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  • Culture

    August 21, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 21, 2014

    Project Pie brings its fast-casual pizza concept to Boulder...sound familiar?

    Custom food is nothing new; Chipotle and other fast-casuals have been allowing people to have it their way for years. When Project Pie opened in Boulder last month, it did so with a "Chipotle-like mantra," according to its PR firm. Of course, it's not the only pizza place to do so. And when the foun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    Do You Recognize Man Who Entered Woman's Home and Touched Her As She Slept?

    Imagine awaking in the middle of the night to find an intruder laying his hands on you very much without your knowledge or permission. That's what happened to a Denver woman yesterday morning at just about this time. Continue for the where, the when, the full-size suspect sketch and how you can hel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    Playbill: Three Plays and Performances to See in Denver This Week

    Performances traditional -- and untraditional -- set the stage this week, from an impromptu dance in an art gallery to the revival of a chilling, tried-and-true tale. Here's what you'll find this week on late-summer stages. See also: Five 5ths of the Wizard of Oz: A Fringe Benefit!

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    How Ark Life Made a Promising Career Out of Drinking with Friends

    When Jesse Elliott came to Denver in early 2013, he was only passing through. As the frontman of Washington, D.C.-based rock band These United States, he'd passed through Denver plenty of times. In fact, that group toured so much that Elliott hadn't kept a home address for three years. But a week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    A New Record Store Just Opened -- and Yes, It Is 2014

    Denver blog posts love taking new places out for a spin. At our Backbeat blog, Mark Masters introduces us to Chain Reaction, a new record store (!) in Lakewood. Big Media's Jason Salzman introduces us to the Republican rep who thinks John Hickenlooper treats us like "his abused spouse." Denver In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    Dining on the Hoof, More Meals and Deals on this Week's Culinary Calendar

    This week's culinary calendar is a cornucopia of events that feature homegrown products, from cantaloupe to cows. But there are also deals that celebrate homegrown organizations, benefiting everything from wildlife to felines to Food Bank of the Rockies. Keep reading for a taste... See also: In Sea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    What's Your Favorite Place in Denver? The City Wants to Know

    What's your favorite place in Denver? This morning the Denver Department of Community Planning and Development -- whose office is definitely not the favorite place of people applying for building permits and zoning variances -- launched the Favorite Place in Denver campaign, part of an attempt to "l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    Photos: Skaters in Togas at Roll's Animal House on Wheels

    John Belushi was surely in the building for this month's Roll at the Exdo Event Center: The August edition of Denver's roller disco was all about the classic comedy Animal House, with costumes and antics to match -- on wheels! Keep reading to see what was skating around the rink on Friday night. Al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    Urban Nights Put the Spotlight on Mondo Guerra and Other Denver Designers

    On August 1, the second annual Urban Nights fashion show, sponsored by the Joseph Family Foundation, brought a fashion extravaganza to Mile High Station that benefited homeless youth while showcasing local designers. One of those designers was Mondo Guerra, who's gained national acclaim on Project R ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 14, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 14, 2014

    Are These the Most Do-Able Furries From Rocky Mountain FurCon?

    Denver blogs aren't afraid to let the fur fly. At our Show and Tell blog, Susan Froyd shares photos of animal attractions at the Rocky Mountain FurCon. Colorado Pols shares a video that appears to show senatorial hopeful Cory Gardner committing to legislation banning abortion. The Redheaded Slut: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2014

    Photos: Ten Fastest-Growing Colorado Cities According to NerdWallet

    Colorado hasn't been immune from the economic challenges of recent years -- but what communities are doing the best when it comes to shaking off the doldrums? "Cities on the Rise in Colorado," a post on the website NerdWallet, attempts to answer that question -- and many of the communities on its li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2014

    Reader: Without you ignorant peons it wouldn't be cool to be hip

    Last week we poured out our list of the ten best hipster bars in Denver. If you're a cultural anthropologist looking to observe hipsters in their element or maybe you're just new to town and looking for a hand-built bar within fixie-riding distance where you'll feel at home, these are all great hips ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    Piggin' Out Bar-B-Que: Smokin' It Up in Lakewood

    Sometimes food doesn't take much thought -- most of the time, in fact. Sometimes you just know what you want and you go and get it, and it's good. Barbecue should be that way. There should be no long lines where jockeying with out-of-towners, food bloggers and aficionados is part of the routine of g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: Chile Relleno Burrito at El Taco de Mexico

    No. 83 Chile Relleno Burrito at El Taco de Mexico 714 Santa Fe Drive 303-623-3926 The name of this tiny taco shack (little more than a lean-to, really) says everything it needs to: The taco of Mexico. A taco hunter seeking the best in town certainly couldn't go wrong here, but sometimes more than d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    Five Ways Restaurants Screw Workers -- Such as Acting Like Racist A$$holes

