• Blogs

    September 23, 2014

    Heidi's Brooklyn Deli Closed on Colorado Boulevard, Will Reopen on Colfax

    Heidi's Brooklyn Deli closed its location at 833 Colorado Boulevard earlier this month -- but if you're a fan, fear not. Franchise owner Hugh Carlin is just moving the deli to a new location. See also: Stack Subs Piles on Another Lakewood Location at Belmar

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    Getting saucy at Illegal Pizza on Federal Boulevard

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    Artist House Tour Series: Featuring Dana Cain and Mark Putt

    Editor's note: Home designer Jeanne Connolly loves to see how creative people put their houses together. In this series, she'll be sharing some of her favorite homes, by taking us inside the unique private spaces of metro Denver. Denver creatives Dana Cain and Mark Putt bring living with art and mu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    Phish's ten most overlooked jams

    Phish, which kicked off its fall tour this past weekend in Virgina, has a body of work large enough to provide fans with endless fodder for "best ever" and "all-time great" arguments. Such discussions often devolve into pointed and passionate debates. It's not that Phish fans are easily agitated or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Dunkin' Donuts: The taste of home can never be overrated

    In 1950, Bill Rosenberg opened the very first Dunkin' Donuts in Quincy, Massachusetts. After he'd opened his fifth store, he was touted as a rising entrepreneur in such legendary publications as the Saturday Evening Post. The little doughnut-shop-that-could now has over 10,000 franchises in thirty c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2013

    Rick's Tavern closing this weekend

    Update, 12 p.m. 7/10/13: This final celebrations slated for this weekend have been canceled since the buyers of the business received their liquor license earlier than anticipated and they will take possession of the business tomorrow, July 11. Rick's Tavern is now officially closed. After more th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    Matador will open in Highland in mid-August

    After a few delays, Matador Restaurant and Tequila Bar is finally slated to open in mid-August in the original home of Heidi's Deli, on the corner of 32nd Avenue and Lowell. This is a link in a Seattle-based chain, and owners Nate Opper and Zak Melang have completely redone the space with reclaimed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    Tom Tancredo announces he's running for governor...again

    Moments ago, during an appearance on Peter Boyles's KHOW talk show (and while surrounded by TV cameras), former Congressman Tom Tancredo announced that he's running for governor...again. "I announced 5 minutes ago my intention to seek the Republican nomination for Governor of Colorado and look forw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Reader: We scream for ice cream -- but in Berkeley or Harkness Heights?

    Just in time for the Memorial Day weekend, Matt and Rosemary Lopez, who've owned Taza de Cafe for the six years, finally opened Charlie's Ice Cream Social right next door in the hot Berkeley neighborhood. Or is it?

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    West Highland neighbors plan rally tonight to show displeasure over RedPeak development

    Feeling ignored, residents in West Highland have teamed up with No High Rises in West Highland to plan a rally tonight in Highland Square voicing their opposition to a trio of four- or five-story apartment buildings RedPeak Properties plans to build just north of 32nd Avenue and Lowell Boulevard. Ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Denver's five best Central/South American restaurants

    Lori MidsonGet a taste of Argentina at Buenos Aires Pizzeria.While Denver is filled Mexican food outlets, restaurants that delve into the vast gastronomic offerings of the rest of Central and South America are in short supply. Still, there are some worthy spots specializing in the cuisine of Argenti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    RedPeak: City council's Susan Shepherd won't fight controversial West Highland development

    Denver City Councilwoman Susan Shepherd will not take any action to stop a proposed development just north of 32nd Avenue and Lowell Boulevard that has neighbors fighting mad. Although she had hinted that she might try to change the zoning on the property, she released a letter late last week stati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Sunflower Market on Colfax inspires a food fight at Denver City Council

    ​Unlike so many Western towns, Denver has a wealth of wonderful neighborhoods close to the heart of the city. But with that wealth of neighborhoods comes a surfeit of NIMBY issues that often spill out of their immediate area and into City Hall -- as the fight over a new supermarket on Colfax w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    RedPeak releases Highland building renderings, woman tells her side of council member spat

    Neighbors around Highland Square will finally be able to see images of the proposed structures that are making them so mad. Today, RedPeak Properties released renderings for a pair of five-story apartment buildings it hopes to build in the area just north of 32nd Avenue and Lowell Boulevard. A rende ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Susan Shepherd and neighborhood association make moves in Highland development battle

    The controversy surrounding RedPeak Properties' proposed development near 32nd Avenue and Lowell Boulevard has been light on recent action and heavy on letters, motions and press releases. Given that, it's been an busy week for the development, with Denver City Council District 1 rep Susan Shepherd, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Susan Shepherd weighs in on No High Rises fight in Highland

    The signs started popping up late last fall: No high rises in West Highland. But the residents fighting a massive, three-building complex proposed for the heart of Highland Square didn't stop at signs. They also pushed city officials, including Susan Shepherd, the new Denver City Council representat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Susan Shepherd hints at her next step in battle over proposed development in West Highland

    No High Rises in West Highland​Neighbors surrounding the proposed site of three, five-story apartment towers just north of 32nd Avenue and Lowell Boulevard have made their opposition to the project clear. RedPeak Properties, the developer planning to build the structures, and Tom Wootten, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    O, Barnum! An ode to Denver's least desirable neighborhood

    Front porch chillin': A favorite occupation of what I like to call "the Barnumployed."​If you happen to find yourself in Barnum and you don't live there, chances are you're lost. And not just because it's not a neighborhood that lends itself to being found -- find one of two streets that make ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    TONIGHT: DJ Low Key's b-day party at Hai Bar

