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Valentine's Day

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2014

    3 things to do for free in Denver this week, February 17-20

    If you spent too much money on your sweetheart (or yourself) this Valentine's Day weekend, you can still go out in Denver this week. Dance your black heart out at goth night, go to the zoo or catch a live podcast taping -- all for free. As always, you can find complete listings of all events aroun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2014

    Photos: Chocolate and Beer pairing at Wit's End

    Wit's End Brewery celebrated Valentine's Day this by pairing the holiday's most iconic food, chocolate, with one of Denver's big loves: craft beer. Our photographer Danielle Lirette was at the Chocolate and Beer pairing to capture this sweet, sweet event. See also: Beer dinners, beer festivals and a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Dark Tranquility's Mikael Stanne on Construct: "At first, it was polarizing because it's different"

    When metal outsiders think of the massively influential Swedish death metal scene, Dark Tranquillity co-founder and vocalist Mikael Stanne is probably not be the type of person they'd expect. Stanne is not intimidating,abrasive or angry. Instead, he has a very positive attitude, which is difficult t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Denver Zoo offers buy-one, get-one admission February 14-17 in honor of Valentine's Day

    This week's cover story, "Beauty of the Beasts," is all about the matchmakers who help zoo animals find love. Or at least another animal to, you know, mate with. And some animals have a strange way of doin' it, as explained in our sidebar about weird mating habits. (Did you know male giraffes will l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (9 free!), February 7-9

    The air might be frigid, but this weekend is full of hot activities. So bundle up and head out to enjoy everything from art openings to magic shows and clothing swaps -- our list of ten of the town's top events includes nine that are free! Visit the online Westword calendar for more things to do, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    Photos: Sushi Harbor opening in Mayfair...next to Trader Joe's

    If you're going to open a restaurant, there's likely no better place to do it than just steps away from a Trader Joe's, which, as we all know, is unleashing four stores in Colorado next year, including one at Eighth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard, currently slated to open on Valentine's Day. Sushi Ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2013

    Trader Joe's will make a three-store love connection on Valentine's Day

    Denver blog posts are open and shut cases. Our Cafe Society blog reports that not one, not two, but three Trader Joe's will open in Colorado on Valentine's Day. That's the kind of three-way Trader Joe's fans will love. Meanwhile, Backbeat's Dave Herrera reports that the Colorado Music Hall of Fame ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Cooking with Pete and Barb Marczyk: Chocolate bundt cake

    Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with the big, new kitchen. They often bring some of their market's choicest ingredients home with them and cook up a feast. Despite the fact that Valentine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Cycling: 15th Street Bikeway won't be a trail connecting to nowhere, city says

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Gun debate in Colorado House: Chris Holbert beefs about "arbitrary" plan to limit ammo clips

    Denver blog posts have a Valentine's Day hangover. Colorado Pols is keeping up with today's epic gun debate, including Representative Chris Holbert's criticism of a measure limiting magazines to fifteen clips. Denver Stiffs podcast: Kenneth Faried will put the Nuggets on the map at the NBA All-Sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    John Hickenlooper: Why I drank fracking fluid -- and prefer beer

    Denver blog posts bring the love -- especially today. Colorado Pols parses a John Hickenlooper message that revives his fracking-fluid-tasting moment. At Mile High Mamas, Nancy Sharp shares a Valentine's Day tale of finding love after loss. Coyote Gulch: Statewide, the snowpack is 75 percent of a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Cherries and Red Hots offer plenty of reasons to (heart) this week's craft beer calendar

    Tivoli Brewing, which owns the trademarks to several historic Denver beer brands, has released its second beer, Sigi's Wild Horse Buck Beer, based on the recipe for an incredibly popular beer that was first brewed in Denver 139 years ago. New Belgium Brewing is releasing Rampant Imperial IPA this m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Ten things R. Kelly taught us about love

    With Valentine's Day just a few day away, we can all use all the help we can get in the love department. So what better time than now to delve into the R. Kelly cannon and pull out some valuable lessons on love? Is there anyone who knows the ways of love better than the R&B Thug? Exactly. He's been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    3 things to do for free in Denver this week, February 11-14

    There's no need to spring for an expensive evening out this week. From Eve Ensler's anti-violence V-Day dance party to a Heartburn bash to a flash fiction-reading series, you can have a sweetheart of a time without even opening your wallet. For more events, visit the online Westword calendar, and fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Beer calendar: It's Stout Month at Vine Street, and it's 5:00 at Renegade Brewing

    Stout Month is in full effect right now at the Vine Street Pub in Denver, as well as the Mountain Sun and Southern Sun pubs in Boulder. The twentieth annual version of this awesome display of the dark arts features many of the stouts that Mountain Sun has become famous for, along with new brews, lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Parisi closes for renovations, Jax reopens after renovations, and other culinary events

