After a five-mile run around Sloan's Lake, all I wanted was a beer, so my friend and I explored the Berkeley neighborhood, an area that we, as Whittier and Five Points residents, respectively, don't get to very often. Searching for beer, we found something much more: my current favorite patio in Den ... More >>
Denver, says Dean Simon, is prime culinary territory for a "markedly unique concept," in this case, a fast-casual, gourmet waffle sandwich shop that goes by the name of Bruxie, the "i" of which is roofed with black, red and yellow dots, the colors of which are representative of Belgium, home, of cou ... More >>
Ben Davison Bistro Vendôme 1420 Larimer Street 303-825-3232 bistrovendome.com This is part two of my interview with Ben Davison, chef de cuisine at Bistro Vendôme; part one of our chat ran yesterday. Most noteworthy meal you've ever eaten: Schwa, in Chicago, was an amazing experience. Chef Mich ... More >>
It's been six months to the day since the passage of Amendment 64, which allows adults 21 and over in Colorado to use and possess small amounts of marijuana -- and just under five months since Governor John Hickenlooper signed it into law. But even as legislators rush to finish A64-related pot bills ... More >>
Sometimes getting caught for one crime leads to the discovery of other far-worse ones. That appears to be the case with Joel White, a youth soccer coach from Missouri. White was busted at the U.S. soccer team's World Cup-qualifying match at Dick's Sporting Goods Park for allegedly swiping jerseys a ... More >>
At Westword, we're all about hometown/home-state pride -- hence, posts such as "50 reasons we're glad we live in Denver and not the United States" and "Happy Colorado Day: Here are 50 reasons you should be glad you live here." So you can imagine our befuddlement over a Huffington Post article calli ... More >>
Update: Yesterday, we reported that a body was found in an out-of-bounds area of Aspen Highlands and is presumed to be Jeff Walker, a skier who'd been missing since March 7; see our previous coverage below. As if this news wasn't heartbreaking enough for Walker's friends, family members and loved o ... More >>
To some Coloradans, the name Andrew Romanoff is synonymous with disappointment. After losing to incumbent Senator Micheal Bennet in a primary that attracted an almost unheard-of amount of attention, the ex-speaker of the Colorado House took a lower-profile job with the International Development Ente ... More >>
The beach-party movie has fallen from its former pinnacle of popularity, but it still has its fans. Take writer/director Zach Clark, for instance. His latest film, Vacation!, resurrects the classic beach-party film formula, updates it for the 21st century and then twists it into weird places that Fr ... More >>
Next year, Smashburger, the smashingly successful Colorado-based burger chain, will unleash sixty to seventy more locations, not just in Colorado, or nationally, but around the world, all of which will incorporate a new design concept that's just been unveiled in Colorado, including the newest outpo ... More >>
Editor's note: This is the latest profile in Kelsey Whipple's ongoing series highlighting local political activists. For his first job, a preteen Julien Ross sold lemonade and lied about it. Or at the very least, he didn't tell the whole truth about it. The juice came from freshly squeezed lemons, ... More >>
Long before Buford -- the tiny Wyoming town with its own zip code but a population of exactly one -- became an international sensation, it was a road-trip must-stop for my family. We'd discovered it one morning when we'd zipped past Cheyenne and realized we might need gas before Laramie. Buford, loc ... More >>
Tk KayembePANTyRAiD doesn't tour. So when the act, which is made up Josh Mayer of Glitch Mob and Marty Folb of MartyParty, bring its sexy, dubbed out hip-hop beats to the Fillmore this Saturday, November 19, along with a brand new lighting rig, you can bet it's going to be a night to remember ... More >>
Bryan Bedford.Update: Frontier Airlines has just announced that pilots have approved a cost-saving agreement, with 89.6 percent offering their approval. That's not the end of the austerity plan, but in a statement, Frontier CEO Bryan Bedford says the carrier is more than halfway toward its " ... More >>
Photo Britt Chester BASS FOR FREE J. Wail and Chuck Morris • Future Simple Project • Eminence Ensemble Flinch • Dirt Monkey • Matamorphic • Rodway 03.17.11 | Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom and Otherside Last night, Cervantes' threw a hell of party with J. Wail and Chuck Morris, ... More >>
