The passage of Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, led to a social media explosion, with notables such as Lady Gaga and Big Boi weighing in via Twitter. But lotsa lesser-knowns (plus more ringers) got their tweet on, too. We've collected our fifteen faves -- some serious, some wac ... More >>
Darrel Truett Barolo Grill 3030 East Sixth Avenue 303-393-1040 www.barologrilldenver.com This is part one of my interview with Darrel Truett, exec chef of Barolo Grill. Part two of our chat will run tomorrow. Darrel Truett has spent the entire morning on the horn, negotiating the price of black ... More >>
Ever been to Pete's Kitchen at 2 a.m.? Packed like Whole Foods on Thanksgiving. Breakfast King at 3 a.m.? Not an empty seat in the house. And given Denver's love affair with late-night grubbing, you can bet your chicken-fried steak that when Tom's Urban 24 opens on Larimer Square on Halloween, it, t ... More >>
Business Insider's recent list of the most popular fast-food chains in the U.S. -- put together by food industry research firm Technomic -- served up the fifteen biggest earners in the biz. I've definitely contributed dough to some of these establishments -- but eschewed others in favor of my health ... More >>
This is the first in a series of pieces profiling Colorado-grown products...and what some local restaurants do with them. In rows and rows of old shipping containers in dark, dank buildings, fungi grow are growing in neatly stacked and sealed plastic bags. These modest mushrooms will soon be shipp ... More >>
Over the past few years, I've been fortunate enough to get to know Dale DeGroff. The driving force behind New York's famous Rainbow Room, Dale has been widely credited with reinventing the bartending profession, setting off a cocktail explosion that continues to this day. He's the James Beard Award- ... More >>
Most of the Greek joints in Denver, as I note in this week's review, are mediocre places where people yell "Opa!" -- an expression of joy -- despite the fact that the fare they're serving is rather joyless. Given how vibrant Greek culture is, that just makes me sad. There are a few spots in town, h ... More >>
A former location of the Spicy Pickle.Ask Kevin Morrison why the Spicy Pickle chain went belly up, and the former executive of that company, who now owns Pinche Tacos, doesn't exactly mince words. "When you have people who aren't businesspeople or restaurant people trying to run a restaurant ... More >>
Is Subway the only retaurant allowed to sell a "footlong?"A jury in an Iowa court may soon be debating noun vs. verb use, hyphenation and twelve-inch sandwiches. Casey's General Stores Inc., which is based in Ankeny, Iowa, filed a lawsuit against Subway in U.S. District Court in Des Moines on ... More >>
Kool A.D. of Das Racist. Photo by Kiernan Maletsky DAS RACIST With Pictureplane • Hollagramz • DJ Synergy • Kentdub • DJ Nikka T 11.19.10 • Casselman's Bar & Venue It really seemed like the whole thing might fall apart. It was well past midnight. Travis Egedy as Pictureplane, who ... More >>
After fifteen years working in management at Pizza Huts across the country, Ted Huss was done -- done with the corporate bullshit, done with inferior ingredients and done with chains. "I was frustrated and really discouraged with the way the business was going. It was all about profit, when ... More >>
An ode to beef and beefcake.
Ah, 1995: a time when entire Best Of categories were devoted to the O.J. Simpson trial, Bernie Bickerstaff and Dikembe Mutombo were still dominating the sports pages, and Mel's Bar and Grill was still new. Check out the winners from our 1995 Best Of issue after the jump.
The truth is out there, and in 2007, it was often weird, wicked or just plain wild.
In 1994, Westword published its eleventh Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Italian Restaurant (the brand-new Carmine’s on Penn) to Best Makeover (the renovated Herb’s Hideout) to Best New Arts Venue (the Bug, on Navajo Street) to Best News for Blue ... More >>
July 17th, 2007 Riverside Hotel Ho Chi Mihn City (Saigon) District 1 Esteemed Editor, If you recall, this whole caper started off two months ago with a bunk tip from a blackjack dealer in Vegas regarding a cousin connection in Iraq. My intention to provide our news organization with a set of eyes ... More >>
From the week of 01/04/2007
No matter how you slice it, Denver does not have the best pie.
For American men tired of American women, Richard Beals knows how to Thai the knot.
Gaetano's makes for a disappointing spaghetti Western.
Fifty bands. Ten stages. Five bucks. Be there.
Aspen gets soaked in a battle over bottled water.
From the week of April 12, 2001
Westword's guide to the 1997-98 ski and snowboard season
It's a guy thing: Two UPS men claim sexual harassment by another man.
As they battle for bigger budgets, Colorado educators get a crash course in fundraising.
A STRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE.
WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU CROSS A STAGE MOTHER WITH A GROUP OF SCHIZOPHRENICS? A REALLY, REALLY BIG SHOW.