Judging from the sentiments posted on the Denver Bacon Company's Facebook page -- emotions like the accolades below -- chef Justin Brunson's maple slabs of hog should have brought home the blue ribbon at last week's Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival, which took place in Iowa's capital city.
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Colorado-based filmmakers won four of the top prizes at the 2012 Banff Mountain Film Festival in Banff, Canada on Sunday, including three awards to the Boulder-based Sender Films crew - all for films featured in the Reel Rock 7 video compilation and film tour - and one to Carbondale-based director S ... More >>
When mountain climber and adventurer Erik Weihenmayer -- who happens to be blind -- set out to climb Mt. Everest more than a decade ago, a lot of people thought he was crazy, or worse: a danger to himself and others. They couldn't believe any responsible guide would take him on the mountain.
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While First Friday is synonymous with the Art District on Santa Fe for some people, there are events in other districts as well. Here's a selection of happenings tonight -- from the Navajo, Tennyson, River North and, yes, the Santa Fe art districts.
In this week's cover story, "Slam, Bam, Thank You, Ma'am," Westword followed local poet (and national award winner) Suzi Q. Smith on her journeys as a full-time artist. Smith's list of accolades is not a short one: She is currently ranked the number three female slam poet in the world, and he ... More >>
Tom Botelho.Denver Film Society executive director Tom Botelho is still recovering from the just-concluded Starz Denver Film Festival; he's got a severe cold. But the word of mouth about the fest makes him feel better, and so do attendance and revenue figures, both of which appear to be up ov ... More >>
Jenny AnBrian Melton's drink included coconut powder, maple agave, sea salt and toasted coconut.Fourteen bartenders. Twenty minutes. One winner of an iPad. That was roughly the formula for the bartending competition Sunday night at Lola, sponsored by Don Julio. Using either Don Julio's Reposa ... More >>
Lori MidsonThe cognoscenti of the food world -- 5,000 strong -- descended upon Aspen this past weekend for the 29th annual Food & Wine magazine Classic, one of the most heralded culinary jubilees in the country, It was a whirlwind weekend of unparalleled gluttony, hangovers, pig parties, cele ... More >>
Ready for some vicarious adventure? The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour comes to the Boulder Theater tonight and tomorrow, then to Denver's Paramount Theater on Thursday and Friday. Tonight's program features eight films from the 35th annual festival held in the Canadian Rockies in Oc ... More >>
Proving definitively that nobody rocks a party like the gays rock a party, a teeming multitude of bears, twinks, butches, drag queens and the generally effete descended on Colorado's most celebrity-friendly resort town this week for the 34th Annual Aspen Gay Ski Week, and they didn't stop unt ... More >>
Timothy Tipton presents the "press vape" to Westword editor Patricia Calhoun.Contrary to popular belief, Westword is a newspaper, not a dispensary or a marijuana grow -- and anyone who's looked in our shared refrigerator will tell you there are almost never any edibles around here.
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