French Quarter

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    November 5, 2014

    Photos: Thirty Most Memorable Mug Shots of October 2014

    As is clear from this photo, Nancy Worrell had a smile more than capable of lighting up any room she entered -- which only makes her murder late last month that much sadder and more tragic. The person accused of ending her life has now been formally charged with her murder; he's pictured here amid a ... More >>

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    October 31, 2014

    Amanda Anders, Nancy Worrell ID'd in French Quarter Apartments Murders (16-17)

    Update: The Denver coroner's office has identified the two women murdered in an apartment at the French Quarter complex late Wednesday night as Amanda Anders, nineteen, and Nancy Worrell, 22. They died of multiple gunshot wounds. In addition (update), the Denver Police Department has released the mu ... More >>

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    October 30, 2014

    Daniel Fougner Charged With Killing Robert Goldsberry in Walmart Parking Lot (18)

    The two women shot to death at the French Quarter apartments weren't the only homicide victims in the metro area this week. Also slain was Robert Goldsberry, a sixty-year-old who was gunned down in the parking lot of a South Parker Road Walmart. The man being held for the crime is Daniel Fougner, wh ... More >>

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    July 31, 2013

    Colorado represents at Tales of the Cocktail

    Tales of the Cocktail is a yearly gathering of bartenders, distillers and spirits professionals that takes place in New Orleans every July. It features seminars, competitions and a ton of parties, and finishes with a gala awards ceremony that recognizes the world's best in our industry. I attended m ... More >>

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    March 15, 2013

    Big Easy Creole Kitchen closes in Cherry Creek

    Location, location, location. The subterranean space at 250 Steele Street has swallowed up another restaurant: Big Easy Creole Kitchen. George Gastl, a native of Denver and graduate from the Culinary Institute of Scottsdale, had cooked around the world -- in Santa Fe, Germany and, yes, New Orleans ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013
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    November 6, 2012

    Photos: A look at Pasquini's on 17th

    The lovely old building a 777 East 17th Avenue has been home to many restaurants over the past few decades: the French Quarter (which explains the New Orleans look), the Peacock, the Dome, Majorca (where the owners commissioned an exorcism), Toby's and, finally, J.R.'s, a legendary gay bar in town t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Guess where I'm drinking this Vieux Carré?

    The Vieux Carré was invented in 1938 by Walter Bergeron at the Monteleone Hotel in New Orleans. It's one of my favorite classic cocktails, a mix of rye, cognac, sweet vermouth, Benedictine and Peychaud's and Angostura bitters. When made well, it's a fantastic drink -- when made poorly, it's undrink ... More >>

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    May 2, 2012

    Big Easy Creole Kitchen is coming to Cherry Creek North

    Creole is suddenly on a roll in Denver: Zydeco's opened last fall on Wynkoop Street, a new Gumbo's is going into the space that had been Roam on East 17th Avenue, and the 1812 Restaurant & Bar is currently amassing funds to build a restaurant in Five Points. Now you can add another spot to the list: ... More >>

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    April 24, 2012

    At tonight's French Quarter Follies, Ma Earth is one sexy mother

    Because this planet's the only one we've got for the time being, you can never really celebrate Earth Day enough. But there's no rule that says you have to be all self-righteous and earnest or even new-agey about paying homage to Gaia. It's okay to have fun, too, and that's the reason for tonight's ... More >>

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    February 21, 2012

    It's okay to eat, drink and be merry on Fat Tuesday

    Fat Tuesday is the traditional day when folks are allowed to indulge -- before Ash Wednesday shuts all the enjoyment down and Lent begins. Fortunately, you don't have to be Catholic to get into the spirit of Mardi Gras's last hurrah, and while Colorado is far from the French Quarter, there's more th ... More >>

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    February 16, 2012

    Five meaty ways to satisfy carnivorous cravings in Denver

    Mardi Gras is just around the corner, and while the holiday is now mostly associated with drunken sorority girls showing their, um, assets for a strand of shiny beads in the French Quarter of New Orleans, the festival used to provide a reason to stuff yourself before forty days of fasting, giving up ... More >>

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    December 27, 2011

    New Year's Eve, New Year's Day and more on this week's culinary calendar

    We've shared our list of the top ten New Year's Eve dining events, but that's far from everything that's taking place this weekend. Keep reading to see a full rundown of what's happening before, during and after the big day; we'll continue updating the online listings until the eleventh hour. Here's ... More >>

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    December 1, 2011
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    November 24, 2011
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    November 10, 2011

    A Streetcar Named Desire opens at Germinal Stage

    Tom Borillo and in Michelle Moore in A Streetcar Named Desire.​A Streetcar Named Desire opened this past weekend at Germinal Stage Denver. Juliet Wittman's complete review will run in our November 17 issue; in the meantime, here's a capsule critique:

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    March 3, 2011
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    February 16, 2011

    Ask the bartender: When does brandy become cognac?

