Editor's note: We're counting down the most popular Latest Word posts of 2013. This one came in at No. 6. Read it as originally published. September 14, 2012: Now and then, companies send us medical marijuana-related products ranging from vaporizers to board games to books. We showcase them in our ... More >>
Lakewood's annual Cider Days celebration, which takes place this weekend, has been home to tractor pulls, harvest fare and fresh-pressed apple cider for 37 years, but not the alcoholic kind. Until the few years ago, "cider" simply meant glorified apple juice. But that's changing as hard cider becom ... More >>
Monday, March 18, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Comedy Central's The Jeselnik Offensive ran its fourth episode Tuesday, characteristically taking on the politically sensitive news of the day with an irreverent send-up of Adam Strange, a recent victim of a shark attack in New Zealand. "Was he killed? You bet your sweet ass he was," Jeselnik laughe ... More >>
ELECTRIC SIX @ LARIMER LOUNGE | TUES, 2/19/13 Electric Six has been bringing the party to the unwary for a decade. The group's songs combine '80s rock, disco and New Wave into a cranked-up, ultra-catchy sound all its own, with lyrics that mix a David Lee Roth-esque bravado with surreal barrages of i ... More >>
Since 2007, Design OnScreen has worked to preserve modern architecture across America by producing and presenting films focusing on unheralded architects and designers, and also curating architecture-centered film festivals around the world. And it's fought this good fight from its headquarters in D ... More >>
Photos shared on the Facebook pages of CU Foundation staffer Kirsten Steinke and new husband Kallan Stithem depict a fun couple -- a pair who loved good times and going to exotic places like New Zealand, where they traveled for their honeymoon. Let's hope these images of them delighting in each othe ... More >>
Now and then, companies send us medical marijuana-related products ranging from vaporizers to board games to books. We showcase them in our quasi-regular product review section, Stoner MacGyver. This week, it's a Stoner Mac special: The top seven countdown to the best rolling papers.
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.
"I'll have the chardonnay, thanks." After overhearing this from a nearby diner during a recent restaurant meal, followed immediately by the withering response, "Seriously? A chardonnay?" from said diner's snarky companion, we realized that chardonnay still has a bullshit reputation.
There are two kinds of wine drinkers: Some seek out new wines like so many blind dates, eager to make the acquaintance of a lover more intriguing than the last; others are more like serial monogamists -- they form long-standing relationships with specific grapes, regions or winemakers to whom they r ... More >>
Sue Weinroth describes it best: "This goat story got legs and ran," says the mom, shaking her head. Last summer, she watched her two children, nineteen-year-old Maggie and fourteen-year-old Ben, lose their titles, reputations and hobbies when they were banned from the Colorado State Fair on allegati ... More >>
Happy Chinese New Year! Food events are picking back up for 2012 -- including a promotion from P.F. Chang's that starts today and runs through Monday, February 6; stop in to pick up a mysterious red envelope, then come back to find out what goodies you won. Visit www.pfchangs.com. And there ... More >>
The first-ever Roller Derby World Cup gets underway today in Toronto at 5 p.m. EST (that's 3 p.m. here in Denver), kicking off with a Canada vs. France bout. The entire tournament is being webcast live at www.DerbyNewsNetwork.com, and DNN is calling Team USA the "prohibitive favorite," thanks in no ... More >>
Last week we celebrated the official first day of summer, and the veritable heat wave that followed only served to drive the point home. Several days of 90 degree temps later, we found ourselves forced to confront what surely must be the most pressing question of the season: What sort of win ... More >>
Crooked StaveChad Yakobson has a master's degree in beer. And like most academics, he's putting that degree to use for the greater good, namely by researching different kinds of yeast strains -- primarily brettanomyces, which is used in certain styles of "sour" ales -- and brewing beers base ... More >>
Photo by Colin BaneMore cowbell! Colorado Ski Country president Melanie Mills, Gov. John Hickenlooper, and Winter Park Ski Resort president Gary DeFrange ring in opening day of the SIA Snow ShowThe SIA Snow Show rang in its second year in Denver yesterday with Governor John Hickenlooper rocki ... More >>
In 1976, to coincide with our country's bicentennial celebrations, a wine merchant-turned-educator named Steve Spurrier organized an esteemed panel of wine cognoscenti to trumpet the (allegedly obvious) superiority of ultra-elite French wines over their Napa Valley counterparts. Spurrier go ... More >>
Porch pound-er (n): A highly technical, wine industry term referring to a wine which, after as little as one sip, uncontrollable guzzling of said wine occurs almost immediately. Exaggerated licking of lips and eye-rolling ensue as accompaniments.Typically, the wine is extremely affordable an ... More >>
Enjoy a good screwThe wine world has been buzzing all month over the latest issue of Wine Spectator magazine, which has finally acknowledged that not only are screw tops (aka Stelvin closures) perfectly acceptable for wine, they actually fared better than traditional and synthetic cork in te ... More >>
Lori Midson Mussels from Argyll GastropubWhat you may have missed this week on Cafe Society while bickering over whether Argyll, Colt & Gray, Olivea or TAG should have walked away with the Best New Restaurant award in this year's Best of Denver 2010 (Argyll, if you didn't already know, won th ... More >>
Bitter Bar's Mark StoddardAs we reported yesterday, Mark Stoddard, the chief mixologist of Happy in Boulder and its lounge counterpart, Bitter Bar, along with team cohorts Todd Thrasher of Washington, D.C., and Sean Hoard of New York City, took home gold in last week's 42 Below Cocktail World ... More >>
Bailey FergusonRecalling the frayed pop sounds of New Zealand indie-rock bands of the '80s and the angular, contorted psychedelia of Pavement, Pacific Pride has always focused more on quality over quantity. Beginning in 2004 after the dissolution of the original lineup of the May Riots, Pacific P ... More >>
Monday, October 19, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
If you didn't snag a ticket to tonight's shochu-tasting dinner at Elway's, don't weep in your Wheaties. You have other other culinary options this evening, including a grape-stomping and -grilling dinner at Strings (1700 Humboldt Street) that sounds like a perfect prelude to the weekend. The Stri ... More >>
Turn May Day into Lei Day at this Hawaiian celebration.
A Beaux Arts Ball will raise money for UCDs architecture and planning school.
When Obama began his presidency, he pledged transparency. And last week, the USDA had new regulations go into effect for labels of origin. The labels of origin will be put on beef, pork, lamb, chicken, goat meat, fish and shellfish products, noting which country the product came from. When I heard a ... More >>
Venue, which I reviewed last week, was a tough restaurant to define. It wasn't exactly American, certainly wasn't French, wasn't really Continental... If it'd opened five years ago, I wouldn't have hesitated to call it a New American bistro, but these days, the phrase "New American" seem ... More >>
Glendale is going from titty city to rugby town.
Snappin' back at Steve's.
Just try keeping breakbeater Freq Nasty out of the spotlight.
April 3, 2003
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Too many shocks numb the senses in Vertical Limit.