Four months ago, the Archive Room, which originally opened in 2009 in Olde Town Arvada, a charming neighborhood that boasts an abundance of bars and restaurants, underwent some major changes, including a big one in the kitchen: Aaron Youngblood, the former exec chef of the now-gone Dixons, took over ... More >>
Peaches aren't the only Western Slope product heading east over the mountains these days. Kannah Creek Brewing in Grand Junction has just begun distributing two of its bottled beers, Lands End Amber and Standing Wave Pale Ale, to Denver for the first time. Eventually Republic National Distributing w ... More >>
This week USA Today announced the results of its hunt for the "best" craft brewery in America. Experts whittled the list of this country's 2,538-plus breweries (the latest number from the Brewer's Association) down to 72 nominations, and those went to a vote of the readers. More than 11,500 people ... More >>
Namaste India opened last month in an Arvada strip mall. While the location is nothing special, the massive menu definitely is, with a full lineup of authentic Indian cuisine...and yak! But while the number of offerings is reminiscent of Namaste in Lakewood, a longtime Indian favorite, there's no co ... More >>
Hard to believe it's already been this long, but decade ago this month, the D Note opened in Olde Town Arvada. To commemorate this momentous occasion, the venue will host a weekend long celebration featuring Laughing Hands, Opera on Tap, Cabaret Otaku and Lionel Young on Friday, February 15. The fol ... More >>
The presidential election is coming up quickly, and Arvada Beer Company is offering another way to judge one of the candidates: by his homebrew. The brewery, which is celebrating its one-year anniversary by tapping a brand-new beer each day through Saturday, will release White House Honey Ale and W ... More >>
Boulder's Satellite Boardshop is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, and this summer also marked the shop's seventh annual Ride With Us Colorado Skatepark Tour, which started back in May at the new Arvada park (a Westword Best of Denver 2012 winner) and concluded in August at the new park i ... More >>
After opening Rock-A-Billies in Arvada nearly two year ago, Jimmy Nigg is gearing up to open a second location in the Slam Bar space in Greenwood Village early next month and plans to have a grand opening the weekend of September 14. Since Slam Bar isn't open for lunch, he's using that time to do so ... More >>
The International Association of Skateboarding Companies declared June 21 as "the official holiday of skateboarding" back in 2003, and there are hundreds of killer concrete skate parks across Colorado to help you celebrate Go Skateboarding Day today. Here's a quick roundup of events and places wher ... More >>
The Great Harvest Bakery reopened last week at 7745 Wadsworth Boulevard in Arvada, and will celebrate being back in business with a ribbon-cutting at 4:30 p.m. today, followed by a weekend of deals on Friday, February 17, and Saturday, February 18. "We are so excited to reopen the bakery doors," sa ... More >>
Close to 300 new restaurants opened in the metro area last year -- and with that much action, perhaps it's not surprising that two of them are named Cebiche, and two of them are named Chinook. But the local dining scene also lost a surprising number of mainstays: the 29-year-old Pearl Street Grill, ... More >>
The core philosophy of Corey Henderson and Dan Rollman's book, The RecordSetter Book of World Records, is that everyone can be the world's best at something -- even if it is something ridiculous. They'll sign their book tonight at the Tattered Cover LoDo and tomorrow at the Boulder Bookstore. In add ... More >>
After a four-month delay, Arvada Beer Company will open today at 11 a.m. in a 95-year-old brick building that has been gutted and restored to make room for the brewery and other shops. "It's been a long journey, but we are really excited," says co-owner Kelly Floyd. The delays were caused by ... More >>
We're learning more about the homicide at the Arvada location of Special Kinds, a former pot shop (and a sketchy one at that). Police confirmed yesterday that the one-time dispensary's owner, 34-year-old Michael "SK" Walker, was shot and killed Monday night in what looks like a home invasion.
