On Thursday morning, a group of six small Colorado breweries will take a decidedly modern approach to beer-making when they all brew Simultaneous Saison at the same time at their respective locations across the state. The six breweries -- Denver's Strange Craft, Echo Brewing in Frederick, Monument's ... More >>
Denver Beer Co is just a few weeks away from firing up the kettle at its new production facility, dubbed "Canworks," and brewing its first batches of Graham Cracker Porter and Incredible Pedal IPA in Sunnyside. The brewery's second location should begin canning those two beers before its third anniv ... More >>
In the rough-and-tumble restaurant world, staying in business for a decade is a major accomplishment -- and making it for eighty years, all in the same family? That's something to celebrate. Which Bonnie Brae Tavern will be doing all day today, as the Dire family marks the eightieth birthday of thei ... More >>
Americans are drinking more craft beer, but they're also making more of their own at home. The Boulder-based American Homebrewers Association released the results of its fifth annual Homebrew Supply Shop Survey, which used data from 408 shops in 48 states, and found that gross revenue grew by an ave ... More >>
After getting off to a busy but rough start -- even closing briefly when it ran out of beer -- Former Future Brewing is now rolling. The South Broadway brewery is open six days a week and has a series of special nights, including $1 tacos next door at Adelita's on Tuesdays, game night on Thursdays ( ... More >>
The ninth annual American Craft Beer Week, which runs through May 18, is in full swing right now as breweries, restaurants and craft-beer bars across Colorado and around the rest of the nation toast the craft-beer renaissance. "With more than 2,800 small and independent craft breweries and hundreds ... More >>
Dry Dock Brewing is one of the first -- if not the first -- brewery to obtain special permission from the federal government to put the United States flag on a beer label. The beer itself, Colorado Freedom Memorial Blonde, was brewed to honor Aurora's Colorado Freedom Memorial, in Springhill Communi ... More >>
The buzz from the recent Craft Beer Conference annual trade show, which took place in Denver for the first time, is fading -- but Colorado's breweries are still making news. Here are a few tidbits from beer makers around the state. Beginning in May, Aurora's Dry Dock Brewing will begin selling its ... More >>
Want to provoke a fight? Just start a discussion of where to find the best pizza in town. First you have to weigh the merits of thin/thick crust. Then you consider geography, and the benefits of Connecticut, New York, Chicago and even St. Louis styles. But once you're done chewing over all the possi ... More >>
Sweet Cow, an award-winning local enterprise devoted to ice cream, will open its third store today, this one in north Boulder. See also: Sweet Action is in a deep freeze until February 1
More than two dozen eateries opened in metro Denver this month, everything from coffeehouses to pizza joints (serving the taste of St. Louis!) to the stylish Session Kitchen. Old favorites closed, too, with Little Shanghai shutting its doors overnight, while Japon delivered a long goodbye that final ... More >>
Money Magazine has just released its list of the fifty best small towns in America -- places that "are not only thriving economically," but have "also got all you could want in a place to raise a family: plenty of green space, good schools, and a strong sense of community." And three Colorado commun ... More >>
Earlier this week, three Colorado chefs -- Elise Wiggins (Panzano), Daniel Asher (Root Down and Linger) and Riley Romanin (Hooked in Beaver Creek) -- convened in the kitchen of Metropolitan State University Hospitality Learning Center to vie for an opportunity to cook at the Taste of Derby competiti ... More >>
Lost amid the avalanche of beer tappings during the Great American Beer Festival was a pumpkin beer that Longmont's Left Hand Brewing made just for Old Chicago restaurants as part of its Halloween Mini Tour. The beer, 4 Foodies Ale (see the video above), was brewed in collaboration with Guerrilla Fa ... More >>
The Great American Beer Fest will fill the Colorado Convention Center this Thursday through Saturday. Tickets to the seminal celebration of craft beer sold out in record time this year, and Cafe Society will be offering up comprehensive and "professional" coverage throughout the week -- as well as a ... More >>
Denver is in a frenzy over both tonight's debate and next week's beer-soaked Great American Beer Festival . And sometimes the two obsessions even come together! To check out all the GABF-inspired events, go to our Great American Beer Festival 2012 Calendar of Awesome, which we're updating regularly ... More >>
While Denver's getting better and better at disguising the fact that it was once a cowtown with all the trappings of the Wild West, there are still a few holdover spots that provide a window into this state's rough-and-tumble history. Here, in no particular order, are our five favorite spots to dr ... More >>
The school year's ending for lotsa students -- and so is our salute to bizarre classroom posters from the '70s. Our first batch of rare finds featured captions, while our second and third groupings didn't, so we came up with our own. Ditto in regard to our fourth showcase of these alternately beaut ... More >>
We've all been out on bad dates -- but what's the worst? That question was asked in a funny Denver Yelp thread a while back, and participants responded with some doozies. We've illustrated our favorites and compiled them into a bad date top (bottom?) ten list -- one with a surprise happy ending! Cou ... More >>
