Food trucks, good restaurants, cliff divers, and airplane disappearances were all part of the discussion at Ross-Barnum’s Plaza program this week. We started the evening off by playing Lotería, a game of chance similar to Bingo. Participants learned the English equivalent of several phrases on the Lotería cards and had a few laughs. Toward the end of the game, there were several Lotería cards referencing sea sickness, seafood, and shrimp - and the discussion naturally turned to food.
Each participant talked about where he or she was from and discussed what their own favorite dish was from their region or country. Some favorites were chorizo, Shanghai buns, papaya salad, Filipino lumpia, St. Louis pizza, New Jersey pizza, carnitas, and barbacoa. We then recommended restaurants, food trucks, and pizza joints to visit in the Denver Metro area where people might go to enjoy these favorite foods. Then we thought it would be fun to talk about food joints to avoid, including a certain place that shall remain nameless with cliff divers, unless you were to go simply for the entertainment.
The topic of cliff divers got us to talking about natural cliffs, one of which is located in Uruapan, in the Mexican state of Michoacan. We discussed adventures and road trips we’ve had, including funny tourist traps.
As the program was ending, we thought we would talk about current affairs. Participants brought up the missing Malaysian airplane, the situation in Crimea, and a helicopter crash in Seattle.
All in all, it was a very lively, fun, and engaging discussion.
-- With Barnum Library staff
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