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    September 13, 2013

    10 things to do for $10 (7 free!) in Denver this weekend, September 13-15

    Spend your money on an umbrella so that you can get out and enjoy some bargain entertainment in Denver this weekend. From drag bingo with the Denver Cycle Sluts to an art-themed yoga class set to live music, there's plenty to do this weekend -- indoors and out. (For outdoor events, we suggest you ch ... More >>

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    September 10, 2013

    Dishes of DISH: Green chile from Boone's Tavern

    On Sunday, September 22, DISH will dish out food and drinks from dozens of Cafe Society's favorite restaurants and trucks, as well as Best of Denver readers' winners, in the Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Boone's Tavern will join the lineup this year, serving up its self-procl ... More >>

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    February 26, 2013

    Top six Colorado drinks/liquids Hickenlooper should promote instead of fracking fluid

    Governor John Hickenlooper is just back from the National Governor's Conference in Washington, where he did not talk about drinking fracking fluid, as he had during Senate testimony two weeks ago. Hick's quip about his sip of frack fluid made headlines, but there are at least six Colorado drinks we' ... More >>

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    October 3, 2012

    USA Today names Denver one of the top 10 beer cities in the WORLD!

    Not only did USA Today just name Denver one the best beer capitals in the world -- the whole fucking WORLD, y'all! -- but the internationally distributed daily newspaper also gave a shout-out to Patty's Chile Beer, named, of course, for Westword founder and editor Patty Calhoun, who likes things spi ... More >>

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    September 21, 2012

    10 things to do for $10 this weekend, September 21-23, 2012

    Short of cash and wondering how you can have fun this weekend? Don't worry. Whether you want to burn your mouth on chiles, see a rare 1930s samurai film or ride around on public transit all day as part of a competition, the town will be full of things you can do for $10. For a complete listing of al ... More >>

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    September 5, 2012

    Good Times now pouring on Hatch green chile, not Santiago's

    Before there was a Smashburger, before there was a Noodles & Company, before there was even a Chipotle, Colorado had another born-and-bred chain: Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard. Good Times was founded in 1987, six years before the first Chipotle went up on East Evans Avenue. The company was an ... More >>

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    March 27, 2012

    It's not gravy-like green, but Chile Billy turns out some worthy green chile

    Green chile-heads, I've noticed, divide into a couple of camps when it comes to debating who makes this city's best version of a food that graces just about every Mexican restaurant's menu in town: half swear by the Colorado-style gravy-like green; the others won't touch it if it's not in the chile- ... More >>

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    October 14, 2011

    Around the World in 80 Sips at Mile High Station

    ​What can you expect from an event called Around the World in 80 Sips? Wine, of course, from all around the globe, including vintages from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Chile, France, New Zealand, Spain and the United States. Tonight's event runs from 7 to 9 p.m. (starting at 6 p.m. for VIPs) ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011

    Four crave-worthy harvest season wines

    It's finally October, and our crisp, cooler weather serves as a harbinger of harvest season. This time of year also has our mouths watering for fall's more luxurious, soul-satisfying menus. And you know what that means, right? Richer food calls for wines that can step up to the challenge. If this su ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011

    Applebee's picks its official Colorado Burger

    ​AmRest, which owns and operates over a hundred Applebee's in eight states, had challenged its Colorado stores to create the perfect "Colorado Burger" -- ideally, one that incorporated "Stinkin" Good Green Chile, created by Bronco Mark Schlereth, spokesman for this campaign. He met up with fou ... More >>

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    July 13, 2011

    Applebee's is looking for the ultimate Colorado burger -- with Stinkin' Green

    The Applebee's Cowboy Burger​When the homegrown Smashburger decided to create a burger for Colorado, as it already had for Idaho (topped with potato chips) and Minnesota (topped with cheddar bar cheese and garlic-grilled onions), it came up with an iconic combo for the Colorado Smashburger, ad ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011
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    April 27, 2011

    Tonight: Wine events at the Museo de las Americas and Elway's

    ​Two wine events are bound to wet your whistle tonight, one way or another. First up: The Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive, will host the Wine of the Americas fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Executive director Maruca Salazar will discuss the art of the Americas while wine experts serve up ... More >>

