The public is becoming more and more aware of the dangerous power wielded by the nation's police. We're learning that as cops charge into civilian neighborhoods, they're armed with equipment developed for military combat -- and few of them have the training to handle such equipment. With the explosi ... More >>
Jim Denny has 7,500 square feet of hemp plants and a problem: His homeowners association has found that his plants are a violation of the HOA rules and has ordered him to "replace" them by the end of next week. The reason? The HOA board says that Denny failed to get approval for "landscaping modific ... More >>
Our Denver Blogs feature recently highlighted a Cafe Society comment in which one reader said he ate at Viva Burrito when he was drunk and without shame. When we shared it, we asked Facebook followers for their favorite drunk-and-shameless stops, and we got loads o' responses. Here's a sampling.
As you can tell by this photo, Allen Quint, 76, doesn't exactly fit the stereotypical image of a pimp. Yet pimping is the charge he's facing due to his alleged affiliation with a so-called prostitution and human-trafficking ring that's been under siege by Colorado Springs-area law enforcement for t ... More >>
In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard -- south to north -- within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on t ... More >>
Update: More information has surfaced about the Sunday hit and run that killed an eleven year old; see our earlier coverage below. We previously knew the identity of the man said to have fatally struck the child and fled the scene: Oswaldo Lopez. But the loved ones of the victim, Mikey Espinoza, sa ... More >>
Denver blog posts are homegrown. Our Cafe Society blog shares photos by our Brandon Marshall from the new Denny's in Englewood -- a design that's said to be "locally inspired." Click to get a peek. Big Media's Jason Salzman interviews Michael Booth about his departure from the Denver Post. South ... More >>
Night-owl residents of south Denver are celebrating the return of one of the few 24/7 options in the area. At 9 a.m. today, the Denny's at 275 West Hampden Avenue in Englewood is holding a grand reopening celebration after a major remodeling job, and to kick off the festivities, the restaurant will ... More >>
The newly remodeled Denny's in Englewood opened its doors at 9 a.m. today, inviting diners to take advantage of free specials, including Grand Slam breakfasts. Judging from the lack of crowds earlier this morning, you've got a good chance of getting a free burger at lunch (offered to the first 25 cu ... More >>
This months roundup of memorable mug shots is an extremely eclectic collection. Those represented include nationally known accused criminals, a celebrity, a collegiate athlete, a law enforcer accused of having gone awry, a man who many hoped would be dead within months, and a slew of others unknown ... More >>
Update: Yesterday, we told you about the shooting of an employee during what appeared to be a robbery at a Pleasures adult store in Aurora; see our previous coverage below. Now, representatives of the Aurora Police Department have released a surveillance photo of the man who pulled the trigger. Se ... More >>
On May 17, 2009, The Latest Word launched the Mile High Murder archive. Today marks MHM's fourth anniversary, and as is clear from the cases we've covered over the previous 365 days, it's been a very grim year. Example: Last year on this date, the archive's total was 49. This year, it's 77 -- so ma ... More >>
Update: The Denver coroner's office has identified the woman shot to death in view of family members near 44th and Sherman as part of an apparent murder-suicide attempt. Her name was Maria Rodela, and she was 34 years old; she's seen here in a photo from her Facebook page. She died at the hands of ... More >>
If it seems to you that the number of homicides in the metro area has gone up since the weather has improved, you're right. There were three this weekend alone, including a fatal shooting at a Denny's near 17th and Federal and a murder-attempted suicide outside a home at 44th and Sherman. The third ... More >>
Denny's "Baconalia" is back, completely and utterly ruining one of my favorite foods, and again offering a hideous reminder of all the chain restaurant meals I wish I'd never eaten. There are plenty of decent, good and even great restaurant chains that serve up above-average food for reasonable pric ... More >>
The soon-to-be-over year of 2012 has given us savory soups, awesome appetizers, munchable main dishes and even a few scintillating smoothies. But these taste-tempting morsels and sips were sadly sullied by the emergence of some unimaginably horrific eats that Satan himself would not take a poke at w ... More >>
