Recently, my enemies have been accusing me of having a problem with hats. Maybe it's because I am (predictably) a bald, pale music critic, and wearing a hat makes me look like a Nosferatu vampire-creature. But personally, I think someone's choice of headwear can tell a lot about a person -- usually ... More >>
LYFE Kitchen -- the acronym stands for "Love Your Food Everyday" -- is a national chain that opened its first store last year in Chicago, but plans to add 250 locations across the country over the next five years. One of them will be in Park Meadows Mall, where a LYFE Kitchen is taking over the spac ... More >>
Robert Alfaro Atticus 1125 East Evans Avenue 720-459-8273 tabletotavern.com/atticus This is part one of my interview with Robert Alfaro, chef of Atticus; part two of our interview will run tomorrow. Most of us have childhood food memories: Lucky Charms, chocolate-chip cookies, flipping our first e ... More >>
Cafe Society dished up five Guess Where contest posts last week, ranging from a smashburger and fries from Steve's Snappin' Dogs to a downright awful platter of nachos from Buffalo Wild Wings, to a a bowl of sensational mussels that were drained dry of every last bit of liquid.
Taylor Drew Russell's Smokehouse 1422 Larimer Street 720-524-8050 russellssmokehouse.com This is part one of my interview with Taylor Drew, exec chef of Russell's Smokehouse; part two of our chat will run tomorrow. No salt, no butter: That's a far cry from the kind of cooking associated with Frank ... More >>
We just published our thirtieth Best of Edition, with more than a hundred editorial picks in the Food & Drink section, many of them accompanied by Readers' choices. And the readers have once again shown good taste and not given the Best French Fries award to McDonald's, a frequent readers' winner. ( ... More >>
Denver diners love hot wings -- and hate anyone who criticizes their favorites. Yesterday Jenn Wohletz wrote about her trip to the Buffalo Wild Wings outpost at 8255 South Chester Street in Englewood, where she liked the Blazin' wings and not much else. The sports-bar atmosphere and conversation, in ... More >>
I don't love sports -- unless you count roller derby, which holds more of a prurient interest -- and I really don't love sports fans. But I do love the kind of food that sports fans eat while watching games, especially chicken wings. There's nothing more satisfying than reeking up my kitchen with ho ... More >>
For the first time in the thirty-year history of Westword's Best of Denver, we've split the Best of Denver Readers' Poll into two rounds, giving you the chance to look at the vote-getters and then voting again for your favorite bars, restaurants and foods in Denver and Boulder. And the results of th ... More >>
There are certain addresses that seem to be black holes, swallowing the life out of every business that moves into them. And 1100 13th Street on The Hill definitely fits the profile. Over the past ten years, it's held everything from a Dairy Queen, which closed in 2006, to the 13th Street Cafe, to ... More >>
Robert Walters. A judge sentenced 25-year-old Robert Walters to life in prison without parole today for the murder of his former girlfriend, Brittney Brashers. Though the sentence was mandatory, Judge Anne Mansfield also called it "fitting" after listening to heart rending statements from Bra ... More >>
The discussion of our Denver's five best wings list has really taken off, with readers pushing everything from Highland Tap and Burger to Moe's Original Bar-B-Que to Marco's Coal-Fired Pizzeria. From Toddicus: I've eaten wings at most of the places listed and still have yet to find wings a ... More >>
You know what's really annoying? When you're having a cookout for some kind of holiday -- say, the Fourth of July -- and one of your guests mentions they don't eat meat anymore. What the hell do you feed those people? We'll be covering hot dogs in July, in honor of National Hot Dog Month, b ... More >>
In 1996, Westword published its thirteenth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Yuppie on a Harley (then-senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, who posed for a Banana Republic ad) to the Best New Public Art (Mark di Suvero’s still-controversial “Lao Tzu”) ... More >>
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