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    September 30, 2014

    Reader: Everyone Likes Nostalgia and Kitsch, But the Food at These Old-Timers Sucks

    This summer saw a record number of eateries opening in metro Denver -- but many restaurants also celebrated big anniversaries, including New York Deli News (25th anniversary), Briarwood Inn (35th anniversary) and Wazee Supper Club (40th anniversary). And all of those are relative newcomers compared ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    Reader: Denver's Best Old-School Bars Are Disappearing

    Last week we rounded up a dozen restaurants that have lasted at least fifty years in the same family's hands. Compared to those long runs, the Wazee Supper Club is a relative newcomer: It just celebrated its fortieth birthday. And it changed hands more than a decade ago, moving from founder Angelo K ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    DinnerLab's Pop-Up Experiment Comes to Denver

    Chef Danny Espinoza walked right off a flight from New York and was shuffled to a cramped kitchen in Arvada to cook for a hundred strangers. It was his first time on the line in Colorado. "I always wanted to come here," the vivacious Chicagoan chef says of Denver. "They're like, 'Hey, you're launchi ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    Progress for Teen Hospitalized for Taking Molly -- and How EDM Community is Helping

    Denver blog posts are eager to help. At our Backbeat blog, Kiernan Maletsky writes about how Denver's rave community is helping Bianca, a teen hospitalized for taking molly. Bianca's GoFundMe page features updates that say she's making progress: Click here for more information. Mile High Report: " ... More >>

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    September 26, 2014

    Are These Twelve Denver Restaurants at Least Fifty Years Old Classics or Should They Retire?

    Denver blogs are getting older -- and better. Our Cafe Society blog spotlights twelve Denver restaurants that have hit fifty and are still in the family. Denver Infill's Ryan Dravitz posts the third update about the 250 Columbine project in Cherry Creek. The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic on ... More >>

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    September 25, 2014

    Photos: Ten Great Best of Denver Places to Get Your Workout On -- Inside and Out

    Among the many great things about Colorado are the many recreational opportunities available both inside and outside. Our Best of Denver celebrates ten examples, with picks including traditional gyms, thoroughly nontraditional spots and even spots on the slopes in anticipation of the soon-to-arrive ... More >>

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    September 25, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: Pickled Lake Michigan Perch at Trillium

    No. 72 Pickled Lake Michigan Perch at Trillium 2134 Larimer Street 303-379-9759 Upper Larimer's Trillium brings Scandinavia to Denver, by way of the Great Lakes. Chef-owner Ryan Leinonen grew up in Michigan, where Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish influences shaped the food he grew up with. This shows ... More >>

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    September 25, 2014

    Multiblazer Team Designs Custom Coats for Men and Women

    Taking a wardrobe staple for both men and women to the next level is a team effort. Luc Cisna, Josh Veryser and Andy Fniley have created an alternative to shopping off the rack with Multiblazer a customized, multifunctional coat that is a must-have for fall. Multiblazer team member Finley stepped aw ... More >>

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    September 25, 2014

    Meet Lady Casa, America's Most Famous Raver

    Denver blogs believe all the world's a rave. At our Backbeat blog, Ben Westhoff and Sarah Purkrabek introduce you to Lady Casa, queen of the ravers. Denver Egotist's grabby headline: "David Abbott on 'Game-Bangs.'" Colorado Pols wonders if the Mark Udall-Cory Gardner race could turn on tax fairne ... More >>

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    September 24, 2014

    Five Strange New Foods, Including...a Black Hamburger?

    Denver blog posts are in the black. At our Cafe Society blog, Jenn Wohletz introduces you to five strange new foods with the wrong colors and textures -- including, yes, a black hamburger. Colorado Peak Politics takes on the Colorado Independent over an ad critique mentioning "bullet-riddled" Auro ... More >>

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    September 23, 2014

    Reader: Chubby's Has Denver's Best Walk-up Window!

    While there are many small restaurants in Denver, some eateries are so tiny that they're really nothing more than walk-up windows. We posted a list of five of these little spots last week -- which led to a big debate on the burgers at Grandpa's Burger Haven. See also: Five Walk-Up Windows to Hoof I ... More >>

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    September 23, 2014

    Winnie Wenglewick Brings Kink to the Stage with BITE

    Winnie Wenglewick loves showing her audience how to get kinky. The owner, producer and artistic director of Denver's Dangerous Theatre, Wenglewick is currently producing BITE, a "choose-your-own-adventure sex farce" that offers audiences numerous opportunities to vote for what happens next, whether ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2014

