Kayvan Khalatbari

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    July 25, 2014

    Matt Monroe on the second anniversary of Propaganda!, Denver's Best Comedy Night

    Comedy shows come and go all the time, usually whimpering out of existence after a few ignominious months of effort. So when a show reaches its second anniversary, it's truly something to celebrate. Comedy fans can help ring in the anniversary this year on July 27th atAnother 100 Colorado Creatives: Andy Juett

    #69: Andy Juett Andy Juett came to the local comedy scene via radio, and has blossomed into a booster, standup comic, producer, stage host, behind-the-scenes guy and co-owner of the High Plains Comedy Festival, which kicks off its second year in August. But he also rolls out comedy shows all year 'r ... More >>

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    May 29, 2014
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    May 9, 2014

    Nick Gossert on Lucha Libre & Laughs, and the connection between comics and wrestlers

    The Lucha Libre & Laughs showcase is clearly a labor of love from producer Nick Gossert. Gossert, a filmmaker, comedian, and bumbling referee, is responsible for not only booking the funniest comics in Denver, but also juggling the schedules of all the wrestlers involved, renting the ring i ... More >>

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    May 1, 2014

    Ten best comedy events in Denver this May

    Historically, the arrival of Mayday signaled a call for celebration, for dancing around maypoles and leaving fresh flowers on strangers' doorsteps. This month in Denver, comedy fans find themselves presented with a May Basket full of sun-ripened giggle blossoms to choose from all month long. The Q ... More >>

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    April 17, 2014

    Sexy Pizza opens third location in Jefferson Park

    Just in time for 4/20, a third Sexy Pizza has opened in Denver -- this one in Jefferson Park, at 2460 Elliott Street, right across the street from the new Jefferson Park Pub and what will one day be the home of Brian Laird's Sarto. See also:Kayvan Khalatbari bankrolls comedy with pot and pizza

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    April 16, 2014

    The twelve best stoner spots to cure the munchies in Denver on 4/20

    In Denver, 4/20 is a special holiday -- and no, we don't mean Easter. It's a day to partake in a certain herb that Coloradans seem to love. With parties all over the city and a big rally at Civic Center Park pushing legalization -- oh, wait --- well, a big rally pushing something, there are few bett ... More >>

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    March 20, 2014

    Marijuana: Denver Relief execs on partnering with ex-state pot regulator Laura Harris

    Denver Relief Consulting's announcement of a new partnership with Laura Harris, former head of Colorado's Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division, instantly stirred controversy, with some members of the local cannabis community crying foul and at least one good-government activist citing potential et ... More >>

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    January 30, 2014
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    January 3, 2014

    Kayvan Khalatbari bankrolls Denver comedy with marijuana and pizza

    While the national media may know Kayvan Khalatbari as a thirty-year-old wunderkind of cannabis, with a consulting firm that takes him around the country, many in Denver just know him as the guy who pays them to talk on stage. Khalatbari also owns a couple of Sexy Pizza restaurants, and significant ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014

    Ten best comedy events in Denver this January

    Any Denverite whose New Year's resolution was to laugh more has both admirably modest ambitions and a bounty of entertainment options this January. If you didn't resolve to laugh more, do it retroactively because achievable goals build confidence. With exciting developments from Denver's two favorit ... More >>

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    December 31, 2013

    Are recreational marijuana prices in Denver headed sky high?

    Since the 2009 "green rush" boom of medical dispensaries, Denver pot smokers have enjoyed a steady decline in the price of their cannabis in both the medical and black-market economies, dropping from $50 or $60 an eighth to as low as $25. With the heavily regulated industry of legal recreational mar ... More >>

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    December 19, 2013
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    October 25, 2013

    Sexy Pizza expands Sexpot Comedy with third location in Jefferson Park

    While the surge in popularity of the Denver comedy scene can be mostly attributed to the catalogue of top class talent in the city, a lot of that talent wouldn't be reaching as wide an audience without Sexy Pizza's Kayvan Khalatbari. The marijuana activist and Denver Relief MMJ dispensary founder h ... More >>

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    October 21, 2013

    Sexy Pizza to open third location in Jefferson Park on January 1

    After debuting its first slice dispensary in Capitol Hill in the fall of 2008 (taking over the space once occupied by defunct Pizza Vera), then adding a South Pearl location in 2012, Sexy Pizza has become an unstoppable force in Denver, dipping its fingers into the pies of all kinds of local project ... More >>

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    August 27, 2012

    The dishes of Dish: pies and knots from Sexy Pizza

    Dish: Westword's annual eating orgy is set for next Thursday evening, September 6 in the Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. And what's a party without pizza? Sexy Pizza has accepted an exclusive invite from Cafe Society scribes to attend.

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    March 5, 2012

    Reader: South Pearl Street is filled with pretentious douchebag shops

    On Friday we posted our Restaurant roll call for February, a compendium of that month's openings and closings. The big surprise was the closing of The Crushery; on February 28, owner John Davidson signed a deal to sell the spot to Kayvan Khalatbari, who'll turn the space at 1579 South Pearl Street i ... More >>

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    February 28, 2012

    The Crushery closes on South Pearl Street

    "It all began in 2007," begins the conversation with John Davidson, "when the landlord violated my non-compete clause four months after we opened -- and Pajama Baking Company opened just a few doors down from me. We had to split business, which isn't what I'd signed up for."

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    February 17, 2012

    Readers: Sexy marks the spot on South Pearl Street...but what spot?

    ​The action continues on South Pearl Street, where Sexy Pizza will be opening a second store in March -- although Kayvan Khalatbari, who opened the original Sexy Pizza in Capitol Hill four years ago, just signed the deal yesterday. "So we're a little busy at the moment," he told Laura Shunk. ... More >>

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    February 16, 2012

    Sexy Pizza will open a second outpost on South Pearl Street

    There's been a lot of restaurant action on South Pearl Street since the beginning of the year: the Pearl Street Grill, India's Pearl and Ototo moved out, Seven Cups dried up and Izakaya Den announced a move, making way for the Wynkoop/Breckenridge group to take over that space. Now, there's more ch ... More >>

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    November 30, 2011

    Sexy Pizza gives pot-positive police a slice of the action

    The traditional food-and-profession pairing is as follows: Stoners are to pizza as cops are to donuts. But the guys at Sexy Pizza on Capitol Hill are trying to change up that combo, by designating a pizza that benefits Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, a group of current and former cops and judge ... More >>

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    May 19, 2010

    Mason Tvert wants Betsy Markey to honor medical marijuana industry

    Mason Tvert's always got an angle.​Mason Tvert, executive director of SAFER (Safer Alternative For Enjoyable Recreation), has spent five years arguing that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol -- and even critics would have to agree that his creativity in promoting this idea is off the chart ... More >>

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    May 17, 2010

    Sexy Pizza wants you to be a little bit SAFER

    Sexy Pizza just got SAFER.​Sexy Pizza's now offering up a little politics with its pie. The Capitol Hill pizzeria, located at 1018 East 11th Avenue, started offering a new pizza last week, with a portion of each purchase going to Safer Alternative for Enjoyable Recreation, a local drug policy ... More >>

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    February 23, 2009

    Sexy Pizza's sexy facelift

    Back in October, I wrote about Sexy Pizza, a new pizza joint at 1018 East 11th Avenue that was enjoying good word-of-mouth for both its name and its pizzas. At the time, partner Kayvan Khalatbari told me that Sexy's owners were planning some renovations that would make the name seem more appropriate ... More >>