Update: Earlier this morning, we told you about a pipe-bomb-like device found at Centaurus High School in Lafayette yesterday. It was successfully retrieved and detonated. We also noted that authorities were focusing on a male person of interest in the case. Now comes a report that a sixteen-year-o ... More >>
Rod Dupen Waffle Brothers 393 Corona Street; 303-733-1212 1707 Lafayette Street; 720-708-5150 1326 College Avenue, Boulder; 303-593-0510 wafflebrothers.com This is part two of my interview with Ron Dupen, exec chef of Waffle Brothers; part one of our chat ran yesterday. Most memorable meal you've ... More >>
Reality TV fans know him as the quirky but loveable co-star of the Discovery Channel's short-loved series Brew Masters. Beer geeks know him as the guy who helped create and produce odd, boundary-busting beers for Delaware's famed Dogfish Head Brewing for nearly a decade. And now Colorado will get to ... More >>
Elite cannabis genetics aren't shared with just anyone who asks for them. Growers pride themselves on holding certain rare strains close -- and dispensaries have been known to hoard them. For these reasons, you don't often see anyone freely distributing clones of hard-to-find strains. So it's surpri ... More >>
Stop by The Front Tea and Arts weekday mornings and you'll find a typical small-town Colorado coffee shop, showcasing a wide range of teas and coffees plus the work of local artists. But lately on certain evenings, the smell of roasted beans switches over to the smell from vaporized bowls of Colorad ... More >>
The thirteenth annual Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival takes place in Vail this Thursday through Saturday, January 12. This winter fest features some of the most unique and rare craft beers in the country; check the website for the full lineup of participating breweries, the schedule of ... More >>
Last Friday, we broke the news that Dave Query, the mastermind behind Big Red F, the Boulder-based restaurant group that already lays claim to eight restaurants in Boulder, Denver and Fort Collins, is adding a new chicken joint and brewery to his repertoire next year, this one in Lafayette. But the ... More >>
For the past several weeks, the brass from Big Red F -- owner and chef Dave Query, culinary director Jamey Fader and Brett Smith, the current exec chef of Zolo Grill -- have been on a chicken crawl, traversing the country in search of America's best fried chicken and rotisserie chicken. It's all par ... More >>
There's a cornucopia of culinary events this weekend -- from farm celebrations both urban and rural to beer olympics, wine festivals, a toga party and more. Here's a taste of what's on the menu:
The second week of September is full of culinary events; and there's something for everyone -- especially if you're free on Sepember 15. Here's a taste of what's on the menu:
Aaron Bennett Bácaro Venetian Taverna 921 Pearl Street, Boulder 303-444-4888 www.bacaro.com This is part one of my interview with Aaron Bennett, exec chef of Boulder's Bácaro Venetian Taverna. Part two of our chat will run tomorrow. Aaron Bennett's career in the kitchen began when he was thirt ... More >>
The heated gun control debates that have emerged in response to the Aurora theater shooting that left twelve dead have reached elected officials at all different levels of government -- whether they want to talk about it or not. Since Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, arguably the most prominent Colorad ... More >>
The rowdy (and related) rockers in local quintet Be the Ant (due at the Marquis Theater on Friday, June 15) might be the only people ever to be positively impacted by what is easily the most terrifying scene in the entire Back to the Future trilogy -- the one in which Marty McFly almost gets the mov ... More >>
No post has ever fit more snugly in our Colorado Crimes category than this one. That's because the citation nineteen-year-old Seth Franco received yesterday involves the fallout from his inability to get his cat to run around a park on a leash. Really.
