<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - teresa%20farney]]> http://gazette.com/rss/teresa%20farney Sun, 22 Apr 2018 18:14:29 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Slow Food Nations comes to Larimer Square in Denver July 13 to 15]]> http://gazette.com/slow-food-nations-comes-to-larimer-square-in-denver-july-13-to-15/article/1624604?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/slow-food-nations-comes-to-larimer-square-in-denver-july-13-to-15/article/1624604?custom_click=rss

Slow Food Nations, a three-day culinary festival inspired by Italy's famed Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, takes place in Denver for the second year July 13 to 15. To introduce media to the foodie-focused weekend, a reception was held at Urban Farmer, the restaurant that replaced McCormick's Fish House in the Oxford Hotel in Denver, And what better place to learn about slowing down and enjoying food, the premise for the Slow Food movement? The Portland, Ore.-based Urban Farmer chain is devoted to the sustainability ethos that favors local and organic food sourcing.

Executive chef Chris Starkus moved from Portland to open the restaurant.



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Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:29:20 -0600
<![CDATA[The Broadmoor Resort's Penrose Room has a young turk with impressive culinary credentials]]> http://gazette.com/the-broadmoor-resorts-penrose-room-has-a-young-turk-with-impressive-culinary-credentials/article/1624535?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-broadmoor-resorts-penrose-room-has-a-young-turk-with-impressive-culinary-credentials/article/1624535?custom_click=rss

Max Robbins' resume covers only eight years in a professional kitchen. It's short and sweet, but there's a lot of meat. The 29-year-old has been aligned with top chefs in multistarred restaurants since he started his training and last year was hired as chef de cuisine at The Broadmoor's prestigious Penrose Room.

During training at the Culinary Institute of America in New York, Robbins was selected by Eric Ripert, owner and chef of Le Bernardin, a three-Michelin-star restaurant in Manhattan, for a brief internship. After graduation, Robbins went back to Ripert's kitchen for a short period before accepting a chef position with Gabriel Kreuther, then chef at Modern, a two-Michelin-star restaurant in the Museum of Modern Art in New



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Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:46:08 -0600
<![CDATA[Recipes for recovery after long workouts? Colorado Springs swimmer and triathlete trainer has tips]]> http://gazette.com/recipes-for-recovery-after-long-workouts-colorado-springs-swimmer-and-triathlete-trainer-has-tips/article/1624446?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/recipes-for-recovery-after-long-workouts-colorado-springs-swimmer-and-triathlete-trainer-has-tips/article/1624446?custom_click=rss

With our high altitude and dry climate, most exercise enthusiasts know it's vital to rehydrate when working out.

"Drink every 15 minutes during your workout," said Dave Burgess, head coach of Podium Training Systems, which trains swimmers and triathletes.

It's also vital to refuel - more frequently than you might think. He talked about this at his recent cooking class, Plant-Based Diet for Athletes.

"For shorter workouts, 45 minutes or less, you most likely don't need to worry about refueling immediately," he said. "Just have your regularly next-scheduled meal."

But if you're doing a long workout, you need to have what Burgess calls a recovery meal plan.



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Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:47:02 -0600
<![CDATA[Pikes Pick: Wine extravaganza coming to Canon City]]> http://gazette.com/pikes-pick-wine-extravaganza-coming-to-canon-city/article/1624366?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pikes-pick-wine-extravaganza-coming-to-canon-city/article/1624366?custom_click=rss

The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, 3011 E. Colorado 50, CaƱon City, offers Peace, Love the Congregation Spring Wine Extravaganza from 1 to 4 p.m. April 21. For $30, taste new releases 2017 Viognier, 2016 Norton, 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2016 Merlot Divinity. New vintages on sale at special pricing. Barrel tasting (weather permitting), food samples and live music included. Details: 1-877-422-9463, abbeywinery.com.



