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  • Ancient heritage grains are creating new buzz as unaltered nutritional powerhouses

    teresa j. farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    ave you heard of einkorn, amaranth, emmer or Kamut? How about spelt, quinoa, millet, sorghum or teff? Some may ring a bell, others not so much. All of them are called heritage grains, and their nutritional attributes have made them the stars of the trendy ancient grains movement that...

  • 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...

  • SudSisters: A different beer for every day of the year? Colorado Springs club says yes

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    When you announce your plans to drink a different beer a day for an entire year - that's a fresh brand/style each and every day for 365 days - you should maybe expect people to get the wrong idea. Like that it's about quantity. "The point isn't to drink as much as you can, it's to...

  • Spain meets Colorado. A happy food marriage on the Springs' west side

    By teresa j. farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Gazette Food Editor Teresa Farney taste tests TAPAteria on West Colorado Avenue. If the web had smell-a-vision, this restaurant may win hands down on sultry smells to tantalize your taste buds. Calamari, octopus and cocktail chorizo help create mealtime goodness. TAPAteria is...

  • DINING REVIEW: Luigi's offers traditional (and tasty) Italian food with old-school vibe

    By Robin Intemann, robin.intemann@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    The dark paneling, red-checkered tablecloths and empty straw-covered Chianti bottles lining the walls of Luigi's Homemade Italian Food make you feel like you've stepped into the 1950s. Oh wait, that's when this Italian restaurant opened. I happen to like the time-warp effect,...

  • Drive-thru review: McDonald's jalapeno double not as spicy as it sounds

    Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    McDonald's Jalapeno Double doubles down with two beef patties and two kinds of jalapeno peppers for two bucks. Here's the breakdown: two "mouth-watering" all-beef patties, breaded and deep-fried jalapeno strips, sliced jalapenos, smooth pasteurized processed white cheddar cheeseand...

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