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The Buffs are hot right now. Go check 'em out.
Cliff Grassmick
The Buffs are hot right now. Go check ’em out.

If you still haven’t been to a Buffs basketball game this season, you’re certifiable.

The boys are having a good year and are just a smidge away from being ranked nationally. Don’t miss the opportunity to see them play this season; get a ticket to watch them take on Kansas at the Coors Event Center at 6 p.m. Tuesday. But get a seat fast — Jayhawks fans already are coming out of the woodworks!

Tickets available online at

Beer me

Whether the Buffs win or lose, head to 4580 Restaurant, 4580 Broadway, after the game for their Burger and a Beer night. Every Tuesday from 5 to 10 p.m., order a burger and your first beer is on the house.

It’s more fun to celebrate (or easier to drown your sorrows) when the booze is free.

Full calendar at

Bar hopping

I happen to be a huge fan of salad bars — they’re the fastest way to my favorite meal with the least amount of fuss.

If (when) I win the lottery, I plan on having one installed in one of the extra rooms in my mansion, along with a sponsorship from Whole Foods.

Understanding my obsession, you can understand how delighted I was the other day stepping into the newly expanded Whole Foods: salad bars, nay, salad islands galore!

Go experience the add-on (2905 Pearl St.) for yourself Saturday until 7 p.m. for a community party. Throughout the day there will be live music and special demonstrations (read: samples), and until 5 p.m., 100 percent of all proceeds will go to benefit the Fourmile Canyon Relief Fund through the United Way.

Details at

Open again

The Kitchen Café, 1039 Pearl St., also recently experienced growth and is finally back open as of last week.

The extended space will give chefs the chance to offer fresher, tastier meals and many more dishes from scratch.

Check out the remodel this Monday for Community Table: five courses served family-style for only $35 per person. Enjoy the new, comfortable dining area starting at 7 p.m., reservations required.

Twenty percent of the proceeds from the dinner are donated to The Growe Foundation.

View the new digs at

Fancy schmancy

When I think fancy, I automatically see multiple dollar signs and walk the other way.

But at Arugula, 2785 Iris Ave., an Italian restaurant in NoBo, fancy can mean affordable, too.

If next Wednesday rolls around and you’re already having a long week, opt for Le Marche Wine dinner and treat yourself to a lil fancy.

For only $40, Chef Alec Shuler will whip you up a five-course dinner (with optional wine pairings) featuring cuisine from the eastern coast of Italy made with local ingredients. Seating starts at 6:30 p.m., reservations requested.

For the full menu, visit

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