• Beer-related events in the Colorado Springs area starting March 11, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson, The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    If you have a beer-related event, email information at least two weeks in advance to sudsisters@gazette.com. Mondays Brewers Day Off - Home and commercial brewers receive 30 percent off and qualify for a $50 Old West Home Brew Supply gift certificate, 5-8 p.m., Green Man Taproom...

  • Table Talk: Colorado Springs Rescue Mission has a kitchen staffed with topnotch chefs

    By teresa j. farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    The chef brigade at the Springs Rescue Mission has stepped up the game the past several months, staffing the kitchen with several American Culinary Federation certified chefs. In addition to food standards reaching new heights, the chefs have turned a catering project into a profit...

  • Dining review: Gooey goodness at downtown Colorado Springs restaurant

    By Robin Intemann robin.intemann@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    For many, grilled cheese sandwiches are evocative of childhood. Face it, most of us had more than our fair share as kids. Their familiarity makes them comfort food, so they make us feel good, not just full. It's hard to beat a gooey, toasty sandwich, but The Cheese Grill downtown is...

  • Move over, green beer: Make room for Irish whiskey on St. Paddy's Day

    By teresa j. farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    If your idea of being Irish means heading to a local pub on St. Patrick's Day and downing green beer, consider this. If it's a beer you want, go for a Guinness. But if you'd like to get in on a trend, think about making some classy cocktails with Irish whiskey. Victor Matthews says...

  • Powdered alcohol approved by feds; Colorado still debating

    Megan Schrader
    Updated: Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    Powdered alcohol, a new product being marketed for backpackers and other weight constrained travelers, was approved at the federal level Wednesday according to the Associated Press. Palcohol has been at the heart of a debate in the Colorado General Assembly where lawmakers first...

  • No need to hit the drive-thru for this seasonal minty shake

    By J.M. HIRSCH The Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    Though I am no fan of fast food, I've always had a soft spot for McDonald's shakes. It doesn't matter that I know what's in them. It doesn't matter that I understand how bad for me they are. It doesn't matter that I know I can make far better shakes at home using far better...

  • Drive-thru review: Domino's Smart Slices - A great idea that should be available to all

    By Ken Hoffman King Features Syndicate -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 9, 2015

    This week, I reached out - for the first time - for something that you cannot get. And that's sad. Because this should be available to everybody, especially families with kids. It's Smart Slices from Domino's - a special lower-fat, lower-calorie, higher-fiber and higher-protein...

  • Colorado Springs cat rescue opens Saturday cafe for feline lovers

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    Sounds of scratching, hissing and meowing filled an upstairs room Saturday as three cats scurried around a group of admirers. It was the grand opening of the Kitty Love Cafe and Gallery in Colorado Springs at the Look What The Cat Brought In cat-exclusive rescue and shelter. Jim...

  • Colorado Springs restaurant will take another run at world record

    By Teresa Farney, The Gazette
    Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    Scott Clark, owner of The Cheese Grill, 26 E. Kiowa St. in Colorado Springs, moved his grand opening event to Saturday after scrubbing an earlier date because of weather. He's going to try to break the Guinness world record of 257 T-shirts worn by a person at one time. The T-shirt...

  • Dining review: Enjoy humble, well-made food at Manitou eatery

    By Robin Intemann robin.intemann@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    A restaurant named for the room or area in which meals are prepared indicates confidence in what's going to emerge. That's the case at The Kitchen, a recent addition to the dining scene in Manitou Springs. The uncomplicated, easy-to-remember name reflects two things. First, an...

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