A lone Captain D's Seafood Kitchen somehow stays afloat in metro Denver -- at 605 South Havana Street in Aurora. But while there are four more Captains in Colorado Springs and one in Pueblo, Long John Silver's has fourteen locations in Denver alone. Why all the local love for Long John, when the Cap ... More >>
Saturday, July 6 is National Fried Chicken Day. But fried chicken could really replace the bald eagle as America's national bird, because every day is a great day for fried chicken. And fortunately, metro Denver has some spots where the fried chicken really flies. Here, in no particular order, are t ... More >>
Tommy Lee Uncle 2215 West 32nd Avenue 303-433-3263 uncledenver.tumblr.com This is part one of my interview with Tommy Lee, exec chef of Uncle; part two of our chat will run tomorrow. At 4:45 on a Saturday afternoon, a swarm of restless ramen geeks congregates around the door of Uncle, Tommy Lee's ... More >>
The days of Internet dating being the domain of basement dwellers, antisocial misanthropes, virgins and folks who are unlucky in the looks department (mix and match any and all of these) are effectively over, and today it seems like everyone is meeting and dating -- and venting about meeting and dat ... More >>
Over our many years of chronicling schmucks, we've noticed that a lot of them were blitzed when they committed the acts that got our attention. But while that might be a good excuse under certain circumstances, it apparently didn't persuade a certain Boulder police officer. Who Matthew Tello allege ... More >>
Culver's, home of the ButterBurger, was recently named the number-one fast-food chain for food and beverage on Chain Restaurant Consumer's Choice Award list. And with nine Colorado locations for Culver's, if you haven't yet indulged yourself with one -- or more-- of its hand-spun frozen custard conc ... More >>
For the past several weeks, the brass from Big Red F -- owner and chef Dave Query, culinary director Jamey Fader and Brett Smith, the current exec chef of Zolo Grill -- have been on a chicken crawl, traversing the country in search of America's best fried chicken and rotisserie chicken. It's all par ... More >>
I've never played Draw Something for the same reason I've never tried cocaine: I know that if I did, I would become immediately addicted, drop out of society and ruin what's left of my life. If you're not familiar with Draw Something, it's an app that, according to the App Store, is "the most popul ... More >>
Thursday, March 15: Thousands of bands were packed into stages around town, fans were going nuts on every street corner. How'd the Morning Clouds spend their off day? Doing laundry. We're pretty rock like that. With piles of clean undies and non-smelly socks back in our room, we managed to catch a g ... More >>
Lori MidsonFried chicken at The Pinyon.We'll eat fried chicken any time of the year, but we really crave it during the summer, sided with coleslaw, cobbler, mac and cheese or watermelon. We credit that yearning to a subconscious association with picnic season. But instead of unpacking a bucke ... More >>
Hell yeah, America, let's do this up right.Hundreds of years ago, America was not much to look at -- just a backwoods berg with a bunch of British prudes who wore clothes with too many buckles and couldn't make it through the winter without help from the local natives, to whom they returned t ... More >>
The City of Denver will decide today whether PETA can install a 250-pound, bloody and butchered chicken sculpture -- dubbed "McCruelty," but really looking like a worse-for-the-wear Foghorn Leghorn -- on the 16th Street Mall. This isn't PETA's first stunt, of course. Last year, Jason Sheeh ... More >>
Lori MidsonGoose Sorensen, exec chef/owner of SoleraIn 1992, Goose Sorensen, then 23, was living in Casper, a fine Wyoming town with bars and brawls and women, but there was something missing, something that Sorensen was longing to have but didn't. That something was -- wait for it -- Benniga ... More >>
Nancy Levine On Saturday, August 15, the Rio Grande will celebrate ten years of pouring on the fun -- and pouring out the booze -- in LoDo. This homegrown chain is a margarita powerhouse; with only six restaurants, the Rio Grande restaurant group claims to be the largest seller of Jose Cuervo ... More >>
Kiernan MaletskyPETA -- the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals -- is a lot of things. It is a political organization dedicated to saving all the cute critters on the planet. It is a finely-tuned donation-gathering machine that preys on weepy liberals who'd rather empty thei ... More >>
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 >>
In 1992, Westword published its ninth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Last Stand (the Denver Zephyrs, about to be supplanted by the Colorado Rockies) to Best Bail Bondsman (Duane Chapman, before he became known as “Dog”) to Best — and Sometimes ... More >>
My host at Scum of the Earth Church on Sunday, August 5, spent a good part of the evening explaining to me why this so-called “emergent” congregation is less than newsworthy. Yes, the parishioners are mostly tattooed and pierced 20-somethings and yes, the pulpit band includes a bongo set. But ot ... More >>
Ben Schulz issued the battle cry that echoed across World of Warcraft.
The Street Soldierz feel the need for speed.
For American men tired of American women, Richard Beals knows how to Thai the knot.
For Ghanaian immigrants, there's no place like home.
With its haunting debut, the Arcade Fire keeps it in the family.
Friday, September 17, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.
I brake for Jack-n-Grill, a temple to the taco.
While Studio Aiello presents new work, RMCAD buys an old campus.
Despite stunning stagecraft, the long-awaited Lion King follows Disney's formula.
A Beck boy no more, DJ Swamp uses headbanger histrionics to blaze his way to the top.
An Everlasting Piece finds its sharp humor amid the chaos of Northern Ireland.
How a private prison brought jobs-and violence, corruption and scandal-to Burlington.
Jobs. Gadgets. Profits. Crime pays big-time for the prison-industrial complex.
Frank Erickson's revolutionary war: Fight the Golden-based chain's use of plastic.
Colorado's cheap solution to prison overcrowding has cost inmates plenty. It could cost the state millions.
SHANE MACGOWAN ENJOYS WINE, WOMEN AND SONG, IN ROUGHLY THAT ORDER.
JOURNAL GRAPHICS BECOMES O.J. CENTRAL FOR TRANSCRIPT JUNKIES.
ONCE THIS RESTAURANT BATTLED HIPPIES. NOW IT'S THE COUNTER-CULTURE'S LAST STAND.