• Dining Review: Colorado Smokehouse tiny in size, big in smoked meaty taste

    By robin intemann robin.intemann@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    The distinct scent of smoked meats was missing the day I visited Colorado Smokehouse in Fountain. The two smokers weren't in operation, so there were no wafts of meats slowly cooking over hardwood. The distinct fragrance usually serves as a tempting prelude to a barbecue meal. I...

  • Colorado Springs chef sweeps culinary cooking contest

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Supansa Banker, executive chef at 2South Food and Wine Bar, 2 S. 25th St., won best small plate, best entree and Champion De Cuisine at the chef-media cook-off during the Pikes Peak Food and Wine Expo at the Broadmoor World Arena on Sunday. She reigned supreme over nine other...

  • Microbrew fans around Colorado Springs have plenty to look forward to Wednesday

    By Stephanie Earls stephanie.earls@gazette.com -

    Microbrew fans can get their swag on Wednesday, when the celebration of Colorado Craft Beer Week marks hump day with a fundraising pour and giveaway at participating taprooms, including Bristol Brewing Co. and C.B. & Potts in Colorado Springs and Monument's Pikes Peak Brewing Co....

  • Free ice cream on first day of spring around Colorado Springs

    Kaitlin Durbin kaitlin.durbin@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 20, 2017

    What would the first day of spring be without ice cream? That's the question driving local ice cream shops as they mark the season change with free ice cream deals Monday. And with sunny skies and a high of 77 degrees in the forecast, the time is right: - Dairy Queen and DQ Grill...

  • Table Talk: Till Kitchen's evolution and new pasta, cocktail classes

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Mar 18, 2017

    Since it opened in June, Till Kitchen, 9633 Prominent Point, has been evolving. Within about six months of the restaurant's opening, a large portion of the eatery that had been devoted to a mercantile was closed to make room for Roost. Roost was a café where lighter lunches were...

  • From Afghanistan to Colorado Springs, the evolution of a veteran's moonshine distillery

    By Seth Boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Mar 18, 2017

    At his Army base in the Afghanistan desert, Mike Girard would feel the rumble from rockets and hear the pop-pop-pop of gunfire, and the thought constantly lingered in his mind that it could be his time, like it was his commander's time during a close encounter with a suicide bomber, or...

  • Colorado Springs restaurant group plans to start delivering meals on Mondays

    By Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 15, 2017

    At the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, I always try to fit in as many of the American Express Restaurant sessions as possible. Last June I dropped in on a panel discussion about seven threats facing restaurants. The No. 4 threat got my attention: home-delivered meals. "I've been...

  • Get deals, eat Colorado Springs pie on National Pi Day

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Mar 14, 2017

    Today math lovers celebrate National Pi Day. Even though there's an actual National Pie Day, many businesses across the country are using the mathematical number 3.14 - hence March 14 - on Tuesday as a way to offer deals on actual pies. According to ABC News, there are several...

  • Colorado Springs welcomes Motif Jazz Cafe where craft cocktails, small plates and jazz dominate

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 12, 2017

    You may remember Jean-Paul Devarenne from his days as a bartender at the Wobbly Olive. Now he has been recruited by Steve Draper to be the beverage director for Draper's newly opened Motif Jazz Café, 182 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. Devarenne will orchestrate a craft cocktail play list,...

  • Popular Southside Johnny's closing, but owner has other big plans in Colorado Springs

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 8, 2017

    Southside Johnny's, a popular bar, eatery and nightspot that helped lead a revitalization of downtown Colorado Springs' south side, will close March 26 after nearly 15 years. Owner Johnny Nolan says he can't absorb a rent hike of about 30 percent from a prospective new owner of the...

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