Thursday, February 9, 2012

Vinue Bar Review

VINUE

Desirability: 6 of 6 acclamations

My Opinions:  Vinue opened in the late summer of 2011, right around when I moved to Denver ... coincidence? I think not! I am thrilled that this wine bar is here in Cherry Creek. It is just what this neighborhood needs to stay classy-chic and modern. You can pick from almost 70 types of wines and champagnes, in 3 different pour sizes, from a lot of impressive wine dispensing machines. And, yes, they do offer a full bar complete with specialty cocktails. They also offer food from charcuterie platters, to tapas, and even dessert!

It's always fun to introduce people to this venue, especially wine lovers, because they are like a kid in a candy store. I came here for a casual business meeting tonight, and the cushy lounge atmosphere relaxed everyone and encouraged great conversation.

The owners are fantastic - I can't wait to host an event here!

Most Recent Visit:  2/08/2012
Amount Visited:  10+
Experiences:  Lounge, Bar

Address: 2817 E. 3rd Avenue, Denver, CO 80206
Websitedenverwinebar.net  Phone: (720) 287-1156
Social Networking: Facebook /Vinue Food & Wine Bar
- Twitter @VinueWineBar

Monday, February 6, 2012

Panzano Restaurant Review

PANZANO

Desirability5.5 of 6 acclamations

My Opinions:   I had another great dinner here. I was glad to see that it was busy, even in the earlier part of the evening on a Monday. The crowd here is as eclectic as the food, which makes the vibe comfortable and energetic.

I should mention that it is a bit expensive to dine here, but it's worth it. There are a lot of positive points about Panzano: they use local and organic ingredients as much as possible - their extensive gluten-free options taste great - they have a fantastic wine list - the service is formal and attentive - atmosphere is inviting and great for friends, business meetings and dates - they are conveniently located next to a parking lot - oh, and I've enjoyed almost everything I've eaten here. To be fair, one suggestion I have is to ease up on the use of olives.

I still haven't had time to try their daily happy hour between 2:30-6pm in their lounge, but I will!

To Note: They have event space downstairs, but the 'wine room' is a bit contrived, the chairs and linen are outdated, and the ceilings are low. A thorough revamp should do the trick.

     Try:  Pappardelle alla Bolognese
     Skip:  Pancetta Avvolta Radicchio

Some Food/Drink Tasted:  Crespelle ai Funghi - Anatra Mousse - Pancetta Avvolta Radicchio - Zuppa di Giorno - Jewel Lattuga - Caesar - Pesce Fresco - Costole Breve - Pappardelle alla Bolognese - Carbonara a la Panzano - Patate Dolci - Risotto - Sweet Potato Mash - Tiramisu

Most Recent Visit:  2/06/2012
Amount Visited:  5+
Experiences:  Dinner

Address:  909 17th Street, Denver, CO 80202
Websitepanzano-denver.com  Phone: (303) 296-3525
Social Networking:  Facebook /Panzano

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Golden Saigon Restaurant Review

GOLDEN SAIGON

Desirability: 6 of 6 acclamations

My Opinions:  This is the best Vietnamese restaurant I have ever been to. The food is delicious!

This restaurant is tucked away in an unassuming location, so it's like a hidden gem even though they've won Aurora's Best of the Best 2010 Award. I was thrilled to find it on a hunt for a lunch spot ... now I eat here at least once a week. The seating in the restaurant is comfortable, you can order sake, beer and wine here, and the people who work at Golden Saigon are kind and efficient. 

Other reasons why I like this restaurant, is because they only use fresh ingredients, which you can notice in the quality of the dishes, they are generous with their portions, and have reasonable prices (especially for their lunch specials). Don't forget to request a 'spicy' addition to any dish for heat-seekers. 

If I could give them a suggestion: Offer a delivery service

     Try:  Curry Chicken (spicy) - Chicken with Vegetable
     Skip:  n/a

Some Food/Drink Tasted:  Shrimp with Vegetable - Chicken with Vegetable - Mongolian Beef - Curry Chicken - Sesame Chicken - Hot and Sour Soup - Crab Cheese Wonton - Fried Dumpling - Egg Flower Soup - Egg Rolls

Most Recent Visit: 12/19/2011
Amount Visited: 5+
Experiences  Lunch

Address: 2648 S. Parker Road, Unit 2, Aurora, CO 80014
WebsiteGoldenSaigon.com  Phone: (303) 671-7100
Social Networking: Facebook /Golden Saigon Restaurant

Saturday, December 17, 2011

NoRTH Restaurant & Bar Review

NoRTH

Desirability4.5 of 6 acclamations

My Opinions:  Tonight, I stopped by for drink and snack at the bar. There was a decent crowd tonight, though I've seen better on a Thursday. This is one of the more pricey Cherry Creek neighborhood gems. The atmosphere and food here is their strength. The atmosphere is chic and spacious, and their food is very tasty. Their service could use some work on being attentive and polite, and I'd still like to see them do an overhaul on their wine list (especially by the glass), but I would still come here for a bite or take-out.

To note: They have a Happy Hour menu during the week (only until 6pm), and the outside tables are a nice option that I want to try once it gets warmer.

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Roasted Mushrooms, Cipollini Onions, Rosemary Pizza - Heirloom Beets, Arugula, Apple, Hazelnuts, Lemon Crème Fraiche Salad - Caprese, Mozzarella Burrata, Tomato, Arugula Pesto Salad - Tagliatelle - Short Rib “Osso Buco” - Sea Bass - Chicken Parmesan - Nutella Desert

Most Recent Visit:  12/17/2011
Amount Visited:  5+
Experiences:  Bar, Dinner

Address: 190 Clayton Lane, Denver, CO 80206-5675 (multiple locations)
Website: foxrc.com/north.html  Phone: (720) 941-7700
Social Networking: Facebook /Fox Restaurant Concepts  -  Twitter @debbieporterfrc

Previous PostsMarch 2010

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Panzano Restaurant Review

PANZANO

Desirability5.5 of 6 acclamations

My Opinions:   This is one of my favorite restaurants to dine at in Denver. There are a lot of positive points about Panzano: they use local and organic ingredients as much as possible - their extensive gluten-free options taste great - they have a fantastic wine list - the service is formal and attentive - atmosphere is inviting and great for friends, business meetings and dates - they are conveniently located next to a parking lot - oh, and I've enjoyed almost everything I've eaten here. To be fair, one suggestion I have is to ease up on the use of olives.

I'm looking forward to trying their happy hour offered 7 days a week, 2:30-6pm in their lounge (after all, they were voted Best Happy Hour Deal in 2010). 

To Note: They have event space downstairs, but the 'wine room' is a bit contrived, the chairs and linen are outdated, and the ceilings are low. A thorough revamp should do the trick.

     Try:  Pappardelle alla Bolognese
     Skip:  Pancetta Avvolta Radicchio

Some Food/Drink Tasted:  Crespelle ai Funghi - Anatra Mousse - Pancetta Avvolta Radicchio - Zuppa di Giorno - Jewel Lattuga - Caesar - Pappardelle alla Bolognese - Carbonara a la Panzano - Patate Dolci - Risotto - Tiramisu

Most Recent Visit:  12/09/2011
Amount Visited:  3
Experiences:  Dinner

Address:  909 17th Street, Denver, CO 80202
Websitepanzano-denver.com  Phone: (303) 296-3525
Social Networking:  Facebook /Panzano

Friday, November 11, 2011

Churchill Bar Review

CHURCHILL BAR @ THE BROWN PALACE

Desirability: 6 of 6 acclamations

My Opinions: This is my favorite cigar bar in Denver (though I am eager to try Del Frisco's in Greenwood Village). I don't typically like mixing smoke and food, but they keep this place well ventilated, so it's acceptable for a bite when it's not too crowded. They use the Ship Tavern's Menu which offers decent food with classic American menu options.

I don't come here for the food though; I come here for the service, full bar, and very good cigar menu (they even sell a small selection of cigarettes). Yes, the cigars and wines are a bit over-priced, but the ambiance and staff are worth it. They work hard to make you feel welcomed,and unhurried. The cushy seats and plush couches are nice touches - plus, they have all the smoking accouterments you'd want to enjoy your smokey pleasure.

