Shoni Jones Root Down C Concourse, Denver International Airport 303-342-6959 rootdowndenver.com This is part two of my interview with Shoni Jones, exec chef of Root Down at DIA; part one of our conversation ran yesterday. What do you enjoy most about your craft? Making snacks for people to enjoy, ... More >>
More than two dozen restaurants opened this month, including the long-awaited Gozo and Troy Guard's stunning Guard and Grace. But the big news was how many longtime spots on the Denver dining scene called it quits -- including longtime steak-mecca Emilene's in Aurora and the Catacombs Bar in the Hot ... More >>
The restaurant program at Denver International Airport is smokin', with Root Down and Elway's both opening outposts there last year, and Steve's Snappin' Dogs opening a spot at DIA this week. And today the Aviator's Club, a full-service barbecue joint, opened on the mezzanine level of the B Concours ... More >>
Was it "Mustang" that killed the competition -- just as the sculpture killed its creator, Luis Jimenez? Maybe it was Terry Allen's bronze gargoyles by baggage claim that had victory in the bag. Or perhaps it was part of some New World order conspiracy, as presaged in the murals by Leo Tanguma. Whate ... More >>
Last night, at the Omni Interlocken resort, ten local chefs, along with former White House toque John Moeller, competed in the Pairsine culinary showdown, an annual battle that's part of the Denver International Wine Festival, a five-day wine-and-food-intensive soiree that spotlights Colorado chefs ... More >>
Starting today, Comida in the Source will be extending its happy-hour deal all night on Mondays. Happy hour -- including $2 beers, $4 street snacks and $5 margs -- usually runs from 3 to 6 p.m. seven days a week, but on Mondays it will go from 3 p.m. until close. (From 5 p.m. on, the Monday happy ho ... More >>
Denver International Airport's new cell-phone waiting lot, Final Approach, has gotten raves since it opened on September 24: Dunkin' Donuts! Free wifi! Even indoor bathrooms, to replace the Portpotties! Raves, but also a few rants -- as people arriving at that lot after 10 p.m. to wait for travelers ... More >>
Even as Denver International Airport pushes forward with its South Terminal expansion, it's updating parts of the airport that were outdated almost from the day DIA opened in 1995. The toll booths on Pena Boulevard proved a real bottleneck; they were moved closer to the parking garages, and the area ... More >>
Here's another thing to love about Denver: It's a big city, but not so big that dignitaries would scoff at attending the grand opening of a Dunkin' Donuts. Earlier today, as reported on our Cafe Society blog, DIA's new waiting area, Final Approach, debuted, as did one of the metro area's two new Dun ... More >>
More than two dozen restaurants made their debut in February, including the long-anticipated Old Major. But Pig & Block Charcuterie wasn't around to greet its new neighbor (or benefit from some of those customers); it closed last month. Keep reading for all the openings and closings on the Denver d ... More >>
The alleged rape in a Denver International Airport concourse of a young woman scheduled to interview for a job at a convent was among the most shocking stories of last year -- and now it appears to have a resolution. A jury has convicted Noel Bertrand of the crime, rejecting his claims that the act ... More >>
Denver International Airport is one of the city's biggest Instagram categories, and after looking through our DIA gallery below. The airport and the people using it look so good you may never want to leave. Check out the collection below, and click on the names in the credits to see each photog's w ... More >>
This week, Clear Channel announced that it had made an agreement with Denver International Airport to install a "a first-of-its kind digital advertising program" that will feature 118 LCD screens throughout DIA, including six overhead video walls and four, 26-foot high diagonal LED video towers. Wh ... More >>
The press has portrayed fans of Peyton Manning and Tim Tebow as being at odds -- but this happy couple, seen at Denver International Airport Saturday, shows that nothing could be further from the truth. And it suggests something else, too: Mixed marriages can work!
