As a photography student at the Art Institute of Colorado transitioning into more professional work, Hunter Helmstaedter realized he needed more than the school's studio space to carry out his projects -- and a lot of his fellow students were in the same predicament. Inspired by the creative co-work ... More >>
Ben Davison Bistro Vendôme 1420 Larimer Street 303-825-3232 bistrovendome.com This is part one of my interview with Ben Davison, chef de cuisine at Bistro Vendôme; part two of our chat will run tomorrow. It's good -- really good -- to be back home again," says Ben Davison, pausing after a long s ... More >>
The Fourth of July may be over, but the fun is just beginning. The Cherry Creek Arts Festival starts today and runs through Sunday, July 7. The popular annual festival features 22 culinary vendors in addition to displays from over 200 artists; there will also be a major cooking component located at ... More >>
The fourth Colorado location of Mellow Mushroom opens today at 9271 Park Meadows Drive in Lone Tree. The menu features a variety of pizzas, hoagies, salads and calzones (some gluten-free), as well as as a wide selection of craft beer (guests can join the Mellow Mushroom Beer Club and receive rewards ... More >>
As the late spring days begin to heat up in Denver, so does street style. This week, we spotted Nada Alhajji, a fashion student at the Art Institute of Colorado, rocking a string of top American designers put together in an interesting way. Continue reading to learn where she shops, which French des ... More >>
Namaste Salons is collaborating with Western Resource Advocates to deliver Earth, Wind and Hair, a one-of-a-kind fashion-slash-hair show, benefit and bash tomorrow night that'll blow you out of your seat with more force than one of those new Bio-Ionic hair dryers. See also: - Photos: Rock & Runway ... More >>
When it comes to personal style, some people find genres and labels limiting. One of those is local dancer and aspiring fashion designer Sarrah Jane Brooks, who likes to take inspiration from unexpected places to craft her own look. That look changes depending on her mood and the occasion. Keep read ... 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 >>
"Metal bands want to portray the opposite of a happy life on their album covers," says Ken Sarafin, and the Vale of Pnath frontman knows from whence he speaks. In addition to creating the awe-inducing artwork for his band's latest release, The Prodigal Empire, Sarafin has illustrated at least a doze ... More >>
Josh Barhaug Fired Up 1135 Bannock Street 303-825-1995 www.gtfiredup.com This is part one of my chef interview with Josh Barhaug, who mans the line -- and pizza oven -- at Fired Up. Part two of our chat will run tomorrow. The first recipe that Josh Barhaug ever attempted came out of a Bisquick b ... More >>
The work week was cut in half by the holiday, which somehow made it feel longer. Fortunately, there will be plenty of fun to chew on over the coming weekend.
Tiffany Rose Goodyear came up the idea for Yours Truly, Cupcake after winning a cupcake challenge in 2009. Inspired by Denver's burgeoning experimental food scene, she decided to make her cupcakes unique by adding alcohol to the mix. "Before we introduce a new cupcake, our confectionery bartenders ... More >>
Crystal Lee is a fashion designer, seamstress, stylist and all-around bad ass. Shunning the corporate world in order to follow her passion -- and avoid beige nylons -- she is pursuing her love of fashion as a student at the Art Institute of Colorado. Her line of super-easy, fly and breezy clothin ... More >>
Fashion Denver owner Brandi Shigley encourages others to do just as she is doing: "Focus on your focus."
