In a changing neighborhood, Five Points Jazz Fest celebrates 15 years and Project Pabst Denver turns two — on the same day

The Five Points Jazz Festival, May 21, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
The Five Points Jazz Festival, May 21, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

This weekend, for the second year in a row, Five Points Jazz Festival and Project Pabst will each take over a little chunk of Denver and throw their musical block parties just seven blocks apart.

With Five Points Jazz celebrating is 15th anniversary and Project Pabst only just moving in, the shared date makes a loud demonstration of the ways Denver — particularly Five Points and the piece of it we now call RiNo — is changing. Whether either festival likes it or not, they’re symbols of Old Denver and New Denver, and their proximity has raised the hackles of some longtime residents.

But here’s the thing: They’re coexisting just fine.



Here comes another Denver poke restaurant, Aloha Poke Co.

How many poke restaurants is too many poke restaurants?

An artist's rendering of the market at Zeppelin Station. (Courtesy Zeppelin Development)
An artist’s rendering of the market at Zeppelin Station. (Courtesy Zeppelin Development)

How many poke restaurants is too many poke restaurants? We’re probably on our way to finding out.

The latest addition to the rapidly growing Denver poke restaurant roster is Aloha Poke Co., a Chicago-based chain that will open up shop inside the future Zeppelin Station in River North, The Know reports.


In-season cooking: Asparagus fritters from Morning Collective chef Joe Strelnik

To help you make the most of the farmers markets, we’re bringing you recipes from local chefs featuring different crops as they’re in season.

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Asparagus is in season for just a short window. Get it now while the getting is good. (Eliza Adams/Flickr)

It’s farmers market season, which means fresh, locally grown produce is all but at your door.

To help you make the most of it, we’re bringing you recipes from local chefs featuring different crops as they’re in season.