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    April 25, 2011

    Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Breakfast benefits, Sizzle at Stir! and Taste of Pearl

    ​Along with recurring last-week-of-the-month events, like Great Divide's ever-popular Beer & Cheese Pairing, and weekly events, like Uptown Brothers' Medicinal Mondays, this week's calendar is packed with benefit breakfasts, a new cooking class for singles, and Boulder's Taste of Pearl. Here's ... More >>

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    January 25, 2011

    Pinot Posse wines spark Old World vs. New World debate

    ​Last week's post featuring the wines of the Pinot Posse sparked much debate over the respective merits and flaws of modern, new world-style pinot noir. At one end of the table, we had the new world wine lovers, who revel in bottles bursting with ripe, mouthwateringly juicy fruit, and (though ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    Today: Pueblo Chile and Frijoles Festival kicks off

    A Flickr photo.​Nothing says fall like roasting green chiles, and Pueblo is celebrating in style -- plus adding beans to the mix with the annual Chile and Frijoles Festival, which starts today with a farmers' market. Tomorrow, there'll be a chile and salsa showdown; on Sunday, a jalapeno-eati ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    A pair of Hatch chile beers to spice up the season

    ​It's Hatch chile season, and for a pair of local breweries, that means Hatch chile beer. Boulder's Twisted Pine Brewing will be making three kinds of beer using the specialty chiles, which are grown around Hatch, New Mexico, and shipped by the truckload to Denver, where fiery food lovers buy ... More >>

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    September 10, 2010

    In the kitchen with Jack-n-Grill's Jack Martinez: Frito pie

    ​Self-described green chile warrior Jack Martinez, the owner/chef of two Jack-n-Grill restaurants (a third outlet, in Westminster, will open in October), and the subject of this week's Chef and Tell interview, has a huge family that benefits from his cooking capabilities. One of their favorite ... More >>

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    August 26, 2010
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    August 23, 2010

    Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Telluride Mushroom, Bootstraps Western Wine and Chile Harvest festivals

    ​If you can't make the drive up to Telluride for the annual Mushroom Festival, don't fret -- there's always the Bootstraps Western Wine Fest in Evergreen or Lakewood's Chile Harvest Festival. Here's what else is on the menu for this week's culinary events:

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    July 1, 2010

    Restaurant roll call for June

    Mad Greens opened another location in June.​ RESTAURANTS/VENUES OPENING IN JUNE:* Bar Car, 819 Colorado Boulevard Beauty Bar, 608 East 13th Avenue BenchWarmers Tavern & Grill, 6631 South Peoria Street, Centennial Cellar Wine Bar, 2556 15th Street Chances, 1135 Bannock Street Comfort Cafe, 39 ... More >>

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    June 30, 2010

    Tonight: South of the Equator white wine tasting

    ​As the northern hemisphere tilts toward the sun during this season, the increased heat and humidity (what there is of it in Colorado, anyway) tends to drive oenophiles away from the full-bodied reds and toward the lighter, crisper whites. South of the equator, it's wintertime, but that's no r ... More >>

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    May 11, 2010

    Chill with Patty's Chile Beer Granita

    ​The May/June issue of Draft features a recipe for Patty's Chile Beer Granita, made with the Wynkoop Brewing Company's chile beer. I've always been a fan of the microbrew, which original Wynkoop brewer and partner Russell Schehrer invited me to try one morning. (The Westword office was once ... More >>

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    April 14, 2010

    Colorado has two of Livability's top ten food cities...and neither is Denver

    Pueblo Chamber of CommerceFoodie fun in Pueblo: the annual jalapeno-eating contest​Yes, it's yet another list. Livability, the site that invites you to "discover America's best places to live," has just released its list of "Foodie Finds: 10 Surprising Food Cities," and Colorado occupies two o ... More >>

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    March 31, 2010

    Tonight: Cherry pie and green chili contests

    A Flickr photo.​John Hinman of Marczyk Fine Foods recently got into a debate with Elizabeth Thomas, the pastry chef at WaterCourse and City, O'City: Who makes the best cherry pie in town? Since neither side would concede, you'll have to find out at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Sweet Action Ice Cream, ... More >>

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    February 2, 2010

    Tonight: Vino 101 brings Latin wine to the masses

    ​Wine enthusiasts -- who perhaps don't quite reach the level of oenophile, but nevertheless enjoy their fermented grapes -- are generally familiar with French, Californian and even Australian wines. But there's a knowledge gap when it comes to Latin wines -- a gap that Centro Latin Kitchen & R ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009

    Guess where I'm eating?

