• Table Talk: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center reopens popular dining spot

    By teresa Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    The Garden of the Gods Gourmet catering and events culinary team is once again in place at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. "We are not only going to be once-again running the restaurant (Café 36), but we are now their exclusive caterer for a period of at least two years,"...

  • On Food: Items worth searching for on grocery store shelves

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

    Today I'm going to be a bit nutty. Then I'm going to get my "Freekeh" on. And finally I'll smooth things out with a dose of culture. About that nutty part. Have you heard of NuttZo? I hadn't until my Jazzercise instructor, Meridith Norwood, treated the class to a post-workout...

  • Colorado Springs culinary expert is honored with a scholarship in her name

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    Maylen Gasper and Lisa Mazza are happy culinary students. They each were awarded $2,600 Fran Folsom Culinary Arts Scholarships to further their studies at Pikes Peak Community College. Gasper also was awarded the Blue Star Scholarship of $2,600, given to a student whose vision is to...

  • Colorado Springs gardening expert teaches how to make most of growing own vegetables

    By Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    A sure sign that summer can't be far off is the sight of the first bulbs cracking through the barren soil. Another is the announcement that Larry Stebbins, founder of Pikes Peak Urban Gardens, is holding his last class for the spring. "Growing Great Tomatoes, Peppers, Cucumbers,...

  • Food truck serving Mexican, Italian fare on the move in Colorado Springs; grocer co-op closes

    By Teresa Farney, The Gazette
    Updated: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    Ramon Q's Cantina Foodstruck has hit the streets, serving a combination of Mexican and Italian foods from the flashy orange mobile food truck. Check Facebook for hours of operation and exact location. It is generally parked at Mill Hill Saloon and at Motor City for breakfast. Check...

  • Table Talk: Pork takes center stage at Chefs' Gala

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    Miss Piggy had her 15 minutes at the Colorado Springs Chorale Chefs' Gala at the Antlers Hilton on Sunday. Of the 24 dishes sampled and judged for awards, a whopping eight featured pork in some way, including bacon cream puffs in the dessert category. If I were asked to give awards for...

  • Hello, Sriracha bacon; now where's that Sriracha ice cream?

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    At the end of a recent column on Sriracha - the increasingly popular go-to sauce for spicing up foods - I posed two questions: "Can Sriracha ice cream be far behind?" and "Sriracha bacon anyone?" I was only half-kidding, but it turns out that readers who are fans of this "rooster...

  • Vegetable and fruit purees stand in for fat to make healthier desserts

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

    It's April Fool's Day. Looking for a fun, harmless prank? We've got one that involves turning desserts into healthy alternatives using some tricks of the trade. Our go-to expert on transforming sugar- and fat-laden treats into something akin to eating a bowl of vegetables is...

  • Ringin

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

  • VIDEO: Table Talk, at Acme Grill & Bar

    By Teresa Farney, The Gazette
    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    ACME Bar & Grill has been open for over a month at the site of the former Estela's Mexican Restaurant, 925 S. Eighth St. The interior of ACME is rustic, warm and welcoming, and the menu is focused on comfort food like biscuits and gravy, sloppy joes, bacon-wrapped hot dogs topped...

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