It's hard to say what makes a food seem distinctly American -- perhaps its taste brings up a childhood memory, or its appearance a connection to an American pastime -- but there are definitely some things we consume that are as American as, well, apple pie. So as the fireworks go off tomorrow, here ... More >>
Brad Wilson had exactly one week to finish his custom-design guitar for a commissioned birthday present and, at that moment, he was thinking about starting over. The guitar still needed a camouflage paint job, a Colorado design for the pick guard, a painted neck and all the wiring -- basically, it n ... More >>
It's one thing to know that you should be eating healthier, and another to have the time and money to prepare healthy meals. Saloni Doshi and Chelsea Katz, co-founders of Fresh Takes Kitchen, are working to make healthy, affordable meals accessible to the community. Their goal is to become a viable ... More >>
Tom Hail loves beer. He loves lagers especially, which is why he stays very late on a lot of nights to work on his passion projects. One of these is a traditional German-style marzen -- a recipe that he's been tinkering with on and off for eighteen years. It's a tasty beer -- so tasty that Hail, on ... More >>
Journalist, author, professor and sustainable living advocate Michael Pollan is lecturing at the Paramount Theater tonight, and yesterday, we held a contest that would give one Cafe Society reader the opportunity to snag a pair of complimentary tickets to his presentation. We asked readers to submi ... More >>
American Idol hit a high point last night. For the first time in the season, it was about the music (a change in focus that has needed to happen since day one of the preliminary audition rounds). Contestants who deserved to be pushed through to the next round do, while others are sent home. In the ... More >>
1962 Big Top convenience store advertisement that ran in the Denver Post. The ad shown above was found on agilitynut.com, a Debra Jane Setzer website devoted to vanishing American roadside design that includes noteworthy Denver attractions. When published, the Big Top convenience store advert ... More >>
Brooks Kellogg.On the State of Kansas's website, 73-year-old Brooks Kellogg is celebrated as a success story for building an entertainment center in Hays. But there's a good chance this salute won't be long for the Internet. That's because the FBI arrested him earlier this week at Denver Inte ... More >>
Forget after-school apples. Here, drink this, little Jimmy! It's got lots of vitamins and bacteria -- the good kind! -- to keep you healthy and strong.
Lori MidsonTony Bourdain on the streets of DenverWhat you may have missed this week on Cafe Society while bitching and moaning and posting very, very weird comments about Perky Cups, a new java joint that's coming to the streets of Aurora, complete with babes in bikinis: Coming next March to the ... More >>
Dear Mr. President. As you are no doubt aware, the Kellogg Company recently announced that it is experiencing a catastrophic waffle shortfall owing to a sort of "perfect storm" of circumstances: scheduled maintenance and upgrades to their army of waffle-making robots, flood damage in the ... 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 >>
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Corn Flakes Touch of Honey/Toque de Miel Kellogg's Rating: Two spoons out of four Cereal description: Yes, they're flakes made of corn. But unlike other flakes made of corn -- or corn flakes, if you insist -- they give off a glossy bronze glow, as if they've been spending most of th ... More >>
Raisin Bran Extra! Kellogg's Rating: Two-and-a-half spoons out of four Cereal description: Whole wheat flakes are joined by the usual number of raisins, plus the (very) occasional cranberry, almond slices and yogurt wads with an interior consisting in part of "palm kernel," which I didn't know ex ... More >>
Somewhere between breakfast and a cup of coffee lays this middle ground of stupid -- food that isn't really food, but still seems appropriate to consume for the (allegedly) most important meal of the day. Jon Stewart and The Daily Show exposed the ridiculousness of the pancake-wrapped sausage years ... More >>
Apple Jacks Gliders Kellogg's Rating: Three spoons out of four Cereal description: Corn, wheat and oat flour provides the foundation for this crunchy treat, but the colors of the pieces, which include "limited edition" gliders (a.k.a. puffy triangles with a whole in the middle) along with the fam ... More >>
All-Bran Yogurt Bites Kellogg's Rating: One-and-a-half stars out of four Cereal description: Large, hearty, darkish brown wheat flakes supplemented by clusters made of wheat, oats and rice and coated in vanilla yogurt. The resulting shapes look alternately like stray jism globules or melting, mis ... More >>
Star Trek cereal Kellogg's Rating: Three spoons out of four Cereal description: Oat discs that resemble mini-cinnamon rolls, even though the designers insist that they represent spinning galaxies. (Maybe to someone who's never been to a bakery.) These bits are supplemented by marshmallows stamped ... More >>
Smart Start Toasted Oat Kellogg's Rating: Two-and-a-half spoons out of four Cereal description: Heavy, dark oat flakes that ripple and curl like shingles that should have been replaced a few decades earlier. They're supplemented by rolled oats, wheat, rice and God knows what else bound together ... More >>
Special K Blueberry Kellogg's Rating: Two spoons out of four Cereal description: Rice and wheat flakes that are large, rough-hewn and speckled with dark dots that would probably cause most folks to phone their physician if they started showing up on their forehead. There are also supposed to be ... More >>
Corn Pops Kellogg's Rating: Three spoons out of four Cereal description: Oversized, yellowish carb wads of varying sizes and shapes. Unlike popcorn, which suggests kernels turned inside out, these pieces seem to have been overinflated and thickened. If they were a little spongier, they could dou ... More >>
Frosted Flakes Gold Kellogg's Rating: Two spoons out of four Cereal description: Amber flakes made of corn, rice and wheat and baked to an ultra-hard consistency. You could practically pick a lock with them. But a mystery remains: Where's the frosting? I mean, they couldn't call them Frosted Fla ... More >>
Jumbo Krispies Kellogg's Rating: Three spoons out of four Cereal description: Rice alone isn't enough to make these Krispies. The supersized kernels also feature wheat, corn and oats -- hence the words "Multi-Grain" squeezed between the "Jumbo" and "Krispies" in the cereal's name. The pieces are ... More >>
Raisin Bran Crunch Kellogg's Rating: Two-and-a-half spoons out of four Cereal description: Rice, wheat and oat flakes, supplemented by occasional (and mysterious) "clusters," that are bumpy, wavy and serrated; the edges seem sharp enough to open an envelope. Raisins are also part of the package, ... More >>
Hannah Montana Multi-Grain Secret Identity Cereal Kellogg's Rating: Two-and-a-half spoons out of four Cereal description: Corn-and-oat discs that resemble semi-flattened Crunchberries -- a resemblance underscored by the light red and dark purple color scheme. Does that mean the real secret ident ... More >>
Eggo Maple Syrup Cereal Kellogg's Rating: Two and a half spoons out of four Cereal description: Puffy wheat, corn and oat platters, light yellow in color, with a series of holes punched through them. The result suggests manhole covers with a thyroid condition.
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