Il Posto Pleases, Twice

There’s an Italian restaurant along 17th Avenue in Uptown that I truly enjoy. I’ve been there twice, both times sitting on the patio when it was cool enough outside that I started to...

Veg Shoes and Evil Plastic

When I reviewed Ahimsa Footwear (vegan, eco-friendly, sweatshop-free) in October 2008, I observed that the store wasn’t in a location that would get much foot traffic. When I went back in...

Shall We Dance?

On Saturday night I took my brother to his first dance performance. It’s always an adventure figuring out what my brother wants to do when he comes for his annual visit. I try to find new...

Denver Restaurants: Jonesy’s EatBar

Today I had every intention of writing about Scribbles in the South Platte River neighborhood, “a unique stationery and invitation boutique with a modern sense of grace.” Whatever. But my dated...

I Saw the Sign in Uptown Denver

Remember that song from a few years back, “I saw the sign / It opened up my mind / I saw the sign / Life is demanding / without understanding”? Can’t remember the artist’s...

From One Esquina of Uptown to Another

The Uptown neighborhood in Denver offers several pairings of similar restaurants: Thai, Mexican, diners, wine bars, and dessert places. I fantasized about doing them all, but I want to lay the Uptown...

Second Chances, Last Chance

Vain Salon 1890 Pennsylvania Street, Uptown, Denver 720-596-4511 across the street from Fluid Coffee Bar and Las Delicias Bus directions: the 28 goes down 19th Avenue; the 12 and 20 go down 17th A...

Vary My Own Sandwich

Chedd’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese 1908 Pearl Street, Uptown, Denver 303-386-3998 Bus directions: the 28 goes right by NOTE: Chedd’s has closed its locations in Denver. There is a...

Wandering Around Uptown II

I first ventured into Uptown on one of Phil Goodstein‘s tours of Swallow Hill, back in April. It used to be one of Denver’s swankest areas in the 1870s, and although many of the houses...

Bump and Grind

Bump and Grind 439 East 17th Avenue, Denver 303-861-4841 Bus directions: take the 12 or 20 from Market Street Station Update: Bump and Grind has been closed for some time. I’ve been to Bump and...

Wandering around Uptown

I started this blog a little over a month ago, on the first day of the Democratic National Convention and the day after my forty-sixth birthday. So far it’s been exhilarating and scary by turns...