Things to do in Denver: It doesn’t get much better than the ramen options at Osaka Ramen. Intensely flavorful broth brims with meats, veggies and noodles.
Freelance writer Kyle Wagner moved to Colorado in 1993. She was a restaurant critic for 12 years, at Westword and then The Denver Post, and the Post’s travel editor until 2014. The mother of two college-age daughters trains year-round for bike races and marathons, and hates when people misuse the word "stoner."
- Twitter: @kylewagnerworld
Recent posts by Kyle Wagner
Elote’s Café in Golden has it all. This tucked-away eatery, which bills itself as “New Age Latin American,” is a perfect place for those craving a mellow vibe.
Few foods are repugnant when you’re high, but there are some dishes that are truly transcendent. One of those would be the grilled cheese with tater tots at Sam’s No. 3.
Colorado events with stoney potential: Devin the Dude performs; Local Theater Company’s “Faith” in Boulder; and the Push/Pop/Kick skateboard gallery exhibit.
Colorado events with much stoney potential: ReUp! Eco-fashion Market; Disney’s “The Lion King”; “Humpback Whales 3D” at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
Wake and bake and … bikram? There was much to love during Sunday’s Yoga With a View event, a well-paced day that offered a heavenly balance of consumption, camaraderie and calming exercise, both mental and physical.
Three Colorado events with stoney potential: Hyland Hills Adventure Golf & Raceway; Warren Miller “Chasing Shadows” movie; and Monday Music and Movie Trivia
Three Colorado events this weekend with stoney potential: Denver Arts Week; Horrorhouse Fest Pinball Tournament of Death; and Denver Bacon and Beer Festival.
Halloween events with stoney potential: Halloween Boo-lesque, Cannabis and Hemp Harvest Fest, Denver Halloween Costume Ball and the Haunted Field of Screams.
The unsolicited approval for the torta from Cantina Loredo in Boulder is impossible to ignore. It’s everybody’s favorite sandwich.
Three Colorado events with stoney potential: The Sh*ttiest Little Art Party; “Night of the Living Dead” at the Bug Theatre; and “Propaganda!” comedy show.
Colorado events with stoney potential: Boulder International Film Festival, Dark Star Orchestra, Grand Coffee Bazaar and a Sushi and Joint Rolling class.
High Mountain Pies in Leadville offers classic perfection and innovative twists, like a BBQ-based, shrimp-and-bacon wonder.
Three Colorado events with stoney potential: The Life of Things art exhibit; Puff, Pass and Paint classes; and the Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure.
Three upcoming events with stoney potential: Mile High Horror Film Festival at Alamo Drafthouse, the “Stompin’ Ground Games” and a grotesque show at RedLine
There’s much to love at Baur’s Restaurant in Denver, and their lobster deviled egg is a perfect example of a way to class up a standard appetizer.
We were racking our brains at Puzzah, a Denver escape room where players team up for an hour of sleuthing and puzzle-solving to win a mission.
Three Colorado events with stoney potential: CineLatino, Denver Digerati’s Flash Friday and The Slambovian Circus of Dreams.
Three Colorado events with stoney potential: The corn maze at Denver Botanic Gardens – Chatfield, a zombie hike in Boulder and Get the Led Out at Red Rocks.
The large and filling Nanner’s sandwich at Olive & Finch covers the crucial elements of the flavor profile — sweet, sour, salty and bitter — and it has umami.
Three Colorado events that have stoney potential: The Fall Denver Flea, Boulder Adventure Film Fest and vintage toys on display at History Colorado Center.
Three Colorado events for Sept. 4-7 that have much stoney potential: the premiere of “Bloodsucking Bastards”; Labor Day Weekend Laugh Off; and the Colorado Springs Labor Day Liftoff
Three Denver events for Aug. 28-30 that have much stoney potential: “Now? NOW!” at the Museum of Contemporary Art, PalletFest and Hot August Friday Nights.