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Westword is Fighting the Good Fight for Ramen and Japanese Food and Culture in Colorado

There are all too many “media outlets” that perpetuate sensationalist content filled with misinformation, but Colorado has Mark Autonation and Westword who are actual journalists

The bulk of the content you find online with most media outlets are primarily produced for ad clicks/content marketing which means journalism is secondary to the content many of these outlets produce, except for Westword.

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Check out the full article by clicking on the image which will take you to the article on www.westword.com

Westword was cool before it was cool to be cool

If you don’t know anything about Westword, I’ve included their entire “about us” below:

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I had no clue that I could go off on a rant and ramble, and Mark would be able to transcribe any of that into anything coherent. But that’s what separates the pro’s from the amateurs like myself.

Westword was born back in 1977, when Denver was booming. Thousands of baby boomers were fleeing the coasts, lured to Colorado by the climate, the scenery, and the promise of endlessly flowing Coors. But with the deluge came a dilemma: so many young, active people — and so little that told them what was happening in their increasingly dynamic city. That’s where Westword came in.

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There are a few details that are off, but overall… holy fuck, my mind is seriously blown.

Today, Denver is again booming, welcoming another generation of young adults lured by the climate, the scenery, the country’s highest concentration of microbreweries, and, yes, the promise of legal marijuana. More than 1.6 million monthly active users go to westword.com to find stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who’ve won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism.

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I really, really, really hope that articles and content like this will help improve the state of ramen and Japanese food and culture in Colorado.

Westword also gives back to the city with live events such as Artopia, our annual celebration of the arts, and the Westword Music Showcase, which every summer brings national headliners and scores of Denver’s best local bands to a dozen venues in the Golden Triangle. In August, we highlight Denver’s favorite food at Tacolandia; in September, we broaden the menu to shine the spotlight on Denver’s entire dining scene at Feast.

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I really have to thank Mark for this article otherwise only opportunistic business owners who may or may not know anything about ramen would be dictating what ramen is (based upon their ability which in comparison to Japan comes nowhere close to real ramen).

Four decades after its founding, Westword remains the voice of Denver for faithful readers who appreciate hard-hitting journalism. And better beer.

Don’t just look at the link, go check out Westword

www.westword.com and the direct link to the article https://www.westword.com/restaurants/understanding-ramen-tips-from-a-ramen-expert-to-help-you-know-tonkotsu-from-tonkatsu-10916185

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