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Thanksgiving

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2013

    Not tired of leftovers? Thanksgiving sandwiches abound at Denver delis

    Thanksgiving is over, and maybe you had enough turkey and stuffing to last you until next November. Or maybe you haven't, and even worse, you got screwed out of the leftovers by your drunken uncle, who loaded everything into one of your mom's nice Tupperware pieces and took off -- just like he did l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Give thanks to be a geek this Thanskgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving, fellow geeks. Yes, it's a day early, but you'd rather read this while you wait for work to end today than tomorrow while you could be eating, watching football or MST3K, or whatever it is you do on Thanksgiving. Still, day early or not, I'm going to do my best to get you in the h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Ten adults-only things to do in Denver on Thanksgiving Eve

    With the holiday devoted to overeating upon us, we're looking down at a full day of stuffing our faces, participating in awkward family interactions and probably even a little Tryptophan-induced napping. But since the extended Thanksgiving weekend technically begins tonight, there is still plenty of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Five ways to give traditional Thanksgiving meals the bird

    All the turkeys left in stores around town are still frozen, and you don't have a clue what you're going to do tomorrow. Don't despair: Many restaurants that are serving traditional meals still have room at the table. But if you'd like to give the classic holiday meal the bird, there are options for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    Four Thanksgiving options if you're thinking outside the (Stove Top) stuffing box

    Maybe you long ago snagged a reservation at one of the many restaurants around town featuring Thanksgiving feasts. Or maybe you're already elbow-deep in your bird, getting it ready for a brine bath. But if you haven't yet made your plans for Thursday, we have some unusual options. For starters, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    Reader: Take your Stove Top and get stuffed!

    In her list of the top five absolute worst Thanksgiving side dishes, Jenn Wohletz gave a surprising thumb's up to Stove Top, the Kraft creation that revolutionized stuffing in 1972. But many purists did not appreciate her slight of from-scratch stuffing -- and some even came to the defense of much-m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    Top five absolute worst Thanksgiving side dishes

    Thanksgiving -- or Black Friday Eve, depending on your perspective -- is filled with holiday joys, like listening to your uncle's uncensored feelings about Obamacare, your kiddos smearing Cool-Whip on every surface with their mouths, your unemployed cousin digging through your couches for loose chan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    At breweries, the holiday spirit means Frieks, pecans, pie and black metal

    The Brewers Association, the not-for-profit trade group representing the craft-beer industry, announced last week that it is moving its headquarters from 736 Pearl Street in Boulder to a much larger location at 1327 Spruce Street. The organization says it "has been growing steadily -- along with th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    Get a taste for Thanksgiving dinner at Lucky's Market today

    Need inspiration for Thanksgiving? Head to the holiday tasting fair at Lucky's Market from 4 to 7 p.m. today. You can sample some of the sweet and savory tastes of the traditional Thanksgiving meal, including turkey (pre-orders available), gravy, stuffing, side dishes, Organic Valley Eggnog, Lucky's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2013

    Beer calendar: Get hopping with big cans, chefs and holiday brews

    River North Brewery added two new thirty-barrel stainless steel fermentation tanks and one new brite tank last week, which will increase the brewery's capacity by 44 percent -- and allow River North to focus on canning its River North White, a Belgian-style wit beer that was just released, and on Ri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2013

    Vegan creamed kale for a side dish on Meatless Monday

    Let us give thanks for holiday dishes that appeal to everyone sitting around the table on Thanksgiving -- carnivores and plant-based eaters alike. This week, a traditional side dish with a twist: instead of spinach, we're using kale, and instead of cream, we're using cashew cream. And believe us whe ... More >>

  • News

    November 22, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Occupy Denver: Woman leads police on a chase to donate food on Thanksgiving

    Depending upon what you'd expect of a Thanksgiving spent with Occupy Denver in the Angriest City in America, you might or might not be surprised to learn what was on the menu. Including a short (but sweet) police chase.

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2011

    Medical marijuana dispensary re-review: Two years later at Walking Raven

    Aside from 4/20, there's really no better day for celebrating cannabis than Thanksgiving. A good spliff goes great with stuffing, potatoes and entire turkeys waiting to be devoured. So to get your munchies going, here's our Thanksgiving day Mile Highs and Lows dispensary review of Walking Raven.

