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Noisy but tasty at Wyatt's Pub & Grill

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Dining review: Heisman winner Billy Sims' barbecue joint in Colorado Springs scores big
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Mon, Jan 15, 2018

You don't need to know anything about Heisman Trophy winners, running backs or first-round draft picks to appreciate Billy Sims Barbecue. Plenty of...

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Dining review: Cozy Colorado Springs cafe serves up rave-worthy, affordable cuisine
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Wed, Jan 3, 2018

Put off the New Year's resolutions a little longer and indulge in a meal at the Dale Street Bistro Café. It won't drain the wallet, but you may feel...

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Dining review: Colorado Springs restaurants can steer you down healthy path in new year
By: - 0 Thu, Dec 28, 2017

If you've been reading this vegan column for as long as I've been writing it - more than three years - then you know that a good number of...

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Dining review: The Pantry in Green Mountain Falls as good as grandma's kitchen
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Wed, Dec 20, 2017

After eating at The Pantry in Green Mountain Falls, you might want to either watch a Hallmark movie, because the cozy, unassuming restaurant evokes...

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Dining review: Sonterra Grill serves up much more than street food
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Wed, Dec 13, 2017

When a menu has enchiladas, tacos and guacamole, it's a pretty sure bet you're in a Mexican restaurant. But not at Sonterra Grill in Colorado...

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Dining review: Striking it rich at Chinese restaurant near Colorado Springs
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Wed, Dec 6, 2017

Not all Chinese restaurants are created equal, and the proof is in the po po platter at Coal Mine Dragon in Fountain.

The Asian equivalent of...

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Dining review: A taste of Tibet and more at Sherpa Garden in Colorado Springs
By: - 0 Wed, Nov 29, 2017

Tibetan prayer flags flapping in the wind caught my eye on a recent drive down Colorado Avenue. The waving colorful cloth over a quaint front yard...

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Walter's 303 Pizzeria and Publik House: Popular but not perfect
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Wed, Nov 22, 2017

Here's the 411 on the 303. Once upon a time, this was the area code for all of Colorado, not just the Mile High City and its environs. This is the...

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Dining review: Tap Traders known for beer, but food easily bests usual pub fare
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Wed, Nov 15, 2017

As if the building that once housed a film studio and airplane hangar wasn't storied enough, the current occupant has a new tale to tell.


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Dining review: New eatery in Old Colorado City shines in so many ways
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Wed, Nov 8, 2017

I know my role as a dining critic is to relay the good, the bad and the tasty about restaurants, yet I'm reluctant to share the deets about Sopra...

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Caspian Café offers voyage to foreign lands
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Wed, Nov 1, 2017

Because it offers cuisine from Spain to Morocco, from Greece to Lebanon and more, Caspian Café is like a cruise ship in the Mediterranean Sea docking...

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Dining review: Small bites divine at Rabbit Hole in downtown Colorado Springs
By: - 0 Wed, Oct 25, 2017

I recently wandered down the stairs to The Rabbit Hole to discover a mini-vegan wonderland. We didn't make reservations and the restaurant was...

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Dining Review: Crystal Park Cantina goes beyond the usual south-of-the-border greatest hits
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Fri, Oct 20, 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....

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Dining review: Sunbird Mountain Grill & Tavern showing its age in Colorado Springs
By: Robin Intemann - 0 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...

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Dining Review: Dog Haus boasts 'absolute würst'
By: Robin Intemann - 0 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...

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Dining Review: Perfect falafels and more at Sahara Café
By: - 0 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...

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Dining review: Happy slurping at Rooster's House of Ramen in downtown Colorado Springs
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Wed, Sep 20, 2017

Slurping in a noodle shop is like smiling in front of a camera; it's expected. Although the din at Rooster's House of Ramen obscures any noisy gulps,...

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Dining review: Tableside meal prep makes Pepper Tree special - as does the view of Colorado Springs
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Thu, Sep 14, 2017

The Pepper Tree Restaurant has a dining room with a view, but the real spectacle occurs at the table.

This venerable establishment recently...

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Dining review: Keep rockin', Rocco's, for classic Italian
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Thu, Sep 7, 2017

A tune comparing love to the moon and a pizza pie is like Rocco's Italian Restaurant: It's a classic.

I haven't dined here in a long time, but...

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N3 Taphouse brings new menu to Old Colorado City
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Wed, Aug 23, 2017

N3 Taphouse is a restaurant/bar in an old fire station where the flames in the kitchen are well under control.

Long past its days as a city...

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Dining Review: Ambiance proves addictive at Manitou coffee shop, cafe
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Thu, Aug 10, 2017

The vibe at Red Dog Coffee and Cafe is as arty and friendly as Manitou Springs in general.

The menu consists of sandwiches, a few salads, a...

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Dining Review: 'Four' means more with Brother Luck in Colorado Springs
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Fri, Aug 4, 2017

If there's a Brother Luck Fan Club, count me in. I'm a groupie, I admit it.

Like others, I've followed him around town from one restaurant to...

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Noodles & Co. unveils new concept in two U.S. markets: Colorado Springs, Kansas City
By: - 0 Wed, Jul 26, 2017

Noodles & Co. is trying a new concept - Noodles World Kitchen - in only two U.S. markets: Colorado Springs and Kansas City.

The idea is to...

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Dining review: Johnny's Navajo Hogan serves up fresh and tasty fare
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Thu, Jul 13, 2017

Johnny's Navajo Hogan is as distinct as an Indian head nickel but fortunately not as rare in Colorado Springs.

The neon Indian head sign above...

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Asian bistro in Colorado Springs boasts huge menu but panang curry shines
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Wed, Jul 5, 2017

With a continent the size of Asia, it's no wonder the menu at Mikado Asian Bistro is expansive. It represents many familiar and not-so well-known...

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3 Colorado Springs food trucks offer vegan options
By: - 0 Thu, Jun 29, 2017

Food truck culture is growing across the U.S. and, despite obstacles such as zoning and parking, it's growing in Colorado Springs, too.


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Dining Review: Schnitzel Fritz boasts German cooking and desserts
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Some words are simply fun to say, like Schnitzel Fritz. Go ahead - say it.

It's hard to utter the name of this casual German restaurant and...

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Dining Review: Meat well done a signature at Prime 25
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Wed, May 31, 2017

Prime 25 may be the new kitchen on the block, but it's likely to be a culinary favorite in the community.

The emphasis is on steaks, all...

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TAPAteria offers vegan variety of small plates, tasty wines
By: - 0 Wed, May 24, 2017

As I was plotting my move from New York to Colorado five years ago, I researched Colorado Springs restaurants known to be vegan-friendly. One of the...