• Blogs

    May 14, 2014

    Filling mahalo leg with pork at L & L Hawaiian Barbecue

    For more than a year, Mark Antonation ate his way up Federal Boulevard. With that journey done, he'll now explore different cuisines from around the globe right here in metro Denver, one month at a time, in Ethniche. Pigs, like people, arrived in waves to the islands of Hawaii, tagging along with t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    The twelve best stoner spots to cure the munchies in Denver on 4/20

    In Denver, 4/20 is a special holiday -- and no, we don't mean Easter. It's a day to partake in a certain herb that Coloradans seem to love. With parties all over the city and a big rally at Civic Center Park pushing legalization -- oh, wait --- well, a big rally pushing something, there are few bett ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Photos: Top ten U.S. stoner cities -- and why Elite Daily says Denver isn't number one

    We're accustomed to seeing Denver top marijuana-centric city lists. So we were definitely surprised to come across Elite Daily's "10 Best U.S. Cites For Stoners To Live In" and discover that while Denver was among the two Colorado communities to make the cut, and despite upcoming 4/20 activities dra ... More >>

  • News

    March 20, 2014
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    January 15, 2014

    Sugarmill's Noah French: "Desserts are going to become much more than an afterthought in 2014"

    Noah French Sugarmill 2461 Larimer Street 303-297-3540 This is part one of my interview with Noah French, pastry chef and co-owner of Sugarmil; part two of our conversation will run tomorrow. It's just before noon on a Wednesday, and already Sugarmill, the Ballpark-neighborh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    May showers bring beer flowers at taphouses in Denver, Boulder and Loveland

    New Belgium Brewing just announced that construction of its new brewery in Asheville, North Carolina, will be delayed by eight months, meaning the facility may not start making beer until 2016. "The adjusted construction timeline is the result of increased capacity coming online in Fort Collins this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Sub.mission Dubstep expands to Hawaii

    For the past six years, Nicole Cacciavillano and her Sub.mission crew has had the dubstep scene in Denver completely on lock. The locally-based powerhouse promoter has now extended its reach outside of Colorado by launching an outpost in Hawaii. Corey Blecha, an intern-turned-overseer who recently r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Ten dankest marijuana strains of 2012

    Time flies when you're flying high, and this year we've managed to stay nice and medicated thanks to more than fifty metro-area medical marijuana dispensaries that we secret-shopped. Here's a look back at the top ten most delicious, potent and appealing strains (and concentrates) we brought home in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    The beer list at Wynkoop Brewing's Parade of Darks will light you up

    The lineup for the Wynkoop's annual Parade of Darks this Saturday reads like a Colorado beer geek's wet dream -- notwithstanding the stout made with bull testicles. In fact, the beer list is so electric that attendees may not know where to begin. Billed as a fest dedicated to "beers in the amber-to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    Medical marijuana dispensary review: THC -- The Herbal Center in Denver

    Once again, the holidays have me broke. Between buying flights to see family and gifts for my wife and nephew, the wallet is a little thin. But as the song says, "First take care of head." So I shot down to South Broadway's Discount Dispensary Land to cash in on some meds without breaking the bank.

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Dishes of Dish: Popchips and exploding salsa from The Inventing Room

    Chef-slash-magician Ian Kleinman of The Inventing Room will be showcasing his unique molecular gastronomy at Dish, Westword's eighteenth annual food-and-drink orgy that will fill the Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex from 7:30 to 11 p.m. tonight (tickets are still available). Her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Medical marijuana dispensary review: Cannabis Station

    I've always been impressed with the way the Cannabis Station took over an old automobile service station without forgetting its past. For example, the old sign out front that once displayed prices for gallons of diesel now shows prices for ounces of Sour Diesel. And an artist has incorporated a few ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Vail Valley Foundation's 2012 Teva Mountain Games off to the races today

    The Vail Valley Foundation's 2012 Teva Mountain Games get to paddlin' today in Vail with both the Mountain Click photo competition and the Steep Creek Championships kayak race running concurrently along a 1/4-mile stretch of Homestake Creek with sections affectionately known to kayakers as "Leap of ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 3, 2012
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    September 28, 2011

