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    October 2, 2014

    Reader: Snooze Is the Most Overrated Place in Denver

    This week in Out to Brunch, Lauren Monitz compared the original Snooze in Ballpark to the new Snooze that opened this summer in Union Station. Although the spaces are different, they have the same sweet menu, the same vibe, the same very long waits -- and the same very divided opinions on Snooze its ... More >>

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    July 9, 2014

    Review: LowDown Brewery Kitchen is serious about good beer and good times

    LowDown Brewery Kitchen 800 Lincoln Street 720-524-8065 The jokes started pouring in before we'd even set foot in

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    First look: Chain Reaction Brewing hopes to avoid problems other nanobreweries have faced

    Opening a nanobrewery in Denver has proven to be a challenge over the past couple of years: The city has such a thirst for craft beer that nanos -- breweries that only make three barrels at at time or less -- sell out fast, sometimes during their opening weekend. Some have had to limit their hours o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Photos: Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project opens in the Source on Friday

    You know you're doing something right when the mayor drinks your beer and gives you a high-five. So brewer Chad Yakobson must be doing okay. On Friday, Yakobson will open his new showpiece brewery, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, inside the Source, an indoor market in River North. Yesterday, he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    Crooked Stave brings the cool with its coolship, a Belgian-style brewing vessel

    Since opening the Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project in 2010, Chad Yakobson has done things his own way, pushing Colorado's craft-beer scene forward with his brewing technique, his chosen style of beers, his collaborations and his brewery-less taproom. But his latest innovative leap will actually b ... More >>

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    June 27, 2013
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    May 28, 2013

    Soundgarden's Ben Shepherd recalls being with Nirvana when it stopped by 23 Parish in Denver

    Soundgarden formed in 1984 as a three-piece with Chris Cornell on drums on vocals, Kim Thayil on guitar and Hiro Yamamoto on bass. Though noisier in the beginning, the band would go on to be one of the main purveyors of a slow, sludgy, intense, punk-rooted rock that was dubbed "grunge" by the Britis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2013

    A tale of two Coachella bros

    It may be a bit early, but Coachella 2013 seems to be the Year of the Bro. For the ladies, it's business as usual, but the bros are really bringing it, from humorous neon t-shirts to costumes to all-around chiseledness. But there's more to being a bro than just looking good. Bros are there for e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    Chad's Grill offers vegetarian diners pasta and polish

    There's a thin line between comfortable and casual, and it's one that Chad's Grill walks easily. Although the prices are reasonable and the vibe is laid-back, the extra touches of a polished interior and a surprise or two on what could have been an ordinary bar menu take Chad's to the next level. An ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    CU Denver professor starts petition to ban concealed weapons on campus

    Only weeks after the Aurora theater shooting, CU Denver philosophy professor Chad Kautzer has created a petition to stop concealed weapons from being allowed on state campuses. But the two ideas are not connected, he says: Kautzer has been contemplating the response since the Colorado Supreme Court ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Happy Friday! Enjoy the weekend with one (or two) of these culinary events

    The weekend is packed with culinary events, especially if you're a fan of beer -- and who isn't? Here's what on tap:

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    July 5, 2012

    Black Shirt Brewing's slanted Offero glasses will change the way you drink beer

    You're going to spill beer on your shirt. That part is guaranteed. But when people understand why the owners of Black Shirt Brewing have decided to serve their red ales exclusively in glasses with slanted rims, it will all make sense.

