<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - restaurant%20reviews]]> http://gazette.com/rss/restaurant%20reviews Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:57:38 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Dining Review: Neighborhood fave Savelli's Pizza, Pasta, Subs offers just what the name says]]> http://gazette.com/dining-review-neighborhood-fave-savellis-pizza-pasta-subs-offers-just-what-the-name-says/article/1594628?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dining-review-neighborhood-fave-savellis-pizza-pasta-subs-offers-just-what-the-name-says/article/1594628?custom_click=rss

Popular neighborhood pizza joints are as common in places like New York City or Chicago as 24-hour public transportation, yet even Manitou Springs has its own local favorite in Savelli's Pizza, Pasta, Subs.

Much remains unchanged since the locally-owned pizzeria opened in 1998. The smiling faces that greet and serve are new, but the varied menu, the good quality and the tired décor are as comforting as, well, a home-cooked meal.

When my kids were younger, Savelli's was the place to go after sporting events or to celebrate report cards. It was affordable, reliable and convenient to home. In the summer we vied with tourists for tables, but it always felt like a place to meet friends for pizza.

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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:09:45 -0700
<![CDATA[Dining Review: Frame up a simple, tasty meal at Blank Canvas Cafe]]> http://gazette.com/dining-review-frame-up-a-simple-tasty-meal-at-blank-canvas-cafe/article/1593682?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dining-review-frame-up-a-simple-tasty-meal-at-blank-canvas-cafe/article/1593682?custom_click=rss

Blank Canvas Café is a front. Sure, it's a restaurant, but there's a lot of activity in the works beyond the dining area. Fortunately, it's all on the up and up.

The restaurant is part of Dream Catchers, which, according to its website, "offers vocational training and employment opportunities for adults with intellectual disabilities and at-risk youth." In the back, past the small kitchen, is an arts workspace.

While this makes Blank Canvas an interesting place to see, it's the impressive, palate-pleasing menu that makes it such an enjoyable place to eat.

Following my first visit I saw the chef in the parking lot. I told him how much I liked my meal. He said to come back and try the gumbo; it's something he starts

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Wed, 04 Jan 2017 19:33:54 -0700