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    November 25, 2014

    Fifteen Great Places in Denver to Take Your Parents Over the Holidays

    Denver's in the midst of a dining boom, but when it comes to choosing a restaurant for out-of-town parents or older guests, you might want to look past your new faves. That's because trendy spots in RiNo, Union Station and the Source will likely elicit the same reaction that your music used to: That ... More >>

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    November 24, 2014

    Top 20 Tweets About Broncos' Comeback Versus Dolphins -- and Kicker's Suckage

    Denver offensive lineman Manny Ramirez isn't getting upset about a Broncos loss in this amusing screen capture, which has already spawned a popular Vine on view below: Instead, he's pissed that Brandon McManus, who the Broncos picked up after unwisely jettisoning Matt Prater, missed his fourth field ... More >>

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    November 20, 2014

    The Five Coziest Music Venues in Denver

    The negative temperatures and piles of snow last week were a pretty solid indication that winter has arrived in Denver. While every day of winter here doesn't involve bone-chilling cold, plenty do, and it gets old, fast. Suddenly, concert calendars look a little bare and the idea of leaving your cou ... More >>

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    November 17, 2014

    Top 20 Tweets About What's Wrong With the Broncos After Humiliating Loss to Rams

    We knew going into yesterday's match-up between Denver and St. Louis that those confidently predicting a Broncos blow-out were either stupid or delusional. After all, the Rams are a better team than their record indicates, with a win over Seattle standing as Exhibit A. But even we were stunned by th ... More >>

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    November 13, 2014

    Why Esme Patterson Had to Reluctantly Leave Paper Bird

    Denver blog posts track comings and goings. At our Backbeat blog, Kiernan Maletsky profiles Paper Bird and chats with Esme Patterson about the reasons she had to reluctantly leave the group. Denver Egotist on the mantra of Colorado's Air Methods. Predominantly Orange's Kyle McKinnon asks this pro ... More >>

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    November 11, 2014

    Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Britta Erickson

    #43: Britta Erickson Britta Erickson, a Denver native who's the director of the Starz Denver Film Festival, not only builds the fest from the ground up behind the scenes but also serves as its public face. Popular Denver Film Society side projects such as Film on the Rocks and the Stanley Film Fest ... More >>

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    November 11, 2014

    Top Ten Things Out-of-Towners Should Know About the Denver Restaurant Scene

    Denver blog posts are welcoming. At our Cafe Society blog, Mark Antonation reveals ten things visitors should know about the Denver restaurant scene. Colorado Pols: "Greg Brophy goes to Washington." Mile High Report's Bronco Mike weighs in on reports that the Broncos are working out controversial ... More >>

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    November 10, 2014

    Top 20 Tweets About How the Raiders Suck After Their Latest Loss to the Broncos

    Once upon a time, the Broncos-Raiders rivalry was one of the NFL's best -- but no longer. Even after losing in humiliating fashion to the Patriots last week, Peyton Manning and company took a while to get focused on Oakland and wound up trailing 10-6 during the middle of the second quarter. But then ... More >>

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    November 7, 2014

    Chipotle v. Qdoba: Which Burrito is a Better Deal?

    Denver blog posts are all about spirited competition. At our Cafe Society blog, Mark Antonation delves into the toppings war between Chipotle and Qdoba. Mile High Report's Scotty Payne wonders: Is a shakeup for the Broncos offensive line in the offing? Colorado Pols is still trying to figure out ... More >>

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    November 3, 2014

    Halloween Was the Best Weekend for Live Music in Colorado

    Colorado is a pretty great place to be a music fan. Denver has more music venues than Austin, and several of them are among the busiest in the world. People living here spend twice as much as the national average on music. The local scene is experiencing unprecedented success. All this is to say t ... More >>

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    October 31, 2014

    Behind the Scenes of a Denver Haunted House, Plus More Ways to Spend Your Halloween

    Halloween starts early in Denver -- about two weeks early, to judge by this year's slate of events -- and there's no better way to spend it than by getting good and scared at one of the city's many haunted houses. To get a better idea of all the work that goes into the scares, we sent videographer B ... More >>

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    October 27, 2014

    All The Above Clothing Rises Above With Designs Inspired by Quotes and Lyrics

    Brothers Cody and Joey Sudmeier used their experiences as shoppers to create All The Above Clothing. Since they believe that fashion is the truest form of expression, each piece in their ATA line is inspired by a quote, lyric or phrase that's printed inside the completed design. To find out more abo ... More >>

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    October 20, 2014

    Top 20 Tweets About Whether Broncos' Win Over 49ers Makes Them Super Bowl Favorites

