Baseball fans are in for a few new treats when they return to Coors Field this weekend -- although if they're not careful, those treats will get the fans too drunk to remember what they were. Team owner Dick Monfort led several dozen media members on a walking tour of the stadium on Wednesday and s ... More >>
Opening day is less than a month away, and sports fans are licking their lips over the promise of a new season. And some margs from Rio on the Rocks, a ballpark branch of Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, the homegrown chain that got its start in Fort Collins 27 years ago, and is known for its legendar ... More >>
Vesta Dipping Grill, 1822 Blake Street, is introducing Pre-Game Pop-Ups for the 2013 Rockies season today. Specials include Korean BBQ rib sandwiches and fresh fruit cups sweetened with agave syrup and chili lime; more pop-up items will appear on the menu throughout the season. See also: - Photos: ... More >>
Back in 1982, the Mile High City-set series Dynasty was the most popular show on TV, but only establishing shots were regularly filmed here. So what was Denver really like back then? We stumbled upon a regular time-machine of a book that shows us: Denver Now, described as "Denver's Business Showcase ... More >>
We released our 2012 Summer Guide in June, including hundreds of events and opportunities to escape both in the city and in the great outdoors. Each Thursday, we'll roll out the best things to do this week, making it easier for you to plan your summer. Among this week's listings are the Westword Mus ... More >>
Craft brewers sold $8.7 billion worth of beer in 2011, up more than 9 percent over the previous year, according to the Boulder-based Brewers Association. That's a lot of suds. The total amount of beer they made rose 13 percent, or roughly 1.3 million barrels, to nearly 11.5 million barrels. The num ... More >>
Nederland santera Catherine Robles Shaw usually sticks to the basics when creating her lovely retablos -- plaques depicting the saints that are hand-carved and painted in a folk style that's been handed down over hundreds of years in northern New Mexico and Colorado's San Luis Valley. Contemp ... More >>
McCourt, shown here signing an extremely onerous loan.This week the Los Angeles Dodgers filed for bankruptcy amid accusations of mismanagement by owner Frank McCourt, who evidently learned nothing from his childhood of poverty and hunger in the slums of Limerick. Wait, different Frank McCourt ... More >>
Yesterday, Jonathan Shikes wrote about the diminishing returns of Taco Bell's Colorado Rockies deal, which would be less impressive even if the Rocks weren't mired in an offensive slump. Not that one reader is actually salivating at the thought of a bargain bite.
A friend of mine used to sell T-shirts in college. He was putting himself through school, along with a few scholarships, and he needed every dollar he could get. So he'd come up with a creative design idea, get a small loan from his mom and have the T-shirts printed. Then he'd go door-to-door ... More >>
Given that the only sports more American than baseball are truck-pulls and war, come spring, it's once again time to turn our attention to that most grueling contest of standing around with occasional bursts of activity. These days, actually, there are a lot of sports more in-line with the Am ... More >>
You'll find plenty of veggie options inside those doors.Most vegetarians remember the days when attending a ball game meant subsisting on popcorn and peanuts -- not bad as snacks go, but let's be honest: Peanuts are no substitute for a ballpark dog. Since 2002, People for the Ethical Treatmen ... More >>
A Flickr photoArmando Galarrago got jobbed.Last night, Detroit's Armando Galarraga got screwed out of a perfect game when umpire Jim Joyce mistakenly called a runner safe with two outs in the ninth. Had Joyce, who's admitted his error, seen straight, Gallaraga would have joined an extremely ... More >>
Without the late Karle Seydel, Denver's major-league ballpark wouldn't have landed where Coors Field is today. There were three sites considered -- one on land owned by Phil Anschutz, who had a lot more clout than Seydel, an urban planner who was devoting himself to the area north of LoDo two ... More >>
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"How about 'Underdog'? 'Cause I'm humble and lovable."We've been fishing for blogs about Denver. Here are the catches of the day. In a Mile High Report fan post, isaiahkyler surveys readers about whether Tim Tebow deserves an NFL nickname yet. At this writing, most people think it's too soon ... More >>
Troy Tulowitzki = much cooler than me.I had the fortune of attending the Rockies game on Sunday, and couldn't help but notice something that I found odd: When Troy Tulowitzki, the Rockies' studly shortstop, strolled to the plate in the bottom of the first inning, he did it to the poppy sound ... More >>
The Rockies are heading back to town, which means Coors Field is stocking up. In ascending order, here are the five most popular food items at the Denver ballpark (not including beer): 5. Peanuts 4. Nachos Supreme 3. Foot Long Brat 2. Super Dog 1. Rockie Dog The Rockie Dog is so popular ... More >>
The Colorado Rockies seem full of beans this season -- and so was this chili. Can you guess where I was eating?
Welcome back baseball! The Colorado Rockies play their home opener today at 2:10 p.m. against the San Diego Padres, followed by games on Saturday and Sunday, and you'll need some good beer to go with your baseball. Here are some of our favorite places to drink up:
In honor of opening day at Coors Field, herewith a brief homage to the five best spring drinking rituals: 5. Easter Nothing cures the pain of spending a Sunday with the in-laws like a mimosa or 15. Be sure to balance out the alcohol with enough bagels and chocolate, or you could be known for ... More >>
Baseball players go fishing in the off season and umpires have their eyes checked. But what about brewers -- particularly the guys who run the Sandlot at Coors Field, which is only open during baseball season and only on game days? Turns out they just keep making beer and, in particular, bee ... More >>
Jim Tracy: One big reason for optimism.On April 6 of last year -- opening day for the Colorado Rockies -- I fearlessly predicted that the team would end the 2009 campaign with a meager 72 victories. Early on, I looked like Nostradamus. But on May 29, after a dismal start, the team belatedly ... More >>
Lori Midson Colfax Avenue has plenty of places to drink, as we prove with our profile of the Nob Hill Inn. But there's also good food along America's longest main street. Including: Bastien's Restaurant 3501 East Colfax Avenue., 303-322-0363. Bastien's isn't retro; the rest of the world is. ... More >>
Windy City hot dogs may not blow, but they're not the best.
When the Rockies score seven runs, you can score four tacos for a buck. So make a run for the border.
Good German food? Youre darn Teuton!
Back in the saddle again.
The gangs all beer and the bathrooms full.
Their people make the difference.
The Tavern Downtown
Strip and Go Naked
While Lil' Ricci's stumbles, Anthony's shows pizza lovers The Way.
Chicago brings a piece of the Windy City to Colorado.