Table of contents 5280 July 2012
Every time we step outside these days, there’s a new shop to browse, a new place to eat, a new business to visit. We’re so pleased with what we’ve found in our fair city and beyond.
Wash Park’s volleyball scene.
Denver’s DUI spots.
Get Involved: Morris Animal Foundation.
City Park’s playground is getting a face-lift.
Take on the gravity-defying sport of downhill mountain biking.
Harnessing solar energy in new ways.
Fishing may be the next frontier for Colorado ranchers.
Bob Roll, a 13-year veteran of professional cycling, now commentates pro cycling’s most renowned races: the Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia, the Tour of California—and, of course, next month’s USA Pro Cycling Challenge. When he’s not following the buzz of the peloton in Europe’s peaks and valleys, he heads home to Durango, where he’s lived for more than 25 years.
Hey folks: We know you’re in shape. Now please stop bragging about it.
Front Range Scene
Pack for a getaway in style.
Boulder’s iconic, old-timey radio show finally gets its long-awaited home.
The first novel from Denver author, Gregory Hill.
A Boulder woman brings high-tech gardening to the DIY-inclined.
Denver natives start urban farm.
One Denverite’s trash is another’s hip, high-end custom furniture.
A knickknack heaven on South Broadway.
Stop in the Alamo Placita neighborhood just south of Capitol Hill for a respite from the Mile High City’s bustling neighborhoods like Cherry Creek and Highland. There, you’ll find a collection of turn-of-the-century Victorians and bungalows, specialty shops, and casual eateries. The mix lends Alamo Placita an urban vibe that doesn’t overshadow the small-town, community feel of the historic enclave.
An artist moonlighting as a server left her mark.
Josh Wolkon reflects on 15 years of Vesta Dipping Grill.
How landing a long-awaited dream job forced me to rethink—but not remake—my relationship with time.
Colorado is blessed with plenty of stunning scenery—including the expansive night sky. Look up at 10 p.m. on July 15 and use this guide to locate constellations, stars, and even some planets.
Eat & Drink
Chef Mark Fischer bends the rules with Phat Thai.
Few foods are more symbolic of summer than an ear of sweet, buttery Olathe corn. Skip the pot of boiling water and grill the veggie instead. Chef Paul Reilly (of the now-closed Encore) shows us how.
By the numbers: blackberries
Dry-hopping beer—at your table.
Chickee’s Lil Kitchen serves Cajun and Mexican in Sunnyside.
Thanks to a booming restaurant scene, Louisville has become more than Boulder’s quirky, small-town neighbor. Here are seven reasons to make reservations now.
Turning out tasty, small-batch wines in the West Elks region.
Four spots for easy, breezy, skewered summer grub.