Mixing business with pleasure is a dirty game, isn't it? While necessary, practice spaces exemplify the tension that comes with sharing a small area with a number of personal friends and acquaintances. It's like living in a tiny house with eight other unbalanced roommates. Between paying rent, keepi ... More >>
Diane Snider Row 14 Bistro & Wine Bar 891 14th Street 303-825-0100 row14denver.com This is part two of my interview with Diane Snider, exec chef of Row 14 Bistro & Wine Bar; part one of our conversation ran yesterday. Most memorable meal you've ever had: When I traveled to Estoril, Portugal, a l ... More >>
Ian Clark BRU handbuilt ales & eats 5290 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder 720-638-5193 bruboulder.com This is part one of my interview with Ian Clark, exec chef and head brewer of BRU Handbuilt ales & eats; part two of our chat will run in this space tomorrow. More than a decade ago, when he was still in ... More >>
Chalk up another win for Duane "Dog" and Beth Chapman, two of the biggest celebrities from this celebrity-starved state. First, the bounty hunter and his bride took on A&E, the home of Dog the Bounty Hunter for eight seasons, and cut a new deal with CMT -- which just renewed their new show, Dog and ... More >>
For the past six years, Nicole Cacciavillano and her Sub.mission crew has had the dubstep scene in Denver completely on lock. The locally-based powerhouse promoter has now extended its reach outside of Colorado by launching an outpost in Hawaii. Corey Blecha, an intern-turned-overseer who recently r ... More >>
Shaun Motoda TAG|RAW BAR 1423 Larimer Street 303-996-2685 tagrawbar.com This is part one of my interview with Shaun Motoda, chef de cuisine of TAG|RAW BAR; part two of our conversation will run tomorrow. Shaun Motoda, the chef de cuisine at TAG|RAW BAR, grew up wanting to be an architect. But the ... More >>
Cleo Parker Robinson is a Denver institution. Her dance company is now in its fifth decade, and tonight will perform the long-forgotten Southland, which Katherine Dunham had danced more than sixty years ago. This production should be a real revelation, but when we spoke with Cleo about the dance, ... More >>
Cannabis might not be the cure for my stomach condition, but it sure helps. This week I stopped by Cure Colorado Dispensary to see if they had anything on the shelf to sooth what ails me.
Back in January 2011, in the wake of our "50 reasons we're glad we live in Denver and not the United States" post, we shared a Comment of the Day from a reader who declared the Mile High City boring and lacking in culture. The latter item has continued to collect responses for a year-plus, including ... More >>
In a nation of widening waist bands and shrinking candy bars, Colorado's obese population is going the way of King Size Snickers. The results from a new Gallup-Healthways poll show the state came out on top (again) as the least obese in the nation. And while Boulder and Fort Collins both ranked amo ... More >>
Hawaiian places are hard to come by in our landlocked state, and the sun set on a couple of them in 2011.
Mark Monette Flagstaff House 1138 Flagstaff Drive, Boulder 303-442-4640 www.flagstaffhouse.com This is part two of my interview with Mark Monette, executive chef of the Flagstaff House. Part one of that interview, in which Monette talks about cooking with Thomas Keller and his disdain for ... More >>
Update below: The latest bizarre twist in Birther Nation's assault on President Barack Obama has a special home-state flavor. Colorado Springs-based retired Colonel Greg Hollister claims to have surreptitiously accessed Obama's selective-service records, which call into question if he was bo ... More >>
FlickrThe decision by school districts throughout the area to close today due to cold temperatures, not snow, has led to a lot of eye-rolling among old-timers, who remember the days when only Acts of God could justify class cancellations. Representing this viewpoint is one reader from Wheat R ... More >>
Only Bronco capable of alarming this cheerleader.One is the loneliest number. The Pro Bowl rosters were released last night, and, assuming there are no Broncos added as replacements, the team will have its fewest representatives since 1988, when punter Mike Horan was the lone Bronco. That tea ... More >>
On November 15, a shipment of Maui Brewing Company's canned beers left Hawaii by boat, bound for one of the ports in Southern California -- and eventually for Colorado. It hasn't arrived yet. But it might soon, and when it does, says Dave Watson of the CR Goodman liquor distributorship in C ... More >>
