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Alameda

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    Kolache Cabin locked out by Denver's house rules

    Kolache Cabin has pulled up stakes...for now. The mobile kolache kitchen, which first showed up in a vacant lot at Alameda and South Santa Fe Drive last month, was parked at Fourth and Santa Fe on Wednesday with the sign "Closed today. Back at this location tomorrow." But instead, it's now MIA. See ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2013

    El Rancherito has the huevos at breakfast and dinner

    In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard -- south to north -- within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    Saigon Bowl wraps up the Vietnamese experience on Federal

    In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard - south to north - within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    A sauce that got my goat at Viet's Restaurant

    In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard -- south to north -- within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    RTD art: Scott Donahue at the Alameda station

    Next stop, Alameda. Scott Donahue says he designed "Hand Up" to express ideas about history and multi-cultural issues. He recently took a few minutes to talk about this sculpture that enlivens the Alameda light-rail station. See also: - RTD art: Brian Swanson's chess pieces at the 16th and Stout s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Medical marijuana dispensary review: Element Four20 in Denver

    Of all the dispensaries on Federal, Element420 is arguably the most obvious. If you've driven the strip between Alameda and 6th Avenue any time over the last couple of years, you've seen the large lime-green building, which sits higher than the nearby strip center and almost juts over Federal like a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    Reader: Can't we come up with something other than pizza and beer bars?

    Although downtown just lost another pizza spot, Toppings, today Pizza Republica will make its debut on 14th Street, right in front of the Colorado Convention Center -- and this downtown version of a restaurant that got its start in Greenwood Village looks like more than a fair trade. And more pizz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Medical marijuana dispensary review: Healing House in Lakewood

    The Healing House menu is freaking huge, and that alone makes it seem like another warehouse crap shack in the boonies getting by on a (somewhat) isolated location to sell bud. The isolated-location part is true, with the shop pretty much at the western end of Alameda just a few miles before it cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Guess where you're eating? And an EatDenver restaurant if you're SDenver

    Cafe Society served up five Guess Where contests last week, ranging from a plate of burrata, asparagus and sopressata, which hails from the Oven, to a platter of tacos and salsas from Tacos Marlene, a new brick-and-mortar on Alameda that's an extension of the namesake owner's food cart on Federal, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Medical marijuana dispensary review and video: 420 Wellness on Alameda

    I tried with 420 Wellness. I really did. I had heard good things about some of the shop's strains -- and one of them took second place at the High Times Medical Cannabis Cup last weekend. But in the end, my experience with the shop went up in flames along with the un-purged butane hash I bought ther ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Denver's top five patios for a long lunch

    It may be a bit brisk for outdoor dining but as of this morning, spring has official sprung. For us, that means it's time to make an excuse to get out of the office for an extended lunch, grabbing a seat on a patio and enjoying some time in the sun...and away from the glow of our computer screens. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Wild Eggs packs in families for its twist on breakfast and brunch

    Lori Midson​If starting a weekend morning fighting hordes of hipsters while you wait for a breakfast table sounds like your idea of hell, you'll want to avoid Jelly, a Capitol Hill spot with a fun menu that I review this week. But there are many other breakfast and brunch places in this city t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Reader: Naming the best Chipotle is an intriguing idea

    Where it all began....​What's your favorite Chipotle? The food at each one tastes different, founder Steve Ells revealed in his recent interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Jonathan Gold, because employees at Chipotle actually cook. "When our employees walk in in the morning, they see ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Alonzo Bencomo, victim of fatal shooting at 250 Osceola, to be laid to rest (29)

    Update: Last week, a man later identified as Alonzo Bencomo, 34, was shot and killed near 250 South Osceola. Today, Bencomo's family and friends will gather for a visitation and rosary in advance of a funeral tomorrow. Here's how they're remembering him in an online listing.

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Reader: If you think those Denver speed traps are bad, get a load of these

    ​Yesterday, Alan Prendergast counted down the five worst speed traps in Denver, according to one website. But they're hardly the only places where heavy-footed drivers are in danger of picketing, according to a reader.

