<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - restaurant%20reviews]]> http://gazette.com/rss/restaurant%20reviews Tue, 31 Mar 2015 02:35:10 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Dining review: Poor Richard's rich in alternative fare]]> By JL Fields jl.fields@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/dining-review-poor-richards-rich-in-alternative-fare/article/1548587?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dining-review-poor-richards-rich-in-alternative-fare/article/1548587?custom_click=rss

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

During a visit to Colorado Springs while considering a move from New York, my first vegan meal was at Poor Richard's. Vegan pizza in my potential new hometown? Let's just say I put it under the "pro" list on reasons to relocate. The adjoining toy store, bookstore and wine and chocolate cafe didn't hurt, either.

Poor Richard's Restaurant, a North Tejon Street staple, has a relaxed, coffee house vibe with casual indoor and outdoor seating. Ideal for solo diners and date night, you'll likely also see a book club or volunteer group gathering for a dinner meeting.



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

During a visit to Colorado Springs while considering a move from New York, my first vegan meal was at Poor Richard's. Vegan pizza in my potential new hometown? Let's just say I put it under the "pro" list on reasons to relocate. The adjoining toy store, bookstore and wine and chocolate cafe didn't hurt, either.

Poor Richard's Restaurant, a North Tejon Street staple, has a relaxed, coffee house vibe with casual indoor and outdoor seating. Ideal for solo diners and date night, you'll likely also see a book club or volunteer group gathering for a dinner meeting.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:59:17 -0600
<![CDATA[Dining review: Old Colorado City restaurant serves up distinctive fare]]> By Robin Intemann robin.intemann@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/dining-review-old-colorado-city-restaurant-serves-up-distinctive-fare/article/1548213?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dining-review-old-colorado-city-restaurant-serves-up-distinctive-fare/article/1548213?custom_click=rss

Mother Muff's got a new do and it's anything but matronly.

Formerly Meadow Muffins, the place has a fresh look, expanded menu and new owners. Long gone is the general clutter that I recall from the past. Instead, the beautiful stained glass windows and tin ceiling command attention. The interior of Mother Muff's Kitchen and Spirits highlights its early 1900s history with 21st-century amenities.

The menu highlights breakfast, which is served the entire time the kitchen is open: from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Roughly two-thirds of the menu is devoted to breakfast, but everything is available any time.

My first visit I opted for the breakfast-for-dinner route with the Chicken-n-Waffles ($9.99). This not necessarily a breakfast



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Mother Muff's got a new do and it's anything but matronly.

Formerly Meadow Muffins, the place has a fresh look, expanded menu and new owners. Long gone is the general clutter that I recall from the past. Instead, the beautiful stained glass windows and tin ceiling command attention. The interior of Mother Muff's Kitchen and Spirits highlights its early 1900s history with 21st-century amenities.

The menu highlights breakfast, which is served the entire time the kitchen is open: from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Roughly two-thirds of the menu is devoted to breakfast, but everything is available any time.

My first visit I opted for the breakfast-for-dinner route with the Chicken-n-Waffles ($9.99). This not necessarily a breakfast

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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:28:03 -0600
<![CDATA[Dining review: Gooey goodness at downtown Colorado Springs restaurant]]> By Robin Intemann robin.intemann@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/dining-review-gooey-goodness-at-downtown-colorado-springs-restaurant/article/1547784?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dining-review-gooey-goodness-at-downtown-colorado-springs-restaurant/article/1547784?custom_click=rss

For many, grilled cheese sandwiches are evocative of childhood. Face it, most of us had more than our fair share as kids. Their familiarity makes them comfort food, so they make us feel good, not just full.

It's hard to beat a gooey, toasty sandwich, but The Cheese Grill downtown is giving it a shot with variations on tradition.

For the most part, it succeeds. Where it falls short is not in execution, but rather in possibilities. Sure, several of the sandwich offerings are creative, but some just aren't set at a high enough bar.

I don't want to pay $5.95 for a simple grilled American cheese on sourdough bread. I can do that at home for a lot less. It's the addition of little things, even those I could replicate on my



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For many, grilled cheese sandwiches are evocative of childhood. Face it, most of us had more than our fair share as kids. Their familiarity makes them comfort food, so they make us feel good, not just full.

It's hard to beat a gooey, toasty sandwich, but The Cheese Grill downtown is giving it a shot with variations on tradition.

For the most part, it succeeds. Where it falls short is not in execution, but rather in possibilities. Sure, several of the sandwich offerings are creative, but some just aren't set at a high enough bar.

I don't want to pay $5.95 for a simple grilled American cheese on sourdough bread. I can do that at home for a lot less. It's the addition of little things, even those I could replicate on my

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Thu, 12 Mar 2015 11:38:13 -0600