Food places open must serve kindness

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By Diane Adam January 12, 2017 No Comments on Food places open must serve kindness

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Food places open and humanity

 

Food places open that serve kindness and a side of humanity are places we must preserve. Allow me to explain.

One of my favorite books in high school was George Orwell’s “1984.” The book is a dystopian novel about a closely monitored society. I was young and didn’t understand the book’s depth. But then I grew up. In fact, I carry with me the infamous: “Big Brother is watching you” now more than ever.

So it bothers me to hear that food is now being consumed by Big Brother.

I am talking about the new Amazon Go. It is a new kind of store that made its debut in Seattle, WA last year where there is no checkout required. The store relies on the fact that you shop and never have to wait in line to pay because of the Just Walk Out Shopping app. To many it’s music to their ears. To mine it is void of the sounds of conversation and kindness.  

I know I shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. But stop and think of the conversations you have had with people while buying or consuming food. Somewhere during one of those encounters there was an exchange of kindness. Whether it be a smile on your face after a good meal or a pleasant compliment from the cashier. Regardless, it injected something positive.

Reports are suggesting that this technology must rely on cameras, cameras and did I mention cameras? In other words the grocery store will have ample surveillance to identify you all the way down to the color of your skin. Sounds Orwellian to me.

For the naysayers, I understand that standing in line at the grocery is last on the fun to do list. But is it that bad? Have we become that impatient that we can’t wait the few minutes for the cashier to ring our items? Or is this another attempt to monitor our minutes even more so? I think the latter. 

 Jumping to my earlier declaration about food places open must offer humanity is true now more than ever. Like so many places to eat or buy groceries, food places open like Fooducopia strive to offer a place where conversation is flowing and human interaction creates a gratifying atmosphere.

I close my eyes and I think of the kind man at the local supermarket that would always rummage through his coupons as I was about to pay.

“Here’s is a coupon for $10 off,” he exclaimed. As if he pulled it out of his magic hat.  I always appreciated his monetary gift, but it was his friendship that was more valuable.

So it came as no surprise that once while finishing my shopping, I noticed a poster size picture of my supermarket friend next to the exit. To my dismay, the gentleman had suddenly died and the staff made a huge poster board of thanks with his picture.

Well, it was as if my best friend had left me. I was wiping away the tears as I loaded my groceries. I grieved by myself because I was the only one who knew of our friendship.

Marrying technology and humanity is tricky and troublesome. The wave of the future will come. But I also believe that bumps in the road are there for a reason. To break us down. To refine ourselves to each other, while technology forges on its path.

So if it’s a cashier or chef—enjoy that side of humanity. It carries with it more than you can imagine. And above all it surprises us with a smile when we least expect it. Like waiting in line at the grocery store.

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Organic restaurant in Denver invites you to be our guest!

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By Diane Adam January 8, 2017 No Comments on Organic restaurant in Denver invites you to be our guest!

Organic restaurant in Denver offers a place to gather & enjoy good food

 

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Fooducopia Organic Restaurant in Denver is a great place to gather and enjoy good honest food!

Here at Fooducopia, Denver’s favorite organic restaurant, we focus on good honest food. But what is good honest food, anyway?

There are countless ways to answer that question so let me start with the basics.

We define good honest food as: locally sourced, provided from small producers, and organically grown.

Mix those three essential ingredients all together and there is only one key ingredient left—the guest. Which of course is you!

Fooducopia prides itself on being an organic restaurant in Denver where guests can gather to share a delicious meal, talk and create memories around the table. The conversations that connect people around a table are priceless. In fact, we truly believe that the power of food is universal. Everyone enjoys a shared meal. It’s human nature, isn’t it?

A few months ago, Food & Wine’s new editor Nilou Motamed penned a host of wonderful thoughts. Her words wove a story of truths for me. In fact, I scribbled one on my work pad and it is now taped next to my computer. “A shared meal is a shared vernacular: to break bread is to break down barriers.”

In a quiet simple setting of breakfast, lunch or dinner, the power of food can transform people. I am often impressed at how people will sit down and after the first few bites of their meal will hold their fork less tensely or caress their wine glass more tenderly.

Here at Fooducopia, buying food from local small producers sustains our valiant efforts. Educating our neighbors about small food producers is essential. And finally, creating a menu using organic ingredients allows you to enjoy delicious good honest food.

But what is priceless and most rewarding is the opportunity to serve and offer a space for you to gather to break bread. So we always welcome you to be our guest.

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Why is 2017 about YOU and healthy food in Denver?

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By Diane Adam December 31, 2016 No Comments on Why is 2017 about YOU and healthy food in Denver?

Healthy food in Denver and you!

 

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Happy New Year from Fooducopia, which features healthy food in Denver!

Make yourself a priority once in a while. It’s not selfish. It’s necessary.

Finding healthy food in Denver is always a New Year’s Resolution for many. But here at organic restaurant Fooducopia it’s much more than that. It’s our priority! And we take it very seriously. In fact our New Year’s Resolution is a priority and that priority includes you.

