Nothing riles up people like kids in restaurants. Even though I'm a parent, I'm sympathetic: I don't want a nice meal ruined by a whiny child, either. But the solution isn't to confine preschoolers to McDonald's, then move on to pizza and burger joints when they age out of Happy Meals. Where will th ... More >>
Mike Dunafon, former mayor of Glendale and husband of Debbie Matthews, owner of Shotgun Willie's, is running for governor as a third-party candidate -- and it might as well be the Party party. Because as a major booster of Glendale's riverwalk project, he and other officials pushed for a 2011 state ... More >>
In an August 2013 profile, Melanie Asmar described Mike Dunafon and Debbie Matthews as the king and queen of Glendale: He's the mayor, while she's the owner of Shotgun Willie's, one of Colorado's most iconic strip clubs. Now, this power couple has scored another coup: They found a legal way for Sho ... More >>
The Kitchen Next Door Glendale wasn't conceived as a "destination experience," says Kimbal Musk, co-founder of The Kitchen, which opened in Boulder in 2004. "We wanted it to be a neighborhood restaurant." This makes sense, given that Next Door -- which got its start in Boulder, too, is the more casu ... More >>
This is week is filled with free events, so you don't have to worry about breaking into the piggybank before payday. Instead, you can check out a "cool" movie, take a trip to Japan or shake hands with a two-time Mr. Universe. See the online Westword calendar for more events, and let us know about m ... More >>
Although the first three iterations of Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar -- in Boulder, LoDo and Fort Collins -- made themselves at home in old buildings, for the fourth restaurant, the Big Red F restaurant group took on a completely new space, in the CitySet project at the edge of Glendale. And as Gretch ... More >>
Last night, Glendale's legendary strip club -- Shotgun Willie's -- closed forever. And right next door, in a $4 million building that was just a steel-beamed skeleton when we wrote about it back in August, a new-and-improved Shotgun Willie's opened for business. In the hours before the new strip cl ... More >>
Native Foods Cafe, the fast-casual meatless (read: vegan) joint that proffers soy- and wheat-based meat substitutes (tempeh and seitan, for example) in lieu of dead animals, boasts more than fourteen stores in California, Chicago, Portland and Boulder -- and now Denverites who embrace the ever-growi ... More >>
This week, Gretchen Kurtz went from nose to tail at Beast Bottle, where brother-sister duo Paul and Aileen Reilly are becoming the talk of the town. And Mark Antonation brightened up a blurry Tuesday evening at T-Wa Inn; while exec chef Colin Mallet took a sec from extinguishing fires at Sassafras ... More >>
The current Westword cover story, "Fantasy Island," tells of Glendale's quest to build a riverwalk along Cherry Creek full of restaurants, theaters and bars serving booze in to-go cups. To make this dream project a reality, Glendale officials have made a series of smaller civic improvements -- which ... More >>
Jack Casey's Four Mile House, a Glendale fixture for decades, has closed. The bar, which won Westword's 2003 Best of Denver award for Best Happy Hour for Absolutely Free Food, started life as a barn, back in the days when what's now Glendale was filled with dairy farms dedicated to quenching Denver' ... More >>
Jack Casey's Four Mile House, a Glendale fixture since for decades, appears to be closed. The bar, which won Westword's 2003 Best of Denver award for Best Happy Hour for Absolutely Free Food, started life as a barn, back in the days when what's now Glendale was filled with dairy farms dedicated to q ... More >>
Is Denver an "immature" burger market? That's what Cameron Tune thinks, and so he chose Glendale's City Set project for the first U.S. outpost of his Canada-based Big Smoke Burger. "There are a lot of one-off and two-off burger places in Denver -- Crave and Juicy Burger, for example -- and there are ... More >>
