I didn't grow up in a Catholic household -- my mother is not religious and my father denounced his own status as a Catholic before I was born. But I was baptized Catholic, then confirmed Catholic as a teenager and for nine years, I attended Catholic school. How this all came to be exactly, I'm not s ... More >>
Earlier this year, in late April, Strings, the Uptown restaurant that the late Noel Cunningham opened 27 years ago, closed after Cunningham's widow, Tammy, who had been running the restaurant since Cunningham's untimely death in 2011, made the decision to sell the beloved restaurant to Frank Day, fo ... More >>
While the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy continues to swamp the Northeast, several Denver restaurants are doing their bit to help provide aid. Jax Fish House will be hosting a weekend scallop special featuring produce caught by fishermen affected by the storm; Central Bistro and Bar is serving free dr ... More >>
This year's Great American Beer Festival played temporary home to 580 breweries -- and with more than 2,700 beers poured, the fest's professional judge panel had its hands (and mouths) full when making decisions on the winners of all 84 categories. Continue reading for the full list of the weekend's ... More >>
Hunter Pritchett Luca d'Italia 711 Grant Street 303-832-6600 www.lucadenver.com This is part two of my interview with Hunter Pritchett, exec chef of Luca d'Italia. Part one of my chat with Pritchett ran in this space yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: I just had an amazing meal at Red Med ... More >>
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 >>
Matthew Ballantine-PattonAdam Edwards, Ian O'Dougherty and Sean Merrell are Eolian In this week's issue, the Rough Mixes entry focusing on Eolian, the progressive rock project led by Ian O'Dougherty (Uphollow, Ian Cooke, TaunTaun) and featuring occasional Backbeat contributor Sean Merrell (T ... More >>
Lori Midson Scott Parker Table 6 601 Corona Street 303-831-8800 www.table6denver.com This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Table 6 exec chef Scott Parker. In case you missed it, part one of Parker's interview ran yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: I have two kids, so w ... More >>
Lori Midson Scott Parker Table 6 601 Corona Street 303-831-8800 www.table6denver.com This is part one of Lori Midson's Q&A with Scott Parker. To read the second half of that interview, check back here tomorrow. I'm hungry," says Scott Parker. Not just now, not just today, but ever since h ... More >>
Lori Midson Venue chef James Rugile Restaurant and chef semifinalists for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards were released this morning, which gives all the nominees exactly 32 days to chew on their success before the five finalists in each category are announced on Monday, March 22. The ... More >>
The Denver Post has a story today about how to have a clambake in your back yard. Even easier: head to Oceanaire, in downtown's back yard at 1400 Arapahoe Street, on Friday, August 14, when the restaurant will host "A Taste of Nantucket -- in a Bucket!" The traditional New England lobster a ... More >>
Ron Zappolo.We love when performers and public figures go off when they don't realize cameras are rolling and microphones are on. Take, for instance, Christian Bale's astonishing on-set rant or then-President George Bush confiding to veep Dick Cheney that the New York Times' Adam Clymer is an ... More >>
Chappelle's Show veteran and all-around funny guy Bill Burr is stopping at Comedy Works this weekend. We caught up with Burr just after the recent earthquake in Los Angeles. Westword (Amber Taufen): How are you? Bill Burr: Well, I just got back from vacation, and we just had a nice earthquake here ... More >>
Today's household servants put Jeeves and Alfred to shame.
It takes time to make a Pearl.
Uphollow graduates from rock opera to pop opus.
A special soused report