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Comment Archives: Stories: Food & Drink

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

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

Pardon me - but what does "are dope" mean? My slang dictionary lacks a definition.

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Posted by CSIndyReader on 05/11/2014 at 8:08 AM

Re: “A Woodland Nightmare

P.S. From "foodfun" review above. Carlos Miguel's is now call Serranos Mexican Bar and Grill. I wanted to get this right, because their food is awesome. It's in a small yellow building... 730 Hwy 24 right on the main road through Woodland Park.

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Posted by foodfun on 05/09/2014 at 8:34 PM

Re: “A Woodland Nightmare

My son and I had lunch there about 3 weeks ago. We have eaten there before "Ramsay" and thought the food was awful, so we never went back. When we heard Gordon was there, we thought to give them another chance. So sad that we did. The food was horrible. My biggest complaint being that it was completely tasteless. I had some kind of pasta that only had veggies in it and my son had Lasagna. We both had a ceasar salad and the artichoke ap. We both had to ask for salt and pepper to add some flavor to our dishes. The ceasar salad, which was a large piece of lettuce with about a 1/4 teaspoon of dressing and 4 croutons was terrible. My son ordered some kind of tomato soup and sent it back because he said it tasted like hot marinara sauce. We are sad, because Woodland Park has very few places to eat and the only good one is Mexican "Carlos Miguels" You will love the food there. Problem is we can't eat Mexican every time we go out, so we end up going to the Springs. So... we will never return to Mangia Mangia unless the owner wants to give us a free meal to show us they were just having a bad afternoon. By the way... $42 for lunch for 2 and we were the only ones there. Owner contact me if you want us to come back.

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Posted by foodfun on 05/09/2014 at 8:15 PM

Re: “A Woodland Nightmare

I ate there with a friend a couple of weeks after the show was filmed, and I don't think I've had a worse restaurant experience in my life. I'd say that this review is a bit generous in its praise of this hell hole.

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Posted by Berkeley Davis on 04/26/2014 at 7:53 AM

Re: “A Woodland Nightmare

This reporter clearly does not understand food or the underlying techniques...kudos for looking up some FRENCH techniques coupled with talking out your rear end. FYI a b├ęchamel sauce is one of the mother sauces that starts with a roux to thicken and then milk is added (also called a white sauce). An Alfredo sauce is a butter & heavy cream mixture fortified with Parmesan (or other hard Italian cheeses) and possibly herbs. Alfredo is not made with a roux and is not thickened with flour. Seriously, did you expect a sauce made with a 4 to 1 cream and butter ratio to be light? (1/4 c. butter to 1 c. cream with 1 1/2 cups cheese) WTF?
I actually laughed when the reporter mentioned that the chopped fresh basil on his Eggplant Parmigiana was cut irregularly or sprinkled on haphazardly. After all, a chiffonade is folding the basil leaf and cutting it into thin strips. While this may be a reasonable complaint in a three star Michelin restaurant, an in evenly cut or sprinkled garnish in this market should not be worthy of a mention.
How can this reporter give a honest evaluation when he can not tell a mother sauce from a Alfredo sauce? I suggest he learn to discern the difference before perusing the index of a Julia Child cookbook in a failed attempt to sound educated.

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Posted by Gail Sowder on 04/26/2014 at 12:53 AM

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