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  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Five appetizers I hate seeing -- and eating -- at parties

    I love parties -- of the cocktail, holiday, birthday, anniversary or wine and cheese varieties -- and one of the things I look forward to at these parties is the spread of appetizers. The hors d'oeuvres, starters, nibbles, noshes and crudité are what often determine how good a party really is -- th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Top five things we love about the Egg McMuffin

    Happy fortieth birthday, Egg McMuffin! McDonald's signature breakfast sandwich hasn't changed a bit over the past four decades -- unless you listen to fast-food conspiracy theorists who gas on about how the portion sizes have been systematically decreased by a pinch every so often. The 40-year-old M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Top five seriously nasty things I've found in my food

    Yes, someone just found yet another @#$% finger in his %$#@ food -- and this time, it apparently wasn't planted for the purpose of a lawsuit (but I wouldn't be shocked if a lawsuit ensues). Michigan teen Ryan Hart was chowing down on a roast beef sandwich at Arby's when he bit on a "rubbery" piece ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Morton Subotnick: The pioneer of synthesizer on what keeps him engaged in electronic music

    Morton Subtonick (due Thursday, April 26 at ATLAS Institute as part of the annual Communikey Festival) is the pioneer of synthesizer music. Before he commissioned engineer Don Buchla to build a device that didn't yet have a name, the synthesizer did not exist. Electronic music existed but not to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Readers: Fanning the flames with hot answers to our David Sedaris contest

    ​David Sedaris will be talking pretty at the Paramount tonight, and many of his fans did the same when they entered our contest to win two tickets to the David Sedaris appearance. The rules? To enter, you simply had to tell us what you would do "when engulfed in flames..." Here are just some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Top 10 grocers we'd love at 20th & Chestnut in downtown Denver (beyond Trader Joe's)

    ​As we reported yesterday, downtown Denver will finally get a full-service grocery store thanks to a new development at 20th Street and Chestnut Place. But other than hints that it will be a "national brand," there's no word yet as to which grocery store we're gonna get. Here are ten grocery ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Dana Cain's Art Collection: Mark Penner Howell

    ​Dana Cain is the lady with her thumb in a million pies: The local maestra of event-planning throws several well-attended collectors expos, art shows, parties, chocolate fests each year. Her latest -- and biggest -- project is next summer's Denver County Fair. But Dana is also an avid art coll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    Busted Rhymes: The Top Ten Most Preposterous Rap Songs of 2008

    Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM. Hip-hop A-listers including Rick Ross, Akon and Plies were caught grossly exaggerating their gangster credentials ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 6, 2008
  • Dining

    June 5, 2008


    Windy City hot dogs may not blow, but they're not the best.

  • Dining

    February 28, 2008

    Feelin' Froggy

    On a roll at French bakeries.

  • Dining

    September 22, 2005

    To Market, To Market

    Head for Whole Foods.

  • Dining

    January 13, 2005

    Old Spice

    Tosh's Hacienda was once the taco the town. But no more.

  • News

    October 9, 2003

    Love Crazy

    The nurse, the cop, the yegg: Fate brought them together and claimed four lives. Then the newspapers stepped in, and things really got insane.

  • Calendar

    February 13, 2003

    Good Neighbors

    The Federal Theatre begins to breathe new air with the help of the IAT boosters.

  • News

    August 15, 1996

    Bicker and Better

    Tosh's Hacienda, arguably a family restaurant, gets ready to serve its billionth tamale.