• Local bakeries mill world’s best wheat, bake from scratch daily

    By Hannah Blick, hannah.blick@gazette.com
    Updated: Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    Sponsored content Rebekah Neill’s average workday starts at about 2:30 a.m. “At 5:30, bread hits the table and we knead for two hours,” she said. As Head Baker for Great Harvest Bread company’s two Colorado Springs locations, Neill knows it takes time and attention to make good...

  • Drive-thru review: Don't let these Ghost Pepper Wings scare you off

    Updated: Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    Last year, Popeyes introduced Spicebox Chicken. It didn't sell so hot, but now the company is upping the ante by welcoming one of the hotter peppers on Earth, the hellfire ghost pepper, to the fray. That's right, Ghost Pepper Wings - I ain't scared of no ghosts. Here's the breakdown:...

  • Colorado Springs couple bring a taste of Detroit to the city

    teresa J. farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    If you have Michigan connections, you may also have a fondness for Detroit Coney dogs. Those who have longed for a taste of that classic tube steak topped with meat sauce will have their wishes answered Monday at 11 a.m. with the opening of Rock City Sliders and Coneys, 405 N. Union...

  • Dining review: Downtown restaurant offers traditional Italian fare, creative spins

    By Robin Intemann robin.intemann@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    Usually a name is just a name, but Panino's made me wonder which came first: the restaurant's moniker or the sandwich it's known for? A panino is the singular of panini, a grilled, usually stuffed Italian sandwich. At Panino's, a myriad of possible fillings is rolled into a thin...

  • Downtown Colorado Springs bakery/cafe closes abruptly

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    Smiley's Bakery and Cafe, a popular downtown eatery at 323 N. Tejon St., abruptly closed its doors sometime over the past few weeks with no explanation. A "Space For Lease" sign is posted on one of the restaurant's windows, and plates, bowls and cups were stacked inside as of Tuesday...

  • Wine Guy: From Chile to California, selections to savor

    By Rich Mauro Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    Maybe you received a gift card or some cash during the holidays and are planning on treating yourself. Here are the best wines I tasted in 2014 that I didn't review. Given its pedigree and popularity, you might be looking for a California cabernet sauvignon. The Napa Valley winery...

  • Bad barley crop probably won't affect 2015 beer prices

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Jan 3, 2015

      HELENA, Mont. — Problems with the 2014 malt barley crop in the western United States have resulted in the worst year for malting production in the nation, but beer drinkers likely won't have to shell out an extra couple dollars for their favorite brews. Much of the...

  • Dining review: Savoring Southern seafood at English Dockside West

    By Robin Intemann robin.intemann@gazettte.com -By Robin Intemann robin.intemann@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 2, 2015

    For the uninitiated, the accent at English Dockside West might be surprising. It's not British, but a smooth, undulating drawl that ebbs and flows like waves on a calm sea. That's because English has nothing to do with Britannia; it's the surname of the owners, Thomas and Stephanie,...

  • Table Talk: Colorado Springs has said good-bye to holiday season but there are still plenty of festive wine dinners to check out

    teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 2, 2015

    Don't mothball the party duds yet, even though the holiday season is in the rear-view mirror. There are plenty of occasions in January to get gussied up to enjoy some fine wine and food pairing dinners. Here are just a few to get on your radar. - If you haven't visited The...

  • Downtown Colorado Springs brewery plans expansion

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jan 1, 2015

    Iron Bird Brewing Co., open for only six months, is planning to expand its downtown Colorado Springs operation with the addition of a restaurant and patio. A preliminary proposal for the expansion of the brewery at 402 S. Nevada Ave. was submitted to the city's land use review...

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