Westword's Best of Denver issue is starting to hit red kiosks all over the city, and will soon be up on westword.com. The indispensable issue, our thirtieth anniversary edition, is our yearly sonnet to the people, places and things that we love most about this city, thick with page after page after ... More >>
Could marijuana have played a role in fixing one of the most important American boxing matches in history? Probably not, but we've uncovered at least one harebrained scheme reported in a Colorado newspaper in1889 that says it could be plausible. As far as fighters go, John Lawrence Sullivan was o ... More >>
Farm implements, interesting taxidermy -- and a zebra skin rug. Those are the only clues that Mark Meyer, one of the stars of the Travel Channel show Baggage Battles, would give out in advance when describing an episode of the reality show -- which airs tonight -- that takes place at the Rocky Moun ... More >>
In the past few years, fuzz guitars have come conspicuously back to the forefront, and they're being played by some female-led outfits that sound like they came straight out of mid '90s, the time when Juliana Hatfield, Liz Phair and Courtney Love were queens of the Sam Goody racks. With jangly and d ... More >>
Carrie Shores Table 6 609 Corona Street 303-831-8800 table6denver.com This is part two of my interview with Carrie Shores, chef of Table 6; part one of our conversation ran yesterday. Most noteworthy meal you've ever eaten: I don't remember the name of the place, but it was this small hole-in-the- ... More >>
Maria Bamford has long been a comedian of choice for those who enjoy offbeat humor grounded in absurdist, sharply observed character sketches. Over the last decade and a half, Bamford has raised her public profile with appearances on the Comedians of Comedy Tour, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job ... More >>
It took a cartoonist to re-energize interest in eccentric scientist Nikola Tesla. Matthew Inman recently posted a piece on The Oatmeal, his comic website, explaining "Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived," and it's inspired more than a million dollars in donations to turn one of his ... More >>
Contrary to popular belief, cheesemongers do not actually cure cheese -- they handle it -- and tomorrow, at the third annual Cheesemonger Invitational in Long Island, New York, 45 of them from around the country will be tested on their handling skills, with the winner walking away with $1,000 in cas ... More >>
After an eight-year run at La Rumba, Lipgloss, one of the city's longest running dance nights, just moved to to Beauty Bar. But before Lipgloss moved into La Rumba, the spot was home to Oxygen, which was awarded the Best Gar Bar for Gay Men in 2003 in Westword's Best of Denver. Starting tonight, L ... More >>
Killing livelihoods and a $2.5 billion industry, the feds attack Internet gambling
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 >>
Deena does not toss salads. She repeats, does not toss salads.So, we missed last week's episode of Jersey Shore. Our bad. Yes, we know, MTV replayed it at least thirty times since, but we just forgot, okay? From the commercials and pre-show recaps, it looks like Snooki possibly realized she had a ... 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 >>
Lori MidsonAvenue Grill executive chef Andrew Lubatty Andrew Lubatty The Avenue Grill 630 East 17th Avenue 303-861-2820 www.avenuegrill.com This is part two of Andrew Lubatty's Chef and Tell interview. To read part one of that interview, click here. Culinary inspirations: When I was fourte ... 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 >>
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 >>
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