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Famous Dave's of America Inc.

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2013

    Taste of Colorado announces Best of Taste awards

    Yes, the turkey legs are sizzling at the thirtieth annual Taste of Colorado, which has filled Civic Center Park with live music and tasty tidbits from more than fifty restaurants. Although the Taste continues through tomorrow, our slide show is already up and event organizers have announced the winn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    Get a Taste of Colorado and more this Labor Day weekend

    Grab your turkey legs: The thirtieth annual Taste of Colorado will return to Civic Center Park this weekend, filing the space with more than fifty eateries and food establishments, as well as chef demonstrations. Keep reading for a list of participating food vendors and a taste of what else is on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Taste of Colorado has grown into a major eating orgy

    Grab your turkey legs: The Taste of Colorado will return to Civic Center Park on Labor Day weekend. This is the thirtieth incarnation of the festival, but the tradition stretches back much, much further. After the Silver Crash of the 1890s, the city introduced the Festival of Mountain and Plain as a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Famous Dave's needs to take time with the food -- and ditch the decor

    Formulaic, often-repeated recipes are not going to produce the kind of barbecue you buy from a dim, smoke-sputtering cart on the street, or eat at a charmingly tattered mom-and-pop barbeque joint. But if you want fast, moderately priced chicken, brisket and pork, accompanied by fixins' with all the ... More >>

  • News

    December 29, 2011
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    November 7, 2011

    Champagne Cascade, First Bite Boulder, EDGE anniversary party and more on this week's culinary calendar

    ​Hard to believe it's November already, but the holidays are quickly approaching -- and so are some of our favorite traditions, like the Champagne Cascade at the Brown Palace Hotel. And there are plenty more events on this week's culinary calendar; here's what's on the menu:

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Reader: "Wow. It must be tough being so uptight. It's a concert...not a church service.""

    ​So our most recent Hot Topic post about camera phones at shows generated some interesting responses. Some folks are miffed by the phenomenon, while others, like Dave (no relation, but having that name evidently entitles him to a free entree at Famous Dave's next month, we hear), our commenter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Famous Dave's reopens its bar with one-buck "Street-Sweeper" shots

    The bar at Famous Dave's is back in business.​Back in April, a street sweeper almost wiped out the Famous Dave's in Stapleton when it crashed into the front of the building. Although the dining room reopened the next day, the bar area had suffered more damage, and has been shuttered since Apri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    A street sweeper almost wipes out Famous Dave's in Stapleton

    Hunter StevensFamous Dave's, before a street-sweeper crashed into the bar.​April is the cruelest month, not the least because street-sweepers take to the roads in Denver, leaving lots of tickets in their wake. And, in the case of the Famous Dave's at Stapleton, a fair amount of havoc: A privat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Restaurant roll call for December

    Lori MidsonLou's Food Bar was a late entry in the new restaurants of 2010​Just as he did two years ago with Bones, Frank Bonanno opened a new restaurant, Lou's Food Bar, in the last days of the year. But there was much more action on the Denver dining scene, as documented in our Restaurant rol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Restaurant roll call for 2010

    Lori MidsonChoLon Modern Asian Bistro was one of the big restaurants to open in 2010.​While many restaurants closed in 2010, many more restaurants opened -- including such hot spots as ChoLon, Euclid Hall, Green Russell, Lou's Food Bar and, on the very last day of the year, Bittersweet. Here' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Famous Dave's third Denver location opens today in Aurora

    ​With the passing of a ceremonial ember procured from the last opened outpost, Famous Dave's, the fifteen-year-old Minnesota-based barbecue chain that hawks ribs and sandwiches all over the country, opened its third Denver location today, just in time for lunch.

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Famous Dave's is smokin', with a new restaurant coming to Aurora -- with free ribs!

