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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5 days ago | Weird Food News
Meat candles. Two words I never thought I would ever utter in the same sentence, yet lo and behold, with more than one restaurant in the Centennial State offering this oddly edible treat, it appears we have a trend on our hands. Keep in mind thoug...
11 days ago | First Look
Situated on a roughly 15,000-square-foot plot of land at 2775 Valmont Road, the Rayback Collective isn’t a new idea, but it’s something that was sorely needed in Boulder. A successfully funded Kickstarter campaign raised more than $40,000 for the ...
3 months ago | Weird Food News
With so much turnover in both the crazy restaurant and real estate scenes, it seems like a mini-miracle when a business survives even a few years in Denver, let alone 35. One of those success stories? Le Bakery Sensual. Against all odds, owner Joh...
3 months ago | Marijuana
Sure we're bummed that the weekend's 4/20 Rally at Civic Center Park was cancelled, but the real 4/20 is still a day away — and a little wet weather's not going to stop us from celebrating Denver’s premier holiday. There are plenty of events, show...
3 months ago | Deals
There’s no shortage of good sushi in Denver proper, so what would motivate someone to drive to the suburbs for fresh fish? A menu of all-you-can-eat sushi for less than 25 bucks all day, every day — that’s what. Sushi Katsu at 2222 South Havana St...
5 months ago | Deals
Humble and unassuming at the busy intersection of 6th Avenue and Washington Street, Uoki is easy to overlook; the sign is missing the “i” in Uoki and the neon marquee in the window reads “Seoul Food,” which many believe to be the name (in fact it ...