<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - restaurant%20reviews]]> http://gazette.com/rss/restaurant%20reviews Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:19:33 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Dining review: Service friendly, food average at Rudy's Little Hideaway]]> http://gazette.com/dining-review-service-friendly-food-average-at-rudys-little-hideaway/article/1591285?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dining-review-service-friendly-food-average-at-rudys-little-hideaway/article/1591285?custom_click=rss

The good news when we entered Rudy's Little Hideaway on a recent Saturday night was that we'd missed an apparent rush; the bad news was all the evidence of it.

We'd been told to seat ourselves, but the choices were limited. Rudy's is a large restaurant, but so many tables still had dirty dishes or remnants of previous meals that needed to be wiped clean. It's off-putting to have stacked plates and wadded napkins in nearly every line of vision. Attempts to tidy up were apparent with a rag left here or a tub of dishes left there.

There was other good news, though: Our server was exceptionally friendly and earnest. We ordered the classic margarita ($6.99) and a Love Potion margarita ($9.99).

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Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:09:22 -0700
<![CDATA[Dining Review: Sick of turkey? Try comforting Mexican fare at Arceo's]]> http://gazette.com/dining-review-sick-of-turkey-try-comforting-mexican-fare-at-arceos/article/1590847?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dining-review-sick-of-turkey-try-comforting-mexican-fare-at-arceos/article/1590847?custom_click=rss

Four years ago this month, my husband and I packed up our home and cats and moved from the outskirts of New York City to Colorado Springs. Within the first week or two, we were on a mission to find an authentic Mexican restaurant in the neighborhood.

After 18 years of marriage, no matter where we've lived, it's been imperative to find one spot, close to home, dishing up authentic Mexican fare. It was Las MaƱanitas in Chicago and, after moving east, Gusano Loco in Mamaroneck, N.Y.

For more than two years I've been writing this monthly vegan dining review, and I can't believe it's taken me this long to share my favorite local Mexican dining spot.

As one travels west, two ingredients become more common in Mexican food:

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Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:03:41 -0700