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Chipotle catering in Denver – post-event Review

I wrote previously* about the introduction of Chipotle Catering in Denver.  I had the opportunity to see their catering options at an event held in HQ Denver and post about their various different options and the pricing too.

Chipotle Catering
Chipotle Catering

Well, we got to try it out ourselves this past weekend and it was, well…. a lot of food!  We had the catering for 20 people and it was the BIG SPREAD.  Check out their entire menu and options here.  We had 2 trays of chicken since we do not eat beef and did pork in addition to the chicken.  There were 2 different types of rice – brown and white; and beans came in pinto (contains bacon) and black.   This spread came with the fajita veggies, tortillas, taco shells, and chips and all the salsa.   It has been 5  days and we still have a ton of food left over.   Chipotle really gives you a lot with their catering option.  We got all the serving spoons from them, signs for the salsas (so much flavor), and all the sterno and dishes to keep the food warm.  All of it was put into reusable bags to carry home easily.  They provided serving bowls for your guests, napkins, and spoons and forks. And, if you return all the equipment, you get a coupon for a free entree on another day.

photo 2 (2)All in all, the catering option went very well for us, and my 40th birthday bash but the sterno is very, very hot and it is not adjustable so it burned some of the rice, veggies, and chicken.**  So, if you can, wait to light that when all your guests arrive and only light it if you need.  Have people heat up their food in the microwave because sterno tends to scare me.  In any case, if Chipotle could do adjustable sterno (so you could turn the flame low or high) that would be ideal.   What a fiesta and the food was perfect for everyone including kids because they could pick and choose what they wanted to eat.  Chipotle catering is perfect for vegetarians, gluten-free, dairy-free guests, and for kids.  And if you do not want to do this much (the big spread) you can do a smaller version, or chips and salsa only, and as always, burrito in a box.  This burrito option comes with chips and salsa too!  You just can’t go wrong with Chipotle catering.

*Disclaimer: as previously posted, I was compensated with free catering for 20 people (the big spread) for writing about the new Chipotle catering option in Denver and for taking my time to attend the Chipotle HQ event.  The opinions listed here are mine alone and do not reflect any views from Chipotle corporate.

**PLEASE NOTE:  I attended a Chipotle-catered event last night, and it seems we did it wrong.  You do not place the sterno below the pans.  You put about 3-4 cups of water in each LARGE pan, then you place the food pans inside of these pans.  Then, you light the sterno underneath it, so the food stays warm from the heat of the water, and it’s not a direct flame.  DUH!

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3 Sons Italian Food- Arvada, CO

3 Sons Italian restaurant is an amazing Italian restaurant- a gem of a place tucked away in West Arvada, on the corner of Indiana and 64th.  This place is family-owned and run, a small business, and their menu is amazing.  The prices are reasonable, their happy hour and lunch offerings are great, and their service is always with a smile.  We love, love 3 sons and we hope you do too.   It is a family place and you can take the kids but keep in mind that if you do a 3- course dinner, it is casual and takes time to make your meal.  Kids aren’t always patient.  We generally go to their happy hour with the kids because the food is quicker.  But if you are looking for a place this Valentine’s Day, check out their 3-course dinner and make a reservation today.  It is a romantic, cozy little restaurant and the prices are just right to make this place perfect for you and your Valentine.

If you have followed me on yelp or trip advisor, I rave about this place, and I hope you like it too!

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Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream – one week away in Denver’s Pepsi Center

Check out my previous posts on Disney on Ice Dare to Dream coming to Denver for the first time here for all the details.  And check this out – all for a great cause:

Hope to see you there, and remember if you can participate, please sign up now to reserve your spot and you could meet the characters of the show.  Wow!

 

 

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Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream (Denver Pepsi Center) GIVEAWAY December 6

I recently posted about Disney on Ice coming to the Pepsi Center, December 6-9.  This is your chance to win a FAMILY 4-pack (free tickets) to see this first time ever show, coming to Denver.  If you win, the tickets are for opening night, Thursday, December 6 at 7pm and remember parking is not included and Pepsi Center parking is $10 and up.  There is accessible parking but spots are limited. For all show information, please click here for the original post.

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GIVEAWAY: Runs from Nov 12-Nov 19.  Winner announced on Nov 19; will be notified via email too and your tickets will be at WILL-CALL under your name.

And if you do not win, do not worry, go to this post, for details and remember to go there to get your discount code as well.

Winner announced using “And the Winner Is” plugin – randomly chosen and posted here.

Also check out these great family blog websites for more entries- each of these sites is running a contest for free tickets as well . GOOD LUCK!

