• Chill Out With These Ten Great Places for Frozen Treats
    July 2 at 10:05 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    Ice cream grabs most of the attention as America's favorite frozen dessert. But in Denver, your options go far beyond standard scoops. Find New Zealand-style, Taiwan-style or Vermont-style ice cream, or up your game with ice cream sandwiches, ice…

  • Tom's Diner Has Made History 24/7 on Colfax...but Is It Historic?
    June 23 at 6:12 p.m. by Brandon Johnson

    In May, would-be developers of 601 East Colfax Avenue applied to have the property declared non-historic. On June 14, fans of Tom's Diner stepped in and filed an application with Denver's Landmark Preservation Commission to have the classic 1967…

  • Voodoo Doughnut Opens Location on South Broadway
    June 16 at 5:10 p.m. by Aaron Thackeray

    The famed Voodoo Doughnut opened its second Denver location at 82 South Broadway, in the space formerly occupied by Famous Pizza, on June 16. Opening-day festivities included free doughnuts for Dad, in honor of Father's Day, plus a magician and…


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  • Burning Can: Oskar Blues' Burning Man-Themed Festival Hits Lyons
    June 3 at 10:04 a.m. by Michael Emery Hecker

    Oskar Blues hosted its annual Burning Can Festival at Lyons Outdoor Games in downtown Lyons June 1 and 2. The festival included more than seventy breweries from around the world and live music from Front Range bands including Wildermiss and Moon…

  • Denver's Best Hidden Patios for Outdoor Dining and Drinking
    May 16 at 12:20 p.m. by Danielle Lirette

    Denver has its share of breathtaking restaurant rooftop patios, spacious decks with sweeping views and sidewalk seating for excellent people-watching. But a cool, secluded patio in the shade is a real find, where you can enjoy great food and drinks…

  • The Best Things We Ate in April
    April 30 at 11:59 a.m. by Mark Antonation

    New restaurants and vibrant spring menus provided plenty of great eats in April. Along with the early bounty of Colorado farms that added the likes of lamb, pea shoots and greens to plates at many Denver restaurants, we also tracked down some…

  • New Belgium Lands at DIA, Joining Other New Airport Eateries
    April 19 at 10:48 a.m. by Kenneth Hamblin III

    New Belgium Brewing just opened a brand-new restaurant and taproom in Concourse B at Denver International Airport, the latest in a wave of new food options at the airport. Chef Paul C. Reilly of Coperta and Beast + Bottle designed the new…

  • Where to Hit Baseball Opening Day Deals Downtown
    April 3 at 3:56 p.m. by Aaron Thackeray

    The snow could still come, but baseball season is upon us. So break out your purple gear and enjoy downtown deals before and after the first Colorado Rockies home game on Friday, April 5. Buy yourself some peanuts and Crackerjack at Coors Field,…

  • Joyride Brewing Adds a Rooftop Patio Overlooking Sloan's Lake
    March 25 at 8 a.m. by Michael Emery Hecker

    Joyride Brewing, Edgewater's first brewery, which opened in 2014, finally revealed its new rooftop patio on March 23, a sunny Saturday. The deck overlooks Sloan’s Lake, offering great views of downtown Denver and even Pikes Peak (not to mention all…

  • Get to Know These Ten Irish Pubs Before St. Patrick's Day
    March 11 at 4:29 p.m. by Danielle Lirette

    Whether you drink Guinness or Murphy's, Jameson or Bushmills, Harp or Smithwick's, you'll find something to love at these ten Irish pubs from Aurora to Wheat Ridge to downtown Denver. Take a virtual tour before you don your green and head out for a…

  • Good Food for a Good Cause at International Women's Day Dinner
    March 8 at 10:49 p.m. by Danielle Lirette

    On International Women's Day, four of the best chefs in Denver created an epic meal as Jennifer Jasinski (Ultreia, Stoic & Genuine, et al.), Dana Rodriguez (Super Mega Bien, Work & Class), Nadine Donovan (Steuben's, Ace Eat Serve, Vesta) and Kat…

  • A Photo Tour of Denver's Food Halls
    March 3 at 6:30 p.m. by Danielle Lirette

    In just a few short years, Denver went from no food halls to one of the country's top cities for the indoor, multi-vendor centers that have become popular throughout the U.S. Have you lost track already? Here are mini-tours of Union Station, Denver…

  • The Best Things We've Eaten So Far in 2019
    February 27 at 3:52 p.m. by Westword Staff

    We're two months into 2019, and we've already eaten more than our fill of great food around town — so we want to share it with you. From dumplings to barbecue to rellenos, there's a little something for every taste. Here are the best things we ate…

  • A Photo Tour of Broadway Market, Opening Friday
    February 20 at 9:09 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    Bright lights, the smells of food cooking, bartenders shaking up colorful cocktails: These are the signs that Broadway Market, Denver's newest food hall, is ready to open at 950 Broadway. Friends and family sampled bites from some of Denver's top…

  • Buy a Piece of Nostalgia at the White Fence Farm Auction
    January 21 at 3:22 p.m. by Danielle Lirette

    A stagecoach, a statue of original owner Charlie Wilson, and lots of farm animals — or at least figurines and statuettes of chickens, sheep and pigs. Those are just a few of the many items going up for auction at White Fence Farm, which closed on…

  • Enjoying Tacos at Ten of Denver's Best Taquerias
    January 9 at 5:54 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    The tortilla is the cornerstone of Mexican cuisine, and what better way to enjoy a tortilla than as the foundation of a taco? Slow-cooked or quick-seared meats, chiles or nopales; a shower of fresh onions and cilantro; and a blazing salsa in red or…

  • Restaurants and Bars We'll Miss That Closed in 2018
    December 31 at 4:48 p.m. by Westword Staff

    We lost quite a few of our old favorites and said goodbye to some landmark restaurants in 2018. Here are the restaurants and bars that we'll miss the most that closed over the last twelve months.

  • The Best Things We Ate in 2018
    December 26 at 10:54 a.m. by Westword Staff

    Another year is in the books, and 2018 gave us plenty of great eats at Denver's restaurants, food trucks and food halls. This is our favorite kind of photo album — one filled with food pics to remind us of the great meals and single dishes. Here…

  • The Ten Best Dive Bars in Denver: 2018 Edition
    December 20 at 6:15 a.m. by Scott Lentz

    Denver’s dive bars are an endangered species. You can't create a dive; a bar earns that label over decades as it pours out beers and collects memories. As developments continue to move into formerly forbidden territory around town, though, many of…

  • First Look: Ash'Kara Adds Israeli Cuisine to LoHi
    December 18 at 11:47 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    The cuisines of Israel and other regions of the eastern Mediterranean have become a bona fide trend across the U.S. — primarily because chefs are giving us a delicious new look at familiar foods such as hummus, pita, falafel and baba ganoush while…


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