Table of contents 5280 October 2012
From northern Italian sophistication to authentic street tacos—and just about everything in between—these restaurants are the very best of the Front Range dining scene. Make your reservation today.
For 33 years, no one had been able to solve the homicides of three women, all of who had been assaulted and killed in the same grisly manner just months apart. When detectives from the Denver Police Department’s cold case unit recently reopened the investigations, they not only identified the murderer, but they also found one of the most brutal serial killers in Colorado history.
Could state Senator Morgan Carroll become Colorado’s first female governor?
A Denver couple’s renovation of a 130-year-old Curtis Park home pays homage to the structure’s history—and adds a touch of modern flair.
Two great beer festivals descend upon Denver.
Play 5280 Bingo during the Obama and Romney debate at DU.
We recently caught up with Christopher Hill, dean of the University of Denver’s Joseph Korbel School of International Studies and a former U.S. ambassador, to chat about the presidential debates.
Theater can be entertaining, surprising, and even gut-wrenching—but to be successful, all performances have to be believable. Meet Geoffrey Kent, one of the Denver Center Theatre Company’s primary fight directors, who orchestrates the swordplay and gun battles onstage.
Athletes step onto the field or rink or court seeking a “W.” But even after grueling hours of practice and in-the-gym training, it doesn’t hurt to have a little extra help—so they often turn to detailed routines to get focused. Call it silly or neurotic, but these quirky customs just might be game–changers.
Meet the Denver Cutthroats, the city’s newest hockey team.
Learn to drive a Zamboni.
Boulder-based Sierra Designs revolutionizes a timeless material.
Get Involved: A Denver nonprofit gets cancer patients into the great outdoors.
Front Range Scene
Take a tour into the past of Colorado’s Brown Palace.
Boots are the accessory trend this season. Add a dose of classic chic with equestrian details and luxe leathers.
Designer Anne Fanganello makes fine clothes for curvier girls.
Colorado has a thorny relationship with water. University of Colorado Boulder professor Patricia Limerick explores that interplay in A Ditch in Time: The City, the West, and Water. Three fun facts we learned from the book:
Step inside one Denverite’s modern home library.
Cooking up the world’s most terrifying animated creatures is just another day’s work for this Greeley man.
The new voice of Colorado’s African community.
Johanna Parker’s Halloween trinkets.
The Catholic Church has had a rough couple of decades. Can a 51-year-old layman from Westminster help turn things around? The pope thinks so.
Colorado’s shift from red state to purple state has made it key to both the Obama and Romney campaigns. But how long will we continue to play presidential kingmaker?
Our tongue-in-cheek picks for what Denver big shots should wear this Halloween.
Eat & Drink
CafeBar is a welcome addition to the West Wash Park dining scene, but does it have what it takes to be a neighborhood icon?
Highland’s new pizza spot serves giant pies for little dough.
Bright green herb-infused oils made of basil, parsley, chives, or mint are a great way to use garden herbs and add concentrated flavor to your dishes.
Best Bites: The Squeaky Bean’s new moveable cheese station.
Hazel Dell Mushrooms thrives in Fort Collins.
303 Vodka gives a childhood treat an adult boost.