Additional Note: You can access free wireless internet here. On occasion, I'll even come here to do work or host a business meeting - it's always a hit!

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Calamari - Tavern Club - Quesadillas - Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes

Most Recent Visit:  11/11/2011
Amount Visited:  25+
Experiences:  Bar

Address: 321 17th Street, Denver, CO 80202
Websitebrownpalace.com  Phone: (303) 297-3111
Social Networking: Facebook /The Brown Palace  -  Twitter @BrownPalace

Monday, November 7, 2011

Hodsons Bar & Grill Review

HODSONS BAR & GRILL

Desirability: 5 of 6 acclamations

My Opinions:  This is a standout restaurant in the Streets at SouthGlenn that boasts great food, friendly and attentive staff, and a sleek interior. It doesn't hurt that there is a ton of parking just across the street, a huge movie theater for entertainment, and a daily happy hour from 3-6pm and from 9pm to close.

They opened up their doors tonight to help benefit the wonderful non-profit I am the Chair of Board for, Learning Ally (formerly RFB&D). For all tables that dined here on behalf of Learning Ally, Hodsons pledged to generously donate 25% of the proceeds to our organization. The owners even dined here tonight to show their personal support (what a classy touch!).

This restaurant will definitely be a go-to for me.

Some Food/Drink Tasted:  Spinach & Artichoke Dip - Calamari - Rotisserie Chicken Salad - Portabella Napoleon - Penne Hodson - The Hodson (Buffalo) Burger - Lobster & Bacon Macaroni & Cheese - Sweet Potato Fries - Warm Oatmeal Cookie Bar - Pressed Chocolate Cake 

Most Recent Visit: 11/07/2011
Amount Visited:  5+
Experiences:  Dinner

Address:  6851 S. Gaylord Street, Centennial, CO 80122
Websitehodsonsbarandgrill.com  Phone: (720) 457-3852
Social Networking:  Facebook /Hodson's Bar and Grill  - Twitter @HodsonsBarGrill

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Washington Park Grille Bar & Restaurant Review

WASHINGTON PARK GRILLE

Desirability: 2 of 6 acclamations

My Opinions: Last time I was here, I had a bad dining experience. I was finally encouraged to give this place another try, and thankfully I had a much better experience. The food was still not great, but it didn't turn me off! I sat in the lounge section (to the left of the bar, pictured above), and it was quite nice. The seating was comfortable and the atmosphere was cozy. The staff was friendly and approachable, per usual. 

The prices here are expensive for what you get, but I do like their spirits selection, and discovered that they are slightly better priced (I had the Oban) than their wine list.

Happy Hour Deals: They have great specials like half off premium wines on Wednesdays, $3 Thursday Ladies Nights drinks, and more!

     Try:  n/a
     Skip:  Brie & Artichoke Dip

Some Food/Drink Tasted:  Crispy Calamari - Lump Crab Cakes - Sliders - Bruschetta Sampler - Baked Brie, Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Most Recent Visit:  11/02/2011
Amount Visited:  2
Experiences:  Bar, Dinner

Address: 1096 South Gaylord Street, Denver, CO 80209
Websitewashparkgrille.com  Phone: (303) 777-0707
Social Networking: Facebook /Washington Park Grille  -  Twitter @WashParkGrille

Previous PostsAugust 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

Fleur Irisée's Tweets (October 2011)

