Employees of Oskar Blues Liquids and Solids in Longmont were forced to evacuate the restaurant just after noon yesterday after experiencing respiratory problems and nausea. According to Longmont Police Department spokesman Jeff Satur, seventeen employees were taken to area hospitals -- eight to Long ... More >>
One of the most revered dramatic series in television history, The Twilight Zone continues to intoxicate viewers 54 years after it debuted on CBS. While still considered the crowning achievement within its TV sci-fi designation, it's also appreciated outside the genre as a consistently engaging adve ... More >>
Ask Dave Query what excites him most about the new Jax-Glendale, which opens for dinner on Tuesday in the City Set project at Cherry Creek Drive and Colorado Boulevard, and his answers might surprise you: a dumb waiter, a fish file and a floor urinal in the men's bathroom -- not necessarily in that ... More >>
Jax is about to add a fourth location, in the new City Set development in Glendale, behind the Hilton Garden Inn at the corner of Colorado Boulevard and Cherry Creek Drive -- an area definitely shy of good restaurant options. Jax isn't the only eatery going into the project: Udi's will have an outle ... More >>
There are plenty of dates to mark on the culinary calendar this week -- including a free, independent film screening sponsored by New Belgium Brewing in Boulder. Here's a taste of what's on the menu:
Tree Haus Bistro opened today at the corner of Lafayette and East 17th Avenue, in the restored Victorian that previously held Grindhaus. For now, the place will be limited to lunch service six days a week, starting at 10 a.m. and running Monday through Saturday. But Tree Haus could definite ... More >>
The groundbreaking sci-fi series The Twilight Zone is still socially relevant, and it's also inspired much social satire since it first appeared on television sets in 1959. The homage and spoofs range from many Simpsons episodes to a Melvins song to the Theater Company of Lafayette's Return t ... More >>
95a Bistro and SushiAfter Rob Kukura, former manager of The Mediterranean, took over the old Magnolia and Sushi Mara spots in Lafayette in May, he started slowly slowly making the restaurants his own. First, he merged the two places into a single identity, and changed the name to 95a Bistro ... More >>
More pics below.Update: We already knew that killing involving Adam Raszynski and his mom, Rita Redford, was bizarre. But the charging of Raszynski, who's facing a second-degree murder beef even though Redford shot him before he stomped her to death, and the release of an arrest affidavit on ... More >>
Big pic below.Update: Yesterday, we could only speculate about how Rita Redford, sixty, wound up dead at the bottom of the stairs in her Lafayette home as her rap-sheeted son Adam Raszynski was being rushed to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. Now, however, a search warrant affidavit ... More >>
First Bite Boulder, a nine-day culinary orgy for foodniks who want to eat a kick-ass meal (or several) without giving up their craft-beer change, kicks off November 12 and continues through November 20, with more than forty restaurants in the People's Republic offering prix fixe dinners for ... 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 >>
Assurant Health CEO Don Hamm told Congress his company saved $150 million by rescinding policies.Last week's summit on health care reform in Washington produced the expected speechifying and little consensus on what's to be done. But there's one point that Democrats and Republicans echoed eac ... More >>
A 2005 collision with a meth dealer fleeing police demolished Jennifer Latham's car -- and her health coverage.This week's cover story, "You're in Bad Hands," follows a Lafayette woman's four-year battle with her health insurance company after a devastating car accident left her seriously inj ... More >>
"It's getting harder being green all the time..."Last week, we told you about the closure of Lafayette's Peak to Peak Charter School, caused by the discovery in a parking lot of a bag containing a Kermit the Frog doll that looked "bloody." Cops have now gotten to the bottom of the story, whi ... More >>
"It's not easy being green -- but being green and red is worse."Schools are closed for lots of reasons: snowstorms, tornado warnings, cherry-bombed toilets. But yesterday was likely the first-ever school closure caused by Kermit the Frog. Not that Kermit deserves the blame. Sounds like he wa ... More >>
The saga of Ferris the stolen dachshund has a happy ending -- for everyone except the trio who swiped him. Thanks to the Boulder Police Department's energetic efforts to locate the parties who spirited the pooch away from the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, a good Samaritan who'd been asked to wa ... More >>
The logo of the Cannabis Therapy Institute.The Cannabis Therapy Institute, an organization "dedicated to helping patients achieve a better quality of life with cannabis," may have an Iowa phone number, but it's been very involved of late with pot issues in Colorado. Its "About Us" page notes, ... More >>
With students returning to the University of Colorado at Boulder campus for the fall semester, the Boulder Police Department is stepping up DUI patrols -- and the CU cops will be out in greater force, too. The university department has added six more officers as part of an overall plan to red ... More >>
The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus stops at a serious block party.
When I have a craving for sesame tofu, I head to the one restaurant that I know gets it absolutely right: Moongate Asian Grill, at 745 Quebec Street. Moongate cooks up a variety of Japanese, Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese dishes, with an extensive vegetarian selection -- but I end up ordering the se ... More >>
Update: As an eagle-eyed blog commentor pointed out, the voting for the KFC contest ended yesterday and the winner has already been announced. Turns out we were so awed by the Hulk's majestic green majesty we just plain screwed up. The good news is that our man Komarnitsky won the contest anyway, s ... More >>
Traffic sucks, and as Colorado grows, it just seems to get worse and worse. Some people leave earlier to deal with the jams, or move closer to their offices. Others pick up their bicycles or take the bus. Still others speed, run red lights, curse their fellow drivers or silently stew, bringing on ea ... More >>
East Moon Asian Bistro opens its doors tomorrow at 10431 Town Center in Westminster. It's a new restaurant, but its owners are veterans in the business -- they also have East Moon locations in Fort Collins and Longmont (and two related East Moons back East). And depending on who you talk to, they ... More >>
Many critics of Bob "Gunny Bob" Newman, a Westword profile subject who makes his living as a conservative fireballer for KOA/850 AM, likely consider him to be heartless -- but he now has medical evidence to prove them wrong. The retired Marine gunnery sergeant has been off the air since late July af ... More >>
Eleven short plays about Wayne Newton make up 10,000 Wayniacs.
Brian Malone is a local documentarian who's taken on subjects as varied as Blinky the Clown and the vagaries of the broadcast-news business. On Sunday, December 2, however, he gets musical with a little help from an in-family pro. Beth Malone, Brian's sister, built up a reputation among local theat ... More >>
When I was talking with Tom Ryan for my review of Smashburger, he told me that Icon Burger -- the classic burger joint at 2755 Dagny Way in Lafayette that was the first burger property picked up by Cervantes Capital — will soon be shut down and turned into a Smashburger as well.
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