11:12 am, Apr 3, 2009
If tomorrow finds you debating spring cleaning versus skiing, pick the latter. Sure, the snow's not quite as soft as in January and the ski boots less comfortable every time you slip into them, but Loveland's New Belgium scavenger hunt is more about good beer and crazy costumes than moguls and parallel turns.
The full-day event sends skiers--... MORE
2:18 pm, Mar 24, 2009
Tea, given its health and wellness qualities, is one of the fastest growing sectors of the beverage industry, and the latest addition to the local tea market is Seven Cups, a traditional Chinese tea house on South Pearl Street.
The nine-month-old shop serves up--and sells in bulk--organic and fair-trade Chinese teas, like the wok-fired green teaÂ... MORE
9:25 am, Mar 23, 2009
As Benjamin Franklin pointed out, there's nothing certain about life but death and taxes. In Denver, nothing is certain but taxes and FasTracks. The only question is, how many taxes can the region afford?
InDenverTimes provides a clear picture, noting that a possible ballot measure would hike overall sales taxes in six metro Denver cities past... MORE
9:54 am, Mar 16, 2009
The former Cherry Creek Hotel, a "very tired" destination at the corner of Colorado Boulevard and Cherry Creek Drive South, will get a $32 million refurbishing. The eight-story, 210-room building will open by the end of the year as the Hilton Garden Inn and include 11,000 square feet of retail space that includes a Panera Bread and Mediterranean... MORE
3:45 pm, Mar 13, 2009
Colorado's artisanal brewers are undoubtedly raising a hoppy pint this weekend, toasting the recent defeat of legislation that would have made their beers available in grocery and convenience stores across the state. That's right: Colorado's craft brewers don't want you to purchase their super suds at 7-11 or King Soopers--at least not right now... MORE
2:15 pm, Mar 13, 2009
Come Monday, Jax Fish House Denver pushes oyster eating over the top. During the restaurant's annual oyster week (this is the 11th year), eat 11 oysters for $11, and wash them down with $4 pours of golden Great Divide Hades Belgian-style ale or Mumm's sparkling wine ($8).
Eleven cents of every oyster goes to theÂ Gathering Place. And until the... MORE
1:50 pm, Mar 10, 2009
This week, forget the laundry, taxes, and even the family, because food is more pressing.
Wednesday night Fromage to Yours throws "A Spirit Cheese Tasting." The last time the Centennial-based shop hosted this indoor food fair of local artisans, including MouCo and Haystack Mountain, appetizer gurus Primo and 34 Degrees, and even dessert mavens... MORE
11:55 am, Mar 5, 2009
Regional transportation officials now say there is a whopping $2.2 billion deficit for funding rail lines along the Front Range--about $100,000 wider than a year ago, according to the Longmont Times-Call.Â The financial quagmire is dividing metro-area mayors into winners and losers, as the Regional Transportation District scales back the taxpayer-... MORE
10:43 am, Mar 2, 2009
Governor Bill Ritter will visit the site of a bridge in rather bad repair in Thornton today to sign legislation meant to avert a possible disaster, according to News 5/30, which quotes Pueblo state Representative Sal Pace, a Democrat, as warning, "We have a serious crisis looming."
Ritter will sign the bill, sponsored by Democratic Senator Dan... MORE
10:36 am, Mar 2, 2009
Forget the Toyota Prius, which can get as many as 55 miles per gallon. Four University of Colorado students say they are designing a car that should get 1,000 mpg when they start testing it sometime this week. Yet the team, which dubs itself CU LATER, probably won't win the 2009 Shell Eco-Marathon in Fontana, California, next month, according to... MORE
9:48 am, Feb 25, 2009
Union drivers, mechanics, and other Regional Transportation District workers avoided a strike and won the right to have an arbitrator hammer out the details of a new contract if they can't, according to the Rocky Mountain News, which notes the union wants a "modest wage increase" as its old contract is set to expire this week.
But RTD is strapped... MORE
4:18 pm, Feb 20, 2009
What's the largest beer maker in the world? When was the first brewery established in the U.S.? If you know the answers to these questions (or if you just love beer), head downtown to Wynkoop Brewing Company's 13th-annualÂ Beerdrinker of the Year Finals, and testÂ your knowledge against real suds gurus.
Three beer aficionados will sit before a... MORE
2:30 pm, Feb 20, 2009
I considered myself lucky a couple Sundays ago after scoring a seat at a plush booth inside Root Down for brunch. There I was, in a restaurant where it's nearly impossible to get an evening table, watching the morning sun filter in through the windows and sipping a stellar blood orange mimosa.
Root Down's winter twist on the brunch cocktail... MORE
9:54 am, Feb 18, 2009
Former Colorado Congressman Bob Schaffer may have lost to Mark Udall in last year's race for U.S. Senate, but at least he's got Coyote Gold Premium Margarita Mix, his wife's special party recipe.
He tells Fox31, "Once we get somebody to taste the product--natural ingredients, real tequila--it makes all the difference in the world."
So drink up... MORE
10:05 am, Feb 11, 2009
Fish and beer (and chips), as everyone knows, are an excellent combination, but until recently, you couldn't really say that about beer brewers and fisheries.
An "unlikely alliance" has formed between New Belgium Brewery in Fort Collins and two former Colorado School of Mines students that one day might just "end up saving fisheries all over the... MORE