• Popular Italian restaurant returns to Palmer Lake

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Nov 16, 2017

    Welcome back to The Villa. The more things change, the more they stay the same. The Villa Palmer Lake, at 75 S. Colorado 105 in Palmer Lake, closed in March. A few months later, three young men with various culinary talents tried to reopen it as The Sundance. They couldn't get the...

  • Dining review: Tap Traders known for beer, but food easily bests usual pub fare

    By Robin Intemann robin.intemann@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 15, 2017

    As if the building that once housed a film studio and airplane hangar wasn't storied enough, the current occupant has a new tale to tell. Tap Traders, a restaurant with 30 brews on tap, shares space with Tile Traders in the historic building owned by brothers Tim and Tom Black on...

  • Colorado Springs chefs offer 6 tips for making Thanksgiving sides ahead of big meal

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

    You've fought the lines at the grocery store buying just the right turkey and the many ingredients for the big Thanksgiving dinner. Now you have to figure out how to get it all on the table at once and on time. The clock is ticking, so today we offer some strategies to get the meal on...

  • Papa John’s apologizes for blaming low earnings on NFL players’ protests

    Des Bieler, The Washington Post
    Updated: Wed, Nov 15, 2017

    Papa John’s issued an apology via its Twitter account Tuesday for having blamed disappointing quarterly earnings on NFL players’ protests during the national anthem. The pizza chain said that while it believes Americans “should honor the anthem,” it supports “the players’...

  • Colorado Springs brew pub has new menu with daily soups and juicy burgers

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Nov 13, 2017

    Big things are happening at Phantom Canyon Brewing Co., starting with a recent Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) whole hog beer dinner. Executive chef Noah Siebenaller teamed with Jason Nauert, owner of the Rocky Mountain Institute of Meat, to butcher a whole Berkshire hog. Half...

  • Veterans Day deals at Colorado Springs-area restaurants and beyond

    By Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Nov 11, 2017

    Restaurants throughout Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region will honor veterans this weekend with special meal deals. Here's a list of places for active-duty military members and veterans to check out Nov. 10-13: FRIDAY, NOV. 10 - IHOP is offering free red, white and blue...

  • Pikes Pub: New bike-themed, pour-your-own spot opens on Colorado Springs' West Side

    By Stephanie Earls stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Nov 10, 2017

    When it comes to a strategic location for an outdoors-themed watering hole, Trails End Taproom has serious traction. The Midland Trail is a literal stone's throw away; Red Rocks Open Space and Garden of the Gods, less than a mile. Whether the taproom marks the end of your trail,...

  • Longtime Colorado Springs cafe has closed

    Teresa Farney
    Updated: Fri, Nov 10, 2017

    A mother-and-son owned eatery that opened in 1991 and was well known for homemade comfort food has closed.

  • Dining review: New eatery in Old Colorado City shines in so many ways

    By Robin Intemann robin.intemann@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 8, 2017

    I know my role as a dining critic is to relay the good, the bad and the tasty about restaurants, yet I'm reluctant to share the deets about Sopra Antipasto & Wine Bar because I want to keep it all to myself - sort of. Greedy as that is, I think it's justified. Sopra exceeds...

  • Pikes Pick: Veterans Day deals start Tuesday with buy-one, get-one offer at Chipotle

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

    Chipotle is offering a buy-one, get-one deal on burritos, bowls, salads and tacos for veterans, active-duty military and military spouses. The deal is good Tuesday from 5 p.m. to close.

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