Guard and Grace 1801 California Street 303-293-8500 I knew I'd need a steak knife for dinner at Guard and GraceGuard and Grace, the steakhouse that Troy Guard opened in March in the bottom of 1801 California Street, a newly renovated 54-story building downtown. I just didn't know it would be for d ... More >>
Today is National Donut Day. But lately, it's seemed like every day is doughnut day in Denver, with Dunkin' Donuts outposts opening all over town, and a Voodoo Doughnut -- the first out-of-state location for that Oregon based chain -- drawing the crowds on Colfax. And next week Glazed and Confuzed, ... More >>
Phish, which kicked off its fall tour this past weekend in Virgina, has a body of work large enough to provide fans with endless fodder for "best ever" and "all-time great" arguments. Such discussions often devolve into pointed and passionate debates. It's not that Phish fans are easily agitated or ... More >>
What does it take to convert a giant empty building in Longmont into a bustling supermarket? "It takes a village," says Lucky's Market founder Bo Sharon, with an appreciative sigh. "It takes a lot of intelligent people working very, very hard -- 26,000 square feet is a big challenge." The added rea ... More >>
It's National Donut Day! While bigger chains like Dunkin' Donuts, Krispy Kreme and LaMar's will be offering free doughnuts all day, today is also a good time to support Denver's multitude of local doughnut shops -- and the other surprising places that serve these delicacies. Here's our list of the t ... More >>
In advance of the Super Bowl, 104.3 The Fan morning sports commentator Joel Klatt declared that Denver was a chain restaurant town without a unique food culture. In the course of the subsequent Twitter barrage, chef Paul Reilly of the soon-to-open Beast Bottle jumped to Denver's defense with this: ... More >>
Justin Brunson is happier than a pig in mud. The chef-owner of Masterpiece Deli recently launched Denver Bacon Company, he's on the prowl for a second location to open another Masterpiece, and in February of next year, he'll unveil Old Major, a seafood, swine and wine restaurant in Highland that bro ... More >>
Nothing says "Halloween is here!" like skeletal Hello Kitty tins filled with sour-orange, bone-shaped candies. Sure, the candies themselves are nothing more than boring Sweet Tarts, but this time of year, it's all about the presentation. Sugarlicious, a sweet shop in Cherry Creek, not only has great ... More >>
It's the brew-soaked dream of any drinking-age guy -- or gal -- to own a great bar. And to own close to twenty of them? That's a drinking dream come true. Since he foundedThe Little Pub Company in 1994, Mark Berzins has collected nineteen Denver area bars, including The British Bulldog, which I rev ... More >>
Beau Simmons Jonesy's EatBar 400 East 20th Avenue 303-863-7473 www.jeatbar.com Part one of my interview with Beau Simmons, exec chef of Jonesy's EatBar, ran yesterday; below is part two of our chat. Favorite restaurant in America: Longman & Eagle in Chicago, whose motto is "Eat, Sleep, Whiskey." T ... More >>
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 >>
Lori Midson Eric Rivera Cafe|Bar 295 South Pennsylvania Street 303-362-0227 www.cafebarcolorado.com It's been just three weeks since Cafe|Bar opened its doors, but executive chef Eric Rivera already feels very much at home. The 26-year-old, who was born in Ohio and raised in Colorado, had ... More >>
What's that, Chad? You want our attention? What a shock...NFL fans know Chad Ochocinco as a loudmouth. Even back when he had a real last name, 85 constantly chattered with officials, made signs asking not to be fined, tweeted constantly and sought out the spotlight in 1,001 ways. Call him a ... More >>
We've finally started getting some of those April showers the old tales speak of, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be venturing out in to the great big world this weekend. While the ground might be a little damp, you'll still have plenty of indoor and outdoor activities to choose from, inc ... More >>
Dave Parsons/Denver Zoo Rinny, the Denver Zoo's new tapir, looks like what happens when an elephant knocks boots with a pig, and then they have a baby and it's Halloween and they dress the baby like an Oreo. But despite the fact that Rinny looks like a sandwich cookie, the zoo thinks she's ... More >>
If you've been living in a box of Bisquick, then you probably already know that this Sunday is National Pancake Day. If, on the other hand, you just live for breakfast, then National Pancake Day gives you one more reason to flip your jack. Herewith, six of our favorite joints to get griddle ... More >>
Another look at William Breathes (that's actually editor Patty Calhoun's desk).For the last few weeks I've been curious as to how The Daily Show would use the three-plus hours of footage they got with me last month. I was paraded around the Westword office in a gas mask bong, got to burn a b ... More >>
These babies could cost you more before long.Governor Bill Ritter's proposal to place a sales tax on candy and soda is far from sweet according to Rick Enstrom, an owner of Grand Junction-based Enstrom's, one of the state's most venerable candy companies. Enstrom is scheduled to testify abou ... More >>
A new survey finds that Colorado has the lowest percentage of overweight adults in these United States, and the tenth lowest percentage of obese children. But is that a good thing? Not according to student Shane Neely, who in late 2007 presented a speech in a Boulder classroom entitled, "Why Obesi ... More >>
Where the hell is it?I asked myself that question a half dozen times while aimlessly driving down Platte Street searching for Colt & Gray, a new gastropub opening in late May at 1553 Platte Street in the Platte River Valley. Lori MidsonIt wasn't that I couldn't find the address: The numbers were ... More >>
We have pretty much given up on Reese's products that aren't Reese's cups. The story is getting old: Reese's cups = delicious, Reese's cup variants = eh. But as fate would have it, a colleague recently took a tour of the Hershey factory, where he purchased and brought back for us a brand! ... More >>
Head for Whole Foods.
Combining everything from hardcore to free jazz, New Ancient Astronauts have all the right stuff.
Sometimes a girl -- even an almost-naked girl -- just needs a mom.
Forget those lazy days of summer. Coloradans like to push themselves -- right to the top.
From the week of May 15, 2003
No tropical hot spot, Rhumba leaves you cold.
Spice of Life
The Mulherns make merry with ghosts of Christmases past.