• JAKs Brewing celebrates grand opening Saturday

    Stephanie Earls
    Updated: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    These days, almost 75 percent of legal drinkers live within 10 miles of a brewery, according to statistics from the Brewers Association. Thanks to Rocky Mountain Brewery’s location northeast of Colorado Springs, that holds true even for many living in the city’s unincorporated exurbs....

  • Holiday treats abound at local bakery this St. Patrick's Day

    By Hannah Blick, hannah.blick@gazette.com
    Updated: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    Good bread is at the heart of every culture, and the Irish are no exception. You can find St. Patrick’s Day classics, including Irish Soda and Baked Potato breads, Bourbon Honey Butter spreads, Shamrock Sugar cookies, and hot Reuben sandwiches, at Great Harvest Bread Company this month....

  • Phantom beers at Phantom Canyon?

    Stephanie Earls
    Updated: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    Real phantoms inhabit the freshly-renovated Phantom Canyon Brewing Company, but never fear —  they only haunt the beer menu. If you’re a regular at the downtown Colorado Springs restaurant and brewery, you’ve probably already noticed that when it reopened in late February, many...

  • Beer-related events in the Colorado Springs area starting March 11, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson, The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    If you have a beer-related event, email information at least two weeks in advance to sudsisters@gazette.com. Mondays Brewers Day Off - Home and commercial brewers receive 30 percent off and qualify for a $50 Old West Home Brew Supply gift certificate, 5-8 p.m., Green Man Taproom...

  • Table Talk: Colorado Springs Rescue Mission has a kitchen staffed with topnotch chefs

    By teresa j. farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    The chef brigade at the Springs Rescue Mission has stepped up the game the past several months, staffing the kitchen with several American Culinary Federation certified chefs. In addition to food standards reaching new heights, the chefs have turned a catering project into a profit...

  • Dining review: Gooey goodness at downtown Colorado Springs restaurant

    By Robin Intemann robin.intemann@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    For many, grilled cheese sandwiches are evocative of childhood. Face it, most of us had more than our fair share as kids. Their familiarity makes them comfort food, so they make us feel good, not just full. It's hard to beat a gooey, toasty sandwich, but The Cheese Grill downtown is...

  • Move over, green beer: Make room for Irish whiskey on St. Paddy's Day

    By teresa j. farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    If your idea of being Irish means heading to a local pub on St. Patrick's Day and downing green beer, consider this. If it's a beer you want, go for a Guinness. But if you'd like to get in on a trend, think about making some classy cocktails with Irish whiskey. Victor Matthews says...

  • Powdered alcohol approved by feds; Colorado still debating

    Megan Schrader
    Updated: Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    Powdered alcohol, a new product being marketed for backpackers and other weight constrained travelers, was approved at the federal level Wednesday according to the Associated Press. Palcohol has been at the heart of a debate in the Colorado General Assembly where lawmakers first...

  • No need to hit the drive-thru for this seasonal minty shake

    By J.M. HIRSCH The Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    Though I am no fan of fast food, I've always had a soft spot for McDonald's shakes. It doesn't matter that I know what's in them. It doesn't matter that I understand how bad for me they are. It doesn't matter that I know I can make far better shakes at home using far better...

  • Drive-thru review: Domino's Smart Slices - A great idea that should be available to all

    By Ken Hoffman King Features Syndicate -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 9, 2015

    This week, I reached out - for the first time - for something that you cannot get. And that's sad. Because this should be available to everybody, especially families with kids. It's Smart Slices from Domino's - a special lower-fat, lower-calorie, higher-fiber and higher-protein...

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