• Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    Dunkin' Donuts opens in Westminster today with free coffee deal

    Dunkin' Donuts continues to roll its way to doughnut dominance along the Front Range, with a location at 7615 West 88th Avenue in Westminster that opens this morning. Unlike some of the other new spots in the metro area, this Dunkin' Donuts will not be open 24/7; both the drive-through and dining ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    Photos: Babajoon's Kabobs now open in Westminster

    The northern suburbs just got another ethnic option when Babajoon's Kabobs opened Westminster. We sent photographer Ursula Romaine to capture a taste of this fresh, fast-casual Middle Eastern food spot. See also: First look: Mayan Manjar Yucateco opens in the former Maria Empanada space

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    Nothing Bundt Cakes comes to Boulder

    Nothing Bundt Cakes, a Las Vegas-based chain that specializes in contemporary, custom-baked bundt cakes, will be opening a shop at 2710 Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder tomorrow. See also: Sneak peek: The Kitchen Next Door opens today in CitySet

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2013

    Debtors prison: ACLU targets cities that jail people too poor to pay fines

    Both the U.S. Supreme Court and the Colorado Supreme Court have ruled that individuals can't be jailed because they're too poor to pay fines. But the ACLU of Colorado maintains that at least three local communities, and possibly a lot more, routinely do so. The organization has written the towns as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    Westminster Brewing, now open, serves a jolly pint of English cask ale

    Westminster's fourteen-story city hall building and bell tower was designed in 1988 to resemble London's famous Big Ben, located in the Palace of Westminster, and the owners of Westminster Brewing, which opened last weekend, liked the tie-in so much that they incorporated the tower into their logo - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    Tonight: "Beast and Beer" dinner with Oskar Blues and Kachina

    Kachina Southwestern Grill, 10600 Westminster Boulevard in Westminster, continues its "Beast & Beer" dinner series showcasing locally raised meat and Colorado craft beer. Tonight's feast features beers from Oskar Blues paired with meat from the brewery's own Hops and Heifers Farm. See also: At Kach ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    An Iron Chef showdown at the Broomfield Farmers' Market today

    Chef Eric Johnson of Via Toscana Restaurant, 356 South McCaslin Boulevard in Louisville, will challenge chef Jeff Bolton of Kachina Southwestern Grill, 10600 Westminster Boulevard in Westminster, in the second annual Broomfield Farmers' Market Iron Chef competition today. See also: - Kachina promis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Live music at Big Mac & Little Lu's, a food truck party and more on this week's calendar

    Making plans for Mother's Day? Big Mac & Little Lu's -- the seafood market and restaurant that recently opened at 2851 West 120th Avenue in Westminster -- is hosting live music, a "Jimmy Buffet-style" band, from 2 to 5 p.m. every Sunday in May. The shop is also offering stuffed lobster tail and cham ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Have you eaten at Early Bird? Serve up your own review!

    Too busy to get to everything on Cafe Society's plate this week? Here's another helping of some of our entrees: Gretchen Kurtz reviewed Early Bird Restaurant in Westminster. Here's the capsule version of her full review: It might seem easy to make an omelet, but it isn't -- as the dishes flying out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Early Bird should catch the crowds in Westminster

    Yesterday Dan and Kristen Cofrades opened Early Bird restaurant, their breakfast/lunch spot in Westminster. The place was inspired by their four-year-old daughter, Izzy; not only was she born prematurely (early), but they also wanted to have a business that closed early in the day so that they could ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Denver's ten best karaoke bars

    While there are a countless number of places to do karaoke around town, we've picked ten best spots to conjure your inner crooner. Some of these places cater to singers every night of the week, while others only do karaoke on specific nights. Page down to see which spots made the list. Did your favo ... More >>

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    March 22, 2012
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    December 15, 2011
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    November 30, 2011

    Nothing Bundt Cakes Grand Opening

    The aptly named Nothing Bundt Cakes, at 10449 Town Center Drive in Westminster, sells nothing but bundt cakes -- surprise! And when the store hosts its grand opening celebration today, complete with a ribbon-cutting, bundt cakes will be on the menu. For more information, go to www.nothingbundtcakes. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Ricardo Flores Magon Academy: Will lawsuits facing charter school matter come renewal time?

