Queens County

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2014

    Five Denver Restaurants That Are Good for Kids -- and the Grownups Who Love Them

    Nothing riles up people like kids in restaurants. Even though I'm a parent, I'm sympathetic: I don't want a nice meal ruined by a whiny child, either. But the solution isn't to confine preschoolers to McDonald's, then move on to pizza and burger joints when they age out of Happy Meals. Where will th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2014

    The Kitchen Next Door wound up next door to fast-casuals in Glendale

    The Kitchen Next Door Glendale wasn't conceived as a "destination experience," says Kimbal Musk, co-founder of The Kitchen, which opened in Boulder in 2004. "We wanted it to be a neighborhood restaurant." This makes sense, given that Next Door -- which got its start in Boulder, too, is the more casu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    3 things to do for free in Denver this week, June 9-12

    This is week is filled with free events, so you don't have to worry about breaking into the piggybank before payday. Instead, you can check out a "cool" movie, take a trip to Japan or shake hands with a two-time Mr. Universe. See the online Westword calendar for more events, and let us know about m ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 8, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 28, 2014

    FoCoMX proved Fort Collins' potential as a music hub

    Planning a music festival in Fort Collins has to be a miserably difficult task. Outside of the concerts Colorado State University books, only one venue, the Aggie Theater, hosts larger national acts with any kind of regularity. Add in Avogadro's Number and Hodi's Half-Note, bars with the capacity of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Justin Hocking on surfing, trauma and The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld

    When he hit rock bottom, DIY zine-maker and literary adventurer Justin Hocking started taking evening jaunts from New York City to Rockaway Beach, where he surfed the waves under the moonlit sky. He defied death; he navigated trauma; he searched the shadows of his soul. This period of self-explorati ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2014
  • Blogs

    November 8, 2013

    Photos: Look inside new Shotgun Willie's strip club, featuring firefighter pole and more

    Last night, Glendale's legendary strip club -- Shotgun Willie's -- closed forever. And right next door, in a $4 million building that was just a steel-beamed skeleton when we wrote about it back in August, a new-and-improved Shotgun Willie's opened for business. In the hours before the new strip cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    Guess where I'm drinking a Coronita margarita?

    Look! A bottle holder that tips a miniature Corona into your margarita! There's really nothing else to say about this new concoction that's popping up in Mexican joints all around the city. Except this: #pleasedrinkresponsibly. Urp. Can you guess where I'm drinking? Special bonus: Anyone who give ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2013

    Glendale CitySet restaurants say the city has welcomed them with open arms

    The current Westword cover story, "Fantasy Island," tells of Glendale's quest to build a riverwalk along Cherry Creek full of restaurants, theaters and bars serving booze in to-go cups. To make this dream project a reality, Glendale officials have made a series of smaller civic improvements -- which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    Reader: Big Smoke Burger, more choices at lower prices -- consumer wins big!

    Is Denver an "immature" burger market? That's what Cameron Tune thinks, and so he chose Glendale's City Set project for the first U.S. outpost of his Canada-based Big Smoke Burger. "There are a lot of one-off and two-off burger places in Denver -- Crave and Juicy Burger, for example -- and there are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Jax in City Set will open June 24; World of Beer already pouring

    Construction in the development on the edge of Cherry Creek Drive and South Colorado Boulevard is hidden by the Hilton Garden Inn and Marriott Residence Inn, but work is going quickly in the area being called City Set. So far, outposts of several local restaurant ventures -- including Jax Fish House ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Win tickets to the Beaujolais and Beyond wine festival!

    Calling all wine fans! Tomorrow, the Beaujolais and Beyond food and wine festival kicks off at Glendale's Infinity Park Event Center, and if you were wondering how much food and wine will be there, the answers are: a) a lot, and b) as many as forty varieties of vino. The four-hour fest also feature ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Rollin Oliver, charged with murdering Celena Hollis, in court this morning

    Gang violence is a hot topic in Denver this summer. This week's cover story, "Flash Point," details the city's plan for cooling it down. Denver has seen several high-profile shootings in the past few months, and there's been speculation that many are gang-related, including the death of Denver poli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    Barbecue and craft beer tonight at Whole Foods in Glendale

    The tiny town of Glendale has been doing a bang-up job of celebrating July 4th for years -- though its festivities never a actually fell on Independence Day, since that would have competed with other municipalities that shot off their own spectaculars on the holiday proper. And a few years ago, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    Photos: Celena Hollis vigil brings hundreds to City Park Jazz

    City Park was awash in purple yesterday evening as hundreds gathered in Celena Hollis's favorite color during a vigil for the fallen Denver police officer. Exactly one week after she was shot and killed in City Park, politicians, law enforcement and residents visited the same place to celebrate her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    Photos: Celena Hollis vigil marked by tears, resolve

    Earlier today, Kelsey Whipple shared her account of City Park Jazz's tribute to Celena Hollis, the Denver police officer murdered at the event the previous week. Westword's Nathan Federico also attended, and he tells the story in vivid, often emotional photos featuring the likes of Denver Police Chi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 28, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    The Glendale SuperTarget, back in that town's good graces, expands its liquor aisle

