Earlier this week, in the kitchen of Metropolitan State University's Hospitality Learning Center, two Colorado chefs showcased their fish scaling, fileting, pin-boning, butchering and cooking skills as part of the Seattle Fish Skuna Bay Kentucky Derby Challenge, a two-hour timed battle that earned o ... More >>
The Monkey Barrel, a new bar and live music venue being opened by Rock-a-Billies owner Jimmy Nigg, was slated to open last weekend. We've just got word that the opening has been pushed back to sometime in October due to construction delays. See also: The Monkey Barrel set to open in former Salvaget ... More >>
American Craft Beer Week begins today and flows through Sunday, May 19. The celebration raises many glasses to the national craft-beer movement happening in this country. Visit the website for a full schedule of events, and continue reading for the rest of this week's menu. See also: - Colorado bee ... More >>
Bad news for Animal Collective fans. We just received word that the band will not be coming to Denver as planned this Friday, March 22. The reason: Avey Tare (aka David Portner) is suffering from a severe case of strep throat and is unable to perform. No word yet on when the date will be rescheduled ... More >>
Want to watch the 2012 election results as they come in but don't want to sit at home alone, screaming at the television? Or maybe you just want to celebrate an end to political campaign ads (until next election). Whatever your reason or affiliation, there's an election-watching event for you tonigh ... More >>
Fall is less than a week away, and the mountains of Colorado glitter with gold. But the culinary scene glitters just as bright this time of year. Here's a taste of what's on the menu:
Gretchen Kurtz had good luck with the pizzas at Lucky Pie Pizza & Tap House, which opened this past winter in (part of) the former home of Dixons and is reviewed this week. But a diner who's eaten at the Lucky Pie in Louisville wasn't as impressed with the cheesy original.
See Also: - Q&A with Jim James of My Morning Jacket - Profile: Joy Subtraction, 8/2/12 - Q&A with Angry Hand of God Welcome to the weekend! Aren't you glad you hung in there? Your hard work grinding it out this week is about to rewarded handsomely by a pair of back-to-back shows from My Morning Jac ... More >>
On Wednesday, September 12, you'll have a chance to become part of history and help the Melvins weasel their way into the Guinness World Records book, which they hope to do by playing shows in all fifty states plus one in the District of Columbia in just 51 days. One can only imagine what sparked th ... More >>
Dark wood, bright red paint and a gargantuan patio define La Revolución Taqueria y Cantina, a brand-new taco joint on Louisville's bustling Main Street. Owner Rick Betance, who's brought on star bartender James Lee and Zolo Southwestern Grill chef Brett Smith to consult on cocktails and food, respe ... More >>
Happy 4/20! Wild Eggs, which expanded out of Louisville, Kentucky, to join the Denver dining scene last summer, is marking this august occasion with a smoking deal: Smokin' Hash for just $4.20. Today only, of course. The dish features seasoned corned beef, bell peppers, onions and skillet potatoe ... More >>
Ken Kodys is no stranger to victory. In 2009, the Boston native, who was then tending bar at Bacaro, in Boulder, created a memorable cocktail ironically called Amnesia that took the whole kit and caboodle in the DeKuyper Mix Master Bartender contest at the Denver Food & Wine Festival. Earlier this ... More >>
The Fray just confirmed another show at Red Rocks. Quincy Magoo probably could've seen that coming, eh? Even less surprising: The date of the second show is Saturday, May 12, the night after the first Red Rocks date -- that is, assuming that Sir Isaac Slade isn't mixing it up with Killers frontman B ... More >>
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The Louisville-based Lucky Pie closed out the month's action on February 29, when it opened a second Lucky Pie in (half of) the former home of Dixons. But other local ventures have not been so fortunate with their expansion plans: The companies behind both the Spicy Pickle and Mercedes Mexican Resta ... More >>
Update (2/7/12): Isaac Slade and Joe King give a track-by-track breakdown of Scars & Stories, the Fray's new album. On the eve of releasing their third full-length album, Scars and Stories and almost exactly a year after playing at Invesco with U2, the Fray has announced plans to return to Red Rock ... More >>
By early June, Denver will long be in the rearview for the Black Keys dudes, who'll play here on Monday, April 30. Too bad. It would've been sweet-ass sweet to witness a good old-fashioned battle royale for ultimate supremacy between them and the Nickelback dudes to settle this whole "rock and roll ... More >>
Oh, hell yeah! Mark your calendars. It's really happening. Van Halen is coming to Denver. It's confirmed, and we finally have a date. Thursday, May 24, at the Pepsi Center, Van Halen will be here with Kool and the Gang. So stoked! Almost as stoked as we are to hear the new record, A Different ... More >>
Lori MidsonIf starting a weekend morning fighting hordes of hipsters while you wait for a breakfast table sounds like your idea of hell, you'll want to avoid Jelly, a Capitol Hill spot with a fun menu that I review this week. But there are many other breakfast and brunch places in this city t ... More >>
Earlier this week, we gave readers and opportunity to score free dinner for two at a restaurant participating in First Bite Boulder, the town's annual feeding frenzy showcasing high-caliber restaurants like Pizzeria Basta, Pizzeria Locale, The Kitchen, The Empire Lounge and Restaurant in Loui ... More >>
Beginning on Friday, November 11 and continuing through Saturday, November 19, a formidable list of more than forty of Boulder's best restaurants -- spots like Pizzeria Basta, Pizzeria Locale, The Kitchen, The Empire Lounge and Restaurant in Louisville and Terroir in Longmont -- are offering ... More >>
Topo Design's Klettersack.It starts with photographs. They're set in a storybook West -- mostly in the back country of Colorado and Wyoming, but Mount Rushmore pops up as well. They're populated by little girls in pigtails whose noses are scrunched either because of the sun hitting their eyes ... More >>
We've been getting ahead of ourselves with all the recent snowboard video premieres going down -- and opening day still at least a month away at most Colorado resorts -- but some of our favorite local film crews have been reminding us of an important fact: It's still skateboarding season. Aft ... More >>
B.U.F.F. Brothers sold four of its bars -- College Inn, Gibby's, Dirk's and Pifler's -- to the Little Pub Company last year, keeping only FuNuGyz in Parker. But B.U.F.F. is already rebuilding its bar empire. The group opened the University of Colorado-themed Ralphie's (not to be confused wit ... More >>
Thursday, August 4, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, 303-830-8497.
