I had one of my first real New Mexican meals in New Mexico, at the Little Anita's location in Albuquerque...and I hated it. I was astounded that people would dump alternating layers of boiling-hot green pepper sauce and equally steaming, nose-running-hot red pepper sauce on everything and suck this ... More >>
A 1991 murder in Albuquerque was as cold as a cold case can get until earlier this year, when Lawrence Scherer copped to the crime. But investigators let him go -- and by the time they decided they wanted him back, he'd apparently changed his mind about that whole confession-is-good-for-the-soul thi ... More >>
This year's Great American Beer Festival played temporary home to 580 breweries -- and with more than 2,700 beers poured, the fest's professional judge panel had its hands (and mouths) full when making decisions on the winners of all 84 categories. Continue reading for the full list of the weekend's ... More >>
In response to the overwhelming success of Denver's Titwrench Festival -- the award-winning female-centric, three-day rock and noise fest -- local riot-grrrl icon Sara Century has been tapped to bring a version of the event to Fort Collins. Dubbed Ladybug 2012, the freshly minted festival is slated ... More >>
Atom the Amazing Zombie Killer, the debut feature film from Bizjack FlemCo, features zombies, bowling and a seriously weird twist, all wrapped up in a gore-splattered, over-the-top sensibility that should be familiar to fans of Troma. The locally made film will get its proper Denver debut at the Den ... More >>
On Wednesday, September 12, you'll have a chance to become part of history and help the Melvins weasel their way into the Guinness World Records book, which they hope to do by playing shows in all fifty states plus one in the District of Columbia in just 51 days. One can only imagine what sparked th ... More >>
After booking hardcore and ska shows around Denver for the past six years, DJ Maladjusted has taken his massive record collection and almost dogmatic devotion to vinyl and garnered a small but devoted following with his obscure selections. Spinning 2tone, ska and reggae every third Friday for One St ... More >>
Farewell, Austin: Kalyn here checking in for Wheelchair Sports Camp and Company's last night at SXSW! Grab a cup of coffee -- you missed a lot since our last check-in: We took our precious time getting out of our RV park home yesterday and loaded in our gear to The Jr (Emo's) at 6 p.m. On the way, I ... More >>
Big pics below.Pretty soon, every shift for Denver Police officers could be like a COPS episode. In two weeks, 23 officers will begin a sixty-day period during which they will be wearing portable cameras that can capture their interaction with the public -- or not. Officers will be able to tu ... More >>
Twisters Burgers and Burritos, the Albuquerque-based fast-casual chain with a New Mexican menu and seventeen outposts, crossed the border into Colorado a couple of years ago, opening shops in Parker, Lakewood and Aurora. And now the company is getting ready to open a fourth Denver-area spot, ... More >>
Graphic below. Earlier this week, we told you about a fatal stabbing on the 2100 block of Lawrence Street. The Denver coroner's office has now identified the victim of this crime as Kenneth Matthews, 43, of Albuquerque, New Mexico. He died of stab wounds to the chest. Thus far, the Denver Po ... More >>
Anthony Garcia.Here's a story from our neighboring state to the south that's too strange not to share. Although we promise not to over-share, as Anthony Garcia may have done. According to Albuquerque's KOAT-TV, Garcia, an employee at an area Sunflower Market, served a yogurt sample to a fema ... More >>
Lori Midson Jorge de la Torre Johnson & Wales University www.jwu.edu This is part one of Lori Midson's interview with Jorge de la Torre, dean of culinary education at Johnson & Wales University. Part two of that interview will run in this space tomorrow. "I'm a little worried about this in ... More >>
Ah, yes, what a splendid birthday present (okay, it isn't exactly our birthday, but close enough). It seems one of our favorite bands, Margot & the Nuclear So and So's, a group we've long been smitten with since first making its acquaintance at South Park some years ago, has a new album slate ... More >>
Pueblo Chamber of CommerceFoodie fun in Pueblo: the annual jalapeno-eating contestYes, it's yet another list. Livability, the site that invites you to "discover America's best places to live," has just released its list of "Foodie Finds: 10 Surprising Food Cities," and Colorado occupies two o ... More >>
Jay VollmarDenver's two roller derby leagues, profiled in the Westword's feature "Denver's Roller Derby Rivalry Could Start the Sport Rolling Across the Country," are stepping up their games this year -- both on the track and off. Exhibit A: The Rocky Mountain Rollergirls have been kicking a ... More >>
Little Anita's has slowed down its frenetic fast-food pace in two metro Denver locations, where it is now offering full-service, sit-down dining. "We have eleven restaurants in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and that's how they do all of their restaurants down there," says Mike Ponzio, Colorado g ... More >>
Back in April, we told you about Kill Paradise inking a deal with BreakSilence Recordings, the same imprint that brought you Albuquerque's BrokeNCYDE and Tempe's Eyes Set to Kill. More than half a year later, the outfit has finished its new album, The Second Effect, which will be available exclusi ... More >>
Black Mountain StudiosHearts of Palm started out in the winter of 2006 as a pop song writing collaboration between former Roper and Black Black Ocean guitarist Stephen Till and longtime friend Nathan McGarvey. Within the following year, the project expanded to eight plus members and the band's so ... More >>
In a little over a month, Meese's major label debut is slated to drop. At a listening party a few months ago at the Larimer Lounge, we learned that the album would be titled Broadcast and would feature "The Start of It," a song well familiar to all of the kids on the frozen Front Range, that has sin ... More >>
One of my strongest dining memories from childhood is dining at the café in the Broadway department store in Albuquerque. Strangely, I don't remember the food -- it was probably a grilled cheese sandwich or chicken noodle soup or some other kid-friendly dish -- but I remember the ambience. The diml ... More >>
Tony Hillerman captured the flavor of the Southwest. I discovered Tony Hillerman's books the same year I moved to Colorado, introduced to them by the late Alan Dumas, who'd taken classes from the author when he taught journalism at the University of New Mexico. Hillerman's The Fly on the Wall is ... More >>
United Airlines. It’s the company Denver loves to hate, the one that has caused sky-high stress levels and unhappiness for an untold number of fliers, the company many of us have no choice but to use since it dominates the gates at Denver International Airport. The latest insult? Charging $15 to ... More >>
This week Jason Sheehan reviews Chutney's. Photo by Mark Manger. A few years ago, while working in Albuquerque, I made one dumbass move that almost accidentally ended my cooking career -- a full three or four months before I ended it quite deliberately on my own. It was a Tuesday and things had b ... More >>
Friday, January 19, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Neighborhood fusion at its best.
Mixing it up in New Mexico.
You don't find green chile in Mexico — but here in Denver, it's the signature dish at most Mexican restaurants, a sauce/soup/stew of green chiles (always) and tomatoes (sometimes) and onions (sometimes) and pork (sometimes). Order green chile in Puerto Vallarta, or Phoenix, or Cheyenne, and yo ... More >>
Tuesday, October 18, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.
Alan Clements uses Spiritually Incorrect to skewer modern hype.
The street inspires the Urban Angst graffiti exhibit.
Undead in Denver (Roman Ruin)
Stayin' at Mike's (King Bee)
Thanks to voicetracking, radio stations need fewer DJs than ever before.
These days, his signature guit-steel playing leaves listeners slack-jawed. But it took Junior Brown a long time to get to center stage.
Want to open a restaurant in the 'burbs? Here's some Sage advice.
Two new restaurants -- one Mexican, one New Mexican -- give an authentic spin to the color wheel.
The queen of torts takes a cooking class full circle.
Sit back and relax. You're on the bus to Mexico.