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    Which Wich? So many choices, and all the time in the world

    It's hard to find a good cheese sandwich these days. Sure, plenty of delis, sub shops and even some fast-food chains are serving up sammies like they just became stylish, but few make a really superior cheese sandwich. The exception to this rule? Which Wich?, a diminutive sub chain out of Dallas t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Photos: Top ten worst dates in Denver

    We've all been out on bad dates -- but what's the worst? That question was asked in a funny Denver Yelp thread a while back, and participants responded with some doozies. We've illustrated our favorites and compiled them into a bad date top (bottom?) ten list -- one with a surprise happy ending! Cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Chad Brownstein's internship turns into Hottest Girl prize -- and turns him into a Shmuck

    Denver attorney Norm Brownstein -- of Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber and Schreck -- is often referred to a political power broker. But it's his sons who've been doing the brokering of late, and unfortunately "power" isn't one of the commodities they've been trading. On Thursday, Chad Brownstein was force ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    The crew behind Black Shirt Brewing is taking the Kickstarter route toward their dream

    ​Six breweries have opened in the Denver area so far this year, and there are more on the horizon. And while craft beer lovers might say it's impossible to have "too many breweries," it is becoming exponentially more difficult to stand out in the ever-growing crowd of competition. But the brot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    Summer season suck: The 6 worst movies Hollywood crapped out this year

    Spoiler alert: This is one of them.​We generally try not to let our hipster cynicism and pessimism override us here at Show and Tell, but there's no way around the truth of hindsight. Now that it's September, and the official Summer movie season is over, we know: The tentpole Summer movies of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Other athletes would dwarf Chad's roommate demands

    What's that, Chad? You want our attention? What a shock...​NFL fans know Chad Ochocinco as a loudmouth. Even back when he had a real last name, 85 constantly chattered with officials, made signs asking not to be fined, tweeted constantly and sought out the spotlight in 1,001 ways. Call him a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Red Stinger's brand of punk is earnest yet manages to sound playful and nonchalant

    CK05 Photography​ Punk rock has always been known for masking a deep-seeded earnestness with playfulness, and Red Stinger follows firmly in that tradition. Although the band's latest album, Money in a Blender, is chock-full of political angst and personal self-doubt, the group still makes it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Drunk girl gets stuck in dryer: Your moment of lulz

    Not helping.​Should you ever find yourself stuck in a dryer, you'll do well to remember this helpful nugget of advice offered by a wasted Chad to a wasted girl in that same incomprehensible situation: "You gotta get out the same way you got in." Easier said than done, if the five bizarre minut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    FoCoMx announces lineup for next month's fest

    ​It's a bittersweet day for music fans in Northern Colorado. Today our neighbors to the north are mourning the loss of two of their own, DJ Jimmy Hands and Kyle Dyas, KUNC's music director, who both passed away unexpectedly over the weekend. The sad news comes in just as we're getting word f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Ryan Arnold: Before & after videos about man who died after liver donation for brother Chad

    Ryan and Chad Arnold.​As if the story of Ryan Arnold, the South Dakota man who died at the University of Colorado Hospital after donating part of his liver to his brother, Chad, wasn't sad enough already... The Arnold family had a Vimeo account prior to Ryan's death. Their first two offerings ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Top 10 bad boyfriends -- as inspired by Operation Cock Block target Bill Sullivan

    Watch out, ladies.​ If Bill Sullivan were on trial for being a bad boyfriend, we're pretty sure he'd be found guilty. Exhibit A? The evidence presented by his exes in this week's feature, " ." We're also sure that Bill would have lots of company in Bad Boyfriend Jail. To prove it, we've compi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    The year in features: a handy link guide to all of the artists profiled in Westword this year

    Bryce BoyerFlashback: Yonnas Abraham and DJ Awhat! (Alejandro Martinez) of the Pirate Signal were profiled this past June​In case you haven't noticed, we're all about local music. Surely, that's no huge revelation to anyone. After all, we do spend the bulk of our lives immersed in the sounds a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    Dialed In: This week's local music radio playlists

    ​Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows, including Radio 1190's Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, 99.5 the Mountain's Homegrown Show*, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Over the Weekend: Swine Flu? Check... Hangover? Check... Balloon Boy? Check...

    Chad Fahnestock​ Another Halloween has come and gone, and Denver had a pretty decent showing costume-wise. See hundreds of photos on the slideshow page. Elsewhere: The Backbeat blog has reviews of The Siren Project at the Church on Sunday and David Bazan at the hi-dive.

