It's been a long wait, but RTD's spanking new West Rail Line officially opened to passengers this morning. Tomorrow, however, the parties begin, as the transit organization opens all of its rail lines up for free rides, with themed community celebrations, also free, scheduled at most of the new West ... More >>
There's an unwritten rule with restaurant critiquing that you don't visit a place in the first month or so after it opens, since the chef needs a few weeks to break in the staff and grow accustomed to the flow of the operation. The same could apply to medical marijuana dispensaries -- except that if ... More >>
You can't expect every restaurant to cater to your specific dietary needs, which is why we're always looking for crossover venues that have hidden gems on the menu. Zest Cafe in Lakewood is one such spot. Although it's labeled a "vegan/vegetarian" restaurant on Foursquare, the menu lists only a hand ... More >>
For nine years Simply Sloppy Joes has been dishing up sloppy goodness in Lakewood. But when the last sandwich has been served up tomorrow, the business will close its doors for good. See also: - Garbanzo's opens in Lakewood, the first of many restaurants in the Denver West Project - The Steak Out S ... More >>
If the Jefferson County DA's office is right, some of the sixteen people indicted in a drug ring bust weren't satisfied with dealing meth and cocaine. They were also allegedly involved with an illegal cockfighting operation featuring seventy roosters plus accoutrements that allowed the birds to slas ... More >>
Atomic Tamale gave it a good try, but the vegetarian/vegan Mexican-food spot that moved from Santa Fe Drive to Lakewood earlier this year finally ran out of energy -- and cash. Which means no more free vegan menudo on Sunday morning. See also: - Photos: Atomic Tamale opens in Lakewood - The ten be ... More >>
In our recent epic tome about the rehabilitation of the South Platte River, we told you about improvements to Lakewood Gulch. The trickling tributary in Sun Valley was for years walled in by concrete in an attempt to corral its flow -- a dangerous situation that proved deadly in 2007 when a two-year ... More >>
Whereas the original Native Roots occupies almost a quarter-floor of a high rise in Denver, its Lakewood location is sandwiched between other stores in a small strip center next to a McDonald's on Wadsworth. Fitting, as Native Roots is one of a handful of dispensaries not only staying afloat but ope ... More >>
Atomic Tamale just opened at 1450 Carr Street in Lakewood -- and on Sunday, when we stopped by to check out the new digs, we were happy to learn that the joint is still serving its free vegan menudo with a "special" Sunday order of two tamales and three falafel-stuffed taquitos. We feasted, shopped ... More >>
One of the joys of living overseas are all the savory concoctions you find wrapped in pastry and baked. Now -- finally! -- the wonderful folks behind Maria Empanada have brought authentic, vegetarian-friendly Argentinian empanadas to Lakewood.
More and more, breweries in Colorado are collaborating on new beers with each other, with chefs and restauranteurs, or even -- gasp -- bloggers. But Funkwerks Brewing in Fort Collins has made a new beer for a single liquor store: Mile High Wine and Spirits. The Lakewood bottle shop, located ... More >>
More pics below.Beyond the Bedroom is described by co-organizer Dan Powers, aka Daka-Dan, as an October 16 educational event about sex. But police in Lakewood, where Beyond the Bedroom was originally scheduled to take place, weren't so sure, due in part to a possible live demonstration of org ... More >>
Thai Wraps @ Tuk Tuk, one of four family-owned operations in metro Denver, has been sold and will change its name to Thai Mango Noodle Bar. The new owner is still a family member, however, and will keep a good part of the fast-casual menu, which focuses on fresh, American-style Thai street fo ... More >>
Big pics below.Lakewood was just named one of ten All-America Cities -- a designation well worth celebrating. However, the community's Facebook page could do a better job of horn-tooting. In fact, its profile photos don't even feature the city, and other shots are pretty hit and miss. Luckily ... More >>
Lakewood: Funny friends hanging out at Pop's Garage. The crowd milling around the driveway in the picture above proves that Pop's Garage is the happiest place to hang out in Lakewood. Most oversize suburban garages are surrounded by classic cars, so it is all the more surprising to see Pop's ... More >>
Restaurateurs all over the state will be raising a glass at 3 pm. today, when Governor John Hickenlooper officially signs Senate Bill 60 into law...at the Old Chicago at 145 Union Boulevard in Lakewood. But then, the setting makes sense, since this is the measure that will allow bars and rest ... More >>
