By now, regular Cafe Society readers are familiar with Voice Places, the listings engine behind all of Westword's restaurant reviews and calendar picks. Today, that engine got a lot more powerful, with a new design that brings even more content to the fore. Here are some of the many benefits from th ... More >>
If you spend any time in the comments section of our blogs, you might have already noticed that some commenters show up with the titles "Editor" or "Community Manager" next to their usernames. Well, there's now a new badge on the block, and it's called the "Vocalizer." Continue reading for some exam ... More >>
You can't expect every restaurant to cater to your specific dietary needs, which is why we're always looking for crossover venues that have hidden gems on the menu. Zest Cafe in Lakewood is one such spot. Although it's labeled a "vegan/vegetarian" restaurant on Foursquare, the menu lists only a hand ... More >>
If you've got FourSquare, the location-centric app that allows you to check into (and check out) new spots on your smartphone, you already know that Michael Hancock isn't the only mayor in town. For more than a year, we've hosted a custom Westword FourSquare badge that users can earn when they stop ... More >>
DJ Rockstar Aaron loved Hooters -- a lot. In fact, Aaron -- who DJs five nights a week at clubs all over town and is known for his massive signature pink mohawk -- loved the South Colorado Boulevard restaurant so much that he ate there once a month on Wednesdays for the $9.99 all-you-can-eat wings d ... More >>
See Also: - The ten best green rooms in Denver and Boulder - The five best outdoor venues in Colorado to see music that aren't Red Rocks - Denver/Boulder's five best places to buy records The stretch of Colfax between the Colorado State Capitol at Grant Street and the Bluebird Theater at Adams Stre ... More >>
Denver-based Forkly, the iPhone app that encourages users to share photos of what they're eating while out and rate the dish, debuted a new look Friday with its 2.0 update, one that will be familiar to users of one of the most popular photo apps around.
At the Open Space store in Boulder, founder Robert Reich navigates a sea of apps for users.Open Space made a few headlines this week as a physical store in downtown Boulder that sells nothing. Instead, the 300-square-foot room has a few phone-and-tablet experts who promise to guide customers ... More >>
Here are the winners of the 2011 Denver #WebAwards in the category we're loosely dubbing "arts," which means Westword scribes report on the happenings in these beats, right here on Show and Tell. (And no, Westword writers were not eligible for these awards.) These are the winners only; for a ... More >>
Here are the winners of the 2011 Denver #WebAwards in the category we're loosely dubbing "news," which means Westword scribes report on the happenings in these beats, right here on Latest Word. These are the winners only; for a complete list of finalists go here: "Here are your 2011 Denver #W ... More >>
OK, it's not really a leak if the source publishes the info -- more like a sneak-peek of Denver #WebAwards winners, we're publishing ten award winners this morning, in advance of tonight's party at Casselman's. It's open to anyone age 21 and up at 8 p.m.. (although anyone on our list of final ... More >>
Feels good, right?Foursquare, the location-based check-in app for your smartphone that allows that guy down the hall to be the "Mayor" of his office (congrats, buddy), in addition to dozens of other geo-location-based bells and whistles, released today the first "Badge" for Denver.
Who qualifies as an arts blogger? We'll leave that up to you, but here are some suggestions: It can be anyone, from those who write about local arts news to artists who create content for their own blog, or just someone with an incredible tumblr account. The Denver Web Awards are back, and Westword ... More >>
It seems to be nothing but good news for Turntable.fm. Hot on the heels of snagging licensing deals with BMI and ASCAP, the music-sharing service is closing a $7.5 million deal with Union Square Ventures, bringing Turntable's value up to somewhere around $37.5 million. That's not all, Busines ... More >>
Every day may be IPA day for craft beer aficionados in states like Colorado, California and Oregon, but for most beer drinkers, that is far from the truth. So the point of International #IPAday, which takes place Thursday, August 4, and has already stirred a little controversy, is to use soc ... More >>
There has been a bit of a gold rush on making apps ever since Apple launched the App Store and Microsoft and Android followed suit. While a lot it is absolute trash that seems to point to some incoming app-bubble, there are a lot of interesting and innovative ideas mixed in there. Most recent ... More >>
Colorado has awarded its new tourism contract -- and surprise, surprise, a Colorado company has the key role in a deal that's now been split between several companies: Karsh/Hagan, founded in 1977, when John Denver tunes were enough to attract tourists.
