• Dining review: Sunbird Mountain Grill & Tavern showing its age in Colorado Springs

    By Robin Intemann robin.intemann@gazette.com _
    Updated: Thu, Oct 12, 2017

    The Sunbird Mountain Grill & Tavern is showing its age, which is more weary than wise. For more than 40 years, the Sunbird has offered diners a front-row seat to the city's growth. The breathtaking view overlooks Interstate 25 to the south with Cheyenne Mountain as a focal point....

  • Pikes Pub: Multiple brewery and pub openings slated for fall around Colorado Springs

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Oct 12, 2017

    For all those keeping a tally of craft beer options around Colorado Springs and in the Pikes Peak region, get ready to do some math: A number of taprooms and restaurants - including a signature eatery from the state's No. 2 craft brewer - are celebrating grand openings in the coming...

  • Colorado Springs bistro owner wows customers with unique dishes in his cozy home turned restaurant

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Oct 12, 2017

    Rick Velliquette, owner of The Bistro on 2nd, isn't one to be at a loss for ideas on the dining experience and new menu items. At his Sept. 19 South American wine dinner, celebrating the bistro's one-year anniversary, he announced that the dining room will become dressier, with black...

  • Arby's to test elk sandwiches in Colorado, release venison sandwiches nationwide

    USA Today
    Updated: Wed, Oct 11, 2017

    The fast-food chain known for having "the meats," is putting its money where its mouth is this year with the release of venison sandwiches nationwide, and elk sandwiches in select markets.  Arby's venison sandwiches will be available on Saturday, Oct. 21 in all 3,300...

  • Owners decide to suddenly close 2South Food + Wine Bar

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Oct 11, 2017

    2South Food + Wine Bar, 2 S. 25th St. in Colorado Springs, will close Sunday on the heels of its five-year anniversary Sept. 19. Jerry Paulison, one of the majority owners confirmed the announcement Tuesday morning. "The owners had a meeting and decided to close the doors," Paulison...

  • Pikes Pick: Don't miss grand opening party at Oskar Blues Fooderies in Colorado Springs

    By Seth Boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 10, 2017

    At long last, Oskar Blues Fooderies has opened in Colorado Springs. The famous name in brewing this week is dishing out Southern-inspired cuisine in the old DeGraff building at 118 N. Tejon St., home of the third Oskar Blues eatery. Mark your calendars for Oct. 21. The grand opening...

  • New executive chef at downtown Colorado Springs brewery looks to 'elevate the food'

    By Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Oct 7, 2017

    Noah Siebenaller became executive chef at Phantom Canyon Brewing Co. in August and has been busy tweaking some menu items and adding new ones. "My vision is to elevate the food to the best pub food in town," Siebenaller said. "Bring it back to the old brew pub food it used to be...

  • Blue Star restaurant closes, plans to relocate to downtown Colorado Springs in 2019

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Oct 7, 2017

    The Blue Star, one of Colorado Springs' signature fine-dining restaurants over the last two decades, will close its doors Saturday. The restaurant, at 1645 S. Tejon St., will reopen in a to-be-announced downtown location - but not until 2019, according to owner Blue Star Group....

  • German restaurant in Colorado Springs changing owners

    Teresa Farney
    Updated: Sat, Oct 7, 2017

    After owning Schnitzel Fritz German Restaurant and Deli, 4037 Tutt Blvd., since 2009, Anke and Mitch Verburg planned to hand over the keys to Kata Fisher on Sunday. "We are ready to retire and enjoy life," Anke said. "We are going to take time to travel and see family more often in...

  • Brothers' venture taps family roots, film legacy of Colorado Springs

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 6, 2017

    A classic American tale - of family and industry, dreams achieved and denied - continues to unreel inside a converted 1930s warehouse off North Nevada Avenue in Colorado Springs. In its heyday, the building's original occupant, Alexander Film Co., was the nation's largest and most...

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