The Nacho Tuna Maki at new Boulder fast-casual Japanese eatery Motomaki is almost as big as a Chipotle burrito (and even comes wrapped in foil); it has the word "nacho" in the name, which generally indicates good things to come; and it seems somehow healthy and audacious at the same time. Motomaki, ... More >>
Denver is about to get another burger joint: Hopdoddy Burger Bar will open its sixth location next to Union Station this fall. The chain got its start in Austin, Texas, which inspired the usual Colorado-centric comments -- as well as requests fro a different Texas product... See also: Texas Burger ... More >>
Texas-style barbecue seldom gets respect in Colorado...mostly because it comes from Texas. But Wayne's Smoke Shack proves that honest food prepared with passion and skill can overcome even the haters. On our recent visit to Wayne's, braving Highway 36 traffic and getting lost in a suburban maze of s ... More >>
Denver blog posts love all fifty states equally. At our Cafe Society blog, Patricia Calhoun shares the view of one reader, who thinks Coloradans who hate on Texans give our state a bad reputation. Coyoto Gulch on how "local entities can also derail projects more readily now than in the past." Pla ... More >>
A reader posting about Ballpark neighborhood objections to a homeless day center definitely struck a nerve. His contention that hipster yuppies are killing Colorado triggered a gusher of additional commentary, with some folks agreeing with him and others rejecting his dire assessment, as in the foll ... More >>
Dammion Heard, twenty, was a championship wrestler from Texas who continued to take part in the sport as a student at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison. But on March 30, he apparently committed suicide by hanging. The key word in the previous sentence is "apparently." Heard's parents ar ... More >>
With a headline like "To Farm Insanity Plant," we were hoping to find a grow guide of sorts from 1909. But alas, that wasn't the case. Instead, this article from the March 5, 1909 Yampa Leader was just more of the usual anti-marijuana propaganda connecting cannabis with the feared brown-skinned Mex ... More >>
Last week, William Breathes wrote about a Texas ski tourist who wrote a letter to a Steamboat paper warning that if he and his friends and family were subjected to too much legal weed during an upcoming visit, they'd vacation elsewhere in the future. The reaction to the post was swift and passionate ... More >>
In his new column, award-winning goofball Shea Serrano, whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book, writes about his life and times. The biggest concern in my life recently is that every show on my DVR is the regular definition version, rather than the high definitio ... More >>
Black-metal-loving TRVE Brewing debuted its newest bottled beer, Eastern Candle, last Thursday, November 24, to its adoring fans. The pale wheat beer was brewed in collaboration with Texan black metal band Absu. Westword's Scott Lentz was there. To see the rest of the photos go to our full TRVE Brew ... More >>
Last week, we interviewed ACLU of Colorado executive director Nathan Woodliff-Stanley about the death penalty, which, in his view, makes society less safe, not more so. Our readers had a wide variety of views on this topic -- including the following commenter, who weighs in on Texas, the state that ... More >>
Our post about the top thirty reasons for moving to Denver launched a debate weighing the relative merits of Californians and Texans who relocate here -- one that's spilled over into not one but two prior Comments of the Day. In the latest on the topic, one reader associates the style of those two s ... More >>
Yesterday, we shared a list of Motovo's top thirty reasons why you should move to Denver. It's the kind of post that gets people talking, and that certainly proved to be the case. But do Denverites really want a huge influx of folks impressed by the city's many attributes? This reader certainly doe ... More >>
After gut-wrenching comebacks-that-weren't to the Falcons and the Texans, the Broncos needed a laugher -- and they got one. Denver's 37-6 demolition of the hated Oakland Raiders was perfectly timed going into the most brutal stretch of an already killer schedule. More important, the game showed the ... More >>
Josh Abbott (due at the Grizzly Rose this Friday, June 1) got his start playing country music while attending Texas Tech in Lubbock, spending his nights watching artists like Pat Green, Corey Morrow, Roger Creagor, Eli Young Band and Randy Rogers roll through the local country bar, the Blue Light. A ... More >>
There were two interesting components to my meal at this Indian restaurant: a server who recommended a Tibetan dish that, he said, was laced with chiles "that were nothing like Texas-style chili" (WTF?) and the deep-fried naan, which would probably be a huge hit in Texas. Nonetheless, I'll continue ... More >>