    ​Because of Colorado's increasingly controversial liquor laws, only one outlet of any grocery chain -- Safeway, King Soopers, Target, Whole Foods and the like -- can sell full-strength beer, wine and alcohol. Target's spot is in the superstore in Glendale, but until recently, its single aisle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    The five strangest foods I've ever eaten

    Mark MangerPeanut butter soup, fufu and bone-in, skin-on goat: not actually so weird.​My first trip to African Grill and Bar for this week's review was a thrill ride because it offered a chance to explore a cuisine with which I'd had no previous experience and an opportunity to eat something s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Reader: Queen Soopers helps indoctrinate Mistress Minka's submissive sex-slave sluts

    ​The King Soopers at 9th and Corona was recently remodeled -- and last week, we staged a contest in which we asked readers to share their favorite memories of the Denver landmark. The contest ended last Thursday, but comments keep rolling in -- including the following twisted tribute to the qu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    King Soopers 9th and Corona memories could win you $50 in groceries: Enter here!

    ​The King Soopers at 9th and Corona isn't just a supermarket: It's a cultural institution. That's why our pals at the Cafe Society blog have posted a photo gallery of the newly remodeled store -- and why we're giving away a $50 King Soopers gift certificate in celebration of this local landmar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Tonight: Holiday Beer Tasting at the Bull & Bush

    A Flickr photo.​Bull & Bush Pub & Brewery, 4700 Cherry Creek Drive South in Glendale, will host a Holiday Beer Tasting from 5 to 9 p.m. tonight. Tickets to taste festive brews from around the world are each $1. For more info, call 303-759-0333 or go to For information on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Randall Layman's Tales of the Cocktail, round three

    Randall Layman, a bartender at Vesta Dipping Grill, is just back from New Orleans, where he attended his first Tales of the Cocktail. We'll be printing his dispatches -- here are the first and second installments -- all week. Day Three: With the curtains closed tight over the window in my room an ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 1, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    Harmony Interactive Music Experience postponed

    Just received word from our friends in Rexway that the Harmony Interactive Music Experience event they were slated to play at this weekend in Glendale has been postponed. The inaugural event, presented by Ryan Dykstra Nightlife and Colorado Music Buzz Magazine and slated to take place this Saturday, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Today's featured event: Go Fourth -- multiplied

    The Denver Outlaws light a spark. Can't believe you're still at work? Get out. It's time to plan your fabulous July 4th weekend, so here's what you should do: Go hang out with a marg at Mezcal and ponder. You could even have some fun along with the relaxation: There's a Beyond José tequila educati ... More >>

  • Music

    April 2, 2009


    Saturday, April 4, Gothic Theatre, 1-866-468-7621.

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Where should we move DIA?

    For all the holiday travelers who hate making the 21-mile trek from downtown to Denver International Airport, the History Channel has an answer. The Mega Movers show created a step-by-step video for how Denver could move the main airport terminal closer to the city using a system of steel beams, whe ... More >>

  • Film

    October 26, 2006

    Hometown Legend

    Coming of age and stayin' alive on the mean streets of Astoria, Queens.

  • People & Places

    March 24, 2005
  • New Year's Eve

    December 16, 2004

    All Apologies

    To err is human, and to forgive? A divine way to start out the new year.

  • Music

    November 27, 2003

    Nick of Time

    Between Mondo Generator and Queens of the Stone Age, Nick Oliveri has the schedule from hell -- and he loves making it worse.

  • News

    April 10, 2003

    Coup de Condo

    The battle for Cedar Pointe has turned into a tempest in a Tea Party.

  • Food & Drink

    March 27, 2003
  • News

    May 30, 2002
  • Culture

    September 20, 2001

    Common Misconceptions

    The Metro Center for the Visual Arts and Foothills Art Center turn our expectations upside down.

  • Dining

    December 7, 2000

    Check, Please!

    Readers give our food critic something to chew on.

  • Best of Denver

    June 29, 2000
  • Best of Denver

    June 29, 2000

    Best introduction to capitalism

    Glendale Public Library

  • News

    March 2, 2000

    That Doggone Glendale

    Dirty election tricks get dirtier.

  • News

    January 20, 2000

    The Glendale T&A Party

    Two years ago they took over their city. Since then, things have just gotten curiouser and curiouser.

  • Music

    August 26, 1999

    Stoner-Rock Royalty

    The Queens of the Stone Age find tipped-out serenity in their private desert oasis.

  • Dining

    August 5, 1999
  • News

    June 10, 1999

    Going With the Flow

    Glendale gets a lesson in the politics of pollution.

  • Music

    April 22, 1999
  • News

    February 12, 1998

    Naked Oppression

    Attention, adult gentlemen! A crusade against strip joints in the metro area may leave Denver the capital of the lap dance.

  • News

    June 13, 1996

    Lame Excuses

    A disgruntled horse buyer snags a lemon and goes public--sort of.

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    September 14, 1994



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    August 17, 1994



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