• Colorado Springs Cajun restaurants kick it up for Fat Tuesday

    By teresa Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 23, 2017

    When it comes to Mardi Gras parties, Phil Duhon is the go-to guy. After all he's been doing it for 19 years, starting when he was executive chef at the Ritz Grill. Duhon owns Oscar's Oyster Bar, 333 S. Tejon St., where he serves Cajun foods that he grew up with. He'll be dishing plenty...

  • Dining Review: Finding upscale Mexican worth every cent in Colorado Springs

    Robin Intemann, robin.intemann@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 16, 2017

    You bet tacos, tamales and enchiladas are available at La Cava Fine Mexican Cuisine, but these are upscale versions - as are most of the dishes associated with south-of-the border cuisine. This is what puts La Cava in a league of its own. You pay for the privilege, but it's worth every...

  • Bakeries prepared for Valentine's Day crushes - luckily for their forgetful customers

    BY RACHEL RILEY rachel.riley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Feb 14, 2017

    On Tuesday, the lobby of Boonzaaijer's Dutch Bakery will fill up with forgetful lovers. Some will order heart-shaped cookie cakes adorned in icing with "Honey," "Baby" or "Boo Bear." Others will opt for the traditional romantic fare of chocolate-dipped strawberries and cheesecakes....

  • Last call to vote for the Gazette's Best of the Springs

    By Gazette staff -
    Updated: Sun, Feb 12, 2017

    Voting for the 23st annual Best of the Springs contest is going strong and will soon be coming to a close. Show some love for your favorite nominees by visiting gazette.com/bestof through Feb. 19 to vote for the city's best in more than 250 categories. Cast your vote now for best...

  • Baker with roots at Phantom Canyon Brewing opens retail shop in Colorado Springs

    By Teresa Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Feb 10, 2017

    Shawn Saunders, owner of The Sourdough Boulangerie, has opened a new spot for his bakery, which also has space for a retail store. It's at 6453 Omaha Blvd. in a building that houses several small food companies. Boulangerie (pronounced boo-lahn-ZHREE) is French for bakery. Saunders...

  • Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery lives on in Colorado Springs despite one Colorado closure

    Allyson Reedy, For The Denver Post
    Updated: Fri, Feb 10, 2017

    Break out your all-black bra and inappropriately-short kilt set; it’s time to mourn The Tilted Kit Pub & Eatery on the 16th Street Mall in Denver. The Tabor Center sports bar, which was probably better known for its plaid push-up bra-clad servers than its beer, shuttered over the...

  • Dining review: Fine service, date-night dining at Mackenzie's Chop House

    By robin intemann robin.intemann@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 9, 2017

    Swordfish and pork chops and steak, oh my! It's no surprise that there's more to MacKenzie's Chop House than beef, but it sure makes it difficult deciding on an entree. With a variety of meat cuts identified as house specialties, it might be easy to overlook the other possibilities,...

  • Ditch the milk — here are three Colorado beers that pair perfectly with cookies

    John Frank, The Denver Post
    Updated: Wed, Feb 8, 2017

    When it come to pairing beer with food, certain combinations make sense. Beer and barbecue, delicious. Beer and cheese, luscious. Beer and cookies? Scrumptious. This is what craft beer fans learned at the Breckenridge Big Beers festival earlier this month at a seminar titled,...

  • Dining Review: King's Chef Diner tempts you to join the Clean Plate Club

    Robin Intemann, robin.intemann@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Feb 3, 2017

    Eating at King's Chef Diner involves two things: cold hard cash and a robust appetite. The former is a mandate and the latter is implied. This Colorado Springs landmark diner is adorned with signs and plaques boasting local and national recognition. It's not unusual for lines to...

  • Table Talk: Revered, longtime chefs in Colorado Springs leaving their kitchens

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 1, 2017

    Some longtime Colorado Springs restaurant owners are hanging up their aprons. Elaine and Dominique Chavanon sold their Marigold Café and Bakery, 4605 Centennial Blvd., Jan. 3 to Silver Star Investments. "We would have owned the restaurant for 25 years in June," Elaine said. "They...

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