To generate a little community spirit -- and to prove that it is hip -- Denver's Department of Community Planning and Development is asking residents to name their favorite places in town. To participate, you just need to share your spot via Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, using the hashtag #favorit ... More >>
Whole Foods has partnered with theNature Conservancy in a campaign to preserve the Colorado River. Five percent of net sales at each market today will go towards the preservation program. See also: - The sh*t-show that's the parking lot at Whole Foods (video) - The 104-pound swordfish at Whole Food ... More >>
July is National Ice Cream Month, and in honor of that manufactured holiday, Boulder Ice Cream is rolling out a new line of gelato. Figo Organic Gelato is made with "only the finest gourmet organic ingredients," according to the Figo website, in seven flavors ranging from Figo's Vanilla Trio (a blen ... More >>
Whole Foods is providing Colorado with a whole lot of local beef these days. In Basalt, a newly opened franchise is teaming up with Crystal River Meats, a Carbondale-based sustainable food company, to provide youth in the RE-1 school district with natural ground beef for school lunches throughout th ... More >>
Although the Fourth of July will be short of official fireworks shows -- and private use of fireworks has been completely banned in Colorado -- there will be ample opportunities to celebrate the country's birthday across the state over the next few days. Here are just some of the events slated fo ... More >>
Whole Foods doesn't just fill your shopping cart -- and empty your wallet. Several of the stores, including the Whole Foods in Capitol Hill, now offer a one-stop shop for basic bike problems: a Dero Fixit bike stand. "There are fifteen to twenty bikes parked out in front of our store at any given ... More >>
With bicycles increasingly popular around town, the Whole Foods in Capitol Hill now features a one-stop shop for basic bike problems: a Dero Fixit bike stand. Did your cruiser get a flat tire on your way to the bar? Stop here and pump it up. Do you have a loose bolt on your road bike's components? T ... More >>
There is nothing wrong with being a food snob. Food snobs offer valuable services to their communities, such as market insight, educated opinions and keeping the restaurant industry honest and on its toes. But still, there are always some culi-nazis pissing in the crab bisque; food snows who take th ... More >>
As we've discovered in our weekly Chef and Tell interviews, Denver's kitchen commanders are, if nothing else, unapologetically opinionated. We pepper them with dozens of questions, and sometimes their answers are salty -- especially their responses to what they'd like to see less of in Denver from a ... More >>
The hits just keep coming regarding "The sh*t-show that's the parking lot at Whole Foods." Although this Cherry Creek nightmare inspired our Comment of the Day yesterday, we couldn't resist sharing this post from Sigh: If I had a nickle for every time someone talking on a cell phone in a Suburba ... More >>
Mmmm....free cheese at Whole Foods.Let us give thanks not just for the bargains at Dollar Tree -- as Jenn Wohletz did in "Get your Thanksgiving dinner from the Dollar Tree" -- but also the samples at Whole Foods, as described in "Whole Foods woos shoppers." The double whammy of dishes inspi ... More >>
There are plenty of places to get your holiday trimmings, but the Whole Foods stores smooth over their Whole Paycheck nickname by serving above-average complimentary samples of holiday fare before they empty our wallets. The Capitol Hill store is doing free samples every Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m., ... More >>
Josh Peters and Eduardo the swordfish.In life, he was a 104-pound swordfish in the North Atlantic, a loner, with finite eyesight, swimming around and snapping up a good meal of tuna, mackerel or an octopus, if he could get it. But his species' famed speed and agility did not save him from b ... More >>
American Craft Beer Week is over, but that doesn't mean all the food-and-drink fun has left the building: Between the annual Blues, Brews and BBQ festival at Beaver Creek Resort and dozens of events closer to home, there's plenty to fill your calendar. Here's a taste of what's ahead:
For the past six months, Kim and Jake Rosenbarger have been wooing Boulderites with baked goods from Kim & Jakes Cakes, their namesake storefront at 641 South Broadway, where they bake cakes, cupcakes and pies, in addition to cake terrines, moon pies and other sugar-filled experiments. And n ... More >>
While Kroger is making efforts to improve its seafood sourcing practices, it is doing so at a "painfully slow pace," according to a "supermarket scorecard" recently issued by Greenpeace. That King Soopers's parent company might not be ultra-conscientious about where it gets its swordfish and ... More >>
"I was on tour with U2 in 1997, and I woke up one morning and I had lost my eyesight by like 50 percent," remembers Rage Against the Machine drummer Brad Wilk. "I just felt horrible -- like I had a hangover, but I hadn't been drinking." When he finished the tour, Wilk went to the doctor and ... More >>
Adios, John Mackey.Whole Foods CEO and chairman John Mackey stirred the pot in an August Wall Street Journal op-ed criticizing President Barack Obama's health-care plan."The problem with socialism," he insisted, "is that eventually you run out of other people's money." It was a bold -- and so ... More >>
Last year's (local!) winner, Cody Christman.Tomorrow is the deadline for nominations in the Wynkoop Brewing Company's fourteenth annual Beerdrinker of the Year contest; find all the details at www.wynkoop.com. December 31 is also the last day you can participate in the Grab and Give Program a ... More >>
"We're not asking you not to eat. Really." Negotiators for union employees of King Soopers and Safeway are heading back to the bargaining table yet again in an attempt to break a contract stalemate that's dragged on for months -- and in an indication that things are getting serious, the left- ... More >>
We all know that drinking a glass of red wine a day is good for our health, but did you know that some wines are also good for the environment? October is Fair Trade Month at Whole Foods, and to help celebrate, Bernard Fontannaz, founder and owner of Origin Wines and winemaker for Fairhills ... More >>
The Merrell Oyster Racing Series is back for another adventurous year.
