Table of contents 5280 October 2011
After many months of eating, hours of analyzing hundreds of dishes, and untold numbers of discussions, we have compiled a list of the most compelling places to dine in Denver—and beyond.
Following a drop of water down the mighty Colorado, one of the world’s most embattled rivers.
Our state’s transportation infrastructure is crumbling. We’re not maintaining our roads; we’re not expanding our systems to meet the state’s growing population; and we’re not thinking creatively to engineer solutions. If we don’t repair things soon, our highways and bridges will be in jeopardy—along with our treasured Colorado lifestyle.
For decades, Paul Sandoval has been a mentor, friend, and adviser to virtually every Denver Democrat (and more than a few Republicans). Here, an oral history of his rise from local activist to political kingmaker.
Want to live the high life in Denver? It’ll cost you.
When Francois Safieddine moved to Denver from his native Lebanon in 1989, his first job was manning the fryer at a local KFC franchise. Now, he’s the founder of Lotus Concepts, a budding club empire that includes four hot spots (and counting). He talks to 5280 about Denver’s nightlife scene, Lady Gaga, and dressing down.
How I found romance by being myself—in disguise.
After decades of destruction by elk, the aspen tree is staging a comeback.
A local painter fights cancer through her work.
One of the world’s most ambitious—and notorious—artists has chosen Colorado as his latest canvas. But will the disruption caused by the massive project be worth the trouble?
The Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s new Cultural Center & Museum is a monument to the tribe’s history. But sometimes it’s the simple things, like a centuries-old dance, that are the best links to the past.
City Bakery owner Michael Bortz has seen more than his share of sunrises. But his early morning routine is just the beginning of a full day of delivering his fresh bread to local eateries. Here, we follow those loaves from bakery to bread basket.
Playful Asian food in Englewood.
Sandwiches—and memories—served at Jimmy & Drew’s Deli.