You could make many different arguments in support of which historical staple of the Kentucky Derby is the best, and mint juleps and the actual race probably tie for a close second. But let's face it: The winners of this race are the hats -- huge, glorious and often feathered -- that pop up at viewi ... More >>
And they're off! Denver celebrated the Kentucky Derby over the weekend with great hats and strong drinks at quite a few public parties, and The Bar Car welcomed its equine enthusiasts with both a hat contest and a pizza-eating competition. Continue reading for a few highlights from Saturday, and vis ... More >>
No matter what horse won the Kentucky Derby, everyone who attended Industry Denver's benefit for Colorado Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign on Saturday came out a winner. The event included a three-course, Kentucky-style supper and paired cocktails, prepared by Matt Selby of Corner House, ... More >>
You've picked your horse, you've dusted off your largest hat, and you're ready for your annual guzzling of mint juleps -- but if Churchill Downs isn't in your weekend travel plans, where shall you go? Westword has compiled a list of the best derby-themed parties taking place in parking lots, five-st ... More >>
Millinery -- real millinery, where hats are made and blocked from scratch -- is a dying art, and nobody knows that better than self-taught Denver milliner Susan Dillon, who markets her completely hand-wrought, sculptural work under the name Kitty Mae Millinery. "I am saddened by the number of people ... More >>
You don't have to go to Kentucky to find a reason to wear a fancy hat on Saturday: Places all over town are hooking parties to the Kentucky Derby. And even if you're not into horse-racing, there will plenty of other things to appreciate: the fashion, the boozy mint juleps, the old-timey slang...and ... More >>
Gary Fenton of Woodland Hills, California's Little Red Feather Thoroughbred Racing was caught off-guard by the attention garnered by the latest horse the stable is syndicating -- but in retrospect, it shouldn't have been. After all, her name is Tebowing -- a nod to the genuflecting trend that's eve ... More >>
I stopped by Row 14 Bistro & Wine Bar, the stylish new restaurant in the Spire whose bar is stashed behind floor-to-ceiling, chain-link drapes, just before the Kentucky Derby -- which was why the bartender's suggestion of a Green Tea Mint Julep ($10) seemed like a sacrilege. Some things, lik ... More >>
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Get your sculptures ready
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But whatever you do, don't place them on the favorite in Saturday's Kentucky Derby.
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