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Curtis Park Deli & Bird Call

July 17th, 2018
Bird Call

This is a Tale of Two Sandwiches; they were the best of sandwiches, not the worst of sandwiches. While I spend most of my time in this column talking about the cool things to do in Denver after the Rockies swallow the sun, today I’m going to deviate a tad from discussing venues’ sweaty greenrooms and sticky floors to discuss another critical piece of nightlife: what to eat the next day. While Pizza by the Slice has a special place in my heart, I love me a good sandwich, too. On the morning after, sometimes all you want is to swallow a Plan B and a hunk of buttered toast. There’s something... Read More

UMS: Underground Music Showcase

June 16th, 2018
UMS

I know we all breathed a collective sigh of relief when the Underground Music Showcase announced business will continue as usual this year. The 18th annual festival floods the streets of South Broadway July 27th-29th. This musical monstrosity is always one for the record books, and this year will be no different. The UMS started in 2001 as a way to give Denver underground bands some well deserved attention. The beginning was humble; four bands, five-dollar tickets, and a packed Bluebird Theater. From there it rapidly grew each year eventually becoming a three-day festival with hundreds of bands... Read More

El Chapultepec

March 3rd, 2018

Everyone knows there are a million reasons to love Denver, and the music scene is high on all of our lists. Ample doesn’t quite cover it. We have Red Rocks of course, but we’re also blessed with a ton of local bars that host live bands every night of the week. Not to mention DIY venues. Whatever your cup of tea is, you’ll find it here. Personally, I’ve always had a soft spot for old bars. They acquire a unique sense of character that only gets better with age. El Chapultepec is about as old as Denver bars get. For nearly a century it has stood on the corner of 20th and Market, serving... Read More

Local Literary Sites Worth Citing (& Sighting)

February 22nd, 2018

Wander Any Tattered Cover Bookstore There are three Tattered Cover Bookstores in the greater Denver area. TCB proffer a variety of books in numerous genres, both new and used. The indie-pendent (see what I did there?) book store chain first appeared as a single location totaling 950 ft. with a mere two staff members in 1971, and celebrated four decades of success and expansion in 2011. It’s difficult to trace which prominent figures have visited which locations, earning the small book store chain a literary historic reputation that is recognized nationwide. Some of the authors, significant figures... Read More

New Image Brewing: Beer With a Purpose

November 17th, 2017

New Image Brewing has caught my eye for a while now, with nothing more than their sleek, classy branding on well distributed cans throughout local shops around the greater Denver area. Their product is always a solid choice, and bringing a six pack of New Image beer to a get together as my kind contribution has been a choice I’ve made more than once, the beer itself never disappointing. Which is why I was pleasantly surprised to learn after my first visit to their taproom in Olde Town Arvada recently, that their passion and purpose expands beyond the borders of a craft beer and just another... Read More

Stem Ciders: The Unofficial Drink of Winter

November 10th, 2017

 I’ll be totally transparent and begin by mentioning up front that Stem Ciders is my favorite tap room in Denver. Since 2014, Stem changed the way I thought about cider, and has never stopped impressing me since. Whether you are already a cider fan, are cider-phobic, or have never tasted cider other than from a bottle out of a variety pack from the liquor store, you owe it to yourself to visit Stem. Located in the heart of RiNo, Stem Ciders opened its doors right before the RiNo arts district boom, and in the past (nearly four) years now, they have seen a lot of changes. Fortunately for... Read More

Faces of Denver – Chris @ Roost Farms

October 23rd, 2017

In a world of ever-changing industry, especially in terms of food production, Roost Farms encompasses community farming at its best. A Colorado native and former graduate of West Point Military Academy, Chris is familiar with hard work and taking action on an idea. The work ethic and drive instilled in him as a tank officer in the Army has led Chris to capitalize on his dreams and turning plans into reality. While working as a Pastor at a community neighborhood church in The Highlands, Chris decided he could make a bigger impact in his personal and professional life by embracing change, and this... Read More

The Future of Denver: New Plans for Improved Transportation System, 100 Percent Renewable Energy, and Affordable Housing

July 25th, 2017

During Denver’s 2017 State of the City Address, which took place on July 10th, Denver’s mayor Michael Hancock addressed locals’ concerns regarding affordable housing, problems in transportation, population growth, and environmental issues in his plans for Denver’s future. These new plans include strategies to help increase the amount of affordable housing and reduce congestion in Denver’s transportation systems, and Mayor Michael Hancock also announced that “if Washington won’t stand by the Clean Power Plan or Paris climate accord, we will. We will reduce our carbon footprint and... Read More

Faces of Denver – The Family at Hunter Bay Roasters

June 28th, 2017

Hunter Bay Roasters, a brand new addition to the Denver area, is a high-energy coffee shop right in the heart of Olde Town Arvada. Hunter Bay’s roots are in Missoula, Montana, and if you’ve ever been through Missoula, you may just confuse it for a Colorado mountain town. The outdoor culture and adventurous yet socially conscious vibe that is instilled in Hunter Bay is a perfect fit for Olde Town Arvada, making it an instant hit among the local community. Grabbing a coffee or kombucha here feels a bit like a Friday night at a brewery, and it’s the kind of place where the barista knows your... Read More

Hops for Humanity at Call To Arms Brewing Co.

June 9th, 2017

In step with Denver’s give-back personality, our breweries do not fall short in carrying a tradition to contribute. Call To Arms brewing is no exception to this rule, and this month, they are doing their part in their event: Hops for Humanity. Over the month of June, Call To Arms is tapping 17 special brews—all, as you guessed it, featuring all things hoppy. Habitat for Humanity receives a portion of the entire month’s proceeds, and we all get some specially crafted beer: everyone wins. I love Call To Arms because although it is a big space that is often crowded, it feels as if you are walking... Read More