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The Shrimp Appetizer at The Famous (Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

THE DISH: T.D. Mobley-Martinez

Life: Food Published: Fri, Jun 21, 2013

THE DISH T.D. Mobley-Martinez Dining Guide editor, former restaurant critic and devout...

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Lamb dish at La Rosa Southwestern Dining (Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

THE DISH: Teresa Farney

Life: Food Published: Fri, Jun 21, 2013

Burrata alla Bella Vita LA BELLA VITA RISTORANTE ITALIANO 4475 Northpark Drive, 260-4730,...

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Sangria Swirl at Salsa Bravo (Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

THE DISH: MB Partlow

Life: Food Published: Fri, Jun 21, 2013

Spring Rolls Saigon Springs 3408 N. Academy Blvd., 597-1175 Take the freshest sprigs of...

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  • New Italian restaurant at The Broadmoor will serve authentic foods from different regions of the boot

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  • Revelry on the rooftop at Coors Field

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  • Colorado Springs eateries filling up fast for Easter, but a few options still available

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  • Subway: 'Yoga mat chemical' almost out of bread

    NEW YORK — Subway says an ingredient dubbed the "yoga mat chemical" will be entirely phased out of its bread by next week. The disclosure comes as Subway has suffered from an onslaught of bad publicity since a food blogger petitioned the chain to remove the ingredient. The ingredient, azodicarbonamide, is approved by the Food and Drug...

  • Gordon Ramsay sweeps house in Colorado, saving three restaurants from shuttering

    Gordon Ramsay, host of "Kitchen Nightmares," swept through Colorado with his production crew last summer in hopes of reviving failing restaurants. His reality television series is based on owners inviting the cheeky chef to their eatery for a week in an attempt to boost business. He worked his magic in three Colorado restaurants: The Old...

  • Your 2014 #BurgerMadness champion is...

    The Final Four of NCAA men's basketball is played Saturday, but we already have a title bout set in our Burger Madness. In March, we opened our Burger Madness bracket. The Gazette, with the help from readers, fielded 32 restaurants – some local, some national – that serve delicious burgers. Semifinals voting closed Thursday, with Crave...

  • Colorado Springs chef turned life around with dedication to food

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  • Drive-thru review: Dunkin' Donuts brings fancy brunch

    Eggs Benedict? Look at us, getting all fancy for sit-down Sunday brunch at the Four Seasons. Except we're at Dunkin' Donuts, standing in line behind a lawyer grabbing coffee and a bagel with a schmear, three cops on break, a soccer mom picking up a dozen glazed doughnuts for Junior's team, and two college students also getting a dozen glazed,...

  • Local dining spots

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