Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon, now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>
Luis Alberto Urrea really is the story he writes in so many ways: A reporter, poet and novelist, he's covered the illegal immigrant story from the front lines, where he once worked as a relief worker, and found pieces of himself in the fictionalized retelling of the history of his great-aunt Teresit ... More >>
On Friday, the 300 (or so) restaurants participating in Denver Restaurant Week will be posting their $52.80 (for two) menus for the two-week eating orgy that starts on February 25; we're offering $52.80 to both the diner and the restaurant employee who offer the best Denver Restaurant Week survival ... More >>
Lori Midson Craig Dixon, executive chef of Cafe Options This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Cafe Options executive chef Craig Dixon. To read part one of that interview, click here. Favorite ingredient: Butter. Animal fat is where it's at. You can't fake butter. Humans have sur ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows, including Radio 1190's Local Shakedown*, KTCL's Locals Only, The Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over Colorado ... More >>
Lori MidsonBrian Laird, executive chef of Barolo GrillThis is part two of my interview with Brian Laird, exec chef of Barolo Grill. You can read part one of my interview with Laird here. Best food city in America: San Francisco. It's all about what I love most: fresh ingredients, seafood, f ... More >>
Courtesy Rob Lee on FlickrForget the cover letter and references. If you can do this, you're hired. Sure, the economy's in the crapper, the country's auto industry is going kaput and newspapers as we know them may soon cease to exist. But here's one example of good news: Casa Bonita is doing well e ... More >>
Courtesy Rob Lee on FlickrForget the cover letter and references. If you can do this, you're hired. Joel Warner, who recently wrote a Casa Bonita survival guide as a public service for anyone headed to that bastard child of Disneyland and Tijuana in the heart of Lakewood, has news for fans of the ... More >>
Courtesy Rob Lee on Flickr Joel Warner, who recently wrote a Casa Bonita survival guide as a public service for anyone headed to that bastard child of Disneyland and Tijuana in the heart of Lakewood, has news for fans of the colossal Mexican restaurant/amusement park. Casa Bonita is looking for a ... More >>
I recently visited Casa Bonita for the first time, and I'm still trying to recover. No, that's not an indigestion joke about the food, sub-par as it may be. Actually, my mind was blown in a good way. As I'd been told, there's no easy way to describe the Lakewood institution, which bills itself as "T ... More >>
Bad Art for Bad People hosts an over-the-top Halloween bash.
Tijuana Sweetcakes heats up Lannies.
Friday, June 8, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.
Storytelling gimmicks can't save this vapid, globally conscious puzzle-film.
My wife's an Old Fashioned girl.
Mule Be Sorry
Brooks Smokehouse Bar-B-Que is pleased to meat you.
Pico de Gallo
Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.
Even My Sure Things Fall Through (Quarterstick Records)
Out Through The N Door
Up, up and away with Denver's most entertaining traffic reporter.
Deadbolt's songs have the highest body count in rock and roll.
Trumpeter Herb Alpert is uninterested in returning to Tijuana.