 
October 2011
Tweets on Twitter by Fleur Irisée
  • 10/31/2011 RT @DamnRightTweets Sometimes, when we love someone new, we think they’re someone BETTER. But in reality, they’re just someone DIFFERENT. #DRT
  • 10/31/2011 @VistaprintHelp Here's the order number: VK0K3-21A08-3P3 - Thanks for the reply!
  • 10/30/2011 RT @UCBerkeleyNews What drives addicts to repeatedly satisfy their cravings despite the risks? UC Berkeley findings point to clues at newscenter.berkeley.edu/2011/10/30/add
  • 10/30/2011 My freshly carved Pumpkin for #Halloween 2011 . . . so fun, I wish I had more pumpkins to carve! pic.twitter.com/4Iryzdl8
  • 10/30/2011 According to A.O.C. law in France, the only 3 grape varieties allowed in #Champagne production are: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Pinot Meunier
  • 10/30/2011 RT @NOH8Campaign Next @NOH8Campaign photo shoot is in DENVER, CO on November 4th! More info here: on.fb.me/sMTaFa... fb.me/TbpOCLWM
  • 10/30/2011 Congrats! @SSScamera - I hope you post pictures of your new office!
  • 10/30/2011 Awesome show of Satirical drawings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art right now...funny!! And relevant too. metmuseum.org/collections/se… #MET
  • 10/30/2011 @PRSAcolo Great! How would one RSVP to your Holiday Gathering?
  • 10/30/2011 Oct 30th is National Candy Corn Day! Enjoy, but don't forget to brush your teeth at the end of your binge!
  • 10/30/2011 RT @WeddingWire If you're a Preppy Bride and Groom, check out these free wedding website themes to match your personality ~ http://ht.ly/6AZH3
  • 10/30/2011 SPOOF video makes fun of #FoxNews, #HuffPo and other media giants via @charlie_white - lnkd.in/YbHVU9
  • 10/29/2011 RT @7News 1.usa.gov/Z1Fu2 1.usa.gov/tP4mQ8 <----Snow totals from across the state. 2 FEET in the Berkshires! via @jreineron7
  • 10/29/2011 Top 4 #golf etiquette pet peeves: 1. Stepping in someone's line 2. Spitting on the green 3. Loud cursing 4. Public urination (via @si_golf )
  • 10/29/2011 Happy National Oatmeal Day (Oct 29th) - trick is to use 2% milk and a little brown sugar ... mmmmm #food
  • 10/28/2011 So ... How did the opening go!!! @DESCENTWBoston descentwboston.com
  • 10/28/2011 Thanks, @AmericanExpress for the complimentary cocktail, glass of wine or beer w/JetBlue Card on any JetBlue flight Nov. 1 - Dec. 31- CHEERS
  • 10/28/2011 I hope everyone's enjoyed celebrating National Chocolate Day (Oct 28th) ... what's your favorite #chocolate brand?
  • 10/28/2011 10 Actors’ Responses to Their Incredibly Awkward Nude Scenes via @flavorwire flavorwire.com/224264/10-acto
  • 10/28/2011 27th annual Boo at the Zoo (Oct 29-30, 9am-5pm) Activities free w/zoo admission 25+ trick-or-treat stations @DenverZOO denverzoo.org/visitors/event
  • 10/28/2011 It's #Karma: iPad thief who severed his victim's finger ... get's the finger from Denver courts - sentenced to 25 yrs. goo.gl/X0esT
  • 10/28/2011 I'm NOT happy w/ Vista Print Holiday Cards @vistaprint edited text for me. Layout changed & I was not advised. Now it looks bad/unusable !!
  • 10/28/2011 So, I'm psyched about seeing Puss in Boots #movie - is it bad if I don't have any kids to take to it? pussinbootsthemovie.com
  • 10/28/2011 GREAT Denver @Learning_Ally Board Meeting last night! A lot was accomplished & even better things to come. Thanks for everyone's attendance!
  • 10/28/2011 Great dinner at Capital Grille in #Denver last night. Thanks for letting us close it down! @capgrillelsq
  • 10/26/2011 Top 10 #romantic spots in Denver via @JustLuxe : bit.ly/rAkIhO (I was just @BrownPalace - #9 on list!)
  • 10/26/2011 It's my 1st drive in the Colorado #snow w/ my Range Rover Sport @LandRover - she performed great ... dare I say, even better in the snow?!
  • 10/25/2011 New #article from Fleur Irisee : DO YOU DO CRM? HERE’S YOUR 1st STEP TO DOING IT fleuririsee.blogspot.com/2011/10/do-you
  • 10/25/2011 Great night at Churchill #Cigar Bar within the @BrownPalace - best staff around! brownpalace.com/dining/churchi
  • 10/24/2011 RT @TIME Who needs investors? Some entrepreneurs choose to go it alone | ti.me/snP3PT
  • 10/24/2011 AMAZING #pumpkin art villafanestudios.com/gallery/the-pu… AMAZING EVERYTHING @ray_villafane villafanestudios.com
  • 10/24/2011 Facial monitoring - Webcams can now spot which ads catch your gaze, read your mood and check your vital signs ... am I…lnkd.in/gcvY6W
  • 10/24/2011 RT @JamesVanPraagh The idea that you only have one soul mate in your lifetime is pure fantasy. You have many soul mates in the world.
  • 10/24/2011 Great #business advice : Don't assume everyone knows what you do + 4 more tips when pitching a VC firm inc.com/ss/dont-do-lis
  • 10/23/2011 Think about it: "As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists." - Joan Gussow (nutritionist) # quote via @googlebooks
  • 10/23/2011 Nice dinner at @chinooktavern in Greenwood Village tonight, great space & decor, but sloooow service - bar is better! chinookdenver.com
  • 10/23/2011 Great Bridal Expo : Oct. 23, starting at Noon, in Denver Marriott City Center @GreatBridalExpo #GetMarried greatbridalexpo.com/bridal-shows/D
  • 10/23/2011 Come quickly, I am drinking stars! - Dom Pérignon #quote via @Corridor44
  • 10/23/2011 Happy National #Boston Cream Pie Day! Parker Restaurant at Omni Parker Hotel is the place to celebrate at! www.omnihotels.com
  • 10/22/2011 RT @InStyle 10 ways to detoxify your life. ht.ly/75O9w
  • 10/22/2011 Happy National Nut Day! I'm a huge fan of hazelnuts and cashews ... How about you?
  • 10/22/2011 Just finished up @Corridor44 - bartenders could have been better :(
  • 10/20/2011 The #golf gift site ... will come in handy for my business clients this holiday season! thegolfcollection.com
  • 10/20/2011 Uh-oh! Hidden health risks of hair straightening products - goo.gl/lrqJo #health
  • 10/20/2011 #Autofollow @Kaijzer BBC SportDonald, Chasing Money Lead, Fires 66New York TimesBy AP Luke Donal... bit.ly/odUqws #TeamFollowBack
  • 10/20/2011 The top 10 manhunts via @TIME ti.me/ocMzlg #Gaddafi
  • 10/20/2011 I'm already thinking about having holiday cards made ... finding the right vendor is always the tough part. Suggestions? #holiday
  • 10/19/2011 Where to #Ski this Winter: US Resort Upgrades bit.ly/qrO8kP PLUS early bird Specials in Colorado + bit.ly/qkfb3R #frommers
  • 10/19/2011 I hope the 3rd Annual Children's Hero Award Gala tonight (The Conrad Hotel & Residences...) was successful! #miamievents @MiamiBeachEvent
  • 10/19/2011 RT @CNTraveler It's the big moment: We're about to give out the #worldsavers awards! Tune in to the live coverage now: bit.ly/pJXIVE
  • 10/18/2011 RT @sarahjhodkinson LivingSocial goes after the high-spending foodie with new high-end deals - Internet Retailer shar.es/bth0F
  • 10/18/2011 RT @BacchusandBeery Wine News - Bacchus & Beery Blog is out! bit.ly/j2eC1N ? Top stories today via @aboriginemundi @notabenetoronto @daysofplay
  • 10/18/2011 Make dinner plans @HODSONSBarGrill - Nov. 7th (I'll be there at 6pm)! Mention the Fundraiser benefiting @Learning_Ally goo.gl/ttwa8
  • 10/18/2011 Babies & toddlers should learn from play & live interaction, NOT tv sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/… #literacy #media #parenting via @ReadingHorizons
  • 10/18/2011 Dessert time! Guess how I'm going to celebrate National Chocolate Cupcake Day (Oct. 18th) ... #food
  • 10/18/2011 White-collar Crime: Maybe we should try public shaming. Douglas Berman via @TIMEIdeas ideas.time.com/2011/10/18/wha
  • 10/18/2011 RT @rzrachelzoe Glad u all like this quote :) RT @TallMeg "If I'm going to be a mess then I'm going to be a glamorous mess!" - @rzrachelzoe #sotrue
  • 10/17/2011 @StRegisPMita That sunset is beautiful! What was the temperature ... perfect?
  • 10/17/2011 I'm thrilled to be officially elected as the Chair of @Learning_Ally Board, #Denver! Thank you - I look forward to serving our organization!
  • 10/16/2011 Great #Bridal Expo at Denver Marriott City Center is on Oct 23rd starting at noon (@GreatBridalExpo) greatbridalexpo.com/bridal-shows/D
  • 10/16/2011 RT @TweetSmarter Sesame Street’s YouTube channel hacked with porn for 30 minutes: bit.ly/oTtF2c
  • 10/16/2011 Congrats, Clio @EliotHotel in Boston, for getting on Frommer's "America's 10 Best Hotel Restaurants" @FrommersTravel frommers.com/slideshow/?p=3
  • 10/16/2011 Congrats Summit @TheBroadmoor Hotel for getting in Frommer's America's 10 Best Hotel Restaurants @FrommersTravel frommers.com/slideshow/?p=1
  • 10/16/2011 Open casting call for 3rd season of #MasterChef , held in Boston at Le Cordon Bleu (Nov. 5th) @masterchefusa details: masterchefcasting.com
  • 10/16/2011 Happy Boss's Day (Oct. 16) to all the great business leaders. Also, we appreciate all the hard working employees that support us #bosses.
  • 10/15/2011 CONSULTANT : DON’T BE A KICKED TIRE lnkd.in/U3GVVj
  • 10/15/2011 Reminder to get tickets: 2011 UNICEF Children's Champion Award Dinner (Oct. 20th) - The Castle in #Boston @unicefUSA unicefusa.org/about/special-
  • 10/15/2011 In the spirit of #Saturday night, I hope everyone enjoys a highly extracted #wine (one w/ a lot of flavor, color, tannin & alcohol) CHEERS!
  • 10/15/2011 Wine Fun: Sur Lie means that wine has spent time aging on its lees/sediment. Aging on the lees makes wines more full bodied, nuanced & nutty
  • 10/15/2011 I'm very excited about TRADE restaurant at #Boston Atlantic Wharf - Chef Jody Adams will do us proud! trade-boston.com
  • 10/15/2011 Twenty top Twitter tips via @MarketingDonut marketingdonut.co.uk/marketing/inte
  • 10/14/2011 6 Twitter Tools for Local Business sproutsocial.com/insights/2011/… via @Sprout_Insights
  • 10/14/2011 I'm impressed with @lg_designs Logo #designs for my client and her quick turnaround! Thanks, Lynn! lynngrahamdesigns.com
  • 10/13/2011 Campaigns to Capabilities: Social Media & Marketing 2011 via @BuddyMedia and Booz & Company lnkd.in/9iiMMB lnkd.in/gRpwku
  • 10/13/2011 New #food show: The Best Thing I Ever Ate! via @FoodNetwork foodnetwork.com/the-best-thing… My favs @Duff_Goldman, @ChopTedAllen, & @chefanneburrell
  • 10/12/2011 I'm surprised to learn that less than 10% of plastic trash is recycled. Kudos to Mike Biddle for making a new plan goo.gl/pL2nL #eco
  • 10/11/2011 Drastic or Reasonable?? LMK! "@CityofAspen Council voted tonight to ban plastic bags & impose 20 cent fee on paper bags @ grocery stores"
  • 10/11/2011 @ESKDboston Best Late Night Specials menu yet, Eastern Standard! #food
  • 10/11/2011 Just finished celebrating National Sausage Pizza Day (Oct. 11th) ... way better than warm milk - good night!
  • 10/11/2011 Tomorrow: “THE DIAMOND HUNT JUBILEE” #fundraiser @TheGoldenHotel. Proceeds go to the Golden Rescue Fund. RSVP jayne@goldencochamber.org
  • 10/10/2011 RT @MTV If you're dealing with digital drama, or know someone who is, there's help. Spread the word. on.mtv.com/rbLPkZ
  • 10/10/2011 Just watched Dancing With the Stars in real time (sans DVR). I felt like I was in the Stone Age ... time moved sooo slow! #NotDoingThatAgain
  • 10/9/2011 RT @BostonDotCom Tom Brady: Just another week - bo.st/qboMxi #patriots
  • 10/9/2011 via @Macys #WIN a Marchesa wedding gown: bit.ly/pYZBlO - Win a trip for 4 to NYC for a Thanksgiving Experience: bit.ly/op0rfM
  • 10/9/2011 Who says men are commitment-phobic? Paul McCartney walks down the aisle (again)! goo.gl/UroJ2 #wedding via @cnnbrk
  • 10/8/2011 Already read my ESPN Magazine: The Body Issue TWICE! Check out some of the pics espn.go.com/espn/bodyissue @ESPNMag
  • 10/8/2011 Fruit Fresh Up Recall in NY state: Fresh Cut Cantaloupe & Cut Mixed Fruit w/Cantaloupe (poss. #listeria monocytogenes) goo.gl/RU8x8
  • 10/8/2011 Very nice article, A. Penenberg - A Mega, Meta Mashup in Tweets ... in the wake of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs' death. goo.gl/fIj1I
  • 10/8/2011 Happy National Fluffernutter Day (Oct 8th) ...p.s. that's Marshmallow & Peanut Butter ... oh, and it's delicious! marshmallowfluff.com
  • 10/8/2011 Wishing your Jewish friend a "happy" Yom Kippur shows how little you know about the holiday ... It's a time of solemn spiritual reflection
  • 10/8/2011 RT @TweetSmarter 10 Must Have Twitter Tools and Apps bit.ly/re44Vv
  • 10/7/2011 Great #massage tonight with Mary at Elements Massage in Highlands Ranch! @touchofelements
  • 10/7/2011 Great 1st day working w/ Security Surveillance System (SSS)! Safeguarding your home & business is so important! ssscamera.com
  • 10/7/2011 RT @wineportfolio Everybody's Talkin' - a great article on the incredible rise social media and travel http://ow.ly/6Qilv
  • 10/6/2011 @5280Eats @livingsocial I'd ask @Ddesserts before concluding #Denver doesn't have much of a sweet tooth. D Desserts is always hopping!
  • 10/6/2011 Twitter Tip: Follow the right accounts (e.g. industry affiliates, employees, clients & appropriate interests) & respond if they @mention you
  • 10/6/2011 Happy National #Noodle Day! This makes me want to have a can of comforting Campbell's Soup today. campbellsoup.com
  • 10/5/2011 Steve Jobs passes away - he will be missed. cnn.com/2011/10/05/us/
  • 10/5/2011 RT @WSJ Bank of America's online banking problems have spilled into a sixth day as customer anger mounts on.wsj.com/qtttgM
  • 10/5/2011 Key questions (and answers via @USATODAY) about the #Apple iPhone 4S - usat.ly/qxscrC
  • 10/5/2011 VOTE DAILY! Learning Ally could win $25,000. I've just submitted my daily 5 votes ( @Learning_Ally - use code: 0573 ) albertsonscpchallenge.com
  • 10/5/2011 Yes, it's a challenge to learn! w/ conflicting music & different dances all around makes it tough to hear & keep count @AdvntrsInDance
  • 10/4/2011 Happy National Vodka Day AND National Taco Day (Oct. 4th) ... sounds like a good combo! @belvederevodka
  • 10/4/2011 @senseamarketing @AdvntrsInDance I'm learning the Viennese Waltz! The dance floor gets a bit too crowded tho when other training is going on
  • 10/4/2011 Great dinner, service & view at @legalseafoods Harborside 2nd Floor (try the filet!) w/@kurtmalec legalseafoods.com/restaurants/bo… #WaterfrontDining
  • 10/4/2011 Semiconwest2011 Daily's out! bit.ly/nGobf5 Nice business etiquette tips from around the world @katiemorrell via @AmericanExpress
  • 10/4/2011 The funniest jokes are grounded in truth, but not all truthful jokes are funny ... think about it.
  • 10/3/2011 We're looking forward to our @FAIntegrations logo #design meeting today with @lg_designs.
  • 10/3/2011 Kraft Foods Global voluntary #recall: 3types of #Velveeta Shells&Cheese Single Serve Microwaveable Cups (possible thin wire bristle pieces)
  • 10/2/2011 Brunching at L'Espalier!
  • 10/1/2011 Great @JamesVanPraagh show in Boston ... Wish there was more time for personal readings! Come back soon.