While you wait for Root Down to open its highly-anticipated location at Denver International Airport, you can enjoy the soaring achievement of a raw-food meal there. Every first Tuesday of the month, Raw Food Certified Chef Daniel Asher offers a special four-course, entirely raw dinner. Here's the ... More >>
In today's world, as we know, an experience doesn't seem real until it's been captured on video. With that in mind, check out the very first YouTube documentations of our ongoing Colorado snowstorm -- all of them posted hours before sunrise. They're capped by a clip from a Broomfield High student w ... More >>
Last week, in advance of President Barack Obama's visit to the Denver area tomorrow, the Interwebs were rife were rumors that the trip was somehow related to the Comet Elenin or a secret nuclear test possibly involving Denver International Airport. Crazy? Maybe, but one reader warns not to di ... More >>
With Labor Day behind us and summer's sun-soaked days and sizzling temperatures vanishing before our eyes, we aren't traditionally all that psyched to welcome the month of September with open arms. This year, though, we're seeing things differently, given the tantalizing array of wine event ... More >>
Hammond's July candy caneWe've carped plenty about the lack of Colorado-created items at Denver International Airport, and a new program will not only introduce a few state-specific retail outlets, but will also be hiring some Coloradans to work at them at a job fair today. Over the next two ... More >>
Six months after Que Bueno closed for renovations, every frequent flier's favorite spot at Denver International Airport has finally reopened on Concourse B. The spot has expanded from 1,118 square feet to 1,490 square feet -- and, more important, the liquor offerings have also expanded, with ... More >>
Que Bueno, that culinary mainstay on Concourse B at Denver International Airport, closed five months ago for a major remodel that's now more than two months behind -- although DIA officials promise that the place could reopen any day. In the meantime, travelers can take some comfort in the ... More >>
A little pre-flight salumi and riesling takes the edge off an irritating delay.Thanks to the years I spent traveling for work, I've got my airport routine down to a science: I usually show up with barely enough time to make my flight, so as to minimize the minutes spent on any concourse -- an ... More >>
Big pic below.Our friends at Channel 7 have an important question for you: Can you identify the man who went through security at Denver International Airport today wearing nothing but a particularly stylish pair of briefs? The station's reaching out to the masses via its Twitter feed. Look b ... More >>
Courtesy Denver International AirportWhat's the best grab-and-go option on Concourse B?This week, we're dishing up tips on how to eat at DIA during one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. Yesterday, we brought you breakfast spots. Today, we bring you something else. If you're one of the ... More >>
Denver International AirportThe sun is rising over DIA -- where are YOU eating breakfast?On Thursday, we'll be fighting with our relatives, stuffing ourselves into a purple-hazed food coma and passing out on the couch while a football game drones on in the background. On Friday, we'll scratch ... More >>
Mark MangerIn the course of my professional life, I've spent way more time than any human should roaming the concourses and terminal of Denver International Airport.
The Denver International Wine Festival and Denver Wine Week's Grand Vintner's Dinner is tonight at Opus, 2575 West Main Street in Littleton. The feast, featuring a four-course menu created by Sean McGaughey and Michael Long, and Michael-David wines, starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $59 and up ... More >>
When city planners first suggested building Denver International Airport at its present location, plenty of locals pointed out that the area is nicknamed "Tornado Alley" thanks to its proclivity for kicking up high winds and severe storms. Fortunately, no major tornadoes have struck the terminal he ... More >>
Denver is a lush when it comes to beer, but that doesn't mean the city's been cut off. The producers of the Denver International Wine Festival & Competition for the past six years plans to hold a Denver International Beer Competition this May, followed by a June dinner that will pair the win ... More >>
"Geronimo!"It seems like only a couple of weeks ago that a passenger caused a flight to make an unscheduled landing in Colorado due to inexplicable behavior (including his insistence on shaving topless). That's because it was only a couple of weeks ago. Now, a similar act: A thus-far unnamed ... More >>
A Flickr photo"Go green -- or else!"Don't let these Denver blogs fall through the cyber-cracks. 5280's Michael de Yoanna clues us in about a plan to create "the world's greenest parking facility" at Denver International Airport. And no, it doesn't have anything to do with medical marijuana ( ... More >>
While most of the employees of the Denver Film Society are back at work, they're not quite sure if they're still employees, because twenty of them had officially resigned before the board voted to dismiss new executive director Bo Smith last Friday. And there's also the matter of a major budget sh ... More >>
Blucifer gets fashionable. As evidenced by this awesome T-shirt design, Denver graphic artist Jake Miller has found true inspiration in the recent hubbub over the scary/beautiful Mustang sculpture at Denver International Airport. Expect to spot a few of his screen prints being worn tonight at th ... More >>
With the ongoing controversy over the the late Luis Jimenez's deadly "Mustang" sculpture at Denver International Airport getting bluer and veiny-er with each passing day, we decided to call up another artist (a live one) who has also been on the receiving end of airport-art criticism: Denver art ... More >>
For all the holiday travelers who hate making the 21-mile trek from downtown to Denver International Airport, the History Channel has an answer. The Mega Movers show created a step-by-step video for how Denver could move the main airport terminal closer to the city using a system of steel beams, w ... More >>
The Daily Telegraph in the UK recently compiled a list of "History's Greatest Conspiracy Theories" – and the contributors have put the murals at Denver International Airport at number five! The DIA conspiracy is beaten out only by NASA moon landings, Roswell, JFK and 9/11. The paper notes how th ... More >>
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