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Top of the Town

Our love affair with the Mile High City is alive and well as you'll see in this 15th annual look at the best of what Denver has to offer. And let us tell you: Our city has never looked so good.


July 2011

From the Editor


The Horse Whisperer

In 1976, a native New Yorker made his way to Colorado. He loved horses, and had spent the better part of his young life with the majestic animals. Now, 35 years later, Tony Brunetti is the cowboy he always wanted to be.

The Biggest Green Scam in America

Denver’s Wayde McKelvy raised tens of millions of dollars for a new, clean-energy company that the SEC says was nothing more than an old-school Ponzi scheme.



Hot Spots

A 30-mile stretch of road in New Mexico winds its way through a stunning volcanic landscape—one that makes for a steamy and relaxing escape.

Boxed In

Kagen Schaefer crafts complex wooden puzzles. But when he started working on his magnum opus, he almost got lost in his own creation.

Front Range

Ale Fresco

LoHi's Ale House at Amato's offers one of the best beer lists in town—with a view to match.

On Track

Union Station’s new light-rail terminal opens this month. But that’s just the beginning of the nearly $500 million project. Here, a guide to the venerable depot’s past—and future.

Boys of Summer

Baseball fans, take note: The semipro Denver Browns are up to bat.

The Buzz

Local beekeeper Tom Theobald talks honeybee woes, EPA excuses, and the future of agriculture.

Clear Skies

Why a little bit of climbing high in the Rockies might just be what you need to stay grounded.



Choose Your Vintage

 The latest hot color in the fashion world: wine. 

Wine Harvest

Pick your autumn accessories in luscious tones like rich Bordeaux and deep Burgundy.

The Simple Life

Ditch Denver’s traffic snarls for a laid-back day in Longmont.

Going Long

Trainer extraordinaire Chris Carmichael wants you to push yourself—with his help.


Summer Sipper

Forget the G&T. The “Allied Roots” from Encore’s Adam Dunbar should be your new warm-weather drink.

Green Zone

Four summer salads worth trying.

Staking a Claim

Edge Restaurant & Bar brings the steak house into the 21st century.

The Queso Quest

Yolanda’s Tacos dishes a specialty from south of the Mason-Dixon Line.

Best Bites

Digging into Row 14's duck crepes.

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