What happens when you ask a couple of Colorado mountain kids from Carbondale to redesign a classic sneaker in collaboration with California sneaker shoe retailer Bait and shoe company Ontisuka Tiger? You get a limited release pair of retro kicks appropriately branded Colorado 85 "6,200FT." We conne ... More >>
John Little Harman's Eat & Drink 2900 East Second Avenue 303-388-7428 harmanscherrycreek.com This is part one of my interview with John Little, exec chef of Harman's Eat & Drink; part two of our chat will run tomorrow. My mom was a pretty terrible cook," laments John Little. "She worked all the ... More >>
The prospect of recreational marijuana sales has produced a lot of political naysaying in the past month or so. On June 19, we counted 24 cities that had prohibited retail pot shops. Now, five weeks later, the Denver Post reports that the number has more than doubled, to 56 cities having voted for b ... More >>
Update: Late Wednesday afternoon, while most of us were getting ready for a well deserved day off on July 4, the Udall family, including Colorado Senator Mark Udall, were dealing with a tragedy. Randy Udall, Mark's brother and a nationally known environmental activist and fracking critic, had been m ... More >>
In 2012 Westword reported on the award-winning arty adventure films from the Carbondale-based collective of filmmakers known as Forge Motion Pictures nearly a dozen times -- they just might be the hardest working film team in Colorado -- and the crew is kicking off 2013 with a splash: over the weeke ... More >>
Colorado-based filmmakers won four of the top prizes at the 2012 Banff Mountain Film Festival in Banff, Canada on Sunday, including three awards to the Boulder-based Sender Films crew - all for films featured in the Reel Rock 7 video compilation and film tour - and one to Carbondale-based director S ... More >>
Whole Foods is providing Colorado with a whole lot of local beef these days. In Basalt, a newly opened franchise is teaming up with Crystal River Meats, a Carbondale-based sustainable food company, to provide youth in the RE-1 school district with natural ground beef for school lunches throughout th ... More >>
Garbage was one of the most popular and arguably one of the best bands out of the second wave of early '90s alt rock. Benefitting from the production skills of drummer and renowned producer Butch Vig (Nevermind) and Steve Marker, Garbage was able to put out a body of work very early on that showcase ... More >>
Six89 689 Main Street, Carbondale; 970-963-6890 www.six89.com Phat Thai 2900 East Second Avenue; 303-388-7428 343 Main Street, Carbondale; 970-963-7001 www.phatthai.com The Pullman 330 7th Street, Glenwood Springs; 970-230-9234 www.thepullmangws.com This is part one of my interview with Mark Fis ... More >>
A trio of filmmakers from Carbondale won three of the four festival awards at the Chamonix Adventure Festival over the weekend in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France: Tyler Stableford won the Jury Prize for Shattered, his portrait of alpinist Steve Hourse (see it in full after the jump); Skip Armstrong and ... More >>
Update below: Will federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement have a presence at this weekend's 115th annual Strawberry Days Festival in Glenwood Springs? That's what youth-led immigrant rights group AJUA wants to know. AJUA sent a letter to ICE, explaining that the agency's presence at last year's ... More >>
Carbondale-based filmmaker Skip Armstrong's short film The Mother premiered online this week, the second of five films in his series Of Souls Water for Forge Motion Pictures. The Mother, presented online in partnership with NRS Films and New Belgium Brewing, is a meditative profile of 67-year-old ... More >>
This week's review took me to Phat Thai, the restaurant that chef Mark Fischer opened in Cherry Creek North, extending his empire east after opening the original Phat Thai in Carbondale, where he also has the excellent Six89. I wasn't expecting Phat Thai to be authentic -- the website and menu both ... More >>
When Phat Thai went into Cherry Creek North last year, it took over an address that had seen a string of restaurant failures in a neighborhood that was on the verge of losing its dining edge.
Over the weekend, director Skip Armstrong and the Carbondale-based Forge Motion Pictures crew premiered Nomad and The Mother at the 5Point Film Festival in Carbondale. The films are the first in a planned five-part web series titled Of Souls Water, profiling five different people whose lives revolve ... More >>
BrentMossPhoto.comCall it a high honor. In recent months, a painstakingly crafted kids' treehouse along the Roaring Fork River has become a local landmark of sorts for commuters making the Glenwood Springs-to-Aspen schlep. Now the 230-square-foot structure has found fame beyond the Western ... More >>
Jennifer Jasinski, chef/owner of Rioja, Bistro Vendome and Euclid Hall, is among the chosen few vying for a James Beard Foundation award.The James Beard Foundation has just announced its crop of restaurant and chef semi-finalists vying for a coveted 2012 James Beard award, and several Denver ... More >>
No. 41: Goat curry from Phat Thai
It's been a long time coming, but we hear that Phat Thai -- the Denver offshoot of Mark Fischer's famed Carbondale restaurant -- is opening at 11 a.m. today at 2900 East Second Avenue.
