• Closing of nearly 60-year-old Rush Cafe a loss for community east of Colorado Springs

    By Bill Radford bill.radford@gazette.com -
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    The Rush Cafe has been more than a place to eat. "It's a place where people could come and see each other, come in every Tuesday for doughnuts or a cinnamon roll, enjoy each other's company and shoot the breeze," said Willis Kelly, who owns the cafe with his wife, Sherie. The last...

  • Odyssey Gastropub owners opening second bar, café in downtown Colorado Springs

    Teresa Farney
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    Odyssey Gastropub co-owners Tyler Sherman and Jenny Schnakenberg had planned to open their second eatery, The Bench, 424 S. Nevada Ave., in December. The bar and café will be in the former Garrison Tavern. "When we started doing construction, that meant inspections, which led to...

  • Colorado Springs craft taproom serving upscale dishes

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 22, 2018

    You might not expect an amazing Caesar salad at a brew pub. But meet Mike Sims, new sous chef at the recently reopened Brewer's Republic Taphouse, 112 N. Nevada Ave., and lead line cook at Cerberus Brewing Co.. The new Brewer's Republic menu doesn't have your average bar food. The...

  • Colorado Springs chefs retrofitting old-fashioned comfort recipes with new flavor twists

    By Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 21, 2018

    Retro comfort foods, those filling dishes that warmed our souls growing up, are cropping up on menus again. But unlike their original, sometimes complicated formulations, they're modernized. So what's old is not only new again but also becoming a hot trend in the culinary world. "In...

  • New Bean Sprouts café coming to Colorado Springs

    By Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 21, 2018

    Some big changes are under way at the café in the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St. Come mid-March, it will be re-branded Bean Sprouts - a hip & healthy café. If you've heard the name, that's because 12 of these kid-focused cafés already opened around...

  • In-N-Out firming up plans in Colorado Springs

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Feb 20, 2018

    In-N-Out Burger's arrival in Colorado Springs is a few years away, but plans are taking shape for the north side distribution center, patty production plant and offices that will serve the company's restaurants in the state. The uber-popular, California-based burger chain announced...

  • Manitou Springs wine bars offer sips, bites and wine education during wine walk

    By teresa Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Feb 17, 2018

    Have a walk and learn about wine at the Manitou Springs Wine Walk from 6 to 8:30 p.m. March 8. For $45, plus a $3.47 processing fee, you visit D'Vine Wines, 934 Manitou Ave.; Mona's Cellar at Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant, 733 Manitou Ave.; and Swirl Wine Bar, 717 Manitou Ave., to enjoy...

  • A little Germany at eatery with unusual name in Colorado Springs

    By Robin Intemann robin.intemann@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Feb 16, 2018

    With only three letters, two of them vowels, Uwe was the word I mispronounced most at the long-established German restaurant of the same name in Colorado Springs. I knew I couldn't go to Uwe's without the friend who's been telling me about it for years. He's my German food authority,...

  • Colorado Springs' Brother Luck still in the 'Top Chef' running, Episode 11 next

    By TERESA FARNEY teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Feb 10, 2018

    Brother Luck, owner of Four by Brother Luck in Colorado Springs, continues his reign in Last Chance Kitchen on the 15th season of Bravo's "Top Chef." In Episode 9 last week, Luck didn't win or lose Last Chance Kitchen. He held his own. Joseph Flamm - one of two chefs cut in the...

  • Colorado Springs has a few new spots to dine and have fun for Mardi Gras

    By teresa FArney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Feb 9, 2018

    Brewer's Republic was revived Tuesday at 112 N. Nevada Ave. with "A Cerberus Taphouse" tagline. Jerry Morris and Tom Halfast, co-founders of Cerberus Brewing Co. on West Colorado Avenue, had ties to Brewer's, and they stepped in after it closed Dec. 20. Cerberus opened in 2016 with...

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