Cold? Yes, we noticed. But that's one of the many reasons we have beer. Great Divide has been making one of the best cold-weather beers in Colorado for years, Yeti, and its various cousins. But there are plenty of brand new cold-weather beers out there for you to try as well. Check out our post from ... More >>
If Black Friday did a number on your wallet, you can still keep yourself entertained this week in Denver. There are plenty of things to do that won't cost a cent -- from a horror flick to a Chanukah celebration to a free comedy open mic. Did we miss a great bargain? Post other events in the comments ... More >>
Zephyr Brewing isn't the first would-be brewery in Colorado to try crowdfunding as a way to raise money for equipment, operating capital or aesthetic elements. But it is the first to go with CrowdBrewed, a relatively new crowdfunding site that was created just for the craft brewing industry. Zephyr, ... More >>
The Brewers Association, the not-for-profit trade group representing the craft-beer industry, announced last week that it is moving its headquarters from 736 Pearl Street in Boulder to a much larger location at 1327 Spruce Street. The organization says it "has been growing steadily -- along with th ... More >>
With four Trader Joe's stores in the works for Colorado -- but none slated to open this year -- the wait has been soul-crushing for local TJ's enthusiasts, some of whom have been waiting for decades for a link of the California-based chain. Julie Geller, a local musician and resident of the neighbor ... More >>
Latke Love, which started two years ago as a mobile food vendor, has opened a brick-and-mortar location in north Park Hill serving traditional potato pancakes smothered with all kinds of non-traditional toppings. "We had a food truck before. It's a lot of work getting out there in the world and run ... More >>
"This is the season of light for so many faiths," says Carol Kozak Ward of the Colorado Hebrew Chorale. And so tonight, the group is inviting everyone to the annual Festival of Lights at Four Mile Historic Park. The singers open the celebration to anyone interested in sharing the traditions of Hanuk ... More >>
December means latkes to most of the people in this country who celebrate Hanukah (and even to many happy eaters who don't), but the simple yet delicious -- and infinitely variable -- potato pancakes are pretty good the rest of the year as well. At least that's what the owners of Latke Love ... More >>
With only a few days to go until Christmas, it's time to 'fess up: Have you been naughty or nice? For goodness' sake, here's hoping you've been on your very best behavior this year -- because then you're fully deserving of these six stupendous bottles. Read on for the continuation of last ... More >>
William BreathesThe holidays are upon us here at Westword. Editors have begun leaving for vacation, and the gaggle of unsupervised reporters have already begun dipping into the egg nog, singing dirty Christmas carols and wrapping up interns like presents.
OMFG, it's almost New Year's Eve!Long, long ago, in the fashion lexicon of yesteryear, satin meant "fancy." But today, in the modern world of casual-everything, sequins mean "fancy." How fancy? Fancy, as in what you can wear with jeans to a holiday party. This is where sparkly tank tops com ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Latkes are traditional Hanukah fare -- the Hebrew word from which "latke" is derived means "heart" -- and we all know and love the little potato pancakes that make our tastebuds dance every winter. Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, will host the annual ... More >>
Please don't steal Christmas, Occupy Movement.There once was a Grinch who hated Christmas. By extension, he also hated a group of creatures called Whos who loved Christmas, and so one night he snuck into their village and stole all of their Christmas presents, which did not deter them from ce ... More >>
There's plenty for java junkies this week, with events celebrating new coffee partnerships and expansions in our great state. But that's just start of the food fun, which also includes the annual Candy Cane Festival and much more. Here's a taste of what's on the menu:
This week in Stoner MacGyver, we're changing things up and giving away a brand new Silver Surfer Vaporizer from Colorado-based Seventh Floor. The catch? We want to make sure it goes to the most deserving person.
Being a haunted house actor is a real niche job and one with a fairly short season. But that doesn't mean it's easy, says Mythica von Griffyn. In fact, acting in a haunted house takes a lot of work, with make-up, costuming and the constant need to frighten people for hours on end.
Let's get this poppin'Pickings tend to run pretty slim in January, as far as holidays go -- in fact, our extensive research of googling a couple of things revealed exactly zero legit, nationally sanctioned holidays this week. Maybe what with Christmas and New Year's and Hanukkah and Kwanzaa a ... More >>
It's a holiday tradition no less practiced than trimming trees and visting family. We're speaking, of course, of drinking. And while "Frosty The Snowman" works just fine for opening presents with junior, kids songs start to sound a little creepy once you go in for thirds on the 'nog. We, of c ... More >>
For about the next two weeks, the daylight hours will continue to get shorter, leaving little to do but contemplate the existential despair that comes with the gathering darkness, and maybe try to get some Christmas shopping done. Unless you're Jewish, in which case it's day six of Hanukkah, ... More >>
Temple Micah, 2600 Leyden Street, will host its annual Top Latke Cook-Off and Chanukah Party, featuring a silent auction, kids' activities and the ever-popular latke cook-off, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. tonight. For more info, call 303-388-4239 or go to www.micahdenver.org. For information on dozen ... More >>
Celebrate the Festival of Lights at the Ritz-Carlton, 1881 Curtis Street, which will hold a Hanukkah Party with candle-lighting, latkes, wine and more tonight at 6 p.m. The party is free; for more info, call 303-312-3800. For information on dozens of culinary events around town, visit our on ... More >>
The city is awash in beer dinners this week -- but there are also many classes, food drives and the annual Top Latke Cookoff. Here's a taste of what's on the menu:
Holiday shopping doesn't have to be a drag. You just have to know where to look. There are two big reasons why we're already thinking about it seriously this year: First, this gift-getting season could go down in the books as the earliest commercial shopping blitz in history. The door-buste ... More >>
Narrow opening leaves City Hall with very little wiggle room. The placement of the two 'Sidewalk Closed Ahead' signs pictured above give pedestrians a scant three inches in which to make their crossover, presumably between the inwardly pointing directional arrows. This form-fitting placement ... More >>
Keep the little ones occupied with Hay Bales & Tall Tales.
HANU-Karaoke takes Hanukkah songs to the stage.
Screw Rudolph (but not literally ).
The Turtle Island String Quartet plays an unusual blend of holiday music.
This comedic group lights the way for Jewish hipsters.
At least the Graland sex scandal gives me something to talk about at holiday parties.
A one-stop Hanukkah shop.
The Matzo Ball is where it's at.