Tomorrow is April 20, which means that you are smoking your "4/20 Eve" stash today in preparation for smoking even more tomorrow. In order to properly pay homage to this greenest of green holidays, you should stay hydrated, stay stoned -- and keep the munchies fed with the best possible eats if you ... More >>
"All the single dudes put up your phone. Now all the single ladies put up your phone. Turn to the nearest person with a phone up. Now type in your phone number. Now you have something to do after this." That was Chuck D, talking from the Doritos Main Stage. Or at least I think it was Chuck D. I wa ... More >>
Last week Jenn Wohletz served up a heaping helping of the appetizers she hates seeing at parties -- including the dreaded queso dip. But some readers thought that Jenn's list was the real party-pooper. See also: - Five appetizers I hate seeing -- and eating -- at parties - First look: Cool Ranch D ... More >>
When was the last time you've uttered these words: "Thank effin god for the Colfax Avenue Taco Bell?" Probably never, and I'd never said them myself -- until yesterday, when I learned that this location at 1775 East Colfax was one of the rare locations that actually had the new Cool Ranch Doritos Ta ... More >>
The Aurora Century 16 will reopen tomorrow, less than six months after the July 20 shooting left twelve dead and dozens injured. Cinemark, which owns the theater, put up a Facebook poll to ask people whether the site of the tragedy should be reopened, 70 percent of those who responded reportedly sai ... More >>
This last year has brought us some terrible chain restaurant trends, including serving up sodium-soaked "healthy" meals; shrinking dessert sizes and charging the same prices; peddling fancy cocktails with more ingredients than a hair-relaxing solution; and restaurants labeling everything "natural." ... More >>
Taylor Stephan was living in a house with five other guys in Boulder, and they had a problem: how to feed themselves without staring into the uncaring face of the Maruchan kid night after night after night. And so he learned to cook. "Instead of eating out all the time," Stephan says, "You can make ... More >>
Lucas Forgy Freshcraft 1530 Blake Street 303-758-9608 www.freshcraft.com Part one of my interview with Lucas Forgy, exec chef of Freshcraft, ran yesterday; this is part two of our chat. What do you enjoy most about your craft? Being able to engage with people in real time and make things happen.
I woke up yesterday and immediately thought to myself that what Taco Bell needs most right now are Cool Ranch Doritos Locos tacos, as well as new store designs that include glowing, purple LED lighting on the outside paneling. The much-anticipated taco upgrade is still in the works, but that new T ... More >>
October is finally here, and that means pumpkin beer, butternut squash soup and Halloween-themed events all month. But you won't have to fork over a ton of cash to get in on the fun. We've rounded up ten events this weekend that all cost less than $10, from people-watching at a zombie dash to seeing ... More >>
If you're a typical Denver Tom, Dick or Harry, there's a chance you have no idea what goes on at Lighthouse Writers Workshop, a haven for the literary ensconced in the historic Milheim Mansion in Capitol Hill. But the first annual Lighthouse Writers Workshop Community Book Fair -- two days of free ... More >>
The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our cr ... More >>
There is a place somewhere in the pacific ocean that is essentially a cesspool for plastic waste and various other bits of debris and man-made trash. The rudimentary physics and science behind this collection is that all ocean currents from all over the world eventually whirlpool and cycle through t ... More >>
So, we come to it: the end of all things. Four days of madness, Doritos, Skrillex and finally, St. Patrick's Day. Before we bid SXSW 2012 farewell, allow us to share our favorite moments from SXSW day four. Later, we'll let you know which shows weren't so hot. Find our favorites below, and if there ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music editors have selected t ... More >>
During SXSW, and especially in the last five years or so, Sixth Street turns into one long, strange sensory overload. People nearly give you eyeball papercuts trying to get their fliers in your hands, before they're promptly tossed on the ground. If you get the right combo of marketing types holleri ... More >>
Calender-wise, every year starts at the beginning of January. But when it comes to pop-culture, the year "kicks off" (hey-o!) with the advertising blitz (so many football puns!) that is the Super Bowl, when advertisers collectively spend brajillions of dollars to tell us how to think and feel during ... More >>
Anyone thinking about abandoning the safety and comfort of the big city for a trip to Colorado's savage backcountry, take heed. Not only might you be braving the caprices of nature and the hardships of an untamed wilderness, but you could also encounter a particularly fierce breed of sheepdog. Acco ... More >>
