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Taco Bell Corp.

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2014

    Will Del Taco's 50th anniversary "Throwback Classic" bun taco resurrect Taco Bell Beefer?

    Fifty years have come and gone since Del Taco was born in sunny California, the cradle of fast-food civilization, and the company is celebrating its big five-O with some keen retro menu items -- including something with a bun that could, maybe, possibly resemble an old-school Taco Bell favorite that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Randy Bender, murder victim, on Facebook: "None ya haters can bring me down" (4)

    Update: Randy Bender's last Facebook profile photo features him posing alongside a gravestone. Now, however, Bender himself is dead, the victim of a shooting at an extended stay motel about which we reported last week; see our previous coverage below. Police don't believe Bender was a victim of a r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    Mark Chalfant, multi-sport athlete, ID's as Taco Bell shooting victim, suspects at large (2)

    Update: The Aurora Police Department has identified the victim of a fatal shooting outside a Taco Bell on June 4; see our previous coverage below. Mark Chalfant, nineteen, was a multi-sport athlete looking forward to a bright future when his life suddenly ended -- and the three suspects in the crime ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Five stupid things the kids are doing today to get loaded and get off

    Okay so apparently the teenagers are licking each other's effin eyeballs to get freaky, as if the kids today weren't already doing enough regular, everyday stupid shit like texting and driving, not learning to read and taking nude pics of their underage selves for Internet posterity. At least us Gen ... More >>

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    April 19, 2013

    Five fast-food meals to stimulate your 4/20 palate

    Tomorrow is April 20, which means that you are smoking your "4/20 Eve" stash today in preparation for smoking even more tomorrow. In order to properly pay homage to this greenest of green holidays, you should stay hydrated, stay stoned -- and keep the munchies fed with the best possible eats if you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2013

    A second helping of Cafe Society

    Gretchen Kurtz reviewed True Food Kitchen, which opened last fall in Cherry Creek. Lori Midson interviewed Shaun Motoda, chef of TAG|RAW BAR, for Chef and Tell. See also: - True Food Kitchen is good...and good for you - Shaun Motoda, chef of TAG|RAW BAR, on the perfect bite and his obsession with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    The ten best Craiglist Missed Connections from a gas station, Colorado's top spot

    A recent study in Psychology Today mapped the most common locations of Craigslist Missed Connections by state -- and Colorado's isn't glamorous. In the Centenntial State, the most likely place to fail romantically (and later document it publicly) is the gas station. Considering the amount of active ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Five chain-restaurant trends that should continue in 2013

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    My five worst school lunches

    Public school students are being awfully whiny about their school lunches right now. The reason is because the United States Department of Agriculture just restructured standards for school lunches for the first time in over a decade, and now students have to eat more fruits, vegetables and whole gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Five worst food and beverage slogans ever

    Clever, market-savvy purveyors of food and drink have spent some serious Cheddar on making sure that we, the consuming public, buy whatever they are peddling. Sometimes their efforts work like Lucky Charms, and other times the slogans are so bad that people will go out of their way to avoid the poor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Taco Bell's Cantina Bell menu needs Lorena Garcia in the kitchen

    I was as surprised as everyone else when Taco Bell announced that it was going fast-cazh with the new Cantina Bell menu -- a blatant rip-off of Chipotle's signature healthy, fresh Mexican-inspired burritos and bowls, albeit at slightly slower prices. I even attended a Taco Bell rollout dinner, host ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Reader: How will Cantina Bell taste when the food's made by a stoned teenager?

    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.

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    June 14, 2012
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    March 21, 2012
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    March 18, 2012

    SXSW travelogue: Morning Clouds do laundry and play college flophouse

    Thursday, March 15: Thousands of bands were packed into stages around town, fans were going nuts on every street corner. How'd the Morning Clouds spend their off day? Doing laundry. We're pretty rock like that. With piles of clean undies and non-smelly socks back in our room, we managed to catch a g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Colorado Rockies are bums -- but if they trade Ubaldo Jimenez, they are shmucks

    Ubaldo Jimenez.​We cheered when the Colorado Rockies re-signed Tulo and Cargo to huge deals before the season; we were patient as the two stars struggled... and struggled... and struggled some more; we kept our chins up as manager Jim Tracy reshuffled the lineup more times than Dexter Fowler h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Winter-storm warning a relief to Denver snow sculptors: Kenny Be's Yard Arteology

    Yard Arteology: The study of neighbors through lawn decoration... Figure 96a. Wellshire: Little Air snowboard ramp.​ The photo of the "little air" snowboard ramp above was taken this past weekend. That the iced 3/4 pipe has weathered an unseasonably warm January is testament to good design and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Reader: For whom the Taco Bell Toils

    ​Taco Bell has introduced two new sauces, which Jenn Wohletz reviewed here yesterday. But the chain's most fiery condiment is very, very bland compared to the comments her post inspired, including this one from Joe: Good bet that if these sauces were served at a "respectable" Mexican restaura ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    Win tickets to see Das Racist this Friday

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Is the entire notion of a band "selling out" even valid anymore in this day and age?

