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  • Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    NEW YORK — McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers. Kendall Fells, an organizing director for Fast Food Forward, said workers in a couple of dozen cities...

  • DINING REVIEW: At Margarita at Pine Creek, vegans get the fine dining treatment

    Winding around Commerce Center Drive through a number of hotels, one would never guess that a quaint, adobe archway next to Embassy Suites is the entrance to a fine-dining experience with a laid-back atmosphere. Entering The Margarita at Pine Creek for the first time, I was torn between walking to the vast patio with a view promising an...

  • Signs point to new Sprouts location in Colorado Springs

    Sprouts Farmers Market, the Arizona-based natural foods grocer, plans a 28,000-square-foot store in northern Colorado Springs. The store would be built southeast of Voyager Parkway and North Gate Boulevard in the Northgate Plaza shopping center, which is part of the Copper Ridge retail complex, according to documents submitted to the city's...

  • Area hops picking parties put fingers, elbows to work

    He grew it and they’ll brew it, but first you get to pick it — fresh-from-the-bine hops, that is. In the run-up to the “Top Hop” fresh hop beer contest, a central feature of the Sept. 20 Bines & Brews Hopfest in Monument, Rick Squires of The Twisted Bine hop farm is delivering orders of his newly harvested produce to competing Front...

  • 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,...

  • 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 -...

  • Turning your zucchini abundance into no-fry fries

    Those darn zucchini! There's an army of them occupying your garden and each one is as big as a blimp. What if I told you there's a way to transform the whole lot into a delicious dish resembling french fries, but without all the calories? The secret involves cutting your zucchini into fry-like sticks, then cooking them in a way that delivers...

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