Two Billion Acres of Salt
Melanie Asmar's post last week about an appearance by Aurora theater shooting victim Stephen Barton at an anti-gun-violence rally featured a photo of him with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who's also called for stricter firearms regulations. That prompted one reader to tee off on both for a ... More >>
America loves Sriracha. The screaming-red, medium-spicy Asian condiment -- made with chiles, vinegar, garlic, sugar and salt -- is named for the Thai city of Si Racha, an mass-produced by Huy Fong Foods in clear plastic squeeze bottles with green caps and and signature rooster pictures , which inspi ... More >>
The drink menu at Ace, this year's Best New Bar winner, features no shortage of cocktails -- 64 combinations, to be exact. Intrigued by the large number of options, we recently stopped by to sip and sample from Ace's new happy-hour menu, and bar manager Randy Layman was kind enough to serve up all 6 ... More >>
Today is National Lemonade Day, and it's not just for kids. For the past few days, local restaurants have been taking a stand on this holiday, raising funds to combat childhood cancer. In 2000, four-year-old cancer patient Alexandra Scott decided to set up a lemonade stand in front of her house to ... More >>
Someday, Patrick Creager and his wife, Ari Murdock, would like to open up a soda fountain. "I love the concept of a modern soda shop," he explains. "I really delved in behind the bar at Olivea, and I found ways to incorporate fruits and vegetables and spices and herbs with sugar as a medium. Then I ... More >>
The warm weather has us constantly craving ice cream, and yesterday, we listed our five best Denver parlors. While those are the places we're most likely to go for a double-scoop cone, ice cream parlors aren't the only places in town that turn out the dessert we crave: there are quite a few Denver r ... More >>
When money and ethics collide, the crash is usually fun to watch. But when you throw public school meals into that mix, you get an ugly food fight with few winners and lots of losers -- and those losers are kids who are just trying to eat their lunches and get to recess.
Yesterday, Josh Burbank, barman at Jax Fish House, showed us how he makes homemade root beer. Now he's weighing on his mentors, behind-the-bar antics gone awry, and putting his blood, sweat and tears into every drink.
As bartenders in this town dive deeper into their craft, we've seen a lot of housemade sodas pop up on lists. Several places make their own tonic, for instance, and a few turn out their own ginger beers. We know of places trying to work out the kinks of more ambitious sodas, too, and at least one -- ... More >>
Rocket Fizz Denver.It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that adults love candy and soda pop just as much as kids. According to Patrick Evans, owner of the new Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop at Writer's Square (technically 1512 Larimer Street), the majority of his customers a ... More >>
Sarah CowellWhen Oak at Fourteenth shuttered last spring due to remodel after a fire, the staff and management seized a unique opportunity: While they scurried to get the restaurant rebuilt, they also spent the down months studying and creating so that when the place reopened, they'd be at th ... More >>
Kelsey WhippleMeet Coca-Cola's freestyle soda fountain: 100 flavors to choose from before you still opt for Dr Pepper.The Qdoba at Sixth and Grant has housed Coca-Cola's 100-flavor freestyle soda fountain for three weeks now, but the Terminator of the carbonated world is still creating lines ... More >>
Go ahead, bring your dog to work.It's the second-longest day of the year today, and not just because, like Garfield, you hate Mondays -- it's because it's the Summer Solstice tomorrow, so literally. And while solstices (solsti?) are generally holidays for pagan hippies who celebrate them by d ... More >>
They say that Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog, did not see his shadow in Pennsylvania this morning, which means it will be an early spring. For those of us who've suffered through Denver's sub-zero temperatures these last few days, that's hopeful news -- but we also know from years past tha ... More >>
Number 10.It's the time of year for the giving and receiving so-called White Elephant gifts -- which, for those of us into kitsch stuff, can be better than receiving something allegedly classier. Understanding this, our friends at Arc Thrift Stores of Colorado have assembled their "must-have" ... More >>
ROOT Flip: ROOT, Carpano Antica formula, sugar, whole eggColt & Gray was teeming with people last night, packed into the bar and apologizing right and left as they tripped over one another trying to maneuver the room. Clearly, if you build an open bar, they will come. And that's exactly wha ... More >>
Soda, like most everything else in the world, has a lifespan. Some sodas live long and prosper, while others die and fade away (or, as is true of a few on this list, end up in the bargain section at Walmart). This list is devoted to those drinks that quenched our thirst, kept us awake, and ... More >>
Keep chomping on your candy bar! Although several Colorado sales tax exemptions have been removed effective today, including "nonessential items related to sales of food and beverages" (i.e., to-go containers), materials used in direct mail advertising and standardized computer software, can ... More >>
Lori MidsonOn Monday, February 22, Matt Selby, executive chef of Steuben's and Vesta Dipping Grill, will join 15 of the nation's top chefs and mixologists in Washington DC, as part of the Share Our Strength contingent at the Democratic Governor's Association conference. Selby, who is the chef ... More >>
My recent review of Red Trolley -- the Highland neighborhood ice cream shop turned hot dog parlor, breakfast bar and coffee shop -- was a strange one. The ice cream (the stuff the shop was founded on) is excellent almost across the board, and while I wasn't crazy about all of the hot dogs be ... More >>
It's not the real thing, but you may think it isStoners, beware! Mary Jane's Relaxing Soda does not contain pot. But 28-year-old soda jerk Matt Moody, the drink's inventor, insists that Mary Jane lives up to its name. "It's not a high, but it would be close to draw a comparison and that was ... More >>
The Lancer Lounge is crowded, but you can sidle up to the bar easily. Which is sort of surprising, given that it's "panic hour," where well drinks and draft beer are free. I guess it helps that it's 10 p.m. on a Monday -- no time for an upstanding citizen to be drinking this much liquor -- but this ... More >>
On Oscar night, the entire food world was abuzz. Not because of anything that happened during the Academy Awards ceremony, but because of one of the (million and one) commercials that showed during the proceedings: namely, the Tom Colicchio Diet Coke spot that appeared to show the Top Chef judge an ... More >>
Following in the footsteps of such rival fast-food chains as Burger King, McDonald's and Wendy's, Sonic Drive-In is now offering twelve items for a dollar each on its new Everyday Value Menu. The deals are available all day long, and include the Jr. Deluxe Burger, Chicken Strip Sandwich, Jr. Frito ... More >>
Jax Fish House
Ex-members of Kill City Thrillers, Scott Baio Army and Call Sign Cobra come back for a sort of homecoming.
Sticking with it
Tinta de Verona
This post-Soviet sitcom isn't worth Putin up with.
Take a spin through the city's coolest cocktails.
Colorado Center Stadium 9
Raspberry Vodka and 7-Up
Sam's No. 3
DPS learns which schools are thirstiest for its Pepsi contract.
The joy of Pepsi
Coors Brewery Tour
Made in Colorado
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
TALK ABOUT POP CULTURE! THE MERCURY CAFE'S SODA IS IN A GLASS BY ITSELF.