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    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 >>

  • News

    July 31, 2014
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    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

    Beer, beer and more beer on this weekend's culinary calendar

    The craft-beer scene has exploded in Colorado, and this week the second-largest craft-beer maker in the country is in Denver to celebrate the industry. Sierra Nevada invited every craft brewery in the nation -- nearly 3,000 in all -- to participate in seven regional celebrations for Sierra Nevada's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    Skye Gibson Designs takes fashion to new heights in Denver

    Sherissa Gibson has joined the growing cadre of designers who are offering their interpretation of "fashion" in the Mile High City. Her designs for Skye Gibson Designs are created for the confident, sexy woman. We recently caught up with Gibson to talk about how she got into the business, the Denver ... 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

    Sean Kenyon of Williams & Graham on being American Bartender of the Year

    His motorcycle broke down last week on a road trip from Denver to Louisiana, but Sean Kenyon kept moving. He shipped the bike home from Memphis, hopped in a car and pushed on. He was headed to New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail, an annual five-day convention that draws top mixologists from all ov ... 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 >>

  • Music

    July 24, 2014
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    July 24, 2014

    Bree Davies on why life without alcohol is usually great but sucks sometimes

    Denver blog posts know when to say when. At our Show and Tell blog, Bree Davies reflects on the wonderful and terrifying reality of an alcohol-free life as she marks eight years of sobriety. The Colorado Independent's Mike Littwin on Ted Cruz's humanitarian crisis. At Denver Infill, Ken Schroeppe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2014

    Medical marijuana dispensary review: Green Leaf in Denver

    Green Leaf probably does a lot of walk-in business from people living in nearby apartments who either can't get to other dispensaries closer to downtown for lack of transportation or are just too lazy to care. If it wasn't for the housing within walking distance to Green Leaf, I'm not sure the tiny ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 24, 2014
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    July 23, 2014

    $3.25 million settlement in Jamal Hunter suit latest blemish on Denver Sheriff's Department

    Denver is trying to change the subject away from troubles at the city's sheriff's department. But doing so is costly. A day after Sheriff Gary Wilson resigned (and news broke that interim chief Elias Diggins has a criminal record), City Attorney Scott Martinez announced a deal to pay $3..25 million ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2014

    Celebrate the save of the Mayan Theatre at a free program Friday

    With Broadway now the center of the hipster universe, it's hard to remember that time thirty years ago when Denver's once gleaming "Miracle Mile" -- a stretch of streamlined stores and car dealerships -- had devolved into a malevolent mile of boarded-up storefronts, decrepit hotels and vacant lots. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2014

    Photos: Ten best places to see the wild beauty of Colorado

    There's no shortage of gorgeous spots in Colorado. But where are the top places to see Colorado's state animal, state bird or even state insect -- and what's the finest Denver mountain park? The scribes who helped assemble Best of Denver's 2014 edition have the answers to those questions and more. C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2014

    3090 Downing Street swallows up another restaurant -- and a swingers club

    Denver swingers can't catch a break. 3090 Eden, the members-only swingers' club that opened for business just last March, has closed, as has the Downing Street Grill, which was located in the same building at 3090 Downing Street. "It was a lot of money spent, but there wasn't enough support from the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2014

    Denver area's ten coolest free fountains

    Denver blog posts wouldn't mind chilling for a while. At our Show and Tell blog, Jamie Siebrase lists the ten best free fountains to cool off on a hot Denver day. Colorado Peak Politics says liberals are panicking over polls showing statistical ties in the gubernatorial and senatorial races. An i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2014

    Ten best free fountains where you can get wet and wild on a hot Denver day

    No need to sweat the rising temperatures: Your next kid-tastic adventure is just a fountain away. That's right, the Denver metro area boasts some of the coolest, child-friendly fountains known to man, most adjacent to day-trip-worthy family attractions -- and all free. What are you waiting for? Grab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2014

    Reader: Who comes to Colorado and decides their brewery tour of choice is Coors?

    Friends on their way from New York to Grand Lake stopped in Denver last week, and we sent them on our recommended 2014 tourism circuit Thursday morning: what we call the Tumbleweed tour, a quick hit in the 1600 block of Wazee Street where you can see the old West at Rockmount Ranch Wear and the new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2014

    Photos: Big fun at Big Eat 2014

    Eat Denver's fifth annual Big Eat was the biggest and best yet. More than three dozen of Eat Denver's 86 members -- all independent restaurant operators in the metro area -- were featured at the Thursday night bash at the Galleria at the Denver Performing Arts Complex . The event was a sell-out, wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2014

    Bubu, Chop Shop and other Colorado fast-casual concepts bring new ideas to dining

    We all know the drill: get in line, read the big menu board, shuffle along the counter pointing at toppings and condiments, pay at the end and grab our food. Or maybe we just pick from lists of ingredients or lunch styles -- the wrap, the bowl, the sandwich -- and take a number to a table until a c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2014

    Denver area's ten best kid-friendly restaurants

    Denver blog posts are young at heart. Our Cafe Society blog lists the ten best metro-area restaurants for diners who want to bring their kids along. The Colorado Independent: "Desperate fight to save the republic comes to the Western Conservative Summit." Mile High Report's Bronco Mike asks: "In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    Planes Mistaken for Stars is back

