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    May 30, 2014

    The ten hottest fashion events in Denver in June

    Summer is on its way, and the best way to greet its start is with some hot fashion events. From celebrating Denver Fashion Truck's first anniversary to a steamy pool-party fashion series, here are ten must-attend events to put on the June calendar. See also: Host a fashion swap party -- everything ... More >>

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    May 8, 2014
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    April 21, 2014

    High-rolling artwork from Christie's goes on display at the JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek

    Regardless of where you stand on the high-stakes art-auction issue, the opportunity to see what kind of work exacts big bucks on the auction block is still an interesting prospect. And here's your chance: The one-and-only Christie's international auction house brings a three-day, pre-sale mini-museu ... More >>

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    November 1, 2013

    Ten best restaurants in Cherry Creek

    When Mark Fischer turned Phat Thai into Harman's eat & drink, which Gretchen Kurtz reviews this week, he was working off a great model -- his Pullman in Glenwood Springs. There was just one obstacle, Kurtz reports: the space's Cherry Creek location. Cherry Creek was once the heart of Denver's dining ... More >>

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    October 21, 2013

    Cherry Creek North struts its stuff for a healthy community

    After a month's delay and a location change to the JW Marriott because of weather, Cherry Creek North finally delivered "Celebrate Fashion," a winning show that benefited the Denver Health Foundation. On Friday night, the ballroom was packed with loyal shoppers and dignitaries who cheered for their ... More >>

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    October 18, 2013

    Celebrate Fashion -- and Denver Health -- tonight in Cherry Creek North

    Rained out of its original outdoor venue and date last month, Cherry Creek North's Celebrate Fashion is finally on for tonight -- indoors -- at the JW Marriott in Cherry Creek. The show will feature fourteen boutiques, each presenting fall adult and children's collections available in Cherry Creek N ... More >>

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    September 30, 2013

    Five top fashion events for the first week of October

    With bikinis packed away and the smell of sunscreen a distant memory, it is time to focus on fall fashion and all it has to offer. October is a great month for fashion events: From fundraisers to a great designer sale, there's something for every shopper. See also: Forever Darling Fashion Show, ... More >>

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    September 26, 2013

    Photos: Ten best cities for young grads -- and where Boulder places

    We all know folks from around the country who graduate from the University of Colorado at Boulder and then never leave town -- and it turns out this decision's a mighty good one according to Kiplinger, whose list of the ten best cities for grads prominently features the People's Republic. Count dow ... More >>

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    September 20, 2013

    The ten best patios in Denver for saying goodbye to summer

    Fall begins on Sunday, so there's no time to waste: Get out and enjoy one of the town's great outdoor eating/drinking areas this weekend. We've been profiling some of our favorite patios this summer, extolling the joys of al fresco beers and sun on our shoulders. Now, in honor of the changing season ... More >>

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    July 17, 2013

    Jason Lebeau, pastry chef at Coohills: "I mean, who doesn't like chocolate?"

    Lori Midson Jason Lebeau Pastry chef Coohills 1400 Wewatta Street 303-623-5700 This is part one of my chat with Jason Lebeau, pastry chef at Coohills; part two of my interview with Lebeau will run tomorrow. I came from the era of one-pot wonders," says Justin Lebeau, who grew up in ... More >>

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    June 20, 2013

    Get a taste of LoDo at LoDo Bites next Tuesday

    Back in the days before Lower Downtown was LoDo, the Wazee Supper Club was a bright spot in a very dark culinary landscape. But that was decades ago, and today, of course, this neighborhood is home to some of the hottest restaurants in town. And you can experience many of them at LoDo Bites, which i ... More >>

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    June 10, 2013

    Jax in City Set will open June 24; World of Beer already pouring

    Construction in the development on the edge of Cherry Creek Drive and South Colorado Boulevard is hidden by the Hilton Garden Inn and Marriott Residence Inn, but work is going quickly in the area being called City Set. So far, outposts of several local restaurant ventures -- including Jax Fish House ... More >>

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    March 19, 2013

    Wazee Supper Club lands LoDo Legacy Award

    The Wazee Supper Club got a facelift last year, almost four decades after it first started slinging pizzas in a part of downtown that was at least ten years away from being nicknamed LoDo. Since then, watering holes have come and gone from lower downtown, but the Wazee just carries on -- and its c ... More >>

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    October 1, 2012

    Gaylord Entertainment officially checks out: Bye-bye, Aurora

    Six months ago Gaylord Entertainment Co. made its case to Colorado, explaining why a proposed 1,500-room, $824 hotel/resort/convention complex in Aurora was a good deal -- good enough to justify the state offering big tax incentives. Today, the company that made that pitch no longer exists.

