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At the end of our life, what matters more than how charitable we have been throughout our life

When we are remembered at the end of our lives, what do we want people to say? I think about this quite a bit and have interested to hear what others think. Early in my life I wanted to make a ton of money and was focused on being a success in the business world. As I've gotten older, I have realized that family and leaving an appropriate legacy are what matter most to me. I think it is so...

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When we are remembered at the end of our lives, what do we want people to say? I think about this quite a bit and have interested to hear what others think. Early in my life I wanted to make a ton of money and was focused on being a success in the business world. As I've gotten older, I have realized that family and leaving an appropriate legacy are what matter most to me. I think it is so important to raise up great children that become productive members of society. The best way to raise children is by example. The way that we live as parents is likely what they will become. I am convinced that philanthropy and helping others is the key to living a successful life.

I am Ryan Van Wagenen and originally from Salt Lake City, Utah and now spend a great deal of time in Denver, Colorado. I have lived my whole life in Utah and Colorado and love the people in these regions.

4 days ago

Thank you The Denver Advocate for the kind wo...

Thank you The Denver Advocate for the kind words!

    Dinner at Fruition - The Denver Advocate
    Fruition has been on our list to try for awhile. Owned by Alex Seidel, the same guy behind Mercantile, we have heard great things about Fruition. But we had yet to have a good excuse to eat there. We finally got an excuse a few ...
    http://thedenveradvocate.com

4 days ago

Big congrats to @BigASeidel on his James Bear...

Big congrats to @BigASeidel on his James Beard Best Chef Southwest nomination!

    Fruition Restaurant
    Big congrats to @BigASeidel on his James Beard Best Chef Southwest nomination!
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6 days ago

6 days ago

“My only regret is that I have not drunk more...

“My only regret is that I have not drunk more champagne in my life.” ~John Maynard Keynes We have this beautiful Aubry Champagne as our magnum pour by the glass tonight. Don't wait for a special occasion to enjoy a glass of bubbles...everyday is a good champagne day!

    Fruition Restaurant
    "My only regret is that I have not drunk more champagne in my life." ~John Maynard Keynes We have this beautiful Aubry Champagne as our magnum pour by the glass tonight. Don't wait for a special...
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Feb 13

Danger Zones - Driving in Colorado

Fatal crashes may have one cause or multiple contributing factors. The number of drivers in Colorado involved in deadly accidents while using alcohol or drugs has steadily increased in recent years. Even so, careless/inattentive driving is the leading contributing factor among drivers in fatal crashes.

Recognizing the growing problem of distracted driving, federal transportation researchers in 2012 started categorizing Careless/Inattentive Driving as a separate contributing factor. For more information and patterns over the last seven years check out the interactive map here: knowledgeinitiative.org/interactive-crash-map

    Interactive Crash Map - Deadly Colorado Drivers
    Have you ever wondered where the most drunk driving accidents occur in Colorado? How about the roads where you might be more likely to encounter dangerous distracted drivers? The map above makes it easy for you to see the Danger Zones in Colorado by tracking reports of fatal crashes related to alcohol, drugs and distracted driving.
    https://www.sawayalaw.com

Feb 09

Pan Roasted Monkfish, saffron fumet, crispy b...

Pan Roasted Monkfish, saffron fumet, crispy baby artichokes, gigante beans, confit vegetables. #wintermenu

    Fruition Restaurant
    Pan Roasted Monkfish, saffron fumet, crispy baby artichokes, gigante beans, confit vegetables. #wintermenu
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Feb 08

Feb 07

Fruition Restaurant added 10 new photos — wit...

We started the day by hosting a Krug Champagne industry lunch today at Fruition. Such a special treat! Chefs had fun creating a menu to celebrate Krug’s Year of the Fish food/champagne pairing. #bubbles #champagne #krug

    Fruition Restaurant
    Fruition Restaurant, Denver, CO. 3,310 likes · 195 talking about this · 8,221 were here. Fruition Restaurant is a small, intimate neighborhood restaurant. We are located in central Denver's historic...
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Feb 07

Feb 06

Fruition Restaurant added 4 new photos — with...