    Denver blog posts aim to serve. At our Cafe Society blog, Jenn Wohletz counts down five ways restaurants crew employees. Purple Row's Bryan Kilpatrick on why the Rockies' Brett Anderson is done for the season. The Colorado Independent's Mike Littwin: "We're bombing, again. What could go wrong?" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    Fritchle Electric Car Finally Parks at History Colorado

    When History Colorado planned its Denver A to Z exhibit, which features everything from the Barrel Man to zombies (don't ask), it had a true historic artifact for the letter E: an electric car, the Fritchle, which was manufactured in Denver in the early 1900s and featured in the old museum's exhibit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2014

    Ballpark Plates, Corks and Forks, and Whiskey and Doughnuts on This Week's Culinary Calendar

    Save calories and carbs for later in the week, when you can visit Denver's Best Restaurant Neighborhood to sample dishes from forty kitchens, visit the Denver Botanic Gardens for wine and more food, or throw down both doughnuts and locally distilled whiskey in the ultimate throwdown. Dough! Keep rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2014

    Three things to do for free in Denver, August 11-14

    Summer days are getting shorter, but Denver is still long on fun -- including plenty of free entertainment options. This week you can celebrate your heritage in Boulder, catch a concert on the 16th Street Mall or even strut your stuff at the town's most eclectic open-mike night. Feel free to sugges ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2014

    Dae Gee Will Soon Open Second Spot in Denver

    Here's a welcome sign: Dae Gee will soon its second location, this one in central Denver, at the former home of 4G's Mexican Restaurant at 827 Colorado Boulevard. The original Dae Gee in Westminster won our Best Korean Restaurant award in the Best of Denver 2014 -- and yes, there was plenty of compe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2014

    Three Book and Poetry Events for the Week of August 11-17

    It's not too late to travel this summer. The best thing about books is that they can take you anywhere -- and you never have to leave your house. They challenge your mind or simply tickle it, and like the best travels, memories stay with you long after the trip is over. Without leaving metro Denver ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2014

    A Transplant's Take on What's Great About Denver

    Denver blog posts have great city sense. At our Show and Tell blog, Lauren Monitz counters Bree Davies's love letter to the Denver she used to know with a salute to what's great about Denver today. Big Media's Jason Salzman details how the expiration of a Kaiser Family Foundation grant has at leas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2014

    Work by Former Denver Artist FACARO Shines on True Blood

    Carolina Fontoura Alzaga has come a long way since Denver. The artist, who's now based in Los Angeles, goes by FACARO in the art world, where she's gained international acclaim. And one of her chandeliers made of bicycle parts was just featured in several episodes of the popular vampire series, True ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    Glitzy Dorchester Social Eatery Opening in LoDo Saturday

    Dorchester Social Eatery opens tomorrow in a prime slice of real estate at 15th and Market streets, on a block where the young and chic often club away the night with champagne, house music and expensive outfits. While offering a full dinner menu of continent-hopping entrees as well as smaller sampl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    Ten Weird Movie References to Denver

    If you're like us, you immediately perk up when you're watching a movie and you hear a reference to Denver -- something that's happening more and more often these days. So, in the tradition of not one but two 2012 roundups of weird movie references to Colorado, we present ten mentions of the Mile Hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    Five Things You Didn't Know About the Sculptures in Denver's Burns Park

    Burns Park fills the triangle of hillside defined by Colorado Boulevard to the west, Alameda Avenue to the south and Leetsdale Drive, which runs diagonally from northwest to southeast. The park is notable for being home to a suite of mostly minimalist sculptures, some of which have been on the site ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    Podcast Profiles: Werewolf Radar Gets Weird

    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, or ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 7, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 6, 2014

    Love Letter to the Denver That No Longer Exists

    Denver blog posts can look backward and forward at the same time. At our Show and Tell blog, Bree Davies writes a love letter to the Denver she used to know. Big Media's Jason Salzman: "Coffman's fact-free attack on a judge deserves media scrutiny." Colorado Peak Politics offers a look behind the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2014

    Three Book Events in Denver for the Week of August 4-10

    This week's literary picks bounce between a promising novelist's debut, a pop star's foray into fiction and a bookish wine tasting; read on for all the details. See also: The ten best comedy events in Denver this August

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    Top ten speed traps in metro Denver, 2014 edition

    Beginning in 2011 and continuing in 2012 and 2013, we've posted about the top ten speed traps in Denver based on nominations from users at Speedtrap.org. For our fourth annual collection, we've broadened the scope to include picks in the metro area as a whole. Count down the top ten here, featuring ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    Reader: Deck was stacked against Red Robin -- Cheesecake Factory without cheesecake?

