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  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    Medical marijuana experience no longer required for state retail license

    While Washington has yet to open a single retail marijuana store, Colorado marked its its six-month anniversary with recreational cannabis last week. And as with many committed relationships, there's more trust going forward. See also: See the 88 recreational shops that have opened in Denver since J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    How Gozo wound up in Colorado rather than California

    After years in northern California, veteran restaurateur Frank Jolley IV had a choice to make: open a restaurant there, or find a new place to set up shop. "I was 50-50 Healdsburg or Denver," says Jolley, whose lengthy career includes everything from picking grapes in New Zealand to meeting Julia Ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    Denver musicians talk about the local bands that inspire them

    Every year, we celebrate the impossibly dense and diverse Denver music scene with the Westword Music Showcase and Westword Music Awards. We brought those to a close last week with our awards ceremony; you can find a list of all the nominees and winners at backbeatblog.com. We're starting to think ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    Red Rocks photos that prove no other concert venue is more beautiful

    Denver blog posts would rather be on these Rocks than any other. At our Backbeat blog, Isa Jones shares fifty photos that prove Red Rocks is the most beautiful venue on the planet. Big Media's Jason Salzman on Bob Beauprez, Obamacare and possible rejection of federal Medicaid funds. South Stands ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    The ten best comedy events in Denver this July

    July days, with their sweltering afternoons and late evening sunsets, are filled with a kind of sun-dappled shapelessness; days once described by Ada Louise Huxtable as "jeweled balm for the battered spirit." Balming the battered is also a standup comedian's job description, and this month promise ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    Chef Zorba's offers diner spirit and Greek comfort

    For more than a year, Mark Antonation ate his way up Federal Boulevard. With that journey done, he's now exploring different cuisines from around the globe right here in metro Denver, one month at a time, in Ethniche. Denver doesn't have a reputation for great Greek restaurants. Whether that's beca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    Gigamesh, Cashmere Cat to headline The Hundred's Cloak and Dagger festival

    We have just received word that The Hundred, one of Denver's most prominent event promoters and show producers, will be hosting a one-day festival called Cloak and Dagger at City Hall and Vinyl, on Saturday, September 20. The lineup looks promising, and given that it's spread across four stages in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    Video: The challenging business of urban farming

    Westword's Anthony Martin visited two urban farms and Denver Urban Homesteading, a farmer's market in the heart of Santa Fe Boulevard's warehouse district, and talked to farmers and retailers attempting to make a living from reclaimed land, small spaces and a Denver client base looking for alternati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    Three poetry and book events for the week of June 30-July 6

    It's high summer as we head into the Fourth of July holiday, when author tours take a break -- just like the rest of us. But in the meantime, we can hear poetry to raise a fist to, goof off literarally or see an art show that celebrates books and writers. Check 'em out. See also: Saving Grace: Dami ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    Photos: The Inkmonstr Pool Party splashed down on Denver on Saturday

    Denver isn't known for its beach scene, but last Saturday, the EXDO event center was filled in with sand and covered with inflatable pools for Inkmonstr's Pool series. Westword photographer Aaron Thackeray was there to capture all the games and pool splashing, and you can view the entire Inkmonstr s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    Do Texas haters in Colorado give our state a bad reputation?

    Denver blog posts love all fifty states equally. At our Cafe Society blog, Patricia Calhoun shares the view of one reader, who thinks Coloradans who hate on Texans give our state a bad reputation. Coyoto Gulch on how "local entities can also derail projects more readily now than in the past." Pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    More tacos, whiskey, wings and things this weekend

    Sculpture Park was the scene of Denver's Top Taco competition yesterday, and tacos will be the talk of the town again this weekend. The fully loaded culinary calendar also includes a wing competition, a food truck fiesta, a boozy punch contest and more. Keep reading for a rundown of these tasty acti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    Fancy Tiger celebrates its eighth birthday with a bash on Saturday

    The owners of Fancy Tiger, the clothing store, and Fancy Tiger Crafts will celebrate their eight-year run of keeping Denver stocked with stylish wears on Saturday, June 28. Although both stores are throwing parties, each will have a different atmosphere and festivities. "The anniversary is a celebr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    Photos: Fourteen most wanted sex offenders in Boulder

    Earlier this month, we checked to see how many of those listed in a 2012 post featuring Denver's nineteen most wanted murder suspects had been caught in the succeeding two years. The answer: zero. Boulder County did a little better when it came to our fifteen most wanted sex offenders post about th ... More >>

  • News

    June 26, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    Reader: A chile relleno in an eggroll wrapper, really?