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    UMS Travelogue: Mercuria and the Gem Stars, Zebroids, Bad Luck City, Piña Chulada and more

    Tom MurphyMercuria and the Gem Stars​UMS on S. BROADWAY | 07/23-24/11An especially hot summer day made navigating various venues an enervating experience, not to mention the humid heat indoors at times. Nevertheless, it didn't seem to dampen anyone's spirits in performing the music, even in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    The Asian Cajun is going in at Alameda and Zuni

    ​This building at Alameda and Zuni held Taqueria La Capilla until last fall, when the place closed up shop. And while we saw no activity inside, the windows are papered over, suggesting that renovations are afoot. Another clue: The Asian Cajun lists this address on its application for a liq ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Sad pay phone of the week: The pay phone at the Alemeda light-rail station

    Steven Pierce​Location: Alameda light-rail station. Number: Unknown. Status: Operable. Price: 50 cents for local calls. Photo: Taken 3:30 p.m. on April 28.

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    420 songs to jam on 4/20 at 4:20

    If you're smart, you can do this all day.​Did you know today is 4/20? That means at 4:20, you get to smoke some of the sticky-icky-oooo-weee , put on the best chill tunes, and relax. As if this is different from any other day -- but today, you get to do it in the park while all your friends ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    La Scala Trattoria, a new Italian restaurant in Wash Park, goes for its liquor license tomorrow

    Lori Midson​The Wash Park 'hood, especially the stretch of Alameda, between Logan and Downing, is turning into a bona fide restaurant row, thanks to new restaurants like Bittersweet, Pho Pasta, and soon, a fifth outpost of Larkburger, joining stalwarts like Pete's Central One, Lucile's Creol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Abhor the Valentine's Day circus? Five places to head instead

    someecards​No matter your current Facebook relationship status, Valentine's Day is a miserable holiday. If you're not working it, you're either frantically dialing for a last-minute reservation at an already overbooked restaurant, bitterly downing a pint of Ben & Jerry's on your couch or avoid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Free oatmeal this morning at McDonald's, followed by an oatmeal festival on Saturday

    Get it while it's hot​ The McDonald's Restaurant at 300 South Broadway (on the corner of Alameda and Lincoln) is handing out free oatmeal today from 7 to 9 a.m. Their "Sweet Harmony Oatmeal" street team is luring customers into the store parking lot to give out free, full-sized samples of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Top five street food dishes in 2010

    Mark MangerLa Villa Real served up one of our favorite street food dishes of the year -- here are four more​In this week's Westword, I headed down to Alameda for a glimpse of the loncheras that ruled the streets before this year, when tricked out mobile vendors (or luxe loncheras) became a hot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Taste-testing the brown rice and the Garden Blend at Chipotle: The verdict

    ​When we heard that Chipotle was testing some new items at its location at 371 East Alameda Avenue, we leapt for joy, shouting, "Pride of our city! Purveyor of aggressively decent burritos all across our land! Expanding its menu! Huzzah!" Then we found out what those items were: a new "Garden ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Charlie Brown Christmas tree needs home -- even though it's not even Halloween yet

    Photo by Jay Vollmar​Seen this week near Alameda and Sheridan: a Charlie Brown-style Christmas tree looking for a home -- in October. Anyone have a spare security blanket?

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Rock N' Roll Denver Marathon aims to live up to its name

    ​So the organizers of the Rock 'N' Roll Denver Marathon evidently take the name of the event very seriously. So much so that they've convinced the members of Semisonic -- you know, the dudes who did that song "Closing Time" -- to get the old band back together, man, just for the occasion. Wise ... More >>

  • Music

    March 11, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Dim sum survives Alameda Square renovation

    Super Star keeps the home fires burning.​For many, many months, things have looked dim for the two dim sum institutions at Alameda Square. Endless construction has made it difficult to even see that Super Star Asian and King's Land Seafood Restaurant are still open, and if you could manage the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    We just cruised Colorado Boulevard end to end -- but it wasn't our first road-eo

    Taylor Bolyston​ My fiancee just moved to Denver, and she's doing a lot of that thing people do after they move here: "Wait, is this the same Colfax as the Colfax where we saw that bum riding a unicycle?" "Colorado? I thought Colorado was the street with that strip club you like so much?" "Ala ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Our Weekly Bread: Duffeyroll Cafe

