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Eats meets greets

Randy Sigley's not exactly Mr. Rogers, but he's close.

"These are good neighbors — actually, they're great neighbors. It's a great neighborhood," Sigley says, talking about the area around his new community food hub, Kiowa Corner Coffee Café and Market (501 E. Kiowa St., kiowacafe.com). "So I started painting. And I started landscaping. And I started remodeling."

Sigley, who owns real estate, says he was inspired to create the business by stories of returning veterans and schoolkids lacking entertainment. Here, people can eat, drink, surf the Internet using Wi-Fi and in-house computers, make phone calls, play foosball or air hockey, and generally live life among the like-minded.

To that end, Sigley will offer soups, sandwiches, locally sourced coffees and teas and a system where folks can call or e-mail their order — which the outfit saves, making possible the phrase, "I'll have my usual." Also, a convenience store offers over 1,000 daily-use items at low prices, he says.

While the future may bring a second location in the Broadmoor area, Sigley's just focused on the upcoming Jan. 1 grand opening (though the location is open now) for his "Alice in Wonderland meets Toontown" venture.

"It's not a neighborhood store — it's a community gathering place."

À la carte

• It's official: 122 N. Tejon St., the longtime home of Michelle Chocolatiers & Ice Cream, was sold at auction last week for $450,625 to Vhim Raj Kumar Rai. Rai, who owns an Indian restaurant in Boulder, told the Gazette he was unsure what he'd do with the building, but that "it's going to be a while before we open."

• It's "Cooking with the Chef" time, so grab $15 and head to the Church in the Wildwood (10585 Ute Pass Ave., Green Mountain Falls, church-in-the-wildwood.org) to watch chef Mike Schneider give his tips on cooking turkeys, hams and desserts at 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2.

• Suck up the drive and drink some dark at the Parade of Darks, held at Denver's Wynkoop Brewing Co. (1634 18th St., wynkoop.com) from 1-4:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4. Bristol Brewing Co. will be pouring its Winter Warlock Stout, Old No. 23 Barley Wine and Christmas Ale, while 30 other breweries pour their own selected offerings. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

• For $25, you can watch Nosh chef Shane Lyons infuse cinnamon, vanilla and ginger into three different courses at a cooking demonstration at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 6 at Savory Spice Shop (110 N. Tejon St., savoryspiceshop.com).

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