Braun Taphaus & Grille 5601 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada 303-456-2630 brauntaphaus.com The last time I overheard a server talking about this little-known vegetable, so electric with its fuchsia flesh that it looks like candy, I was at twelve, a place where novelty is to be expected. But the dia ... More >>
The ink on the first recreational and dual-use marijuana retail applications has hardly even dried. And the licenses for such shops are still months away from being issued. But already, shops are making moves to shift to a new customer base of walk-in downtowners and discount-hunting tourists. Ta ... More >>
It has been more than three years since we were last at Lotus Medical, in the Elephant Corral building on the Western edge of downtown Denver. But unlike a lot of shops that have either changed hands or simply changed décor over the last few years, it seems that Lotus had things down early on and ... More >>
With nearby Serenity Moon pushed out of its location on University at Asbury earlier this year, Citi-Med is easily the closest medical marijuana center to the heart of the DU campus. On that note, it was easily the closest legal place to buy marijuana nearest the debate yesterday -- although I doub ... More >>
In high school, my friends and I used to buy weed from a guy who lived in some shady apartments. The dude only let one or two people actually come buy weed, so the parking lot of his apartment complex always looked suspiciously shady, with us kids hanging out smoking cigs and what little weed ... More >>
Goal. It's not as exciting when you don't yell it, huh?Women's soccer. Whoa, wait, wake up. It's not a yawn anymore. This past week proved women's soccer can be exciting. On Sunday, an amazing late goal put the U.S. team into a shootout with Brazil, where the Americans won and advanced in t ... More >>
RiNo Supply Company has a pretty ambiguous name, which is good considering how few people in the River North (RiNo) neighborhood seem to favor medical pot. But instead of getting kicked out, such places should be embraced.
Carmelo.Last night, the Knicks finally closed a deal for Carmelo Anthony and (damn it!) Chauncey Billups, as well as Anthony Carter, Renaldo Balkman and Shelden Williams. But while the Denver Post is talking up what the Nugs received in return, the national press is already writing off D-town ... More >>
(Garrett W. Ellwood, NBAE, Getty Images) In the final minute of last night's Nuggets win over the visiting Thunder, Rocky the Mountain Lion was trying, again, to drain a half-court shot while facing the opposite hoop. He'd been doing it for two full time-outs and hit rim twice. A stunt, like ... More >>
Tulo.Local sports yakkers have been hyping the Colorado Rockies' current homestand as the most important in the history of the franchise, which strikes me as an example of enthusiasm trumping short-term memory. Seems to me there were some pretty key series at Coors Field during the run-up to ... More >>
Troy Tulowitzki near the beginning of cycle night, in an image broadcast by ESPN.On Monday night, Troy Tulowitzki hit for the cycle against the Chicago Cubs, becoming just the second player in Major League Baseball history (after the Red Sox's John Valentin) to complete this feat and make an ... More >>
Aaron ThackerayThis could be you tonight. For better or worse. Baseball season is long and dense, epically so, the Infinite Jest of sporting seasons. So you can't be blamed for jumping in and out, especially in a place where there is so much else to do, and especially when your team plays like ... More >>
Watching the NFL draft during the Mike Shanahan era was consistently frustrating, since the team regularly made odd personnel choices, far too many of which didn't work out (Maurice Clarett, anyone?). For that reason, a lot of us were looking forward to the first draft since the arrival of a regi ... More >>
In an attempt to counter, or at least partially compensate for, all the bad radio news in these parts -- incidents at the heart of blogs such as "The Bloodletting Starts at Clear Channel Denver," "Shakeup at KOOL 105, The Mix and The Wolf" and "Jack-FM Lays Off Majority of Staff" -- here's a rare po ... More >>
Mike Evans, Jim Armstrong and Sandy Clough of FM 104.3/The Fan. "FM 104.3/The Fan's Morning and Afternoon Teams to Go Head-to-Head," a blog published on October 17, reported about a quizzical strategy by the folks at Lincoln Financial Media Company in an effort to jumpstart one of their most morib ... More >>
The Sports Guys, Sandy Clough and Mike Evans. Last week, when I spoke to FM 104.3/The Fan's program director, Tim Spence, for a blog entitled "What's behind Irv and Joe's move from 104.3/The Fan to ESPN Radio?," Spence made it clear that the Denver Post's Jim Armstrong, who had been partnering wit ... More >>
The U.S. Womens National soccer team takes on Brazil.
A What's So Funny special report from spring training in Tucson.
Rick Reilly on his impending move to ESPN, being directed by George Clooney, and the joys of doing absolutely nothing.
Don’t fault Todd Sauerbraun for the Bronco’s heartbreaking loss to the Chicago Bears. Don’t put it on Dre Bly or the defense, or even give the credit to Devin Hester and his ridiculousness. No, when you spin the wheel of blame for the Sunday’s calamitous collapse, the needle will come to res ... More >>
Finding beauty in the status quo.
No guts, no glory at the R/C state championship.
The NBA All-Star Game was one more fling for bling.
John Elway once again goes where no Bronco has tread.
Snow sculpture challenge packs a creative punch
One good Brewery Bar deserves another.
Pro athletes, owners and fans compete to see how low you can go.
A high-profile ESPN reporter chucks it all to become a low-profile schoolteacher -- and he couldn't be happier.
Bleeped words and dropped balls mark the media frenzy around the suspension of Dan Issel.
Mark Schlereth tries to balance local radio with a rising TV career.
Denis Leary is on The Job, but can ABC find him an audience?
Fox Sports Net wants to beat local TV stations at their own game.
Horse racing nears the finish line.
Attorney Bob Bettenberg finds a probable cause for getting drunk drivers off.
Denver sports-talk host Thierry Smith has survived by speaking softly in a loud, loud world.