• Best of the Springs 2018 Expert Picks: Beer

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, May 8, 2018

    New storm brewin' Atrevida Beer Co. (formerly Great Storm Brewing Co.) 204 Mountain View Lane, No. 3, atrevidabeerco.com, 266-4200 When Jessica Fierro took over earlier this year as the new owner of Great Storm Brewing Co., it wasn't the veteran homebrewer's first foray into the...

  • Best of the Springs 2018 Expert Picks: Shopping

    By michelle karas michelle.karas@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, May 8, 2018

    trend-setting fashion, no guilt JEANNE B'S BOUTIQUE 5118 N. Nevada Ave., 527-3377, jeannebsboutique.com Looking for an of-the-moment dress or other wardrobe staple? Try this family-owned women's store in University Village Colorado shopping center. They'll help you (in a nice,...

  • Best of the Springs 2018 Expert Picks: Family

    By Erin Prater erin.prater@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, May 8, 2018

    LOW-STRESS, FRUGAL SATURDAY MORNING ACTIVITY MICHAELS Various locations throughout Colorado Springs, 260-6902, michaels.com This isn't Colorado Springs' best-kept secret. Nor is it the most exotic Saturday morning kids' activity. But it's simple and cheap - two things I value as...

  • Best of the Springs 2018 Expert Picks: Dining

    Teresa Farney
    Updated: Tue, May 8, 2018

    THAI SHRIMP COCONUT LEMONGRASS SOUP MX MARKET AT THE MINING EXCHANGE 119 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 471-4534, tinyurl.com/yaerornq This newly opened downtown deli is hitting all the right notes, especially with the soup lineup. I'm particularly enamored with the excellent version of...

  • Best of the Springs 2018 Expert Picks: City Life

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, May 8, 2018

    MOST MEMORABLE GALA TESSA's 40 YEARS RUBY ANNIVERSARY tessacs.org Months after this gala, many of the 750 who attended were still brought to tears or lumps in the throat remembering parts of an unforgettable evening. TESSA's work is, by its nature, heartbreaking as it empowers...

  • Best of the Springs 2018 Expert Picks: Sports & Recreation

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, May 8, 2018

    GET ON A GREAT TRAIL CATAMOUNT TRAIL Swap the city for the quaint village just west on U.S. 24 and discover a mosaic of nature. From Green Mountain Falls, this 6-mile, out-and-back trail starts beside a silvery cascade, ascending through a pine-scented forest. The vistas become...

  • Best of the Springs 2018 Expert Picks: Arts & Entertainment

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, May 8, 2018

    HIDDEN GEM UP THE PASS GREEN BOX ARTS FESTIVAL Green Mountain Falls, greenboxarts.org Hidden in the hills about 11 miles west of town is a noteworthy summer event well-known to arts lovers but maybe not so much to others - the Green Box Arts Festival. The roots of the event...

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