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  • Mike Shanahan: Best of Denver award winner

    published Dec 31, 2008

    Mike Shanahan, who was fired Tuesday, wasn't just the Denver Broncos' winningest and longest-tenured coach, he was also a repeat Westword Best of Denver award winner, taking home Best Coach - Profess... More >>

  • Attivo spices up the New Year

    published Dec 31, 2008

    Attivo Pizza & Subs 124 East Ninth Avenue 303-996-9956 Pancho Villa Turkey, avocado, jalapeno, lime, cilantro, Swiss cheese, mayo, lettuce, red onion, oil, vinegar, spices $7.95 The end of the year... More >>

  • Tattered Cover's racks are exposed

    published Dec 31, 2008

    The Tattered Cover Lodo may be trying to keep non-dwarf patrons from having to see the covers of their adult magazine collection by placing these titles at shin height, but it seems like some problems... More >>

  • Former Best of Denver winner heads to Pittsburgh

    published Dec 30, 2008

    Tim Neverett, a former studio host for FSN Rocky Mountain and a Westword Best of Denver winner from 2005, was recently named the play-by-play announcer for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He joins Greg Brown ... More >>

  • Sports memories, selling cheap

    published Dec 29, 2008

    Broncos fans distraught over the team's disintegration over the past three weeks are likely taking a break from all things sports today and probably tomorrow. But for those of you who can't get enoug... More >>

  • The Cigarette is dead, and the ads are illegal

    published Dec 29, 2008

    The nifty ads are hard not to notice, boldly proclaiming: The Cigarette is Dead. They've popped up alongside buildings, buses and billboards, directing people to, where smokers can... More >>

  • Beer and Cheer: Tommyknocker Winter Warmer

    published Dec 25, 2008

    Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukah! Feel like drinkin'? Why not try any number of awesome craft beers that are released only around the holidays. Try the one below, or read about many others in our Booz... More >>

  • Diana DeGette's "chattering class"

    published Dec 24, 2008

    Diana DeGette wants to be Colorado's first female Senator - maybe - but Denver's U.S. Representative has gone about making that known in a strangely blunt and abrasive way, namely by calling out Gove... More >>

  • Beer and Cheer: Bell's Winter White

    published Dec 24, 2008

    Winter White Ale Bell's Brewery Comstock, Michigan Warning: This beer isn't available in Colorado as far as a know, but a friend who lives in Indiana brought it to me as a gift, so what the hell. A... More >>

  • No Chanukah miracle at Zaidy's

    published Dec 24, 2008

    Zaidy's Deli 15th and Lawrence streets (and a location in Cherry Creek) 303-893-3600 Potato Latke Sandwich Brisket between two latkes, with pickles and a side $9.95 Tis the season, and by "the sea... More >>

  • Annual count is for the birds

    published Dec 24, 2008

    It's time to count birds again, and we don't mean your Thanksgiving and Christmas turkey dinners. The Audubon Society of Greater Denver, in conjunction with local Audubon groups around the nation, is... More >>

  • Rocky Mountain PBS hires new CEO

    published Dec 24, 2008

    Rocky Mountain PBS said Tuesday it has hired Doug Price as its new president and chief executive officer. He replaces James Morgese, who explained to Westword's Michael Roberts in August why he was le... More >>

  • Carpool the Obama way

    published Dec 23, 2008

    Heading to D.C. for the inauguration? The last thing you'll want to do is help usher in the Obama presidency with your supersized, Bush-era carbon footprint. The solution, according to TripVerde, an... More >>

  • Will the Denver Rescue Mission's dinner be chile?

    published Dec 23, 2008

    The Denver Rescue Mission and more than fifty volunteers are serving up their traditional holiday dinner to homeless men, women and children today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lawrence Street Shelte... More >>

  • Continental keeps crash passengers away from the booze

    published Dec 23, 2008

    Continental Airlines probably should have known better. After all, the airlines have long understood that pacification of terrified passengers in a time of crisis keeps a bad situation from getting ... More >>

  • Dr. Shmuckburn, Senator from Oklahoma

    published Dec 19, 2008

    We like our doctors. We trust our doctors. They are highly trained and they know what is good for us, what makes us feel better. So Dr. Tom Coburn, a family practitioner who specializes in obstetrics ... More >>

  • Some thoughts on the coming Robot Apocalypse

    published Dec 18, 2008

    My fellow humans, This week, unabashed robot lover Joel Warner wrote a fine cover story for Westword dealing primarily with the robot Basil, manufactured and programmed by James and Louise Gunderson ... More >>

  • Pure Evil: The 12 most evil robots of all time and how to thwart them

    published Dec 17, 2008

    This week's Westword features an overtly robo-gandist cover story about Basil, a beer-serving robot created by Denver's Jim and Louise Gunderson. But with all this talk of robots, I would've been ... More >>

  • 212 in the 303

    published Dec 17, 2008

    212 Salad and Sandwich Company 1710 Sherman Street 303-861-7212 42nd Street Corned beef, turkey, coleslaw, lettuce and thousand island dressing on rye $6.49 I don't know if it's a rule that every Ne... More >>

  • Beer and Cheer: Santa's Private Reserve

    published Dec 12, 2008

    Santa's Private Reserve Rogue Ales Newport, Oregon If you've been bad this year, Santa will bring you a six-pack of Miller Chill. If you've been good, he'll put a bomber bottle of Santa's Private Res... More >>

  • Shmuck: Roll over and play dead

    published Dec 12, 2008

    Again with the animals? Poor Rover. Poor Fluffy. Why is it that we humans take out our aggressions on our pets. Why do we put them in the middle of battles over money and politics? Why? Okay, well, f... More >>

  • Planned Parenthood -- for all your holiday gifts

    published Dec 11, 2008

    I can be one hard gal to shop for, and I've been known to exchange, re-gift and return gifts. I can't help it -- which means many of my exhausted family members and friends have simply given up and ... More >>

  • Beer and Cheer: 2 Below Ale

    published Dec 11, 2008

    2 Below New Belgium Brewery Fort Collins Argh, no matter how hard I try, I just can't get into the beers from New Belgium Brewery. Fat Tire, Mothership Wit, 1554, 2 Below Ale: I've tried them -- repea... More >>

  • Fisher Clark hams it up

    published Dec 10, 2008

    Fisher Clark Deli 723 South University Boulevard 303-722-2091   Spanish Ham and Cheese Serrano ham, chorizo, manchego cheese, arugula, pear and onion jam on focaccia bread $8.95   Yeah, nin... More >>

  • Morreale heads back to the future with Sketch

    published Dec 10, 2008

    Over a year after he closed the well-reviewed but poorly performing Sketch Food & Wine in Cherry Creek, it looks like restaurateur/developer Jesse Morreale is reviving the concept -- or at least the n... More >>

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