In Denver, 4/20 is a special holiday -- and no, we don't mean Easter. It's a day to partake in a certain herb that Coloradans seem to love. With parties all over the city and a big rally at Civic Center Park pushing legalization -- oh, wait --- well, a big rally pushing something, there are few bett ... More >>
While he may be world-famous and seven years sober, the streets of Bed-Stuy Brooklyn still ring in the voice of Tracy Morgan. Coming from a childhood of poverty and crack-dealing, Morgan built a respectable career in standup, performing on HBO's Def Comedy Jam before reaching TV mega-stardom on Satu ... More >>
Well, here we are, at the end of the road of lyrical idiocy. As our countdown to crappiness finally culminates, we've trained our eye on some of the greatest lyricists in rock, who during select moments, greatly disappointed us with their valueless verse. These lyrics are all bad on their own terms, ... More >>
Join us as we go further down the rabbit hole of cringe-worthy rock lyrics, making our way through an underselling David Lee Roth, a culture war waged by Avril Lavigne, a melodramatic suicide note from Blink 182, some lumpy Black Eyed Peas and Chinese food that makes LFO sick, while Bob Dylan and th ... More >>
It took fourteen breweries to collaborate on Buddha Nuvo -- one of the most unusual beers ever made in Colorado -- so it seems only fair then that a review of this beer should include just as many beer loving bloggers, and then some.
Chances are good that you may have missed the most intense part of the Denver County Fair over the weekend. If it wasn't the animals (and the hipster animals), the floating hamster balls, the Sears representatives casting for a new commercial or eating fried Lucky Charms mixed with Cap'n Crun ... More >>
Mark MangerTry the Tree Line, Colorado's new official cocktail... and these twenty other dishes.Happy 4th of July weekend, Denver. It's really summer in the city now, when patios beckon and menus bloom with produce. In celebration, we're serving up twenty things to eat in restaurants around t ... More >>
Lori Midson Eric Chiappetta Pizza Republica 5375 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village 720-489-2030 www.pizzarepublica.com This is part two of my interview with Eric Chiappetta, executive chef of Pizza Republica. In part one of this interview, Chiappetta weighs in on why he believes the cook a ... More >>
Pot Tarts.In a Monday interview about HB 1250, co-sponsoring Representative Cindy Acree said the bill would outlaw the medical marijuana edibles business. But between her Westword interview and yesterday's hearing, the focus switched from a total ban to marketing and labeling -- and according ... More >>
Standing up against the oppression of scurvy swabs.In the midst of Black History Month, it seems a particularly appropriate time to consider the plight of another marginalized group, a group that has been disenfranchised since the seventeenth century, has been historically oppressed by the U. ... More >>
Zac's dessert was Inspired by the Pink PantherI really like this batch of contestants on Top Chef Just Desserts -- well, perhaps not "I focus on me" Morgan, who does seem to be a bully in the kitchen -- and also the general dynamic among them. Several are clearly fond of each other, and almos ... More >>
The offending white meatPerhaps you've heard by now about the legal scuffle that's pitting The New White Meat against The Other White Meat. Here's a primer, if not: About a week ago, the Pork Board sent a cease and desist letter, via Denver's Faegre-Benson legal team, to ThinkGeek. The lette ... More >>
I am not a dieter. I am not equipped with the willpower required to say no to delicious morsels like pork belly buns or triple creme brie or basically anything that's battered and fried. Likewise, I'm never going to forgo a particularly good bread basket; in fact, I'm going to slather that s ... More >>
I recently raved about Chili Verde -- the new, kinda-upscale Pueblan restaurant at 3700 Tejon Street. Poblano crepes, perfect ceviche, all kinds of seafood -- I loved the grub, the service, the room, everything about the place. The only thing that had me slightly concerned? The fact that ... More >>
Photo by Aaron ThackerayBlink-182's Tom DeLonge.Blink and you'll miss it. Today in Backbeat Online: • Over the Weekend: Blink-182 at Fiddler's Green. • Over the Weekend: Fell at Larimer Lounge. • Over the Weekend: Ween at Red Rocks. • Over the Weekend: Warlock Pinchers (almost) reuni ... More >>
Cap'n Crunch's Peanut Butter Crunch Quaker Oats Rating: Three-and-a-half spoons out of four Cereal description: An amalgam of corn, oat and rice flour baked into roughly shaped orbs whose surface is a symphony in brown: specs and swirls of varying intensity, pocked with the occasional dark blobs. T ... More >>
March forward. Today in Backbeat Online: • The Photo Atlas live at SXSW 2009. • Overcasters SXSW tour diary. • Epilogues SXSW tour diary. • Aloft in the Sundry SXSW tour diary. • Meese SXSW tour diary. Today in Cafe Society: • Appleman's cooking in Boulder tonight. • Alba Osteria exp ... More >>