    It was just last week when the Broncos' narrow win over the woeful Jets convinced a considerable portion of Twitter Nation that Denver was overrated. No more: Last night's superlative 42-17 crushing of the excellent San Francisco 49ers not only saw Peyton Manning setting the all-time touchdown pass ... More >>

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    October 17, 2014

    Good Things Happen to People Who Write Songs About Peyton Manning

    John Stevens Jr started writing songs at age 15 to try and process the death of a friend. He's been playing music in Indiana for 30 years, but it wasn't until he sat down at his kitchen table early this year with the intent to make his friends laugh that he found that little breakthrough so many art ... More >>

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    October 14, 2014

    Reader: If You Would Rather Go to an Art or Rockabilly Bar, Remember to Wear Your Skirt

    Fall Sundays could be state holidays, as Denver Bronco fans flock to local watering holes to worship their team and drink plenty of beer. But there are still many people who'd rather keep the taps on and the TV off, and so last week we served up our five best bars for not watching the Denver Broncos ... More >>

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    October 13, 2014

    Top 20 Tweets About Whether Broncos' Close Win Over Jets Shows They're Overrated

    As we know, expectations color perceptions, particularly in sports. Hence, the highly varied reactions to the Broncos' 31-17 win yesterday over the New York Jets, a woeful team Denver's top rival, the San Diego Chargers, blew out the previous week. Is the glass half-empty or half-full for Peyton Man ... More >>

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    October 10, 2014

    The Five Best Bars for Not Watching Football on Sunday

    On a typical fall Sunday in Denver, people in orange and blue flock to local joints that serve cheap Coors Light and burger combos and have TVs blaring. But not everyone wants to bump elbows with former high school athletes getting drunk and trying to relive the "glory" days. Some people actually ju ... More >>

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    October 9, 2014

    10 Things to Do for $10 in Denver This Weekend (4 Free!), October 10-12

    This weekend should be all about fun, that's what weekends are for. There's no need to waste all your hard earned dollars, there's plenty of cheap fun to be had. From vintage toys and Bronco's memorabilia to dodgeball, this weekend will have you feeling like a kid again. Don't worry there will be be ... More >>

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    October 7, 2014

    Here's What to Give Trick-or-Treaters You'd Rather Beat With a Garden Hose

    Denver blog posts are more treat than trick. At our Cafe Society blog, Jenn Wohletz highlights five of the best -- and worst -- new Halooween treats for 2014, including this "trifecta of terror" that you should give out "to all the neighborhood kids you would rather beat with a garden hose than see ... More >>

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    October 3, 2014

    Photos: Four Nice/Nasty Definitions of the Denver Broncos on Urban Dictionary

    How do you define the Denver Broncos? Urban Dictionary is of two minds about the team, which returns from a bye week to face the Arizona Cardinals this weekend: Roughly half the definitions are nice, while an equal number of others are nasty -- and some represent a blend of the two, occasionally via ... More >>

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    October 3, 2014

    Why Denver's La Alma/Lincoln Park Neighborhood Deserves to Be a "Great Place"

    The La Alma/Lincoln Park neighborhood was named one of the nation's Ten Great Neighorhoods this week by the American Planning Association. I happen to live in the neighborhood, which is bounded by Colfax Avenue to the north, 6th Avenue to the south, Speer Boulevard to the east and the South Platte R ... More >>

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    September 25, 2014

    10 Things to Do for $10 in Denver This Weekend (6 Free!), September 26-28

    The Broncos have a bye this Sunday, so there's no excuse to miss these events this weekend, from Day of the Dead celebrations to hugging an alpaca. There's also comedy and improv going on, as well as a hunt for hidden treasures at the record collecting expo. But since we can't fit everything on the ... More >>

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    September 23, 2014

    Did You Know a Violent Femme Was Living in Denver?

    Denver blog posts blister in the sun. At our Backbeat blog, Tom Murphy offers the lowdown about eleven famous musicians who've moved to Denver -- including the Violent Femmes' Gordon Gano. Predominantly Orange's Ian St. Clair thinks Mike Shanahan is the answer to the Broncos' run game. Coyote Gul ... More >>

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    September 18, 2014

    Here's Why 40,000 Broncos Fans Hate Phil Simms's Guts

    If you're a Denver Broncos fan, then you've no doubt endured a broadcast featuring either NBC's Chris Collinsworth or Phil Simms, who calls games for CBS. Both have earned the enduring hatred of Broncos fans over the years because of what some would say is a clear bias against the beloved orange-and ... More >>

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    September 18, 2014

    The Ten Best Dog-Friendly Patios in Denver

    Summer is coming to an end, but it's far from the end of patio season in Denver, as the weather will surely fluctuate between hot and snow for the next month or two. There's now even more reason to take advantage of every warm day before winter since Denver passed an ordinance July 1, allowing resta ... More >>

