Beer! Boulder's History on Tap opens today at the Boulder History Museum, 1206 Euclid Avenue. The installation chronicles Boulder County's brewing history from the late 1800s to the present. See also: - Beer calendar: Try spruce tips, sushi rice and malted milk in your beer this week - A dozen new ... More >>
March holds a variety of options for comedy fans -- from a new night in Boulder to the appearance of such '90s nostalgia faces as Chris Tucker and the duo from Loveline. Click ahead to see what side-splitting adventures await as we laugh our way out of the winter chill. See also: - Ben Kronberg ... More >>
Last month, we shared with you a photo gallery of the five most expensive homes in Denver -- and a spectacular batch it was. But don't forget about Boulder, whose properties, as featured on BoulderHomeSource.com, are just as astonishing and often more unusual -- including a three-for-one-price deal ... More >>
Terrapin Care Station has grown up since my first visit nearly two years ago, swapping the patchouli and tapestry atmosphere for something more professional -- like a college kid who bought a pair of puffy brown couches and started framing his Further and Railroad Earth posters instead of tacking th ... More >>
I made my first foray into sushi at the relatively ripe age of twenty (I don't count the gobs of bad California rolls that I squished down before that), and it was an instant, passionate love affair akin to the greatest romances of all time. Romeo and Juliet, Bogey and Bacall, Robert Pattinson and K ... More >>
The Great American Beer Fest will fill the Colorado Convention Center this Thursday through Saturday. Tickets to the seminal celebration of craft beer sold out in record time this year, and Cafe Society will be offering up comprehensive and "professional" coverage throughout the week -- as well as a ... More >>
Earlier this year, when I interviewed James Van Dyk, the executive chef of Lucky's Cafe, a breakfast and lunch joint in Boulder, he mentioned that in the year he'd been cooking at the long-standing cafe, an extension of Lucky's Market, he'd significantly changed the menu, "transforming it," he said, ... More >>
The seven-day, 683-mile USA Pro Challenge cycles into the home stretch this weekend: Stage 6 take place tomorrow with a route from Golden to Boulder, and the race concludes on Sunday here in Denver. Cheer the racers to the finish line as they pass by some of our favorite watering holes in town.
It's a quintessential Colorado week on the culinary calendar, with lots of local beer and wine, plenty of excuses to chill outside -- and a bike race. Here's a taste of what's on the event menu:
Boulder is accustomed to winning national polls about everything from happiness to being in shape: Note this recent survey declaring Colorado to be the least obese state in the U.S., with Boulder its trimmest city. But someone had better check those scales, because a new Sunset magazine roster of th ... 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:
After weeks of denying that it would crack down on 4/20 events, the University of Colorado Boulder has announced that school will limit campus visitors to official business only and close down the famous Norlin Quad where as many as 10,000 students have gathered to smoke herb in past years. The camp ... More >>
Every Wednesday, Cured, 1825 Pearl Street in Boulder, encourages you to cook for yourself by offering up an idea for dinner and also the ingredients to make it. And once a month, the specialty shop asks a local restaurant to help.
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 >>
There will be beer dinners celebrating local brews this week, as well as several wine events -- and restaurants are gearing up for the all-important Valentine's Day dinners, too. Here's a taste of what's on the menu:
Of all the constitutional freedoms cited in defense of the Occupy movement, the First Amendment is staked most territorially. But in Occupy Boulder, attorneys defending protesters arrested for illegal camping are using the Fourth Amendment in a push to dismiss evidence gathered when police officers ... More >>
There's plenty for java junkies this week, with events celebrating new coffee partnerships and expansions in our great state. But that's just start of the food fun, which also includes the annual Candy Cane Festival and much more. Here's a taste of what's on the menu:
Given its demographics, Boulder would seem to be the ideal spot for a local version of Occupy Wall Street to flourish. But while Occupy Denver appears to be building momentum, a similar movement is just getting started in Boulder -- not due to a lack of interest, but because so many different organ ... More >>
When Longmont's Left Hand Brewing hired Boulder-based Moxie Sozo to redesign its labels a couple of years ago, the results opened a lot of eyes -- and landed Left Hand beers on a lot of best-designed beer label lists. As an added bonus, Moxie, a Boulder design and advertising agency, incorporated th ... More >>
September snowboard stoke continues tonight at the Fox Theater (1135 13th Street in Boulder) with the Colorado premieres of Capita's Defenders of Awesome, Role Model Productions' Cockfight!, the Givin film One, and the new team video from Boulder's Satellite Boardshop, plus an encore screenin ... More >>
Colorado companies cleaned up at this weekend's fifth annual IF3 International Freeski Film Festival in Montreal, with Boulder-based Sweetgrass Productions taking Best Cinematography for Solitaire, Denver-based Level 1 Productions winning Best Editing for After Dark, and Boulder-based Stept P ... More >>
Take your job and shove it: Seven companies from Colorado made the cut this year in Outside Magazine's annual 50 Best Places to Work list, released this week and published in the magazine's September 2011 issue -- including the top four spots on the list.
