For more than a decade, the trains ran on time at Denver International Airport with no more than a few bossy reminders from Pete Smythe and Reynelda Muse that "you are delaying the departure of this train." After those two personalities exited Denver (Smythe to his final reward, Muse to work out of ... More >>
There are secrets behind the public art pieces at Denver International Airport -- and it's not what conspiracy theorists would have you believe. We checked in with DIA Exhibitions Coordinator Tim Vacca and Public Art Program Coordinator Mandy Renaud, and discovered there's a method to all the madnes ... More >>
Who knew? It's National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, and to mark the August occasion, Woody Creek Bakery & Cafe, a Colorado company, is giving a free chocolate chip cookie to anyone who visits one of the seven stores along the Front Range today. This is the third time Woody Creek has offered the deal ... More >>
The hottest restaurant story of the week wasn't on Cafe Society but on our news blog, where Michael Roberts reported about a local waitress who got bustedafter lifting a customer's debit card at Rome's Saloon. And then there was actual news about the Denver dining scene: Kevin Taylor's Restaurant Ke ... More >>
Another Modmarket opened yesterday, this one in Longmont right next to Lucky's. And that's just the start of the action we'll see next year from this Denver-based group, named a "Hot Concept" by Nation's Restaurant News in 2013. See also: Modmarket to open at Denver International Airport
The wine will be pouring today through November 10: Wine Country International is hosting the ninth annual Denver International Wine Festival, a five-day festival that highlights the creative cuisine of Colorado chefs and over 300 international wines from fifteen countries. Keep reading for the sc ... More >>
Jamba Juice just opened its second location at Denver International Airport, on the C Concourse, and is slated to open a third in the Jeppesen Terminal this fall. "Jamba Juice has proven itself to be popular with our passengers on the B Concourse, so we are delighted to see the brand expanded to the ... More >>
We've all experienced rushes at Denver International Airport -- but where are all those people heading? The folks at DIA have broken down the numbers to reveal the top twenty domestic destinations, complete annual and daily passenger data and average fares. We assembled all the info below, then pho ... More >>
More than two dozen restaurants opened in the metro area in July, serving everything from empanadas to tacos to pizza...and beer, of course. Leading the way in the eatery action? Glendale, whose CitySet project will soon have eleven restaurants -- but the town also lost its oldest saloon, Jack Casey ... More >>
It's National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! And to celebrate, Woody Creek Bakery & Cafe -- formerly Paradise Bakery & Cafe -- is giving away free chocolate chip cookies to anyone who stops by any of its seven area stores. See also: - Milk and cookies with Lefthand's nitro stout and some Chocolove - Ve ... More >>
Update below: Over the years, we've written about plenty of strange things that happened on planes, including the ex-priest arrested for pleasuring himself or the guy accused of groping a pregnant woman. But what happened last night on a Southwest flight from Las Vegas to Denver is a first for us - ... More >>
Gatsby's has opened in the former home of the Wine Loft at 1527 Wazee Street. The speakeasy-style lounge is now offering a preliminary menu of "gourmet bites" and crafted cocktails -- and that lineup will expand once the restaurant puts the finishing touches on its concept. See also: -Gatsby's will ... More >>
Wine never tastes better than when matched with its perfect food-based soulmate. So when the annual Pairsine -The Taste of Elegance Chefs' Food & Wine Pairing Competition rolls into town, we clear our calendars and start fasting -- because we know that it's about to go down. See also: - Chef and Te ... More >>
Another day, another conspiracy regarding Denver International Airport. If it's not Martians living under the floor, it's "Mustang" shooting his devil gaze into the heavens, or the New World Order sending secret communications via the murals. See also: - New World Order! Conspiracy theories keep la ... More >>
To the side of Pena Boulevard is an inadvertent monument to airport planning, pre-9/11: No one in the '90s anticipated the incredible demand for a waiting area far away from arrival doors, and the 116 spaces that Denver International Airport shoehorned into its jerry-rigged, 45-minute waiting area a ... More >>
Overnight, the unnamed woman who stripped at Denver International Airport has become Colorado's biggest celebrity, responsible for the most-viewed item on TMZ. The would-be traveler, who was taken to Denver Health for evalution, allegedly stripped down in protest after being told to put out a cigare ... More >>
The third annual Denver International Beer Competition takes place this weekend at the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, a contest that last year received more than 190 entries from brewers in more than twenty states and six countries. The gold-medal winners will be showcased at the Taste of El ... More >>
The Terminal Kings project is painting the town -- or at least some massive murals destined for Denver International Airport -- this week, with City Hall, 1144 Broadway, turned into a massive gallery through January 21. The fact that the three lead artists, all billed as "world-class," are from out ... More >>
Video below.Denver International Airport conspiracy theories just got a boost from one Stephen Colbert. Last night, as part of The Colbert Report's preview to 2012, and those Mayan prophecies that are supposed to spell our doom, he intoned the phrase, "When the end times come, the last words ... More >>
"Mustang," Luis Jimenez's killer horse at Denver International Airport, just placed third in a recent survey of the country's most bizarre public art. But it definitely ranks first in the hearts and minds of Denver residents, who either really love or really, really hate the sculpture.
