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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 often as possible locally and throughout Europe and Australia. He’s been more than instrumental in the success of the Telluride Jazz Festival. You can hear him play with his own or  several local groups of fine…

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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 is unique among all the re-habs of this rapidly changing strip of Larimer Street. The space, combined with the place, just a long pop foul from Coors Field, make this a worthy destination. Trillium‘s food…

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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 special kind of room for those, one that many downtown residents may not have.) But, cash and carry and you could furnish a whole new place. Every chair at the Wazee has a story to tell. They’ve…

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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 its forgivable sporadic service and quality. Gone is Ghugi and his well-prepared Indian food occasionally accompanied by a sitar. Gone is the Moroccan spot with the cushy booths, wacky host and sword dancers. Gone is Scott…

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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 sweet sound of 25 mandolins this Sunday!