Red-sauce joints have been closing all over town, but there are still plenty to celebrate. Still, our list of the ten best old-school Italian restaurants in Denver led to a lengthy discussion of changes in northwest Denver -- officially Highland, but known for decades as the Northside, and once the ... More >>
Three former Avery Brewing employees who left earlier this year to form their own venture, Call to Arms Brewing, have signed a lease at 4526 Tennyson Street in the Berkeley neighborhood. The brewery will be located in the back half of an 8,253-square-foot building/development called John's Garage, ... More >>
The bunker-like space on the ground floor of a condo building on Tennyson Street wasn't very lucky for former tenants. Tastes Wine Bar lasted five years in the spot, but fizzled along with then-owner Daniel Kuhlman's short-lived Wild Catch on East 17th Avenue, while the art bar that took its place b ... More >>
East Denver got good news and bad news this month. First, chef/owner Jon Robbins, founder of Gypsy Kitchen, opened the brick-and-mortar Bistro Barbès at 5021 East 28th Avenue. But then came the news that Latke Love, its neighbor at 5151 East 28th, will be closing on May 31. That prompted one reside ... More >>
Six college students are pedaling for a purpose for 3,200 miles for Bicycles Against Poverty, and on Wednesday the team will make a pit stop at the Denver Bicycle Cafe. Bicycles against Poverty (BAP) is a non-profit organization that distributes bicycles to low-income entrepreneurs in Africa who pay ... More >>
It's no secret that Denver is one of the nation's burrito capitals -- a fervent mecca of seam-busting tortillas jammed with everything but the kitchen sink. And while there's nothing wrong with that distinction, the beans-rice-cheese combination isn't exactly groundbreaking territory. And that's one ... More >>
#86: Marie EvB Gibbons Clay artist Marie Gibbons is all about community, and it shows in nearly every move she makes as an artist. Her dedication is not confined to the artist community with which she loves to connect; she's also a firm believer in the idea that there's an artist inside everyone ju ... More >>
Jay Leandro Pub 17 on Welton Street 1750 Welton Street hyatt.com/gallery/pub17/index.html 303-295-1117 Part one of my interview with Jay Leandro, exec chef of Pub 17 on Welton Street, ran yesterday; this is part two of our conversation. Favorite Denver/Boulder restaurant(s) other than your own: P ... More >>
See also: Why? at Gothic Theatre, 9/5/12 Why? was one of the flagship bands of the nascent Anticon imprint ten years ago. Like its labelmates, the outfit was expanding and pushing the boundaries of what hip-hop was and where it could go. But Why? in particular has blurred the line between hip-hop a ... More >>
The long-vacant space at 30 East Ninth venue, on the southwest corner of Lincoln and Ninth, will soon have a new breakfast joint: Devin and Jason Stallings, the brothers who own DJ's Berkeley Cafe, are opening a second outpost -- DJ's 9th Ave Cafe, a 3,500-square-foot mimic of its popular sibling.
Sushi Bay, a new restaurant in the Berkeley neighborhood, opened its freshly-decorated doors on June 10 in the former home of the Hole, at 3877 Tennyson Street. It boasts an extensive menu for both lunch and dinner, and the bar is stocked with various types and flavors of sake. Happy hour runs every ... More >>
Denver is a city filled with great neighborhoods -- and ardent fans of those neighborhoods, whatever they may be called. We've had debates here over the name of the area northwest of Washington Park, whether Boulder can be considered a neighborhood, where LoDo ends and the Ballpark Neighborhood begi ... More >>
Just in time for a long, sunny weekend, Denver's about to get another ice cream parlor: Charlie's Ice Cream Social, a '30s and '40s-themed soft-serve spot, will throw open its doors today, offering frozen treats to the Berkeley neighborhood.