Lori Midson Charley Sinden The Lobby 2121 Arapahoe Street 303-997-9911 www.thelobbydenver.com This is part one of Lori Midson's interview with chef Charley Sinden. We'll run part two of Sinden's interview tomorrow. By his own admission, Charley Sinden was a teen who liked trouble. He was t ... More >>
Here's the newest track off the upcoming Bruno Mars EP It's Better If You Don't Understand, which comes out May 11. This song started cropping up on YouTube last night. It's not as good as "Nothin' On You" or the first single off the EP, which you can hear below. But it is likely to be the one t ... More >>
John Temple has gone Hawaiian.After the Rocky Mountain News shut down in February 2009, Rich Boehne, CEO of the tabloid's owner, E.W. Scripps, promised Rocky editor/publisher/president John Temple a job. But Temple turned it down to pursue other opportunities -- the largest of which turned o ... More >>
Lieutenant Colonel Terrence Lakin, who's refusing to return to Afghanistan for a second tour until President Barack Obama produces proof that he was born in the U.S., is a Colorado native. Which makes perfect sense given the case of birther fever that continues to run through the state more than a ... More >>
A Flickr photoSee: even our puppies are happy!The barrage of apparently contradictory surveys continues. Just last week, we told you about American Psychological Association survey that showed Denverites are more stressed than Americans nationwide. Now comes a roundup from the Gallup Organiz ... More >>
Earlier today, Sean Duffy, spokesman for gubernatorial hopeful Scott McInnis, said he didn't want his candidate to be reduced to a caricature by Michael Huttner, the man behind the left-leaning ProgressNow Colorado operation. After making that comment, Duffy noted that Huttner's very effectiv ... More >>
Troy Guard was cooking again last night, and it felt good. The former Nine75/Zengo chef had joined Jamey Fader as a guest chef for a special dinner at Lola featuring dishes inspired by the flavors of Cabo and the Yucatan. It wasn't much of a stretch for Guard, who was raised in Hawaii, and it made h ... More >>
Chef Jessica Berry and her boyfriend, Zach Jones, marked the new year by opening a new restaurant, 9th Avenue Grill, in the space formerly occupied by Carmine's Cucina.Jones grew up working at his dad's restaurant, the Spitfire Grill; he met Berry while the two were both working for Lola. Together t ... More >>
Sir Mix-A-Lot understands the appeal of a little extra "back." The October 30 Rocky Mountain News article "Many Obese Women Sexually Active, Study Finds" isn't quite as stupid as the moronic headline placed on it. The piece doesn't begin and end with the assertion that women considered to be medic ... More >>
The banner from the DenverIndependent.com website. It's hard to imagine a worse time to launch a newspaper -- but that's precisely what Randall Lichner says he's going to do. Despite the struggling economy and the surplus of publications in the area, he plans to have a paper he's dubbed the Denver ... More >>
Oh, Dog. You make us feel so used! Duane “Dog” Chapman, the once and former media magnet, author and reality TV star who got his start in Denver as bounty hunter on bail bond row (see stories here and here, graced the state Capitol today, along with his flowing mullet and his wife, Beth. In fr ... More >>
The Cowboy Bar
Randy Schoch delivers Chinese treats with an American twist.
Never heard of a Violet Crumble? Don’t worry, because neither has most of the rest of the world outside of Australia, Hawaii and parts of the U.K. But personally, I’m somewhat obsessed with the stranger extremes of the confectionery arts and have spent many an evening wandering around the dry-s ... More >>
Make as many jokes as you like, but thanks to one Al Gore head-turning moment, Earth Day’s suddenly become important again. So what will you be doing about it? Here are a few suggestions on how to jump-start your social consciousness. In LoDo Ground Zero, the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado and ... More >>
Dominique Thomas specializes in the sneaker attack.
Why I love The Real World.
The state of 240 Union is very, very good.
Riding Giants gushes over the legends of "big wave" surfing.
Meth: It's not just for the white-trash crowd.
Roy's Cherry Creek is beginning to show its age.
To market, to market
In the whiz-bang Pearl Harbor, vintage history takes a back seat to a dated love triangle.
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