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 >>
This week Gretchen Kurtz reviewed Taita Peruvian Cuisine & Bar, Mark Antonat's journey up Federal stopped at J's Noodle Star Thai, and Lori Midson traveled to Boulder to interview Nate Bychinski, executive chef of Mateo. And there was lots of other action on the Denver dining scene, including sever ... 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
Flags in Colorado will fly at half staff today, as they have been since December 14, to honor the children and adults who were killed in Newtown, Connecticut. They'll be raised again to their full height on Wednesday -- unless of course there is another tragedy, another senseless death in Colorado o ... More >>
Update: We now know the identity of the man found shot to death in a parking lot outside the Abrigo Apartments in Aurora: Ernesto Rodriguez-Rodriguez, age 44. Thus far, though, the Aurora Police Department isn't releasing much more information about the case -- including any possible suspects.
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 >>
Fewer than two weeks have passed since the third anniversary of the Mile High Murder archive -- and since that time, there have been at least seven homicides in the metro area, including four over the Friday-Monday Memorial Day weekend. The latest involves gunfire outside the duRozz Restaurant & Lou ... 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 >>
This work by Henrique Oliveira is not a painting. It's made out of wood.Whether you spend the morning of Memorial Day nursing a three-cumulative-day hangover or getting up early and running a perverse distance in the Bolder Boulder, chances are, by Monday afternoon, you are going to need some ... More >>
Upslope Brewing has a big summer on tap. The Boulder brewery has just tripled the size of its taproom -- a grand reopening party takes place on Thursday, May 12 -- and will add a fourth canned beer to its all-can lineup, Upslope Craft Lager, in the next two weeks. "We wanted to complement o ... 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 >>
The study of neighbors through their lawn decorations... Photo by Kenny Be Figure 64. Fort Logan: An eagle-eyed watch over a tiny gravestone dedicated to those who gave. At Fort Logan National Cemetery, veterans, Boy Scouts, Auxillary wives and Senator Michael Bennet will observe this week ... 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 >>
Clean, wholesome fun with the Cycle Jerks.
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