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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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?
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
No High Rises in West HighlandNeighbors 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Randle SwanOver 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 >>
Get together with neighbors for a Great Race in miniature.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Just in time for the near-inevitable clusterfuck of the DNC, 8 Rivers -- the Caribbean/Jamaican concept thatâ€™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 >>
A dining room of ones own.
You can buy ICP shirts at Colorado Mills just dont wear one there.
More is not merrier for Highland homeowners who want to stop construction in their neighborhoods.
We spend a day on Denver's dividing line: Sheridan Boulevard.
The city’s aerosol junkies are in the spotlight.
Coloradoâ€™s legislature may have changed the law so that juveniles convicted of first degree murder donâ€™t get the key thrown away when theyâ€™re locked up for life without parole, but thereâ€™s still 46 of them sitting behind bars who will never get a chance to walk free again. One of them, Eri ... More >>
Cruising down the boulevard, Denver’s avenue of schemes and dreams.
Snappin' back at Steve's.
Duo gives Denver diners reason to smile.
Happy trailers to you
Tom Tancredo is on a crusade to save America -- and he's looking for recruits.
Fishing Music: A Collection of Acoustic Folk, Blues & Swing (Snake River Records)
The unincorporated Adams family.
The story of a good but flawed band gets polished up in the retelling.
Have you heard that more than thirty bands are playing at the Westword Music Awards Showcase in LoDo?
Denver doesn't hold a monopoly on treating diners badly.
Welton Street property owners have spent thousands to keep their district clean. So what do they have to show for it?