Delegating Denver #6 of 56: California

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Recommendations for the California Delegation:

Most Californian Denver Neighborhood: Combination of Sloan’s Lake, West Colfax and Villa Park

Most Californian Bar: The Corner Office 1401 Curtis Street Denver's hippest hotel bar is putting on an Oscar-worthy performance in its role as a West Hollywood hot spot.

Most Californian Restaurant: Frasca 1738 Pearl Street Boulder The freshest locally grown food with French Laundry influences found in flyover country.

Best Day Trip: Boulder View larger image.

California delegates will be amazed at the hospitality of Denver citizens. Outside the city limits, Coloradans aren't quite as friendly, but they’re still accepting -- of other people's credit cards, at least. "Don't Californicate Colorado" bumperstickers proliferate from Greeley to Grand Junction -- but not in Boulder. This university town is a little bit of Santa Barbara, Berkeley and Venice Beach all rolled into one. It sits at the base of the Rocky Mountains’ Front Range against the backdrop of the Flatirons, those dynamic sedimentary rock formations arched up like the edges of a shuffled deck of cards. Within this astounding landscape, residents are hungry to share their progressive thoughts. Boulderites will welcome Californians with open arms and wild didgeridoo solos all along the Pearl Street Mall. Delegates can cool their heels in street fountains and frolic with footbaggers in front of the beautiful art deco Boulder County Courthouse. The adulation and support from comrades will be exactly what the Californians need before their final push to a Democratic landslide in the November elections.

-- Kenny Be

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