On Sunday, September 7, 2014, Westword will host its twentieth annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, DISH, in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, where many of the favorite restaurants of Cafe Society writers and readers will be serving delectable dishes. El Taco De Mexico ... More >>
The Daily Meal released its annual list of the 50 Best Craft Breweries in America -- as voted on by readers -- last week, and it included seven in Colorado. They are: New Belgium Brewing (ranked 7), Oskar Blues (ranked 9), Avery (ranked 12), Epic (ranked 16), Great Divide (ranked 18), Odell (ranked ... More >>
No. 100 Chile Relleno at La Fiesta 2340 Champa Street 303-292-2800 The traditional chile relleno is soft -- like the relleno served at El Chingon, which Gretchen Kurtz reviews this week; Gloria Nunez, who shares the kitchen there with her grandson, grew up in Mexico City. But crispy rellenos also ha ... More >>
Stuffing is an absolute necessity for any Thanksgiving table. And though we won't talk smack about StoveTop, this version -- made with cornbread and green chiles (we used Anaheim, but you could easily sub in Hatch) -- pays tribute to the Southwest. It's also totally vegan, and so delicious that no c ... More >>
The Great American Beer Festival, which starts tomorrow and runs through October 12, is dominating Colorado this week, as locals and out-of-town visitors fill up breweries, restaurants and bars all along the Front Range. But GABF doesn't just fill up the Colorado Convention Center. The days around i ... More >>
The happy hour at Dazzle has always been a thing of beauty: $3 craft beers, $4 glasses of wine and an array of foods ranging in price from $3.75 to $6.75, catering to both carnivorous and plant-based palates. There's often live music in the lounge, and all the shaken cocktails come with a dance serv ... 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 >>
Not only did USA Today just name Denver one the best beer capitals in the world -- the whole fucking WORLD, y'all! -- but the internationally distributed daily newspaper also gave a shout-out to Patty's Chile Beer, named, of course, for Westword founder and editor Patty Calhoun, who likes things spi ... More >>
Lee Camp's fine with making you uncomfortable. It's his stock in trade. On camera -- most notably in his stints on Good Morning America, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, and various FOX, MTV and CNN shows, Camp gives audiences a this-is-how-it-really-is take on current events ranging from corporate e ... More >>
Duncan Smith Dazzle 930 Lincoln Street 303-839-5100 www.dazzlejazz.com This is part on of my interview with Duncan Smith, exec chef of Dazzle. Part two of our conversation will run in this space tomorrow. Here's what you'll find in Duncan Smith's refrigerator at home: a six-pack of beer, several ... More >>
Kelsey Whipple's coverage of Occupy Denver's Anaheim solidarity march on Sunday noted protesters' claim that four people were arrested at the rally. Shortly after the piece went live, we heard from one person who says she was among those taken into custody -- and her account suggests she's been shak ... More >>
As tension between police and protesters in Anaheim continue to make national news, Occupy Denver activists staged solidarity protest last night -- and faced four reported arrests of their own. Denver Police spokesman Sonny Jackson confirms two of these, though the group's legal team has since baile ... More >>
Jonesy's EatBar, 400 East 20th Avenue, is celebrating four years in business this month with $4.44 specials on select menu items and drinks. And at 6:30 p.m. tonight, the restaurant is hosting a beer dinner on its patio featuring Dry Dock Brewing Co., with reps of the brewery on hand.
