A proposed bike lane for 15th Street has been a hot topic in the cycling community, with the advocacy organization BikeDenver making its feelings known at a Valentine's Day love-in at which members presented more than 200 I-love-bike-lanes cards to Mayor Michael Hancock's office; see photos below. M ... More >>
Chants of "Si se puede!" and "Justice!" filled the air yesterday as downtown janitors marched on 16th Street for better conditions and voted to authorize a potential strike. The contract for almost 2,300 Denver janitors will expire at the end of June, and after four weeks of negotiation with contrac ... More >>
Drink your water, kids. You're gonna wanna stay plenty hydrated if you're going to be getting down this weekend. The nightlife is red hot in the Mile High City: There are tons of fresh parties, including the first Lipgloss party at Beauty Bar, a special one-night-only edition of So What! at La Rumba ... More >>
Not only will the 16th Street Mall have a bigger range of food vendors than ever before this summer, but those vendors will be keeping much more extensive hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, under new contracts with the Downtown Denver Partnership, which over ... More >>
Update, 3 p.m. May 1: Today, hundreds of protesters took the day off from work and school to spend it with Occupy Denver in Civic Center Park. For the local movement and its community partners -- the Mercury Cafe included -- May Day began at noon with a march and rally and will continue until dusk, ... More >>
It's certainly not the traditional career path: Tracee Campbell traded computers and office politics for hot dogs, sausage and sunshine. A computer programmer and teacher for ten years in Orlando, Florida, Campbell now owns the Karma Chameleon hot dog stand at the corner of 10th Avenue and Broadway.
If you don't already have plans, there's a badass bill on Friday night featuring a reunited Babihed ('memba them?), Little Fyodor & Babushka, Barstool Messiah, Audio Dream Sister and Osyluth. DJ Wild Bill and Pervis the Clown will also be on hand for the festivities. The occasion: It's the te ... More >>
Denver has a lively downtown -- sometimes too lively, if you're on the 16th Street Mall at prime begging time -- and it promises to get even better if the Downtown Denver Partnership makes good on its vow to bring a public market to the center of town.
It's not everyday you get to see an 8-foot-tall robot made of scrap metal or 2-foot minion playing projecting claymation off of its chest. Luckily, tomorrow, over ten artists will be displaying these and other works in several mediums including sculpture, lights and 2-D art in the robot-theme ... More >>
Cassandra KotnikCafe Berlin gives up its 14th Street address for the 16th Street Mall.Six years ago, Cafe Berlin gave up its longstanding Seventeenth Avenue address to move downtown, picking up the lease on a vast, bright space on Tremont and Fourteenth Streets. But the spot served its last m ... More >>
Michael RosacciJoel Warner's post on the Perk Cycle -- the bike-powered coffee cart that was just rolled out by Wash Perk Coffee Shop -- inspired a response from Michael Rosacci, who sent us shots of Thai street carts that included a full-blown kitchen on the back of a motorbike. Along with h ... More >>
Lori MidsonPanang curry from Liang's Thai FoodThe first mobile food vendor on wheels was launched nearly 150 years ago, in 1872, when a Rhode Island native called Walter Scott trotted his horse-drawn freight wagon, stocked with sandwiches, hard-boiled eggs, coffee and pies around the town of ... More >>
Ahmed OdawaayAhmed Odawaay, one of the beleaguered Denver cab drivers featured in this week's cover story, "Mean Streets," supplements his income by helping prospective taxi drivers train for the Denver Department of Excise and License test they must pass before they can hit the road.
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Ah, the holidays, that special time of year when we turn on a ridiculous amount of very small light bulbs to comfort us, because it gets dark too early, and also because this is America, and by gum, we can. Still, there's no denying the austere beauty of the snow all illuminated, making halos ... More >>
Lori MidsonBrad and Libby Birky, owners of the SAME Cafe
This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Brad Birky, chef/owner of the SAME Cafe. To read part one of this interview, click here.
Greatest accomplishment as a chef: Starting SAME Cafe with really no kitchen experience to spea ... More >>