When was the last time you've uttered these words: "Thank effin god for the Colfax Avenue Taco Bell?" Probably never, and I'd never said them myself -- until yesterday, when I learned that this location at 1775 East Colfax was one of the rare locations that actually had the new Cool Ranch Doritos Ta ... More >>
Customers are very fortunate to have fast-food chains that offer adequate -- if not 100 percent nutritious or gourmet -- breakfast menus for those days when flipping pancakes or cracking eggs at home isn't time-efficient. And fast-food patrons are also fortunate that not every chain offers breakfast ... More >>
The past year was a titillating one for fast-food trends. Yes, 2012 brought us healthy on-the-go, as well as sticky, cheese-covered drive-thru fodder that will linger in our colons well into 2013. We've seen the fast-food versions of the good, the bad and the ugly -- good things like healthier kid's ... More >>
This last year has brought us some terrible chain restaurant trends, including serving up sodium-soaked "healthy" meals; shrinking dessert sizes and charging the same prices; peddling fancy cocktails with more ingredients than a hair-relaxing solution; and restaurants labeling everything "natural." ... More >>
I woke up yesterday and immediately thought to myself that what Taco Bell needs most right now are Cool Ranch Doritos Locos tacos, as well as new store designs that include glowing, purple LED lighting on the outside paneling. The much-anticipated taco upgrade is still in the works, but that new T ... More >>
Happy Taco Day! If you have a small amount of cash, are super-starving and in need of a seriously hefty caloric intake, Taco John's is one of the best fast-food options out there. The menu emphasizes substantial meat and potatoes, as well as sugary, fatty desserts -- and the portion sizes make Taco ... More >>
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Initially, Jenn Wohletz thought that Taco Bell's new Cantina Bell menu might give Chipotle a run for its money. But when a reader wondered how the same dishes might taste when made by a stoned teenager, she ordered the new bowls at an actual Taco Bell outlet -- and she was not bowled over. The dish ... More >>
It never fails: Just when I become emotionally -- and occasionally physically -- attached to a certain fast-food item, the corporate overlords snatch it away like fiendish villains in a Joss Whedon movie (or one of his TV shows that hasn't been cancelled prematurely). Okay, so some items don't sell ... More >>
Taco Bell is rolling out a more upscale menu on July 5, and after eating a test dinner hosted by America's Next Great Restaurant chef Lorena Garcia, Jenn Wohletz suggested that the "Cantina Bell menu may make Chipotle a little nervous." Only if Garcia stays in the kitchen, doubters respond.
Taco Bell is going upscale? When I heard this, I thought it was a joke -- and the Demolition Man lines were coming hard and fast. Still, it's true: Taco Bell has officially announced that it's taking on fast-casual Mexican food chains like our own Chipotle with the July 5 rollout of its "Cantina Be ... More >>
Mexican fare from fast-food chains usually isn't authentic, healthy or even pretty, but it's irresistible. And we all indulge from time to time -- hitting the window at Taco Bell at 2 a.m. after a night of mainlining vodka gimlets; finding any excuse to grab a sunflower-seed-stuffed veggie burrito a ... More >>
J. WohletzTaco Bell is currently making the same mistake that gets you in trouble playing Risk: dividing your army. Taco Bell undoubtedly owns the late-night fast-food crowd, and it doesn't seem to be hurting at lunch or dinner, either. But thrusting its big burrito into the already crowded ... More >>
McDonald's proved this week that the road to public relations hell is paved with good intentions -- and hashtags. The company introduced a Twitter hashtag crusade, asking customers to share their happy fee-fees and heartwarmingly poignant stories about dining at McDoo's, but as with most things that ... More >>
Denver blog posts-o-rama. Things to Do in Denver When You're Broke touts Taco Bell's promise to give away two tacos with a large drink purchase the day after the Broncos score two touchdowns. C'mon, Timmy: Crank it up! At Square State, BoomerDen weighs in on the post-Christmas world. Hope I didn't ... More >>
Dunkin' Donuts is being sued again. Danielle Jordan, 47, a diabetic, alleges that the cup of coffee she ordered from her local DDs was laced with sugar instead of the artificial sweetener she'd asked for, and is seeking "unspecified damages" (code for a shload of coinage) after allegedly exp ... More >>
Reuters photoChina has a new crop: exploding watermelons. Apparently Chinese farmers trying to fill an increased market demand for watermelons -- it's backyard barbecue season, after all -- hosed down 115 acres of melons with the growth accelerator forchlorfenuron, causing the fruits to rand ... More >>
What can three or four million dollars buy you? A summer home in the Hamptons, a small company or, if you're Taco Bell, sweet, meaty vindication.
