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Big idea: Colorado could extend to-go cocktails beyond coronavirus to make them the “law of the land”

It’s about the only thing from the pandemic that people want to keep.  A bipartisan bill up for debate this legislative session would allow the to-go Moscow mules, Manhattans and margaritas that became a welcome part of quarantine life for many Coloradans to keep flowing.  Lawmakers last summer passed legislation to allow restaurants to continue […]

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Colorado lawmakers want to keep your to-go quarantinis flowing beyond the coronavirus crisis

There’s a lot Coloradans would rather forget about quarantine 2020, but here are a few things they might want to keep: the Rio’s carry-out margarita “survival kit,” the five-cocktail “Dr. Manhattan” from Post Brewing Co., and to-go bottles of Asahi beer via patio pickup at Sushi Den. Take-out cocktails, bottles of wine and growlers of […]

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Colorado governor orders closure of restaurants, bars for at least 30 days to stem coronavirus spread

Gov. Jared Polis on Monday ordered the closure of all Colorado restaurants and bars to in-person dining in a dramatic effort to slow the new coronavirus as it rapidly spreads across the state. The order, effective at 8 a.m. Tuesday, lasts for 30 days, but is renewable. It also mandates that gyms, casinos and theaters, […]

Posted inHealth, News, Politics and Government

Which was worse: A Colorado man’s bachelor party hangover or the hangover from his ER bill?

By Markian Hawryluk, Kaiser Health News Two days before his wedding, Cameron Fischer had one heck of a bachelor party, hitting a few bars in the Old Town section of Fort Collins, with his friends into the wee hours. The next morning, the 30-year-old IT professional from nearby Loveland woke up with a killer hangover. “I […]

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Presidents’ affinities for foods reveal their humanity, but alcohol has proven a dicier deal throughout history

The following is an excerpt from Adrian Miller’s book, “The Presidents Kitchen Cabinet.” The piece explores what Miller found in his research: that while African American chefs cooked for every president, their stories remained largely untold. Miller is an attorney, James Beard Award-winning food writer, and certified barbecue judge who lives in Denver, Colorado. Miller […]

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The end of 3.2 beer in Colorado: What to know about the law taking effect Jan. 1, 2019

Starting Jan. 1, you can buy full-strength beer at grocery and convenience stores in Colorado for the first time. The change is part of an overhaul approved by state lawmakers in 2016 to update the state’s alcohol laws from the Prohibition-era standards. “I jokingly say this, but it’s last call for 3.2 beer,” said Kris […]

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Nicolais: Former Broncos QB Chad Kelly isn’t an idiot, but he might be an addict

Caught in the world that turns a blind-eye to addiction in favor of passing yards and touchdowns, Kelly faces danger much greater than an NFL pass rush On Wednesday, the Broncos released backup quarterback Chad Kelly. The circumstances surrounding Kelly’s arrest and subsequent release from the team fed talk show fodder and watercooler talk across […]