<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - restaurant%20reviews]]> http://gazette.com/rss/restaurant%20reviews Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:51:25 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Dining Review: Finding upscale Mexican worth every cent in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/dining-review-finding-upscale-mexican-worth-every-cent-in-colorado-springs/article/1596903?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dining-review-finding-upscale-mexican-worth-every-cent-in-colorado-springs/article/1596903?custom_click=rss

You bet tacos, tamales and enchiladas are available at La Cava Fine Mexican Cuisine, but these are upscale versions - as are most of the dishes associated with south-of-the border cuisine. This is what puts La Cava in a league of its own. You pay for the privilege, but it's worth every bite.

As soon as we were seated, our server asked if we wanted warm chips and salsa. He was quick to mention the $3 charge. He then recommended the house margaritas ($10). We said yes to both.

The margaritas are made with fresh lime, triple sec and simple syrup. It's rare to find a house drink made with quality liquor, but that's the norm at La Cava.

The chips are from house-made corn tortillas, and were served with a smoky salsa that was



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<![CDATA[Dining review: Fine service, date-night dining at Mackenzie's Chop House]]> http://gazette.com/dining-review-fine-service-date-night-dining-at-mackenzies-chop-house/article/1596336?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dining-review-fine-service-date-night-dining-at-mackenzies-chop-house/article/1596336?custom_click=rss

Swordfish and pork chops and steak, oh my! It's no surprise that there's more to MacKenzie's Chop House than beef, but it sure makes it difficult deciding on an entree.

With a variety of meat cuts identified as house specialties, it might be easy to overlook the other possibilities, including seafood and pork. But don't.

Executive chef Paul Moreno's Dinner Fresh Sheet, a weekly listing featuring a few special appetizers and entrees, complements the regular menu. Moreno has overseen MacKenzie's kitchen for nine years. If our server was representative of the overall impressive quality of the staff, there's someone to enthusiastically and knowledgeably answer questions.

We began with roasted bone marrow ($14.95) augmented



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