The Colorado Department of Corrections has just announced the results of an audit intended to determine if any people on parole were mistakenly released early or sentenced incorrectly -- and the numbers aren't exactly reassuring. Nearly 2,000 cases were designated for judicial review, out of 8,000-p ... More >>
Great Britain has its meat pies and the United States its Hot Pockets -- but some of the best examples of pastry stuffed with savory filling come from South America. The Denver area is lucky to have a few empanada vendors, including three locations of Empanada Express Grill. These Venezualan spots d ... More >>
Yesterday, in announcing a reprieve for quadruple murderer Nathan Dunlap noted that Lisa Clements remains against the death penalty even after what happened to her husband, the late Colorado prison chief Tom Clements. What happened to Clements is that Evan Ebel allegedly murdered him, then took off ... More >>
Last week, we shared the prison records of Evan Ebel, the man thought to have murdered pizza-delivery man Nathan Leon and Colorado prison boss Tom Clements. But while references in the documents (on view below) to guard-punching and feces smearing may have grabbed the most attention, another word wa ... More >>
Update: The tale of Evan Ebel, the man shot during a gun battle with law enforcers in Texas on Thursday (see our previous coverage below), seems to grow stranger with each passing day. Hours after Ebel was taken off life support, as evidence that he had killed both pizza-delivery man Nathan Leon and ... More >>
"They didn't take his phone. They didn't take his car. Twenty bucks and maybe a pizza? That's worth his life?" These very good questions are posed by Bernadette Alness, mother-in-law of Nathan Leon, a 27 year old whose second job was as a pizza delivery man. Hours after going missing from work, his ... More >>
Denny's "Baconalia" is back, completely and utterly ruining one of my favorite foods, and again offering a hideous reminder of all the chain restaurant meals I wish I'd never eaten. There are plenty of decent, good and even great restaurant chains that serve up above-average food for reasonable pric ... More >>
How does a guy who worked at Domino's wind up opening a pizza joint that couldn't be more different from a chain whose reputation for quality 'za is one of life's biggest jokes? Turns out Will Harris, who just recently unleashed A-Town Pizza in Aurora with the help of his wife, Jessie, has a fetis ... More >>
This year has seen some random -- and downright nutty -- food heists. Stealing enormous amounts of edibles is a strange crime, especially since rarely are the thefts committed to feed starving people or to make significant political statements. What sort of greedy, soulless riffraff steals pilfers f ... More >>
The venerable CollegeHumor.com website earns laughs with user-generated content from all over the country -- including our own backyard. There are hundreds of Colorado items on the site, including lotsa photos of weird signs and people under the influence of weed...because that's what college is all ... More >>
Business Insider's recent list of the most popular fast-food chains in the U.S. -- put together by food industry research firm Technomic -- served up the fifteen biggest earners in the biz. I've definitely contributed dough to some of these establishments -- but eschewed others in favor of my health ... More >>
What is the meaning of artisanship? The line that separates a handcrafted ware from a machine-made product is blurring as consumer demand for authentic foods over commercial ones grows.
Pizza Hut's newest offering, P'Zolo stuffed sub sandwiches, are attempting to torpedo Subway. And while this isn't the worst campaign the Hut has ever waged, the P'Zolo is definitely on its short list of food flubs.
Many things in the food industry are not at all what they appear to be. Things like healthy green salads covered in cheese, bacon bits, croutons and ranch dressing; the servers at TGI Fridays who aren't always thrilled beyond measure to see your asses plopped in their sections; and those "Grapple" ... More >>
Domino's Pizza is not known for having the best pizza crust in the big-box pizza chain sphere of influence. Hell -- it isn't known for having the best pizza, either. So I was actually surprised when Domino's became the first major pizza-delivery chain to offer gluten-free crust (doing what smaller s ... More >>
The pizza oven has flown the coop at Stingray, the bar and pizza joint that Leigh Jones of Jonesey's EatBar and her partner, Margaret Moore (together they also own Bar Car and the Horseshoe Lounge) opened eight months ago at 2911 West 38th Avenue. And that's not all that's changed: After closing the ... More >>
Artisan pizza-makers these days are just plain snotty, with their real wood-fired ovens, rustic-style pizza crusts and authentic toppings. But no reason good, hardworking Americans shouldn't get a slice of the fad, too -- and Domino's is now delivering a real square deal: "artisan" pizzas del ... More >>
Okay, Ronald, say you're sorry. SAY IT!!So McDonald's is issuing a "surprising, embarrassing and uncharacteristic" apology to its Australian customers because McCafé coffee sucks. "We are the largest coffee chain in Australia, but we know we are not the most loved," Helen Nash, McDonald's ... More >>
Naughty dessert? Nope. Breakfast trend. If you hear it from the Food Channel, then it must be true. Every week, the network serves up another list, hoping that bloggers and other publications will bite. Which we did last week -- right before we gagged over the Food Channel's top ten breakfa ... More >>
Lori Midson Jim Cohen The Empire Lounge & Restaurant 816 Main Street, Louisville 303-665-2521 www.theempirerestaurant.com Pizzeria da Lupo 2525 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder 303-396-6366 www.pizzeriadalupo.com This is part two of my interview with Jim Cohen, chef/owner of The Empire Restaurant ... More >>
Isaiah Pickens.Our post last week about Isaiah Pickens, accused of robbing a Domino's delivery man at gunpoint (but only stealing pizza and wings, not cash), prompted some amusing comments. Still, none was funnier -- and less complimentary of Domino's -- than the one below.
