• 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...

  • Craft Beer Week festivals, events on tap

    Stephanie Earls
    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    When you’re a beer fan in Colorado, the craft beer celebration never really ends. Not so, Colorado Craft Beer Week. The 9-day fete of the state’s craft brewers, pubs and restaurants wraps Sunday after a weekend of special events, music and beer festivals, including Left Hand...

  • Dining review: Poor Richard's rich in alternative fare

    By JL Fields jl.fields@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Editor's note: Fields writes a monthly review of vegan options at local restaurants. During a visit to Colorado Springs while considering a move from New York, my first vegan meal was at Poor Richard's. Vegan pizza in my potential new hometown? Let's just say I put it under the "pro"...

  • Chefs' Gala celebrates 30 years of Colorado Springs cuisine

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    5 p.m. Sunday, Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave.; $95; reservations, 634-3737, cschorale.org When chefs compete, diners win. For 30 years, the Chefs' Gala has invited the Pikes Peak region's culinary masters to submit their best appetizers, entrees and...

  • Winery in Monument serves dinners in a private wine cellar

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    If you haven't visited Catriona Cellars, 243 Washington St. in Monument, you might want to make plans to treat yourself to lunch or dinner there one day soon. Or better yet, reserve the private cellar dining room to dine with a few other couples. That's because the place has a new...

  • Colorado liquor stores, brewers team up to fight supermarket sales

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    DENVER — The battle over whether to allow Colorado supermarkets to sell wine and beer could end up being decided by voters themselves and opponents are going on the offensive. Colorado liquor store owners and breweries expect a ballot proposal in the 2016 election and plan to launch...

  • Dining review: Old Colorado City restaurant serves up distinctive fare

    By Robin Intemann robin.intemann@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    Mother Muff's got a new do and it's anything but matronly. Formerly Meadow Muffins, the place has a fresh look, expanded menu and new owners. Long gone is the general clutter that I recall from the past. Instead, the beautiful stained glass windows and tin ceiling command attention....

  • Table Talk: Colorado Springs Chefs at Pikes Peak Food & Wine Expo win prizes and bragging rights

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    On Sunday, Broadmoor Hall at The Broadmoor was filled with more than 800 people who enjoyed food, wine and spirits from about 80 local restaurants and suppliers at the Pikes Peak Food & Wine Expo. Two big attractions were the chef-media teams, who prepared an appetizer and an...

  • Gazette hosts a celebration of beer, introduces beer map

    The Gazette
    Updated: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    The Gazette staff hosted a celebration of beer Wednesday. The crew joined Gazette readers at the Green Man Taproom, 320 S. Weber St., from 4 to 6 p.m. The first 30 people (of legal age) through the door got a free beer, and $3 craft beer specials ran all night.  Gazette...

  • Wine Guy: On a budget? Seek out affordable, everyday wines

    By Rich Mauro Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    I often hear from readers who say I don't write enough about affordable, everyday wines. Typically described in magazines as "good values," it generally refers to wines that deliver good quality for $20 or less. But I know many wish that meant $10 or less. Well, inflation is a reality...

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