I have been going to Casa Bonita my whole life and the next visit will be my 300th! I celebrated with a huge event in conjunction with Casa Bonita as a fundraiser.
We raised $1800 for the Mariposa neighborhood’s Food Bridge International Marketplace.
Photos from the event are here!!! (upload yours if you have not already)
The date was Sunday, February 24th from Noon to 7 p.m. and was be in conjunction with the
NEXT Gallery Pretty in Pink group art show – celebrating all things Casa Bonita (2nd year in a row!)
We took over the Magic Show Theater all day with awesome things on the stage, including Mentalist Magician: Miss Claire Voyant!
I got to participate in gunfights with Black Bart and there were puppet shows featuring a puppet of me! I also crafted an amazing scavenger hunt!
All sorts of custom collectibles for the event were made and I even re-designed the old “floaty” cliff diver pens they used to have!
Special menu options for this event: Andrew’s Deluxe Dinner, sopaipilla toppings bar (first time ever) and Andrew’s Neapolitan Bandito! (chocolate/strawberry/whipped-cream)
Andrew’s Deluxe Dinner: One crispy chile relleno, a taco, two cheese enchiladas, lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole, beans and rice. (Free refills on everything but relleno)
There has been some great press on this event!
Anne Herbst did a great piece on 9News!
It was on Channel 2 News!
Westword article: Andrew Novick Is in the Pink at Casa Bonita
Denver Post article on Casa Bonita
Check out my appearance on Food Channel Canada’s “World Weirdest Restaurants” episode about Casa Bonita.
See that time I hosted Street Level Season 3 on Colorado Public Television – Season 3 Episode 2 was about Colfax Avenue and Casa Bonita Denver! That was my 267th visit! [CasaB part starts around 8:00]
Denver band SPELLS rocked out at Casa Bonita for a music video filmed for UMS. Featuring me as as Chiquita the gorilla!
Andrew’s Neapolitan Bandito