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: 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...

  • Dining Review: Enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine at La Unica

    Updated: Mon, Apr 10, 2017

    I'm impressed when a restaurant has such a following that many customers are greeted by name. Such is the case at La Unica. Everyone, obvious newbies and longtime regulars, was warmly met by owner. She knew more than names. She asked about family members and when taking orders asked...

  • Dining Review: Colorado Smokehouse tiny in size, big in smoked meaty taste

    Updated: Sun, Mar 26, 2017

    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...

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