Colorado-based photographer Pete McBride's film Chasing Water, the companion to his book The Colorado River: Flowing Through Conflict, won the Adventure Through Activism Award over the weekend at the 2011 Adventure Film Festival in Boulder, one of two $500 cash prizes awarded this year (see t ... More >>
In the classic 1967 drama The Graduate, Dustin Hoffman's character is offered one word, just one word of advice from an avuncular businessman: plastics. "There's a great future in plastics," the man whispers. But that future is pretty much past in the Roaring Fork Valley -- which, town by tow ... More >>
The American Civil Liberties Union has jumped in on the debate simmering in Carbondale and Glenwood Springs over whether school resource officers should be allowed to collaborate with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Lori MidsonWhile Cherry Creek is not the restaurant hot-spot it once was, there's still plenty of action in the area. In a quick turn-around, La Merise is slated to open today in the former home of Argyll, at 2700 East Third Avenue. And Cafe Bisque -- now known simply as Bisque -- is leaving ... More >>
Leave it to British winemaker Ben Parsons, founder of the Infinite Monkey Theorem, the gritty winery in the Golden Triangle, to release a tap wine fittingly called Monkey Shine. Parsons, who rolled out a sparkling wine in a can during a blowout bash at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, is now introd ... More >>
In June, we told you about two men who were questioned by Immigration and Customs Enforcement at a carnival connected with Glenwood Springs' Strawberry Days festival. One of those men, Julio Alvarez-Cortez, has now filed a lawsuit against the officers involved, including Carbondale cop Alvar ... More >>
Lori MidsonIt's not all doom and gloom in Cherry Creek North if you're a restaurant. Despite the fact that Argyll and Toast have both called it quits -- Argyll closed on Sunday and will reopen next year in the Baker neighborhood and Toast shuttered three weeks ago -- it's clear that not ever ... More >>
Lori MidsonYears ago, when I was reviewing restaurants for another publication, I called Carbondale, a hamlet that's down valley from Aspen, a "lowdown trucker town," a comment that set the mountain town into a tailspin. At the time, however, Carbondale's restaurant landscape was completely ... More >>
Lights! Camera! Action! Start your weekend in stoke off properly tonight at the Paramount Theater, where they're screening films from the 35th annual Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, including Life Cycles, Still Motion, Miracle In The Storm, Into Darkness, Wildwater and The Fall Line: ... More >>
The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour wraps its two-night stint at the Boulder Theater tonight before heading to Denver's Paramount Theater on Thursday and Friday. Tonight's seven featured films (peep the trailers after the jump) include The Fall Line, from Carbondale-based photographe ... More >>
James Beard FoundationLast November, the James Beard Foundation summoned the public to nominate its favorite chefs, restaurants and industry professionals for the 2011 awards. And after all the self-pimping and ballot-stuffing, the poll is closed. This morning, the foundation announced its ... More >>
Colorado's Department of Revenue will introduce the final draft of medical marijuana regulations on Monday. But interpretations of HB 1284, the state's main MMJ law, continue to be made on the local level, with Carbondale telling centers that adding infused products to its menu before July is ... More >>
A Flickr photoThese kids might be making more sales if they switched merchandise -- like a teen from Carbondale did.American kids are born capitalists -- capable of understanding that they can make some folding green from another kind of green just lying around the house. Example? A teen in ... More >>
The blue square on the map represents the location of an earthquake earlier today (click to enlarge).Earlier today, an earthquake struck near Craig; the U.S. Geological Survey rates it a 3.7 magnitude temblor. That follows a 3.9 magnitude quake near Eads yesterday. So where will nature's ven ... More >>
Six89 and Phat Thai executive chef Mark Fischer Luca D'Italia, Frank Bonanno's Italian restaurant at 711 Grant Street, celebrates six years in the Capitol Hill 'hood this month with a parade of visiting Colorado chefs, including Mark Fischer, exec at Carbondale's Six89 and Phat Thai, who joins Bonan ... More >>
Luca D'Italia, 711 Grant Street, marks its six-year anniversary throughout the month with a march of visiting Denver chefs, including Wayne Conwell, exec at Sushi Sasa, 2401 15th Street, who will team up with Luca (and Mizuna, Osteria Marco and Bones) chef-owner Frank Bonanno tonight, June 3, for a ... More >>
It was a rough year for Colorado chefs (and writers) in this year's James Beard awards. The finalists were announced this morning -- and our white jackets just got spanked. A handful of Coloradans had made the semi-finalists list. Frank Bonanno (above) got tapped for Best Restaurateur. Yasmin ... More >>
Short is sweet at the Aspen ShortsFest.
From the week of June 9, 2005
Drop and give me ten.
Colorado's becoming a mecca for skateboarders. But for the best parks, you'd better head for the hills.
Lyrical paintings, bold sculptures and bad behavior are all on display.
As they battle for bigger budgets, Colorado educators get a crash course in fundraising.