Standing room only at Mile High Vienna Stand

Lunch hour at the Mile High Vienna Stand got to be standing room only last week. I guess business is doing well...

They've now opened an additional location at 1312 21st Street which seems perfect for some post-lodo-bars hot dogs...

Breckenridge Brewery releases 20th anniversary Buddha's Hand Witbier (wheat beer)

This just in from the @breckbrew twitter account:

In recognition of their 20th anniversary, Breckenridge Brewery will release the Buddha’s Hand Witbier in limited supply to Old Chicago restaurant locations in Colorado. The beer will be released to the public at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, August 4 at all Colorado Old Chicago locations during a special tapping party and will be available until September 4 or while supplies last. Buddha’s Hand witbier, is brewed in the Belgian tradition with an American twist. Cascade hops along with a grain bill of Two Row, White Wheat, Caramel 30, Carapils and Torified Wheat afford this ale its 5.5% ABV and 17 IBU’s. What makes the hazy ale so unique is the addition of the fragrant Buddha’s hand citron plant fruit. The tropical fruit is segmented into finger-like sections, resembling the hand of Buddha, and responsible for a crisp, refreshing and lightly citrusy flavor perfect for summer enjoyment.

The Underground Music Showcase arriving on Broadway

the 10th edition of The Underground Music Showcase arrives on Broadway 22 through 25 July with a packed schedule including 300 bands at 25 venues, trivia, burlesque and "a party like no other" (to quote the website); many Baker residents will be attending, some will be volunteering, and several will be performing

the blessing of the bicycles

part of a rag-tag group of thirty or so bicyclists (and one person in an electric six-wheeled chair) on Ellsworth Ave.; this was the halfway point of a brief tour through Baker after the recent Blessing of the Bicycles by House for All Sinners and Saints on 27 June; the blessing itself took place at Four Winds Church, 501 Bannock

the Horndribbles are in residence again at Fancy Tiger

a small tribe of Horndribbles (Flash site) occasionally takes up residence in the storefront at Fancy Tiger Crafts, where they watch life on Broadway in wide-eyed amazement

Fancy Tiger's fourth anniversary celebration Saturday

Fancy Tiger has been on South Broadway for four years and is celebrating with an all day celebration at both locations, including treats and freebies; complimentary drinks from 5-7 p.m.

serious crafters will want to be sure to enter the drawing for a Janome 2160 sewing machine and introductory classes courtesy of Make it Sew, plus a $40 gift certificate for classes at Fancy Tiger Crafts; there will also be giveaways from Sputnik, Sweet Action, City O City, Metropolis and more

garden blogger comments on life in Baker

"Frankenoid" is a blogger with a spot on The Daily Kos, a national, mostly political blog; but as revealed in her continuing series of "Saturday Morning Garden Blogging" articles, Frankenoid is a Baker resident, and in a recent post she tackles some of the social issues of life in Baker, particularly the impacts of gardening on our neighbors, and parking concerns near Broadway

yard sales throughout Baker on Saturday, 12 June

the 21st Annual Baker Bargain Bonanza takes place 12 June 2010 throughout the neighborhood; a welcome desk will be at 1st & Acoma, and free parking will be available at 2nd & Acoma; the map of sales lists 45 sales and 10-20 more are expected to be listed on an insert

this event is rain or shine -- no rain date -- and at least some of the sales and other events will be under cover

Black Book Gallery grand opening

continuing the gradual extension of the Santa Fe Arts District south across 6th Ave. into Baker, Black Book Gallery opens 4 June 2010 with an exhibition by artists Bask and Tes One

Broadway Assistance Center profiled in Street News Service article

there are many organizations running service programs in and around Baker, serving the poor, the homeless, those with short term difficulties, those with health issues or rehabilitation needs, and those with spiritual deficiencies; from time to time we may highlight some of these programs

this week the long-standing Broadway Assistance Center (BAC), operating within St. Joseph's Church at 6th & Galapago, was the subject of a detailed article at Street News Service (SNS)

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