• Out with the old, in with the new: Two Colorado Springs restaurants to be razed, rebuilt

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, May 20, 2017

    Two aging Fillmore Street restaurants aren't just getting new looks; they're getting new buildings. A 40-year-old McDonald's at 324 E. Fillmore, east of Nevada Avenue in central Colorado Springs, closed Thursday in preparation for the restaurant being torn down starting at the end of...

  • Colorado Springs chefs tell pros and cons of being career cooks

    By Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, May 19, 2017

    Being a chef is glamorous, right? Look at all the TV shows that have cooks hopping the globe, dining in fancy restaurants or whipping up meals for movie stars. What a life! Not really. Most toques are under constant pressure to deliver food fast without sacrificing quality. They're...

  • Pikes Pick: Perry's Steakhouse & Grill has a celebratory pork chop deal

    By TERRY TERRONES terry.terrones@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, May 19, 2017

    Do you love pork chops? Then this deal if for you. Perry's Steakhouse & Grill, 8433 Park Meadows Center Dr. (at Park Meadows Retail Resort) is offering the first 100 guests in line at 11 a.m. Friday their famous pork chop lunch for 79 cents. They are celebrating having opened in...

  • UCCS food service betting they have the best blended burger

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 17, 2017

    The James Beard Blended Burger Project is back, and Mark Hayes is Johnny-on-the-spot with a new entry in this year's contest. What's a Blended Burger Project, you ask? It's your best attempt to fortify a burger with delicious, nutritious mushrooms. Mushrooms are a popular meat...

  • Dining Review: Hatch Cover still draws a crowd in landlocked Colorado Springs

    By robin intemann robin.intemann@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 17, 2017

    In restaurant years, the Hatch Cover's age is showing. Nonetheless, who'd have thought an eatery with a marina motif established in 1974 would have such longevity in landlocked Colorado Springs? Although it's gone through a few face-lifts, and the waterfront d├ęcor is mostly a thing...

  • Foodies unite: Colorado Springs' first food hall planned for downtown

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 17, 2017

    Downtown Colorado Springs could be getting its first food hall - an increasingly popular urban concept that mixes eateries and businesses in an indoor, market-like setting. The owners of Independent Records & Video have contracted to sell their building at 123 E. Bijou St. to a...

  • Table Talk: Jake and Telly's Greek Taverna celebrates 20 years

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, May 16, 2017

    Jake Topakas, co-owner of Jake and Telly's Greek Taverna, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., recently put out a dazzling buffet in observance of the 20th anniversary of the eatery. The conversation starters were two lambs he roasted on a spit. The full Greek buffet held more than 40 different...

  • Dining Review: From molletes to mole, Provecho satisfies

    By robin intemann robin.intemann@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, May 15, 2017

    Bon appetit means "good appetite"; its counterpart in Latin American countries is provecho, which doesn't have a literal translation related to food. Both are common ways of wishing one an enjoyable meal. This is practically foolproof at Provecho Fresh Mexican Cuisine in Colorado...

  • Colorado Springs has new ramen restaurant serving Asian comfort food

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, May 12, 2017

    There were plenty of happy slurpers at the recently opened Rooster's House of Ramen, 323 N. Tejon St. And why not? Who doesn't enjoy tucking into a steaming bowl of noodles, fresh veggies and pork belly? This may be the first eatery devoted to ramen, the classic comfort food of Japan,...

  • Pikes Pick: Menu at firehouse-turned-pub in Colorado Springs will tickle your taste buds

    Seth Boster seth.boster@gazette.com
    Updated: Tue, May 9, 2017

    An early 20th century firehouse on the westside of Colorado Springs has been reborn by beer. N3 Taphouse is the long-awaited vision of Johnny Nolan, who owned SouthSide Johnny's before closing it in March. His new project is family-friendly and boasts a food menu of delicacies to rival...

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