It felt strange waking up Saturday and remembering that the Boulder County Farmers' Market had been cancelled because of the flood. Wondering how the loss of revenue -- not to mention the flooding itself -- was affecting the farmers I see and talk to every week, I called a few of them this past week ... More >>
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 >>
Developer Dana Crawford remembers the first time she saw the Cruise Room. It was in the '50s, and the Oxford Hotel, a once-elegant Victorian establishment that welcomed visitors getting off the train at Denver's Union Station, had become a "flophouse," she recalls. "The people who lived there were r ... More >>
Other Lives (due at 1STBANK Center tonight with Radiohead) started in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 2004 under the name Kunek, but when one of the founding members of the band left, the remaining members switched to their current moniker. The band's orchestral arrangements and its knack for creating tense ... More >>
Brett Shaheen Wooden Table 2500 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village 303-730-2152 www.thewoodentablerestaurant.com This is part two of my interview with Brett Shaheen, exec chef of the Wooden Table. Part one of our chat ran yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: Grizzly Bar in Roscoe, Montana. ... More >>
Late last week, Tilman J. Fertitta, who owns Landry's, Inc., closed a deal to purchase McCormick & Schmick's, a nationwide restaurant chain that has two locations in Denver, including one in the Oxford Hotel. That spot has been serving up cheap happy hour deals and oysters since 1986 -- before LoD ... More >>
Cassandra KontnickMcCormick's Fish House & Bar landed in LoDo in 1986.Denizens of lower downtown thought their ship had come in that day in 1986 when McCormick's Fish House & Bar opened in the Oxford Hotel, bringing fresh seafood and an incredible happy hour -- known to all as "cheap time" -- ... More >>
When McCormick's Fish House & Bar opened in the corner of the Oxford hotel in 1987, it was an oasis in a lower downtown desert that desperately needed a new watering hole. Twenty-four years later, LoDo is overflowing with bars -- and McCormick's has achieved the status of an institution. One ... More >>
Tuesday, October 12, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Derek Vincent Smith, who performs under the Pretty Lights moniker (due tonight at the Boulder Theater), has announced plans to release three new EPs, the first of which, Making Up a Changing Mind, was just posted to his site last week. With three albums already under his belt that have rec ... More >>
The Oxford Hotel is accommodating Third WayFor the past five years, the Third Way Center benefited from a major wine-tasting/fundraiser wine-tasting fundraiser in LoDo. But the event, scheduled for tonight, "was cancelled rather abruptly a week ago by the host/venue, leaving Third Way Center high an ... More >>
First there was Denver Restaurant Week--a brilliant idea that boosted both the profile and the bank balances of many fine Denver restaurants. Restaurant Week was such a good idea, in fact, that this year, when everyone is broke and every day is starting to look worse than the day before, the s ... More >>
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Evil Companions Literary Award
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The best twenty recordings to come out of Colorado in 1998.
Members of Radiohead hope their latest trip to Colorado won't be as creepy as the last.