No need to sweat the rising temperatures: Your next kid-tastic adventure is just a fountain away. That's right, the Denver metro area boasts some of the coolest, child-friendly fountains known to man, most adjacent to day-trip-worthy family attractions -- and all free. What are you waiting for? Grab ... More >>
Booze was news in November as several long-awaited bars opened, including Ste. Ellie, the cocktail spot downstairs from the owners of Colt & Gray; the tequila-heavy Matador in Highland; Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery downtown and the Atomic Cowboy on South Broadway. Meanwhile, the suburbs lost multip ... More >>
Arvada's Voss Farms, which supplies hops for Black Shirt Brewing and other local beer makers, is already picking it's sweet-smelling produce, and you might be able to help. Like last year, Voss is looking for volunteers (although space is very limited). For details, email Andrew at VossFarmsColorado ... More >>
Put on your stars and stripes and your red, white and blue: the Fourth of July is just days away. Across the United States, fireworks, parades and barbecues will celebrate Independence Day -- and Denver has no shortage of patriotic pride. Here are ten ways to celebrate this year. See also: - Fiv ... More >>
Candy, coffee and ice cream? Enstrom just opened its new location at 6770 West 52nd Avenue in Arvada -- a door down from its previous Arvada location. Turns out the Enstrom family, which has had four generations in Colorado's candy industry, owns the building, and when Stephanie's Candy moved out of ... More >>
Global Goods and Coffee Shop opened this spring in Olde Town Arvada with all the trappings of a coffeehouse -- but with a different goal. Global Goods is run by an international nonprofit organization, Global Refuge, that provides immediate aid where it is needed, without getting tangled up in the b ... More >>
Confused about what and how and even why you should gift your loved ones this holiday season? Clear up that confusion by buying local, giving gifts from the heart or gifting experiences instead of gadgets. Or do all three at once, with the Colorado Theatre Guild's annual Theatre Night Out promotio ... More >>
Our recent post about the Boy Scouts' release of its so-called perversion files (reports about hundreds of abusive Scout leaders and the like) focused on local offenders like Floyd Slusher, seen here. But one of our readers knows that not every perpetrator is named in the documents...from terrible p ... 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 upstairs dining room of the Arvada Yak and Yeti is like an eccentric grandmother's attic, with its slanting ceilings and a shelf of books with such archaic titles as Communications in the Future (written in 1982). There are also enough cultural artifacts adorning the walls and shelves to stock a ... 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 >>
Larkburger, which got its start as a little stand-alone burger joint in Edwards in 2006, plans to open an eighth Colorado location -- this one in downtown Denver.
How to get visitors to come to your town, city or state? Last week's mascot-packed Colorado tourism rally and Greeley's new "Let's Go" ad campaign represent two recent approaches. But what about a memorable nickname? Colorful Colorado boasts a slew of very unusual ones. Check out our favorites from ... More >>
The new Arvada Skate Park took Best of Denver 2012 Best Skate Park honors last month, and the more time we spend there, the more we love it. This edit from local filmmaker Tristan Minton, of Royal Stain Design, which features 303 Boards team rider David Reyes and The Denver Shop team riders Ryan Lyb ... More >>
Mark MangerKitsch covers the walls at Mama Sanninos, with family portraits co-mingling with vintage alcohol posters, festive seasonal hangings and shots of Italy. Hand-written signs list specials, and the scent of garlic hangs in the air as the chef prepares those specials, as well as platter ... More >>
The monthly supper club at Udi's Pizza Cafe Bar, 7600 Grandview Avenue in Arvada, has become a vegetarian tradition. Some of chef/owner Robin Bar-on's best plant-based recipes are served at an all-you-can-eat, family-style meal. On this last Monday in the series, the dishes will include taste hummus ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Udi's.The last-Monday Vegan Supper Club at Udi's Pizza Cafe Bar, 7600 Grandview Avenue in Arvada, is nothing short of amazing: It's an all-you-can-eat vegan/plant-based family-style dinner put together by chef Robin El-Baron.This month's menu includes hummus, falafel, roaste ... More >>
Driving in Denver gets more difficult every day. If it's not the construction and repair, then it's the badly synchronized lights or rush-hour traffic. If it's not the sneaky radar vans, then it's the real trouble-makers who weave in and out of lanes at twice the speed of everyone else. So ... More >>
There are dozens of wine events taking place this week -- which you can finish off with a brewski at Breckenridge's annual Beer Festival. Here's a taste of what's ahead:
Book it: From 6 to 8:30 p.m. tonight, Standley Lake Library, 8485 Kipling Street in Arvada, will host Wines for the Holidays. The wine-tasting features Colorado's finest wines; tickets are $25 and proceeds benefit the Arvada Community Food Bank. for more info, call 720-898-7400. For informat ... More >>
Udi's Bread Cafe, which already has locations in Stapleton (7357 East 29th Avenue); Louisville (185 South 104th Street); Aurora (12700 East 19th Street); and north Denver (101 East 70th Avenue), officially opens its fifth location today at 7600 Grandview in Olde Town Arvada, directly across the s ... More >>
Telling Stories has long been a blessing for those of us who like our high culture in low-impact form. The four-year-old program combines chamber works and literature readings in ways designed to appeal to the under-forty set. In other words, the troupe, founded by local classical musician and writ ... More >>
Oh, sweet monster-movie goodness! I'm beginning to think you all are designing just for me (not that I mind). This week's fancy-pants flier (click on it for a bigger version) pays homage to the movie-monster icons of yesteryear with a sweet mashup on the classic Bride of Frankenstein to promote the ... More >>
Go-Go Yogurt is celebrating the launch of its co-branding with Inta Juice today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop by Inta Juice at 14705 West 64th Avenue in Arvada for a free small yogurt with one topping of your choice. For more information, go to 303-432-2123.
Feeling a little uninspired? Need a midweek pick-me-up? Craving your fix of electro-disco-hip-hop-emo-crunk? Sure, we all are. Luckily for all of us -- especially those who live in the Denver area -- there's the Band Formerly Known as Prince.
Arvada offers some good old-fashioned chocolate therapy.
Just got off the phone with one of the managers at 3 Sons, which is all decorated for the holidays. And come the new year, the family who owns the Italian eatery finally has an (estimated) move-in date for their new location. May 1 is what the Scarafiottis are looking at, with a planned black-o ... More >>
Don't Worry About Me E.P.
A new show at the Arvada Center is fun on wheels.
Black and Read Bookstore
The Arvada Police Department likes to put on skirts and chase pedophiles.
Are the series of superhighways inching their way around Denver a "beltway"--or a noose?
Everything's divine in Arvada, where the GOP has veered sharply to the religious right.
A private investigator tracks a toxic trail through Arvada.
THE ESTRANGED HUSBAND OF A CITY OFFICIAL PROTESTS "WANTED" POSTERS FEATURING HIS MUG.