LEGO UniverseA while ago, we profiled NetDevil, a Louisville game developer hard at work on LEGO Universe, a massively multiplayer online game based on LEGO bricks. LEGO Universe was a critical hit on its release late last year, but since then NetDevil's collapsed, leaving just a bare-bones L ... More >>
Diamond.Earlier this week, Matthew Weatherspoon was charged with stabbing a five-month-old bulldog puppy named Diamond after the dog nipped him. He is then accused of tossing the dog out of his apartment, where it was later discovered and taken to an animal hospital. Unconscionable? Yes. But ... More >>
Friday, June 3, Marquis Theater, 1-866-468-7621.
Lori MidsonWild Eggs, a Louisville, Kentucky-based mini-chain, is taking over a section of the square footage at 300 East Alameda Avenue, a space that most recently housed a Blockbuster Video -- and it's applying for a liquor license, because it sucks to eat eggs Benny without backing it up ... More >>
Piece, Love & ChocolateSarah Amorese fell in love with chocolate when she lived in Amsterdam. "My boss used to bring Belgian chocolates back to the office," she says. "And my husband -- boyfriend at the time -- and I did a lot of business trips through Europe. We used to visit every pastry an ... More >>
Daily CameraLast October, Opas Sinprasong -- a Thai national who once owned Siamese Plate, Siamese Plate on the Go and Sumida's in Boulder and Louisville -- pleaded guilty to harboring illegal aliens and failure to pay taxes. Yesterday he was sentenced: The restaurateur will do time, pay a h ... More >>
First Bite Boulder, a nine-day culinary orgy for foodniks who want to eat a kick-ass meal (or several) without giving up their craft-beer change, kicks off November 12 and continues through November 20, with more than forty restaurants in the People's Republic offering prix fixe dinners for ... More >>
In Season Local Market, the brainchild of owners Shannon McLaughlin and Todd Stevenson, opened at 3210 Wyandot Street earlier this year with the mantra "If it's not from here, it's not in here," and on Saturday, McLaughlin and Stevenson are unveiling a second location, at 924 Main Street in ... More >>
Nineteen meat cutters from Texas Roadhouse outposts throughout the country will show off their butchering prowess today at the South Suburban Ice Arena, 6580 South Vine Street, as part of the second round of the steakhouse chain's National Meat Competition. The competitors, including Vicente ... More >>
Nicholas Lorenzo.Back in February, Nicholas Lorenzo was accused of stroking his meat while behind a meat counter at a Louisville Safeway. Today, he was reportedly sentenced to five years probation, 48 hours community service and a spot on the sex-offender registry -- hefty punishment for what ... More >>
Lori Midson Second Home Kitchen Bar executive chef Jeff Bolton Jeff Bolton Second Home Kitchen Bar 150 Clayton Lane 303-253-3000 www.secondhomedenver.com This is part one of Lori Midson's interview with Jeff Bolton, executive chef of Second Home Kitchen Bar. To read the second part of ... More >>
A Flickr photoChef Jim Cohen wanted to celebrate summer while still capitalizing on the strengths of his kitchen at Louisville's Empire Lounge and Restaurant. His solution? A "picnic menu" composed of a number of grilled items -- Empire's kitchen centerpiece is its mesquite charcoal grill -- ... More >>
You might not recognize former Denver-ite Duncan Barlow (d.biddle) with his baby face in the video above, but the d.biddle frontman was once a young, restless, youthful guitarist in the rather remarkable hardcore group called Endpoint. The band broke up in 1994, and Duncan moved to Denver sometime ... More >>
Last year, the son of the owner of Arvada's Alamos Verdes was rated the Worst Boss of 2009, an honor he clinched with "simply repulsive" behavior with young female employees, according to a lawsuit filed by the EEOC in October. But Opas Sinprasong, owner of several Thai restaurants in Boulde ... More >>
Lori Midson Venue chef James Rugile Restaurant and chef semifinalists for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards were released this morning, which gives all the nominees exactly 32 days to chew on their success before the five finalists in each category are announced on Monday, March 22. The ... More >>
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