Oakland resident Kimchi Truong was 24. She passed out on the Coachella grounds last weekend, likely due to an overdose. Her death, Thursday, was shocking. But what's really shocking is that this kind of thing doesn't happen more often. This story is about very young people doing a shit-ton of drug ... More >>
Martin Espinoza has been formally charged with 55 counts in relation to a giant condominium fire in Adams County that forced hundreds of people out of their homes. But in a sprawling post shared on his Facebook page, Espinoza, twenty, claims his innocence, complains about being singled out as a sus ... More >>
Yes, zombies are taking over Denver this weekend -- but you don't have to be undead to have a lively time. If getting gory isn't your thing, you can enjoy improv, wheel into a giant bicycle show, and start shopping for the holidays. There's plenty to do -- and many of these activities are even free, ... More >>
Look! A bottle holder that tips a miniature Corona into your margarita! There's really nothing else to say about this new concoction that's popping up in Mexican joints all around the city. Except this: #pleasedrinkresponsibly. Urp. Can you guess where I'm drinking? Special bonus: Anyone who give ... More >>
With summer still hanging in there, this is a good weekend to get out and enjoy the warm weather without breaking the bank. We've rounded up ten activities in the Mile High City -- everything from a beach-themed roller-derby party to watching marathon runners dive into pools pull of sudsy fun -- tha ... More >>
While there are rumors that El Chapultepec was operating as a speakeasy during prohibition, it legally opened in at the end of prohibition in 1933. Over the last eight decades, the infamous jazz and blues club has hosted a number of jazz greats like Ella Fitzgerald, Chet Baker and Eddie Harris, a ho ... More >>
CALEXICO @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 1/19/13 Since Calexico and DeVotchKa share a few musical sensibilities and they've both worked with producer Craig Schumacher at his Tuscon-based WaveLab Studio, it's not surprising DeVotchKa's singer Nick Urata and drummer Shawn King joined Calexico for a few songs du ... More >>
Every time I leave Einstein's, I feel like I have just left a cathouse -- I'm sticky, covered with crumbs, and my wallet is considerably lighter...because I just got f*cked.
Waffle Brothers isn't just "serving one warm waffle at a time" to Denverites. As of late last night, Boulder fans are also basking in the sweet aroma of waffles hot off the iron. January 12 marked the official grand opening of a Waffle Brothers store on the Hill in Boulder, a sibling to the Waffle ... More >>
Metro State students are getting an unexpected lesson in just how hard it is to rebrand a beloved institution. Yesterday, the school's board voted to postpone by at least a month a final decision on a new name for Metropolitan State College.
Stop the freaking presses -- hell, for that matter, stop what you're doing and take note: We've just received word that Portishead is coming to town. Specifically, the outfit is slated to appear at 1STBANK Center on Thursday, October 27 -- and it's one of only seven U.S. dates announced so fa ... More >>
There are a lot of things to love about the '90s: Power Rangers, Cindy Crawford, Titanic, Beanie Babies, Win Ben Stein's Money, Mr. Bean, Friends or that notorious low-speed chase involving a white van and a retired professional football player. The music, however, was the best part of the de ... More >>
Aaron ThackerayThis could be you at the upcoming Global Dance Festival.You can get your chance to be a go-go dancer for Global Dance Festival at the end of June -- or, you know, just watch a lot of sexy go-go dancers wile their wares. The Church has Go-Go Auditions tonight, featuring the soun ... More >>
This weekend includes an incredibly diverse set of activities. From hanging out and waiting for the rapture to dancing and car shows, you'll be able to spend your last waking hours on earth getting some serious party on. If the shit doesn't totally hit the fan come Saturday, you'll even be ab ... More >>
Turn that frown upside down! If Senate Bill 60 passes out of the House, "on-premises" liquor licensees -- meaning restaurants and bars, and restaurants and bars only -- would be free, free to pour any beer they want to, even the 3.2 beer they're now prevented from serving by the state's arc ... More >>
One last beer bill is still alive at the legislature -- which means legislators still have a chance to do the light stuff. Although proposals involving which stores can sell what beers have all died, Senate Bill 60 would allow restaurants and bars to sell any beer.
My e-mail this morning contained not one, but two messages mocking Corona Light, my beer of choice. Make that "almost-beer" of choice, corrects a friend. Another wrote that he would not be voting for a certain mayoral candidate, who was photographed drinking Corona -- and that bottle was at l ... More >>
Location: Outside of the Blockbuster on Colfax and Corona. Number: Unknown. Status: Operable. Cost: 50 cents for local calls. Photo taken: 2:35 p.m. on February 10.