Hops & Pie is an ideal neighborhood establishment: simply furnished, small enough to have a strong sense of intimacy -- but with a big beer list. As a bonus, the kitchen offers not just several vegetarian options, but also vegan dishes. One look at the menu, and moving to the Berkeley neighborhood j ... More >>
Food truck are revving up for the summer, which means plenty of parties -- including Boulder's first, set for June 8. But the mobile movement really gets in gear this week. Here's a taste of what's on the culinary calendar:
The West Coast punks are pogoing into town this spring at MCA Denver, Gildar Gallery, the Colorado Photographic Arts Center and other locations, for a series of shows falling under the aegis of Search & Destroy. So-named for the San Francisco 'zine or the '70s), the ring of satellite shows will come ... More >>
Kelly McBride just opened My Sweet Bakery last April, selling her homemade pies, cakes, sticky buns and cookies, as well as coffee, out of a colorful storefront on 44th and Tennyson in the Berkeley neighborhood. The California Culinary Institute alum quickly amassed a following, despite the constr ... More >>
We've seen a lot of beer cocktails make best-beverage lists over the past year, and they range in complexity from a glorified michelada -- a classic Mexican blend of lime juice and lager -- to the Naughty Girl Scout, a drink on the list at Euclid Hall that uses a variety of spirits plus Left Hand mi ... More >>
Lowry leeks are closely related to Denver Onions but have a sweeter, creamier, more delicate urban flavor. Prized by residents who seek urban flavor without all the dicing and tears, Lowry leeks are extremely hardy and many will grow in a compact space...
Montana City, the area's first platted township, was founded in September 1858 on the east banks of the South Platte river near West Evans Avenue. The following spring, the cabins were dismantled and floated downriver to be rebuilt at the confluence of Cherry Creek. Rufus "Potato" Clark then ... More >>
Long before light industry's varnish and diesel fumes flavored the air of the South Platte neighborhood, truck farms utilized the area's fertile river bottom soil to grow the aromatic vegetable used to flavor the dishes of Denver dinner tables...
In Greek mythology, Prometheus stole fire from Zeus and stored it in the hollow stalks of Athmar Park fennel to free mankind from the brutish ignorance of the gods. Today, the plant grows wild in the yards of neighborhood bungalows and is eaten raw as a natural treatment for glaucoma and to c ... More >>
Built in 1887, 1906 and 1955 respectively, Capitol Hill Basins Numbers one, two and three were built in Congress Park to hold a three-day supply of water for the 105,000 Denver residents who lived downtown. Consequently, Congress Park Cauliflower has always thrived in the cooler, moister atmo ... More >>
To know 16th Street Mall Swiss chard is to love its tender and delicious, if somewhat meaty, flavor. Originating in large, mallside Downtown Denver planters, this big-city bright lights strain of chard is a celebration of all that is colorful in the capital city of Colorado...
Dating back to the 1911, the Elyria-Swansea heirloom tomato was developed by stockyard workers who wanted to create the perfect beefsteak tomato. It has since become a Mile High favorite that is undoubtedly destined to be the first blue ribbon winner at the Denver County Fair...
Stop the freaking presses -- hell, for that matter, stop what you're doing and take note: We've just received word that Portishead is coming to town. Specifically, the outfit is slated to appear at 1STBANK Center on Thursday, October 27 -- and it's one of only seven U.S. dates announced so fa ... More >>
Developed by hippies in the early 1970s, Baker green peas have been specially adapted for the cooler climate of the Baker neighborhood lifestyle. Guaranteed to produce a diversity of sustainable and nurturing pods, gardeners in all Denver neighborhoods are encouraged to give Baker green peas ... More >>
Lincoln Park asparagus can be grown from seeds or crowns, but the latter method respects the prestige of Lincoln Park. Home to the Santa Fe Arts District, Denver Health Hospital, West High School, Xcel Energy Zuni Generation Station and the 105-year-old Buckhorn Exchange, Lincoln Park is the ... More >>
By arranging compact cabbages in spiral clusters around a thick stalk in an effort to realize maximum nutritional values with minimal land use, the Stapleton Brussels sprout has quickly become the profit-driven urban planner's dream vegetable...
Virginia Vale. The Denver Auto Show currently running at the Colorado Convention Center is an exhibition of dreams. The real Denver Auto show is staged on neighborhood driveways reveals that Denverites like big trucks. The 2005 Volvo Condo semi truck shown above is just one of many examples t ... More >>
The study of neighbors through their lawn decoration... Photo by Kenny Be Figure 57. Berkeley: A reminder to residents that "P" is for prostrate. It appears that the downtown parking lot sign pictured in figure 57 above, has been seized and is being held for worship in this northwest Denve ... More >>
Mark MangerJason Sheehan visited DJ's Berkeley Cafe for this week's restaurant review. This week's Westword, on newsstands and at westword.com later today, is especially friendly to foodies. Along with the usual lineup of reviews and columns, this week's cover story, by Sex, Death and Oysters autho ... More >>
Vilem Kriz's photographs return to Camera Obscura Gallery.
Zombies rise again, this time from Down Under.
Kings of the road show return.
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