    A traditional chile relleno is soft, but some people like a crispy variation. And then there's a version unique to Denver: the relleno in an eggroll wrapper. "I've had chiles rellenos stuffed with cream cheese in Arizona copper country, with ground meat in Oaxacan dives, with quinoa in hippie places ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    Here's why Boulder is heaven for foodies

    Denver blog posts can be pretty heavenly, too. On our Cafe Society blog, Lori Midson looks inside Boulder's recent ranking as one of the country's top foodie cities. Big Media's Jason Salzman on the talk-show host who wants to "block the vote," not "rock the vote." Denver Urbanism's Ken Schroeppe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (7 free!), June 27-29

    The week flew by, so it's time to set up those weekend plans and save some dough. This weekend is packed with cheap things to do so you have enough money to run up to Wyoming and buy fireworks or whatever else you need to do to prepare for July 4. Watch some dogs get wet, celebrate culture or shake ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    Bike to Work Day features free breakfast and an after-hours party today

    Today is the nineteenth annual Bike to Work Day, and registered riders, while reveling in the health benefits and environmental awareness that the event fosters, can also score some free food at Civic Center Park during their trek -- and then party with other wheeler-dealers at the end of the day. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    Jordan Wallace, chef of Pizzeria Locale, on the "atrocious" calzone

    Jordan Wallace Pizzeria Locale 550 Broadway 720-508-8828 pizzerialocale.com This is part one of my interview with Jordan Wallace, chef of Pizzeria Locale; part two of our chat will run tomorrow. There are two breeds of chef: those who know from day one that cooking is in the cards, and those who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    Lori Callahan was the heart of the Denver comedy scene -- until her own heart failed her

    People would laugh until they cried when Lori Callahan took the stage at Comedy Works South. And on April 13, both laughter and tears poured out as friends, family members and Callahan's fellow comics gathered in the room where the redheaded comic had slung jokes for years, taking their turn at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: Chile Relleno at La Fiesta

    No. 100 Chile Relleno at La Fiesta 2340 Champa Street 303-292-2800 The traditional chile relleno is soft -- like the relleno served at El Chingon, which Gretchen Kurtz reviews this week; Gloria Nunez, who shares the kitchen there with her grandson, grew up in Mexico City. But crispy rellenos also ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    Medical marijuana registry hits highest number since 2011: Retail pot taxes the reason?

    The Colorado Medical Marijuana Registry program has hit its highest number in nearly three years. According to Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment statistics, there were 116,180 patients on the registry as of April 30, 2014 -- raising the possibility that more people are getting med ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Flavor and generosity await the curious at Megenagna Ethiopian Restaurant

    For more than a year, Mark Antonation ate his way up Federal Boulevard. With that journey done, he'll now explore different cuisines from around the globe right here in metro Denver, one month at a time, in Ethniche. Sometimes life jars you out of your routine into a realization that there's a whol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Is Boulder a better food city than Denver?

    Denver blog posts like food for thought and thought for food. At our Cafe Society blog, Patricia Calhoun shares the opinion of a reader who thinks that pound for pound, Boulder is a better food city than Denver. Coyote Gulch confirms that National Weather Service models didn't accurately predict l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Instacart now offering a modern grocery-delivery option in Denver

    Everyone's too busy to shop and too exhausted at the end of the day to cook and clean. While a solution to cooking and cleaning -- a personal chef and a housekeeper -- might require a few more dollars than most of us have, there's a new service in town that's at least willing to pitch in with the sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Reader: A friend flew out a BBQ sandwich, and it was better than what I've found here

    Is Denver's barbecue scene "pretty lame"? That's whatDenver Dave said last week, and since our news blog picked up his comment, close to 200 people have weighed in with their opinions of Denver's barbecue -- including what's hot and what's definitely not. See also: Denver's BBQ scene is consistentl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Top ten best Golden Triangle restaurants

    Denver blog posts have quite an appetite. Our Cafe Society blog counts down the ten best restaurants in the Golden Triangle. Colorado Pols wonders: "Can the 'Honey Badger' sneak in a win?" Purple Row's Jeff Aberle wonders the same thing about your Colorado Rockies.

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Meet 100(ish) of Denver's best bands: part four

    Your new favorite band is from Denver -- you just have to find it! No small task in a city with thousands of artists and hundreds of venues, we know -- but you can start this weekend at the Westword Music Showcase. More than 140 of our favorite local artists will play sixteen stages around the Golde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    A few random facts about this year's Westword Music Showcase lineup

    The twentieth annual Westword Music Showcase is tomorrow. There are over 150 bands on the bill, which is a lot. Too many to see in a day. We've come up with a few ways of helping you make your decisions. But just in case you need a few more, we present an assortment of random facts about a random se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Sugar House is swinging back into action with a pool party this weekend

    Nearly three years after Scottie Ewing left Denver and the swinger scene in general, his infamous Sugar House is back in business. "I was recently in Denver, hired as a restaurant and nightclub consultant for a new property opening up downtown and was invited to attend a couple swinger parties by fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    The Clinton Global Initiative is coming to town, but PeaceJam has already gone global

