A new developer will take over the stalled Gaylord hotel project in Aurora, which won an estimated $81.4 million tax rebate from the state last year before hospitality giant Gaylord Entertainment announced it was restructuring -- and that building the 1,500-room hotel and conference center here wasn ... More >>
The 36th annual StarFest Convention brought fans of science fiction, horror and fantasy together at the Marriott in the DTC for three days of games, costumes and celebrity sightings over the weekend. Westword photographer Danielle Lirette stopped by to capture the convention's best costumes. Continu ... More >>
This week's cover story, "Ghosts of Auraria," delves into the half-buried history of the campus, which is moving rapidly forward with hefty development plans that include three new flagship student-services buildings, a hotel, and a leap across Colfax to build new athletic fields on a contaminated i ... More >>
David Payne Jelly Cafe 600 East 13th Avenue, 303-831-6301 1700 East Evans Avenue, 720-596-4108 www.eatmorejelly.com This is part one of my interview with David Payne, executive chef of Jelly Cafe; part two of our chat will run tomorrow. My mom," sighs David Payne, "wasn't a good cook. At all." Pep ... More >>
Mayor-elect Michael Hancock hadn't even moved into his office in City Hall when he learned that claim jumpers were trying to woo one of Denver's longtime institutions: the National Western Stock Show. That discovery quickly followed the revelation that Aurora had been working with Gaylord Entertainm ... More >>
The economic development news out of Aurora this year hasn't been great. The high-profile deal to build a 1,500-room hotel hit a big snag when developer Gaylord Entertainment restructured its company. But Yuriy Gorlov of the Aurora Economic Development Council says that while blockbuster deals are w ... More >>
Patrick Hartnett Kachina Southwestern Grill 10600 Westminster Boulevard, Westminster kachinagrill.com 303-410-5813 This is part one of my interview with Patrick Hartnett, exec chef of Kachina Southwestern Grill; part two of our chat will run tomorrow. The restaurants at a Holiday Inn will never m ... More >>
People are still talking about the 2012 Nan Desu Kan convention that filled the Marriott at the Denver Tech Center with camaraderie and costumes earlier this month. Bree Davies was there for the entire weekend of anime and gaming of all eras, tropes and worldly origins -- where she heard conventione ... More >>
Just two months ago, Aurora was looking at the dawn of a new economic era. The Colorado Economic Development Commission had just recommended the proposed Gaylord Entertainment hotel/resort/convention complex receive $81.4 million from the state'sRegional Tourism Act program, on top of the $300 milli ... More >>
Things were looking up for Aurora, Colorado.That's how it seemed earlier this year when we wrote about the suburb's new tourism organization, Visit Aurora. Why? Aurora looked sure to land the state tourism incentives it needed to entice Gaylord Entertainment to build a giant hotel there; the city wa ... More >>
This experience probably would've been a lot more informative after an inappropriate amount of drinking the night before. The team behind a product called the Hangover Recovery Shot stopped in Denver yesterday to schmooze with potential investors at a business conference, and invited Westword to s ... More >>
Denver blog posts mean business. Denver Egotist shows off the giant shovel that makes the new Xcel Energy billboard on the downtown Marriott three-dimensional. Your and My True Stories asks: Did Bob Enyart fib about being a delegate on the radio? The Redheaded Slut wonders if everything has an ex ... More >>
Remember the episode of Dallas that ended with Bobby in the shower, when Pam realized the entire season's plotline had just been a dream? That's what this past year's whole Gaylord hotel/resort/convention center project seems like: just a dream. And now the shmucks have left us high and dry.
