"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it," said George Santayana, who condensed his moral code into The Life of Reason in 1951 -- the same year the feds announced they was building a facility dedicated to fighting the Cold War sixteen miles northwest of Denver. The Rocky Flats ... More >>
Northglenn will get its first craft brewery on June 1 when Vance Sabbe -- a former homebrew shop owner -- and Rich Aggen open Beer By Design. The 5,000-square-foot brewery and taproom features a twenty-barrel brewing system and four forty-barrel fermenters, along with about 100 seats. See also: - ... More >>
So you spent all your money buying your mom a nice present for Mother's Day. Aww, how sweet! And your generosity will be rewarded with lots of opportunities to have fun in Denver this weekend that don't require you to dig too deep in your wallet -- everything from a free day at the Denver Museum of ... More >>
Given the number of serious crimes that are committed in these parts, shoplifters don't typically get a great deal of attention. But a man wanted in Jefferson County is an exception to this rule, thanks to the volume of thefts he's allegedly committed, but also for what he's accused of snatching. T ... More >>
Warmer weather is back, so it's time to get out of the house and have some fun in Denver this weekend. From Doors Open Denver, which opens up dozens of historic buildings, to art openings and a cat show, there's plenty to do in this town for pennies. We've highlighted ten of the best events that cos ... More >>
Arvada Beer Company will increase its brewing capacity by about 30 percent this month by adding two eight-barrel fermenters that will be used to help it get ready to sell more beer to other restaurants and bars and to begin canning its own beers. "We are on tap at fifteen different locations and we ... More >>
Best Colorado Meds is an orphan from Fort Collins, left to fend for itself in a partially hidden Wheat Ridge location after being ousted due to a dispensary ban. My budtender told me the owners hope to reopen in the Fort and keep the Wheat Ridge store running, too -- likely a good move considering t ... More >>
Action sports enthusiasts and culinary entrepreneurs Ryan Galbraith and Chris Stinson just kicked their business model into high gear. Eighteen months after opening Cheapskates Action Sports Bar in Arvada, Galbraith and Stinson now have a second Cheapskates location in Aurora. Curious to see what ... More >>
If you're still mourning the end of Oktoberfest, I've got another fest to cheer you up: Strudelfest. Held at Rheinlander Bakery through the end of October, the festival celebrates a dessert that was once so central to European culture, an old wives' tale claimed that young women were ineligible fo ... More >>
Our original post about the ten weirdest items on Denver Craigslist and its equally strange sequel didn't adequately prepare us for the oddities to be found on the site when it comes to taxidermy -- including the elusive Assquatch, which came and went too quickly to track. More on that below, along ... More >>
Red Robin, home of the juicy, fried-egg and crispy bacon-garnished Royal Red Robin burger, is hot for two new burger styles: "Cry Baby" and "Fiery Ghost." Having already tried much of the Denver-based chain's lineup at Red Robin's Burger Works, I had to find out of these two hottie burgers would fan ... More >>
Although the Fourth of July will be short of official fireworks shows -- and private use of fireworks has been completely banned in Colorado -- there will be ample opportunities to celebrate the country's birthday across the state over the next few days. Here are just some of the events slated fo ... More >>
Opening Day at Coors Field may as well be a holiday in the Mile High City -- Denver's residents descend on downtown en masse, kick off the baseball festivities early and keep partying until late. Earlier today, Jonathan Shikes, aka Colorado Beer Man, divulged a list of spots to find craft beer as yo ... More >>
Darrell Havens.In an affidavit filed in federal court, a veteran cop turned high-profile private investigator claims that an Arvada police officer who fired on an unarmed suspect during a car-theft sting operation in 2007, leaving the man a quadriplegic, was not justified in the use of deadly ... More >>
Dry DockDry Dock Brewing kicked its weekly firkin in a record 49 minutes last Friday, and since the taproom opens at 3 p.m., that means there was none left for anyone who showed up after 3:50 p.m., which can be tough since most people don't get off work til later. So the brewery plans to sta ... More >>
Lori Midson Robin Baron Udi's Pizza Cafe Bar Udi's Bread Cafes (four locations) www.udisfood.com This is part one of my interview with Robin Baron, executive chef of Udi's Pizza Bar, Udi's Bread Cafe and the soon-to-be-open Pickled Lemon in Boulder. Part two of my interview with Baron will r ... More >>
Aaron ThackerayThe 1Up, which had a busy weekend, is just one of the places that opened in March. From 1up to Stingray, March was a decent month for bar and club openings. A half dozen new joints opened their doors last month. Click through for a full rundown.
Mark MangerFogo de Chao unleashed its love of meat on Denver in '09.Dozens of restaurants closed in the metro area over the past year, ranging from such old-timers as the Trail Dust Steak House, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse and Chez Jose to newcomers like XO, which both opened and closed in 2009. ... More >>
Lori MidsonRead all about it in the Archive Room"We did 160 covers the first night and 140 covers the second night, which I think qualifies as busy," says Jeff Arnold, one of the owners of Archive Room, which opened last week in Olde Town Arvada at 5601 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard. "We've been busy ... More >>
Danielle Ate the Sandwich. Yeah, that's her name. Wanna do somethin' about it? This Friday the 13th isn't even remotely scary. Today in Backbeat Online: • Meet Danielle Ate the Sandwich, your new favorite singer-songwriter. • New Heavyweight Dub Champion album features KRS-One, Killah Priest. ... More >>
In case you're curious... Today in Cafe Society: • From Rock to Riesling: Tool Frontman on a Different Kind of Tour. • No Beach, But At Least Arvada Has Restaurant Blu and C-Level. • Microbrewing history gets its own photo book. Today in Backbeat Online: • Breathe Carolina Premiers New V ... More >>
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The Skylark Lounge gets a green light on its move to a new nest.
Joseph packs a wallop, but overwhelming staging makes it feel distant.
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