When not blogging or brunching for Westword, Chicago native Lauren Monitz can be found managing the content and digital strategy for Travel Mindset and iExplore. She holds a BS in Advertising from CU and an MS in E-Business from Depaul and is very active in both alumni associations.
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16 days ago | Construction Watch
Currently a sandwich mainstay for Five Points and RiNo residents, the Curtis Park Delicatessen is digging the number six. In celebration of its sixth anniversary coming up this week, the deli is excited to announce its second location, which will ...
1 month ago | Breakfast and Brunch
If you’ve ever felt like you were in desperate need of a tropical vacation (and who hasn’t, given these late May blizzards?), Adrift may just be the solution to dispel the cabin fever. Whether you’ve been to the hot spot at 218 South Broadway a hu...
2 months ago | Food News
Café Byblos Mediterranean Grill, at 400 Corona Street, has been a neighborhood staple since 2013, but recently it’s gotten a new lease on life. New owners, a completely new menu and a bit of a remodel have given the Greek/Lebanese cafe a cool new ...
2 months ago | Booze
Gone are the days when drinking wine at a restaurant meant getting a workout just paging through a hefty wine menu and proving your knowledge to a snobbish server. These days great wine can be enjoyed in casual settings or in Denver-chic eateries ...
2 months ago | First Look
Now is just the right time for a restaurant like Sushi Cup. Andrew Castillo, who just opened the newest addition to the Governors Park food collective on East Seventh Avenue, was looking for a new opportunity to follow his passion just as the poke...
2 months ago | Vegetarian
It’s a tale as old as time: two Midwest boys, brought together over a shared love of the outdoors, playful sports rivalries, health-nuttiness and the Colorado housing shortage. Tom Miner and Reed McIntyre shared all of this — and then they shared ...