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Five Points Jazz Fest to Honor Bob Montgomery, Downtown’s Own!

One of the great annual urban jazz festivals, the Five Points Jazz Festival, has chosen a great trumpeter this year! Bob Montgomery will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the May 19 event. Montgomery, a longtime Dowtown Denver resident, has played with jazz greats and legends galore worldwide. He is a well-known educator and mentor to many.  He was featured recently in a Denver by the Slice profile here. And, he’s still playing as…

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Three Perfect Reasons to Go To Trillium!

Any one of these would do. But, all together is the norm for this unique restaurant at 2134 Larimer Street. The Place. The Food. The People. With all the news of glossy new restaurants opening, and closing, in Downtown Denver, one that opened in 2011 really stands out in the Ballpark Neighborhood. Chef/Owner Ryan Leinonen worked with his architect to re-design an old pawn shop space into an open and warm dining room. The room…

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Take a Seat! In Fact, Please Take 60 Seats, 30 Tables and 2 Really Large Wooden Booths!

The Wazee Lounge and Supper Club will close this Thursday for re-modeling. It should reopen about three weeks later. All new and shiny. Now, we know at least one part that will be entirely different. Shannon would love to sell you the furniture…right away…for a negotiable bargain price. About $1000 will get you all the tables and ice-cream parlor chairs. Another $1500 will get you the two very large curved wooden booths. (You’ll need a…

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Trolling for Tacos

The block of Blake Street between 15th Street and the 16th Street Mall is shaping up to be a new urban battleground. With neighbor fighting neighbor for their dining dollars. What a difference a year makes. Not long ago, the block sported an eclectic mix of ethnic restaurants with something for everybody. Now, there is still something for everybody…that is if you like tacos or sushi. Gone is the organic breakfast and sandwich place with…

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How to Spend a Sunday Evening in the City

Believe it or not, this Sunday is the fourth Sunday in April, and time for a Mandolin Concert! The Denver Mandolin Orchestra will be in tune and in concert at 7:00 in the Mercantile Room of the Wynkoop Brewery. With some new selections, new compositions and, no doubt, some old favorites, this makes for a relaxing evening to wrap up the weekend, or brace yourself for the following days. Music is free! Beer is good! Enjoy the…

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Doors Closed Denver!

This weekend brings the annual tour of buildings and places of interest around town known as “Doors Open Denver”. For no price, historic structures are open that may not typically be open to the public. Expert tours are offered and opportunities exist to visit all those places you’ve been curious about. The event has grown over the years under the auspices of the City. You can learn more about it here, and see the places and…

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