While chicken and waffles haven't overtaken bacon as the king of food fads, they've been a big trend over the last few years, flying into the danger zone between comfort food and high-end food fussiness. Whether or not there's a fathomable reason for why these two foodstuffs originally shacked up on ... More >>
Sleeping in the van. Editor's note: As she has in years' past, Kalyn Heffernan from Wheelchair Sports Camp will be sending us dispatches from the band's trip to Austin for SXSW. She sent her first report, which you see here, Wednesday afternoon, before a drink driver crashed into a crowd of pedestr ... More >>
Ben Davison Bistro Vendôme 1420 Larimer Street 303-825-3232 bistrovendome.com This is part one of my interview with Ben Davison, chef de cuisine at Bistro Vendôme; part two of our chat will run tomorrow. It's good -- really good -- to be back home again," says Ben Davison, pausing after a long s ... More >>
For the first time in the thirty-year history of Westword's Best of Denver, we've split the Best of Denver Readers' Poll into two rounds, giving you the chance to look at the vote-getters and then voting again for your favorite bars, restaurants and foods in Denver and Boulder. And the results of th ... More >>
Dirk Holmberg Café 180 3315 South Broadway, Englewood 303-761-4510 www.cafe-180.org/home/ Read part one of my interview with Dirk Holmberg, exec chef of Cafe 180. What you'd like to see more of in Denver/Boulder from a culinary standpoint: More Mexican seafood dishes -- that would be a good start ... More >>
This is part one of my interview with Trinity Grille's Patrick Canfield. Check back here tomorrow to read part two. Patrick Canfield Trinity Grille 1801 Broadway 303-293-2288 www.trinitygrille.com Most of us have scrubbed a few pots and scraped a few plates, but if you eat dinner every night at ... More >>
courtesy SpatulaSpatula circa 2005 (L-R: Summer Snover, Evan Brown, Paul Cousineau, King Lexie and Jesse Roadkill) Spatula (due this Friday, February 10, at the Climax Lounge) was a band you often heard about between 2004 and 2005, if you did not actually see it. The band was musical, but more to t ... More >>
Big pics below.Update: The man found murdered near a Motel Six on the 3800 block of Paris Street early Saturday morning has been ID'd as Anthony Silva, an army sergeant stationed at Fort Carson. He was due for discharge soon and was headed back to Illinois to visit with his family. Denver Po ... More >>
Click to enlarge. Photo courtesy of BJ Buttice.Fort Collins' Sour Boy, Bitter Girl started 2011 with a weeklong tour of our neighboring states, playing shows in Kansas, Missouri, Texas and New Mexico. They released a record last year, but this was mostly a "because we can" situation. These so ... More >>
When you're forking over $6 for your coffee, $5 for a footlong sandwich, or $2 for a blended ice-cream thingy, you're typically calm, cool and collected, right? We know you're not one of those problem customers -- they of the scream-insult-and-kick variety, all pissed off because of an incorr ... More >>
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 >>
Denver-based Mad Greens is ready to conquer Fort Collins. On January 12, the company dropped $675,000 on a former Waffle House building at 616 South College Avenue, which will be its second location in that town. Mad Greens opened its first Fort Collins spot at 2120 East Harmony Road a few y ... More >>
That picture above? That's my desk as it existed this morning, shortly after I was told that I was going to have to move that glorious collection of crap, box it all up and put it in storage while the Westword offices are remodeled. I love my desk. Seven years of shwag, seven years of not ... More >>
Editor's note: Starting today, Westword contributor Cory Casciato will be blogging regularly for The Latest Word about the local tech and social-media scene. Feel free to e-mail him with links, story ideas, hate mail, and slices of congratulatory pizza. If you're not on Twitter yet, you're one of ... More >>
While employed in my last-ever cooking gig before coming here, I got to know grits pretty well, because I worked the night-shift at an Albuquerque Waffle House and one of my many responsibilities (along with tossing the drunks and cooking the hash browns and cleaning the grease traps) was fixing gri ... More >>
Cheers to the cats (and kitten) of Frontside Five getting some killer ink in Thrasher magazine. The Q&A, put together by Jake Japanese, is pretty short, but in it, the crew talks about drinking urine, getting all bruised up in their tour van playing a game called Waffle House -- if you've ever b ... More >>
Nathan Johnson as seen on Channel 4. "Local Obama Plot Case Lures N.C. Lawyer," in the September 3 Denver Post, revolves around Lawrence Hewitt, an attorney who represents Jerry Blanchard, a North Carolina man accused of threatening to kill Barack Obama; Blanchard reportedly called the Democratic ... More >>
Here’s a sample of the best of last week’s music blogging from around the Village Voice Media empire: If the words “Sex Pistols reunion show” fill you with disgust and hatred read this. Hell, read it even if they don’t, it’s good. The world’s greatest living music writer ruminates (b ... More >>
Suddenly, Denvers swimming in seafood restaurants.
When youre ready, youre ready.
Friday, November 11, Manny's Smokehouse, 303-292-6622; Saturday, November 12, Oskar Blues, Lyons, 303-823-6685.
From the week of October 27, 2005
Queenie and the Jester take a ride.
John William Davis
Christmas Day has plenty for the restless to unwrap.
I drink, therefore I am
Thirty miles of developments, drunks and dreams -- the ultimate road trip.
24-7, the 15 is the town's wildest ride.
The Waiting Game
Adega has grown into its reputation -- and grown up.
Former black sheep flock to Church in the Wind, Denver's biker ministry.
Driving up to Denver, the forecast is chile today, chile tomorrow.
From blues to kiddie core, the year 2001 was an odyssey in local music. Backbeat writers remember the best.
Retro-fitted for pleasure, the Breezy Porticos keep pop alive.
The fate of the northern goshawk--and the timber industry--could rest with Richard Reynolds. He's not out of the woods yet.