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  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    From eggs to nugs, Denver's on a roll this weekend

    With both 4/20 and Easter on Sunday, the city will be rolling in nugs and eggs and the city's favorite hybrid meal -- brunch -- will undoubted hit new highs. Whether you're out to celebrate bud or bunnies this year or just celebrating a good-weather weekend, there's plenty to do in Denver. Keep read ... More >>

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    April 18, 2014

    10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (7 free!), April 18-20

    If smoking weed with the masses at Civic Center Park or Easter egg hunts aren't your thing, there's still plenty to Denver in Denver this weekend, everything from debates to art openings to a three-day celebration of music, comedy and, yes, cannabis. We've picked out ten of the best events, all unde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Triple header: The three newest restaurants on Federal Boulevard

    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 thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Kevin Pharris remembers and laments the loss of the Denver streetcar

    Long before RTD's light rail system, Denver had another effective and extensive mode of public transit: the streetcar. With rails running all over the city, the system was a large part of everyday life until it was removed in 1950 due to the popularity of the car and changing trends in transportatio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Did the Blood Moon have any strange effects on you?

    Denver blog posts aren't eclipsed by anything. At our Show & Tell blog, Bree Davies offers an amateur's guide to astrology, tinctures and worshipping celestial bodies. Colorado Pols wonders whether it's possible for a politician who's not from metro Denver to win a statewide race. Mile High Hocke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Duffeyroll Cafe is on a roll, with a new store off the 16th Street Mall

    Duffeyroll Cafe, a Denver institution for close to three decades that's renowned for its cinnamon rolls, is opening its fourth Denver location at 16th and Blake streets today. See also: Attivo Pizza & Subs moves out of the Beauvallon

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    The twelve best stoner spots to cure the munchies in Denver on 4/20

    In Denver, 4/20 is a special holiday -- and no, we don't mean Easter. It's a day to partake in a certain herb that Coloradans seem to love. With parties all over the city and a big rally at Civic Center Park pushing legalization -- oh, wait --- well, a big rally pushing something, there are few bett ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Washington Park beer ban decision expected soon -- but why do we even have 3.2 beer?

    April is here, and Denver's parks are abuzz -- but not because of daffodils, robins and honeybees. Rather, it's our First World right to get buzzed -- whether it's with booze or with pot -- in these public places that has people springing into action. And while the 4/20 Rally in Civic Center has its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Does Denver have a better music scene than Austin because there are more venues here?

    Denver blogs have the music in them -- and other stuff, too. At our Backbeat blog, Kiernan Maletsky notes that Denver has more live music venues than Austin, then asks, "Does it matter?" Colorado Peak Politics thinks Senator Mark Udall's own words doom his campaign. The Colorado Independent's Mik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Reader: Not all hit-and-runs are necessarily the drivers' fault

    Yesterday's post about four metro-area hit-and-runs that took place within 24 hours proved to be a conversation starter, in part because so many similar incidents have taken place in Denver and beyond lately. This reader feels that automatically blaming drivers for causing such accidents (as opposed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Photos: Top ten U.S. stoner cities -- and why Elite Daily says Denver isn't number one

    We're accustomed to seeing Denver top marijuana-centric city lists. So we were definitely surprised to come across Elite Daily's "10 Best U.S. Cites For Stoners To Live In" and discover that while Denver was among the two Colorado communities to make the cut, and despite upcoming 4/20 activities dra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    The Denver Record Collectors Spring Expo is a music fan's paradise

    Hidden down in a convention hall of a nondescript hotel off the highway north of Denver was a record lover's paradise this weekend: the Denver Record Collectors Spring Expo. At the convention hall all day Sunday were dozens of vendors, each selling thousands of records, CDs and more. This wasn't j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    One Day in Denver invites filmmakers to document the city for a collective film

    On April 26, filmmakers across the city are invited to take part in One Day in Denver. Novice camera-phone auteurs and skilled movie-makers alike will be capturing their unique perspectives on Denver and then submitting the footage to the multi-faceted documentary project. The project is a spin-off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Dave Grohl exposes himself too often?

