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    November 21, 2014

    Cannabis Time Capsule, 1893: Horses Thrive on Weed

    Willie Nelson says he gives his horses beaer, but according to this 1893 article in the Leadville Herald-Democrat, he should be using weed. Yes, the cure for a worn-down horse is good-old THC. See also: "Medical Marijuana Dispensary Review: Five Years Later at Walking Raven in Denver"

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    Frasca and Lyons Farmette both hosting special dinners tonight

    Head north tonight for two special events: Lyons Farmette is hosting a truly "local" food dinner this evening, while Frasca Food and Wine will take inspiration from central Europe for its wine dinner tonight. See also: Salt and Colterra owner Bradford Heap rolls out a catering service

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    Author Meg Howrey on incorporating history into fantasy with City of Lost Dreams

    Some novels take a while to get going, and some give you an immortal dwarf, a time-traveling corpse and an alchemical mystery before the end of the first chapter, as City of Lost Dreams does. The follow-up to the best-selling City of Dark Magic finds protagonist Sarah Weston in an adventure that wea ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 5, 2013
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    October 16, 2013

    Austrian Feast at Beast Bottle tonight

    Beast Bottle takes pride in its "farm-to-fork" approach to food -- and chef Paul Reilly and general manager Aileen Reilly, the brother-and-sister partners behind the restaurant, work closely with local purveyors and farms in order to provide their guests with humanely raised, responsibly harvested ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    Ballpark Plates, Denver Burger Battle and more on the calendar this week

    The third annual Ballpark Plates will hit it out of the park on Thursday, August 8, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. For $30, enjoy complimentary food and drink samples at the following participating establishments: River North Brewery, Blake Street Tavern, Zi South, Breckenridge Brewery, Cheesesteak Connecti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    Mustard's Last Stand marks its 35th anniverary with 99-cent hot dogs

    While Mustard's Last Stand, a wiener joint that started in Boulder, is still two decades shy of the 55-year milestone that Taco House celebrated this year, the iconic Chicago-style hot dog institution, which also pimps a location near the University of Denver, is certainly a stalwart, and this weeke ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 25, 2013
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    March 19, 2013

    Photos: Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods are dating -- and changing their Facebook status

    In recent weeks, rumors that Vail skier Lindsey Vonn had hooked up with golfer Tiger Woods were snowed under by word of Vonn's wipe-out at the world championships in Austria, where she suffered a severe knee injury; see our previous coverage below. Now, however, Lindsey and Tiger are refocusing on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    Four top wine trends for 2013

    Welcome to 2013 and the next year of your wine-drinking life. Over the past twelve months we saw a slew of clever new wine concepts worth trying, and a whole lotta wine-related WTFs to studiously avoid. All the while we watched and waited, eyes peeled for signs of the wine-related developments that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Five weirdest food heists of 2012 -- and what would've made them even weirder

    This year has seen some random -- and downright nutty -- food heists. Stealing enormous amounts of edibles is a strange crime, especially since rarely are the thefts committed to feed starving people or to make significant political statements. What sort of greedy, soulless riffraff steals pilfers f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Four luscious white wines to savor now

    Last week, we introduced you to four uniquely delicious red wines that seemed as though they were destined for autumnal consumption from the day they were bottled. And while it's true that our seasonal wine cravings generally give the edge to reds over whites, there are a multitude of compelling rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    Four fall-worthy red wines to fall in love with

    What makes a red wine fall -- or should we say, fall in love -- worthy? Given the record-setting quantities of rosé we consumed over the past few months, you might assume that getting us to loosen our death grip on pink wines would equal a Herculean feat.

  • Music

    September 13, 2012
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    June 4, 2012

    Japanther's Ian Vanek on the DIY scene, 'zines and the authenticity of handmade objects

    Japanther (due tomorrow night at Glob) was started by a pair of art school students who wanted a way to create art beyond the confines of a specific medium or traditional methods. The resulting New York duo has been just as involved in the art world and performance art as it has been in writing raw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    A handful of restaurants offer up Opening Day deals

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    The Wines of Austria at Boulder Wine Merchant

    Austria may not be known for its wine-production, but Austrian wine-makers have been making a splash on the scene lately. Learn more about this up-and-coming wine region at Boulder Wine Merchant, 2690 Broadway Street in Boulder, this evening from 5:30 to 6 p.m., when you can join in-house sommelier ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Denver Restaurant Week, cheese classes in this week's culinary calendar

    ​Denver Restaurant Week began this past Saturday (prompting some words of wisdom from Matt Selby, chef of Vesta Dipping Grill and Steuben's) and continues through Friday, March 9. Participating restaurants are offering prix-fixe meals for $52.80 per couple or $26.40 per individual. Visit the w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Arvada Beer Company and Manneken Frites are an ideal pair in the northwest suburbs

    Lori Midson​Out in the northwest suburbs for family events this holiday season, I was looking for a low-key place to unwind with some out-of-town relatives after all the feasting and present-wrapping concluded. Unwilling to settle for one of the strip-mall chain restaurants that are so prevale ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Around the World in 80 Sips at Mile High Station

    ​What can you expect from an event called Around the World in 80 Sips? Wine, of course, from all around the globe, including vintages from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Chile, France, New Zealand, Spain and the United States. Tonight's event runs from 7 to 9 p.m. (starting at 6 p.m. for VIPs) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Was the IFSC World Cup Lead Climbing competition an Olympic sneak peek?

