Teresa Farney

Food Reporter

  • Colorado Springs chefs tell pros and cons of being career cooks

    Updated: Fri, May 19, 2017

    Being a chef is glamorous, right? Look at all the TV shows that have cooks hopping the globe, dining in fancy restaurants or whipping up meals for movie stars. What a life! Not really. Most toques are under constant pressure to deliver food fast without sacrificing quality. They're...

  • UCCS food service betting they have the best blended burger

    Updated: Wed, May 17, 2017

    The James Beard Blended Burger Project is back, and Mark Hayes is Johnny-on-the-spot with a new entry in this year's contest. What's a Blended Burger Project, you ask? It's your best attempt to fortify a burger with delicious, nutritious mushrooms. Mushrooms are a popular meat...

  • Table Talk: Jake and Telly's Greek Taverna celebrates 20 years

    Updated: Tue, May 16, 2017

    Jake Topakas, co-owner of Jake and Telly's Greek Taverna, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., recently put out a dazzling buffet in observance of the 20th anniversary of the eatery. The conversation starters were two lambs he roasted on a spit. The full Greek buffet held more than 40 different...

  • Colorado Springs has new ramen restaurant serving Asian comfort food

    Updated: Fri, May 12, 2017

    There were plenty of happy slurpers at the recently opened Rooster's House of Ramen, 323 N. Tejon St. And why not? Who doesn't enjoy tucking into a steaming bowl of noodles, fresh veggies and pork belly? This may be the first eatery devoted to ramen, the classic comfort food of Japan,...

  • Pikes Picks: Free chair massage for moms at Rico's

    Published: Fri, May 12, 2017

    If you've been a pain-in-the-neck to your mom for most of your life, here's your chance to make it up to her. Drop by Rico's Café & Wine Bar, 322 N. Tejon St., 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for a seven to 10-minute free chair massage. No purchase is necessary. Open to mothers of all...

  • Colorado Springs community college students heat it up in culinary contests

    Updated: Wed, May 10, 2017

    The Pikes Peak Community College culinary department has been busy, stirring up some impressive wins at state competitions. "We've had some great success this spring with several events," Richard Carpenter, PPCC pastry instructor, said in an email. Within PPCC's culinary department...

  • Pikes Pick: Celebrating 2 decades of Greek food at Jake and Telly's

    Updated: Fri, May 5, 2017

    Now this is my kinda party! And it always sells out. Jake Topakas, owner of Jake and Telly's Greek Taverna, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., is throwing a big 20th anniversary party 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 7. The main attraction is the whole roasted lambs he will be cooking on a spit on...

  • Pikes Pick: Party like it's May 5th

    Updated: Fri, May 5, 2017

    Why not visit the Best New Restaurant, T-Byrds Tacos & Tequila, 26 E. Kiowa St. to get your cinco going? The owners of the eatery are throwing a Cinco De Mayo Party from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6. You'll enjoy $3 frozen margaritas, Coronas and select...

  • Award-winning Colorado Springs chef opens new downtown eatery

    Updated: Thu, May 4, 2017

    Brother Luck has officially opened his new restaurant, Four by Brother Luck, 321 N. Tejon St. The interior is sleek with subdued gray, deep blue and white tones. The dining room is dominated by a glassed-in front section that is the wine room, which will also serve as a private...

  • Colorado Springs chefs praise moms and grandmas for culinary inspiration

    Updated: Wed, May 3, 2017

    Some chefs credit their mother's and grandmother's cooking skills as inspiration for jumping on the culinary path. Others say that the women in their childhood memories were awful cooks, inspiring the effort to seek out a more delicious path to food. We did a small survey of local...

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