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    September 26, 2012

    Red Robin's Burger Works opens at Auraria campus

    Denver just got another Red Robin's Burger Works, with another Freestyle Coke machine, so that more folks can be controlled by Skynet treated to Burger Works' signature craft-your-own-burgers -- with drinks designed to match. This location -- the fourth in Colorado -- opened Monday in the new Hotel ... More >>

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    September 17, 2012

    Photos: The best Lolitas at Nan Desu Kan 2012

    Nan Desu Kan, Colorado's annual anime convention, took the Marriott Hotel in the Denver Tech Center by storm (and in costume) this past weekend as fans from across the state flocked there to to live out their fantasies. Dreamers representing all walks of fiction made the three-day fest a circus of s ... More >>

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    September 7, 2012

    Culinary calendar: Denver Food and Wine pours into the weekend

    The eighth annual Denver Food and Wine Classic -- a three-day celebration of local food, wine and spirits -- is in full swing on the campus of Metropolitan State University of Denver. And the last two days are filled to the brim with events. Here's the schedule:

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    June 21, 2012

    Gaylord deal signaled dawn of new Aurora...until the deal went dark

    It was a year ago today that Denver woke up to discover that upstart Aurora had rustled a major deal in the metro area: a massive, $800 million hotel/spa/convention complex that Gaylord Entertainment would build near Denver International Airport.

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    April 25, 2012

    Obama's Secret Service gets a burger fix at the Cherry Cricket

    President Obama may have made the biggest splash during his two-day trip to Colorado at The Sink in Boulder, but Secret Service staffers knew where to go in Cherry Creek North for a late-night snack during the darker hours -- no, not that kind of snack.

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    April 25, 2012

    Wazee Supper Club will close Friday for a three-week overhaul

    The Wazee Supper Club has been serving cold beer and hot Colorado-style pizza since it was founded 38 years ago by the Karagas brothers, Jim and Angelo, who'd opened My Brother's Bar a few years earlier at 2376 15th Street. From the start, the Wazee was lower downtown's go-to neighborhood bar -- lon ... More >>

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    September 27, 2011

    JW Marriott at Cherry Creek serves up an excellent event

    JW Marriott​If I were shopping venues for a wedding (or really, just about any party in Denver), I'd likely overlook chain hotels -- not only do most of those settings induce flashbacks of awful corporate events, but I've also had some pretty terrible food from the catering arms of those joint ... More >>

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    April 25, 2011

    Royal wedding: So far, 12 Denverites pay $329 to Marriott to watch William & Kate get hitched

    The Marriott.​Amid all the hype and hoopla about Prince William getting hitched to Kate Middleton during the wee hours of Friday morning Denver time, the JW Marriott Cherry Creek is offering a special Royal Wedding package beginning at "just" $329. Ridiculous? Maybe so -- but at least a dozen ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011

    Tracy Lee Ottaway gets probation (but is banned from Cherry Creek) for trying to run down valet

    Big pic below.​Did Tracy Lee Ottaway receive the justice he deserved? You be the judge. Ottaway pleaded guilty to two counts of menacing with a deadly weapon after yelling "fucking Arab" at a valet and trying to run him down with his Cadillac Escalade. But Ottaway has been sentenced to probati ... More >>

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    February 18, 2011

    Hotels offer a place to sleep (and, in some cases, eat) during Denver Restaurant Week

    ​If you're planning on really making a night of your Denver Restaurant Week reservation, either because it's a romantic evening away from the kids, or because you're taking what you're saving on dinner and plunking it down on copious amounts of alcohol, it might be a good idea to look at hotel ... More >>

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    December 28, 2010

    Top five Denver hotel restaurants

    Restaurant Kevin Taylor is Zagat's top-ranked Denver hotel restaurant​If you're the kind of traveler that books trips around gastronomic endeavors, you might want to take a look at Zagat's top-ranked hotel restaurants in 25 cities. Based on the survey, those spots are the ones that will allow ... More >>

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    December 22, 2010

    Chris "Birdman" Andersen as Santa Claus: Help us caption this photo

    On Sunday, Nuggets Center Chris Andersen magically appeared at the J.W. Marriott in Cherry Creek North, dressed as probably the most blinging-ass Santa ever. Here, the Birdman interacts with a young fan. But look a little closer. Is Birdman offering some sage advice to this little emulator? Or perha ... More >>

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    December 17, 2010

    Celebrity Santas whose laps we fear to sit on

    ​Aside for obvious problems with suspension of disbelief -- how are we going to pretend Chris "The Birdman" Andersen is Santa when we already know he's The Birdman? -- hiring a celebrity to play Kris Kringle can create a slew of dissonance and mildly disturbing associations, particularly if th ... More >>