    ​Austrian climbers dominated both the men's and women's competition this past weekend, before a sold-out crowd at Movement Climbing Fitness in Boulder for the 2011 International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) Lead Climbing World Cup. Many climbers -- and climbing fans -- hope this event ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Rock-N-Dogs rocks gourmet links and old vinyl in Lakewood

    Lori Midson​"It came to me in a dream one night," says Larry Bigay. "I have a pad of paper by my bedside, and I woke up early one morning, and started to draw what I'd seen in my dream." What he saw were visions of hot dogs dancing in his head.

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    August 3, 2011

    Three reasons why somms adore grüner veltliner (and you should, too)

    ​ We sommeliers have a tendency to spend an inordinate amount of time sussing out all kinds of weird and interesting wines (partly because it's our job, partly because we're total wine geeks). And most of the time, those slightly off-kilter bottles are best appreciated by, well, let's face it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    What's in a name? Otto von Habsburg's real name and other ridiculously crazy monikers

    You can call me Franz.​This week the world mourns the death of Otto von Habsburg, who championed world unity, opposed the Nazi movement, served as a member of the European Parliament and was the last Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary. You know, back when Austria and Hungary were hyphenated, in 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Denver's five best hot dogs

    Mile High Vienna Stand​Temperatures threaten to approach the triple digits as we prepare to celebrate our country's independence this weekend, which puts us smack into summer, the season of baseball, lazy patio nights and, of course, hot dogs, which we like to feast on as we wander the streets ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Second Helping: Mile High Vienna

    Mile High ViennaA taste of the Windy City in the Mile High.​At the tender age of incredibly-awkward-teenager, I was packed, along with an econo-sized bottle of zit cream and my discman, into my family's mini van for a summer road trip through the romantic Midwest. I was a terrible human to be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Today in Stoke: Nature Valley Ski Big Air Challenge at Denver Big Air

    ​The 100-foot launch tower erected in Civic Center Park for the Denver Big Air competition will see its first official action today at 5 p.m. (doors open at 3:30 p.m.) for the Nature Valley Ski Big Air challenge, a Battle of the Brands format that will pit the ski teams from Icelantic, Line Sk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    What week is it? Several weird ways to celebrate Christmas

    ​As a public service to compulsive drinkers, on Mondays, we usually give you a breakdown of all the obscure holidays you could be celebrating that week. This week, however, there's no need for that, because this week heralds the coming of the granddaddy of all holidays: Boxing Day, the Canadia ... More >>

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    November 9, 2010

    A taste of Denver International Wine Festival 2010

    Photo: J. WohletzWine sediment draining at Balistreri​The Denver International Wine Festival celebrated year six with a VIP tour of Front Range wineries and Roundhouse Spirits -- a tour that began Saturday with plenty of wine, ended with plenty of gin, and stuffed the middle with gourmet nibbl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Ten Denver hot dog joints to help you welcome back the boys of baseball

    Biker Jim will do you right.​ Nothing goes with Opening Day like hot dogs. Why would you even try? And while the grilled dogs and brats - with everything, please - you can get at Coors Field are truly delicious, even if the buns never seem to hold up, Denver is rich with other options. The f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    Billy's Gourmet Hot Dogs hops on the wiener wagon

    ​Billy's Gourmet Hot Dogs, the brainchild of owner Bill Feid, a wiener-loving Chicagoan who couldn't find a noble Chicago-style dog when he moved to Denver, opened last Monday, February 8, at 2445 Larimer Street. The menu, a catchall of eight different Vienna beef, Polser and salmon hot dog ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Denver Blogs: Claudine Longet has nothing on this allegedly homicidal Aspen socialite

    We haven't forgotten you, Claudine.​Denver blogs are bloggeriffic! George Jahn at Huffington Post Denver shares the fiery tale of Pamela Phillips, an Aspen socialite busted in Austria for allegedly killing her ex-husband with a pipe bomb in 1996. Oh, sweet memories of Claudine Longet... Stev ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009
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    June 25, 2009
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    June 25, 2009
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    June 5, 2008


    Windy City hot dogs may not blow, but they're not the best.

  • Dining

    May 1, 2008

    Grand Lux Cafe

    What happened in Vegas should have stayed there.

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2008

    Magnet Mafia Goes International

    Jared Jacang Maher's February 21 feature, "Magnet Mafia Sticks to Street Art," profiles Denver's attractive street art syndicate. Linked below are three slide shows that feature the work of the Mafia, and some magnets that have recently been shipped to Denver as part of an exchange with street artis ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 14, 2008

    Film First

    The Boulder International Film Festival unwinds.

  • Music

    May 17, 2007

    Dimmu Borgir

    This Norwegian trios latest album is a valentine to the Bibles biggest bad boy.

  • Dining

    June 9, 2005

    Classic Act

    Discover a new world at Chinook Tavern: the Old World.

  • News

    February 27, 2003

    Double Cross Words

    Diplomacy addicts smile and lie as they gamely try to conquer the world.

  • Dining

    July 18, 2002


    And the Weiner Is...

  • Dining

    August 30, 2001

    The Plum Dumpling Gang

    Conjuring up food flavored with memories.

  • Music

    August 2, 2001

    The Voyage Out

    Jazz singer Nnenna Freelon has touched the devil's music with her own world-class style.

  • Dining

    July 5, 2001

    Check, Please!

    Readers give our food critic something to chew on.

  • Music

    February 25, 1999

    All Mixed Up

    Vienna's Kruder & Dorfmeister have become many superstars' remixers of choice.

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    February 12, 1998
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    April 3, 1997
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    April 26, 1995



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