I'm excited to welcome you to FNCEFriday 2023! Our event will be held at Potatoes USA Headquarters at 3675 Wynkoop St in Denver. Five generous sponsors have made FNCEFriday possible and I encourage you to show them some love on social media - before, during, and after the event! Please also use #FNCEFriday when you post about our event so we can track sharing. There will be prizes for most robust sharing.
General Mills: Nespresso Citiz Espresso Machine and Cheerios Mugs
Potatoes USA: Gift bag with Mediterranean cookbooks, Osprey daypack, a Yeti, a custom artwork puzzle and more!
American Lamb Board: American Lamb Shoulder Roast & Thermoworks Meat Thermometer
Tru Niagen: 3-month supply of Tru Niagen supplements
Please note the sponsors and social media handles below and read until the end for more details, including transportation and menu.
This year, we're adding an interactive component to FNCEFriday. There will be name tags for everyone. Guest name tags will have a blue stripe and sponsor name tags will have an orange stripe. Note in the upper corner you will find one of five icons - a lamb, bowl of Cheerios, potato, cup of yogurt, or supplement bottle. Your task is to find someone else (that you do not know/know well, or a sponsor rep) with the same icon. Say hello and snap a picture - perhaps in front of one of the FNCEFriday banners - and post to social media with #FNCEFriday and the social media handle of the corresponding sponsor. Everyone who does this will be entered to win $300 of my Jannabis Wellness products (CBD salves, gummies, tinctures, dog treats, etc.) and signed copies of my books, Simple Guide to CBD: Fact, Fiction, and a Path Forward and Simple Guide to Cannabis Gardening: From Seed to Weed.
Chef RJ (@ChefRJHarvey on Instagram) has created an inspiring menu for us:
Vietnamese Spring Rolls with American Lamb Loin , Fresh Mint, Thai Basil, Coriander, Toasted Peanuts, Pickled Red Potatoes, and Sweet Chili Nuoc Cham Dressing (Grgich Hills 2020 Chardonnay, Napa Valley Estate Grown)
Fiber One Black Pepper Crackers with Whipped Blue Cheese Mousse, Green Apple, Tru Niagen Spiced Wildflower Honey, and Marcona Almonds
Lemon Pepper Grilled Alaskan Salmon on Warm Greek Style Potato Salad with Follow Your Heart® Feta Crumbles, Kalamata Olives, Capers, Dill, and Charred Tomato Vinaigrette
18-hour Braised American Lamb Shoulder on Grilled Sprouted Grain Flatbread with Two Good® yogurt sauce, Harissa, Olive Oil Poached Creamer Potatoes, Arugula, and Preserved Meyer Lemons (Grgich Hills 2018 Zinfandel, Napa Valley Estate Grown)
Cinnamon Toast Crunch Apple Crumble with Shiro Miso Caramel Sauce, and Cereal Silk Soymilk Gelato
Tru Niagen Pomegranate and Blood Orange Spritzer
There will also be a cheese platter featuring Cabot cheeses and dried fruits and nuts, and beer, wine, and non alcoholic beverages.
Our venue is 2.5 miles from the convention center located in the RiNo Art District where buildings are painted with incredible murals so be sure to experience this. There is a Free Metro-Ride that runs from Civic Center Station (right next to the Colorado Capital) to Union Station if you want to see the area en route to the event.
If you prefer to come via Rideshare we've arranged for a Lyft code - FNCEFriday - to get you there and back. Please carpool if possible!
Here are details:
Open the Lyft mobile app on your phone
Tap the icon with three bars in the top lefthand corner of the screen
Scroll down to 'Lyft Pass'
In the '+Add Lyft Pass' field, enter in the code provided to you
Once the code is accepted, it will appear in the 'Rewards' tab and you will be able to see the details of the code, such as time restrictions, location restrictions, how many times it can be used, and how much credit you have left
How to apply the code to your ride
On the 'Get a ride' screen in the Lyft app, enter the pickup and drop-off locations for the ride
In the bottom lefthand corner, you'll see an indication of which payment method will be applied. If the promo is being applied successfully, you should see 'Personal + Promo'
Tap 'Select Lyft' to complete your ride request and you're all set!
When you arrive enter through the gate and go straight ahead to the front door of Potatoes USA headquarters. Check in, get your name tag, and enjoy!
When you leave be sure to grab a swag bag. :)
Look forward to seeing everyone soon! If you have questions you can reach me at 617-957-2076.
PS, If your plans have changed and you can no longer join us please update your RSVP.
PPS, If you are driving to the event there is validated parking in the garage next door.
Here is a map view of the neighborhood.
The arrow is where guests can turn into the parking garage and our building in outlined in black! For those who park in the garage, we will have validation barcodes for them to scan when they leave.