Richard Sandoval would like to make Denver his home. The international chef and restaurateur, who has over forty restaurants around the globe, still thinks Colorado is one of the best places in the U.S., which is why there are more Sandoval restaurants in this state than anywhere else, with five in ... More >>
Nine-time Grammy winner John Legend headlines the Ellie Caulkins Opera House on Thursday, November 21, as part of his twenty-city Made to Love tour. Reserved tickets ($49.50-$89.50) go on sale on Saturday, July 27 at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale, what local songs are bein ... More >>
A bunch of great shows announced this week: Fresh off a string of well received comeback shows, Fall Out Boy is back with a new record and a tour that will hit Denver in June. Vampire Weekend is due at Red Rocks with Of Monsters and Men, while fun. has announced a date of its own at Red Rocks with T ... More >>
It wasn't so much from paranoia as from years of conditioning. Walking into New Broadsterdam, I encountered a full-on police issue Harley Davidson with emblems still attached sitting in their front entryway. It almost made me turn around and run out the door and across South Broadway as fast as I ... More >>
Daniel Ramirez Gaetano's 3760 Tejon Street 303-455-9852 www.gaetanositalian.com/ This is part one of my interview with Daniel Ramirez, exec chef of Gaetano's; part two of our chat will run tomorrow. Daniel Ramirez was just shy of twenty when he left Acapulco for Los Angeles to pursue a career i ... More >>
With the passage of Amendment 64 -- which legalizes recreational marijuana in the state of Colorado -- I know I'm not the only one looking forward to the vast array and variety of weed-infused edibles that one day we'll be able to prepare at home -- and maybe even order. Will we see a green-light sp ... More >>
The big question isn't why El Olvido closed, but how this Jaliscan eatery stayed open as long as it did. No sooner had it taken over the former home of Hades at 2200 South Broadway in the spring of 2011 than the city started a massive street project outside. And this stretch of Broadway is still a ... More >>
Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring Wilco, 311, Slightly Stoopid, Dukes of September and more were announced; Overcasters, Lumineers, Churchill and the Jekylls got spins on local radio; and recent albums from the Shins, E-40, Fun. and th ... More >>
Lori MidsonGet a taste of Argentina at Buenos Aires Pizzeria.While Denver is filled Mexican food outlets, restaurants that delve into the vast gastronomic offerings of the rest of Central and South America are in short supply. Still, there are some worthy spots specializing in the cuisine of Argenti ... More >>
Wednesday, February 22, is National Margarita Day. Unfortunately, it's not a paid holiday. Nonetheless, any day is a good day to down a margarita, which, incidentally, was allegedly the invention of a woman in San Antonio, Mrs. William (Margarita) Sames, who poured what she claims was the wor ... More >>
Mark MangerThere comes a moment every year -- and it's usually an alcohol-inspired moment during the holidays -- when I, after a bottle or two of wine, declare that THIS year is the BEST YEAR EVER in Denver dining, and then commence to deliver a highly passionate, self-indulgent speech about ... More >>
The stock market's fluctuating wildly, economists are giving glum prognostications that run the gamut from double-dip recession to depression and, best of all, the politicians we put in charge of taking care of the greater good are just making things worse. So no time like the present for a ... More >>
Given the cellar part of the name Bud Cellar (and my stoned imagination), I had grand visions of the shop. I imagined being led down a spiral staircase to a dank, stone-walled, dimly lit basement filled with chilled, curing jars of cannabis sitting next to aging cheeses and expensive wines. N ... More >>
Medical marijuana critic William Breathes gets his Cheech and Chong on during a trip to the Bud Cellar. But those looking for something other than Acapulco Gold will be able to find it at plenty of places featured in our newly updated MMJ listings. Click to access our medical-marijuana dispen ... More >>
EsquireFeeling a little woozy from celebrating Cinco de Mayo? Perhaps you'd like to continue your Mexican-themed festivities and cure your hangover in a traditional way: sucking down a michelada.
I was out in Stapleton last night when I found myself with a late-night craving for pupusas, the El Salvadoran staple that looks like a fat corn tortilla stuffed with cheese, pork or vegetables. And since it wasn't practical to drive up to Boulder to Pupusas Sabor Hispano, our pick for Best P ... More >>
Carne en su jugo at El OlvidoAlmost two months after Jorge Pingarron first told Cafe Society that he was opening a "Mexican, but not Mexican" restaurant on South Broadway, the native of Acapulco has made good on his word: El Olvido opened last night with a fiesta, and when we stopped by today ... More >>
Lori Midson"It's gonna be Mexican, but not Mexican." So says Jorge Pingarron, who's opening El Olvido in the former Hades Bar & Grill (and South Broadway Grill, and El Ranchito, and, long ago, Mr. Steak) spot on South Broadway. And what he means by "not Mexican" is that he's not going to ser ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows including, KTCL's Locals Only, 99.5 the Mountain's Homegrown Show, The Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over Col ... More >>
Jason Sheehan just reviewed TAG and found lots to love at Troy Atherton Guard's eponymous restaurant, including -- but not limited to -- the rice. Here are nine more Larimer Square restaurants we think deserve some props:
Cheba Hut raised a toasty toast this week when a Weld County District Court judge overturned a ruling that had denied a liquor license to the sub shop's Greeley location. In April, Robert Frick, who rules on Greeley liquor licenses, turned down the company's request, citing Cheba Hut's pot-r ... More >>
Cheba Hut, the pot-themed sub-shop chain, could open its first Denver location as early as Monday, August 10, says franchisee and store co-owner Matt Clark-Johnson, who's at the store at 1531 Champa Street making some final preparations this morning. Although Clark-Johnson, who also owns a ... More >>
Cheba Hut hopes Denver liquor-license employees will turn out to be kind buds
When style eats substance.
Tamayo takes diners on a first-class mouth-of-the-border tour.
Basic Instinct author crawls up Bill Clinton's pants and hangs on tight.