YTD TweetsOctober 2010  -  October 2009

Happy Halloween!




My Pumpkin Carving (Oct. 2011)
... the toasted seeds I made were delicious too! Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Capital Grille Restaurant Review

 
CAPITAL GRILLE, DENVER

Desirability: 6 of 6 acclamations

My Opinions:  I've been to this Larimer Sq. location a few times, and this evening was one of my best dinning experiences. The dinner special I had was delicious and the staff was extremely accommodating and attentive.

This chain restaurant has been able to maintain a high-end boutique steak house feel in every location I've dined at. I've been impressed at the chain's consistent and reliable fresh quality food, excellent service, and impressive wine list. If you like you waiter, remember to get his/her name as you can request them for future seatings.

Also, a nice insider tip: if you want something offered at a different Capital Grille (like caviar or particular bottle of champagne), you can call ahead of time and they will ship it to your restaurant’s location.

     Try:  Dry Aged Steak Au Poivre - Lobster Mac N Cheese - Seasonal Mushroom Medly
     Skip:  Creamed Spinach

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Dry Aged Steak Au Poivre – Calamari – Oysters – Shrimp Cocktail – Wedge Salad – Tomato Salad – Filet Mignon – Swordfish – Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich – Lobster Mac N Cheese – Seasonal Mushrooms – Creamed Spinach – Asparagus – Truffle Fries

Most Recent Visit: 10/27/2011
Amount Visited: 100+
Experiences: Dinner, Bar

Address: 1450 Larimer Street Denver, CO 80202 (multiple locations)
Website: thecapitalgrille.com  Phone: (303) 539-2500
Social Networking:  Facebook /The Capital Grille  -  Twitter @capgrillelsq

Previous PostsJanuary 2010

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Do You Do CRM? Here's Your 1st Step To Doing It

 DO YOU DO CRM? HERE’S YOUR 1st STEP TO DOING IT

You’re a consultant, so all you have time for is staying focused on getting your work done and setting up your next consulting job because it’s a competitive environment out there … especially in this economy. I understand.

Well, as business development consultant, a quick and easy step I tell everyone to take is to create a database of all the people they've met, received an inquiry from, and worked with. Be sure to gather as much information as you can about them including at least one piece of contact information (i.e. phone number, email, mailing address). It takes very little time to set up a rolling database, and even less time to maintain, yet the payoff (if used right) can be huge.

If you don’t feel comfortable asking for contact information, offer something to them in return like putting them on your monthly “insider tips” newsletter or mention that you occasionally send out exclusive discounts. Then, follow up. This sounds so obvious, but you would be surprised by how many people I have seen ignore this step. It doesn’t have to be a big time investment, nor do you have to use an expensive email provider – simply stay fresh in someone’s mind (it will bring in business).

I’ve gotten many responses from people who have been planning to contact me, or have been grappling with an issue that they "just realized" I would be able to help them with. They are usually relieved that I initiated a reconnection ... always happy to help!

Recap:
  • Collect contact information from everyone you meet and work with
  • Follow-up at least once
  • Communicate without being overwhelming (and not just when you need something from them)
  • Measure your CRM success (ideally you should keep a report of who you’ve reached out to, in what way you've contacted them, and how that has translated into business – referrals included)

About the Author: Kristin Kim (contact: kristin@FleurIrisee.com) is the President and COO of Fleur Irisée: an exclusive consulting firm in Denver, CO and Boston, MA (headquarters). Fleur Irisée specializes in developing fully integrated turn-key solutions for your personal and professional needs. Our talents focus on strategic business development, special event management, wedding planning, and select concierge services. “Discrete + Experienced + Professional + Sophisticated” http://www.FleurIrisee.com

Monday, October 24, 2011

Chinook Tavern Restaurant Review

CHINOOK TAVERN


Desirability: 3 of 6 acclamations

My Opinions: I was first impressed with the spacious bar/lounge, restaurant and additional private room. The super high ceilings, the airy feel, uplifting light wood tones, and interesting lighting. Once seated, I went from feeling intrigued to feeling a bit exposed and lonely - there was no one in the restaurant!

