Why is this McDonald’s so Nice?

With all the news of McDonald’s on the decline and people leaving them for upscale fast casual restaurants, – this McDonald’s at 5090 South Quebec in Denver is a rarity.

I have no idea if it’s a franchise or owner, but it’s immaculately clean, the people are extremely friendly and expedient, and it’s actually a nice place to sit for lunch. 

It’s only empty because I stopped by at 5:30pm for a salad, and it primarily caters to the work crowd in an office park.


Sherpa House

Sherpa House . Golden

This is one of my new favorite places in Denver (Golden actually) thanks to some good friends taking me there recently. Amazing
Tibetan food (like Indian food but more mountainous, which includes “yak stew.” Great priced weekend buffet, beautiful dining area and patio. AND… it’s a cultural center!

The only negative is that your clothes may smell of curry for a while.

Sherpa House

Sherpa House


Sherpa House

Perhaps the Berlin Wall

A friend of mine told me that they sell pieces of the Berlin Wall, in Berlin. I ambled into a gift shop at the Checkpoint Charlie museum, the most touristy of tourist spots complete with a McDonald’s across the street and a Starbucks two blocks away.

I found the perfect collection of Berlin Wall stones for just $10, exactly as my friend requested. However I made quite clear that I had my doubts to its authenticity and provenance.