It's deal day: IHOP will be celebrating its anniversary by handing out super-cheap pancakes today, and Cheeky Monk will be giving out glasses with special beer purchases tonight. Keep reading for the details... See also: All aboard for Stoic & Genuine, opening Wednesday in Union Station
First things first: The Original Chubby's outpost that just opened in Westminster is not officially related to the original Chubby's, the iconic Mexican joint that grew out of the Chubby Burger Drive Inn on West 38th Avenue, which Stella Cordova bought in 1967 and where she kept working four four de ... More >>
On October 5, 2012, just shy of one year ago, Jessica Ridgeway, ten, disappeared from her Westminster neighborhood while walking to school. The following week, her "not intact" remains were found in an open space area -- and before the month was out, seventeen-year-old Austin Sigg was arrested for t ... More >>
Update: Earlier this week, we recounted a sad story about the passing of David Hernandez, who'd lingered in a coma for days after being struck while riding his bicycle before finally succumbing to his catastrophic injuries. As for the person who struck Hernandez, he hit and ran; see our previous co ... More >>
Yesterday we caught up with Steve Progar, who's moved from Abusci's to the Hideaway Steakhouse, which opened two years ago next month in Westminster. That Hideaway is not to be confused with Hideaway Kitchen & Bar. But it often is, says Dante Tripi, now the chef at Hideway Kitchen & Bar. And as it ... More >>
To the Hopi, kachinas are spirit-beings associated with rain, corn, animals and other elements critical to life in the desert. Dolls of the same name are crafted for children -- not as toys, but as study tools, a three-dimensional catechism for the spirits they represent. Not that you'd grasp this f ... 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, we shared information from Parker police about what officers described as an apparent child-abduction attempt. Turns out the operative word in that sentence was "apparent," since cops now say the report was mistaken -- evidence of how rattled nerves remain following this month's disappear ... More >>
The upstairs dining room of the Arvada Yak and Yeti is like an eccentric grandmother's attic, with its slanting ceilings and a shelf of books with such archaic titles as Communications in the Future (written in 1982). There are also enough cultural artifacts adorning the walls and shelves to stock a ... More >>
Sushi Den and Sushi Sasa long ago deep-sixed the notion that good sushi doesn't exist in this landlocked state. These two formidable restaurants turn out exceptional dishes that rival those in any American city, seaside or not.
Bison look very docile when you see them from your car. Nine-month-old bison (who only weigh about 550 pounds or so) look cute, even cuddly -- that is, until one of them is racing around a corner at you at forty miles an hour. That's when you check the protective fence in front of you for the tenth ... More >>
If you work downtown and are often in need of a quick lunchtime pho fix, help will soon be at hand. Pho 79, one of our favorite pho restaurants in the city, has signed a lease on the 16th Street Mall and will soon be slinging up big bowls of noodles there.
Bigger pic below.Jose Manuel Martinez-Adame went the extra mile to earn his nickname of "Vampire." He reportedly had his teeth sharpened to better resemble a demon of the night. And cops believe he's got a lethal nature -- which is why they're looking for him in relation to the homicide they ... 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 >>
Fox31It's an indication of just how dangerous authorities consider Marc Patrick O'Leary, 32, that he's being held on a $5 million bond. That's a $5 million cash bond. And while he's been charged with sex assault, kidnapping and more in two incidents, the cops fear he may have left more victi ... More >>
Big pics below.A search for the terms "Denver" and "temperature" moments ago prompted a reading of eight below zero. That's pipe-busting weather -- and as an incentive for folks to make sure theirs don't erupt, the City of Westminster offers the tale of a home in the area that flooded mere da ... More >>
Wayne Williams.Earlier this week, we told you about a lawsuit against Westminster's medical-marijuana dispensary ban, which attorney Sean McAllister hopes will serve as a test case to challenge all such prohibitions in Colorado. But the prospect of litigation isn't stopping municipalities fro ... More >>
The Cheeky Monk will open its third location Sunday in the Orchard Town Center, at 14694 Orchard Parkway, in Westminster, with two separate bars - one that focuses on old-world Belgian beers and one featuring U.S. craft brews. The Belgian beer café, which also has spots on Colfax Avenue and ... More >>
Eddie Archer doesn't sound like a prize.Westminster police are still looking for Eddie Archer, 22, who yesterday was involved in an incident that may or may not have been a kidnapping -- but most definitely wasn't an advertisement for a happy relationship. As proof, check out an extended 911 ... More >>
Nice portfolio, sir!It's been four weeks-plus since the capture of Merle Allison, thought to be the so-called Limping Latex Bandit. Since then, the Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force hasn't introduced us to any new nicknamed scofflaws. Finally, however, there's a worthy successor to the ... 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 >>
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 >>
Warren Edson's booming business is about to boom even louder.Attorney Warren Edson was practicing medical marijuana-related law before doing so was cool. And now, with the industry growing in Colorado like never before, he's expanding his operations by merging his practice with Kumin Sommers ... More >>
It's now safe to wear ties in the southern 'burbs, because Denver's last Trail Dust Steak House has bitten the dust. A call to the restaurant at 7101 South Clinton Street in Centennial nets you just this: "The South Denver Trail Dust has closed for business." The north Denver Trail Dust, in ... More >>
Lori Midson Ristras Santa Fe Grill, the fast-casual New Mexican joint that opened in March at 11961 Bradburn Boulevard in Westminster, closed last week. And judging from the sign posted on the door, at least a few chile heads who live in the tony 'hood are going to miss the restaurant's thick and ... 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 >>
It's not quite on the same tap as the Great American Beer Festival, which flows down on Denver on September 24 at the Colorado Convention Center, but the toddler-aged Greater Boulder Beer Festival, which turns two this year, isn't exactly a slacker when it comes to suds. Sure, it's small i ... More >>
The Harris Park Art Cooperative goes green.
Zen Ultra Lounge opened last week --- but it's not related to Zen Asian Bistro & Sushi, one of several restaurants suddenly springing up in the northern suburb, in this case, in Westminster at 11940 Bradburn Boulevard. Zen Ultra Lounge took over the space at 940 Lincoln Street that had been home to ... More >>
Vietnamese food, the next generation.
It’s been almost two months since the University of Colorado Solar Decathlon team, (profiled in the Westword feature “Partly Sunny,” on November 1), returned from the international competition in D.C. only to learn that the house they had built was not immediately welcome at their school. It w ... More >>
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Pink-E's gets a makeover.
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After a local scandal made them stand down, Army recruiters work to put more boots on the ground.
The Breakaway Center
Arvada wants to bite off a chunk of Rocky Flats.