Drink of the Week

If you're looking for a place to watch the big game this Sunday, head directly to Chopper's Sports Grill -- and get there early, because the place will be packed. Chopper's, named for Bob "Chopper" Travaglini, the late, beloved Denver Nuggets trainer, is a real sports bar, with memorabilia and TVs hanging in every nook and cranny -- bathrooms included. But it also serves real food, such as gourmet pizzas and steaks, instead of standard sports-bar fare. (Don't worry, macho men: The kitchen also cooks up burgers, chicken wings and nachos.)

While everyone knows that beer guzzling is mandatory during the Super Bowl, skip a pitcher and celebrate the first touchdown with Chopper's Mango Madness ($5.50). We were hoping it would be bright orange, so we could down it in tribute to our fallen Broncos, but no such luck. Instead, this tasty daiquiri ($5.50) is a yellow smoothie, certain to create visions of sunny San Diego dancing in your head. Made with cream of coconut, rum, mango purée and orange and pineapple juices, and topped with a dollop of whipped cream and a cherry, it tastes more like mangoes than alcohol. But drink a few and you may be benched before the halftime show.

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Julie Dunn
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