The homegrown Rio Grande chain just opened its first new location in almost ten years up in Summit County, at 182 Lusher Court in Frisco. It's the perfect spot to stop after a leaf-peeping excursion this weekend. Because the gold in the hills isn't just those aspen turning colors: There's also plent ... More >>
The Rio Grande group got its start in 1986 in Fort Collins, where college students came to rely on the incredibly strong margaritas -- limit three per customer, and no revealing the secret recipe -- and big plates of gringo Mexican fare. A seventh Rio just opened in Frisco -- the first free-standing ... More >>
The marijuana business in Colorado keeps growing -- like a weed, as a matter of fact. Between August 1 and September 2, the state issued licenses to sell recreational marijuana to facilities in ten new cities -- and none of them was Aurora. See also: Marijuana: Three Colorado communities to get th ... More >>
This weekend is overflowing with food events, including Westword's own DISH, a Broncos season kickoff party at Elway's (where else?) and the Denver Food and Wine grand tasting -- among many other dinners and festivals. Keep reading for a taste of what's on the culinary calendar. See also: Whet You ... More >>
A new face is showing itself in the Highland neighborhood: Prost Fine Beers and Sausages is now open. Amid the trendy bars and hipster joints, Prost is an unassuming little beer hall tucked into West 32nd Avenue, taking the spot formerly held by Asian-Mexican spot BOA. Bedecked in dark wood with Bav ... More >>
Sometimes you just need to escape the heat. And luckily, those pointed peaks off in the west are the perfect place to cool down and enjoy some natural beauty and some killer festivals this summer. Colorado's colorful mountain towns are the host to tons of quirky extravaganzas that are centered aroun ... More >>
Blake Bostic, a popular chef who worked restaurants in Summit County, stood six-feet nine-inches, making him an imposing figure -- physically, at least. But in April, he died following an apparent fight at a Frisco motel. Recently unsealed court records reveal more about the specifics of that incid ... More >>
Highland already has Prost Brewing, on the very edge of LoHi. And this month, it's also scheduled to get Prost Fine Beer and Sausage, an outpost of a Frisco-based restaurant that has no connection to Denver's Prost...except a mile or so of pavement. The two Prosts have agreed to avoid the litigious ... More >>
"Prost!" It's the German form of "Cheers!" A way to celebrate your drinking companions. But Prost Brewing and Frisco's Prost Fine Beer and Sausages, which plans to open a Denver outlet this month, may not be toasting each other with much gusto. That's because there's sure to be some confusion about ... More >>
Corner House 2240 Clay Street 720-287-1895 cornerhousedenver.com This is part one of my interview with Sharif Villa Cruz, exec chef of Corner House; part two of our chat will run tomorrow. It's a tradition in Mexico to "gather our families together for big meals, usually at our grandmother's house ... More >>
The prospect of recreational marijuana sales has produced a lot of political naysaying in the past month or so. On June 19, we counted 24 cities that had prohibited retail pot shops. Now, five weeks later, the Denver Post reports that the number has more than doubled, to 56 cities having voted for b ... More >>
One of the best parts about Colorado's craft beer scene is that it changes constantly. From one week to the next, beer geeks can hit a new taproom, try an innovative new brew, head to a packed festival and generally make friends in other states jealous. The last year saw a lot of big news -- some ba ... More >>
METALLICA @ OUTSIDE LANDS FESTIVAL | 8/11/12 The following is a dispatch from Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, from our sister paper, SF Weekly. Metallica, headlining Saturday night of the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, proved just about as huge and satisfying ... More >>
The nineteenth annual Colorado BBQ Challenge kicks off today in downtown Frisco. The three-day event features more than sixty barbecue teams competing for top honors as the best in Rockies. There will also be a tour of the Breckenridge Distillery tomorrow and a live demo with Jenna Johansen from Bra ... More >>
The Denver FIVE dinner at the Village Cork, 1300 South Pearl Street, sold out over the weekend and there's no waiting list, but there are many other events on the culinary calendar this week, including a visit from a legendary barman tonight. Here's a taste of what's on the menu. (If you know of an ... More >>
