Robin Intemann

Robin Intemann is a freelance writer. She loves to dine out and pens the majority of The Gazette’s dining reviews.
  • Restaurant review: No spice, no glory at Señor Manuel's

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Enchiladas and tacos and beans, oh my. At Señor Manuel's, they're nothing to fear, but neither are they the best renditions of standard Mexican cuisine - notwithstanding the restaurant's nearly 50-year presence in Colorado Springs. Perhaps it's the longevity that keeps the place...

  • Eat New Orleans delights without leaving Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, May 17, 2018

    Despite the lack of a bayou, Springs Orleans in downtown Colorado Springs has all the trappings of Louisiana cuisine, right down to the beignets, catfish and gumbo. Our server said he can always tell who's from the Pelican State, not so much from their accents but from those who...

  • Old School Bakery makes the grade in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Fri, May 11, 2018

    Old School Bakery has graduated from simply sweets and baked goods to an honors level menu. The food is prepared in the common kitchen for all Ivywild School eateries and bars. The range of offerings is what sets it apart from others in the building. Breakfast is served from 7 to 11...

  • Fresh, local ingredients add to flavorful food at Colorado Craft

    Updated: Wed, May 2, 2018

    If an exceptional dining experience is like attending a rock-your-world concert where the food takes the spotlight, then the staff at Colorado Craft deserves a lot of credit as the backup singers providing perfect harmony. It's clear that servers at Colorado Craft are not simply told...

  • Best and Brightest: Constant change leads to service and versatility for Air Academy student

    Updated: Thu, Apr 19, 2018

    This is the fourth of 20 profiles of The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2018. Paige Langum has attended 12 schools in eight states; her tenure at Air Academy High School is one of only three where she's been in the same school for two consecutive years. The daughter of a...

  • Down-home Southern fare - three days a week

    Updated: Wed, Apr 18, 2018

    If wanting what you can't have holds true, then the owners of Mayo's O'Taste & See know exactly what they're doing with its limited hours. When open, this South Academy Boulevard eatery is packed, as if diners know they need to eat while the stove is hot. Mayo's only serves its...

  • Review: Woodland Park's Swiss Chalet food phenomenal, but service is ...

    Updated: Thu, Apr 12, 2018

    The décor, cuisine and name leave no doubt what to expect at the Swiss Chalet in Woodland Park, and the mountain view adds an exclamation point. This venerable restaurant has been serving residents and tourists for 56 years. A couple sitting near us on a recent visit said their first...

  • Dining review: Take a tasty pie to go from Monument's Papa Bear Pizza

    Updated: Mon, Apr 9, 2018

    Despite the lack of a liquor license and the name reminding me of a children's fairy tale, Papa Bear Pizza in Monument should appeal to palates of all ages. Although it has booths for dining in, the bulk of the business is carry-out. This makes sense, as the unimpressive ambiance of...

  • Antlers' Sportivo Primo improves with second chance, but still a bit slow

    Updated: Thu, Mar 22, 2018

    With apologies to Charles Dickens, dining at Sportivo Primo at The Antlers hotel was neither the best of meals nor the worst of meals. Restaurant manager Kevin DeSousa did his best to ensure it was not the latter by literally running after us as we left on my first visit. Service had...

  • House-made sausage, chorizo and green chili: It's what's for breakfast at Colorado Springs eatery

    Updated: Thu, Mar 15, 2018

    Doug's Breakfast Lunch only begins to describe what the diner offers, but adding words such as creative, house-made, fresh ingredients and more to the name is too much to swallow in one bite. Yes, breakfast and lunch are served, and there is a man named Doug, although he no longer...

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