Denver lays claim to a lot of different cuisines, but the foods of the Caribbean, namely Jamaican, are woefully few and far between. But last week, in Lincoln Park, just on the fringe of the Santa Fe Arts District, a small storefront called Jamaican Grill opened on Eighth Avenue in a former weed dis ... More >>
Renegade Brewing, which helped invigorate the Santa Fe arts district three years ago, will sink its roots even deeper this summer when it opens a large production facility -- and eventually a second tap room -- just eight blocks south of its current location. The brewery has just signed a lease on ... More >>
There's a little something for everyone at the Blue Cow, one of our favorite breakfast spots in Morrison -- mostly because of the fresh fare and down-to-earth surroundings. The walls are covered with local art (including some Red Rocks paintings by "Scramble" Campbell that are worth checking out), a ... More >>
UrbiCulture Community Farms, 4201 Umatilla Street, is hosting a "Fact versus Fiction" food seminar this evening from 6 to 7 p.m., when organizers will discuss and debunk common food myths concerning health and nutrition. See also: - Artists and UrbiCulture work together to make the Santa Fe distric ... More >>
The Wall Tavern recently opened at 1112 Santa Fe Drive offering a "chill vibe, casually strong drinks, and our relaxing nature," according to its Facebook page. Owners Isiah Pachner and Justin Cooper wanted to incorporate an arty feel to the place since they are located in the Art District on Santa ... More >>
It's the first First Friday of the year, and that means that Denver is teeming with art openings galore. The great thing about art openings? They're almost always free. And the rest of the weekend is packed full of events, too, from classic film screenings to go-go dancing tryouts, and none of these ... More >>
Hot dog! Mile High Vienna Stand has moved from its original space on Santa Fe right up the street to a bigger spot with parking! "People kept telling me we were too busy -- something I didn't think was possible," says owner Sonny Jarock. "But this new space is great and things couldn't be going bett ... More >>
Patrick Hartnett Kachina Southwestern Grill 10600 Westminster Boulevard, Westminster kachinagrill.com 303-410-5813 Part one of my interview with Patrick Hartnett, exec chef of Kachina Southwestern Grill, ran yesterday; this is part two. Favorite restaurant in America: Kaya, in Pittsburgh. It's a ... More >>
Patrick Hartnett Kachina Southwestern Grill 10600 Westminster Boulevard, Westminster kachinagrill.com 303-410-5813 This is part one of my interview with Patrick Hartnett, exec chef of Kachina Southwestern Grill; part two of our chat will run tomorrow. The restaurants at a Holiday Inn will never m ... More >>
October is finally here, and that means pumpkin beer, butternut squash soup and Halloween-themed events all month. But you won't have to fork over a ton of cash to get in on the fun. We've rounded up ten events this weekend that all cost less than $10, from people-watching at a zombie dash to seeing ... More >>
Feel like getting down with your bad self this weekend? Good. As always, you've come to exactly the right place. We've got the drop on the, ahem, drop. Eclectic sounds of all genres of EDM take over the airwaves this weekend. Whether you feel like getting your groove on at the club or dancing the ni ... More >>
Leftover Salmon played Sunday, May 13, 2012 in the middle of 7th and 8th street on Santa Fe. The band's new album, Aquatic Hitchhikers, drops May 22, but the band couldn't resist to take over the streets for a little while to show Denver that they still got it. Check out the crowd, faces in it, and ... More >>
Did you miss First Friday on Denver's Art District on Santa Fe ? Catch all the action you missed April 6 in our First Friday slide show. Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook!
Yesterday, while driving down Hampden, I noticed a sign for a forthcoming Texas Roadhouse, just one of many chains that gang the River Point at Sheridan, a mega-mall sprawl at Hampden and Santa Fe that gives shoppers at Super Target and Costco the opportunity to chow at Chili's, Subway, Panera Bread ... More >>
If you're wandering through Santa Fe's First Friday Art Walk, be sure to stop at 747 Santa Fe Drive and take a look at the words "Clown Town" in bright blue L.E.D. lights up in a second-floor window. That's the home of the Side Show Studio, an out-of-the-way gallery that just celebrated its one-year ... More >>
Mercedes Mexican Restaurant is a home-grown chain that proliferated across the city, hawking $1.50 breakfast burritos, among other staples, from storefronts on University, Santa Fe and Sheridan.