    Gared O'Donnell is back in Denver now. He wants a cigarette badly, but with six smoke-free months under his belt, he's keeping his cool and just enjoying being back in the city he loves, despite occasional cravings. He even ran a half-marathon a little over a month ago. "I no longer want to attack ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    Reader: I love Casa Bonita -- always have, always will

    Casa Bonita is Denver's top tourist trap, according to Yahoo: "If you're looking for a popular place to eat, you may get recommendations to visit Casa Bonita. The restaurant boasts cliff divers, escaping gorillas and an amusement arcade. Beware the bland Mexican food though because it isn't authenti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    Reader: Casa Bonita is a tourist trap, and here's why

    Our responses to Yahoo's list of Denver's worst tourist traps fostered an entertaining debate about the relative merits of Casa Bonita, which was ranked number one in the post. Some readers declared the South Park-approved eatery and cliff-diving mecca to be awesome, while others weren't nearly so p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    Food, drink and big fun at tonight's Big Eat

    Denver's culinary scene is constantly expanding, which makes for some amazing food -- but can also make trying all the hot new restaurants quite a challenge. It could take months to explore the more recent developments in Denver's dining scene, and when you finish the restaurant landscape looks comp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    Reader: How many times have we seen Denver chef/restaurateurs spread themselves thin?

    Chef Troy Guard is a very busy man. Today he'll open Bubu, a new concept in the former TAG|Raw Bar space in Larimer Square; he's planning to put another spot in Lowry. Before that, he'll pour his expertise from TAG Burger Bar into Acme Burgers & Brats, opening next week in Union Station. Then there' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    Quit bashing parents, kids and hipsters!

    Denver blog posts are pro-bash -- if we're talking about parties, that is. At our Cafe Society blog, Patricia Calhoun shares the views of a reader who's sick about the negativity that's emerged during a discussion of what kind of venues are appropriate for kids to accompany adults. Denver Frank of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    Playbill: This week's Denver-area dance and drama picks

    From a special storytelling spectacular with The Narrators at Buntport to a summer new-play festival at Edge Theatre, this week's performing arts calendar has the proverbial something for everyone. Here are three more ways to stay busy with hot-weather diversions. See also: On the Hot Seat: Who Wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    The biggest weekend of Lily Fangz's promising young career

    Lily Fangz bounces on the balls of her feet, looking out on the crowd from the stage at Red Rocks. Her long hair flows past her shoulders. She raises the mic. It's time to go. Fangz, aka Lileana Krenza, is a rapper and hip-hop artist, and she's diving into reggae work. Her "merch" is made up of draw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    Trading greens for greenbacks now legal in Denver -- with a "cottage foods" permit

    As it turns out, your kid's lemonade stand might not be technically legal in the Mile High City. Neither was selling veggies that you grew yourself until Monday night, when Denver City Council passed a zoning amendment allowing the sale of home-grown food -- both raw produce and items prepared from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: Kettle Chips from Amerigo Delicatus

    No. 93 Kettle Chips at Amerigo Delicatus 2449 Larimer St. 303-862-9850 Although we have a long way to go, these crispy delights may end up being the cheapest item on our list of favorite dishes. That's because they're actually free -- but only if you order a sandwich from the lunch menu. We walk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    Reader: All this bashing of parents and kids and "hipsters" is depressing and stupid

    After we published our list of ten great patios where you can enjoy all-American craft beer this summer, Station 26 became ground zero for a discussion of just where, exactly, it's appropriate for parents to take their kids -- and how both parents and kids should act once they're there. But the tal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    Denver's ten best rooftop patios

    Denver blog posts like to raise the roof. Our Cafe Society blog counts down the ten best rooftop patios in Denver. Denver Egotist shares the story of Develop Denver. Coyote Gulch: Garfield County Commissioners approve deep-injection wells. See also: Denver metro's ten best new restaurants of 201 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2014

    Three things to do for free in Denver this week, July 14-17

    Yee-haw! Although summer activities can quickly empty out your saddlebags, we've rounded up a trio of fun events this week that are abolutely free. Share information about other free activities in the comments section below, and check the Westword calendar for our complete guide to all events in ... More >>

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    July 14, 2014

    Big Eat, beer pairings and kid's cooking classes on this week's culinary calendar

    Denver's plate is loaded with activities for kids and adults alike, ranging from classes where little chefs can learn professional skills to the big event of the week, the Big Eat. Keep reading for a taste of what's on the culinary menu.... See also: Pizza and beer: A match made in heaven -- or som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    Are local faves OneRepublic an awful band with only one good song?

    Denver blog posts have the music in them. At our Backbeat blog, Mike Seeley lists the ten best songs by awful musicians -- and includes OneRepublic. Colorado Pols rounds up info about counties where clerks will start issuing same-sex marriage licenses -- including Denver -- following yesterday's r ... More >>

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    July 11, 2014

    Reader: Denver drivers are a f*cking treat compared to ones in L.A.

    Our post about Auto Advantage's list of the ten cities with the least courteous drivers -- and Denver's finish as the ninth most courteous city for drivers -- prompted a debate about whether motorists in the metro area place on the politeness scale. The following reader places them well above those ... More >>

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