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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Update: Headlines noting that seventeen-year-old Austin Sigg has been charged as an adult in the kidnapping and killing of Jessica Ridgeway, a ten-year-old Westminster girl, are a bit redundant, since documents to that effect were filed last month; see previous coverage below. But his court visit ye ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Corn, one of the only stores left in the Westminster Mall, and also one of the most depressingly named stores of all time.Eating lunch at Olive Garden (and I will say only that my regrettable choice to dine at the Olive Garden was both predicated heavily on free breadsticks and not worth it) ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Today Sprouts Farmers Market will open its eighth Colorado store, at 4729 West 29th Street in Greeley -- just two weeks after a Sprouts sprouted up in Centennial, at 20811 East Smoky Hill Road. The six other locations are in Aurora, Boulder, Castle Rock, Fort Collins, Parker and Westminster, ... More >>
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 >>
A Flickr photo"Can I see some I.D.?"You've heard about goons who disguise themselves as police officers to make doing nasty business easier, right? Well, the men and women of the Westminster Fire Department are afraid someone with a taste for high-grade narcotics may try something similar whi ... More >>
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 >>
Photo by Coleen WhitfieldAs 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 >>
The Arizona-based Martini Ranch USA, which owns Martini Ranch clubs in Scottsdale and San Diego, abruptly closed its Denver space at 1317 14th Street at the end of July. "Right now it's in negotiations with the chain ownership and a remodel," Jason Witkes, the venue's marketing coordinator, told Jon ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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Give our food critic something to chew on.
Westminster's novel campaign-finance rules aim at the politicians, not the donors.
A karaoke singer hits the high notes--and pays the price.
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