Breakfast can be one of the most frustrating meals of the day for a vegetarian. Although many places offer all the sausage, bacon and ham you care to eat, I have yet to find a restaurant in Denver that serves Morningstar sausage patties instead of the carnivore's version (if you know about on ... More >>
Full-sized art below.Lakewood Pinkwinker Real name: Grace Power; Occupation: Brazilian booty bleacher; Suburb of operations; Lakewood; Hair: Removable; Eyes: Peeled Suburban superhero skills: Upset by the widespread sadness of suburbanites suffering from hairy and discolored genitalia, Grace ... More >>
Mad Greens opened another location in June. RESTAURANTS/VENUES OPENING IN JUNE:* Bar Car, 819 Colorado Boulevard Beauty Bar, 608 East 13th Avenue BenchWarmers Tavern & Grill, 6631 South Peoria Street, Centennial Cellar Wine Bar, 2556 15th Street Chances, 1135 Bannock Street Comfort Cafe, 39 ... More >>
Some of the havoc wreaked at Stein Elementary.Update, 3:20 p.m.: Two arrests have been made in this case, with a third suspect sought. Photos of the eighteen-year-old suspects, plus more information from the Lakewood Police Department, are on view after the original item, published at 11:20 a ... More >>
"If I could only get my hair to hang in a big swoop over one eye..."A triple serving of blogs about Denver. T.J. Johnson at Mile High Report likens the Broncos' running game this past season to a Flock of Seagulls haircut: "While you might wear it for a year or two, it better not become your ... More >>
A Flickr photoDon't be alarmed. Everything is under control. I sense that sometime this afternoon, a vacant house near 14th and Wadsworth in Lakewood will burst into flame. I base this prediction on intuition, cosmic vibrations and an announcement from West Metro Fire Fighters that they'll be ... More >>
Got your three grand right here.The GI Bill is our nation's way of thanking veterans for their sacrifices -- and those sacrifices continue. Specifically, some of the education benefits intended to help vets attend college haven't shown up yet -- and, in case you haven't noticed, school's been ... More >>
The "100 Days of Heat" campaign, in which local police agencies step up their efforts to put drunk drivers behind bars before they can kill anyone, is in full force this weekend in at least a couple of local municipalities. Lakewood is announcing a handful of sobriety checkpoints to be put in plac ... More >>
The Congress for the New Urbanism is holding its annual conference in Denver June 10-14, complete with bus tours of our most well-known new urbanist enclaves. But how do you judge walkable, neighborhood-based developments? Is it by the diversity (or lack thereof) of their residents, the number of ... More >>
Our little ode to local bloggers. Send your own odes here. Colorado labor leaders are, like, totally over Bill Ritter. (Colorado Independent) In Lakewood, it's the case of the million-dollar vacant lot -- and the taxpayers who footed the bill. (Lakewood Edge) On the 65th anniversary of the Norm ... More >>
View Larger Map Early Sunday morning, a body was found with gunshot wounds in a field at the intersection of Arizona Avenue and Pecos Street, an area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). The Denver Coroner's Office has just identified the v ... More >>
A little jaunt through the local blogosphere. Direct tips here. If a former congressmen runs for governor and there's no one around to cover the announcement, is he an idiot? (Colorado Pols) Or is that just how it works when you're under investigation for ethics violations? (Face the State) In ... More >>
A suspect in a Boulder identity-theft case. Yesterday, the police departments in Lakewood and Boulder put out warnings about wallet thefts within minutes of each other. Seventeen wallet thefts have taken place in Lakewood since February 1, while Boulder is looking for purse snatchers in two specifi ... More >>
Our daily perusal of local online news, commentary, aggregation and other assorted chicanery. See something linkable? Send it via electronic mail. Right. Because what Lakewood needs is a big new helping of new subdivisions, with a side of repressed speech. (Lakewood Edge) Something for which Democ ... More >>
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Just a quick heads-up: Mile Hi-Fidelity will not be airing this week. Sparing you a lengthy explaination, let's just say that Andy and I are otherwise committed. Years before we launched the show, we were asked to host this bridge tournament at a retirement community in Lakewood. Being that we can' ... More >>
The Amernian Grill is no more. Its former home at 7800 West Jewell Avenue in Lakewood is now home to Cherry's Steakhouse, open from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. seven days a week. For more information, call 303-969-9991.
Brush up on the Elements of Style.
From the week of 12/21/2006
Lakewood voters are stuck between a ditch and Red Rocks in an upcoming special election.
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