The Big Draw: magnetic attraction. There is really no way to forget 9/11 on its tenth anniversary, but there are ways to acknowledge it and maybe move on, some small act that we can do. What remains important is people -- people communing with other people, shoulder-to-shoulder, possibly in ... More >>
Plans tonight? If not, and you happen to be looking for a kick-ass way to get your food and drink on that's a little out of the ordinary, head over to Tennyson Street and partake in some First Friday activities. A scaled-down version of the busy Santa Fe First Friday scene, the Tennyson stre ... More >>
Thursday, March 18 Uh, hey. It's Danielle Ate the Sandwich. I've been on the road and away from home a couple of days now, and am officially one hour from Austin and ready to go. Today, I play at Bar 512 for the Spokesbuzz Showcase. I'm excited to play with a lot of great bands from Fort C ... More >>
Art by anarchists.While most of the other stops on the First Friday Art Walk on Santa Fe were showing more commercial, high-end art to the wealthy snow-bros in town from Aspen for the weekend, bohemian coffee house Yellow Feather was showcasing the music and art of artists geared a little mor ... More >>
Junior Brown is synonymous with good old-fashioned country music. As the inventor of the "guit-steel" guitar, the Austin-based singer-songwriter can play the hell out of any stringed instrument he touches. Brown launched his career in 1990 during a SXSW showcase where he met his current manag ... More >>
Now that the holidays are finally behind us, we can all return to a sense of normalcy with our weekend planning. Well, except for the fact the holidays left everyone broke. Thankfully, we've got plenty of stuff to do this weekend on the hyper-cheap, including art show openings, films and danc ... More >>
Small works, affordable art, crafty items, the unexpected: Tonight's First Friday Artwalk will no doubt feature plenty of them all, regardless of whichever urban quarter you land in. And that's a good thing: Not only do local artists have to eat like the rest of us, but everyone benefits from ... More >>
Babes Around Denver is the Mile High City's largest lesbian social group -- and members were socializing en masse on Friday night. Westword photog Kate Levy caught the action in one of several new slideshows. Check out a Scumbag Sundays roundup, First Friday on Santa Fe and Muse at the Pepsi ... More >>
I-25 at 38th today.Drivers who travel Interstate 25 between Santa Fe and Interstate 70 on a daily basis probably won't be shocked to learn that, statistically speaking, this stretch appears to be the most dangerous in the entire state. Those who are still alive, that is.
Lori MidsonIt's Christmas all year long in the Land of Enchantment, which is where I've spent the week in euphoria, thanks, in part to the breakfast burritos at this Santa Fe institution. Where did I get my red and green chile rush? Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first correct answe ... More >>
Lori MidsonNext week, I'm heading south to Santa Fe for a few days of eating, drinking and stuffing my trunk with all of my favorite foodstuffs from Trader Joe's. (Jealous, aren't you?) And in anticipation of my journey down the flat stretch of asphalt that'll eventually lead me to the land ... More >>
Lori Midsonâ€‹Downtown's Italian restaurant scene just grew by one with the opening of Mangiamo Pronto!, a sleek and modern cafe out of Santa Fe, in the former Common Grounds space at 1601 17th Street. "We had soft openings Friday and Saturday just to do some test runs and opened the floodgates toda ... More >>
Warren Bedellâ€‹A native of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Travis Egedy, who performs under the name Pictureplane, has been rapidly gaining the attention of popular underground bands from around the country for the last few years, most notably HEALTH who took Pictureplane on a national tour in March 2009. HE ... More >>
Just got off the phone with Enrique Guerrero, co-owner and chef at Mangiamo Pronto -- which means "Let's Eat Now!" -- a fast-casual Italian joint in Santa Fe, New Mexico that's coming to downtown Denver in early September, specifically to 1601 17th Street, in the former Common Grounds space. Guerrer ... More >>
An empty restaurant leads to idle thoughts.
Santa Fe Arts District gets a facelift during Denver Arts Week.
While a popular gallery closes up in Denver, Glendale strippers take it almost all off for the opera.
Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe
First Friday intersects with a brand-new season.
Osage Mercado goes public
Lance Grabowski walks the nineteenth-century walk.
Contemporary art is the focus of two small shows at the DAM.
Panadería & Pastelería Santa Fe
As the world turns ugly, the local art season gets off to a beautiful start.
THE MAYOR'S RACE IS HEATING UP--AND SO IS THE BATTLE FOR THE HISPANIC VOTE.