    Colorado may be the healthiest state in the country, but it gained an unwanted honor this week, when the Center for Science in the Public Interest gave its top Xtreme Eating award to a monster meal at Denver-based Red Robin, which clocked in at a whopping 3,540 calories. But one reader calls foul: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: Mar y Tierra Molcajete at Paxia

    No. 86 Mar y Tierra Molcajete at Paxia 4001 Tejon Street 720-583-6860 The molcajete, a Mesoamerican stone mortar and pestle, didn't evolve as a cooking implement. They were -- and still are -- traditionally used for grinding and pounding herbs, spices and chiles and preparing salsas and moles. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    The ten best comedy events in Denver this August

    By the time August rolls around, summer seems to have lost some of its summery luster. After sweltering in the muggy heat and unexpected downpours for two months, August Schools re-open, attractions close, and Hollywood has already burned through its popcorniest blockbusters. It falls to comedy then ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    Denver's ten best summertime movie theaters

    Denver blog posts offer the best seat in the house. At our Show and Tell blog, Kyle Harris counts down the ten best Denver movie theaters at which to catch a summer blockbuster. Big Media's Jason Salzman: "Gardner's attack on Udall for supporting Senate immigration bill is part of immigration spin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    Reader: I'm fine with the city paying millions for excessive-force lawsuits

    Our post about a $5 million lawsuit filed against the City of Denver after a deputy slammed an inmate into a courtroom wall provoked an eruption of commentary about the tax dollars being spent to settle such cases. This reader had an unusual take on such outlays. See also: Videos: Inmate slammed in ... More >>

  • News

    July 31, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    Videos: Inmate slammed into wall by deputy sues Denver for $5 million

    Last week, we told you about a $3.25 million settlement agreement in the case of Jamal Hunter, who maintained that the City of Denver failed to properly protect him after he says inmates scalded his genitals with boiling water and two deputies attacked him in an incident caught on video. Now, Antho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    The twelve best music festivals in Colorado this fall

    July may be over and school may be just around the corner, but festival season in Colorado is nowhere near ready to come to a close. Here are twelve upcoming festivals that offer a taste of everything from blues to metal, local to international bands, mountains and microbrews to cities and skateboar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    Last chance for DISH tickets at early-bird prices

    Get ready for the kickoff of the fall food season! On Sunday, September 7, DISH will return to Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. This is Westword's twentieth annual celebration of the Denver drinking and dining scene, and it promises to be quite a party. Today is your last chan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    How low would Taco Bell's prices have to be for you to stop going to Chipotle?

    Denver blog posts have taste. At our Cafe Society blog, Patricia Calhoun shares a reader's take on the comparison between Taco Bell and Chipotle. Coyote Gulch accesses the Conservation Community 2014 scorecard. Denver Frank offers a video whose time has come: "Every Samuel L. Jackson 'Motherf*cke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2014

    Chive Fest hopes to be among City Park's first major music festivals, despite concerns

    Photo-based entertainment web site The Chive recently announced that it would hold a two-stage music festival called Chive Fest in City Park on August 16. The event will be among the first major admission-based, for-profit festivals held in Denver's largest park. Some groups have expressed concern ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: Kimchi and Sausage Torta at City O' City

    No. 87 Kimchi and sausage torta at City O' City 206 East 13th Avenue 303-831-6443 A fact about vegetarians: Most of them didn't quit eating meat because they didn't like the taste. While some plant-eaters eschew mock meat on principle, as many or more relish those guilt-free alternatives. Rather t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2014

    Row 14 pours its last glass in the Spire Building

    Row 14 Bistro and Wine Bar showed early promise when it opened in the glitzy new Spire Building in 2011. Arik Marcus, the restaurant's opening chef, was getting press and praise almost before he'd made his first knife cut; a few months later, our restaurant critic at the time, Laura Shunk, found ple ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    Reader: The best dive bar is the one hipsters don't know about

    The closing of the Thunderbird Lounge, one of our favorite dives, inspired us to visit many more of this city's best dives this month -- including the winner of Best Dive in the Best of Denver 2014, Lakeview Lounge. And we're not the only fans of the place. See also: The ten best dive bars in Denve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    The eleven must-see sets at this weekend's Underground Music Showcase

    The Underground Music Showcase is underway. Last night's kickoff of the 400 band festival featured standout sets from the likes of Jux County and Homebody. But there's plenty more to see and here. We've picked out eleven of the sets we're most excited about. See also: Denver musicians talk about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: Clams and Chorizo at Gozo

    No. 89 Clams and chorizo from Gozo 30 South Broadway 720-638-1462 The wood-fired oven at Gozo is the centerpiece of the kitchen, both in terms of its rustic physical presence and its imprint on the food touched by its fire. Gozo executive chef Nicholas Petrilli designed a menu of piccolo (small pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    Keeping the peace at the Gathering of the Juggalos

    Denver blog posts cover posses of all kinds. On our Backbeat blog, Daniel Hill and Drew Ailes talk to the cops at the Gathering of the Juggalos. Colorado Pols on criticism of Cory Gardner in, of all places, Cosmopolitan magazine. A Denver Frank post announces: "I'm on Vacation." Me, too. See als ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    DISH deal: Win a pair of tickets to our September 7 food festival

    Get ready for the kickoff of the fall food season! On Sunday, September 7, DISH will return to Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. This is Westword's twentieth annual celebration of the Denver drinking and dining scene, and it promises to be quite a party. And if you purchase a pai ... More >>

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