Cyndi Lauper was totally right: Money does change everything. But it wouldn't change how much fun you can have in Denver this week, because there are several worthy events that are absolutely free. You can play bingo, watch Big Trouble in Little China, or attend a panel discussion on women in justic ... More >>
Denver is teeming with events this weekend that won't put a strain on your finances -- everything from art openings to Valentine-inspired shopping parties to a drag pageant. In fact, our picks this week of ten things to do for under $10 includes eight that are totally free! For a full calendar of ev ... More >>
The Joy Luck Club, the new production at the Vintage Theatre's new home, weaves a tapestry of relationships, memories and tragedies in its depiction of Chinese and Chinese-American women.
Dean Huang Super Star Asian 2200 West Alameda Avenue, #5A www.superstardenver.com 303-727-9889 This is part one of my interview with Dean Hunag, exec chef of Super Star Asian. Part two of our conversation will run in this space tomorrow. Clad in a starched white chef's jacket with ornate gold let ... More >>
Dim sum at Super Star Asian.In honor of the Chinese new year, we dropped by Alameda Square twice this week, for dim sum at both King's Land Seafood Restaurant and Super Star Asian. Somehow, both restaurants managed to survive all the disruption created by the construction of a giant Lowe's st ... More >>
One woman's favorite dumpling is a dish someone else dumps on. In 100 Favorite Dishes, Lori Midson recently raved about the xiao long bao at Lao Wang Noodle House. Those wrappers are too thick, sniffs one critic. Listen to him, pleads another reader:
In honor of the Chinese New Year, we've been eating our way through Alameda Square, where there's always plenty of parking since the Lowe's store that was supposed to resurrect the area closed in November, after less than two years in business. Amazingly, both Super Star Asian and King's Land Seaf ... More >>
Happy Chinese New Year! Food events are picking back up for 2012 -- including a promotion from P.F. Chang's that starts today and runs through Monday, February 6; stop in to pick up a mysterious red envelope, then come back to find out what goodies you won. Visit www.pfchangs.com. And there ... More >>
Today marks the Chinese New Year, which is a good reason to go forth into one of this city's excellent Chinese joints and feast on meats and vegetables loaded with Szechuan peppers, a vat of soul-warming beef noodle soup, dumplings or something much, much stranger -- duck tongue, pig's blood or shar ... More >>
Get out there this weekend.So by now you've given up on your New Year's resolutions, right? Of course you have. It's time to stop going to the gym on a Friday night, you tourist, and get back to having fun. There's plenty going on this weekend, whether you want to watch dudes wrestle in a bar ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Both Ling & Louie's locations (8354 Northfield Boulevard, and 1201 16th Street ) will be observing a Chinese New Year today through February 5. The celebration includes a special "Feast of Fortune" menu; for more information, go to www.lingandlouies.com. For information on doz ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Looking for somewhere to spend Super Bowl Sunday? We've got a few options -- plus beer dinners, workshops and more to keep you occupied in the meantime. Here's what's on the menu:
The wine will be flowing this week, at events ranging from Grand Junction's VinCO 2011 to the Pinot Posse Tag Team Winemaker Dinner. But there's more on Colorado's culinary plate this week: everything from workshops, to dry-sausage and hog-slaughtering events. Here's a taste:
Tom Murphy Warlock Pinchers Magic Cyclops • Hot White • Melvins Lite • Taun Taun • Itchy-O 08.07.10 | Gothic Theatre | Night Two Before taking stage, Magic Cyclops or someone was playing a bit of the music from the movie Fletch over the P.A., which was amusing on its own. After inf ... More >>
It's coming up on the birthday of this great nation, and what better way to celebrate it than to blow shit up, which is basically our M.O. anyway? Aside from the visual spectacle, which these days is starting to get a little esoteric (honestly, what does the Jupiter-burst have to do with th ... More >>
A Spectacular way to celebrate the new year!
Traditional activities mark the start of Chinese New Year.
Look busy! The Boss is coming! Today in Backbeat Online: • Bruce Springsteen due at the Pepsi Center. • Spools of Dark Thread not dead yet. • Mighty 4 Colorado hip-hop event set for May 16. • ManeLine featured on Rebel Radio mixtape. • Trace Bundy gets nod from Acoustic Magazine. Today i ... More >>
A second Star is now shining in the metro area -- and just in time to celebrate today's start of the Chinese New Year.Last week, after a few delays, Heaven Star finally opened at 7600 West 120th Avenue in Broomfield. This is a second restaurant from the folks who brought us Super Star Asian, which r ... More >>
Get a head start on the Year of the Ox celebration, which officially begins next Monday, when the Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association and the Great Wall Chinese Academy join forces to bring an authentic Chinese New Year Celebration to Cherry Hills Community Church, 3900 E. Grace B ... More >>
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