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's.. OH JESUS NOIt was hard to spot at first, right before the Rockies game near Coors field at about 12:30 p.m. yesterday, but if you took a closer look, there is was: A horrible, horrible object in the skyward vicinity of downtown. As throngs of fans filed into ... More >>
Still can't believe ski season ended yesterday at Vail and Breckenridge, the last of the Vail resorts still standing, even though it's still snowing up in them thar hills? As we reflect on the epic season now mostly behind us, the hardcore among us can visit EpicMix.com to to relive all our g ... More >>
It's always fascinating to see what comes out of our Best of Denver Readers' Poll -- especially the silly, snarky answers we get to some of our questions. We learned that jokes about your mom are still (apparently) funny, that many of you watch Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy more frequ ... More >>
The Epilogues with Sam Endicott of the Bravery Friday, March 18 Here we are again in Austin for the least "Texas" thing that the state has to offer... thousands of liberal, godless musicians showcasing themselves to the world. We did a small tour on our way to SXSW this year with our dear friends ... More >>
Here's to rampant dumbassery!It's St. Patrick's Day today, and we all know what that means: If you haven't started drinking by now, you're doing it wrong. We also know that there's nothing like unbridled day drinking to provide the lubrication for actions you will later regret -- and as far a ... More >>
It's no secret that smartphones have changed the way we experience music, but most of the apps we've seen thus far have been spotty, poorly realized cash grabs that have little or nothing to do with the artists in question.
For those old enough to remember, the website was once a novelty, a nebulous idea that companies knew they had to have, but nobody was really sure how or why. These days, it's kind of the same thing with smartphone apps, speculates Amy Burkhardt, a first-time businesswoman who recently co-fou ... More >>
Lori Midson Jorge de la Torre Johnson & Wales University www.jwu.edu This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Jorge de la Torre, dean of culinary education at Johnson & Wales University. Part one of that interview ran in this space yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: The She ... More >>
Update, 1 p.m.: We picked a winner! Congratulations to Tara Hallam, whose entry was the least kiss-ass of any we received. If I could be Foursquare mayor of any place in Denver, I'd be mayor of Casa Bonita because a place that has all you can eat sopapillas, cliff divers and a mariachi band ... More >>
Leesa S., mayor of Shotgun Willie's Finding the mayor of Shotgun Willie's wasn't easy. In spite of the fact that Foursquare enables oversharing (I'm at the grocery store! I'm at the gynecologist! I'm at the grocery store, and so is my gynecologist!), the program does a fairly good job of pr ... More >>
In case you haven't heard, homegrown chain Chipotle Mexican Grill is offering a Facebook deal this weekend whereby if you "check in" using Facebook Places Mobile on your smartphone and show your phone screen, proving that you're not a big, fat liar to the eye-rolling workhorse behind the regi ... More >>
Michael Mulhern makes a face worthy of the 15Michael Mulhern would like you to know that he is "not a crack whore." Apparently, that's the first thing people assume when you're the mayor of the 15 Bus via East Colfax. "Yeah, I got a lot of weird comments when I posted that I got that mayorshi ... More >>
Drummer Crawford Philleo is the Foursquare mayor of the bathroom at Gabor's on Thirteenth Avenue because he was mad that another user, Colfax J, took over the mayorship of Gabor's itself. Funny. But not as funny as some of the other places with Foursquare mayors.
If this exists, so do other food trends.Real or fake? Below are eleven food trends and concepts that could be real or made up. It's up to you to guess which is which. (Let us know in the comments section.) After all, who would've thought there would be cupcake trucks driving around Denver sel ... More >>
In the wake of this week's announcement that Chipotle Mexican Grill has an Asian fast-casual spot in the works comes a way to score a sweet deal at the original concept. If you have a smartphone, that is.
Head to Cafe Options for free coffee at 9 a.m.Cafe Options, the classy, fast-casual spot at 1650 Curtis Street, is celebrating its first birthday by giving a present to customers -- free coffee from 9 to 10 a.m. today. The cafe has a full-service coffee bar, and also serves up freshly baked p ... More >>