DJ Nagle Humboldt: Farm, Fish, Wine 1700 Humboldt Street 303-813-1700 humboldtrestaurant.com This is part one of my interview with DJ Nagle, executive chef of Humboldt: Farm, Fish, Wine; the second installment of our chat will run tomorrow. Even though it wasn't a requirement, DJ Nagle always spo ... More >>
Pantaleone's 2120 South Holly Street 303-757-3456 Pete Fafalios is passionate, stubborn - and no longer stuck in the past. Nor is Pantaleone's, the pizzeria on South Holly Street that he founded in 1985 with his wife, Paulette, which survived not just Denver's downturn in the '80s but the recent rec ... More >>
In the same way that artists like Rembrandt, Diego Velazquez and Picasso were able to abridge an era through painting, California-based, New York-bred, Justin Bua (due tonight at SoGnar's Shedded Beats at Cervantes') has done so with the hip-hop generation. With a trademark style, Bua has transforme ... More >>
Doug Mace CY Steak 1222 Glenarm Place 720-317-2664 cysteakdenver.com BaRed 437 West Colfax Avenue This is part one of my interview with Doug Mace, exec chef of Cy Steak and the forthcoming BaRed; part two of my chat with Mace will run tomorrow. "I was a fat, chubby kid -- you know, the kind of k ... More >>
Carrie Shores Table 6 609 Corona Street 303-831-8800 table6denver.com This is part one of my interview with Carrie Shores, chef of Table 6; part two of our conversation will run tomorrow. Despite her wispy, petite frame, Carrie Shores, the executive chef of Table 6, is a woman of massive strength. ... More >>
In this interview, Noah Heaney, Big Red F beverage purchasing agent and bartender at Boulder's Bitter Bar, weighs in on the business card takeaway, the most unconventional thank you he's ever received and the places he finds a great experience, no matter who's behind the bar.
National pundits have been touting John Hickenlooper as a potential presidential candidate in 2016, with perhaps a slot as Barack Obama's 2012 running mate as a warm-up. And lately, Hick's been sounding very vice-presidential -- if Obama is looking for a veep as gaffe-daffy as Joe Biden.
Denver, meet Su Charles (aka SuCh), the latest American Idol hopeful from our city. Aside from having an exceptional voice, Charles has quite an inspiring story. The child of Haitian immigrants, Charles was born in Boston to a pastor and a school teacher. Raised in Long Island, New York, Charles beg ... More >>
Unless you count pork fat for sausages, Hank Shaw -- author of the blog Hunter Angler Gardener Cook and recently published book Hunt, Gather, Cook -- hasn't bought a single scrap of meat since 2005. To gather food, he forages, angles for his fish, hunts game for his meat and gathers plants ... More >>
Taking Back Sunday last night at Summit Music Hall.Long Island pop-punk band Taking Back Sunday headlined a nearly sold out show last night at Summit, boasting its original line-up. Also on the bill were Thursday and Colour Revolt. All photos by Aaron Thackeray for Westword.
The Meatmen In the late 1970s, Tesco Vee was an elementary school teacher in Michigan who lead something of a secret life, first as a fan of punk rock and then as the frontman of one of the most notorious and hilarious bands of that era -- the Meatmen (due this afternoon at Twist & Shout for ... More >>
Marlowe's bartender Josh Gilette makes an Atsui cocktail with Svedka vodka.Dish, Westword's annual party celebrating the local dining scene, went down last night at the Exdo Event Center, attracting dozens of local restaurateurs, bartenders, business types, hungry eaters and thirsty drinkers. ... More >>
Theme parties serve many essential purposes, adding an element of the theatrical to drinking in your backyard, allowing your inner creativity and Cher wig to flow, and providing an excuse to wear spandex pants (or no pants' no one judges at a theme party). Looking to go beyond the Ugly Sweat ... More >>
Michael BeckermanVince Martinez, Hpnotiq victor at Suite Two Hundred.Vince Martinez of Maloney's Tavern nabbed first place at the Hpnotiq bartender competition at Suite Two Hundred in September, beating out eight other local bartenders. Each had to create a drink that featured Hpnotiq, a liqu ... More >>
Lori MidsonEncore executive chef Paul Reilly "Ever since I saw Grover waiting tables on Sesame Street, I knew I wanted to work in restaurants," says Paul Reilly. And he didn't waste much time following in Grover's footsteps, considering that he got his first taste of restaurant life while was ... More >>
The Suffocation piece running in this week's paper was culled from Phil Freeman's recent conversation with Terrance Hobbs of Suffocation. As with many of our other Rough Mixes features, there's far more to the story of this stalwart New York-based death metal band than there was space. As such, afte ... More >>
I’d ordered the hash at my first breakfast at Mona’s because I’m a Mick, because I’m a Mick who grew up blue-collar, lower-middle-class in a neighborhood full of blue-collar Murphys, Doogals and McDonoughs, because I’m a lower-middle-class, blue-collar Mick who’s always had a weakness fo ... More >>
Margot sees family for what it is: prickly.
Brief reviews of current shows
Brief reviews of current shows
Tuesday, December 6, Fox Theatre, 303-443-3399.
The man, the legend, the ribs.
Still rightly Famous after all these years.
What happens when a socialite walks into a dive bar?
Don't call Aesop Rock the savior of hip-hop. He's just trying to be original.
Want to be an Olympian but don't have a sport? Luge wants you.
New York Pizzeria serves the next best thing to eating there.
Whether in New York or Italy, Boulder or Denver, it's the meat that matters.
The Mineola Twins takes an enigmatic look at good and evil.
When it comes to hip-hop career longevity, LL Cool J knows that size matters.
Warming up to Toastmasters -- and icing out unnecessary verbiage.
Dutiful if not particularly insightful, Pollock splatters the painter's life on the screen's canvas.
The path of parenting is never clear except on a road trip.
How David Winsett, aka DJ Swingsett, went from being a Colorado DJ to a New York illbient pioneer.
A quartet of dreamers takes over one of Denver's last drive-in theaters.