Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Izakaya Den

Sushi Den's sister restaurant and next-door neighbor Izakaya Den has sushi but also a global menu with tapas-style plates like lobster gnocchi, fried brussel sprouts, sweet pea ravioli, but also duck and noodle dishes, etc. Izakaya Den has a clean, modern, pure design, and it's worth a visit just to get to dine on the beautiful second floor. A small portion is open-air, if you want to eat outdoors. Here's a glimpse:

We went there early, like, right at 5 p.m. for dinner and managed to escape with paying under $40 per person with sushi rolls, lobster gnocchi, a couple beers, and tiramisu (one slice, two forks). You'll pay more if you feel like drinking a lot.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

New music

Lots of new music we're excited about.

Naked and Famous will have a new album out in September. Here's a taste. They'll be at the Fillmore 10/18.

Lumineers play two sold-out dates at Red Rocks in September. The deluxe edition of their Grammy-winning debut album comes out Aug. 20, and one of the bonus tracks is available http://soundcloud.com/dualtone/darlene

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's new EP, with brand new wailing, is available now.  Stream it

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Food dehydrator

So T has been testing out the Food Dehydrator 3000.

So far, this humming contraption has turned out (clockwise from top left) dried mango chips, onions, rice, beans, peas, and that last one is homemade fruit rollup. We'll let you know how these turn out when people attempt to eat them on the next camping trip.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Speed painting

In the spirit of speed painter Denny Dent, Tim Decker attacked the canvas at Cherry Creek Arts Festival over the weekend, creating a portrait to music in under 7 minutes. (If you don't have time to watch the whole clip, watch the first 1:30 or so, then skip ahead)

Images from the Cherry Creek Arts Festival

Todd Cameron, of Minneapolis, threatlevelorange.org

Todd Cameron, of Minneapolis, threatlevelorange.org

Sarah Giannobile, of Missouri

Sarah Giannobile, of Missouri

Dolan Geiman, who says he makes art with a southern accent

Detail of a paper piece by Dolan Geiman

Detail of guitar, Dolan Geiman

Obligatory arts fest booth with bottlecap/household item creatures

If you've been to Taos, this artist may be familiar. It's Nnamdi Okonkwo, www.nnamdiart.com

Nnamdi Okonkwo, celebrating women w/ sculpture

More Dolan Geiman