On a typical fall Sunday in Denver, people in orange and blue flock to local joints that serve cheap Coors Light and burger combos and have TVs blaring. But not everyone wants to bump elbows with former high school athletes getting drunk and trying to relive the "glory" days. Some people actually ju ... More >>
The Rosa Mia Inn could be the neighborhood bar on the corner that movies and TV always told you was out there. The service is as warm as the beer is cold, and there's a feeling of nostalgia and bonhomie that no amount of reclaimed lumber or restaurant consultants could provide. Almost as important - ... More >>
Super Bowl Sunday is quickly approaching, and Denver is abuzz with optimistic anticipation. For those who don't plan on watching the game at home, there are plenty of options around town. Many of Denver's favorite bars are throwing viewing parties or serving up specials to make the big game even mor ... More >>
Every Friday from 3 to 5 p.m., Fiocchi's Pizzeria, 8101 East Belleview Avenue, offers unlimited beer and pizza for no charge to patrons 21 and up. See also: - What to do for free in Denver - Denver's five best places for lunch near the Tech Center
When it opens in Littleton's Aspen Grove Shopping Center on March 25, the 900-seat, state-of-the-art Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will bring Hollywood to Colorado via Texas (where the quirky, irreverent company is based). But anyone who orders a beer in the Glass Half Full bar inside the building will de ... More >>
Josh Barhaug Fired Up 1135 Bannock Street 303-825-1995 www.gtfiredup.com Part one of my chef interview with Josh Barhaug, who mans the line -- and pizza oven -- at Fired Up, ran yesterday; this is part two of our chat. What you'd like to see more of in Denver/Boulder from a culinary standpoint: ... More >>
Jourdan Adler, the owner of The 1Up, the hip arcade/bar in LoDo, now has a second outpost of his video game-centric bar in the former Pete's Monkey Bar space at 717 East Colfax. the 2Up. Last night, the 2Up -- complete with 35 games, eight pinball machines and three skee-ball lanes -- had a soft ope ... More >>
Randy Balch Wazee Supper Club 1600 15th Street 303-623-9518 www.wazeesupperclub.com This is part two of my interview with Randy Balch, chef of Wazee Supper Club. Read part one of my chef and tell interview with Balch. Favorite dish on your menu: The meat-over pizza, with Canadian bacon, pepperon ... More >>
Readers have been pouring out the jokes since Molson Coors announced that it will release Animee, a beer geared towards female non-beer drinkers, in the UK. From Claire: The Virginia Slims of the beer biz. From eCurmudgeon: Otherwise known as Zima with a new label.
Patricia Calhoun's post about the prospect of the National Western Stock Show moving to Aurora prompted a great comment from a person whose online handle will be familiar to longtime political observers in these parts. Here's what he had to say.
Dry DockFill your week with Dry Dock.Green beer, St. Paddy's Day, blah, blah, blah. Why not try something besides Guinness or Coors Light dyed green this year? FreshCraft will be pouring $4 Irish Divides (a name it made up), which are similar to black and tans and consist of Great Divide Hoss ... More >>
Gary A. Vasquez/NFLThe big game is in Texas, but we know where to eat, drink and watch locally.Football fans aren't too picky about the watering holes where they watch the Super Bowl; their requirements typically include multiple large televisions; lots of beer, preferably cheap and cold; and ... More >>
Dozens of restaurants are hosting special New Year's Eves dinners -- but there are other culinary specials this week, too. Here's a taste of what's on the menu:
Lori MidsonLast December, we embarked on a culinary sojourn that took us through our favorite dishes in the Mile High City -- one hundred, to be exact -- as a precursor to the Best of Denver issue. Now we're back with round two, counting down (in no particular order) a hundred more of our fa ... More >>
A few participants from last year's Lumberjack Crawl down Colfax.If you participated in last year's Lumberjack Crawl down Colfax Avenue, you know how much fun it can be. Organizer Kiki Nichols is bringing the crawl back for a second year; this time, All Jacked Up: Second Annual Lumberjack Cra ... More >>
If you're looking for something to do this Halloween weekend but enjoy good food over dipping a ladle into a bowl of spiked punch with eyeballs floating in it, these parties may be just right for you. (Don't see your Halloween food event listed here? Hype your party in the comments section!)
From the weird sandwich files comes another baffler--Denny's unleashed a little twist on the grilled cheese sandwich this week that's made with four fried mozzarella sticks encased in melted American cheese between two slices of sourdough toast and served with a side of marinara for dipping ... More >>
Priviett Moskva! Coors recently began distributing Coors Light in Russia, where the Silver Bullet will take on the former Iron Curtain. But without Rocky Mountain Spring Water: the beer will be brewed in Moscow by Moscow Brewing Company. That's big news, but it barely ranks in the pantheon o ... More >>
Blake Street Tavern's new digsSince it first came on the scene in 2003, the Blake Street Tavern has been a prime spot to pre-game a Rockies game. Last Friday, it opened the doors to a busy first weekend in its new location, one block away from the old--and one block closer to Coors Field--at ... More >>
Rich Grant, the beer-loving communications director for Visit Denver, is looking for the perfect Colorado cocktail. Denver already enjoys a reputation as the Napa of craft brewing -- but Grant thinks we could use an emblematic cocktail, too. Something he could pour out for visiting journalist ... More >>
The Drink, the first of the three spots that Paul Piciocchi, owner of Tryst, is putting into the former home of Alto at 1320 15th Street, will hold its grand opening tonight, with free Coors Light from 6 to 7 p.m., and other deals through the weekend, including a free shot toast at midnight ... More >>
Lori MidsonA sample of Lori's enviable photography skills We asked faithful (and ruthless) commenter Weege to recap this week's Cafe Society posts. Here's his offering: Passion. As the work week comes to a close, there can only be one truth to be held as self-evident. Westword has officia ... More >>
If the president can do it, so can everyone else. What Colorado needs now are more sudsy sit-downs. Here's an example (see yesterday's sudsy sit-down here): Dispute: Brandon Marshall vs. Josh McDaniels Beer: Great Divide Brewing Company's Hercules Double IPA When it comes to dick-swi ... More >>
Robot lovers rejoice and wussy technophobes quake in fear (the latter includes you, robot hater Jason Sheehan): Basil, the revolutionary beer-delivering robot developed by husband-and-wife roboticists Louise and Jim Gunderson at Gamma Two, Inc., their Denver shop, just got a whole lot more powerful. ... More >>
What is the carbon footprint of a six-pack of Fat Tire amber ale? Do you even care after drinking all six bottles yourself? Two good questions, only one of which is answered in a report issued by the Fort Collins-based New Belgium Brewery, which makes Fat Tire. To find out, the brewery measured t ... More >>
My heart goes out to multi-billion-dollar brewing giants MillerCoors (which recently completed its merger) and Anheuser-Busch (which is about to be taken over by Belgium’s InBev). No, really, it’s hard to look small when you are that big. Not that it has kept the beer companies from trying. The ... More >>
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Ben Nighthorse Campbell
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So many happy hours, so little time.
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November 12 - 18, 1998