Construction in the development on the edge of Cherry Creek Drive and South Colorado Boulevard is hidden by the Hilton Garden Inn and Marriott Residence Inn, but work is going quickly in the area being called City Set. So far, outposts of several local restaurant ventures -- including Jax Fish House ... More >>
One of the most legendary addresses in the Denver area, 320 South Birch Street in Glendale, now has a new occupant: Escandalo Sports Bar & Grill. The name translates to "scandalous," and this spot certainly saw plenty of scandalous action in the late '70s, when it was home to The Lift, a ski-themed ... More >>
Jax is about to add a fourth location, in the new City Set development in Glendale, behind the Hilton Garden Inn at the corner of Colorado Boulevard and Cherry Creek Drive -- an area definitely shy of good restaurant options. Jax isn't the only eatery going into the project: Udi's will have an outle ... More >>
Calling all wine fans! Tomorrow, the Beaujolais and Beyond food and wine festival kicks off at Glendale's Infinity Park Event Center, and if you were wondering how much food and wine will be there, the answers are: a) a lot, and b) as many as forty varieties of vino. The four-hour fest also feature ... More >>
The tiny town of Glendale has been doing a bang-up job of celebrating July 4th for years -- though its festivities never a actually fell on Independence Day, since that would have competed with other municipalities that shot off their own spectaculars on the holiday proper. And a few years ago, the ... More >>
Because of Colorado's increasingly controversial liquor laws, only one outlet of any grocery chain -- Safeway, King Soopers, Target, Whole Foods and the like -- can sell full-strength beer, wine and alcohol. Target's spot is in the superstore in Glendale, but until recently, its single aisle ... More >>
Emerald Pathways in Glendale didn't hit the sweet spot for medical marijuana reviewer William Breathes. But it's hardly the only MMC in town, as you'll discover by visiting our just-updated MMJ listings. Click to access our medical-marijuana dispensary directory.
William Breathes's latest medical marijuana dispensary review is a rave for Kind Love in Glendale, a top-shelf center located in the basement of an old gym. And there's more leafy goodness to be found in our newly updated MMJ listings. Click here to access our medical-marijuana dispensary dir ... More >>
The Denver Outlaws light a spark. Can't believe you're still at work? Get out. It's time to plan your fabulous July 4th weekend, so here's what you should do: Go hang out with a marg at Mezcal and ponder. You could even have some fun along with the relaxation: There's a Beyond José tequila educati ... More >>
International rugby finds a home on the Front Range.
Outdoor movie nights? They're the best! Everyone lolls about, enjoying picnic fare in the fresh air under a starry sky, watching a popular movie that not only has something for everyone, but that also somehow transcends its second-run status thanks to the lovely atmosphere. And weather notwithstan ... More >>
For all the holiday travelers who hate making the 21-mile trek from downtown to Denver International Airport, the History Channel has an answer. The Mega Movers show created a step-by-step video for how Denver could move the main airport terminal closer to the city using a system of steel beams, whe ... More >>
Things are looking up in Glendale.
The rise of the Tea Party
The battle for Cedar Pointe has turned into a tempest in a Tea Party.
Glendale glows up.
Glendale stripped Veggo Larsen of his job -- but not his appetite for life.
The Bull & Bush overflows with good times and good music.
Glendale Public Library
Dirty election tricks get dirtier.
Two years ago they took over their city. Since then, things have just gotten curiouser and curiouser.
Glendale gets a lesson in the politics of pollution.
Attention, adult gentlemen! A crusade against strip joints in the metro area may leave Denver the capital of the lap dance.
GLENDALE HAMMERS A NIGHTCLUB AFTER A MUSICIAN STRIPS ON STAGE.
ITS FAMOUS NIGHTSPOTS ARE UNDER THE GUN--AND THE ECCENTRIC CITY OF GLENDALE IS STARTING TO SOBER UP.CLEAN SWEEP A BUTTON-DOWN MAYOR IS WIELDING HIS CLOUT--AND TINY GLENDALE'S WIDE-OPEN WAYS MAY BE ABOUT TO CHANGE.