LYFE Kitchen 8505 Park Meadows Center Drive, Lone Tree 303-706-9100 A meal at LYFE Kitchen isn't just supposed to fill you up; it's supposed to make you feel good. Founded three years ago in California by a pair of former McDonald's executives and an investment banker, this rapidly expanding chain, ... More >>
As Michael Roberts reports on the Latest Word this morning, yesterday's protest outside the McDonald's at 505 East Colfax Avenue -- part of a nationwide campaign demanding higher wages and union rights -- resulted in three arrests and plenty of attention for the issue. And the comments keep coming i ... More >>
Tattoos have colored most of Walter McDonald's life -- he got his first ink at age twelve and has been tattooing professionally for more than twenty years. Originally from Houston, he has lived in Colorado for 26 years, becoming a well-known name in the industry. He's now the owner of Lifetime Tatto ... More >>
Those critical of marijuana legalization in general and the annual 4/20 rally at Denver's Civic Center Park in particular may be tempted to use the cold-case bust of Joseph Baca as an example of weed's evil. After all, Baca is accused of sexually assaulting a fourteen-year-old at a post-smoke-out pa ... More >>
This season, there's been nary a discouraging word said about Broncos QB Peyton Manning, who's on one of the most spectacular runs in NFL history. But the medical journal Pediatrics is an exception to this rule. A new study just shared in the publication evaluates athlete endorsements in food market ... More >>
Fast-food workers struck around the globe yesterday, including at two Denver-area McDonald's locations, demanding an increase in the minimum wage -- to $15 an hour in this country. Do fast-food workers deserve $15 an hour? With Labor Day looming, more than a hundred readers weighed in on that quest ... More >>
A lone Captain D's Seafood Kitchen somehow stays afloat in metro Denver -- at 605 South Havana Street in Aurora. But while there are four more Captains in Colorado Springs and one in Pueblo, Long John Silver's has fourteen locations in Denver alone. Why all the local love for Long John, when the Cap ... More >>
Today is McRibmas -- one of the most important holidays on the calendar. That's because the infamous, sauce-slathered, probably-mostly-pork sammie is now back on the McDonald's menu -- for a limited time, of course. The McRib enjoys a crazy cult following not at all unlike the devotion shown to some ... More >>
Smashburger, our locally born and quickly proliferating burger chain, is taking its wares to the small screen with its first-ever television ads. One thirty-second spot, created by Denver-based Definite Productions, is a burger-fan dream sequence, reportedly complete with actual beef patty-smashing ... More >>
After his friend and aide was accused of sexual harassment, Mayor Michael Hancock sacked him without launching an investigation into the allegations. That's the main argument of Wayne McDonald, who plans to sue the city months after being ousted. But those aren't the only accusations made by McDonal ... More >>
Of all the cultural battlefields that could have been chosen for gay- rights whack-a-mole, it had to be Chick-Fil-A: a fast-food chain with marginally good chicken sandwiches, badass waffle fries, and a company president with an avowed aversion to same-sex couples getting legally hitched. The fowl p ... More >>
Denver blog posts bring people together. The Colorado Independent's Andy Birkey on a new parenting study backed by social-conservative groups. Denver PR Blog: Engage your customers the McDonald's way. Denver Infill's Ryan Dravitz offers his final update on the Clyfford Still Museum.
Since the recent introduction of Jenn in Chains my reviews/commentaries on what's what in the realm of chain restaurants, I've gotten a slew of questions from readers, friends and complete strangers on my Facebook page about why I'm giving time and attention to chain restaurants. Questions like "Why ... More >>
Today is the deadline for filing taxes with the Internal Revenue Service. In hopes of easing the pain, a couple of local eateries -- one high-end, one decidedly low -- are offering Tax Day deals. Just remember to hold onto the receipts!
Yeah, yeah. We're a little late on the Kelly Oxford Twitter train -- so sue us. The Canadian stay-at-home mom and tweeting goddess has been working with CBS over the last year to produce a show about her life -- which, by all accounts, is funny. Even if you don't have kids or like kids, Oxfor ... More >>
Last year on The Daily Show, I quipped that dispensaries are like restaraunts: Some people want a nice steak house, while others can settle for McDonalds. Patients Plus is the latter -- a fast-food marijuana stop.
Lori Midson Yes, those are fast-food fries. And, no, they're not from McDonald's. These are of the hand-cut, shoestring variety, and when they're pulled fresh from the fryer and dusted with salt, they're some of the best fries in town. Can you guess where I'm eating? Special bonus: Anyone w ... More >>
Get it while it's hot The McDonald's Restaurant at 300 South Broadway (on the corner of Alameda and Lincoln) is handing out free oatmeal today from 7 to 9 a.m. Their "Sweet Harmony Oatmeal" street team is luring customers into the store parking lot to give out free, full-sized samples of the ... More >>
Greetings from the Great White North, where the men are men and the women are wimps. Holly McDermott recently filed a $300,000 claim against the burger behemoth, complaining that a bathroom-stall door fell on her while she was doing what people usually do after consuming anything at McDonald' ... More >>
Consumer Reports gives Five Guys a high-five.Consumer Reports takes on fast-food burgers in its October issue, and the results aren't good for the world's burger behemoth. The magazine asked 28,000 subscribers for their opinion on fast-food burgers, and McDonald's came in last -- by a margin ... More >>
Angela McDonald's skiing accident was life- and career-changing.Members of the medical marijuana industry frequently cringe at the way their community is portrayed in the mainstream media, and that's led to the development of homegrown news operations intended to provide a more accurate portr ... More >>
This chick loves her Chicken McNuggetsPeople love McDonald's in the worst way. And as two recent incidents show, although there have been billions served by the burger chain, it has not always been happily. On December 27, a still-unidentified woman completely trashed a McDonald's in Kansas ... More >>
OUCH. Michelle Obama appeared on Iron Chef America and challenged contestants to use ingredients from the White House vegetable garden. Mario Batali, known for his hideous orange Crocs, dubbed Michelle's dress "Obamatali Orange." Although we prefer him plump, George Costanza has agreed to ... More >>
You can find Jared Boller behind a number of bars -- at TAG, Root Down and Corridor 44. He says he loves working with the different styles and clientele at each location and that it makes him a better bartender. It certainly makes him a winning bartender: Last month, Boller took top honors i ... More >>
Somewhere between breakfast and a cup of coffee lays this middle ground of stupid -- food that isn't really food, but still seems appropriate to consume for the (allegedly) most important meal of the day. Jon Stewart and The Daily Show exposed the ridiculousness of the pancake-wrapped sausage years ... More >>
The Denver Business Journal posted this little ditty earlier today, reporting that McDonald's -- a national hamburger chain known for helping our children get super fat for decades -- considers Denver one of America's happiest cities for families. I have absolutely no idea what this means -- I can ... More >>
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Page one of newspapers has long been considered safe from advertising -- but this may not remain the case much longer. A recent article in Editor & Publisher, a journalism-industry trade publication, points out that several Northern California publications owned by MediaNews Group, whose flagship pa ... More >>
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