June might have been a record-breaking month for restaurant openings, but July has already stolen the crown, with over forty new spots making an appearance -- everything from the stylish Stoic & Genuine in the renovated Union Station to the eclectic Syntax Physic Opera on South Broadway. Keep readin ... More >>
This week in Cafe Society, critic Gretchen Kurtz plunged into the great barbecue debate after visiting to Kings BBQ. For Chef and Tell, we checked in with Alex Seidel about the status of his new restaurant, Mercantile Dining & Provision, which will be opening around Labor Day in the newly refurbishe ... More >>
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 >>
After a final bash yesterday, the HandleBar Tavern has closed for renovation -- and perhaps a new concept. "It is the end of an era," announced a sign on the door of the neighborhood restaurant last week. "Come help us celebrate as we get ready to remodel and begin a new chapter." See also: Table ... More >>
While we may have those "300 days of sunshine" to brag about, Colorado is home to another weather clichÃ©: the idea of "construction season." Yes, no matter the time of year, it seems that all of our major roadways are being worked on simultaneously, from the mess that is forever Colorado Boulevard ... More >>
Downing Street Grill recently opened at 3090 Downing Street -- a big building that has been home to a long line of eateries, starting with Tosh's Hacienda and ending with Eden, a vegetarian joint that closed last year. The building is big enough to now also house 3090 Eden, Denver's newest swingers' ... More >>
Dogs just want to have fun -- and fortunately, Denver has no shortage of places where you can take your pet. The Mile High City has dog-friendly salons, bars, stores and parks, of course. Here are ten places you and your dog will love this summer: See also: - Photos: Ten favorite dog names in Color ... More >>
In January, there's often a shake-out in the dining scene. But while twenty new restaurants opened in metro Denver last month, including Corner House with chef Matt Selby at the helm, there were relatively few closings. And two longtime fixtures on the scene -- Jax Fish House in LoDo and Parisi -- m ... More >>
Colorado has become the Hollywood of the adventure-film business, and the local ski-porn premiere season will be in full swing by this time next month. But the Colorado-based crews at Matchstick Productions (MSP), Level 1 Productions and Stept Productions have already released tantalizing teasers fo ... More >>
Bike culture rolls strong in Colorado, where every sort of cyclist thrives -- from leg-shaving, spandex-wearing road racers to evening pleasure cruisers. Whether reliving our childhoods or taking it a little bit too seriously, we seem to love everything on two wheels in these parts, so it follows th ... More >>
Boone's opened today in the former home of Smugs (and Fagan's long before that), at 1135 East Evans Avenue. The neighborhood joint is named after Denver Boone, the University of Denver's official mascot from 1968 to 1998, and is touting a "state-triotic" concept, according to owner Rob Lamp ... More >>
Hot dog joints are on a roll in Denver, with Uber Sausage joining a scene that also welcomed the largest IKEA restaurant in the country. But Denver also said farewell to Bistro Felix and Organixx, as well as some of the earliest food trucks. Here's our Restaurant roll call for July:
Of all of the competitions at the first ever Denver County Fair (held from July 28 through 31, 2011, in the Expo and Stadium Halls of the National Western Complex), the most prized Blue Ribbon should go to Denver's most prized crop -- Capitol Hill cannabis indica...
About a year ago, the Wash Park Underground opened on Downing Street in the alley below Mecca Grill. That spot, which sought to turn the address into one that was more savory than previous tenants, featured Foosball, shuffleboard, art by local artists, craft beer taplines and bar food served ... More >>
Michael Hancock announced yesterday that he's appointed a panel of pols, business people and other civic-minded types to decide what to do about the possible relocation to Aurora of the National Western Stock Show, "a Denver treasured asset," as the mayor-elect calls it. He adds, "We understa ... More >>
Linger brought a building dedicated to the dead back to life.Linger topped the action last month, with a stunning space that takes Highland to new heights. Chinook Tavern also blew back onto the scene, almost three years after it left its home in Cherry Creek. Gone for good? The old Northwood ... More >>
Urban Cannabis business manager Dave Crook and sales director Amy DiIullo The pot-for-food campaign seemed like such a smart idea to do some good and get some attention: Urban Cannabis, a medical marijuana dispensary on South Downing Street, would give away pre-rolled joints in exchange for c ... More >>
Ever hear of a food bank turning down food? It happened yesterday -- because donations intended for Denver's Metro CareRing were part of a pot-for-food drive organized by Urban Cannabis, a South Downing Street medical marijuana dispensary. Urban Cannabis sales director Amy DiIullo is still tr ... More >>
Lori MidsonHouse, which opened in 2009 in the former Gemelli's space at 4363 Tennyson Street has closed, as has the Cozy Cottage, which had spent the last four years residing at 2423 South Downing Street, in a space the size of a rabbit hole -- but there's a twist: the Cozy Cottage, whose la ... More >>
So the organizers of the Rock 'N' Roll Denver Marathon evidently take the name of the event very seriously. So much so that they've convinced the members of Semisonic -- you know, the dudes who did that song "Closing Time" -- to get the old band back together, man, just for the occasion. Wise ... More >>
A Flickr photo"What's the Tour de France?" asked the guy who picked up the phone at the Celtic Tavern. "I don't know what that is, but I'm sure if you come in and ask, we'll turn it on," said a young woman who answered the phone at Big Game. Cycling enthusiasts are likely already aware of ... More >>
Lori Midson Handle Bar and Grill, the bicycle-themed shrine, bar and restaurant at 305 South Downing Street, is greasing up to reopen as Downing Street Bar and Grill, a "great bar and restaurant with the kind of really good American food that the neighborhood loves," says owner Paul Gatchis, ... More >>
Ashley Celestine: Your charge ticket has just been punched.A couple of new photos join our gallery of men and women accused in a series of what the Denver Police Department describes as racially motivated attacks that have taken place in the city in recent months. That's because two juvenile ... More >>
Denver landmarks are under threat from the developer’s boom.
As gentrification floods central Denver, sources for the bums’ favorite booze are beginning to dry up.
The kitchen magicians of Fruition.
Say it loud and say it proud: John Ye loves to cook.
Tonight is all about public process, with two major city-policy meetings both running from 6 to 8:30 p.m. So you'll have to decide if you're more interested in revamping the zoning code or choosing between light rail and streetcars for north Downing Street. (Or none of the above.) If you pick zonin ... More >>
Will trolleys return to Colfax?
Handlebar & Grill
Two vintage cinemas mark seventy-plus years of enchanting Denver.
Hookah Cafe will hook you.
Sunflower Art Studio
The Jack-O-Launch is a smashing success
RTD hardens its target with compulsory anti-terrorism training.
For better or worse, KHOW's Scott Redmond has people talking.
A judge deals a blow to the felony-murder law.
The status of the neighborhood bond project bodes well for this year's crop of just-passed bond initiatives.
Good looks can't make up for the lack of flavor at these two Asian spots.
As the market for recycled materials dries up, King Soopers trashes part of its recycling program.