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  • New Colorado Springs D-11 executive chef tasked with creating 'awesomeness' in schools

    Nathan Dirnberger has been driven to follow his dream to be a leader - and he's getting his chance. Dirnberger, 27, is the newly hired executive chef for School District 11. But it hasn't been an easy journey for this young chef. His parents divorced when he was 5, leaving his mom to raise him and three older siblings. "She was doing the...

  • Colorado produce highlighted at luncheon

    DENVER — Colorado's governor and agriculture commissioner are sitting down with some Colorado chefs Wednesday for a gourmet lunch made of all Colorado products. Gov. John Hickenlooper and Secretary John Salazar will be dining on roasted beets, Colorado lamb and a dessert of smoked peaches. The lunch also includes tomatoes and rhubarb from...

  • Farmers market schedule for Colorado Springs

    Monday - Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., through Sept. 29, springsfarmersmarkets.com. - Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., through October, wmmi.org. Tuesday - Fountain City Hall, 116 S. Main St., 3-7 p.m., through Sept. 30, 551-0801. Wednesday - Briargate,...

  • Japanese rice updates the tired old stuffed pepper

    Here's the thing about baked stuffed peppers: Plenty of people hate them. And when you consider the classic approach to this dish, it's hard to argue. Tasteless ground beef mixed with white rice and some sort of tomato product? Not particularly exciting. So we decided to create a version with plenty more appeal. We started by ditching the...

  • SUDSISTERS: It's summer, time to start thinking about fall and winter beers

    The summer sun may be blazing but Colorado brewers have fall and winter on their minds. Brewers are on the hunt for holiday spices like pumpkin, pecan, orange peel and coffee and readying for warm, big, winter flavors. Already released: New Belgium's Tour de Fall and Left Hand Brewing Co.'s Oktoberfest; Bristol Brewing Co.'s Red Baron...

  • WHAT'S COOKING: Tastings, classes and equipment sales, Aug. 27 to Sept. 12

    WHAT'S COOKING CLASSES ONGOING Chefs retail store - 5070 Centennial Blvd. Classes are 6-8 p.m. unless noted. Registration required: 272-2700; chefscatalog.com.
- Tortillas, Thursday, $65. The Seasoned Chef - 999 Jasmine St., Suite 100, Denver. Call or go online for cost. Registration required: 1-303-377-3222, theseasonedchef.com.
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  • Save time: Whip up this dinner ahead of time to make back-to-school week easier

    Those first few weeks when the kids head back to school can be among the most hectic for families. The lazy days of summer quickly give way to crazy schedules, homework and afterschool activities. And don't forget somehow managing to slip dinner into the middle of all that. This is why a do-ahead dinner can be a lifesaver as families get...

  • BREW CALENDAR: Beer releases, tastings and festivals Aug. 27-Sept. 14

    Mondays-Sundays Great Divide Brewing Co. Tap Room Tours - 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday, Great Divide Brewing Co., 2201 Arapahoe St., Denver, free. Limited to 25 people, first-come, first-served; greatdivide.com/tap-room/tours.
 Tuesdays Tuesday Night Karma Hour -...

  • Greek Festival offers culinary, cultural treats

    Running out of food is a sign of a good party, or at least that was what folks said at the Pikes Peak region's 16th annual Greek Festival that culminated Sunday, when every pound of lamb, chicken and gyro meat had sold out an hour before the event was scheduled to end. More than 1,500 people indulged in food, music and dance at the Archangel...

  • Drive-thru review: Blizzards and Chips Ahoy! - a match made in heaven

    Are you kidding? Chips Ahoy!, the top-
selling chocolate chip cookie in supermarkets, swirled into Dairy Queen's iconic soft serve? We don't stand a prayer. I'll take a large for eating at the restaurant, a medium for the drive home and a small for the fridge. Way, way in the back of the fridge, where it'll be safe until, oh, about 3 a.m.,...

  • Perkins is back in Colorado Springs; who else do you want to see return?

    After The Gazette reported that Perkins Restaurant & Bakery was coming back to Colorado Springs following a three-year absence, a longtime resident left a voice mail to say how excited she was about its return. "One of the saddest days here was when Perkins closed,” she said, adding that the restaurant “is missed every day of the year.”...

  • Three food-centric movies will leave you hungry

    Warning: Don't even think about seeing one of the following movies on an empty stomach. A collection of recent foodie flicks have scenes so mouthwatering you'll be starved by the time the show ends. "Chef" "Chef" had me salivating for a Cuban sandwich before the final credits rolled. Even a simple grilled cheese sandwich was made to look so...

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