Best Of 2016

Best Of 2016 - Trader Joe's. Photo by Jeff Kearney.

If, for some reason, I had to choose a last meal, bread and butter would be at the top of the menu. After wandering around Trader Joe’s recently, I came home with my new favorite bread: Trader Joe’s European Style Whole Grain Bread. If you’re a gluten avoider, look away now, because this loaf is made from cracked rye, crushed whole wheat, sunflower seeds, flax seeds and some other stuff, all ingredients I can recognize. It’s dense, nutty and made to be slathered with creamy butter or everybody’s current favorite toast buddy — avocado; traderjoes.com.

Top Colorado Springs food and drink picks

When our staff discovers something they love — they share it. On this list of Gazette staff 'Pikes Picks,' you'll find  Colorado Springs-area eateries that have impressed and surprised the staff's palates. Click here for readers' top choices in the annual Gazette Best of the Springs.

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