The thirty-plot community garden lies in the shadow of Liggins Towers, a brick high-rise full of Section 8 apartments in northeast Park Hill. The property is owned by Zion Baptist Church, the oldest African-American congregation west of the Mississippi, but the garden is relatively new; the Eastside ... More >>
Everyone's too busy to shop and too exhausted at the end of the day to cook and clean. While a solution to cooking and cleaning -- a personal chef and a housekeeper -- might require a few more dollars than most of us have, there's a new service in town that's at least willing to pitch in with the sh ... More >>
"Creep. Perv. Douchebag." That's how we started a post earlier this year about the search for a man who allegedly took photos of two little girls under bathroom stalls at an area grocery store. And now, following the arrest of Bradley Oglethorpe for the crime, we can add one more descriptor: schmuc ... More >>
A kidnapping at the Cherry Creek Mall and the murder of a Denver man whose body was found in a dumpster. At first glance, these crimes have little in common. But now, the same suspect -- William Lornes -- has been convicted of committing both of them and could spend the rest of his life in prison wh ... More >>
This weekend will see the first edition of Le Jardin Secret, a chef's market set for Saturdays in Larimer Square, in the walkway/patio by Bistro Vendome. Since that restaurant's liquor-license extends over the area, you'll be able to drink a Bloody Mary or mimosa as you shop. But that doesn't satisf ... More >>
Oskar Blues has introduced a new kind of vessel for taking beer to go from its Tasty Weasel taproom in Longmont. The Crowler, a cross between a can and a traditional growler, is a 32-ounce recyclable aluminum can that can be filled, purged of CO2 and sealed within minutes. Turn the page to see all ... More >>
Udi Bar-on Udi's Yesterday, in part one of my conversation with Udi Bar-on, founder of Udi's, he recalled his midlife crisis, his Christmas miracle and the rapid growth of his empire. Today, in part two of our interview, Bar-on talks about the gluten-free business that made him a millionaire and th ... More >>
Boulder-based Glacier Ice Cream & Gelato, which landed a spot on Forbes Traveler's America's Best Ice Cream list in 2008 (and has amassed dozens of additional accolades ever since), is opening in Englewood, in February, at Kent Place, the new retail and loft development at University and Hampden tha ... More >>
Late last month, we told you about William Costello, charged with being a serial rapist after his DNA scored strikes on three previous sex assaults; see our original coverage below. Since then, he's been linked to two more crimes, yet his bond was actually lowered -- and he's since been released, pr ... More >>
It's the first King Soopers of its kind in Colorado, and it's aimed at luring discriminating, savvy shoppers searching for fresh, organic produce, all-natural foods, upscale pastries, cheeses from around the globe, salumi, prime-grade beef, fresh seafood and fish and just about anything else you'd e ... More >>
Our state recently made history by voting to legalize marijuana for recreational use. In honor of this momentous occasion -- and while the specific legalities are being ironed out with the feds -- we thought we'd take a few minutes to catch up with various members of our musical community, the known ... More >>
After getting a taste of ekte gjetost, a cheese made of caramelized goat's-milk whey, at Trillium, the restaurant she's reviewing this week, Gretchen Kurtz tried to track it down in town. She had no luck at the usual suspects: The Truffle, Marczyk Fine Foods, the Continental Deli. But she did find ... More >>
When news broke last year that Earl Moore had been charged with a single count of arson for placing an explosive device in Southwest Plaza mall on the anniversary of the attack on nearby Columbine High School, locals feared he'd receive relatively light punishment. But no: Moore has been sentenced t ... More >>
Lori MidsonCafe Society dished up five Guess Where? contests last week, ranging from a meaty, medieval-sized lamb shank from Devil's Food Bakery and Cookery to a plate of chicken wings from Russell's Smokehouse to a smashing zombie cake from a supermarket bakery. For identifying that cake a ... More >>
Lori MidsonFresh, Colorado-grown beets from Leffler Farms.Comments have been springing up about our tour of the Cherry Creek Fresh Market this past weekend -- which had very little that was fresh and Colorado-grown. Bsquared hits the issue squarely: So much prepared food, so little fresh p ... More >>
Rockies Coca-Cola hat.With the Colorado Rockies mired in a weeks-long slump, there are fewer and fewer reasons to go the ballpark in the heat of the summer. But just because the product on the field is suffering doesn't mean the product at the gates is doing the same. We're talking about prom ... More >>
