Civic boosters love to travel to other cities to see how they do business -- and maybe engage in some monkey business themselves. The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce's City-to-City Leadership Exchange (LEX) will make its 24th annual trip in October -- this one to Pittsburgh (last year was Austin). ... More >>
The long-promised remodel of McCormick's Fish House & Bar in the Oxford Hotel was completed last month and celebrated at a pair of parties this week, where a few innovations were revealed in the legendary Cruise Room.
We understood that the original marble floor was a hazard, and the replacement is ... More >>
Something's fishy at the corner of 17th and Wazee streets, where both Jax Fish House and McCormick's Fish House & Bar have renovation projects under way. Jax, which just celebrated its sixteenth anniversary on this particular corner in LoDo, closed after the end of service New Year's Eve for a massi ... More >>
The TBEX North America conference, billed as the world's largest travel blogger convention, kicks off today at Keystone Resort, and VISIT DENVER's Rich Grant has a big role in showing off the area. But which local landmarks would he prefer the writers skip? We asked, and he (unwisely?) made a sugges ... More >>
Luis Alberto Urrea really is the story he writes in so many ways: A reporter, poet and novelist, he's covered the illegal immigrant story from the front lines, where he once worked as a relief worker, and found pieces of himself in the fictionalized retelling of the history of his great-aunt Teresit ... More >>
Union Station was once a bustling spot, but as fewer people decided to "travel by train," as its neon sign advises, more and more businesses pulled out of the station. By the early '80s, the only refreshment options were a soda fountain in the lobby, the classic Caboose Lounge and, for two gl ... More >>
The Regional Transportation District Board is scheduled to make a final decision on the redevelopment of Union Station tonight -- choosing between the proposal of the Union Station Neighborhood Co., which already has the contract to oversee the development behind the historic station, and the ... More >>
Sitting at a corner table at McCormick's Fish House & Bar last night, we were reminiscing about when the place opened in 1987, in the corner of the venerable Oxford Hotel, taking over a space that most recently had been a jazz club. This was before LoDo became an official historic district, b ... More >>
McCormick's Fish House & Bar stays in the LoDo swim.Denver could soon be awash in places owned by Landry's Restaurants. On Monday, Tilman Fertitta, chairman and CEO of Landry's (who has a 10.1 percent ownership of the company, according to the Houston Chronicle), made an all-cash offer for th ... More >>
Denver Restaurant Week kicks off on Saturday, which is also when the 2011 Beerdrinker of the Year will be crowned -- but in the meantime, there are plenty of culinary events to fill your belly. Here's what's on the menu:
Lori Midson In case you missed it, Esquire magazine just released its globe-groping list of the "15 Bars Every Many Should Drink In Before He Dies." Much to our disappointment, there's not one single Colorado watering hole on the roster, which does, however, ballyhoo bars in San Francisco, Lo ... More >>
A snowstorm at dawn, patio weather at sunset -- yesterday's weather was a Colorado classic, one that seemed to back the favorite booster claim that Denver enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year. Except...
When the April issue of Men's Journal included Denver on its list of the 25 Best Places to ... More >>
El Chapultepec, deliberately divey?Denver is one of the 25 Best Places to Live, according to the April issue of Men's Journal . The manly mag touts the downtown living here, which allows you to walk "to everything from an NBA game to deliberately divey bars."
But that could be a long walk, b ... More >>
There are many eating and drinking opportunities this week, including a beer-and-cheese pairing, a tequila dinner and the annual World Tea Festival. Here's a taste of what's ahead:
Monday, January 25:
Learn how to add the flavor of North Africa to your menu at Cook Street School of Fine Coo ... More >>
On Saturday, as railroad enthusiasts chased the 65-year-old Union Pacific steam engine powering the Denver Post train to Cheyenne Frontier Days, the chase was also on inside the train: to find out if Bob Beauprez is going to throw his cowboy hat in the ring for the U.S. Senate seat that Michael Benn ... More >>
Every Tuesday through the end of March 2009 (when we unveil the Best of Denver 2009) we'll be posting a list of some of our favorite Denver dishes/restaurants on Cafe Society. Have a request? A comment? Post it below.
Jason Sheehan just reviewed Elway's Downtown, which he says is no fun a ... More >>