Here comes the weekend, and it sounds like the good weather alone will be reason to leave your house. But all the great activities scheduled around town provide dozens of other reasons -- and many of those activities won't even cost you much. If you're looking for interesting, fun, wacky events -- h ... More >>
Golden Moon Distillery is hosting an open house this weekend, offering provide guests samples of its hand-crafted herb liquors made in the same artisan fashion that originated in the mid-to-late 1800s. Although deeply rooted in traditional, old-school booze, these distillers are hip to the cocktail- ... More >>
Yesterday's free-joint giveaway on Boulder's Pearl Street Mall, staged by opponents of marijuana tax measure Proposition AA, didn't include Vice President Joe Biden, who'd been invited by co-organizer Rob Corry to take part in between tours of areas devastated by recent flooding. The Biden angle, a ... More >>
As we've reported, a protest against marijuana taxation measure Proposition AA is scheduled to take place at 11 a.m. today on Boulder's Pearl Street Mall, complete with free joints for attendees. The event, and an invitation for Vice President Joe Biden to participate, has already come under fire f ... More >>
New Belgium's annual Tour de Fat, a daylong festival that features brews, bikes costumes and more, rolls out tomorrow at 11 a.m. near 21st Avenue and York Street in City Park. A parade will circle back to the park, where live music, comedy, games and contests will take place. Admission is free, and ... More >>
Cinque Soldi Salumeria, the Italian deli and market that was originally co-owned by Denver meat man Mark DeNittis (who left the restaurant last year), has shuttered; the space is now slated to become Aiko Pops, a gourmet popsicle shop, Denver Eater reports. See also: - Mark DeNittis bows out of Cin ... More >>
Denver's Dave Shirley has taken his multi-faceted act of magic, juggling, comedy and music from busking on the Sixteenth Street Mall to performing for NBC's America's Got Talent. After years of street performances and depressing corporate gigs, Shirley built his own sketch comedy club, The Rattlebra ... More >>
Budapest BistroThe Budapest Bistro has closed after more than twenty years on South Pearl Street; the space will become a Mexican restaurant that will share ownership with nearby Gaia Bistro and Kaos. This is just one of the many changes on this strip of South Pearl; Izakaya Den left its home last S ... More >>
After months of renovation, Steam Espresso Bar is now pouring in Platt Park. The sleek spot is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, and will hold a grand opening celebration from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 4. Keep reading for more photos of Steam. See also: - Common Grounds will pour its last ... More >>
Hundreds of new restaurants opened in metro Denver in 2012, ranging from enormous to intimate, exotic to old-fashioned. And at the same time, Denver also said so long to some long-time institutions, as well as a few spots that opened and shut in the same year. Keep reading for our restaurant roll c ... More >>
With Halloween over, we're now officially on to colder weather and anticipating the upcoming holiday season. But there's still plenty to do this week, everything from Day of the Dead parties to art openings, costume parties and even a dramatic reading of lines from Pretty in Pink. And they're each u ... More >>
There's plenty on the culinary calendar this week, everything from picnics to pizza. Here's just a taste:
The republic to the northwest -- you know, Boulder -- is really at its best in the summertime, when the forward-thinking city's groovy vibe moves outdoors where everyone can share it. Summer in Boulder? It's where those now-ubiquitous outdoor film screenings first caught on and music sounds better i ... More >>
Pearl Street Harbor, as one chef deemed it when South Pearl Street, once a destination restaurant row, had lost Pearl Street Grill, OTOTO and India's Pearl within days of each other, has a new dining den, and after having dinner there on Monday night, I'm inclined to move in.
With the first-round of the Cafe Society Street 16 neighborhood tournament in the rearview, we're on to the eight best Denver neighborhoods (and Boulder) for eating. First up is Boulder and Highland West. (Check out the winners and losers of Round 1 of the Street 16.) Vote below!
Happy Place: Boulder Café, 1247 Pearl Street, 303-444-4884. The Hours: Daily from 3 p.m. to close. The Deals: Half-priced beer, cocktails, wines by the glass, and appetizers. Were we happy? Flip the page to find out.
