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Pikes Picks: Comedy from your couch; making a name in 'alt country'
Pikes Picks: Comedy from your couch; making a name in 'alt country'

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Thu, May 25, 2017

Comedy from your couch Netflix has made going to comedy clubs passe. Why bother leaving the house when you can tune in on a regular basis and find a...

Pikes Pick: Latest single from The War on Drugs sets perfect stage for album
Pikes Pick: Latest single from The War on Drugs sets perfect stage for album

By: Seth Boster - 0 Wed, May 24, 2017

I've listened to "Thinking of a Place" countless times since the song was released last month. Now, all I'm thinking about is an album. The War on...

Pikes Pick: Make a point to watch favorite flicks in unique Colorado setting
Pikes Pick: Make a point to watch favorite flicks in unique Colorado setting

By: Terry Terrones - 0 Tue, May 23, 2017

I love movies and I love Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison. So I'm a big fan of Film on the Rocks, where you can watch flicks in a stunning setting...

Pikes Pick: Hopes high that
Pikes Pick: Hopes high that "Wonder Woman" can rescue failing DC franchise

By: Terry Terrones - 0 Tue, May 23, 2017

Marvel seems to have the formula for successful film adaptations of comic book superheroes. DC? Not so much. But the screenings of "Wonder Woman" gives...

Pikes Pick: Take time to find
Pikes Pick: Take time to find "The Lost City of Z" while it's still in theaters

By: Seth Boster - 0 Sun, May 21, 2017

I've used this space to rave about David Grann, the nonfiction author who has a knack for finding remarkable, almost-never-told stories. One of his...

Pikes Pick: Perry's Steakhouse & Grill has a celebratory pork chop deal
Pikes Pick: Perry's Steakhouse & Grill has a celebratory pork chop deal

By: Terry Terrones - 0 Fri, May 19, 2017

Do you love pork chops? Then this deal if for you. Perry's Steakhouse & Grill, 8433 Park Meadows Center Dr. (at Park Meadows Retail Resort) is...

Pikes Picks: Excuse to enjoy grilled cheese and beer; must-hear relationship podcast
Pikes Picks: Excuse to enjoy grilled cheese and beer; must-hear relationship podcast

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Thu, May 18, 2017

Get your grilled cheese/craft beer on If melty, gooey grilled cheese is your comfort food of choice, The Colorado Springs Grill Cheese Fest on May 20...

Pikes Pick: Help for a stationery addiction; a sale where everything is $1
Pikes Pick: Help for a stationery addiction; a sale where everything is $1

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, May 16, 2017

Write away I have a stationery addiction that can never be satisfied, which is why I'm loving Happy Mail, a monthly subscription box filled with...

Pikes Picks: Test your suds smarts
Pikes Picks: Test your suds smarts

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Tue, May 16, 2017

For the 12th annual American Craft Beer Week, May 15-21, CraftBeer.com - the website of the Boulder-based Brewers Association - has joined forces with...

Pikes Pick: Drawn to 'The Bachelorette,' other reality-dating shows
Pikes Pick: Drawn to 'The Bachelorette,' other reality-dating shows

By: Terry Terrones - 0 Tue, May 16, 2017

I am a sucker for reality dating shows. I have no idea why. As a married, middle aged male, I certainly don't fit the typical viewing demographic. I...

Pikes Pick: Celebrate Dennis Hopper Day
Pikes Pick: Celebrate Dennis Hopper Day

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Mon, May 15, 2017

Once upon a time the actor Dennis Hopper owned the Mabel Dodge Luhan House, an inn and conference center in Taos, N.M. It was 1970 and he invited all...

Pikes Pick: Menu at firehouse-turned-pub in Colorado Springs will tickle your taste buds
Pikes Pick: Menu at firehouse-turned-pub in Colorado Springs will tickle your taste buds

By: Seth Boster - 0 Tue, May 9, 2017

An early 20th century firehouse on the westside of Colorado Springs has been reborn by beer. N3 Taphouse is the long-awaited vision of Johnny Nolan,...

Pikes Pick: Can't get enough of 'The Great British Baking Show'
Pikes Pick: Can't get enough of 'The Great British Baking Show'

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Mon, May 8, 2017

I didn't think I was into cooking shows until "The Great British Baking Show" crossed my path. Now I can't get enough of the colorful British...

Pikes Pick: Beer prayers have been answered in Colorado Springs
Pikes Pick: Beer prayers have been answered in Colorado Springs

By: Seth Boster - 0 Mon, May 8, 2017

I finally went to church for beer - the opportunity made possible last year by Local Relic when the local brewery opened a tasting room in the historic...

Pikes Pick: Celebrating 2 decades of Greek food at Jake and Telly's
Pikes Pick: Celebrating 2 decades of Greek food at Jake and Telly's

By: Teresa Farney - 0 Fri, May 5, 2017

Now this is my kinda party! And it always sells out. Jake Topakas, owner of Jake and Telly's Greek Taverna, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., is throwing a big...

Pikes Pick: Colorado Springs chef to pitch invention on 'Shark Tank' Friday night
Pikes Pick: Colorado Springs chef to pitch invention on 'Shark Tank' Friday night

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Fri, May 5, 2017

Colorado Springs Rescue Mission chef Tyler Peoples will be on ABC's "Shark Tank" tonight showing off his scooping-bowl invention and trying to get an...

Pikes Pick: Party like it's May 5th
Pikes Pick: Party like it's May 5th

By: Teresa Farney - 0 Fri, May 5, 2017

Why not visit the Best New Restaurant, T-Byrds Tacos & Tequila, 26 E. Kiowa St. to get your cinco going? The owners of the eatery are throwing a...

Pikes Pick: Keep an eye on singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers
Pikes Pick: Keep an eye on singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Fri, May 5, 2017

The 23-year-old Maryland-born singer-songwriter's talents have been touted by the likes of Pharrell Williams and Jimmy Fallon. Check out her five-song...

Pikes Pick: PBS special 'American Epic' explores a bygone era
Pikes Pick: PBS special 'American Epic' explores a bygone era

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Mon, May 1, 2017

PBS has a new special that'll make music lovers dance a jig. The three-part historical documentary "American Epic" will explore the recording process...

Pikes Pick: A program to make your golf game more zen
Pikes Pick: A program to make your golf game more zen

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Sun, Apr 30, 2017

If you want a swing like Rory McIlroy, yoga might help. Namaste + Golf - an hour of professional yoga instruction by Keith Willschau followed by and an...

Pikes Pick: Don't pass by Awaken Cambodian food truck
Pikes Pick: Don't pass by Awaken Cambodian food truck

By: Seth Boster - 0 Sat, Apr 29, 2017

It's easy to spot the yellow food truck in Colorado Springs tacked with the big pink flower. Next time, don't pass it by. Awaken serves up fresh,...