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Alayna Alvarez
5 hours ago - News

What to do this weekend in Colorado, Jan. 28-30

Illustration of neon signs with the days of the week. Lights go out one by one and "weekend" flashes.
Illustration: Allie Carl/Axios

From beer and whiskey tastings to music, hockey and art, here are the six things we're most looking forward to in Denver and beyond this weekend:

John Frank
Jan 27, 2022 - Things to Do

What Team Colorado is creating at Breckenridge snow sculpture competition

Steve Mercia works on Team Colorado's snow sculpture. Photo courtesy of Rachel Lawlis
Steve Mercia, left, works on Team Colorado's snow sculpture Wednesday. Photo courtesy of Lauren Swanson

Steve Mercia pauses for a moment when asked what it takes to be a professional snow sculptor.

  • "It takes a special person," he says finally. "You get cold, you get wet. There has to be a passion."
Alayna Alvarez
Jan 24, 2022 - News

Sunnyside Supper Club is Denver's best new pizza joint

The Mozz and Shroom pizzas at Sunnyside Supper Club. Photo: Alayna Alvarez/Axios

Sunnyside Supper Club — a warm and spacious Neapolitan pizzeria in northwest Denver — specializes in organic, homemade pies made with seasonal ingredients and baked in a hand-built brick oven.

Behind the scenes: The restaurant, which opened last month, is run by James Samara and business partner Brendan McManus of the Mighty Hospitality Group, which includes El Jefe and Lucky Pie Pizza & Tap House.

Alayna Alvarez
Jan 21, 2022 - News

What to do this weekend in Denver and beyond, Jan 21-23

Danny Davis competes at the 2019 Winter X Games in Aspen. Photo: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images
Danny Davis competes at the 2019 Winter X Games in Aspen. Photo: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Looking for a little fun-spiration to cap off the work week? We've got you covered.

Here are six things to do in Denver and beyond this weekend:

Meet Colorado's Good Food award winners for 2022

Casarecce pasta from Pastificio Boulder. Photo courtesy of Pastificio Boulder
Casarecce pasta from Pastificio Boulder. Photo courtesy of Pastificio Boulder

This year's Good Food awards named 22 winners from Colorado — all small-batch merchants who make products from hard cider to artisan chocolate.

How it works: The California-based Good Food Foundation, a membership organization, recognizes chefs and makers who focus on taste and sustainable practices and social responsibility.

John Frank
Jan 19, 2022 - Things to Do

Colorado mountain towns, ranked by Outside magazine

A view from the gondola in Telluride. Photo: Santi Visalli/Getty Images
A view from the gondola in Telluride. Photo: Santi Visalli/Getty Images

It's not unusual for Colorado to land on travel destination lists.

Driving the news: A new ranking of the "best mountain towns" published by Boulder-based Outside magazine is no different.

Alayna Alvarez
Jan 18, 2022 - News

Where to find some of the tastiest tacos in Aurora

Shrimp tacos from Tacos La Victoria. Photo: Alayna Alvarez

Las Esquina del Sabor at 15200 E. Colfax Ave. is known as Aurora's "flavor corner," because it's where more than a dozen food trucks sling some of the best Latin American cuisine in Colorado.

Details: From tortas and gorditas to menudo and ceviche, this food truck haven and outdoor market has a little something for everyone — plus plenty of covered and outdoor seating to hang out with friends and family.

Alayna Alvarez
Jan 18, 2022 - News

Fee-free days to enjoy national parks in Colorado and beyond

Misty and foggy cloud filled views are seen as the sun begins to set at the Alpine Visitor Center in Rocky Mountain National Park. Photo: Patrick Gorski/NurPhoto via Getty Images

If you explored a national park on Monday, you probably noticed your admission was free thanks to the MLK holiday.

Zoom out: For anyone looking to get outdoors while saving some dough this year, here are the four other days in 2022 when you can get into national parks at no cost:

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