This is how the 1st Avenue Hotel looked 91 years ago.

The Westword.com blog shortcut, October 21 edition

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Today in Cafe Society: • Counting up the cash Jesse Morreale paid for the 1st Avenue Hotel. • Westword restaurant-reviewing alum John Kessler shares memories of brew and beaver at the Wynkoop Brewing Co. • A free booze offer at Highlands Asian Grill. • The closure of Barron's Bar & Bistro. • Jason Sheehan talks about swimming in gluttony at Jax Fish House. • Theörie, located in the old Real World: Denver space, stops serving food.

Today in Backbeat Online:The Flobots' "Handlebars" turns platinum. • A look at the fleshy new 3Oh!3 video.

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