I ordered and waited, and waited ... and waited for some dinner rolls. Then, I waited, and waited ,and waited for my salad. Then, it's repeat the same for my entree, coffee and dessert. I like a relaxing meal, but I didn't plan on it lasting 3 hours. The food was good, but skip the dessert (a bit dry) and coffee (a bit weak).

The bar section is quite attractive (pictured above), so it'd be great for an after-work happy hour drink. Also, the space is accommodating for a large private cocktail function - just make sure the contract ensures it's staffed appropriately.

Most Recent Visit: 10/23/2011
Amount Visited: 1
Experiences:  Dinner

Address: 6380 South Fiddlers Green Circle, Greenwood Village, CO 80111 (multiple locations)
Website: chinookdenver.com  Phone: ‎(720) 266-6000
Social Networking: Twitter @ChinookTavern  -  Facebook /Chinook Tavern

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Corridor 44 Bar Review

CORRIDOR 44

My Opinions: We all know that I love the bubblies ... especially in the Rose family. Tonight, I  quenched my thirst with their flight of 3 sparkling roses - the presentation was enticing ... my drinks set on a wrought iron spiral flute holder, and the pours all complimented each other.

This place was packed, yet the bar service was still attentive and friendly - nice work! The crowd was an "interesting" mix of 70% classy, 25% tawdry, and 5% sloshed, but it wouldn't be a good Friday night without some amusement, right?! Also, the prices are quite fair, especially for their bottles, so I will be back to try some more flights, some more bottles, and maybe even something from their food menu.

Most Recent Visit: 10/21/2011
Amount Visited: 5+
Experiences: Bar

Desirability: 5 of 6 acclamations

Address: 1433 Larimer Square, Denver, CO 80202
Website: corridor44.com  Phone: (303) 893-0044‎
Social Networking: Twitter @Corridor44  -  Facebook /Corridor 44

Previous PostsNovember 2009

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Lash Envy (Denver) Review

LASH ENVY

My Opinions: I wasn't sure I would find a comparable lash company in Denver, but Aly Warren's Lash Envy office (near the Cherry Creek Mall) does great work. They use Xtreme Lashes and my stylist, Jacque, is able to artfully apply a significant amount of lashes to make my lash line look full and natural.

The office is located in an apartment building, this surprised me on my first visit because I was not advised, but once inside, Aly maintains a clean and calming environment for you to get your application done. The prices are fair and they even sell some great products like a natural lash stimulator formula, brow pencils and grooming tools. To note: I've been happy with the staying power these lashes have. I can go 4-5 weeks before another application, and they use a quick drying glue that reduces irritation.

Desirability: 5 of 6 acclamations

Most Recent Visit: 10/18/2011
Amount Visited: 2
Experiences: Lash Application

Address: 3329 E. Bayaud Avenue, Suite 804, Denver, CO 80209 (multiple locations)
WebsiteLashEnvyinc.com  Phone: (303) 717-5247
Social Networking: Facebook /Lash Envy

Saturday, October 15, 2011

CONSULTANT : DON’T BE A KICKED TIRE

 CONSULTANT : DON’T BE A KICKED TIRE

Free consultations are commonplace these days. Not only does it allow the buyer to get to know you and your business, it allows you and your business to qualify the buyer.

As a business development and marketing consultant, and special event planner, I certainly recommend hosting a free consultation to be sure that the inquiry is a desirable one, and that you are a good fit for the job. Free consultations should be a meeting to discover why the client is looking for help, identify the areas in need that you can specifically improve, and show the prospect that you have the abilities to resolve their problems. Free consultations should not be a platform to give the client solutions to their problems - never ever give away your secrets (not a one!).

Prospects will ask pointed questions – and that’s OK. Instead of getting overly secretive, focus the discussion on your deep understanding of the prospects concerns, promote your process, and refer to some of your previous cases that were successful because of your value-add. Be comfortable knowing that you probably aren’t going to answer all of the client’s questions in detail. Starting off with the terms of the meeting will help manage a buyer’s expectations of what will be discussed.

Throughout my experience, I’ve met many consultants in business development, marketing, hospitality, special events and weddings, concierge services, creative industries, and then some, who are frustrated by their conversion from free consultations to paying business. They tend to turn inward, and become insecure in their abilities. This reaction is dangerous because it can cause one to underprice themselves or even quit their business altogether.

Instead of doubting yourself and your services, focus on developing your sales techniques.
A free consultation is informational, but make it also be your soft/hard sell. A consultant has to position themselves as an expert in their field to people seeking out help, so take carry that assertion through to your closing and do the “ask”. It is not pushy or awkward to find out when the client would like to get started. It’s a good thing if you tell them what your next step is upon taking on a new client. At the very least, make sure you are speaking with the decision maker, and if not, find out who that will be.

Remember, your main objective is to qualify the prospective customer and turn them into an active client ... and their main goal is to find the best person to hire. If you recognize that it is not a good fit, save both parties time by politely ending the consultation and then guide them to someone who is better suited to service their needs. They will appreciate your honesty and help; who knows, you may get a referral (or two) from them - it's happened to me.

About the Author: Kristin Kim (contact: Kristin@FleurIrisee.com) is the President and COO of Fleur Irisée: an exclusive consulting firm in Denver, CO and Boston, MA (headquarters). Fleur Irisée specializes in developing fully integrated turn-key solutions for your personal and professional needs. Our talents focus on strategic business development, special event management, wedding planning, and select concierge services. “Discrete + Experienced + Professional + Sophisticated” http://fleuririsee.com

Friday, September 30, 2011

Fleur Irisée's Tweets (September 2011)

 
September 2011
Tweets on Twitter by Fleur Irisée



  • 9/30/2011 Headed back to headquarters (#Boston) ... It's going to be a fantastic weekend!

  • 9/30/2011 Party Rock! CollegeFest 2011 Hits Boston This Weekend at the Hynes Convention Center via@BostInnovation collegefest.com

  • 9/30/2011 Two food Voluntary #Recalls: Andrew Williamson Fresh Produce Organic Grape Tomato & True Leaf Farms Bagged, Chopped Romaine.

  • 9/30/2011 Nooo! A big reason I've been a loyal customer is gone: "@Reuters: Bank of America to charge debit card use fee reut.rs/qA6WAv" #BofA

  • 9/30/2011 Had another fun night learning to ballroom #dance at Adventures in Dance studio: Littleton, CO adventuresindance.com @AdvntrsInDance

  • 9/27/2011 Happy National Chocolate Milk Day! I opt for Ghirardelli now, but was a Nesquik fan (still not sure what Ovaltine's appeal ever was ...)

  • 9/27/2011 Boston's Mayors Food Court: Temporary Suspension of Permit - THE FEDERAL recent health code violations goo.gl/IrdT3 #badrestaurant

  • 9/26/2011 Volunteer! Take a breather from work, job search, party life to give back to your fav. cause (mine's @Learning_Ally). volunteermatch.org

  • 9/26/2011 Have fun at Ad Club's Media Innovation Day! Is @sarahjhodkinson going too? @kaucella @mromig @jmoore700 @MarcTGrabowski

  • 9/26/2011 RT @TIME Oh. Great. Facebook cookies work even if you're logged out | ti.me/nqz9b2 (via @Techland) 

  • 9/26/2011 Love @andersoncooper new talk show, Anderson! Great guests and interview style!

  • 9/25/2011 The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty - Winston Churchill #Optimist

  • 9/23/2011 RT @EarthShare Plenty of depressing economic & political news today. Here's some good news: #Green jobs are happening bit.ly/qwuMPf

  • 9/23/2011 @lg_designs I can't wait to see the invitation design!

