Pumpkin facts . . . Oh My Gourd! 🎃

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“There are three things I’ve learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin.” —Linus from Charlie Brown.

It’s the start of fall, and if you hear the word pumpkin it is usually followed by  spice latte. But before this fall drink of choice cast its spell on every coffee drinker, the word pumpkin comes with a long line of interesting facts and fables. Pumpkin facts: its roots are from the Greek word pepon—meaning large melon.

For starters, pumpkins carry a lot of weight when it comes to Vitamin A. In fact it also contains potassium. So you might consider nibbling on something with pumpkin in it over that yellow fruit that takes all the potassium credit.

Pumpkins are at their best when they are in soups, pies and breads. But did you know they were also used to remove freckles? “Oh my gourd!” I didn’t know that either.

Better yet, back in the Wild West days they cured snake bits. “Yikes!”

According to those who follow stats, the largest pumpkin ever grown was 1,140 pounds. And to top it all off, pumpkins are 90 percent water. Holy gourd that is one fact that will impress anyone this fall.

Or as Charlie Brown would say: Oh brother!

 

Happy fall everyone. We look forward to seeing you at Denver local and organic restaurant Fooducopia located at the corner of Kentucky Avenue and Race in Denver’s Wash Park neighborhood.

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Wash Park restaurant Fooducopia

 

 

If your table could talk…what would it say?

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Fooducopia Restaurant

Gather around healthy

“There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t met. —W. B. Yeats

Some of the fondest memories happen around a dinner table. To connect with each other through food and conversation is one of life’s most underrated endeavors. In fact, Fooducopia, one of Denver’s best healthy restaurants, champions the long-term benefits of shared meals.

“We believe enjoying a nice dinner is a powerful way for people to connect to people,” said owner Tim Lymberopoulos. “Gathering around a dinner table, where everyone is engaged in meaningful conversation benefits everyone.”

Executive Chef Richard Glover’s menu for dinner is the perfect way to engage in all sorts of conversation. And if your lucky he might even join you for a conversation starter. Chef Richard’s menu prompts your senses and brings delight to the company of those around you.

Executive Chef Richard Glover with dinner guests enjoying their meal.

So the real question is: if your table could talk, what would it say?

Are you the storyteller who has everyone in stitches when you tell an animated story? Perhaps you are the person who incessantly interrupts—as if you are on autopilot. Don’t worry we won’t tell. Or are you the listener who truly understands why we have two ears and one mouth.

Whoever you are, the reminder here is to make reservations at Fooducopia and gather your friends to meet at Denver’s best healthy restaurant.

So be sure to make a reservation here.

We look forward to seeing you and your table does too . . .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

🎂 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!