    Denver blog posts know when to say "when." At our Backbeat blog, Jaime Lees asks for a break from Dave Grohl, at least for a while. Denver Frank on #bubbleporn: "It's not what you think." Big Media's Jason Salzman check in with an Onion-ready headline: "Media should not report Satan is real."

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Marijuana: Denver hotel searches for 4/20 weekend up 73 percent

    As we've reported, State of Colorado and City of Denver tourist agencies have resisted the temptation to use marijuana as a way to lure visitors to the area, despite mainstream media pot coverage that's essentially free advertising. Against that backdrop comes word that hotel searches for Denver on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Reader: My favorite place for brunch is nowhere, 'cause I hate the idea of "brunch"

    The forecast is sunny, at least for tomorrow, so diners all over Denver are already making plans for brunch, this city's favorite meal. After the Best of Denver 2014, in which we named Fooducopia the Best Brunch, we served up our list of the dozen best brunch spots in Denver -- and in responses read ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (8 free!), April 11-13

    Whether you want to see Johnny Knoxville dressed like a grandpa, learn which forest plants are edible, or catch a sex-themed comedy show, you can do it in Denver this weekend -- for less than ten bucks! Keep reading for our list of the ten of the best deals in town, including eight that are totally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Watch Game of Thrones in the company of your fellow geeks every Sunday

    Now that HBO's magnificent Game of Thrones is back, Sunday nights just became appointment viewing again. That's great news unless your free HBO just expired, or your ex-roommate finally changed his HBO Go password or you're not sure you can stand watching alone knowing that the show is probably just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    God is bored of your band after twenty minutes

    Denver blog posts know that brevity is the soul of wit. At our Backbeat blog, Drew Ailes offers six reasons your band shouldn't play longer than twenty minutes. Coyote Gulch: "If you like your toilet, you can keep your toilet." Denver Stiffs' Danny Neubert recaps the Nugs' improbable road win ove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Snarf's owner-chef Jimmy Seidel: "We're bringing more Snarf's to the people"

    Jimmy "Snarf" Seidel Snarf's eatatsnarfs.com Snarfburger snarfburger.com This is part two of my interview with Jimmy Seidel, chef-owner of Snarf's and Snarfburger; part one of our conversation ran yesterday. Most memorable meal you've ever had: I've had some very memorable meals in my life, inc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Guess where I'm eating crab dip and housemade potato chips?

    Denver restaurants are rolling out new happy hour menus to coincide with the warmer weather, and late yesterday afternoon, while the sun was warming my neck, I enjoyed one of the new happy hour dishes -- crab dip and housemade potato chips -- at a joint whose two patios were overflowing with people ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Where do you eat when you're drunk and have no shame? Viva Burrito!

    Denver blog posts believe in moderation -- usually. At our Cafe Society blog, Patricia Calhoun shares a comment from a reader with kind words -- situationally speaking, at least -- for Viva Burrito. Purple Row's Jordan Freemyer thinks Walt Weiss has got Michael Cuddyer in the right spot in the Roc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    Kava Lounge, an after-hours, 18 , BYOB venue selling kava root drinks, opens this month

    When Kava Lounge opens at 1915 Broadway in Boulder near the end of April, it will be the first of its kind in Denver's northwest neighbor. It will be open seven days per week and until 5 a.m. on Thursday through Saturday night (Sunday morning, really). Anyone over 18 years old is welcome, and while ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    Eight Denver homicides in first quarter of 2014: See where they happened

    According to the Denver coroner's office, eight homicides took place in the city during the first quarter of 2014. That pace is slower than in 2013, when there were 22 homicides during the first six months of the year. But that does little to ease the pain for the loved ones of Taunya Carlino, seen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    Marijuana: William Breathes's top picks for the 4/20 holi-daze

    Have you checked your calendar lately? The annual 4/20 weekend is nearly upon us, and we can already smell the smoke in the air in the Mile High City. Okay, maybe that's just the smoke from our pot critic's desk. But that smoke signals an ever-growing list of cannabis-centric events in Denver nex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Why (and how) Governor John Hickenlooper wants to support Colorado music: Interview

    Colorado Governor John Hicknlooper has long been invested in the culture of the state. As Denver's Mayor, Hickenlooper was a common sight at things like art gallery openings and concerts, and his roots in the community include co-founding Wynkoop Brewing Company in LoDo. He has spent the past thre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Lime shortage hits Denver -- talk about a wedge issue!