    ​Chile today, hot tomorrow: They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day -- and if you order this, it's certain the most incendiary. Can you guess where I'm eating? Special bonus: Every Friday, anyone who gave the first correct answer to any of the week's Where am I drinking ... More >>

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    November 30, 2009

    Culinary calendar for the week ahead

    Eat 'cakes at Snooze to benefit a good cause.​ Our online Food & Drink listings contain dozens of culinary events around the state; we put together a list of what's coming up this week so you can get a taste. Tuesday, December 1: A community pancake party benefiting Parade of Lights will be ... More >>

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    November 9, 2009

    A pre-Thanksgiving recipe that trots out turkey

    ​ Thanksgiving is still two weeks away, but should you feel like tackling a turkey early (you know, just for practice), Dedric McGhee, exec chef of Thyme on the Creek, the in-house restaurant at the Millennium Harvest House in Boulder (and the former chef of El Monte Sagrado in Taos), offers ... More >>

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    October 1, 2009
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    August 27, 2009

    Chile Willing

    This harvest festival will get you hot for Chicano food and art.

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    August 4, 2009

    The blog shortcut, August 4 edition

    The Diamond Boiz.​Diamonds in the rough? Today in Backbeat Online: • Update: Diamond Boiz crew ready to bust through. • Over the weekend: Phish at Red Rocks, 8/02/09. • Flobots check in from the Blasting Room to hype the Bowling Ball. • Dialed In: This week's local music radio playlis ... More >>

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    June 2, 2009

    LaLa's Wine Bar uncorks bottles from the Southern Hemisphere

     Calling all grape geeks: Tonight, between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Lala's Wine Bar, 410 East Seventh Avenue, is uncorking five wines from several countries in the Southern Hemisphere -- New Zealand, Australia, Chile and Argentina -- which is as good a cure as any to wash away the rainy day blues. S ... More >>

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    December 19, 2008

    This space for lease....again

    The space at 2505 Federal Boulevard that was once home to Fritangas and then -- very briefly -- La Parrallida is once again for lease. Given this spot's proximity to Jack-n-Grill, right across the street at 2524 Federal Boulevard and our perennial winner of Denver's Best Green Chile, ... More >>

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    August 21, 2008
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    April 17, 2008

    Tip Sheet: Debajo Del Agua

    Who: Debajo Del Agua In Their Words: "Formed in Denver, Colorado, Debajo is composed of musicians from Chile, Peru, El Salvador, Mexico and the States. We fuse a vast diaspora of styles incorporating elements of hip hop, Andean music, salsa, samba, cumbia, reggae, and more. Our music is a reflectio ... More >>

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    March 13, 2008
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    January 3, 2008

    Best of Denver Winners from 1996

    In 1996, Westword published its thirteenth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Yuppie on a Harley (then-senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, who posed for a Banana Republic ad) to the Best New Public Art (Mark di Suvero’s still-controversial “Lao Tzu”) ... More >>

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    December 21, 2007

    Best of Denver Winners From 1994

    In 1994, Westword published its eleventh Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Italian Restaurant (the brand-new Carmine’s on Penn) to Best Makeover (the renovated Herb’s Hideout) to Best New Arts Venue (the Bug, on Navajo Street) to Best News for Blue ... More >>

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    December 6, 2007

    Best of Denver Winners 1992

    In 1992, Westword published its ninth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Last Stand (the Denver Zephyrs, about to be supplanted by the Colorado Rockies) to Best Bail Bondsman (Duane Chapman, before he became known as “Dog”) to Best — and Sometimes ... More >>

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    September 9, 2004

    Pharaoh Weather

    Travel through time with Treasures of Ancient Egypt

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    August 14, 2003
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    February 10, 2000

    Amor the Merrier

    Piscos goes south of the border. Way south of the border.

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    October 29, 1998
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    October 18, 1995
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