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Vietnam

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2013

    Masa Asian Kitchen: a Pacific Rim shot

    In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard - south to north - within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on thi ... More >>

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    October 7, 2013

    First Look: Lotus Vegetarian now open in the former home of Vietnam Grill

    Vietnam Grill, our Best Vietnamese Restaurant in the Best of Denver 2013, closed abruptly last month, shortly after we featured Mark Antonation's review of the place in A Federal Case, and was replaced almost as quickly by Lotus Vegetarian. Danielle Lirette stopped by the new restaurant, and sent b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    Lotus Vegetarian will take over the shuttered Vietnam Grill

    Back in May, when I stopped by Vietnam Grill for an education in Vietnamese cooking as part of my Federal Boulevard restaurant tour, I wrote that I was looking forward to "many more surprises and culinary lessons," including a bowl of rice porridge with the simple yet intriguing modifier of "pig org ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    Aliens: The enduring perfection of James Cameron's sci-fi film

    Welcome to a new column called Geek Speak, in which we take on an aspect of geek culture each week. On this day 27 years ago, moviegoers got their first look at one of cinema's rare perfect films when Aliens hit almost 1,500 theaters. Audiences loved it. Critics loved it. The studio must have loved ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2013

    Ten musicians who have taken a political stand

    It's one thing to be a political musician, to point out the inherent wrongs of our social and political constructs from afar. Admirable as it is, it takes a truly special person to take a personal stake in perceived injustice and do something that goes beyond music. A couple days ago, Yasiin Bey ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    Little bundles of joy at Gio Cha Cali

    In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard -- south to north -- within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Golden Pho & Grill is a newcomer, but fits right in on Federal

    In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard -- south to north -- within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Vietnam Grill serves up a surprising culinary lesson on Vietnamese cuisine

    In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard -- south to north -- within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    At Pho 95, warmth and familiarity slow down the rush on a cold night

    In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard -- south to north -- within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Photos: New Saigon, the subject of this week's review

    New Saigon is one of the oldest Vietnamese restaurants in Denver, and its kitchen is one of the most comprehensive, turning out not just pho, but hundreds of dishes from Vietnam's culinary canon. For this week's review, I stopped by the restaurant that's been under the same ownership for 25 years, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Vietnam Grill goes for a liquor license

    ​Vietnam Grill has been slinging pho and spring rolls from its Federal Boulevard strip mall spot for a few years, but now the eatery is hoping to add alcoholic pairings to the menu. The restaurant just applied for its liquor license, and if all goes according to plan, it'll add beer, wine and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    The five strangest foods I've ever eaten

    Mark MangerPeanut butter soup, fufu and bone-in, skin-on goat: not actually so weird.​My first trip to African Grill and Bar for this week's review was a thrill ride because it offered a chance to explore a cuisine with which I'd had no previous experience and an opportunity to eat something s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    One chapter book reviews: Missing in Action: A Family Saga, chapter six

    ​As far as fictional characters go, there is maybe no archetype so boring as the Hero, that figure of unwavering nobility and poise. Whether that hero is deftly vanquishing foes like Superman or valiantly overcoming adversity a la Odysseus, the construct is the same: The Hero represents the Da ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 3, 2011
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    December 2, 2010
  • Music

    October 29, 2009

    Steely Dan

    Thursday, October 29, Wells Fargo Theatre, 800-745-3000.