When we noticed that a restaurant named Masala Xpress had set up shop in the Aurora Mall, our first hope was that it might be a quick-service outpost of Masalaa, the restaurant on South Parker Road that serves an all-vegetarian menu and landed our Best Vegetarian Indian Buffet award in this year's B ... More >>
Don't be ashamed of your mimosa intake.Now that Labor Day has come and gone, it's time to really buckle in and start preparing for the big family holidays. Or, it's just time to leave on the cheap for a little while because you blew all your cash this summer on mid-afternoon mimosas in the su ... More >>
Filming on location in Bumfuck, Egypt.Fairplay, Colorado, is a tiny mountain town with about one street, situated some 40 miles south of Frisco between the San Isabel and Pike national forests. In other words, it's in the middle of nowhere. In other other words, it's a really difficult place ... More >>
Regular old marathons, triathlons and century rides not grueling enough for you? The Adventure Xstream Series comes to Colorado on May 14 for AXS Buena Vista, and registration ($135-$235 depending on the race option) is still open through May 11. The event will send competitors whitewater kay ... More >>
Summit Prevention AllianceNancy's Community Garden in Frisco.When Amber Brummer was last in California, where she grew up, she bought a bunch of basil for 25 cents. That same amount would cost her about five dollars in Summit County, where she now lives. Brummer is part of the Leadership Clas ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Every year, competitors and 'cue lovers from around the country flock to Frisco for the annual Colorado BBQ Challenge. It's a Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned event, which basically means that the barbecue is going to be authentic (read: really freakin' tasty), and winn ... More >>
A photo of Shaun Hadley and a friend, from Hadley's MySpace page.The lack of state regulation and oversight of medical marijuana dispensaries, which spurred a raucous Colorado Department of Health hearing last month, has Durango Police Chief David Felice worried. He tells the Durango Herald N ... More >>
Head to the hills of Frisco this weekend for the mountain town's annual two-day Barbecue Challenge, a heated event that brings together competitive grillers from across the country. The riotous pig races are always a big draw, as is the pancake breakfast, live music and parade of barbecue grills, b ... More >>
On the road again.... Rollin', rollin', rollin'. Today in Cafe Society: • Update: Pad Thai on the go.... • Toke of the town: Mary Jane's Pizza. • First report from the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. • A free donut for dad. • Huebner off The Bachelorette, back on pizza. • Barbecue this w ... More >>
Get saucy at Friscos Colorado BBQ Challenge.
This weekend, law enforcement agencies across the state will be out in force to make sure you don't do anything stupid behind the wheel over the Memorial Day weekend. This link on the Colorado Department of Transportation website details the specific plans of 85 separate organizations. For instanc ... More >>
In an item included in a May 2008 Message column, longtime Denver Post staffer Steve Lipsher talked about his decision to leave the beefy broadsheet in favor of a news-editor gig at the Summit Daily News, a 12,000-circulation free daily based in Frisco. His love for the mountains was one motivation ... More >>
The town of Frisco is making lemonade with its pine-beetle lemons.
Coming home from Breckenridge this weekend, I stopped in at the A&W in Frisco, conveniently located near the entrance ramp to I-70. Though I was sure the ride back to Denver would not be as hellish as the ride up -- through a blitzkrieg of Fourth of July traffic -- I thought a root-beer float woul ... More >>
Youll be snowed by this joint.
A new Colorado bicycle week hits Frisco.
Kenny Be It's time for Jack Kerouac to blow this cowtown again, to rush off into the good night. But instead of heading west to 'Frisco, Denver's favorite adopted son is moving on to summer in his real hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts. This Saturday, March 31, is the last chance to catch Kerou ... More >>
The leftovers here are nothing to write home about.
It's all downhill at this Frisco brewpub.
What's good? Frisco's Deli and Market.
Colorado BBQ Challenge
We brake for jerky, America's fastest-growing snack food.
From the week of August 31
Butterhorn Bakery and Cafe
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Two small-town newspapers find themselves in an economic war with municipal officials.
Gene Kelley plugged into the lucrative pay-phone business--until someone dropped a dime on him.
Westword's Guide to teh '96-'97 ski and snowboard season