Did you spend your whole weekend cleaning the house? Silly you! Plenty of other Denverites were enjoying the sort of stuff captured by Westword reporters and photogs on our slideshow page and Backbeat Online, Cafe Society and Show and Tell blogs. Check out highlights below pertaining to Sting, skiing, Williams & Graham and Thanksgiving on a stick!
"Opening day! Vail opens today with a 52-inch base, thirteen inches of new snow in the last week, an opening day terrain park on Born Free, and access to the mountain from both Vail Village and Lionshead. Still need a season pass? The $699 early-season price on the Vail Resorts' unlimited Epic Pass ends November 29."
"While Bumgardner isn't doing the pork knuckle sandwich at Williams & Graham, his menu -- tight, classic and tidy -- is, yet again, a compilation of foodstuffs that makes me want to hunker down in one of the deep burgundy booths, and stuff myself silly."
Read more in "Foodography and a first look: Williams & Graham."
"Sting's list of endearing anecdotes is almost as long as his lineup of inexplicably bizarre ones -- which, in turn, is almost as big as his ego. The former Police frontman and pouty-lipped crooner remains fearless in the face of a staid solo career (heavy on Police jams), belly dancing (he does it -- onstage), a thirty-year marriage ("She could completely destroy me") and a self worth valued higher than anyone legally named Gordon probably has a right to."
Read more in "Review: Sting at the Wells Fargo Theatre, 11/20/11."
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SHOW ME HOW
"On Saturday, November 19 at Taxi, 3455 Ringsby, chef Andrew Novick was on hand to provide free Thanksgiving samples on a stick in celebration of the Denver County Fair cookbook release party for Thanksgiving on a Stick! A cookbook compiled from dozens of foods from the 2011 Denver County Fair, the Thanksgiving on a Stick! event provided tasty treats. One dish on hand was deep-fried turkey breast, cubed mash potatoes and cranberry sauce in a tasty mix, along with a twist on the Thanksgiving staple, bread pudding stuffing."
See more in "Thanksgiving on a Stick!"
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