Although downtown just lost another pizza spot, Toppings, today Pizza Republica will make its debut on 14th Street, right in front of the Colorado Convention Center -- and this downtown version of a restaurant that got its start in Greenwood Village looks like more than a fair trade. And more pizz ... More >>
If it was intended as an early April Fools' Day joke, it wasn't a very funny one. On Saturday night, vandals splashed green paint on the Big Blue Bear, the symbolic mascot of the Colorado Convention Center, and of Denver tourism in general -- if you don't count DIA's demon Mustang, that is. See pho ... More >>
Wowzers! Is your head still hurting today? Ours is, and we even had all day yesterday to recharge and rehydrate. Needless to say, we all sent 2012 packing in the Mile High City with an absolute ferociousness. Whether you were there and want to relive the revelry or if you had a quiet year end and sl ... More >>
The 500-space, three-month parking pilot project that's installed sensors under many of the meters downtown may enable Denver to teach its Smart meters new tricks -- including zeroing out any time left on a meter when a car pulls out. But those sensors weren't smart enough to fix two dumb situations ... More >>
Does a bear shit outside the woods? That question was answered by the pranksters who placed a pile of blue poo under "I See What You Mean," better known as the Big Blue Bear, which stands outside the Colorado Convention Center. That prank inspired another former Westword art critic Renna Shesso to ... More >>
Greetings fellow beer nerds! As you know, the Great American Beer Festival is completely sold out. But a few tickets have landed on the Cafe Society desk with a thud -- and we want to give them to you. Up for grabs are two pairs of tickets to the opening night of GABF, Thursday, September 29 ... More >>
Mile High Kush Expo, held this past weekend at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, was summed up for me in the ticket line before I went in. "You're charging people $20 to basically go to a big head shop," the dreadlocked dude in front of me told the ticket office manager. "That's horri ... More >>
Virginia Vale. The Denver Auto Show currently running at the Colorado Convention Center is an exhibition of dreams. The real Denver Auto show is staged on neighborhood driveways reveals that Denverites like big trucks. The 2005 Volvo Condo semi truck shown above is just one of many examples t ... More >>
Photo by Carl Scofield, courtesy Breckenridge Ski ResortBreckenridge has had more than 47 inches of new snow in the last weekNext week we have the Denver Big Air competitions, the entire snowsports industry in town for the SIA Snow Show and Winter X Games 15 at Buttermilk. But first, this wee ... More >>
Does RTD feel the need for weed? Apparently so, since Denver buses now feature ads for KushConII, taking place December 17-19 at the Colorado Convention Center. Organizers are so happy at this example of this institutional acceptance that they're formally thanking the folks at RTD for taking ... More >>
The organizers of the Great American Beer Festival will make two changes for next year's big show, which will mark the thirtieth anniversary of world's largest commercial beer extravaganza. For starters, GABF -- which drew 49,000 attendees and 3,523 different beers -- will return to a later ... More >>
Here's good news for all those fearing the coming robot apocalypse: SkyNet, the company behind the giant digital billboard at the Colorado Convention Center named for a fictional, computer-based defense system that takes over earth and spews out Arnold Schwarzenegger robots, seems to have bee ... More >>
Quad rugby. On Sunday, hundreds of military veterans in wheelchairs will gather in Civic Center Park to kick off the 30th annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games, which are being hosted for the first time in Denver. Events include wheelchair basketball, weightlifting, trap shooting and quad ... More >>
If life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Without THC. The quickly reorganized Colorado Cannabis Convention kicks off at 4 p.m. today at the Colorado Convention Center. Title sponsor Kush Colorado and its sibling, dailybuds.com, stepped in to take the lead after a dispute with the original sp ... More >>
"Dearest Peers in Food and Life..." That's the word-for-word salutation lifted from an e-mail I just read from Sylvia Tawse, the International Association of Culinary Professionals' host city committee chair -- and a woman I've never met in my life. But you know what? Anyone who starts her e-mails w ... More >>
Chefs Up Front, a benefit for Share Our Strength's Operation Frontline, brings twenty top chefs to the Colorado Convention Center at 5:30 p.m. today, March 15. The participating restaurant/chef combos include Andrew Lubatty of Avenue Grill, Pete List of Beatrice & Woodsley, Sean Huggard of Black Pea ... More >>
Millions of bleary-eyed Americans were greeted this morning by the sight of a big blue bear -- a living embodiment of the iconic "I See What You Mean" bear statue on the side of the Colorado Convention Center -- waving cheerfully to them from their televisions. It was part of a Good Morning Americ ... More >>
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