Denver Tech Center

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2014

    Metropolitan Bar & Grill to Open in Former Russo's Space at Vallagio

    Russo's Kitchen Tavern closed at Vallagio in Englewood in April 2012 and has been vacant ever since. Sandwiched between the southern outpost of Marco's Coal-Fired Pizza and Mary Nguyen's Street Kitchen Asian Bistro, Russo's struggled to find its identity, especially after chef Brian Laird (now gar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2014

    Tocabe American Indian Eatery to Open Second Location -- in Centennial

    Lunch options for the Denver Tech Center crowd are about to get a little more interesting. Fry bread and Indian taco specialist Tocabe: An American Indian Eatery announced last week on its Facebook page that it will be opening a location in Centennial near Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre. See also: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2014

    Photos: A Sweet Time at Choctoberfest

    Choctoberfest hit the Denver Tech Center over the weekend offering sweet samples of gooey goodness to guests who also got the chance to experience beer and wine pairings with and chocolate, cooking demonstrations, chocolate contests, and kids' activities at the Denver Marriot Tech Center. Photograph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    Tropical Smoothie Cafe opens on Monday -- and one person will get free smoothies for a year

    Tropical Smoothie Cafe, a nationwide chain known for its healthy eats with a tropical twist, opens Monday in the Denver Tech Center, and one person will receive free smoothies for a year as part of the grand opening celebration, which will also include complimentary smoothies for anyone who walks th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    Fire Bowl Cafe is a cool option for a summer meal

    The Fire Bowl Cafe franchise is based in Austin -- and you can make whatever jokes you like about Texas producing an Asian fast-casual eatery, but the only location in the metro area is packed every lunch hour. Fire Bowl seems to be the go-to place for Denver Tech Center types who want to snag lunch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Photos: The Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown pits humans against machines

    The 2013 Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown took over the Sheraton Hotel in the Denver Tech Center from April 26-28, as arcade gaming fans and collectors converged for the three-day festival. Westword photographer Danielle Lirette stopped by to capture the lights and music of the region's pinball wizar ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 14, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    The twenty best costumes at the 2012 Haunted Hotel party

    At Halloween, what's better than a haunted house? How about a haunted hotel? Over the weekend, Kevin Larson Presents took over the Hyatt Regency in the Denver Tech Center for the fourth annual Haunted Hotel party. Spread across multiple floors, the spooky celebration featured live music and art as m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Twenty best costumes at MileHiCon 44

    Colorado's longest-running science fiction and fantasy convention hit the Hyatt Regency in the Denver Tech Center over the weekend. The convention featured more than eighty speakers and events across three days, and it attracted hundreds of costumed attendees dressed as their favorite characters. Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Sahara is a veggie-friendly oasis in the Tech Center desert

    You know you've picked a good restaurant for lunch when it's already filling up at 11 a.m. That's what we found when we stepped inside Sahara. Like many restaurants in the Denver Tech Center area, Sahara is tucked inside a strip mall, but the attention paid to the decor makes you quickly forget the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Hunger Games fans and Trekkies rejoice! StarFest is this weekend in Denver!

    The 35th annual StarFest is coming to Denver this morning, taking over three hotels in the Denver Tech Center. The three-day convention covers everything under the sci-fi umbrella: robots, comics, video games, and even sci-fi in the digital world. Each sub category has its own mini convention during ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Fourleaf Chopped Salads offers a fresh way to get your veggie fix

    The Denver Tech Center location of Fourleaf Chopped Salads isn't particularly convenient; it's tucked away in a strip mall off the I-25 frontage road and located a little below street level, so it's easy to miss. And the hours of operation -- 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays only -- are not that conven ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Get Dazbog Coffee, even if you forgot your wallet

    Flickr photo by dyobmit​Dazbog Coffee understands that its undercaffeinated, too-tired-to-function customers may not always remember their wallets -- and so the stores are offering a payment method that doesn't require a wallet. "Everyone has their cell phone before their wallet these days," s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Star Wars Day: May the Fourth Be With You... and everyone at Denver StarFest (VIDEO)

    Not-Leia & Not-Han.​Today is Star Wars Day -- a date celebrated with the phrase "May the Fourth be with you." Get it? Over at our Show and Tell blog, Thorin Klosowski marks the occasion with a collection of weird Star Wars memorabilia. But we didn't want to be left out. So unleash your inner g ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 16, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    The last Purple Martini dries up, leaving a vacant spot in the Tabor Center

    ​Back in May, we reported that the Purple Martini, the cocktail lounge in the Tabor Center, had been seized by the city for failing to pay taxes. The place reopened for a few weeks, but early this month, it went dark for good.

