• Calendar

    May 29, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    The ten best stoner metal bands

    No other musical genre (aside from reggae) has a stronger connection to the cannabis lifestyle than heavy metal, hence the term 'stoner metal.' But of course, this term describes a subgenre that can encompass different types of metal music and mean different things to different folks; whether you'r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (7 free!), March 14-16

    This weekend, the city will be overflowing with green beer and folks decked out in green from head-to-toe. But if the Irish holiday isn't your cup of tea, er, beer, we've rounded up some equally exciting alternatives. From a dark side of Mardi Gras celebration to a comedic argument that pits chip lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now: What's on your playlist this week?

    Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Udi's on Colfax offering a special Passover menu this week

    Passover began yesterday, and Udi's Pizza Cafe & Bar, 2550 East Colfax Avenue, is honoring the holiday with a special Passover menu. The latest addition to the Udi's chain will offer the four-course menu through Saturday, March 30. Keep reading for a look at the selection. See also: - Photos: Udi's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Photos: Udi's Pizza, Cafe & Bar opens on East Colfax

    Yesterday, after a few days of soft openings and friends and family dinners, Udi's Pizza, Cafe & Bar opened in the former Encore space in the Lowenstein CulturePlex. The brightly remodeled restaurant, which flaunts an open kitchen displaying a tiled, wood-fired pizza oven, a blue-and-camel hued dini ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Fava beans: the breakfast of champions?

    Whenever we have people over, it seems there's always someone who doesn't eat meat. I'm sympathetic to the cause; after all, I grew up in a house with a vegetarian. To complicate matters, guests often aren't fond of soy, so I'm always on the lookout for riffs on rice and beans. When I had the fava b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Midson's favorite cookbooks of 2012: part three

    It's incredibly difficult to do justice to the thousands of remarkable cookbooks published in 2012, but after spending days -- weeks -- roaming through the recipes and lush food porn of hundreds of them, I've picked out my favorites. These are the cookbooks that stock my selves at home, and the coo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Get in line for Saj Mediterranean Grill's falafel plate

    Places like Saj Mediterranean Grill, at 6955 South York Street in the Streets at Southglenn, can seem intimidating to the uninitiated. Anytime you have to line up to place an order, there's the potential of an extensive, awkward interaction with the person behind the counter to determine exactly wha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Guess where I'm eating kabobs?

    When I called to order take-out from this Middle Eastern restaurant (no, it's not Jerusalem!), I couldn't make a decision, so the incredibly patient man who answered the phone suggested that I just throw caution to the kitchen and let the staff decide what to put on the plate. They didn't let me dow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Medical marijuana dispensary review: Citi-Med in south Denver

    With nearby Serenity Moon pushed out of its location on University at Asbury earlier this year, Citi-Med is easily the closest medical marijuana center to the heart of the DU campus. On that note, it was easily the closest legal place to buy marijuana nearest the debate yesterday -- although I doub ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    Jerusalem is a veggie-friendly oasis on Evans

    Even on off-hours on most weekdays, the patio is half-full and there are several occupied tables inside the tiny restaurant -- which indicates that Jerusalem is either near a university or is really tasty. Or, in this case, both.

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Guess where you're eating? At an EatDenver restaurant if you're mini_d

    Cafe Society dished out five Guess Where? contests last week, ranging from a wedge salad dressed with blue cheese and bacon from Park Burger to a king-sized Mideast feast from Jerusalem to a scoop of seasonal Palisade peach ice cream from Fired Up. And then there was the burger...a crumbly sphere of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Doomsday countdown, day two: Kim Miller jumps off the deep end and never comes back

    When Christ returns, it's going to be weird.​In late December 1999, while the artist then known as the artist formerly known as Prince was preparing to party, and while the rest of the world was shoveling canned goods into their bunkers in preparation for the would-be-apocalypse of Y2K, Kim Mi ... More >>

  • Film

    July 7, 2011
  • Film

    May 26, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Tonight: My Jerusalem at the Larimer

    ​To say that New Orleans collective My Jerusalem (playing the Larimer Lounge tonight with Michael Kingcaid and Sour Boy, Bitter Girl) is a supergroup would be a mild understatement. Led by Jeff Klein, the group features members who have played in bands such as Cursive, the Twilight Singers, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Denver Zoo's Zoo Lights is one of the best holiday lights displays in the world, says Bing