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Stressed? Here are five places to unwind with yoga this Thanksgiving

    Corepower Yoga​With many of us surrounded by family and a huge, high-pressure meal to cook, Thanksgiving can be stressful. Lucky, a number of yoga studios around town had the same thought: people might need a way to relax. We've put together a guide to places to practice the stress-relieving, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Colorado beer calendar: Sausage at Denver Beer Co; Black Friday at Copper Kettle

    Avery Brewing has created an online petition at change.com, urging the brewery's fans to support an effort in Boulder to change the zoning code to allow breweries, wineries and distilleries located in industrial parts of the city to open restaurants. Right now, those businesses are only allowed to o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Five wines that are guaranteed to make Thanksgiving feel like a party

    Sometimes, just sometimes, big holiday celebrations can feel like a bit of a grind. Whoops, did we say that out loud? It's not that we don't love our families -- we do. But we suspect that you'd agree that occasionally these annual gatherings can feel like more of an obligation and less of a celebra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Thanksgiving meals, beer dinners and more on this week's culinary calendar

    Have somewhere to spend Thanksgiving? Don't worry: Check out our Thursday page for a list of every feast we know about in the metro area. And that's not all; there are also cooking classes, beer dinners and more on this week's culinary calendar. See what's on the menu:

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    A food critic learns how to survive the holidays and still lose weight, plus a bonus refeed workout video

    Over the last few months, I went from the worst shape of my life to the best while continuing to eat like a food critic. Don't punch me in the face; instead, read how I did it in part six of this series: Three weeks into Bonza Bodies and the Jamie Atlas plan, I'd achieved a precarious balance: I wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Get your Thanksgiving dinner from the Dollar Tree (PHOTOS)

    J. Wohletz​With national cram-your-gut-and-pass-out-on-your-couch day approaching, many food- insecure Denverites may be wondering how they will squeeze a huge Thanksgiving din-din out of a lean wallet. But never fear -- whenever there are poor locals looking for a holiday feast on the cheap, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Learn how to brine, roast and carve a turkey over happy hour tomorrow at Tony's Market

    someecards.com​It will soon be Thanksgiving, the yearly occasion where we can stuff ourselves until we surrender and then wallow on the couch for a few hours. But, as we all know, not everyone has fond memories of the holiday. In fact, just about every Thanksgiving feast with my family include ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Five Thanksgiving buffet foods that have nothing to do with Thanksgiving

    ​The only thing Americans love more than a buffet is a holiday buffet. We also love that the fourth Thursday every November is a thinly-veiled justification for a massive meat-and-starchy gorge by evoking images of shysty Pilgrims and wary Natives sharing corn on the cob. But the real gem of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Turkey-carcass sled comic from 1984: Kenny Be's Hip Tip do-over

    Original 1984 turkey-carcass sled comic on the left, 2010 do-over drawing on the right.​ The turkey-carcass sled comic seen above advises that the leftover skeleton from the Thanksgiving dinner can double as an inexpensive toboggan. It sounds like a ridiculous idea, but it is based on a true-l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    The pilgrims liked beer: Here's how you can honor them over the Thanksgiving holiday

    This sweater could win you beer.​There are many rumors about the pilgrims and beer. Some say they landed on Plymouth Rock because they ran out of the sudsy stuff. Others claim they drank it on the voyage over because it was safer than water. Whatever the truth, beer and pilgrims will always ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Tomorrow: Local restaurants serving Thanksgiving meals

    A Flickr photo.​The Cafe Society blog will be closed tomorrow -- but the following restaurants will be open and serving turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and all the other traditional Thanksgiving favorites:

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Happy turkey day: We'll be back on Friday

    ​ We're taking a mini-vacation on Thanksgiving -- so all may eat, drink, sleep and reconcile with family members -- but your regularly scheduled bloggery will be right back here on Friday. Enjoy the bloodbath break. Follow @CafeWestword on Twitter

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Five foods better than turkey for your Thanksgiving feast

    ​Everyone knows turkey sucks. It's dry, it's boring and the only reason people eat it is because it conveniently feeds a lot of people at the same time. That is a stupid reason to eat anything. And it's especially stupid on a holiday whose entire purpose is to eat as much as possible -- but do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Top five compliments NOT to give the cook on Thanksgiving

    Bean there, done that.​Holiday gatherings with the family are not always known for their spirit of congeniality, and if your family doesn't resemble a tranquil Currier & Ives lithograph in the first place, inevitably at least one relative will pull a hurty-dur, either on purpose or not, and sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Rocky Flats to open as Thanksgivingland theme park: Kenny Be's Worst-Case Scenario

    From the Kenny Be vault. Originally published on November 18, 2004. Thanksgivingland: Extreme Thanksgiving fun for the pilgrim in everyone.​ The U.S. Department of Energy's refusal to provide funds for a Cold War museum at Rocky Flats is a true blessing. What is needed at the site is a tourist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Five Front Range restaurants that are open on Thanksgiving

    ​Can't make it home for Thanksgiving? Dreading cooking a feast for your relatives? Maybe it's a good year to go out to eat. And we're not talking about some convoluted stereotype focused on the take-out Chinese food place down the street -- we're talking good food at good places around town. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Thanksgiving decorations struggle for freedom: Kenny Be's Yard Arteology

