For the fourth year in a row, the Govnr's Park Beer Fest matched local beer aficionados with more than 100 craft beers over the weekend. With brews from across the state and country, the event raised funds for both the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Big Nose Beer Fund, and Cafe Societ ... More >>
Grand Lux Cafe closed in Park Meadows last week. According to the Park Meadows website, the mall (inside or out) still has Brio Tuscan Grille, California Pizza Kitchen, Champps, Cru a Wine Bar, Earl's, La Sandia, P.F. Chang's, Red Robin, Thai Basil, White Chocolate Grill and two restaurant/pubs in N ... More >>
The idea for Grand Lux Cafe came to life when the Venetian Resort, Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas asked David Overton, founder of the Cheesecake Factory chain, to create an upscale casual restaurant concept for their property. But what happened in Vegas should have stayed in Vegas -- or at least out ... More >>
John Crist has comfortably rooted himself in the world of Christian comedy, crafting niche-specific jokes that kill with the straight-laced Colorado Springs crowd. Yet somehow -- miraculously! -- he's also cultivated a respectable reputation in Denver's underground community, where the dirtiest of t ... More >>
Jeremy Thomas Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar 1512 Curtis Street 303-534-1155 www.legranddenver.com This is part one of my interview with Jeremy Thomas, chef of Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar; part two of our conversation will run tomorrow. Colorado native Jeremy Thomas spent a lot of time at the dinne ... More >>
Technomic Inc. has released its inaugural list of Chain Restaurant Consumers' Choice Award honorees, winners, chosen from 115 fast-food, fast-casual and full-service restaurants, with the winners selected by consumers. So now for the two pressing questions: What, exactly, is Technomic, and which r ... More >>
Yesterday marked the glorious return of America's favorite onion-ed, pickled, sauce-slathered, probably-pork sandwich. Much to my delight, the McDonald's location at 505 East Colfax Avenue is now serving the McRib sandwich -- and thanks to McDoo's extremely persuasive "Get a second McRib for $1," I ... More >>
Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, a Denver-based fast-casual concept, will open its eighteenth location -- the sixteenth in Colorado -- today at 14740 West Colfax Avenue, in the new Denver West project. To celebrate, the restaurant will be giving away prizes and menu items all month long -- check the Fa ... More >>
After first emerging in 2008 and releasing a pair of mixtapes, Dom Kennedy made major waves in the rap scene with his acclaimed mixtape from 2010, From the Westside with Love. In addition to earning high praise from hip-hop's elite, Westside garnered Kennedy a massive online following. Still staunch ... More >>
The holidays bring out the very best in fast food restaurants (and sometimes in their customers who can be more easily shamed into not behaving like dingleberries in long lines), especially when it comes to seasonal drinks and desserts of the minty, eggnoggy and gingerbread-y type that we don't have ... More >>
Last night, a number of folks with Colorado ties spoke at the Democratic National Convention, including Representative Jared Polis and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. But the one to arguably get the most attention was Colorado's Maria Ciano, who conservative media outlets like this one have d ... 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 >>
Politics aside -- if you can set politics aside -- Chick-Fil-A has lots of fans of its sandwiches. For those who are boycotting the chain for its anti-gay-marriage stance, yesterday Jonathan Shikes served up five chicken-sandwich options in town. Turns out we missed one: at Cafe Options, a terrific ... More >>
Odds are good that "chicken" isn't the first thing most people think of when they consider a sandwich. After all, there are so many other kinds of sammies that get higher billing: pastrami and Italian sandwiches, turkey and egg salad, meatball, roast beef and BLTs. Even peanut butter and jelly. But ... More >>
Unless you've been living in a basement without electricity, you've heard about the socio-political chicken soup boiling up around Chick-Fil-A, complete with boycotts and "buycotts" inspired by the company president's anti-gay-sex marriage stance. And you've heard about it from one side, then the ot ... More >>
Underscoring the importance of Colorado in the presidential election -- and the significance of Jefferson County in the race to win this key swing state -- Mitt Romney held a rally today in Golden, marking his first campaign stop since returning from his trip in Europe.
I often go to the gym to watch television. The primary reason is because, at my commune, the Witch House, we haven't figured out how to hook up the flat-screen we scored in an awesome barter situation (someone we know was going on a "life journey" and had to get rid of all earthly possessions.) But ... More >>
form mt:asset-id="1112303" class="mt-enclosure mt-enclosure-image" style="display: inline;">Chick-Fil-A has marginally good chicken sandwiches, badass waffle fries, and a company president with an avowed aversion to same-sex couples getting legally hitched. And last week plenty of critics were cryin ... More >>
Of all the cultural battlefields that could have been chosen for gay- rights whack-a-mole, it had to be Chick-Fil-A: a fast-food chain with marginally good chicken sandwiches, badass waffle fries, and a company president with an avowed aversion to same-sex couples getting legally hitched. The fowl p ... More >>
Cafe Society just came across several cards entitling the bearer to receive monthly featured dessert at Chick-Fil-A absolutely free in May, June and July. Sure, May is almost over, but that's more motivation to act fast for your free desserts -- and our amusement.
