The holiday season is the time for giving, but it's also one of the busiest times of the year. Fortunately, there are places around town where you can enjoy a good, fast meal -- while also doing good for others. Keep reading to learn about six of these special places. See also: Carrie Shores Leave ... More >>
Michael George spent nearly a third of his life living on Denver's streets. He was born in Colorado, but his dad was a cook in the Air Force, and when George was four years old, the family moved from Lowry to Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. George lived there until he finished high school -- ins ... More >>
Pizza Fusion is hosting a Brewhaha tonight to raise funds for the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. In addition to plenty of pizza and beer, the event will feature live music and beer trivia, with chances to win Pizza Fusion prizes. See also: Brewery battles, aperitivos and Girl Scout cookies a ... More >>
This weekend is full of festive fun in Denver, and you won't have to bum money off your friends to enjoy it -- nine of our featured events are absolutely free. You can dance at a francophile party, tour a candy factory, or catch a series of short plays. Share bargain events we overlooked in the comm ... More >>
Pizza Fusion, 571 East Colfax Avenue, is celebrating its second anniversary by offering a buy-one-get-one free pizza deal on June 1 -- and there's no charge at all to look at a new mural painted by local artist Ratha Sok. The pizza joint will also feature a $2 daily deal redeemable via its Facebook ... More >>
Pizza Fusion, 571 East Colfax Avenue, is promoting "Social Justice Day" by offering a buy-one-get-one deal today.
The Rocky Mountain French American Chamber of Commerce will host the 14th annual Beaujolais and Beyond Food & Wine Festival at Infinity Park Event Center this Thursday, November 15. The fundraiser features more than twenty local restaurants, and participating chefs will take part in a culinary chall ... More >>
Dining Out for the Homeless takes place today at various restaurants throughout Denver. Participating establishments will donate a portion of the day's proceeds to the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless.
The 8th Annual Denver International Wine Festival will uncork at the Grand Hyatt Denver this Wednesday, and will pouring into Saturday, November 10. The event will overflow with educational seminars, culinary pairings and a selection of more than 400 wines; check the website for a full schedule of e ... More >>
Pizza Fusion, the pizza joint that opened last year at 571 East Colfax Avenue, now offers a monthly buy-one-get-one deal to raise awareness for social justice. On select dates throughout the year, customers can purchase any size pizza and get a second one of equal or lesser value for free. And toda ... More >>
In the past week, Denver has welcomed the creation of almost 200 units of low-income housing for families and former members of the city's homeless community. Today, seven days after Bluff Lake Apartments launched 92 units, the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless marked the grand opening of the $17 ... More >>
It's crunch time. As the Denver City Council prepares for a final vote tonight on the proposed urban camping ban, opponents and proponents spent the weekend discussing the issue in meetings and on the streets. At the Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation, regional representatives hosted a panel to debate ... More >>
Although there have been rumblings about it for months, Denver's proposed urban camping ordinance has only been circulated in draft form for the past few weeks. In this week's feature, "For the homeless, 'urban camping' is no picnic," Jef Otte took a look at its direct implications by spending a nig ... More >>
Although Denver's proposed urban camping ordinance is not scheduled for final consideration until May 7, the sides for and against it are already preparing for battle. Last week, the ACLU of Colorado organized an online petition against the ban, with Occupy Denver taking a stance this weekend. In a ... More >>
Packed with opposition in orange "Homes Not Handfuffs" buttons, yesterday's City Council committee meeting initiated the first public discussion of Denver's proposed, hotly debated urban camping ban. With the proposal come as many accusations as questions, many of them involving concerns it could cr ... More >>
"Everyone take a deep breath." So began today's first public meeting about the proposed urban camping ban, organized by City Council's Land Use, Transportation & Infrastructure Committee in front of a group so large it breached fire code. While organizers stressed its purpose as an informational mee ... More >>
Corepower YogaWith many of us surrounded by family and a huge, high-pressure meal to cook, Thanksgiving can be stressful. Lucky, a number of yoga studios around town had the same thought: people might need a way to relax. We've put together a guide to places to practice the stress-relieving, ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Everyone should have some kind of home for the holiday season.The holiday season can be stressful enough, but when you're homeless, stress levels go through the nonexistent roof. Today, participating restaurants in Home for the Holidays Dine Out will donate a portion of their p ... More >>