    The infamous lime shortage -- which has been blamed on everything from a citrus disease to a Mexican drug cartel -- has hit Denver. And while it didn't seem to affect the taste of the the Best of Denver 2014's Best House Margaritas at Adelitas Cocina y Cantina(two-for-one on Monday nights!), we were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Zocalo closes South Broadway location

    A notorious black hole location on South Broadway has claimed another victim: The southern outpost of Zocalo closed its doors at the end of March. See also: Protein Bar now open in Boulder, coming to Denver...and hiring

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    First look: Jamaican Grill opens on the fringe of the Santa Fe Arts District

    Denver lays claim to a lot of different cuisines, but the foods of the Caribbean, namely Jamaican, are woefully few and far between. But last week, in Lincoln Park, just on the fringe of the Santa Fe Arts District, a small storefront called Jamaican Grill opened on Eighth Avenue in a former weed dis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Reader: You can't open TexMex in Colorado...

    There's no shortage of Mexican restaurants in the Denver area -- and especially not in Aurora, where storefront taquerias and seafood spots seem to pop up every day on East Colfax Avenue and South Havana. But does Denver have enough TexMex restaurants? Not according to fans of Rusty Taco, a Texas-ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Why the hell did this guy wear a Batman onesie to Snowball?

    Denver blog posts have a style all their own. On our Backbeat blog, Ashley Rogers asks Snowball attendees to explain their fashion statements. Big Media's Jason Salzman on Cory Gardner's position on abortion, which he says is identical to the views of former Colorado Archbishop Charles Chaput. Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Reader: The more liberal a place, the more awesome it is

    Our post about the prospect of Denver hosting the 2016 Republican National Convention (the city is still in the running) included comments from the RNC Facebook page, including one that dubbed the Colorado capital a "liberal shithole." That phrase inspired interesting takes from lots of readers, inc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    Rustic Thread Boutique brings boho-hip fashion to Denver

    Now that spring has arrived, the fashion faithful have a bouquet of shopping options to help with the transition out of winter sweaters. If you are looking for unique, boho-hip, stylish designs to add to your spring wardrobe, head to the Rustic Thread Boutique in Highland. We recently chatted with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    Behind Mayhem Festival's controversial move to Red Rocks

    Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival announced its lineup earlier this week, but there was some controversy about the truncated roster for the July 14 show at Red Rocks. Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Asking Alexandria, Trivium and Body Count (Ice-T's metal band) were announced for Denver, but those ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    Have you tried the new Boulder Beer brew made by mistake?

    Denver blog posts could use a cold one about now. At our Cafe Society blog, Jonathan Shikes reveals how a mistake resulted in Boulder Beer's 35th anniversary brew. Denver Infill's Ryan Dravitz offers a final update on the Denver Art Museum office project. Denver Frank offers a lesson in street ty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    Reader: At brunch I see hipsters, yuppies, families, hungover people, all kinds of folks

    If you live in Colorado, chances are good that brunch is your favorite meal -- whether you're a yuppie, hipster or human who eschews labels. And metro Denver is full of great places to eat brunch, including Fooducopia, which just snagged the Best Brunch award in the Best of Denver 2014. But we're fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    Washington Park alcohol ban pushed to address "belligerent drunken behavior"

    Washington Park is without question one of Denver's favorite parks. But is this status endangered by the bad behavior associated with alcohol? That's among the assertions made in a letter by Denver City Councilman Chris Nevitt, who's calling for a ban on alcohol in the park. Continue for more info ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    2014 Westword Showcase nominees from A-Z

