5280 Magazine is the place where Denver residents go to find out all there is to know about their city. The magazine was founded in 1993 by former Chicago Tribune columnist and reporter Daniel Brogan. He cleverly named the magazine for, its elevation: Denver is exactly one mile or 5,280 feet above sea level.
Costing just $1 per issue, 5280 Magazine is an affordable and quick way to find out information about events happening in the city including art exhibits, special events, and sporting events. In addition to keeping residents updated about events and happenings in the city, there are also restaurant and food reviews as well as retail information. Perhaps this is why it is considered an important part of life for many residents; in fact over 78,000 subscribe to the magazine each year. This number is even more amazing considering the fact that the current magazine issue, as well as past issues, are available on the internet for free.
The magazine aims to inform tourists as well as residents in this popular travel town. Locals suggest that the first thing a tourist should do when arriving is to pick up a 5280 magazine to see what is happening in the city.
Each year, 5280 Magazine revisits popular article topics including “Top of the Town”, “Top Doctors” and “Top Restaurants”. The aim of these articles is to feature the best of the best in Colorado for residents and tourists to see. Another popular article features reviews of popular restaurants in Denver and Boulder. This popular article allows readers to learn more about the menus and the staff at local restaurants. Readers can also check out the online Dining Guide which allows readers to search for restaurants based upon price, location, or type of cuisine.
5280 Magazine also sponsors “5280 Week” or “Restaurant Week“ as it is known by the locals. During this event which first began in 2005, participating restaurants create a 3 to 7 course meal for the cost of $52.80 for two people. This is a great way to try out new restaurants as well as a chance to take some time to visit your favorite restaurants with family and friends.
Denver often doesn’t receive the credit and appreciation that it truly deserves according to many residents and visitors. 5280 Magazine aims to correct that error by showing how truly wonderful the capital city really is.