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Comment Archives: Stories: Food & Drink

Re: “Hexed-Mex: Serrano's replaces a classic Manitou Springs

My family ate at the Woodland Park location last summer. My step- daughter brought in a script for a play, and she forgot it. Mr. Serrano was very kind, and he mailed it to our house. That was darn good service.

Posted by Eric W. Olsen on 09/09/2014 at 10:10 PM

Re: “Hexed-Mex: Serrano's replaces a classic Manitou Springs

Give them time. The best chefs are often not the best business people, and I have definitely found this to be true with Serranos.

Posted by Zen on 09/08/2014 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Hexed-Mex: Serrano's replaces a classic Manitou Springs

Helpful and honest review. Thanks. I won't bother going there.

Posted by R. Smith on 09/06/2014 at 6:15 PM

Re: “Talkin' turkey

A good initiative. Mutant varieties will show up long term effects. Probably some times worst effects on humans.

Posted by Michal on 08/25/2014 at 11:23 AM

Re: “The Wobbly Olive proves a delicious exception to dining on Powers Boulevard

Sorry folks. I was in Denver last weekend and did tapas and this place was a poor example of a tapas restaurant.
Charcuterie- seriously? Bologna, corned beef, sliced cheese, grain mustard from a jar.
Meatballs way too salty. Eggplant- seriously under cooked.

Good stuff- scallops were nice and I got the impression the "chef" spent some time on that recipe. The lightly breaded and fried goat cheese was quite enjoyable.
Martinis were half the size I am used to seeing at a place that devotes its self to being a martini bar.

$100 (with tip) for 2 with no dessert is very disappointing. I gave a couple tips (I am not getting an attitude but I have a diverse restaurant background) and the owner was very nice. Server was nice but should have pointed out the items on the tapas such as the meats and cheeses instead of playing a guessing game,

She never had scallops before this job? Really? Ok fine but let me know what's on the plate instead of having to refer back to the menu.

I don't see it working past 9 months. I have to believe the lease $ is high though their food costs/liquor costs are low.

I get the feeling it's their first foray into the hospitality industry,

It's a tough pill for me to swallow after going to Osteria de Marco in LODO Denver last weekend where most all their meats and cheeses are house made and their wine list is awesome not mention their bartenders.

I wish them luck but there's much to learn. I feel bad if folks seriously think this is 5 star worthy.

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Posted by cosgringo on 08/02/2014 at 4:26 PM

Re: “La Bella Vita, HuHot Mongolian Grill and Kinfolks

My first Mongolian BBQ was at another USAF town, Belleville, IL, near Scott AFB. It's a bit of gimmick. Such places are popular in military areas where quantity matters more than quality. It's an All You Can Eat (AYCE) eatery for Asian food, healthier than American AYCE joints, but still, massive calorie intake is never wise eating.

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Posted by OldCrank on 07/30/2014 at 7:33 PM

Re: “Odell's Runoff Red IPA, Shuga's, Over Easy

The new Over Easy on N. Nevada in University Village is an awesome eatery. GO.

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Posted by OldCrank on 07/28/2014 at 3:59 PM

Re: “Saigon Wings, Steffi's Bakery and Confections, Big Train

Those caramels seriously have to be some of the best I have ever had! SO GOOD!

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Posted by Angie Stout on 07/09/2014 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Avery Brewing Co., Three Delights and Special Grounds Coffee

I started visiting Special Grounds because it's close to my house. Used it as a meeting place for my hiking group, and they were all thrilled with the warm welcome and personal attention- one woman declared she would never set foot in a Starbuck's again!

Posted by MargRita Williams on 06/29/2014 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Ivywild's other drink spot, Joseph's to move across Eighth Street

Thank You Matthew for such a nice article about the Ivywild Tap. Your always welcomed.

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Posted by Nyckie Fitzpatrick on 06/25/2014 at 8:09 AM

Re: “Newly expanded and relocated Garden of the Gods Gourmet an epicurean experience

I hate that it moved there. There is no parking which makes for a cluster every weekend. I live down the road and already am so tired of people blocking the road, parking in front of the stop sign (which I'm pretty sure is illegal), or pulling out in front of you bc they can't see past the parallel spots on the side of the building.

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Posted by joydrop8 on 06/21/2014 at 9:41 AM
Posted by Krista Heinicke on 06/11/2014 at 8:07 PM

Re: “A new food trolley, Blue Star departures and Craft Lager Fest's cancellation

The Grub Trolley has amazingly great food. I love to track these ladies down and stuff my face with the deliciousness. My favorite so far is the Caprese Sliders. But I also can't help but order fried mac-n-cheese every time I go. I seriously love this food. I'm excited to hear they are expanding their hours to breakfast!

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Posted by Jolene Schauland on 06/11/2014 at 9:04 AM

Re: “A Woodland Nightmare

People this isn't a first from the world of Kitchen Nightmares, just because Ramsay goes in a does a face lift doesn't mean the owner completely changes. It says above the chef departed in November, which was probably the Ramsay chef that he called in as a favor. So Ramsay was there in Aug 2013 and the chef left in November, probably was those 4 months you could get a good meal in the restaurant. Even in the episode Julie said the food was bland before the relaunch, she probably went back to the bland when the chef quit. It's like anything else, you can only help a person so much, they have to figure out how to do it them self, I guess Julie didn't.

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Posted by Trinityftl Trueblood on 05/24/2014 at 7:10 PM

Re: “Side dish

I rented from randy and he ended up robbing all my belongings and would enter into my apartment when I wasnt home. He even stole my social security #! If you think he is a good person your mistaken.

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Posted by Erin Piet Shapow on 05/23/2014 at 2:57 AM

Re: “A Woodland Nightmare

Sooo many great lines in this review. I especially love this one... "handles the cleavage quota that's seemingly still necessary for Woodland Pee-ers"...

Thanks you Matt for your honest reviews and humorous edginess.

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Posted by Bryan Pratt on 05/17/2014 at 4:32 PM

Re: “New truck Potato Potato spits the starchy truth

new favorite word, piposity

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Posted by tanyashaw737 on 05/14/2014 at 9:53 PM

Re: “New truck Potato Potato spits the starchy truth

Oh joy! Oh bliss! Kevin's spuds (in any of their manifestations) are nonpareil!

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Posted by Carolyn Cline on 05/14/2014 at 8:48 PM

Re: “Alice's at the FAC, The Coffee Exchange, Schnitzel King

We actually go for the "soupy salad dressing". Go figure. It is all what you like.

Posted by Denise Rolape Kline on 05/13/2014 at 9:55 PM

Re: “Alice's at the FAC, The Coffee Exchange, Schnitzel King

From the context I guessed that "dope" means good. I double checked for slang dictionaries on the internet and found that http://onlineslangdictionary.com lists a category of "Words meaning good, okay, cool, awesome, fun" under "dope."

Posted by Mr. K-- on 05/11/2014 at 12:57 PM

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