I'm a big fan of Indian food and my friend Kelly said she knew of the BEST place - so I had to go! It turned out to be a pretty big day. We started out at the Super Bowl service at Crossroads Church in Oakley. If you haven't been - be sure you mark your calendar for it in 2017 - it's the most fun church service you'll ever go to! (And the commercials are worth it in themselves!)
After church, we went to THE Indian place - Shaan Indian Cuisine in Hyde Park Plaza. It's down from the McDonalds if you're familiar with the plaza.
Unfortunately we were a little early and they weren't open yet! So - with 20 minutes to kill - we wandered down the strip mall.
Penzeys Spices - which I had never heard of - but it looked fun so we went in. It's a crazy big store full of spices - everything from the every day (salt, garlic) to unique (5 kinds of curry).
It was so good - I instantly said, "I have a new favorite Indian dish!" I've had tandoori chicken but having it on shrimp is even better. Tandoori food is cooked with yogurt and spices in a special clay pot.
This was definitely as good as Dusmesh but maybe not quite as good as Swad. I'm the connoisseur of Chicken Tikki Masala since - until today - it's pretty much all I ever get.
I had a great time with Kelly & Sapan and headed home in anticipation of a good night's sleep before my Broncos would be WINNING the Super Bowl...but someone else decided my night wasn't over!
Miss Adventure Mom posted a pic of herself at Scene 75 in Milford - which is about 5 minutes from me! So - I texted her and headed on down the road to hang out and play some 3D Mini Golf with her and the family. Let me tell you - that 3D Mini Golf is TRIPPY!!! The adults all felt drunk while playing!
And then - I decided to introduce her to a treat - Loveland style!
Holtman's Donuts!!! Yes - Holtman's has been out here in the sticks for YEARS! And I drive by it EVERY DAY. They're open super early to super late - which is fantastic. We stopped by and got a dozen donuts - which we then found out were STILL WARM! OMG - if I thought a warm Krispy Kreme was good - this was a whole other level!!!
All in all - what a great pre-game I had...and then to cap it off with a Super Bowl win for my Peyton Manning - made it even better!!!