Denver, CO: Karma

Harpeth Rising is on tour in Colorado this week, and we are playing, hiking, and eating our way through this wonderful state. While checking out Denver's Underground Music Festival on our day off, we had the good fortune to stumble upon some incredible edamame. It was at a restaurant called "Karma", and yes, I am resisting the urge to tell you that... karma was on our side.. The edamame had a grilled, smoky flavor to it, and was charred with chilies and garlic for flavor that hits deep. The restaurant looks unassuming, but their menu features creative flourishes of a pyrotechnic nature. Drinks come aflame, mini cauldrons arrive steaming, kept hot by flames underneath. It boasts a varied clientele of people you would never find in a room together: hipsters, suits, punk rockers, the ladies from bridge club, and folk bands from Louisville, KY. I would highly recommend Karma if you're in Denver jonesin' for some edamame, and great Asian food. Their happy hour has great specials on drinks and food, which is great for poor musicians. 

$ Cheap eats

Six Thumbs Up from the women of Harpeth Rising 

 
Posted on March 6, 2016 .

Boulder, CO: Shine Restaurant

We recently had the good fortune to perform and eat at the exceptional restaurant, "Shine", in Boulder, CO. It's a gluten free restaurant that also caters to vegans, vegetarians, paleo, and other health conscious groups. I found myself saying the word divine repeatedly throughout the evening. I couldn't help it... 'divine' sums up Shine. I mean- they make potions for crying out loud. Their potions are handcrafted and mixed to encourage certain frames of mind, whether its turning over a new leaf, connecting with your inner zen, or taking over the world. 

WHAT TO EAT

Jackfruit tacos- jackfruit looks an awful lot like pulled pork, and is a blank canvas for the seasonings bestowed upon it. Shine killed it with a marinade that was slightly smoky, spicy, and was paired well with a red cabbage slaw, homemade salsa and sour cream. 

Cauliflower Mashers- 90% creamy, 10% toothsome morsels of cauliflower. Perfect blend of rosemary and garlic. Just as delicious as its spud cousin, but without the need to lie down and take a nap after eating too much. Win. 

Coconut Shrimp- You can find coconut shrimp in a variety of places, and in a sense it's not what makes Shine unique. However, representative of everything at Shine, it is top shelf. 

Shine is a restaurant that feeds the mind, body, and soul. The three women of Harpeth Rising give Shine SIX THUMBS UP. 

Posted on March 6, 2016 .