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Thanksgiving

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    November 20, 2014

    10 Things to Do for $10 in Denver This Weekend (6 Free!), November 21-23

    This is the last weekend before Thanksgiving. Before you know it, every weekend will be filled with holiday shopping, and catching up with family and friends. So take this time to save some dough and partake in everything from practicing your downward dog, meeting a hero of the comic book scene or g ... More >>

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    November 18, 2014

    Buy a Pie for Project Angel Heart -- Plus a Few Other Thanksgiving Pie Options

    Pie season is upon us, along with a seasonal reminder that the spirit of Thanksgiving and Christmas means thinking of those in need -- as well as filling our own pie needs. Project Angel Heart, the organization that delivers meals to people coping with life-threatening illnesses, can help you out on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    Photos: Twelve Denver Bronco culinary masterpieces for Super Bowl Sunday

    Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest calorie-consuming holiday of the year after Thanksgiving, but while Thanksgiving is all about the turkey and mashed potatoes, Super Bowl Sunday, at least in Denver, is all about the celebration of the orange-and-blue. We've gotten a full crush of press release ... More >>

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    November 28, 2013
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    November 28, 2013
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    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

    Black Friday 101: How to survive the biggest shopping day of the year

    Ah, the blessed holiday known as Black Friday. It's the day we celebrate what it means to be an American consumer. The doors to most stores will open at the crack of dawn and the deals will roll out, giving shoppers unbridled access to cheap stuff that will become our holiday gifts to our friends an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    More Beaujolais, latkes and fresh cheese this weekend

    If you didn't get enough Beaujolais Nouveau at last night's Beaujolais Festival, you have another chance to get your pink drink on at Beaujolais Nouveau 2013: A Night of Wine and Celebration presented by the Merchants of West Washington Park. Have a grand time sipping this short-lived French wine (f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    Butternut squash and apple soup with curry for a smooth taste of autumn on Meatless Monday

    Butternut squash soup may seem ubiquitous at this time of year, but this recipe is something special, with Granny Smith apples and a taste of curry adding a tart sweetness and hint of heat. It's easy to make, with just a few ingredients -- but there is a lot of prep involved, so be prepared for a lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    Pie, the food trend of 2011, is still hot at these Denver spots

    Pies used to be seen as the either the coup de grace on Thanksgiving or snarky protesters' tool of choice. (Remember when Ann Coulter, Ralph Nader and Jeff Skilling, former president of Enron, were all pied?) Then in 2011 the lattice-topped treat hit the big time, and Nation's Restaurant News declar ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 22, 2012
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    November 7, 2012

    Rosa Linda's Mexican Cafe gives thanks election is over, now on to Thanksgiving!

    There were sighs of relief across the country when the polls closed yesterday (followed, in some quarters, by cries of anguish). But nowhere were the sighs more heartfelt than at Rosa Linda's Mexican Cafe, which had landed in the center of the storm after word went out that the family-run restaurant ... 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

    September 27, 2012

    Part two with JP Krause, exec chef of Aloft

    JP Krause Aloft Broomfield 8300 Arista Place, Broomfield 303-635-2000 www.aloftbroomfielddenver.com Part one of my interview with JP Krause, exec chef of Aloft Broomfield, ran yesterday. This is part two of our interview. Favorite restaurant in America: Denver's own Bennett's BBQ, but not becau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Beau Simmons, exec chef of Jonesy's, on McNuggets, orgasms and bad-ass steel

    Beau Simmons Jonesy's EatBar 400 East 20th Avenue 303-863-7473 www.jeatbar.com This is part one of my interview with Beau Simmons, exec chef of Jonesy's EatBar. You can read part two of our chat tomorrow. Beau Simmons stretches out in his garden, his face tickled by the leaves of his heirloom-toma ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 15, 2011
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    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.

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    November 24, 2011
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    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

    The real story behind "Black Friday"

    As we prepare for the commercial holiday that follows a little thing called Thanksgiving, the debate over whether stores should begin opening at midnight on Black Friday is raging. But when and where did Black Friday come from? What does it really mean? We asked Darrin Duber-Smith, Marketing Profess ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Cooking with Pete and Barb Marczyk: Arugula, avocado, and orange salad

    Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with the big, new kitchen. They often bring some of their market's choicest ingredients home with them and cook up a feast. In case you've conveniently for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Over the Weekend: Sting sings, Thanksgiving on a stick, skiers shred, Williams & Graham bows

    Big pics below.​Did you spend your whole weekend cleaning the house? Silly you! Plenty of other Denverites were enjoying the sort of stuff captured by Westword reporters and photogs on our slideshow page and Backbeat Online, Cafe Society and Show and Tell blogs. Check out highlights below pert ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Thanksgiving play mentioning savages and God: Perfectly fine or over the line on race, religion?

    Update: Arrowwood Elementary parent Rachel Drummond had objections to a play scheduled for her daughter's second-grade class today, due to references to Native Americans as "savages" and a speech that overtly referred to a higher power. However, Douglas County School District public information offi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Reader: Dollar Tree Thanksgiving a real turkey!