Mark MangerTahonaPeter and Mara Soutiere, owners of Boulder's Tahona Tequila Bistro and Sushi Tora, have big plans for the small spot they recently took over behind Tahona -- even if those plans have been slightly delayed. The pair had originally planned to open the Pearl Street Steak Room in ... More >>
Pearl Co. is on the little stretch of South Pearl Street, just down the way from Sushi Den. This may have been purely coincidental, but I'd like to think not -- since very little goes better with a case of the munchies than sushi, and nothing tastes better after grubbing pounds of raw fish t ... More >>
Photo by Britt ChesterIt's safe to say that we've got you covered on live music for the weekend, but in case you are looking to start the party early, we've got you there, too. The Westword Music Showcase is days -- pfft...mere hours -- away, and what better way to kick start the festivities with a ... More >>
It's hot, you're cranky and all you want to do is get out of your house for a little while and soak in some culture -- but you've been blasting the A/C all week and you're scared of the incoming Xcel bill. Don't worry: We are too, which is why we've tallied up the best things to do this weeke ... More >>
Ototo Food and Wine started pouring November 26.There were many changes in the Denver dining scene last month, with two homegrown chains adding outlets, a couple of national chains entering the market -- and some definite one-of-a-kind restaurants opening. Read on for our Restaurant roll ca ... More >>
Behold the highlights from this week's Cafe Society blog:
Cafe Society is off to Dish, Westword's annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, which debuts tonight in its new location at the Exdo Events Center, 1399 35th Street. We hear there are a few general admission tickets left; they're $40 at the door, with a portion of the proceeds benefiti ... More >>
Until very recently, Sugar Lips Mini Donuts was a stand at the Highland Farmers' Market, the Old South Pearl Street Market and Civic Center Eats, turning out tiny donuts by the half-dozen, fried to order and coated with sugar or topped with a mélange of such treats as nutella and strawberry ... More >>
Regulars at the Pearl Street Grill, an institution at 1477 South Pearl Street for close to thirty years, were shocked - shocked! - when they sat down and looked at their menus a couple of weeks ago. Because not only had the menu design gotten an overhaul, but so had the items on that menu, wi ... More >>
As Colorado's medical-marijuana industry grows, marijuana dispensaries of all types and sizes are proliferating around the state. Some resemble swanky bars or sterile dentist offices; others feel like a dope dealer's college dorm room. To help keep them all straight, Westword will be offering ... More >>
Lori MidsonGB Fish & Chips opened a second location on the last day of November.RESTAURANTS OPENING IN NOVEMBER Aboba, 5810 West Alameda Avenue Archive Room, 5601 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada Beaver Dam, 7545 East Iliff Avenue Buckin' Harleys, 1451 Cortez Street Cafe Colorado, 287 Colu ... More >>
Ryan Van Duzer.Ryan Van Duzer thought it'd be a lot of fun to bring back the Boulder Mall Crawl -- so he and a friend, Jonathan Sackheim, put up a Facebook page a year ago urging people to gather on the Pearl Street Mall on Halloween and get into the spirit of an event that was halted in 1991 ... More >>
At 11 a.m. today, the first Local Flavor Fest kicks off on Colfax Avenue, right by the Lowenstein Complex that houses the Tattered Cover, Twist & Shout and Encore restaurant. The festival, which will run until 4 p.m., celebrates local businesses, and features a raffle, food booths, vendors, book-sig ... More >>
A Mulberries creationLife on South Pearl Street will be a little less sweet when Mulberries Cake Shop leaves its longtime spot at 1570 South Pearl and moves to Colfax and Vine -- where the baked goods will be just as impressive, they promise, and the new place will have the added amenity of air-cond ... More >>
Thoughts about food for thoughts.... Today in Cafe Society: • Meet and greet at Civic Center Eats. • A sixth Five Guys coming to Colorado Boulevard? • Black Pearl celebrates four years on South Pearl Street with free wine, cocktails and food. • 3 Sons finally back in business. • New Ein ... More >>
There's no shop-till-you-drop affair more time-honored in the metro area than the annual Ladies Only Sample Tour, which began several years ago in Historic Downtown Littleton and spread more recently to fellow Original Shopping Districts member neighborhoods. It's a sweet idea, wherein local indep ... More >>
Several of the area's liquid assets are on display today. From 3-8 p.m., the Twisted Pine Brewery, at 3201 Walnut Street in Boulder, hosts a release party in its tap room for Pearl Street Porter, created to commemorate Boulder's 150th anniversary; find details at www.twistedpinebrewing.com. From ... More >>
Start your next two-meal day at The Kitchen, in Boulder (Photo from thekitchencafe.com). Note: Writing this made the author extremely hungry and on pace for an 11:45 lunch break. Readers who brought Lean Cuisine to work should read with caution. I entertained an out-of-town guest this weekend. An ... More >>
Just received word from Erica Brown that her namesake band, which has been a staple on the blues scene for the past decade, is calling it a day. The act has a dozen more dates booked, including one this evening for Band on the Bricks on the Pearl Street Mall from 7-9 p.m., that will culminate with a ... More >>
In 1985, Westword published its second Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from the Best Cheeseburger at My Brother’s Bar to the Best Bronco (John Elway, now in his second year with the team), to another future landmark, the Best Addition to the Skyline (Herbert ... More >>
Get down and drink up at the second annual Blues & Brews on Old South Pearl.
The Kitchen puts the flat in the Flatirons.
Pearl Street Grill
Cars are cool at Six Flags Elitch Gardens
Triana needs to try harder.