Carolina Fontoura Alzaga has come a long way since Denver. The artist, who's now based in Los Angeles, goes by FACARO in the art world, where she's gained international acclaim. And one of her chandeliers made of bicycle parts was just featured in several episodes of the popular vampire series, True ... More >>
The throngs of metal-heads at Slayer's sold-out Fillmore appearance may have been more excited for the show than Slayer's own front man Tom Araya. It was Slayer's first Denver stop since the death of guitarist Jeff Hanneman, and the well-publicized split with drummer Dave Lombardo, both in the las ... More >>
As Westword's Ask the Bartender columnist, I've talked with many bartenders for Cafe Society's "Behind the Bar" series, posing numerous questions to Denver's top bartenders...and often receiving the same answers: "I love chartreuse," or "I'm really into smoked cocktails/barrel aging/bottled cocktail ... More >>
Heineken and the Coors Distributing Company are hosting an event at Space Gallery from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight to introduce the new Heineken Star Bottle, which will be available at local retail liquor shops and bars by the end of the week. Heineken created the new Star Bottle, its first package chang ... More >>
Boulder Beer Company got a nice surprise last Thursday when two of the actors in Parks and Recreation enjoyed a Flashback India Brown Ale during a scene in the sitcom. The beer -- a hoppy, roasty black IPA, weighing in at 6.6 percent AVB -- is available in both Indiana, where the show is set, and in ... More >>
Aaron Bennett Bácaro Venetian Taverna 921 Pearl Street, Boulder 303-444-4888 www.bacaro.com Part one of my interview with Aaron Bennett, exec chef of Boulder's Bácaro Venetian Taverna, ran yesterday; this is part two of our chat . Favorite restaurant in America: Probably Le Bouchon. When I ate ... More >>
One of the best things about the Heineken Lads Night Out at Dick's Sporting Goods Park/? Lassies are welcomed to partake of the promotion, too, which includes two each of everything -- Colorado Rapids game tickets, Heinekens, hot dogs and scarves for you and a buddy -- all for only $44. The only ru ... More >>
This, declares Pete VanItallie, gazing around his new pub, is "exactly what I had envisioned when I dreamed of opening a neighborhood place." He points to a photograph on the wall, a gift from his uncle and godfather, that's a framed shot of the old Finley homestead in Ireland. "He researched the Fi ... More >>
James Van Dyk Lucky's Cafe 3980 Broadway, Boulder 303-444-5007 This is part two of my chat with James Van Dyk, exec chef of Lucky's Cafe in Boulder. Part one of our interview ran in this space yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: Just one: Momofuku Ssäm Bar in New York. David Chang's food ... More >>
It's a scientific fact that if you watch the canon of David Lynch's full-length films back-to-back, your eyeballs will not only melt, but David Lynch himself will somehow randomly appear to film your eyeballs melting. Fortunately for safety's sake, there is a week of recovery time between each of th ... More >>
This weekend, the weather will likely be warm enough to incite visions of summer dresses and cool drinks. You can get started with your summer loving this evening with a slew of party swagger with Damn Gurl, Ty Lawson at 24K or, on the hip-hop tip, with Anxious at Oak Tavern. We've got a slew of thi ... More >>
Canned craft beers have surged in popularity so much this summer that Old Chicago is running its latest Mini Tour based solely on aluminum. Each of the Colorado-based restaurant chain's 97 locations, spread throughout 22 states across the country, is featuring an interesting mix of eight cann ... More >>
Ondo's Spanish Tapas BarOndo's unveils a traditional Basque pintxos happy hour.When Curt and Darcy Steinbecker opened Ondo's Spanish Tapas Bar in late 2009, they wanted to give Denver a true Spanish experience, channeling the country where they'd met and learned to cook. And in that spirit, t ... More >>
Born in Chicago in 2004 as a duo, Walter Meego (playing the Larimer Lounge tonight with ManCub and C.S.Q.) makes the kind of sweet and accessible electronic pop perfect for the television medium -- which, as it turns out, is where the now-trio received initial mass exposure.
The Westword Music Showcase celebrates seventeen years, a lifetime for some of 2011's performers
Lori Midson Enrique Socarras Cuba Cuba 1173 Delaware Street 303-605-2822 www.cubacubacafe.com This is part two of my interview with Enrique Socarras, executive chef of Cuba Cuba. In part one of this interview, Socarras raps on integrity, stomaching raw bacon and his new Boulder restaurant. ... More >>
Four different people have told me that they either circled the block or walked right past Good Chemistry on Colfax numerous times before locating the rather nondescript dispensary. I did both. The pot shop is in a narrow space in an old retail building, a block east of the capitol between Hi ... More >>
Men want to do him, women want to be him--no wait...We all know fantasy is better than reality, because in reality you have to do stuff you don't want to do, and you have to face the fact that there will be some things you'll just never be good at, either for lack of time to learn or lack of ... More >>
Happy Place: Ondo's, 250 Steele Street, 303-975-6514 The Hours: Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m.; all day Tuesday; Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m. to midnight The Deals: $3 Heineken drafts; $3 red or white sangria; $3 well pours; $2 off wine, cava, and sherry by the glass; $3-12 food ... More >>
Yesterday, an 8-inch toy robot stuck to a pillar near Coors Field triggered hours of havoc downtown, culminating in the Denver bomb squad detonating the innocuous figurine in a hullabaloo of wondrous proportions. Wondrous, but also completely unnecessary. Clearly the little bugger wasn't out ... More >>
Your ticket to love and happinessStupidity abounds in our daily lives, and the internetz have only exacerbated its abundance. Commercials hold a rather large market share of the overall world stupidity index, and since beer commercials own a significant amount of broadband real estate, by ext ... More >>
Britt Chester SWOLLEN MEMBERS With Saigon • City Real • Prime Element 11.10.10 | Marquis Theatre Originally scheduled to take place the Summit Music Hall, last night's Swollen Members show was moved to the Marquis Theater. The dichotomy of confused Christian rock fans hoping to see Red ... More >>
Colleen Don Dero got a taste of Colorado recently, but she didn't like it much. Several decades ago, the Colorado native moved to Phoenix, where she runs a hat and T-shirt company called It's All About the Head. The apparel features the company's name as a slogan alongside a mug of beer over ... More >>
Near the end of his hour-long set at Comedy Works South last night, Joe Rogan's previously polished routine devolved into a call-and-response act, with audience members yelling out keywords off of which Rogan could riff. They yelled DPT, he did five minutes on Dipropyltryptamine, a gnarly psychedeli ... More >>
With the holidays officially kicking tomorrow, what better way to start of turkey day with a hangover from a lot of partying tonight. Here are a few Thanksgiving eve suggestions:Rockbar (3015 E. Colfax Avenue) will be dubbed Plymouth Rockbar for its Thanksgiving eve kegger. We're talking five kegs o ... More >>
Food and drink abound at Lolas Football With Spice.
NEWSED is turning Santa Fes biggest First Friday into a party.
Celebrities spotted in this tent. Our Denver contingent arrived at the Coachella campgrounds Thursday night to set up; we quickly became known as the "Denverites who came with the Hawaiians." The entire festival was amazing, but here are some of the highlights: Friday: Brother Ali, Digitalism, To ... More >>
Yanni's shows why great Greek cooking is better than a cuisine.
It's beer today, gone tomorrow at Western Beverage.
Product placement comes to adult videos...hey, watch where you put that thing!
TALK ABOUT POP CULTURE! THE MERCURY CAFE'S SODA IS IN A GLASS BY ITSELF.