    The Ricardo Flores Magon Academy charter school in Westminster gets spectacular academic results and has won accolades for its tennis and chess programs. But former teachers and parents say not everything there is working -- especially the administration. How much will the personality clashes, high ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 3, 2011
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    October 10, 2011

    Skating the suburbs: New skateparks set to open in Thornton and Westminster

    Right on the heels of the really-fucking-big-deal opening of the Don Anema Memorial Skatepark in Northglenn -- which rivals (if not outdoes) the Denver Skatepark for biggest park in the state -- come two more hot skate spots in the northern suburbs: the Trail Winds Skatepark in Thornton, set to open ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Reader: Hideaway Steakhouse stakes a claim in the northern suburbs

    Lori MidsonHideaway Steakhouse is a suburban hideout.​Five restaurants debuted in as many days this week (and is that a record?): Russo's Kitchen Tavern, TAG|Raw Bar, Row 14, Biker Jim's Gourmet Dog's and Hideaway Steakhouse. And while all of them are welcome additions to the Denver dining ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Flash mob, holiday style, at FlatIron Crossing food court -- and nobody got slushied! (VIDEO)

    ​Hipsters may think flash mobs are played out -- but to that, we say: "Bah, humbug!" As reported by the Boulder Daily Camera, students from Westminster's Artistic Fusion Dance Academy took over FlatIron Crossing's food court yesterday, sashaying to Mariah Carey's version of "All I Want For Chr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Lube job! Quaker Steak & Lube now hiring

    ​Quaker Steak & Lube, a national restaurant chain with a motor-sports theme in keeping with its origins in an old gas station and a slightly queasy nickname ("the Lube"), is now hiring for its first Colorado location, scheduled to open October 27 at 10392 Reed Street in Westminster. "The Lube ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Medical marijuana lawsuit against Westminster could challenge all local dispensary bans

    Herbal Remedies' logo.​HB 1284, the medical marijuana regulation law signed by Governor Bill Ritter, includes the right for municipalities to ban dispensaries, and numerous cities, including Aurora and Broomfield, are taking advantage of it. But while MMJ attorneys have talked about issuing la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Laurie Brandt as suburban superhero Westminster Windskipper: Kenny Be's Hip Tip

    ​ Westminster Windskipper Real Name: Laurie Brandt Occupation: Renaissance Woman Suburb of Operations: Westminster Hair: Windblown Eyes: Wide Open Suburban superhero skills: Shortly after inadvertently swallowing a small insect while touring Westminster's Butterfly Pavilion, Laurie Brandt wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Quaker Steak & Lube is coming to Colorado

    ​A restaurant that sounds like the motor sports centered version of a TGI Fridays is expanding into Colorado. The Sharon, Pennsylvania-based Quaker Steak & Lube has one of the most confusing and vaguely lewd names we've ever heard of, and its bringing its wings and ribs and steaks to Westminst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2010

    Trail Dust building about to bite the dust

    ​It was the Casa Bonita of bad steakhouses, a place where they'd cut off your tie if you dared to wear one into the place, and cut off your arteries with fatty meat and butter-laden spuds. It was the Trail Dust Steak House, and Denver was once lucky enough to have a pair of these cow palaces ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Costco's got it all -- including a hiding place for carjacking suspects

    A Flickr photoWhere good hiding places are always reasonably priced.​Last night, Westminster cops went shopping at Costco -- and wound up with a discount deal for a couple of carjacking suspects found hiding on the roof of an out building in the box store's parking lot. The drama started with ... More >>

  • Music

    December 3, 2009
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    December 2, 2009

    Another dispensary-ban fight gears up in Westminster

    Photo by Coleen Whitfield​As communities around the state struggle with what to do about proliferating marijuana dispensaries, some cities and towns are washing their hands of the whole thing by banning them outright or instituting temporary moratoriums. Now, however, some of the dispensaries ... More >>

