It looks an outpost of the ever-expanding, locally-run Santiago's Mexican food restaurant chain will take over an Aurora spot that has seen quite a bit of turnover. The address, at 10400 East Sixth Avenue, was most recently home to El Rico Dicho Menuderia Y Taqueria, a quirky Mexican restaurant tha ... More >>
Everyone remembers the classic tale of friendship, spelling and loss in E.B White's Charlotte's Web. And if you were not convinced to become a vegetarian by either the book or the film, you might want to sign up for tonight's Some Pig & Some Beer dinner at 6:30 p.m. at Q's Restaurant in the Hotel B ... More >>
The memorial sign dedication ceremony honoring Ah Zet Khan and Za May Khan, two children killed near 14th and Yosemite in a still unsolved March hit and run, is emblematic of numerous disturbing car-pedestrian incidents that have taken place on metro-area roadways of late. And now there's been anoth ... More >>
Havana Street in Aurora is home to several new restaurants, according to the latest word from the Havana Business Improvement District. Among them: Havana Street Station, a family restaurant serving mostly American and Mexican food in the space at 1911 South Havana Street that used to be Dumitri's F ... More >>
The planned revitalization of Havana Street in Aurora may just be another reason to visit Denver's upstart neighbor to the east. As explained in our cover story, "Wish You Were Here!," the suburb is looking to draw tourists with a unique plan that targets athletes, hospital patients and folks with o ... More >>
After a few predictable first-round knock-outs, the first round of Cafe Society's Street 16 neighborhood tournament was marked by landslides -- the closest match-up had a percentage differential of 18 percent (Uptown vs. South Broadway) and the biggest difference was that of 73 percent (Havana vs. S ... More >>
Havana Street or South Federal Boulevard. Which of these ethnic food hot spots is tops? Vote below!
Cafe Society bloggers have formed their own bracket for March's madness, and reader votes will determine the best neighborhood for a nosh in metro Denver. We've included sixteen neighborhoods in this tournament, and we want your input as to the best. Is it LoHi? Havana Street in Aurora? Larimer Sq ... More >>
A one-mile strip of Havana out in Aurora can pretty much cure any craving you might have for Korean food, so after making the sad discovery that Sae Jong Kwan, one of my favorite restaurants in Denver for bibim naeng myun, was (at least) temporarily closed, I was consoled by the fact that I didn't h ... More >>
Graphic below.Violence erupted after midnight on the 2200 block of North Emporia Street in Aurora. Four people who'd been sitting on a porch were shot in the incident. And while three of those injured are not in danger of death, the fourth victim is reportedly in critical condition at this w ... More >>
Reality TV's most impressive characteristic is its ability to find drama in literally everything. Somehow, through some combination of theatrical background music or clever video editing or strategic misuse of footage, it makes even the most insignificant events perilous and thrilling. There ... More >>
Mary Nguyen brought her Street Kitchen Asian Bistro to the 'burbs.January saw several high-profile openings, including Ocean Prime in Larimer Square, which opened right on schedule, and a few stragglers that didn't quite hit their target dates in 2010. And you can say so long to the beloved R ... More >>
Lori MidsonNo more namesake bowls for Pho Havana Say so long to Pho Havana: The Vietnamese restaurant that took over the space at 10400 East Sixth Avenue, which had been home for more than a decade to Chef's Noodle House, was only open for six months. The phone there is now disconnected; no ... More >>
Shops at Northfield.On a Labor Day detour from DIA, I spent a few hours wandering around the Shops at Northfield. It was a much more successful mission than my first attempt to reach this area, when I exited I-70 on what I thought was the right access road -- and wound up stuck in a hideous t ... More >>
Lori Midson For more than fifteen years, Chef's Noodle House commanded the corner of Havana and Sixth Avenue, but back in February, its Vietnamese chef and noodle emperor, Billy Lam, whose family once owned T-Wa Inn, shuttered the joint and disconnected the phone. Lori Midson But th ... More >>
Both readers and restaurateurs had a lot of suggestions for what to do with the former home of Mojitos -- which isn't surprising, considering that this spot at 1120 East Sixth Avenue is a good location just begging for a good operator to go into it. And while I've already reported the new ... More >>
The second annual International Restaurant Week on Havana Street kicked off yesterday, but you still have six more days to join the fun on one of Jason Sheehan's favorite streets. It runs concurrently with the annual Fall Food Drive, which benefits Food Bank of the Rockies. A whopping 23 rest ... More >>
International Restaurant Week will be celebrated in my 'hood starting tomorrow, the party banging up and down the most interesting mainline it contains: Havana Street. This is the week when everyone is encouraged to get out and get weird, to try something they've never tried before, to (oc ... More >>
Learn about Afghanistans version of American Idol in a documentary.
Rocky Mountain arsenal gives photographers a twilight show.
The 88 Drive-In Theatre For me, there are certain experiences that remind me inexorably of this time of year -- madeleines of spring and summertime, if you will. The smell of sunscreen, for example, and the song of the ice-cream truck echoing through the neighborhood. Over the past couple of years, ... More >>
The driver and passenger involved in a crash at 56th Avenue and E-470 noted in the Wednesday blog "Speed Kills in Off-Highway Crash" have been identified as Nelson Starks, 49, of Denver (who died as a result of the accident), and Frankie Biggs, 25, Starks' stepson, who was hospitalized. Then, last ... More >>
The Havana District has the lockdown on sweet nothings.
Havana Street showcases a smorgasbord of souped-up rides.
The East End Arts District Summer Art Walk shines on Aurora.
Empty room, full stomach.
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
PHAMALy rolls a winning Guys and Dolls.
The Cream Puffery
How I Learned to Love Kimchi
A voyage of discovery leads to Han Kang.
Get your sculptures ready
Kathy and Bill's Diner
Backbeat contributors offer up their favorite recordings of 1999.