The La Alma/Lincoln Park neighborhood was named one of the nation's Ten Great Neighorhoods this week by the American Planning Association. I happen to live in the neighborhood, which is bounded by Colfax Avenue to the north, 6th Avenue to the south, Speer Boulevard to the east and the South Platte R ... More >>
When Joan Baez played at the Botanic Gardens a few weeks ago, she kicked off her shoes and danced around the stage, pulling her keyboard player away from his instrument to join her. As she did, people in the audience got up from their blankets and danced too, because how often do you get the chance ... More >>
Hundreds of whiskey and chicken-wing aficionados swarmed the quarters at Ace Eat Serve on Sunday afternoon to partake in the restaurant's first Wings and Whiskey jubilee. A coop of chefs, including Tyler Wiard (Elway's Cherry Creek), Troy Guard (TAG), Jamey Fader (culinary director of Big Red F/Post ... More >>
Sculpture Park was the scene of Denver's Top Taco competition yesterday, and tacos will be the talk of the town again this weekend. The fully loaded culinary calendar also includes a wing competition, a food truck fiesta, a boozy punch contest and more. Keep reading for a rundown of these tasty acti ... More >>
UPDATE: We have three winners of our Wings & Whiskey contest, in which we asked Cafe Society readers to answer this question: How many tiger wings did Ace serve between Sunday, June 15 and Sunday, June 22? Congratulations to BigAl, who came the closest with a guess of 1475. Congratulations, too, to ... More >>
VIP tickets to Sunday's Wings & Whiskey battle at Ace, Josh and Jen Wolkon's ping-pong emporium in Uptown, sold out weeks ago, but there are still general admission tickets available to the event, the proceeds of which benefit the Denver Housing Authority's Youth Culinary Academy. And you can win tw ... More >>
As Denver's crankiest historian, Phil Goodstein takes his audience on a journey into civic corruption, greed and corporate maleficence. He sniffs out stories of scandal and blasts ruling elites for degrading the potential of the Queen City of the Plains. Since the 1980s, Goodstein has walked and bik ... More >>
When the Denver Housing Authority opened a new facility last year at 11th and Osage, it included the Osage Cafe, a culinary training kitchen and restaurant. Not only is this a place for the community to eat, but it's also a place where kids from that community can train for careers in the food indus ... More >>
Every year since 1986, Denver has recognized creative individuals and organizations that make an artful impact on the community with the Mayor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts. The 2012 winners were just announced, and for the first time, they were split into three new categories: Youth Arts, Ent ... More >>
The Rossonian Hotel turns 100 this year, and so far, there hasn't been much to celebrate. This former hotel in the very heart of Five Points, at the intersection of five streets in Denver's historic black neighborhood, was once filled with the sounds of the country's greatest jazz talent. But the la ... More >>
The party most surprised to learn that City Councilwoman Judy Montero harbors a soft spot for the Flobots might actually be the Flobots. According to the District 9 rep, they are her "very favorite band," which explains why she referenced two of their songs -- but, alas, did not sing either -- at an ... More >>
The Denver Housing Authority did not stand on authority. Yesterday, the latest phase of Denver's newest city housing community broke ground with passed-out pinwheels, high school drummers and speakers ranging from Mayor Michael Hancock, Representative Diana DeGette and councilwoman Judy Montero to t ... More >>
The last time we talked to Longmont artist Gamma Acosta, he quietly reminded us that there's redemption in street art, and many of the kids who come out of the tagging culture, spray cans in hand, have talent that can raise them above the low-rent materials of the street. That was seven years ag ... More >>
The seventh round of the Mayor's Design Awards was presented last night, to a whopping seventeen projects around the city -- some old, some new, all interesting. The program was started in 2005, when John Hickenlooper was mayor; Mayor Michael Hancock did the honors last night, awarding prize ... More >>
Jenny AnThis work site will transform into a Guerilla Garden mural.While the Denver Housing Authority's 1099 Osage Street building, part of the South Lincoln/Mariposa Redevelopment project, won't be completed until January 2012, it's already making changes in the neighborhood. And on Friday, ... More >>
The concern for MMJ patients living in subsidized housing is that while the state says they can puff for their pain, the federal government, which pays their rent, doesn't recognize cannabis as medicine. But are the feds loosening up?
The last bill of the legislative session has been signed, and it's all over but the shouting -- particularly in front-page stories over the governor's vetoes of union-friendly bills (and likely when the governor is on Mike Rosen's show at 9:15 a.m.). But Bill Ritter also managed to please at least ... More >>
Santa Fe Arts District gets a facelift during Denver Arts Week.
Why is the city putting the brakes on the Derailer Bike Collective?
From the week of April 27, 2006
A camp for the homeless works in Portland. Can it work here, too?
Denver's East Village is finally experiencing a boom -- of demolition.
A fear of development is growing in community gardens around Denver.
A battle over another vacant lot is building near East Village.
Nearly a year after the Denver Housing Authority purchased East Village, the future of the project -- and its residents -- remains unsettled.
A new development in Five Points could help the city sell the old Rossonian Hotel.
Songwriter Mark Ledwig would like to teach the world to sing.
To save East Village, is it necessary to destroy it?
In the special election for a new District 8 City Councilman, the field is wide open -- just like all those empty lots.
Terrorized for years by the criminals next door, neighbors of East Village can't wait to say goodbye.
As the turks of Denver's black politics grow old, what's to be made of their legacy?
Another sexual-harassment suit rattles the Denver Housing Authority.
Jazz makes a comeback in Five Points while the venerable Rossonian Hotel sits and waits.
PLANS FOR THE RENOVATION OF QUIGG NEWTON HOMES AGITATE NEIGHBORS OF THE NORTHWEST DENVER PROJECT.
THE CITY YANKS THE LICENSE OF A PROMINENT LOBBYING FIRM.
THE CITY OF DENVER HAS SUNK MORE THAN $2 MILLION INTO THE HISTORIC ROSSONIAN HOTEL. BUT CHECK OUT ITS ECONOMIC-DEVELOPMENT PLAN.