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Pasquini's will start flipping pies this Friday in the Denver Tech Center

    ​After a series of delays, the newest Pasquini's Pizzeria will finally start flipping pies in the Denver Tech Center. The new location at 8101 East Belleview Avenue will host its grand opening this Friday at 10:30 a.m. Manager Zack Kupetz says the restaurant will have the "newest, greatest a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Freshii opens its second Colorado restaurant today

    ​You better like brown rice and romaine lettuce. Freshii, the growing, Chicago-based fast/healthy food chain started by a former Oscar de la Renta public relations manager, opens in Republic Plaza today, bringing its wraps, rice noodles, organic oatmeal, and a multitude of other options to a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    H Burger goes a little mad on Tuesdays

    ​H BurgerCo opened a little late, but it's making up for lost time with a couple of specials -- including Burger Madness on Tuesdays. Every Tuesday, a quarter-pound burger (beef, lamb, turkey or veggie) and fries costs you just five bucks -- with drink purchase. But there are drink deals, too ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 22, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Mouth by south of the border at the new Fresko

    Lori Midson​Fresko is Mexican casual cuisine, a unique place, an experience, and a taste only known in Mexico. Fresko is honored to be in Colorado. Fresko is genuine, culture, quality, passion, freshness, ambiance, with a staff that loves to share. Experience metropolitan Mexican dining for a fast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    What a week: We need wine

    Tonight, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.,Morton's in the Denver Tech Center, 8480 East Belleview Avenue, is uncorking five different Argentinian Malbec wines for oenophiles willing to fork over $45 for plenty of sips, plus hors d'oeuvres, including cheeses, sliced tenderloin with chimichurri sauce, broiled se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Baker St. Pub moves into former Nine75

    Baker St. recreates a British pub in the Denver 'burbs. While other chains contract, Baker St. Pub & Grill has been taking advantage of the economy by snapping up now-empty locations in the metro area. First it took on a Chili's at 1729 28th Street in Boulder; now it's adding the former Nine75 nor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2009

    Chefs go up front today for Operation Frontline

    Chefs Up Front, a benefit for Share Our Strength's Operation Frontline, brings twenty top chefs to the Colorado Convention Center at 5:30 p.m. today, March 15. The participating restaurant/chef combos include Andrew Lubatty of Avenue Grill, Pete List of Beatrice & Woodsley, Sean Huggard of Black Pea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Bombay Bowl comes to the Tech Center

    The Denver Tech Center is full of movers and shakers who could probably use some sustenance to support them while they watch the market fall. Now they can find it, fast, at the Bombay Bowl. The fast-casual spot at 12023 East Arapahoe Road in Centennial opened on February 20. It's the brainchild of A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008

    From Tosh's Hacienda to Kiva to Club Dynasty

    Tosh's Hacienda The flier for the S.O.S. -- Sophisticated.On.Saturdays -- party October 25 says that it will be held in the new Club Dynasty, located in the "old" Kiva Restaurant at 3090 Downing Street, with two floors of dance club and a spelling-impaired dress code: "no hats, white tees, do rags ... More >>

  • News

    October 16, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 10, 2008

    The Comedy Works South grand opening

    Strike a pose. After several delays and millions of dollars, the new Comedy Works South opened in the Denver Tech Center Thursday night to much fanfare. A red carpet welcomed the many attendees, replete with photogs snapping shots of famous folk and average joes alike. Comedian George Lopez hosted ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 3, 2008

    Smokin' Hot

    Help pick the 2009 Colorado Firefighter Calendar cover boy.

  • Dining

    January 31, 2008

    Pama Pear Mojito

    Bonefish Grill

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2007

    The Truth is Out There

    There seemed to be two overriding conclusions shared by nearly everyone in attendance at the 38th annual MUFON UFO Symposium in the Denver Tech Center this weekend: First, our planet is being visited by something and second, the government is actively involved in covering up the truth about what tha ... More >>

  • Music

    May 3, 2007

    Hot & Wild Wednesdays

    Purple Martini

  • Dining

    September 1, 2005
  • Dining

    December 23, 2004

    Cash Landing

    The ghosts of Christmas pasta bring in the green with the red.

  • News

    November 11, 2004

    Bada Bing, Bada Boom!

    This local girl made good -- very good -- in the escort business.

  • Dining

    August 5, 2004
  • News

    September 11, 2003

    Talking Dirty

    Denver's janitors were being swept aside. Now they're winning respect.

  • Food & Drink

    April 4, 2002
  • Dining

    September 28, 2000

    Not So Hot

    Cool River sells Denver diners down the river.

  • Dining

    August 3, 2000

    Special Attractions

    Two Chinese restaurants -- one elegant, the other modest -- both prove out of the ordinary.

  • Dining

    March 9, 2000

    Dem Bones, Dem Bones

    The barbecue scene in Denver still smokes.

  • News

    March 9, 2000

    Pest of the West

    Death comes for the prairie dog.

  • News

    December 31, 1998
  • News

    December 17, 1998

    The Village People

    Arapahoe County's most aggressive town wants to swallow up the area's prime commercial real estate. Can anything stop Greenwood Village?

  • News

    August 13, 1998
  • News

    July 23, 1998

    Janitors in a Conundrum

    A bitter labor dispute envelops the Denver Tech Center.

  • Dining

    June 4, 1998
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    September 5, 1996
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    October 19, 1994



  • Dining

    January 12, 1994

    Mouthing Off

    Good food, good price.

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