• Well-known Colorado Springs chef bowing out after long career

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Lawrence "Chip" Johnson has hung up his knife roll. The former owner and executive chef of The Warehouse Restaurant and Gallery, 25 W. Cimmarron St., announced via email June 23 at 6:20 p.m., "I am departing The Warehouse and retiring from the restaurant business effective...

  • S'mores get new flavors with varied ingredients

    By Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    That gooey, chocolatey, crunchy, quintessential American campfire treat is getting a makeover. S'mores are turning up in unexpected sweet settings and savory dishes and even being transformed into adult beverages. Think Lemon Meringue Pie S'mores, made with lemon curd (homemade or...

  • Eat well: Asian hot pots bring loads of veggies to the dining table

    By Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Andrew Zimmern is obsessed with Asian hot pot meals. This I learned during his cooking demonstration, Amazing Asian Hot Pots, at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, held the third weekend in June. Zimmern is likely best known for "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern," which has aired on...

  • The Winery at Pikes Peak in Cascade serves light lunches, sweets, espresso and wine

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    On our recent return from the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen we planned to drop in at The Wines of Colorado in Cascade for lunch. The place was hopping. And for good reason. The food is always great and the patio by the bubbling creek relaxing. But for us, lunch at Marv...

  • On Food: Colorado Springs has several new ways to enjoy sipping and learning about wine

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    I thought I knew a lot about wine, but the past several weeks have been a journey into new territory. I enjoyed a unique wine-pairing dinner hosted by the authors of a new blog. I learned how to make a blended wine at a new wine lovers club. And I was introduced to a new wine being...

  • Bloody Mary bars brings out the creative side for a personalized cocktail

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    It's Sunday. It's midmorning and you're just getting out of bed. You're hungry and thirsty. What better excuse to stretch out the day with brunch and a tall, cold bloody mary? Most eateries offer the tomato-based drink with their own flourishes, but some realize that folks really...

  • Colorado Springs café and bakery featuring gluten-free foods continues to grow

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    Michelle Marx and Turu Eurich, the mother-daughter team who own Coquette's Bistro & Bakery, 321 N. Tejon St., can't keep up with demand for their gluten-free baked goods. In the five years they have been in business they expanded their original crêperie restaurant in Manitou...

  • Colorado Springs retired military dads cook up new food-related businesses

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    With a trio of distinct, tasty products, three local military veterans have built businesses in the years after serving their country. This Father's Day, we'd like to honor these dads and the products - pizza, hot sauce and soda pop - that paved the way for their new careers. Pizza,...

  • Eat well: Drink milk to celebrate National Dairy Month

    By Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    Did you know that Colorado ranks third in the nation for milk production? Or that the state's dairies produced 2.9 billion pounds of milk in 2012? Those statistics, courtesy of the Western Dairy Association, signal a whole lot of milk for drinking. They also signal an abundance of...

  • Table Talk: Colorado Springs burger spot offers free food for donations to help Nepal earthquake survivors

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    In the aftermath of the earthquakes in Nepal, the Megyeri family, owners of Bambino's Italian Eatery and Catering Co., as well as the Skirted Heifer, wanted to do something to help the survivors. Dylan Harris, the manager at the Skirted Heifer and an avid biker, was on board with the...

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