The blog shortcut, October 21 edition

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

Reading is fun-da-mental.

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.

Today in The Latest Word:

Words about last night's Broncos blowout that don't start with "F."

• A true tale of Denver boot-ing.

• The link between Bob Beauprez, robo-calls and The Solidarity Institute.

• Behind the scenes at KS-107.5's exclusive Barack Obama interview.

• A look at the George W. Bush-John McCain Hug Mobile. Awwwww. -- Michael Roberts

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