In this day of splashy restaurant openings, immediate Yelp reviews and a culture of dining that rewards the latest new thing, I'm often asked why I wait three months to review a restaurant. After all, by the time that period has elapsed, a certain subset of diners has already made up its mind about ... More >>
Last year, Concept Restaurants took on the challenge of transforming the former home of Strings. "This was a legendary space that had a legendary restaurant," says Sean Huggard, operations director for Concept. "We did need to put effort into it to do right by this restaurant." The result was Humbol ... More >>
Concept Restaurants took on an iconic space when it transformed the former home of Strings -- the iconic restaurant founded by the late Noel Cunningham almost three decades ago -- into Humboldt, which I review this week. "This was a legendary space that had a legendary restaurant," explains Sean Hug ... More >>
As the folks behind the now-defunct Ondo's and Café Berlin learned the hard way, there are hazards to real estate. Basement and second-floor locations pose obvious challenges for restaurateurs, but even ground-floor spaces in high-traffic areas aren't risk-free. "We knew people might be upset with ... More >>
Humboldt. Farm.Fish.Wine just opened last week at 1700 Humboldt Street, but it's wasting no time becoming a contributing part of the community. From 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15, it's hosting a benefit for flood relief. For $35 -- ticket proceeds go to Colorado Flood Relief and the American Re ... More >>
Earlier this year, in late April, Strings, the Uptown restaurant that the late Noel Cunningham opened 27 years ago, closed after Cunningham's widow, Tammy, who had been running the restaurant since Cunningham's untimely death in 2011, made the decision to sell the beloved restaurant to Frank Day, fo ... More >>
Restaurateur Noel Cunningham was the heart and soul of Strings, the restaurant he'd opened at 1700 Humboldt Street in February 1986, and after he took his life in late 2011, the life seemed to go out of the place. Finally his widow, Tammy, closed the restaurant at the end of April; longtime restaura ... More >>
I would love to say there was another reason for my visiting Nature's Cure III on Colfax, but there just isn't. The shop isn't really known for much more than rock-bottom pricing on their buds, and there's often a line to get in -- so I figured I'd finally make a stop and see just how far $25 could ... More >>
Editor's note: This is the latest profile in Kelsey Whipple's ongoing series highlighting local political activists. For anyone who's ever seen Rushmore, Steve Fenberg's college experience makes him sound like a much better-adjusted Max Fischer. "I started a lot of clubs and stuff," he says modestl ... More >>
As of last year, there were more than 1,500 unsolved homicides in Colorado as tracked by Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons. On numerous entries, the group's website includes photos and personal stories of victims. Below are ten from the Denver area. See them below, arranged from the m ... More >>
Dengue Fever (due tonight at the Bluebird Theater) was born of Zac and Ethan Holtzman's fascination with the pop music that had come out of Cambodia prior to the Khmer Rouge takeover of that country in 1975. Pre-Khmer Rouge Cambodia had a thriving pop and rock scene that was influenced by Western po ... More >>
Seventeen meals in four days, excluding bakery stops; 26 miles of walking (give or take), plus an additional 4.3 miles of exhibition halls clustered with more than 80,000 specialty foods and beverages from nearly forty countries. Artisan cheeses and charcuterie; beans that don't make you fart; bac ... More >>
Cory GustasonThis morning, we shared the unfortunate news that Bad Weather California won't be performing at this year's Westword Music Showcase. While this is most certainly sad news for us, it's great news for the band, who will instead be joining Meat Puppets for a string of West Coast tour date ... More >>
Could legalization hurt Colorado's medical marijuana growers?While lawmakers hammer out regulations on Colorado's nascent yet booming medical marijuana industry, an even bigger political showdown is looming in California, where voters will decide whether to legalize marijuana altogether in th ... More >>
The Sandwich: The Emerson What's on it: Ham and Swiss on focaccia bread, with choice of veggies. Where to get it: Earl's Sandwich Parlor (1431 Ogden Street, 303-832-7411) How much: $6.85 This is the kind of place you're thankful for if you live in the neighborhood, and never visit if you don't. ... More >>
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Does Alvertis Simmons need to be so angry? He thinks so.
One day, a crew from The Shining showed up on Milwaukee Street. The block still hasn't recovered.
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