It was late last year when we started spying beer cocktails in bars. There were just a few at first, and most of them were basic twists on micheladas or other fizzy drinks -- experimental and not always tasty. But lately, the beer cocktail has become a veritable trend, with ale making its way ... More >>
Like you and like us, many people are attempting to recover from all the loving-of-America we did this past weekend. But if you're still going strong (or already recovered), we have food-and-drink options for you this week. Take a peek at what's on the menu:
How close is too close? How many falafel joints can a town, even a college town, support? The news that the family behind Udi's had opened Pickled Lemon, a fast-casual Mediterranean concept, on the Hill in Boulder brought this from Rebecca: This concept sounds very familiar to Garbanzo's. I ... More >>
Big pics below.Back in 2009, we reported about the impending opening of a Tesla Motors outlet in Boulder, just in time for local shoppers to get a reported $42,000 tax credit for buying one of the sleek electric cars. Thank you, America! But less than two years later, the outlet -- which woun ... More >>
The second annual Boulder SourFest is sold out (again), but there's plenty more taking place this week, including Triple Crown festivities, Pints for Pussycats and much more. Here's a taste of what's ahead:
Mark MangerA happy Melissa Harrison back when she was at Happy, Dave Query's restaurant in Boulder.Dave Query, the man behind the Big Red F restaurant group -- including the Jax Fish House outposts in Denver and Boulder (and, soon, Fort Collins), Lola, West End Tavern, Centro and, most releva ... More >>
A Flickr photo.The week's starting off with a big, heart-shaped bang and winding down with chili cook-offs and docent dinners. Here's a taste of what's ahead: Monday, February 14: There are far too many Valentine's Day events to list here; check our online listings to see all the heart-warm ... More >>
From 303Cycling.comWith the success of Denver's B-cycle program, it was only a matter of time until Boulder, our pedalicous neighbor to the north, would be clamoring, "Me too! Me too!" It turns out Boulderites won't have to wait much longer: A recent Boulder City Council report noted Boulder ... More >>
Dozens of restaurants are hosting special New Year's Eves dinners -- but there are other culinary specials this week, too. Here's a taste of what's on the menu:
Elliot Ross Nautical Mile first caught our attention back in July of 2009 , and since then has pretty much destroyed any notions people might have had about the quality of local music. With a slew of some of the most radio-friendly pop rock songs to ever come out of Colorado, Nautical Mile h ... More >>
Boulder-based Noosa Yoghurt (Don't forget that "h" -- It's an Australian thing.), formerly just available for home delivery via Morning Fresh Dairy in Bellvue, has been gradually unveiling its Australian-style yogurt (typically denser and sweeter than typical yogurt) across the state and els ... More >>
A Flickr photo.The upcoming week is overflowing with wine tastings and dinners, many to benefit great causes, but there's also a long-awaited beer release, the continuation of the Green Routes tour and much more taking place in Denver's culinary scene. Here's a taste of what's ahead: Monday, ... More >>
As Colorado's medical-marijuana industry grows, marijuana dispensaries of all types and sizes are proliferating around the state. Some resemble swanky bars or sterile dentist offices; others feel like a dope dealer's college dorm room. To help keep them all straight, Westword will be offering ... More >>
All right, break's over, kids. Time for the big takeover. Looks like the Flobots are getting back to work -- and it's about damn time, for chrissakes. While the rest of us slept in intervals as a result of our efforts to diligently invest our time in such noble, productive pursuits as drinking ou ... More >>
Herbal Connections dispensary (photo by Aaron Thackeray) Colorado's medical marijuana business is booming -- or, if you prefer, blooming. You can read about the growth in Joel Warner's feature story or The Latest Word's marijuana category, which includes reviews of dispensaries. But if you ju ... More >>
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