Pics below.The folks at the Yahoo! travel feature Wanderlust have come up with a list of the five most bizarre public art displays in these United States, and, predictably, the Blue Mustang at Denver International Airport made the final cut. More surprisingly, it only places third. This, my f ... More >>
For years, Que Bueno -- by gate 52 on Concourse B -- was the best reason to get through security early at Denver International Airport. And when this locally owned joint closed last fall for a rehab and expansion -- from 1,118 square feet to 1,490 square feet, with a full bar -- it left a lot of tra ... More >>
Who put the "international" in Denver International Airport? Not just the Martians living in those underground tunnels at DIA. Next May, Icelandair will introduce non-stop flights from Denver to Reykjavik, Iceland -- and the airline just launched a photo contest for two round-trip tickets on that in ... More >>
If these walls could talk. Barack Obama left town yesterday without going anywhere near Denver International Airport. After barely three hours on the ground in Denver, which was part of a three-state Western swing, the President headed back to Washington, D.C., without even a drive-by tour of the ... More >>
Conspiracy or coincidence? President Barack Obama will be returning to Denver on Tuesday, September 27 -- just four days after a major Homeland Security terrorism-emergency exercise in this city. And already, the web is running wild with conspiracy theories that Obama is coming here to 1) avo ... More >>
Heymsfield.Why is snow so common at Denver International Airport? A new study led by Andrew Heymsfield, a cloud physicist at Boulder's National Center for Atmospheric Research, and published in the journal Science suggests that planes can inadvertently seed clouds under the right conditions, ... More >>
Conspiracy forum boards are buzzing over a "mind bending" connection between Denver International Airport and geographical coordinates described in a key scene of the the alien-loving, sci-fi classic Close Encounters of the Third Kind. In all my years of following the ever-evolving conspiracy ... More >>
Our recent post about Denver International Airport soliciting feedback on public art like the infamous Blue Mustang and other conspiracy-inspiring DIA exhibits sparked some impassioned defenses of the facility's more unusual offerings. Here's one excellent example.
Michael Chertoff.CLEAR is back in business at Denver International Airport, helping ease travelers through the trauma of those invasive security procedures for just $179 a year. And who -- besides the prudy-pants traveler -- benefits? How about former Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff ... More >>
Our culinary calendar is a day late this week -- but the events herein are certainly not a dollar short. Keep reading to learn about the Denver International Wine Festival, cooking classes, A Taste for Life and much more. Here's what's on the menu:
Thanks to the Anubis statue now standing guard outside Denver International Airport, all those conspiracy theories about DIA have taken off again -- and they've landed the airport smack-dab in today's edition of USA Today. "Officials insist the 26-foot tall statue of the ancient Egyptian go ... More >>
Courtesy of Skidmore Owings Merrill The proposed Union Station train shed As noted in the blog "New Architectural Images Released of Denver International Airport. Oh, Wait, That's Denver Union Station," the developers behind the ongoing Union Station project recently unveiled new architectural conc ... More >>
The Game. And now, without further ado... Today in Backbeat Online: • Q&A with the Game. • Little Fyodor celebrates a quarter-century of zaniness. • Lee Ball, RIP. • Next Astrophagus gig to feature Astrophagus playing, uh, its own songs? • Diamond Boiz crew ready to bust through. • The ... More >>
Denver International Airport's giant blue "Mustang" sculpture -- and the controversy surrounding it -- has gone national. Public debate sparked by local realtor Rachel Hultin's Facebook group "DIA's Heinous Blue Mustang Has Got to Go" -- a development first reported by Westword -- has spread across ... More >>
The debate took off fast last week over Luis Jimenez's "Mustang," otherwise known as "DIA's Heinous Blue Mustang," which stands outside Denver International Airport. (Read more in this Off Limits report, as well as at www.byebyebluemustang, the site started by local realtor Rachel Hultin.) But in al ... More >>
Federal prosecutors have indicted an Ohio man who they say threatened to bomb the Denver International Airport and then shoot himself in the bathroom this October. According to the indictment, if he somehow survived the bomb and the gunshot (apparently he didn't have much confidence in his mayhem sk ... More >>
In hindsight, "Mustang" is a real welcome to Denver.
Longmont breaks out the bikes for winter.
The Gropes of Wrath
The Denver Internation Film Festival opens this Thursday.
Travelers searching the Internet for information about Denver's airport will get more than they came for.