Bring back the Philly Cheese sandwich!
John, you're kind of right, in that there's something about my lifestyle that keeps me from fully appreciating the subtleties involved in turning a grizzly bear into decoration. And I must have missed the aisle for people hunting cattle.
Your disdain for Bass Pro is more than obvious. I'm sure as you sit at your desk in the city and munch on your organic tofu salad, you have no way to identify with the American hunter and fisherman. Although you may eat grass fed organic beef (I actually prefer it myself) you do so with never having to kill your own meat, it comes conveniently packaged for you at Whole Foods.
I'm sure the aura of conservative America might have been a bit much in that environ, and the "evil" of capitalism was just too much to take. But really, have you led that sheltered of life?
Non the less. Love your paper!
I enjoyed it last weekend but they need to work on the acoustics. The music was too loud for the space. It would also be nice if they toned down the lights. It would make a cozier, softer atmosphere in the evening. I will go again.
That place is the best.
If it is Portland-esque, it has to be good!
Love the Goose!
This article really surprised me. I have been there many times and have enjoyed everything I've had so far. The Slaughter house was excellent both times I had it. Ive had all the appetizers and the have all been amazing. the bartenders have been some of the best in the biz!
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, you call the power plant a blight... I call it a delight... virtually pollution free and keeping Colorado Springs Utility costs down....the clouds of steam that fill the sky provide a variety of shapes for those with imagination.... hurrah to the plant and BOO to those who consider it a blight... and this comment from an artist who realizes that there is more to beauty than what is on the surface.
thanks for the reminder about the pepper tree, I always forget about this place.
We go to sushi ring and sushi ring II at least once a month and have developed a real love for both restaurants and it's people. Best sushi in town, bar none.
An excellent book on this issue is Wheat Belly: http://tinyurl.com/o3wne7d
As someone from Southern Louisiana, I am ashamed to to call this place a "Cajun" restaurant. They can't even spell "Laissez les bon temps roulez" correctly on their wall! The shrimp is NOT gulf shrimp, but a frozen product. "It's not legal to ship Gulf Shrimp out of Louisiana," the owner told us on our September visit. This is complete bull. I order Gulf shrimp from cajungrocer all the time. Secondly, the staff was terrible! They were more concerned about the guest ordering drinks and appetizers through the window to the bar next door, than they were in taking our orders and getting our drink refills. Furthermore, they knew NOTHING about the menu. "Chef"Brunet stood outside the door smoking and talking to someone, who I can only assume was a buddy, for the entire 45 minutes we were at the restaurant.
I order the gumbo, a pathetic soup of chewy shrimp, beef broth, and maybe a 1/4 cup of rice. My husband had the roast beef po-boy made on a hoagie roll that was so stale you couldn't bite into it, and beef so cheap and poorly seasoned it wouldn't even qualify for a fast-food restaurant. The accompanying "au jus" was tin-tasting canned beef broth. The menu also include a jambalya that boasted a tomato based sauce. Not self-respected Cajun would advertise tomato based sauces as Cajun cuisine. This is creole cuisine from the New Orleans area.
After our hopeful attempt to find a restaurant that could serve our beloved south-west Louisiana favorites, we left with, appropriately, a retracted bill and some free beignets for our trouble. They should have kept there flat, chewy treats for some other gullible customer.
Folks are missing a GREAT pizza if they haven't tried Marco's "Pepperoni Magnifico"
What, no green chiles?
Yup, we have to go to Denver for the good stuff. :)
Suzies homemade food is incomparable with Denny's " old crank" it's not Starbucks so no fancy coffee blends but for the average person it's good coffee with darn good food and service for a great price. Worth trying for yourself
Just got back from Ivywild on a Friday. Honestly, what they have here is a gold mine. Great food, great drinks, and an atmosphere that is welcoming, but not fabricated. Being that the school is old, and that the brewery fits in perfectly with the surroundings, the scene doesn't feel pushed on you. It feels very natural. From the bathrooms with the elementary writing on the walls to the brick walls and hardwood floors, to the shuffleboard table, we had one of the best times in years. While the other poster says they've gone away from their original base group, I believe that they've expanded from a small time lounge to a leading contender in the COS nightlife. They may have lost one or two hipsters who only enjoy the original "before it was cool" atmosphere, they have gained 10 other patrons looking for a bar that welcomes dogs on the porch and an amazingly welcoming staff. I feel conflicted in recommending this place as the go to in Colorado Springs, because I don't wanna see it grow into the next unobtainable "Golden Bee" of Colorado, but my experience was flawless, and I wish to see a place that deserves my business flourish.
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