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Colorado Springs chef turns mountain fine dining eatery into a distillery offering smoked meats

By: By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -

Victor Matthews is never at a loss of ideas for starting new projects or repurposing old concepts. Such is the case for his new Black Bear Distillery (repurposing) and Big Daddy's BBQ (new).

His Black Bear...

Dining Review: Natural food a hit at family-owned Colorado Springs business

By: By JL Fields jl.fields@gazette.com -

Editor's note: Fields writes a monthly review of vegan options at local restaurants.

In this fast food nation where quick meals are the norm - not always healthy and rarely vegan-friendly - I have begun to...

Colorado Springs chef takes over cooking duty at Old Colorado City eatery

By: By teresa Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -

Kitchen doors are revolving.

James Davis has left 2South Food and Wine Bar, 2 S. 25th St., to head the culinary team at the soon-to-open Panino's Eastside, 3015 New Center Point. His move left the executive...

Historic Stagecoach Inn in Manitou Springs is back in business

By: By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -

The Stagecoach Inn, 702 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, has reopened with little fanfare, a new owner and a slight change in name. It's now called PJ's Stagecoach Inn with a nod to owner, Paul Jakubczyk. He also...

Table Talk video: Ramon Q's Foodstruck in Colorado Springs

By: By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -

Elizabeth Giberti, who with her husband, Michael, owns Ramon Q's Foodstruck, prepares quinoa salad tacos.

Ramon Q's serves a combination of Mexican and Italian foods from a flashy orange mobile truck.

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Dining Review: Cajun finds a home in Manitou; you may find decadence

By: By Robin Intemann, robin.intemann@gazette.com -

The availability of crawfish at BooDad's Louisiana Cafe's menu started a discussion about the tiny crustaceans that went from nostalgic to best-eating techniques. It's no wonder this was a topic of conversation:...

Colorado Springs man unsure of being 'Chipotle guy to 300 million people'

By: By Stephanie Earls stephanie.earls@gazette.com -

Mark Rantal is many things: graphic designer, improv comedian, fast-casual philosopher and fan of Mexican food.

He is not - repeat, not - the Jared of Chipotle. Any similarities to former Subway spokesman...

Colorado Springs man claims to have eaten Chipotle for 100 days straight

By: Dave Burdick, The Denver Post

Mark Rantal, whose Facebook profile says he’s from Colorado Springs, claims to have eaten at Chipotle for 100 days straight. Of course, if you work in an office, chances are decent you’re saying to yourself right...