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2009 Stories by Drew Bixby

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  • Heebonism Hedonism

    published December 24, 2009

    Woe was the Jew on the Christmas Eve of old, the lonely, left-out Jew with a $1.25 scoop of fried rice and a $10 ticket to Whatever Disney's... More >>

  • Chilling at the Pepsi Center's Tuaca Chill Zone

    published December 17, 2009

    Though the NBA is my least-favorite spectator sport, I always accept free tickets, especially when those tickets are in the nineteenth row and... More >>

  • Get Schnockered in Jolly Style

    published December 17, 2009

    Bar crawls are tough to plan. Some people do it by selecting all the spots in advance, contacting the bars to arrange drink specials and then... More >>

  • Beating the Drumsticks

    published November 26, 2009

    When the Broncos face off against the New York Giants tonight, it will be the first time since 1963 — and only the third time ever —... More >>

  • Phil's Place could be your neighborhood matter where you live

    published November 19, 2009

    People always ask me: "What's your neighborhood bar? Where do they know your name and pour your first drink before you even sit... More >>

  • Angels Among Us

    published November 19, 2009

    Keith L. Hatten, artistic director for Shadow Theatre Company, cites two very important experiences as inspiration for his direction of... More >>

  • Sinfully Smooth

    published November 19, 2009

    When C.V. Howe, speaker of the brewhouse for the “beer geeks gone berserk” at Boulder’s Avery Brewing, talks about “big... More >>

  • Crush and Learn

    published November 12, 2009

    “Remember in middle school when you would send a flower or a candygram to someone? It’s like that,” explains Casey Cross about... More >>

  • The Skylark doubles your pleasure with twenty beers

    published November 5, 2009

    I moved to Denver in 2005, so I never had the privilege of knowing the original Skylark Lounge — the one that lived for sixty years at 58... More >>

  • Silver and Gold

    published October 29, 2009

    Genuine tequila is a remarkable product. Why? Blue agave. “It’s not like a grape or a field of wheat, where you’ll most likely get... More >>

  • An evening rolls smoothly at the Squeaky Bean

    published October 22, 2009

    Any ol' bar, from snazzy to seedy, can offer $2 cans of PBR and still make more than a 300 percent profit on even the most egregious retail... More >>

  • Tats for a Cause

    published October 22, 2009

    When Arizona tattoo artist Hollis Cantrell set the Guinness World Record for Fastest Tattoo Artist in November 2008 with 801 “AZ”-design... More >>

  • Bring Out Your Undead

    published October 22, 2009

    By its second year, the Denver Zombie Crawl had become one of the biggest zombie-walk events in the country, says founder Daniel Newman... More >>

  • Secret Garden

    published October 15, 2009

    Probably best known for her Jane Austen mystery series, local author Stephanie Barron (who also publishes under the pen name Francine Matthews,... More >>

  • Locker Partners

    published October 15, 2009

    How many reasons do you need to attend the Monday Night Football Locker Room Bash — the inaugural event benefiting the National Sports... More >>

  • The British Bulldog is a team player

    published October 8, 2009

    I'm an Equal Opportunity Imbiber, which means that any time friends want to get drunk and watch sports, I'm down, because sozzled sports fans... More >>

  • Get the Point?

    published October 8, 2009

    Jennifer Mahnken, now treasurer of the Rocky Mountain Dart Association, remembers taking third in an open tournament and walking away with a... More >>

  • Ranting and Raving

    published October 8, 2009

    “Whenever I’m asked, ‘Who makes you laugh?’ or ‘Who would you pay to see?’ I don’t hesitate for a moment,”... More >>

  • There's more to Hamburger Mary's than burgers — lots more

    published September 24, 2009

    I've always thought of Hamburger Mary's as a place for burgers rather than beers. This is partially because I'm a breeder (and a married one at... More >>

  • Swanky's Spank Me Frozen machine has a license to chill

    published September 10, 2009

    "Oh, we have to leave," Brian says, not thirty seconds after stumbling into Swanky's and finding me alone at the bar. "Immediately." Brian is... More >>

  • Word Doctors

    published September 3, 2009

    Hey there, Unpublished Fiction Writer. Yeah, you with the vintage typewriter and dog-eared copy of Robert Brewer’s 2009 Writer’s... More >>

  • A combo bar and barber? The Retro Room is a cut above

    published August 27, 2009

    The combination of liquor licenses and life's errands has always struck me as clever. In college, I used to frequent a laundromat with a full... More >>

  • Jiminy Cricket!

    published August 27, 2009

    When Bette Davis agreed to play the second-fiddle role of Maggie Cutler in The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942), she was at the height of her... More >>

  • Drinking up history at The Vault

    published August 13, 2009

    I don't believe in ghosts. When my wife tells me about presences she's seen and felt in the middle of the night, I tell her she was dreaming.... More >>

  • Southern comfort at the Kentucky Inn

    published July 23, 2009

    Sometimes you wander into a neighborhood joint and find the stools occupied by a gaggle of sleepy, surly, set-in-their-ways regulars all too... More >>

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