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    November 19, 2014

    Instacart Adds Marczyk Fine Foods to Its Grocery Delivery Lineup

    Instacart, an online and mobile app-based grocery-delivery company, debuted its service in Denver earlier this year, offering delivery from a number of metro-area supermarket chains. Customers can place orders of $10 or more with Safeway, Whole Foods, King Soopers and Costco and have them delivered ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Instacart now offering a modern grocery-delivery option in Denver

    Everyone's too busy to shop and too exhausted at the end of the day to cook and clean. While a solution to cooking and cleaning -- a personal chef and a housekeeper -- might require a few more dollars than most of us have, there's a new service in town that's at least willing to pitch in with the sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    Photos: Ten weirdest recent items wanted on Denver Craigslist

    Denver Craigslist is an online repository for just about everything -- including people who like to share haiku. And there's plenty of strangeness on display even when it comes to typical transactions like buying and selling. Case in point: The "Wanted" category, where folks post about stuff they're ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    Udi Bar-on on granola, gluten-free and the celebratory funeral to bury the Udi's brand

    Udi Bar-on Udi's Yesterday, in part one of my conversation with Udi Bar-on, founder of Udi's, he recalled his midlife crisis, his Christmas miracle and the rapid growth of his empire. Today, in part two of our interview, Bar-on talks about the gluten-free business that made him a millionaire and th ... More >>

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    July 18, 2013
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    May 6, 2013

    Boulder Farmers' Market, week four: Strawberries, and seven things not to do

    The big news at the Boulder Farmers' Market Saturday: Randy and Regan of 2 Rs Farm have strawberries. I restrain myself from doing a celebratory dance around their stand -- which is also heaped with cucumbers and luscious greenhouse-grown tomatoes -- and snatch up three little boxes. Within fifteen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Walmart coming to Boulder -- and sh*t heading for fan

    Boulder and Walmart are an unlikely combination. But after months of speculation, rumors and protests, it now appears that one of the nation's most progressive communities will soon be home to the retailer most liberals love to hate. And judging by early reaction to reports that a Walmart will be in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Menswear Mondays: Kirkland James

    The new year is here, and new menswear is emerging on the Denver streets. This week's stylish male, Kirkland James, is a local artist and poet who looks optimistically towards the future. Continue reading to discover who inspires his style, what his resolution is for 2013, and how he plans to change ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    Part two with JP Krause, exec chef of Aloft

    JP Krause Aloft Broomfield 8300 Arista Place, Broomfield 303-635-2000 Part one of my interview with JP Krause, exec chef of Aloft Broomfield, ran yesterday. This is part two of our interview. Favorite restaurant in America: Denver's own Bennett's BBQ, but not becau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    Ikea's snack attack: Why is Swedish mustard so effin' good?

    After an afternoon of shopping for cheap to moderately-priced unassembled end tables and bathroom shelves at Ikea -- a trip that usually lasts into the early evening if you start on the top floor -- there is one last spot you really can't miss: the Swedish food market. This section of the store is a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Governor Hickenlooper cuts the ribbon for Blockbuster's new Colorado headquarters

    Blockbuster, now a subsidy of Dish Network, yesterday officially opened its international headquarters in Colorado -- specifically, at the Meridian International Office Park in Douglas County. The move comes with the possibility of $2.5 million in Job Growth Incentive Tax Credits from the Colorado E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    John-Paul Maxfield and Waste Farmers are growing a business based on ending waste

    To keep up with the world's exploding population, farmers will have to produce more food over the next fifty years than during the past 10,000 years combined. Given environmental issues and a scarcity of fossil resources, this daunting task seems almost impossible. But it's a problem 31-year-old Joh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Earl Moore gets life for bombing attempt at Southwest Plaza on Columbine anniversary

    When news broke last year that Earl Moore had been charged with a single count of arson for placing an explosive device in Southwest Plaza mall on the anniversary of the attack on nearby Columbine High School, locals feared he'd receive relatively light punishment. But no: Moore has been sentenced t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Pho 4 U opening in the chain-ganged River Point at Sheridan

    Yesterday, while driving down Hampden, I noticed a sign for a forthcoming Texas Roadhouse, just one of many chains that gang the River Point at Sheridan, a mega-mall sprawl at Hampden and Santa Fe that gives shoppers at Super Target and Costco the opportunity to chow at Chili's, Subway, Panera Bread ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Five things you need to know about Mormons

    Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who created The Book of Mormon , are hometown heroes -- and that alone is reason for a "Glory Hallelujah" all around. Tickets for the musical sold out in record time yesterday; for those lucky enough to have snagged them, there are a few things about the LDS faith that yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    The Fray treats fan in San Jose to an unexpected pizza party/performance in her living room

    Update (2/7/12): Isaac Slade and Joe King give a track-by-track breakdown of Scars & Stories, the Fray's new album. Remember that scene in La Bamba when Richie Valens shows up at a fan's house with a bunch of pizzas for private pizza party. More than two decades after that event played out on the s ... More >>

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    April 27, 2011

    John Vanderslice on White Wilderness, photography and how he receives criticism

    Autumn De Wilde​In the middle to later half of the 1990s, John Vanderslice (due tonight at the hi-dive with Damien Jurado) was a member of the respected Bay Area alternative rock band, MK Ultra. When the band split in 1999, Vanderslice took the delicate intensity and experimental edge he had b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Studio Shots: Kristen Hatgi and Mark Sink

    ​Photographer Mark Sink is one of the grand old men of the Denver cultural tableau, with a colorful past, deep roots in photography (his great-grandfather James L. Breese founded the Camera Club of New York, and Breese's uncle Samuel Finley Breese Morse, inventor of the telegraph, has been cal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    A piñata, and five other "suspicious packages" that turned out to be hiliarious

    A receptacle for candy, ingeniously disguised as a bomb.​In Superior yesterday, a "suspicious package" left in a Costco parking lot triggered alarm bells, causing the store to go on lockdown, with shoppers held inside while the Boulder County Bomb Squad investigated. Why a terrorist would be t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Brian Yorkey explains how his Pulitzer-winning Next to Normal evolved

    Do these birthday candles seem vaguely ominous to you?​Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's musical Next to Normal won the Pulitzer for its authors -- the book and lyrics are by Yorkey, the music by Kitt. Yet it began simply as an exercise for a musical theater workshop, one of those "show us everythin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Jersey Shore Cast: Where will they be in ten years?

    The end of your fame draws nigh.​Lower Snooki in a ball in Times Square on New Year's Eve while The Situation and other cast members lead a Guinness-breaking fist pump. That was MTV's original plan, but the authorities shot it down. They're doing it in Jersey instead. Season three of the sho ... More >>

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    December 29, 2010

    Top five foods to help you get laid on New Year's Eve these really look like little 'giners?​This list of coitus-inspiring culinary offerings is for the gentlemen. Ladies, if you wanna score on New Year's Eve -- or any other night -- you have to do just one thing: show up. Guys, the tacitly approved social mores of our fantastic Americ ... More >>

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    December 29, 2010

    Raves and rants: Local chefs weigh in with their culinary predictions for 2011

    Lori MidsonTAG executive chef/owner Troy Guard predicts that cheese will be the top food of 2011​What does 2011 hold for the culinary world? We asked several local chefs to consult their crystal orbs, talk to the (whole) beast, bend their ears to the farmland and unearth a few trends that will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    John Elway: Future Broncos head coach or armchair quarterback?

    ​Now that Denver Broncos management has given Josh McDaniels the heave-ho, the orange hordes are laying odds on the chances of the team's most celebrated quarterback returning to the team as head coach. John Elway, back with the team? It's a tempting prospect. But first you'll have to pry him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Gouda cheese giveaway at Costco not such a good deal after all, linked to E. coli outbreak

    Flickr​Who among us hasn't grazed through a store, snatching every free sample in site? Well, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, those who did so at local Costcos in mid-October may have gotten more than they bargained for -- a case of E. coli from sample Go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    The Peter Franus wine dinner at Elway's Downtown catered equally to vegetarian and omnivore palates

    ​Winemaker Peter Franus holds a journalism degree from the University of California at Berkeley -- and his collegiate proximity to Napa Valley ended up being pivotal to his career choice, which is winemaking. His first wine, a zinfandel, was produced in 1987, and Franus has been creating delic ... More >>

  • News

    July 29, 2010
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    May 20, 2010

    Einstein's is liberating its chickens -- or maybe it's not

    ​The Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, which owns several bagel and coffee chains, including Einstein Bros, recently announced that it will start using cage-free eggs in its stores. "We're proud to be launching this initiative and believe that moving in this direction will help improve the tre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Another taste of the Tasting Cafe

    Ellen JaskolThe Tasting Cafe: looking good, and good for you.​When the Rocky Mountain News folded in February 2009, food editor Marty Meitus's job disappeared, too -- so she approached the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infant and Children (WIC), administered by the Tri-County Healt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Waffles from the Waffle Brothers

