<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - restaurant%20reviews]]> http://gazette.com/rss/restaurant%20reviews Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:05:40 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Dining Review: Colorado Smokehouse tiny in size, big in smoked meaty taste]]> http://gazette.com/dining-review-colorado-smokehouse-tiny-in-size-big-in-smoked-meaty-taste/article/1599492?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dining-review-colorado-smokehouse-tiny-in-size-big-in-smoked-meaty-taste/article/1599492?custom_click=rss

The distinct scent of smoked meats was missing the day I visited Colorado Smokehouse in Fountain.

The two smokers weren't in operation, so there were no wafts of meats slowly cooking over hardwood. The distinct fragrance usually serves as a tempting prelude to a barbecue meal. I imagine, when in use, the smokers create streams of grill aromas up and down nearby U.S. 87.

Colorado Smokehouse isn't much of a sit-down restaurant. The diminutive eatery boasts only six barstools and five picnic tables outside. It could easily be called Colorado Smoketinyhouse. Its (corn)bread and butter lie in takeout orders.

Colorado Smokehouse has a larger facility at 4737 N. Academy Blvd. more suited for dining-in.

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<![CDATA[Dining Review: Toast or Not Toast? Loyal Coffee's menu lets you choose]]> http://gazette.com/dining-review-toast-or-not-toast-loyal-coffees-menu-lets-you-choose/article/1599003?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dining-review-toast-or-not-toast-loyal-coffees-menu-lets-you-choose/article/1599003?custom_click=rss

Loyal Coffee offers more than a cuppa Joe.

With a limited food menu, an array of alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages, teas, a cool vibe and industrial chic d├ęcor, and, of course, coffee, Loyal is an exciting discovery. Attention to detail is evident from the flooring to the exposed venting system in the ceiling and everything in between. (Be sure to look up at the rope work.)

The coffee is roasted by the owners - six Colorado Springs baristas - off-site. The food, however, is prepared in an open-prep space the size of a walk-in closet. Orders are placed at the counter, but food is brought to tables.

The woman who took our order told us everything is delicious. This wasn't just a company line in the name of loyalty; she

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