One of this year's top free agents, Nnamdi Asomugha knows where the best sports rumors come from.If the NFL lockout bored you, never fear. The perfect antidote is here: a free agency fury as teams sign, cut and trade players madly to adjust their rosters in time for the season. What would usu ... More >>
John JohnstonBobby MaxwellThe Department of the Interior's Office of Natural Resources Revenue recently announced that Shell Oil and related companies have agreed to pay the goverment $2.2 million to resolve claims that the companies underpaid royalties from natural gas wells on federal and I ... More >>
When it came out in 1974, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was one of the most violent movies ever made -- so violent it was actually banned in several countries -- but that's not what makes it so great. In fact, by today's CG-enhanced standards, it pretty tame. A long shot of a dude getting hit b ... More >>
Lori MidsonBlink -- and you'll miss it. Not that Frankie Gallegos is worried about anyone actually doing anything of the sort, despite the fact that Frankie's Cheesesteaks and More, his new cheesesteak joint, which opened promptly at 3:30 p.m. last Friday, is about the size of a button mushr ... More >>
One listen to The Black Angels (playing tonight at the Fox Theatre with Sleepy Sun) and it is almost unfathomable that the band was concieved in 2004. The Austin quartet isn't a tribute to the psychedelic rock -- it defines the decades-old genre with dark organ echoes, heavy percussion and th ... More >>
Thursday, March 18 Uh, hey. It's Danielle Ate the Sandwich. I've been on the road and away from home a couple of days now, and am officially one hour from Austin and ready to go. Today, I play at Bar 512 for the Spokesbuzz Showcase. I'm excited to play with a lot of great bands from Fort C ... More >>
On a recent trip to Durango, I had what may have been one of the best, most unusual food creations every to grace the fine, square state of Colorado -- and it came from Texas. Now Texas, as most old-school Coloradans know, is a place to be scorned. But frankly, Texas has a lot of offer from a cul ... More >>
Verily did Tim Tebow lift the forlorn Broncos on his broad shoulders and dump-off screen pass them over the worst pass defense in football. This win is hardly cause for a re-evaluation of the Broncos' historically awful season, but hey: they got the win after being down by 17 at the half. Sto ... More >>
Tomorrow, Rick Gold will host a traditional Fesitvus celebration at the Shag Lounge. There, you can commune around the Festivus pole, air some grievances and perform some feats of strength. There will also be a ($5 maximum) gift exchange. In honor of disillusionment everywhere, we present 10 ... More >>
Jay VollmarThe Rocky Mountain Rollergirls' Whipity Pow at Sunday's bout against Texas And now, derby fans, a bit of proof that Denver kicks ass at roller derby, courtesy of a Derby News Network live blog of the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls' slaughter bout against the Texas Rollergirls this past ... More >>
Lori MidsonThere's hardly a day that goes by that someone -- usually a Texan (no offense) -- doesn't bitch and whine about their unfulfilled quest to find enchiladas suizas in Denver. See that photo up top? That's a big plate of enchiladas suizas that I'm sure will generate all sorts of back ... More >>
There are many more holiday beers on liquor store shelves this year, especially offerings from out-of-state brewers. Shiner Holiday Cheer was a nice surprise among them, not just because I hadn't seen this beer in Colorado before, but because of its unusual pecan and spice flavors, which fil ... More >>
Kill Paradise, which issued its brand new album, The Second Effect, on BreakSilence Recordings, this past month, just posted a vintage live clip filmed at the Plano Centre in Plano, Texas, at Unsilent Night 2, last holiday season. Although the crowd reaction seems to fairly lively in the video, we' ... More >>
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Dearly Beloved, We are gathered here today to mourn the loss(es) of the Broncos 2007 season. When good teams are killed off at such an early stage, it’s tempting to look back with anger and bitterness. The shocking defeat at the hands of the Raiders leaves us confused and searching for answers. T ... More >>
In the current issue, I published Matthew Brandon's spirited defense of Texas barbecue, and elaborated on my own obsession. Here's his reply: I didn't expect little ol' me to be quoted in your column. You acquitted yourself just fine, though. One thing I didn't get a chance to cover in my letter wa ... More >>
5.21.07 Edinburgh, Scotland Chief, I wish I could give you a nice tourism round-up from my four-day drive around Scotland, but it's kind of hard to take field notes when you're afraid for your life. Big D established the rules right after him and his son, Little D, scooped me up from the hotel las ... More >>
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