Teresa Farney

Food Reporter

  • Odyssey Gastropub owners opening second bar, café in downtown Colorado Springs

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Odyssey Gastropub co-owners Tyler Sherman and Jenny Schnakenberg had planned to open their second eatery, The Bench, 424 S. Nevada Ave., in December. The bar and café will be in the former Garrison Tavern. "When we started doing construction, that meant inspections, which led to...

  • Colorado Springs craft taproom serving upscale dishes

    Yesterday

    You might not expect an amazing Caesar salad at a brew pub. But meet Mike Sims, new sous chef at the recently reopened Brewer's Republic Taphouse, 112 N. Nevada Ave., and lead line cook at Cerberus Brewing Co.. The new Brewer's Republic menu doesn't have your average bar food. The...

  • Colorado Springs chefs retrofitting old-fashioned comfort recipes with new flavor twists

    Updated: Wed, Feb 21, 2018

    Retro comfort foods, those filling dishes that warmed our souls growing up, are cropping up on menus again. But unlike their original, sometimes complicated formulations, they're modernized. So what's old is not only new again but also becoming a hot trend in the culinary world. "In...

  • New Bean Sprouts café coming to Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, Feb 21, 2018

    Some big changes are under way at the café in the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St. Come mid-March, it will be re-branded Bean Sprouts - a hip & healthy café. If you've heard the name, that's because 12 of these kid-focused cafés already opened around...

  • Manitou Springs wine bars offer sips, bites and wine education during wine walk

    Updated: Sat, Feb 17, 2018

    Have a walk and learn about wine at the Manitou Springs Wine Walk from 6 to 8:30 p.m. March 8. For $45, plus a $3.47 processing fee, you visit D'Vine Wines, 934 Manitou Ave.; Mona's Cellar at Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant, 733 Manitou Ave.; and Swirl Wine Bar, 717 Manitou Ave., to enjoy...

  • Colorado Springs' Brother Luck's luck runs out on "Top Chef"

    Updated: Fri, Feb 16, 2018

    O Brother Luck, where art thou? Not on "Top Chef" anymore. The owner of Four by Brother Luck in Colorado Springs, was axed from Last Chance Kitchen on the 15th season of Bravo's "Top Chef" on Thursday night. Luck and Joe Flamm competed at the end of Episode 10, which left us in a...

  • Travel to Mazatlan for an up-close look at taco traditions

    Updated: Thu, Feb 15, 2018

    I've just stepped up my Taco Tuesday game, thanks to a trip to Mazatlan, Mexico. Here's a look at some of the culinary tours and classes I recommend. Food tours Alastair Porteous, chef and owner of Water's Edge Bistro in historic downtown Mazatlan, loaded us onto the back of an...

  • How to spice up your Valentine's Day, thanks to Colorado Springs chef

    Updated: Wed, Feb 14, 2018

    For anyone seeking something sensual to serve for supper: Consider tortellini. The small circles of rolled, egg-based dough folded around a filling are one of the more beloved members of the Italian pasta family. And it's one with a titillating story about how it was created. We...

  • Pikes Pick: Celebrate Valentine's Day with a love chug through Royal Gorge

    Updated: Sun, Feb 11, 2018

    Take your sweetie to the best rock show in Colorado with a ride through the Royal Gorge. Two choices: A two-hour lunch trip at 12:30 p.m. or a three-hour dinner run at 5 p.m. Sunday. For guests 8 and older. Tickets include a rose for your special someone and one glass of sparkling wine...

  • Colorado Springs' Brother Luck still in the 'Top Chef' running, Episode 11 next

    Updated: Sat, Feb 10, 2018

    Brother Luck, owner of Four by Brother Luck in Colorado Springs, continues his reign in Last Chance Kitchen on the 15th season of Bravo's "Top Chef." In Episode 9 last week, Luck didn't win or lose Last Chance Kitchen. He held his own. Joseph Flamm - one of two chefs cut in the...

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