• Celebrating Colorado's Main-Street Man, Schuyler Colfax, at the Owl Saloon
    January 15 at 7:08 a.m. by Santiago Vidal Charboneau

    Colfax Avenue, America's longest main street, is named for Schuyler Colfax, one-time vice president of the United States. But Colfax's main supporter is musician/artist/creative guy Jonny Barber, who's established a Colfax Museum and organized a…

  • Dog Days on South Broadway: The Brutal Poodle's Grand Opening Bash
    January 14 at 10:29 p.m. by Aaron Thackeray

    It's a dog-eat-dog world out there, especially at the Brutal Poodle (1967 South Broadway), which held its grand opening party on Saturday, January 13. Drinks, giveaways and good grub kept the crowd happy at the metal-themed bar with an already…

  • Denver's Best Bánh Mì and a Few Modern Takes on the Vietnamese Sandwich
    January 10 at 8:50 a.m. by Westword Staff

    Bánh mì are more than just sandwiches; they're proof of a Vietnamese bakery's dedication to housemade ingredients. The best shops, like Vinh Xuong Bakery, New Saigon Bakery & Deli and Baker's Palace, bake their own baguettes and make all the meats…


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  • Making Magic at Concourse Restaurant Moderne
    January 9 at 5:44 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    Concourse Restaurant Moderne, an ambitious project from ChoLon Concepts and Gretchen Kurtz's pick for one of the most exciting restaurants to open in metro Denver in 2017, is making magic in the shiny new Eastbridge Town Center development in…

  • Service-Industry Peeps Get a Holiday With the Monkey Barrel Survivors Ball
    January 8 at 3:58 p.m. by Kenneth Hamblin III

    While weekday workers were winding down their weekends, service-industry types finally got the party they earned by putting up with customers through another holiday season. The Monkey Barrel (4401 Tejon Street) hosted its Service Industry…

  • Smokin' It Up at the National Western Stock Show BBQ Throwdown
    January 7 at 9:58 a.m. by Brandon Marshall

    There's nothing like a good barbecue competition to bring out the best brisket, rib and pork-shoulder cooks for some mouthwatering outdoor action. The National Western Stock Show hosted its fourth annual BBQ Throwdown on Saturday, January 6, at the…

  • Rosenberg's Jewish Christmas Chinese Food Pop-Up Celebration at the Stanley
    December 25 at 6:51 a.m. by Brandon Marshall

    Rosenberg's Bagels hosted its third annual "Jewish Christmas" Chinese food pop-up party on December 24 in a new spot: Stanley Marketplace. The bash brought out plenty of good food for a good cause: Project Angel Heart. All photos by Brandon Marshall.

  • The Best Things We Ate in 2017
    December 21 at 11:21 a.m. by Westword Staff

    As the final days of 2017 approach, we're looking back at a year of delicious dishes. While some of the hottest new openings drew our attention with clever constructions, we didn't forget our favorite mom-and-pop shops with their cheap and tasty…

  • Cheers! The Best Beer Festival Photos of 2017
    December 18 at 9:12 a.m. by Westword Staff

    Denver is awash in beer — and the city's beer aficionados love a good festival. It seems as if there's a sudsy event every weekend where stouts, IPAs, saisons and pilsners flow and ticket holders enjoy fun in the sun or inside one of Denver's many…

  • Jammies and Beery Hot Cocoa at Mockery Brewing
    December 17 at 12:47 p.m. by Scott Lentz

    Beer nerds and onesie enthusiasts (also known as people who like to dress like toddlers and get drunk) shared the love and warmth of goofy pajamas and hot chocolate made with Mockery Brewing stout. If you missed the party at Mockery on Saturday,…

  • Welcome Newcomers: Another Festivus Celebration Hits Denver
    December 17 at 12:27 p.m. by Danielle Lirette

    We've got a grievance to air: Your Christmas sweaters are hideous! But that was the point at the Denver [Only] Festivus, where feats of strength, the aluminum Festivus pole and craft beer from within Denver city limits kept ticket holders amused on…

  • First Look: The Triangle — a Legendary Gay Bar — Is Resurrected
    December 15 at 10:30 a.m. by Nicole Daniels

    One of Denver's legendary gay bars, the Triangle, stood its ground for decades on the edge of downtown. Sean O'Grady, Roger Kerns, Scott Coors and Dave Hurt have resurrected the name and space — a wedge-shaped building at 2036 Broadway — with an…

  • First Look: Oskar Blues Brings Blues-Themed Bar and Grill to LoDo
    December 15 at 9:24 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    The stretch of Market Street between 16th and 17th was once one of LoDo's prime party destinations, but lately it's been a little quiet. Oskar Blues Grill & Brew is changing that, with a new eatery and music hall going in at 1624 Market Street.…

  • R Bazaar Brings International Flair to Holiday Food and Shopping
    December 13 at 9:27 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    R Bazaar was founded earlier this year by Michelle Lasnier with a goal to "bridge refugee and immigrant communities with local populations through the love of international food and entrepreneurship." On Tuesday, December 12, R Bazaar held its…

  • Birdcall Reimagines Restaurants From Its Five Points Roost
    December 12 at 6:09 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    From its roost in Five Points, Birdcall is reimagining restaurants, one chicken sandwich at a time. It's fast. It’s affordable. And it’s where the future is headed, given the pinch of high labor costs. But is it good food? Gretchen Kurtz answers…

  • Black Magic: Genius Wizard Returns at Ratio Beerworks
    December 10 at 12:38 p.m. by Brandon Marshall

    On Saturday, December 9, Ratio Beerworks celebrated the return of its Genius Wizard Russian Imperial Stout, pouring samples of the dark, mysterious beer in the brewery's back room, which was transformed into a magical lair of food and beer. The…

  • First Look: All Aboard Ultreia at Union Station
    December 9 at 8:32 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    The team behind Rioja, Bistro Vendôme, Stoic & Genuine and Euclid Hall is at it again. Ultreia just opened yesterday, bringing a taste of Spain and Portugal to Union Station. Aged Spanish ham, tapas, sherries and gin-tonics capture the essence of…

  • Let the Booze Flow! Two Bars Celebrate Prohibition Repeal Day
    December 6 at 4:14 p.m. by Kenneth Hamblin III

    There was a dark time in America's history (further back than Election Day 2017, that is) when booze was illegal and folks were forced underground to enjoy their OId Fashioneds and other spirited concoctions. But Prohibition was repealed on…

  • Menu Sneak Peek: Julep's Creative Take on Southern Fare
    December 6 at 3:54 p.m. by Mark Antonation

    Chef Kyle Foster has been biding his time for nearly two years since announcing that he'd open a Southern restaurant called Julep at 3254 Larimer Street. After all, he'd picked an address where there wasn't even a building yet, so he had to wait…

  • Christmas Comes Early for "Stranafans" on Snowflake Day
    December 2 at 9:56 p.m. by Jake Cox

    Denverites aren't delicate snowflakes — at least not the crew of intrepid Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey fans, known as "Stranafans," who camped out overnight (or longer) at the distillery to score rare bottles of Snowflake whiskey on the morning of…



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