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New Year's

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2014

    Spruce Now Open in Hotel Boulderado

    The Hotel Boulderado opened on New Year's Day 1909. Since then, restaurants have operated almost continuously in the Boulder landmark, including a few that became landmarks themselves -- like Q's, which Dave Query opened there almost twenty years ago. But in an ongoing effort to update the hotel, Q' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    Q's in the Hotel Boulderado closes, making way for Spruce

    The Hotel Boulderado opened on New Year's Day, 1909. Since then, restaurants have operated almost continuously in the hotel, including Q's, which set up shop there nearly twenty years ago. But yesterday Q's closed its doors, and a new concept called Spruce will soon take its place, with an expected ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    Marijuana: Making cannabis history at Northern Lights

    I had never seen so many people so happy to stand in line for two and a half hours. When I arrived at the Northern Lights Cannabis Company, just across from Sloan's Lake in Edgewater, around 2:45 p.m. on New Year's Day, I found about 100 people there ahead of me. A quick poll of those in line told ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    Medical marijuana dispensary review: Good Chemistry in Denver

    It wasn't a complete shit-show for weed everywhere in Colorado yesterday. Aside from a handful of phone calls about whether or not the shops were selling recreational weed and the occasional stop-in from a confused would-be recreational buyer, regular medical marijuana dispensaries had a slow, norma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2014

    Here's to more, more, more in 2014

    Paint this town read! Cafe Society is off for New Year's Day, and will return early tomorrow. While you recover from last night, resolve to eat more, more, more in 2014 -- and share the spots that are on the top of your dining wish list in the comments section below.

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    Guess where I'm eating chicken lettuce wraps?

    Once a year, on New Year's Day, I meet a squadron of friends and colleagues at P.F. Chang's for a hangover lunch, and one of the dishes that we always order is the joint's chicken lettuce wraps, which, if I'm being honest, are one of my guilty pleasures. The lettuce wraps here, however, could -- and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    Reader: Pot club a publicity stunt? How about Westword's pot critic?

    You could hardly turn on television New Year's Day without seeing another report on Club 64, the state's first legal pot-smoking club -- as touted by attorney Rob Corry. "Freedom was in the house last night," Corry told CNN, sounding about as hip as a rapping grandmother, according to William Breath ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    New Year's Eve: What the town's cultural tastemakers are doing tonight

    This past year has been tough for many people, and we're eager to kiss 2012 goodbye. In hopes that 2013 will turn out to be much luckier for many, we invited some of the town's cultural tastemakers -- entrepreneurs and entertainers we're lucky to have in Denver -- to answer a trio of questions. We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    The ten best concerts this weekend: Dec. 28-30

    As we gear up for the New Year's Eve weekend, it's looking like an epic line-up for shows, including Yonder Mountain String Band's four-night stand at the Boulder Theater, String Cheese Incident's three-night run at the 1STBANK Center, the Lumineers' two-nighter at the Odgen Theatre, the Black Angel ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 27, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Lucky '13: Cortney Lane Stell, RMCAD gallery director and curator

    This past year has been tough for many people, and we're eager to kiss 2012 goodbye. In hopes that 2013 will turn out to be much luckier for many, we invited some of the town's cultural tastemakers -- entrepreneurs and entertainers we're lucky to have in Denver -- to answer a trio of questions. We e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    EDGE Restaurant & Bar unveils its macaroon Christmas tree

    In honor of National Cookie Day, EDGE Restaurant & Bar unveiled a twelve-foot Christmas tree made from macaroons today, at a reception introducing new general manager Matt Barber. The tree will remain on display until New Year's Day. See also: -Soccer Saturday at EDGE -Feast with the 1-percenters ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Wanna keep track of your Catholic Lenten guilt? There's an app for that.

