Cuidado Denver, you're getting a second Cinco de Mayo this summer: tomorrow is National Tequila Day. Americans drank a little over 13 million gallons of tequila last year -- and that number will be surpassed this year. There are a lot of great places in Denver to consume the spirit of the agave; we' ... More >>
"The idea was to make a sangrita that was traditional, and yet complemented the tequila -- which was the most important thing," says McLain Hedges, winner of the Viva Sangrita Cocktail Competition, held June 17 at Linger. Six bartenders competed in the event, which drew 200 people to Linger's roofto ... More >>
Golden is defining its place in the spirits market this year -- first with the debut of Golden Moon Distillery, and now with the opening of State 38, a distillery that is focusing on agave-based spirits, with a name inspired by Colorado's status as the 38th state to be admitted to the Union. "Almost ... More >>
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 t ... More >>
Sergio Romo La Sand√≠a Cantina 8340 Northfield Boulevard 303-373-9100 richardsandoval.com/lasandiacantina This is part one of my interview with Sergio Romo, exec chef of La Sandia; part two of our chat will run tomorrow. Sergio Romo started his cooking career at the wee age of six, working at hi ... More >>
For the first time in the thirty-year history of Westword's Best of Denver, we've split the Best of Denver Readers' Poll into two rounds, giving you the chance to look at the vote-getters and then voting again for your favorite bars, restaurants and foods in Denver and Boulder. And the results of th ... More >>
"Corrido," explains Yuri Kato, the director of Tequila Corrido, "is a type of music associated with the tequila smugglers of the border region. It's romantic and story-telling." And it's also the name of a highland-region tequila that launched two years ago in Arizona but, thanks to Kato, is startin ... More >>
Whether our team makes it or not, Super Bowl weekend is always a wonderful time of year. Mostly because it's an excuse to daytime drink on a Sunday while we munch down truly impressive quantities of bar snacks, which vastly enhances our viewing pleasure. The festivities wouldn't be complete, either, ... More >>
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 >>
This week -- through Saturday, November 20 -- Scorpios drink free at miniBAR, 222 Columbine Street (303-668-4064 or visit www.minibardenver.com), from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.; there will also be music, food and drink specials. You'll find many more deals and events taking place this week in our culi ... More >>
Until recently, Olmeca Altos, a 100 percent blue agave tequila from the Los Altos region of Jalisco, Mexico, had only been available outside of the United States, but in July of this year, the double-distilled agave juice was introduced stateside -- specifically in Chicago and Denver -- and ... More >>
Readers weigh in on the Mexicanís logo.
Chivas USA is back in Colorado.
From the week of April 29, 2004
No Way, Jose
Markets mark the spots in Vail Valley and beyond.
All work and no play made Bernabe Franco an unknown hero.
Mariachi Vasquez is living the Mexican-American dream.
The high price of Denver's drug war: lies, bad busts, cops in harm's way -ó and the death of an innocent man.