Pacific Northwestern States

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Weekend Dance Card: Monty Luke, Mike Bryant, Doug Singer and more

    Monty Luke​Full Flavor Music will host an event the last Friday of each month at Appaloosa Grill, starting this week with West Coast/Detroit techno artist Monty Luke. Luke started producing techno in the early 2000s and made a name for himself by the end of the decade with the tracks "Paranoid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Reader: Jason Sheehan should have fit right into smug Seattle

    South Park is no Seattle...or Philadelphia.​The news that Jason Sheehan is leaving the Pacific Northwest to return to the East Coast and a job at Philadelphia Magazine inspired numerous comments that indicated Sheehan may be long-gone as the Westword food critic, but will never be forgotten. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Beer calendar for the week ahead: Stout Month ends, Pliny and new brews from Odell and Avery

    ​Stout Month comes to a close with a variety of tappings and other events at the Vine Street Pub in Denver, and the Mountain Sun and Southern Sun pubs in Boulder -- and there are plenty of other sudsy celebrations to lift your spirits as well. Here's what's on tap for the week of February 22- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    Smash Putt is ball-wrecking, hard drinking, cannon-shooting insanity

    Pneumatic golf ball launcher.​Mini golf courses, good ones anyway, always have personality. You expect tunnels and ceramic animal obstacles, general minor fighting back from the holes. So in some ways, Smash Putt: The Return of the Miniature Golf Apocalypse, now two weeks into its six week ru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    The Colorado Cider Company will turn apples to apple cider

    ​Brad Page, a real estate agent and co-founder of the Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing in Fort Collins, plans to start Denver's first hard ciderery this spring. Cider, which is more popular in England and Ireland than in the United States, is made from fermented apples. Page will buy his apples f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Buzzov•en at 3 Kings Tavern, 12/19/2010

    "Reverend Dirtkicker," who is also missing half a dozen teeth. Photos by Kiernan Maletsky​ BUZZOV•EN With Kingdom of Magic • Il Cattivo 12.19.10 | Larimer Lounge We'll get to that confederate wristband in a bit because Buzzov•en's Southern hillbilly persona did not define this show at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Twin Perks bikini baristas will give Denver its boobs and beans

    Twin Perks has several locations in Portland.​Denver is about to get its second bikini-barista coffee shop, and like the first, it takes its inspiration and has its roots in the bikini-barista trend in the Pacific Northwest. Twin Perks is scheduled to open sometime in December at 1628 Federal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Beer-jolais Nouveau: Could fresh hops do for beer what Beaujolais Nouveau does for wine?

    The Tommyknocker​On the third Thursday of every November (today), vintners in France have been releasing a kind of red wine called Beaujolais Nouveau. The wine isn't powerful or rich or even that all that good. Its main quality is light freshness. It's fermented f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Great American Beer Festival: A dozen non-Colorado breweries to try

    ​Colorado makes some of the best beers in the world, but when the Great American Beer Festival is in town, it's your chance to try something from another state, especially the ones that are talked about by beer aficionados across the country. We're lucky in that some of these breweries - like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Part two: Ill Mondo Vecchio's Mark DeNittis seeks global salumi domination

    Lori Midson ​ Mark DeNittis Il Mondo Vecchio 1174 South Cherokee Street 303-744-6328 This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Mark DeNittis, the salumi emperor of Il mondo Vecchio. To read the first part of that interview, click here. Culinary inspirations: My gran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Ganja is golden at Golden Alternative Care

    ​In "Mile Highs and Lows," Westword offers a no-holds-barred look at what goes on behind the locked doors of marijuana dispensaries, whether they resemble swanky bars, sterile dentist's offices or a dope dealer's college dorm room. See our current dispensary list here, and keep reading to lea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    You think bikini baristas are a hot issue? Wait til you see the video from this Seattle band

    Should I leave room for cream?​The bikini barista coffee shop trend may have only begun in Colorado (for more on two stores in Colorado Springs, see below), but it has reached full, mature size in the Seattle area, where a "pop-punk" band called Quickie recently released a song and video dedic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    The scantily clad baristas at Chick-a-Latte will gladly serve you A-Cup of coffee, although you might prefer the Double D

    Chick-a-Latte​Coffee culture in Denver has finally arrived. Chick-a-Latte, one of a couple of "bikini coffee" concepts from the Pacific Northwest has opened a bright pink location (well, mostly pink; they seem to have run out of paint half way through) in the A-frame building at 4736 East Col ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Tonight: Top Chef winner Hosea Rosenberg cooks up a theme dinner