  • Music

    October 15, 2009
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    July 29, 2009

    The blog shortcut, July 29 edition

    estheraseNo amount of tickling will bring him back to us. ​ Why isn't my dad Obama's adviser? Today in The Latest Word: -The sad, graphic world of roadkill. -What standards? -Michael Vick really shouldn't ever be a Bronco. -Trapeze in Westminster. -Denver is OK for singles. Today in Cafe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    No smoking at 92nd and Yates in Westminster right now -- unless you feel like exploding

    View Larger Map Officials with the Westminster fire and police departments have closed 92nd Avenue between Yates and Raleigh, an area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"), due to a suspected gas leak. In a press release, Westminster Fire Dep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Westminster gas leak update: Smoke 'em if you got 'em

    The gas leak that closed a stretch of 92nd Avenue between Yates and Raleigh in Westminster this morning has been found, according to a new release. As said leak is being repaired, one lane of traffic is being allowed through the area, with more to follow once everything's patched up -- meaning tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Not-So-New Urbanism: Bradburn Village

    Church, steeple, but where are all the people at Bradburn? The Congress for the New Urbanism is holding its annual conference in Denver June 10-14, complete with bus tours of our most well-known new urbanist enclaves. But how do you judge walkable, neighborhood-based developments? Is it by the dive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    Dining blind at Cracovia

    Lester and Maria Rodzen offer a taste of Poland at Cracovia.Bigos. Flaki. Czerwony barszcz, with or without uszka. Kapusniak. Pyzy, placek and kiszka. I'm pretty good with languages, particularly on my favorite conversational topics of food, kitchens and cooks. My pronunciation might be embarra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    Get cracking! LoDo's Delectable Egg is now open weekend nights

    The Delectable Egg at 1642 Market Street is now capturing the night owl as well as the early bird. The latter have been flocking to this restaurant since 1982, going for hearty breakfasts and wholesome lunches before the Egg closed mid-afternoon.This location still closes at 2 p.m. -- but for the pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    The blog shortcut, March 11 edition

    Oh, what a beautiful day. Today in Backbeat Online: • Q&A with Jesse F. Keeler and Alex "Al-P" Puodziukas of MSTRKRFT. • Q&A with Rasmus Stolberg of Efterklang. • Q&A with Dan Whitford of Cut Copy. • Free SXSW Denver Music download. • Flier of the week: Ideal Fathers at the hi-dive. • Y ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 7, 2008

    Car Crazy

    Krazy Kreations & Xtreme Collision brings on all types of autos.

  • News

    September 6, 2007

    A Run for the Border

    We spend a day on Denver's dividing line: Sheridan Boulevard.

  • Calendar

    March 8, 2007
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    October 20, 2005


    For revenue-hungry cities in the northern metro area, it's shop 'til you're dropped

  • News

    May 26, 2005

    Ticket to Ride

    Helmets off to the Westminster Skate Park.

  • News

    October 28, 2004

    Skate Nation

    Colorado's becoming a mecca for skateboarders. But for the best parks, you'd better head for the hills.

  • People & Places

    March 25, 2004

    Best Bus Stop With a View

    104th Ave. and Federal Blvd.

  • News

    June 19, 2003

    Off Limits

    Spaced out

  • Sports & Recreation

    March 27, 2003

    Best Place to Dog-Watch on a Saturday Morning

    Fillmore St. between 2nd and 3rd avenues

  • People & Places

    March 29, 2001

    Best New Building

    Avaya Communications

  • Calendar

    February 15, 2001

    Dog People

    Puttin' on the dog at the Rocky Mountain Classic.

  • Dining

    January 27, 2000

    Check, Please!

    Give our food critic something to chew on.

  • News

    September 4, 1997

    Reform School

    Westminster's novel campaign-finance rules aim at the politicians, not the donors.

  • News

    July 4, 1996

    Feelings. Nothing More Than Feelings.

    A karaoke singer hits the high notes--and pays the price.

  • News

    July 19, 1995



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