    No turkeys at the Dollar Tree.​Some readers were not giving thanks for Jenn Wohletz's "Get your Thanksgiving dinner from the Dollar Tree," a seasonal guide to her favorite store. Sniffs dishpr: This comes off as snobby, elitist and in very poor taste. Adds GFTW: Westword, the DollarTree of r ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 17, 2011
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    November 9, 2011

    Cooking with Pete and Barb Marczyk: Heritage turkey leg confit and roast breast

    ​Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with the big, new kitchen. They often bring some of their market's choicest ingredients home with them and cook up a feast. Right, so turkey day is ... 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 26, 2010

    Thanksgiving dinner on the run: We brake for turkey jerky

    ​Procrastinating travelers who had no time to shop for supplies on their way to grandmother's house for Thanksgiving dinner were in luck if they were driving Interstate 10 through southeastern Arizona. Dwayne's Fresh Jerky, a stop just off the road at Bowie, was selling both turkey jerky and d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    Thanks to YouTube, the entire world can watch your awkward Thanksgiving home video

    "What does it look like I'm doing, Jim? Huh?"​ Every family has one: the annoying relative who mans the video camera on holidays, wandering from room to room and narrating the boring gathering in a voice that sounds as if he's welcoming three-year-olds to their first day of preschool. Annoyin ... More >>

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    November 25, 2010
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    November 24, 2010

    Ten things to do for $10 this weekend, November 24-28

    Come out this weekend.​It's a four-day weekend, and that means we get to kick off 10 for $10 early this week, with tons of awesome bonus stuff for you to do when you're not stuck in a turkey coma listening to your aunt ramble on about her new kitten. We've got plenty of events to take your tim ... 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 22, 2010

    Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Classes on pie, restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner and more

    ​This week is chock-full of classes you might need to brush up on your cooking and baking skills before the big feast day on Thursday -- and if you're looking for somewhere to eat out on Thanksgiving, we've got a full list of restaurants serving a traditional holiday spread (which we'll re-pos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    What week is it? A breakdown of everything you could be celebrating, Nov. 22 - 28

    ​Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and with it, the blessed weekday off where not only is your pre-noon drinking non-problematic, it's downright acceptable. But Thanksgiving on Thursday won't help you get away with being drunk at work today -- and to that end, we've got you covered with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2009

    Grocery workers to begin voting on stores' "last, best and final" contract offer

    ​ The 17,000 grocery workers of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 union could begin receiving ballots to vote on Safeway and King Soopers' "last, best and final" contract offer as soon as tomorrow. A yes vote would end seven months of bargaining. The ballots are scheduled to be m ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009
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    November 12, 2009
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    December 2, 2008

    The Boulderado through the ages

    The Boulderado has some tread on its tires. The landmark Boulder hotel will celebrate its hundredth year in 2009, beginning with an elaborate New Year's Eve gala and an open house on January 4. But you don't have to wait until then to enjoy the Boulderado's most noteworthy feature: the buffet. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Black Friday in a bleak economy no big deal

    Media updates the weekend after Thanksgiving are always filled with attempts to judge the strength of the Christmas shopping season by the opening surge of buyers, and this year is no exception. But reports about a robust start to this annual exercise in consumption tend to ring false when they run ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2008

    Veggie Girl: MAD Greens

        Sometimes all the veggie chile burritos, sesame tofu and lasagna in the world cannot entice me because all I really want is a nice, big healthy salad. Crisp spinach, fresh tomatoes, roasted beets and some fresh mozzarella and I'm happy -- satisfying my body's craving for something tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Gobble This: The bird is the word at Pat's Philly Steaks and Subs

    Pat's Philly Steaks and Subs 1624 Market Street and two other locations 303-534-1333 P.J. GobblerOver roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing and mayo on a hoagie roll$8.50 for a medium Thanksgiving came early for me this year -- by about 48 hours, and in the form of a sandwich, a joyful creation& ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2008

    Get your turkey out

    Don't feel like mashing potatoes, thickening gravy and overcooking a turkey this year?   There are a few restaurants in the Denver area that will be doing the hard work for you. We'll be updating this category -- and another with places serving the needy. If you know of others, email us or post ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2008

    Good cause, good meals

    Thanksgiving is a time for celebration, and some people party by helping others. Westword will run a list of places offering meals for the needy on our Café Society blog. If you know of others, leave a comment below or send us an email.   Bar Louie Restaurants is partnering with shelters aroun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2007

    Top Five Thanksgiving Songs

    Compared with other holidays, Thanksgiving hasn't inspired bards overmuch. There are no traditional hymns, no instantly identifiable music associated with the day save possibly various football broadcast bumpers. Nevertheless, here and there we find certain songs that -- in lyric or in spirit -- fi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 15, 2007

    A New Leaf

    Planning Thanksgiving this year is as easy as picking up the phone.

  • Dining

    October 26, 2006
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    November 24, 2005

    Breckenridge Brewery and BBQ

    Celebrate with beer and all the trimmings.

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    December 11, 2003
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    November 14, 1996
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    October 24, 1996
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