    Pizzeria Locale Adds Two Pizzas, a New Salad Mix -- and Soon a Second Denver Spot

    Change is afoot at Pizzeria Locale, the fast-casual version of the Boulder pizzeria that debuted in Denver last year. Within two weeks, a second store will open its doors on West 32nd Avenue in Highland -- which is good news to Neapolitan pie and budino lovers, and not such good news to those alread ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    From Oktoberfest to the BigWonderful, the Top Ten Events This Weekend

    Oktoberfest rolls into the Balllpark neighborhood this weekend -- the 45th annual incarnation of the event that got its start in Larimer Square. And this is far from the only Oktoberfest in the metro area; the gang's all beer this time of year. You can also celebrate fall at a chile festival, a bloc ... More >>

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    September 19, 2014

    Denver's Top Ten Dog-Friendly Patios

    Denver blog posts love all creatures great and small. At our Cafe Society blog, Isa Jones counts down the ten best dog-friendly patios in Denver. Colorado Peak Politics has another poll to celebrate -- one showing Cory Gardner leading Mark Udall by 8 percent. Coyote Gulch: "Study: We found the ev ... More >>

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    September 18, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: Cinnamon Rolls at the Duffeyroll Cafe

    No. 74 Cinnamon Rolls at the Duffyroll Cafe 1290 South Pearl Street, 303-953-6890 4994 East Hampden Avenue, 303-753-9177 5198 South Broadway, Englewood, 303-996-5900 1600 Blake Street, 303-623-0654 The Duffeyroll Cafe started out as a pushcart on the 16th Street Mall and opened its first permanent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2014

    Tell Your Story at the Moth Mainstage in Denver This Month

    The Moth is coming to Denver! The internationally beloved, true-stories-told-live-on-stage-without-notes series will host a Moth Mainstage event (the theme is "When Worlds Collide") on Tuesday, September 30, at the Paramount Theatre. And it needs one more storyteller -- a local one -- to join the fo ... More >>

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    September 17, 2014

    Hunting for the Elusive North Alabama White Barbecue Sauce in Denver

    Many of Denver's barbecue joints line up sauce bottles like they're craft beer taps, offering an array of house blends to suit the palates of transplants from every meat smoking region of the South. Sweet Kansas City sauce, in hot or mild, and tangy Memphis style compete for attention against sharp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    Ten Top Places to Pick Pumpkins, Apples and Enjoy Fall's Bounty in Colorado

    Summer's not quite over, but fall's definitely in the air -- and in the trees, and on the ground. Now is the perfect time to visit one of Colorado's farms, orchards or pumpkin patches to harvest your own taste of fall. Here are ten of our favorite spots -- take your pick! See also: Ten Best Tiny Re ... More >>

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    September 16, 2014

    Eleven Famous Musicians Who Recently Moved to Colorado

    With the legalization of cannabis for recreational use starting January 1, 2014, Colorado has become a destination for touring bands. However, a steady stream of artists have been moving to the state for years. Some seem to use it purely as a base of operations, but some have engaged with the local ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    Why the Highland Vs. Northside Debate Is All About Gentrification

    Back in August, I wrote a love letter to Denver, the city I used to know. Though my intention was to remember the good things about my city that are gone now, it was also, perhaps, a thinly veiled criticism of the way progress is going in Denver. Recently, there was a "blog" (I say that in quotation ... More >>

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    September 16, 2014

    Reader: Denver Rent Gouging Is Out of Control

    Denver's finish among the twenty cities with the fastest-rising rent didn't surprise a lot of our readers, who sprinkled stories about jaw-slackening increases with plenty of frustration. Here's a prime example. See also: Photos: Twenty Cities With the Fastest-Rising Rents -- and Denver's Place on ... More >>

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    September 15, 2014

    Three Things to Do for Free in Denver, September 15-18

    Last week's weather gave us a preview of the frigid temperatures to come. So this week, why not check out a free knitting class -- so you can make yourself a scarf before the snow really flies. You can also learn the history of a couple of cemeteries and party at the Boulder Fringe Festival -- witho ... More >>

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    September 15, 2014

    Reader: Whenever a Transplant Tells Me There's No Good Barbecue, I Tell Them to Go Home

    After a month of eating barbecue, last week we served up our list of the ten best barbecue joints in Denver -- and the comments line has been smoking. "Wayne's is the best!" "Jabo's got robbed!" "Georgia Boys is yum." See also: The Ten Best Barbecue Joints in Denver

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    Denver's Ten Best Barbecue Spots