    I'm hardly Catholic anymore. Still, I wear the idea of my Catholicism as a romanticized badge of honor, taking pleasure in the idea that I once was a part of something truly controversial -- and it wasn't even by choice. In fact, I'm only now able to write about being Catholic in the past tense be ... More >>

  • Music

    December 29, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    New Year's Eve bubbly: Five of the best bottles of you've never heard of

    Over the past four weeks, we've ponied up a list of wines guaranteed to make your Thanksgiving a party, the perfect set of locally sourced, wine-themed gift ideas, and our picks for the twelve most holiday-worthy bottles of 2011. And you know what? We are officially exhausted. And because you're lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    Frank's Kitchen offers up a hangover cure for New Year's Day

    Mark MangerThe Bertas will provide a hangover cure on New Year's Day.​When Frank and Dina Berta opened Frank's Kitchen earlier this year, it quickly became part of the neighborhood, integrating into the community and picking up a crowd of regulars that use it as a go-to spot. Frank's won't be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    A food critic makes a St. Patrick's Day fitness resolution

    Over the last few months, I went from the worst shape of my life to the best while continuing to eat like a food critic. Don't punch me in the face; instead, read how I did it in part nine of this series: Try and guess what I ate for breakfast this morning. If you said eggs, you're wrong. You're a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 22, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    New Year's Eve 2011 Denver: ten best mountain celebrations

    ​What better time to take advantage of this city's proximity to the beautiful Rocky Mountains -- and some of the best skiing in the world -- than New Year's Eve? Keep reading for our list of the ten best ways to celebrate New Year's, mountain-style.

  • Calendar

    December 15, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    It's another sparkling season for Blossoms of Light at the Denver Botanic Gardens

    ​Lights might be the best part of the holiday season: neighborhoods and business districts all lit up, more lights twinkling on trees and candles aglow in menorahs, kinaras and luminarias. And the enjoyment of those magical lights is a piece of childhood that never leaves us; as they turn off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Colin Chmielewski and Mahesh Patel on Inception and who's next in the AAMP lineup

    ​Colin Chmielewski and Mahesh Patel have both been men-about-town in the electronica scene for more than a decade now; after both taking a break for various reasons, they teamed up for a New Year's Eve party at the Clocktower that was a big success. That inspired them to team up for Inception ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    Balloon Boy family auctioning their helium-filled hoax: Now if only the Heenes would float away

    Richard Heene.​Balloon Boy hoaxers Richard and Mayumi Heene have been prohibited by a judge from making money off their story until 2013 (and make no mistake, they will start trying one tick into New Year's Day). But that doesn't mean they can't still make some hay. Earlier this week, the Heen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    It's Earth Day! Here are five ways to celebrate

    ​While most people ostensibly make their resolutions, to keep or forget, on New Year's Day. But I think it makes more sense to save them for Earth Day and resolve to take doable ecological steps with an infinitely more likely capacity for follow-through. I also think it's something to celebrat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    What week is it? A breakdown of everything you could be celebrating, February 7-13

    Terribly sorry about that, David Tomlinson. ​Other than Valentine's Day -- a holiday people only celebrate because they are obligated to through some perverse, greeting card company-engineered social mechanism -- there's a pretty intense dry spell of holidays between New Year's Day and somewhe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    'Tis a privilege to live in Colorado: Cal-orado reunion finally pulls into Denver

    ​The Calhoun family Cal-orado reunion -- a crazy jumble of travel by planes (although not many from the snowbound East Coast), trains and automobiles -- started yesterday morning at Snow Mountain Ranch outside of Granby, where I'd snapped a photo of a New Year's Day rainbow, and ended last ni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Happy New Year: Two men resolve to shoplift more

    ​Most people start the New Year off by making resolutions. Some people vow to exercise more or smoke less. Others opt to look for news jobs, new loves or even new clothes. The two men pictured below, however, had something else in mind. They chose to shoplift more. And they got 2011 off to a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    Olivéa New Year's Eve dinner winner update (and a bonus brunch)

    ​ Tonight, one lucky Cafe Society reader will get to celebrate New Year's Eve at Olivéa, the sensational Mediterranean restaurant in Uptown whose kitchen is overseen by the dynamic husband-and-wife duo of exec chef John Broening and pastry goddess Yasmin Lozada-Hissom. Earlier this week, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Drinkwel: the hangover cure that works

    ​At the risk of riling up those readers who like to tell me I drink too much, I plan on ringing in 2011 the same way I welcomed 2009 and 2010: with plenty of bubbly followed by a cocktail or five. And I'm sure there are at least a few people who are with me. My typical M.O. is to then spend N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    And a very merry Kloewer Christmas to all!