    Parisi Italian Market, 4401 Tennyson Street, closed over the weekend for renovations. The space is set to open in "plenty of time for Valentine's Day"; check the restaurant's website for updates. And here's a taste of what else is on the culinary calendar this week:

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Couples taco-eating contest at Mezcal and other Valentine's Day events

    Couples looking for an off-the-wall activity tonight -- those hungry for more than love -- should check out Mezcal's Couples Taco-Eating Contest, in which the competing couple that eats the most tacos (filled with either chicken or mixed veggies) wins a $150 gift card and a trophy. Although the rost ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Three lust-worthy Valentine's Day wines

    Forget romance: drink lust-worthy wines.​Romance, shmomance. We've had it up to here with all the laughably predictable recommendations and ill-advised wine pairings that show up like clockwork every year at this time. We're not hatin' on love or anything -- but since when is the notion of cel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Valentine's Day photos: Denver clerk's office goes all out for marrying couples

    The Denver Clerk and Recorder's Office does not mess around when it comes to love. They love love. They love it so much that they converted their bland beige conference room -- known today as the "Sweetheart Bistro" -- into an explosion of shiny red hearts, Cupid-shaped confetti and fake rose petals ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Ten things to do for $10 this weekend, February 10-12, 2012

    The weekend before Valentine's Day has plenty of love (and anti-love) themed fun to offer, whether or not you're attached. From a Barbie and Ken art exhibit to a Victorian Mourning ceremony, we've got it all for less than $10. It will be way better than binging on heart-shaped boxes of chocolate. We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Download Mane Rok's "Mama Said" remix with Zome and Bravo One

    ​Mane Rok is continuing his quest to work with each producer who crafted sounds for his album, The Ugly Truth, released last year. The remix for "Mama Said," originally featuring Zome and produced by Mr. Bostic, has taken on an entirely different feel and sound. The addition of Bravo One of On ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Beer dinners, sparkling wine and more on this week's culinary calendar

    ​There will be beer dinners celebrating local brews this week, as well as several wine events -- and restaurants are gearing up for the all-important Valentine's Day dinners, too. Here's a taste of what's on the menu:

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    The Fort's Geoffrey Groditski on his $40,000 mistake, raw bull's balls and how pine nuts make him puke

    Lori Midson​ Geoffrey Groditski The Fort 19192 Highway 8, Morrison 303-697-4771 www.thefort.com This is part one of my interview with Geoffrey Groditski, executive chef of The Fort. Part two of my interview with Groditski will run in this space tomorrow. Less than 24 hours before the Va ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Sneak peek: Boulder's Caffé

    CaffĂ©​On Saturday night, the building at Eighteenth and Pearl in Boulder that now houses both Frasca Food & Wine and Pizzeria Locale was a frenzy of gastronomic activity: Both restaurants seem to have hit their post-expansion stride. And when we stopped by for a little Barbera, we also got a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​I stayed as far away as I could last night from the Valentine's Day shit show, choosing instead to plop my ass down on a stool at a neighborhood bar, where I drank pear cider, did shots of Fernet-Branca, listened to a mellow band and noshed on bacon-wrapped meatloaf. Can you gue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Today: A lovely assortment of Valentine's dinners and specials

    ​There are many sweet deals in Denver today. To whet your appetite for romance, for example, Lola's Sugar Rush, the candy/gift store at 2490 West Main Street in Littleton, will be donating 10 percent of all sales today to the Denver Children's Advocacy Center. That's just the start of the lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Valentine's Day e-cards from Loveland: Chamber of Commerce is feeling the love

    Big pics below.​Updated, 10:48 a.m.: Loveland promotes itself as "the Sweetheart City" via a remailing program that stamps Valentine's Day cards with the community's postmark. WithLoveFromLoveland.com, a website that offers free V-Day e-cards, isn't an official part of this project, which is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Outside the box of chocolates: A few Valentine's Day gifts we're pretty sure won't be creepy

    Dressing up like this is not a half bad idea.​If you've been in your relationship for a while, chances are your Valentine's Day can be a pretty laid-back affair -- a rose will suffice, or a nice card, just something to show her that you're thinking about her and you care. If your relationship ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Have a heart...shaped pizza from Mile High Pizza Pie

    ​Mile High Pizza Pie, the downtown pizzeria currently hustling a 7.5-pound calzone that, should you successfully stuff it down your piehole, will likely cause your heart to stop, is offering a gentler, kinder Valentine's Day pizza to make your heart beat faster. For the remainder of the day, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Tonight: Bachelorette Auction at Twisted Pine Brewing Co.

