<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - restaurant%20reviews]]> http://gazette.com/rss/restaurant%20reviews Sun, 05 Jul 2015 17:23:03 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Dining review: Wood-fired pizza to savor at Colorado Springs pizzeria]]> http://gazette.com/dining-review-wood-fired-pizza-to-savor-at-colorado-springs-pizzeria/article/1554816?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dining-review-wood-fired-pizza-to-savor-at-colorado-springs-pizzeria/article/1554816?custom_click=rss

Standing in line to order a meal often conjures negative images; after all, it's part of what makes fast food, well you know: fast.

Fortunately, neither all lines nor all cuisines are created equal.

Yes, Il Vicino Wood Oven Pizza does have a queue and its menu is posted on the wall (it also has hand-held versions to peruse while waiting to reach the cashier to place your order). That's where the similarities to corporate, indistinguishable fast-food establishments end. It's not that the line necessarily moves quickly, but there's a synergy that comes from being greeted by staff soon after walking in the door, the flurry of activity taking place at the wood-burning pizza oven, along with the chatter filling the dining area and



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Standing in line to order a meal often conjures negative images; after all, it's part of what makes fast food, well you know: fast.

Fortunately, neither all lines nor all cuisines are created equal.

Yes, Il Vicino Wood Oven Pizza does have a queue and its menu is posted on the wall (it also has hand-held versions to peruse while waiting to reach the cashier to place your order). That's where the similarities to corporate, indistinguishable fast-food establishments end. It's not that the line necessarily moves quickly, but there's a synergy that comes from being greeted by staff soon after walking in the door, the flurry of activity taking place at the wood-burning pizza oven, along with the chatter filling the dining area and

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Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:58:05 -0600
<![CDATA[Dining review: A multicourse Moroccan adventure in Manitou Springs]]> http://gazette.com/dining-review-a-multicourse-moroccan-adventure-in-manitou-springs/article/1554437?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dining-review-a-multicourse-moroccan-adventure-in-manitou-springs/article/1554437?custom_click=rss

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

I've lived in Colorado Springs for just over two years. Each time I would drive into Manitou Springs, passing Moroccan restaurant Tajine Alami, I would think, "I should eat there" (Middle East and North Africa cuisine can be incredibly vegan friendly). On a recent Saturday night I finally followed through on that thought and I'm so glad I did.

The exterior of the restaurant appears worn and for good reason: It was built in 1902 and housed ballroom music and dancing for years - which explains the small bar to the left, the open foyer and large rooms, one on each wide.



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

I've lived in Colorado Springs for just over two years. Each time I would drive into Manitou Springs, passing Moroccan restaurant Tajine Alami, I would think, "I should eat there" (Middle East and North Africa cuisine can be incredibly vegan friendly). On a recent Saturday night I finally followed through on that thought and I'm so glad I did.

The exterior of the restaurant appears worn and for good reason: It was built in 1902 and housed ballroom music and dancing for years - which explains the small bar to the left, the open foyer and large rooms, one on each wide.

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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:08:29 -0600
<![CDATA[Dining review: New Colorado Springs location, same great food at traditional Eastern European restaurant]]> http://gazette.com/dining-review-new-colorado-springs-location-same-great-food-at-traditional-eastern-european-restaurant/article/1554008?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dining-review-new-colorado-springs-location-same-great-food-at-traditional-eastern-european-restaurant/article/1554008?custom_click=rss

Thirteen is often considered an unlucky number, but not for area diners. That's how long PJ's Bistro has been serving traditional Eastern European cuisine. And things just got a little more fortuitous: PJ's recently moved to new digs just west of downtown.

Although the setting and address are different, and the menu is slightly smaller those familiar with PJ's can expect the same attention to detail in the homemade food and attentive service. For anyone yet to sample the restaurant's pierogies, borscht and other house specialties, stop procrastinating.

The new site, once home to La Petite Maison and other eateries, is larger than PJ's former Manitou Springs space but maintains the sense of intimacy most often associated with



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Thirteen is often considered an unlucky number, but not for area diners. That's how long PJ's Bistro has been serving traditional Eastern European cuisine. And things just got a little more fortuitous: PJ's recently moved to new digs just west of downtown.

Although the setting and address are different, and the menu is slightly smaller those familiar with PJ's can expect the same attention to detail in the homemade food and attentive service. For anyone yet to sample the restaurant's pierogies, borscht and other house specialties, stop procrastinating.

The new site, once home to La Petite Maison and other eateries, is larger than PJ's former Manitou Springs space but maintains the sense of intimacy most often associated with

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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 11:27:51 -0600