After we published our list of ten great patios where you can enjoy all-American craft beer this summer, Station 26 became ground zero for a discussion of just where, exactly, it's appropriate for parents to take their kids -- and how both parents and kids should act once they're there. But the tal ... More >>
There are some standard hot topics in the restaurant industry: What constitutes good service, what's a fair tip -- and when and where are kids welcome? Last week -- just in time for the holidays -- we posted a list of ten great craft-beer patios to try this summer, and the mention of one particular ... More >>
After months of delays, the owners of Glazed and Confuzed, the popular doughnut purveyor, finally opened the doors of their first brick-and-mortar location on Friday the 13th. But the real bad luck lay ahead: On June 19, after a much-needed day off, they showed up at the shop at 5301 Leetsdale "only ... More >>
Family owned Fat Jack's Supersubs has has been dishing out sandwiches to Denverites for the last fourteen years. And now it's just opened its fifth location, this one in LoHi. See also: Fat Jack's Subs coming to LoHi
This week in Cafe Society, Gretchen Kurtz reviewed Palettes, Kevin Taylor's restaurant in the Denver Art Museum, where the service is sometimes far from artful. For Chef and Tell, Lori Midson interviewed Daniel Bradley of 5280 Burger Bar, who talked about his lifelong love of burgers, his hatred of ... More >>
To Patricia Olson, the offer just made sense. If the Stapleton Development Corporation was having trouble paying for the continued services of Dennis Piper, a key consultant involved in planning the emerging neighborhood's parks and open space, then Olson would pay Piper's salary out of her own pock ... More >>
Udi Bar-on Udi's Yesterday, in part one of my conversation with Udi Bar-on, founder of Udi's, he recalled his midlife crisis, his Christmas miracle and the rapid growth of his empire. Today, in part two of our interview, Bar-on talks about the gluten-free business that made him a millionaire and th ... More >>
Love it, or loathe it, green chile is a Denver table staple, and while we all have our undisputed favorite places to get our green fix (El Taco de Mexico is mine), the restaurant squad from Food & Wine magazine just unleashed their own picks for the "Best Chili in the US" -- and one Denver joint sec ... More >>
The Grawlix dudes are back! The Denver comedy trio has been out doing big things on the national stage lately, but tonight, Adam Cayton Holland, Ben Roy and Andrew Orvedahl bring their ridiculous monthly show back to the Denver -- and for a bargain price. If comedy is not your thing, you can also ch ... More >>
The Stapleton Tap House opened earlier this month in the Shops at Northfield, offering shoppers and Stapleton residents an easy way to try out unusual beers from smaller breweries across Colorado. The 1,500-square-foot spot, located near Harkins Theatre, has thirty taps and a saying that "the easier ... More >>
Yesterday was a record-setting scorcher, and the forecasts we've seen predict temps in the nineties (with a few high eighties thrown in) for the next week or so. How to avoid melting? Last year, during a similar heat wave, we turned to our Best of Denver archive, which features more than twenty yea ... More >>
Smashburger has been a smash hit since the homegrown chain was introduced in 2006. Since then, it's built a dozen stores in the metro area -- and expanded not just throughout the United States, but across the ocean. And in the next year, the company plans to open another sixty to seventy stores. But ... More >>
The Miceli family opened their third Mici Handcrafted Italian restaurant yesterday, this one in Stapleton, in the former home of An's Lemongrass -- and right across from a Montessori school...which initially presented a problem. "We're a family-owned Italian restaurant," says Kim Miceli-Vela, one of ... More >>
It's the time of year when even the couch potatoes among us realize we should get off our asses and do something. But what? And where? In the tradition of our recent posts featuring the ten best Colorado hikes and the ten best places to stay cool during a heat wave, we've dug into our Best of Denve ... More >>
In 2001, Matt Robinette sat with his wife, Roberta, brother Jonathan and sister-in-law Cristina in a Tahoe cafe, where they pondered selling Roberta's Pueblo-style green chile in California, an area of the country that wasn't familiar with the stuff. It took nearly a decade -- as well as a move back ... More >>
The bar at Famous Dave's is back in business.Back in April, a street sweeper almost wiped out the Famous Dave's in Stapleton when it crashed into the front of the building. Although the dining room reopened the next day, the bar area had suffered more damage, and has been shuttered since Apri ... More >>
Denver Parks and Recreation membership fees could increase if the city council approves a task force's recommendation to create a tiered fee structure for the city's 27 rec centers. The centers would be divided into three categories: neighborhood (small), local (medium-sized) and regional (fu ... More >>
When most people envision the future, they probably think about the awesome products we'll have to make our lives easier, but author Greg Lindsay is more concerned about how those products get to us. It's no secret most manufacturing has moved overseas, and with that move, a global economy ha ... More >>
There are several frozen-yogurt shops opening soon in Denver, but possibly none so ambitious as Golden Spoon, which will open its first Mile High City outpost -- and fifth Colorado location -- this weekend in Stapleton at 7505 East 35th Avenue. And Mike and Julie Haslar, the franchisees behin ... More >>
Hunter StevensFamous Dave's, before a street-sweeper crashed into the bar.April is the cruelest month, not the least because street-sweepers take to the roads in Denver, leaving lots of tickets in their wake. And, in the case of the Famous Dave's at Stapleton, a fair amount of havoc: A privat ... More >>
http://stapletonians.blogspot.com/ The Highlands Mommies are not the only game in town. There are several other parents groups in and around Denver, some more formal than others. One of the most organized is the Stapleton Moms, a Yahoo group of 2,421 people started by Amanda Reed, a former Hi ... More >>
"I don't want to over-promise and under-deliver." Those were some of the first words out of Keegan Gerhard's mouth when I spoke to him this morning about potential new concepts from the award-winning pastry chef, Food Network host and owner, along with his wife, Lisa Bailey, of D Bar Dessert ... More >>
Shops at Northfield.On a Labor Day detour from DIA, I spent a few hours wandering around the Shops at Northfield. It was a much more successful mission than my first attempt to reach this area, when I exited I-70 on what I thought was the right access road -- and wound up stuck in a hideous t ... More >>
Photo by Robert FisherThere are fewer of these displays accessible in Denver today...The deadline has passed for medical marijuana dispensaries to apply for their official licenses in Denver -- and only 235 out of more than 500 did so. Update, 3:22 p.m.: The Colorado Coalition for Patients a ... More >>
Get a jump on the shopping crowds at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World.
In 1985, Westword published its second Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from the Best Cheeseburger at My Brother’s Bar to the Best Bronco (John Elway, now in his second year with the team), to another future landmark, the Best Addition to the Skyline (Herbert ... More >>
Eat, drink and scoot at the Colorado Chaos Scooter Rally.
When style eats substance.
This cowtown finally opens its streets to the CowParade.
Man does not live by bread alone.
Montclair residents want Lowry to clean up a mess before it becomes a household problem.
Floyd Samuel says there auto be a law against what the city is doing to him.
AT DIA, PASSENGERS ARE DOWN, BUT STAFFING IS UP.
A DESPERATE CITY WOOS A DESPERATE AIRLINE.