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Food Lover’s Guide to Denver

“Local first, sustainable second, organic third.” Celebrity chef Hugh Acheson’s simple food philosophy can, and should, be a guiding light for all of us.

5280 September 2012


The Strangest Show On Earth

Denver-based health-care mogul Kent Thiry runs DaVita, his multibillion-dollar kidney dialysis company, unlike anything the buttoned-down corporate world has ever seen. Are his carnival-like theatrics a stroke of genius, or are they designed to distract people from the hard truths about his business?

Outside The Lines

If packed First Fridays are any indication, Denver’s art scene is booming. Meet seven local artists who are dripping, collaging, and welding their way onto museum and gallery walls around the country.

Power Play

Fall style showcases strong, sexy, sleek silhouettes for him and her. Accent the look with statement accessories and an A-list attitude.


Bridging The Gap

For years, environmentalists and ranchers have been suspicious of each other. Fort Collins’ Sustainable Living Fair is doing a pretty darn good job of changing that.

Ride ‘Em Cowboy

Wyoming’s Curt Gowdy State Park is becoming the region’s coolest mountain biking hot spot.

Between The Notes

Behind the scenes at the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

From the Editor

From The Editor: Welcome Home

Front Range

School Days

Solid Prospects

With gold prices near all-time highs, Colorado’s mining industry is experiencing a renaissance.

Training Mecca

Elite triathletes from around the world flock to Boulder for more than the elevation advantage.

Well Worn

What happens to used pro sports jerseys?

Strange Brew

How much is too much when it comes to exposing kids to alcohol?


Camp Out

Get Involved

All Made Up

Ping-Pong Wizard

Table tennis rallies in Denver with the opening of Ace Eat Serve on 17th Avenue.

Talking Jiberish

A local streetwear line adds urban cool to men’s wardrobes.

Into The Woods

Two sisters capture the natural beauty of Colorado in their jewelry.

Fashion’s Night Out

Lunch, Elevated

Colorado is at the forefront of school-food reform, thanks to from-scratch meals.

On Key

Eat and Drink

Small Batch

Inside one of Colorado’s tiniest breweries.

How To Make Your Own Capers


Milan Doshi of Five Points Fermentation Co. shows you how to make a poor man’s version of capers using edible flowers that can be grown in your backyard. 


On The Road Again

Check out the fall colors—and remain fueled in the process. 

Willy Wonka’s Got Some Pint-Size Competition

Sushi for dessert. 

Sweet Cones

By the numbers: How many waffle cones does Sweet Action Ice Cream make each week? 

Buen Provecho

The taste of Cuba—in Lakewood. 

Scandinavia Rising

At Trillium, chef-owner Ryan Leinonen serves crisp, beautiful Nordic flavors.

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