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: Schnitzel Fritz boasts German cooking and desserts

    Updated: Thu, Jun 22, 2017

    Some words are simply fun to say, like Schnitzel Fritz. Go ahead - say it. It's hard to utter the name of this casual German restaurant and delicatessen on the city's east side without smiling. Unfortunately, not everything there is as enjoyable as the name. The menu features...

  • Dining Review: Baba's Burgers serves simple, affordable fare

    Updated: Wed, Jun 14, 2017

    Sometimes nothing's more satisfying than a no-frills hamburger: meat, lettuce, tomatoes and pickles in a plain bun. It's even tastier when affordable is part of the recipe. Baba's Burgers in Manitou Springs fits the bill. Granted, there are plenty of ways to upgrade, but none that...

  • Dining Review: Mollica's Italian Market and Deli serves it up molto bene

    Updated: Wed, Jun 7, 2017

    Red and white checkered tablecloths go together with Italian restaurants like spaghetti and meatballs. It might be a cliché, but that's quickly overlooked at Mollica's Italian Market and Deli because so much more is offered. It's a delicatessen where sandwiches are assembled fresh to...

  • Dining Review: Meat well done a signature at Prime 25

    Updated: Wed, May 31, 2017

    Prime 25 may be the new kitchen on the block, but it's likely to be a culinary favorite in the community. The emphasis is on steaks, all prime, aged cuts, but the overall vision is more inclusive: seafood, pork, and lobster macaroni and cheese, among other offerings. I started with...

  • Dining Review: Hatch Cover still draws a crowd in landlocked Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, May 17, 2017

    In restaurant years, the Hatch Cover's age is showing. Nonetheless, who'd have thought an eatery with a marina motif established in 1974 would have such longevity in landlocked Colorado Springs? Although it's gone through a few face-lifts, and the waterfront décor is mostly a thing...

  • Dining Review: From molletes to mole, Provecho satisfies

    Updated: Mon, May 15, 2017

    Bon appetit means "good appetite"; its counterpart in Latin American countries is provecho, which doesn't have a literal translation related to food. Both are common ways of wishing one an enjoyable meal. This is practically foolproof at Provecho Fresh Mexican Cuisine in Colorado...

  • Dining Review: Don't be afraid to slurp your soup at Pho Luu

    Updated: Wed, May 3, 2017

    How you pronounce "pho," the Vietnamese noodle soup, is almost as important as how you eat it. It's "fuh" and you really have to slurp. At Pho Luu, there's a lot of uninhibited slurping happening - and with good reason. There are nearly two dozen varieties of pho available in three...

  • Best and Brightest 2017: Documentary filmmaker pursuing law and politics

    Updated: Thu, Apr 27, 2017

    This is the twelfth of 20 profiles of The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2017. Kalia Hunter was on the other side of the world when she learned of a friend's suicide. Later, closer to home, she decided she wanted him to be known for his life, rather than how he died. In her...

  • Dining Review: Hits and misses at Bistro on 2nd

    Updated: Wed, Apr 19, 2017

    I expected The Bistro on 2nd to hit home runs. Instead there was a strikeout, a double and three walks. This Monument eatery's lineup features some eclectic entrees, ranging from schnitzel to pasta, pepper steak to liver and onions. After perusing the menu and dinner specials, we...

  • Dining Review: Classic diner fare — with big servings — at Shopper's Grill

    Updated: Thu, Apr 13, 2017

    When it comes to American culture, right up there with baseball and apple pie is the diner: the greasy spoon with its limited menu, small space and, often, big following. This is what makes my introduction to Shopper's Grill so ironic. I first heard about it in Sicily. In one of...

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