In November, the Mile High City will elect a new district attorney for the first time in 12 years (incumbent Mitch Morrissey is term-limited). Since the Democratic primary is on June 28 and three of the four candidates registered at press time are Democrats—the other is unaffiliated—now seems like...
A Crafty Lady gets her hands dirty creating one-of-a-kind collaborations with local breweries.
—Image courtesy of Katie O'Shea Padro
Do you love beer and wine? If so, the latest collaboration brew from Boulder's Upslope Brewing Company and Denver’s own Crafty Ladies Beer Club, an all-women collective of beer aficionados and home brewers, might be just what you’re looking for. This pear-infused Berliner...
January 20 2016, 1:45 PM
Prohibition's chicken pot pie
—Photo by Sarah Boyum
When temperatures drop and snowstorms rage, nothing’s better for warming the body and soul than a good meal. From hot spiked coffee and hearty chili to satisfying kale salads and steaming pot pies, Denver’s restaurants have everything you’ll need to banish the winter blues. The weather outside may...
Sculpture Park and the Denver Performing Arts Complex, as seen from Speer Boulevard. This park is about to get quite the facelift. —Courtesy of Denver Arts & Venues, photo by Jordan Bishop
Downtown Denver has changed a lot in the six years since I started working at 5280's LoDo office. Non-chain restaurants and boutiques started filling the city blocks, and more companies were drawn to an area that was once (not so long ago) considered undesirable. Then, of course, came the...
January 13 2016, 11:41 AM
—Photo by Sarah Boyum
On April 15, 1955, restaurateur Ray Kroc opened his first McDonald’s, adding “Golden Arches” to the global lexicon and forever changing the way Americans eat. But man can’t live on stacked burgers and greasy french fries alone. In 1993, Denver-born Chipotle created the now often-imitated fast-...
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A city that doesn’t plan ahead can bet on becoming, well, Houston. So far, Denver should be commended for its smart urban development, says Christopher Zimmerman of Washington, D.C.–based Smart Growth America, and local leaders want to continue that trend. Early this year, they’re launching an...
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Ever wish you could revisit your childhood and share some old-fashioned Yuletide fun with your family and friends? Here are six great places along the Front Range to do just that.
Sleigh Ride and Campfire, Estes Park
Make your spirits bright by dashing through the snow in a horse-drawn...
December 8 2015, 9:20 AM
—Illustrations by Dave Plunkert
—Portraits by Jeff Nelson
The Science Behind Heroism
Dissecting why some people run toward danger—instead of away from it.
The Chinese zodiac calendar designates 2015 as the Year of the Sheep, but we take issue with that characterization of timidity. We like to think of 2015 as the Year of the Hero. And not because...