On the last day of August, Highland's Garden Cafe closed for the season, with promises to reopen the restaurant -- two connected Victorian houses -- in its lovely garden setting next April. But will Highland's Garden Cafe really bloom again? See also:-Highland's Garden Cafe pulls up stakes for the ... More >>
After two and half years spearheading the line at Jonesy's EatBar, chef Beau Simmons is no longer in the kitchen. It all went down last week, he says, when owner Leigh Jones pulled him aside and suggested that it was time for the two to part ways, a decision, he emphasizes, that was mutual. See als ... More >>
Last month, the seafood hot pot at Da Lat rated a 100 Favorite Dishes designation. But when Heather Miller ordered it, the dish contained an unexpected ingredient: a cockroach. Lori Midson shared her cockroach story here , and the comments have been flying. Should the dish have been comped? The who ... More >>
DJ Cavem, the local O.G. (organic gardener), has been literally feeding the community through events geared toward the "green" movement for years. Using a hip-hop agenda (even rocking with a children's choir), Cavem has broadened his audience to include discussions that involve enhancing the communi ... More >>
Root DownA sampling of produce from the Root Down garden.Justin Cucci, owner of Root Down and Linger, has been gardening near Root Down since it opened three years ago. But he'll be the first to deny credit for what grows there. "I'm a city person," he says. "I have no green thumb in me. We ... More >>
Root Down is collaborating with Denver Urban Gardens to host GreenShoots2, a celebration of urban agriculture and community gardens. The festivities, which run from 7:30 to 10 p.m., include food, drink and screenings of the Denver Urban Gardens research documentary, A Garden in Every Neighbo ... More >>
Susan MeyerWilliam Blake saw heaven in a wildflower. The energy industry sees nothing but trouble. Last week, a federal judge in Denver ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision not to declare an obscure plant as endangered was "arbitrary and capricious" -- a ruling that could ... More >>
Don't let this weekend's Cinco de Mayo and Mother's Day party schedule keep you from digging in your garden. Summer weather blazes into town today and the heat is on -- especially for urban gardeners who plant electric-red Ruby Hill Habaneros from the Denver Neighborhood Seed Co....
On Friday, Cafe Society writers and commenters alike were all at your service, talking about what makes a great server -- and what servers should watch for during Denver Restaurant Week from stingy diners, and every day from potential check-skippers. In response to Jenn Wohletz's list of the top ... More >>
Erik PetersonThe beauty of chamber music is in its intimacy and immediacy; you can't help, as an audience member, being caught up in the interplay and, even better, the moment. And at tonight's Chamber Music Series Concert at the Denver School of the Arts, which raises funds for the DSA Orche ... More >>
Kelly WhitakerWhile the rest of us sweltered in the heat this weekend, Kelly Whitaker and his crew at Pizzeria Basta in Boulder finished planting an urban garden, using a tiny plot of land behind the restaurant's commercial space for three beds full of tomatoes, peppers, kale, basil, rosemary ... More >>
The study of neighbors through their lawn ornaments... Figure 43. West Wash Park. One gnome goes down while another gets mounted. Gnomes were first introduced to gardening in the mid-1800s by a German ceramicist who sold his decorations to local gardeners based on their reputations of bei ... More >>
The study of neighbors through their lawn ornaments... Figure 35: Goldsmith. Crafty thrifter turns table lamps into landscaping lights Goldsmith is a neighborhood that is easy to miss. East Evans, South Quebec, East Yale and Interstate 25 define the borders of this Southeast Denver neigh ... More >>
Joel WarnerThe Great Experimenters (from left): James Quirk, Barnabas Von Scarecrow, Russ Dale and Matt Twardy Urbavore's Dilemma is an ongoing web series detailing city dwellers' commitment to urban homesteading. From May through September, Westword writer Joel Warner will get his hands dirty, co ... More >>
With the Boulder Bolder over, it's safe to head back up I-36 -- particularly if you're bound for the Black Cat Bistro, at 1964 13th Street in Boulder. Not only will you enjoy an inspiring meal, but you might be inspired to renew your gardening efforts. Owner/chef Eric Skokan is continuing his Sund ... More >>
The study of neighbors through their lawn ornaments... Figure 14. Sloan Lake: Equus Christ and the fence mounts The major trend in yard arteology has been to provide a "holistic" account of yard artists without any connotation of "inferior." Most arteologists strive to use terms such as "concep ... More >>
Get in touch with yourself at the Denver Botanic Gardens.
Denver Urban Gardens is a nonprofit that helps create urban gardens around Denver. To date, DUG has supported more than eighty community gardens and open-space parks throughout the metro area. Now, with a $70,000 grant from Denver's Housing and Neighborhood Development Services department, it's help ... More >>
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