🎂 Guess who is going in the Dunk Tank!!!

Fooducopia Birthday Celebration

Next Saturday is a big day for Fooducopia Restaurant. Not only are we having a Cook Out featuring FREE food and FUN Games, to celebrate the restaurant’s seven-year anniversary, but we will also have a dunk tank. Yep. And guess who is going in the tank?

Now I’ve called Owner Tim Lymberopoulos and Executive Chef Richard Glover many things over the years. All good of course, like boss, co-worker, and friend. But on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm during our birthday celebration Cook Out, their official title will be the “Dunk Tank Dudes!” That’s right. For the restaurant’s special Cook Out, guests will have the opportunity to dunk these dudes—all for a most worthwhile reason.

SAME Cafe

For $2 per ball or 3 balls for $5, you have the chance to dunk these dudes. All money raised will be donated to SAME Cafe. Located at 2023 E. Colfax Ave., in Denver, this restaurant is the first of its kind. Its message is simple—so all may eat. SAME Cafe is the first non-profit restaurant that is donation based with a mission to serve healthy food to everyone. Regardless of the ability to pay.

So mark your calendars and be sure to stop by Fooducopia on September 21. We look forward to seeing you. And by the way, which dude will you dunk?

 

 

You’re invited!! 🎉🎉

Happy Birthday!

 

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Fooducopia Restaurant opened its doors September 2012.

Time flies when your having fun—and for Fooducopia that is something to celebrate!

Seven years ago Fooducopia owner Tim Lymberopoulos sat in my living room and spoke about all his visions of the restaurant. Ideas, plans, and dreams were all put on pieces of scratch paper. Fast forward to the present. Those ideas, dreams and plans scribbled on those scratches of paper are now etched inside the walls of Fooducopia Restaurant at 1939 E. Kentucky Ave., in Denver.

“People will always be hungry for food,” owner Tim Lymberopoulos said, who is passionate to provide a healthy restaurant in Denver.  “But they are also hungry for community and that truly makes me happy to see them get that here at the restaurant.”

Beginnings

Fooducopia opened its doors September 2012.  So with its humble beginnings, Executive Chef Richard Glover offered customers a menu that was and always will be fresh, locally sourced, organic and the finest ingredients.

“It means the world to me that we can use local,” said Chef Richard. “The truth is you can taste the difference.”

Heralded as Wash Park’s “hidden gem” by patrons, Fooducopia, the healthy restaurant in Denver, is passionate about community.

“One of my favorite shows growing up was Cheers,” said Lymberopoulos. “I loved the camraderie felt amongst the characters in the show.”

So it comes as no surprise that Fooducopia is a place where everyone knows your name. Lymberopoulos welcomes it and promotes it as much as he can.

 

Birthday Celebration on 09/21/2019

“We’re having a Cook Out to say thanks to all our customers, vendors, past and present staff. We could not celebrate 7 years without them,” Lymberopoulos said.

Fooducopia will host a  birthday celebration on September 21 from 2:30-4:30 pm at 1939 E. Kentucky Avenue. Come and enjoy free food, games and fun. So be sure to mark your calendars and don’t be surprised if everyone knows your name!

 

 

 

 

We ❤️ local! Here’s Why . . .

Classic never gets old!

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Classic Square Plate from Denver healthy restaurant Fooducopia.

There is something pretty great about this photo. Not only does it look delicious, but it celebrates Colorado’s finest. As a Denver healthy restaurant, Fooducopia wants everyone to know we love local. So the best place to showcase our passion is on your plate. That is what Executive Chef Richard Glover is all about.

“Integrity means a lot in any kitchen. It spans many aspects, but most importantly, the food I’m serving,” said Chef Richard. “Having some of those morals gives us the ability to be more transparent and honest when picking our vendors.”

Let me show you all the local happenings on your plate at this Denver healthy restaurant

Have you tried our Classic Square Plate? 🍽🥓🍳

For starters we use local-pasture-raised eggs from Amish Acres in West Cliff, CO. Joe Bontrager is a great guy and I highly recommend watching this video. His chickens sure are happy.

With a choice of organic potatoes, you never have to worry about these spuds being on the dirty dozen list. It’s all good honest food so far at this Denver healthy restaurant.

And for your choice of bacon or sausage—we’re going for the best of the best. Tender Belly, located right here in Denver, offers the highest standards of nitrate free pork sourced from small farms.

The next item on the plate is your bread from Colorado’s favorite bakery. We’re only going with the finest—Breadworks 10-grain toast.

And last but not least, we’re bringing it all local with our house-made jam. No pesticides or preservatives here.

We look forward to seeing you at the corner of Kentucky and Race Avenue this week to enjoy our Square Plate—a classic that never gets old—and is always local!

Thanks for reading!

 

 

 

 

Moments too good not to share 🎉

Happy Birthday!

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Birthday celebrations at Fooducopia! From left, Erin, Finn, Tim and Patrick.

Kids are much smarter than we think—not to mention much more awesome than us grown ups.  And there is one kid in particular who captured our hearts last week at Fooducopia.

Birthdays are a big deal. Especially for a kid turning 3! So when it came time for birthday boy Finn to reveal the restaurant of his choice the answer was simple. “Tim’s Place,” he told his parents Patrick and Erin. Thinking Finn would change his mind and settle on something like pizza, they waited a few hours and as the afternoon dwindled they asked again. “Tim’s Place,” Finn said happily.

So off they ventured to enjoy good honest food at Fooducopia. Finn ordered the grilled salmon for his birthday entree. And I don’t know who was more excited Tim or Finn.

“I’ve known Erin and Patrick for many years and when I heard this story it just warmed my heart,” said Fooducopia owner Tim Lymberopoulos. “Having a restaurant is a big commitment. You never know what to expect day in and day out, but last week was the icing on the cake.”

Happy Birthday Finn! You are welcome anytime to celebrate at “Tim’s Place” aka Fooducopia!

 

 

Fooducopia Fans . . . meet “Mr. Positive”

Kindness is contagious . . . try it!

Jarod is Fooducopia Restaurant’s dishwasher and Mr. Positive!

Fooducopia is a healthy restaurant in Denver that prides itself on being a restaurant that supports one another. And there is one person on the Fooducopia team who shares kindness like no other—Jarod.

Jarod, who is Fooducopia’s famed dishwasher, is actually the restaurant’s Mr. Positive.  Not to sound cliche, but he truly does make the world a better place. Especially a cacophonous dish pit.

So how does the most positive person on the team share the love? “Kindness is important!” Jarod exclaims.

“You should always be kind to others no matter how their day is going because they might be having a bad day and your kindness can help them get through the rest of the day,” he said. Wise words spoken from someone who holds an important job at the restaurant.

Jarod has been working at Fooducopia for almost two years. And he knows how to rally the troops. “When the noise and chaos of the kitchen rises, that is when I use laughter and share my positive energy to others.”

And it works.

“Jarod is the most positive person on the team,” said Fooducopia owner Tim Lymberopoulos.  In fact, to many his kindness is contagious. “He always helps out,” said Tim.

Jarod is quick to admit he enjoys everything on Executive Chef Richard Glover’s menu and much more. “The best part of working at Fooducopia is not only the amazing food, but my fellow co-workers are great.”

Author Stephane Larue’s cult classic “The Dishwasher” reminds us that “the dishwasher sees everything.”

Here at Fooducopia, “the dishwasher sows kindness.”