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Denver

  • 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

    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 >>

  • Music

    July 24, 2014
  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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

    Most Imaginative Bartender contest is Monday -- start shaking!

    Denver bartenders, are you feeling inspired? If so, shake up your creative juices, because Bombay Sapphire's Most Imaginative Bartender Competition is coming to town on Monday, August 4 -- and the deadline to enter the contest is July 14. The yearly competition asks bartenders to craft their most co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: Head cheese from Beast Bottle

    No. 94 Head cheese at Beast Bottle 719 East 17th Avenue 303-623-3223 Beast Bottle has been garnering acclaim almost since the day it opened, most recently winning the Exceptional Newcomer Award from the Colorado Restaurant Association. Chef and co-owner Paul Reilly's ever-changing menu of cre ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    July 10, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    Denver metro's ten best new restaurants of 2014 so far

    Denver blog posts have a reservation for you. Our Cafe Society blog tallies up the ten best new restaurants of 2014 so far in the Denver metro area. Colorado Peak Politics lists the top five excuses Andrew Romanoff could have used to hide from Obama. An appropriate headline for a post by Purple R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    The ouzo still flows at Yanni's Greek 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. Yanni's Greek Restaurant styles itself as a taverna in the traditional sense: a pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Here's why Taylor Swift is a bigger douchebag than Toby Keith

    Denver blog posts take douchebaggery seriously. At our Backbeat blog, Mike Seely counts down country music's ten biggest douchebags -- and yes, Taylor Swift is on it. Colorado Pols: "When Koch front groups collide." South Stands Denver's John Reidy: "My beautiful dark twisted Rockies fantasy."

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    The ten best rooftop patios in Denver

    Even though we're past the summer solstice and the days are getting shorter again (depressing, isn't it?), the best days of July and August are upon us and should not be wasted. With drink in hand is the surest way to toast the sunset -- ideally from one of Denver's many rooftop bars. And if a drink ... More >>

  • 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 7, 2014

    Rock and Roll Marathon Denver announces new course for 2014

    The Rock and Roll Marathon series returns to Denver for the fifth time this October. Today, organizers announced a new route with a much larger footprint and a few new neighborhoods. Instead of a quick loop through downtown before a tangle out by City Park, this year's race will head into the High ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    Patio of the Week: Drinks in the gutter at Local 46

    After a five-mile run around Sloan's Lake, all I wanted was a beer, so my friend and I explored the Berkeley neighborhood, an area that we, as Whittier and Five Points residents, respectively, don't get to very often. Searching for beer, we found something much more: my current favorite patio in Den ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    Four Denver-area poetry and book events for July 7-13

    Baby, it's hot out there, but that shouldn't keep anyone from seeking out new words, whether spoken aloud or written in books. Local slam poets are entering the final stretch before heading off to this year's national competitions, literary poets are still staging readings and authors are bringing t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    Meet Colorado's biggest pot pipe

    Size matters to Denver blogs.Backbeat shares photos of some plus-sized paraphernalia spotted at Umphrey's McGee's recent Red Rocks show. As the World Cup approaches its finish, Colorado soccer continues as usual on Burgundy Wave. Mike Littwin welcomes Bob Beauprez to the general election on the Co ... 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

    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 >>

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