    Dave Parsons/Denver ZooThis dragon is en fuego.​ What does the Denver Zoo have in common with Jerusalem? How about with a thirty-foot tree made entirely of Legos? Or a bridge in Branson, Missouri, a city best described as Las Vegas for Christians? Stumped? We'll tell you. Bing (if you don't kn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Sugar High: Jerusalem's baklava

    Liz Kellermeyer​Jerusalem knows Middle Eastern food. The family establishment at 1890 East Evans Avenue has been in business for over thirty years and the owners pride themselves on their bargain prices and freshly-made food. This goes for their dessert case, too, which is overflowing with but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    At the corner of Colorado Boulevard and Memory Lane​ This week, Westword took an end-of-the-summer road trip down colorful Colorado Boulevard, from Weld County to Highlands Ranch, with many stops in between. This essay is a part of that project. In a city with few highways, Colorado Boulevard serves as a major thoroughfare, conne ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 30, 2009

    Chuppah Holidays

    There’s a lot to love about Tu B’Av.

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    The Market Report, May 2

    April showers bring May showers. That's how that saying should go, since the Boulders' Farmer Market is now four for four for rain (or snow) on Saturdays. But cold, damp weather won't keep locavores from their feast ingredients. My shopping was a little lighter this round, since it's finals week a ... More >>

  • News

    March 12, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    MSN Travel lists Denver's holiday lights display among the planet's best

    We Denverites tend to feel unnoticed and underappreciated by citizens of the larger world. But don't blame the folks at MSN Travel, who included Denver among the global cities with the finest holiday lighting exhibitions. "Lighting Up the World," the slideshow in question, places our fair city in to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2008
  • Music

    January 24, 2008

    The Mars Volta

    Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez created a spirited affair with The Bedlam in Goliath.

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2008

    Best of Denver Winners from 1996

    In 1996, Westword published its thirteenth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Yuppie on a Harley (then-senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, who posed for a Banana Republic ad) to the Best New Public Art (Mark di Suvero’s still-controversial “Lao Tzu”) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2008

    Best of Denver Winners from 1995

    Ah, 1995: a time when entire Best Of categories were devoted to the O.J. Simpson trial, Bernie Bickerstaff and Dikembe Mutombo were still dominating the sports pages, and Mel's Bar and Grill was still new. Check out the winners from our 1995 Best Of issue after the jump.

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2007

    Best of Denver Winners From 1994

    In 1994, Westword published its eleventh Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Italian Restaurant (the brand-new Carmine’s on Penn) to Best Makeover (the renovated Herb’s Hideout) to Best New Arts Venue (the Bug, on Navajo Street) to Best News for Blue ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 19, 2007
  • Music

    June 16, 2005

    Various Artists

    Jim White Presents: Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus (Luaka Bop)

  • Film

    May 5, 2005

    Peace or Death

    Kingdom of Heaven is bloody good holy Hollywood fare.

  • Music

    September 2, 2004

    Slim Cessna's Auto Club

    The Bloudy Tenent Truth and Peace (Alternative Tentacles)

  • Film

    September 2, 2004

    Jet Propelled

    Zhang Yimou makes a soaring, mythic Hero out of Jet Li.

  • Film

    September 11, 2003


    This ain't your rabbi's Holy Land.

  • Music

    July 3, 2003

    Dead Meadow

    Shivering King and Others (Matador)
    Dopesmoker (Tee Pee)

  • Food & Drink

    March 27, 2003
  • Music

    November 21, 2002

    Steve Earle

    Jerusalem (Artemis)

  • Film

    August 22, 2002

    A Mind's Coda

    An unblinking look at the effects of Alzheimer's on a composer is more than a tearjerker.

  • Dining

    October 18, 2001

    The Bite

    Eating well for a good cause.

  • Best of Denver

    June 29, 2000
  • Music

    April 27, 2000

    Sync or Swim

    A father tries to determine if 'N Sync is a threat to his six-year-old twin daughters.

  • Film

    April 6, 2000

    Oh, Jerusalem!

    This study of misogyny in orthodox religion is slow and one-sided.

  • Dining

    July 22, 1999
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    July 30, 1998
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    December 11, 1997
  • Film

    April 10, 1997
  • Dining

    March 27, 1997
  • News

    June 28, 1995
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