Photo: Jon SolomonDEVOTCHKA With Mariachi El Bronx | Gregory Alan Isakov 2.12.12 | Fillmore Auditorium On this night, Colorado native, Gregory Alan Isakov, played the roll of conquering hero -- stepping out onto the massive Fillmore Auditorium stage and looking pleased at the sea of people floodin ... More >>
Well helloAh, Heidi Montag. How do we take pleasure in your misfortune? Let us count the ways: First, there was The Hills, one of the most boring reality-drama-fests ever created. Then, there was the messy split from husband/ultra-douche Spencer Pratt. Then, there was the will-they-won't-they ... More >>
The Eric Corff sticker.If you've been up to Telluride during the past year or so, odds are you've seen this sticker, which simply proclaims "Eric Corff ... What a Douchebag." They're everywhere -- on ski-lift posts, trash cans, on park benches, in bars and restaurants. But you can't find them ... More >>
A Frontier Airlines statement about Southwest's bid to acquire AirTran didn't include any reference to Denver. But Daniel Shurz, Frontier's vice president of strategy and planning, stresses that the Mile High City's very much in the forefront of the carrier's plans. "Denver is 76, 77 percent ... More >>
In late July, Frontier Airlines announced it was discontinuing Denver to Aspen service. Well, never mind. The carrier is continuing the flights -- good news to local skiers on a tight schedule, not to mention Frontier's Colorado staffers, who'll see this decision, along with the extension of ... More >>
Whether or not these Park Hill natives rode the short bus to school is irrelevant, because there is no doubt that these crazy bastards are the ones your mom told you not to play with. This eclectic group of MCs, producers and DJs use Shortbus as their outlet for their outlandish and truthfu ... More >>
John Hickenlooper the way Republicans see him.Update, 7:48 a.m., May 28: The Hickenlooper campaign has responded to this post. See how after the original item, published at 3:27 p.m. on May 27. The latest assault on Democratic guv candidate John Hickenlooper from the Republican Governors Ass ... More >>
Photo by Ken OdeyBet these folks are happy. The suspense is finally over regarding Frontier Airlines. Frontier's owner, Republic Airways Holdings, has announced that the new name of the carrier, which is being combined with sister airline Midwest, will be... Frontier. Oh yeah: The airline wil ... More >>
Yesterday was a long day in Idledale, the tiny town in the foothills where Dawn Engle and Ivan Suvanjieff put up their feet when they're not pounding the pavement on behalf of PeaceJam, the non-profit they founded over a dozen years ago that links up youth from around the world with Nobel Pea ... More >>
There's much more planning required for very high-altitude cuisine than there is a mere mile above sea level, as Andres Jimenez is learning. Starting May 1, the exec chef at the Ritz-Carlton downtown will be the first of four Ritz-Carlton chefs to take on a two-month stint creating high-end, sky-hig ... More >>
The Hives are a Swedish import with staying power, and the band’s lead singer, Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist, knows it, as he makes clear in the following Q&A – a conversation conducted in advance of the outfit’s impending visit to Denver (see the appropriate Now Hear This item for the particulars) ... More >>
It's a long way from LoDo to Haiti, but Dan Jeune wants to bridge the gap. With friendship.
Jeffree Lerner, the percussionist for Sound Tribe Sector 9, profiled in the September 6 edition of Westword, was the last member to join the band, and the most experienced going in, having previously served as a drum tech on extended tours by Colorado’s Leftover Salmon. In conversation, he comes a ... More >>
This senior won't give DPS a gold star.
Today, Piatti. Tomorrow, Olive Garden.
Gary Haney was living the high life until meth took him down.
The street is getting hot, but the fight for Colfax is finally cooling down.
From the week of February 17, 2005
Biologist Rob Ramey isn't afraid of taking risks -- but taking on environmentalists may be his riskiest move.
After a year of renewal, Hall-of-Famer Jim Ibbotson gets down to the Nitty Gritty.
The String Cheese Incident's sunny music has earned it fans all over the world. Its six companies have earned millions.
Soured by low prices, Colorado apple growers see a worm in their marketing plan.
How a couple of "average, flawed people" are jammin' till the jam is through.
A businessman tries to satisfy a craving.
Nobody played the blues like Bobby Hornbuckle. Now he's living them to the end.