I spotted the Schlotzsky's sandwich shop as I was driving up Colorado Boulevard, but the stand-alone Cinnabon next door was the reason I stopped. Turns out, the cinnamon roll store is connected to, and has partnered with, Schlotzsky's -- an arrangement that has to be far more favorable on the sammie ... More >>
Given the number of serious crimes that are committed in these parts, shoplifters don't typically get a great deal of attention. But a man wanted in Jefferson County is an exception to this rule, thanks to the volume of thefts he's allegedly committed, but also for what he's accused of snatching. T ... More >>
I am always skeptical when anyone calls anything unrelated to sports a "game changer." And when the allegedly "game-changing" item is a turkey burger at Burger King, my eyebrow hits my hairline. I caught this description in a random Internet story about how, with its spring menu rollout, BK became t ... More >>
Update: At a news conference moments ago, a Denver Police Department spokesman identified the woman arrested in a fatal hit-and-run that took place yesterday afternoon in the vicinity of 13th and Kalamath as Latoya Nelson, thirty. The victim in the case has also been ID'd. He was Charlie Herrera, 8 ... More >>
By now we've all heard about the European horse-meat "scandal," with bits of Mr. Ed being discovered in processed frozen-beef products -- everything from Burger King hamburger patties to lasagna. But why the hell is everyone freaking out? It's horse meat, not poison, and if horse meat were sold at g ... More >>
Hearing rumors that Burger King had introduced a new avocado & Swiss Whopper, as well as molten fudge desserts, tater tots with the cheese baked into them and tempura-ish battered chicken nuggets, I decided to forgive that whole bacon sundae debacle and visit the Burger King kingdom at 3200 Downing ... More >>
For all of the menu items that Burger King has come up with over the years, the Whopper has survived as a staple for good reason: The signature grilled hamburger tastes about as close as fast-food customers are gonna get to a flame-broiled, backyard burger. And even when ingredients are added to mak ... More >>
Food news is as varied as the food you're served at restaurants. Some weeks our plate is filled with educational articles about science and technology, stories of new and exciting eats and drinks, and industry exposes that give us all something to gossip about by the office water coolers. Other week ... More >>
Wendy's is currently the third-largest hamburger fast-food chain -- behind Burger King at number two, and McDonald's in the catbird seat -- and the company taste-testers are rolling out a new breakfast menu in select locations, complete with breakfast sandwiches, biscuits & gravy and, of course, bre ... More >>
It never fails: Just when I become emotionally -- and occasionally physically -- attached to a certain fast-food item, the corporate overlords snatch it away like fiendish villains in a Joss Whedon movie (or one of his TV shows that hasn't been cancelled prematurely). Okay, so some items don't sell ... More >>
Just when I thought that Burger King had exhausted its creative juices creating the BK Bacon Sundae, the Whopper elves managed to turn out three new summer sandwiches, all based on barbecue.
I really hate it when fast-food restaurants are out of major items. Like Taco Bell not having tacos, Dairy Queen being out of ice cream, and Burger King not having burgers. I get that working in fast-food places is not all pissing rainbows and shitting kittens, and that running out of things from ti ... More >>
When you are a thief, like Burger King, you have two possible paths to success: 1) be a really good thief and don't get caught, or 2) steal something big and pricey so you can retire early and faff around with the piss-ant stuff. I couldn't help but think of this when I saw BK consistently and bla ... More >>
Burger King issued a battle cry yesterday. In order to help boost its sluggish sales -- the chain has slipped to third, behind McDonald's and Wendy's -- the company rolled out the heavy artillery: ten new menu items, including specialty salads, chicken snack wraps, smoothies, flavored frozen coffee ... More >>
Patrick Canfield, the sous chef at the Trinity Grille who's the subject of this week's Chef and Tell interview, has won new fans -- for his position on gluten-free diets, his memories of old Denver restaurants, and this answer to a question about what would be his dream restaurant: "I don't have a d ... More >>
Anyone thinking about abandoning the safety and comfort of the big city for a trip to Colorado's savage backcountry, take heed. Not only might you be braving the caprices of nature and the hardships of an untamed wilderness, but you could also encounter a particularly fierce breed of sheepdog. Acco ... More >>
Naughty dessert? Nope. Breakfast trend. If you hear it from the Food Channel, then it must be true. Every week, the network serves up another list, hoping that bloggers and other publications will bite. Which we did last week -- right before we gagged over the Food Channel's top ten breakfa ... More >>
Big pic below.The arrest of Richard Troupe, 52, for shedding his pants and asking a worker at a Burger King if she'd like to hold his Whopper strikes plenty of people as hilarious, for obvious reasons. But Longmont Police spokesman Jeff Satur isn't laughing, and neither is the young woman wh ... More >>
Richard Troupe, home of the whopper?Michael Roberts has the scoop on Richard Troupe, the Longmont man charged with dropping trou at a Longmont Burger King and asking a staffer to hold his "whopper." But Longmont Police spokesman Jeff Satur isn't laughing, and neither is the young woman who t ... More >>
Open wide.Wanna hold my Whopper? That line, or a close facsimile of it, is what a masturbating Longmont man allegedly told a hapless Burger King employee yesterday as he pulled up to the drive-thru window. Although it wasn't very creative, it was certainly straightforward when it comes to f ... More >>
Healthy.We've found three Denver blog posts, and linked them here. Denver Egotist reveals a Boulder ad firm's sexy new ad for carrots. And that's not all, folks! Colorado Pols sums up the latest fundraising totals for major Colorado candidates. John Hickenlooper is in the money! And Dan Mae ... More >>
Lori Midson Second Home Kitchen Bar executive chef Jeff Bolton Jeff Bolton Second Home Kitchen Bar 150 Clayton Lane 303-253-3000 www.secondhomedenver.com This is part one of Lori Midson's interview with Jeff Bolton, executive chef of Second Home Kitchen Bar. To read the second part of ... More >>
What do you get when you mix food from Burger King and a trip to the bathroom? An extended stay in the stall. An unidentified man was found dead in the men's room at a Burger King in Beaumont, Utah. According to Jeff Curl of the Beaumont police, there was no sign of foul play, and a videota ... More >>
Lori Midson Welcome to the end of another full week filled with fascinating, weird and scintillating food news. Here's what you may have missed while you were, I don't know, doing something else, like working, or slathering aloe vera on your sunburn.