    This week I told the remarkable story of PeaceJam, the Colorado-based non-profit that a down-and-out Denver artist was inspired to start after the Summer of Violence. From those unlikely beginnings, PeaceJam has grown to a powerhouse that includes thirteen Nobel Peace Prize laureates on its board an ... More >>

  • Music

    June 19, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Meet 100(ish) of Denver's best bands: Part three

    Your new favorite band is from Denver -- you just have to find it! No small task in a city with thousands of artists and hundreds of venues, we know -- but you can start this weekend at the Westword Music Showcase. More than 140 of our favorite local artists will play sixteen stages around the Golde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Listen and learn: Welcome to the rebirth of salon culture

    If there's one thing geeks like, it's learning. And if there's a second thing they like almost as much, it's sharing their knowledge (aka teaching). Take those two things together, and it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that the past few years have seen the rebirth of salon culture -- events wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Alex Figura, chef of Lower48 Kitchen, on the chicken he turned into chewing gum

    Alex Figura Lower48 Kitchen 2020 Lawrence Street 303-942-0262 lower48kitchen.com This is part two of my interview with Alex Figura, exec chef of Lower48 Kitchen; part one of our conversation ran yesterday. Most memorable meal you've ever had: This place in Barcelona, Spain, that was tucked away ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Why the hi-dive, Marquis and Seventh Circle are among Denver musicians' favorite venues

    One of the reasons Denver is such a unique place for music is the number (and quality) of live music venues here. In light of the Westword Music Showcase taking place this Saturday, June 21, we asked a number of local artists what their favorite venues are and tracked down some reasons why. The hi- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Food and Drink Resources opens Innovation Center test kitchen in Denver

    Denver is considered a headquarters for fast-casual dining, with chains like Chipotle, Noodles and Co., Garbanzo and Tokyo Joe's all calling Colorado home. That's one of the reasons Denver-based Food and Drink Resources decided to open its new Innovation Center in Centennial. The center not only gi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Denver's BBQ scene is "consistently disappointing"?

    Denver blog posts are a grille's best friend. At our Cafe Society blog, Patricia Calhoun shares the view of a reader who thinks Denver's BBQ scene isn't up to snuff. Colorado Peak Politics' latest post has a grabby headline: "Nazis, Slavery, Aliens, Oh My." Purple Row's Jordan Freemyer on the Roc ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 19, 2014
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    June 19, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Reader: The Denver BBQ scene is pretty lame

    As a city that got its start as a true cowtown, Denver still has plenty of places where you can get great steaks and burgers. But good barbecue places are few and far between in the metro area. That's why Lori Midson hit the brakes when she saw Big Jim's, a parking lot operation in Parker run by a c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Axum Restaurant -- an unexpected stop in Colfax's Ethiopian zone

    For more than a year, Mark Antonation ate his way up Federal Boulevard. With that journey done, he'll now explore different cuisines from around the globe right here in metro Denver, one month at a time, in Ethniche. Ethiopian cooking relies on spice blends, each mixed according to time-honored fam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Meet 100(ish) of Denver's best bands: Part two

    Your new favorite band is from Denver -- you just have to find it! No small task in a city with thousands of artists and hundreds of venues, we know -- but you can start this weekend at the Westword Music Showcase. More than 140 of our favorite local artists will play sixteen stages around the Golde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    What makes Denver's music scene successful (and unsuccessful)? Off-stage experts weigh in

    This Saturday, at the twentieth Westword Music Showcase, we'll celebrate the remarkable depth and talent of the Denver music scene with more than 140 local bands on sixteen stages (in addition to an outdoor stage with some touring artists you can learn about elsewhere in this section). But it takes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Reader: Pound for pound, Boulder is a much better food city than Denver

    Boulder just made Livability's Top 10 Foodie Cities list -- again. "Known for its array of outdoor adventures, the mountain town of Boulder, Colo., contains an equally impressive collection of restaurants, markets and food purveyors," the site reports. "You'll find residents here get just as excited ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Photos: Top 19 still most wanted murder suspects in Denver

    In May 2012, we posted about the nineteen most wanted murder suspects in Denver. Well, we recently checked back to see how many members of this group has been captured, and the answer is: zero. Not a single one of these alleged killers has been rounded up in two-plus years, and some have been at lar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Meet 100(ish) of Denver's best bands: Part one

    Your new favorite band is from Denver -- you just have to find it! No small task in a city with thousands of artists and hundreds of venues, we know -- but you can start this weekend at the Westword Music Showcase. More than 140 of our favorite local artists will play sixteen stages around the Golde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Grand Cru had grand ambitions, but didn't make its mark at Landmark

    An e-mail from East West Partners, which has taken over the beleaguered Landmark project in Greenwood Village, reminded us to check in on one of the area's most grandiose restaurant plans. Grand Cru, which chef/owner Jonas Brown opened last fall with the idea of serving special prix fixe meals -- an ... More >>

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