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of October 19, 2009

    ​As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Zebra Junction closes up shop this evening

    DanielK​After four albums, extensive touring and a decade together, Zebra Junction, who just took home honors at this year's Westword Music Showcase awards, will be playing its last show tonight in Golden at Parfet Park. Although the members intend to continue to collaborate and record music with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Westword Music Showcase reviewed: Bar Standard

    Chad FahnestockThe Swayback turned in one of their best sets in a packed Bar Standard. See more photos from Bar Standard at MS = main stage, P = patio Six Months to Live - 12:00 - MS Actually, this got started at more like 12:20 or so. What, a festival running late? Incon ... More >>

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    June 15, 2009

    Westword Music Showcase reviewed: Mo's

    Chad FahnestockJoshua Novak helped break in Mo's on Broadway. See more photos from Mo's and the other venues at Andrea Ball, 12:00 p.m. Andrea Ball kicked off the Mo's lineup with an enjoyable set of mostly piano-driven, literate yet approachable songs that fit well in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2009

    Westword Music Showcase: We're here, are you?

    Aaron Thackeray It's 2:27. Do you know where your favorite band is? Chances are they're here, in the Golden Triangle, blowing the doors back of the boozed up and sun-drenched crowds that are bouncing from venue to venue, bar to bar, soaking up a shit-ton of local music. Chain Gang of 1974 (picture ... More >>

  • Music

    April 30, 2009


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    December 8, 2008

    Smashing Pumpkins at the Ogden Theatre

    Photo: Chad FahnestockSmashing PumpkinsFriday, December 6, 2008Ogden TheatreBetter than: the band's Red Rocks show last year.Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan said he the stomach flu the day before Friday's show, but it didn't stop the guy from soldiering through nearly three hours of new song ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008

    Milking It: High School Musical cereal

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Monolith Festival Live Blog, Day 2

    Tokyo Police Club started a solid run on the main stage. (Photo by Chad Fahnestock). And it's gone. Just like that, the gale-force winds of indie rock have come and gone, whipping Red Rocks into a frenzy all day Saturday and Sunday. Missed it? Can't remember it? Read our Day 1 Monolith Live Blog ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2008
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    July 10, 2008

    Westword Spiral: The Fasano Brothers

    On this week's Spiral, the fellas catch up with poet extraordinarie Charly "City Mouse" Fasano and Vincent, his talented illustrator brother, and get a crash course on the taxonomy of a "Chad," find out about Charlie's latest books, Snitches Get Stitches and Taking the Workhorse to the Glue Factory, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2008

    Q&A With Pharrell Williams of N.E.R.D.

    Pharrell Williams, the subject of an April 24 Westword profile, is as busy a producer as any on the planet; among his most recent projects was Madonna’s Hard Candy, which reaches retailers on April 29. Still, he managed to squeeze in an interview to promote an upcoming appearance by N.E.R.D., a pa ... More >>

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    November 29, 2007
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    August 24, 2007

    Death on the Zero Horizon

    8.24.07 Le Meridien Hotel Resort Bora Bora, French Polynesia South Pacific Subject: Death on the Zero Horizon PBC, A fatality introduced me to Niko and Chad a few days ago in Papeete, Tahiti. I had just arrived from Auckland and was settled in by the pool at my hotel, sneaking spikes of rum ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 23, 2007

    Cucina Colore

    A Cherry Creek mainstay is all talk, no action.

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    August 21, 2007
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    June 21, 2006
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    June 21, 2006

    Gael Force

    Dinner at Mel's on Monday night for Gael Greene (see "Sex and the City") and about fifty of her dearest admirers. Was it a good time? Tough to say. For starters, the median age in the room (not counting press) was ancient, and most of the diners were rushing the door the instant Gael finished her ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 16, 2006

    Life's a Ball

    Elegance and class reign at this Mardi Gras fete.

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    May 26, 2005
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    March 3, 2005


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