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  • Drive-thru review: Croissant Donut is good but ...

    By Ken Hoffman King Features Syndicate -
    Published: Mon, Dec 1, 2014

    A year late and $2.50 short, the Croissant Donut is Dunkin' Donuts' take on the cronut, the glazed craze that had New Yorkers standing in line for an hour to plunk down $5 for a croissant spun into a doughnut. Here's the breakdown: a regular round doughnut made with croissant dough,...

  • Dining review: New location, same fine menu

    By JL Fields jl.fields@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    Editor's note: Fields writes a monthly review of vegan options at local restaurants. When living in New York, Chinese delivery was nearly as common as actually cooking dinner in my house. I tried a few Chinese restaurants after moving to Colorado Springs but soon found that most use...

  • Video: Grilled cheese with pizzazz a la Blue Star

    By Teresa Farney
    Updated: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    Food Editor Teresa Farney shows you how old school grilled cheese is turned into a culinary work of art at the Blue Star restaurant in Colorado Springs.

  • Shopping on Black Friday? Take a break with these craft beer options

    Monica Mendoza
    Updated: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    Doing some Black Friday shopping? Need a beer break? Here are some brewereis geographically located near Colorado Springs shopping hot spots. If you are shopping up north at the University Village, BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse is right there, where you can try a Nutty Brewnette - a...

  • Table Talk: A sweet place to find fruit pies in Colorado Springs

    teresa Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    Alice Spencer-Robinson, elf-in-chief at the Candy Basement at Spencer's Produce, Lawn & Garden Center, 1430 S. Tejon St., has the candy shelves brimming with holiday sweet treats and fruit baskets ready for the giving. When you drop by to fill your candy dish needs, check out the...

  • Colorado Springs restaurant celebrating Thanksgiving by serving up free meals

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    No family or friends around for Thanksgiving, or can't afford to make a holiday dinner? The north location of Amanda's Fonda is preparing to fill in as surrogate chef and host this year. Normally closed on Thanksgiving, Amanda's Fonda at 8050 N. Academy Blvd. will open its doors from...

  • Wine Guy: Celebrate America's immigrant heritage this Thanksgiving

    By Rich Mauro Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    America is a nation of immigrants. Not surprisingly, America's best wines are made from vines that "immigrated" from other places, primarily Europe. Here are a few worth considering this Thanksgiving. From Italy, I am looking forward to four Tuscan wines. From Castello di Nipozzano,...

  • Colorado Springs chefs show their talent for decorating gingerbread houses

    teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Four teams of gingerbread house bakers constructed some amazing structures at the Early Connections Learning Centers' Gingerbread and Jazz event Nov. 8. Bon Appetit, a food service management company, for the second year took the top prize of $500 for its Haunted Holiday Mansion....

  • Meeting set about parking issues near Colorado Springs community market in former school

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    A public meeting to discuss the future of parking near Ivywild School is set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday. The meeting will focus on two potential options for Cascade Avenue between Cheyenne Boulevard and Brookside Road. City officials want to add to the 49 parking spaces on the...

  • Dining review: Roman Villa an oldie but a goodie

    By Robin Intemann robin.intemann@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    If Roman Villa were a song, it'd be a golden oldie, one you keep humming and tapping your toe to long after the music ends. This perennial favorite has been serving Italian food since 1959 and, judging by the midweek crowd on a recent visit, no one's tiring of the tune. Roman Villa...

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