    Colorado beer calendar: Great American Beer Festival edition

    Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink. Well, not when there's this much beer around. Welcome to Great American Beer Festival week in Denver -- which is, for some, the most wonderful time of the year. And the presents have already started arriving. But whether you have tickets to the main ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Ten ways to be a beer geek this week, even if you don't have GABF tickets

    ​The Great American Beer Festival is the biggest, most well-known beer festival in the world. But there are only about 55,000 tickets issued for the three-day event, which starts Thursday -- and they sold out in a record seven days this year. Still, sometimes the best parts of the GABF aren't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Out-of-state brewers are flooding Colorado with their latest and greatest beers

    ​While some Colorado brewers have been pulling their beers out of other states recently, breweries from other states continue to try their luck in Colorado, where craft beer seems to flow in the streets like water and in the veins of its residents like blood. Since the beginning of 2011, at l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Medical marijuana dispensary review: Good Chemistry on Colfax (No, really, it's there)

    ​Four different people have told me that they either circled the block or walked right past Good Chemistry on Colfax numerous times before locating the rather nondescript dispensary. I did both. The pot shop is in a narrow space in an old retail building, a block east of the capitol between Hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    March Reefer Madness: Releaf Center holds a Sweet Sixteen of ganja (PHOTOS)

    ​For the first time in my life, I actually care about filling out a Sweet Sixteen bracket in March -- and it has nothing to do with basketball. Sixteen strains of medical marijuana were chosen for the March Reefer Madness tournament, all from the gardens of the Releaf Center. Much like the NC ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Medical marijuana dispensary review: Rocky Mountain High -- Cherry Creek

    ​Rocky Mountain High fits in well with the expensive clothing boutiques in high-end Cherry Creek North. Not because it's got sky-high herb prices, but because the place literally is an expensive, vintage clothing boutique in exclusive Cherry Creek North.

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Tallgrass Brewing brings its canned beer to Colorado this week

    ​Just weeks after Maui Brewing began shipping its beer to Colorado, another brewer that packages exclusively in cans will enter the market. But Tallgrass Brewing out of Manhattan, Kansas, doesn't have as far to go. "It's just a little eight-hour drive," says brewery owner Jeff Gill. Tallgrass ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 2, 2010
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    November 29, 2010

    The warm taste of Maui Brewing is on its way to chilly Colorado

    ​On November 15, a shipment of Maui Brewing Company's canned beers left Hawaii by boat, bound for one of the ports in Southern California -- and eventually for Colorado. It hasn't arrived yet. But it might soon, and when it does, says Dave Watson of the CR Goodman liquor distributorship in C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Medical marijuana dispensary review: Releaf Center revisited

    ​From the outside, and even once you walk in, not much appears to have changed at The Releaf Center since our Mae Coleman first visited back in September of 2009. The bars on the front windows are gone, but they still have ample floor space, a dance-studio mirrored wall in the entryway and cas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Maui Brewing's CoConut Porter and fifteen other Great American Beer Festival stars

    Cigar City's beers were smokin'.​Maui Brewing Company was one of the first breweries I wanted to hit at this year's Great American Beer Festival. The Lahaina-based brewer was named Grand National Champion at the United States Open Beer Championships earlier this year and has been getting natio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Great American Beer Festival: 25 things I learned in 2010

    ​1) No matter how prepared you are for GABF, it is still overwhelming. 2) San Diego County makes more amazing beers than some entire regions of the country. 3) Maui Brewing's CoConut Porter was one of the most heavenly beers I have ever tried. Even better, sources say they'll begin distribut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Medical marijuana dispensary review: Hawaiian Herbal Health offers the islands at a mile high

    ​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 or a dope dealer's college dorm room. See our updated dispensary list here, and keep reading for William Breathes's review of H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Great American Beer Festival: A dozen non-Colorado breweries to try

    ​Colorado makes some of the best beers in the world, but when the Great American Beer Festival is in town, it's your chance to try something from another state, especially the ones that are talked about by beer aficionados across the country. We're lucky in that some of these breweries - like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Marijuana entrepreneur tries to trademark the word "ganja" with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

    ​On April 1, the U.S. patent office announced a new trademark: "Processed plant matter for medicinal purposes, namely medical marijuana." The category was killed three months later when the Wall Street Journal asked about it, but in the meantime ganjapreneurs nationwide filed some very interes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2010

