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Comment Archives: stories: Food & Drink: Appetite

Re: “TILL does locavore comfort food well

My sentiments exactly! Well done...great read.

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Posted by Foodie24 on 08/18/2016 at 8:33 PM

Re: “Barney's BBQ dishes up killer West-Texas barbecue

Best Bar B Que in the Springs by far. The owner is very helpful with giving tips to do your own smoking.

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Posted by James A Beal on 08/07/2016 at 7:58 AM

Re: “Barney's BBQ dishes up killer West-Texas barbecue

Jack, best of luck and keep up the good work. I'm glad you appreciated my thoughts on your food.

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Posted by Griffin Swartzell on 07/27/2016 at 4:10 PM

Re: “Barney's BBQ dishes up killer West-Texas barbecue

Mr. Swartzell, I would like to thank you for the outstanding review of Barney's bbq. You must know that a review like that is a great positive for a new business. And for that I am grateful. We will keep working at our craft. Our goal is to provide the best bbq in Colorado Springs. Again thank you.
Jack Fortune.

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by barney's bbq on 07/21/2016 at 5:55 PM

Re: “Whistle Pig Brewing blunders on the food and brew fronts

I would have to respectfully disagree from this review which seemed to me a bit mean spirited and a bit elitist in the writing. The smoked burger I just had tonight was great and the side of fries were amazing. I had the smokey porter (3 glasses worth). It was dark, smooth not to hard on my taste buds. (I'm not a big fan of hoppy beers). The smokey porter was a more stout version of what a guinness might be. The malt cider, I will agree, is middle of the road but overall, I would say the notion of the beers being "inferior" might be a little hyperbole. I have recommended this establishment to all my friends and I would recommend for all to try and figure it out for yourself. I like the "Pig" and plan on coming back again and again.

Posted by mac5150 on 07/08/2016 at 11:24 PM

Re: “Trinity Brewing shows a mixed bag, clear priorities

Great review! You had me at, "It's very sessionable at 4.1 percent ABV, but who the hell can afford to session $7 pours?" Trinity has had some great beers, but Chilly Water (when in season) for example, is up to a $9 pour! High ABV, granted, but come on man! Trinity's motto is to "Kill the Pint Glass"...but I believe that is only to make more money on a 10 ounce, high dollar pour.

I say, go to Bristol where the $4.50 Pint Glass is alive and well...and very tasty.

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Posted by yukonzach on 06/09/2016 at 5:37 PM

Re: “Trinity Brewing shows a mixed bag, clear priorities

I thought he was moving to Denver years ago? Shoot, your buddy Dave relocated as he cared years ago.

LODO would find u laughable.

Still, I will say I love (though years ago now) the Belgians you had on tap. I hope you still do. Nothing like a DT draught which is so yummy.

I realize you don't recall me but I found you rude even some time ago when I could walk still at some beer outing in Old Colorado. Your saison, to me, was tasty. Still I could not even find the time to offer a smile and a hello since you were so uninspired but certainly not busy.

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Posted by Brian Koch on 06/09/2016 at 5:29 PM

Re: “Trinity Brewing shows a mixed bag, clear priorities

Haha! What a loser, Jason is! Good to see a review, though. I'm sure there's some tasty beer.

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Lalahartma on 06/08/2016 at 10:47 AM

Re: “The Fiesta Grill serves up good times from scratch

The Taco truck comes to my work every Thursday. Everyone at the clinic, always counts on him being there! Me especially I love the food, George and his wife Sandra always take good care of me. I have told everyone you have to try it. I recomend this fiesta grill to all and everyone. - Vanessa

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Posted by Vanessa Tafoya on 05/31/2016 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Bonny and Read elevates ocean fare downtown

Hmmm, they still have some way to go.... Hit or miss with the quality of their food.
It's more like try it to know you DON'T like it rather than you DO.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by skyskier on 05/20/2016 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Whistle Pig Brewing blunders on the food and brew fronts

Very accurate!
Serving beer that they told you they screwed up with limited choices because they ran out of others. Slow to pour beer at that. Food smelled good however after drinking a piss I left.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by TruB on 04/14/2016 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Café Roma offers more affordable eats in historic Tejon building

Someone needs to proofread their menu: "dinning" (dining) and "Seasar" (Caesar). With a new/revamped eatery, it's the little things...

