The push is on for new restaurants to open before year-end. While Thanksgiving week is generally a quiet time, two anticipated eateries -- D Bar and Blackbird -- are swinging their doors open to customers this week. A flurry of activity should bring in at least a few others in the coming month, incl ... More >>
Back in March, we shared highlights from Denver Now, described as "Denver's Business Showcase" and published in 1982, during the height of the Dynasty era. But our previous post only featured a small number of the remarkable photographic flashbacks found within. For this sequel, we've collected ten ... More >>
Construction in the development on the edge of Cherry Creek Drive and South Colorado Boulevard is hidden by the Hilton Garden Inn and Marriott Residence Inn, but work is going quickly in the area being called City Set. So far, outposts of several local restaurant ventures -- including Jax Fish House ... More >>
"It's an event where we'll be able to ask the public-health, prevention and treatment communities, 'How can we all work together to end the war on drug users and place this issue where it belongs -- within the umbrella of public health, as opposed to addressing it from a criminal-justice standpoint. ... More >>
World of Beer, a Tampa, Florida-based chain of beer-centric tap houses, opened its 37th location this week in the new City Set development in Glendale, behind the Hilton Garden Inn at the corner of Colorado Boulevard and Cherry Creek Drive. The bar has sixty rotating taps (consisting primarily of c ... More >>
Jax is about to add a fourth location, in the new City Set development in Glendale, behind the Hilton Garden Inn at the corner of Colorado Boulevard and Cherry Creek Drive -- an area definitely shy of good restaurant options. Jax isn't the only eatery going into the project: Udi's will have an outle ... More >>
One of the central questions in the case of accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes involves whether his attorneys will employ the insanity defense. The legal tactic has been used many times in mass slayings and other shocking crimes, and not always effectively: Note that serial killers John Way ... More >>
It's Colorado Rides Electric Day -- who knew? Designed to ride shotgun to the World Renewable Energy Forum now at the Colorado Convention Center, the celebration includes a two-day Electric Avenue electric car expo that's free and open to the public from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Representatives of ch ... More >>
Trying to think with structure about an artist like Whitney Houston's ability to influence the entire world is as difficult as trying to squeeze your head in a jar. Her voice had a soaring power that transcended pop appeal and packed the gusto of an entire gospel choir. Houston's contributions to mu ... More >>
For years, Barry Fey says, music fans have been needling him to write a book. "You know, people have been saying 'When's the book? When's the book?' for fifteen years," Fey notes. "It was daily, wherever I would go out... 'When's the book? Come on, you've got to write a book!'" Well, he final ... More >>
In just a few short weeks, Voodoo Comedy Playhouse will open in the Ballpark neighborhood, bringing downtown Denver a venue for all kinds of comedy acts and shows, including Hit and Run Musical Improv, Makeshift Shakespeare and a weekly interactive murder mystery dinner show.
Flickr photo by dyobmitDazbog Coffee understands that its undercaffeinated, too-tired-to-function customers may not always remember their wallets -- and so the stores are offering a payment method that doesn't require a wallet. "Everyone has their cell phone before their wallet these days," s ... More >>
Lori Midson Rob Michaels Madison Street 1222 Madison Street 303-736-2260 www.madisonstreetdenver.com Filipinos are renowned for their unwavering hospitality, for unleashing food feasts that swell the belly, for ensuring that no host allows her guests to leave hungry. "We're known for provi ... More >>
Denver Restaurant Week isn't the only news on the local dining scene. This week, the Mountain Sun pub group wraps up Stout Month, Jax Fish House launches Oyster Month, and there's plenty more on the culinary calendar. Here's a taste:
Kelly Liken returns for a Top Chef reunion.We'll be seeing Vail's Kelly Liken at the Top Chef Reunion tonight. Kelly was among the four finalists who went to Singapore, then was sent home in the penultimate episode -- but not before cooking many dishes that won the judges' praise. Interesting ... More >>
Lynne and Arnold are out.Last night's Top Chef DC, episode 4, felt like self-parody -- too many chefs; too many flying shots of hands chopping, sauteeing, stirring; too many judgments and too many judges using truncated phrases that communicated only the most basic facts about what they were ... More >>
Mason Tvert isn't drinking the coffee.Today, Mason Tvert, founder of SAFER (Safer Alternative For Enjoyable Recreation), called for a boycott of Starbucks, saying the coffee chain supported the Colorado Drug Investigators Association, a lobbying group that has opposed to medical marijuana. T ... More >>
Sprouts Farmers Market will host a pair of job fairs this week to hire up to 200 new employees to staff two markets -- one in Centennial, the other in Castle Rock -- slated to open February 12. (The Arizona-based company already has stores in Aurora, Boulder, Fort Collins, Parker and Westmins ... More >>
Abode takes a slice out of Larimer Square. At one point this year, Bill Ward had three joints in Larimer Square: Slim 7, Below and Pie Hole, the late-night pizza spot he originally wanted to call Pi, but had to rename when the new Hilton Garden Inn at 1400 Welton Street named its restaurant Pi. ... More >>
It's one thing to embarrass yourself. It's quite another to take an entire city with you.
Funny gives the newest (in)famous Denverite a tongue-lashing for his fowl deeds.
From the Associated Press story this morning about Scott D. Clark, a 26-year old Denver man accused of ripping the head off a duck at an Embassy Suites Hotel in St. Paul, Minnesota: "Clark then turned to onlookers and said, 'I'm hungry. I'm gonna eat it,' said St. Paul police Sgt. John Wuorinen, ci ... More >>
Denver’s Pi fight, and more nightlife news.
Days on the road: 134 Miles traveled: 6,034 Current location: Bangkok, Thailand The World By Road founders Steve Shoppman and Steve Bouey left Denver five months ago to embark on their drive around the world ("Road Warriors," January 25). So far, theyâ€™ve crossed New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, ... More >>
NBA All-Star Weekend
Warren Haynes is one mule who's not ungovernable.
Couple rules with an Iron Feather
Tom Tancredo is on a crusade to save America -- and he's looking for recruits.
An art sleuth trails Harry Bertoia to Denver, while Manuel Neri is caught in the act at Robischon.
December 31, 1998 - January 6, 1999
In the deadly race to circle the globe in a balloon, team Re/Max plans to rise above the crowd. But can a bold ego go where no man has gone before?
Masseuse Carla Madison keeps in touch with the Denver music scene.
What happens to the kids hanging out at Skyline Park when a restaurant grabs some of the public space?