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  • Marco's Pizza hosts Sunday fundraiser for Colorado Springs boy

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Marco's Pizza in Briargate will host a kid-friendly benefit event as well as donate a portion of all sales Sunday to the family of 4-year-old Logan Swearingen, a Colorado Springs boy who is fighting two major childhood diseases. Born with cystic fibrosis, a chronic illness that...

  • It's all fun and games, and beer, at Bristol's Beer Field Day

    Monica Mendoza
    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

      Remember Field Day from when you were a kid? Well how about Beer Field Day now that you're all grown up. Bristol Brewing Company is hosting its inaugural Beer Field Day on Saturday, Sept. 6 at its historic Ivywild School, 1605 S. Cascade Ave. "This event will allow guests...

  • Smiling Toad Brewery opens new location, loses unique Colorado Springs distinction

    Stephanie Earls
    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    It’s a bittersweet day for Smiling Toad Brewery. When doors opened Friday at the new location, 1757 S. 8th St., the brewery officially lost bragging rights as the tiniest in Colorado Springs. “Yes, we’re growing up. It’s a good thing,” said head brewer and co-owner Fred Davis....

  • Colorado Springs is home to a garlic and chili festival

    teresa j. farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    The Garlic and Chile Fest will take place at Summerland Gardens, 124 E. Cheyenne Road, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 13. This is the combined efforts of Larry Stebbins, director of Pikes Peak Urban Gardens, and Julie McIntyre, owner of Summerland Gardens. In previous years...

  • Meadow Muffins closes; Colorado Springs restaurateur taking over the space

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    One of Old Colorado City's signature bars - a Colorado Avenue staple known for its cavernous space, burgers, decorative movie memorabilia and classic rock feel - closed this week, but the space won't be vacant for long. Meadow Muffins' owner Todd Delahanty sold the business to Rob...

  • Bristol committed to Colorado as it plans a growth spurt

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    Twenty years ago, only the bravest gamblers might have wagered on Mike and Amanda Bristol making a go of their brewing business. There were plenty of strikes against them. The couple started the business with inadequate cash. They bought too few kegs. And, with little background in...

  • Colorado Springs Mexican restaurant offers fall specials

    Teresa j. farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    La Casita Mexican Grill owner and president Janet Sawyer Gerber has made changes over the years with her three-restaurant chain. First, you may remember we reported that she opened a new location in Pueblo. In less than a year she has decided to vacate that spot. "We pulled out of...

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

    By JL FIELDS jl.fields@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    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...

  • Area hops picking parties put fingers, elbows to work

    Stephanie Earls
    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    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...

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

    By monica mendoza Monica.Mendoza@gazette.com
    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    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...

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