    Hosea Rosenberg serves up a series.​Jax Fish House, 928 Pearl Street in Boulder, kicks off a new dinner series tonight. Every month, Top Chef champion Hosea Rosenberg will host a dinner based on a different theme. Tonight's is "Found in Translation: Inspiration from Hong Kong." Dinner starts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    What Coloradans are missing at Trader Joe's this month

    ​What's so great about Trader Joe's? That's a hard question to answer if you haven't been there, and a rhetorical one if you have. Over the past decade, the California-based grocery chain has built a rabid following with its healthy bent, quirky products and typically low prices on everything ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Update: The restaurant for my final review

    ​First off, thanks to everyone for their suggestions on where I should eat my last review dinner in Denver. The comments have been excellent, the suggestions helpful, and the current leader seems to be Casa Bonita -- which I assume is rising fast because so many of you just want me to die be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Kenny Be's Yard Arteology: Amy Winehouse totem pole

    The study of neighbors through their lawn ornaments... click image to enlarge​ Figure 44, views a & b. Jefferson Park: Sculpture suggests that "Thunderbird" is the guardian "spirit" of the drunken songbird of soul music. At first glance, the yard art pictured in figure 44 appears to be a Sou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Tonight: Wines, spareribs and Sinatra or rum, curried goat and jazz

    At 6 p.m. tonight, Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe Street, is hosting an all-American food and wine event featuring the wines of California and the Pacific Northwest paired with a menu prepared by Flovor Catering, which includes house-smoked salmon with green goddess aioli; miniature chic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    See the Epilogues for free next Saturday night at Herman's

    Fresh off their homemade, sandwich-board-wearing stint at Showcase, the Epilogues are getting ready to embark on a short tour of the West Coast by way of the Pacific Northwest, and to kick things off, as you've probably deduced from the headline and the above graphic, the act is playing a tour sendo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 26, 2009
  • News

    February 12, 2009
  • Music

    June 5, 2008

    The Pseudo Dates

    Love is the best reaction to cynicism. Just ask this trio.

  • Film

    January 24, 2008


    Following Untraceable’s lame-brained argument, we’re all to blame for this massively dumb movie.

  • Film

    February 1, 2007

    Sympathy for the Devil

    Even horny horse whisperers get off in Sundance docs.

  • Music

    October 12, 2006

    For God's Sake

    The Thermals have fun with fundamentalism.

  • Music

    September 14, 2006

    Flying the Flannel

    Mudhoney still has a gift for the fuzz.

  • Music

    August 3, 2006


    Thursday, August 3, Gothic Theatre, 1-866-468-7621.

  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    Dandy Man

    The Dandy Warhols' Courtney Taylor-Taylor wanders through celebreality.

  • Calendar

    December 9, 2004

    Needed Needles

    The Christmas Tree House is fir real

  • News

    July 29, 2004

    This Buddha's for You

    I'm with Stupa.

  • Calendar

    May 27, 2004
  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    Hit Pick


  • Music

    November 7, 2002

    Red Menace

    Straight from the vein of avant-hardcore, the Blood Brothers gush up a big mess.

  • Music

    March 14, 2002

    Meow Mix

    The musical feminists in Le Tigre get catty -- and dance.

  • Dining

    December 6, 2001

    Star Struck

    The Broadmoor has a heavenly reputation, but the food falls flat.

  • Dining

    October 18, 2001

    Steer Clear

    Things are getting rough in Coos Bay.

  • News

    November 26, 1998

    A Bird in the Hand

    The fate of the northern goshawk--and the timber industry--could rest with Richard Reynolds. He's not out of the woods yet.

  • Music

    October 8, 1998

    Trouble in Mind

    Girl Trouble makes great music--when its members get around to it, that is.

  • Calendar

    April 9, 1998

    Night & Day

    April 9-15, 1998

  • Music

    March 19, 1998

    Electronica Goes Punk

    Kento Oiwa of icu uses old methods to make new sounds.

  • Dining

    December 18, 1997
  • Music

    October 16, 1997

    System's Abnormal

    K Records founder Calvin Johnson leads Dub Narcotic Sound System down the road less traveled.

  • Dining

    July 25, 1996
  • Music

    December 27, 1995
  • Music

    December 7, 1994
  • Dining

    November 23, 1994
  • Calendar

    June 22, 1994
  • Music

    February 2, 1994
  • Dining

    January 5, 1994

    Mouthing Off

    Pluck you.

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