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 >>
Diebolt Brewing opened last weekend as Denver's newest small craft brewery, serving up beers and camaraderie in the Sunnyside neighborhood. The brewery plans to hold a grand opening event during the Great American Beer Festival, which returns to town October 10-12, but it will have some company by t ... 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 >>
The American Express Centurion Card is the ultimate status symbol. Otherwise known as the Black Card, the card is issued on an invitation-only basis -- according to Wikipedia, whose word we're going to have to take because we know precisely zero cardholders -- to the upper echelon of the upper echel ... 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 >>
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:
Woody Creek Bakery & Cafe will donate ten percent of sales from all eight of its locations to the Red Cross wildfire relief fund today.
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 >>
Big pics below.Urban explorers are everywhere these days. They're breaking into abandoned buildings like the Gates Rubber Company, where a teenage girl fell through the roof this past weekend and wound up badly injured. In steam and transportation tunnels under the city. At old missile silos ... 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 >>
The study of neighbors through their lawn decoration... Figure 39. East Colfax: Emperor penguin on the edge All of the exotic creatures that come to Denver eventually end up on East Colfax Avenue. So, it should be no surprise to find a penguin perched on a porch in the neighborhood named ... More >>
Nick Wrona is no stranger to the spatula. He grills cheesesteaks out of a truck these days, but he was the original executive chef at the Berkshire in Stapleton, then experimented with a crepe cart before settling on cheesesteaks six months ago. "I like this. I want to stick with this," he ... 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.
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.
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AT DIA, PASSENGERS ARE DOWN, BUT STAFFING IS UP.
A DESPERATE CITY WOOS A DESPERATE AIRLINE.