    ​The sandwich: Hummus Florentine What's on it: Scrambled eggs, spinach, homemade hummus, cheddar cheese, tomato on rosemary ciabatta Where to get it: Duffeyroll Café (1290 South Pearl Street, 303-753-9177) How much: $5.95 I dare you to tell me not to eat a breakfast sandwich at 2 p.m. Seriou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Mile High Murder, No. 24: Bill Strother identified as dead man in 14954 East Elk Place homicide

    View Larger Map Late on July 4, Denver Police officers responded to a call at 14954 East Elk Place in Montbello, an area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). There, they found two men suffering from gunshot wounds: one dead, one alive. Now, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    Pizza Patron has the best logo ever

    While I was waiting in the parking lot of a strip mall off Alameda and Sheridan -- Westside! -- this weekend, I spotted the most awesome pizza-shop logo I've ever seen, for a place called Pizza Patron.The type font looks like Pizza Hut lettering, but the sign has a Latino guy squinting from beneath ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2008

    Thirteen Denver locales that are probably haunted -- or at least should be

    Cinderella City's old "Blue Mall" fountain. Eerie, isn't it? We've all read about Denver’s haunted places. The same old stories get trotted out every year about this time, and they can be fun. But they tend to lose their zing the fourteenth time you hear about the ghosts of the Brown Palace or t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2008

    The week ahead: From the election to the economy, it's scary

    Now that John Hickenlooper has voted, he can get back to the budget. Boo! Want to avoid scary lines on November 4? You can still ask for a mail-in-ballot through 5 p.m. October 28 -- but that's putting a lot of faith in our election commissions, their crazy California printers and the U.S. posta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2008
  • News

    August 7, 2008

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from the week of 8/7/2008

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 29, 2008

    Meet Us On Alameda -- Windsor Gardens

    From Red Rocks to the big white balls of Buckley Air Force Base, Alameda Avenue runs through Lakewood, Denver and Aurora, collecting a series of religious, cultural and ethnic hubs along the way. Westword drove Alameda from one end to another for the fifth in our ocassional profiles of metro Denver ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2008

    Meet Us On Alameda -- Steele Community Garden

    From Red Rocks to the big white balls of Buckley Air Force Base, Alameda Avenue runs through Lakewood, Denver and Aurora, collecting a series of religious, cultural and ethnic hubs along the way. Westword drove Alameda from one end to another for the fifth in our ocassional profiles of metro Denver ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2008
  • News

    July 24, 2008

    Going My Way

    Meet us on Alameda, where cultures collide. In a good way.

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2008

    Meet Us on Alameda

    From Red Rocks to the big white balls of Buckley Air Force Base, Alameda Avenue runs through Lakewood, Denver and Aurora, collecting a series of religious, cultural and ethnic hubs along the way. Westword drove Alameda from one end to another for the fifth in our occasional profiles of metro Denver ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 17, 2008

    Pho Fusion

    Tom Bird's food — and ideas — are as fresh as ever.

  • Dining

    February 7, 2008

    Saigon Pho Grill

    Vietnamese food, the next generation.

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2007
  • Blogs

    May 22, 2007

    J’ Shabu

    “I’ve been thrown out of some of these bars. Chased out. Ignored. I don’t do karaoke, but I know a place where one might indulge their proclivities for singing half-drunk versions of Mandy or Forever in Blue Jeans until late in the night or early in the morning. I know where to get great b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2006

    Memories...of the Way We Were

    The reappearance of the streamlined Super Chef sign on Colfax -- uncovered as the Walnut Cafe was making way for the new Emilio's restaurant -- reminds me of how I came of age eating two-egg breakfasts — with bacon, hash browns, wheat toast and jelly — in Super Chef's hallowed maroon-up ... More >>

  • People & Places

    March 24, 2005

    Best Illegal Drag-Racing Venue

    Broadway Marketplace

  • Food & Drink

    March 29, 2001

    Best Place to Get the Royal Treatment

    Corner of Wadsworth and Alameda

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