    ​In a Q&A with GQ posted earlier this week, Steve Albini takes Sonic Youth to task for selling out when they signed to Geffen in 1990. He contends that when Sonic Youth entered the mainstream machine, it encouraged other bands to follow suit. It's kind of confusing logic if you think too lon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Creepy, nutcase pastor Terry Jones thinks eating in restaurants is a sin

    ​Terry Jones, the bat-shit crazy pastor of the obscure 50-member Dove World Outreach Center (DWOC) in Gainesville, Florida, who threatened to burn copies of the Quran on the ninth anniversary of September 11, because he's opposed to the building of the "Ground Zero mosque" (he later called off ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 26, 2010
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    August 3, 2010

    Taco Bell rolls out street food-inspired menu

    Taco Bell's Cantina Tacos​You know you've got an exploding trend when the lowest-common-denominator, late-night guilty pleasure, drive-thru chain decides to jump on board.

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Amazing but true: Taco Bell robbed of food

    ​An incredible story out of Charlotte, North Carolina, where a Taco Bell was robbed -- not of money, but of food! Who knew that Taco Bell even served edible items? A car with three men had pulled up to the drive-thru window when one of the men pulled out a weapon and demanded food from the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Strange Sauce: The week in national food news

    ​ In the heat of Michael Bloomberg's quest to limit the use of salt in NYC restaurants, a recent study has found that a program aimed at reducing the nation's salt intake could shave 24 BILLION dollars from the national health-care budget. Healthy or not, we're siding with David Chang, who mak ... More >>

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    January 8, 2010

    Strange Sauce: The week in national food news

    OUCH.​ Michelle Obama appeared on Iron Chef America and challenged contestants to use ingredients from the White House vegetable garden. Mario Batali, known for his hideous orange Crocs, dubbed Michelle's dress "Obamatali Orange." Although we prefer him plump, George Costanza has agreed to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, August 5 edition

    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 >>

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    June 4, 2009
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    May 21, 2009
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    May 21, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, May 21 edition

    "Hey, this burrito is shaped like a really big, fat penis!" Take a bite. Today in Cafe Society: • Quiznos is the sandwich of choice for half-naked playmates. • Eat Here Now! at 910Arts. • Jax puts its fin into the wine game. • Up Close: The Q Worldly Barbecue. • Candy Girls: Sweet Action ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 19, 2009

    Eat Right

    Denver Restaurant Week offers all you can eat and then some.

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    February 6, 2009

    Hessini gives a unique world tour of food

    Last fall, Nigerian-born Ifiok Etuk began to transform the space at 2044 Clinton Street, Unit B, in Aurora into his own workplace, his own restaurant. The result is Hessini Roots International Cafe, a unique space that fuses soul food, African food and Mexican food into a veritable world tour of cui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    Another week, another obsession

    For more photos of Peking Tokyo, see Mark Manger's slideshow. I love ethnic restaurants that open in the abandoned shells of chain restaurants or, better yet, fast-food restaurants, and I love them even more when they keep the impedimentia and knick-knacks of those former operations and end up serv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, December 2 edition

    Peruse these, won't you? Today in Cafe Society: • Health magazine declares DIA to be the fifth greenest airport in all the land. • Rooting around Root Down. • Cooking for a cause at the Ice House. • Cafe Bisque loses half its name. • The skinny on Fat Sully's grand opening. • Alaskan Wi ... More >>

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    July 25, 2008
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    February 20, 2008

    Behold Bandicoots, A New Column From Eli Mishkin of Hot IQs

    Your taste in music is a cultural bullhorn. In a genre obsessed culture, what you listen to can project your overall aesthetic more than your fashion sense or the car you drive. Accordingly, there’s a part in our brains that organizes types of people based on the music they like. Let’s call it t ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 12, 2007

    Tacos D.F.

    The truck stops here.

  • News

    January 11, 2007

    Dark Angels

    In good times, Mexicans are Latin lovers and spicy seoritas; in bad, were greasers and spicy seoritas.

  • Dining

    February 2, 2006

    A Night to Remember

    The ChopHouse brews a perfect mix.

  • Dining

    January 19, 2006

    Margarita de la Casa

    Señor Rita’s

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2006
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    November 3, 2005

    The Need for Speed

    Drive-thru, they said.

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    September 8, 2005
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    July 28, 2005
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    February 10, 2005

    Bite Me

    The Beast of Denver

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    January 27, 2005

    Drunk of the Week

    Restaurant Japon

  • Food & Drink

    March 27, 2003

    Best Green Chile

    Benny's Restaurant y Cantina

  • Dining

    September 28, 2000

    Not So Hot

    Cool River sells Denver diners down the river.

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    July 1, 1999
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    July 10, 1997
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