• Dining Review: Crystal Park Cantina goes beyond the usual south-of-the-border greatest hits

    By Robin Intemann robin.intemann@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Oct 18, 2017

    Crystal Park Cantina is exactly what a neighborhood restaurant should be: easy to get to, fun and lively with flavorful and freshly prepared dishes. This makes the rare missteps easy to forgive. Full disclosure: I'm a Cantina fan. I've appreciated being greeted by the owners, who...

  • Dining review: Sunbird Mountain Grill & Tavern showing its age in Colorado Springs

    By Robin Intemann robin.intemann@gazette.com _
    Updated: Thu, Oct 12, 2017

    The Sunbird Mountain Grill & Tavern is showing its age, which is more weary than wise. For more than 40 years, the Sunbird has offered diners a front-row seat to the city's growth. The breathtaking view overlooks Interstate 25 to the south with Cheyenne Mountain as a focal point....

  • Dining Review: Dog Haus boasts 'absolute würst'

    By ROBIN INTEMANN robin.intemann@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 8, 2017

    If hot dogs evoke only images of backyard barbecues, campfires and sports venues, then it's time to visit Dog Haus Biergarten for a different perspective. The Pasadena, Calif.-based chain earns kudos for high-quality ingredients and the imaginative names of its menu offerings....

  • Dining Review: Perfect falafels and more at Sahara Café

    By JL FIELDS jl.fields@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 27, 2017

    I have a fondness for Middle Eastern food, as evidenced by anyone who has read this monthly vegan column over the past three years. I also have a pretty high threshold when it comes to ambiance at restaurants. I suppose that's largely because I'm a chef, and I'm enthusiastic about...

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