The King Soopers at 9th and Corona was recently remodeled -- and last week, we staged a contest in which we asked readers to share their favorite memories of the Denver landmark. The contest ended last Thursday, but comments keep rolling in -- including the following twisted tribute to the qu ... More >>
The King Soopers at 9th and Corona isn't just a supermarket: It's a cultural institution. That's why our pals at the Cafe Society blog have posted a photo gallery of the newly remodeled store -- and why we're giving away a $50 King Soopers gift certificate in celebration of this local landmar ... More >>
Pardon the interruption, but over on Latest Word, our news blog, we're holding a contest for the best memory of the King Soopers at Ninth and Corona, which unveiled its new look at a grand opening today. The winner gets $50 in groceries from the neighborhood grocer: Enter here! Also, check ... More >>
Hannah ThomasAfter ten months of renovation work -- while the store remained open -- King Soopers is about to officially unveil the new look of its location at Ninth and Corona. At 9 a.m. tomorrow, shoppers will be able to take part in the grand re-opening festivities, which include specials ... More >>
FCI EnglewoodDisgraced ex-lawman Michael Corona, a former hot property in California Republican circles and once dubbed "America's Sheriff" by an admiring Larry King, has lost his appeal on corruption charges and may soon be one of the more celebrated inmates at Federal Correctional Instituti ... More >>
Yes, we know that drinking Corona can be hazardous to your health. There's the alcohol factor, of course. Then there's the fact that ordering a Corona in Colorado, which is microbrew country, is a danger all its own, since other drinkers will mock your choice of the not-exactly-macho Mexican ... More >>
Lola has been pouring "copious amounts of Mexican lagers" for years, says Bryce Clark, a spokeswoman for the Highland hot spot's parent company, Big Red F. So have Lola's Mexican-influenced sister restaurants, Zolo and Centro Latin Kitchen. "But we've never been truly happy with their taste, ... More >>
Theme parties serve many essential purposes, adding an element of the theatrical to drinking in your backyard, allowing your inner creativity and Cher wig to flow, and providing an excuse to wear spandex pants (or no pants' no one judges at a theme party). Looking to go beyond the Ugly Sweat ... More >>
Van Thien Pham shoulda checked if 7-Eleven had any openings.The sale of beer to an underage buyer doesn't usually make headlines. But in the case of Van Thien Pham, they're understandable. Back in 2007, according to the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office, Pham sold liquor to an unde ... More >>
Dazzle's drink menu is going local. Dazzle, at 930 Lincoln Street, is already a great jazz bar with an incredibly expansive happy hour, both in terms of items -- big burgers and fries (with homemade ketchup) for $5, a pot roast slider that's a meal in itself for just two bucks -- and hours (4 ... More >>
The Place: Strings, 1700 Humboldt Street, 303-831-7310. The Hours: Monday through Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. The Deal: Coors Light and Corona go for $3; glasses of 2007 Painter chardonnay and red zinfandel are $4; well drinks and specialty martinis ring in at $5; food specials are also $5.
Lori MidsonBrian Laird, executive chef of Barolo GrillThis is part two of my interview with Brian Laird, exec chef of Barolo Grill. You can read part one of my interview with Laird here. Best food city in America: San Francisco. It's all about what I love most: fresh ingredients, seafood, f ... More >>
After twelve years, Dixons Downtown Grill, at 1610 16th Street, is finally introducing a happy hour. And it's really making up for lost time. The happy hour, which starts today, will run from 3 to 6 p.m. seven days a week, and feature cocktail specials ($3 Ketel One John Daly or a pitcher for $15; ... More >>
MiniBAR, the subterranean Cherry Creek hot spot recently opened by Bill Ward and Michel Wahaltere at 222 Columbine Street, is holding its patio launch party tonight from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., but the tiny bar with the really big patio is also doubling as a Denver Nuggets fan bar and TV viewing pad for g ... More >>
From Florida to Coahuila
Music that made the world safe for the word "alternative" again.
To err is human, and to forgive? A divine way to start out the new year.
Contemplate the sound of one hand clapping in a Capitol Hill zen garden.
Let Jalapeño Mexican Grill transport you to Juárez.
Eastlake is the town that development forgot...for about the next three minutes.
H.C. Berger Brewing Co.
El Curso Viejo
The word processor may have replaced the typewriter, but don't write off Austin Gomes yet.