When I decided to start writing A Federal Case, I did so out of sheer curiosity. I live in a neighborhood that borders Federal Boulevard, a street that has served as an occasional dining destination but also as a conduit to other areas of the city. At the time, I was driving Federal more than just a ... More >>
In anticipation of the Best of Denver, we've already shared our list of the ten best new restaurants in Denver -- spots that opened in 2013 that are all contenders for the Best New Restaurant award. But last year, we also saw many restaurants close and then reopen -- sometimes in new places, sometim ... More >>
In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard -- south to north -- within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on t ... More >>
In February, brothers Hanzel and Eder Yáñez shuttered Chili Verde, their Mexican restaurant in LoHi that celebrated the cuisine of Puebla. The weather-beaten building, with its chipped white paint, had also suffered a fire, rendering the restaurant inhabitable for weeks. But on Saturday, the broth ... More >>
Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo, a day commemorating the Mexican army's defeat of the French at the Battle of Puebla. In honor of the occasion, rather than randomly heading off to your closest Mexican restaurant or bar to drink some tequila, we've come up with a list of things to do and places to g ... More >>
This dude is about the bring the party.It's a new month, which means the usual slew of designations intended to raise awareness of things that generally continue getting ignored as per usual during that month -- but for those who are paying attention, May is pretty much a glass case of contra ... More >>
Lori MidsonGive a guy a Las Tortugas franchise, and what does he do? If you're JuanCarlos Wong, you keep it for a few months before concluding that you can do your own thing -- and do it better. Wong, who opened a Las Tortugas outlet earlier this year in June at 810 East 88th Avenue, in Th ... More >>
Photo by Kenny BeVirgin of Guadalupe graces a Globeville garage.This is the kind of mural that melds the pride of Mexico and America and makes every day the fifth of May. Surprisingly, Cinco de Mayo is not an obligatory federal holiday down in Mexico. The springtime celebration that we have c ... More >>
A Flickr photoThose low riders may be putting on a lot of miles this year.When Cinco de Mayo falls during the middle of the week, as it does this year (it's next Wednesday), people interested in marking the date have four main options: Celebrate the weekend before, celebrate on May 5, celebra ... More >>
In honor of opening day at Coors Field, herewith a brief homage to the five best spring drinking rituals: 5. Easter Nothing cures the pain of spending a Sunday with the in-laws like a mimosa or 15. Be sure to balance out the alcohol with enough bagels and chocolate, or you could be known for ... More >>
A Flickr photo Your calendar may tell you that May 5th has already happened -- but your calendar is lying to you. This weekend will mark the real Cinco de Mayo celebration, with much of the activity taking place, as usual, on Federal Boulevard. The Denver Police Department has a three-part plan to ... More >>
Here is a city where I can get breakfast burritos (delivered to the office, if necessary), tacos on almost every corner, decent (though never fantastic) green chile, the combined cuisines of Puebla and Michoacan and Chihuahua and the D.F., all without being assaulted for flaunting my literacy, witho ... More >>
There auto be a law against using sex to sell cars.
My cell phone rang around one in the morning. For most people, this would be a harbinger of bad news -- kid in jail, someone in the hospital. For me, it almost always means work: a debriefing, confession, eleventh-hour emergency like a restaurant on fire or, worse, dead cold on a Saturday night. ... More >>
I had to be dragged to dinner at Guadalajara. Hours later, I had to be dragged away.
Sean and Heard
One good Brewery Bar deserves another.
A car show to exhaust VW fans
From the week of December 7, 2000
Cinco de Mayo festivities bring cultures together.