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Valentine's Day

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    Here's what happened when I chaperoned a middle-school Valentine's dance last week

    In his weekly column, award-winning goofball Shea Serrano, whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book, writes about his life and times. 3:20 p.m.: Today I am chaperoning our school's Valentine's Day dance. A line of about 100 kids is already waiting to get into the ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    A Valentine's Day weekend for lovers and loners

    Most of the reservations at romantic restaurants around town have already been scooped up, but you should still be able to have a lovely evening out with your loved one at a neighborhood joint. And if you're own, at least when you're at a bar crying in your beer, it's likely to be a quality craft br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    Photos: Top 14 Colorado places for a Valentine's Day kiss

    One way to make Valentine's Day happier is if you have someone to kiss. But what's the best place to smooch? We mean "place" as in "place to go." Get your minds out of the gutter (until later, that is). Well, our friends at the Colorado Tourism Office have compiled a list of the most romantic plac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (9 free!), February 14-16

    Whether or not you're a fan of the gooey holiday of love (or alternately, the holiday invented by greeting-card companies), there's something we can all agree on: Free stuff rules. And our 10 for $10 this weekend is full of free events. From a Love Sux bash to dance parties to a horror film festival ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Valentine's Day in Denver: What to do, where to go to celebrate your love in the Mile High City

    Sure, romantic gestures are always a nice way to observe Valentine's Day, but so is going to a good concert or dancing the night away with your significant other. Looking for something to do tomorrow night? You've come to the right place. We've put together a comprehensive rundown of ways to celebra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    Valentine's Day: The braggart's holiday

    I don't even remember what I was doing on Valentine's Day 2013. That's because I'm the kind of person who lets the individual feeling of each holiday be dictated by my own current selfish standing in the world. Last year, I was so far from being in love that Valentine's Day could just fuck right off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    Edible Events hosts a Threesome with Mary Jane on Valentine's Day

    Need to spice it up on February 14? How about a sultry threesome with you, your love and good ol' Mary Jane? Edible Events, which introduced its first BYOC event last month, will add some delicious twists on Valentine's Day. A Threesome with Mary Jane will start at 8 p.m. Friday, February 14, at Spa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Another man gave my girl flowers on Valentine's Day: Am I right to be bothered by this?

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! Dear Willie D, I'm a newly single divorcée with lots of time and money on my hands. After dating and catering to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Groupon kills all gun-related deals, but not Denver Post

    In the wake of mass killings at the Aurora Century 16 and Connecticut's Sandy Hook school, Groupon has reportedly decided to drop all discounts and deals related to guns. Not so the Denver Post, whose Denver Daily Deals promotion currently features an offer related to a handgun-safety class.

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Red Lobster: Valentine's Day lunch might net your just desserts

    It's a tricky time for plan-ahead, chain-dining daters. They have six weeks to figure out which where to make Valentine's Day reservations, and despite the fact that dining out on February 14 is way more hassle than it's worth (big waits even with reservations, crowded dining rooms, flustered staff, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Reader: Beatrice & Woodsley is a better setting for a horror movie than a romantic dinner

    What's Denver's most lovely spot for a Valentine's Day dinner? Just in time for February 14 (2013, perhaps, since these places book up early), Lori Midson tied a bow around her list of the top ten most romantic restaurants in Denver. But for one reader, that list holds more sour notes than sweet.

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Valentine's Day is stupid, says my wife -- just another reason I love her

    Valentine's Day isn't a big holiday around my house. In fact, it's not a holiday, period. At most, it's a source of irritation for my wife, who's one of the most romantic people I know -- this weekend, she watched You've Got Mail for the 703rd time and still got misty -- yet completely immune to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    V-Day hip-hop from DJ Chonz and Mane Rok, plus new Iman S., Myke Charles tracks and more

    Happy Valentine's Day! In this heart-shaped edition of That's a Rap, we have a ton of local hip-hop goodness for you to fall in love with, including a DJ Chonz mixtape entirely dedicated to Valentine's Day, new joints from Mane Rok, Iman S., Myke Charles, A. Fox and Boy Davey, and a new video from P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Five Valentine's Day sweets that get the message across

    With the day dedicated to love bearing down upon us, our minds churn to delicious yet decadent products that we can share with another -- or use to assuage our sad, single, solo hunger.