These hot, wild girls are helping send Brad Scott and friends to the Super Bowl.Virtually any time a guy has three hot, wild girls in his apartment, he's dreaming. And yet, that's exactly how a Colorado State University student feels after finding out that he and his business partners are hea ... More >>
Have you taken the Westword sex survey? If not, you have until Friday to lay yourself bare. In the meantime, let's get kinky with Mistress Saskia. So you're comfortable whacking your wife with an electric flyswatter, chaining your husband to the hot water heater, watching your girlfriend hu ... More >>
Gone but not forgotten.So many edibles and drinkables, so many myths: Organic is automatically healthier than conventional, macaroons are poised to be a huge food trend, sushi is really posh and socially assigned to be attractive yuppie chow, and real foodies will unfailingly watch every sin ... More >>
Flickr photoWhat's next? Some awful food.Doritos, pizza rolls, almost every form of snack cake and the entire dollar menu are all in the Hall of Fame for stoner munchies. Still, there's a certain point when all culinary standards go up in smoke. And that's where these ten foods come in:
Last week, my wife and I decided it was time for a last-minute weekend getaway, and we decided on Manitou Springs. We'd never been there, and its cave-and-castle kitschiness sounded like Niagara Falls mixed with oddball Colorado charm. As it would turn out, the town's lodgings would be happy ... More >>
Doritos, a 64-ounce drink, a shoulder massage and a fan keeping you cool, all handled by some incredibly lovely ladies -- really, does it get any better than that? Probably not. Witness Denver house DJ and man about town Uriah West, photographed at Vinyl. Clearly, being a DJ has it's perks. ... More >>
Just a few weeks ago we talked about the Black Eyed Peas' 360 degree music video, and subsequently, how disappointing it was, being that it was being presented by Black Eyed Peas and all. Thankfully, ex-Shudder to Think vocalist Craig Wedren went ahead and took the bulk of their idea and did ... More >>
Get skinny-- eat TwinkiesPopular diets speak to our society's insatiable desire to pin blame for the saddlebags and love handles on some evil type of food. But if you think stuffing yourself with meat and cheese (since you're cutting carbs) is a surefire way to get thin, you're probably not g ... More >>
Justin Bieber, Anton Dodson -- every individual who devoted a special solo dance to Ginuwine's "Pony" -- they all have YouTube to thank for providing a free entertainment platform to millions of viewers. California-bred singer and songwriter Kina Grannis, who plays the Soiled Dove Undergrou ... More >>
Crispin Porter BoguskyBoulder-based advertising firm Crispin Porter Bogusky is renowned for using viral tactics and edgy (and sometimes controversial) campaigns to turn around floundering companies and proliferate products or ideas that, prior to their input, had little airtime.
Chef Jehangir Mehta puts fun in food for kids.No one has to tell a parent how difficult it is to get kids to eat anything that's not complete crap, McDonald's this and Doritos that. But celebrity chef Jehangir Mehta -- the runner-up on Food Network's The Next Iron Chef -- is trying to change ... More >>
QdobaMunchies were the best invention ever. You know -- the snack bags stuffed with a combination of Doritos, Sun Chips, Rold Gold pretzels and Cheetos. Eating an entire bag of any singular item is so mundane, but Munchies offered variety: They added texture to an otherwise monotonous crunch. ... More >>
They spiked jerky. Why not bananas?Ah, caffeine. The most wonderful of all stimulants. The most legal of all stimulants, more to the point. Is there anything that can't be improved by the judicious -- or injudicious -- addition of caffeine? Apparently not, since the last few years have seen a ... More >>
Tony White, kinda/sorta ready for his closeup. Last week, we told you about a series of seventeen wallet thefts in Lakewood since February. But rest easy (or at least easier), Lakewood shoppers. Over the weekend, local cops arrested Tony White, 46, after he allegedly tried to lift a wallet from a s ... More >>
If winter is the new summer when it comes to firing up the backyard grill (as I reported last December), then the big snowfalls of the past few weeks mean spring must be the new winter - which is fine, since winter is summer anyway. I think. And summer begins for real the first day you smell those ... More >>
Our Drunk tries to keep pace with the locals.
Music biopics Hollywood won't make.
A Tale of Two Cities
The good, the bad and the ugly of neo-country.
Sancho's Broken Arrow
Consider this your final exam on the past year. Cheating is encouraged, bribes will be accepted -- and grades will be posted at City Hall.
March 6, 2003
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