Happy 11th Birthday to Fruition! We celebrated with a delicious cake from our friends at D Bar. We are so grateful to our incredible community, friends and family who make it all possible.

    Fruition Restaurant
    Fruition Restaurant, Denver, CO. 3,309 likes · 175 talking about this · 8,217 were here. Fruition Restaurant is a small, intimate neighborhood restaurant. We are located in central Denver's historic...
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Feb 06

Emmet Cahill concert at Good Shepherd Catholic Church

Emmet Cahill, award-winning Irish tenor and a lead singer with the popular Irish music show Celtic Thunder, will perform a concert at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Denver on Thursday, February 15 at 7:00 p.m.  Emmet is 27 years old, hails from Mullingar, Co. Westmeath and is considered to be one of Ireland's most exciting young performers. Congress Park residents can get a 10% discount for tickets.

    Emmet Cahill concert at Good Shepherd Catholic Church
    Emmet Cahill, award-winning Irish tenor and a lead singer with the popular Irish music show Celtic Thunder, will perform a concert at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Denver on Thursday, February 15 at 7:00 p.m. Emmet is 27 years old, hails from Mullingar, Co.
    https://www.congressparkneighbors.org

Feb 05

Thank you Ruth Tobias and Zagat for including...

Thank you Ruth Tobias and Zagat for including us in this love list!

    Zagat
    Zagat's guide to the top restaurants. Find reviews on the hottest restaurants, make reservations and see full menus by Zagat.
    https://www.zagat.com

Feb 03

Feb 02

Fruition Restaurant added 4 new photos.

Chefs Alex, Franco and crew working on new menu items for Tuesday menu change up. Stay tuned!

    Fruition Restaurant
    Fruition Restaurant, Denver, CO. 3,302 likes · 153 talking about this · 8,206 were here. Fruition Restaurant is a small, intimate neighborhood restaurant. We are located in central Denver's historic...
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Feb 02

Feb 01

Congratulations To Our Congress Park Green Team

A big shout out to our Congress Park Neighbors Green Team! They were awarded a very prestigious award from Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation at their Annual Award Dinner. The award was the Neighborhood Excellence award and was the first given for "continuing commitment to bettering the environment"

    Congratulations To Our Congress Park Green Team
    A big shout out to our Congress Park Neighbors Green Team! They were awarded a very prestigious award from Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation at their Annual Award Dinner. The award was the Neighborhood Excellence award and was the first given for "continuing commitment to bettering the environment" Read more → The Green Team is excited to present a neighborhood-wide "Climate Action Forum" on Oct 6&7, 2017.
    https://www.congressparkneighbors.org

Jan 31

February Congress Park Neighbors Meeting

Congress Park Neighbors Meeting February 21 2018  7:00 - 8:30 @ Reach School 940 Fillmore Street, Denver CO 80206 Agenda still firming up BUT this definitely will be discussed

    February Congress Park Neighbors Meeting
    Congress Park Neighbors Meeting February 21 2018 7:00 - 8:30 @ Reach School 940 Fillmore Street, Denver CO 80206 Agenda still firming up BUT this definitely will be discussed Eddie Hernandez, Denver Water - Main Replacement Project on Milwaukee Street from 6th - 13th Avenue Read more → Historic designation is one method of ensuring that changes to a neighborhood occur thoughtfully, preserving the fabric of a neighborhood that people love - homes with history, vital dwellings that preserve the past - while acknowledging modern lifestyles.
    https://www.congressparkneighbors.org

Jan 31

Potato Wrapped Oysters Rockefeller. Parmesan-...

Potato Wrapped Oysters Rockefeller. Parmesan-Leek Emulsion, Bacon Lardons, Baby Spinach. Fruition turns 11 years old next week and this has been on the menu since day one. A classic! What is your Fruition favorite?