    Yard Arteology: The study of neighbors through lawn ornaments... Figure 88a. Country Club: Cross-dressing goose behind bars.​ In Douglas County, the imprisoned pilgrim pictured above might actually have constituted a political statement about our founding fathers and the current state of Ameri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Six stellar Thanksgiving wines to savor on Turkey Day

    ​You can try to deny it all you want, but Thanksgiving is a mere nine days away. That's right: In exactly one week and two days, you'll be up to your eyeballs in gravy, green bean casserole and drama. If your family is anything like mine, you'll wise up and plan to face the day armed with cop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Spicy Pickle makes Pilgrims happy with the Harvest Panini

    ​Props to the Spicy Pickle for having the guts to roll out its new Harvest Panini, essentially a Thanksgiving -- or Pilgrim -- sandwich remade and given a less holiday-specific (or politically thorny) name. I have a long and delicious history with Thanksgiving sandwiches but have bemoaned the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Six absurdly naughty food porn pics

    When you think of porn, do the images popping into your sex-deprived skull remind you of the time you nailed that hot sorority chick, or perhaps when you were dressed in nothing but a smile and opened the door to the casa of love? Hold on to those warm and fuzzy thoughts, because these are not tho ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 26, 2009
  • Dining

    November 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Top ten ways we've ruined turkey

    We love bacon too, but honestly ...​Admit it: There are really only two good ways to enjoy Thanksgiving turkey: fresh from the oven and carved on the table on the big day itself, and on sandwiches for days on end afterward. Everything else is more or less a sociological experiment -- a study, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    American traditions: Thanksgiving and suing the crap out of your neighbor

    As sad and time-wasting as frivolous lawsuits can be, they're a part of American life. Sometimes they can be downright funny (except for the people involved). Remember the dumbass Washington D.C. judge who sued his dry cleaners for $54 million over a pair of lost pants? Fortunately he lost that c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: Let's give thanks for political turkeys

    ​On Saturday, a group of Tea Party activists gathered at the Colorado State Capitol to celebrate Thanksgiving -- and small government -- by reading the Mayflower Compact. For political theater that laid an egg, it didn't come close to the turkey served by Roy Romer-era Lieutenant Governor Mik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    The Second Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Fantasy Draft: What dishes would you pick?

    A Flickr photo.​It's that time of year again: Time to gather around a table of people you don't know or don't like, shovel uninspiring food into your face and then retire to the couch and wait for the Tryptophan to get working. But what if it wasn't that way? What if you could build your perf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    Twitter Tuesday: Thanksgiving Twitpoll

    The first Thanksgiving, painting by Jean Louis Gerome Ferris​ It's almost Thanksgiving and that means it's time to take a few days off of work, see all the family you so carefully avoid most of the year and stuff yourself until you want to puke and/or pass out. The normal way to celebrate Tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Culinary calendar for the week ahead

    Look overwhelming? Check out the places in Denver to get your feast on -- without having to cook.​As always, our online Food & Drink listings contain dozens of culinary events across Colorado, including where to eat Thanksgiving dinner if you don't feel like cooking but still want to feast. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Thanksgiving traditions that should die. Now.

    ​Every year, on a seemingly random day at the end of November, America celebrates Thanksgiving. (Canadians, as usual, get this completely wrong and hold it in October.) It's a day of tradition, a day to give thanks. And a day, or so it's become over time, that we all do inexplicable things j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Free grub at Tony's Market

    ​The new Broadway location of Tony's Market (right across the street from the Westword offices, at 950 Broadway) was giving away nibbles of their complete Thanksgiving dinner feast today during the lunch hour. Unfortunately, if you're reading this now, you already missed the fun. The good ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    How not to relinquish control of your Thanksgiving dinner

    Andre Baranowski​A few years back, I spent Thanksgiving with the large family of a friend whose house was tucked into the side of a mountain somewhere near Durango. Like most families at Thanksgiving dinners, we had segregated ourselves into two groups: those who were slamming wine and watchi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Mile High Murder: Kevin Stunes convicted of murdering girlfriend Nancy Bannock last Thanksgiving

    View Larger Map This just in from the Adams County District Attorney's Office. Late yesterday, Kevin Duane Stunes was convicted of first-degree murder for killing Nancy Bannock last Thanksgiving at 1616 E. 78th Avenue, an area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, cl ... More >>

  • News

    November 29, 2007

    Hot for Teacher

    At least the Graland sex scandal gives me something to talk about at holiday parties.

  • Dining

    November 22, 2001

    Dead Bird Walking

    Two turkeys will meet their fate.

  • Dining

    November 15, 2001

    Check, Please!

    Readers give our food critic something to chew on.

  • Dining

    December 9, 1999

    Talkin' Turkey

    A tale of two Thanksgiving meals.

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