Table of contents 5280 October 2013
After countless lunches and dinners, tens of thousands of calories, and hours of careful deliberation and debate, our fourth annual ranking of the Denver area’s best restaurants is complete. Dig in for a comprehensive, of-the-moment snapshot of the local dining scene.
Discover the hidden world of Denver’s dynamic fine arts scene this fall.
With a new coach, a new front office, and at least four promising new players, the Nuggets’ 2013–14 season is certain to be a roller coaster ride of transition. We mined the history books and picked the brains of local analysts—and of the Nuggets’ new coach himself—to give you an insider’s look at the franchise’s past, present, and future.
When Jillian Groh checked in to the downtown Westin Hotel one cold night almost seven years ago, everything felt certain. Then things changed forever.
A letter from the editor of our October 2013 issue.
The return of The Book of Mormon to Denver this month has us longing for a few other Mile High comebacks.
When you head to the polls next month, you’ll find a slew of questions about taxes and education (see “Voter’s Guide,” below). Of course, that’s nothing new. These yawn-inducing topics are among the top issues Coloradans regularly see on the ballot. Here’s a look at how statewide ballots have broken down over the past decade.
Name: Stephen Graham Jones
Books Authored: 16
Awards: Shirley Jackson Award finalist (three times), National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Fiction recipient, This Is Horror Novel of the Year winner, Colorado Book Award finalist
Favorite Authors: Kurt Vonnegut, Philip K. Dick, Stephen King
Colorado Hangouts: Time Warp Comics, Boulder Book Store, Casa Alvarez
How the Colorado School of Mines football coach is reinventing the way teams at all levels of the game think about offense.
Denver grade schoolers’ math scores get a boost with Pi Q Math.
South Pearl Street, the hip epicenter of the Platt Park neighborhood, has long housed some of Denver’s finest eateries and boutiques. But this beloved stretch of real estate has recently undergone a renaissance, with several new restaurants and shops opening in the past year—and more to come. Here, we present you with a few of the new additions.
A former commercial hub looks to redraw its economic future as the city’s next great arts district.
See some of Denver’s top dancers before they hit the stage, no ticket required.
In Colorado and nationwide, girls are starting puberty earlier and earlier. But the real concerns begin once they grow up.
Retired Denver Broncos tight end Nate Jackson pens a true rarity: the football memoir that depicts what life is really like in the NFL.
Who says sports are just about the score? Tracking the Denver Nuggets’ uniform redesigns throughout the team’s 50-year history has become a game in and of itself. Here, we present the evolution—and occasional devolution—of the franchise’s never-dull duds, with expert feedback from Paul Lukas, founder of the go-to uniform blog Uni Watch.
Eat & Drink
With Corner House, Matt Selby takes on the neighborhood restaurant.
The wildly popular—and decadent—pastry finds its way to Colorado.
Andrew Van Stee, co-founder of Noble Swine Supper Club, offers tips (organization!) on hosting a foolproof fiesta.
In the case of Thai Monkey Club, go for the sauce and stay for everything else.
How many cocktails did Green Russell sell in July 2013?
How I learned to love my freezer.