• Dining Review: Hits and misses at Bistro on 2nd

    By robin intemann robin.intemann@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 19, 2017

    I expected The Bistro on 2nd to hit home runs. Instead there was a strikeout, a double and three walks. This Monument eatery's lineup features some eclectic entrees, ranging from schnitzel to pasta, pepper steak to liver and onions. After perusing the menu and dinner specials, we...

  • Dining Review: Classic diner fare — with big servings — at Shopper's Grill

    By robin intemann robin.intemann@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 13, 2017

    When it comes to American culture, right up there with baseball and apple pie is the diner: the greasy spoon with its limited menu, small space and, often, big following. This is what makes my introduction to Shopper's Grill so ironic. I first heard about it in Sicily. In one of...

  • Dining Review: Enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine at La Unica

    By robin intemann robin.intemann@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 10, 2017

    I'm impressed when a restaurant has such a following that many customers are greeted by name. Such is the case at La Unica. Everyone, obvious newbies and longtime regulars, was warmly met by owner. She knew more than names. She asked about family members and when taking orders asked...

  • Dining Review: Generous servings, just the right amount of heat at Chaang Thai

    By JL FIELDS, jl.fields@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 29, 2017

    I should be embarrassed when I get visibly giddy at a restaurant, but when I greet a server with the statement, "I'm going to order vegan," and she replies, "Oh, we know what vegan is. No animals, no dairy, no eggs, no honey," well, tears of joy, people, tears of joy. I couldn't help...

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