While Denver is swimming in great options for sushi, we're woefully short on Japanese joints that feature good versions of the broader culinary canon -- and, in fact, we'd be stoked if a few more spots of this sort opened up, whether they're restaurants serving up Japanese noodles like ramen or soba ... More >>
Last week, we argued that the Women's Final Four in Denver would be more competitive than the higher-profile men's contest -- and so far, this prediction appears to be on track. Kentucky boosters are so sure their team will win the men's championship tonight that they've already rioted, and it's tou ... More >>
When Louisville's Viceroy of India changed over to Delhi Darbar, not much changed -- the Indian restaurant served up the same menu as its predecessor, albeit under a different name. But even with a fresh moniker, the owners couldn't make Indian food work in that location, and Delhi Darbar closed its ... More >>
Colorado will get a new specialty brewer later this month when Elevation Beer Company near Salida opens, crafting seasonal barrel-aged beers on a fifteen-barrel system. We're not talking about your classic, blondes, reds, browns and IPAs here. Elevation's first two beers will be a Belgian-style Quad ... More >>
Last fall a load of pizza joints signed on to open in LoDo; now it looks like LoDo could soon be swimming in sushi. Blue Sushi Sake Grill, an Omaha-based chain, has signed on to take the space at 1616 16th Street that had once been half of Dixons. "We are excited to announce that we will be opening ... More >>
New Belgium Brewing, Colorado's largest craft-beer makers and the third largest in the country, revealed in May that it was searching for an East Coast location for a second facility. The company said it would make a decision by the end of 2011. Well, we're getting close, and New Belgium has narrowe ... More >>
Lori MidsonThere are nearly a half-dozen pizzerias slated to pop up all over Denver within the next several months, including Wazee Wood-Fired Pizza, a new joint from celebrated New York chef and restaurateur Charlie Palmer that's taking over a portion of the former Big Game space. In additi ... More >>
Young Widows (due Friday, June 3rd at The Marquis Theater with My Disco, Lion Sized and Cannons) from Louisville, Kentucky, seems to evolve its sound with each album as a challenge to the songwriting skills of its members. In the renowned, post-hardcore band Breather Resist, Evan Patterson an ... More >>
There are several frozen-yogurt shops opening soon in Denver, but possibly none so ambitious as Golden Spoon, which will open its first Mile High City outpost -- and fifth Colorado location -- this weekend in Stapleton at 7505 East 35th Avenue. And Mike and Julie Haslar, the franchisees behin ... More >>
Boulder might be a college town, but we're still a little surprised at the influx of pizzerias there over the last year, especially because these aren't greasy slice joints -- they offer gourmet pies, pulled straight from the depths of a wood-fired oven. Pizzeria Basta, 3601 Arapahoe Avenue, ... More >>
Ototo Food and Wine started pouring November 26.There were many changes in the Denver dining scene last month, with two homegrown chains adding outlets, a couple of national chains entering the market -- and some definite one-of-a-kind restaurants opening. Read on for our Restaurant roll ca ... More >>
Bob Marley gets 8 River's vote.If you're a Democrat who hasn't voted yet, you might want to digest where some of the candidates are throwing their primary-night parties before you give them your support. In the down-and-dirty Senate race, Andrew Romanoff will be at City Hall, 1144 Broadway, w ... More >>
Maybe it's the ridiculous, intolerable heat that made this week so weird and wacky, and the Cafe Society trolls -- specifically "Recession" and "Poutiner" and all your other bogus aliases (we've got your IP address, schmuck) -- so moronic and volatile. Whatever the cause, the last five days o ... More >>
It's not all bourbon and KFC. Kentucky may know a thing or two about food after all, and it's bringing its know-how to Colorado. Wild Eggs, a Louisville-based breakfast super-mini-chain with Colorado roots is expanding into the state in the near future, according to the Denver Business Journ ... More >>
Matthew Morris from top to bottom.Colorado's been on a roll lately when it comes to reality show contestants. Fort Collins' Haeley Vaughn and Denver's Lily Scott made strong showings on American Idol. And Louisville's Nicole Fox actually won cycle thirteen of America's Next Top Model; read ... More >>
At Denver International Airport, the Greetings From Colorado store at Concourse A sells T-shirts from Haiti (including models that list the wrong date for Denver's founding) and souvenirs from anywhere but Colorado. But right around the corner, travelers will soon be able to get a real taste of this ... More >>
Strap on your ice skates and start enjoying the holidays.
The Peking duck soars above other offerings on an eighteen-page menu.
A visit to Mr. Wizard.
With buyout offers and other efforts at staff shrinkage taking place at the state's two biggest newspapers, the Rocky Mountain News and the Denver Post, little media attention has been given to happenings at Boulder's main broadsheet, the Camera. However, sources inside the paper (which, like the Ro ... More >>
Smoke Free or Die
The pie's the limit.
After nearly 80 years, the Blue Parrot is as colorful as ever.
The debate regarding cell phones in restaurants rages on.