The weekend is full of good food and good times, with everything from a free screening of Food Patriots, to a Boo and Brew Colfax block party and fall festivals where you can wear costumes, lederhosen....or simply dress a goat. Keep reading for a taste of what's on the culinary calendar. See also: ... More >>
The Colorado Independent Women in Film program, an annual three-day event at the Bug Theatre that showcases the work of women in the Colorado film industry, opens tomorrow. Packed, a short documentary that follows evacuees of Boulder's Fourmile Canyon Fire in 2010 and describes the possessions they ... More >>
Gold Hill Inn, 401 Main Street in the old mining town of Gold Hill, ten miles outside Boulder, is marking fifty years in business under the ownership of the Finn family. The celebration continues with a Colorado wine dinner at 6 p.m. tonight, featuring wines from Augustina's, Cotton Wood and Garden ... More >>
Happy Monday! Here are some cool events to help get your mind off the heat this week:
While Denver's getting better and better at disguising the fact that it was once a cowtown with all the trappings of the Wild West, there are still a few holdover spots that provide a window into this state's rough-and-tumble history. Here, in no particular order, are our five favorite spots to dr ... More >>
Gold Hill Inn, 401 Main Street in Gold Hill, is marking its fiftieth anniversary with a three-day celebration beginning today. Festivities include live music from Tim O'Brien at 7:30 p.m.; view the full schedule here. There are also food deals, but as Laura Shunk notes in her review of Gold Hill In ... More >>
Colorado has a rich (no pun intended) mining history, and when I was a kid growing up in the southern suburbs of Denver, my mom would devise elaborate lessons for my brother and me to carry out over summer break, packing us into the minivan for day or weekend trips to obscure corners of Colorado. We ... More >>
Summer is in full swing -- as evidenced by the blossoming of the local street-food scene -- and its culinary fruits are bountiful. Here's a taste of what's on the calendar for the first week of June) and if you know of one we missed, feel free to share it in the comments section below):
Several new brewpubs rolled out this month, as well as the Lowry Beer Garden -- and there are many more beery spots brewing. But the gang isn't all beer: Last month saw dozens of other eateries open, which specialize in everything from upscale street tacos to vegan tamales to breakfasts to burgers.. ... More >>
Happy Memorial Day! Cafe Society is taking the day off, and we hope you are, too. Looking for something to do? Here are some fun events worth attending. (And if you know of any others, feel free to drop them in the comments section below.)
Micah True, the world-famous "ultrarunner" who was found dead in New Mexico in April, was profiled Sunday in a mammoth New York Times piece by Barry Bearak, who described True's days as a furniture mover and prizefighter in Boulder. That's when True, then going by the moniker "The Gypsy Cowboy," dis ... More >>
In 1962, husband and wife Frank and Barbara Finn purchased the old Bluebird Lodge and its dining hall, nestled in the mining town of Gold Hill (ten miles west of Boulder, up Sunshine Canyon). The couple turned the almost-century-old spot -- now known collectively as the Gold Hill Inn -- into a gourm ... More >>
Although Anti just released "Back in the Crowd," the second single from Tom Waits' forthcoming disc, Bad as Me, there's still close to another month before the album hits the stores. So if you're looking to your Waits fix in the meantime, Gold Hill Inn in Boulder is hosting a Tom Waits tribut ... More >>
Chef Eduard Xatruch appears in El Bulli: Cooking In ProgressToday, the Denver FilmCenter launches FilmFeast, a new annual festival celebrating food and film -- and between Westword's own Dish event and potato, green chile and local-food festivals happening this weekend, we've got you covered ... More >>
The bar at the Gold Hill InnCafe Society served up six Guess where contests last week, featuring everything from tacos al pastor at Toluca to a big burger at the Trinity Grille to this great bar in a historic mountain town. For correctly identifying it as the Gold Hill Inn, BigBoy325 wins an ... More >>
FlickrWhat to get that special someone on Valentine's Day? Candy and flowers are so played out -- so how about a hand grenade? Granted, we don't know for certain that the grenade found at Colorado Springs' Memorial Park yesterday morning was intended as a gift. But it was wrapped -- in duct t ... More >>
Lori MidsonChoLon Modern Asian Bistro was one of the big restaurants to open in 2010.While many restaurants closed in 2010, many more restaurants opened -- including such hot spots as ChoLon, Euclid Hall, Green Russell, Lou's Food Bar and, on the very last day of the year, Bittersweet. Here' ... More >>
EMMITT-NERSHI BAND With Spring Creek 11.26.10 | Bluebird Theater The Emmitt-Nershi Band is what happens when you get two of the biggest names to ever come out of jam-rock in Colorado and bring them back to their rootsy home. Comprising Drew Emmitt of Leftover Salmon and Bill Nershi of Stri ... More >>
Noodles & Company fundraiser benefits Boulder area fire departmentsThe Fourmile Canyon fire inspired Boulder's restaurant community to rally in support of those affected by the blaze, feeding firefighters and evacuated homeowners for free and throwing impromptu benefits to support organizatio ... More >>
Near the crime scene.Early Sunday morning in Colorado Springs, between ten and fifteen men jumped out of four cars (including two gold Cadillacs), invaded a home and stabbed the occupant, a 44-year-old man. It's a scenario that screams "gang violence" -- and while the Colorado Springs Police ... More >>
Shela BurgessTwo more Moe's signs joined the Denver dining landscape in MayMaywas a big month for barbecue, beer and frozen yogurt, that hot new/old trend. Our round up of openings/closings: RESTAURANTS/VENUES OPENING IN MAY * Brandon's Pub, 2037 East Second Avenue Brothers Bar & Grill, 192 ... More >>
The inn at Gold Hill, ten miles up from Boulder, has been around about as long as Colorado has been a state. Poet Eugene Field stayed there, and described his visits in "Casey's Table d'Hote," the first poem in his 1889 book A Little Book of Western Verse. Oh, them days on Red Hoss Mountain, ... More >>
www.goldhilltown.com Gold Hill, lifelong summer home of Richard J.D. Regnier. Colorado resident Richard J.D. Regnier is a cultural treasure. His grandfather was at the infamous Ludlow Massacre; his father worked in the fields around Boulder. Regnier himself was born in Erie to a famil ... More >>
Kick back at the Gold Hill Inn on July 4.
If you're heading to the hills Memorial Day weekend, sustainability advocate Bill McKibben will be the keynote speaker at the Moving Mountains Symposium in Telluride today. It kicks off this weekend's Mountainfilm festival. For details, go to http://mountainfilm.org. From 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Ma ... More >>
Ah, 1995: a time when entire Best Of categories were devoted to the O.J. Simpson trial, Bernie Bickerstaff and Dikembe Mutombo were still dominating the sports pages, and Mel's Bar and Grill was still new. Check out the winners from our 1995 Best Of issue after the jump.
You Are What You Eat
Denver's feline fanatics go head to head
The good spirits of the old Oak Alley Inn will come to life in the reborn Hansons.
Who ate what, where and when during Boeing's recent visit.
For Maraca Five-O, instro-rock means catchin' an asphalt wave.
Restaurants quickly come and go.
Put Up Your Dukes
May 27 - June 2, 1999
September 3 - 9, 1998
Eranium made Charlie Steen rich. But the fortune became too hot to handle.