  • 9/24/2011 LOGO DESIGN JOB: I'm looking to redesign a client logo (finance industry) & am accepting bids/references today info@fleuririsee.com

  • 9/24/2011 Contracting out Twitter updates can lack authenticity. @Fleur_Irisee, we're careful to reflect unique company personality, opinions & values

  • 9/24/2011 A biz/convention #Networking conversation tip:“The quotation I live my life by is…” It shows you're thoughtful, well read & self-motivated

  • 9/23/2011 Beer! Sept. 23-25 #Oktoberfest (round 2) Denver is happening on Larimer St. in the Ballpark Neighborhood oktoberfestdenver.com PROST!

  • 9/22/2011 RT @googleoffers Good morning #Denver - are you ready for #GoogleOffers? Help us spread the word that we'll be in CO soon! RT & sign up @ goo.gl/RVVTW

  • 9/21/2011 Off to meet my @WHERE friend after their conference @SheratonDenDtwn - Maybe try 16Mix bar or 15|FIFTY to quench my thirst! #denver

  • 9/21/2011 Happy International Banana Festival & National Pecan Cookie Day! #foodholiday

  • 9/21/2011 Hmmm, never heard of #FollowFriday - Discover 34 Awesome Twitter Ideas for Engaging Your Prospects via @hubspot blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/630

  • 9/20/2011 A #Networking Tip during introductions: “When I googled myself today, I discovered…” In a fun social setting, this is a memorable icebreaker

  • 9/20/2011 RT @whitehouse A promise made is now a promise kept. As of 12:01am today, "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" is over: wh.gov/gr9 #DADT

  • 9/19/2011 #Doppelganger Alert: @SethMacFarlane = Greg Brady ... on purpose??

  • 9/19/2011 Men, take notes from The @GQMagazine Style Report: The Emmys gq.com/style/profiles… (nice job, @CharlieSheen - glad you're on the up&up!)

  • 9/19/2011 RT @ComedyCentral The #SheenRoast is finally here! Our Pre-Show coverage starts at 9:30/8:30c! instagr.am/p/Nja6i/

  • 9/19/2011 Great to hear how many places carry @xtremelashes! I'm going to a Lash Envy in Colorado.

  • 9/19/2011 CLOSING 12/31/2011: Priscilla of Boston. I'm sure we all won't miss their awful customer service... @leliteboston is my fav. anyhoo! #brides

  • 9/19/2011 Getting ready for an event, so off to Lash Envy to get @XtremeLashes applied (1st time!). Can't wait to see how they compare to @luxlash.

  • 9/18/2011 RT@PrimetimeEmmys Be sure to visit Emmys.com as Backstage Live show is still going on! + see clips of tonight's show and more

  • 9/18/2011 Upcoming dates for New England Bridal Affair Shows in MA & CT (PreRegister to Win a honeymoon by Brides.com) newenglandbridalaffair.com/shows #weddings

  • 9/18/2011 Happy National Cheeseburger Day (delicious!) - my favorite burger comes out of the Four Seasons! @FSBoston and @FSDenver. Where's your fav??

  • 9/17/2011 Looking forward to a fun Fall in CO. @Colorado has great activities (festivals, food, roadtrips ....) to keep you busy fall.colorado.com

  • 9/17/2011 It's always sad to see Summer end, so here are some fresh Fall #events to look forward to in New England: bo.st/mQLyvA via @BostonAE

  • 9/16/2011 Top 10 Places for #Chocolate -- National Geographic: travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/top-10/… via @AddThis (Congrats for getting on the list @MaxBrennerUSA)

  • 9/16/2011 Using #LinkedIn via @fastcompany (getting customized urls is a huge plus) lnkd.in/Mh49yf lnkd.in/RS6qWC

  • 9/15/2011 RT @bostoncalendar New England Comic Con 2011 Wizard World Convention - tomorrow (9/17) at 10:00am - bo.st/mSEUdk

  • 9/14/2011 Looking forward my first visit and a glass (or 2) of wine @LalasRestaurant Wine Bar lalaswinebar.com

  • 9/13/2011 Event: @ONA MediaShift Mixer (7pm 9/21) at STORYVILLE in Boston (formerly Saint nightcub) to.pbs.org/pkgiz0 - SignUP bit.ly/q1EdMi

  • 9/13/2011 Happy National Peanut Day (Nut-Allergies beware 0/13) - Satisfy your craving @Nuts_Online nutsonline.com ... aha, I love this url ;)

  • 9/13/2011 Virgin America impresses (again!): @VirginAmerica + @Row44 to allow fliers to stream entertainment on personal devices usat.ly/oJWYWO

  • 9/12/2011 RT @NESN Patriots Live Blog: Pats, Dolphins Moments From Kickoff nesn.com/2011/09/patrio… @realpatriots #patriots

  • 9/12/2011 Breaking News: Cantaloupe linked to Listeria outbreak from Colorado washingtonpark.kdvr.com/news/health/83… #FoodWarning

  • 9/12/2011 Life's good even if it's not perfect :) pic.twitter.com/Wd45HBc

  • 9/12/2011 10 Cult Filmmakers Everyone Should Know: bit.ly/opeJRk via @AddThis @Flavorwire

  • 9/10/2011 “If you are single there is always one thing you should take out with you on a Saturday night... your friends.” @SJP

  • 9/9/2011 Phew! I just broke 1,000 #tweets thanks to @twitter - what a nice start to the weekend!

  • 9/9/2011 Santé! RT@OdellBrewing CHEERS! @HighlandTapDen: #FF @mittensUP @Fleur_Irisee @ThrilllistDenver @YelpDenver @WomenEnjoyBeer @Rondarita2

  • 9/9/2011 9/11 News: looking for a way to participate in your community? Visit goo.gl/I70km to see what's scheduled in your area @chamberbclc

  • 9/9/2011 Hmmm, @GDeLaurentiis came up a lot in my answers to @Zagat's TV Food Show survey! Get your votes in ASAP: bit.ly/qKQLuq

  • 9/9/2011 Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day. #TGIF



  • YTD PostsSeptember 2010  -  September 2009

    Wednesday, August 31, 2011

    Fleur Irisée's Tweets (August 2011)

