Scott Lentz

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    November 18, 2014

    Photos: Left Hand Brewing Hosts Nitro Fest

    Longmont's Left Hand Brewing celebrated its 21st birthday with a festival highlighting nitro-poured beers -- its own as well as the creamy beers of 21 other breweries, both local and national. The Boulder Circus School was on hand to provide entertainment to go along with the nitrogenated libations, ... More >>

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    November 10, 2014

    Photos: Getting Jacked Up at the ViewHouse

    Plaid flannel shirts and lots of beards: it must have been just another day at one of Denver's top hipster hangouts. Actually, it was the Jacked Up Lumberjack Party at the ViewHouse on Saturday. Partiers grabbed their axes and suspenders to help raised money for Environmental Learning for Kids. This ... More >>

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    November 3, 2014

    Photos: Ghouls and Game of Thrones at Punch Bowl Social

    Punch Bowl Social hosted a Game of Thrones costume party on Halloween, and while most of the revelers went with creepy, goofy or sexy costumes that had little to do with the HBO fantasy show, a good time was still had. Fortunately for the line at the door, the weather proved unseasonably balmy for t ... More >>

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    November 3, 2014

    Top Five Best and Worst Things Dunkin' Donuts has Ever Made

    Today Dunkin' Donuts is launching its version of the fading fad-tastic cronut, simply named the Croissant Donut (creativity, naming and trend-necromancy fail). At $2.49 each -- the usual single donut price is around a buck -- the extra dough lands your croissant donut in a fancy box. Fancy packaging ... More >>

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    October 29, 2014

    Eight Great Local Shops For Last-Minute Halloween Costumes and Accessories

    Halloween is just around the corner, and while many a party-goer has spent months carefully crafting the perfect costume, the rest of us are still scrounging for ideas. But when that dream look finally hits, where do you go to get the best wigs, capes, feather boas and play knives before October 31? ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    Photos: Fresh Hop Beer Fest at Falling Rock Tap House

    Falling Rock Tap House threw its tenth annual Fresh Hop Festival on Saturday, celebrating the bitter and aromatic flower and the beers that are made with only fresh, not dried or pelletized, hops. Beers from 36 Colorado breweries, plus a few from around the country, were pouring; photographer Scott ... More >>

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    September 26, 2014

    Photos: Denver Cruisers End Season With a Hot Night for Getting Chill

    The 2014 Denver Cruiser Rides may not be over quite yet: Plans are in the works for an "Orange 'Night' Ride" in conjunction with the Broncos-Charges game on October 23. But the season officially concluded this week with Ullr Fest: Winter Wonderland, a theme that inspired some riders to cover up more ... More >>

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    July 18, 2014

    Photos: Denver Cruisers suit up and strip down for ride and pool party

    Summer's here and the time was right for the latest Denver Cruiser Ride theme, "Suits & Swim Suits" -- a perfect excuse to suit up and strip down. This time around, the Cruisers not only took it to the streets, but also to a pool party and volleyball game. Photographer Scott Lentz was on hand to ca ... More >>

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    July 3, 2014

    Five must-see Colorado outdoor venues to check out this summer

    It's summer in Colorado which means it's time to enjoy the outdoors before winter arrives again and the beautiful green fades to a snowy white. Summer also means the Denver-area concert calendar is packed, and thankfully, you can enjoy both mother nature and music in the same place this summer. From ... More >>

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    June 20, 2014

    Photos: Denver Cruisers' insane Bubble Wrap, Duct Tape & Cardboard ride

    We all know participants in the regular Denver Cruiser Ride can be a little twisted -- in the best possible way. But after checking out pics from this week's spectacle, dubbed "Bubble Wrap, Duct Tape & Cardboard," the phrase "What the hell?" may occur to you. Although you might substitute something ... More >>

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    June 3, 2014

    Photos: Denver Chalk Art Festival 2014

    Larimer Square was jammed over the weekend with spectators watching an asphalt canvas come alive with color during the annual Denver Chalk Art Festival, a favorite summer kickoff for fest-goers of all ages. Scott Lentz was there to capture the crowd, the artists and the masterpieces-in-progress. ... More >>

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    May 30, 2014

    Denver Cruisers' Seven Deadly Sins photos: Give in to temptation!

