• Taco Bueno opening its first Colorado Springs location next week

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    A Tex-Mex restaurant chain makes its debut in Colorado next week when it opens on Colorado Springs' north side. Dallas-based Taco Bueno - which bills itself as quick service and not fast food - will open the first of three Springs locations at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday at 7970 N. Academy...

  • Dining review: Going beyond the standards at Colorado Springs Mexican restaurant

    By Robin Intemann robin.intemann@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    For several years a good friend has lauded the virtues of La Carreta Mexican Restaurant. Thanks to her it was on my radar, but, until recently, I'd never followed up; I've been pleased with my go-to list when it comes to good Mexican restaurants. While I don't begrudge any of the meals...

  • Colorado Springs Passport is way to sample 34 restaurants offering 2-for-1 deals

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    Get yourself a pass to 34 restaurants and bars in downtown Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs for 2-for-1 drink specials with The Colorado Springs Passport through Labor Day. At 20 bucks a passport, you could conceivably pay for the book with just two visits. When you visit a place...

  • On Food: Dads who like smoked food will fall for new smoke-flavored condiments

    By Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    Does your dad like to smoke? Take a hike? Fire up the grill? Well, then I have some suggestions for gifts that might make his day on Father's Day. By smoking, I'm talking about the latest craze: adding a smoky flavor to condiments. "Yes, the smoky flavor has gotten some attention,...

  • The Wine Gallery helps Springs shoppers explore the world of wine

    By Hannah Blick, hannah.blick@gazette.com
    Updated: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    Sponsored: Cindy Reiman is on a mission to get Colorado Springs excited about wine. “It’s more than just a drink, wine is an adventure,” said the owner of local beverage boutique The Wine Gallery. “You can explore the world from your dining room table.” From the rich aromas to the...

  • Chipotle comes under fire in employee suits; hundreds of workers in several states allege they were cheated out of pay

    By Anna Boiko-Weyrauch Rocky Mountain PBS I-News -
    Updated: Sun, Jun 7, 2015

    With the motto "Food With Integrity," Chipotle Mexican Grill's brand is based on ethical fast food. But hundreds of workers in nine lawsuits in six states allege the company's moral high ground on pork, beef and chicken doesn't extend to its cooks, cashiers and managers. The lawsuits...

  • Dining review: Creative menu, friendly service at Colorado Springs bar & grill

    By Robin Intemann robin.intemann@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jun 7, 2015

    Thanks to years of watching Saturday morning cartoons, whenever I saw the word "Acme," I thought of The Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote. Move over, animated memories. Acme Bar & Grill now makes me think of something local. Acme Bar & Grill is an easy place to like. The service...

  • Friday is National Doughnut Day: Here's where to find free treats in Colorado Springs

    By Amanda Hancock amanda.hancock@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    No judgment if you lick your fingers. National Doughnut Day - the widespread excuse to gorge on sugary and glazed cake for breakfast - is Friday. From mom-and-pops to doughy titans, there's plenty of places to get a sweet (and maybe free) fix. Here's some local spots to suit your...

  • Taco Bell to serve alcohol at one US location

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    NEW YORK — Taco Bell says it will serve beer, wine and "mixed alcohol freezes" at a new location set to open in Chicago this summer. The chain, owned by Yum Brands Inc., says the restaurant will have a new design it's testing in urban markets. It says the layout has already been...

  • Carl's, Hardee's CEO: Not all models know how to eat burgers

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, May 31, 2015

    NEW YORK — Carl's Jr. and Hardee's ads starring nearly naked women have become a part of American culture, according to Andy Puzder, CEO of the chains' parent company. "People watch for the ads, and want to know when the next one's coming out," he says. Some of the women were...

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