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    August 27, 2009
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    March 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Roll call: Restaurant openings and closings since January 1

    We're working hard to stay on top of the restaurant industry news -- a challenging task in these uncertain times. Whenever we hear of restaurants opening or closing, we post it on this blog; now we're going to start summarizing the action at the end of the month. And there's been plenty of action i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    Developing: Ha Noi Pho no mo'

    Bad news for you fans of serious Vietnamese food: Ha Noi Pho, my Best Taste of Hanoi, has been sold. This happened just yesterday, but already the joint is operating under another name: Can Tho Pho. At least according to the sign out front at 1036 South Federal. When I put in a call just a few minut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Ha Noi Pho gunman gets 330 year sentence

    On November 14, 2007, Phung Van Dang, toting a shotgun, entered Ha Noi Pho's kitchen intent on robbery, but wound up shooting it out with detectives in plainclothes who were lunching in the restaurant at 1036 South Federal. Today Denver District Judge Martin Egelhoff sentenced Dang, a habitual offen ... More >>

  • News

    December 18, 2008
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    December 10, 2008

    Guilty verdict in Ha Noi Pho Case

    Yesterday, a Denver jury convicted Phuong Van Dang of attempted first-degree assault on a peace officer, attempted aggravated robbery and a whole one-from-column-A, one-from-column-B menu of other charges connected to an incident last fall at Ha Noi Pho, at 1036 South Federal Boulevard. Dang was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, December 10 edition

    It's beginning to feel a lot like blog roundup time. Today in Backbeat Online: • Twelve things every Wu-Tang Clan fan should own. • Mile High Makeout: Dreaming of me. • An extremely entertaining Q&A with Ryan Hendrix of Colourmusic. • Rap Up: Whygee and Sunken State unite for a free EP. • ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    Friend or pho? Ha Noi case goes to trial

    Denver's pho restaurants have seen some tough times lately. Last month, a car crashed into Pho 7, knocking the joint out of commission for a few days. Times were even tougher at Ha Noi Pho, our Best Taste of Hanoi in the Best of Denver 2007. Soon after we bestowed that honor, the pho spot at 1036 So ... More >>

  • News

    October 30, 2008
  • Calendar

    April 3, 2008
  • Film

    March 27, 2008

    Stop-Loss

    Iraq War movie Stop-Loss does its best not to mention the war.

  • Music

    March 20, 2008

    Dengue Fever

    Wednesday, March 26, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

  • Dining

    March 13, 2008

    Parallel 17

    Holding the line.

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2008

    Duck's Blood? Pho Shizzle

    Editor's note: sorry about that headline. I’d had duck’s blood before, had used it in my own kitchens, but until I came to Ha Noi Pho, I’d never cared for it beyond its capacity to mount a voluptuously glossy sauce. Here the blood is one of the main points of dinner, and I spear a small, da ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 22, 2007

    Old Town

    As new ethnic enclaves appear, the originals die off.

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2006
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    May 25, 2006

    Strip Tease

    Viaggio and New Orient create a common border between Italy and Vietnam.

  • Film

    April 27, 2006

    All Gave Some

    Sir! No Sir! recounts the GIs who refused to ride the killing machine.

  • Film

    January 26, 2006

    CU International Film Series

    Muenzinger Auditorium on CUs Boulder campus

  • Music

    December 1, 2005

    Big & Rich

    Comin' to Your City (Warner Bros.)

  • Dining

    September 15, 2005

    Drink of the Week

    Lychee- and Starfruit-Infused Vodka Martini

  • Dining

    July 28, 2005

    Green Light

    Head for the hills -- the hill country of Sapa.

  • Film

    April 28, 2005

    Flick Pick

    Pulp Fiction

  • Dining

    November 6, 2003
  • News

    September 25, 2003

    Red, White, Orange and Blue

    The Broncos call in a $20,000 air strike for patriotism.

  • Dining

    August 1, 2002

    Room at the Inn

    T-Wa has been to hell and back.

  • Dining

    January 25, 2001

    So Pho, So Good

    Bowls of broth and pig knuckles add up to great meals.

  • Culture

    August 10, 2000

    Strange Ways

    Unusual mediums are showcased at the Bayeux Gallery and the Foothills Art Center.

  • News

    November 28, 1996

    His Life

    Vinh Ngoc Le counts his blessings.

  • Dining

    April 18, 1996
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    September 6, 1995
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    March 15, 1995
  • Culture

    March 9, 1994
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