Rocks Amphitheatre to help set a record for world's largest music lesson. By Mary Butler

There's still fun to be had in the travel industry
The world's largest hotel suite measures 44,466 square feet; there's a swimming pool in Chile that covers 19 acres. Robert Polk shares these and other travel fun facts – as a diversion from the doom and gloom of travel industry loss predictions. By Robert Polk

Entirely homegrown

ColoradoBiz managing editor Mike Taylor plans to plans to subsist entirely on his Denver backyard garden this August. Follow his journey, which includes interviewing local business owners for tips and tools. Read his latest column about greenhouses and making the most out of your garden plot. Watch his videos about growing potatoes and making potato vodka; or read about it here.


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Terror Creek Winery
ColoradoBiz recently visited Terror Creek Winery as part of a new monthly video series featuring Colorado wine makers. Located at 6,400 feet and named for the stream along the property's edge, Terror Creek is one of the world's highest altitude vineyards. The family-owned winery, established in 1993, overlooks the North Fork Valley and provides visitors a chance to enjoy Alsatian-style wines.


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