While you'll find many of the meatier comments on our ongoing Denver Restaurant Week post (best DRW story wins an EatDenver deck), people are still talking about the beef (or lack thereof) at Taco Bell, which now has an ad with employees touting the 88 cent Crunchwrap Supreme. "The only beef ... More >>
Despite the lawsuit and counter-suit over allegations that Taco Bell's beef is really only 36 percent beef, the Mexican fast-food chain is feeling warm and toasty about its Facebook fans, so it's rewarding them. By giving away ten million free tacos.
Taco Bell has kitchens, but we dunno what's cookingTaco Bell's beef tacos are mostly filled with meat...mostly. Or maybe not so much. That's the meaty claim in yet another fast-food lawsuit -- but this time, it's not about supersized asses or a coffee-seared crotch. And strangely enough, so f ... More >>
Vegans make a run for Taco Bell bean burritos -- hold the cheese.An Alabama law firm has a beef with the amount of meat in Taco Bell's tacos, which has set off a stampede of claims, counterclaims and an opportunistic campaign by Mercy for Animals,, which is suggesting that the chain solve its ... More >>
This pissing match just keeps getting weirder. In light of lab tests alleging that Taco Bell's "meat" is actually only 36 percent meat, Louisiana-based law firm Beasley Allen filed suit against the Mexican fast food chain for false advertising. Angry and insistent that the claims are totally ... More >>
If there's hardly any beef, then why not go vegan?Taco Bell has been sued by Alabama-based law firm Beasley Allen, which claims the chain was using too little beef in its "beef." And because this country loves meaty litigation, Taco Bell turned around and sued right back, claiming that not on ... More >>
Yesterday, we reported that the Louisiana-based law firm of Beasley Allen had filed suit against Taco Bell, alleging that there wasn't enough beef in the taco filling to justify calling it "beef." In fact, the firm charged, the alleged "beef" contained only 36 percent meat and 64 percent exte ... More >>
Where's the beef? Not in the Taco Bell tacos. At least not according to Beasley Allen, an Alabama-based law firm that has filed a class-action lawsuit against Taco Bell for misleading advertising. Its beef is the beef, or lack thereof: Allegedly, the taco filling has only 36 percent animal p ... More >>
J. WohletzWho needs mild when you have fire-roasted and verde? Taco Bell's menu has changed over the years. There was once a Zesty Chicken Border Bowl, the bright spot on a menu that was otherwise cheap, greasy, sloppy, over-seasoned, and about as tasty as tongue-plundering a piece of newspa ... More >>
Das Racist -- the dudes responsible for the genius/idiocy that is "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell" -- are in town this Friday night for the Remedy Relief show at Casselman's with Pictureplane, Hollagramz, DJ Synergy, Peter Black, Kent Dub and Nikka T. We've got tickets with your name w ... More >>
A reader passed along this photo of a Taco Bell sign in California. No doubt that legalizing marijuana in the state would help business at the fast-food chain. Below is the full version of the sign.
Taco Bell founder Greg Bell Jr. and Gidget, the ChihuahuaLet us take a moment to pray praise the taco. Last July, Gidget, the talking prima donna Chihuahua best known for making Taco Bell's fast food look cute (and, at times, even edible), passed away at 15 after complications from a massiv ... More >>
Yesterday, Jack in the Box was giving away two free tacos with no strings attached; today, Taco Hell Bell is giving away four tacos for one buck, with the attached string being that you've got to purchase a drink (the cheapest one is $1.72, including tax, at the Taco Bell on the 16th Street Mall) ... More >>
The Breathe boys.Who's gonna clean up this mess? Today in Backbeat Online: • Q&A with Kyle Evans of Breathe Carolina. • Q&A with Krispy Kream of the Knux. • Tip sheet: Meet Shel, our new favorite band. • A first look at Pictureplane's new video. • MP3 Freeloader: Joy Subtraction. ... More >>
Denver Restaurant Week offers all you can eat and then some.
Last year, Adam Cayton-Holland checked out Taco Bell's deal offering four tacos for a buck from 4-6 p.m. the day after the Colorado Rockies scored seven runs. By carefully mapping out his course, he managed to secure 28 tacos -- and a severe case of heartburn. Now Taco Bell is advertising anoth ... More >>
This past baseball season, I wrote "Taco Bell Giveaway a Dinger," yet another in a seemingly unending chain of hard-hitting, What's So Funny exposé pieces, which got all up in the guts of a Taco Bell promotion promising four tacos for a dollar from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. the day after your Colorado Roc ... More >>
LOCALS ONLY Colorado rapper Catch Lungs started get his name buzzed about in the local scene when he started working with producers SP Double and Flawless as part of the Boostwell Crew last year. After separating from Boostwell this summer, he began working on his own mixtape, Food for the Famishe ... More >>
When the Rockies score seven runs, you can score four tacos for a buck. So make a run for the border.
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