    If you haven't made plans yet tonight, and you're looking to get your groove on, tonight at Hai Bar at Sushi Hai (32nd and Lowell), DJ Low Key is celebrating another year on planet with the Solution's fifth annual Lessondary Birthday Extravaganza hosted by Von Pea of Tanya Morgan. The Solution impre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Now open: Hash

    ​When Heather Haupman took over La Crema Cafeteria, a bare bones coffee shop on 44th and Zuni, she was convinced the Sunnyside neighborhood needed a more upscale coffee and breakfast joint. So she remodeled the space, gave it a sunnier feel, and created Hash, which, in addition to Novo coffee ... More >>

  • News

    April 28, 2011
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    April 23, 2010

    Randle Swan: City Council District 1 showdown, part 2

    Randle Swan​Over the past several years, northwest Denver has been the site of heated clashes over new development, struggling schools and other hot-button issues -- and the political pot got stirred into a frenzy when Denver City Council District representative Rick Garcia split for a gig wit ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 27, 2009

    Travel Light

    Get together with neighbors for a Great Race in miniature.

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Colorado Crimes: A bad day in Westminster for Christopher Donte Williams

    Christopher Donte Williams.​It's a good indication that a temper tantrum has gotten out of control if a S.W.A.T. team is called to respond. That's what happened Saturday near 68th and Lowell to Christopher Donte Williams, age nineteen, who, for reasons not spelled out in a release from the We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Guest DJ with DJ MU$A at the Coral Room

    My buddy Chris has a song called "Everyone's a DJ," and bygod if that doesn't seem like gospel truth these days, doesn't it? DJ MU$A evidently subscribes to this sentiment -- or at least he's willing to give folks a shot to prove that notion otherwise. Last Thursday, he kicked off a new weekly at th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Joe Vostrejs knows fry bread

    Long after my review of Tocabe was safely in the can, I was still dreaming about fry bread.  I was also eating fry bread -- having made at least three post-review visits to Tocabe's home at 44th and Lowell just to "check my facts." One that almost slipped by me? That one of the fellas responsib ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    Shazam! Shazz Cafe suddenly appears

    If you were the person you'd always wanted to be, would you look like this? Suddenly, Lowell Boulevard is becoming a very hot restaurant street. First, of course, there was the much ballyhooed transformation of the old Billy's Inn at 4403 Lowell into the very cool, very hip Billy's Inn. In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    Tocabe coming to northwest Denver

    The concept behind Tocabe: An American Indian Eatery sounds like a concept whose time has come. It's designed to be almost a Native American Chipotle, with an emphasis on healthy, local fare. But while Tocabe sounds like a concept whose time has come, it's also taking its time. The owners have been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008

    Highlands Asian Grill: A new spot at 32nd and Lowell

    The variety of dining options near the hip Highland intersection of 32nd and Lowell recently got a little more diverse. Ben Ke opened Highlands Asian Grill about three months ago, at 3940 West 32nd Avenue. In addition to a stellar-looking variety of Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese options, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2008

    In time for DNC, 8 Rivers comes to Lodo

    Just in time for the near-inevitable clusterfuck of the DNC, 8 Rivers -- the Caribbean/Jamaican concept that’s been pushed in Denver by chef Scott Durrah for years -- is set to open the doors on its newest location on August 20th. The space at 1550 Blake Street, a former sporting-goods store, is ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 14, 2008
  • Dining

    May 15, 2008

    Son Set

    A dining room of one’s own.

  • News

    May 15, 2008

    Hatchet Job

    You can buy ICP shirts at Colorado Mills – just don’t wear one there.

  • News

    May 1, 2008

    Hideous Houses of Highland

    More is not merrier for Highland homeowners who want to stop construction in their neighborhoods.

  • News

    September 6, 2007

    A Run for the Border

    We spend a day on Denver's dividing line: Sheridan Boulevard.

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2007
  • News

    June 21, 2007

    Tagging Up Denver

    The city’s aerosol junkies are in the spotlight.

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2007

    When Kids Get Life

    Colorado’s legislature may have changed the law so that juveniles convicted of first degree murder don’t get the key thrown away when they’re locked up for life without parole, but there’s still 46 of them sitting behind bars who will never get a chance to walk free again. One of them, Eri ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 4, 2006

    Man Bites Dog

    Snappin' back at Steve's.

  • Dining

    March 9, 2006

    Busy Work

    Duo gives Denver diners reason to smile.

  • News

    May 27, 2004

    Off Limits

    Happy trailers to you

  • News

    July 3, 2003

    The Flag-Bearer

    Tom Tancredo is on a crusade to save America -- and he's looking for recruits.

  • Music

    May 22, 2003

    Various Artists

    Fishing Music: A Collection of Acoustic Folk, Blues & Swing (Snake River Records)

  • News

    September 19, 2002

    No Man's Land

    The unincorporated Adams family.

  • Music

    November 16, 2000

    Legendary Feat

    The story of a good but flawed band gets polished up in the retelling.

  • Music

    May 4, 2000


    Have you heard that more than thirty bands are playing at the Westword Music Awards Showcase in LoDo?

  • Dining

    November 4, 1999

    Service With a Frown

    Denver doesn't hold a monopoly on treating diners badly.

  • News

    July 29, 1999
  • News

    June 4, 1998

    High-Maintenance Man

    Welton Street property owners have spent thousands to keep their district clean. So what do they have to show for it?

  • News

    June 28, 1995
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