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Top of the Town 2015

153 ways to re-energize your summer (and the rest of the year).

5280 July 2015

Features

The Potato Kings

How two engineers—along with rarefied potatoes, Colorado water, and the finest distilling equipment—are redefining vodka.

A Warrior’s Creed

Ten years ago, Littleton native and Navy SEAL Danny Dietz Jr. died in Afghanistan so that one of his teammates might live.

The Absolute Best Colorado Workouts for You

Whether you’re into free weights, high-intensity interval training, spin classes, yoga, or gymnastics, we’ve found 29 places in Denver—and beyond!—to break a sweat.

Cory Gardner

Will The Real Cory Gardner Please Stand Up?

He can be funny, likable and—depending on the day—a political turncoat, a GOP savior, or a partisan hack. So, now that’s he’s been a U.S. senator for six months, who is the Gentleman from Colorado?

Department

Rhapsody In Red

The inside story of Devotchka’s annual performance with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

Rocket Man

How Eric Coffman overcame a devastating accident and became the coolest spaceship designer you’ve ever heard about.

From the Editor

Endless Summer

A letter from the editor of our July 2015 issue.

Front Range

Pick Your Pleasure On The New U.S. 36

The revamped U.S. 36 offers plenty of choices for commuters.

Uphill Battle

Boulder’s Hill neighborhood is no longer just for college kids.

Fútbol Field Trip

The kickoff for the MLS All-Star game (July 29) isn’t until 7 p.m. That means you’ve got all day to explore the northwest metro area around Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

The Unusual Suspects

Colorado’s lineup of professional athletes extends far beyond the Broncos, Rockies, Avs, and Nuggets. But would you recognize any of them on the street?

By the Numbers: Hipcamp

The California-based Yelp-meets-Airbnb for campers comes to Colorado this summer.

Q&A: Tattered Cover’s Joyce Meskis

The two-year ownership transition at Tattered Cover is upon us. What can we expect?

Lost And Found On RTD

The strangest things people have left on our buses and trains.

Meter Reader

A Denver startup aims to make finding parking spots easier—and cheating the meter harder.

Denver’s Summer Road Work

The projects that will make navigating the city easier…eventually.

Southward Expansion

The metro area’s newest burb starts development south of Chatfield Reservoir.

Night Vision

A look at Longs Peak by moonlight.

Scene

Do This, Eat That

Four mountain adventures and what to eat afterward to replenish the calories you burned.

Sky Climbing

Salida boasts a jungle gym of epic proportions.

Cherry Creek Arts Festival Turns 25

The highs and lows of Denver’s premier outdoor art event.

Furniture With A Purpose

Purpose And Pine seeks to shrink our carbon footprint with reclaimed furniture.

The Colorado Dragon Boat Festival Turns 15

Inside one of Denver’s most popular summer events.

Dive Into These Outdoor Movie Spots

Three unique spots to watch outdoor movies this summer.

Top Runners Talk

Three elite distance runners talk about their record-holding routes.

Run Your Own Way

Compete against the best while running alone with Colorado’s FKT trend.

Matthew Barney Comes to the Biennial

The acclaimed avant-garde filmmaker will screen his latest movie in Denver on July 18.

Who’s Watching What?

The top movie-rental genres for five Denver zip codes.

Upgrade Your Airbnb Rental

Property owners are tapping interior designers to get top dollar for their short-term rentals.

Get Involved: Athena Project

A night of improv at Blush & Blu helps fund women in the arts.

Eat and Drink

Best Bites: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’s Buffalo Wings

These aren’t your usual wings. 

How To: Make Pineapple Guacamole

Meet your new favorite dip, courtesy of Pinche Tacos.

Trendspotting: Cold Brew

Chilled, slow-brewed java is coming on strong.

Road-Trip Restaurant: Serrano’s Mexican Bar & Grill

A sunny disposition and Mexican eats make this Woodland Park spot an on-the-road standout.

Eat Cheap: Ragin’ Hog BBQ

Ragin’ Hog BBQ offers a happy hodgepodge of Southern barbecue traditions.

Beverly Grant’s Mo’ Betta Mission

One woman, four farmers’ markets, and Denver’s evolving food deserts.

An Abbreviated History of Dining in Denver

To understand just how far our food scene has come, you have to go back to the beginning.

Caffeine, On The Go

The bottled cold-brew market is heating up.

Backstory

Colorado Strong

Hitting the gym is swell for routine maintenance, but you won’t find better workouts than what the Centennial State’s natural landscape provides.

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