Lori MidsonRestaurants go dark all the time -- even the best ones -- but nonetheless, when I read the e-mail yesterday from Virgilio Urbano, announcing that he'd abruptly closed the original Virgilio's at Belmar, I was stupefied. Frankly, I was beyond stupefied. The pizzeria is one of the be ... More >>
Thanksgiving dinner isn't complete without a big glass of wine, and King Soopers will open its first and only grocery/liquor store just in time to take advantage of that. The store, at 4600 Leetsdale Drive in Glendale, will roll out the shopping carts and slide open the automatic doors on We ... More >>
King Soopers plans to join Safeway and Target in the Denver area by opening a large new store that will carry full-strength beer, wine and possibly spirits. The store, at 4600 Leetsdale Drive in Glendale, will be in a long-vacant Cub Foods, which King Soopers bought four years ago. Renovatio ... More >>
While Kroger is making efforts to improve its seafood sourcing practices, it is doing so at a "painfully slow pace," according to a "supermarket scorecard" recently issued by Greenpeace. That King Soopers's parent company might not be ultra-conscientious about where it gets its swordfish and ... More >>
A very expensive sticker.Longmont's Jason Kay thought relabeling Gatorade bottles with a photo of Tiger Woods and his wife Elin and the word "Unfaithful" was such a great idea that he even suggested that Pepsi, Gatorade's parent company, finance his art project. Even though the gag made worl ... More >>
Paper or plastic?Still no official response from United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 about this week's "last, best and final" contract proposals from King Soopers and Safeway. But several employees posting on the Facebook page linked to the union's AlwaysHereForColorado.com site don't ... More >>
If these signs start popping up, ProgressNow will be prepared.Last week, the liberal group ProgressNow Colorado created a searchable map designed to help customers of King Soopers, Safeway and Albertsons find other places to shop in the event of a grocery-store strike. Shortly thereafter, a l ... More >>
Dean Withers.Earlier today, we pointed out that the family of eighty-year-old Dean Withers, who was stabbed at a north metro King Soopers earlier this week, would be holding a press conference in Westminster; Ryan Patrick Nichols, who suffers from schizophrenia, is being held in the incident. ... More >>
Ryan Patrick Nichols.Some crimes are understandable -- like, say, a starving child stealing a piece of fruit. And other crimes aren't -- among them, stabbing an 80-year-old man in the back. Ryan Patrick Nichols, 26, has been accused of doing the latter, and the nastiness of the crime, which ... More >>
Tony White, kinda/sorta ready for his closeup. Last week, we told you about a series of seventeen wallet thefts in Lakewood since February. But rest easy (or at least easier), Lakewood shoppers. Over the weekend, local cops arrested Tony White, 46, after he allegedly tried to lift a wallet from a s ... More >>
In "Loss of Rocky Mountain News Doesn't Add Up to Big Subscription Savings -- But I'm Not Complaining," a March 10 blog, I wrote about receiving a card from the Denver Post letting me know that my "premium dual publication" subscription rate from the days when I received both the Post and the Rock ... More >>
That's another nickel off my bill at King Soopers, suckas! On September 23, I wrote "Paying for Conservation at Denver Water," a blog that juxtaposed Denver Water's energetic advertising campaign with reports that the agency was considering a robust rate hike. Along the way, I mentioned the availa ... More >>
Load 'em up. Football is generally regarded to be America's favorite spectator sport, followed by NASCAR, baseball, basketball and so on. But judging by the magazine rack at a south suburban King Soopers, such popularity doesn't necessarily translate to magazine readership. The rack contained twel ... More >>
Indulge, imbibe and enjoy yourself at the Uptown Sampler.
Red Rocks hosts Blade Runner for Film on the Rocks.
Mark Schlereth isn’t a green chile expert. He doesn’t know how to make it, he doesn’t have any favorite places around Denver that make it, and he certainly wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between Colorado-style chile and New Mexico-style. Until recently, he admits, “I’d never had ... More >>
Help pick the 2009 Colorado Firefighter Calendar cover boy.
DAVA brings art to all five senses.
Hodel's Drug Store fights a losing battle.
King Soopers is caught sitting on its cans.
A businessman tries to satisfy a craving.
THE CITY'S VAUNTED KING SOOPERS DEAL BARELY REGISTERS ON THE STAPLETON REDEVELOPMENT RADAR.
PROWLING THE BLACK MARKET IN SEARCH OF BABY FOOD.