Feb 13, 2014
Cliff Diving in Denver
I've visited all of those cities at least once, often three or four times, often enough to know some of the good museums, art galleries, bookstores, jogging paths, and gay bars. But I'm only in town for a few days, so I never get the innate "feel" that a resident has.
Or to miss things. After visiting Denver several times, I still hadn't heard of La Casa Bonita, a Mexican restaurant in the suburb of Lakewood that's been a local tradition for nearly 40 years.
It's geared toward the kid crowd, like Chuck E Cheese. Thousands of residents and former residents have fond memories of coming to La Casa Bonita at age nine or ten for birthday parties, Christmas parties, and ordinary evenings. There was even a South Park episode about it.
And cliff diving.
You don't have to go to Mexico to find muscular, half-naked men diving off high cliff and performing acrobatic stunts on the way down. The team at Casa Bonita does it 18 times a day.
They're interviewed on the website, in case their fans want to know more about them.