• Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    Five of the Best -- and Worst -- Pumpkin Spice Foods This Year

    Pumpkin spice season gets earlier and earlier every year, much like the Xmas shopping holiday, and somewhere around mid-August the traditional pumpkin spice goodies appeared on shelves. The beloved PSLs have been shooting through Starbucks drive-throughs like nutmeg-scented balls from a seasonal-fav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2014

    Five Reasons to Ban Disruptive Children from Restaurants

    A bustling tourist restaurant, Old Fisherman's Grotto in Monterey, California, really rankled some parents when it recently posted a sign prohibiting strollers, high chairs, booster seats, loud kids and crying babies. Restaurant owner Chris Shake says if customers don't like the rules, they can go s ... More >>

  • News

    January 16, 2014
  • Dining

    October 24, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    MasterChef casting producer Erika Landin offers her top tips for acing the Denver audition

    On Saturday, November 2, a casting crew from MasterChef, the Fox reality show that gives amateur cooks the opportunity to compete for a huge cash prize, the scintillating MasterChef trophy, and maybe even rainbows and unicorns from chef Gordon Ramsay, who, along with restaurateur Joe Bastianich and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Five most gay-friendly food and drink products

    Guido Barilla dipped his noodle in boiling water this week when he told an Italian radio show that the Barilla pasta company "likes the traditional family," which means we won't see any gays in Barilla's advertising -- and if they don't like it, he said, "they can always go eat someone else's pasta. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Dave Lindberg, exec chef of Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria, on the magic of mayo

    David Lindberg Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria 8439 Park Meadows Center Drive, Lone Tree 303-799-8900 This is part one of my interview with Dave Lindberg, exec chef of Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria; part two of our chat will run tomorrow. Imagine -- no sugar, so salt, no butter. ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 6, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Photos: Denver Broncos v. San Diego Chargers mean joke-off

    How much do fans of the Denver Broncos and the San Diego Chargers hate each other? Well, there's a list of mean jokes about the other team on fan forums connected to both and To get you ready for tonight's crucial Denver-San Diego face-off, we pitted the rival gags a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Top five retro breakfast cereals that deserve a comeback

    Rice Krispies: choked by their own hubris.​According to a recent article in 24/7 Wall St., a handful of beloved breakfast cereals are steadily declining in popularity -- and may end up in the annals of cereal history rather than being shoveled into the eager mouths of children every morning. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Medical marijuana dispensary review: RiNo Supply Company supplies wholesale prices

    ​RiNo Supply Company has a pretty ambiguous name, which is good considering how few people in the River North (RiNo) neighborhood seem to favor medical pot. But instead of getting kicked out, such places should be embraced.

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Spring cleaning unearths clown painting, other scary garage secrets: Kenny Be's Yard Arteology

    Wheat Ridge cleaning clown.​ Nothing says springtime in Denver like a clown painting leaning against the front wheel of a car parked before an open garage door on a driveway teeming with junk. The clown painting practically promises that the open garage is the portal to a secret kingdom of jun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Ditch bitch: Top five dine-and-dash types

    It's a bill, not a suggestion.​A week after Virgilio's Pizzeria & Wine Bar caught some dine-and-ditchers on video, the town is still buzzing about how these ditch-bitches managed to get away with hogging and jogging. But while the now-notorious YouTubed "meatball gang" from Virgilio's may h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Top five dinners to serve your Internet date on Valentine's Day

    ​With Valentine's Day upon us once again, love is in the air. Birds are tweeting, butterflies are floating on the gentle breeze, and Internet connections are blinking away as the lovelorn hit up their hard-working little modems and wireless routers to locate a date. Finding that date can be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​The best thing about yesterday? The pies that flanked the tables during an early morning meeting that revolved -- around what else? -- food. The two slices in the above snap -- banana cream and apple drizzled with caramel -- made for a sweet breakfast this morning for a kid whose ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Zi Fusion's Rhett Songer on the F-word, racism and sexism and eating a

    Lori Midson​Rhett Songer Zi Fusion 7340 South Clinton Street, Englewood 720-934-6402 This is part one of Lori Midson's interview with Rhett Songer, the executive chef of Zi Fusion. Part two of Songer's interview will run in this space tomorrow. "It's absolutely silly that it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Medical marijuana dispensary review: Releaf Center revisited

    ​From the outside, and even once you walk in, not much appears to have changed at The Releaf Center since our Mae Coleman first visited back in September of 2009. The bars on the front windows are gone, but they still have ample floor space, a dance-studio mirrored wall in the entryway and cas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Medical marijuana dispensary review: Winds of change blowing over Stone Mountain Wellness

    ​Stone Mountain Wellness first caught my eye months ago when they took home prizes for top buds at a Boulder cannabis cup. Since that time, the shop has come under new ownership as a member of the Canna Club dispensaries. Among other things, this means the award-winning chronic Stone Mountain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Medical marijuana dispensary review: Back to Boulder for a climb to 14er Holistics

    ​In "Mile Highs and Lows," Westword offers a no-holds-barred look at what goes on behind the locked doors of marijuana dispensaries, whether they resemble swanky bars or a dope dealer's college dorm room. See our updated dispensary list here, and keep reading for William Breathes's review of 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Denver Kush Club gets to the point in Five Points

    ​ As Colorado's medical-marijuana industry grows, marijuana dispensaries of all types and sizes are proliferating around the state. Some resemble swanky bars or sterile dentist offices; others feel like a dope dealer's college dorm room. To help keep them all straight, Westword is offering a n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Milking It: Banana Nut Cheerios

    Banana Nut Cheerios General Mills Rating: Two spoons out of four Cereal description: Those readers who hail from the planet Earth will recognize the standard Cheerios design: a circle with a hole in the middle, like a letter "O" designed to fill the diner with cheer. (Still can't figure out where t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    Milking It: Fruity Cheerios

    Fruity Cheerios General Mills Rating: One and a half stars out of four Cereal description: Mini-life preservers made of corn and oats and tinted in a variety of hues. But the red, yellow, green, orange and purple colors are bleached out and pale, not bright and vibrant. Could it be a sign?

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2008

    Milking It: Oat Cluster Cheerios Crunch

    Oat Cluster Cheerios Crunch General Mills Rating: Two-and-a-half spoons out of four. Cereal description: Three variations of the trademark O's -- original recipe, a glazed-looking, slightly yellower version, and their deeper brown siblings -- made from a melange of oat, wheat, rice, corn and barley ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2008

    The blog shortcut, November 17 edition

    Single File poses side by side. How confusing! No pushing and shoving, blog lovers. There's plenty for everyone. Today in Backbeat Online: • Single File previews its new recording. • Tickle Me Pink releases the explicit version of its "Typical Whore" video. • KBCO's Studio C celebrates its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2007

    Day Four: When Is Dinner Gonna Be Ready?

    Day One: New Socks Day Two: White Elephants Day Three: Burger King on Colfax and Kalamath “When is dinner going to be ready?” “When you cook it.” In the dorms at The Campus Village at Auraria, on the forth floor of the east wing, there is a common area that serves as a kitchen. Actually, t ... More >>

  • Music

    December 30, 2004

    Smells Like Indie Spirit

    Music that made the world safe for the word "alternative" again.

  • Calendar

    January 23, 2003

    Hottie Safari

    Denver native Molly Gilford makes hottie hunting easy.

  • News

    September 2, 1999

    The Other Coors Spokesman

    International Mr. Leather Bruce Chopnik wants to tell the world: It's a new day for gays and Coors.

  • Music

    August 8, 1996

    Something's Phishy

    Legions of neo-hippies latch on to the catch of the day.