<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - restaurant%20reviews]]> http://gazette.com/rss/restaurant%20reviews Sun, 22 Apr 2018 14:08:51 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Down-home Southern fare - three days a week]]> http://gazette.com/down-home-southern-fare-three-days-a-week/article/1624546?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/down-home-southern-fare-three-days-a-week/article/1624546?custom_click=rss

If wanting what you can't have holds true, then the owners of Mayo's O'Taste & See know exactly what they're doing with its limited hours.

When open, this South Academy Boulevard eatery is packed, as if diners know they need to eat while the stove is hot. Mayo's only serves its homemade comfort fare between 11 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. I asked an employee why just three days. He shrugged and said he wished it were more. He's not alone.

This is an order-at-the counter establishment with a casual dining area that's much more inviting than the nondescript exterior suggests. The menu features a few Thai dishes along with predominantly Southern classics such as gumbo (Fridays only), fried pork chop,

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Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:26:40 -0600
<![CDATA[Review: Woodland Park's Swiss Chalet food phenomenal, but service is ...]]> http://gazette.com/review-woodland-parks-swiss-chalet-food-phenomenal-but-service-is-.../article/1624172?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/review-woodland-parks-swiss-chalet-food-phenomenal-but-service-is-.../article/1624172?custom_click=rss

The d├ęcor, cuisine and name leave no doubt what to expect at the Swiss Chalet in Woodland Park, and the mountain view adds an exclamation point.

This venerable restaurant has been serving residents and tourists for 56 years. A couple sitting near us on a recent visit said their first meal at the fine dining establishment was in 1982. The City Above the Clouds probably bore little resemblance then to its current appearance. Yet by all accounts, the Swiss Chalet has largely maintained its charm and an impressive menu. A few things are less than stellar, but good food helps cover most flaws.

We were warmly greeted upon entering, and our reserved table was ready with filled water glasses.

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Thu, 12 Apr 2018 11:11:49 -0600
<![CDATA[Dining review: Take a tasty pie to go from Monument's Papa Bear Pizza]]> http://gazette.com/dining-review-take-a-tasty-pie-to-go-from-monuments-papa-bear-pizza/article/1623695?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dining-review-take-a-tasty-pie-to-go-from-monuments-papa-bear-pizza/article/1623695?custom_click=rss

Despite the lack of a liquor license and the name reminding me of a children's fairy tale, Papa Bear Pizza in Monument should appeal to palates of all ages.

Although it has booths for dining in, the bulk of the business is carry-out. This makes sense, as the unimpressive ambiance of this order-at-the-counter pizzeria belies the quality of the food that comes out of the kitchen.

Be forewarned. When Papa Bear runs out of dough, the kitchen closes until the next day. An employee comes in to start the dough at 2 a.m. every Wednesday through Sunday. It's not only started from scratch each day, but also is made with Caputo flour from Naples, Italy - "the gold standard of flours," according to the Caputo website.

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Mon, 09 Apr 2018 18:53:41 -0600