In Washington State, where I live, marijuana is legal and sold in special stores. This poses an interesting quandary for parents. Do you: (A) raise pot in the vein of beer when discussing it with your children, or (B) embrace the federal standard and advise that they abstain from it altogether, unti ... More >>
Better late than never: Today, Washington launched limited recreational marijuana sales for adults age 21 and over, just over six months after Colorado did likewise. And naturally, Twitter Nation wanted to talk about it. Look below to see the twenty most memorable tweets we found, with authors rang ... More >>
The inability of marijuana businesses to straight-forwardly stash their cash in standard financial institutions due to federal banking regulations aimed at stopping drug trafficking has been an issue in Colorado for years. But despite Obama administration statements about possible fixes and a reques ... More >>
As we've reported, Denver Police chief of staff Lieutenant Matt Murray felt the department's initial Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session went so well that another AMA was scheduled to deal with what was arguably the first one's most popular topic: pot. The conversation happened yesterday, and it was d ... More >>
It's a bizarre story: The victim of a car heist and her boyfriend see the stolen vehicle and confront the alleged thief as they're crossing the street -- leading to a brutal punch-out and a broken larynx before an arrest takes place. Adding to the oddity is the accused: Davien Payne, a once highly ... More >>
Soundgarden formed in 1984 as a three-piece with Chris Cornell on drums on vocals, Kim Thayil on guitar and Hiro Yamamoto on bass. Though noisier in the beginning, the band would go on to be one of the main purveyors of a slow, sludgy, intense, punk-rooted rock that was dubbed "grunge" by the Britis ... More >>
Following Amendment 64's passage, marijuana reformers have pushed for similar measures beyond Colorado's borders -- the idea being that if cannabis is legalized in more states, the federal government will have to change policies making pot illegal under all circumstances. That's precisely what's hap ... More >>
At this point, there's still no official word from the Justice Department about a response to Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act. But as a similar law in Washington state went into effect at midnight yesterday, prompting a smoke-out at the Space Needle, a New York Times article su ... More >>
It seems like everybody and their neighbor wants to be in the wine business. Last week, we spilled the juice on Denver-based Club W's first year in the monthly wine club business. While we found their edgy-cool offerings well worth the hype, as we did our research we couldn't help noticing that the ... More >>
No matter who you were pulling for in last night's Presidential contest, if you were on the losing side, you undoubtedly heard more than a few of your disgruntled peeps threaten to move to Canada in protest. Well, before you start packing your bags, we thought it only proper to give you the lowdown ... More >>
Mayor Michael Hancock's cabinet is finally complete. Late last week, he announced that he had hired a planning director to fill the slot that Peter Park left in mid-2011: Rocky Piro, a native of Denver who's been working in Washington State. And one of the first things Piro should plan to do is sit ... More >>
Wine drinkers typically skew into two categories: those who love the taste of dirt, and those who are all about big fruit flavors. Put another way, the first group consists of peeps who worship at the altar of everything old world, including wines from across the pond (read: Europe), usually in a st ... More >>
What's the atmosphere like at Folsom Field during a CU Buffs game when the home team is getting its ass kicked? Based on my hours in the student section amid UCLA's 42-14 shellacking of the Buffs on Saturday, surprisingly great. As long as you're not in the line of puke, that is.
Great Divide Brewing will tap its first-ever beer made with fresh Colorado hops tomorrow at 2 p.m., joining a growing list of brewers who use locally grown hops. Sticky Icky is a pale ale that has been soaked in a firkin with fresh Crystal hops from Misty Mountain Hop Farm in Olathe. But the brewery ... More >>
Tomorrow is Independence Day. For most of us, that translates into a day off from work, and hopefully, a meat-filled feast shared with family and friends. We can't deny that wine may not be the very first beverage that comes to mind when most people are shopping for their Fourth of July libations. B ... More >>
"I'll have the chardonnay, thanks." After overhearing this from a nearby diner during a recent restaurant meal, followed immediately by the withering response, "Seriously? A chardonnay?" from said diner's snarky companion, we realized that chardonnay still has a bullshit reputation.
