One thing I love about the show South Park is that the one episode they did about Casa Bonita literally saved the restaurant from bankruptcy. And the restaurant is absolutely proud of that fact, and are fully aware the grand majority of their current customers came because of South Park.
I’m not kidding, you ever go to that restaurant and one of the first things the waiters say to you while welcoming you is “Do any of you watch South Park??” and then they’ll go on like “If you want to see all the places that Cartman went to, the jail is downstairs, the waterfall is over there, you’ll find the puppet show that way…!!” And they are so excited about it, like “Yeah! Yeah!! We were featured on a popular cartoon!! We know!! Welcome!!” it’s so adorable.
And there’s this dumb Cartman plushie that you can find there
And I’ve been there a couple times and noticed it in a couple different places so maybe they have a running gag where they keep moving it so people have fun finding it? Idk but I love it. Casa Bonita is so incredibly proud they got featured on a vulgar cartoon show and they are totally owning it.
There is an incredible (and attractive) man in downtown Denver, Colorado that sits in front of the Tattered Cover book store that (for a tip) will make up a poem on the spot about whatever topic you want. He’s amazing! I chose Sunflowers as my topic and this is what he came up with. 🌼 I recommend anyone in the area to go see him. He’s really really nice too.