Soft Drinks

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Super Dungeon Explore creators Soda Pop Miniatures see a future for gaming in Denver

    Super Dungeon Explore: Forgotten King doesn't look like your standard, blood-and-chainmail tabletop wargame. The monsters are rotund and cartoony, and the heroes, with their anime eyes and giant heads balanced on tiny bodies, look like children's toys. It's a remarkably gentle entry in a genre that ... More >>

  • Music

    October 31, 2013

    Hezekiah Goode

    Two Billion Acres of Salt

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    Reader: Taking my guns or my soda pop won't make me safer

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    Five foods and drinks that should never have Sriracha added to them

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    Photos: Sipping and sampling from Ace's 64 happy-hour cocktail combinations

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Restaurants selling drinks to support National Lemonade Day and childhood cancer research

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Patrick Creager ramps up Follow That Cart, a mobile soda fountain

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Denver's five best restaurant scoops of ice cream and gelato

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Five ways to make public-school food and drinks healthier

    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.

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Josh Burbank: Drinks should just heighten the experience

    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.

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Photos: Josh Burbank makes root beer at Jax Fish House

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Photos: Denver gets a Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Oak at Fourteenth rolls out bottled housemade sodas, some with alcohol

    Sarah Cowell​When 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Welcome to the future: Coca-Cola's 100-flavor soda machine incites confusion, awe

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    What week is it? Your breakdown of obscure holidays, June 20 - 26

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Drink of the Week: Groundhog at Luca D'Italia

    ​ 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Top 16 White Elephant Christmas Gifts of 2010

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    ROOT Liquor pours into Colorado with parties at Bitter Bar and Colt & Gray

    ROOT Flip: ROOT, Carpano Antica formula, sugar, whole egg​Colt & 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2010

    RIP: A dozen dead (or almost-dead) soft drinks

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    Flour power: Want to save on sales tax? Buy a Kit Kat

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Matt Selby gets called to Washington DC to cook for the Taste of America gala

    Lori Midson​On 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Mary Jane's Relaxing Soda is a strange brew

    It's not the real thing, but you may think it is​Stoners, 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 >>

  • Dining

    December 3, 2009
  • Dining

    August 20, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Last night's "panic hour" at the Lancer Lounge

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Colicchio goes a-whorin' for Diet Coke?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    Sonic introduces new dollar menu

    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. Fritos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2008

    Candy Girls: Sunkist Float Soda

    I love oranges and cream together. Those Dreamsicles really are dreamy in my mind, and I've also developed quite a fondness for Stewart's Orange 'n Cream soda. First Reactions: When I spied these new Sunkist Float sodas, described as "a creamy blend of Sunkist soda and ice cream flavor," I imagin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2008

    Root beer float happy hour. Nuff said.

    "No more root beer for me, bartender. I'm driving." Happy Hour: It’s no longer just for alcohol. That’s the idea behind the Red Trolley ice cream shop’s root beer float happy hour. The phrase alone inspires giddy excitement; saying it aloud will certainly leave a childish grin on your face. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2008

    Candy Girls: Brach's Soda Poppers

    With Liz away on maternity leave, it was left to Aubrey to find willing test subjects to try her latest Walgreen's find: Brach's Soda Poppers soda flavored filled hard candies. The task proved harder than you might think, since it seems there are a lot of hard candy haters out there and most people, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2008

    What's All the Buzz on Agwa?

    Last Friday, my friend Greg got an e-mail from a buddy in L.A. who was all excited about a new liquor he was planning to try that weekend that's made with cocaine -- sort of. Greg and his girlfriend got online to research this European concoction that's been compared to absinthe, and found a feature ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 17, 2008

    Sweet Basil Martini

    Jax Fish House

  • Music

    September 6, 2007

    Soda Pop Kids Return

    Ex-members of Kill City Thrillers, Scott Baio Army and Call Sign Cobra come back for a sort of homecoming.

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2007
  • Dining

    April 27, 2006

    House of Kabob

    Sticking with it

  • Dining

    April 21, 2005

    Drink of the Week

    Tinta de Verona

  • Film

    March 3, 2005

    From Russia, Without Love

    This post-Soviet sitcom isn't worth Putin up with.

  • Summer Guide

    May 27, 2004

    Summer Drinkin', Had Me a Blast

    Take a spin through the city's coolest cocktails.

  • Calendar

    March 25, 2004

    Best Movie Theater -- Comfort

    Colorado Center Stadium 9

  • Dining

    April 24, 2003

    Drink of the Week

    Raspberry Vodka and 7-Up

  • Food & Drink

    March 27, 2003
  • News

    January 23, 2003

    Soda and Water

    DPS learns which schools are thirstiest for its Pepsi contract.

  • News

    June 6, 2002

    Off Limits

    The joy of Pepsi

  • Food & Drink

    April 4, 2002

    Best Three-Drink Maximum

    Coors Brewery Tour

  • Calendar

    March 29, 2001
  • Goods & Services

    March 29, 2001
  • Best of Denver

    June 29, 2000
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    June 29, 2000
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    January 22, 1998
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    July 12, 1995



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