In-season cooking: Fresh corn relish by Tocabe American Indian Eatery

Here’s Tocabe’s sweet corn relish recipe: simple enough to make at home but packed with generations of experience and a lot of flavor.

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Fresh corn relish by Tocabe American Indian Eatery. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Like many of the restauranteurs whose recipes we’ve featured, food is more than a means to slake hunger for Ben Jacobs, co-owner of Tocabe American Indian Eatery. Instead, Jacobs and his team hope to create a point of connection between Denver’s diverse communities through the recipes and ingredients that, he says, has been shared through oral tradition and down generations of Native American communities.



Denver protests in wake of white supremacist rallies tied back to local issues

While the rally began as an outcry against the events in Virginia, local leaders soon shifted gears to relate the tumult to ongoing local issues like gentrification and sanctuary city policy.

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Storm clouds roll in over a rally organized in response to a white supremacist protest and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, Aug. 13, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

On Sunday afternoon several hundred people rallied at City Park in response to a white supremacist demonstration and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend. While the rally began as an outcry against the events in Virginia, local leaders soon shifted gears to relate the tumult to ongoing local issues like gentrification and sanctuary city policy.


Henry Brown’s legacy: Denver’s skewed street plan and the 125-year-old Brown Palace

The hotel turns 125 years old this month. Its historian, Debra Faulkner, was kind enough to offer a sneak peek at the artifacts and stories that will soon be on display.

The Brown Palace Hotel's historian Debra Faulkner shows Thomas Edison's signature in an original hotel guest book, Aug. 4, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) brown palace hotel; denver; colorado; denverite; kevinjbeaty;
The Brown Palace Hotel’s historian Debra Faulkner shows Thomas Edison’s signature in an original hotel guest book, Aug. 4, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

You can thank Henry Brown for the odd angles where Capitol Hill mishmashes with downtown Denver. While the early city aligned itself with the Cherry Creek, Brown decided for a north-south plan for his 120 acres to the east. In between the two grids was a triangular lot where Brown’s cow grazed, a triangle that now is home to his namesake, the Brown Palace.

The hotel turns 125 years old this month. Its historian, Debra Faulkner, will curate a temporary museum inside to commemorate its legacy amid the shifting city its founder helped build. Faulkner was kind enough to offer a sneak peek at the artifacts and stories that will soon be on display.


PHOTOS: UMS 2017 once again throws the Denver music scene’s biggest party

Visions of the UMS’ many universes.

Benjamin Booker crowdsurfs during his performance closing the the Underground Music Showcase's main stage, July 31, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) denver; ums; denverite; colorado; music; south broadway; bars; nightlife; entertainment;
Benjamin Booker crowdsurfs during his performance closing the the Underground Music Showcase’s main stage, July 31, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

This year was my first encounter with the UMS.

The idea of seeing a bunch of bands I’d never heard of seemed odd, at first. But in covering the event I discovered that kind of clean-slate mentality actually was the source of the immense joy I experienced during the festival’s four days. Something magical happened as I wandered into each venue with no preconceptions of what I might hear.