Between sake tastings, chili and avocado competitions, and the Chefs Food & Wine Pairing Competition, Denver's dining scene has a lot on its plate this week. Here's a sampling of what's on the menu:
The Denver Children's Advocacy Center has won a $50,000 federal grant to educate parents and pregnant women about Medicaid and other health insurance for low-income families. The grant is the second such award for the center, which serves children who have been sexually abused, neglected or ... More >>
The KIND truck will make its first non-East Coast stops in the Denver-Boulder area starting tomorrow and running through August 6, passing out samples of the all-natural KIND fruit and nut bars that retail for $1.99. The stops on Tuesday, August 2, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Union Station an ... More >>
It started with a vacant lot. But where others saw a scrubby, rectangular piece of land strewn with rocks and broken glass, the refugees living in the adjacent apartments saw a soccer field and a gathering place and spot to grow vegetables. On Monday, the city Parks and Recreation Department ... More >>
Lori MidsonThe first Colorado outpost of Florida-based Pizza Fusion officially opened to the public two weeks ago, offering healthy options that include pizzas, salads and desserts made from organic ingredients. Since then, the spot has been working out the kinks in anticipation of a grand op ... More >>
Lori MidsonPizza Fusion, which opens today at 571 East Colfax, in conjunction with Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, is pursuing a beer and wine liquor license that will add a roundup of liquid libations to go with its organically inclined, oval-shaped pies. The hearing is set for 1:30 ... More >>
No definitive word on whether there will be mud-wrestling.For over a decade, BINDERY | space has been home to some of Denver's best and weirdest experimental theater under the direction of the LIDA Project, which has been its driving force for most of that time, in addition to providing a pla ... More >>
Hot off the heels of the announcement made by Naked Pizza that it'll bust into the Mile High market comes word from another green pizza chain that Denver's its next stop: Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based Pizza Fusion will open its first restaurant in Denver in May, in conjunction with Colorado ... More >>
Parrish WrightThere's low, and then there's really, really slimy-low. And selling crack to homeless addicts who are going through drug rehabilitation is about as low as it gets. Parrish L. Wright, a longtime security guard for a Colorado Coalition for the Homeless clinic, was arrested recent ... More >>
Denver Police DepartmentIt's your Monday edition of Denver Blogs, with a trio of interesting blog posts from around town. First up, a crack-dealer selling to the people he was hired to protect: Jared Jacang Maher of Face the State (and formerly Westword) brings us this story of Lee Wright, a ... More >>
At least one of your favorite restaurants is likely participating in today's Home for the Holidays: Dine Out program. Thirty local eateries will donate 10 percent of today's net profits to the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, which is marking its 25th anniversary this week. For a full lit ... More >>
How would you prefer to kick off your weekend -- at a wine dinner, a wine-tasting benefit or a full-blown, three-day wine experience? You're spoiled for choice tonight with four different wine-centric events: Black Pearl, 1529 South Pearl Street, hosts a Pink Wine Dinner -- which is also the ... More >>
"We're dedicated to the pursuit of the American dream: BBQ, good times and sustainable entrepreneurship," says Bobbi Capps who, along with her husband Mason, will open OiNKS BBQ next week at 6110 East Colfax Avenue. "This is going to be American-style barbecue" says Bobbi. "We cherry picked ... More >>
John Parvensky doesn't like killing the mobile-clinic any more than his clients do.Reegan Mair knows how much good has been done by the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless's mobile medical clinic, aka the Stout Street van. She's a volunteer for Denver's Harm Reduction Action Center, which edu ... More >>
Denvers Court to Community program is showing promise.
Last Thursday, I opened my mailbox to find a little surprise that would change my life in a big way: My driver license! It finally came! Over the past two weeks I had visited the Department of Motor Vehicles twice in order to acquire the plastic card. My visits (chronicled here and here) were prom ... More >>
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The Madwoman celebrates rags over riches.
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Knit for the Homeless shows true glove
Damn right, Brendan's has got the blues.
Doing time on the 16th Street Mall.
Renaissance Off Broadway Lofts
Longtime members of the downtown YMCA are angry about losing their favorite hangout.
Recent Westword awards.
Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
There goes the neighborhood
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