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  • Foodies can get their fill in weeks ahead

    teresa j. farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Get ready to do some serious eating during the next couple of weeks. Year No. 4 of Colorado Springs Restaurant Week kicks off Friday and runs through Oct. 4 (unless otherwise noted). Now is the time to experiment and widen your dining-out palate. Here's how it works: 37 participating...

  • Colorado Springs Restaurant Weeks is in full swing with good deals for dinners for two

    By teresa j. farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Note: Most meals are three-course dinners only for two and items listed are per person, unless otherwise indicated. The Airplane Restaurant 1665 N. Newport Road, 570-7656, theairplanerestaurant.com Price: $30 Appetizer: Cheese sticks, potato skins or half tower nachos, to share...

  • Manitou Springs restaurant wins Wine Spectator award for wine list

    teresa j. farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Raise a toast to The Cliff House at Pikes Peak, 306 Canon Ave., Manitou Springs. Since 2001 the restaurant has been selected by Wine Spectator for one of the magazine's "Best of Award of Excellence" for its wine list. Paul York, the general manager, gives a couple of reasons why he...

  • Colorado Springs Restaurant Weeks is in full swing with good deals for dinners for two

    By teresa j. farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Pizzeria Rustica 2527 W. Colorado Ave., 632-8121, pizzeriarustica.com Price: $30 Appetizer: Large Insalata Mista, regular caprese salad or small antipasto plate Entrée: Any standard menu pizza or pizza-of-the-day Dessert: Two mini gelatos The Public House Pub & Grill...

  • Wine Guy: Merlot still worth attention

    Rich Mauro
    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    The popularity of merlot wines from California grew rapidly among U.S. consumers in the 1990s. According to The Wine Institute, more than 292,000 tons were crushed in 2004 compared with 15,000 tons in 1990. Americans were drawn to the wine's easy-drinking, approachable profile. Then...

  • Drive-thru review: Inside the Dollar Cravings Menu at Taco Bell

    Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    Taco Bell said its Dollar Cravings Menu is designed for "ballers on a budget." Edgy. Live mas . pay menos. I ordered the whole Dollar Cravings Menu - and the most expensive thing on my bill was a Diet Pepsi. Loved that. The biggest surprise is what's not on the menu: a Doritos Locos...

  • Blog: Monument Beer Week kicks off Saturday with Oktoberfest party

    Monica Mendoza
    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

        Beer Week in Monument kicks off Saturday at Pikes Peak Brewing Co. with an Oktoberfest party -- and es wird fantastisch!   Owner and head brewer Chris Wright has been working on his Oktoberfest beer and he's ready to get the Beer Week party started.  ...

  • Olive Garden investor: Back off on the breadsticks

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    NEW YORK — Maybe there is such a thing as too many breadsticks. In a nearly 300-page treatise on what's wrong with Olive Garden and its management, investor Starboard Value suggests the Italian restaurant chain is being reckless with its unlimited breadsticks. The hedge fund...

  • Saturday Growl Fest celebrates cars, beer, dogs

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Bristol
Brewing Co., Ivywild School, 1604 S. Cascade Ave., free, $20 to 
enter a car, 633-2555, growlfest.com Celebrate three grrrreat pillars of Colorado identity - craft beer, Subarus and dogs - at Growl Fest on Saturday. The event, sponsored by Heuberger...

  • TABLE TALK: The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey winemaker's dinner takes place in Colorado Springs

    teresa j. farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    The Harvest Festival at the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, 3011 E. Colorado Highway 50 in Cañon City, takes place Sept. 27-28. The event, in its 13th year, is the perfect place to sample the latest wine releases created by the award-winning winemaker. A highlight of the weekend is the...

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