The Brewers Association released its annual accounting this week of the top fifty craft brewers in the nation as base on sales, as well as the top fifty brewers altogether. In Colorado, New Belgium, Oskar Blues, Odell, Left Hand, Boulder Beer and Craftworks -- which owns the Rock Bottom and Old Chic ... More >>
Bryan Jansing and Paul Vismara, who've been slinging suds at the Falling Rock Taphouse for years, will release their book, Italy: Beer Country The Story of Italian Craft Beer, in a couple weeks with a couple of launch parties. The fully-illustrated book covers the "story of the Italian craft beer mo ... More >>
February got off to a bleak start, but there are several illuminating events on the culinary calendar this week, including the annual Dinner in the Dark, a benefit for the sight-impaired that gives diners a chance to experience food without seeing it. Keep reading for the details on that enlightenin ... More >>
Tonight, at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center (650 15th Street), nearly forty restaurants will come together under one roof to celebrate A Taste for Life, an annual benefit for Project Angel Heart, a Denver nonprofit that provides nutritious meals -- no cost attached -- to peopl ... More >>
Conventions -- or cons, in nerd speak -- are one of the best things about being a geek. A con is like a rock concert, a film festival and a super store all rolled into one. Only for nerds: Hundreds or thousands or even tens of thousands of us gather together, many of us in crazy-ass costumes and han ... More >>
The 2014 elections may seem a long way off, but not to Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. Hogue came to Colorado to speak at a weekend fundraiser for Colorado NARAL that attracted numerous political heavyweights. But she's sticking around today to meet with locally based activists, ... More >>
The decision by the University of Denver to honor former President George W. Bush at a DU fundraiser has been controversial for months. Now, with Bush scheduled to speak at downtown Denver event this evening, a group of concerned students and alumni, among others, are planning a protest and press co ... More >>
Americans have well-established rights to free speech. But at what point do such activities cross the line into defamation? That's a question currently confronting Michelle Gabrieloff-Parish, a mother of three who lives near the site of Rocky Flats, a facility that once made triggers for nuclear wea ... More >>
Bringing the 2022 Winter Olympics to Denver has the potential to bring people together in a way that nothing else can, Governor John Hickenlooper said today, expressing serious interest in a possible bid. The governor chatted with Westword this morning about what the Olympics could mean for Colora ... More >>
Denver's top female chefs cooked up a storm last night at Temple Emanuel, the stamping grounds for WomenCook, an annual benefit for Work Options for Women, a local non-profit that provides hands-on cooking instruction to disadvantaged women who have hopes of working in the food industry. Hundreds ... More >>
Brett Shaheen Wooden Table 2500 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village 303-730-2152 www.thewoodentablerestaurant.com This is part one of my interview with Brett Shaheen, exec chef of the Wooden Table. Part two of our chat will run tomorrow. Flipping pizzas at Pizza Hut. That was Brett Shaheen's firs ... More >>
As the restaurant community gears up for Christmas -- and let's not forget the planned blowouts on New Year's Eve -- this week's culinary calendar is somewhat slim. Don't forget, though, you can check out a blizzard of ongoing weekly and monthly events in our online food-and-drink listings, a ... More >>
Lori Midson Patrick Horvat Venue 3609 West 32nd Avenue 303-477-0477 www.venuebistro.com This is part one of my interview with Patrick Horvat, executive chef of Venue. Part two of my chat with Horvat will run in this space tomorrow. Most chefs are quirky -- or at least have quirks -- and Pa ... More >>
According to Allen St. Pierre, executive director of NORML (the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws), today's 4/20 bashes in Denver and Boulder are the biggest rallies of their type "on earth." And he expects that they'll ready the faithful for NORML's 40th annual conferenc ... More >>
A Flickr photo.There's one week till Valentine's Day, and you'd better believe the restaurant industry knows it; our calendar is packed to overflowing this week with chocolate, wine and intimate dinners. Here's a taste of what's ahead:
At 5 Degrees on NYEBack at work this morning but not quite ready for it? Perhaps you're mourning the Broncos' season. At least you're not a Rams fan; last night's collapse was much worse than an entire season of abject failure. Anyway, kill some time by checking out our weekend coverage.
Jim J NarcySnake Rattle Rattle Snake, profiled in June 2010Whatever the measure of success -- whether its defined by artists making music on their own or having someone else doing their bidding -- a music scene is only as interesting as, well, the music being made there, of course, and the pe ... More >>
More photos below.What brings New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to Denver? An invite from his Denver counterpart, John Hickenlooper, to participate in tonight's Denver Scholarship Foundation fundraiser at the Colorado Convention Center Hyatt. But before then, he made a carefully scripted ... More >>
Richard Wobbekind.Congratulations, CU professor Richard Wobbekind. You're president-elect of the National Association for Business Economics, whose annual meeting wraps up at Denver's Grand Hyatt Hotel today -- so you get to tell America that the ballyhooed economic recovery ain't happening a ... More >>
Something fishy appears to be going down in the Aurora Police Department. As Face the State's Jared Jacang Maher reported yesterday, the Department of Justice is investigating the police force, apparently because of its recruitment practices.
Lilly Scott isn't going to be the next American Idol. Not tonight. Not ever. And that's baffling. She should be. In spite of her undeniable talent, though, she wasn't even chosen to be among the final dozen contestants. Early on, before she was even cut, there was no shortage of folks (ours ... More >>
Our online Food & Drink listings include dozens of culinary events around Colorado this week, with benefits for March of Dimes and Project Angel Heart, as well as the University of Denver's inaugural DU Vin Festival. A taste of what's ahead: Through November 5: Jax Fish House in Boulder, 928 Pear ... More >>
First there was Denver Restaurant Week--a brilliant idea that boosted both the profile and the bank balances of many fine Denver restaurants. Restaurant Week was such a good idea, in fact, that this year, when everyone is broke and every day is starting to look worse than the day before, the s ... More >>
Be a Society type. At 5:30 p.m. today, the Colorado Historical Society will host a public confab on the new History Center project, to be built in the 1200 block of Broadway â€“ and not smack-dab in the middle of Civic Center Park, the original scheme when the entire 1300 block of Broadway, whi ... More >>
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Local experts offer reasons why so many of Denver's biggest bands are vanishing.
Denver's bail bondsmen are good at getting other people out of trouble--and themselves into it.
A proposed railroad merger threatens jobs throughout Colorado -- and, up in Minturn, a way of life.
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