In recent weeks, we've posted about several satirical Colorado marijuana sales stories that some are taking seriously, including one that claimed pot overdoses killed 37 people and another about Representative Michele Bachmann supposedly driving stoned that prompted an official denial from Fort Coll ... More >>
Adam Brock The GrowHaus 4751 York Street 720-515-4751 thegrowhaus.com This is part two of my interview with Adam Brock, founder of the GrowHaus; part one of my chat with Brock ran yesterday. What do you grow at the GrowHaus? Mostly leafy greens and herbs like lettuce, kale, cilantro, bok choy and ... More >>
In the early years Monsanto, the St. Louis biotech giant helped pioneer such leading chemicals as DDT, PCBs and Agent Orange. Unfortunately, these breakthroughs had a tendency to kill stuff. And the torrent of lawsuits that came from random killing put a crimp on long-term profitability. So Monsanto ... More >>
Hemp advocate Jason Lauve has a new endeavor: Team Hemp House, the goal of which is to build a hemp demonstration house in Colorado. "The intent is to show that we can use hemp to build the foundation and the walls and the tiles, but also the furnishings in the house, including the food in the fri ... More >>
Tomorrow, on the Fourth of July, that most patriotic of holidays, a flag made of hemp will fly over the Capitol in Washington. And guess who America has to thank for the cannabis-derived stars and stripes? That's right -- Colorado. The flag was made from hemp fiber purchased in Manitou Springs an ... More >>
When Governor John Hickenlooper signs a hemp-farming registry bill later this morning, no one will be happier than Lloyd Casey. The 86-year-old former state senator, who now lives in Ohio, first introduced a hemp-legalization bill in the mid-1990s, but was rebuffed not once but twice by powerful int ... More >>
Back in early January, we broke the news that master butcher Mark DeNittis had landed at Cook Street School of Culinary Arts as the director of culinary curriculum, a position he took on after closing Il Mondo Vecchio late last year, following a series of back-and-forth discussions with the USDA con ... More >>
Did Henry Ford really make a car out of hemp? Was the Declaration of Independence written on hemp paper? Did Abraham Lincoln use hemp oil in his lamps? The hemp plant, a variety of Cannabis sativa that's the subject of this week's cover story "Green Acres," is steeped in lore. Some hemp legends ar ... More >>
"Hunger is hard to recognize in America," CBS's Charles Kuralt intones gravely over images of malnourished children. "We know of it in other places, like Asia or Africa. But these children, all of them, are Americans. And all of them are hungry." That was the message of the landmark 1968 report "Hun ... More >>
Late last week, I was privy to personal tour of Old Major, the restaurant that culinary patron saint Justin Brunson, who also owns Masterpiece Deli, is tentatively opening on February 22 in Highland. The space, innovatively designed by Fin Art, a local firm, is still undergoing construction, but Bru ... More >>
Last February, when Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, was approved for the November ballot, backers of several other pot-related measures, including Initiative 70, Legalize2012's proposal and the Relief for the Possession of Cannabis Act, were trying to duplicate this feat. But ... More >>
Pete Marczyk Marczyk Fine Foods 770 East 17th Avenue, 303-894-9499 5100 East Colfax Avenue, 303-243-3355 www.marczykfinefoods.com This is part one of my interview with Pete Marczyk. Part two of our chat will run tomorrow. Bread head, wine geek, cheese gigolo, butter junkie. Ask Pete Marczyk, the ... More >>
Last Friday, the Cannabis Alliance for Regulation and Education began collecting signatures for Initiative 70, the third legalization measure to be proposed for the November elections. We caught up with spokesman Rico Colibri, who broke down his proposal and why he feels it is Colorado's best option ... More >>
Lori MidsonThis is part one of my interview with Rob Lawler, former chef and the sovereign of cheese at the Truffle. Part two of my chat with Lawler will run tomorrow. Rob Lawler The Truffle 2906 East Sixth Avenue 303-322-7363 www.denvertruffle.com When you actually want someone to cut th ... More >>
Colt & Gray will expand into this space next door.It may have a hard-to-locate front entrance, but that hasn't prevented Colt & Gray from becoming a big player on the Denver restaurant scene since it opened in August 2009, offering upscale gastropub fare paired to a stellar list of cocktails, ... More >>
