• Pizza with a twist: Fast-casual chain opening in Colorado Springs

    By VALLARI GUPTE The Gazette -By VALLARI GUPTE The Gazette -
    Updated: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    A new restaurant is coming to town, and its owners hope to grab a healthy slice of the ever-popular pizza market in Colorado Springs. It may seem like a gamble in an area that already has dozens of pizza places big and small, but the CEO of the local franchisee for Seattle-based MOD...

  • Make the most of grill season by grilling most of the meal

    By MELISSA D'ARABIAN The Associated Press -by Melissa D'Arabian The Associated Press -
    Published: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    Summertime grilling is in full swing. And my feeling is that if you are going to crank up the grill, you might as well leverage it and make as much of the meal on there as possible. Don't stop at grilling meat. How about grilling a bunch of veggies for a warmed chopped salad? Simply...

  • Annual Colorado Springs street breakfast kicks off rodeo season

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    Pull up one of the 1,100 bales of hay and say hello to rodeo season at the 55th annual Colorado Springs Western Street Breakfast. It takes more than 1,100 pounds of pancake batter, 1,500 pounds of eggs, 80 gallons of syrup and 500 gallons of coffee to feed the thousands of early...

  • Crank up the flavor and moisture for a better turkey burger

    Updated: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    The turkey burger has become the healthy default of grilling season. And that's really not a bad call. That's because a 90 percent lean turkey burger (4 ounces) has only about 160 calories, yet still offers an impressive 20 grams of protein and just 9 grams of fat. Just don't be...

  • Dressing up a typical fruit salad with help from your grill

    Updated: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    Want an easy way to add a little punch to your otherwise humdrum fruit salad? Just add some heat. In this case, we tossed pineapple rings on the grill for just 4 to 5 minutes per side. The intense heat of the flames caramelizes the natural sugars of the pineapple and adds a smoky...

  • The impossible? Vegan cheese that tastes like the real deal

    Updated: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    You're not going to believe this, but there's finally a vegan cheese that doesn't suck. Seriously. In fact, Kite Hill's dairy-free "cheeses" taste so authentic, Whole Foods Markets actually sells them alongside its real deal Parmesans and cheddars. The cheeses are the work of...

  • Shrimp and quinoa combine for an easy, robust summer salad

    Updated: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    The secret to a hearty summer dinner salad? You've got to stick with ingredients that come together in little time. Because while I want my dinner salads to be robust and filling, I don't want them to take a whole lot of time to prep. One of the greatest joys of summer is getting...

  • Great potato salad comes down to how and when you season it

    Updated: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    I'm not a fan of potato salad that tastes like a bunch of spuds smothered in mayo. I want more. At the very least, I want to taste the potatoes. Trouble is, potatoes are pretty bland if not properly seasoned. They also need to be seasoned at the right moment during the cooking process....

  • 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...

  • 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...

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