When mountain climber and adventurer Erik Weihenmayer -- who happens to be blind -- set out to climb Mt. Everest more than a decade ago, a lot of people thought he was crazy, or worse: a danger to himself and others. They couldn't believe any responsible guide would take him on the mountain.
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Close to 300 new restaurants opened in the metro area last year -- and with that much action, perhaps it's not surprising that two of them are named Cebiche, and two of them are named Chinook. But the local dining scene also lost a surprising number of mainstays: the 29-year-old Pearl Street Grill, ... More >>
Charles Tuft.For the most part, skiing is safe. But sometimes, tragedies can occur even when folks engaging in one of Colorado's signature pastimes take the recommended precautions.
Case in point: The Friday death on Vail Mountain of Dr. Charles Tuft, a 62-year-old who appears to have done e ... More >>
Lucy'sA couple of months ago, we noticed that Mt. Everest Restaurant and Bar, the home of one of our favorite lunch buffets, had shuttered. And while we lamented the loss of goat curry, we were pleased to see that a restaurant was slated to rise quickly in its place.
When I reviewed Mt. Everest Restaurant & Bar this spring, I was especially enamored of the lunch buffet. Far from the boring, all-you-can-eat-of-this-mediocre food orgies that mark most buffets in this town, Mt. Everest's buffet featured some of the kitchen's strangest, and most enjoyable, Ne ... More >>
In 1996, adventurer Göran Kropp famously set out by bike from his home in Sweden, loaded with gear, and rode all the way to Nepal to climb Mount Everest. He made the summit on May 23 of that year, without bottled oxygen and without Sherpa support, then climbed down, got back on his bike, and ... More >>
No, it's not some kind of weird sex party. Red Rocks is pushing its partnership with Love Hope Strength, a music-centric cancer charity with headquarters in Denver, by hosting one of the organization's tents at the venue's shows and signing up bone-marrow doners -- boners, as Jimmy Fallon ref ... More >>
You will not have to draw this.A God-send to every kid with a mildly sadistic urge to make drawing, like, a hundred times harder than it needs to be, the Etch A Sketch has been around for more than half a century, proudly complicating the shit out of tasks as normally simple as making a diago ... More >>
Erik Weihenmayer has climbed the Seven Summits, including Mt. Everest, and his resume of adventurous accomplishments also includes such feats as finishing the Leadville 100 on a tandem bike. Oh, and also: He's blind. Tonight at 6 p.m., the author of Touch the Top of the World and The Adversit ... More >>
SE2's logo.In these days of declining print revenue, newspapers are more willing than ever to print advertisements where none have gone before. Case in point: Yesterday, the first-ever ad appeared on the Denver Post's editorial pages -- an accomplishment SE2, the agency that packaged it, comp ... More >>
Lori MidsonChoLon Modern Asian Bistro was one of the big restaurants to open in 2010.While many restaurants closed in 2010, many more restaurants opened -- including such hot spots as ChoLon, Euclid Hall, Green Russell, Lou's Food Bar and, on the very last day of the year, Bittersweet.
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Lori MidsonThe open (very) kitchen at Lon Symensma's ChoLon.There were major developments on the local dining scene last month, including the openings of ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro and EDGE, the reopening of Frasca Food & Wine -- and the closing of Zona's Tamales after forty years.
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A Flickr photo.Japanese Kitchen, the little spot at 2125 South Sheridan Boulevard (and no relation to the original Japanese Kitchen downtown) has closed -- but it won't be empty for long. Mt. Everest Restaurant & Bar, which will serve Indian and Nepalese food, will be opening soon in that spa ... More >>
Glenn Porzak.CU-Boulder's distinguished alumni list includes the likes of politicians Hank Brown and Ralph Carr, sportscaster Chris Fowler, South Park co-creator Trey Parker and attorney Glenn Porzak, whose entry notes that he "led the first American team to climb two peaks over 26,000 feet o ... More >>