Macaroni Kid- Lakewood; Macaroni Kid- Aurora; Macaroni Kid- BroomfieldSpecial HappensTwo Hands Two Feet; Saving to Be Rich

If you know of others please email me the link and I will add it so you can increase your chances.  HERE ARE MY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory (for one entry):  

(1) Leave only ONE comment to answer ONE of these questions:  What was Tiana’s dream? OR What was Rapunzel’s Chameleon’s name?

Optional: (leave a separate comment for each one you do – tweet limited to one per day, and all others limited to ONCE for each one during entire contest period)

(2) Tweet the following (Limit: once per day) and then leave in a comment the link to your tweet and your twitter handle.  Disney on Ice- Dare to Dream comes to Denver Pepsi Center- get your tickets now! Giveaway and more: http://wp.me/p1dnfM-OV via @getcluedin

(3) Follow @getcluedin on twitter (note: you will request to Follow @getcluedin and I will confirm because @getcluedin is protected on twitter)

(4) Like Get Clued In’s page on facebook

(4) Subscribe to Get Clued In! (this blog) via one OR MORE of the methods listed: RSS, Emails, or through Networked blogs on facebook (If you do more than one, you get ONE comment PER METHOD – that is up to 3 COMMENTS for this option)

(5) Promote in some other way- linkedin, pinterest, etc. (Leave a comment for each promotion, and put the link in the comment).  LIMITED TO ONE PER SOCIAL MEDIA METHOD.

Contest will run from posting through November 19, 2012  NOON Mountain Standard Time- Winner Selected and Chosen using “And the Winner Is” plug-in and announced here and notified via Email on November 19 by 10pm MST.

AND THE WINNER IS… DRUM ROLL PLEASE-  USED PLUG IN AND THE WINNER IS:

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THANK YOU ALL FOR ENTERING and if you did not win, please go up above and check the links I shared- there are many more contests going on and Mama Bird’s Blog is also doing one too in addition to the ones above.   You can also buy your tickets with the discount codes above as well.  See you there!

Disclaimer: Please note General Disclaimer for this website.  Please also note that this giveaway is made possible by FELD.  As part of promoting this event, Get Clued In and her family is compensated with tickets to attend opening night.  There are no other promises or compensation.  You, the reader, are offered a chance to win only and by winning tickets, no other promises are made.  Tickets are not transferrable, and not able to be traded in for cash value.  Get Clued in is not responsible for the actions of FELD, the Pepsi Center or any cancellations, etc.  Get Clued In is not affiliated nor an employee or agent of FELD.

 

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Halloween for Kids in Denver- Let the “Ghoul” Times Roll…

There are so many fun things to do for kids in the Denver-metro area for Halloween… this list is not exhaustive. If you have some places you go or take the kiddos, please do share with the readers here so we can all benefit. Keep in mind, I do not have teenage kids so this post is best suited for younger kids. Some below come with coupons too!*

*Boo Town & 3D Maze at Heritage Square– BooTown Halloween Fun is a large bi-level 3-D maze full of colorful and festive enchantment. BooTown is the place for children of all ages and family entertainment! On top of the adventure-filled 3-D Maze, take a walk through the huge pumpkin patch or pumpkin painting area. With FREE parking and affordable Halloween fun, Heritage Square is the place to be this October!” And now, with this Colorado Kids coupon, you can get $3 off per person on Boo Town or visit the Heritage Square amusement park and get $4 off of Unlimited Rides for the kiddos. Spend the day and boo away!

Click here for a $1 off coupon

*Kids Halloween Town – 108th and Old Wadsworth Blvd – Located North West of the City, Kids Halloween town is open 10am to 3pm Oct. 19-21 and Oct 26-28
Kids Halloween Town is a the Front Range’s Kid Friendly Halloween Destination.
Have your little goblins enjoy Trick or Treating! Face Painting! Hay Rides! Pick a Pumpkin! Pumpkin Painting! Bouncy Castle! Colorful, Fun and Friendly Halloween Town Characters!
And Much, Much more! All activities now $15.00 for children and $2.00 for Adults! Include Trick or treating – Hay Ride, Blowup Castle – Face Painting And a trip through a Kids Friendly Haunted House!!! And with this coupon at Colorado Kids, you can get $1 off per kiddo.

Haunted Maze and Corn Maze at Chatfield – come by and see all the activities for families at the Chatfield Corn Maze – lots to do and there is a haunted maze for adults and teens too!

Boo at the Denver Zoo! The Denver Zoo has its annual Boo at the Zoo and some of the activities are free and included with your admission or membership to the zoo. Check it out. And the weekend of October 27-28, you can meet “thing” after dark at Boo at the Zoo.

MORE MORE MORE! And if you want to know all about some more fun events… check out this Denver guide for Halloween for Kids.

* Disclaimer: For the starred activities above, through Colorado Kids, I was compensated with free admission for me and my family to the activities for promoting them as part of Get Clued In’s promotion for Halloween in Denver for Kids.

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