    Denver blog posts like it tangy. Our Cafe Society blog counts down the ten best barbecue joints in Denver. The Colorado Independent's Tessa Cheek on Bob Beauprez's focus on federal issues in the Colorado gubernatorial campaign. Mile High Mamas' Amber Johnson on how to survive the dreaded "Mommy C ... More >>

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    September 15, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: Udon Noodles at Bones

    No. 75 Udon Noodles at Bones 701 Grant Street 303-860-2929 When we namedBones the Best New Restaurant in the Best of Denver 2009, we said the tiny eatery was less a noodle bar and more "a loose conglomeration of plates and styles and techniques that came together only because one man thought to stic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: Chiles en Nogada at Chili Verde

    No. 76 Chiles en Nogada at Chili Verde 2311 Federal Boulevard 720-287-2296 Mexican Independence Day is only a few days away, so what better way to celebrate than with one of Denver's most unique Mexican dishes: chiles en nogada. Created in Puebla, Mexico, the dish captures the colors of the Mexican ... More >>

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    September 12, 2014

    Denver's Five Ugliest Sculptures

    Denver blog posts believe ugly is in the eye of the beholder. At our Show and Tell blog, Michael Paglia shares his choices for the five ugliest sculptures in Denver. Big Media's Jason Salzman argues that personhood ties run deep in Jeffco GOP campaigns. Denver Infill's Ryan Dravitz offers an upda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    Fishing for Compliments: A Second Helping of Cafe Society, September 7-12

    This week on Cafe Society, Gretchen Kurtz visited a Denver icon, the long-standing Barolo Grill. Mark Antonation talked to Kevin Grossi of Lola Mexican Fish House for Chef and Tell. And our quest for great barbecue in Denver culminated with our list of the ten best BBQ spots in town.

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    Reader: White Americans Think Chipotle Is Real Mexican

    There are certain things people from Denver say all the time -- like, for instance, "This is the best city in the country, but please stop telling everyone!" So earlier this week, our Latest Word blog published the top ten things you never hear someone from Denver say. Number 5? "I wish I could find ... More >>

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    September 11, 2014

    The Landmark Gears Up for New Tenants, Including Espresso American

    East West Partners took over the beleaguered Landmark project in Greenwood Village late last year, and it's starting to make moves. Espresso American Coffee, a Central American company that has 165 stores internationally, will open its first U.S. locations in the Denver area this fall -- one of them ... More >>

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    September 11, 2014

    The Ten Best Barbecue Joints in Denver

    Denver doesn't have much of a reputation as a barbecue city -- which makes sense, since the distinct styles of American barbecue evolved in other states; any methods or meat cuts specific to Colorado (lamb or bison, for example) disappeared decades ago. Slow cooking over hardwood coals is a skill ac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2014

    The Wonders of the Wonder View Tower Are on the Block: Going, Going, Gone

    A hundred miles east of Denver is a rise that, at around 5,900 feet, is the highest point between Denver and Kansas City -- or between Denver and Chicago, or between Denver and New York, depending on who's doing the measuring and who's doing the bragging. This rise marks what has traditionally been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2014

    Reader: Four Things No One From Denver Ever Says -- But They Wish They Could

    Our collection of ten things no one from Denver ever says prompted plenty of readers to come up with other examples, including this one, who volunteered four. The photo will give you a clue about one of them: Check out the others below. See also: Ten Things No One From Denver Ever Says

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2014

    Interstate Bar Celebrates Its Fifth Birthday Today

    Santa Fe Drive has long been one of Denver's main drags, and when Interstate Kitchen & Bar opened at the corner of Tenth Avenue five years ago, the strip finally got a classic roadhouse -- even if it was a brand-new spot in the middle of Denver. This section of Santa Fe has changed a lot over the pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2014

    Podcast Profiles: Adam Cayton-Holland and My Dining Room Table

    Podcasts are in tune with the democratized spirit of internet media; anyone with a microphone and a computer can offer their listeners unlimited hours of recordings, usually for free. Limited only by their imaginations, podcasters have a freedom of expression unrestricted by commerce, censorship ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    Denver's Best Neighborhoods for Dating and More, According to Hinge

    Hinge, a new dating app, has just launched in Denver, and to mark the occasion, the Hinge team conducted a survey about connecting in the Mile High City. Topics include the best neighborhoods for meeting someone, the most common types of women and men you're likely to encounter, the most and least a ... More >>

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    September 8, 2014

    Denver Patios Are Going to the Dogs!