Amusement park lovers are going to find a few thrills this summer when it comes to the beer selection at Elitch Gardens -- something that hasn't always been true in the past. Beginning tomorrow, Elitch's will be pouring two beers that Wynkoop Brewing made just for the park: Elitch Gardens Orchard Wh ... More >>
See also: Super Bowl commercials: Elton John, Flava Flav, Echo and the Bunnymen and more and Video: M.I.A. flips off Super Bowl audience during halftime show Judging by the voluminous groans echoing across the country, word is spreading that Madonna will be headlining the Super Bowl halftime show, ... More >>
Oh, hell yeah! Mark your calendars. It's really happening. Van Halen is coming to Denver. It's confirmed, and we finally have a date. Thursday, May 24, at the Pepsi Center, Van Halen will be here with Kool and the Gang. So stoked! Almost as stoked as we are to hear the new record, A Different ... More >>
Lori Midson Andy Martinez Citron New World Bistro 3535 South Yosemite Street 303-771-5800 www.citronbistro.com When Denver native Andy Martinez, the executive chef at Citron New World Bistro, was a lowly dish rat at a hoity-toity restaurant in Indianapolis, he not only washed dishes, he lick ... More >>
Woody Paige.Woody Paige wrote about one of his employers using a forum provided by the other one in "ESPN Empire One Great Story," published in Sunday's Denver Post. Problem is, three quotes in the piece appeared word for word in a SportsBusiness Journal article from April written by John Ou ... More >>
Boulder's Twisted Pine Brewing Company is bottling fire. The brewery, which is fond of adding unusual flavors to its whimsically named beers, will release Ghost Face Killah in twelve-ounce single bottles for Cinco de Mayo. It's the first time this very hot (very hot!) cult beer has been sold ... More >>
Esquire Magazine has atoned for a huge mistake that Men's Journal made two years ago. Unlike that mag, it's included Denver in its list of the nation's seven best beer cities. The Esquire issue, which just hit newsstands, lists Chicago, Denver, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, St. Louis and ... More >>
Lori Midson Smother love: It's easy being green in Denver in September, when the smell of roasting chiles overrides the odor of exhaust along Federal Boulevard, and the green chile at your favorite Mexican joint carries the heat of the new harvest. For the next several weeks, Cafe Society w ... More >>
Lori MidsonSmother love: It's easy being green in Denver in September, when the smell of roasting chiles overrides the odor of exhaust along Federal Boulevard, and the green chile at your favorite Mexican joint carries the heat of the new harvest. For the next several weeks, Cafe Society wi ... More >>
Lori Midson Construction has begun on the new Pupusas Sabor Hispano in BoulderPupusas Sabor Hispano, the Boulder joint that doles out its namesake spheres of griddled masa shaped around redolent fillings of chicharron, fiddlehead ferns, zucchini, Anaheim peppers, smears of refrieds and molte ... More >>
I've cooked in chili cook-offs, competed in a hot wings eating contest and eaten my fair share -- and then some -- of jalapeno poppers, New Mexico and Colorado green chile. And I've sampled at least four kinds of chili beer. Hell, my boss even has one named for her at the Wynkoop Brewing Com ... More >>
The Beer Man with the tools of his trade at Twisted Pine.I've used beer to cool the fires of green chile, Buffalo wings and jalapeno poppers. I've chugged it like water on scalding hot days and sipped it like wine to help turn down the heat of fiery discussions. I've drank it warn, but heaven ... More >>
Anaheim-based garage rockers Willowz grabbed the top spot at Wax Trax this past week with Everyone, the band's latest effort on Steve Aoki's Dim Mak Records. Rocky Mountain Low and 2010: Warp Records Collection compilations came in at second and third, while Lighting Bolt's Earthly Delights and J ... More >>
Barb MacfarlanePete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with the big, new kitchen. They often bring some of their market's choicest ingredients home with them, and cook up a feast. Pete an ... More >>
Lori Midson As a countdown to the Best of Denver 2010, coming April 1, Cafe Society is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in Denver. Send your own nominations to email@example.com. Number 85: Pupusas from Pupusas Sabor Hispano There's hardly anything on the planet that makes me hap ... More >>
Breathe Carolina, a band that tours so often these days that it almost doesn't seem like a Denver band anymore (seriously, with the exception of April and May, the act is going to be on the road from now until at least the end of August; check out the list of tour dates on the next page), recently p ... More >>
Not approved by Hottest Inked. People with copius amounts of skin covered with tattoos are sometimes considered rulebreakers by mainstream society -- but that's not always (or even often) the case. Take the Hottest Inked contest that TattooFinder, an online tattoo resource and sponsor of the Septe ... More >>
Photo: Dave Herrera Yonnas from the Pirate Signal Looks like Michael Roberts wasn't the only one impressed with the Pirate Signal's furiously energetic performance at the Fox last month opening for 3OH!3. Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte must've been pretty wowed, too, as the pair just tapped Yonn ... More >>
In advance of the Fear Before the March of Flames show tonight at the Marquis Theater, we sat down for a chat with frontman David Marion, who filled us in on everything that’s been going on with the band, from recording the new record, which the act just finished, to getting ready to head back out ... More >>
Thursday, October 19, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Eat, drink and be merry.
Thursday, July 7, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Table Mountain Inn puts more than hospitality on the menu.
Sticking With a Winner at Vesta Dipping Grill.
Ed Debevic's and Mimi's proves that a little eater-tainment goes a long way.
CHILE LOVERS TAKE A STAND ON FEDERAL BOULEVARD.