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Pikes Pick: Starbucks rolls out another fall-themed drink
Pikes Pick: Starbucks rolls out another fall-themed drink

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Yesterday

Step aside, pumpkin spice latte, there's a new Starbucks player in town. The maple pecan latte landed Friday, with a decadent brew of espresso, steamed...

Pikes Picks: Get captivated by 35th season of 'Survivor'; Malcolm Gladwell podcast a real treat for listeners
Pikes Picks: Get captivated by 35th season of 'Survivor'; Malcolm Gladwell podcast a real treat for listeners

By: Terry Terrones - 0 Thu, Sep 14, 2017

I'm not going to lie and say I've tried out for "Survivor" 10 times. It's actually closer to 20, but who's counting? So when a new season of my...

Pikes Pick: Take a magical journey with Menna van Praag's 'The House at the End of Hope Street'
Pikes Pick: Take a magical journey with Menna van Praag's 'The House at the End of Hope Street'

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Mon, Sep 11, 2017

I'm savoring Menna van Praag's 2013 novel "The House at the End of Hope Street" in the hopes it never will end. Main character Alba winds up on the...

Pikes Pick: Take Taco Tuesday to the next level in your own kitchen
Pikes Pick: Take Taco Tuesday to the next level in your own kitchen

By: Seth Boster - 0 Mon, Sep 11, 2017

Do this for your next Taco Tuesday at home. Marinade chicken with McCormick's bacon chipotle seasoning, adding olive oil, honey, Dijon mustard,...

Pikes Pick: Outdoors enthusiasts should flock to 14er fest in Buena Vista
Pikes Pick: Outdoors enthusiasts should flock to 14er fest in Buena Vista

By: Seth Boster - 0 Sun, Sep 10, 2017

Outdoor folk and wanna-be outdoor folk, mark your calendar for Sept. 29-Oct. 1. That weekend, Buena Vista is holding the inaugural 14er Fest, which...

Pikes Picks: Catch 'Logan Lucky' before it races out of theaters; Ola Juice Bar serves up delicious breakfast
Pikes Picks: Catch 'Logan Lucky' before it races out of theaters; Ola Juice Bar serves up delicious breakfast

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Fri, Sep 8, 2017

A redneck heist movie. Need I say more? Channing Tatum and Adam Driver boast "Logan Lucky," about two West Virginia brothers who try to flip the...

Pikes Pick: 'The Defiant Ones' doc chronicles musical influence of Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre
Pikes Pick: 'The Defiant Ones' doc chronicles musical influence of Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre

By: Seth Boster - 0 Tue, Sep 5, 2017

It's likely the music you love came about thanks largely to Jimmy Iovine and Andre Romelle Young. But maybe you're unfamiliar with those two guys. A...

Pikes Pick: Check out comedian John Mulaney, then see him in the Springs
Pikes Pick: Check out comedian John Mulaney, then see him in the Springs

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Mon, Sep 4, 2017

I'd never heard of comedian John Mulaney until I noticed he was coming to the Pikes Peak Center on Sept. 9. A few friends expressed their utter joy at...

Pikes Picks: Tallest Man on Earth, video games forever
Pikes Picks: Tallest Man on Earth, video games forever

By: - 0 Wed, Aug 30, 2017

Some new songs would be nice. But for now I'll take the Tallest Man on Earth's new EP with yMusic, the New York City chamber ensemble....

Pikes Pick: Help southern Colorado firefighters fill the boot to support MDA
Pikes Pick: Help southern Colorado firefighters fill the boot to support MDA

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Aug 30, 2017

Fill the Boot is the call as local firefighters, holding out their boots, will be all around town and at intersections throughout Southern Colorado...

Pikes Picks: Grocery shopping from your keyboard; documentary details rise of Grateful Dead
Pikes Picks: Grocery shopping from your keyboard; documentary details rise of Grateful Dead

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Tue, Aug 29, 2017

Does the thought of going to the grocery store fill you with existential dread? The grocery delivery service Instacart launched earlier this summer in...

Pikes Pick: Coffee in Colorado Springs ... plus more!
Pikes Pick: Coffee in Colorado Springs ... plus more!

By: Seth Boster - 0 Mon, Aug 28, 2017

“COFFEE BAR” reads the sign on the little building south of downtown. But Urban Steam (1025 S. Sierra Madre St.) is much more. Along with “serious...

Pikes Picks: Book explores stories behind Netflix's 'Stranger Things'; History Channel's 'Alone' is riveting television
Pikes Picks: Book explores stories behind Netflix's 'Stranger Things'; History Channel's 'Alone' is riveting television

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Fri, Aug 25, 2017

Fans of Netflix's "Stranger Things" have to wait until Oct. 27 for season two, but a new book will help fill the void. "Notes From the Upside Down: An...

Pikes Pick: 'White Hot Truth' by Danielle LaPorte generates positive vibe
Pikes Pick: 'White Hot Truth' by Danielle LaPorte generates positive vibe

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Mon, Aug 21, 2017

I'm not sure how I found Danielle LaPorte, but I'm grateful I did. She's an author, inspirational speaker and blogger who tackles spirituality,...

Pikes Pick: Peak BBQ in Manitou Springs offers succulent, sweet pork plate
Pikes Pick: Peak BBQ in Manitou Springs offers succulent, sweet pork plate

By: Seth Boster - 0 Sun, Aug 20, 2017

Maybe you've passed Peak BBQ, a little white building that opened this summer in a parking lot near the intersection of Manitou Avenue and Crystal Park...

Pikes Picks: A book for the love of dogs and a book of travel essays
Pikes Picks: A book for the love of dogs and a book of travel essays

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Thu, Aug 17, 2017

There's no doubt in my mind that dogs are soulmates, and I've been lucky enough to have a few so far. The 31-essay anthology "The Dharma of Dogs: Our...

Pikes Pick: Food trucks will line up at Pioneers Museum on Tuesdays
Pikes Pick: Food trucks will line up at Pioneers Museum on Tuesdays

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Aug 15, 2017

Go on a downtown food adventure starting this week: Food Truck Tuesday, starting today. Different trucks gather each week through Oct. 17 outside...

Pikes Pick: If you like it hot, try Spencer's Chili Fest in Colorado Springs
Pikes Pick: If you like it hot, try Spencer's Chili Fest in Colorado Springs

By: Teresa Farney - 0 Tue, Aug 15, 2017

Can't decide what level of heat you'd like for your roasted green chilies? Alice Robinson, one of the family owners of Spencer's Lawn and Garden...

Pikes Pick: Dine well at 'On the Mesa - Perfect Pairing'
Pikes Pick: Dine well at 'On the Mesa - Perfect Pairing'

By: Teresa Farney - 0 Tue, Aug 15, 2017

Be a do gooder and attend "On the Mesa - Perfect Pairing" by Discover Goodwill and Garden of the Gods Collections at Grand View Terrace, 3320 Mesa...

Pikes Pick: Think you can 'Outwit, Outplay, Outlast'? Try out for 'Survivor'
Pikes Pick: Think you can 'Outwit, Outplay, Outlast'? Try out for 'Survivor'

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Mon, Aug 14, 2017

Think you can "outlast" the half-naked contestants on "Survivor"? Here's a chance to try out for the CBS show. Auditions are noon to 4 p.m. on Friday,...

Pikes Pick: Eyewear company Warby Parker ships multiple pairs to try on
Pikes Pick: Eyewear company Warby Parker ships multiple pairs to try on

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Fri, Aug 11, 2017

I'm a proud nearsighted person who has worn spectacles since third grade. Mind you, I wasn't proud back then. I cried and cried. Through the years,...