A word to rely on

Finding strength in gratefulness

News of this week’s pandemic has everyone forming his or her own opinions. Many of you might still be packing up to go for your spring break trip, while many of you have been forced to cancel. Or perhaps you’ve rescheduled. Regardless of how you interpret this week’s headlines, I hope you consider this powerful quote while keeping your hands on the wheel of daily life.

Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.” ― Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Now I am not suggesting you turn a blind eye to what is evolving in reel time. But rather what if you hit the brakes to slow down your speed. The internet has turned into a super fast highway where everyone is commenting on the crash on the side of the road. Does the majority of this “drive by” mentality produce anything meaningful? Probably not. So perhaps a lane change is necessary.

I read somewhere that if you waste all your time worrying you’re going to miss out on living. Daily life continues. Even in challenging times. So what if instead you take another route—such as the road of gratitude?

You probably are going to ask—is there even something to be grateful about? Yes. It just takes practice. Just like the old saying goes—if you look for the good in something you will find it.

An article that I came across goes even further to explain just how powerful it is to just be grateful. In fact, I believe gratitude is essential. It is what gives us perspective. Famed American psychologist Robert Emmons teaches us that gratitude is crucial and necessary to help us cope with hard times.

It’s a scary world out there right now, but eventually this will pass. So let’s rely on that word which matters most during these challenging times. Or as  Zig Ziglar declares “gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions.”

Stay healthy and grateful everyone!


Ready. Set. Spring Dinner Menu! 🌱🍴

New Spring Dinner Menu

Fooducopia Restaurant features good honest food in Denver’s Wash Park neighborhood.

Fooducopia restaurant—the place to enjoy good honest food in Denver’s Wash Park neighborhood is excited to announce its new dinner menu for Spring. Ranging from $6 to $15, Fooducopia’s small plates are a great way of sampling a variety of dishes expertly crafted by Executive Chef Richard Glover. Diners can sample a variety of veggie, meat and seafood small plates.

Poke nachos, featuring yellowfin ahi tuna, wonton chips, marinated cucumbers, scallions, seaweed salad, avocado crema, Sriracha mayo.

Chef Richard welcomes the arrival of Spring with a menu that boasts color, flavor and creative thinking. A peek inside the small plates menu includes a quail egg-in-a-hole, brioche, smoked pork belly, arugula pistou, lemon jam, with smoked tomato aioli. Another small plate option is the wildly creative poke nachos, featuring yellowfin ahi tuna, wonton chips, marinated cucumbers, scallions, seaweed salad, avocado crema, Sriracha mayo. Guest also have the choice of an entree selection such as the bison filet, roasted garlic parmesan rosti, caramelized onion bacon jam, grilled asparagus, tarragon bearnaise.

“Fooducopia’s new Spring dinner menu is a way to share and reconnect with those who matter most—friends and family—all while enjoying good honest food,” said Tim Lymberopoulos, owner. Regarded as Wash Park’s “hidden gem” among Denver foodies, the restaurant is passionate about using only the finest ingredients that are locally sourced, organically grown and from small producers.


We hope to see you soon to enjoy good honest food in Denver’s Wash Park neighborhood . Make a reservation here today!

Denver Restaurant Week starts Friday!

Denver foodies rejoice

Denver Restaurant Week kicks off February 21 and runs through March 1. The event celebrates the city’s award-winning culinary scene. The best Denver Restaurant Week deals are here at Fooducopia Restaurant. Guests can enjoy a special prix fixe menu that features Chef Richard’s sought-after culinary skills. Fooducopia, Wash Park’s best restaurant, continues to serve guests a menu that is locally sourced using only the finest ingredients. The four course menu is $45. So be sure to make your reservation now at fooducopia.com




Galentine’s Day — It’s time to laugh with your BFFs!

Galentine’s Day 2020

The power of friendship is the glue that unites humans. It has the power to fix cracks in your heart and mind like no other. But there is unquestionably one more effective tool that all humans possess—laughter. Stop for a moment and try to remember the last time you had a good laugh. You know the “oh stop my belly hurts from laughing” kind. I bet there was someone else in the room. Perhaps a family member, co-worker, or better yet your best friend.

Laughter is able to fill a room like no other. It tears down walls not on the outside but rather on the inside. In fact,  laughter is quite magical—especially with women’s friendships.

So with Galentine’s Day right around the corner; isn’t it a good time to gather up your BFFs and enjoy a night of laughter?

Galentine’s Day,  first premiered a decade ago on the NBC hit show Parks and Recreation by the show’s leading lady Leslie Knope, played by Amy Poehler.  “What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh, it’s only the best day of the year,”  Poehler’s character quips on the show before adding it’s “ladies celebrating ladies.”

This year Galentine’s Day will take place on February 13. Executive Chef Richard Glover will feature a special five course prix fixe menu for $59 per person. Menu item selections include such choices as crab bisque for starters, pistachio-crusted lamb rack for an entree choice and out-of-this-world homemade marshmallows for dessert. So be sure to make a reservation here for dinner with Fooducopia with your besties because laughter with a friend is the best kind of laughing there is.



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