Aurora Creative Collective Member Spotlight: @kravingdenver

Unlock Aurora's Hidden Gems! Whether you're a local looking for new experiences or a traveler seeking authentic exploration, let us guide you to the heart of Aurora's vibrant scene.

Join us as we chat with our Aurora Creative Collective Members for insider tips on arts, culture, culinary fun, day trips, and outdoor adventures.

Meet Khalil Sellers and Raina Madrid, the dynamic duo behind @kravingdenver! 

We are Khalil Sellers and Raina Madrid, Denver, and Aurora natives who share a love for food and adventure (and each other)! We both identify as queer and come from mixed ethnic backgrounds, which is the key factor in the content we create and the businesses we promote. We are passionate about impacting the community we grew up in.

What are your top recommendations or 'must-visit' spots in Aurora for travelers looking to experience the essence of the city?

Mango House, Vintage Theatre, Town Center at Aurora, and Hoops Park

Can you share your ideal day-trip itinerary for someone visiting Aurora for the first time? What are the must-see attractions and hidden gems you would recommend?

Eat breakfast at French Press, and walk around Southlands. Lunch is basically anywhere on Havana Street, shows at Vintage Theatre, and dinner and drinks at Stanley Marketplace

Aurora is home to a thriving culinary scene. When dining out in Aurora, what are some of your favorite restaurants or eateries that you would recommend to visitors looking to experience the local cuisine?

Mango House, Akwaba, Pearl of SiamTacos El Metate, Cuba Bakery and Cafe, Monsoon, Thank Sool Pocha, and Parkside Eatery!

Shopping is often a highlight of travel experiences. Where are some of your favorite spots to shop for unique, locally-made goods or one-of-a-kind finds in Aurora?

Stanley Marketplace, Mango House, Southlands, Town Center at Aurora.

Aurora is surrounded by stunning natural landscapes. Do you have a favorite outdoor activity or park in Aurora that you would recommend to travelers seeking outdoor adventures?

Great Plains Park (great for kids), Aurora Reservoir, Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, Plains Conservation Center, and Cherry Creek State Park.