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: Colorado Smokehouse tiny in size, big in smoked meaty taste

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    The distinct scent of smoked meats was missing the day I visited Colorado Smokehouse in Fountain. The two smokers weren't in operation, so there were no wafts of meats slowly cooking over hardwood. The distinct fragrance usually serves as a tempting prelude to a barbecue meal. I...

  • Dining Review: Toast or Not Toast? Loyal Coffee's menu lets you choose

    Updated: Wed, Mar 15, 2017

    Loyal Coffee offers more than a cuppa Joe. With a limited food menu, an array of alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages, teas, a cool vibe and industrial chic décor, and, of course, coffee, Loyal is an exciting discovery. Attention to detail is evident from the flooring to the exposed...

  • Dining review: Flatiron's American Bar & Grill boasts large menu, family-friendly prices

    Updated: Wed, Mar 8, 2017

    Flatiron's American Bar & Grill has so many menu items that it feels like a variety show with too many acts. Yes, there is something for everybody, but that doesn't necessarily make the place a winner. Nonetheless, this is a popular place, at least based on the night of our...

  • Dining Review: For the love of pi; eatery's fare a homage to the popular food

    Updated: Thu, Mar 2, 2017

    Math isn't my thing, but I'm still intrigued by pi, the number that starts with 3.14., because it relates so well to pie, the pastry. Apparently, 3.14 Sweet & Savory Pi Bar owner Carma Barr, felt the same way - at least about pies. She gave up her career with the Department of...

  • Dining Review: Finding upscale Mexican worth every cent in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Feb 16, 2017

    You bet tacos, tamales and enchiladas are available at La Cava Fine Mexican Cuisine, but these are upscale versions - as are most of the dishes associated with south-of-the border cuisine. This is what puts La Cava in a league of its own. You pay for the privilege, but it's worth every...

  • Dining review: Fine service, date-night dining at Mackenzie's Chop House

    Updated: Thu, Feb 9, 2017

    Swordfish and pork chops and steak, oh my! It's no surprise that there's more to MacKenzie's Chop House than beef, but it sure makes it difficult deciding on an entree. With a variety of meat cuts identified as house specialties, it might be easy to overlook the other possibilities,...

  • Dining Review: King's Chef Diner tempts you to join the Clean Plate Club

    Updated: Fri, Feb 3, 2017

    Eating at King's Chef Diner involves two things: cold hard cash and a robust appetite. The former is a mandate and the latter is implied. This Colorado Springs landmark diner is adorned with signs and plaques boasting local and national recognition. It's not unusual for lines to...

  • Dining Review: Neighborhood fave Savelli's Pizza, Pasta, Subs offers just what the name says

    Updated: Thu, Jan 19, 2017

    Popular neighborhood pizza joints are as common in places like New York City or Chicago as 24-hour public transportation, yet even Manitou Springs has its own local favorite in Savelli's Pizza, Pasta, Subs. Much remains unchanged since the locally-owned pizzeria opened in 1998. The...

  • Dining review: T-Byrd's Tacos & Tequila does Mexican street fare to a "T"

    Updated: Thu, Jan 12, 2017

    Alliteration aside, T-Byrd's Tacos & Tequila goes beyond Taco Tuesdays to offer the toothsome Mexican street fare even on days that don't begin with the letter T. T-Byrd's focus is obvious: tacos. The surprises lie in the variety and preparation of what could be considered a...

  • Dining Review: Frame up a simple, tasty meal at Blank Canvas Cafe

    Updated: Wed, Jan 4, 2017

    Blank Canvas Café is a front. Sure, it's a restaurant, but there's a lot of activity in the works beyond the dining area. Fortunately, it's all on the up and up. The restaurant is part of Dream Catchers, which, according to its website, "offers vocational training and employment...

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