A fun part of being a managing editor or writer with any publication are invitations to catered media events and kitchen interviews. Those pleasures have ranged from a free ice cream cone while reporting the grand opening of a Baskin-Robbins to Jamaican jerked chicken wings with the chef of a new restaurant. (When I sample beers for this column however, I’m almost always incognito and pay retail.)
So in late April when Table Mountain Inn invited local media to a promotion for Table Mountain Station, a new event space with catering at the Colorado Railroad Museum, my wife and I cleared the calendar and accepted. On the menu were street tacos from the Inn’s food truck, hot and cold appetizers, meats from the barbecue smoker, desserts, a full bar and – the best – train rides!
Two days before the junket, I’d already (in my mind) half written the review: which yummies the reader should sample, which rolling stock and locomotives he or she should ogle, and how charming the full experience would be on a summer afternoon.
But then, due to illness, we had to cancel and stay home. Heather Noll of Chalkboard Communications wished us a speedy recovery and sent me professional photos from the event, but I’d still missed the boat (er, I mean train).
Fortunately, you and I will get a second chance – at least for the tacos and trains – according to Noll: “This summer, from June through Labor Day weekend, the Table Mountain Taco Truck (Table Mountain Tacos) will be onsite at the Colorado Railroad Museum every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, selling their delicious wares to museum-goers!”
I’m clearing my calendar now.