Last week, we invited bands nominated for our music awards, as well as other people involved in Denver's music scene, to join us for drinks at Stoney's as part of the first Westword Music Showcase Social Hour. Photographer Danielle Lirette took these portraits of some of the people who were able to make it. Note that in some cases not all band members are present.
There are a few more of these parties coming: You can join us this Thursday, May 15 and also on May 29 at Stoney's at 5 p.m. The official Showcase pre-party is on June 6, and the main event is on the 21. Tickets are on sale now.
In this week's restaurant review, Westword food critic Gretchen Kurtz visits Palettes to give her take on the Denver Art Museum spot. Read the full review of Palettes by Gretchen Kurtz. Photos by Danielle Lirette for Westword.
Slayer made their first appearance in Denver since the death of Jeff Hanneman on May 10, playing the Fillmore with Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus. All photos by Eric Gruneisen.See also: Slayer front man Tom Araya had some problems with the crowd in Denver
The Colorado Chocolate Festival set up shop in the Denver Mart on May 9 and 10. Events on the schedule included a chocolate pudding eating contest, demos, and a chocolate-beer pairing demonstration. All photos by Brandon Marshall
In this week's restaurant review, Westword food critic Gretchen Kurtz visits Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar to give her take on their new Glendale outpost. Read the full review of Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar by Gretchen Kurtz. Photos by Danielle Lirette for Westword.
Fifteen of Denver’s top female chefs, including Carrie Shores of Table 6, Aniedra Nichols of Elway’s Cherry Creek, Amy Sayles of Panzano, Crickett Burns of The Truffle Table, Dana Rodriguez of Work + Class, Sheila Lucero of Jax and Samm Sherman of Linger and Root Down, gathered at Temple...