No argument about eateries

Column by Penny Parker


The latest issue of 5280 magazine names the Best New Restaurants of 2013.

The special restaurants (and I have no argument with these choices) are The Populist at 3163 Larimer St. (, Sassafras American Eatery at 2637 W. 26th Ave (, Uncle at 2215 W. 32nd Ave. (, Oak at Fourteenth at 1400 Pearl St. in Boulder, (, The Universal at 2911 W. 38th Ave. (, Amerigo Delicatus Restaurant & Market at 2449 Larimer St., (, Spuntino at 2639 W. 32nd Ave. ( and The Squeaky Bean at 1500 Wynkoop St. (

Just about the Bee Gees

“It's only words, and words are all I have, to take your heart away.” Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb.

The Australian Bee Gees Show captures the look, the sound and the personality that defines one of the most successful and adored acts in musical history. This five-piece band has evolved to become the definitive live celebration of four decades of wonderful music written by the Brothers Gibb.

The Australian Bee Gees Show has played to capacity crowds around the world, cementing their reputation as exceptional performers and the world's leading Bee Gees show. Their greatest hits are performed in a live concert setting with state-of-the-art sound, lighting, video screens, onstage mannerisms, speaking voices, and soaring high notes and harmonies capturing the essence of the Bee Gees.

For one night only, be a part of the magic of one of the greatest bands of all time covering such classic songs as Stayin' Alive, Night Fever, You Should Be Dancin', Nights on Broadway, Massachusetts, Tragedy, Lonely Days, To Love Somebody, How Deep Is Your Love, Jive Talkin', Grease, plus many, many more.

This concert benefits Colorado Public Television 12 and is sponsored by KOSI, 101.1-FM, Out Front Colorado, Prime Time for Seniors, 50plus Marketplace News, The Curtis, Presidential Worldwide Transportation and Marlowe's restaurant.

The show starts at 8 p.m. March 15; doors open at 7 at the Paramount Theatre. Tickets are $39-$49 (Golden Circle) plus service charges and are available at or by calling 866-461-6556. Tickets also are available at or by calling 303-296-1212.

Beer here

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Littleton is scheduled to open March 22 in the Aspen Grove Shopping Center, but it's already announced it is adding 32 beers, doubling its already hefty brew menu (view the entire beer menu at

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema combines dinner, drinks, films and events, all under one roof. The theaters have been heralded for their unique programming events and high exhibition standards, earning accolades like “Best Theater Ever” (Time magazine) and “the coolest theater in the world” (Wired).

The Littleton location will be Alamo's first in Colorado and is located at 7301 S. Santa Fe Drive, Unit 850.

For more information, call 303-730-2470 or visit

Urban Almanac

Erica McNeish and Laurie Smith are both food lovers and food “professionals,” having worked as a food stylist and food photographer.

The pair has recently announced the launch of “The Urban Almanac” at The website offers a seasonal online guide that features the bounty of food, drink and artisanal products that come solely from Colorado.

“The idea is to bring Coloradans great stories about passionate, local and sometimes unknown purveyors. Through blogging about these artisans, we get to do what we love most: discover what is happening locally, document their stories with photographs, develop recipes with their products, and do what we can to spread the good word,” said Smith.

The Urban Almanac includes feature stories and recipes for breakfasts, lunches, desserts and main courses, hot drinks, cold drinks, cocktails and much more all featuring Colorado products.

It provides “foodies” with a unique resource for tracking and tasting local flavors.

McNeish has been a food lover her entire life and made a career of it as a freelance food stylist. She has styled 10 cookbooks (including two award winners) and her work has been featured in magazines including Gourmet, 5280, Sunset and Cowboys and Indians.

Smith is a freelance photographer, specializing in the world of food and travel. She has photographed and documented food stories around the globe, and her photos have been published in 35 cookbooks and national food magazines, such as Savor, Food and Wine, Sunset, 5280 and Cowboys and Indians.

“We're excited to be able to express our passion for the food, farmers and foragers of the Front Range!” said McNeish.

New car show

Come browse hundreds of the year's new vehicles, meet Miss Colorado at the Cadillac display, get a first look at the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA, Jaguar F-Type, and check out some of the elite 40 MPG Club members all at the Denver Auto Show.

So come sit in the cars, pop the hoods, inspect the trunks, and kick the tires March 20-24. Tickets are on sale:

She's my friend

Ellen M. Robinson is now Director of Health & Wellness at the Office of Gov. John Hickenlooper. Congrats to the Milk Maid for landing a great job. She's done well for herself, however. When I grow up, I want to be her!

Sublurbia on a customer who drops off four large bottles of beer for a clerk at a Cherry Creek North store: After the customer leaves, clerk says to his fellow employees: “I guess I have to be a whole lot nicer to him from now on.”

Penny Parker's “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for She can be reached at or at 303-619-5209.


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