When my best friend was describing a near-perfect date that her boyfriend took her on last summer, I couldn't help but cringe. He got tickets to a show at Red Rocks -- and drove her in a rented, mint condition vintage Volkswagen bus. There is nothing romantic about a ride in a Volkswagen; I grew u ... More >>
Update, 3 p.m. 4/5/13: We've received a statement from Swallow Hill CEO Tom Scharf and also spoke with Hilarie Portell, Public Relations & Marketing Director for Lowry Redevelopment Authority, who both gave us more insight into the situation regarding Swallow Hill's planned expansion into Lowry. Bet ... More >>
Harlem Shake videos went from funny to irritating in record time -- which is why the clip of the Minnesota Timberwolves mascot taking a bat to a Harlem Shaking Lebron James stand-in rings so true. But a new trend has already popped up to replace them: Gallon Smashers, in which pranksters "accidental ... More >>
For those of you who have an affinity for the iconic Columbine Steak House, Westerkamps Steakhouse or Cowbobas, all of which turn out slabs of beef that don't require an expense account, here's more good news: We now have a quartet of meat-centric joints where you can chew on cow for less than a ten ... More >>
On Friday the Denver Business Journal broke the news that Trader Joe's would be opening its second store at Eighth and Colorado Boulevard. (The first -- which means the one that also gets to sell liquor under Colorado's convoluted code -- will debut next year in Boulder's Twenty Ninth Street develop ... More >>
Brett Shaheen Wooden Table 2500 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village 303-730-2152 www.thewoodentablerestaurant.com This is part one of my interview with Brett Shaheen, exec chef of the Wooden Table. Part two of our chat will run tomorrow. Flipping pizzas at Pizza Hut. That was Brett Shaheen's firs ... More >>
Goodwill has plans to open two stores this spring, one in Longmont and a boutique in Cherry Creek, which will be do-good organization's 25th and 26th stores in the metro area.
Big pic below.The longer our current economic downturn lasts, the longer buildings sit vacant -- and that can be dangerous. Case in point: an attack that took place earlier this month behind a shuttered Albertsons at 3125 South Sheridan Boulevard. The Denver Police Department has released a d ... More >>
Erika Davis's blue cheese milk chocolate soupThis week's Quickfire challenge was to make desserts using savory ingredients and -- the really hard part -- only one pot. "I'm used to having all these fancy little tools," mourned Zac, while Morgan, unable to use an ice-cream maker, tackled liqui ... More >>
A Flickr photoUnless you're like Michael Pollan, who thinks paying eight bucks for a dozen eggs is cool, or you're one of those urbavores who raises your own fowl, chances are good your fridge has contained eggs affiliated with the recent massive recall.
A Flickr photoAfter more than a hundred years of supplying restaurants in the West with discount groceries, California-based Smart & Final has started SmartCo Foods, and is opening its first five stores in various Colorado locations. Smart & Final already owns the Henry's, SunHarvest and Ca ... More >>
Tam Huynh admitted having a criminal formula.Most young parents will tell you that baby formula is so expensive it could be made out of gold. But for Tam Huynh and Thuy Nguyen, it was basically the equivalent of poker chips and narcotics. That's the story told by the Jefferson County Distric ... More >>
For much of the past year, contract negotiations at Colorado King Soopers, Safeway and Albertsons stores have dragged on amid an atmosphere riper than an unrefrigerated meat section. But at last, a peaceful solution seems near. Last week, the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 and Al ... More >>
In December, King Soopers employees approved a new contract offer, while Safeway workers rejected pretty much the same package. But Albertsons staffers were mostly silent -- until now. According to the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 website, "Albertsons has offered a tentative ag ... More >>
Sunflower Farmers MarketIt's rough out there. Stores and restaurants are shuttering their doors faster than it takes Colorado's sunshine to melt the snow, and long-standing icons of the grocery store format (see Albertsons), have been forced to roll back locations everywhere, including Colora ... More >>
If these signs start popping up, ProgressNow will be prepared.Last week, the liberal group ProgressNow Colorado created a searchable map designed to help customers of King Soopers, Safeway and Albertsons find other places to shop in the event of a grocery-store strike. Shortly thereafter, a l ... More >>
A September rally for grocery workers at UFCW Local 7 headquarters. On October 20, negotiators for grocery workers and Safeway, one of three giant chains whose contracts with union employees in Colorado have expired, sat down for the first time in ages to try and hammer out an agreement. But ... More >>
As we noted last week, there appears to have been zero measurable progress made in resolving the long-running contract dispute between unionized grocery workers and the big three local chains: King Soopers, Safeway and Albertsons. But the latter triumvirate may have just gained a public-relat ... More >>
An icon from the AlwaysHereForColorado.com site.In early May, it looked like a strike against King Soopers, Safeway and Albertsons by union employees was a real possibility. Since then, however, the situation has dragged out and out and out, with continued extensions creating little pressure ... More >>
The contract dispute involving workers at King Soopers, Safeway and Albertsons has been quiet of late, with United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Local 7 seeking to maintain member loyalty during this period via releases about, for example, pension reductions that would go into ef ... More >>
An image from the AlwaysHereForColorado.com website. Just as they did in early May, King Soopers employees rejected the company's latest contract offer. In a press release, the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local No. 7, characterized the margin of defeat as overwhelming and urged "the co ... More >>
Photo by Melanie Asmar The Congress for the New Urbanism is holding its annual conference in Denver June 10-14, complete with bus tours of our most well-known new urbanist enclaves. But how do you judge walkable, neighborhood-based developments? Is it by the diversity (or lack thereof) of their res ... More >>
The latest deadline in talks between United Food & Commercial Workers Local #7 and representatives of King Soopers stores is midnight tomorrow -- and while neither side seems to want a work stoppage to begin one second later, there's disagreement over how long an negotiations extension should be. ... More >>
A Flickr photoWorkers picket a California Albertsons in 2003 Have you worked out your supermarket strike plan? If you haven't, now might be a good time. Although the corporate execs and lawyers at Safeway, King Soopers and Albertsons are still negotiating with the familiar, name-tagged faces who ... More >>
In "Loss of Rocky Mountain News Doesn't Add Up to Big Subscription Savings -- But I'm Not Complaining," a March 10 blog, I wrote about receiving a card from the Denver Post letting me know that my "premium dual publication" subscription rate from the days when I received both the Post and the Rock ... More >>
GoodBelly is growing like the beneficial bacteria -- or probiotic -- that makes your belly feel good. The pet of NextFoods, a Boulder-based health-food company, GoodBelly was recently included in the Los Angeles Examiner's "Top Ten Best Food Product Introductions for 2008." The product was created b ... More >>
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