    Denver blog posts rock. At our Backbeat blog, check out the full list of 2014 Westword Showcase nominees, from Angry Hand of God to Zebroids. Colorado Pols wonders if CU's visiting conservative scholar is doing his job a little too well. Purple Row's Brian Kilpatrick on the first Rockies win of t ... More >>

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    April 3, 2014
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    April 2, 2014

    The ten best comedy events in Denver in April

    April is a month of rejuvenation and light-hearted trickery, a season of pranks, afternoon showers, and street-sweeping tickets. The truly April foolish thing to do would be to miss out on the fine assortment of comedy shows in Denver this month. With a visit from the reigning ice queen of late nigh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Photos: Best Hair male Denver TV personalities -- the 2014 top ten

    Yesterday, we shared our list of the top ten Best Hair on female Denver TV personalities countdown, featuring the 2014 Best of Denver champ and the nine other local on-screen talents who missed the big prize by just a hair or two. Now, it's the guys' turn. Look below to see the dudes who made our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Denver's a "liberal sh*thole"? Maybe, but it still could host the 2016 Republican convention

    Update: Earlier today, we noted that the Republican National Committee was on the cusp of determining the finalist sites to host the Grand Old Party's 2016 convention. Denver was one of eight contestants -- and a short time ago, the Mile HIgh City made the final cut, along with Cleveland, Cincinnati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Scarlett Johansson choice: In spandex -- or in practically nothing?

    Denver blog posts are all about options. At our Show and Tell blog, the Voice Film podcasters talk up Scarlett Johansson in two very different films: Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Under the Skin. Mile High Hockey's c6hor8 on the latest victory by the Avs, the only currently playing Denv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Denver's best dubstep shows in the past seven years, according to Sub.mission

    Sub.mission dubstep is arguably the most influential music authority in Denver. Consistently winning Westword's Best Of Denver awards for various shows and events, Sub.mission has been bringing the underground dubstep sounds to Denver for seven years. Thanks to founder Nicole Cacciavillano, and a cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Photos: Best Hair female Denver TV personalities -- the 2014 top ten

    Each year, our Best of Denver awards for Best Hair on a Denver TV personality -- females and males alike -- are among the most heavily contested of any on our annual list. Now, the top picks are out -- but what about the nine finalists in each category who finished just out of the money? Ladies fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Guess where I'm eating wood-fired octopus?

    This year's Best of Denver -- make that "Beast" of Denver -- is behind us, but we're already starting to think about next year's issue, and while Lower48 was our pick for this year's Best New Restaurant, the photo above, a marvelous dish of wood-fired octopus, comes from a restaurant that's already ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Lower48 Kitchen is the Best New Restaurant in Denver -- find out why tomorrow

    There's usually an element of suspense in a restaurant review. Is the food worth your money? Does the atmosphere add to the experience? Is this a place you should visit ASAP -- or avoid like the plague? But it's a foregone conclusion that my next review will be a rave: I'm writing about Lower48 Kitc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Guess what Magical Mother F*cker has in his fanny pack

    Denver blog posts light up the night. At our Backbeat blog, Kat Bein shows and tells us what ravers at the Ultra Music Festival keep in their fanny packs. Denver Egotist makes the local link to Surfer Magazine's "The Cradle of Storms." Colorado Pols accuses a GOP candidate of "undiluted racism."

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Photos: Top ten most sexually active U.S. cities, and where Denver finishes

    We recently stumbled across a vintage list of the ten most sexually active American cities assembled by Quality Health. Turns out Denver is very high among communities experiencing a happy ending, if you know what we mean. And we're pretty sure you do. Where did Denver finish? Look below to see t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    First Annual March for Absurdity brings weirdness to the streets

    Denver's First Annual March for Absurdity convened at Market street RTD station yesterday afternoon. Whimsical accoutrements abounded at this small but dedicated gathering of weirdos, united in a defiantly pointless exercise for the sake of spectacle. But oh, what a spectacle. While the marcher's as ... More >>

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