    Hunter StevensFamous Dave's wants to turn Colorado on to BBQ.​Famous Dave's may be a chain, with six locations coming to Colorado in as many years, but the latest restaurant opening in Aurora next month is out to prove that Dave's is more than just a corporate name. "Technically, we are a ch ... More >>

  • News

    November 18, 2010
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    September 3, 2010

    Today: Taste of Colorado opens in time for lunch

    ​The Taste of Colorado, which opens at 11:30 a.m. today in Civic Center Park, serves up much more than turkey legs, snowcones, kettle corn and roasted nuts -- although those classic snacks are available, too. But there are also restaurants, gourmet carts and other culinary companies with bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Photos: Day One of Taste of Colorado at Civic Center Park, 9/3/10

    Rocky Mountain Turkey Legs, but no Rocky Mountain oysters.​This year's Taste of Colorado kicked off today earlier today at Civic Center Park. Westword photographer Johnny Molfetta brings back these photos. Taste of Colorado runs through Monday.

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Culinary calendar for the week ahead: St. Germain cocktails, Tasty Colfax and teen cooking classes

    ​There are plenty of dinners and tastings for oenophiles this week -- plus some beer and St. Germain action thrown in for good measure. Here's a taste of what's to come: Monday, July 26: Frasca Food and Wine, 1738 Pearl Street, presents its weekly Monday Night Wine Dinner. This week, winemak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Daves eat for free at Famous Dave's on August 1

    A Flickr photo.​Last year, we wrote about the Thornton Famous Dave's making Sunday Dave's Day, when anyone named Dave or David could get a free Bud or Bud Light. Quite a deal, huh? Well, all five Colorado Famous Dave's are about to top that offer -- anyone whose first name is Dave, David or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Top five food favorites at Coors Field -- and other hits and misses

    ​ The Rockies are heading back to town, which means Coors Field is stocking up. In ascending order, here are the five most popular food items at the Denver ballpark (not including beer): 5. Peanuts 4. Nachos Supreme 3. Foot Long Brat 2. Super Dog 1. Rockie Dog The Rockie Dog is so popular ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    Breaking News: Management change at Mezcal

    ​Last night was the sixth anniversary of Mezcal, the Mexican cantina and tequila bar at 3230 East Colfax Avenue that has played host to some of the best and some of the weirdest nights I have spent in the city over the past several years. Last night was also the night that Jesse Morreale and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    Free BBQ for Daves at Famous Dave's

    No BBQ tastes better than free BBQ​ The headline pretty much says it all: In celebration of fifteen years of barbecue-slingin', Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que is offering free 'cue for anyone named Dave. If your first name is Dave, you get one entree free (maximum value $15). Middle name Dave? T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, August 28 edition

    I used to love Mr. T cereal....​Pity those fools. Today in Backbeat Online: • Freaky Friday: "Treat Your Mother Right." • Q&A with John Osborne of KingBilly. • Last Night: Desolation Wilderness at Rhinoceropolis. • The Denver Boot: Lion Sized at the Larimer Lounge -- 08/02/09. • Fiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    HOSS and Supersuckers release split vinyl Christmas record

    ​Apparently, it's never too early to be thinking about Christmas. At least, not if you're in boozy, hard-rocking outfits such as HOSS or Supersuckers. Those two bands just dropped a limited-edition, split 10" vinyl on July 30 to celebrate Christmas in July. The record features two songs each ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Calling all Daves: Famous Dave's has a deal for you

    If you are so fortunate as to be named for the King of the Israelites, the Famous Dave's BBQ outlet in Thornton rules! Because this outlet, and this outlet only (for now), of the 170-store chain has made every Sunday Dave's Day, when anyone with the first name of Dave or David is entitled to a free ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, March 18 edition

    How many of you are hung over from yesterday? Aside from our managing editor, that is... Today in Backbeat Online: • Well, that's one way to make sure folks are paying attention. • BDRMPPL 7-inch hand delivered by BDRMPRSN. • Young Coyotes Daytrotter Session posted for free download. • Over ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 31, 2006

    Fair Game

    The Taste of Colorado loses some regulars.

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    May 4, 2006
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    October 6, 2005

    Almost Famous

    The man, the legend, the ribs.

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