Kimbal Musk of The KitchenYou could almost hear Whitney Houston singing "I believe that children are our future" playing in the background of TEDx in Boulder Saturday night, because according to the speakers, food issues start with kids. The night of lectures -- offered with the tagline "idea ... More >>
Taco Bell has kitchens, but we dunno what's cookingTaco Bell's beef tacos are mostly filled with meat...mostly. Or maybe not so much. That's the meaty claim in yet another fast-food lawsuit -- but this time, it's not about supersized asses or a coffee-seared crotch. And strangely enough, so f ... More >>
This pissing match just keeps getting weirder. In light of lab tests alleging that Taco Bell's "meat" is actually only 36 percent meat, Louisiana-based law firm Beasley Allen filed suit against the Mexican fast food chain for false advertising. Angry and insistent that the claims are totally ... More >>
Yesterday, we reported that the Louisiana-based law firm of Beasley Allen had filed suit against Taco Bell, alleging that there wasn't enough beef in the taco filling to justify calling it "beef." In fact, the firm charged, the alleged "beef" contained only 36 percent meat and 64 percent exte ... More >>
http://www.panoramameats.com/ Panorama Meats, the country's largest grass-fed, organic beef supplier, has selected Kiowa Valley Organics to supply the Whole Foods Market on Pearl Street in Boulder. The California-based Panorama selects farms if "they follow Panorama's raising protocols, whi ... More >>
Like every business owner, Marilyn Megenity has to make tough decisions. But one of her most recent ones was tougher than most. Earlier this month, she decided to switch all twelve taps at the Mercury Cafe from beer made by her neighbor, the Wynkoop Brewing Company, to beer made in Boulder b ... More >>
Ted Turner: savior of the bison industry?Twelve years ago, bison ranchers in the West were feeling fenced in. While demand from restaurants and consumers for steaks, roasts and other prime cuts was just beginning to increase, nobody wanted the rest of the beast -- the parts that get ground u ... More >>
It took the Fourmile Canyon fire and the Reservoir Road fire to convince Boulder County and Larimer County to put fire bans in place; click here to read about the former, here to learn about the latter. Kudos, then, to Jefferson County and Golden, which have prohibited burning prior to blazes ... More >>
Lori Midson Mark DeNittis Il Mondo Vecchio 1174 South Cherokee Street 303-744-6328 mondovecchio.net I dig this job, and I'm having a blast," says Mark DeNittis, knocking back another swig from a bottle of Peroni, his beer of choice. In front of him is a plate of salumi, pulled from the mea ... More >>
From Channel 31 coverage.The July 18 edition of the Coleadero Rodeo at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds was lethal: two cattle had to be put down and nine were injured -- including seven that were "de-gloved" (their tails were torn off) in an event known as steer-tailing. The rodeo happened ... More >>
Should the number of medical-marijuana dispensaries be cut in half?Senator Chris Romer has been the state legislator most willing to wade into the medical-marijuana morass -- and an article in yesterday's Boulder Daily Camera provides more information about a proposal he expects to offer in J ... More >>
Photo by Brian Kraft PhotographyMitchell Alexander, the Green Fooder, at the Highland MiMa. Urbavore's Dilemma is an ongoing web series detailing city dwellers' commitment to urban homesteading. From May through September, Westword writer Joel Warner will get his hands dirty, covering everything fr ... More >>
The restaurant garden is so trendy, the concept is almost becoming commonplace. Potager has a garden. So does Colterra. Bistro One and Root Down plan rooftop gardens this spring.But gardens have their limitations. In a garden, you can grow fruit, herbs and vegetables.You can rep these to the public, ... More >>
Neighborhood fusion at its best.
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Will the real Lola please stand up?
Saddle up, and head south for a taste of the West at Texas Land & Cattle Steak House.
East Side Kosher Deli got bigger. But that's not necessarily better.
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Death comes for the prairie dog.
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When Gary Antonoff set up his own private government, the town of Lochbuie got soaked.