Archive | November, 2011

Disaster at Cinque Terre

10 Nov

On October 25, 2011 there was a terrible flood and mudslide that destroyed much of one of my favorite places in Italy, Cinque Terre. The disaster killed nine people and damaged a large portion of two of the popular villages: Vernazza and Monterosso. The good news is that the community has come together to rebuild the villages. The disaster  website  recently announced that the mud and debris is now being cleared from the area. Many tourists come to Cinque Terre each year to hike from village to village overlooking the coast. There are restaurants along the way to try the famous pesto pasta, delicious wine and enjoy the breathtaking view of the Mediterranean Sea.

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The Kitchen[Next Door]

2 Nov

I am in a public relations course and was given the assignment to start a campaign for a local Boulder business. I have always loved the restaurant The Kitchen on Pearl Street, so I figured they would be a great choice. My group and I met with the person in charge of their PR and learned that they do so much more for the community then serve great food. They hold a “Community Day” every Monday at their more causal restaurant adjacent to The Kitchen called The Kitchen[Next Door]. On Community Day 100% of every kids meal goes towards creating gardens in a local elementary school. The Kitchen also recently strated a nonprofit organization called “The Community”. The organization strives to create “learning gardens,” which are part of the school playground, in elementary schools to connect kids to real food. If you ever get a chance to visit Boulder and try The Kitchen, I would definitely recommend their famous tomato soup! However, their menu seasonally so there are a few dishes like their pumpkin stew I can’t wait to try. I never knew giving back could be so delicious : )

Here are some pictures I got from their website The Kitchen

Learning Garden in Denver

Delicious Tomato Soup