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Denver

  • Culture

    August 28, 2014
  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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
  • 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 >>

  • Calendar

    August 21, 2014
  • 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 >>

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