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Just in case you're curious, Virgilio's pizza is a little slice of heaven.

Today in Cafe Society:Let the dough fly: There's a pizza battle brewing at Belmar. • Behind the Bar: Ky Belk of Elway's in Cherry Creek. • Brio Tuscan Grille to open next week in Cherry Creek. • Guess where I'm eating?Chili today, hot tomorrow.

Today in Backbeat Online:Hope Sandoval, Juliette Lewis, the Sounds shows announced. • Rabbit Is a Sphere offers more free music. For free!Come Forth By Day signs with Statik Factory Records. • Win tickets to see Tauntaun, Ian Cooke and Alan Alda this weekend. • Magic Cyclops discourages teen pregnancy.

Today in The Latest Word:Alex Youshock bombing and the legacy of Columbine. • Other lessons in Rockies' astonishing 14-inning victory. • Comic books like these great for meth-profits laundering. • KUVO searches for new CEO in wake of Gene Craven's retirement. • Urbavore's Dilemma: EarthLinks helps the displaced set down roots. Dig it.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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