Update, 6/14/13: Contest is over. Congratulations to @Rachel Davis and @David Lee. You've won a pair of tickets to see Datsik at the Ogden (Friday and Saturday, respectively). Please check your email for details. Datsik is bringing his monstrous sound to the Ogden Theatre this weekend, and we got o ... More >>
The Nuggets have made reaching the playoffs only to lose in the first round a tradition during the George Karl era. That was all supposed to change this year, though. Most wins in a single season since the Nugs joined the NBA. A third seed. Home court advantage against a team -- the Golden State War ... More >>
Denver blog posts run hot and cold. Denver Stiffs' Andrew Feinstein on the departure of David Lee, the expected return of Kenneth Faried, and what the Nuggets must do to take a 2-0 lead over the Warriors in tonight's playoff game. The folks at Colorado Pols spotlight ex-Denver mayor Bill Vidal's t ... More >>
It's been an exciting NBA regular season for a lot of reasons, including the Miami Heat's 27-game winning streak and the epic battle between Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant for the scoring title. But don't overlook the Denver Nuggets, who had one of the best season's in franchise history. The team ... More >>
Well, here we are, at the end of the road of lyrical idiocy. As our countdown to crappiness finally culminates, we've trained our eye on some of the greatest lyricists in rock, who during select moments, greatly disappointed us with their valueless verse. These lyrics are all bad on their own terms, ... More >>
Join us as we go further down the rabbit hole of cringe-worthy rock lyrics, making our way through an underselling David Lee Roth, a culture war waged by Avril Lavigne, a melodramatic suicide note from Blink 182, some lumpy Black Eyed Peas and Chinese food that makes LFO sick, while Bob Dylan and th ... More >>
I'm not happy, and if she were still here, outgoing Westword restaurant critic Laura Shunk wouldn't be happy either. And if you, like us, bowed in gratitude to the xiao long bao (named Best of Denver in 2012) at Tao Tao Noodle Bar, an excellent Chinese joint in Aurora that opened in March of last ye ... More >>
At the end of last year, we published our list of the ten best restaurants that had opened in 2011 -- as we saw them at the time. Over the next few months, though, as we prepared for the Best of Denver 2012, we had a chance to really digest what the 300 new restaurants had brought to the city, and o ... More >>
Today marks the Chinese New Year, which is a good reason to go forth into one of this city's excellent Chinese joints and feast on meats and vegetables loaded with Szechuan peppers, a vat of soul-warming beef noodle soup, dumplings or something much, much stranger -- duck tongue, pig's blood or shar ... More >>
Mark MangerThe seafood hotpot at Tao Tao Noodle Bar.It's frighteningly easy to go very, very wrong with Chinese food in this city: for every Szechuan, Taiwanese or dim sum gem, there are at least two dollar-a-scoop joints, fast food outposts and restaurants that proffer nothing more than bast ... More >>
Mark MangerFor this week's review, I headed out to Tao Tao Noodle Bar in Aurora, where David Lee and May Sung have resurrected many of the dishes they had on the menu at the original Chopsticks China Bistro on Federal and Mississippi. Not only did I like everything I ordered, I also had some ... More >>
Mark MangerChopsticks China Bistro held down the corner of Federal and Mississippi for four years, turning out stellar Chinese cuisine that spanned Szechuan specialties, Taiwanese soup dumplings and sandwiches. We loved the place, and we were sad to see it go when it ditched its digs on Feder ... More >>
The counter at TAG|Raw Bar is ready for you.Two very new, very different restaurants are winning raves. The first? Troy Guard's TAG|Raw Bar, which opened yesterday in the newly remodeled Walkway at Larimer Square -- a few months behind schedule, but definitely worth the wait. Here's one ass ... More >>
Lori MidsonWhen David Lee's Chopsticks China Bistro, in Greenwood Village, was seized by the state at the end of last year for non-payment of taxes, it left a major void in Denver's culinary scene; Chopsticks was one of the few places that served authentic, homemade xiao long bao -- dumplings ... More >>
Lori MidsonI was longing for hot and sour soup and soup dumplings yesterday, but when I pulled into the parking lot of Chopsticks China Bistro, 5117 South Yosemite Street, one of my favorite joints to get both, the dining room was dark and the front door and windows had been plastered with s ... More >>
Lori MidsonThe future home of Chopsticks China BistroChopsticks China Bistro, the great Szechuan Chinese on the corner of Federal and Mississippi, was supposed to pack up this month for a move to a tony new address at 5117 South Yosemite Street in Greenwood Village, but according to owner-chef Da ... More >>
Lori MidsonChopsticks China Bistro, the excellent Chinese restaurant whose name is a complete misnomer, insomuch that there is nothing remotely bistro-ish about it, is closing its location at 2990 West Mississippi Avenue in mid-August, only to open a few days later in the former Bourbon Street Pizza ... More >>
Tuesday, September 5, Bender's Tavern, 303-861-7070.
Th' Legendary Shack*Shakers are on the rise.
Anyone trying to steal the spotlight from David Lee Roth is asking for an ass-kicking.
Younger, sleeker Rockies like their chances in 2000.