Starting today, Comida in the Source will be extending its happy-hour deal all night on Mondays. Happy hour -- including $2 beers, $4 street snacks and $5 margs -- usually runs from 3 to 6 p.m. seven days a week, but on Mondays it will go from 3 p.m. until close. (From 5 p.m. on, the Monday happy ho ... More >>
Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation, a national nonprofit that raises funds to fight hunger on local, national and international levels, celebrated its 26th year with a fundraiser last night at McNichols Civic Center Building, raising nearly $20,000 to benefit Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry ... More >>
"We became chefs because we're passionate about sharing food with our community and, to me, community is all-inclusive," says Jensen Cummings, co-owner and chef of the Slotted Spoon Meatball Eatery. "We strive to inspire kids and families across all walks of life to come together through vibrant foo ... More >>
Update: Corner House will offer a special screening of A Place at the Table on Sunday, March 3; the film opens tonight at the Mayan. With appearances by Jeff Bridges and executive producer (and Westword favorite) Tom Colicchio, and music by T Bone Burnett and The Civil Wars, the documentary A Place ... More >>
"Hunger is hard to recognize in America," CBS's Charles Kuralt intones gravely over images of malnourished children. "We know of it in other places, like Asia or Africa. But these children, all of them, are Americans. And all of them are hungry." That was the message of the landmark 1968 report "Hun ... More >>
Troy Guard has again been selected to represent Denver in the annual Taste of the NFL, a charitable food and wine tasting that takes place Super Bowl weekend in New Orleans. Guard -- who owns TAG, TAG|Raw Bar, and TAG Burger Bar, which Gretchen Kurtz just reviewed -- will join over thirty other che ... More >>
In 2012, requests for emergency food assistance increased in cities across the country -- and a new report shows that in Denver, the need was especially high. Over the past year, requests jumped by 56 percent in Denver, the U.S. Conference of Mayors says, and the city was unable to meet roughly twen ... More >>
Twenty-five years ago, Noel Cunningham, along with Pat Miller, the "Gabby Gourmet", launched Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation, a nonprofit childhood hunger relief organization that Cunningham, the former owner/chef of Strings, worked tirelessly to grow and advocate. It soon blossomed into ... More >>
After last summer's street-food shindigs wound down, there was some indication that the food truck parties -- at least the Justice League soirees, which were at the forefront of catapulting Denver's street-food scene to prominence -- might be grinding to a halt. "We haven't made any decision about w ... More >>
Game of Thrones Season 2 is coming. Game of Thrones, HBO's latest popular series that's been described as sort of The Sopranos crossed with Lord of the Rings, debuts its second season Sunday night, but Denver-area viewers can get a sneak-peek of the new series tonight.
Colorado Gives Day, the 24-hour online charity blitz that won Best Philanthropic Endeavor in our 2011 Best of Denver contest, raised a total of $12.7 million for 928 local nonprofits on December 6 and 7 of this year. So which nonprofits garnered the most donations?
Dr. Steve Berman (left), Angela Glover Blackwell and Bill Shore discuss childhood hunger.Colorado's children suffer from two seemingly contradictory food-related health problems: hunger and obesity. That's the word from the Colorado Children's Campaign, a nonprofit advocacy organization focus ... More >>
When San Francisco food blogger Sabrina Modelle heard about the earthquake and tsunami devastation in Japan, she reacted the same way that most of us did: staring, dumbfounded, at the horrific images on the television screen, or listening in disbelief to the coverage on the radio. And it was ... 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 >>
Volunteers from last year's Taste of the NFL.In a country renowned for excess, the hoopla surrounding the Super Bowl could qualify as our crowning achievement in consumption. But at least some people are finding ways to do something positive with our over-indulgence. Over the weekend, Metropo ... More >>
At Pizzeria Basta tonight, your beer money goes to charityForgot to donate on Colorado Gives Day? Then you might want to head down to Pizzeria Basta, 3601 Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder, for a beer. The alcohol will take the edge off your guilt, and so will the fact that your beer money's going ... More >>
Mike Coffman.Colorado food banks have seen "a staggering increase in need," the Denver Post reported this week, and 12.2 percent of households "were categorized as food insecure in 2009." The answer, according to Republican U.S. Representative Mike Coffman: cut off food stamps.