Yesterday Jenn Wohletz offered her assessment of the new Chick-Fil-A desserts in the latest installment of Jenn in Chains, her semi-regular look at developments on the fast-food scene. She loved the brownie, lusted for the waffle fries (and the cute little ketchup packets)...but isn't a fan of Chick ... More >>
In my 35 years living on this shiny, blue orb I had never eaten at a Chick-Fil-A -- until last week. The closest I'd gotten was when a mall co-worker generously offered me a tiny, chicken-biscuity breakfast thing, which I politely nibbled at and then tossed in the garbage when she was out of sight. ... More >>
Chick-Fil-A, known for its iconic cow billboards and fried chicken patties iconically nestled between biscuits, is sweetening up its dessert menu by offering a new cookie, an updated brownie and several sundaes; it's also bringing back its seasonally available Banana Pudding Milkshake starting today ... More >>
Denver City Council last night approved $5 million in tax-increment financing for a new Target store -- only the second in Denver -- that will be built at the former home of Tamarac Square. But some people will be more interested in another facet of this $40 million development: a new Chick Fil-A. ... More >>
Yesterday, while driving down Hampden, I noticed a sign for a forthcoming Texas Roadhouse, just one of many chains that gang the River Point at Sheridan, a mega-mall sprawl at Hampden and Santa Fe that gives shoppers at Super Target and Costco the opportunity to chow at Chili's, Subway, Panera Bread ... More >>
Free breakfast! No, not this morning, but today you can start signing up for the Denver area Chick-fil-A Breakfast Giveaway, which runs March 5 through March 10. Here's the deal: If you reserve an entree online, you'll get that item free when you come to the specified store with your printed confir ... More >>
In yet another burst of menu non-creativity, McDonald's is introducing Chicken McBites: popcorn-style chicken micro-nuggets that will differ from Chicken McNuggets in that they are ostensibly made from actual cuts of chicken, rather than the bizarre breaded avian mash that gives McNuggets the ... More >>
Lori Midson Sean McGaughey Opus 2575 West Main Street, Littleton 303-703-6787 This is part one of my interview with Sean McGaughey, exec chef of Opus. Part two of that interview will be posted here tomorrow. Sean McGaughey grew up in Rye, a town of 2,000 on the plains where Colorado, Nebras ... More >>
Home, sweet Target.So, I'm moving out. After a commenter on my post last week about yoga declared that I should really get out of my mother's basement if I ever wanted to write about anything other than stretching and poop, I'm more than on it. Not to give this stalker, I mean reader, too muc ... More >>
In an obvious but well-timed bid to compete with other chain restaurants' efforts to provide more calorie-cutting offerings, Chick-fil-A, the prominent purveyors of fried chicken sammies to willing masses of mall-walkers, is now serving oatmeal. As of this past Monday, the current menu is li ... More >>
June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month, which is great, but can also be boring. For instance, Thursday and Friday are Fresh Veggies Day and Eat Your Vegetables Day, respectively. But first things first: today is Sewing Machine Day -- 24 hours during which we honor the sewing machin ... More >>
someecardsNo matter your current Facebook relationship status, Valentine's Day is a miserable holiday. If you're not working it, you're either frantically dialing for a last-minute reservation at an already overbooked restaurant, bitterly downing a pint of Ben & Jerry's on your couch or avoid ... More >>
T.G.I. Friday'sIn Denver only, ahi tuna with avocado crispsFollowing in the footsteps of several national restaurant chains and other food businesses, T.G.I. Friday's is using Denver to test both a new look and new menu items, including dishes with more fresh and made-from-scratch ingredients ... More >>
A new Chick-fil-A restaurant opens this morning at 5260 South Wadsworth Boulevard in Lakewood (the building was previously a Black-Eyed Pea), but the line started forming yesterday. That's because for the last seven years, the Atlanta-based company has celebrated every store opening with the ... More >>
Not sure if these nuggets are actual size, but it looks about right, no? Denver will be one of four test markets for them starting October 4.Chick-fil-A, which doesn't roll out new menu items very often, is testing its second new product in recent memory -- a spicy chicken nugget -- at its tw ... More >>
Beer release parties, brewery birthdays and Old South Pearl's BrewGrass Festival are where it's at in food this week -- but there's plenty more for teetotalers or those who prefer wine or stronger spirits. Here's a taste of what's ahead: Monday, June 7: Jill's Restaurant, 900 Walnut Street ... More >>
The June issue of Men's Journal. Found myself at the Park Meadows mall on Monday, and learned three things: 1. The recession is over, at least judging by the Park Meadows food court, which was a sea of Chick-fil-A-craving shoppers. 2. Chick-fil-A's fries are overrated. 3. East Highlands is among ... More >>
In honor of putting another tax season behind us, many eateries are offering free and discounted deals. Here's a short list: All Cinnnabon outlets will give away free, mini-cinnamon rolls from 5 to 8 pm., while Micky D's is offering free small hot McCafé or medium iced McCafé coffee all day. B ... More >>
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