    This week's Denver Cruiser Ride found participants embracing the Seven Deadly Sins in a very lively way. For proof, look no further than photos by our Scott Lentz, who was on hand to catch all the greed, gluttony, sloth and lust. Check out a sampling of the shots below, and click here to view the c ... More >>

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    April 8, 2014

    Five things Colorado transplants should know about springtime in the Rockies

    Welcome to Colorado! If you've been here for at least three months, you've already enjoyed some of our famously indecisive weather, days that include snowy mornings and fifty-plus degree afternoons. Although spring is officially here, in this beautiful state the transition period between winter and ... More >>

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    April 7, 2014

    Photos: Colorado Rockies fans celebrate Opening Day in LoDo

    Friday was opening day for the Rockies, which meant LoDo was decked out in purple to celebrate baseball's return -- and the Rockies rewarded fans with a victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Photographer Scott Lentz captured the jubilation of the Rockies' first home win of 2014 with shots of the r ... More >>

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    March 14, 2014

    Photos: Inside CannaSearch, Colorado's first-ever pot-industry job fair

    People from around the country took part in CannaSearch, Colorado's first cannabis job fair, at which twelve marijuana-based companies set up tables offering job opportunities. O.Pen Vape presented the event, and it was open for anyone ages 21 and older. Jobs included photojournalism, marketing, sa ... More >>

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    February 14, 2014

    Photos: Masters of the Brewniverse was rowdy fun

    The Wynkoop Brewing Company presented its inaugural Masters of the Brewniverse Beer Festival and Brewery Pageant on Thursday night at the Oriental Theater. Guests got to sample lots of beer from more than fourteen breweries while watching reps and brewers from each brewery compete on stage for the c ... More >>

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    February 10, 2014

    Photos: Fun and games on the Crawl to Sochi

    Couldn't -- or wouldn't -- make it to Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics? You're not alone. But Saturday night, a rowdy crew of locals took to the bars for the Crawl to Sochi, an Olympics-themed hop between four downtown watering holes, complete with its own bar-game competitions, from beer pong to ... More >>

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    November 27, 2013

    Photos: Things got a little metal last week at TRVE Brewing's latest release party

    Black-metal-loving TRVE Brewing debuted its newest bottled beer, Eastern Candle, last Thursday, November 24, to its adoring fans. The pale wheat beer was brewed in collaboration with Texan black metal band Absu. Westword's Scott Lentz was there. To see the rest of the photos go to our full TRVE Brew ... More >>

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    October 31, 2013

    The Desk, a "place to create," closes its doors

    When The Desk opened last year in the former home of the Buffalo Exchange, it took the shared workspace concept to a whole new level, billing itself as a "place to create," adding a coffeehouse and taking reservations for the prime, paid spots. But with plenty of friendly nearby coffeehouses offerin ... More >>

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    October 28, 2013

    Photos: Kassia's Pasta Farm celebrates the season at Infinite Monkey Theorem

    Before Kassia Koukari parks Roberto, the three-wheeled delivery bike for Kassia's Pasta Farm, for the season, she wheeled him to the Infinite Monkey Theorem on Thursday night for the kickoff of Operation: Turkey Raisin', a food/fundraiser for Denver Rescue Mission's Thanksgiving Turkey Drive. Throug ... More >>

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    October 23, 2013

    The Wynkoop is now 25 -- but what would Denver look like if it had never been born?

    The Wynkoop Brewing Company celebrated its 25th anniversary Saturday night. For a decade, Westword's offices were right across the street from the Wynkoop, and we spent many an afternoon, and evening, and night, um, "working" in the bar. If the Wynkoop hadn't been there, we would have saved a lot of ... More >>

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    October 21, 2013

    From "Mustang" to the blue bear, Beyond Blue celebrates 25 years of public art in Denver

    Denver is celebrating 25 years of the city's public art program with Beyond Blue, an exhibition running through December 22 in the lobbies of the Buell Theatre and the McNichols Civic Center Building, where it held an opening reception on October 17. Many of the 46 artists who created the 75 artwork ... More >>

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    October 11, 2013

    First Look: Govinda's reopens as a weekend vegetarian/vegan cafe after a remodel

    Over the years, Govinda's Buffet has been an on-again, off-again, on-again, all-you-can-eat weekend buffet for vegetarians and vegans -- and now it's back on again, in a big way, as Govinda's Garden Cafe. It has the same address, 1400 Cherry Street, but a new look, a slightly newer name and new mana ... More >>

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    October 7, 2013

    Fearful photos from Fright Fest at Elitch Gardens

    Over the weekend, Elitch Gardens unveiled this year's Fright Fest, which includes two all-new haunted houses -- the zombie-themed Flesh Factory and the Terror Chamber, a creepy initiation rite navigated by flashlight -- as well as a seance show and a freak show at night, and a trick-or-treat trail, ... More >>

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    September 25, 2013

    Photos: Murder victims remembered at annual gathering

    Family members of people lost to homicide gathered today in front of the new Denver Crime Lab to memorialize their loved ones on the seventh annual National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. Approximately 200 people waited in line, holding posters and pictures, and awaited their turn on the mic ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    Dunkin' Donuts will roll out two Denver shops next Tuesday

    This city is about to start rolling in dough! On Tuesday, Denverites will finally be able to dip into Dunkin' Donuts. At long last, the beloved East Coast institution will have a stand-alone store in the metro area (there are already three in Colorado Springs): The spot at 366 Broadway is set to ope ... More >>