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Review: Woodland Park's Swiss Chalet food phenomenal, but service is ...
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Thu, Apr 12, 2018

The décor, cuisine and name leave no doubt what to expect at the Swiss Chalet in Woodland Park, and the mountain view adds an exclamation point.


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Dining review: Take a tasty pie to go from Monument's Papa Bear Pizza
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Mon, Apr 9, 2018

Despite the lack of a liquor license and the name reminding me of a children's fairy tale, Papa Bear Pizza in Monument should appeal to palates of...

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Colorado Springs' newest restaurant one of best in U.S.
By: JL Fields - 0 Sat, Mar 31, 2018

As a frequent flier and former New Yorker, I'm very lucky. I have dined at vegan restaurants from coast to coast, including some of the finer dining...

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Antlers' Sportivo Primo improves with second chance, but still a bit slow
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Thu, Mar 22, 2018

With apologies to Charles Dickens, dining at Sportivo Primo at The Antlers hotel was neither the best of meals nor the worst of meals.


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House-made sausage, chorizo and green chili: It's what's for breakfast at Colorado Springs eatery
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Thu, Mar 15, 2018

Doug's Breakfast Lunch only begins to describe what the diner offers, but adding words such as creative, house-made, fresh ingredients and more to...

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Gold medal cuisine served up at Colorado Springs Korean restaurant
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Thu, Mar 8, 2018

The Winter Olympics in Korea may be over, but you can keep alive the memory of those two weeks in February by enjoying the gold medal cuisine at Tong...

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Take a 'shot' at Bad Juju, where not one thing is bad
By: JL Fields - 0 Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Juice and smoothie fans, get excited. The west side now has a quirky health oasis. In addition to assorted fresh juices, smoothies and food perfect...

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A little Germany at eatery with unusual name in Colorado Springs
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Fri, Feb 16, 2018

With only three letters, two of them vowels, Uwe was the word I mispronounced most at the long-established German restaurant of the same name in...

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Dining review: Exceptional Colorado Springs restaurant doesn't feel like a chain
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Wed, Feb 7, 2018

Chain restaurants are like parking spaces: They're plentiful but not always the best. This isn't the case with Bonefish Grill, a prime spot in a...

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Dining review: Small pizzeria in Colorado Springs the kind people dream of having in neighborhood
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Fri, Feb 2, 2018

The distinct aroma in Slice 420 Pizza and Crepes has no connection to cannabis but everything to do with garlic.

This is a small, busy pizza...

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Lots of vegan options at new Colorado Springs 'meeting house' eatery
By: JL Fields - 0 Wed, Jan 24, 2018

Why have one meeting house when two are twice as nice?

Russ Ware and Yemi Mobolade have duplicated their wildly popular downtown Wild Goose...

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Noisy but tasty at Wyatt's Pub & Grill
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Pubs and noise go together like kids and birthday parties, and both can take their toll after a while.

The family-friendly Wyatt's Pub &...

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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: JL Fields - 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,...