Trevor Andersen

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Photos: Shooting at Cold Crush hip-hop club injures three, one critically

    Cold Crush is among the most acclaimed night spots in Denver, earning writes up in both our Backbeat and Cafe Society blogs, with the latter naming it the best new bar of 2013. No wonder it earned a Best of Denver award earlier this year. This morning, however, the attention focusing on the bar is ... More >>

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    June 28, 2013

    Waffle Brothers spot on East 17th Avenue should open next month

    Waffle Brothers owners Ron Dupen and John Power had hoped to open the third location in their mini-empire this spring. But while work is continuing quickly at the East 17th Avenue spot, the former home of Tree Haus Bistro, they now say the place won't open until July. See also: - Waffle Brothers o ... More >>

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    June 27, 2013

    Get juiced at The Juicing Tree

    Paul Krzystyniak spent a year mastering the art of making cold-pressed juices from raw fruits and vegetables, and now he's sharing the fruits of his labor at The Juicing Tree, the shop he opened last week at 1504 Ivanhoe Street. While cold-pressed juices -- healthier because they don't involve high- ... More >>

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    June 26, 2013

    Cold Crush now open at 2700 Larimer

    Inspired by late-'70s hip-hop group Cold Crush Brothers, Brian Mathenge recently celebrated the grand opening of his Cold Crush bar/restaurant/art gallery with Cypress Hill's DJ Muggs. He opened the spot at 2700 Larimer, directly across the street from Meadowlark, "as an artist's haven, a place wher ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    Westword Music Showcase recap from Vinyl's rooftop

    Every year at the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages. In addition to their emcee duties, we ask them to pull double duty by submitting a travelogue of their individual stage. Matt Miner hosted on the rooftop at Vinyl this past Saturday. Keep rea ... More >>

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    June 24, 2013

    Westword Music Showcase 2013 recap from 100 % De Agave

    Every year at the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages. In addition to their emcee duties, we ask them to pull double duty by submitting a travelogue of their individual stage. Robin Edwards hosted at 100 % De Agave this past Saturday. Keep readin ... More >>

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    June 24, 2013

    Photos: Denver Nuggets Dancers tryouts 2013

    The NBA season is over, with Chris "Birdman" Andersen winning a championship ring (and earning a tattoo-free bobblehead). But the Nuggets Dancers are already looking toward the next tip-off. A couple months after the Denver Broncos cheerleader tryouts, the squad gave high-spirited hopefuls a chance ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Photos: Why the greater Civic Center area is one of Denver's architectural treasures

    Thousands of professionals in the fields of architecture, planning, design and related occupations, along with many vendors, are meeting in Denver June 20-22 for the American Institute of Architects' annual convention, this year titled "Building Leaders." In honor of the event, Westword art critic M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    Photos: Twin Peaks' National All-Star Bikini contest was no clothes call

    Last night's Twin Peaks bikini contest came off without a hitch -- and without many clothes. Women from all 34 locations of the Twin Peaks breastaurants across the country had come to Denver to compete in several different categories -- appearance, energy and personality -- in order to win the title ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    Construction Watch: The Source has targeted a mid-July opening

    Zeppelin Developments, which developed the nearby Taxi complex, is working hard right now to transform an 1880s ironworks building at 3530 Brighton Boulevard into The Source, a curated European-style artisan food market and retail space in the hot-hot River North (RiNo) district. Although Visit Denv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    Photos: BookBar opens a new chapter on Tennyson Street

    Recognizing the decline in small, local bookstores, Nicole Sullivan realized she'd have to do something new when she took over the space at 4280 Tennyson Street that had recently been vacated by a bookstore. The result? BookBar, a spot that not only sells books, but serves coffee, beer and wine, as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Photos: Cold Crush promises to be a hot spot in RiNo

    After postponing its opening once, Cold Crush is open -- but not officially. Still, if you stop by the bar/art gallery and music hangout this weekend, you should be able to get a drink, maybe even a sandwich -- and drink up the atmosphere of this promising spot in RiNo. Keep reading for a look at Co ... More >>

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    May 30, 2013

    The Abbey Tavern will give East Colfax a family-friendly Irish pub

    Irish bars are known for being dark and often damp, but they are also supposed to reflect their neighborhoods, and the people who live in the Mayfair, Montclair and Park Hill neighborhoods don't want "dark" when it comes to any new restaurant on Colfax. That's why Glen Eastwood and Andrew Cudden pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    Photos: Saigon Basil opens in Northglenn

    The suburbs are notoriously short of great ethnic restaurants, but one gap has been filled in Northglenn, where Saigon Basil just opened at 10665 Melody Drive. The family-owned restaurant features an extensive menu of traditional Vietnamese cuisine; keep reading for a look at the space and the food. ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013

    Photos: Larimer Square boutique fashion show celebrates summer style

    Yesterday, a group of Larimer Square boutiques hosted a summer fashion show featuring models from the Central City Opera, Opera Colorado, Denver Marquee Club and other young professional groups atop the Westin Hotel pool deck. The evening's fashions included names such as Apricot Lane, Blush, Blue R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    Photos: Odyssey Beerwerks, a new Arvada brewery, hosts a party Saturday

    Odyssey Beerworks in Arvada had a soft opening last Friday, but will host a grand opening this Saturday at 2 p.m. with live music from Jimmie Hope, the Ablaze food truck, door prizes. There are currently four beers on tap, but there will be six come Saturday, including Psycho Penguin Porter and Bric ... More >>

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    May 21, 2013

    Photos: Sushi Bay is on a roll with a second location Uptown

    The owners of Sushi Bay, which took over the space in the Berkeley neighborhood that had been occupied by the Hole, now have a place in Uptown, too. Sushi Bay 17 is located at 1728 East 17th Avenue; keep reading for a look at the space and the food. See also: - Photos: Sushi Bay now occupies the fo ... More >>