Tourism boosters must think longingly of the days when Colorado needed no more advertisement than a Muppet-haired troubadour on a "Rocky Mountain High," singing about how he was born in the summer of his 27th year, when he discovered the joys of campfires and really good pot, and moved to the state ... More >>
Initiative 300, the paid sick-leave proposal on yesterday's ballot, would have affected just about every business in Denver -- but restaurants became the real poster child of the campaign, on both the pro and con sides. The Yes on 300 campaign used scare tactics -- including pictures of cant ... More >>
One last beer bill is still alive at the legislature -- which means legislators still have a chance to do the light stuff. Although proposals involving which stores can sell what beers have all died, Senate Bill 60 would allow restaurants and bars to sell any beer.
One last beer bill is still alive at the legislature -- and it could be good news for bars and restaurants, not to mention their customers. Although earlier this week Senator Betty Boyd essentially killed her bill that would have allowed convenience stores to sell any beer, not just 3.2, she' ... More >>
Then-mayorJohn Hickenlooper visited a food truck in Civic Center Park.With the warm weather rolling into Denver, can a fleet of gourmet food trucks be far behind? Last year, the truck trend took the town by storm -- but by the end of 2010, things were looking stormy, with Sean and Denon Moore ... More >>
As anyone who's been in LoDo at closing time can attest, when 10,000 drunks pour into the street at the same time, it's like the fan just waiting to get hit by the, well, you know what. So how do you stop shit from happening? With "nighttime economies" becoming major revenue generators, that ... More >>
Paula Sandoval and her husband own Tamales by La Casita.John Haney is a Denver cop who happens to own a neighborhood joint, Haney's Coffee Shop. Susan Shepherd is a Highland Mommy who's all about urban farming. Jon Lehmann even has a campaign chef. They're all among the ten candidates runni ... More >>
Tocabe's Ben Jacobs could have Denver rolling in dough.If you own a restaurant and have lived in Denver City Council District 1 for at least a year, the Colorado Restaurant Association wants to hear from you. Rick Garcia, the current rep for that district, is moving on to a federal job, so t ... More >>
Mayor John Hickenlooper is stranded in Washington, D.C., where he went to make a fast speech -- and now is stuck in that snowbound city. Which means he probably won't make the Colorado Restaurant Association "Candidates & Cocktails" event that starts at 5 p.m. today at Elway's in Cherry Creek, wher ... More >>
Forget about the upcoming Democratic National Convention. Breakfast at Racines this morning was the real DPC -- Denver Power Convention. Chew on this! Over a single hour, our spy spotted the following lineup (not necessarily together): Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce honcho Joe Blake; Dem power- ... More >>
If Steve Horner gets his way, ladies could be singing the booze.
Rosa Parks didn't surrender to discrimination and take a different bus. So why should Steve Horner go to a different bar?
Black Hawk plays the Lace card.
Where There's Smoke
From the week of December 9, 2004
It takes more than money to make a mayor. You have to know your way around Colfax, when to cry Republican and how to handle a drag queen.
Smoke Free or Die
Hot times in the old town
Here's a tip for restaurateurs: Before you cut into your waitstaff's wages, check state regulations.