A Colorado summer can be short, which is why those in the know hit the road early and often, from Memorial Day to Labor Day -- and even later if they can. There are plenty of campgrounds, RV sites, motels, condos and luxury resorts to choose from, but it's hard to top the character or quirkyness of ... More >>
Now that Memorial Day weekend is over, Colorado's summer tourism season is in full swing. And no part of the state is more eager to welcome visitors than the remote mountain regions that are finally thawing out after a long, isolated winter. The season kicked off in Silverton the first Saturday of ... More >>
Last week, we told you about new rules for Washington Park set to go into effect on Memorial Day weekend -- an apparent response to Denver City Councilman Chris Nevitt's unsuccessful effort to ban alcohol at the park due to what he described as "belligerent, drunken behavior." Mere days later, the ... More >>
The Republican National Committee announced last week that two of the six cities -- Las Vegas and Cincinnati -- that were vying to host the Republican National Convention in 2016 have dropped out. That means the 24 members of the site-selection committee will now pay visits only to Dallas, Cleveland ... More >>
Nearly two months ago, Denver City Councilman Chris Nevitt called for alcohol to be prohibited Washington Park due to what he described as "belligerent drunken behavior." In the end, city council opted against a ban, meaning that while the hard stuff is still nixed, consuming 3.2 beer remains okay. ... More >>
The MeadowGrass Music Festival's lineup for 2014 is here. The annual event, which will be held over Memorial Day weekend in Black Forest, will feature over 20 artists in three days at the La Foret Conference and Retreat Center. Topping the line up is Canadian band and Sugar Hill recording artists ... More >>
Sure, Colorado is landlocked -- but that doesn't mean you have to spend your summer high and dry in the sweltering, 90-plus degree heat. We don't have an ocean, but there are rivers, reservoirs, pools, water parks and many more places where you can immerse yourself this summer. So dig out that Spee ... More >>
Since first opening its doors in 2008, Beta Nightclub has been at the top of numerous "best of" lists, and it currently holds the top spot for clubs in North America. In commemoration of the club's fifth anniversary, being celebrated this week, we caught up with the folks behind Beta to get their th ... More >>
FEAST! Vail descended upon the alpine mountain village over the Memorial Day weekend, and for a first-year event, this was definitely a winning feast fit for foodists, cocktail connoisseurs, oenophiles and beer drinkers. From a small-plate extravaganza that showcased the talents of several local che ... More >>
Update: We have a winner of our Full Moon Street Carnival contest giveaway! Earlier this week, we asked Cafe Society commenters to guess how many Bonacquisti wine growlers have been sold at the winery. Congrats to laganam, who guessed 646 growlers; the actual number is 682. laganam, we'll send you a ... More >>
A three-day weekend means an extra day of sleeping in, an extra day of fun -- but also a lot of opportunities to spend too much money. Still, this holiday weekend is also filled with lots of bargain events and entertainments, everything from outdoor festivals to an Arrested Development brunch to a c ... More >>
Hungry for fun over the holidays? Here's a rundown of culinary events over the three-day weekend. See also: - FEAST! Vail kicks off Memorial Day weekend with a slew of star chefs - 10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (6 free!), May 24-27 - Denver's ten best Memorial Day weekend shows
June starts tomorrow, ushering in the summer season for barbecuing, bobbing around in the pool on a raft and sipping boat drinks, preferably made with some sort of tropical fruit.
Denver blog posts remember Memorial Day...or at least most of it. In a story about Barack Obama leading Mitt Romney by four points in a new poll of Coloradans, Colorado Pols notes, Politico references "the Boulder State." Colorado Springs is going to be pissed. At Mile High Mamas, Danya Copeland t ... More >>
I have bad taste in all facets of my life. I'm attracted to pink and turquoise bathroom fixtures, knock-off Chanel purses and PT Cruisers outfitted with the many personalities of Taz. My favorite flavors are black licorice and Alka-Seltzer, and if I could, I would serve every meal with Kalamata oliv ... More >>
Happy Memorial Day! Cafe Society is taking the day off, and we hope you are, too. Looking for something to do? Here are some fun events worth attending. (And if you know of any others, feel free to drop them in the comments section below.)