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    September 17, 2014

    The "Controversy" 32 Bar Challenge Is Igniting Denver's Hip-Hop Scene

    Denver rapper Demario "Lil Bad" Gentry has been busy recently, releasing The Colfax District, Bad News, and Shark Syndrome 2.0. He's also played shows all over the country, from Los Angeles to Miami, and he hasn't always found support for his home town. "This is my home, and I love Denver," he says. ... More >>

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    September 16, 2014

    Five Ways Olive Garden Could Suck Less

    Denver blog posts are often fast and casual. At our Cafe Society blog, Jenn Wohletz enumerates the top five ways Olive Garden needs to get its act together. Colorado Ethics Watch formally requests that the Office of Congressional Ethics investigate Representative Mike Coffman. Predominantly Orang ... More >>

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    September 15, 2014

    Top Twenty Tweets About How the Broncos Suck Even Though They're 2-0

    Talk about high expectations. The Broncos won yesterday's game against the Chiefs to go 2-0 in the young NFL season, yet the way they did it -- eking out a last-minute 24-17 victory after nearly giving up a big lead, just like in last week's season opener against the Colts -- inspired Broncos lovers ... More >>

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    September 10, 2014

    Photos: Can You Match the Crazy of the Craziest Broncos Fans We Could Find?

    It's fair to say the post-Super Bowl blowout malaise that afflicted so many Broncos fans earlier this year is over: Prior to Denver's closer-than-it-should-have-been victory over the Indianapolis Colts, tailgaters at Mile High Stadium were incredibly amped for the new season, as our Eric Gruneisen d ... More >>

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    September 9, 2014

    On Trend: Neon Colors Our World at DISH and Dateline

    Bright, bold colors are making a splash on the Denver streets -- just in time for the transition between summer and fall. This week we noticed neon colors at Dateline gallery, as well as at DISH. Keep reading to learn why these fashionistas prefer their wardrobe with a heavy dose of color -- and and ... More >>

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    September 8, 2014

    Photos: Top Twenty Tweets About Broncos Nearly Choking Away Game One to Colts

    Hope you didn't wind up in intensive care after the Broncos' 2014 regular season debut last night. The team looked like world beaters in the first half, running up a 24-0 lead thanks to the heroics of Peyton Manning and Julius Thomas, then nearly gagged the victory away thanks to predictable play ca ... More >>

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    September 5, 2014

    Don't Miss DISH! Good Things Come to Those Who Wait...for This Special Deal

    We're mixing in the last ingredients for DISH, our annual celebration of the Denver dining and drinking scene, at Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex on Sunday, September 7. This is Westword's twentieth anniversary event, and it promises to be quite a party: sun, fun and fine food a ... More >>

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    September 5, 2014

    Photos: Ten NFL Teams With the Best Fans -- and Who Forbes Says Beats the Broncos

    Those of us who live in Colorado tend to think of the Broncos as the NFL team with the best fans. But that's not how Forbes sees it. The publication's top ten ranking definitely includes Denver, as well as the Indianapolis Colts, who face our local heroes Sunday night to kick off the 2014 season. Bu ... More >>

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    September 5, 2014

    Fifteen Best Food Events This Weekend -- From DISH to Chili Cookoffs to Beer!

    This weekend is overflowing with food events, including Westword's own DISH, a Broncos season kickoff party at Elway's (where else?) and the Denver Food and Wine grand tasting -- among many other dinners and festivals. Keep reading for a taste of what's on the culinary calendar. See also: Whet You ... More >>

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    September 4, 2014

    Photos: Denver Broncos Victory Memes, 2014 Season Kickoff Edition

    On Sunday night, the Broncos start the 2014 NFL season with a nationally broadcast home challenge against quarterback Peyton Manning's old team, the Indianapolis Colts -- and these samples from the Denver Broncos Memes Facebook page should get you ready for the game and the season quicker than a twe ... More >>

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    September 4, 2014

    Reader: Attending Broncos Games is the Worst Thing to Do in Denver

    Our post featuring our ten least favorite places in Denver inspired lotsa readers to share the local spots to which they give a big thumbs-down. Among the nominations was a place that thousands of people are eager to visit this weekend. See also: Photos: Our Ten Least Favorite Places in Denver

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    August 29, 2014

    Is the McRib Your Idea of Good Barbecue, Denver? Really?

