• Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    Mike Watt on Touring: "I Guess You Pick Where You Want to Gruel"

    The night before Minutemen played in Denver for the first time in 1984, at the now-defunct Rainbow Music Hall with Black Flag, the punk progenitors made up of singer and guitarist D. Boon, bassist Mike Watt and drummer George Hurley endured what Watt called a "seventeen-hour hell ride" right after a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2014

    Five More Strange New Foods in all the Wrong Shapes, Colors and Textures

    There seems to be no end to the bizarre, weird, wild and wacky edible creations that pop up every day. Last week alone was rife with tales of wasabi toothpaste (technically not a food, but food-ish), some people who thought airline food was so loved it should be offered for home purchase, and a belo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Boulder Farmers' Market, week fourteen: Corn, creativity and eggplant (with recipe)

    It's clear when I arrive at the Boulder Farmers' Market Saturday that summer has finally and emphatically arrived. Fronds of dill have given way to long seed stalks. The peaches are profoundly welcome, but no longer the brilliant surprise they were last week. Not many field tomatoes yet -- though I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Boulder Farmers' Market, week nine: Fior Di Latte keeps things cool

    I was first attracted to the Fior Di Latte booth at the Boulder Farmers' Market by the word "gelato." Then I noticed the elegant black-and-white design of the booth, and heard the lively sound of someone speaking to the vendor in Italian. And with the first taste, I was hooked. On Saturday, the li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    Jenna Johansen talks frankly about her boot from Around the World in 80 Plates

    It's been several months since Bravo's Around the World in 80 Plates was filmed in cities spanning the globe, but the memories for hometown chef and contestant Jenna Johansen, who made it through seven countries -- and countless challenges -- before she was given the boot in last night's Thailand ep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Six biggest Colorado-related food scares

    Beware the killer cantaloupes! It sounds like a horror-flick spoof, but for Jensen Farms in Holly, it's all too real. In September, the Colorado farm recalled all of its potential globes of death, approximately 300,000 cases. Nonetheless, the case of the listeria-carrying melons already ranks as the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Top Chef All Stars: That's the way the cookie crumbles

    ​I tend not to like contrived and cutesy challenges, but I thoroughly enjoyed watching the chefs putting together cookies for Sesame Street's Cookie Monster and his friends Elmo and Telly when they visited the set of Wednesday night's Top Chef, seeing everyone's expression lighten suddenly as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Aaron Klug: Top 5 (probably) worse places to get arrested than at a Dungeons & Dragons event

    Aaron Klug.​ There Aaron Klug was, minding his own business at a Dungeons & Dragons event Tuesday, when the pesky cops showed up. Did he slay them with his Flaming Battle Axe or bludgeon them with his skull-topped Staff of Power? Did he pelt them to death with polyhedral dice? No, he did not. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 6, 2010
  • Film

    May 6, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    What your favorite lunchmeats say about you

    ​Your bologna has a first name, and a second name. This is common knowledge. But it also has an opinion about you -- one that it shares with the rest of the world, freely and without reservation. And bologna isn't the only lunchmeat that does this. They all do it. Your choice of sandwich me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Candy Girls: Happy candyversary!

    A year ago, we came to you with a simple pink maltball that tasted like Barbie, and the Candy Girls were born.  In addition to this momentous anniversary, Aubrey has even bigger news to commemorate with the birth of her baby boy last night!  What better way to celebrate the concurre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    Our Weekly Bread: The Market Restaurant's muffuletta

    The sandwich: The muffuletta What's on it: Bologna, pepperoni, provolone, Greek slaw on a French roll. Where to get it: The Market Restaurant (1445 Larimer Square, 303-534-5140) How much: $7.65 The word muffuletta sounds cool no matter how you pronounce it. Moof-a-letta! Moof-a-lotta. Whatever. Sup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2007

    Best of Westword Winners From 1988

    In 1988, Westword published its fifth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from the Best Band (the Subdudes, just going national) to the Best Hungry Young Band (Big Head Todd and the Monsters, long before they started singing Hillary Clinton’s song) to the Best H ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 21, 2007

    Art and Commerce

    What is it about these Italian restaurants?

  • Dining

    June 3, 1999