The blog shortcut, November 11 edition

At the original Davies Chuck Wagon Diner, a horse is a horse, of course, of course.

Join us as we salute blogging veterans -- and the other kind, too.

Today in Cafe Society:Rounding up a third edition of Davies Chuck Wagon Diner. • Could Denver's Daniel Young wind up cooking at the White House?El Viva Villa Mexican restaurant moves into the old Mee Yee Lin space. • The man behind Buenos Aires Grill branches out in Aspen. • What's cooking at the Colorado Department of Agriculture?Wishing a happy birthday to Dubbel Dutch. • Amici's Pizzeria is taking over the old Gemini. • Experiencing hog heaven at Big Papa's BBQ.

Today in Backbeat Online:A wild slideshow of Mickey Avalon, Dirt Nasty and Beardo at the Ogden Theatre. • Park Pourbaix gets the MP3 Freeloader treatment. • Offering up a free download of a song by the Widowers. • The Dave Matthews Band plans to release a set from the Mile High Music Festival.

Today in The Latest Word:Matt Holliday and the Rockies' case of premature ejaculation. • Secondhand Sartorialism's TaRosa Jacobs asks, "Can't we all just get along?"Denver Council signs off on the most expensive cookbook ever.The Colorado Independent is downsizing but not disappearing. • Outgoing 9News anchor Bob Kendrick unloads on a Rocky Mountain News article during a college appearance. Look out below. -- Michael Roberts

KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
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.
Contact: Michael Roberts