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    August 27, 2010

    In the kitchen with Second Home's Jeff Bolton: Strawberry and balsamic jam

    Lori Midson Jeff Bolton's strawberry and balsamic jam​ In this week's Chef and Tell interview, Jeff Bolton, the exec chef of Second Home Kitchen Bar in the JW Marriott, reveals that he and his staff have a fetish for Burger King's Whopper Jrs. But that's not the only food obsession of Bolto ... More >>

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    August 25, 2010

    Second Home's Jeff Bolton on his standing Whopper Jr order, rich pork Jell-O and rocking the '80s

    Lori Midson Second Home Kitchen Bar executive chef Jeff Bolton​ Jeff Bolton Second Home Kitchen Bar 150 Clayton Lane 303-253-3000 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 >>

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    June 18, 2010

    Peeping Tom law signed, but the man who inspired it is still upset

    nautical / flickr​Last week, Governor Bill Ritter signed into law a bill that rigorously steps up consequences for "peeping Toms." Drafted by pepresentative Joe Rice and sponsored by state senator Evie Hudak, the bill essentially makes invasion of privacy -- or peeping -- a felony, rather than ... More >>

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    March 26, 2010

    Denver International Beer Festival set for June

    ​Denver is a lush when it comes to beer, but that doesn't mean the city's been cut off. The producers of the Denver International Wine Festival & Competition for the past six years plans to hold a Denver International Beer Competition this May, followed by a June dinner that will pair the win ... More >>

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    February 10, 2010

    Today: Aaron Kennedy discusses how he uses the old noodle

    ​ Aaron Kennedy, founder of the Denver-based Noodles & Co., is the keynote speaker at the annual Cherry Creek Chamber luncheon that starts at noon today at the JW Marriott, 150 Clayton Lane. Kennedy will no doubt discuss the "Eureka" moment he experienced in 1993, when he decided to start a c ... More >>

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    February 2, 2010

    Every Sunday is pajama day at Second Home Kitchen and Bar

    ​I'm a staunch opponent of Chuck E. Cheese -- of any eatertainment children's trap (Casa Bonita gets a pass, obviously) that gets its kicks by encouraging kids to behave like flying monkeys on amphetamines. And I've never been a proponent of restaurants that have a "special" play area just f ... More >>

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    January 13, 2010

    Second Home Kitchen and Bar rolls out two new menus, a lunch deal and daily dish specials

    ​Second Home Kitchen and Bar, the restaurant at 150 Clayton Lane in the JW Marriott, is starting off the new year with daily dishes, a new lunch deal and two new menus "with a greater focus on using locally purchased products," according to exec chef Jeff Bolton. "For this winter menu, we def ... More >>

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    December 11, 2009

    Chris "Birdman" Andersen wants to know if you've been naughty or nice

    Sit on the Birdman's lap. Do it.​ For two-and-a-half glorious hours on Sunday, the Nuggets' Birdman will become Cherry Creek North's Santaman. From 3 to 5:30 p.m., Chris "Birdman" Andersen will (in our imaginations) cover up his miles of tats with a fluffy red Santa suit and tuck his signatur ... More >>

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    May 7, 2009
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    January 20, 2009

    A new home team for Second Home

    Jason Sheehan wasn't bowled over by Second Home, which opened last March in the old Mirepoix space in the JW Marriott in Cherry Creek. And now Peter Karpinski, chief operating officer of Sage Restaurant Group, has announced that Jason Rogers is the new executive chef at Second Home, with Anton Baric ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 13, 2008

    French Twist

    French 250 has a surprising PR flack – and a more surprising chef.

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    December 6, 2007

    Holiday Rush

    Restaurants unwrap a few surprises.

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    November 29, 2007

    Prime 121

    The steaks may be prime, but the restaurant isn’t choice.

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    July 5, 2007
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    May 11, 2006

    The Doctor Is Out

    Dr. Phillip Mallory makes a deal with the feds.

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    July 21, 2005

    Bite Me

    Make a List

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    May 19, 2005

    Bite Me

    Beard House Rules

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    May 5, 2005

    Bite Me

    Chef and Tell

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    February 24, 2005

    Art Head

    Cheech doles out advice on his second-favorite subject.

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    November 4, 2004

    Bite Me

    American Dreams

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    July 1, 2004

    Drink of the Week

    Strawberry Mojito

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    May 27, 2004

    Bite Me

    Final Answers

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    August 26, 1999

    A Game of Chance

    In Monopoly, the player with the hotel usually cashes in.

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