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Chili cook-offs, grand openings and more on this week's culinary calendar

    It's the perfect time of year for chili, and MaxFund's annual Chili Cook-Off will be a great place to taste red, green and vegetarian chilis on Sunday. In the meantime, there's the all-important Valentine's Day and much more happening; here's a taste of what's on the menu:

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Top five things NOT to feed your date this Valentine's Day

    Like most major holidays, Valentine's Day is a day for foodies and, even more important, foodies for the day (FFTD). FFTDs plan romantic dinners; try to convey deep, passionate love through chocolate selections; and purchase just the right edible gifts to show their partners how much they care about ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 9, 2012
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    February 9, 2012
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    February 9, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Beer calendar: show your love for beer at these heart-y beer events

    The resumes were long and detailed, the qualifications extreme, but the ten finalists in the Wynkoop Brewing Company's annual Beerdrinker of the Year contest have been whittled down to three -- and these guys know their beer. The man who eventually claims the title for 2012 will be determined at an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Food porn from last night's WaterCourse Valentine's Day dinner

    ​WaterCourse Foods chef Rachel Kesley was in fine form last night with the restaurant's multi-course Valentine's Day spread, a steal at $45 per person ($55 with alcohol pairings). We took some photos for you to peruse; keep reading to see what (besides this first course -- deconstructed pho, c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    What week is it? A breakdown of everything you could be celebrating, February 14 - 20

    Damn you, olde-tymey ferris wheel!​Ever since your twelfth wife took off with the kids and the dog and the house -- a scenario only possible thanks to your penchant for living in structures you can also drive -- leaving you with only an overdrafted checking account and a suitcase somewhat inex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Reader: I love local restaurants, but not on Valentine's Day

    ​While restaurants across town are touting last-second Valentine's Day specials, some readers made their plans long ago: to stay home. Mmmmgood explains why in this response to Kyle Garratt's most recent In the Weeds rant: I love me some restaurants and get out to as many as I can as often as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Top five dinners to serve your Internet date on Valentine's Day

    ​With Valentine's Day upon us once again, love is in the air. Birds are tweeting, butterflies are floating on the gentle breeze, and Internet connections are blinking away as the lovelorn hit up their hard-working little modems and wireless routers to locate a date. Finding that date can be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    In honor of Valentine's Day, we present you with fifteen love songs about... inanimate objects

    ​It's Valentine's Day, which means the entire Internet is abuzz with songs about love -- or if people are feeling particularly sad -- songs about hate. But what about those who prefer to spread their affection to other things, like inanimate objects? Well, there are plenty of those songs, too. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    A Hooters deal that really flies on Valentine's Day

    Will you be my Valentine?​It's 11:30 a.m. on Valentine's Day, and I am the only patron at Hooters, that mammary mecca on Parker Road. With a big beer in front of me and a server with cleavage to match, I inquire about today's special. It's all about the wings: buy ten boneless or traditional w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    10 things to do for $10 this weekend, February 11-13, 2011

    Avoid awkward moments this weekend.​We're coming up on the weekend before Valentine's Day, which means there is plenty planned for lonely hearts and weekday shut-ins if you want to get your love on. Hell, we even have plenty to do for people who'd rather spend Valentine's Day weekend watching ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Lock lips in front of a crowd on Valentine's Day at Qdoba Mexican Grill and get a free entrée

    ​This, we think, could be a golden opportunity to plant a wet, sloppy kiss on the hot guy (or girl) standing behind you in line, with whom you then make messy burrito love. All metro area Qdoba Mexican Grill locations (with the exception of the Vail store, which opens Monday) are making that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Ten beers to drink alone on Valentine's Day

    ​There are plenty of lovey-dovey beers to drink with your honey on Valentine's Day -- the Coupler from Wynkoop Brewing, Red Ale from Odell's, and Cherry Dip Stout at the Vine Street Pub, to name a few -- but you're drinking alone this year, right? For that, you need something a little edgier. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    How to ruin Valentine's Day

    ​Welcome to In the Weeds. Kyle will be right with you -- most likely to complain about something. Usually he is pleasant, but this is his place to blow off some steam. Don't take it personally; he just needs to vent because he's been doing this for about thirteen years. Enjoy your meal. Most ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Flagstaff House offers February specials fit for a Valentine's Day celebration

    Mark Manger​This week, I reviewed Flagstaff House in anticipation of Valentine's Day, and, despite my initial reservations, I thought it was an excellent choice for a celebratory affair. And the Monettes, who own the Flagstaff House, are running several February specials to further enhance the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Three major reasons to fall in love with sherry in 2011

    ​Next Monday is Valentine's Day, and while most adore this heart-riddled holiday, plenty of peeps loathe everything about it. With all the pressure to be coupled up, there's only one thing to do to avoid the drama: fall in love with a sexy, enticing stranger with a past. Be warned: This won't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Review preview: Flagstaff House at forty years

    Mark Manger​I try to table all expectations when I first visit a restaurant. But sometimes, that's simply impossible. And when I decided to review Boulder's Flagstaff House -- a legendary romantic spot -- in anticipation of Valentine's Day, I suspected that I was in for some disappointment.