    Fruition Restaurant
    Potato Wrapped Oysters Rockefeller. Parmesan-Leek Emulsion, Bacon Lardons, Baby Spinach. Fruition turns 11 years old next week and this has been on the menu since day one. A classic! What is your...
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Jan 30

Jan 29

Fruition Restaurant added 11 new photos.

Great fun at the Lamb Board Baaarunch today! Butchering Demo by @boulderbutcher Nate Singer. Wonderful lamb dishes by Chefs Jen Jasinski, Hosea Rosenberg, Daniel Asher and Alex Seidel. Lamb from local Buckner Family Ranch, Mountain States Rosen and Triple M Ranch #coloradolamb #sustainablefarming

    Fruition Restaurant
    Fruition Restaurant, Denver, CO. 3,301 likes · 61 talking about this · 8,204 were here. Fruition Restaurant is a small, intimate neighborhood restaurant. We are located in central Denver's historic...
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Jan 26

Fruition Restaurant added 4 new photos.

Had a blast cooking lunch at the Charles Schwab Lone Tree campus. The line was out the door! and we appreciated all the enthusiasm and warm welcome.

    Fruition Restaurant
    Fruition Restaurant, Denver, CO. 3,300 likes · 39 talking about this · 8,194 were here. Fruition Restaurant is a small, intimate neighborhood restaurant. We are located in central Denver's historic...
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Jan 19

Wayne New Newsletter Jan 2018

District 10 Priorities

    Wayne New Newsletter Jan 2018
    In 2018, I will be focusing my efforts on the following priorities to enhance and improve our district: Traffic Calming, Traffic Light Evaluation, and Speed Limit Reductions - Implementing traffic improvements and speed limit study findings in key residential areas. Pedestrian Safety - Improve intersection crosswalk markings to give greater visibility and protection for pedestrians at busy neighborhood intersections.
    https://www.congressparkneighbors.org

Jan 18

It’s Thursday and our weekly staff book repor...

It’s Thursday and our weekly staff book report! This week Chef @francoruiz15 talks about Fruition Farms cheeses and cheesemaking and it’s history. #fruitionfarmscreamery #fruitionfarmsricotta #fruitionfarmsfeta #educationneverstops

    Fruition Restaurant
    It's Thursday and our weekly staff book report! This week Chef @francoruiz15 talks about Fruition Farms cheeses and cheesemaking and it's history. #fruitionfarmscreamery #fruitionfarmsricotta...
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Jan 18

Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Rules and Regulations City and County of Denver Board of Public Health and Environment

PRIVATE OFF-LEASH DOG ENCLOSURES The hearing will be held at the meeting of the Board of Public Health and Environment (BPHE) at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at the Permit Center/Elections Building, located at 200 W. 14th Avenue, Suite 200, 2nd Floor in the Grand Mesa Conference Room. Any change to the meeting location will be posted prior to the meeting on the BPHE website (www.denvergov.org/BPHE).

    Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Rules and Regulations City and County of Denver Board of Public Health and Environment
    All interested parties are hereby given notice that the City and County of Denver, the Board of Public Health and Environment, will hold a public rule-making hearing to consider rules and regulations governing PRIVATE OFF-LEASH DOG ENCLOSURES The hearing will be held at the meeting of the Board of Public Health and Environment (BPHE) at 5:30 p.m.
    https://www.congressparkneighbors.org

Jan 18

Fruition Restaurant shared Eater Denver's pos...

We are proud to be on this list! The Good Food 100 Restaurants List works along the lines of the Fortune 500, only restaurants report their spending to get a rating or at least a mention for transparency in food sourcing.

    How to Tell if a Restaurant Sells 'Good Food'
    At a time when every other restaurant is touting "farm-to-table" and perhaps just as many restaurateurs are running from scandal, it can be hard to answer the question: Where to dine out this evening? Boulder-based Sara Brito hopes to help answer this seemingly small dilemma (at least the farm-to-table part) with her year-old program that tracks restaurant dollars spent in the "good food" economy.
    https://denver.eater.com

Jan 16

Fruition Restaurant shared Mercantile dining ...

