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Today in Cafe Society: • Counting up the cash Jesse Morreale paid for the 1st Avenue Hotel. • Westword restaurant-reviewing alum John Kessler shares memories of brew and beaver at the Wynkoop Brewing Co. • A free booze offer at Highlands Asian Grill. • The closure of Barron's Bar & Bistro. • Jason Sheehan talks about swimming in gluttony at Jax Fish House. • Theörie, located in the old Real World: Denver space, stops serving food.

Today in Backbeat Online:The Flobots' "Handlebars" turns platinum. • A look at the fleshy new 3Oh!3 video.

Today in The Latest Word:Words about last night's Broncos blowout that don't start with "F." • A true tale of Denver boot-ing. • The link between Bob Beauprez, robo-calls and The Solidarity Institute. • Behind the scenes at KS-107.5's exclusive Barack Obama interview. • A look at the George W. Bush-John McCain Hug Mobile. Awwwww. -- Michael Roberts

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