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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Lori Midson Jason Lebeau Pastry chef Coohills 1400 Wewatta Street 303-623-5700 coohills.com 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
It's been a very rough week for cycling in Denver, with the tragic death of 23-year-old Gelseigh Karl-Cannon on Tuesday -- the second bike fatality in the city this year. Denver residents who want to support a good cycling cause will have a chance to do so this weekend at a fundraiser for Laura Ba ... More >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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:
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.
Last month, Vincent Palazzotto announced the shutdown of the Medical Marijuana Assistance Program, a nonprofit devoted to the rights of MMJ patients. But he's landed on his own two feet -- which is two fewer than the number boasted by most of his future clients. Tonight marks the grand opening of Wo ... More >>
The Brown Palace has hosted every U.S. president since Teddy Roosevelt first visited in 1905, thirteen years after the hotel opened, except for two: Calvin Coolidge and Barack Obama. And now Obama has snubbed the Brown again, opting to stay at the JW Marriott in Cherry Creek last night...after slumm ... More >>
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.
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 >>
Lori Midson Scott Yosten Steakhouse 10 3516 South Elati Street 303-789-0911 www.steakhouse10.com This is part one of my interview with Scott Yosten, executive chef of Steakhouse 10. Part two of my interview with Yosten will run tomorrow. Scott Yosten has seen it all: a maître d' who coul ... More >>
JW MarriottIf 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Restaurant Kevin Taylor is Zagat's top-ranked Denver hotel restaurantIf 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Lori Midson Second Home Kitchen Bar executive chef Jeff Bolton Jeff Bolton Second Home Kitchen Bar 150 Clayton Lane 303-253-3000 www.secondhomedenver.com 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 >>
nautical / flickrLast 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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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