    The Beer Buckle company looks to expand by a few notches

    Buckle down.​The only thing better than drinking your favorite beer: wearing it. At least that's what the founder of the Beer Buckle is hoping as he searches in Denver and Boulder for a place to open a new store dedicated to branded beer fashion. Jay Kriner founded the Beer Clothing Company i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Medical marijuana dispensary review: The Giving Tree

    ​As Colorado's medical-marijuana industry grows, marijuana dispensaries of all types and sizes are proliferating around the state. Some resemble swanky bars or sterile dentist offices; others feel like a dope dealer's college dorm room. To help keep them all straight, Westword is offering a no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Mile Highs and Lows: Lotus Medical

    Agent Orange is one of Lotus's secret weapons.​‚ÄčAs Colorado's medical-marijuana industry grows, marijuana dispensaries of all types and sizes are proliferating around the state. Some resemble swanky bars or sterile dentist offices; others feel like a dope dealer's college dorm room. To help ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Mile Highs and Lows: Boulder Kind Care

    ​ As Colorado's medical-marijuana industry grows, marijuana dispensaries of all types and sizes are proliferating around the state. Some resemble swanky bars or sterile dentist offices; others feel like a dope dealer's college dorm room. To help keep them all straight, Westword will be offerin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    PETA is hunting down the country's sexiest vegetarian

    Vote for me, Marie!​If you're one of those people who doesn't poison your body with pork, cow, fowl, things with fins or anything else that might be construed as meat by PETA, then we have just the contest for you. The animal-rights group is in the final throes of its annual Sexiest Vegetarian ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Mile Highs and Lows: One Brown Mouse/Cannabis Healing Arts

    ​As Colorado's medical-marijuana industry grows, marijuana dispensaries of all types and sizes are proliferating around the state. Some resemble swanky bars or sterile dentist offices; others feel like a dope dealer's college dorm room. To help keep them all straight, Westword will be offering ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    Mile Highs and Lows: Evolution Medicine Services

    ​As Colorado's medical-marijuana industry grows, marijuana dispensaries of all types and sizes are proliferating around the state. Some resemble swanky bars or sterile dentist offices; others feel like a dope dealer's college dorm room. To help keep them all straight, Westword will be offering ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 10, 2009
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    December 8, 2009

    Top Meds: Award-winning medical marijuana strains

    All hail the munificence of Haze-Wowie!​Afghani, OG Kush, Purple Skunk, White Widow... With so many strains to choose from at local dispensaries, how do you separate the wheat from the chaff? Thankfully, a variety of medical marijuana contests have popped up around Colorado recently, and they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Colorado is fourth happiest state -- despite all that stress!

    A Flickr photoSee: even our puppies are happy!​The barrage of apparently contradictory surveys continues. Just last week, we told you about American Psychological Association survey that showed Denverites are more stressed than Americans nationwide. Now comes a roundup from the Gallup Organiz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    CSU's Japan earthquake test: best experiment ever

    Yesterday, a Colorado State University team led by civil engineering professor John van de Lindt successfully staged a very large-scale test in Miki City, Japan. They've come up with a new approach to building earthquake-proof (or at least more earthquake-proof) buildings, and to see if they're on ... More >>

  • News

    July 3, 2008

    Gospel Journey Teens Dare 2 Share

    Greg Stier is raising an army of adolescents to help save your soul.

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2008

    Dare 2 Share Web Extras

    Every year, Dare 2 Share Ministries trains tens of thousands of Christian teens across the counry to be evangelists (see this week's cover story). Started in Arvada by born preacher Greg Stier (pictured), the non-profit uses stadium conferences and high-quality media -- like a reality series recentl ... More >>

  • Music

    June 21, 2007

    John Doe Rises Again

    An ex-member of X puts poetry in motion.

  • News

    November 30, 2006

    Irish Ay-Yay-Yay-Yayís

    Donít blame Ireland on the Mexicans.

  • Dining

    April 27, 2006

    Towering Inferno

    Pinnacle Club

  • Calendar

    April 21, 2005

    Dream Acres

    Architectural gems abound in Englewood.

  • Culture

    August 3, 2000

    The Talking Penis

    Basic Instinct author crawls up Bill Clinton's pants and hangs on tight.

  • Calendar

    October 28, 1999

    Titles With Subtitles

    The World Cinema Series

  • News

    October 15, 1998
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