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5280 Burger Bar Review

Written by Jennifer Cadena

Illustration by Madison Otten

5280, a clever nod to the city’s topographic distance above sea-level, has received much deserved praise from local publications like the Westword, Drink Denver, and Fox31 Denver. First opened in the Denver Pavillions in 2014, business has been so good that, in 2017, a second location has graced the northern Westminster marketplace. 

Writing Contest Second Place Winner, Winter’s Howl

Written by Garrett Dawdy

Illustration by Madison Otten

You could hardly tell a gravel road was supposed to be there, the amount of snow turned the whole ground into a white blanket, only the absences of trees gave it away. It was cold, so very cold. The jacket and hat did nothing to stop the winding from howling icy daggers into you. Your car was a good bit away, abandoned when you couldn’t get it free, and with no heater your only option was to move, at least you hoped it was the only decision and not a mistake.

A “Fishy” Review, El Pelicano Restaurant Review

Written by Katherine Garcia

Illustration by Madison Otten

When you live on the mainland, it is hard to find a fantastic seafood restaurant. El Pelicano (or, in English, “The Pelican”) is a Mexican restaurant in the city of Aurora, and most of their dishes consist of fish and other varieties of seafood. This restaurant does quench that fishy need, but they also do have beef and chicken entrees on their menu.

Dae Gee Restaurant Review

Written Forrest Martin

Illustrated by Madison Otten

     I went to this Korean BBQ joint called Dae Gee that was featured on (Food Network) Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, as it was close to where we live in Westminster. (The difference between Korean BBQ versus American BBQ is that Korean has such thinly cut meat that has a quick grilling time where traditional BBQ is a slow cooking time.) This franchise has developed from one location to four since starring on ‘Triple D.’ When we went there our expectations were high, since Guy Fieri really raised the bar.   

Suspiria Movie Review

Written by Samantha Wolfe

A common question asked amongst film-lovers is what is it, exactly, that makes a film “good?” Often, films that get everything right on the technical side feel dry and loveless, while the popularity of “so bad it’s good” films created by the likes of Tommy Wiseau (The Room) and Neil Breen (Fateful Findings) prove that a movie doesn’t actually have to be well made to be enjoyed. My favorite film, Italian director Dario Argento’s 1977 magnum opus Suspiria, falls somewhere in the middle. A combination of over and under acting, an incredibly disjointed score, and genuinely gorgeous visuals work to create a campy horror classic unlike any other.

Amici’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant Review

Written by Giovanna Di Giacomo

Illustration by Madison Otten

Hungry for some local comfort Italian food? Amici’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant is the perfect place to visit. Amici’s is a family-owned restaurant that has been around since the 1970s. I grew up eating there with my family, and I haven’t seen its business slow. I chose to review this place, because even though it has turned into a sort of tradition for me, its food and environment can be hit or miss.