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 >>
Diving Fits formed when Britt Daniel of Spoon and Dan Boeckner formerly of Wolf Parade got together with their friend Sam Brown of New Bomb Turks. The music that came out of that union was a kind of power pop infused with a strong electronic undercurrent, like something that could have happened in t ... 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 >>
A hipster neighborhood may have hip restaurants, but hip restaurants do not a hipster neighborhood make. And when Forbes recently included Lower Highland in its list of "America's Hippest Hipster Neighborhoods," the party as already over, one reader suggests:
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 >>
Woody Creek Bakery & Cafe will donate ten percent of sales from all eight of its locations to the Red Cross wildfire relief fund today.
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 >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows, including Radio 1190's Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, 99.5 the Mountain's Homegrown Show*, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and i ... More >>
Photo by Denny DoesKevin Devine. Singer-songwriter Kevin Devine, the subject of a profile in this week's Westword advancing his Sunday, May 24 gig at the Marquis Theatre with Miniature Tigers, The Rouge and Brian Bonz, is the rarest of interview subjects: a guy who listeners carefully to every ques ... More >>
Get a jump on the shopping crowds at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World.
Eat, drink and scoot at the Colorado Chaos Scooter Rally.
This cowtown finally opens its streets to the CowParade.
Man does not live by bread alone.
God, what have you done?
Left to his own devices, Vic Chesnutt cheers up on a new record.
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.
Need some special-interest legislation? Here's how this year's session measures up
AT DIA, PASSENGERS ARE DOWN, BUT STAFFING IS UP.
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