<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - restaurant%20reviews]]> http://gazette.com/rss/restaurant%20reviews Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:54:49 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Dining Review: Taste-tempting inspired menu at Shuga's]]> http://gazette.com/dining-review-taste-tempting-inspired-menu-at-shugas/article/1580869?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dining-review-taste-tempting-inspired-menu-at-shugas/article/1580869?custom_click=rss

The first decision to make at Shuga's is whether to eat inside beneath the flock of origami cranes or outdoors on the back patio where patches of sky slip through the colorful umbrellas and tarp. Once the exterior lights come on and night has made it presence known, the latter is a bit more magical.

So is the food.

The menu is simple, yet inspired. It's composed mostly of sandwiches, salads, bruschetta and two kinds of soup: a seasonal soup and Brazilian shrimp. On my most recent visit, it was watermelon gazpacho. I've also tried a beet gazpacho; it was refreshing and nothing like borscht, which is what might come to mind when considering beets in liquid form. The cold soups are tempting, but Shuga's is known for its (hot)



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<![CDATA[Dining Review: Breakfast ascends at Good Karma Coffee Lounge & Deli]]> http://gazette.com/dining-review-breakfast-ascends-at-good-karma-coffee-lounge-deli/article/1580353?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dining-review-breakfast-ascends-at-good-karma-coffee-lounge-deli/article/1580353?custom_click=rss

Good Karma Coffee Lounge & Deli isn't quite nirvana, but it does have plenty of bright spots. Besides, disliking it altogether might not bode well on the path to enlightenment.

In the heart of Manitou Springs, this small, friendly cafe boasts an easygoing vibe with quick service. The menu emphasizes breakfast, which is served until the kitchen closes at 2 p.m. Good Karma serves beverages, baked goods and pre-made deli goods until 6 p.m.

This is an order-at-the-counter establishment displaying a range of original artwork on the walls. It's dog-friendly, clean and prices are reasonable. Yet there were only a few things that set it apart from similar eateries.

Notably, the Karma and Quinoa Bowls - complete meals in a



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