"Those B cycle riders are almost as dangerous as the spandex warriors," says Yosh, in response to Bree Davie's rant about the Cherry Creek Bike Path. This Memorial Day weekend, Denver's parks and trails will be filled with people -- many of them very hazardous to your health. Who are the most dang ... More >>
Parking at Smart meters can be stupid. After encountering two dumb problems in the space of a few hours downtown, we asked people to submit their most stupid parking story -- for the chance of winning a $50 Smart card to the city's meters. But anyone looking for parking on 14th Street will soon get ... More >>
Three-day weekends rule, and this one is certain to be a hit. The city is bursting with stuff to do, and you don't have to spend an arm and a leg to do it. Watch Footloose, see a Tim and Eric Awesome Show puppeteer, and more, all for under $10. Enjoy staying out late on Sunday night and experiencing ... More >>
With Memorial Day comes the start of camping season, and here's a new tool to put in your pack: Patty Ruwoldt's Open Range Cook'n: Home on the Range Cooking Made Easy -- A Camp Cook's Guide to Tasty Vittles. Not only does the book include recipes for satisfying meals you can cook in the great outdoo ... More >>
Memorial Day is about honoring fallen soldiers, but it's also about enjoying good company, getting out of work, and firing up the grill. If you don't have a backyard to go to this year, we've got five events this Monday that won't cost you more than a five-spot, from a free barbecue to a rubber duck ... More >>
It's beer festival season and the fiestas -- from the high country to the plains -- are going to come fast. The first two kick off this Memorial Day weekend, but they'll be followed by new ones almost every weekend this summer. Enjoy -- and keep some Advil around.
No one's saying you have to go meatless just because it's Monday -- but as incentive to join the growing movement, every week we're offering an animal-free recipe. Memorial Day is fast approaching, which means cookouts and buckets of potato salad. This version (adapted from vegan king Bryant Terry) ... More >>
Telluride just announced the focus of its 34th annual Mountainfilm festival program over Memorial Day weekend -- and it's the population explosion. One reader is ready to make some space here on Earth:
Population is the theme of this year's Moving Mountains Symposium on Friday, May 25, kicking off the 34th annual Mountainfilm in Telluride film festival, which runs through May 28 over Memorial Day Weekend. The full roster of speakers for the symposium was just announced.
Summer doesn't become official until the solstice later this month, but that shit is for hippies: it's June and after Memorial Day, and for all intents and purposes that means it's summer. And while summer is a time for lazy rivers and wasting away in gin-and-tonicville or whatever, it's also ... More >>
Graphic below.Wouldn't it be nice to come out the other end of a Memorial Day weekend without having another death to memorialize? Not this year: Sunday evening at Dr. Daniel Hale Williams Park, a conversation between two men ended with one of them shooting the other to death.
It's Memorial Day weekend, which means lots of people will be cooking out -- and if you're already sick at the thought of a weekend full of burgers, brats and beer, head to the Fresh Fish Company, which will present a Memorial Weekend Lobster Festival with specials on Maine lobster dinners th ... More >>
It's Memorial Day weekend, which for some people means a three-day party. For others it means celebrating veterans and for another set it means extra-long work hours. For most of us, it means we'll be able to drink an extra mojito on Sunday morning and not have to worry about a damn thing. Re ... More >>
Even though household incomes in the Country Club neighborhood are three times higher than the citywide average, money does not grow on trees for residents there. The privileged citizens who live west of the Cherry Creek shopping district grow their money the old-fashioned way -- by sowing p ... More >>
Pezzner plays Appaloosa tonight.The underground scene will be poppin' this Friday night with two back-to-back residencies sharing space. Seattle's Pezzner (Om/Freerange records) will share the stage with Sound Advice, the Tableist and Blood Beat, and Matt'e (aka Garret) at Appaloosa Grill. (9 ... More >>
Guy MorissetteMemorial Day weekend is just around the corner, which kicks off the summer festival season. From sweaty outdoor concerts to snooty art crawls, here are the good, bad and ugly of the Metro-area's most popular festivals.
With the passing of Memorial Day we can finally say summer is here. And with summer comes summer camp, vacations and tours -- and how do we get there? We drive. That's how. This is America, after all. In celebration of seemingly endless sunny days and left-arm tans, we've picked some of our favori ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Noble Swine Supper ClubInfinite Monkey Theorem roséNow that Memorial Day has come and gone, some people might say that summer has officially started. Others might insist that It's now officially, unrepentantly, rosé drinking season. A few weeks ago I threw down the 201 ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Tomas Green/Beaver Creek.You know the summer festival season is upon us when Beaver Creek kicks off the high-country Blues, Brews & BBQ. That's only one of many culinary events to get you through Memorial Day; here's a sampling of what else is in store: Monday, May 24: Fra ... More >>
Sunday morning, 9 a.m. I haven’t looked out my windows yet so I don’t know if it’s raining or if the sun’s out (the forecast yesterday called for sunny and 78 degrees, but it’s Colorado, so…). I need a drink. Of course the liquor stores are closed, as they have been on Sundays since the ... More >>
In Chicago they're forking over four bucks a gallon for basic unleaded. The going price at the chain stores around town today ranges from $3.68 to $3.78. But the Bradley at 50th and Federal is holding the line at $3.59. Today, anyway. Get it while the getting is good, junkies, or get the shakes com ... More >>
A funny thing happened over Memorial Day weekend; the YouTube clip that accompanied our freebirthing story ("Baby's Day Out", May 10) experienced a minor explosion in popularity, garnering roughly ten times as many hits over the weekend as it had received in the weeks since it was posted. Jump on th ... More >>
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