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  • Our Weekly Bread: Cheesesteak Connection

    published Feb 25, 2009

    The sandwich: Hoagie Philly Where to get it: Cheesesteak Connection What's on it: Chopped steak, melted American cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayo (with sauteed onions and mushrooms added) How much: $... More >>

  • Beerdrinker of the Year: A judge's tale

    Beerdrinker of the Year: A judge's tale

    published Feb 23, 2009

    It's good to be the judge, and I should know since I spent Saturday afternoon dressed in a black robe and a wig, drinking beer and making history -- beer-drinking history. The event was the thirteen... More >>

  • Big Screen Bash

    published February 19, 2009

    Long ago, before our kids were born, my wife and I used to pick a day in February to see all five movies nominated in that year’s Academy... More >>

  • Our Weekly Bread: Ba Le Sandwich

    published Feb 18, 2009

    The Sandwich: BBQ Pork and Special Combo What's on it: Pork and other meats, cilantro, cucumber, carrots, peppers Where to get it: Ba Le Sandwich, 1044 South Federal Boulevard, 303-922-2129 How much: ... More >>

  • Our Weekly Bread: Mendelson's Greenwich Village

    Our Weekly Bread: Mendelson's Greenwich Village

    published Feb 12, 2009

    The Sandwich: Greenwich Village What's on it: Pastrami-seasoned turkey, Swiss cheese, coleslaw, lettuce, tomato and Russian dressing on rye Where to get it: Mendelson's New York Delicatessen (600 ... More >>

  • Taki's leaves a legacy

    published Feb 11, 2009

    Hisashi Takimoto, who owned Taki's Healthy Japanese Food Restaurant, 341 East Colfax Avenue, died Monday at the age of 62 (read the Denver Post story here). Taki's was an East Colfax landmark, and we ... More >>

  • Oskar Blues opens new tasting room in Longmont

    published Feb 11, 2009

    Oskar Blues will open its new tasting room, the Tasty Weasel, at 11 a.m. this Friday, February 13, inside its brewing and canning plant in Longmont. At 4 p.m., the Weasel will tap a firkin (roughly a ... More >>

  • Microbrewing history gets its own photo book

    published Feb 10, 2009

    Way back - way, way back -- before there was a microbrewery in every city, before the terms IPA and ESB entered the common lingo, before big, bold craft beers muscled their way onto liquor store shelv... More >>

  • Nature unleashes on Nature Unleashed

    published Feb 09, 2009

    The Denver Museum of Nature & Science got an ironic taste of its own medicine, sort of, Monday when a windstorm knocked out power to the institution, forcing it to close for the day. Why was it ironic... More >>

  • Beers, Brats and Bras at Sol

    published Feb 06, 2009

    Shopping for Valentine's Day sucks. Roses, ugh. Chocolate. It better be damn good. Jewelry. Be prepared to dump some cash (and probably get it wrong anyway) along with every other dazed-looking dude d... More >>

  • Our Weekly Bread: Dinner Roll at Smiling Moose

    Our Weekly Bread: Dinner Roll at Smiling Moose

    published Feb 04, 2009

    The Sandwich: Dinner Roll What's on it: Turkey and roast beef, melted white American cheese, grilled onions and creamy horseradish on a giant Kaiser roll with a side of au jus for dipping. Where to ... More >>

  • Could a Coloradan be Beerdrinker of the Year?

    published Feb 03, 2009

    Colorado, which hosts the annual Beerdrinker of the Year contest at the Wynkoop Brewing Company, could finally boast a home-state winner. Cody Christman, a Denver software engineer, is one of three fi... More >>

  • Shmuck: Dave Schultheis

    published Jan 30, 2009

    Eighty Latinos died in traffic accidents in Colorado in 2008, or roughly one quarter of the total number of people who were killed in car crashes. Of the eighty, 59 were unbuckled. So it made sen... More >>

  • Our Weekly Bread: the Emerson at Earl's

    published Jan 29, 2009

    The Sandwich: The Emerson What's on it: Ham and Swiss on focaccia bread, with choice of veggies. Where to get it: Earl's Sandwich Parlor (1431 Ogden Street, 303-832-7411) How much: $6.85 This is t... More >>

  • February a stout time at Mountain Sun and Vine Street Pub

    published Jan 29, 2009

    Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery, at 1535 Pearl Street in Boulder, and its newer Denver sibling, Vine Street Pub, 1700 Vine Street, are celebrating Stout Month starting on February 1. "Ten of Mountain Sun'... More >>

  • Cash for Cash

    published January 29, 2009

    One of the ironies of hospital care is how little life there is inside a building that’s all about trying to save lives — or at least... More >>

  • The downtown library's new due date

    published Jan 27, 2009

    . A woman got off an RTD bus outside of the Denver Public Library main branch at about 9 this morning and asked library staff for some assistance. But she wasn't trying to check out a book. No, the w... More >>

  • Get extreme at Falling Rock Tap House

    published Jan 23, 2009

    Falling Rock Taphouse has an interesting beer on tap tonight: Palo Santo Marron, from Delaware's famous and always experimenting Dogfish Head Brewery. Palo Santo Marron, a brown ale with a hefty 12 p... More >>

  • The Recovery Room looks terminal

    published Jan 22, 2009

    The Recovery Room, a longtime hole-in-the-wall bar at 819 Colorado Boulevard serving the east Congress Park neighborhood as well as the good doctors, nurses and health-care professionals from nearby h... More >>

  • Beer and Cheer

    published January 22, 2009

    Don’t be misled. The Winter Brew Fest isn’t a sudsy get-together featuring winter releases from microbreweries; it’s a... More >>

  • Our Weekly Bread: Mr. Lucky's Pizza Sub

    Our Weekly Bread: Mr. Lucky's Pizza Sub

    published Jan 21, 2009

    The sandwich: Lucky's Pizza Sub What's on it: Ham, pepperoni, provolone and parmesan, marinara, green peppers, black olives on a toasted roll Where to get it: Mr. Lucky's Sandwiches (711 East Sixth ... More >>

  • Drink Fat Tire, then walk home

    published Jan 21, 2009

    What is the carbon footprint of a six-pack of Fat Tire amber ale? Do you even care after drinking all six bottles yourself? Two good questions, only one of which is answered in a report issued by th... More >>

  • Take stock in Barack

    Take stock in Barack

    published Jan 19, 2009

    Artist Cassandra Cole made the rounds during the Democratic National Convention, selling posters, mugs and other gifts with copies of her unmistakable, farmer-hat-clad portrait of Barack Obama to ce... More >>

  • Our Weekly Bread: Masterpiece Deli's Cubano

    published Jan 15, 2009

    The sandwich: Cubano What's on it: Slow-roasted mojo brined pork, Black Forest ham, Swiss cheese, dill pickles, mustard, garlic aioli on a toasted brioche Where to get it: Masterpiece Delicatessen (15... More >>

  • Save a buffalo: Eat it at Tommyknockers

    published Jan 14, 2009

    A few months ago, the Wildlife Conservation Society suggested that the only way to save the iconic American bison is to eat it. While that may sound strange, the organization pointed out that the onl... More >>

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