Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably noticed that Denver has A LOT of professional sports teams. Before our population growth these past few years, I am pretty sure about 1 in 10 residents in Denver were professional athletes (trust me, I took a lot of math in college). I can't claim to be the biggest sports fan, but fate has delivered me a house full of fans obsessed with our local teams. Add that to the fact that we get tickets through work and here I am at the Nuggets playoffs!
I guess the only thing better than so many professional teams, is having a playoff level team (or multiple as in our case). Playoff games bring out a new level of intensity from players and fans. I witnessed a respectable (not obviously drunk) older woman who bore a slight resemblance to my mother in law get out of her seat many times to SCREAM at the ref. I became convinced part way through she must be a player's mom. I wouldn't say her enthusiasm was contagious, but it did add to my enjoyment level of the game. On the other side, my husband had to deal with this hand waving in his face throughout the game paired with colorful comments. The pinky finger started to remind me of Harry Potter's forehead scar.
Last year, my kids attended a FREE UC Health Clinic with the Nuggets. You do not know which Nuggets players will be there when you sign up, but again, it's FREE. By the luck of the draw, we ended up with Jamal Murray and Gary Harris. I barely knew who they were at the time, and had no idea how far these two would go with the team. I did see how important they were to the community and appreciated the fact they were giving back to their smallest fans. Even as a casual fan at best, I would love to see these guys win their first NBA Championship...and Rocky hit that backwards half-court shot.
Fetch is nothing like that.
Fetch is the re-brand of Denver Flea. Located in Rino it pops up a few times a year with DJs, food trucks, and local products of all sorts. If I was the kind of person who would use the words curated, artisan, and maker I would for sure be using them here.
I visited Fetch April 13th on its opening day. It was cold, grey, and spitting. The weather, not the flea market. After paying an entrance fee my group wandered the outside parking lot amongst the trucks talking about how nice it would be in the sun. Instead of looking around at vendors our hands were shielding our faces and we almost missed almost all of the 150+ booths in the garage.
Here are a few images from amongst the excellence inside.
Another difference between Fetch and the Wellfleet flea Market? Fetch features dogs not kittens. This is Denver after all.
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After a few gatherings we realized that we needed to add some of the Truffle meats to our spread. It seemed that no one wanted to leave for dinner and we needed to beef (and pork (get your mind out of the gutter)) up our offerings. Just take a half step from the cheese cooler over to the meat cooler and have them slice you meat to become the main part of the meal. Two bits of advice: avoid the duck prosciutto (so very expensive) and act confused about which things you want to purchase. The Truffle is VERY generous with their tasting samples.
Here is one of MANY MANY cheese offerings our counter has hosted.