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  • SudSisters: A different beer for every day of the year? Colorado Springs club says yes

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    When you announce your plans to drink a different beer a day for an entire year - that's a fresh brand/style each and every day for 365 days - you should maybe expect people to get the wrong idea. Like that it's about quantity. "The point isn't to drink as much as you can, it's to...

  • Spain meets Colorado. A happy food marriage on the Springs' west side

    By teresa j. farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Gazette Food Editor Teresa Farney taste tests TAPAteria on West Colorado Avenue. If the web had smell-a-vision, this restaurant may win hands down on sultry smells to tantalize your taste buds. Calamari, octopus and cocktail chorizo help create mealtime goodness. TAPAteria is...

  • DINING REVIEW: Luigi's offers traditional (and tasty) Italian food with old-school vibe

    By Robin Intemann, robin.intemann@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    The dark paneling, red-checkered tablecloths and empty straw-covered Chianti bottles lining the walls of Luigi's Homemade Italian Food make you feel like you've stepped into the 1950s. Oh wait, that's when this Italian restaurant opened. I happen to like the time-warp effect,...

  • Drive-thru review: McDonald's jalapeno double not as spicy as it sounds

    Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    McDonald's Jalapeno Double doubles down with two beef patties and two kinds of jalapeno peppers for two bucks. Here's the breakdown: two "mouth-watering" all-beef patties, breaded and deep-fried jalapeno strips, sliced jalapenos, smooth pasteurized processed white cheddar cheeseand...

  • Smiling Toad Brewery opens new location, loses unique Colorado Springs distinction

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    Last week was bittersweet for Smiling Toad Brewery. When doors opened Friday at the new location, 1757 S. 8th St., the brewery officially lost bragging rights as the tiniest in Colorado Springs. "Yes, we're growing up. It's a good thing," said head brewer and co-owner Fred Davis....

  • Marco's Pizza hosts Sunday fundraiser for Colorado Springs boy

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Marco's Pizza in Briargate will host a kid-friendly benefit event as well as donate a portion of all sales Sunday to the family of 4-year-old Logan Swearingen, a Colorado Springs boy who is fighting two major childhood diseases. Born with cystic fibrosis, a chronic illness that...

  • It's all fun and games, and beer, at Bristol's Beer Field Day

    Monica Mendoza
    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

      Remember Field Day from when you were a kid? Well how about Beer Field Day now that you're all grown up. Bristol Brewing Company is hosting its inaugural Beer Field Day on Saturday, Sept. 6 at its historic Ivywild School, 1605 S. Cascade Ave. "This event will allow guests...

  • Smiling Toad Brewery opens new location, loses unique Colorado Springs distinction

    Stephanie Earls
    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    It’s a bittersweet day for Smiling Toad Brewery. When doors opened Friday at the new location, 1757 S. 8th St., the brewery officially lost bragging rights as the tiniest in Colorado Springs. “Yes, we’re growing up. It’s a good thing,” said head brewer and co-owner Fred Davis....

  • Colorado Springs is home to a garlic and chili festival

    teresa j. farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    The Garlic and Chile Fest will take place at Summerland Gardens, 124 E. Cheyenne Road, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 13. This is the combined efforts of Larry Stebbins, director of Pikes Peak Urban Gardens, and Julie McIntyre, owner of Summerland Gardens. In previous years...

  • Meadow Muffins closes; Colorado Springs restaurateur taking over the space

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    One of Old Colorado City's signature bars - a Colorado Avenue staple known for its cavernous space, burgers, decorative movie memorabilia and classic rock feel - closed this week, but the space won't be vacant for long. Meadow Muffins' owner Todd Delahanty sold the business to Rob...

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