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    What week is it? A breakdown of everything you could be celebrating, February 7-13

    Terribly sorry about that, David Tomlinson. ​Other than Valentine's Day -- a holiday people only celebrate because they are obligated to through some perverse, greeting card company-engineered social mechanism -- there's a pretty intense dry spell of holidays between New Year's Day and somewhe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Valentine's Day fills the menu

    A Flickr photo.​There's one week till Valentine's Day, and you'd better believe the restaurant industry knows it; our calendar is packed to overflowing this week with chocolate, wine and intimate dinners. Here's a taste of what's ahead:

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Valentine's Day spreads through Congress Park like V.D.: Kenny Be's Sign Language

    Andrew loves Kelly in front porch chalk talk.​ The chalk board shown above broadcasts Andrew's love for Kelly. Uncommon in most of Denver, the valentine greetings spread across Congress Park prove that it is the horniest and corniest neighborhood in Denver. Below, a new understanding of the wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Drink up for the Elitch Theatre

    ​Corks, the wine (and much more) store at 1620 Platte Street, will donate 5 percent of all sales Valentine's Day weekend (today through Sunday) to the restoration of the historic Elitch Theatre. The storefront shop is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Freaky Friday: Dolph Lundgren, certified badass

    ​We all remember Dolph Lundgren, right? Played the Russian dude who told Rocky "I must break you" in Rocky IV? Played He-Man in the god-awful Masters of the Universe live-action film? That guy? Yeah, turns out he's actually Swedish. Oh, and also? He is a complete badass. Not sold? See today's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Valentine's Day: Five ways to say I love you with chocolate

    ​Valentine's Day is almost here, which means guys are hurrying to make sure they take care of their ladies -- or at least get a dinner reservation for Sunday before they're all gone. And while they're scrambling to find a two-top at Denny's, here are five ways that ladies can take care of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Valentine's Day: Love you like a Rock

    Chef Rock can help you have a rockin' Valentine's Day.​With Valentine's Day fast approaching, you need to decide how you're going to let your significant other know how much you love and appreciate his or her constant nagging, er, companionship. Chef Rahman "Rock" Harper, a past winner of He ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Valentine's Day, cougar-style

    ​Valentine's Day is only a few days away, and cougars are on the prowl for cubs to nip on the nape and nuzzle into doing a cougar's bidding. Any mellow young fellow looking for the love of a cougar should easily be able to achieve hot-tub bliss if he keeps a few things in mind. For example, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Your ex-husband is banging your mom? You really did have the worst Valentine's Day ever!

    "It's hilarious -- since it didn't happen to me..."​Channel 31/The Deuce sponsored a contest asking viewers to share their worst Valentine's Day ever, with the winner/loser to be rewarded with a trip to Hollywood to see the premiere of the new Valentine's Day movie. A pretty standard promotion ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Valentine's Day sex, Scandinavian-style

    ​If zipping off to Canada for some bathroom sex doesn't say "Happy Valentine's Day" to you, how about a fast trip to Scandinavia, where Valentine is one of the most popular saints? Consider these charming Scandinavian customs:

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Swirl Girl: Drink dessert wines on Valentine's Day

    ​Valentine's Day. The holiday perhaps most feared in the hearts of...well, everyone. How can one silly, Hallmark greeting-dominated day be so over-hyped, yet so continuously underwhelming, at least in terms of delivering that rapturous, romantic haze we all want to be caught up in? One sur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Dylan Moore's Deluxe Burger opens on Valentine's Day with lotsa hunka, hunka burger love

    Deluxe Burger​As we reported in this space a few weeks ago, Deluxe Burger is opening on Sunday, February 14, otherwise known as breakup Valentine's Day. It'll be the third member in a colony of restaurants and bars from chef Dylan Moore, who also owns Deluxe and Delite on Broadway. Moore, a ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 12, 2009
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    February 6, 2009

    Candy Girls: The Shoppe--Valentine's Day Specials

    We know that cupcakes aren't technically candy, but luckily we've found a loophole around that for Valentine's Day. The Shoppe, at 3103 East Colfax Avenue, is celebrating the holiday with a variety of adorable and delicious cupcakes all dressed up and masquerading as Valentine's candy. But these are ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 5, 2009
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    January 28, 2009

    Fox restaurants offering crafty deals for winter meals

    Fox Restaurant Concepts, the people behind Bloom, NoRTH and Sauce Pizza & Wine, are featuring various deals through the end of March. NoRTH (190 Clayton Lane in Cherry Creek) and Bloom (1 West FlatIron Crossing Drive in FlatIron) are offering 50 percent off all bottles of wine -- NoRTH on Monday ... More >>

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    February 14, 2008
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