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Posted by Sarah on 03/31/2016 at 8:39 PM

Re: “Taquería Elvira's elevates common Mexican fare on South Academy


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Posted by Juan Pablo Teran on 03/28/2016 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Modern Market attempts chain change well enough

I was just this week reading about the Hobbs Family Farm in the magazine 'Local Food Shift'. It's exciting to learn about what Dan and others, like Mike Callicrate, are doing to connect Colorado consumers with local food growers. For those wondering what local food is and why so many of us care about it, copies of this magazine can be picked up at Ranch Foods Direct, which is where I got my copy. And it's free. RFD is now in their new location at 1228 E. Fillmore, so stop by and check out all the 'Food that's good ... and good for you.'

Posted by curious on 03/11/2016 at 2:13 PM

Re: “Modern Market attempts chain change well enough

More of the same trend of corporate america trying to ride the coat tails of the local food movement. I ate breakfast at one of the Modern Market outlets in Denver a few month ago. It was quite good, but when I asked what on the menu was local, they replied "nothing, but its farm fresh from somewhere!". Wish there was some way to hold these kinds of outfits accountable!

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Posted by Dan Hobbs on 03/11/2016 at 9:42 AM

Re: “Now partly open to the public, The Club at Flying Horse shows its grace

Dined there recently with my family. Quite possibly the nicest dining experience I've had in my 35 years in the Springs. To experience the facility alone is worth the price of the meal. The food, beverage and service matches as well. A must visit dining experience.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by David McHenry on 01/21/2016 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Now partly open to the public, The Club at Flying Horse shows its grace

Really, no review on any of their steaks? It's a steakhouse.

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Posted by Heather Hoppe on 01/20/2016 at 5:40 PM

Re: “The Sourdough Boulangerie looks forward and back with ancient-grain breads

oh I just cannot wait to run this bakery down!

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by KitKat on 01/11/2016 at 1:30 PM

Re: “The Sourdough Boulangerie looks forward and back with ancient-grain breads

Kudos Matthew! This is an outstanding article! COS is fortunate to have a baker who uses traditional grains and prepares them using traditional methods - as recommended by Nourishing Traditions. And COS is also fortunate to have Mike Callicrate and Ranch Foods Direct providing consumers with a healthy alternative to industrial produced faux food. Be aware, though, that to get the full benefit of these grains, slather the bread with butter from grass-fed cows. Raw butter is best, but as it's illegal to purchase ANY raw dairy in stores, you may have to make it yourself.

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Posted by curious on 01/06/2016 at 9:21 AM

Re: “Sappy sweetness can't cover missteps at Charlie's Pit BBQ

maybe the food critic should do his homework on the core values and history on this restaurant. Charlie's opened in1988 to a rousing business to which getting a seat was always worth the wait. the openers of the property behind (Nelson's Appliances) refused and I mean refused to do any repairs on the existing building. The roof began leaking to the point where wet soggy tiles would fall on patrons tables. the cost $30,000 to put on a new roof. The parking lot needed to be redone at which time Charlie offered to go halves, Mr. Nelson once again refused. the cost $25,000. So they moved up on North Nevada which at the time wasn't a great location but affordable and always always busy and got a liquor license. Due to Charlie's naivety and trusting nature. tons of money and product was going out the back door.The other thing I remember him doing was always feeding homeless and down on their luck types out in the back for nothing. Also hiring men from Comcor who otherwise never have gotten back on their feet.
then 9/11 happened and it was downhill from there. then he tried to pick things up in Manitou which turned out to be a great deal except it was seasonal. Busy every second of every day from May to Labor Day. quiet all winter. Then the building and its owner wanted to sell, so it was taken over by Heart of Jerusalem, and back to Fillmore it went in the old Yakibob's because Bob ( the original owner) had health problems. It started off slowly and built a clientele. the food was fantastic and no one ever cut corners. Charlie ended up with a quintuple by-pass and had to sell the business. Amy a long time employee and dear friend and relative has done an impressive job keeping it up along with a fire caused by someone leaving the door open to the pit while cooking meat. You Matthew Schniper sound like a know it all asswipe who doesn't know good bbq if it bit you. If all you can think to come up with is wiping the edges of the plate ( ITS A BBQ RESTAURANT!) and calling french rolls hot dog buns then you have no busines as a restaurant critic. Go back to wherever you came from ( what ? CA dude?) and stop excepting free meals from Ma and Pa restaurants where you think you know it all. P.S. Charlie was born and raised in San Antonio, TEXAS.

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Posted by Lu Lu Martin on 12/20/2015 at 4:23 PM

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