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Everyday Pizza offers plant-based pies in Denver

Everday Pizza's offerings. Photo courtesy of Everyday Pizza
Everday Pizza's offerings. Photo: David Williams, courtesy of Everyday Pizza

Melty cheese might take center stage at most pizza parlors, but that's not the case at Denver's newest joint, Everyday Pizza.

Details: Sam and Tricia Maher — the owners of the popular plant-based menu at South Broadway's Somebody People — opened a vegan Neapolitan-style pizzeria in the Ballpark neighborhood on Aug 2. that puts vegetables in the spotlight.

Colorado 14ers saw decline in hiker traffic in 2021

Mt. Elbert, Colorado's highest 14er, looms in the distance. Photo: Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images
Mt. Elbert, Colorado's highest 14er, looms in the distance. Photo: Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Colorado's iconic 14ers saw hiker traffic fall 27% in 2021.

By the numbers: About 303,000 people climbed the state's 54 mountains above 14,000 feet in elevation last year, according to the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative, which uses remote sensors to log traffic.

7 new Colorado craft breweries opening in 2022

Illustration of a pattern of beer taps.
Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

More than a half-dozen new Colorado breweries started pouring beer in recent weeks or plan to open their doors by the end of the year.

Why it matters: In the face of economic headwinds, the craft beer industry continues to see opportunities as people return to taprooms in the post-pandemic times.

Sami Sparber
Aug 5, 2022 - News

8 things to do around Denver this weekend | August 5-7

The rooftop of Denver's Museum of Contemporary Art. Photo: Lyn Alweis/The Denver Post via Getty Images

🎸 Bop to local bands' tunes on the rooftop of Denver’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Friday’s B-Side Music show features Fly Amanita and The Mañanas, and starts at 6:30pm. Enjoy one free beer with every $30 ticket purchase.

🍨 Score $1 ice cream scoops to celebrate the Saturday opening of Van Leeuwen's first Colorado location. The promo runs 1-11pm at 1750 29th St. in Boulder.

Alayna Alvarez
Aug 4, 2022 - News

Where to pick sunflowers in Colorado this summer

The sunflower field at Anderson Farms in Erie, Colorado. Photo: Crystal Sutherland/Courtesy of Anderson Farms

If the world feels gloomy these days, here's one fun way to find some cheer.

Details: A bright and beautiful 15-acre sunflower field — with nearly 20 varieties ranging in colors and sizes — is blooming at Anderson Farms in Erie, just 45 minutes north of Denver.

Alayna Alvarez
Aug 3, 2022 - News

Denver's ban on LoDo food trucks may be permanent to curb crime

Illustration of a bowl and fork forming a "no" symbol
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

You may need to trek a bit farther to find a food truck if you leave downtown Denver's buzziest bars hungry.

What's happening: The city has temporarily banned truck operators from serving late-night bites along certain stretches of LoDo to break up crowds and crack down on downtown crime.

Alayna Alvarez
Aug 2, 2022 - News

Carrera's Tacos brings West Coast flavor to metro Denver

Left to right: The street fries, queso taco with cauliflower, and shrimp taco from Carrera's Tacos. Photo: Alayna Alvarez/Axios

Carrera's Tacos, owned by San Diego natives Josh and Ryan Carrera, serves some of the best Mexican food around Denver with a West Coast twist.

  • The business got off the ground as a popular food truck and catering company in 2019, and recently leveled up to a brick-and-mortar location in Greenwood Village, at 7939 East Arapahoe Rd.
  • The menu is broken down into tacos, burritos, specials, mariscos, apps and desserts — and fan favorites include the French-fry filled California burrito and fresh ceviche.
John Frank
Aug 1, 2022 - News

Colorado's big transit experiment offers free fares in August

Passengers get onboard an RTD bus in Denver. Photo: Hyoung Chang/Denver Post via Getty Images
Passengers board an RTD bus in Denver. Photo: Hyoung Chang/Denver Post via Getty Images

Colorado launches a grand experiment Monday to pull cars from the road and reduce air pollution.

Driving the news: 31 transit agencies across the state — including RTD in Denver — will offer free rides for the month of August. It's the beginning of a two-year pilot program that will cost $28 million annually.

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