Gunther Toody

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    From irritating I-25 to the Sixth Avenue death trap, here's how to deal with Denver traffic

    While we may have those "300 days of sunshine" to brag about, Colorado is home to another weather cliché: the idea of "construction season." Yes, no matter the time of year, it seems that all of our major roadways are being worked on simultaneously, from the mess that is forever Colorado Boulevard ... More >>

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    February 18, 2014

    Remembering All-V's All Variety and the small-town feel of a strip mall in the big city

    I used to have this recurring dream where I was walking along a strip mall in my grandparent's neighborhood of Mayfair/Hale. I was always heading to La Bola, a Mexican restaurant we used to go to when I was a kid. I would walk up to the place in broad daylight, pull on its oversized wrought-iron han ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2013

    From twelve to Trader Joe's, a second helping of Cafe Society: November 4-8

    This week Gretchen Kurtz reviewed twelve,Jeff Osaka's restaurant that will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a big bash Monday. For Chef and Tell, Lori Midson talked to Jesper Jonsson of Randolph's about his long culinary trip to the Warwick Hotel. And Mark Antonation reached New China Kitchen in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    Johnny Rockets burns out on the 16th Street Mall

    Johnny Rockets, a chain of old-school-style diners serving up cheap burgers and American grub, has closed its 16th Street Mall location. That would seem like a prime piece of real estate for non-faux fare -- but it's going to be a 7/Eleven. See also: Gunther Toody's southeast Denver location has cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Reader: Gunther Toody's gave me some nice memories -- twenty years ago

    The first Gunther Toody's in Denver is gone, and although there are still six more along the Front Range, the closing of this location at 4500 East Alameda opened the floodgates on a lot of memories. Bree Davies recalled how in the '90s, she met her first love in this fake '50s diner; regulars remem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    Later, Gunther Toody's: Here's to nostalgia, my first love and a fake '50s diner of my '90s youth

    A little part of me broke off and fell between my laptop and stretch pants yesterday when I found out that the Gunther Toody's location by the house where I grew up had closed. The fake '50s diner where I spent a good amount of time in the '90s pandering to a waiter I was in love with is gone, and n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    Gunther Toody's southeast Denver location has closed

    Gunther Toody's, a local chain that served up heaping helpings of nostalgia, is down one location. The store at 4500 East Alameda Avenue has closed, and its phone is disconnected. See also: From Session Kitchen to St. Louis-style pizza, our Restaurant Roll Call for October

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Charlie's Ice Cream Social will soon serve soft-serve on West 44th Avenue

    Matt and Rosemary Lopez have owned Taza de Cafe on 44th Avenue for six years, where they've hawked a variety of coffee-based treats -- including a horchatte, a latte made with horchata. Two years ago, they started thinking about adding another business to their portfolio, and they began looking arou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Jonny Barber putting Velvet Elvis to rest with one last gig and a candlelight vigil next week

    ​Since birthing Velvet Elvis on Elvis Presley's birthday in 2004, Jonny Barber has gone on to sing at both Graceland and Sun Studios, he's met members of The King's band, as well as Larry Geller, Elvis's hair stylist and spiritual adviser, and he's had the pleasure of hearing first hand storie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Denver's eight worst intersections

    In this week's Westword, Alan Prendergast looks at the future of traffic in Denver. In reporting his story, he got the scoop on Denver's worst intersections. The police keep track of the city's most dangerous intersections, based on accident reports. But we wanted to know the busiest traffic nightm ... More >>

  • News

    July 24, 2008

    Going My Way

    Meet us on Alameda, where cultures collide. In a good way.

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2007

    Best of Denver Winners From 1994

    In 1994, Westword published its eleventh Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Italian Restaurant (the brand-new Carmine’s on Penn) to Best Makeover (the renovated Herb’s Hideout) to Best New Arts Venue (the Bug, on Navajo Street) to Best News for Blue ... More >>

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    December 12, 2007
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    November 20, 2007
  • Music

    June 21, 2007

    The 69 Eyes

    Tuesday, June 26, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.

  • Dining

    January 18, 2007

    The Rules

    When you’re ready, you’re ready.

  • News

    June 9, 2005

    All Dolled Up

    Fifty years after his death, James Dean still gives rebels a cause.

  • News

    September 9, 2004

    Collision Course

    Colorado's lax drunk-driving laws sentenced Sonja DeVries to death.

  • Dining

    July 22, 2004

    Patty Melt

    In this heat, only a cheeseburger will do. A great one, like the cheeseburger at Bud's.

  • Dining

    December 4, 2003

    Bite Me

    The More Things Change

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    April 11, 2002


    Chuck E.'s in Love

  • News

    March 23, 2000

    Super Bowl Champion!

    Jim Lambert won the lottery, but thats not the only way he strikes it rich.

  • Music

    January 13, 2000

    The Bottom Dollar

    The members of the 8 Bucks Experiment enjoyed a moment as movie stars. Now they're back to the real-life business of punk rock.

  • Dining

    December 16, 1999

    Resorting to Retail Dining

    Revisiting the chain gang at Park Meadows.

  • News

    September 17, 1998

    I Drink, Therefore I Am

    An incomplete history of local barchitecture, undertaken in two sober afternoons.

  • Culture

    January 10, 1996