Hannah Montana Multi-Grain Secret Identity Cereal Kellogg's Rating: Two-and-a-half spoons out of four Cereal description: Corn-and-oat discs that resemble semi-flattened Crunchberries -- a resemblance underscored by the light red and dark purple color scheme. Does that mean the real secret ident ... More >>
Cap'n Crunch's Touchdown Crunch Quaker Rating: Three spoons out of four Cereal description: If you're not Osama bin Laden, you'll recognize the standard Cap'n Crunch design: yellowish corn and oat squares that puff with deliciousness at their center. Supplementing the main attraction just in time f ... More >>
Look out below! Falling blogs! Today in Cafe Society: • Rock, paper, scissors, booze at Nine75. • Mark & Isabella now open in Belmar. • Just in time for the Super Bowl, a Milking It review of Cap'n Crunch's Touchdown Crunch. • Buenos Aires Grill to close. • Thanasi Foods thinks Bigs with ... More >>
All day long, we be bloggin': On the Backbeat blog:Rather than sitting by idly, Denver artists take action 3OH!3 really crosses over...Top Ten Dance Collections of 2008, Both Mixed and UnmixedBeyond Playlist presents Xmas-rated, part four: Variety Packs On the Cafe Society blog: New digs in the new ... More >>
Christmas Crunch Quaker Oats Rating: Three and a half spoons out of four Cereal description: Corn and oat cereal that delivers a surprise package of shapes. There's the standard Cap'n Crunch serrated yellow bundles, plus green quasi-trees and kinda snowmen, red faux-hats and bogus stars, plus the o ... More >>
Incredible Berry Crunch! Disney Magic Selections Rating: Two spoons out of four Cereal description: Yellowish, puffy corn and oat squares accompanied by rough orbs that appear in four different colors more typically associated with ink than food: blue, purple, red and green. There's a name for this ... More >>
High School Musical cereal Kellogg's Rating: Two spoons out of four Cereal description: Round-cornered corn-and-oat stars evenly split between a robust yellowish-brown and a ripe red -- and all of them are speckled with white sugar pustules seemingly ready to erupt with sweetness. It's a look that ... More >>
Cap'n Crunch's Treasure Hunt Crunch Quaker Oats Rating: Three spoons out of four Cereal description: The majority of the cereal consists of the building blocks (and they really do look like blocks) of the Cap'n Crunch brand: puffy yellow squares of delectability made from corn and oat flour. They'r ... More >>
The Circle Jerks' Keith Morris. A-blogging we shall go... Backbeat Online features an interview with Circle Jerks frontman Keith Morris, who reveals that his band won't be at an August 22 Red Rocks show because he's recovering after falling into a near-fatal diabetic coma. Also on tap: The Flobot ... More >>
A while back, two great friends of the Candy Girls went on an epic adventure through Japan and kindly asked if there was anything that we'd like them to bring back for us. We immediately thought of you, dear readers, and asked for candy! (That and we really really wanted to try some exotic candies, ... More >>
It was only six short weeks ago that Candy Girls brought you the first of the LA-style frozen yogurt places to hit Denver, and now we have the second official opening in our fair city: Kuulture. Tucked away in Writers Square next to the American Apparel shop, it's like our own little corner of LA. ... More >>
Cap'n Crunch's Home Run Crunch Quaker Oats Rating: Three and a half spoons out of four Cereal description: Home Run Crunch is dominated by the same corn-and-oat pieces that have been the foundation of original Cap'n Crunch since time immemorial -- yellowish squares that do unimaginable mayhem to th ... More >>
Got blogs? Yes, we do -- and here's how to find a passel of them. Demver is distinguished by Kenny Be's latest Delegating Denver feature, this one spotlighting Virginia. It's for lovers, like all of Mr. Be's work. The Cat's Pajamas previews season five of Project Runway, which will probably wind up ... More >>
The late Timber Dick's children are carrying on a brilliant family legacy that includes Nancy Dick and Tom Lantos.
The Corner Office was a hit, but Second Homeâs a miss.
I love cereal, I love milkshakes. So when Carl's Jr. introduced their new Cap'n Crunch Milkshake, I was immediately putty in their hands. Or I should say I wanted to be putty. The trouble was twofold: 1) I don't much frequent Carl's Jr. and 2) I accidentally caught a glimpse of the nutritional in ... More >>
Bad behavior and good chicken and waffles: What more could you want?
After Michael Tate lost all hope of a family life, he found the Devil.
Sorting out the payday in Denver's new recycling plan.
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Be patriotic: Eat at Bambino's.
Step aside, wimps, and let the really tough customers through.
Radio waves: Clear Channel clears the air about independent promoters.