Glendale invites you to look up into the skies.
From 5 - 10 p.m., Friday, July 3, the Infinite Monkey Theorem Urban Winery, 931 West Fifth Avenue, is participating in the Golden Triangle's First Friday Art Walk by hosting "Art Under the Influence," a grape stomp in the courtyard that includes wines by the glass, great grub from Masterpiece Deli a ... More >>
Lori MidsonAll you civilians are going to have to wait until Monday, June 15, to witness the unveiling of the state's newest Whole Foods Market, the nineteenth in the Rocky Mountain region, and one of the first tenants in a wave of retailers, bars and restaurants that's setting up digs in the Street ... More >>
Say what you want about Whole Foods (or "whole paycheck," as its also known), but at least some of your money is going to something worthy. Whole Foods created the Whole Planet Foundation in 2006 to create even better relations with the producers of its products in foreign countries. The foundation ... More >>
As if all the Obama-related crap that was sold at the DNC in Denver wasn't enough, we recently spotted Barackti Chai at the Whole Foods in Boulder. (Tyler Nemkov poured out the story here.) We knew that Obama's face was the new Che, but the new Paul Newman, too?
If -- like more than one person here at Westword -- you're mildly obsessed with the slices of glory being shoveled from the oven of Sexy Pizza, some mildly good news: The small pizza joint, at 1018 East 11th (near the mini Whole Foods), has finally replaced its old Pizza Vera sign with some signage ... More >>
"Times are tough but no family should go without a wholesome meal during the holidays. Whole Foods Market thinks of itself not just as a business, but as a responsible steward of the community. Grab & Give is an idea born of caring for our community and its people." So says Ben ... More >>
Boulder-based Phil's Fresh Foods has just won a $96,000 loan from Whole Food's Local Producer Loan Program. Phil's is a wholesale, all-natural burrito manufacturer; its product is stocked by local Whole Foods, Vitamin Cottage and Sunflower stores, as well as some K ... More >>
Recently I had a run-in with some less-than-delicious bacon. After I wrote about it, Sue from Whole Foods posted a comment that I should get in touch. So I did, and Sue Raney, store accountant at the Ideal Market in Boulder (which owned by Whole Foods), made a gracious offer of a gift ... More >>
For those of you who don't like margaritas because the sweet and sour makes your teeth squeak, have we got a discovery for you: agave nectar. At a Partida Tequila tasting at Lola this week, we got to sample Partida's 100 percent organic agave nectar -- clean-tasting, sweet, not as cloying as honey, ... More >>
I'm a hopeless romantic and my one true love is food -- so when it betrays me, I am especially hurt. On Monday I ambled into my local Whole Foods (which is the equivalent of a candy addict going into a candy store or a porn addict into a porn store), eagerly surveyed its wonderful products, and chos ... More >>
On Thursday, November 20, on Whole Foods Giving Day, 5 percent of all purchases made at the Capitol Hill store at 900 East 11th Avenue will benefit SAME Cafe, at 2023 East Colfax Avenue. According to the Whole Foods website, that store "has been an integral part of the Denver community since ... More >>
Hungry for some non-offensive food porn? Check out the Whole Foods Market Secret Ingredient videos blog . The varying hosts take ingredients -- a different one is highlighted each week -- from Whole Foods and then create healthy, simple meals, including Spicy-Coconut Braised Black Cod, Lakeside Tur ... More >>
Does Uncle Sam really want you to vote? Voter registration drives have descended on Denver in the last few months. You can now find eager young volunteers tempting you with voter applications at Whole Foods, at the corner of Colfax and Broadway, even in line for ice cream at Liks. These foot sold ... More >>
Monday Tuesday Wednesday: I awoke this morning before the sun. I opened my blinds to a firey orange suggestion that it may soon follow my lead. I arrived at work bleary-eyed and as I approached the glass doors that lead into the cafeteria, I hit an icy patch that sent me into the splits. This wa ... More >>
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From the week of December 21, 2000
The other stores can eat their hearts out: Whole Foods Market has arrived.