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Sat, 14 Apr 2018 16:29:05 -0600
<![CDATA[Pikes Picks: Silent disco at the FAC, vegan endurance athlete, Dollarita's back ]]> http://gazette.com/pikes-picks-silent-disco-at-the-fac-vegan-endurance-athlete-dollaritas-back/article/1624224?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pikes-picks-silent-disco-at-the-fac-vegan-endurance-athlete-dollaritas-back/article/1624224?custom_click=rss

It's margaritaville during April at participating Applebee's neighborhood restaurants.



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Thu, 12 Apr 2018 16:45:02 -0600
<![CDATA[The Egg and I restaurants hatch new spring dishes]]> http://gazette.com/the-egg-and-i-restaurants-hatch-new-spring-dishes/article/1624168?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-egg-and-i-restaurants-hatch-new-spring-dishes/article/1624168?custom_click=rss

Some new spring dishes have hatched at The Egg & I restaurants in Colorado, which are worth crowing about for price, portions and high-quality fresh ingredients prepared in-house.

The turkey and roasted veggie omelette ($9.99) is expertly created with egg-whites folded around chunks of turkey, chopped fresh asparagus, leaf spinach, crumbled feta cheese and delicious house-roasted onions and tomatoes. Topped off with more feta crumbles and fresh herbs. Served with fresh greens dressed in zesty lemon vinaigrette and a slice of thick-cut whole grain toast.

The blueberry lemon pancake breakfast ($10.29) is an eye-popping beauty of a dinner-plate-size whole-wheat pancake, topped with tangy lemon curd, fresh blueberries tossed in agave



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Wed, 11 Apr 2018 17:26:04 -0600
<![CDATA[Popular Juniper Valley Ranch restaurant opens for 67th season]]> http://gazette.com/popular-juniper-valley-ranch-restaurant-opens-for-67th-season/article/1624169?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/popular-juniper-valley-ranch-restaurant-opens-for-67th-season/article/1624169?custom_click=rss

Juniper Valley Ranch, 16350 S. Colorado 115, has opened for the 67th season with some new menu items and adult beverages.

"We will continue serving made-from-scratch dinners using our Grandma Ethel's recipes and world-famous skillet-fried chicken," said Preston Dickey, fourth-generation, marketing director and pie czar. "We also now feature seasonal pies with local fruit made in-house daily, and a widely updated beer and wine list with a big emphasis on local producers. We are even adding seasonal rotating cocktails to the menu."

Chicken-fried steak is the Friday night special. Hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 1 to 7 p.m. Sundays. Summer Thursday hours to come. No credit cards accepted. Details: 576-0741,



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Wed, 11 Apr 2018 11:33:41 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs has a new Cuban eatery that's attracting appreciative fans]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-has-a-new-cuban-eatery-thats-attracting-appreciative-fans/article/1624141?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-has-a-new-cuban-eatery-thats-attracting-appreciative-fans/article/1624141?custom_click=rss

Meet husband-wife Elvin and Jolly Garcia, who with Carlos Rodriguez have opened Havana Grill - Authentic Cuban Cuisine at 3748 Astrozon Blvd.

Rodriguez, who had three successful eateries in Miami, oversees the kitchen at this new venture. The Miami transplants are serving Cuban dishes that are getting rave reviews from fans in search of Cuban coffee (espresso with sugar), Cuban sandwiches and big hearty Cuban breakfasts. The excitement was evident on opening day April 3, with more than 1,500 hungry diners lining up for free food. Regular hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Liquor license in the works. Details: 445-0776, facebook.com/havanagrillco.

Lunch at the ranch

Juniper Valley Ranch, 16350 S.



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Wed, 11 Apr 2018 11:32:43 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs is home to farm-to-table dinners and brunches]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-is-home-to-farm-to-table-dinners-and-brunches/article/1624071?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-is-home-to-farm-to-table-dinners-and-brunches/article/1624071?custom_click=rss

Mike Preisler began hosting "authentic Colorado farm dinners" at Corner Post Ranch in Black Forest last summer. "A Night on the Ranch" featured an array of chefs cooking healthy meals sourced from local farmers, along with musical entertainment.