    These girls won't be at the auction -- but ladies like them will be!​Hey, fellas: Need a date for Valentine's Day? Twisted Pine Brewing Co., 3201 Walnut Street in Boulder, has you covered: At 7 p.m. tonight, it will host a Bachelorette Auction, with seven lovely women on the auction block for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Valentine's Day: What not to serve your beloved

    ​That special day is coming right up. The day when your significant other -- whether it's on credit or true love -- will ask what you're going to make for dinner. If it's not reservations, you need to plan your Valentine's Day evening very, very carefully. Here's what not to do:

  • Dining

    February 10, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Stop the hugs: Five really inappropriate things to do at work

    When she grimaces, it's a good indication she's not into it.​Valentine's Day is coming up, and if you're anything like us, that means you're thinking up ways to make awkward passes at your co-workers, because we're pretty sure that OSHA ruled back in 1997 that sexual harassment doesn't count i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Free video Valentines from Bop Skizzum

    ​ This Valentine's Day, Denver funk band Bop Skizzum wants to end relationships. Well, crappy ones, anyway. They're offering to create personalized video messages to fans that will include their song "I'm So Much Cooler," which is about knowing your girl/guy crush is dating the wrong guy/girl. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 27, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Frasca Food & Wine's Pizzeria Locale will open on Tuesday

    Pizzeria Locale​The Frasca Food & Wine expansion into two new concepts has been a trying experience for everyone involved, largely because of a specially built Italian oven that was slated to anchor the project. The first oven, shipped in pieces, was held up in Customs before it was eventually ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Playlist Roulette: Ten "love songs" for your super sweet Valentine's mixtape

    Courtesy of shankar,shiva's FlickrIn the last two days I have overheard three different people discussing their carefully crafted Valentine's Day date playlists. Once I stifled the gag reflex, I started to wonder when the hell dates started requiring customized, more importantly, premeditated soundt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Kenny Be's Sign Language: Where to look for love

    ​ Good news for the lovelorn on St. Valentine's Day! Stop looking in all the wrong places and follow the sign pictured above to find love right here in Denver. This tunnel of love is located downtown, on the Cherry Creek pedestrian path, just north of the Larimer Street entrance. It appears th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    The Fray covers, uh ... Kanye West?

    Hot on the heels of last week's Valentine's Day challenge in which the Fray reportedly wrote and recorded a love song in 24 hours at the behest of Q Magazine, comes this oddity: Evidently, Isaac Slade and company -- prompted by God only knows what -- recorded a cover of Kanye West's "Heartless" on R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    Murder by Death at the Bluebird

    Murder by Death, the Builders and the Butchers, Fake Problems February 14, 2009 Bluebird Theater Better than:Eating cheap chocolates from Walgreens 'cause your significant other forgot about Valentine's Day. The Murder by Death show at the Bluebird brought all the jaded and lonely hearts together i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    The Fray's Valentine's Day songwriting challenge

    Yes, this is another Fray-related item, the last one this week for sure (and hopefully the last for a while -- unless, of course, the band is number one on Billboard again next week; God help us). Anyhow, we'll keep this brief. Considering our proximity to Valentine's day, sharing this link just see ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    How Google saved Valentine's Day

    I'm a fan of Valentine's Day. But not because of any love stuff. It's because of conversation hearts, those super-sweet wafer-y candies with the fun sayings like "Mad 4 U" and "Lover Boy." I'm also a fan of Halloween because of candy corn and of Fourth of July because of Cool Whip. But this mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Today's Night & Day featured event: Have a heart for the Children's Museum of Denver

    The best thing about Valentine's Day? If you're under twelve, it just might be making your own Valentines, a time-honored activity for kids that's guaranteed to break the dead-of-winter doldrums. But the thing of it is this: It's damn fun for adults, too -- those, anyway, who are wracked with daydre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    Happy news year?

    The first few weeks of the new year are generally a quiet time in the restaurant industry. Under normal economic conditions, this is a time for the bean-counters and accountants to put their heads together over the books and figure if the twin mercies of Christmas parties and New Year's Eve festivit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2008

    The Art of the DJ and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: If you don't believe that DJing can be a legitimate artform, this live review -- covering DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist together on eight turntables, mashing up the theme to Gilligan's Island with "Stair ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 14, 2008

    Film First

    The Boulder International Film Festival unwinds.

  • Calendar

    February 7, 2008

    Blush Heavy

    Ballet Nouveau Colorado has a Valentine for you.

  • Calendar

    February 8, 2007
  • Dining

    February 13, 2003

    Drink of the Week

    Key Lime Martini

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    February 11, 1999
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