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This School House Rocks!

Written by Elena Tran

In the middle of Olde Town Arvada there sits a quaint, red brick building on the corner of W. 57th Avenue and Olde Wadsworth Boulevard. At first, it may seem like nothing more than a vintage school, but walking up to the building you’ll find the words “Arvada School House Kitchen and Libations” across the glass window. Built in 1882, it was a one-room childhood school for the small town. After the construction of Arvada High School, the building was repurposed into a movie theater through World War II until 2015, when the Spears family transformed it into the Schoolhouse restaurant it is today. I had the pleasure of trying out this unique restaurant with my sister and her husband; together, we entered the warm building seeking shelter from the cold.

Golden’s Hidden Gem

Written by Alan West

In what I can only describe as the most literal sense of “hole in the wall” restaurant, D’Deli is perhaps the embodiment of this old American phrase. Occupying a space no more than 20-feet wide on the busy street of Washington Avenue in Golden, D’Deli has been serving up some of the best sandwiches for nearly 50 years.  With a focus on locally grown ingredients and a (mostly) health focused menu, it’s easy to see why D’Deli has received multiple awards over the years, including being voted the best sandwich shop in Jefferson County for the last four years running.