Special Kinds weed.Reports about a homicide at the site of Special Kinds, an Arvada medical marijuana dispensary that officially shut down last year, remain sketchy -- much like the MMC itself. In the wake of the incident, medical marijuana critic William Breathes's Special Kinds review is e ... More >>
With three outposts in the metro area (555 Broadway, 2390 South Colorado Boulevard and 5535 Wadsworth Boulevard in Arvada), it's no surprise that Kokoro has become a go-to lunch and dinner destination for people craving a quick Japanese-style meal. (The South Colorado Boulevard and Arvada loc ... More >>
A blissful moment at Bliss Bar & BistroAfter service tomorrow, Bliss Bar & Bistro -- an oasis of good taste in Arvada -- will close the doors at 7501 Grandview Avenue for good. "I think Arvada is just really hurting," says general manager Andrea Marion, who opened the place four years ago. ... More >>
Two years ago, when Dol Bhattarai purchased an old, allegedly haunted house at 7803 Ralston Road in Arvada as the site for his second Yak and Yeti restaurant, it came equipped with brewing equipment: a holdover from the last occupant, a brewpub called the Cheshire Cat. Instead of ripping th ... More >>
Full-sized comic below. Arvada Engenderall Real Name: Tomye Kelley; Occupation: Gender conflict counseler; Suburb of operation: Arvada; Hair: White; Eyes: Clear Suburban superhero skill: Arvada Engenderall possesses the conventional understanding of "assigned sex" genders, as well as a maste ... More >>
This week's medical marijuana dispensary review -- William Breathes' critique of Arvada's Special Kinds -- will take you on a trip to the days when purchasing brick weed from a stranger's house was the only game in town. But today, there are options aplenty, and our newly updated dispensary ... More >>
Click to enlargeArvada, beware! There's a big-ass, crocodilian kaiju coming for you. Your skyscrapers, supposing you have any, are in serious danger. And don't let your guard down just because it says those claws are candy. Ahem. We were quite taken with this flier. We're not sure if the awe ... More >>
Peter Boyles is holding his annual haunted house event at Yak and Yeti, the Nepalese restaurant that took over the former home of the Cheshire Cat Brewpub and Restaurant, at 7803 Ralston Road in Arvada. (There's a second Yak and Yeti at 8665 Sheridan in Westminster.) The ghosts on Ralston Ro ... More >>
Lori Midson Despite the half-dozen "For Lease" signs posted in the storefront windows in Old Town Arvada, at least one restaurant is actually moving in. Udi's Bread Cafe, which already has locations in Stapleton (7357 East 29th Avenue); Louisville (185 South 104th Street); Aurora (12700 East 19th ... More >>
The new home of 3 Sons in Arvada.Here's one for the books: 3 Sons is back in business, and even beat the June 20 opening date promised last week on its web site. In fact, it's serving as of today in its new location at 14805 West 64th Avenue in Arvada.
The Arvada Center hosts three fantastic artists for its summer shows.
3 Sons has closed its original location at 2915 West 44th Avenue, in anticipation of a May move to 14805 West 64th Avenue in Arvada. Susan and Michael Scarafiotti bought the venerable old Italian joint in March 2004 -- which means they weren't responsible for the place back when Jason Sheehan first ... More >>
The building at 5707 Wadsworth Boulevard that houses the Arvada Tavern started out as a blacksmith shop, then got Arvada's first beer license after Prohibition, opening as the Dutch Inn in 1933, then turning into the Arvada Tavern. But by last year, the watering hole had gotten a little too down an ... More >>
Since last May, Chef Bruce David Mcginty has been running an interesting operation out in Arvada. Restaurant Blu and C-Level are attached restaurants, located in a waterfront building overlooking Hidden Lake. Restaurant Blu is more of a fine-dining place, while C-Level bills itself as 'Arvada's onl ... More >>
The Arvada Center hosts a final yippie-ai-o-ki-yay with the cowboy poets.
The Arvada Grill at 5801 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard in Arvada has closed its doors."Thank you to all who joined us!" is the only message offered on the restaurant's website, www.arvadagrill.com. And the website of the parent company, the Fortis Group at www.fortisdenver.com, no longer lists the Arvada ... More >>
An old German tradition, the lagniappe (pronounced lawn-yahp) offers merchants an opportunity to show appreciation for their customers, both loyal and brand-new, by opening their doors for a snow-kissed evening stroll. In other words, it's a tradition tailor-made for the already cozy boutiques of ... More >>
Restaurants unwrap a few surprises.
Church at the Bar, D Note
Excel Academy charter school wants a home, but neighbors say not on their range.
Arvada Police Department
The Arvada Center celebrates its 25th anniversary.
The Cold War has ended, but the fight over where to put a Rocky Flats museum has just begun.
Arvada wants to bite off a chunk of Rocky Flats.
La Pâtisserie Française
The goth culture is in for a dark time at Arvada West High School.
The old coal-mining town of Leyden is a tough place--but not too tough to die.
WITH DEVELOPERS RUSHING IN, ROCKY FLATS ISN'T GROUND ZERO ANYMORE.