The Rosa Mia Inn could be the neighborhood bar on the corner that movies and TV always told you was out there. The service is as warm as the beer is cold, and there's a feeling of nostalgia and bonhomie that no amount of reclaimed lumber or restaurant consultants could provide. Almost as important - ... More >>
You've probably heard of Bud Light Lime. And Miller Chill. Now get ready for Dry Dock Cool -- a tongue-in-cheek takeoff on mass-produced lime-infused beers. Aurora's Dry Dock Brewing is making the beer -- a 5.2 percent ABV Mexican-style lager -- specially for Old Chicago's 25 Colorado locations as ... More >>
Global Dance Festival, the recipient of "Best Dance Party of the Summer" in our Best Of Denver issue, has just announced the first acts that will be playing the event. Phase one of any lineup announcement is always the appetizer, and what better way to tease than by announcing some of the biggest ac ... More >>
Super Bowl Sunday could be the biggest holiday in Denver history. When the Denver Broncos face off against the Seattle Seahawks on February 2, this city will be awash in orange jerseys, seven-layer dips and, of course, lots and lots of booze. Whether you're headed to your favorite watering hole, thr ... More >>
Denver PrideFest 2013 is this weekend, and there will be music, food, drink, live entertainment and a big-ass parade on Sunday morning. the people-watching opportunities alone are worth the trip downtown and the parking hassles. But every PrideFest has its perils and pitfalls, and in order not to ... More >>
The 2012-2013 ski and snowboard season begins winding down this weekend -- with the first round of closing-day parties at Ski Granby Ranch, Powderhorn and Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort -- despite the fact that snow conditions are actually quite good, with more snow in the forecast. Here's a r ... More >>
Super Bowl fever is spreading, and even though the Denver Broncos aren't in the game, local restaurants and bars are serving up plenty of opportunities to score with deals this Sunday, February 3. Here's a peak at the playbook, and feel free to pass off audibles in the comments section below: See ... More >>
Finally, something floating around the cesspool of Facebook that we can care about enough to actually unify over. The "Judgmental Denver map" appeared in my newsfeed yesterday and has since been reposted at least forty times by people I know -- people who either think it's funny or are pissed becaus ... More >>
Now that most of the dust has settled from November's election, President Barack Obama is finally dropping the presidential hammer -- "I got yer fiscal cliff right 'ere, mother*ckers!" -- and Mitt Romney has retired from politics into the private sector, working as a busboy at the Salt Lake City Mar ... More >>
Lucas Forgy Freshcraft 1530 Blake Street 303-758-9608 www.freshcraft.com This is part one of my interview with Lucas Forgy, exec chef of Freshcaft; part two of our chat will run in this space tomorrow. It's crazy. It's always crazy," says Lucas Forgy, describing the Great American Beer Festival, ... More >>
This, declares Gary Lee, standing behind the bar of his new, eponymous Motor Club & Grub, has "always been my dream." A dream, he continues, that's finally come to fruition after more than a year of blood, sweat and tears. "It's been a year-and-a-half process putting this together, and even four ye ... More >>
Happy Place: Highland Pacific Restaurant and Oyster Bar, 3934 West 32nd Avenue, 303-477-6644. The Hours: Monday through Saturday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The Deals: $3 Bud Light drafts, well cocktails and wines by the glass; $1 oysters; $3-$11 appetizers. Were we happy? Flip the page to find out.
If you hear it from the Food Channel, then it must be true. This crew's latest list -- of top ten dessert trends -- includes mass wedding cake genocide, tableside theatrics, Cinnamon Twists from Taco Bell, beer paired with doughnuts, two-fisting nuts (and yes, "two-fisting" is being used as ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Looking for somewhere to spend Super Bowl Sunday? We've got a few options -- plus beer dinners, workshops and more to keep you occupied in the meantime. Here's what's on the menu:
Photo Britt Chester Switchfoot Civic Center Park | 1.25.11 Last night, under the orange sky that blanketed the city, Switchfoot squeezed a quick set in at the Big Air event in Civic Center Park. No opener. No warm-up. Just four guys coming out from San Diego to entertain a frozen mass of s ... More >>
If Denver really is the wild west of medical marijuana, then La Conte's Clone Bar and dispensary makes a pretty good town saloon.
Tom Tancredo.Colorado's gubernatorial race has offered a good dose of unintentional humor on its own. But Complete Colorado has upped the laugh ante by creating "Real Gubernatorial Genius," satirical commercials (based on a popular Bud Light campaign) that lampoon Dan Maes, John Hickenlooper ... More >>
Samantha WebbThis Independence Day, we won't be fighting crowds in public areas, risking a ticket for an open container or grilling our own meat for all the neighbors. Instead, we're going to watch celebratory explosions in the sky while getting fat, drunk and happy on a patio around town. I ... More >>
The Place: Billy's Inn, 4403 Lowell Boulevard, 303-455-9733. The Hours: All day Monday, Tuesday through Saturday from 3 - 6 p.m. The Deal: $2 Bud Light and PBR drafts; all other drafts are $3.25; discounted prices on wine by the glass, house sangria and margaritas. Appetizers from $3.50 ... More >>
It's Stout Month at Mountain Sun Pub and Brewery -- and all its satellite brewery locations -- which means beer educational classes galore. It's the perfect way to kick off your Superbowl Week, and we've also got the best places to grub on Sunday when you're watching the game. Here's a taste ... More >>
Slinging craft beers requires knowledge beyond the basic pour. Everybody knows what Bud Light tastes like, but how many people can answer on-the-fly questions about lager versus ale, hops versus malts and everything in between? From 6 to 9:30 p.m. tonight, Left Hand Brewing Company and the ... More >>
What's geekier than having a fantasy football draft party at your house? Having it at a bar! And we've got three great suggestions for places to go to get your fantasy football geekosity on bigtime. For starters, there's any one of the Tavern Hospitality Group's five Denver restaurants (Tave ... More >>
Nancy Levine On Saturday, August 15, the Rio Grande will celebrate ten years of pouring on the fun -- and pouring out the booze -- in LoDo. This homegrown chain is a margarita powerhouse; with only six restaurants, the Rio Grande restaurant group claims to be the largest seller of Jose Cuervo ... More >>
"Run! Run! Why is no one else running?" There are days when sifting through the world's deadbeats in search of a stand-out shmuck just doesn't feel right. This, dear reader, is one of those days. So instead, I give you Gary. For anyone watching from their living-room windows, it must have been qui ... More >>
As anyone who was keeping up with the live blog of the St. Patrick's Day/Jonathan Shikes fortieth birthday celebrations at the Fainting Goat yesterday is well aware, there came a point after several hours of Bud Light, Guinness and Irish car bombs when the acquisition of McDonald's Shamrock Shakes b ... More >>
This from a guest bar blogger: Hey all, we're having a great time here in Denver!!! We're discussing social networking and demographics, the future of journalism, and politics. Woo!!! We have found out that the 18-25 age demographic isn't as brain-dead as previous thought. They may actually have som ... More >>
I watched Superbowl 42 on a flight back to Denver from a writing conference in New York City. Many people on the plane were coming from that same convention, so there were two main sets of passengers that night: rabid Giants fans (since we were coming from NYC), and poets, novelists, and writers of ... More >>
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November 20, 2003
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