Mike Dunafon, former mayor of Glendale and husband of Debbie Matthews, owner of Shotgun Willie's, is running for governor as a third-party candidate -- and it might as well be the Party party. Because as a major booster of Glendale's riverwalk project, he and other officials pushed for a 2011 state ... More >>
In an August 2013 profile, Melanie Asmar described Mike Dunafon and Debbie Matthews as the king and queen of Glendale: He's the mayor, while she's the owner of Shotgun Willie's, one of Colorado's most iconic strip clubs. Now, this power couple has scored another coup: They found a legal way for Sho ... More >>
"I always felt the big liquor stores offered an overwhelming amount of options," says Mark Westmoreland. "I wandered aisle after aisle just to find a decent red that would go with dinner." And with that in mind, Westmoreland opened Cask and Craft in LoHi last month. The store's mission is to combine ... More >>
On Sunday, September 7, 2014, Westword will host its twentieth annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, DISH, in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, where many of the favorite restaurants of Cafe Society writers and readers will be serving delectable dishes. And the Farm to T ... More >>
Although the first three iterations of Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar -- in Boulder, LoDo and Fort Collins -- made themselves at home in old buildings, for the fourth restaurant, the Big Red F restaurant group took on a completely new space, in the CitySet project at the edge of Glendale. And as Gretch ... More >>
Clearview Films has come a long way since filming its first video in 2009. Shooting over 150 videos since its inception, Clearview has been working hard to make a name for itself in the video game. We tapped Antonio Valenzuela, who's worked with Clearview on various projects, to catch up with founde ... More >>
Native Foods Cafe, the fast-casual meatless (read: vegan) joint that proffers soy- and wheat-based meat substitutes (tempeh and seitan, for example) in lieu of dead animals, boasts more than fourteen stores in California, Chicago, Portland and Boulder -- and now Denverites who embrace the ever-growi ... More >>
This week, Gretchen Kurtz went from nose to tail at Beast Bottle, where brother-sister duo Paul and Aileen Reilly are becoming the talk of the town. And Mark Antonation brightened up a blurry Tuesday evening at T-Wa Inn; while exec chef Colin Mallet took a sec from extinguishing fires at Sassafras ... More >>
Jack Casey's Four Mile House, a Glendale fixture for decades, has closed. The bar, which won Westword's 2003 Best of Denver award for Best Happy Hour for Absolutely Free Food, started life as a barn, back in the days when what's now Glendale was filled with dairy farms dedicated to quenching Denver' ... More >>
Jack Casey's Four Mile House, a Glendale fixture since for decades, appears to be closed. The bar, which won Westword's 2003 Best of Denver award for Best Happy Hour for Absolutely Free Food, started life as a barn, back in the days when what's now Glendale was filled with dairy farms dedicated to q ... More >>
Rollin Oliver pleaded guilty today to second-degree murder in the shooting death of Denver police officer Celena Hollis last June. The 22-year-old faces a sentence of sixteen to 26 years in prison according to the plea agreement, which is on view below. The original charge of first-degree murder/ext ... More >>
One of the most legendary addresses in the Denver area, 320 South Birch Street in Glendale, now has a new occupant: Escandalo Sports Bar & Grill. The name translates to "scandalous," and this spot certainly saw plenty of scandalous action in the late '70s, when it was home to The Lift, a ski-themed ... More >>
Jax is about to add a fourth location, in the new City Set development in Glendale, behind the Hilton Garden Inn at the corner of Colorado Boulevard and Cherry Creek Drive -- an area definitely shy of good restaurant options. Jax isn't the only eatery going into the project: Udi's will have an outle ... More >>
Update: Rollin Oliver, 21, was born on Christmas Day -- but what he just received from the Denver District Attorney's Office can't be considered an early gift. He's now been formally charged with first-degree murder/extreme indifference in the City Park slaying of Denver police officer Celena Holli ... More >>
This Sunday, City Park Jazz will honor fallen Denver police officer Celena Hollis with a silent vigil that starts on the west side of Ferril Lake at 5 p.m. The concert will begin at the bandstand at 6 p.m., and scheduled performers Lionel Young and his band will play some of Hollis's favorite songs. ... More >>
In light of the death of Denver police officer Celena Hollis, the Colorado Progressive Coalition, ACLU of Colorado and others have postponed the "Summer Against Police Violence" protest. The rally, originally scheduled for tomorrow afternoon, would have fallen at the same time as Hollis's funeral se ... More >>
Denver police officer Celena Hollis, who was killed at last week's City Park jazz concert while trying to break up a fight, will be honored at this Sunday's concert. A silent vigil is scheduled for 5 p.m. on the west side of Ferril Lake; the concert will begin at 6 p.m., and Lionel Young and his ba ... More >>
In the days since Denver police officer Celena Hollis was shot and killed while breaking up a fight during City Park Jazz, the DPD and the community have gathered together for an outpouring of local support. On Sunday, the day after Hollis's public funeral, state representative Angela Williams and c ... More >>
Less than a day after Denver Police Officer Celena Hollis was shot and killed while trying to break up a fight at City Park, more than 150 people -- activists, preachers, mothers and teenagers -- gathered at the District 2 police headquarters in northeast Denver to thank the officers who worked alon ... More >>
Emerald Pathways in Glendale didn't hit the sweet spot for medical marijuana reviewer William Breathes. But it's hardly the only MMC in town, as you'll discover by visiting our just-updated MMJ listings. Click to access our medical-marijuana dispensary directory.
William Breathes's latest medical marijuana dispensary review is a rave for Kind Love in Glendale, a top-shelf center located in the basement of an old gym. And there's more leafy goodness to be found in our newly updated MMJ listings. Click here to access our medical-marijuana dispensary dir ... More >>
FCI EnglewoodDisgraced ex-lawman Michael Corona, a former hot property in California Republican circles and once dubbed "America's Sheriff" by an admiring Larry King, has lost his appeal on corruption charges and may soon be one of the more celebrated inmates at Federal Correctional Instituti ... More >>
Yes, we know that drinking Corona can be hazardous to your health. There's the alcohol factor, of course. Then there's the fact that ordering a Corona in Colorado, which is microbrew country, is a danger all its own, since other drinkers will mock your choice of the not-exactly-macho Mexican ... More >>
International rugby finds a home on the Front Range.
Outdoor movie nights? They're the best! Everyone lolls about, enjoying picnic fare in the fresh air under a starry sky, watching a popular movie that not only has something for everyone, but that also somehow transcends its second-run status thanks to the lovely atmosphere. And weather notwithstan ... More >>
We've just learned that one of our favorite acts from the Springs is hanging it up. After four years of churning out exceptional guitar-driven pop, A Novel Form is giving up the ghost, frustrated, evidently, by numerous line-up changes and the fact that the members haven't arrived a point where they ... More >>
Things are looking up in Glendale.
The rise of the Tea Party
Astoria Restaurant brings you all the comforts of home -- and the homeland.
The head Sweet Potato Queen visits her silly subjects in Denver.
Glendale glows up.
Glendale stripped Veggo Larsen of his job -- but not his appetite for life.
The Bull & Bush overflows with good times and good music.
The Briarwood Inn is one great package deal.
Rosedale Community Garden gives people a little piece of the prairie.