Denver’s reputation for great food is growing quickly and if you haven’t made your reservations for 5280 Restaurant Week coming up you should do that right away. This week we wanted to explore a couple of family-owned local eateries that you may not have heard of… yet!
Boss Lady Pizza – Boulder Colorado
Just North of Denver in Boulder is a new pizza joint called Boss Lady Pizza, we guarantee you haven’t ever tasted pizza like this. The owners TJ & Whitney moved from Chicago to Colorado and thought “The Hill” right off the CU Campus would be the perfect spot to get people addicted to their ridiculously fantabulous pizza/pasta/meal on a slice… well you’ll just have to go and see for yourself.
You can get it by the slice, order your own and eat it there, take it home or have it delivered in Boulder. Your first time in you should expect to be there while deciding just which one of these unique creations you are going to try… From Chicken & Waffles to Chicken Alfredo Penne .. yep that’s right ON a pizza you really can’t go wrong.
We got to go behind the scenes for the Sony Hidden Project and shoot “The Birth of a Pizza” and watch TJ, co-owner, and creator of the signature pizza the “BLP” aka Boss Lady Pizza, make it step by step. The #SonyStore project afforded us the use of their newest and COOLEST DSLR Camera the NEX-5R c. This camera is like having a point & shoot, a ridiculously high-quality DSLR & a version of photoshop and your iPhone built right in. We were able to get great shots from start to finish of the creation of this pizza without having to use any flash as the camera does really well with low light settings. I’m a complete amateur photographer but this camera makes you feel like a pro.
We took this shot of “The Hill” in Boulder using one of the special effects features built right into the camera and it’s one of my favorites.
To see the entire birth of the #BLP Pizza you will have to visit The Sony Store in Cherry Creek for its debut on all their big screens. Be watching my social media channels for more information.
Boss Lady Pizza 1129 13th Street, Boulder 303.449.0909
Moving South to Parker you’ll find the warm and friendly family-owned and operated restaurant…
“Casa Mariachi – A Family Mexican Restaurant”
The owners Arturo and Larissa are almost always there, Arturo greeting guests and making the signature Mariachi Margarita for the regulars that come in to enjoy the Mexican feasts. Larissa waitresses and their children bus tables, bring out the free chips, beans, and salsa… it really is a family affair. We took our Sony camera to the kitchens to watch the processes behind creating fabulous food and it made me want to venture away from my usual fajita’s or carne asada and try the Mariachi Tacos and the Chili Colorado Burrito. All made from scratch. We used that cool color mode again in their brightly colored restaurant before it was packed with hungry customers.
This photo got one of our Twitterati (Friends on Twitter) Luigi Buchemi so excited he pulled it into his computer and “played” with it… his words not mine. Check out @Weege001’s version here. He is a writer for Westword and you can check out his musings here.
We do eat food when we go to Casa Mariachi too (In case you thought we only went for the over-the-top Margs!) because it’s the best in Parker. Check out these fajita’s… you can almost hear the sizzle.
Casa Mariachi – 9771 S Parker Rd Parker, CO 80134 (720) 842-5105
www.CasaMariachiRestaurant.com and on Facebook