Throughout the year, it gives us great satisfaction to serve each and everyone of our customers to the best of our ability. We take great pride in offering you a dining experience that features three things: good honest food. And 2017 is no exception.

As an organic restaurant, that offers healthy food in Denver, it is essential for us to provide local, organic food that is produced on a small scale.

The clock is ticking. The year 2016 is winding down and it seems to be a time of panic for some and relief for others. What will your resolution be? Will it be to travel? Lose weight? Eat better? Do more, spend less? The list is endless. But don’t lose sight that hope is always around the corner.

Here at Fooducopia, the end of the year is a time of reflection. We are all encouraged to look back and see how far we have come. The power of time forces us to look back because the future is unforeseen. For us we have our resolution etched in stone.

So to the customer who comes in daily to say hello and grab a quick bite and to the weekly Grab and Go customer, this resolution is for you. And we can’t forget those that browse our social media sites and take a chance and dine with us! To anyone who has walked through our door at the corner of Race and Kentucky Avenue in Wash Park we simply want to say two words—thank you!

It’s hard work to continue to separate from the crowd that disqualifies the goal of these three words—good honest food. It breaks barriers that others don’t want to invest in.  But here at Fooducopia we are more than ready to continue to push for this when it comes to your dining experience.

Wishing you a happy & healthy New Year!

 

 

 

 

Four course New Year’s Eve dinner menu just $69 per couple!

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By Diane Adam December 27, 2016 No Comments on Four course New Year’s Eve dinner menu just $69 per couple!

New Year’s Eve dinner menu features local tastes

 

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Celebrate your New Year’s Eve Dinner with Fooducopia

 

Wash Park’s favorite organic restaurant Fooducopia is offering this year’s New Year’s Eve dinner guests a great option to celebrate the old and ring in the new. Located at the corner of Race and Kentucky Avenue in Denver, Fooducopia’s Centerpiece Menu features a four course dinner for $69 per couple. Wine pairing available for $22 per person and includes 4 wines.

The Centerpiece Menu is a celebration of local flavors from Denver’s very own MM Local. The menu features a mouth watering kimchi burger that will leave you fully satisfied and ready to tackle the festivities of New Year’s Eve!

A complete line up of the Centerpiece Menu is here.

Fooducopia prides itself on offering diners the chance to experience good honest food. Executive Chef Richard Glover carefully selects the best organic, locally sourced items for his menu. Working with only small food producers, Chef Richard’s menu breaks away from the traditional dining experience. The menu celebrates a community of people who are passionate to create good honest food for your dining experience.

Fooducopia’s Centerpiece Menu is an inviting sustainably-focused four course dinner menu that is all things local.

“Here at Fooducopia, we want diners to experience good honest food for each and every meal and in order to do that we seek out organic farmers and food artisans that share our mission,” said Tim Lymberopoulos, owner of Fooducopia.

Centerpiece Menu is another option for diners alongside the regular dinner menu. So be sure to reserve your spot now to celebrate New Year’s Eve with Fooducopia!

 

 

 

Dinner place Fooducopia offers Colorado comfort food

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By Diane Adam December 14, 2016 No Comments on Dinner place Fooducopia offers Colorado comfort food

Fooducopia’s new winter menu offers comfort dining

 

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Dinner place Fooducopia has a new winter menu that features plenty of Colorado comfort foods.

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Denver’s organic restaurant Fooducopia is a dinner place that promises Colorado comfort. Executive chef Richard Glover’s new winter dinner menu is a culinary experience that blends comfort and good honest food.

The new winter dinner menu offers a variety of dishes. A particular focus is on the rich flavors that are great for a cold, winter night. Cozy up with a glass of wine and enjoy the braised lamb shank with celery root mashed potatoes, roasted carrots, parsnips & cipollini onions with a  mint chimichurri. Prepared in a cast iron pot, this dish offers diners a classic and creative entree.

Aside from the new winter menu, Fooducopia has carved out its niche to provide good honest food that is locally sourced and organic. Taking it a step further, this fall the restaurant unveiled its Centerpiece Menu—a four course dinner menu that showcases an entire menu based on one of Colorado’s small local food entrepreneurs. This month Fooducopia’s Centerpiece Menu will showcase the talent and tastes of Denver’s MM Local.

A sneak peek includes a mouth-watering kimchi burger featuring local beef and pork with sesame soy mayo and kimchi hotel butter. For dessert MM Local offers a pear with rosemary that blends effortlessly. Chef Richard combines it with orange cream and almonds to create a perfect ending.

Priced at $69 per couple or $39 per person, Fooducopia’s  Centerpiece Menu is an inviting sustainably-focused four course dinner menu that is all things local. “Here at Fooducopia, we want diners to experience good honest food for each and every meal and in order to do that we seek out organic farmers and food artisans that share our mission,” said Tim Lymberopoulos, owner of Fooducopia.

So be sure to make a reservation here  to enjoy a menu that is full of Colorado comfort.

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