Sitting alone at the bar early on a Tuesday evening probably isn't how the management at Polished Tavern envisions guests experiencing the full impact of the place. But I'm not the only one going solo; a few other single drinkers and diners occupy other bar stools, while one or two couples are in th ... More >>
I can drive from my house to Morrison in about the same amount of time that it takes me to drive to downtown Denver, but I rarely go. Once a year to a show at Red Rocks, if I'm lucky, but otherwise I've probably had dinner in the almost-mountain town just a handful of times in my life. But my quest ... More >>
Art has been a part of Sandi Calistro's life since her earliest memories. A painter and tattoo artist, Calistro is known for her whimsical style. She is the co-owner of Kaze Gallery, which will be closing soon, and is in the process of opening a new studio, Ritual Tattoo & Gallery, with local artist ... More >>
Some novels take a while to get going, and some give you an immortal dwarf, a time-traveling corpse and an alchemical mystery before the end of the first chapter, as City of Lost Dreams does. The follow-up to the best-selling City of Dark Magic finds protagonist Sarah Weston in an adventure that wea ... More >>
It's wonderful to discuss Shakespeare with someone as intelligent, insightful and, above all, passionate as Tina Packer, who brings her Women of Will: The Overview to the Colorado Shakespeare Festival this weekend. Packer, who led Shakespeare & Company in Massachusetts for three decades, talks about ... More >>
Coffee's on at Cafe Zuri, which recently opened its doors at 3718 West 32nd Avenue. And its heart is in the right place: metro Denver. The quaint cafe offers locally roasted coffee from Coda, French pastries from Trompeau Bakery in Englewood, apple strudels from Praha Restaurant in Longmont and ice ... More >>
Do people care about schnitzel? You're darn Teuton! As a side to her review of Cafe Berlin, Gretchen Kurtz served up the five best restaurants for a schnitzel fix -- and her list has taken a pounding. Where is Cafe Prague? Sobo 151? And where's that umlaut? See also: - Five best restaurants for a ... More >>
Not only did USA Today just name Denver one the best beer capitals in the world -- the whole fucking WORLD, y'all! -- but the internationally distributed daily newspaper also gave a shout-out to Patty's Chile Beer, named, of course, for Westword founder and editor Patty Calhoun, who likes things spi ... More >>
The Croke-Patterson Mansion is a historic gem, with official designation from the Landmark Preservation Commission, Colorado State Register of Historic Properties, and the National Register of Historic Places. And new owners are ready to add a new chapter in that history, opening the building as the ... More >>
This is an unusual week for new releases because many companies have decided to forgo the usual Tuesday or Wednesday timeframe in order to take advantage of the far more eponymous sounding 11-11-11. Still, we've tallied up everything worth a mention, which includes novels from two heavyweight ... More >>
After a summer of travels, Laura Shunk revealed the five restaurant concepts she'd love to see in Denver, ranging from a Burmese restaurant to a Czech restaurant and beer hall. Which had commenters wondering: What about Sobo 151?
Sean Kenyon knows how to pour out both drinks and advice. A third-generation bar man with 25 years behind the bar, including at some of this town's most liquid assets, he is a student of cocktail history, a United States Bartenders Guild-certified Spirits Professional and a BAR Ready graduat ... More >>
Between fronting 16 Horsepower and Wovenhand, David Eugene Edwards has spent a fair amount of time touring Europe. Before opening for Tool recently on seven dates, including Red Rocks last week, Wovenhand was in Europe once again, where Edwards was interviewed on Radio Waves in Prague, Czec ... More >>
When Josh Friedman's old band, Sleeperhorse, broke up, he figured it was time for a change. So a few months ago, he moved to Prague to teach English, travel and to move his life forward in a positive direction after having a "pretty shitty first half of the year." Unfortunately, a recent internatio ... More >>
These weekly lists are often easy to put together. I review a Mexican restaurant, I can make a list of other Mexican restaurants I love. I write about Chinese food, I can list a half-dozen other places to get good duck. But this week? Not so much. I've been sitting here, wracking my brain trying ... More >>
The first time I tried Ethiopian food, I was visiting my friend, Mat, in Montreal. We'd met the previous summer on a train headed to Berlin, and since we were both backpacking solo around Europe and trying to get to Prague, which had just suffered a flood, we found ourselves staying in the same host ... More >>
Saturday, November 1, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-837-0360.
The Alliance for Real Democracy splits from Re-create '68.
How can a gringa deal with her friends' racism?
Unbunch panties, please: This sequel is lame, tame and totally not worth moralizing.
This nomadic singer-songwriter is never at a loss for words.
Eerie melodrama explores the dark arts in turn-of-the-century Vienna.
Amy's View needs more star power.
Beard House Rules
Thursday, December 16, the Church, 303-575-1149.
As Nazi artillery draws nearer, two opposites share an unlikely love.
Buntport's Kafka on Ice slices up the melancholy author's life.
A bang-up way to celebrate an earthy Fourth.
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
Heartfelt Almost Heaven rises above expectations.
Autumn Spring captures the defiant humor of an aging man.
As long as it keeps moving, Blade II entertains.
Even war heroes can be treated like villains in a Dark Blue World.
Readers give our food critic something to chew on.
Uz Jsme Doma creates a bohemian rhapsody.
SEX IS BECOMING AN INCREASINGLY RISKY BUSINESS FOR YOUNG GAYS.