Washington State wants to ship a forty-pound box of Rainier cherries to a restaurant in every state in the country, in an effort to push the product -- and it's is looking for the right recipient in Colorado. Many readers have weighed in with suggestions, including Matthewfw: Cafe 180 since they ... More >>
Washington State wants to donate forty pounds of cherries to an "iconic" restaurant in every state in the nation, in hopes of inspiring recipes that push their product. A Washington PR company asked Cafe Society's help in coming up with the right restaurant in Colorado for a fruit-filled delivery -- ... More >>
Spring is just around the corner, as is our 29th annual Best of Denver issue, which hits the streets on Thursday, March 29. And until midnight March 22, you can still vote for your favorites in our 2012 Best of Denver Readers' Poll. In the meantime, here's a taste of what's on the culinary menu for ... More >>
Like it or not, for years people have habitually lumped wines from Colorado into its own special (read: inferior) category of domestic winemaking. Bottles from other, more mainstream wine-producing regions in the U.S., like California, Oregon, and Washington State, seem to score all the props ... More >>
Apart from rosé, is there any wine more universally misunderstood and underappreciated than riesling? There simply aren't enough column inches allotted us to spout off the multitude of reasons this varietal is one of only three whites worthy of being classified as a "noble" grape, but its ye ... More >>
Diamond.Earlier this week, Matthew Weatherspoon was charged with stabbing a five-month-old bulldog puppy named Diamond after the dog nipped him. He is then accused of tossing the dog out of his apartment, where it was later discovered and taken to an animal hospital. Unconscionable? Yes. But ... More >>
Alec Burks.If the NBA Draft plays out for Alec Burks the way the CU Buffs' season did, he'll be drafted in the middle of the second round. After all, the Buffs received a March Madness snub that had ESPN's Dick Vitale screaming something about Scarlett Johanssen. But assuming another injustic ... More >>
Somehow did not die.Let's say you're trying to get to the top of Mount Rainier in Washington State. You're walking along with your buddy across a snow bridge, and all of a sudden it collapses, plunging you into an 80-foot-deep crevasse, causing an avalanche and killing your buddy, leaving you ... More >>
Let's be honest: Halloween is not a holiday that typically conjures up images of wine drinking. Visions of miniature Snickers bars, pumpkin-flavored beer and slutty costumes? Absolutely. Still, as any serious wine lover will assure you, not even the omnipresence of glowing jack-o'-lanter ... More >>
From 9News coverage.Rose Westendorf was number seven in the Denver homicide roster for 2010's first half -- but suspect James Sprague, Westendorf's former boyfriend, had evaded capture to date. Has Sprague also avoided death? Maybe not.
The small-town, family-farm lifestyle that we love to celebrate is being preserved -- thanks to Mexican immigrants.
Think pink!It's only the second week of May, but the rosés (wines, that is) are already popping up everywhere. Dry, refreshing rosés have been making a comeback in the U.S. for the past several years, but Denver liquor stores, wine bars, and restaurants are selling these gorgeous wines in f ... More >>
Mason Tvert prefers Emerald to Amethyst.For indefatigable marijuana booster Mason Tvert, founder of the advocacy organization Safer Alternative For Enjoyable Recreation (SAFER), April 1 is a very big day. Rallies are scheduled to take place at more than eighty colleges and universities across ... More >>
A new wine is a lot like a new lover: At first glance, you're intrigued. After a few sips, you're truly curious, maybe even smitten...eager to learn more about this potential suitor. But whether you fall head over heels for the new wine has as much to do with your previous wine relationship b ... More >>
Erin Clark used to work in the advertising industry; today you'll find him behind the bar at Jax, at 1539 17th Street in Lodo. And although he hasn't won any bartending awards, "my family really, really likes me," he says. "I think." Now serving: Erin Clark.
Keep a soldiers head warm: Knit For Our Troops.
The late Kurt Cobain narrates a documentary about his life and death.
Any day of the week, dinner here is quite a catch.
Homeless for a time, the DBC breathes easy in its new digs.
On Mesa Verde's hundredth birthday, there's still a lot of dirt behind the "Mystery of the Anasazi."
LoDo's Bar and Grill
Holiday football reveals a new Colorado ailment.
Virtual schools are becoming a viable option for parents who prefer to keep their kids at home.
The Original Dinner Party is serving up a rotten deal.