Pub 17 on Welton Street
1750 Welton Street
Part one of my interview with Jay Leandro, exec chef of Pub 17 on Welton Street, ran yesterday; this is part two of our conversation.
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John Buechner, former mayor of Boulder and former head of the University of Colorado, thinks he has some solutions to the challenges of local government -- mainly that elected officials don't actually get that much done and citizens don't really care.
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The only heavy-metal band in Iraq. A charter school in the most diverse square mile in America. A letter written by a Maine mayor asking Somalis to keep out. Those are the subjects of three of the six documentaries to be screened at the three-day 2012 Refugees In Focus Film Festival, which starts at ... More >>
There are a handful of wine events on the calender this week, including three on Tuesday alone. While craft beer may be stealing the spotlight lately, you can never go wrong with the classics.
Here's a taste of what's on the menu:
With the passing of HB 1099 yesterday, which creates a soil remediation study using hemp as the filtering agent, Colorado could be the first state in the nation to grow industrial hemp since the late 1930s.
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With their red-brick walls and stone turrets, many of America's mental hospitals look eerily like sanctuaries. Some of these facilities genuinely endeavored to do good. Others have darker histories, belied by the elegance of the architecture. In The Empty Places, a photo collection and soon-to-be-pr ... More >>
It's not too surprising that there aren't a ton of culinary events this week; apart from the Colfax Crawl, everyone is gearing up for Christmas and New Year's Eve. And speaking of Christmas, several venues are hosting Christmas Eve and Christmas Day meals and parties; keep reading to see the ... More >>
Lori MidsonIf you want pizza, your best bet is to head to Chicago or New York; for lobster, go to Boston (or better yet, Maine); Salmon or Pacific oysters swim best in Seattle; crab is best in San Francisco or Maryland; and a hankering for barbecue will take you to Kansas City, Memphis or the ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week. On the concert front: The Fox Theatre and Boulder Theater are hosting the first annual Boulder Blues and Roots Summit. Bad Brains is coming to the Summit Music Hall in August and Blues Traveler is coming back to Red Rocks for its annual Fo ... More >>
Lori MidsonNo. 74: South African ruff from TAG
Troy Guard, chef/owner of TAG (and soon, TAG Raw Bar), has roots in Hawaii, which may explain, at least in part, why his board at TAG swims with shellfish and fish, including things like Maine diver scallops puddled in a parsnip vanilla puree a ... More >>
Although I've never been New Belgium Brewing's biggest fan when it comes to their standard beer lineup, I've always admired the way the Fort Collins craft brewer -- Colorado's largest -- tries to keep environmental and employee-happiness issues on their list of priorities.
Not to be outdone by Best Coast and WAAVES, whose Christmas song for Target ("Got Something for You") has been all the chatter around the water cooler this week, Breathe Carolina has penned a new Christmas song specifically for those of us in the Mile High City -- well, sort of. It's a called ... More >>
It looks like I missed the worst of it. Just four months ago, I sent in my application to renew my medical marijuana card and have been waiting on the edge of my seat to see if they would reject me for some trivial minutia ever since.
In "Mile Highs and Lows," Westword offers a no-holds-barred look at what goes on behind the locked doors of marijuana dispensaries, whether they resemble swanky bars, sterile dentist's offices or a dope dealer's college dorm room.
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Photo by Kenny BeHad the truck in the photograph above not been in motion, I would have asked the driver about the Star of David and the squirrel. These are not the kind of window stickers that a person carefully places onto their car if they don't want to explain them. So I had to investigat ... More >>
"I'm small, but I'm powerful."So ...I love city and state rankings. I even wrote a whole ode to them once. I'm fully aware that they're complete bullshit, just bait for us desperate blogger-types to suck down and spit out in the form of free publicity for whichever company pulled the alleged ... More >>
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The chills-inducing men of MidlakeTo some, indie rock is an aesthetic, something between Sonic Youth and Pavement that's played by people with in mop-tops and ringer t-shirts with cans of Pabst atop their amplifiers. Others, meanwhile, might define indie rock literally as music recorded and p ... More >>
Well now... here we are: the night before Day one of recording. My band, Blinding Flashes of Light, and I are about to start making a new record. We're loading in tonight to get tones and levels, and then we'll start recording songs tomorrow morning... recording basic tracks (drums, bass, rhythm g ... More >>