Leave it to Johnny Ballen, the eccentric (and innovative) owner of the Squeaky Bean, to honor the lives of those that have passed with more than just a obligatory R.I.P. It all started years ago at the former Squeaky Bean with Farrah Fawcett (who died of anal cancer) -- and whose death was markedl ... More >>
In just a few short hours from now, the Best of Denver 2013 will start hitting the street -- and the web. This year's edition is packed with more than 400 winners (we're still counting). One of the most anticipated categories in our Food & Drink section is also one of the the most coveted: Best Chef ... More >>
If you're a product of the '70s, and spent your spare time eating a salisbury steak TV dinner while glued to Lee Majors flexing his bionic implants on the Six Million Dollar Man, then you and that goofball, Johnny Ballen, the tall, lanky bean who owns the Squeaky Bean, have at least one thing in com ... More >>
The Saddlery building is the new home of the Squeaky Bean.Our prayers to the gods and goddesses of things that squeak have been been fulfilled: After shuttering in June, following a break-down in lease negotiations between Squeaky Bean head bean counter Johnny Ballen and his landlord, the own ... More >>
Children of Men, Alfonso Cuaron's gritty and excellent film about a future where everyone has become sterile, plays tonight at the Denver FilmCenter as part of their recent sci-fi series. The film is a story about finding hope in an era of hopelessness. But gray skies and bombings aside, we d ... More >>
AnonymousPiggy Longstocking!Yesterday, in an impassioned retort to the Sowbionese Liberation Army, the bandits who ran away with Euclid Hall's iron pig mascot last weekend, Euclid's executive chef, Jorel Pierce, came out swinging, issuing his own set of demands -- and retaliating against the ... More >>
Things are heating up between Euclid Hall and the Sowbionese Liberation Army, the hooligans who made off with Euclid Hall's iron pig this past Sunday at The Big Eat at Union Station, and are holding it hostage. The staff at Euclid Hall have pinpointed several prime suspects in the heist, t ... More >>
The Meatmen In the late 1970s, Tesco Vee was an elementary school teacher in Michigan who lead something of a secret life, first as a fan of punk rock and then as the frontman of one of the most notorious and hilarious bands of that era -- the Meatmen (due this afternoon at Twist & Shout for ... More >>
Lori MidsonLast December, we embarked on a culinary sojourn that took us through our favorite dishes in the Mile High City -- one hundred, to be exact -- as a precursor to the Best of Denver issue. Now we're back with round two, counting down (in no particular order) a hundred more of our fa ... More >>
Lori Midson "We want people to understand the quality of produce that we use here at the restaurant," says Max Mackissock, exec chef of the Squeaky Bean, the seasonally-driven, New American restaurant with an alter to the late Farrah Fawcett and a thimble-size kitchen that's rolling out its ... More >>
Every Friday we spotlight the hottest cats (and kittens) behind the decks in the MHC, grilling them to gain some insight on what it takes, exactly, to get the party rocking, to find out about their most treasured crate digging experiences and what they really think when we stumble up to them half co ... More >>
Lori MidsonWhat do you get when you cross a framed Farrah Fawcett photo with Jesus candles and bottles of Jack, Knob Creek and Colorado's own Stranahan's? If you're anything like those of us sitting at the bar where the above pic was snapped, there's only one answer to that question: Drunk. There ... More >>
"Run! Run! Why is no one else running?" There are days when sifting through the world's deadbeats in search of a stand-out shmuck just doesn't feel right. This, dear reader, is one of those days. So instead, I give you Gary. For anyone watching from their living-room windows, it must have been qui ... More >>
"I'm not dead. I feel great, actually." As noted in a blog earlier today, new media, and social media in particular, played a huge part in disseminating the news of Michael Jackson's death yesterday. Chances are most of us heard about it directly or indirectly through Twitter, Facebook or MySpace. ... More >>
MJ. Like most people, I didn't learn about Michael Jackson's death yesterday via traditional media outlets. Instead, I heard from a much more reliable source: Westword receptionist Christina Salazar, who was announcing the news to a gaggle of co-workers as I walked toward the front desk. At first, ... More >>
A good bet any day of the week.
Denver filmmakers take to the road and Do It for Johnny.
Greg Tyner is a man on a mission.
Denver's Junior League has the recipe for lasting success.
Robert Altman does Dallas.
Basic Instinct author crawls up Bill Clinton's pants and hangs on tight.
Love her or hate her--but give her some respect.