Colorado has long been known as one of hippie culture's great bastions. But in its list of the best and worst U.S. states for hippies, Estately.com suggests that while Colorado still deserves recognition, it's rep may soon start to slide. Really? Judge for yourself by counting down the roster, supp ... More >>
Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you stop doing it wrong. Send your problems to her -- confidentiality i ... More >>
Ian Clark BRU handbuilt ales & eats 5290 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder 720-638-5193 bruboulder.com This is part one of my interview with Ian Clark, exec chef and head brewer of BRU Handbuilt ales & eats; part two of our chat will run in this space tomorrow. More than a decade ago, when he was still in ... More >>
Since opening the Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project in 2010, Chad Yakobson has done things his own way, pushing Colorado's craft-beer scene forward with his brewing technique, his chosen style of beers, his collaborations and his brewery-less taproom. But his latest innovative leap will actually b ... More >>
The next four weeks in Denver will see a tsunami of comedy events. There are four killer standups at Comedy Works (Craig Ferguson, Mike Birbiglia, Marc Maron, Kevin Nealon), two comedy festivals (High Plains, Funstival) and the Oddball Comedy Tour (Dave Chapelle, Flight of the Conchords). It's raini ... More >>
Back in September, we spilled the very good news that Paul Reilly, the former chef of Encore, which closed early this spring, would open a new dining mecca called called Beast Bottle, a restaurant, he told me, that would be nose-to-tail and "much more about the food and food practices that inspire ... 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 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 >>
If you don't have dinner plans on Sunday night, and want to experience a HUSH rush of dishes from James Mazzio, chef of Pickles Deli and Olive Oil, and a Food & Wine magazine Best New Chef star, plus lots of wines from the Infinite Monkey Theorem, then you should consider booking one of the ... 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.
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 >>
"Me a hero? Ah, shucks."As President Barack Obama prepares to make his first State of the Union address tonight, the promise of a health-care bill actually earning passage looks pretty sick thanks to the election of Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown -- a man who Colorado candidates Scott McIn ... More >>
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 >>
Mark MangerTroy Guard finally has a place to call his own. Hiramasa, flash-seared on a hot flattop, served with yuzu, jalapeno and pop rocks. Braised pork cheek with a hard-fried quail egg balanced on top. Sushi rolls cut and plated with machine precision, filled with Maine lobster, with kobe ... More >>
By the time 5 p.m. rolls around on a work day in Japan, patrons have made their way into the nearest izakaya to knock back shochu (pronounced 'show-chew'), a clear distilled spirit, similar to vodka (sans the hangover), that can be made from rice, sugarcane, sweet potatoes, barley or buckwhea ... 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 >>
This sibling of Sushi Den is absolutely stunning.
This suburban spot reels in the crowds.
Comedian Bob Marley lives up to his infamous name.
Road food brakes for the Denver Public Library.
Gordon Bok dives deeply into his music.
The state of 240 Union is very, very good.
From the week of October 2, 2003
Restaurant Kevin Taylor
Essay contests seem like a fun way to sell a business. But sometimes, everyone's a loser.
Sculptures by Carley Warren command the room at Artyard.
Mel's Bar and Grill
The Bone Collector digs up the past with its ode to Silence of the Lambs.