Alex on Food Waste and what we can all do to make a difference. What are your ideas for controlling food waste?

    5 Questions with Chef Alex Seidel, Executive Chef & Proprietor
    1. What's your take on all the attention food waste is getting lately? It is a great topic and something that I talk to my family about often. Ever since I was a young chef, controlling waste through organization and complete utilization is how one respects food.
    https://www.stopfoodwasteday.com

Jan 10

Tonight’s magnum pour by the glass! Pierre Co...

Tonight’s magnum pour by the glass! Pierre Cotton 2016 Côte de Brouilly. 100% Gamay. 65 year old vines. Organic and unfiltered. #beaujolais #gamay #pierrecotton #anvilwines #pariswineco

    Fruition Restaurant
    Fruition Restaurant, Denver, CO. 3,278 likes · 82 talking about this · 8,146 were here. Fruition Restaurant is a small, intimate neighborhood restaurant. We are located in central Denver's historic...
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Jan 09

Thank you for including us in the 38 Essentia...

Thank you for including us in the 38 Essential Restaurant list Eater Denver!

    The 38 Essential Denver Restaurants, Winter 2017
    Today Eater updates the Eater 38, our list of Denver's essential restaurants. This list is our answer to any question that begins with "Can you recommend a restaurant?" This eclectic group of eateries spans a variety of cuisines and collectively satisfies any restaurant need from the hole-in-the-wall casual to the hip and tip-top white tablecloth.
    https://denver.eater.com

Jan 09

Historic Overlays

Historic designation is one method of ensuring that changes to a neighborhood occur thoughtfully, preserving the fabric of a neighborhood that people love — homes with history, vital dwellings that preserve the past — while acknowledging modern lifestyles. Navigating the ins and outs of the designation process and what it means for your property, however, can be a difficult task. We’ve created a Historic Designation FAQ guide, which answers many of the questions we commonly receive from property owners.

    Congress Park Neighbors, Inc
    When Denver updated the city zoning code in 2010 it included a new tool, the Conservation District. Conservation District are different than historic districts because they do not regulate demolition of historic structures and do not require design review of modifications. However, conservation districts can create special zoning that supports the character of a neighborhood.
    https://www.congressparkneighbors.org

Jan 03

Fruition Restaurant is with Patrick L Houghto...

Patrick has pulled out this big bottle of Gamay from Marcel LaPierre for tonight’s large format by the glass pour. Lovely, fresh and grapey Gamay. #jeraboum

    Fruition Restaurant
    Patrick has pulled out this big bottle of Gamay from Marcel LaPierre for tonight's large format by the glass pour. Lovely, fresh and grapey Gamay. #jeraboum
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Jan 02

Fruition Restaurant shared National Kidney Fo...

Early Bird tickets are available for Great Chefs of the West. We are proud to be a part of this great fundraising event!

    Great Chefs of the West
    The National Kidney Foundation's 35th Annual Great Chefs of the West welcomes over 450 patrons from the Denver area to the Exdo Event Center who are passionate about great food and raising money for an important cause. The event will feature chefs from over 20 of Denver's Top restaurants.
    https://www.kidney.org

Jan 02

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Dec 30

We have a few spots available for New Year’s ...

We have a few spots available for New Year’s Eve. Join us for a special menu and a delicious end to 2017! To reserve please call us at 303-831-1962.

    Fruition Restaurant
    We have a few spots available for New Year's Eve. Join us for a special menu and a delicious end to 2017! To reserve please call us at 303-831-1962.
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Dec 28

Fruition Restaurant added 3 new photos.

Tune into Bravo Top Chef tonight and see young Jack Seidel and other Denver Chef's kids as judges. Look our Cheftestants, these kids know their food!

    Fruition Restaurant
    Fruition Restaurant, Denver, CO. 3,260 likes · 33 talking about this · 8,114 were here. Fruition Restaurant is a small, intimate neighborhood restaurant. We are located in central Denver's historic...
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Dec 27

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