    The dog days of summer are behind us -- but every dog can still have its day on a local patio. That's because on July 1, new regulations took effect in Denver for restaurants that want to turn over at least part of their patios to pooches, and Racines, which has very dog-friendly owners, was quick t ... More >>

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    September 8, 2014

    Etsy Can Help You Sneak Pot into a Music Festival -- and Here's How

    Denver blog posts aren't into subterfuge. At our Backbeat blog, Amanda Lewis offers the lowdown on a down-low way to sneak pot into a music festival. Big Media's Jason Salzman on what Dan Caplis would be shocked beyond imagination to learn Bob Beauprez actually said. The Ralphie Report's Jack Bar ... More >>

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    September 5, 2014

    Dishes of DISH: Deep-Dish Pizza from Patxi's Pizza

    On Sunday, September 7, 2014, Westword will host its twentieth annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, DISH, in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, where many of the favorite restaurants of Cafe Society writers and readers will be serving delectable dishes. Patxi's Pizza wil ... More >>

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    September 5, 2014

    Denver Dropped as Defendant in Jimma Reat Botched-911 Call Tragedy

    In January, as we reported at the time, a judge ruled that the City of Denver could be listed as a defendant in a lawsuit filed by the family of Jimma Reat, who was killed in 2012 after a tragic error by a 911 operator. Now, however, another judge has dropped Denver as a defendant. Denver's city at ... More >>

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    September 5, 2014

    Marley Coffee Cranks Up Bicycle Caffes Around Denver

    You may have seen a black-and-gold bicycle-trailer contraption peddling coffee and other treats on the 16th Street Mall at Larimer Street; it's been setting up shop there since January. Now Marley Coffee, the brainchild of chairman Rohan Marley (son of reggae legend Bob), is expanding its bicycle ca ... More >>

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    September 5, 2014

    Reader: Sorry, but A$$holes in Denver Get More Dates

    We love Comment of the Day items that get even more people talking -- and this was definitely the case with a post inspired by an artist's tongue-in-cheek reasons not to move to Denver. In it, a reader suggested that Denver men who complain about not getting dates may simply be assholes -- a take th ... More >>

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    September 5, 2014

    How Long Would You Wait for Brunch? A Second Helping of Cafe Society, September 2-5

    Do good things come in small packages? That's been Gretchen Kurtz's experience this summer; she's reviewed a number of tiny restaurants over the past few months, most recently Bistro Barbès, and found that while the kitchens may be tiny, they cook up big flavors. And speaking of big flavors, before ... More >>

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    September 4, 2014

    Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Ginger White Brunetti

    #58: Ginger White Brunetti When you see a new mural beautifying urban greenway walls or walk into an exhibit at the McNichols Building in Civic Center Park, you do so under the watch of Ginger White Brunetti, who as deputy director of Denver Arts & Venues oversees city-owned cultural hot spots and ... More >>

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    September 4, 2014

    Reader: What's With Bistro Barbes and Tiny Restaurants Making Patrons Dine Communally?

    This week Gretchen Kurtz reviews Bistro Barbès, a tiny spot in Park Hill that cooks up some big flavors. That's just one of the diminutive dining establishments she's visited recently, which inspired our list of the Ten Best Tiny Restaurants in Denver -- all places that seat forty or fewer. See al ... More >>

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    September 4, 2014

    Happy Hour at Charcoal: Cut-Rate yet Refined

    Charcoal's slogan is "Fine dining. Affordable prices," but I can recall being nearly bankrupt a couple of times after ordering too much at this Golden Triangle establishment. When I saw Charcoal's happy-hour menu, I was thrilled that I could pig out without having to make an uncomfortable phone call ... More >>

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    September 4, 2014

    10 Things to Do for $10 in Denver This Weekend (7 Free!), September 5-7

    The big Labor Day weekend is over, but there's still big fun to be had in Denver this weekend for relatively little money. You can enjoy cultural experiences of all flavors, laugh a lot -- and eat chocolate. If these ten evens leave you hungry for more, check out the Westword calendar for a complet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    Reader: Bagel Snobs? Next It Will Be $4 Toast Like in San Francisco

    Has Denver become a city of bagel snobs? That's what one reader suggests, as the debate over Denver bagels versus New York bagels -- as exemplified by Rosenberg's Bagels & Delicatessen -- continues. But according to that same reader, there's another danger lurking on the horizon: designer toast. Se ... More >>

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    September 3, 2014

    Phish Fans Cheer as Friendly Cops Play the Jaws Theme

    Denver blog posts try to stay on the right side of Officer Friendly. At our Backbeat blog, Gina Tron documents friendly interactions between police and Phish fans, include the cheers that greeted a cruiser pumping out the Jaws theme. Colorado Peak Politics: Denver mayor Michael Hancock "Yells Out ... More >>

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