A man walks into a bar and orders a drink. Sounds like a joke, but that was the concept behind last night's cocktail competition at BSide presented by Breckenridge Distillery. The goal of the contest was to create a drink called Vengeance, which is also the name of a 2014 novel by Denver-based autho ... More >>
We're building up to our annual Best of Denver issue, and we need your help. Click to nominate your faves for Best of Denver 2014 in our readers poll. As you'll see, the poll includes our most popular categories in food, music, nightlife and more. But which are the toughtest to win two years in a r ... More >>
Renegade Brewing announced last week that it will begin bottling some of its beers for the first time; the initial offering will be released next month. The brewery's Conviction Series will include 22-ounce bombers of four limited-release beers: Sunday Morning, a coffee-infused American strong ale; ... More >>
July 24 is National Tequila Day, a manufactured American holiday for a Mexican spirit. Bring on the margaritas! Denver is full of bars and restaurants that specialize in all kinds of margaritas: sickly-sweet or clean and bright, made with mix or fresh-squeezed juice, purist or inventive, frozen or ... More >>
Not every work environment has cocktails on-site, but if your office is at Galvanize, that's one of the amenities. Galvanize, the startup-tech common workspace in the Golden Triangle, has Gather to thank for that. Gather, the on-site cafe overseen by ChoLon chef-owner Lon Symensma, is mixing up ... More >>
Updated with new events: Tourists may go to Rome to see the Coliseum, but it's the side streets, the adventures and the hidden cafes that typically fill their cameras and their post-trip stories. The same is true of the week surrounding the Great American Beer Festival. The event is the centerpiece, ... More >>
The Great American Beer Festival sold out in minutes -- possibly seconds -- this year, stealing the breath away from many beer fans and crashing plans. But the festival-related events that surround the annual beerstravaganza, October 11-13, have risen to a level in the past two years that now equals ... More >>
This is part one of my interview with Biker Jim, chef-owner of Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs. Part two of our banter will run in this space tomorrow. Jim Pittenger Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs 2148 Larimer Street 303-550-8231 www.bikerjimsdogs.com "I'm too young to have this much history," quips the 54- ... More >>
In this interview, Pizza Republica's Rona VanSlyck weighs in on the importance of being open-minded, her current back-bar obsession and the dive bar she frequents when she's not at work.
courtesy of Ryan ConklinRyan Conklin, certified Cicerone and head barman at Euclid Hall, doesn't think his reasons for going into bartending were very different from what motivates other professionals in the industry. "Like a lot of bartenders, you just kind of have some sort of drive to it, ... More >>
Sean Kenyon knows how to pour out both drinks and advice. A third-generation bar man with almost 25 years behind the bar, he is a student of cocktail history, a United States Bartenders Guild-certified Spirits Professional and a BAR Ready graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource ... More >>
Georges Duboeuf's Beaujolais Nouveau 2010Eager winos from all walks crowded the steps and lobby of Le Central Thursday evening to get a taste of this year's Beaujolais Nouveau and sample the bistro tasting plates, all with a touch of the spirited young red in the ingredients of each miniature ... More >>
Lori Midson Aaron Youngblood Executive Chef Dixons Downtown Grill 1610 16th Street 303-573-6100 www.dixonsrestaurant.com This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Aaron Youngblood, executive chef of Dixons Downtown Grill. Read part one of Midson's interview with Youngblood. Rules ... More >>
Sean Kenyon knows how to pour -- both drinks, and advice. A third-generation bar man with almost 25 years behind the bar, he is a student of cocktail history, a United States Bartenders Guild-certified Spirits Professional and a BAR Ready graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource ... More >>
Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with the big, new kitchen. They often bring some of their market's choicest ingredients home with them, and cook up a feast. Pete and Barb are taki ... More >>
A year of dysfunctional family values -- and missing panties.
How low can you go? All the way, with these fabulously tacky theme parties.
Java Moon has the winning combination for a cold morning.
Save Our Children party helps the needy.
Adega has grown into its reputation -- and grown up.
Any way you slice it, Lime is a cut above.
The Broadmoor has a heavenly reputation, but the food falls flat.
Feeding Your Flock
And now, for your amusement, Amuse.
This little bake shop gives patrons Full Measures.
Elegant dining defines The Swan.
Everyone's feeling sorry for the recently torched resort--except the victims of its lawsuits.
A NEIGHBORHOOD GROUP MEETS THE UNSINKABLE AL AVRAM.