Is Ben Carrington Denver's most creative bartender? The people have voted -- over 500 of them, who all jammed onto an outdoor patio at the Four Seasons hotel and selected Carrington's cocktail as the winner at Monday's Most Imaginative Bartender competition. The annual event, sponsored by Bombay Sap ... More >>
Denver bartenders, are you feeling inspired? If so, shake up your creative juices, because Bombay Sapphire's Most Imaginative Bartender Competition is coming to town on Monday, August 4 -- and the deadline to enter the contest is July 14. The yearly competition asks bartenders to craft their most co ... More >>
Although spring in Denver runs hot and cold, the local street style is definitely heating up. We recently spotted a corset on campus, being rocked by none other than Vivan Doan, a student from Lafayette studying secondary education and English writing. Keep reading to learn her style icons, favorite ... More >>
Broncos receiver Eric Decker does a lot more than almost run back punt returns for touchdowns before falling down, as he did last week in a playoff game against San Diego. He and his wife, country singer Jessie James, have turned themselves into a virtual brand via oodles of photos shared on social ... More >>
According to Williams & Graham barman Sean Kenyon, who was also the MC at last night's Espolón Tequila Cocktail Fights, Bryan Dayton, bar manager at Acorn, is "pretty." Very, very pretty. And, as Kenyon pointed out multiple times, Dayton was on the cover of GQ magazine. Kenyon was full of quips, co ... More >>
Jeff Campbell's one-man show, Who Killed Jigaboo Jones?, premieres tonight at work | space. Our Show & Tell blog spoke with Campbell about the show, and that piece focuses primarily on the production. We also caught up with Campbell, who's been a stalwart of the Colorado hip-hop scene for the better ... More >>
There's a harvest of autumn restaurant openings that I'm looking forward to, but the one that I'm most excited about -- the one that I'm tracking with intense anticipation -- is Session Kitchen, a new restaurant from Breckenridge-Wynkoop that's tentatively slated to open in Platt Park on October 29. ... More >>
Clear your calendar on Saturday, August 17. Whatever you've got going that day, cancel it. You don't want to miss this show; I'm telling you. The one-man soul revival known as Charles Bradley is coming to Denver, and he's going to play an intimate set at the Larimer Lounge. Be there, or you'll regre ... More >>
Feuds, tantrums, threatening to kill the president -- if you've been following rock music for the past few decades, you know that dickish behavior comes with the territory when your job involves a stage and adoring fans. Here we've assembled the reprehensible cream that has risen to top, highlightin ... More >>
Last week, onetime Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo revealed that he would take a single puff of a marijuana cigarette to settle a bet with a comedian-filmmaker. Once he does, he'll join a large number of politicians who've done likewise -- and most of them admit it. Continue to coun ... More >>
Bryan Dayton and Steve Redzikowki, the team behind Oak at Fourteenth, in Boulder, are opening a new restaurant in Denver next year. The duo, who spent months rebuilding Oak after a devastating fire all but gutted the acclaimed restaurant in March of 2011, will open Acorn in The Source, a 26,000 squa ... More >>
With fall in high gear, certain colors stand out on the streets. One of them is maroon -- or burgundy, deep red or brick. No matter what you call it, though, this color is definitely happening for autumn, as are rust and burnt orange, neutral browns and leaf-like hues. We spotted Channel 7's Don Cha ... More >>
'Tis the season for trade rumors, so it's no surprise that Tim Tebow's name has surfaced in respect to potential deals. After all, anything related to the Chosen One is news right now, including his reported dinner date with Taylor Swift earlier this week. Is there anything to such gossip? Doubt it, ... More >>
In a just-published GQ article, several comments from Brady Quinn seemed to rip Tim Tebow, stirring up the sort of Internet frenzy that we've come to associate with The Chosen One. As a result, Quinn tried to do damage control on his Twitter account, offering an extended mea culpa that repeatedly b ... More >>
The Dougherty gang just can't seem to stay out of the headlines. The trio of siblings, including sis Lee Grace, whose skintastic bikini photos became an Internet sensation, allegedly engaged in a cross-country crime spree that ended after a car-flipping chase in Southern Colorado last August. Now it ... More >>
With major comebacks and massive hits, 2011 was the year of the women, from Beyoncé to Miley Cyrus. Without singers like Adele, we wouldn't have songs to cry along with, and without Katy Perry, we wouldn't have any songs to hum at our nine to five. So what exactly were the biggest pop moments of 20 ... More >>
Ted Haggard.Disgraced pastor turned media whore Ted Haggard has agreed to appear on Celebrity Wife Swap -- and will trade significant others with Gary Busey. And no, this isn't a post from The Onion. Having failed with his own reality-show attempt, Hag's apparently now open to all comers, as ... More >>
First Applebee's revved up a food truck (aren't there enough brick-and-mortar locations if someone is craving a sizzler platter?). But that corporate move is a lot less bizarre than this one: The Gap is getting in on the action with a food truck called Pico de Gap. At least Applebee's is a ... More >>
Losing Them All to This, due out on Latenight Weeknight on 9/19/11If it seems like A Shoreline Dream has been rather quiet lately, it's because it has. But there's a very good reason for that: The outfit has been hard at work finishing up work on a brand-new album, Losing Them All to This Tim ... More >>
Lori Midson Jared Brant Satchel's on 6th 1710 East Sixth Avenue 303-399-2560 www.satchelson6th.com This is part one of my interview with Jared Brant, executive chef of Satchel's on 6th. Part two of that interview will run in this space tomorrow. If you've eaten at Satchel's on 6th and love ... More >>
Video below.Ted Haggard's recent profile in GQ magazine finds him seeking attention by getting graphic about his encounters with male escort Mike Jones -- hence his claim that masturbation isn't "sex sex" and speculation that a younger Ted might see himself as bisexual. But some of the commen ... More >>
Problem?It's clear that Miley Cyrus has contributed to the moneymaking machine that is Hollywood since Hannah Montana debuted in 2006. But how does that affect you? If you feel dirty while watching a stripper slide down a pole or feel awkward when you give your dad a hug, you can blame Miley. ... More >>
If you haven't heard (or don't check Pitchfork like its your Twitter account) Steve Albini is pissed off -- again. In a Q&A with GQ.com published this week, everyone's favorite producer/indie curmudgeon decided to attempt to assassinate Sonic Youth's impenetrable DIY credibility. Serving up s ... More >>
FlickrSo what do you do when you're a big magazine publisher that's strapped for cash? Close a couple of magazines? Build new mobile apps? How about open a restaurant?
Last week, GQ magazine released a bucket list of fifty beers to drink before you die. It was a decent compilation, but a little short on Colorado offerings. So we decided to come up with our own list of fifty Colorado-made beers to drink before you die. Arranged alphabetically, we have tried ... More >>
Mexican LoggerComing up with new beer names, let alone great beer names, isn't easy, especially in the state with 115 breweries, each cooking anywhere from five to 65 different beers a year. But brewers are nothing if not creative - and occasionally, um, irreverent. Listed below are ten fant ... More >>
Last week, GQ magazine put out a bucket list of fifty beers to try before you die (see it below). That sounds like a reasonable goal - even if some of the selections were a little odd. I wouldn't have put Anchor Steam on the list, for instance. It may have been a bucket list fifteen years a ... More >>
An image from Mike Kessler's 2007 article "Out in the Cold." The March 2006 Message column headlined "Altitude Check" focused on 5280, a Dan Brogan-founded publication that had broken what seemed like a jinx against successful city magazines in Denver and was continuing to grow at a time of contra ... More >>
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