Denver Vignettes

Since this week has been  the wettest one of our entire trip, Will and I have spent most of the week working and playing video games respectively, so here are a few things that have happened this week.

We went to Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop, which was a sort of overwhelming experience. It’s a store filled top to bottom with candy and soda, most of which I had never seen before, including about 8 actual bathtubs filled with bulk candy, with a heavily retro soundtrack featuring the theme song from Gilligan’s Island. We both bought some candies we’d never seen or heard of before.

I got a chocolate bar with entire mini-marshmallows and almonds in it, which is actually not as good an idea as it sounds, because the bar was of a normal thickness, so they stuck out and the scoring on the bar was completely useless in terms of being able to break it into even pieces. Will got a bag of very strong sarsaparilla drops.

We also went to Noodles & Company, which, for those of you not in the know, is a noodle-based chain restaurant that can be found in the midwest, and, apparently, west, about which I am perhaps disproportionately enthused. Though they no longer seem to offer completely customizable dishes, they still have a great range of noodle dishes from a variety of flavor palates, and pick your own proteins. Will says he tempered his expectations from my florid praise and had a pretty good time.

We also went to Blue Sushi Bar & Grill, which was amazing. I tried something called tofu sashimi, which turned out to be slices of silken tofu with sauce and shredded nori on top. It was delicious, but I’d been expecting some rice or something. Their sushi was great, including something called the cowgirl roll, which has fried pickles and possibly barbecue seitan. I love avocado rolls, but it’s nice to go places with vegetarian sushi that has protein in it.

This hasn’t been our most exciting week, but it’s been a good break. Also, tune in next week for some exciting news!

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