UPDATE: We have a winner of our Protein Bar contest, in which we asked Cafe Society readers to answer this question: How many Buffalo Bar-ritos were sold nationwide at Protein Bar in 2013? Congratulations to Bobbypinz , who came the closest with a guess of 55,955; the actual number is 61,612. The n ... More >>
While it's true that money doesn't fall from a tree, it's nonetheless raining dollars -- or at least it will be if you're one of the first 100 people in line for Saturday's opening of Denver's second Protein Bar. Exactly how many dollars, you ask? A whopping $500. Each. And while that $500 won't be ... More >>
Literally the biggest comedian working today, Ralphie May has been charming the pants off of comedy fans for the last decade and a half. Playing a slack-jawed wise-ass, May will often twist his audience's perception by using a Southern accent to deliver an insightful crack about controversial subje ... More >>
Richard Koca traveled the world as a military officer and do-gooder who co-founded StandUp for Kids, a non-profit homeless-youth charity. But what, exactly, did he do? Last Friday, 71-year-old Koca was convicted on 22 counts of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust. The tria ... More >>
Tomorrow, on the Fourth of July, that most patriotic of holidays, a flag made of hemp will fly over the Capitol in Washington. And guess who America has to thank for the cannabis-derived stars and stripes? That's right -- Colorado. The flag was made from hemp fiber purchased in Manitou Springs an ... More >>
Over the years, Denver has generated a wide variety of memorable television commercials. But until recent years, spots tended to live on only in memory -- like the Tree Farm jingle ("Take I-25 to exit 235, and five miles west to the Tree Farm") that was impossible to forget no matter how hard viewer ... More >>
Did Henry Ford really make a car out of hemp? Was the Declaration of Independence written on hemp paper? Did Abraham Lincoln use hemp oil in his lamps? The hemp plant, a variety of Cannabis sativa that's the subject of this week's cover story "Green Acres," is steeped in lore. Some hemp legends ar ... More >>
Since we first wrote about the arrest on child-sex-assault charges of Richard Koca, who founded StandUp For Kids, a nonprofit devoted to helping homeless youth (see our original coverage below), Aurora police have released more info about this shocking turn. Meanwhile, a StandUp For Kids statement i ... More >>
Champions! Two students from Denver's George Washington High School are the best policy debaters in the National Forensic League, a super-competitive league whose champs usually hail from wealthy private prep schools. Sam Clark and Miles Owens, who graduated from GW this spring, are the first ... More >>
Kenny McKinley.Broncos receiver Kenny McKinley was laid to rest yesterday (fortunately with no reported protests from members of Westboro Baptist Church) on the same day that Denver Public Schools publicly introduced its Signs of Suicide curriculum. The later event had been planned long befor ... More >>
Kenny McKinley.The death by suicide of Denver Bronco Kenny McKinley, whose funeral today may be protested by the Westboro Baptist Church, has brought new attention to the subject of suicide in general. In many ways, that's a good thing -- but it also has drawbacks according to Denver Public S ... More >>
Achille Lauro Hot Congress Comp. 1 Release Party Achille Lauro, The Vitamins, Fissure Mystic, Action Packed Thrill Ride October 12, 2009 The Oriental Theater Better Than: A community garden, or most other team projects you can think of. There is more than music to address here because Hot C ... More >>
When it comes to shmucks, it's hard to beat a guy who leaves a three-year-old girl alone in a car while he gets his groove on at a strip club -- although the girl's mother likely wants to. As first reported first by Westword, Alan Baxter was arrested on May 10 after a manager at Fascinations, the s ... More >>
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