Residents who live around City Park got a bit of a surprise -- and a little mystery -- on Sunday when five massive military helicopters landed inside the park around 10:30 a.m. near Duck Lake. The copters, which all appeared to be Marine vehicles, hung out for a bit before flying off. But no one got ... More >>
Which neighborhood has better restaurants? Cherry Creek -- maybe the Duke University of Denver restaurant neighborhoods: prestigious, with a history of success and constant reinvention -- or Upper Larimer, the up-and-coming Ballpark neighborhood on a hot streak? (Maybe a Murray State comparison is a ... More >>
Lori MidsonThe pancake flight at Snooze.We're suckers for a good brunch, that long, leisurely meal that usually involves copious amounts of food and hangover-killing cures -- or enough daytime drinking to get a start on the next day's hangover. Many restaurants try to lure the brunch bunch, b ... More >>
Inside the venerable Palace Arms.After reviewing Edge, the restaurant in the fancy-pants new Four Seasons, Laura Shunk served up "Denver's five best hotel restaurants." Edge didn't make the list. Nor did Palace Arms in the Brown Palace, a second snub for the venerable hotel that has hosted ... More >>
The digs at Panzano.Sitting at Edge in the Four Seasons for this week's review, I contemplated the notion that you can visit a city and never see anything but your international luxury hotel's version of it. Unfortunately, that's what a lot of hotel restaurants bank on -- that you'll be stuck ... More >>
This weekend is huge. It's one of those, "If you aren't here, then you aren't having as much fun as me" kind of weekends. The deck is stacked with amazing things to do, so pick a card -- any card. We've got some passes to Designer Drugs at Club Vinyl to give away, so leave us a comment on a memorabl ... More >>
Lori Midson Scott Yosten Steakhouse 10 3516 South Elati Street 303-789-0911 www.steakhouse10.com This is part two of my interview with Scott Yosten, exec chef of Steakhouse 10. Part one of my interview with Yosten ran in this space yesterday. Favorite food city: Chicago. The ethnic borough ... More >>
Big pics below.This weekend's Western Conservative Summit at Colorado Christian University attracted four announced or prospective Republican presidential candidates, including high-profile Texas governor Rick Perry. But while long-shot Herman Cain's victory in a straw poll may have startled ... More >>
A horse is a horse, of course, of course.Cloppity clop. The Wynkoop Brewing Company is bringing back its horse-drawn beer wagon tonight, packing up kegs and cans around 6 p.m. and rolling them down the road to drop them off at the Wazee Supper Club, Mario's Double Daughters Salotto, the Lobb ... More >>
Big pics below.Yesterday on the Metro State campus, the PJ Day Bed Race to End Homelessness provided a colorful contrast to all that white stuff on the ground, with Colin Burke Photography capturing the action. And there are many more PJ-oriented events to come. This evening is the 6th annual ... More >>
Can't make it home for Thanksgiving? Dreading cooking a feast for your relatives? Maybe it's a good year to go out to eat. And we're not talking about some convoluted stereotype focused on the take-out Chinese food place down the street -- we're talking good food at good places around town. ... More >>
Dan Maes.Tom Tancredo was about to concede the gubernatorial race, but many more Colorado contests were up in the air when I walked into the ballroom of the downtown Marriott, site of the Colorado Democratic Party's election party. And what was on the TVs? Not CNN, not local newscasts shunted ... More >>
Full-sized photo below.If information provided to the Denver Police Department is accurate, Tracy Lee Ottoway qualifies as the customer from hell. Ottoway's been charged with attempted first-degree murder over an incident at Cherry Creek JW Marriott in which he allegedly tried to use an SUV ... More >>
buckfifty.org This week, Westword took an end-of-the-summer road trip down colorful Colorado Boulevard, from Weld County to Highlands Ranch, with many stops in between. This essay is a part of that project. In a city with few highways, Colorado Boulevard serves as a major thoroughfare, conne ... More >>
Every Tuesday through the end of March 2009 (when we unveil the Best of Denver 2009) we'll be posting a list of some of our favorite Denver dishes/restaurants on Cafe Society. Have a request? A comment? Post it below. Jason Sheehan just reviewed Elway's Downtown, which he says is no fun a ... More >>
Amy Herdy. Journalist Amy Herdy has jumped from place to place in recent years. Her first job in this market was as a reporter for the Denver Post -- but she left that position to take a behind-the-scenes role at 9News, as documented in the 2007 Message column "Life Swap." From there, she shift ... More >>
The space looks great, but the food is nothing to write home about.
Letters from the week of 12/13/2007
Making tracks to suburbia.
Is the government paying for a miracle or a myth?
Mirepoix mixes it up in Cherry Creek.
One Degree of Separation
CRL knows how to buy friends and influence people.
Looking for some holiday cheer?
Denver officials join the Department of Aviation and see the world.
CHUCK STEVINSON'S DEATH MAY ALTER THE DENVER DREAMS OF HIS CONTROVERSIAL PHYSICIAN.
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