Here are thirteen food trends that have become ubiquitous and shed the sheen of novelty -- now they're just dull and sometimes annoying, in spite of an exciting debut. (To keep things interesting, we've included a few food trends we hope continue into 2014 and beyond. See if you can identify which ... More >>
"A potent combination of moisture and arctic air left significant amounts of new snow throughout the high country over the last couple of days," reports Colorado Ski Country USA spokesman Patrick Byrne. Translation? With some Colorado ski areas getting as much as nineteen inches of snow from this we ... More >>
What's the oldest family-owned restaurant in the metro area? So far, we haven't found anything to top the Blue Parrot, the red-sauce emporium that the Colacci family opened in Louisville back in 1919, and has been run by members of that clan ever since. Within Denver city limits, we'd thought the cl ... More >>
Five Iron Frenzy is a Colorado band with a lengthy and storied history. Initially formed as a side project of Exhumator, an idustrial thrash band, Five Iron became a full time endeavor when its founders, frontman Reese Roper, bassist Keith Hoerig, and guitarists Micah Ortega and Scott Kerr, and drum ... More >>
This, declares Pete VanItallie, gazing around his new pub, is "exactly what I had envisioned when I dreamed of opening a neighborhood place." He points to a photograph on the wall, a gift from his uncle and godfather, that's a framed shot of the old Finley homestead in Ireland. "He researched the Fi ... More >>
What's in a name? For the newly minted Metropolitan State University of Denver, about six years of research and discussion, thousands of surveys, numerous focus groups and $95,000. That's a portion of what went into a name change from Metropolitan State College of Denver that was made official yeste ... More >>
Amanda Willshire is busy. Really busy. She works as a graphic designer and website developer and she's currently getting ready to help one of her clients promote herself during the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars (she's keeping her lips sealed about who her client is). Willshire is also wo ... More >>
Welcome to the online version of The Edge 2011-2012, Westword's annual insider's guide to winter activities. This season has already seen plenty of snow, and that's just the beginning, as the 25 resorts profiled below have added new terrain, lifts, features, events and restaurants. To sort it ... More >>
In the course of writing this week's feature ("O Scum All Ye Faithful"), I spoke with Five Iron Frenzy singer and Scum co-founder, Reese Roper. Roper was an icon for '90s Christian punk rock, writing songs with a lyrical sophistication that referenced literature and world history. His songs w ... More >>
Lori Midson Scott Parker Table 6 601 Corona Street 303-831-8800 www.table6denver.com This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Table 6 exec chef Scott Parker. In case you missed it, part one of Parker's interview ran yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: I have two kids, so w ... More >>
Angie Zapata. Angie Zapata would have turned 21 yesterday. She died in July 2008, a little more than two years shy of that milestone, at the hands of a man who claimed he "snapped" when he realized that Zapata, a striking Latina beauty, was biologically male. Angie's friends and family didn' ... More >>
Proof Joel Judd talks to constituents.Update, 2:34 p.m.: Another response from Joel Judd below. Update, 12:17 p.m.: State senatorial candidate Joel Judd has responded to questions about a Pride Fest incident this weekend, when he allegedly jabbed marijuana advocate Robert Chase in the chest ... More >>
Rob Corry is doing lines. Lots of lines.Attorney Rob Corry has become the poster-lawyer for the medical marijuana business in Colorado, both through his legal gambits -- like victory in a dispute over the Colorado Board of Health's language switch involving the definition of a medical marijua ... More >>
So the big question last week (and the week before) was what restaurant I should review before saying goodbye to Denver for good. I got a lot of suggestions. Some of them were good. Some of them were ridiculous. In the end, I went with my gut (and the demands of at least a certain percent ... More >>
An ode to beef and beefcake.
Welcome to the neighborhood.
Windy City hot dogs may not blow, but they're not the best.
When the Rockies score seven runs, you can score four tacos for a buck. So make a run for the border.
From Cafe Star to a star in New York.
I had to be dragged to dinner at Guadalajara. Hours later, I had to be dragged away.
We'll have a blue, not-so-blue Christmas.
This local girl made good -- very good -- in the escort business.
When it comes to brainy pop, Hot IQs are real geniuses.
His enemies thought they could use Mike Zinna's website to destroy him. Instead, they got caught with their fax down.
Let's hear it for the Boy who brought us Brix.
One good Brewery Bar deserves another.
There's a lot to love at Juanita's.
It takes more than money to make a mayor. You have to know your way around Colfax, when to cry Republican and how to handle a drag queen.
Vita Bella proves there's no place like home.
Two restaurants add up to one great Malaysian meal.
Billy Bob's Riverside Saloon raises the bar for bar burgers.