Things are gearing up for 2012; this weekend, the Quaker Oat Festival in Lafayette and the Chef's Confluence are both taking place, and there's plenty more on the menu until then. Here's a taste:
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 >>
The 2010 Lumberjack partyThings are starting to slow down a bit with Thanksgiving creeping up on us, but that doesn't mean there isn't still a little fun to be had on the cheap this weekend. In fact, you can hit up a date night with the Buntport Theater, a midnight movie, a clothing swap or e ... More >>
Over half a century after Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone first aired, people are still captivated by the sci-fi show. So in advance of the Theater Company of Lafayette's production of Return to the Twilight Zone (Volume 8), A Parody, which opens tomorrow night at the Mary Miller Theater , we ... More >>
Leonard Frieling.Yesterday, former judge Leonard Frieling co-starred in a media event at the City and County Building designed to attract attention to the petition-gathering process for the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act of 2012. But while the location was great for TV, it wasn't terrifi ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Isabelle Farms, 10029 Isabelle Road in Lafayette, will host the second annual Farm Dinner in conjunction with Mateo, featuring Isabelle's produce, Colorado-based drinks and more. The party begins at dusk and costs $80; call 303-443-7766 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to sig ... More >>
Where the couples are. In 2010, there were 16,114 same-sex couples living in Colorado, according to the U.S. Census. That's an increase from 2000, when 10,045 same-sex couples told Uncle Sam about their relationships. Now, the California-based sexual orientation think tank The Williams Instit ... More >>
Zolo Southwestern Grill chef Brett Smith will be cooking outdoors over an open fire tonight, when he joins farmer Jason Condon at Isabelle Farm in Lafayette for a true table-to-farm event. The activities start with a tour at 4:30 p.m., followed by a five-course meal at 5 p.m. that includes sk ... More >>
The second annual Boulder SourFest is sold out (again), but there's plenty more taking place this week, including Triple Crown festivities, Pints for Pussycats and much more. Here's a taste of what's ahead:
What to do as snowboard season finally starts winding down? Today's time-wasting video clips come courtesy of Boulder's Meta Skateboards shop, Denver's Never Summer Skateboards and Broomfield's Crisis Skateboards shop. Enjoy:
A Flickr photo.What goes better with wine and chocolate than women? It's the perfect trilogy. And from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight, Dove House, 1055 South Public Road in Lafayette, will offer Wine, Women and Chocolate, featuring chocolate, wine and cheese samplings. Tickets are $30; attendees a ... More >>
There is culinary life after Mother's Day, starting with tonight's Lamb Jam and continuing the seasonal launch of the Colorado Wine Train, the Swallow Hill Music Winefest and much, much more -- with or without fermented grapes. Here's a taste of what's ahead:
There are several frozen-yogurt shops opening soon in Denver, but possibly none so ambitious as Golden Spoon, which will open its first Mile High City outpost -- and fifth Colorado location -- this weekend in Stapleton at 7505 East 35th Avenue. And Mike and Julie Haslar, the franchisees behin ... More >>
Last week, we told you about a UFO sighting over Lafayette -- and frankly, some of our readers weren't impressed. But the video we shared went viral anyhow, even catching the attention of Good Morning America. So how does it stack up against the top UFO sighting reports of all time?
The wine will be flowing this week, at events ranging from Grand Junction's VinCO 2011 to the Pinot Posse Tag Team Winemaker Dinner. But there's more on Colorado's culinary plate this week: everything from workshops, to dry-sausage and hog-slaughtering events. Here's a taste:
Spork.Westword's annual Strange but True edition will hit news stands on December 30, featuring the weirdest and wackiest Colorado stories from 2010. Remember Jihad Jamie? How about the guy who re-labeled Gatorade bottles with pictures of Tiger Woods? And then there was Spork:
Lori Midson No. 92: Breakfast burrito from the Taco Wagon in Lafayette Months ago, back in April, I was summoned to Lafayette on unofficial business, when, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a taco wagon pimping all the foods that add bulk to my rear.
Lori MidsonkaTcH Fish House, which opened early this summer at 1300 Pennsylvania Street, apparently didn't catch on with neighbors in the Capitol Hill 'hood, because the space, barely five months old, sunk at the end of October. "It's very simple," says former co-owner Chris Deutschman. "The ... More >>
Yesterday, we told you about the arrest of Joseph Owen Coy on racially motivated crime charges involving Nigeria-born CU student Olubiyi Ogundipe near Boulder's Hookah House. Now the Boulder Police Department has tracked down Coy's two companions that evening, and the city manager has release ... More >>
Early Saturday, an altercation took place near Boulder's Hookah House, at 1325 Broadway. And Boulder Police believe what took place constitutes a racially motivated crime -- hence, the accusations against Lafayette's Joseph Owen Coy, who's said to have called CU student Olubiyi Ogundipe and a ... More >>
Everyone knows that Colorado peaches are among the best in the world -- and it's harvest season! Celebrate at the Lafayette Peach Festival on Saturday. And if peaches aren't your thing, there are dozens of other options on the culinary menu this week. Here's a taste:
A rose by any other name is still a rose, as Shakespeare famously said, but what if you name your particular rose "poop?" Fewer people, we're guessing, will want to smell it. So when Gauntlet Hair, a Lafayette-based indie outfit whose name makes us think of a clogged drain, came from out ... More >>
As Colorado's medical-marijuana industry grows, marijuana dispensaries of all types and sizes are proliferating around the state. Some resemble swanky bars or sterile dentist offices; others feel like a dope dealer's college dorm room. To help keep them all straight, Westword is offering a no ... More >>
It's a big day for Spork -- and his owners.Update, 2:24 p.m.: The Spork saga has apparently come to an end, thanks to an agreement between Lafayette prosecutors and the ten-year-old dachshund's owners, Tim and Kelly Walker, that was formalized during a midday hearing. The gist: The vicious-d ... More >>
Lincoln and Darwin share a birthday and some play time in Lafayette.
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