Tuesday/ Coohills and Wynkoop

Our project manager treated us to a dinner at a French restaurant in lower downtown Denver at Coohills Restaurant.  The dinner was wonderful, but the service was oh, so slow.   I had apple tart and rum &raisin ice cream for dessert.  We started at 7 pm and was finally done by 10 pm (dessert was served shortly before 10).  Then when we walked back to the hotel, I noticed we crossed a street called Wynkoop Avenue.   It turns out the street is named after Edward Wanshear Wynkoop (1836-1891), a founder of the city of Denver, Colorado.  Wynkoop served as an officer in the First Colorado Volunteer Cavalry during the American Civil War, attaining the rank of major of volunteers, and was brevetted a lieutenant colonel in May 1865.  The Wikipedia entry does not say as much, but he must have been a Dutchman with a last name of Wynkoop.

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The Coohills Restaurant serves up fine French cuisine.  Just be prepared to relax with some good French wine and wait for it!
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Buy your wine off Wynkoop Ave in downtown Denver. ‘Wyn koop’ as Dutch or Afrikaans literally means to buy wine.

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