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Dining review: Happy slurping at Rooster's House of Ramen in downtown Colorado Springs

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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...

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Dining Review: Hatch Cover still draws a crowd in landlocked Colorado Springs
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Wed, May 17, 2017

In restaurant years, the Hatch Cover's age is showing.

Nonetheless, who'd have thought an eatery with a marina motif established in 1974 would...

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Dining Review: From molletes to mole, Provecho satisfies
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Mon, May 15, 2017

Bon appetit means "good appetite"; its counterpart in Latin American countries is provecho, which doesn't have a literal translation related to food....

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Dining Review: Don't be afraid to slurp your soup at Pho Luu
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Wed, May 3, 2017

How you pronounce "pho," the Vietnamese noodle soup, is almost as important as how you eat it. It's "fuh" and you really have to slurp.

At Pho...

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Dining Review: Café Red Point's nutrient-dense foods will fuel you up
By: - 0 Wed, Apr 26, 2017

It's the time of year when I'm looking for a quick bite on the run - or after a run. Bonus if I can find a healthy nibble. Café Red Point, located in...

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Dining Review: Hits and misses at Bistro on 2nd
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Wed, Apr 19, 2017

I expected The Bistro on 2nd to hit home runs. Instead there was a strikeout, a double and three walks.

This Monument eatery's lineup features...

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Dining Review: Classic diner fare — with big servings — at Shopper's Grill
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Thu, Apr 13, 2017

When it comes to American culture, right up there with baseball and apple pie is the diner: the greasy spoon with its limited menu, small space and,...

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Dining Review: Enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine at La Unica
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Mon, Apr 10, 2017

I'm impressed when a restaurant has such a following that many customers are greeted by name. Such is the case at La Unica.

Everyone, obvious...

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Dining Review: Generous servings, just the right amount of heat at Chaang Thai
By: - 0 Wed, Mar 29, 2017

I should be embarrassed when I get visibly giddy at a restaurant, but when I greet a server with the statement, "I'm going to order vegan," and she...

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Dining Review: Colorado Smokehouse tiny in size, big in smoked meaty taste
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Sun, Mar 26, 2017

The distinct scent of smoked meats was missing the day I visited Colorado Smokehouse in Fountain.

The two smokers weren't in operation, so...

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Dining Review: Toast or Not Toast? Loyal Coffee's menu lets you choose
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Wed, Mar 15, 2017

Loyal Coffee offers more than a cuppa Joe.

With a limited food menu, an array of alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages, teas, a cool vibe and...

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Dining review: Flatiron's American Bar & Grill boasts large menu, family-friendly prices
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Wed, Mar 8, 2017

Flatiron's American Bar & Grill has so many menu items that it feels like a variety show with too many acts. Yes, there is something for...

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Dining Review: For the love of pi; eatery's fare a homage to the popular food
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Thu, Mar 2, 2017

Math isn't my thing, but I'm still intrigued by pi, the number that starts with 3.14., because it relates so well to pie, the pastry.


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Dining review: A visual feast accompanies exceptional java at Switchback Coffee Roasters
By: - 0 Wed, Feb 22, 2017

They say we eat with our eyes first and I'll confess that I didn't expect to have such a visual feast at a coffee shop. But Switchback Coffee...

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Dining Review: Finding upscale Mexican worth every cent in Colorado Springs
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Thu, Feb 16, 2017

You bet tacos, tamales and enchiladas are available at La Cava Fine Mexican Cuisine, but these are upscale versions - as are most of the dishes...

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Dining review: Fine service, date-night dining at Mackenzie's Chop House
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Thu, Feb 9, 2017

Swordfish and pork chops and steak, oh my! It's no surprise that there's more to MacKenzie's Chop House than beef, but it sure makes it difficult...

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Dining review: Looking to eat more plant-based meals? Here are 3 you can grab around town
By: - 0 Wed, Jan 25, 2017

'Tis the season for New Year resolutions. Lots of us want to lighten up after a filling holiday season while others are ready to take on a challenge,...

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Dining Review: Neighborhood fave Savelli's Pizza, Pasta, Subs offers just what the name says
By: Robin Intemann - 0 Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Popular neighborhood pizza joints are as common in places like New York City or Chicago as 24-hour public transportation, yet even Manitou Springs...