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 >>
Pop culture can inspire some strange culinary creations; a creep-tastic example is Alamo Drafthouse's new duo of wines based on Silence of the Lambs: "The Cannibal Chianti," a nod to Hannibal Lecter, connoisseur of two-legged protein, and "Suit Yourself Pinot Grigio," an homage to Buffalo Bill, our ... More >>
We all want to raise our kids right, and sometimes that means we hope they'll embrace our beloved traditions, like reading box scores and the Sunday comics, and eating Froot Loops while waiting for the Saturday-morning cartoons to come on. And like hunting through a bin of vinyl records. Twist & Sh ... More >>
During a long weekend at the new, improved, second annual Denver County Fair, one thing became very apparent: There's no way to see everything, and there's nothing you'll want to miss. We caught spelling bees and speed-knitting contests, an art gallery that seemed like an endless maze, cooking and c ... More >>
If you know retro -- and particularly mid-century -- you know retro geek Charles Phoenix, a child of the endless car lots and fast food restaurants of Southern California who is famous across the nation for his mid-mod slide shows and modernist expertise. And you might even know about his sid ... More >>
If you're smart, you can do this all day.Did you know today is 4/20? That means at 4:20, you get to smoke some of the sticky-icky-oooo-weee , put on the best chill tunes, and relax. As if this is different from any other day -- but today, you get to do it in the park while all your friends ar ... More >>
Four different people have told me that they either circled the block or walked right past Good Chemistry on Colfax numerous times before locating the rather nondescript dispensary. I did both. The pot shop is in a narrow space in an old retail building, a block east of the capitol between Hi ... More >>
Aaron Thackeray Jeffree Star has mixed his fantasy world of impossibly arched pink eyebrows with the recklessness of glamour's underbelly, posing as a Froot Loops-vomiting, razor-blade-stuffed, cupcake-eating beauty queen. Star performed on December 11, 2010 with DJ Rockstar Aaron, Aim 2 Mis ... More >>
Such a charming shirt. We spotted it beneath a sad pretzel necklace which, if anything, is the culinary equivalent of whiskey dick: You want to get excited, but you just can't. The Great American Beer Festival isn't exactly a food orgy -- and rightfully so, because that would take away pre ... More >>
Lori MidsonBrendon Doyle, executive chef of Jonesy's EatBar Brendon Doyle Jonesy's EatBar 400 East 20th Avenue 303-863-7473 This is part two of my interview with Brendon Doyle, executive chef of Jonesy's EatBar. To read part one, click here. One food you detest: Tripe. It's awful -- like ... More >>
Gimme a Y! Gimme an O! Broncos cheerleaders will be on hand tonight for the opening of a new self-serve fro-yo shop in Cherry Creek. Yogurt Guru, 2636 East Third Avenue, also has other treats in store for tonight's opening, including 50 percent off all yogurt between 5 and 8 p.m and giveawa ... More >>
Low Fat Granola with Raisins Kellogg's Rating: Two-and-a-half spoons out of four Cereal description: What isn't in this stuff? There's whole oats and whole grain wheat, some of it fused together in random wads, like meteorites collecting fragments during the trip through space, other ... More >>
Photo by Soren McCartyThat music was Boss. This town rips the bone from your back. Today in Backbeat Online: • Over the Weekend: Bruce Springsteen at Pepsi Center. • Record Store Day preview: Odds and sods, Blitzen Trapper-style. • Flobots' Jonny 5 rallies the troops for higher ed. • Mr. M ... More >>
Froot Loops with Fruity Golden Bars Kellogg's Rating: Three-and-a-half spoons out of four Cereal description: Wheat, oat and corn flour ovoids colored in assorted bold hues (neon blue, alien green, strep-throat red, Prince's underwear purple) and speckled with a whitish glaze that looks delectable, ... More >>
Froot Loops Marshmallow Kellogg's Rating: Three and a half spoons out of four Cereal description: Yellow, green, orange, red, purple and blue circles of "multi-grain" cereal -- meaning an amalgamation of corn, wheat and oat flour swirled together in a slather of partially hydrogenated vegetable oil ... More >>
"Slice me off one of those..." After a brief DNC-related hiatus, it's the triumphant return of the Westword.com blog shortcut, designed to help you find even more bloggery on this here site... Plenty on the menu at Cafe Society, including a Taste of Colorado rant courtesy of our own Jared Jacang ... More >>
Froot Loops Smoothie Kellogg's Rating: Two and a half spoons out of four Cereal description: The main cereal bits are as they've been since the days when Toucan Sam balanced a cornucopia-shaped fruit pile on his head like an avian Carmen Miranda: red, purple, orange, green and blue multi-grain circ ... More >>
What else is happening in the Westword.com blog universe? Glad you asked. Backbeat Online includes a review of the city-shaking Fluid reunion show, plus our take on a Red Rocks performance by once-and-future Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant and bluegrass lass Alison Krauss, plus a review of Broke ... More >>
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