Did you know that yesterday, February 22nd, was National Margarita Day in the US? No? How could you possibly miss such an important event? Make sure to schedule it on your calendar for next year!
Now, I wouldn’t call myself a big drinker, but I couldn’t miss out on the opportunity to meet up with some of my girlfriends for Happy Hour. We went to The Source on Brighton Boulevard in Denver. If you haven’t been there before you should check it out. It’s referred to as an artisan food market. It’s actually a collection of food and drink vendors located in an old 1880’s brick foundry building. It’s quite the experience, though the acoustics can make it a little noisy at busy times… such as Happy Hour.
By the way, they do have parking, but they’ve been doing some work on the entrance. On the day I was there – just after our latest snow storm – it was a little muddy. Just be warned.
Anyway, back to the story. The Source is your one-stop shop for quite a variety of vendors. There are restaurants, coffee, a bar, a brewery, a liquor store, cheese shop, a butcher, a baker, but no candlestick maker. Wow, where did that nursery rhyme come from? I have to admit that it’s not a place that I generally go to shop. The stores are quite small – sometimes tiny – with a limited, niche selection. However, that’s not why I was there yesterday.
I met up with three old friends from high school so that we could celebrate National Margarita Day and catch up on news. The Source often has special events, but for some reason had not advertised this special day. Could it be possible they too haven’t heard of it. Nevertheless, we had no difficulty finding some great tacos and margaritas from one of the stores called Comida. You can buy margaritas by the jar, but we just did glasses because we each wanted something different. I decided to try something called the Watermelon Jalapeno Margarita… and it was delicious. I’m sure I’ll be back again. There are plenty of other margarita options, including one where you “build it yourself”, and they’re all made with freshly squeezed juice.
I’d tell you all about the conversation with my girlfriends, but it would take far too long, and most of it is unrepeatable.
So, I’ll leave it at that, but I do recommend The Source as a trendy, informal place to get together with friends, but probably not if you’re looking for somewhere nice for a quiet meal. Perhaps I’ll see you there for National Margarita Day in 2018.