The five-course dinners were so popular that they're back this year with an even more impressive lineup of chefs. They don't start until June, but several of the dinners already are sold out. Fear not, however. This year, Preisler is introducing another meal option: "Brunch on the Ranch," which also begins in June. Tickets to the events are on sale now.

The menus for both meals can change up to the day of the dinner, so the foods aren't announced ahead of time. The food usually is



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Wed, 11 Apr 2018 11:08:44 -0600
<![CDATA[Temple of lobster found in a Colorado Springs food truck]]> http://gazette.com/temple-of-lobster-found-in-a-colorado-springs-food-truck/article/1623921?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/temple-of-lobster-found-in-a-colorado-springs-food-truck/article/1623921?custom_click=rss

If you haven't found Chef Bob's Lobstah Trap, Bob Derian's nod to his Boston homeland and his mobile food business, we're here to help.

Trust us, it's worth clawing your way to his steaming kitchen for a lobster roll bursting with sweet crustacean meat. Derian parks his temple of lobster at Red Leg Brewing, 4630 Forge Road, 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays.

Visit facebook.com/thelobstahtrap to find out other locations to enjoy Derian's seafood treats.



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Sat, 07 Apr 2018 12:30:59 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs drive-through wins customers with vegan grub]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-drive-through-wins-customers-with-vegan-grub/article/1623692?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-drive-through-wins-customers-with-vegan-grub/article/1623692?custom_click=rss

Dusty Hernandez, owner of Santana's Vegan Grill, 5046 Academy Blvd., is putting Beyond Burger on the veggie map as Colorado Springs' first vegan drive-through eatery.

For the uninitiated, Beyond Burger is a plant-based burger that looks, cooks and tastes like a fresh beef burger. Each patty packs 20 grams of plant-based protein and has no GMOs, soy or gluten. Hernandez gives the patty a sear on a hot grill for flavor-enhancing goodness. Fresh lettuce, tasty tomato and a delicious bun seal the deal.

The prices are right, too. The deluxe burger ($5.79) is a no-frills single-patty deal. A deluxe cheeseburger ($6.39) is a juicy patty topped with vegan cheese. And the deluxe bacon cheeseburger ($7.49), you guessed it, gets a



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Fri, 06 Apr 2018 11:50:58 -0600
<![CDATA[6 new foods ready at Coors Field as Rockies get ready for 2018 home opener]]> http://gazette.com/6-new-foods-ready-at-coors-field-as-rockies-get-ready-for-2018-home-opener/article/1623727?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/6-new-foods-ready-at-coors-field-as-rockies-get-ready-for-2018-home-opener/article/1623727?custom_click=rss

The Colorado Rockies open their home schedule on Friday, a time to dust off your list of excuses for skipping work or school to enjoy an afternoon at the ballpark.

You're so there. And you're hungry.

But before you drop your dime on some peanuts, popcorn, Cracker Jacks or classic hot dogs, take a closer look at the foods that aren't hawked on the aisles but are on the menus of concession stands. Sweet and salty aren't your only choices.

Aramark sates hungry Rockies fans with good and good-for-you eats and drinks at Coors Field and other Major League Baseball stadiums.



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Fri, 06 Apr 2018 10:24:11 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs chef sells seafood from Louisiana]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-chef-sells-seafood-from-louisiana/article/1623683?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-chef-sells-seafood-from-louisiana/article/1623683?custom_click=rss

I love a cocktail at the end of the day, but my refreshing treat of choice has no alcohol. I'm talking about shrimp cocktail, and I found the best place to buy the star of the show.

I'm hooked on the frozen crustaceans stocked by chef Robert "BB" Brunet, owner of Momma Pearl's Cajun Kitchen & Seafood Co. The shrimp are not only delicious, but also super healthy, packed with low-fat protein, antioxidants and vitamins.

My obsession with these shrimp started after I picked up a couple of pounds for our Christmas dinner starter. I was so impressed with the flavor and texture that I now keep a bag in my freezer at the ready for when I want an appetizer, light lunch or snack.



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Tue, 03 Apr 2018 06:31:33 -0600