• Lemonade taproom? Yes, and it's in Colorado Springs

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    Lisa and Ches DiDonato, owners of Pikes Peak Lemonade Co., 224 N. Tejon St., have taken the summer popular elixir from farmers market only to a shop with lemonade on tap. "I believe we are the only lemonade on tap shop in the world," said Ches. The drinks do not contain artificial...

  • Popular Colorado Springs restaurant and bakery has new owners

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 14, 2017

    Meet the Nehme family, the new owners of the beloved Marigold Café & Bakery, 4605 Centennial Blvd. Mom and dad, Julie and Ghassan, are learning the ropes of the bustling business. Daughter Cailee is the manager, but is also trying her hand at learning the workings of the bakery....

  • Pikes Picks: Return to nostalgia of the drive-in theater; Colorado lamb sliders at Cerberus

    By jennifer mulson and teresa farney The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 14, 2017

    Return to the nostalgia of the drive-in Shuttle back to the 1950s when folks watched movies from the comfort (discomfort?) of their cars. The Blue Starlite Drive-In will open June 21 for the summer in the historic Eagle County mining town of Minturn in Eagle County, near Vail. The...

  • Dining Review: Baba's Burgers serves simple, affordable fare

    By robin intemann robin.intemann@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 14, 2017

    Sometimes nothing's more satisfying than a no-frills hamburger: meat, lettuce, tomatoes and pickles in a plain bun. It's even tastier when affordable is part of the recipe. Baba's Burgers in Manitou Springs fits the bill. Granted, there are plenty of ways to upgrade, but none that...

  • Former Southside Johnny's has 3 new dining, entertainment tenants

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 14, 2017

    Another popular Denver-area restaurant, bar and entertainment concept is expanding to Colorado Springs. The Atomic Cowboy bar, with sister restaurants Denver Biscuit Co. and Fat Sully's Pizza, will take over the former Southside Johnny's space at 528 S. Tejon St. on the south edge of...

  • Colorado Springs Asian chef serves Malaysian street food out of her catering kitchen

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 7, 2017

    Peng and Ted Jones, owners of Asian Cookery, 6760 N. Academy Blvd., have expanded their catering with tables and chairs so you can sit and enjoy Peng's delicious Malaysian street food and a few Chinese offerings too. "The nasi lemak is a typical breakfast meal," she said. "With the...

  • Chipotle owes overtime pay to thousands of workers, lawsuit claims

    JONNELLE MARTE, The Washington Post
    Updated: Wed, Jun 7, 2017

    A lawsuit filed against Chipotle on Wednesday claims that a federal rule expanding overtime pay to millions of workers is in effect, despite an injunction late last year that banned the Labor Department from enforcing the regulation. The proposed class action lawsuit, which was filed...

  • State seizes Denny's restaurants in Colorado Springs for back taxes

    By rich laden and seth bodine The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 7, 2017

    State regulators seized four Denny's restaurants in Colorado Springs Tuesday and will take over four more southern Colorado locations Wednesday after current and former owners failed to pay nearly $191,000 in sales and payroll taxes, according to the state Department of Revenue. An...

  • Free doughnuts, great deals for National Doughnut Day in Colorado Springs

    Seth Bodine, Hugh johnson seth.bodine@gazette.com, hugh.johnson@gazette.com
    Updated: Fri, Jun 2, 2017

    While Pi(e) Day on March 14 has come and passed, a lesser known "holiday" for sweet tooth connoisseurs everywhere is just around the corner. Friday is national donut day and donuts shops around the Pikes Peak region are preparing to give customers their best deals on their fun and...

  • Colorado Springs welcomes Longhorn Steakhouse with 'lasso cutting'

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 31, 2017

    Longhorn Steakhouse, 5707 Barnes Road, is open after the ceremonious "lasso cutting" last week. Ryan Alvord, managing partner, did the honors. The cowboy-themed interior is spacious and ready for rustlers of all ages. Menu prices are especially family friendly, topping out with the...

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