In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard - south to north - within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on thi ... More >>
The distillery where Suerte Tequila is made can be found in the highlands of Jalisco, an hour-and-a-half east of Guadalajara in a very small town called Atotonilco El Alto. But long before that location became Suerte's home, co-founders Laurence Spiewak and Lance Sokol shared the dream of launching ... More >>
Ghost chiles, Thai chiles, smoked jalapenos, wasabi powder, habanero peppers, cayenne peppers and shishito peppers made a hot day even hotter during yesterday's heatwave that resulted in scorching sunburns for anyone outside, including the throngs that gathered on the rooftop at Linger for the Viva ... More >>
Local artist Kevin Hennessy's favorite pieces tell you where to go and where you are. His trademark sign art is located all over the city, including Caboose Hobbies, the Curtis Park Creamery, a Suburban Toppers wall, Capitol Hill Books, Fahrenheit Books, Carniceria Jalisco, Tacito Jalisco, an abando ... More >>
The big question isn't why El Olvido closed, but how this Jaliscan eatery stayed open as long as it did. No sooner had it taken over the former home of Hades at 2200 South Broadway in the spring of 2011 than the city started a massive street project outside. And this stretch of Broadway is still a ... More >>
Cafe Society unleashed four Guess Where? contests last week, ranging from a yet to be identified Ethiopian feast to an oblong burger from a diner, whose location continues to mystify readers to tampiqueÃ±a from Tacos Jalisco to a behemoth plate of chicken and dumplings sided with collard greens and ... More >>
Lori MidsonThe pancake flight at Snooze.We're suckers for a good brunch, that long, leisurely meal that usually involves copious amounts of food and hangover-killing cures -- or enough daytime drinking to get a start on the next day's hangover. Many restaurants try to lure the brunch bunch, b ... More >>
Mark MangerCarne en su jugo in the bottom right corner with accoutrements.For this week's review, I visited El Olvido, a five-month-old restaurant on South Broadway that owner Jorge Pingarron calls "Mexican, but not Mexican." By that he means not Colorado Mexican, because his place specialize ... More >>
Lori MidsonThe salsa bar at Taqueria Chely's.Our feelings for the magical pairing of chips and salsa extend beyond just casual flirtation. We love them deeply. In fact, we're pretty sure we could live on chips and salsa alone if we had to, and at many restaurants in this city, we'll gladly sk ... More >>
EsquireFeeling a little woozy from celebrating Cinco de Mayo? Perhaps you'd like to continue your Mexican-themed festivities and cure your hangover in a traditional way: sucking down a michelada.
Lori MidsonIf you've ever been to the Valverde Country Club, a somewhat unsavory bar at 1319 West Alameda Avenue, then you know that the country club moniker is a little like comparing Fritos to foie gras. Still, the beers are ultra-cheap, the clientele, animated (to say the least), and now ... More >>
Much fuss has been made about the Highlands Mommies' relationships to local businesses, as is evident in the comments on our cover story, "The Mommies." Here's a juicy one: The Highland Mommies are run by a self-possessed cadre of mean girls who finally have a voice after what surely were u ... More >>
Every year, Westword publishes a little guide called the "Best Of Denver," wherein our writers rank the city's best stuff, including food. Last year, the Highlands Mommies -- the formidable northwest Denver parents group profiled in our cover story, "The Mommies" -- did their own "Best Of" fo ... More >>
Head south of the border by heading north to Centro Latin Kitchen & Refreshment Palace, 950 Pearl Street in Boulder, which will present a Taste of Mexico at 7:30 p.m. tonight. The menu is inspired by famous dishes of Jalisco, and they're paired with Avery brews. Dinner is $35; for more details, call ... More >>
Sean Kenyon knows how to pour -- both drinks, and advice. A third-generation bar man with almost 25 years behind the bar, he is a student of cocktail history, a United States Bartenders Guild-certified Spirits Professional and a BAR Ready graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource ... More >>
If you're a tequila imbiber, boy do we have a dealio for you. Beginning Sunday, November 1, Zolo Southwestern Grill in Boulder, 2525 Arapahoe, is unleashing its love for tequila, a party that will continue for the next 151 days (until March 31), which is the same number of tequilas that Zolo ... More >>
The sandwich: Jalisco Torta What's on it: Marinated steak and chicken, beans, cheese, mayonnaise, avocado, tomato and onions Where to get it: Las Tortas (5307 Leetsdale Drive, 720-379-7269) How much: $6.99 There's an old Mexican adage that, when translated, reads: Ain't nothing about a sandw ... More >>
You're looking at the first image of Wall Street -- the ref-bribing, match-fixing, gabacho jerkoff alter ego of former Machine Gun Blues frontman Aaron Collins. As reported here not so long ago (see the original blog here), Collins has turned his years of of experience abusing his body to a new caus ... More >>
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