Our post about a Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America petition calling for Kroger stores to ban guns inspired a passionate debate about the pros and cons of openly carrying weapons in public places. The following response comes from someone who sees such policies as enhancing safety, not crea ... More >>
In May, we told you about Chipotle stores announcing a no-guns policy after being targeted by a petition from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. The organization has had similar success with a number of other national chains. But Kroger, the parent company of King Soopers and City Market s ... More >>
In 2011, a listeria outbreak linked to cantaloupe grown at Colorado's Jensen Farms caused 33 deaths and 147 hospitalizations. Now, the better part of three years later, Jensen Farm operators Eric and Ryan Jensen have been sentenced to five years' probation and six-months home detention following th ... More >>
Udi Bar-on Udi's Yesterday, in part one of my conversation with Udi Bar-on, founder of Udi's, he recalled his midlife crisis, his Christmas miracle and the rapid growth of his empire. Today, in part two of our interview, Bar-on talks about the gluten-free business that made him a millionaire and th ... More >>
In a coffee-crazed city like Denver, we've grown accustomed to new roasters cropping up and local companies introducing every brewing method imaginable. And now you can not only enjoy good coffee, but support a good cause at the same time: Out Living It is a coffee blend that resulted from a partner ... More >>
In a blog post written several months after a 2011 listeria outbreak linked to cantaloupe grown at Colorado's Jensen Farms caused 33 deaths and 147 hospitalizations, attorney Bill Marler, who represents 46 families in the case, wrote that criminal indictments after such incidents are as "rare as hen ... More >>
When Lauralee Grauman last appeared in our Schmuck of the Week archive, back in October 2012, shortly after she was busted in Canon City following a cross-country crime spree, she was a supporting player rather than a star. But this time around, we're promoting Grauman, who was recently sentenced f ... More >>
"Sad, but excited." That's how chef Jensen Cummings, who's helmed the kitchen at Row 14 since July of last year, describes his forthcoming departure. Cummings is leaving Row 14 at the end of this year, he reveals, to concentrate on Slotted Spoon Meatball Eatery -- his ballsy new shop devoted to sphe ... More >>
You've just escaped from jail. Where you gonna go? Probably not a community described as "a town in the middle of nowhere with 36,000 souls and thirteen prisons, one of which is Supermax, the new 'Alcatraz' of America. A prison town where even those living on the outside live on the inside." But tha ... More >>
Are fiscally ambitious heartlanders running afoul of food's haughtiest label?
Lori Midson Jensen Cummings Row 14 Bistro & Wine Bar 891 14th Street 303-825-0100 www.row14denver.com This is part one of my interview with Jensen Cummings, exec chef of Row 14 Bistro & Wine Bar. Part two of that interview will run in this space tomorrow. A broom and a dustpan -- these are ... More >>
Lori Midson"Nine years ago," says Liz Thorpe, "when no one cared about cheese, we started selling cheese at Murray's, a small cheese shop in New York, and thanks to some amazing people with a genuine love and passion for cheese, we've become one of the best cheese shops in the country." Mu ... More >>
While Kroger is making efforts to improve its seafood sourcing practices, it is doing so at a "painfully slow pace," according to a "supermarket scorecard" recently issued by Greenpeace. That King Soopers's parent company might not be ultra-conscientious about where it gets its swordfish and ... More >>
Update, December 17, 3:21 p.m.: King Soopers has issued an official response to the contract ratification; still nothing from Safeway. Look below for the latest. On Tuesday, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 announced a surprising split vote over the latest contract offers for area ... More >>
The contract dispute involving workers at King Soopers, Safeway and Albertsons has been quiet of late, with United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Local 7 seeking to maintain member loyalty during this period via releases about, for example, pension reductions that would go into ef ... More >>
An image from the AlwaysHereForColorado.com website. Last week, King Soopers asked a federal court judge to stop United Food and Commercial Workers International Local No. 7 representatives from talking to staffers while they're on the job -- a tactic referred to in press accounts as "blitzing." Bu ... More >>
The latest deadline in talks between United Food & Commercial Workers Local #7 and representatives of King Soopers stores is midnight tomorrow -- and while neither side seems to want a work stoppage to begin one second later, there's disagreement over how long an negotiations extension should be. ... More >>
Pops Chocolate Peanut Butter Kellogg's Rating: Three and a half spoons out of four Cereal description: Brownish corn-meal orbs -- but not just any brownish corn-meal orbs. Big ones. Imposing ones. Brownish corn-meal orbs with a gland condition, or a steroid problem. Size-wise, they're significantly ... More >>
Dwayne Edward Wright, we have your wallet -- the wallet you lost back in the mid-70s, when you were a student at a community college in Texas. So how did that wallet wind up under a pine tree in Conifer, Colorado?
Gas stations at King Soopers
THE CITY'S VAUNTED KING SOOPERS DEAL BARELY REGISTERS ON THE STAPLETON REDEVELOPMENT RADAR.
THE CITY'S BRAGFEST ABOUT KING SOOPERS MOVING ITS HEADQUARTERS TO STAPLETON APPEARS SLIGHTLY OVERSTATED.