When you ask a restaurant proprietor about the house specials, you usually hear a list of what they think sets their restaurant or bar apart -- but sounds like the same not-so-special deals found at many other spots around town. But The Lobby American Grille offers something that definitely puts the ... More >>
In a way, I kind of miss the old Patients Plus. Not because it had good medical cannabis for sale. In fact it was quite the opposite. But I liked it because it exemplified the type of neon-green, warehouse-bud-filled dispensary I like to avoid -- and I would often point out the low-rent shop to visi ... More >>
In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard - south to north - within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on thi ... More >>
NATHANIEL RATELIFF & NIGHT SWEATS @ BOULDER THEATER | 5/17 At this stage of his career, particularly in Denver, Nathaniel Rateliff is a man who requires absolutely no preamble. Nonetheless, the limited-edition two-song seven-inch he produced for Record Store Day feels like a fresh and glorious reint ... More >>
Like everyone else who eats and drinks, I have a list of certain grubs and sips that are so foul that I won't go near them, and it is a constant source of curiosity for me that other people would -- to the point that some of the grossest edibles are actually quite popular. Here are five more terri ... More >>
Check back tomorrow to see another round of our favorite Chef and Tell quotes. Thanksgiving is a day that gives us food for thought and time to reflect on the things for which we're thankful - our health, our friends, our kids, our jobs and dogs, wine, and the family master baster whose glossy gol ... More >>
Just two years in, Beauty Bar has become one of the premier homes for vinyl geeks looking to have their aficionado minds blown by one local wizard of wax or another, curating nights of Britpop, Motown or vintage hip hop. Tomorrow night, Beauty Bar will play host to yet another sweet night with Heavy ... More >>
UPDATE: The winner of our contest is tropicalchrome1, who guessed 257 shots. The actual number of shots sold is 270. ________________________________________________________________________ There are tons of deviations this weekend to tear you away from the comfort of your couch (and the Olympics) ... More >>
Hip-hop's perennial debate topic "old school versus new school" got literal recently when legendary D.I.T.C. crew producer/rapper Lord Finesse swung a $10 million law suit at Mac Miller, his record label and the mixtape website DatPiff for Miller's use of Finesse's beat for his 1995 song "Hip 2 tha ... More >>
A stitch in time saves Denver blog posts nine. Max Denver's Andrew Mason breaks down the Broncos' entire sixteen game season in tremendous detail. Overachiever.... Square State's Zappatero lauds Coke and Pepsi for severing ties with Scott Gessler's "Kool-Aid supplier." At Colorado Education News ... More >>
A sun-soaked, 75-plus degree afternoon for the Rockies' home opener. Buds blooming on the trees outside our terrace. Flip-flop adorned feet everywhere we look. Seems it's been an age since Denver enjoyed a springtime as warm and inviting as this one -- and the early onset of balmier temps has brough ... More >>
When I was growing up, everyone had birthday parties at Skate City. Like, everybody. My mom was more of the "let's roll the Slip N' Slide out on our dead lawn and make Kool-Aid (because it's cheap)" kind of party-thrower, but I really just wanted to celebrate with a wax candle jammed in a Little Deb ... More >>
The Kool-Aid was Kool-Aid, the brownies were brownies and people were packed into the room like sardines. But the vibe still flew free Friday night at the Byers-Evans House Gallery, for the opening of Lisa Law: Flashing on the Sixties, a meaty show of images both iconic and fascinating from a social ... More >>
If you look at both Insane Clown Posse (due at the Ogden on September 29) and Odd Future (due in Denver/Boulder next month), you could easily mistake them for being on the same label. Besides the face paint, they have so much else in common: Both groups are loved/hated and take their lyrics a ... More >>
That's me, sporting a chestnut-brown Tori Spelling.This past Monday was, as far as I could tell, the last official day of summer. I decided to take advantage of this sad occasion by going for one final swim in my Aunt's apartment complex pool, a pool I had been dipping in like it was my own a ... More >>
What are you doing this weekend? Duh, partying like it's the end of summer, because, well, it is! It's also Labor Day weekend, and so hopefully you'll have nothing to do on Monday except recover from said partying. To that end, we've got the drop on a slew of events that are going down this S ... More >>
I'm not a big edibles guy -- something that stems from my early experiences making brownies using ground-up schwag. The memory of the slightly burned, and entirely gritty, undercooked chocolate mass that put me to sleep still haunts me to this day. And medically, it doesn't make much sense fo ... More >>
To me, summer is the season of bike rides to Rockies games, barbecues, disc golf, and smoking joints under beautiful Colorado skies. The latter being one of my favorites, I've been looking for new strains to twist up and enjoy, and after checking out Mayflower Wellness's menu online, I hopped ... More >>
Sean Kenyon knows how to pour out both drinks and advice. A third-generation bar man with almost 25 years behind the bar, he is a student of cocktail history, a United States Bartenders Guild-certified Spirits Professional and a BAR Ready graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource ... More >>
The roof you're working under is about to cave in. What to do? Start thinking about what you're going to eat for the rest of the week -- while you can still afford to eat.
