On Tuesday, we wrote about the debut of the beer milkshake at 460 Red Robin locations across the country and pointed readers to our 2010 list of places around Denver and Boulder where they could enjoy other beer milkshakes, floats and desserts. We also suggested the beer floats offered by Freshcraft ... More >>
Here's the problem: In Denver, 56 percent of public school fourth graders are not proficient in reading -- a measurement that experts say is closely linked to dropout rates, graduation rates and possibly even incarceration. It's an alarming trend that is much worse for minority and low-income studen ... 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 >>
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 >>
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:
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 >>
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 >>
Denver Public Library Digital ImagesA Creede restaurant, circa 1889The expanded, full-service Starbucks in the Grand Hyatt Denver, 1750 Welton Street, reopens today -- and 100 percent of the day's sales will benefit the Denver Public Library. Which is appropriate, because among the new ameni ... 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 >>
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, covering everything from backyard chickens to front-lawn gardens, from greenhouses to co-ops and food-sharing. ... More >>
When Ward Churchill faces off against the University of Colorado in Denver Chief District Judge Larry Naves's courtroom today, it will be the culimination of a controversy that dates back not just years, but decades. It wasn't until January 2005, when a student publication complained about the th ... 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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