Robin Intemann

Robin Intemann is a freelance writer. She loves to dine out and pens the majority of The Gazette’s dining reviews.
  • Dining review: Sonterra Grill serves up much more than street food

    Updated: Wed, Dec 13, 2017

    When a menu has enchiladas, tacos and guacamole, it's a pretty sure bet you're in a Mexican restaurant. But not at Sonterra Grill in Colorado Springs. Yes, Mexican classics are offered at this lively downtown restaurant, but so are entrees that typically don't share the same bill of...

  • Dining review: Striking it rich at Chinese restaurant near Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, Dec 6, 2017

    Not all Chinese restaurants are created equal, and the proof is in the po po platter at Coal Mine Dragon in Fountain. The Asian equivalent of tapas combines savory with sweet, creamy with crunchy for a blend of textures and tastes. In some restaurants, the assortment is known as a...

  • Empty Stocking Fund: Catholic Charities focuses on pathways for families

    Updated: Thu, Nov 30, 2017

    The Marion House Soup Kitchen serves more than 200,000 meals each year, but that's not the primary focus of Catholic Charities of Central Colorado, according to Andy Barton, executive director. "More and more we see our kitchen as a strategic tool," Barton explained. "It's more than...

  • Walter's 303 Pizzeria and Publik House: Popular but not perfect

    Updated: Wed, Nov 22, 2017

    Here's the 411 on the 303. Once upon a time, this was the area code for all of Colorado, not just the Mile High City and its environs. This is the intended reference at Walter's 303 Pizzeria and Publik House - even the one in Colorado Springs. According to its website, there is no...

  • Dining review: Tap Traders known for beer, but food easily bests usual pub fare

    Updated: Wed, Nov 15, 2017

    As if the building that once housed a film studio and airplane hangar wasn't storied enough, the current occupant has a new tale to tell. Tap Traders, a restaurant with 30 brews on tap, shares space with Tile Traders in the historic building owned by brothers Tim and Tom Black on...

  • Dining review: New eatery in Old Colorado City shines in so many ways

    Updated: Wed, Nov 8, 2017

    I know my role as a dining critic is to relay the good, the bad and the tasty about restaurants, yet I'm reluctant to share the deets about Sopra Antipasto & Wine Bar because I want to keep it all to myself - sort of. Greedy as that is, I think it's justified. Sopra exceeds...

  • Caspian Café offers voyage to foreign lands

    Updated: Wed, Nov 1, 2017

    Because it offers cuisine from Spain to Morocco, from Greece to Lebanon and more, Caspian Café is like a cruise ship in the Mediterranean Sea docking at different ports, but the dining experience is anything but whirlwind. Nothing about the building's exterior near Interstate 25 and...

  • Dining Review: Crystal Park Cantina goes beyond the usual south-of-the-border greatest hits

    Updated: Fri, Oct 20, 2017

    Crystal Park Cantina is exactly what a neighborhood restaurant should be: easy to get to, fun and lively with flavorful and freshly prepared dishes. This makes the rare missteps easy to forgive. Full disclosure: I'm a Cantina fan. I've appreciated being greeted by the owners, who...

  • Dining review: Sunbird Mountain Grill & Tavern showing its age in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Oct 12, 2017

    The Sunbird Mountain Grill & Tavern is showing its age, which is more weary than wise. For more than 40 years, the Sunbird has offered diners a front-row seat to the city's growth. The breathtaking view overlooks Interstate 25 to the south with Cheyenne Mountain as a focal point....

  • Dining Review: Dog Haus boasts 'absolute würst'

    Updated: Sun, Oct 8, 2017

    If hot dogs evoke only images of backyard barbecues, campfires and sports venues, then it's time to visit Dog Haus Biergarten for a different perspective. The Pasadena, Calif.-based chain earns kudos for high-quality ingredients and the imaginative names of its menu offerings....

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