• What's the deal with French Fry Heaven in Colorado Springs?

    Stephen Hobbs
    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    What’s the deal with French Fry Heaven? That’s the question on the mind of local customers after the business unexpectedly closed its doors Sunday night. A “Gone out of Business” sign is posted on one of its windows, and another note notifying customers of the closure is on its front...

  • Blog: Downtown Colorado Springs restaurant, brewery back open

    Stephen Hobbs
    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Phantom Canyon Brewing Company has reopened its downstairs dining room after a remodel and customers will see noticeable changes.   The restaurant’s dining room was repainted, has new chairs and tables, additional televisions, new-look beer taps, and a picture on Phantom Canyon...

  • Italian wines star at Wine Festival of Colorado Springs

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    Thursday through Feb. 21 Seminars: "The Right Wine, But Is It The Right Glass?," 5:30 p.m. Thursday, The Mezzanine, back alley entrance, 20 N. Tejon St., $95; "Piccoli Morsi, Grandi Sapori (Small Bites, Big Flavors of Italy Luncheon)," noon Feb. 20, The Mezzanine, back alley...

  • Dining review: Downtown Colorado Springs bar goes beyond the usual bar food

    By Robin Intemann robin.intemann@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    I'm a bar groupie, but it has nothing (OK very little) to do with libations. Instead, it's the food that lures me in to snag a seat because pub fare is usually more than grub. That's what led me back to Tony's Downtown Bar. Sure, it has the obvious burgers and wings, but there's more...

  • Colorado Springs cooks and chefs duke it out for bragging rights for best gumbo

    By teresa j. farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    Who dat? Cook-off contestants who will gather at the Soda Springs Park, 35 Park Ave. in Manitou Springs, for the annual Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo culinary challenge 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Professional chefs and amateur cooks take on each other for first, second and third place as well as...

  • SudSisters: Gift ideas that will tug at beer lovers' heartstrings

    By NICHOLE MONTANEZ nichole.montanez@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    Valentine's Day is three days away. Traditionally, it's reserved for flowers, chocolate, flowers, jewelry and flowers. I challenge you to think a little outside the box of chocolates. Let me help. Here is a list of valentines I found online - the kind that say "I heart you and I know...

  • 5 out-on-the-town Valentine's Day tips around Colorado Springs

    By Teresa Farney, The Gazette
    Updated: Mon, Feb 9, 2015

    Here's a few ideas if you still need some inspiration for what to do for Valentine's Day around Colorado Springs: 1) Looking for some of the best dining options around town? Click here for tips from Best of the Springs. Click here for our list...

  • Colorado Springs restaurant's liquor license suspended

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

    Joe's Crab Shack's liquor license was suspended for three days starting Friday, after an incident last year in which the restaurant inadvertently served alcohol to children. The 5-1 decision by the city's liquor and beer licensing board means the restaurant can not serve alcohol from...

  • Colorado Springs chefs win cooking challenges and take honors

    By teresa j. farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 5, 2015

    The fourth weekend in January was a busy one for area chefs. That Saturday, 22 chefs gathered at the DoubleTree by Hilton to cook up their best appetizers and desserts for the Glass Slipper Ball partygoers. Chefs were there competing for top honors in three People's Choice categories....

  • Dining Review: Colorado Springs bistro serves fresh and creative food

    By Robin Intemann robin.intemann@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 5, 2015

    By coincidence I dined at Lemongrass Bistro around the same time I began reading a cookbook about banh mi. Although the restaurant doesn't feature the sandwiches on its menu, it does boast the fresh, creative, often crunchy and vibrant tastes associated with Vietnamese cuisine....

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