The Blue Rider
Eighteen TVS -- eighteen! -- hang from the walls and rafters at the Dancing Crab, a newly opened Louisiana-style seafood restaurant and sports bar in Aurora that occupies the former Shin Sa Dong space, which abruptly closed earlier this summer. The cavernous, 8,000-square-foot restaurant, now bedeck ... More >>
In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard - south to north - within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on thi ... More >>
Because of the relentless pounding humid heat, a different kind of anger boils in the veins of southern metal cowpokes. Southern metal is at all times heavy like metal should be, but it's also lethargic at times with a sweet tea in hand sitting on the porch, and sometimes it's wild with beer while o ... More >>
In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard -- south to north -- within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on t ... More >>
Bayou Bob's Restaurant & Bar, 1635 Glenarm Place, is now featuring fresh crawfish shipped from Louisiana every Thursday during happy hour. The seafood boil is accompanied by live music until 7 p.m. See also: - Ten restaurants that will bowl you over with New Orleans fare - Big Easy Creole Kitchen c ... More >>
Our commute to work this morning wasn't as thrill-packed as during some Colorado storms, but it definitely had a certain level of danger -- thanks to a couple of drivers from out of state who appeared to have just seen their first flake. But which state's drivers are the scariest? We've photo-illust ... More >>
Super Bowl Sunday is this weekend, which means everyone will be turning their attention to New Orleans, where the annual championship game will be played. If you weren't able to make it to the Big Easy, it's still easy to get your Cajun food fix right here in Denver at one of these traditional (and ... More >>
The senseless massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, which took the lives of twenty children, including Olivia Engel, seen here, plus seven adults, instantly stirs terrible memories of the 1999 attack on Columbine High School. On the tenth anniversary of that tragedy, we assembled a horrific roster of sc ... More >>
Happy Place: Gumbo's Louisiana Style CafĂ©, 1033 East Seventeenth Avenue, 720-266-5300. The Hours: Tuesday through Friday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The Deals: $2 off specialty cocktails; $3.50 beer specials; $4 wines by the glass and martinis; $3-$4 small plates. Were we happy? Flip the page to find ou ... More >>
The glass is empty at both Colorado Wine Loft locations: 1527 Wazee Street and 7600 Landmark Way. The Louisiana-based chain first uncorked in LoDo in 2008, with another outpost following soon afterwards in the Landmark project. See also: -The Wine Loft uncorks on Wazee, Cru in Park Meadows -The Win ... More >>
Marc Broussard is happy to veer from the beaten path. The Louisiana-based singer, songwriter and bandleader just wrapped up a tour following the release of last year's self-titled album, but he's itching to make a detour before heading to L.A. and starting a new recording. With that in mind, Broussa ... More >>
Fat Tuesday is the traditional day when folks are allowed to indulge -- before Ash Wednesday shuts all the enjoyment down and Lent begins. Fortunately, you don't have to be Catholic to get into the spirit of Mardi Gras's last hurrah, and while Colorado is far from the French Quarter, there's more th ... More >>
For some bands, touring is a natural state of being. This is absolutely true for Louisiana's Cowboy Mouth, as the quartet comes through Denver tonight on it's 16th annual "Mardi Gras tour." Making country-twinged pop-rock since 1990, the band pulls from influences like The Clash -- heard loud ... More >>
Wednesday, November 10, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
A duck crepe ruinedIt was a delightful Saturday morning on the sprawling front porch at Gaia Bistro, 1551 South Pearl Street. The sun was shining, birds were singing, and I was very much enjoying a savory crepe, stuffed full of succulent duck confit, creamy, decadent mornay and fluffy scrambl ... More >>
Julox, a southern native who relocated to Aurora in 1991 is a busy man. With more than twenty projects already under his belt and eight more on the way, including a joint project with UGK records, this dedicated rapper is proving that he truly is trill. Although he draws inspiration from sp ... More >>
Photo by Kenny BeClassic gas station graphics will keep residents pumped in good times and bad. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill off the coast of Louisiana is currently called a "disaster," but that will change with time. Because Americans love petroleum more than life itself, they will no do ... More >>
The Deepwater Horizon disaster keeps spilling into my inbox, more than 1,300 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, where there's "oil for miles and miles," Attorney General Eric Holder lamented yesterday in New Orleans. Denver is more than 1,300 miles from the Big Easy, but the disaster has spilled ... More >>
Department of the InteriorSituation hairy: The Deepwater Horizon rig, before it sank. As oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster begins to stain shorelines along the Gulf Coast, beauticians across the nation are learning that one of the more feel-good (and dubious) solutions proposed in recen ... More >>
Anyway you slice, it, these were two dumb crooks. Francis Gallagher and Taylor Powell thought they'd hit the jackpot when the two bayou boobs from Louisiana snagged the identity of a Tennessee man with whom they'd been playing online games. And with the info from the stolen credit card, wh ... More >>
Allen Toussaint.This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Democratic National Convention, an event that made Denver the center of the media universe for several unforgettable days. To mark the occasion, we'll be offering selected flashbacks of Westword coverage. First up: An on-site cou ... More >>
Norman Williams.According to the Aurora Police Department, teamwork helped ensnare a man accused of a murder that took place the better part of a year ago. Last November, Angela Ball, 33, was found dead at the Winsor Court Apartments, 10990 East 16th Avenue. Breaks in the case were rare unti ... More >>
The most resonant information that's come my way thus far today in relation to the anniversary of the April 20, 1999 shootings at Columbine High School was contained in an e-mail sent to Westword by Vicki Newell, a public-policy director with the Colorado PTA. It's a list of school shootings since ... More >>
A Cherry Creek mainstay reappears near RiNo.
Catfish, Shrimp-n-French Fries
Ugly Azz Entertainment
Friday, January 25, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030; Saturday, January, 26, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.
An ethnic oasis in Denver's Little Russia.
The latest nightlife news.
King is a faithful adaptation that drowns in ponderous metaphors.
Tuesday, May 2, the Starlight, Fort Collins, 1-970-484-4974.
Friday, February 3, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308; Saturday, February 4, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030.
From the week of November 10, 2005
End of Summer Outlaw Music Festival
Brooks Smokehouse Bar-B-Que
Youngblood Brass Band