Dozens of breweries and hundreds of craft-beer fans came together Saturday for the first-ever Collaboration Fest, hosted by Imbibe Denver and the Colorado Brewers Guild. The event, at the Curtis Hotel, included nearly fifty collaborative beers from breweries all over the state, as well as a few in o ... More >>
Craft Beer Week kicks off today in Denver, with dozens of beer-themed events -- including the Collaboration Fest on Saturday. But a brand-new food festival also makes its debut this weekend (with beer, of course), so get out and enjoy the start of spring by drinking in Colorado's rich craft-beer and ... More >>
Bryan Jansing and Paul Vismara, who've been slinging suds at the Falling Rock Taphouse for years, will release their book, Italy: Beer Country The Story of Italian Craft Beer, in a couple weeks with a couple of launch parties. The fully-illustrated book covers the "story of the Italian craft beer mo ... More >>
Governor John Hickenlooper, co-founder of the Wynkoop Brewing Company, signed legislation this week that will continue to fund the Rural Economic Development Initiative, a program that "encourages local governments and businesses to join forces to develop community infrastructure and private facilit ... More >>
Just because great brewers come together to collaborate on a beer doesn't mean that the beer will be twice as tasty. And just because dozens of breweries from Colorado, from out of state and even from a foreign country are coming together for a Collaboration Fest doesn't mean the beer is going to be ... More >>
Earlier this month, the folks over at our Show and Tell blog told you about "The Hotel Rehearsal," a "floating" hotel room at the Curtis Hotel, available for rent at the bargain price of $50,000. The deal is getting national publicity thanks to a new Time magazine feature. But strangely enough, no ... More >>
The floating hotel room art installation, "the hotel rehearsal," was on display Friday morning in the heart of downtown Denver. Created by architectural artist, Alex Schweder, the installation is described as "a floating bounce house"; the inflatable room has a couch that folds out into a bed and a ... More >>
Since the early days of Colorado's marijuana legalization movement, the prospect of Big Tobacco moving into the state and taking over the pot industry has concerned activists. So it was only natural that when RJ Reynolds, among the most powerful of the nation's tobacco companies, announced that it h ... More >>
The Mayan calendar ends this Friday, December 21, which some people believes predicts the end of the world. As a precaution, the Curtis Hotel, 1405 Curtis Street, is offering would-be refugees a Party Like There's No To-Maya package this Friday. The deal includes rental of the entire fifteenth floor ... More >>
Denver's frugalistas flocked to the Curtis Hotel Saturday night to get rid of old looks and find new favorites at the And Then She Saved accessories swap sponsored by Denver's own Handbags.com. "I really wanted new clothes but I didn't want to pay for new clothes, and I'd heard about swaps so I tho ... More >>
Happy Place: The Corner Office, 1401 Curtis Street, 303-825-6500 The Hours: Daily from 4 to 6 p.m.; Sunday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to close The Deals: $3-5 small plates; $1 PBR; $3 draft beers; $5 martinis and wines by the glass Were we happy? Flip the page to find out.
Lori Midson Will Cisa The Corner Office 1401 Curtis Street 303-825-6500 www.thecornerofficedenver.com/food/dinner This is part one of my interview with Will Cisa, executive chef of the Corner Office Restaurant Martini Bar. Part two of that interview will run in this space tomorrow. It's ... More >>
And the finalists are...Last night, participants in the Western Governors' Association confab at the Curtis Hotel got a sneak preview of models from the five finalists in an international design competition to build a special wildlife bridge over West Vail Pass -- and each entry was a pretty ... More >>
The Curtis Hotel, at 1405 Curtis Street, has joined up with Doubletree Hotels, and is celebrating the new affiliation with free milk and chocolate chip cookies -- a Doubletree trademark -- given to anyone who stops by the hotel between 3 and 5 p.m. today. The hotel already given handed out ... More >>
HomeAid Colorado helps the homeless with style and fashion.
As Earth Day approaches and everyone and their ninety-year-old grandmothers seem to be getting into the chip-in-and-be-green act, the time is ripe for WeeCycle, a local nonprofit started by attorneys, friends and fellow moms Jayme Ritchie and Sunny Heydorn to collect gently used and new baby gear ... More >>
As with yesterday's post about the sudden shortage of rice-flour baguette in Denver, this is another explanation of how I came to choose a certain award in this year's Best of Denver issue. This time around, it's about the best restaurant for a first date. Award in question: Best First Date Rest ... More >>
Bigger isnt always better.