July 30, 2009
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Wine - Food - Travel - A&E

George Thorogood, Rod Stewart and Phish reach Denver
George Thorogood plays the Fillmore Auditorium on Saturday; Rod Stewart visits Fiddler's Green; and Phish begins its four-night stay at Red Rocks tonight. By Mike Cote

Butler's choice: Meet an antiques guru, sample wines & Diana Krall
Meet "Antiques Roadshow" guru Wes Cowan. Eat and sample wine at Denver's Capital Grille in Larimer Square; and hear the jazz vocals and piano playing of Diana Krall. By Mary Butler

Entirely homegrown: One small egg for man ...
ColoradoBiz managing editor Mike Taylor plans to plans to subsist entirely on his Denver backyard garden this August. Follow his journey, which includes interviewing local business owners for tips and tools. Read his latest column about his urban chickens laying eggs. Watch his videos about canning vegetables, greenhouses,growing potatoes and making potato vodka; or read about it here. By Mike Taylor

Dave on film: Love, sweet and sour
Two romantic comedies opened this last week and they stand in stark contrast: "(500) Days of Summer" is a sweet, poignant and witty film about the mysteries of love while "The Ugly Truth" is a crude, depressing film and an example of how low we've sunk in our search for a cheap laugh. By Dave Taylor

Damon Fowler has blues, rock and country blasting in his sugar shack
Florida guitarist and singer Damon Fowler visits Colorado for four shows beginning July 30, hitting the Boulder Outlook Hotel’s Blues & Greens on Thursday, Oskar Blues in Lyons on Friday, Crystola Roadhouse in Woodland Park on Saturday and Lincoln’s Roadhouse in Denver on Sunday. By Mike Cote

 


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Entirely homegrown: Canning vegetables
ColoradoBiz managing editor Mike Taylor talks with Ann Cummiskey, owner of the Ace Hardware at Cherry Creek Marketplace, about canning vegetables, including essential tools, as well as what vegetables are better suited to canning than freezing. Taylor plans to subsist entirely on his Denver backyard garden this August -- starting Saturday! Follow his journey, which includes interviewing local business owners for tips and tools. Read his latest column about his urban chickens laying eggs. Watch his videos about greenhouses, growing potatoes and making potato vodka; or read about it here.

 

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