• Broadmoor offering eclipse glasses with purchase of drink

    Hugh Johnson hugh.johnson@gazette.com
    Updated: Mon, Aug 21, 2017

    Want to get an early start to happy hour? Need glasses to see Monday’s eclipse? If so, then The Broadmoor is the place to be this morning. The luxury hotel is offering a set of glasses when patrons purchase the “B-clipse” drink at The Hotel Bar, the Golden Bee and at the Natural...

  • Colorado Springs award-winning Cajun restaurant hires new chef

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 18, 2017

    Alexandra Kowalski is the new chef whipping up New Orleans dishes at Mamma Pearl's Cajun Kitchen, 6620 Delmonico Drive. "I almost hired her on the spot when she came in for the job interview," said owner Robert Brunet. "She came in wearing her whites with her tool kit, ready to start...

  • Dining Review: Home-cooked Mexican food like a warm embrace north of Colorado Springs

    ROBIN INTEMANN, The Gazette
    Updated: Thu, Aug 17, 2017

    Arlene's Beans Mexican Take-out and Catering is a hole-in-the-wall joint. Trust me, the description is meant as a term of endearment because Arlene's is a warm, friendly place with authentic, mouthwatering Mexican food. The nondescript exterior belies the attention to detail in the...

  • Longtime downtown Colorado Springs restaurant and bar set to shut its doors

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 17, 2017

    Another longtime bar and restaurant is closing its doors in downtown Colorado Springs. The Ritz Grill, a popular and stylish gathering place for power lunches, late-evening cocktails and live music, will close Saturday night. The restaurant opened in 1987 at 15 S. Tejon St., in the...

  • Downtown diners to have more lunch options as Colorado Springs launches Food Truck Tuesdays

    BY CONRAD SWANSON conrad.swanson@gazette.com ­-
    Updated: Tue, Aug 15, 2017

    Downtown diners will have a few extra lunchtime options on Tuesdays as Colorado Springs premiers Food Truck Tuesdays off South Tejon Street. For 10 weeks, eight food trucks will set up shop on the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum's west lawn at 215 S. Tejon St., Claire Swinford, the...

  • Pikes Pub: Europe was nice, but it's good to be home in Colorado Springs

    By Kate Shefte kate.shefte@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 10, 2017

    Trips abroad are magical and fleeting. When the awkward strappy tan lines on your feet have faded, the chocolate stash has been raided and the Instagram likes have slowed to a crawl (but not a full stop - thanks, bots!) most people would let it go and return, with a wistful smile and...

  • Dining Review: Ambiance proves addictive at Manitou coffee shop, cafe

    By Robin Intemann The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 10, 2017

    The vibe at Red Dog Coffee and Cafe is as arty and friendly as Manitou Springs in general. The menu consists of sandwiches, a few salads, a daily quiche and an array of baked goods. What we sampled was fine but not at the top of the best-ever category. This might not be the place...

  • New owner for Palmer Lake landmark restaurant

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 10, 2017

    Chris and Kerri Bohler, former owners of The Villa, have hung up their aprons. "We wanted to spend more time with our grandchildren and do some missionary (work)," Kerri said. The Palmer Lake eatery's new owner and executive chef is Timothy Berns, who got his culinary training at...

  • Chipotle closes Dallas restaurant after rodent sightings 

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Aug 10, 2017

    DALLAS — Chipotle has temporarily closed a Dallas location where a diner posted video of rodents inside the restaurant. A spokeswoman for Chipotle said Wednesday that the restaurant will remain closed while the company thoroughly checks out the 100-year-old building in Dallas' West...

  • Debts shutter downtown Colorado Springs community cafe

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 8, 2017

    Seeds Community Café closed Sunday, attributing its demise to "past financial decisions coupled with a lack of donations and customer traffic," according to a news release from the nonprofit pay-as-go eatery in downtown Colorado Springs The shutdown comes nearly four months after...

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