As the folks behind the now-defunct Ondo's and Café Berlin learned the hard way, there are hazards to real estate. Basement and second-floor locations pose obvious challenges for restaurateurs, but even ground-floor spaces in high-traffic areas aren't risk-free. "We knew people might be upset with ... More >>
Restaurants, bars and markets continue to roll out in The Source, where Acorn (above) sprouted in early September, followed by CapRock Farm Bar; Crooked Stave is coming soon. But two national chains also made big news: Denver got two Dunkin' Donuts stores -- on the same day -- and lost two Steak 'n ... More >>
MANO LE TOUGH @ NORAD | SAT, 9/28/13 Mano Le Tough is a Berlin-based artist whose output ranges from sweeping, atmospheric house soundscapes to a more minalist slant on the techno side of things, with mechanical beats and melodies that evoke what you might hear if robots could write melancholy love ... More >>
The ninth annual Denver Food and Wine classic -- a six-day celebration of local food, wine and spirits -- will pop the cork today at Metropolitan State University of Denver's Hospitality Learning Center, with a special wine-pairing dinner at 6 p.m. courtesy of Troy Guard of TAG Restaurant. Tickets t ... More >>
At this time of year many people start thinking about putting their gardens to bed. But chef Pat Perry has put the entire Highland's Garden Cafe to bed. At the end of service on Saturday, August 31, the restaurant -- two linked Victorian houses surrounded by lush gardens -- closed for the season. Wi ... More >>
More than a dozen new restaurants opened this month -- some, like Comida in the Source, new spots in ancient, converted spaces, and others old favorites reborn in the same places, including Angelo's Taverna, in the forty-year-old home of Angelo's. Keep reading for our Restaurant Roll Call for august ... More >>
A genuine craftsman from the days when DJs played actual records and an encouraging reminder that some in fact still do, Derek Plaslaiko is truly a DJ's DJ. The Michigan native was a fixture on the Detroit rave scene from the mid-'90s until 2004, when he relocated to New York City, where he maintain ... More >>
Are you ready for this weekend? Are you sure? Because there's a lot on this weekend's Dance Card, from tech-house darlings Pan-Pot to the illustrious and always brilliant Prefuse 73 to the persistent house stylings of Bad Boy Bill. Tommy Lee from Motley Crue, meanwhile, will be drumming up a set at ... More >>
The countdown to the apocalypse has begun! So where do you want to be when the world ends, at home on your couch wrapped up in a Snuggie, waiting for the sky to fall, or out on the dancefloor, living it up and shaking your booty? Dancefloor? We thought as much, which is why we're offering up this co ... More >>
Friday, November 2, NORAD, 303-297-7884.
AMANDA PALMER @ GOTHIC THEATRE | 2/4/12 Amanda Palmer wants to ask the audience a personal question. It's halfway through her set, and the crowd is understandably sweaty, aroused, and willing to answer anything she asks. "How many of you, in high school, were described as 'goth'?" To which the crow ... More >>
Work week's almost done. Feel like blowing off some steam on the dance floor? You've come to the right place. We've got you covered. There's a full dance card this weekend with a little something for everyone. Drum-and-bass aficionados have their hands full this weekend at City Hall with Jungle Alli ... More >>
Friday, August 17, NORAD, 303-297-7884.
Reno Divorce (due tomorrow night at the Marquis Theater) began in the middle '90s when frontman and guitarist Brent Loveday founded the outfit while still living in Orlando, Florida. Some early, glowing press came the way of the band's 7-inch. But it wasn't until Loveday relocated to Denver and disc ... More >>
Rachel Thoele of Flipper (due tonight at the Lion's Lair) got her start in the Bay Area punk scene in her first band God (or G.O.D. aka Girls On Drugs or Girls Over Dosed). But the first band she was in that many people got to see was Frightwig, the legendary art punk band from the '80s that was oft ... More >>
Saturday, March 24, Artwork Network, 878 Santa Fe Drive.
12th PlanetBassheads, tonight's your night: Dubstep king 12th Planet will test Beta's world-class sound system with his wobbly basslines and whompy beats. In the Beatport Lounge, you can catch Berlin's Cassy (with an after-hours party running well into the early hours of the morning); and oth ... More >>
After months of secrecy, Afterhours Anonymous and Mahesh Presents have announced that international megastar Cassy will perform Friday, December 9 at Beta -- and at a special, somewhat exclusive after-party. Cassy, listed among the top twenty DJs in the world by Resident Advisor, often holds ... More >>
Friday, October 7, Beta, 303-383-1909.
Hot dog joints are on a roll in Denver, with Uber Sausage joining a scene that also welcomed the largest IKEA restaurant in the country. But Denver also said farewell to Bistro Felix and Organixx, as well as some of the earliest food trucks. Here's our Restaurant roll call for July:
Kelly KaoudisIt didn't quite hit the July 1 target, but Belvedere Restaurant is now open at 323 14th Street, in the former home of Cafe Berlin. (That restaurant moved to a second-floor spot at 1600 Champa Street.) Kinga Klek, who also owns Kinga's Lounge, transformed the spot into a fine-din ... More >>
Thursday, June 30, Beta, 303-383-1909.
Colin Chmielewski and Mahesh Patel have both been men-about-town in the electronica scene for more than a decade now; after both taking a break for various reasons, they teamed up for a New Year's Eve party at the Clocktower that was a big success. That inspired them to team up for Inception ... More >>
Cafe Berlin just vacated its spot on 14th Street for the 16th Street Mall, saying it couldn't move forward in a space so close to Civic Center. But another restaurant is ready to give that location a go: Belvedere Restaurant just landed its liquor license.
Now that summer is nearly here, it means we need to prep ourselves for hot days, big blockbusters and vacations. That means the best picks for this week come in the form of comic book origin stories to prep you for all the big movies, and two -- yes, two -- big-time mystery-thriller novels th ... More >>
The winnerA New York team has won a unique international competition to design a special bridge for wildlife crossing I-70 west of Vail Pass, the first structure of its kind ever proposed for the United States. The winners, HNTB with Michael Van Valkenburgh and Associates, will take home a pr ... More >>
And the finalists are...Last night, participants in the Western Governors' Association confab at the Curtis Hotel got a sneak preview of models from the five finalists in an international design competition to build a special wildlife bridge over West Vail Pass -- and each entry was a pretty ... More >>
An international competition to design a special wildlife bridge for West Vail Pass has announced five finalists for the $40,000 grand prize -- two teams from New York and one each from Toronto, Philadelphia and Amsterdam. But local bridge builders shouldn't call foul. Each team is required ... More >>
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