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  • Chew on this: Top burgers, BBQ, burritos, pizza and fish taco spots in the Colorado Springs area

    Who has the best burger in Colorado Springs? How about best barbecue or pizza? Gazette readers voted and so did we. Here are the results: - Best Barbecue Bird Dog BBQ Rudy's 'Country Store' and Bar-B-Q Front Range Barbeque   - Best Burger Five Guys Burgers and Fries Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews...

  • Growing local in Colorado: coming soon to a pint near you

    GREELEY - Grow local. Buy local. Eat local. As the local trend also drives locally sourced brews, small hops and barley operations have been popping up all over northern Colorado with the hopes of satisfying the needs of the state's 200 craft breweries. One of the newer additions to Colorado craft beer culture is Troubadour Maltings, a Fort...

  • Outraged over peas in guac? Wait until you try Brocamole!

    Thank goodness for Twitter-powered outrage. How else would we know just how horribly offensive the combination of peas and avocados is? The apparently misguided pairing was exposed for all its perversity Wednesday, when The New York Times urged the world to add peas — peas, I tell you! — to guacamole. Take a moment with that. I know. I...

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

    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 immediately." Who can blame him? He's been a chef or owner for 40...

  • Whole Foods CEOs apologize for pricing problems

    NEW YORK — Whole Foods Market's CEOs apologized Thursday for pricing issues at its stores, a week after a New York investigation found that the natural food grocer routinely overcharged for prepackaged fruits, vegetables and deli meats. In a YouTube video, co-CEOs John Mackey and Walter Robb said that the mistakes were unintentional....

  • Pikes Pub: Storybook looks to next chapter

    Pete Kilman has a day job, but his dream is to have a storybook ending in which his beer pays the bills. Brewing, talking and drinking beer is too much fun for the owner of Colorado Springs' Storybook Brewing for him to want to stay forever at a stock-trading software company. Every afternoon when he opens the brewery gives Kilman another...

  • LIST: Farmers markets in the Colorado Springs area

    A look at farmers markets in the Colorado Springs area: Daily - Spencer's Lawn & Garden Center, 1430 S. Tejon St., 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, through November, 632-2788, spencersgardens.com Monday - Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., June...

  • S'mores get new flavors with varied ingredients

    That gooey, chocolatey, crunchy, quintessential American campfire treat is getting a makeover. S'mores are turning up in unexpected sweet settings and savory dishes and even being transformed into adult beverages. Think Lemon Meringue Pie S'mores, made with lemon curd (homemade or store-bought), roasted vanilla marshmallows and graham...

  • High-end Colorado Springs chocolate-maker hoping for sweet success

    There isn't a single candy bar at Cacao Chemistry. Instead, small decorated truffles are displayed in a glass case with prices starting at $2.50. Even though the truffle could be eaten in two bites, there is a chemistry behind it. It might be sweet, it might be salty, fruity - with a little wine or whiskey in it. Inspired by the way...

  • Ditch the dogs and take your July 4 links to a new level

    Anybody can grill a hot dog, slap it on a bun and add the usual ketchup and mustard. So how about going a bit beyond the ordinary this July Fourth? Let's start with the meat. Rather than a basic dog, up the ante by grilling something more robust, such as bratwurst sausages or peppery kielbasas. They are bigger, meatier and more flavorful. For...

  • Colorado Springs area cooking classes and events starting July 1, 2015

    WHAT'S COOKING CLASSES ONGOING The Cañon City Queen Anne Tea House - 813 Macon Ave., Cañon City. Registration: 275-5354. - Italian Foods, 2 p.m. July 11, $30. Colorado Springs Senior Center - 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Registration: 387-6000, csseniorcenter.com. - Summer Produce, 2-4 p.m. July 13, $10, plus $10 for supplies. Colorado State...

  • Doing the impossible - Improving on strawberry-rhubarb pie

    A basic strawberry-rhubarb pie is a delightful and iconic part of summer, but why let it rest at that? This summer we decided to crank it up and take this pie to a new level. We started by ditching the usual cooked strawberries in favor of fresh raspberries. The raspberries get arranged over a simple but deliciously tart-sweet rhubarb compote....

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