    ​Sean Kenyon knows how to pour out both drinks and advice. A third-generation bar man with almost 25 years behind the bar, he is a student of cocktail history, a United States Bartenders Guild-certified Spirits Professional and a BAR Ready graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource ... More >>

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    July 31, 2010

    Randall Layman's Tales of the Cocktail, last call

    Randall Layman, a bartender at Vesta Dipping Grill, is just back from New Orleans, where he attended his first Tales of the Cocktail. We'll be printing his dispatches all week (read the first installment here).Taryn KapronicaThe Green Goddess​ Day five: Our last morning in New Orleans is prob ... More >>

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    July 28, 2010

    Randall Layman's Tales of the Cocktail, day two

    Randall Layman, a bartender at Vesta Dipping Grill, is just back from New Orleans, where he attended his first Tales of the Cocktail. We'll be printing his dispatches -- starting with this one -- all week. Taryn Kapronica​Day Two When I first visit a city, I always find my mind focused on o ... More >>

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    July 27, 2010

    Randall Layman's Tales of the Cocktail, day one

    Taryn Kapronica​Randall Layman, a bartender at Vesta Dipping Grill, is just back from New Orleans, where he attended his first Tales of the Cocktail. We'll be printing his dispatches all week. Day one: Passing the Superdome and several cemeteries before landing in the epicenter of Bourbon S ... More >>

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    June 23, 2010

    Westword Music Showcase 2010: Backbeat scribes' travelogue

    ​ Here's our massive, multi-page report/travelogue of the Westword Music Showcase from (in order) Tom Murphy, Cory Casciato, A.H. Goldstein, Jef Otte, Jon Solomon and Brain Frederick. Let us know in the comments what you saw and loved, saw and hated, or missed and hated yourself for missing. ... More >>

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    April 2, 2010

    The Wire's David Simon has a new HBO series that uses fiction to honor New Orleans' surreal, heart-breaking fact

    ​Editor's Note: Treme writer/producer David Mills died of a brain aneurysm Tuesday in New Orleans. He'd written extensively about theTreme process and his burgeoning love for New Orleans music on his blog, His Times-Picayune obit is here. By Larry Blumenfeld ... More >>

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    October 16, 2009

    On Havana Street: an international mission

    ​ International Restaurant Week will be celebrated in my 'hood starting tomorrow, the party banging up and down the most interesting mainline it contains: Havana Street. This is the week when everyone is encouraged to get out and get weird, to try something they've never tried before, to (oc ... More >>

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    July 23, 2008

    Live Review: My Feral Kin with Married in Berdichev! and French Quarter

    Photo: Tom Murphy Married in Berdichev! My Feral Kin w/Married in Berdichev! and French Quarter Tuesday, July 22, 2008 Rhinoceropolis Better Than: Missing out on one of the most important tropical-pop bands by going to another show. The opening act, Greenery, didn’t make it for reasons unknown ... More >>

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    November 1, 2007

    It's a Potluck, My Dear Watson

    Dr. Watson's Neglected Patients unite for Guy Fawkes Day.

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    October 26, 2006
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    September 28, 2006

    Preservation Hall Jazz Band

    Thursday, September 28, Boettcher Concert Hall, 303-830-8497.

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    March 30, 2006
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    March 30, 2006

    Bloody Mary


  • Music

    October 20, 2005

    King Britt Presents

    Sister Gertrude Morgan (Ropeadope)

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    September 1, 2005

    Off Limits

    Trouble's Bruin

  • Music

    November 11, 2004

    March On

    The Dirty Dozen Brass Band breathes life into death.

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    February 12, 2004
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    February 5, 2004
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    January 29, 2004
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    January 22, 2004

    Laugh Track

    Denver Center's Streetcar heads in the wrong direction.

  • Dining

    May 22, 2003

    Drink of the Week

    Streetcar Named Desire

  • News

    August 9, 2001

    Bronco A-Go Go

    Will the newly retooled Crushmobile have the horsepower to reach New Orleans?

  • Music

    April 19, 2001

    Saints Alive

    The Preservation Hall Jazz Band keeps the spirit of New Orleans alive.

  • Dining

    July 6, 2000

    Mumbo Gumbo

    While Petra's is a party, Pappadeaux gets a blackened mark.

  • Music

    March 2, 2000

    Sounds Like Fun!

    Fat Tuesday at the Wynkoop

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    February 10, 2000

    Check, Please!

    Give our food critic something to chew on.

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    November 26, 1998
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    June 19, 1997
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    January 23, 1997
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