Tom Botelho.Denver Film Society executive director Tom Botelho is still recovering from the just-concluded Starz Denver Film Festival; he's got a severe cold. But the word of mouth about the fest makes him feel better, and so do attendance and revenue figures, both of which appear to be up ov ... More >>
Kenny White.Today is a warmer one than the last few, but it's still a little chilly for bare feet. Kenny White missed that memo. Seated on the sidewalk in front of Lincoln Park, the nineteen-year-old occupation security guard is shoeless, smiley and currently located less than three blocks fr ... More >>
Big pics below.Kim Sidwell didn't attend a protest at the 2008 Democratic National Convention to rail against the man. She's a photographer who simply wanted to capture the scene in images. Instead, she herself was captured -- arrested, detained and put on trial. Later, Sidwell joined an ACLU ... More >>
Lori Midson Geoffrey Groditski The Fort 19192 Highway 8, Morrison 303-697-4771 www.thefort.com This is part one of my interview with Geoffrey Groditski, executive chef of The Fort. Part two of my interview with Groditski will run in this space tomorrow. Less than 24 hours before the Va ... More >>
La Fabula tried to bring fabulous Mexican food to West 26th Avenue.There have been so many restaurants at 26377 West 26th Avenue, the historic bungalow that once housed the original La Loma. So many, in fact, that when I stopped by the newly opened Gordo Loco last week and spoke to the buildi ... More >>
Ms. Puppy, MIAOn February 11, the Denver Police Department found the battered body of Ronald Ford in his west Denver home. On February 18, they released the identity of a second body found in the house: Ramiro Sanchez, who'd been a partner with Ford in the short-lived La Fabula restaurant. Sa ... More >>
Hell hath no fury like Gordon Ramsay scornedAre you an amateur kitchen wizard? Do you have the chops to run your own restaurant? More important, how do you feel about Gordon Ramsay, the acerbic, deafeningly insulting, tantrum-prone, foul-mouthed, red-faced, in-your-face beast who brings his ... More >>
Photo courtesy Vail ResortsAfter getting dumped on all week (nearly three feet, as of this writing) Vail is opening today with 1,150 acres and nine lifts. Eldora opens today, too. Winter Park opened on Wednesday and will open Mary Jane tomorrow. And Keystone, which opened on November 5, is op ... More >>
Lori Midson Brendon Doyle Jonesy's EatBar 400 East 20th Avenue 303-863-7473 When Brendon Doyle got his first cooking gig, it had nothing to do with his love for food or the line. "My first kitchen job was at Woody's Wings N Things, and I only took it because all my friends worked there and ... More >>
The chefs of Denver FIVE will cook this weekend at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival Ready, set, sizzle! You know that summer's in full swing when the sun beats down on the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, which kicks of its three-day crowd-burst tonight at 7 p.m. on Clayton Street, between Second an ... More >>
Pierre Wolfe's always feeding someone -- or something.June 1 may -- or may not -- be Pierre Wolfe Day in Denver, but the party tomorrow is definitely on: Wolfe will host a benefit luncheon for PHAMALY, the incredible theater troupe whose members all face health challenges. Although Mayor Joh ... More >>
Mason Tvert prefers Emerald to Amethyst.For indefatigable marijuana booster Mason Tvert, founder of the advocacy organization Safer Alternative For Enjoyable Recreation (SAFER), April 1 is a very big day. Rallies are scheduled to take place at more than eighty colleges and universities across ... More >>
Lori Midson Molecular magician Ian Kleinman at Steele Elementary School "Anything I can possibly dream up is now doable, because I'm able to really play around with food," says Ian Kleinman, Denver's answer to Alton Brown, the wacky culinary scientist (and only food personality worth watching ... More >>
I remember nearly falling over in my chair one afternoon when a student on a TV advertisement relayed the benefits of her schooling to become a certified pharmacy technician. At the time, I was employed with a major drug store chain as a pharmacy technician, or as they say in the biz, a CPhT. ... More >>
Have you ever watched one of Gordon Ramsay's shows -- he's the temperamental chef who owns a string of restaurants and throws tantrums on such television tirades as Hell's Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares -- and thought, "I'd really love to see him try that shtick with me"? Well, here's an opp ... More >>
Calling all young chefs: If you think you've got what it takes to be the next Best Teen Chef, then sharpen your knives and fill out the entry form here by February 5. The contest starts April 17 at the Art Institute of Colorado, 1200 Lincoln Street; at the cook-off, participants' creation ... More >>
Patrick Ecclesine/Fox Celebrity chef Gordon RamsayDo you have a propensity for cooking? Does the thought of an unhinged Brit spitting and swearing at you while you cook on national TV make you grin? Well, your time is nigh. The FOX network is holding tryouts for a new reality show, Masterc ... More >>
It's gearing up to be a big food and wine weekend, kids. On Saturday, Ace Hardware, Alameda Station, 417 South Broadway, is holding its first-ever "Big Green Egg" grilling competition, a smoking and grilling face-off between students from the Art Institute of Colorado and other participating hope ... More >>
Spring is in full swing and summer's almost here, which means that eggs are hatching all over Denver - Big Green Eggs. And Ace Hardware Alameda Station will play the part of a giant nest on Saturday, June 6, by hosting a Big Green Egg cook-off. Made by an Atlanta-based company, the Eggs are large b ... More >>
Friday, May 9, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.
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Artists of all types showcase their styles at a DPS staff show.