Who wants to try my Whopper?Picture this commercial: In a split screen, two attractive young women are both in rumpled beds with the silhouette of a man in the shower behind them. The girls talk into the phone at the same time:
Not Burger King mimosas.The King is at it again, and this time he's taking names -- namely, "brunch." Yes, Burger King is taking aim at the blubbery midsection of the country, introducing its new "Brunch menu" in select markets. Technically an acronym for breakfast and lunch, "brunch" reall ... More >>
Take the money and run?On Friday, Corporate Accountability International called for McDonald's to dump Ronald McDonald as its mascot, arguing that he's a negative factor when it comes to addressing childhood obesity. Cut to early Sunday morning, when the Colorado Springs Police Department re ... More >>
Starbucks must be in a cup of hot water. Why else would it team up with Burger King to sell its branded "Seattle's Best Coffee" this summer, at prices ranging from $1 to $2.79 for a cup of java? McDonald's and Dunkin Donuts have been pumping out their own signature coffee for the past couple ... More >>
We hope you've already eaten lunch, because you won't be hungry after this: Seems that California's Olivera Egg Farm is facing six violations for permit violations stemming from local complaints about their reported daily pumping of chicken excrement into a 16.5 acre pond near the facility. T ... More >>
What lies beneath? You don't want to know.Ordering a fish sammich from a place that specializes in fresh-pressed, flame-broiled moo meat might not be the smartest choice, but you still shouldn't need a painkiller to make your meal go down easy. But that's what a customer discovered in his fi ... More >>
Dateline: South Beach, Miami, home of the beautiful people, Art Deco buildings, sandy beaches and now the first Whopper Bar in the United States. Burger King has chosen South Beach as the testing ground for a new concept, the "Whopper Bar," which combines fast-casual dining with beery bever ... More >>
A Flickr photo. In this week's Westword, Alan Prendergast reports on a growing chorus of animal-rights advocates calling for more wildlife crossings throughout Colorado. Not convinced taxpayer money should be spent on bridges for deer and bison? These photos -- ten of the worst available Flickr ... More >>
Nadine Nicole Montoya. Following a May 29 hit-and-run that killed 49-year-old Lillian Verdonkschot near a Burger King in the vicinity of West 6th Avenue and Broadway, the Denver Police Department announced the arrest of a suspect named Dawn Marie Gonzales -- but a few days later, Gonzales was relea ... More >>
View Larger Map The march of death continues. During the wee hours of May 29, Lillian Verdonkschot, 49, was struck by a vehicle reportedly driven by 23-year-old Adams County resident Dawn Marie Gonzales near the Burger King at 6th Avenue and Broadway captured in the graphic above (if you have probl ... More >>
View Larger Map What a quick turnaround. This weekend, the Denver Police Department released information about a hit-and-run that killed Lillian Verdonkschot, 49, near the Burger King at 6th Avenue and Broadway, the area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "V ... More >>
Quiznos' rats aren't nearly as creepy as the old guy from the Today Show as Ronald McDonald. Some fast-food ad campaigns work because they're funny -- like the Taco Bell Chihuahua ads from the early '90s, or the more current examples from Jack-in-the-Box, which invite us to send our respects to the ... More >>
Following in the footsteps of such rival fast-food chains as Burger King, McDonald's and Wendy's, Sonic Drive-In is now offering twelve items for a dollar each on its new Everyday Value Menu. The deals are available all day long, and include the Jr. Deluxe Burger, Chicken Strip Sandwich, Jr. Frito ... More >>
Now that the governor has banished this blue law, can 3.2 swill survive?
The truck stops here.
Drive-thru, they said.
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