This last year has brought us some terrible chain restaurant trends, including serving up sodium-soaked "healthy" meals; shrinking dessert sizes and charging the same prices; peddling fancy cocktails with more ingredients than a hair-relaxing solution; and restaurants labeling everything "natural." ... More >>
When we assemble our various mug shot roundups each year, trends emerge. Last year, for example, there were a slew of baby-face booking photos. This year, in contrast, there were an unusual number of mugs featuring guys who would probably (or definitely, in many cases) qualify for the senior discoun ... More >>
No kidding: Denny's is introducing a special menu inspired by the upcoming movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. When I first heard this, I thought it was a joke. After all, watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy constituted ten hours of my life that I would never get back; no amount of drug use ... More >>
When you are a thief, like Burger King, you have two possible paths to success: 1) be a really good thief and don't get caught, or 2) steal something big and pricey so you can retire early and faff around with the piss-ant stuff. I couldn't help but think of this when I saw BK consistently and bla ... More >>
Dunkin' Donuts is being sued again. Danielle Jordan, 47, a diabetic, alleges that the cup of coffee she ordered from her local DDs was laced with sugar instead of the artificial sweetener she'd asked for, and is seeking "unspecified damages" (code for a shload of coinage) after allegedly exp ... More >>
An hour is all you really need.Bacon can be used as a weapon. I visited the Denny's at 900 West Alameda Avenue last evening, and was promptly greeted, not by a hostess or server (c'mon, that would be expecting way too much), but by a gigantic sign perched by the ubiquitous claw machine f ... More >>
They've been doing this for EIGHTY-THREE years?!? There are a lot of things more important than watching and liveblogging the 2011 Academy Awards - but none of them are things we have to do today. Look for our recap after the show!
From the weird sandwich files comes another baffler--Denny's unleashed a little twist on the grilled cheese sandwich this week that's made with four fried mozzarella sticks encased in melted American cheese between two slices of sourdough toast and served with a side of marinara for dipping ... More >>
You know what's really annoying? When you're having a cookout for some kind of holiday -- say, the Fourth of July -- and one of your guests mentions they don't eat meat anymore. What the hell do you feed those people? We'll be covering hot dogs in July, in honor of National Hot Dog Month, b ... More >>
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 >>
The eleventh annual "Teens and Personal Finance Survey" conducted by the Junior Achievement and the Allstate Foundation was just released, and it contains a number of surprising findings. For example, the survey assures us that teens would be willing to not eat out, to stop loitering at the ... More >>
Valentine's Day is almost here, which means guys are hurrying to make sure they take care of their ladies -- or at least get a dinner reservation for Sunday before they're all gone. And while they're scrambling to find a two-top at Denny's, here are five ways that ladies can take care of the ... More >>
Valentine's Day is only a few days away, and cougars are on the prowl for cubs to nip on the nape and nuzzle into doing a cougar's bidding. Any mellow young fellow looking for the love of a cougar should easily be able to achieve hot-tub bliss if he keeps a few things in mind. For example, ... More >>
If you're the kind of person who hears the words "breakfast" and "free" and leaps from your bed without so much as a potty stop on your way out the door, have we got a deal for you. See that photo up there? That's your early morning wake-up call, your zap of energy that's robbing you of an ... More >>
As part of a Super Bowl promo, your neighborhood Denny's is offering a free Grand Slam until 2 p.m. today (dine-in only). Run grab your breakfast, then come back to Cafe Society to read Tyler Nemkov's review of his meal.
5:30 a.m.: My alarm starts ringing, but I have been up for a while already. It's like Christmas for Jews. My brother Travis and Jed, my other roommate, emerge from their rooms and we hop in my car, then pick up my best friend, Micah. We're on our way to free Denny's!Let's recap:Four smelly college g ... More >>
Clothes don't make the man. All of us can agree that it's a good thing when media organizations are careful with facts. But there's a difference between reasonable caution and treating the reader like an idiot. Case in point: "Denver Police Focus on Misuse of Computer," a small item in today's Roc ... More >>
Smoking out another great barbecue joint and something more.
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