    Denver blog posts almost never grimace. At our Cafe Society blog, Patricia Calhoun spotlights the view of a reader who thinks people in Denver consider the McRib to be good barbecue. Mile High Report shares everything you need to know about the Broncos 27-3 victory over the Cowboys in the (meaning ... More >>

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    August 27, 2014

    Ten Best Colorado Breweries for Music Fans

    Colorado blogs like a little music with their beer, and vice versa. Our Backbeat blog counts down Colorado's town best breweries for music fans. Mile High Sports' Zach Fogg thinks the Broncos should save Wes Welker from himself. Denver Egotist shows off Boulder's Lange Studio. See also: Five Gre ... More >>

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    August 18, 2014

    Top Ten Denver Thrift, Resale and Vintage Stores

    Denver blog posts know how to be thrifty. At our Show and Tell blog, Bree Davies counts down Denver's top ten thrift, resale and vintage stores. Mile High Report's Laurie Lattimore-Volkmann reminds fans that even though the Broncos dismantled the 49ers 34-0 yesterday, it's still just preseason. D ... More >>

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    August 15, 2014

    Red Rocks Rockfall Case Moves Through Appeals Court; Read Both Sides' Arguments

    Did the city of Denver's "failure to reasonably maintain" Red Rocks amphitheater cause rocks to fall on concertgoers in 2011? That's the question at the heart of an ongoing lawsuit between the city and four people who were injured in the rockfall. The case is currently moving through the Colorado Co ... More >>

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    August 14, 2014

    Five Best Dishes Invented in Denver -- From Fool's Gold Loaf to the Mexican Hamburger

    From its rolling prairies to its purple mountains majesty, Colorado is full of natural beauty. But this state is also home to many manmade marvels, too: Everything from Coors to Jolly Rancher candies to some of the country's best craft beer has spilled out of this state's culinary creativity. One o ... More >>

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    August 13, 2014

    FashioNation Lives On: Check Out Its New Location

    Denver blog posts believe in keeping things fresh. At our Show and Tell blog, Bree Davies offers the skinny on FashioNation's move from East 13th (after almost thirty years) to a new space on South Broadway. Denver Egotist: The #IceBucketChallenge hits Denver agencies. Predominantly Orange's Khal ... More >>

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    August 8, 2014

    Denver's Ten Best Hipster Bars

    Denver blog posts do the hip shake, babe. Our Cafe Society blog offers up a list of the ten best hipster bars in Denver, summer 2014 edition. Mile High Report's Kyle Montgomery says the Broncos' victory of the Seahawks in Thursday's preseason game is not quite revenge, but it isn't nothing, either ... More >>

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    August 7, 2014

    Twenty Memes to Make Broncos Fans Hate the Seahawks Even More Than They Already Do

    At 7 p.m. tonight, the Broncos kick off their preseason schedule at home with a game against the Seattle Seahawks -- the very team that crushed the D-towners in this year's Super Bowl. And as if that's not bad enough, yet another rematch is slated for the regular season, on September 21. In Seattle. ... More >>

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    August 1, 2014

    10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (5 free!), August 1-3

    Happy Colorado Day! In honor of this state's birthday, you'll find plenty of free activities around town. Start the weekend out right with tonight's free screening in Civic Center Park of the original, 1969 True Grit , which was filmed in Western Colorado. The scenery is stunning, and so is John Way ... More >>

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    August 1, 2014

    The ten best movie events in Denver in August

    With summer fading away, the studios are releasing the last blockbusters and many moviegoers are dreading the pre-Oscar lull. Fear not, cinephiles. Denver's movie scene is vibrant. This month you can huddle up and catch a doc at Sports Authority Field, drink a beer and watch a horror flick at Crash ... More >>

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    July 29, 2014

    NFL licenses Denver Broncos's littlest, creepiest fans: the Couch Potatoes

    It's scary enough that Broncos training camp began last week, marking the start of that slow slide to summer's end...and the disintegration of our next Super Bowl dream. Even scarier, though, is the new crew cheering for the team: the Broncos Couch Potatoes, "the most adorable spec-Taters around," d ... More >>

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    July 28, 2014

    Three things to do for free in Denver this week, July 28-31

    We're nearing the end of the month, and your bank account could be running on empty. But that doesn't mean the rest of July won't be full of fun. You can take in a movie, be a fanatic or just hear some bands -- all for free in Denver this week. The online Westword calendar has a complete listing of ... More >>

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    July 23, 2014

    Pat Bowlen formally gives up control of Broncos, acknowledges he's fighting Alzheimer's

    It's not the kind of news that typically breaks overnight -- but longtime Broncos owner Pat Bowlen has always done things his own way. A short time ago, the Broncos released a statement through NFL.com revealing that Bowlen, seventy, is formally giving up control of the team -- something that actua ... More >>

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    July 21, 2014

    Photos: The twelve NFL teams Forbes says are more valuable than the Broncos

    The Denver Broncos finished 25th on Forbes's list of the world's fifty most valuable sports teams, down two spots from last year. The rankings were based on each team's enterprise value (total equity plus debt) and their current or pending stadium deals. The Broncos are valued at $1.161 billion. Of ... More >>

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