    Lori Midson ​As a countdown to the Best of Denver 2010, coming April 1, Cafe Society is serving up, in no particular order, a hundred of our favorite dishes in Denver. Send your own nominations to

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    February 11, 2010
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    February 11, 2010

    Costco's got it all -- including a hiding place for carjacking suspects

    A Flickr photoWhere good hiding places are always reasonably priced.​Last night, Westminster cops went shopping at Costco -- and wound up with a discount deal for a couple of carjacking suspects found hiding on the roof of an out building in the box store's parking lot. The drama started with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Mile Highs and Lows: Ganja Gourmet

    ​As Colorado's medical-marijuana industry grows, marijuana dispensaries of all types and sizes are proliferating around the state. Some resemble swanky bars or sterile dentist offices; others feel like a dope dealer's college dorm room. To help keep them all straight, Westword will be offering ... More >>

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    November 11, 2009

    Prosecuting Douglas Bruce, and other exercises in masochism

    ​Back in 2002 a Westword cover portrayed the ever-irascible Douglas Bruce as a pit bull. The story was about his long-running battle with Denver officials over dilapidated properties, but the image is still apt. Throughout his dueling with tax-and-spenders over the TABOR Amendment, his short b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    The real numbers behind the I-300 auto impound initiative

    Denver's auto impound facility ​ If the I-300 ballot initiative passes in November 3, Denver police officers will be required to immediately impound any and every car they pull over where the person behind the wheel doesn't have a valid driver's license in their possession. But while the main ... More >>

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    August 18, 2009

    Battle of the titans: Douglas Bruce vs. Costco

    Douglas Bruce at a news conference on Monday.​Douglas Bruce is a victim. At least that's the story he told yesterday at a news conference in Colorado Springs, where he complained about the city violating his constitutional rights. The Springs' sin? Handing Bruce and a buddy a trespassing ticke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    The blog shortcut, August 18 edition

    Mike Henderson of TAG.​You're it. Today in Cafe Society: • Behind the Bar: Mike Henderson of TAG. • Chapter Two BBQ closes the book. • A sneak peek of Colt & Gray. • A taste of restaurant history before LoDo Bites. • Craft breweries are on a roll. • Mysteries of Sheehan's Desk: Da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Gas prices in Denver up, amount of money in your bank account down

    A Flickr photo It may be overcast and rainy in Denver today, but there's at least one sure sign of summer on view: Gas prices are climbing like Clint Eastwood in The Eiger Sanction. According to the American Automobile Association, the price of unleaded has risen 38 cents per gallon in a month, to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    If there's a grocery strike, what will you do?

    A Flickr photoWorkers picket a California Albertsons in 2003 Have you worked out your supermarket strike plan? If you haven't, now might be a good time. Although the corporate execs and lawyers at Safeway, King Soopers and Albertsons are still negotiating with the familiar, name-tagged faces who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Battle of the super drinks! A comparison of miracle juice supplements

    With former Denver Broncos like John Elway and Brian Griese chugging down Bazi like it were the almighty sweat of Zeus, the liquid nutritional supplement by local company XELR8 is building a strong following here in Colorado. But unless you've been personally hit up by one of the company's 6,400-o ... More >>

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    December 10, 2008

    CANstructive learning

    The Salvation Army has teamed up with area schools to put a creative twist on the classic canned-food drive with CANstruction. I vividly remember canned- food drives in elementary and middle school; how I'd make a parent take me to Costco to get that last case of Top Ramen for a food drive just ... More >>

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    June 23, 2008
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    February 1, 2008

    The Biggest Croc on "Celebrity Apprentice"

    Last night's bloated "The Celebrity Apprentice" featured the show's D list of marginal celebs struggling to come up with a clever way to get people to return their old, worn-out Crocs to their local shoe stores, so they can be recycled and donated to the shoeless in developing countries. The much-hy ... More >>

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    December 13, 2007
  • Dining

    July 26, 2007

    Ship Tavern

    Argh! This chef should prepare to walk the plank.

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    July 26, 2007

    Identity Crisis

    Utah is not to be trusted.

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    July 12, 2007

    Viva la Mexicoke!

    Gaze upon the wonder to the right. It's a glass bottle of Coca-Cola, imported from Mexico. That's worth more than novelty points, since glass-bottled drinks taste better. There's a reason no beer besides shitty mass-market swill is bottled in plastic, after all. Even better for the flavor is the fac ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 24, 2004

    Bland of Enchantment

    The New Mexican food at Julia Blackbird's falls flat.

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    March 27, 2003
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    July 3, 1997
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