     
    August 2011
    Tweets on Twitter by Fleur Irisée


    • 8/30/2011 - RT@CharlesHotel We're incredibly sad to learn of the death of the legendary David "Honeyboy" Edwards http://ow.ly/6h3Mp via @nytimesmusic
    • 8/30/2011 - Online #Dating Etiquette 101 per @ForbesTech: Don't Name People When Recounting Your 'Horror' Stories http://onforb.es/oyOf6O
    • 8/30/2011 - Happy National Toasted #Marshmallow Day! It makes me want to go camping again at Crawford Notch w/ @sarahjhodkinson ☺
    • 8/29/2011 - Looking for love in #Boston? Here's a Singles Dinner by Tasty Networks http://localwineevents.com/events/detail/381755 via@worldwineevents SignUp: http://tastyboston.com/
    • 8/29/2011 - Study Reveals How Professionals Use LinkedIn - @Forbes http://onforb.es/otcCCC
    • 8/29/2011 - This T+L 40th Anniversary celebration in #NYC (Sept 16-18, 2011) sounds bank! Wish I could make it! http://tlglobalbazaar.com/
    • 8/28/2011 - RT@LIFE Who's watching tonight? — @MTV Video Music Awards: A History of Insanity - http://on.life.com/nMxT1T
    • 8/27/2011 - Congrats & good luck LA on your 1st Los Angeles Food & Wine weekend (Oct 13-16, 2011) Details & tickets http://www.lafw.com/ @lafoodwine
    • 8/27/2011 - Off to see The Help #movie - I just know this is going to be goood! http://bit.ly/qDq9Rd
    • 8/26/2011 - RT@Reuters Air travel braces for East Coast storm shutdown http://reut.rs/nm0fYz
    • 8/24/2011 - Sooo excited to try the new @belvederevodka Bloody Mary! Is there a list of distributors for this enticing #vodka!? http://facebook.com/#!/belvederevodka
    • 8/24/2011 - To Make: a #Haiku (A Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of 5, 7, and 5) http://fleuririsee.blogspot.com/2010/11/haiku.html
    • 8/24/2011 - Happy National Peach Pie Day (Aug. 24th). Now - where to buy a good one ... any suggestions?
    • 8/23/2011 - I think Kristin Cavallari's new doppelganger is Emma Roberts & Jesse Eisenberg's is Teen Wolf (when he's the wolf - in a v. good way) #celeb
    • 8/23/2011 - Off to a delicious and casual dinner @Steubens (started from #Waltham MA gents) - the BLT sounds perfect!
    • 8/23/2011 - To Get: eCommerce Functionality "@onepica Avg time between 1st visit to a site & purchase=19hrs. 28% of shoppers take over 24hrs to convert"
    • 8/23/2011 - To Do: get a large #water bottle & stay hydrated all day long - it really helps to cary one around (it's good for your body AND environment)
    • 8/23/2011 - Congrats to The Capital Grille revamp location @massconvention Hynes Convention Center (opens 8/4 for lunch & dinner)! http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/Locations/Boston/Main.asp
    • 8/22/2011 - So much fun: find the differences in these racy pictures! http://www.eadultgames.com/games/erotic_photo_hunt/free_sexy_photo_hunt.html
    • 8/21/2011 - Great #PR article @IncMagazine : New Rules of Getting Press for Your Start-up: http://www.inc.com/guides/201108/public-relations-for-start-ups.html
    • 8/18/2011 - "@eonline: Bravo Still Unsure About The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Future http://eonli.ne/rsl8ED" #armstrong
    • 8/16/2011 - @pinkergreen @kurtmalec @onepica (May be a good contract #job for one of your connections) "@Digitas: Sr Flash Designer http://bit.ly/pSugF5"
    • 8/14/2011 - Subdued #fashion is OUT (yay) - @HarpersBazaarus verdict is in. Check out NY Fashion Week Fall 2011 Trend Report: http://ow.ly/5Y86F
    • 8/13/2011 - We're still full from a relaxing #brunch @Olivea_Denver (Spicy Bloody Mary was too salty, but the Blackberry Lemonade was perfect!)
    • 8/13/2011 - The Italians say, "chi mangia bene, viva bene" (those who eat well, live well), and I wholeheartedly agree! #food
    • 8/13/2011 - Had a delicious Kaos #pizza (salad specials were a bonus) - I can't wait to try the gluten-free options @KaosPizzeria http://kaospizzeria.com/
    • 8/12/2011 - RT@Mashable 5 Reasons Your Product Documentation Is a Marketing Asset - http://on.mash.to/noO9Hi
    • 8/11/2011 - At @Ddesserts and LOVING IT!!
    • 8/10/2011 - Great staff/service @washparkgrille (try the bruschetta and skip the brie & artichoke dip) http://www.washparkgrille.com/
    • 8/10/2011 - Happy National Banana Split AND S'mores Day - which one are you most excited to celebrate? #food
    • 8/08/2011 - "@IncMagazine: It's good to stay small. Check out these six reasons why you should keep your #business that way. http://bit.ly/nGJVuA"
    • 8/08/2011 - Happy Birthday to Greg - President of @onepica (THE marketing + technology agency of #Boston)!!!
    • 8/07/2011 - In the year 2016: The 30 fastest-growing jobs (per @BostonHot) http://bo.st/hR17gQ #employment #careers
    • 8/07/2011 - #Pinotage, the signature grape of S. Africa, is a cross b/w Pinot Noir & Cinsaut - Cinsaut's called Hermitage - & so the new grape was named
    • 8/07/2011 - RT@UsWeekly From @ddlovato to @selenagomez and @ninadobrev, see which stars rocked the red carpet at the Teen Choice Awards! http://goo.gl/oOga9
    • 8/07/2011 - RT@Pinkergreen Here's a GREEN summer proj… sign up for Catalog Choice http://ow.ly/5PqGy and eliminate some of that junk mail!
    • 8/06/2011 - Looking forward to dinner @BrioItalian tonight in Cherry Creek ... What's the most popular appetizer & dish? #food
    • 8/06/2011 - #Wine Fun: Q: Why is there a recessed area in the bottom of a wine bottle? A: The recessed area is used to catch/trap sediment
    • 8/05/2011 - I'm excited to have #dinner @VitaRestaurant tonight for the 1st time ... I hope to get up to the rooftop terrace! http://www.vitadenver.com/
    • 8/05/2011 - It's National Waffle Day - Any places to get top-notch #brunch food all day in Denver, @TheBlendd ?
    • 8/05/2011 - It's National Oyster Day - how is @ICOBar going to celebrate ... any #oyster specials??
    • 8/03/2011 - Off to #Churchill cigar bar at the Brown Palace - come say hi!
    • 8/02/2011 - Just met your good friend, Bo, at Churchills and he introduced me to your #whiskey - it was delicious! Great drink @Stranahans
    • 8/01/2011 - Join @AIGAboston for a night of style. AFTA #event with @RueLaLa on 8/11 from 6-9pm (near Boston Convention Ctr) http://j.mp/r0jFWv
    • 8/01/2011 - 7 Ways to Write Super Catchy Headlines http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/20567/7-Ways-to-Write-Super-Catchy-Headlines.aspx (via @HubSpot RT@sarahjhodkinson) #marketing
    YTD Posts:  August 2010

    Wednesday, August 10, 2011

    Washington Park Grille Bar & Restaurant Review

    WASHINGTON PARK GRILLE

    My Opinions: Though this places looks more upscale, I'd opt for the brother restaurant, Wash Park Tavern. The Wash Park Grille's bar section was surprisingly dingy/dive-like, but offered a good selection of libations, so I'd come back for a drink. 

    Upon getting seated outside, I had the chance to try some starters, and decided not to try anything more because the food was a turn off ... especially the baked brie, spinach and artichoke dip. The ingredients did not seem fresh, the flavors tasted off, and the dishes were not well prepared. On the upside, the staff is friendly and approachable. 

    The prices here are expensive, especially for what you get (including the wines by the glass and bottle list). I have heard this place is decent, so perhaps I just caught the chef on a bad night. We shall see!

    Desirability: 2 of 6 acclamations

         Try:  n/a
         Skip:  Brie & Artichoke Dip

    Some Food/Drink Tasted: Sliders - Bruschetta Sampler - Baked Brie, Spinach & Artichoke Dip

    Most Recent Visit:  8/10/2011
    Amount Visited:  1
    Experiences:  Bar, Dinner

    Address: 1096 South Gaylord Street, Denver, CO 80209
    Websitewashparkgrille.com  Phone: (303) 777-0707
    Social Networking: Facebook /Washington Park Grille  -  Twitter @WashParkGrille

    Sunday, July 31, 2011

    Fleur Irisée's Tweets (July 2011)

