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  • Let There Be Light

    published December 17, 2009

    Most people think of Christmas as the central holiday of the season — but before there was Christmas, there were solstice celebrations to... More >>

  • Oscar Wild

    published December 17, 2009

    It's that time of year again. No, not the holiday season: It's time for you to get your ass in gear and watch all of the Oscar-nominated films so... More >>

  • Culinary calendar for the week ahead: From a collaborative dinner to gingerbread workshops.

    published Dec 14, 2009

    The holiday season is in full swing, and there are plenty of food-and-drink events for every denomination -- atheists included! See our online Food & Drink listings for dozens of culinary events aroun... More >>

  • Today: Christmas tea in Evergreen

    published Dec 14, 2009

    At 11:30 a.m. today, the Hiwan Homestead Museum, 4208 South Timbervale Drive in Evergreen, will serve an elegant Christmas Tea in the historic log mansion complex that's decorated for the holidays. A... More >>

  • Today: Bring back real fruitcake

    published Dec 12, 2009

    Help A Grande Finale Patisserie, 641 Main Street in Louisville, with its noble mission of resurrecting the reputation of fruitcake. At 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 12, the patisserie will host its ann... More >>

  • Tonight: Mephistopheles shows its age in Boulder

    published Dec 11, 2009

    For some fun with beer, head to the Avery Tap Room, 5757 Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder, at 5 p.m. tonight, when Avery will be breaking out its latest version of the Mephistopheles Stout. It will also be ... More >>

  • Beer and holiday cheer: Shopping at a brewpub!

    published Dec 10, 2009

    Tonight's holiday beer dinner at the Wynkoop Brewing Company is sold out, but you can still enjoy some beer-infused holiday cheer with two special (non-alcoholic!) items that Wynkoop has crafted out o... More >>

  • Update: Tonight's Wynkoop dinner sold out

    published Dec 10, 2009

    The Wynkoop Brewing Company, 1634 18th Street, will host a holiday beer dinner tonight pairing seasonal brews from Wynkoop, AC Golden, Breckenridge Brewing, Dry Dock, Great Divide and Odell with a spe... More >>

  • Holiday Cheer, Holiday Beer

    published December 10, 2009

    "This time of year, a lot of us come out with heartier, small-batch beers made for the holiday season and colder winter months," notes Marty... More >>

  • Hello, Dalí

    published December 10, 2009

    In this age of digital art and computer graphics, Salvador Dalí's art still stands ahead of the crowd in terms of sheer weirdness,... More >>

  • Stress Less

    published December 10, 2009

    There’s a dark side to the holiday season: stress. Thankfully, there’s also a simple solution: YoChi for Holiday Stress and... More >>

  • Couture for a Cause

    published December 10, 2009

    Some of the fashionistas in the Emily Griffith Opportunity School's fashion design program have used their trendsetting skills to raise funds for... More >>

  • Jump Around

    published December 10, 2009

    It had been a rough week in my household, and my husband and I were more than ready to let off a little steam. It was time for Jump Street,... More >>

  • Today and Tonight: Eat, drink and be merry for a cause

    published Dec 09, 2009

    From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, four restaurants in Northfield Stapleton -- Islamorada Fish Company, La Sandia, Ling & Louie's and Texas de Brazil -- will donate a portion of all sales to Court Appointe... More >>

  • Last night: Zero 7 at the Ogden Theatre

    published Dec 08, 2009

    ​Zero 7 with Phantogram Monday, December 7, 2009 Ogden Theatre Better than: Listening to a DJ spin trip-hop and ambient pop -- they're kicking it live on stage! A couple of years ago, it was unclea... More >>

  • Tonight: Tequila takes center stage at Zolo

    published Dec 08, 2009

    At 6:30 p.m. tonight, Zolo Southwestern Grill, 2525 Arapahoe in Boulder, will host Tequila 101, a dinner that's part of Zolo's epic 151 Days of Tequila celebration. For all the delicious details, go t... More >>

  • Tonight: Great Divide partners with Beatrice & Woodsley

    published Dec 08, 2009

    Tonight's Brewmaster's Dinner at Beatrice & Woodsley, 38 South Broadway, features five food courses paired with signature Great Divide beers. The menu: -- Roasted beet, goat cheese tartlet, house p... More >>

  • Culinary calendar for the week ahead: from Santa at Steuben's to a gospel brunch

    Culinary calendar for the week ahead: from Santa at Steuben's to a gospel brunch

    published Dec 07, 2009

    Our online Food & Drink listings contain dozens of culinary events from around the state. Here's a taste of what's coming up this week: Monday, December 7 The Colorado Bartenders Guild will be hosti... More >>

  • Tonight: Imbibe with Andrew P. Vingiello

    published Dec 07, 2009

    Tonight, the Flagstaff House, the landmark restaurant at 1138 Flagstaff Road in Boulder that just got a rave review from Raymond Sokolov in the Wall Street Journal, will host a special wine-tasting di... More >>

  • Denver's top ten ice cream shops

    published Dec 04, 2009

    Jason Sheehan guaranteed this week's cold snap by reviewing Red Trolley, 2639 West 32nd Avenue, which serves up all-natural ice cream with no high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavor, artificial co... More >>

  • Today: Purchase gourmet food and wine for great causes

    published Dec 04, 2009

    The Women's Bean Project Holiday Fair runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and again tomorrow and Sunday at at 3201 Curtis Street; stock up on gourmet food items and other gifts, including jewelry, a new ... More >>

  • Tonight: A Big Night at Bacaro Venetian Taverna

    published Dec 03, 2009

    Bacaro Venetian Taverna, 921 Pearl Street in Boulder, is throwing a big party at 6:30 p.m. tonight. At Bacaro's Big Night, you'll see Big Night; sample some of the food in the film, including the infa... More >>

  • Wynkoop Brewing opens its taps to other microbreweries

    published Dec 02, 2009

    According to Wynkoop Brewing Company's spokesman Marty Jones, he's been charged with "stretching out the already wonderful beer culture," at the Wynkoop by "working closely with some other breweries, ... More >>

  • Tonight: Pam Savage Sims raises the roof at Sublime

    published Dec 02, 2009

    Pam Savage Sims is a talented singer and a talented chef, but she's focused on the latter while she and her husband, Curt Sims, have built their chain of Lime restaurants. From 6 to 9 p.m. tonight, ... More >>

  • BALLS! to the Walls

    published December 3, 2009

    When Melanie Owen Padilla and Mare Trevathan decided to put on a holiday show — the amusingly titled BALLS! A Holiday Spectacular... More >>

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