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    September 3, 2014

    The Ten Best Comedy Events in Denver this September

    As the year lumbers toward autumn and Denver shakes off its various summer-festival hangovers, our city's bleary-eyed revelers have few better live entertainment options this month than comedy. From a nice roster of comedy club headliners rolling through town, banner months for some of Denver's most ... More >>

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    September 3, 2014

    Photos: Our Ten Least Favorite Places in Denver

    To generate a little community spirit -- and to prove that it is hip -- Denver's Department of Community Planning and Development is asking residents to name their favorite places in town. To participate, you just need to share your spot via Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, using the hashtag #favorit ... More >>

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    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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    September 2, 2014

    Five Food Events to Whet Your Appetite for DISH, Denver Food and Wine

    After a long holiday weekend, the work week might be starting out slow -- but it's building to quite a culinary finale, with the tenth annual Denver Food and Wine grand tasting on Saturday (with related events starting Wednesday) and Westword's twentieth annual DISH on Sunday. Keep reading for tidbi ... More >>

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    September 2, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: the Pulled Pork Pig Pen Sandwich at Boney's

    No. 78 Pulled Pork Pig Pen Sandwich at Boney's Smokehouse Barbecue 1543 Champa Street 303-825-9900 Boney's pulled pork sandwich is just that -- a simple sandwich of hickory-smoked pulled pork on a bun. You can get it topped with Kickin' Slaw by asking for it Carolina style or with hot link slices b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Check Out Twenty-Plus New Restaurants That Opened in August (and Six That Closed)

    Denver blog posts know the difference between open and shut cases. Our Cafe Society blog's August restaurant roll call tallies up more than twenty openings in the Denver area during the month...and six shutterings. The Colorado Independent's Mike Littwin: "So much money, so little speech." Denver ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2014

    Dishes of DISH: Mediterranean sandwich from Silvi's Kitchen

    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. Silvi's Kitchen ( ... More >>

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    August 29, 2014

    Dishes of DISH: Farm-Fresh Salad from Scratch Burrito

    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. Like Scratch Burr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    The Denver Bagel Versus The New York Bagel

    New York native Eden Myles has spent years in the bagel biz in Denver, so when Josh Pollack opened Rosenberg's Bagels & Delicatessen and started touting his authentic "New York" bagel, he got a rise out of Myles. See also: Josh Pollack Is on a Roll With Rosenberg's Bagels & Delicatessen

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    Robin Kniech on Condo Construction, Revisions to City's Affordable Housing Ordinance

    Last year, we told you about the dearth of condo construction in the Denver metro area. Some say the reason that developers are steering clear of building condos is that most projects end up as the subject of costly construction-defect lawsuits. One of the local policy makers concerned about this is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    Cannabis Time Capsule, 1921: Pill Dealing in Downtown Denver

    Here's a tale of illegal pill dealing from 1921 in Denver, though frankly it could be from any Thursday afternoon walking through Civic Center Park or parts of the 16th Street Mall today. See also: 1949: Crossword Puzzle's Solution is Hash From Hemp

  • Culture

    August 28, 2014
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    August 28, 2014

    Suitsupply Thinks Denver Men Are Ready to Look Good This Fall

    Suitsupply, a super-hip men's suit store in Cherry Creek North, is specializing in tailoring and style for its upcoming fall collection, in stores next month. Suitsupply is an Amsterdam-based company with dozens of stores in Europe; over the last few years, it's spread to the United States. Earlier ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Five Reasons Why It Would Be Stupid To Demolish Boettcher Concert Hall

    I've never been a big fan of the City & County of Denver when it comes to architectural and artistic decisions. They've repeatedly dropped the ball on everything from I.M. Pei's Zeckendorf Plaza, which was demolished in 1996, to the proposed destruction of Civic Center Park's beauty in 2006, to runn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Dishes of DISH: Korean Lettuce Wraps from Dae Gee

    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. Dae Gee, named Be ... More >>

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    August 27, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: Pork Bulgogi at Dae Gee

    No. 79 Pork Bulgogi at Dae Gee 7570 Sheridan Boulevard, Westminster 720-540-0700 Dae Gee's menu might be a little confusing for a novice to Korean cuisine, and even the well-versed might find a few dishes intimidating (like gohp chang jun gol -- beef intestines and tripe). But you can't go wrong wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    3 Sons Brings Barbecue Back to Whittier

    So this is becoming a trend: for the second time in four weeks, I've encountered an Ohioan running a barbecue restaurant in Denver. I get it that who wouldn't want to come to Colorado from Cleveland or Cincinnati? -- but the barbecue connection is a little more tenuous. Perhaps it's just that Ohio s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Dishes of DISH: A Samoa Doughnut from Glazed and Confuzed

    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. Like Glazed and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Five Great New Drinks to Help You Transition From Summer to Fall in Denver

    At our Cafe Society blog, Kevin Galaba serves five new summer-to-fall drinks to try in Denver. Mile High Mamas' Amber Johnson shares a video of must-watch William Tell mom-isms. The Colorado Independent's Mike Littwin on death-penalty politics the gutsy and easy ways. See also: Did Denver Used to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    Denver Restaurant Week and a Taste of Colorado on the Culinary Calendar

    The first summer edition of Denver Restaurant Week is in full swing, so there's plenty of great food to enjoy around town this week before you plunge into the eating orgy of Labor Day Weekend. Keep reading for a taste of what else is on the culinary menu -- including the start of the Taste of Color ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    Three Poetry and Book Events for the Week of August 25-31

    This week's featured readings feature exciting new voices in fiction and an author whose riff on the new economy unfolds in novel form. And in the slam poetry realm, competition among local poets vying to represent Denver at the Individual World Poetry Slam in October is heating up with help from a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    Did Denver Used to Be More Dangerous (in a Good Way) Than It Is Now?

    Denver blog posts are safe for users of every description. At our Cafe Society blog, Patricia Calhoun shares the comment of a reader who looks back fondly on the days when Denver was dangerous. Colorado Pols: Republican candidate Gordon "Dr. Chaps" Klingenschmitt says Jared Polis wants to "behead ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    From Burt's to Bye-Bye Twelve: A Second Helping of Cafe, August 17-22

    This week in Cafe Society, Gretchen Kurtz reviews Mayan Majar Yucateco, an underdog that's taken over the former Maria Empanada space and could be a real contender. As she approaches her hundredth Cafe review, she also considers how the restaurant scene in Denver has changed over the past two years. ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 21, 2014
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    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 >>

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    August 21, 2014
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    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 >>

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    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
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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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