Book it: From 6 to 8:30 p.m. tonight, Standley Lake Library, 8485 Kipling Street in Arvada, will host Wines for the Holidays. The wine-tasting features Colorado's finest wines; tickets are $25 and proceeds benefit the Arvada Community Food Bank. for more info, call 720-898-7400. For informat ... More >>
All of this will be given to a local food bank in Golden, thanks to a municipal court judge who's asking lawbreakers to pay their $25 court fee with food donations If you get clocked speeding, blasting through a stop sign or committing a minor offense in the city of Golden, Ronald Miller, the ... More >>
A Flickr photoA bill signed into law this week has created an advisory council tasked with ensuring Colorado residents' greater access to healthy foods. The thirteen-member Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council will collaborate on such issues as increasing state participation in federal fo ... More >>
Go ahead, play with your food. For every piece of virtual bread art you make between now and June 30, the Bread Art Project will donate $1 to Share Our Strength. The Grain Foods Foundation created the Bread Art Project in 2009 to help raise awareness of hunger in America and gave $25,000 t ... More >>
Judge Kerry Hada: What do you think, Angelina?A tall seventeen-year-old boy wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a pair of deejay earphones around his neck stood facing Judge Kerry Hada in Division 191-J of the Denver County Juvenile Court, a small wood-paneled courtroom that was packed this morni ... More >>
Lori MidsonOn Monday, February 22, Matt Selby, executive chef of Steuben's and Vesta Dipping Grill, will join 15 of the nation's top chefs and mixologists in Washington DC, as part of the Share Our Strength contingent at the Democratic Governor's Association conference. Selby, who is the chef ... More >>
shela burgessThe holiday spirit is about giving -- well, that and who has the best lights display. Tom O'Connor and Ed Soulsby, two Arvada men, have put both these concepts in action with their display of about 35,000 computer-controlled lights that sync to Christmas music aired on 106.3 FM. ... More >>
December is a difficult month for the real estate industry. Sales are way down, and an agent loses the ability to find food at open house events. To assist the saleless, the Food Bank for Destitute Realtors needs the following items...
KJ Gourmet Foods, a Brighton-based food company, is all hot and bothered -- but it has absolutely nothing to do with today's beautifully balmy temperature. See, they've just released their Hot Heads Pepperspread -- today! -- and tonight, they're holding a launch party and food drive to benef ... More >>
Shauna AhernOne in eight Coloradoans will struggle to put food on the table this holiday season, and 99 percent of food banks in the state have reported an enormous surge in the need for emergency assistance. Kudos, then, to the Colorado Egg Producers, whose Good Egg Project is lending a hel ... More >>
There won't be food at the Empty Bowls Project open house rescheduled (because of snow) for Monday, November 2, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. But you won't come away empty-handed. That's because students from Betty Adams Elementary, Lukas Elementary, Meiklejohn Elementary, Ryan Elementary, Semper Elem ... More >>
Time is running out to help TAG Restaurant fight world hunger while also enjoying a tasty bite. Throughout October, TAG, located at 1441 Larimer Street, has been donating a portion of its sales to the "Fill the Cup" campaign, an effort by the Friends of the World Food Program to help raise f ... More >>
www.onerepublic.netColorado-grown band OneRepublic is in Denver for their concert at Magness Arena, but before they take the stage tonight, they'll be volunteering at the Food Bank of the Rockies. The band, responsible for popular tracks Apologize and All the Right Moves, will be packing box ... More >>
KJ's Coffee Bar, the Whittier neighborhood watering hole at 1710 East 25th Avenue that Kenny and Kristin Johnson opened last year, adds music to the mix tonight, when DJ LHD and friends start spinning at 7 p.m. But don't come to KJ's empty-handed: It's running a food bank to benefit Food Bank ... More >>
September is Hunger Action Month, and department store giant Macy's is partnering with Feeding America and food banks across the country to fight hunger here at home. Macy's will launch its "Come Together" awareness and fundraising campaign, which aims to feed 10 million people suffering fr ... More >>
Photo by Lori MidsonSean Yontz and Matt Selby One of Denver's best annual culinary celebrations comes down on Sunday, July 19, at Mile High Station (2027 West Lower Colfax Avenue), this site of this year's Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation, a fantastic food-centric event that raises funds to ... More >>
What's cooking? Mise en Place Cooking School, at 1801 Wynkoop Street #175, is hosting the kick off of LiveWell Colorado's five-year plan to end obesity in Colorado today. At 9:30 a.m., Dr. Collins, the "Cooking Cardiologist," will offer a cooking demonstration, followed by speakers at 10 a.m. For mo ... More >>
The Generous Servings Cooking Classes and Café is marking its one-year anniversary by giving back to the community with Sunday's Cook for a Cause."Generous Servings is all about generosity, so to celebrate our first anniversary, we wanted to find a way to give something to the needy while including ... More >>
Don't write off 2008 yet. You can still do good for others -- and for this year's tax return -- by donating to Food Bank of the Rockies. Just a buck will buy four meals for the hungry -- with 96 cents of every dollar going directly to the purchase of food, and just a paltry 4 cen ... More >>
On Monday morning, the Food Bank of the Rockies was presented with 4,600 pies from Village Inn. To celebrate fifty years of business in Colorado, the company made a big donation of pumpkin cream pie, lemon cream pie, Boston cream pie and carrot cake. "The pies will most likely be distributed ... More >>
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WHILE TELEMARKETERS RAISE MONEY FOR A NEW FOOD BANK--AND THEMSELVES--ONE POLITICALLY POWERFUL NEIGHBOR WANTS THE PROJECT SHELVED.