    ​I've been making the pilgrimage every Christmastime to the Kloewer family home on Elati Street, just north of Belleview, for at least the last eleven years, and this is why: Being Jewish and all, it doesn't really feel like Christmas until I've immersed myself in some sort of urban electric m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Culinary calendar for the week ahead: New Year's Eve dinners and more

    ​Dozens of restaurants are hosting special New Year's Eves dinners -- but there are other culinary specials this week, too. Here's a taste of what's on the menu:

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Festivus and ten more made-up holidays for the Holidays

    ​Tomorrow, Rick Gold will host a traditional Fesitvus celebration at the Shag Lounge. There, you can commune around the Festivus pole, air some grievances and perform some feats of strength. There will also be a ($5 maximum) gift exchange. In honor of disillusionment everywhere, we present 10 ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 16, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Jelly will jumpstart breakfast and lunch in Capitol Hill on January 1

    Lori Midson​For those of you who will wake up with a colossal-size hangover on the first day of 2011, having damaged your brain and battered your belly the night before with too many vodka and soda pours, flutes of champagne, or worse, shots of vile Jägermeister, there will be a new breakfas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Sandra Johnson accused of making New Year's Eve a little too happy for juvenile sex offenders -- by letting them drink in group home

    The party's over for Sandra Johnson.​Plenty of adults will let teens below the legal drinking age sneak a sip on New Year's Eve, just as Sandra Johnson allegedly did. Problem is, Johnson was on the job -- as an overnight supervisor at Lampkin Group Center For Boys II, a privately run home for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Darrent Williams murder trial, day one: Opening statements and denials of Willie Clark's guilt

    Prosecutors say Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams (left) was shot and killed by 26-year-old Willie Clark (right) on New Year's Day 2007​ Westword is covering the trial of Willie Clark, accused of murdering Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams early on New Year's Day 2007. The mo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 31, 2009
  • Music

    December 31, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    Steuben's brings in the pigs

    ​Got New Year's Eve plans yet? No? Well, have I got an event for you...

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    Jobbed: New Year's Day Masseuse

    ​Having trouble finding work? You're not alone. Follow Jobbed every week as we troll for the weird, the wacky and the worst of what the recession-era world of job ads has to offer. The Job, as posted online: New Year's Day Masseuse Responsibilities: Seeking a relaxing massage for one or two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    Tonight: Parisi offers an end-of-December discount

    ​Parisi, the beloved restaurant at 4401 Tennyston Street, is looking at a big night on New Year's Eve -- or Cenone di Capodanno, as they say in Italy. "We can't serve our New Year's Eve menu two days in a row due to its special ingredients (can you say cured foie gras?) and have been receiving ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    Need a ride on NYE? Check out this lawyer's deal

    ​Michael Sawaya has your number -- and it's the number of any cab company in metro Denver. If you grab a cab on New Year's Eve rather than getting behind the wheel after having too much to drink, he'll reimburse you for that cab ride. All you have to do is send the receipt (for up to $35) and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    A toast to a law firm providing free taxi rides tomorrow

    ​Michael Sawaya has your number -- and it's the number of any cab company in metro Denver. If you grab a cab on New Year's Eve rather than getting behind the wheel after having too much to drink, he'll reimburse you for that cab ride. All you have to do is send the receipt (for up to $35) and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Beer, cheer and New Year's Eve parties

    Enjoy a plethora of pulled pork at Steuben's.​While the year draws to a close, you can find something special at just about every one of your favorite foodie spots, plus sign up for charity events that will help kick 2010 off to a great start. Here's a taste of what's ahead: Monday, December ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    Annual count is for the birds

    It's time to count birds again, and we don't mean your Thanksgiving and Christmas turkey dinners. The Audubon Society of Greater Denver, in conjunction with local Audubon groups around the nation, is asking its members to count the birds they see in their back yards on New Year's Day - a tradition g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2008

    U25: A Look Back at U2's Legendary Red Rocks Show Twenty Five Years Later

    Photo by G. Wigler Twenty-five years ago today, on a unseasonably dreary June day presumably a lot like the one we're experiencing right now in the Mile High City, a marginally known band from Ireland played a now legendary set at Red Rocks. The gig essentially turned Bono and his mates into bona fi ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 28, 2006

    All-Inn

    RockBar

  • New Year's Eve

    December 19, 2002

    True Romance

    This night was made for love.

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    December 26, 1996
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