Two weeks until Christmas and you're far from ready. But that's no reason to start shopping now -- not when you can instead drink whiskey in a basement for a good cause or indulge in a four-course, tap-room dinner. Read on for more details about booze with benefits. See also: First look at Abbey T ... More >>
The twenty-plus blocks stretching up Larimer Street from Speer Boulevard have become a real restaurant row, full of ambitious dining rooms and casual comfort joints, bars both upscale and still down-and-dirty. And dotted through those blocks are coffee spots-- some dating back decades, some just ope ... More >>
Beer is a very liquid asset in Colorado, stocked not just behind the bars in local restaurants, but often appearing in the food. As a follow-up to our list of ten Denver restaurants that use beer in their savory dishes, we searched the city's pastry cases for ways in which Denver restaurants get cre ... More >>
Which came first, the chicken or the waffle? There may be a lot of disagreement about how this dish came about, but almost everyone agrees that this unusual combination of sweet and savory is delicious, which is why it's a staple of Southern cuisine. But you don't need to travel to the South to get ... More >>
Your parents always warned you not to take candy from anyone in a van, but ordering fondue from a friendly couple in a lime-green, converted VW van is not only safe, it's highly recommended. Taylor and Krystianne Vaughn have figured out a way to make gooey melted cheese and velvety melted chocolate ... More >>
A ticket to tonight's Start the Art benefit concert buys more than just a night of good food, a cold beer and music by Westword Music Showcase nominee Josh Novak -- it buys a chance to support a brand-new initiative to ensure kids' access to arts education. Event organizers Chris Fabian and Sarah ... More >>
Amanda Willshire is busy. Really busy. She works as a graphic designer and website developer and she's currently getting ready to help one of her clients promote herself during the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars (she's keeping her lips sealed about who her client is). Willshire is also wo ... More >>
No sooner had husband-and-wife entrepreneurs Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane opened Marczyk Fine Foods at 770 East 17th Avenue than people started asking when they would open a second store -- usually begging them to open one in their neighborhood. Nine years later, the couple (now joined ... More >>
The seventh round of the Mayor's Design Awards was presented last night, to a whopping seventeen projects around the city -- some old, some new, all interesting. The program was started in 2005, when John Hickenlooper was mayor; Mayor Michael Hancock did the honors last night, awarding prize ... More >>
Happy Place: The Lobby, 2191 Arapahoe Street, 303-997-9911 The Hours: Monday through Saturday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The Deals: $3 Colorado microbrews, Miller Lite, and well cocktails; $5 house wine; $6 specialty cocktails; $4-8 food specials. Were we happy? Flip the page to find out.
Not only is the Wynkoop Brewing Company making a special beer to commemorate brewery co-founder John Hickenlooper's gubernatorial inauguration party on Tuesday, it will deliver that beer, Hickelooper's Inaugurale, via horse and carriage. The party, which is being held at the Fillmore auditor ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Beer dinners, wine tastings, and a photography class on capturing images of fine food are all on the menu this week -- and much more. Here's a taste of what's coming up:
Great Divide Brewing Great Divide Brewing Company loves the city of Denver, and Denver's city council members love Great Divide back. On Monday night, the council approved a $175,000 loan from the Denver Office of Economic Development to Great Divide (a final reading will take place next Mo ... More >>
From sour beer to facial hair to a debate between latke lovers and hamantasch supporters, here's a taste of the next seven days in food: Monday, February 22: Café Gondolier, 1600 Pearl Street in Boulder, will donate 15 percent of the day's sales to the Boulder County AIDS Project as part o ... More >>
If you're looking for an excuse to party, you could hardly find a better one than tonight's official release of Great Divide Brewing Company's 2010 brews: Hoss Rye Lager, Claymore Scotch Ale, Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout and Colette Farmhouse Ale.
There are many eating and drinking opportunities this week, including a beer-and-cheese pairing, a tequila dinner and the annual World Tea Festival. Here's a taste of what's ahead: Monday, January 25: Learn how to add the flavor of North Africa to your menu at Cook Street School of Fine Coo ... More >>
There's plenty of food for thought on the local culinary scene, with everything from talks on healthy cuisine to overdosing on the best pizza around. Here's a taste of what's ahead: Monday, January 18: Elizabeth Somer, author of Eat Your Way to Happiness: 10 Diet Secrets to Improve Your Moo ... More >>
A Flickr photo. The Great American Beer Festival begins just six days from now. If you want to be ready (and believe me, we are soooo ready), you'll need to check in here every afternoon for some lowdown, some insight and some tips on how to do it right. In the meantime, here's our list of t ... More >>
If the president can do it, so can everyone else. What Colorado needs now are more sudsy sit-downs. Here's an example (see yesterday's sudsy sit-down here): Dispute: Brandon Marshall vs. Josh McDaniels Beer: Great Divide Brewing Company's Hercules Double IPA When it comes to dick-swi ... More >>
My City, O' City Great Divide Brewing Company and City, O' City, the bohemian vegetarian restaurant, bar and bakery at 206 East 13th Avenue, are hosting Boozenfüd (useless trivia: "boozenfüd" has exactly six Google entries, all of which are related to this dinner), a multi-course meal featuring fo ... More >>
www.greatdivide.comWhen Brian Dunn organized his business plan back in 1993, he was worried about being late to the game. A half dozen other microbreweries had already started here, selling small batches of craft brew to the hops- and malt-loving denizens of downtown Denver. But it turned out Dunn ... More >>
Tonight's Denver Cruisers ride will have special significance for Brad Evans, the zany leader of the cycling pack, and not just because riders will dress themselves and their cruisers in bubble wrap and duct tape. The event, which takes place rain or shine and will likely see a couple hundred hap ... More >>
Yesterday, we told you about a host of Belgian beer releases in Colorado, but the brew news just won't quit... Tonight, Boulder's newest brewery, Upslope Brewing Company, will hold a grand opening for its tap room, at 1501 Lee Hill Road in Boulder. Upslope, which cans its beers, will have $2 pint s ... More >>
Spring is the saison for Belgian-style ales, in particular because the lighter, citrusy sweet flavors - which accompany many Belgian beer types -- go so well served cold after a warm, flower-fragranced day. A couple of Colorado breweries have just released their seasonal Belgians, while a couple m ... More >>
Things you might have missed this week in Cafe Society: If you feel passionately about whether Steuben's qualifies as a diner, don't miss your opportunity to let Jason Sheehan know where he should send Guy Fieri when he comes to town for his show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Sketc ... More >>
I hate windows during the summer. I hate them because when I'm at work, I can see the sky and the sun and the birds and all the people who aren't at work strolling merrily by. Thankfully, I don't work near Coors Field anymore, because the smell of food and the thought of baseball and the promise of ... More >>
I've had a mad crush on Fuel Cafe, the urban-industrial restaurant at 3455 Ringsby Court in the Riverfront North Taxi project, ever since owner-chef Bob Blair started peddling housemade pastries, snickerdoodles and whoopee pies early last year.I could have kissed the kitchen floor when I hit the j ... More >>
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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.
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