I could feel the guy across from me in the waiting room at Platte Valley staring at me, his leg twitching up and down nervously. "You're going to really like this place, man. They have the best weed in town." I hadn't even seen the herb yet, and I knew this guy needed to get out more.
They deserve so much better. Truffles are the rock stars of the edible universe. They smell like pungent earth, sweaty sex and crushed garlic. A mere shaving of truffle atop a bowl of hot buttered pasta is enough to evoke primal passion and raw emotion in the most stoic of human beings. So ... More >>
Lori Midson Eric Skokan Black Cat 1964 13th Street, Boulder 303-444-5500 www.blackcatboulder.com This is part one of Lori Midson's interview with Eric Skokan, exec chef/owner of Black Cat in Boulder. Part two of that interview will run in this space tomorrow. In the exhibition kitchen, th ... More >>
Red Bull Boonie Mayfield (aka Solomon Vaughn) is one of the hottest emerging hip-hop producers in the game. And that's not just us talking. While it's true: He is one of our favorite beat makers; it's not just us who are smitten Boonie's beats. For the past two years, Boon Doc has taken home ... More >>
What's that you say? You can't get enough of hip-hop in the park after the Mighty 4 Denver b-boy jam this past weekend? Say no more. We hear ya like you're screaming. Hip-Hop Congress is helping keep the Spirit of Hip-Hop alive in the Mile High City this weekend with a jam of their own called ... More >>
Photos courtesy Tom LucasWhat, no maraschinos? This bartending pro keeps not a single mixer in his fridge.While by day you'll find him teaching aspiring bartenders how to mix up a martini and what garnish to put in a White Russian, you won't necessarily find Tom Lucas honing his cocktail-sha ... More >>
Back when you were young, only taste mattered in terms of drink selection. Well, that and availability -- i.e. what your Mom allowed you to have. But mainly it was taste -- you weren't thinking about caloric content, or artificial sweeteners, or the effects of too much caffeine on your slee ... More >>
Tattoos have risen in popularity over the years as a permanent form of self-expression -- a branding of time and history -- but devotion and proclamation no longer stop at inking the name of your betrothed on your bicep. And just in case you haven't noticed, the food industry is hardly immune to the ... More >>
Well, what do you know? Here's another reason this week to ditch out on work early. Who, us? Yeah, we know. We just couldn't, right? Uh, yeah we could. Pffth! What are you talking about? You know how we roll. After we give you drop, in fact, we're outta here like Vladamir, Jeeves. Yesterday, Dr. Kno ... More >>
Just received word from Brad Turner of Nuts & Berries that the show slated to take place this Wednesday, December 17, that Tom Murphy wrote up this week has been canceled to make room for the Larimer Lounge's annual Christmas party. Turner and the Lounge are in the process of setting up another ... More >>
Part one of an extremely irregular series. Product name: Mysterious Fruit Tablets Primary ingredient (as printed on box): Mysterious fruit powder Really, the primary ingredient alone should’ve been enough to convince any sane and rational person to take a pass. And if that didn’t do it, the ... More >>
Santa Fe Tequila Company
Thursday, October 18, Cervantes' Masterpiece, 1-866-455-2263; Friday, October 19, Fox Theatre, 303-443-3399.
Brief reviews of current shows
Kick your cabin fever with this quartet of photo shows.
Thursday, August 19, the Church, 303-832-3528.
Electro Lunchbox packs a flavorful blend of music, art and dance
A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar (Vagrant)
Albert and Allen Hughes deliver a sensuous but grisly message From Hell.
The only cocktails at the Denver County Jail this New Year's Eve were fruit cocktails.