It had been a few years since I'd cheated on Taco Bell with Del Taco -- and even then, I'd smuggled in Taco Bell sauce packets to use on my Del Taco food. It's not that I thought Del Taco was that inferior to the Bell: I'd just somehow fallen into treating it as the backup guy, the permanently frien ... More >>
Kind of soggy over here today. No surprise. Colorado is notorious for dumping buckets of rain on concertgoers this time of year. Rain doesn't stop the show, though, and it shouldn't stop you. If you're a seasoned concert vet who already has a head-to-toe rain gear at the ready, consider this a refre ... More >>
As much as I would like to say there was a more cannabis-related reason for my visit to Gaia, what really brought me to the shop's doorstep was a Cuban sandwich. Far enough down East Colfax to still be East Colfax, Gaia Plant-Based Medicine is nevertheless in a decent location, with a sidewalk stor ... More >>
Like the working-class neighborhood where it's based, At Home Remedies is more function than fashion. The mudroom-turned-waiting room at the front of the house is furnished with scrolled antique furniture with a loud, gaudy and awesome 1970s-style white floral print and Astroturf is liberally used a ... More >>
The Health Center is a tiny center in a tiny house on a tiny block in the Uptown neighborhood. What isn't little, though, was the selection of unique strains more than worth taking home.
In high school, my friends and I used to buy weed from a guy who lived in some shady apartments. The dude only let one or two people actually come buy weed, so the parking lot of his apartment complex always looked suspiciously shady, with us kids hanging out smoking cigs and what little weed ... More >>
It's a new year, and 2012 should be another rich, full year of food, drink and, with any luck, a few more naked photos of Anthony Bourdain. It's time to kick 2011 in the gnocchi and usher in a brand-new 365 days of fresh foodie resolutions. We all know that willpower can wane with the first plate ... More >>
The Great American Beer Festival is over for another year -- but it's not too early to start planning what you'll wear to next year's event. Tired of the ubiquitous pretzel necklaces, we came up with "five disgusting alternatives," including a doughnut necklace and a cantaloupe necklace -- for tho ... More >>
FlickrI'll have the slow death, please.Before the Denver Broncos take on the Raiders tonight, football fans will take on another tough tradition: tailgating. Things are already cooking in the designated tailgating lot outside of the newly renamed Sports Authority at Mile Hi. The menu for a t ... More >>
Is the concept of students bringing lunch from home dying a hideous death -- just like live social interaction and Gilbert Gottfried's career? At Little Village Academy on Chicago's west side, students are not allowed to bring lunches from home unless they have a medical excuse, so they have ... More >>
I have yet to find a decent shop on Federal, and Earth's Medicine is no exception. I felt rushed the short eight minutes I was in the store -- and during my brief followup phone call, it was clear the owner had better things to do than talk with me.
Look! It's kibble for humans! We all know how the holiday gift-giving hierarchy works: Your best-effort gifts are given to people you like (or people whose asses you pucker up to the rest of the year); you give cost-effective, neutral gifts to those you pretend to like (bring on the Hickory ... More >>
"You'd better watch your ass, Rudy -- Palin's got a gun" Over the years, poor St. Nick has been subjected to countless glasses of room-temperature milk and endless holiday plates of instantly-stale-out-of-the-oven sugar cookies dotted with those tiny silver-ball decorations (they're actually ... More >>
A Flickr photoNot okay. You know what's gross? Poop. You know what's even grosser? Poop in your water. How to prevent that from happening will be the subject of an outdoorsy conference at the American Alpine Club in Golden this weekend. The conference is cleverly titled Exit Strategies -- as ... More >>
Wellspring: Dispensary by IKEA?As Colorado's medical-marijuana industry grows, marijuana dispensaries of all types and sizes are proliferating around the state. Some resemble swanky bars or sterile dentist offices; others feel like a dope dealer's college dorm room. To help keep them all stra ... More >>
At first, handing out lame treats on Halloween seems like a victimless crime. Kids are already getting bags of candy as it is, so what's the harm with one fewer awesome treat. Part of the harm is that they're not the victim, really--you are. You, your house, your cars, your trees, your pe ... More >>
What's So Funny steps into the ring with some masked men who mean business.
Kiowa Creek Sporting Club
Joseph Brodsky has a nose for great coffee. It led him all the way to Ethiopia, in search of the Geisha.
Cruising down the boulevard, Denver’s avenue of schemes and dreams.
How I learned to stop worrying and love seitan.
Shop till you drop
From the week of August 01, 2002
We brake for jerky, America's fastest-growing snack food.