Teresa Farney

Food Reporter

  • Colorado Springs chef turns mountain fine dining eatery into a distillery offering smoked meats

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Victor Matthews is never at a loss of ideas for starting new projects or repurposing old concepts. Such is the case for his new Black Bear Distillery (repurposing) and Big Daddy's BBQ (new). His Black Bear Restaurant, 10375 Ute Pass Ave., Green Mountain Falls, was closed March 17,...

  • Eat Well: Monument-based cookbook author goes nuts for almond milk

    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    The price is sure right: Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage is offering free nutrition and cooking classes. Even better, you'll get money back for attending. The store has a Passport to Healthy Eating card, which lists all the classes being offered in upcoming weeks. Each time you...

  • Historic Stagecoach Inn in Manitou Springs is back in business

    Updated: Thu, Jul 9, 2015

    The Stagecoach Inn, 702 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, has reopened with little fanfare, a new owner and a slight change in name. It's now called PJ's Stagecoach Inn with a nod to owner, Paul Jakubczyk. He also owns PJ's Bistro, which features European-style cuisine. Even without...

  • Colorado Springs chef takes over cooking duty at Old Colorado City eatery

    Updated: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    Kitchen doors are revolving. James Davis has left 2South Food and Wine Bar, 2 S. 25th St., to head the culinary team at the soon-to-open Panino's Eastside, 3015 New Center Point. His move left the executive chef position open, but not for long. Supansa Banker, his sous chef, was...

  • Table Talk video: Ramon Q's Foodstruck in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Elizabeth Giberti, who with her husband, Michael, owns Ramon Q's Foodstruck, prepares quinoa salad tacos. Ramon Q's serves a combination of Mexican and Italian foods from a flashy orange mobile truck. It's been seen parked at Mill Hill Saloon and at Motor City for breakfast....

  • Table Talk: Colorado Springs garden center offers samples of roasted chilies

    Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    It's getting close to chili-roasting time. Alice Robinson, who with her husband, Dan, owns Spencer's Lawn and Garden Centers, 1430 S. Tejon St., is getting ready to host a couple of Quesadilla Days, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 15 and 22. On those days she sets up several hot plates on which...

  • On Food: Some new ways to spice up summer - or any other season

    Published: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    Today I'm offering a peek inside my refrigerator. That's where you'll find some spicy condiments that were new to me not so long ago. Since it's summer, we're firing up the grill almost nightly. And, more often than not, a dash of spice is what a piece of grilled meat or fish demands...

  • Cookbook authors cover healthy eating in new books

    Updated: Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    A couple of interesting cookbooks crossed my desk recently: "Beyond the Mediterranean Diet - European Secrets of the Super-Healthy" and "Secrets of Healthy Cooking - A Guide to Simplifying the Art of Heart Healthy and Diabetic Cooking." The first book, by Layne Lieberman, a dietitian...

  • On Food: Michelle Bernstein takes bold flavors to new heights at Aspen Food & Wine Classic

    Updated: Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    Michelle Bernstein made a big impression on me last month at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. Not only did I drop in at the "Bernstein's Bites" demonstration, I returned to her cooking studio the next day for "Discovering Your Inner Jou." Attending two sessions by the same chef is...

  • Well-known Colorado Springs chef bowing out after long career

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Lawrence "Chip" Johnson has hung up his knife roll. The former owner and executive chef of The Warehouse Restaurant and Gallery, 25 W. Cimmarron St., announced via email June 23 at 6:20 p.m., "I am departing The Warehouse and retiring from the restaurant business effective...

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