Big pic below.Last year at this time, Domino's launched a risky ad campaign, in which the company admitted that (shocking surprise) its food was mediocre -- but it vowed to improve! Now, it's time for a follow-up, and we've got a suggestion for a new spokesperson: Isaiah Pickens, who apparent ... More >>
Joshua BradleyThe Heavy appears tonight at the Bluebird with Wallpaper The Noid isn't just that pesky pizza-chilling character from old Domino's commercials from the '80s. It's a region of England from which the neo-soul, garage rock band known as The Heavy hails. Fronted by the charismatic ... More >>
Domino's Pizza is as American as apple pie -- and just as starchy. The pizza purveyor has been all over American TV, telling us how good it is; now it looks like Domino's strategy of brainwashing the masses has been exported to the Land of the Rising Sun. Domino's Pizza Japan is offering a ... More >>
Behold the highlights and low lights of what you may have missed this week on the Cafe Society blog.
Lori Midson Charley Sinden The Lobby 2121 Arapahoe Street 303-997-9911 www.thelobbydenver.com This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Charley Sinden, exec chef of the Lobby. See what Sinden has to say about roach coaches, liver and the Domino's cheese pizza delivery in the first s ... More >>
Lori Midson Charley Sinden The Lobby 2121 Arapahoe Street 303-997-9911 www.thelobbydenver.com This is part one of Lori Midson's interview with chef Charley Sinden. We'll run part two of Sinden's interview tomorrow. By his own admission, Charley Sinden was a teen who liked trouble. He was t ... More >>
There's already been plenty of noise about Madison Street -- and the restaurant at 1222 Madison won't officially open its doors until 3:30 p.m. today. Madison Street is the brainchild of Larimer Associates -- the group that also created Ernie's Bar and Pizza, LoHi SteakBar and Billy's Inn -- ... More >>
"This nonsense about us forcing them out is just that: nonsense." That line was in an e-mail from Joe Vostrejs, COO of Larimer Associates, the group that's partnering with Brian Sifferman, general manager of Larimer Square's Corridor 44, to open Madison Street, 1222 Madison, in the Congress ... More >>
Madison StreetThe Larimer Associates and operating partner Brian Sifferman, of Larimer Square's Corridor 44, haven't even opened the doors to Madison Street, their newest project at 1222 Madison Street, and already they're getting all kinds of flack from the neighbors, many of whom don't want ... More >>
Glenn Beck.Kicking off another week with three Denver blog posts. At the People's Press Collective, Colorado 9.12 Project leader Lu Busse shares about the Glenn Beck Restore Honor rally. She liked it. Purple Row's Russ Oates offers his take on the Rockies' hopes after an impressive home sta ... More >>
Anyway you slice, it, these were two dumb crooks. Francis Gallagher and Taylor Powell thought they'd hit the jackpot when the two bayou boobs from Louisiana snagged the identity of a Tennessee man with whom they'd been playing online games. And with the info from the stolen credit card, wh ... More >>
Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign against childhood obesity kicked off yesterday in full force. Among her goals are the demand for promoting more exercise within school curriculums, teaching children about healthy food choices, and ensuring that nutritional information will be less misle ... More >>
"You can either use negative comments to get you down, or you can use them to excite you and to energize your process of making a better pizza. We did the latter." Patrick Doyle, the president of Domino's Pizza and the man responsible for the above quote, is either a genius or completely insane. ... More >>
Even their logo looks like it tastes bad...I hate Domino's Pizza. Seriously loathe it in a way that ought to be reserved for the hating only of living things, not branded corporate entities. I hate it so much that when one of its commercials comes up on TV, I always turn away and give it th ... More >>
In case you've been living in a Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket, and haven't heard the news, Chipotle is opening its first London store in April of next year. This got me thinking...which, if any, Brit-Based fast food joints might be cool to have in our humble burg? I haven't been to London, so g ... More >>
John Broening"We'll have head cheese at Olivéa on Friday -- I expect to see you there," summoned the e-mail. The note - short and to the point -- was from John Broening, the executive chef at Duo and Olivéa: the former a restaurant in Highland with a field-to-plate, seasonal approach to foo ... More >>
Quiznos' rats aren't nearly as creepy as the old guy from the Today Show as Ronald McDonald. Some fast-food ad campaigns work because they're funny -- like the Taco Bell Chihuahua ads from the early '90s, or the more current examples from Jack-in-the-Box, which invite us to send our respects to the ... More >>
The Salvation Army has teamed up with area schools to put a creative twist on the classic canned-food drive with CANstruction. I vividly remember canned- food drives in elementary and middle school; how I'd make a parent take me to Costco to get that last case of Top Ramen for a food drive ju ... More >>
I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry. On November 16, the good people at TiVo announced what has to be one of the signs of the foodie apocalypse: that through a partnership deal with Domino's, customers would now be able to order pizzas through their TV. Why? Because getting up off the couch and ... More >>
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