     
    July 2011
    Tweets on Twitter by Fleur Irisée


    • 7/30/2011 - Great lunch at Edge @FSDenver - love the outside patio and sushi menu. See you soon! 
    • 7/30/2011 - Brunch at Devil's Food Bakery was pricey, but worth it! Best latte and potato salad I've had in Wash. Park www.devilsfoodbakery.com #food
    • 7/29/2011 - RT@sarahjhodkinson eBay, PayPal Reveal More Details On X.Commerce Platform For Developers via @techcrunch http://t.co/mXYArno
    • 7/28/2011 - Happy National Milk Chocolate Day - I hope soy #milk counts b/c Silk has the best around! http://bit.ly/p8DSHj
    • 7/27/2011 - Although it's not my favorite #desert, happy National Creme Brulee Day. If I had to order one, @FinaleBakery would be my pick. #food
    • 7/27/2011 - Happy National #Scotch Day - enjoy responsibly!
    • 7/26/2011 - Happy National Coffee Milkshake Day (a cooling treat) ... Mmmm, #coffee!
    • 7/24/2011 - Just downloaded @WHERE to my BlackBerry thanks to a recommendation from @sarahjhodkinson - I can't wait to use it while I'm on the road!
    • 7/24/2011 - Celebrate, @kurtmalec ! It's National Tequila Day ... Gran Centennario Anjeo anyone?
    • 7/23/2011 - RT@Mashable This infographic will help you avoid the top10 online scams - http://on.mash.to/ouvw39
    • 7/23/2011 - Nice dinner @SirosRestaurant in Marina Bay #Quincy (enjoyed the chicken parmesan & a chilled bottle of prosecco!) - I'll be back soon :)
    • 7/23/2011 - Great Turkey Club @FSBoston today!!
    • 7/23/2011 - Great night @Cigar_Masters (again!). You all rock ... best staff & selection of #cigars in Boston.
    • 7/22/2011 - Sad I missed the grand opening, but still can't wait to try #Denver's new hot spot, Chloe, next week! @ChloeDenver http://bit.ly/qyXslG
    • 7/22/2011 - Great time tonight @TicoRestaurant (great #tequila!) and @Port305 (yummy popcorn shrimp) www.ticorestaurant.com - http://bit.ly/nxRO4d
    • 7/21/2011 - #Fashion PR News: Regan Communications Acquires @5SPR to Launch Fashion & Lifestyle Division http://bit.ly/qOmmUY RT@PR_Couture
    • 7/21/2011 - No #diets today ☺ b/c July 21st is National Ice Cream & National Junk Food Day (how sweet it is) ♥ USA holidays!
    • 7/20/2011 - Fun #wine fact: According to the Federal government, above 14% alcohol is considered to be a "dessert wine". My favorite is a Vouvray Wine
    • 7/20/2011 - Do We Expect Too Much From Boards? http://lnkd.in/zi2fhx
    • 7/20/2011 - Unhappy to see @Grill23andBar on the Division of Health Inspections' Temp Suspension of Permit 2011 List http://1.usa.gov/pOSOGd #restaurant
    • 7/20/2011 - We have a 3fer! It's National #Lollipop, Hot Dog, AND Ice Cream #Soda Day ... Finally, a #food celebration combo that goes well together!
    • 7/19/2011 - Trivia night @jjfoleys with @kurtmalec was fun ... and humbling.
    • 7/18/2011 - Just saw the final Harry Potter movie! Take the ultimate Harry #Potter fan quiz @amc_tv! http://www.amctv.com/games/movie-challenge/1005
    • 7/18/2011 - My 2nd time at Avery Bar in the Boston Ritz, and STILL a bad experience ... especially the food @bostontweet
    • 7/18/2011 - Happy National Caviar Day ... A favorite treat to eat alone or accent a dish. A good #caviar eStore is www.littlepearl.com @LilPearlCaviar
    • 7/17/2011 - Great fun @attitashresort in NH - Mountain Coaster was a great new ride addition to the Alpine Slides & Waterslides! http://www.attitash.com
    • 7/17/2011 - Just back from a great #camping weekend @Crawford Notch (white mountains) in their cabins! Top notch facilities www.crawfordnotchcamping.com
    • 7/13/2011 - I'm so excited I'm already here about to get a magnum Principato wine jug! (I'll share) @kurtmalec @delmarsenties @sarahjhodkinson @tjmilr
    • 7/13/2011 - At Flour: I spy famous sticky buns modestly mingling w/other tasty #bakery treats! flourbakery.com http://yfrog.com/kfe8hgj
    • 7/13/2011 - Just got hired for a labor day #luau - I'm planning zesty grilled pineapples, herb salad, ham, +! Dorot (fresh-frozen herbs) www.mydorot.com
    • 7/13/2011 - The Food Experiments' inviting Boston industry people to pre-pie events in July. http://bit.ly/q9WlIz contact:thefoodexperiments@gmail.com
    • 7/12/2011 - Paramount Specialty Caviar: Love it - Want it - Need it ... #caviar infused with truffles, vodka, tequila & more!!! http://paramountcaviar.com/ViewProducts.aspx?CatId=86
    • 7/12/2011 - Please send a recommendation for a muté wine (A #wine made by adding brandy early during fermentation - French call it Vin Doux Nature) THX!
    • 7/12/2011 - Great 1st time at Tuscan Kitchen in Salem, NH - yummy new lunch menu. I can't wait to revisit & try upstairs wine bar www.tuscan-kitchen.com
    • 7/12/2011 - It's agreed - today is National Pecan Pie Day ... it's how you pronounce #pecan that is up for debate!
    • 7/11/2011 - Off to Siro's for a birthday dinner - think I'll opt for inside though (love AC)! www.sirosrestaurants.com
    • 7/11/2011 - Happy National Blueberry Muffin Day! The best is to pick fresh #blueberries & make your own... or get them from www.gingerbreadusa.com - YUM
    • 7/10/2011 - Do you like pina coladas ... Because it's National Pina Colada Day! #drinks
    • 7/09/2011 - @legalseafoods thanks! I already did & no one called me back :( terrible customer #service, huh? I will try to follow up this coming week
    • 7/09/2011 - July 9th is National Sugar Cookie Day - simple yet delicious - enjoy!
    • 7/08/2011 - I am so excited to be seeing @JamesVanPraagh in Boston (October 2011) - Everyone get your #tickets before it sells out! http://www.vanpraagh.com/index.php?p=Event&id=210
    • 7/08/2011 - Opened a customer service ticket @legalseafoods (over a week ago) and still have yet to be called back ... so disappointing!
    • 7/08/2011 - Tasty #dinner tonight @LockeOber (great soft shell crabs!), but POOR SERVICE; I doubt I'll ever be back. B. Lynch No. 9 Park is better!
    • 7/08/2011 - Blues Barge was A+ last night at Boston Harbor Hotel. I had the best table on Lower Terrace! @bohaho http://yfrog.com/kkzbcppj
    • 7/07/2011 - So excited - I hope this rolls out quickly! New Hydrogen #Fueling Infrastructure: Filling Stations At Quick Lube Shops http://bit.ly/nHETRg
    • 7/07/2011 - Happy National Strawberry Sundae Day!
    • 7/06/2011 - RT@OnePica While we can't work with everyone, we still like to provide good Twitter and Facebook tips for #smallbiz! http://on.mash.to/qNOpiG
    • 7/06/2011 - Just finished up @linertire and they were FANTASTIC - great tire and auto shop! http://www.linertire.com
    • 7/06/2011 - Thank you, @kurtmalec for the birthday wishes!!! Today is going to be a good day!
    • 7/05/2011 - One of the best BLTs I've had in a long time at Henrietta's Table in @CharlesHotel #Cambridge
    • 7/05/2011 - Can't believe Anthony #trial is over with a "not guilty" verdict. Wonder if they're going to try to prosecute Caylee's grandfather ...
    • 7/05/2011 - Happy National #Apple Turnover Day. I hope to make it to @SportelloBoston, @flourbakery or ___ to get one - any bakery deals @grouponboston?
    • 7/05/2011 - We can't wait for Flipping Out debut on July 6 at 9/8pm central - it's already set in our dvr! @BravoAndy
    • 7/04/2011 - Rose Champagne of the deck and sunshine on my face with @sarahjhodkinson - what a beautiful start to the evening! Cheers!!!
    • 7/03/2011 - HAPPY 4TH OF JULY, AMERICANS!!! I hope you celebrate with a full heart, amongst the best company and in the USA!
    • 7/03/2011 - RT@WinchesterPatch A #Winchester native is walking across the country to raise money for #MultipleSclerosis. Find out how you can help: http://aol.it/kWWmXu
    • 7/03/2011 - Dim Sum at China Garden ... such a great Sunday!
    • 7/02/2011 - Today (July 2nd) is National #Anisette Day - enjoy ... if you're into that type of flavor ...
    • 7/01/2011 - My evening is done - let the weekend begin! ... Starting with a glass of red #wine.
    • 7/01/2011 - Checking in to the office and it's already a party scene for the 4th here in the financial district! I wish I were outside enjoying the fun!
    • 7/01/2011 - That's the #Boston spirit: "@BostonPopular: Red Sox honor Bruins at Fenway Park - http://bo.st/m60Exy"
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