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Comment Archives: stories: Food & Drink

Re: “Brewer's Republic stumbles on new menu

Somehow these brew pubs like Trinity and the The Republic are so cliquish that craft beer lovers who have to attend to job and family don't seem devoted enough to warrant attention from the in-crowd servers at these places on their occasional night out with the guys.

I wouldn't trust food connected to the Underground to be much more than you describe.

For me...the Ivywild School rehab offers a much nicer and cleaner setting with proven food and beer for a cheaper price, nicer treatment, and a certainty that you won;t get food poisoning.

11 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by TejonTech on 08/21/2013 at 10:00 AM

Re: “Flood-hit Manitou eateries yet to re-open

A fundraiser to benefit Adams Mountain Cafe and staff has been announced for Thursday, Aug., 22, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Margarita at PineCreek. $25 per person includes Bristol beers, tapas and small plates alongside live music. Seating is limited so call ahead (598-8667) to reserve.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Matthew Schniper on 08/14/2013 at 3:32 PM

Re: “A new owner for Dogtooth, the future of Craft Lager Fest

I hope he continues to offer free wi-fi (with a five dollar purchase) as the sign on the door says...not sure how it is free if you have to spend $5, although I understand what the purpose is.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by TejonTech on 08/12/2013 at 5:20 PM

Re: “Regional chain Tokyo Joe's is economical but erratic

I haven't had a single bad meal from there in my MANY visits. Oh noes, it's a chain! Sorry if that cramps your street cred. It certainly doesn't mean it's not worth eating because they have more than one location. Weak.

2 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Travis Salisbury on 08/10/2013 at 9:15 AM

Re: “The Upper Room, Coke's Diner, Good News Foods

Good News Food sounds great! I can't wait to try it!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Lalahartma on 08/07/2013 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Regional chain Tokyo Joe's is economical but erratic

Pretty sketchy...sort of looks like they hired panhandlers who really don't know what they are doing so what you get in your bowl is a total crap shoot.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by TejonTech on 08/06/2013 at 7:38 AM

Re: “A little square

I've eaten there several times and the only thing I like there is the Colorado Cheese Steak sandwich that you can only get during the lunch service.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Wanda Larrington Becker on 08/02/2013 at 6:55 PM

Re: “Paravicini's proves its merit, 10 years in

Definitely one of my all time favorite restaurants in the Springs and the list is short.

Posted by siggie on 08/01/2013 at 5:30 PM

Re: “Paravicini's proves its merit, 10 years in

Other than the wait staff being at best mediocre...the atmosphere, food, and owners are terrific...Our family has eaten there from day one and have long ago lost track of the number of fun and satisfying evening we have spent at Paravicini's...I would imagine over 75.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by TejonTech on 08/01/2013 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Regional chain Tokyo Joe's is economical but erratic

It's a chain restaurant. Nuff said.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by staunchliberal on 07/26/2013 at 2:18 PM

Re: “Cascade gets a wine-tasting venue, The Villa teems with news

The new date for September is the 8th. See you there!

Posted by Kerri Bohler on 07/26/2013 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Regional chain Tokyo Joe's is economical but erratic

I love reading the independent each week, but wow, I really have to disagree with the review of Tokyo Joe's. Our family use to drive up to Denver weekly to enjoy this restaurant and now that we have it here in the Springs we and all our friends have been going there twice a week and the food has been amazing each time. The place is packed everytime, so it's not just us that feel this way. The staff is so friendly, plus it's a super healthy option that even my kids want to go to often. So Bryce, you really got this one wrong in my and many others opinion. Makes me wonder if they did not advertise with you all or something because your review was so far from what most people are saying about it. Maybe you should give it another try or something ? We love it.

11 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Maxwell on 07/24/2013 at 4:40 PM

Re: “Sweets meet an abundance of burger selections at Bunz

"....and salty, limp fries...."

Egads. IMO that is NOT a "well worthwhile" place to visit.

If a place can't get fries right, avoid it .... fries are so basic, so universal, such a "food 101" kind of thing that no decent place should ever serve salty limp fries.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by OldCrank on 07/19/2013 at 11:19 AM

Re: “Sweets meet an abundance of burger selections at Bunz

@MatthewSchniper, that'd be 2,872,800 potential choices.

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by A CS Foodie on 07/18/2013 at 12:36 AM

Re: “Pig Latin Food Truck revs up, Lofty's shuts down

King - Now that is a dang good review. Well written and didn't pretend that you were not his buddy. I'm going to try it simply because I liked what you said and how you said it.

Posted by siggie on 07/15/2013 at 2:45 PM

Re: “Pig Latin Food Truck revs up, Lofty's shuts down

Andres has a passion for cooking and I have a passion for good food. We spent a lot of time in a kitchen in Iraq together talking about that passion and his plans to get his own thing started.
(by the way, I wasn't in there cooking. I was in there waiting for his food to be done!) He is a master of making appetizing meals with limited materials in confined spaces. Combine that with his Columbian influence and you're left with food that tastes fresh and leaves you feeling satisfied.

I am completely confident that this will be THE BEST food truck in Colorado and will only get better. I vouch for this man and his truck not only as a friend but as a food enthusiast.

Enjoy his food truck while you can. With his personality, it won't be long before he ends up with his own television show.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by 'King' Michael Herbert on 07/12/2013 at 9:44 AM

Re: “It's airy light and love at Manitou Springs' Swirl

I love going to Swirl. The atmosphere is great.

Posted by Jeff O'Brien on 07/08/2013 at 7:24 PM

Re: “Bare-bones beneficence

The French Kitchen also offers cooking classes. We teach French home cooking in a cozy atmosphere, just like in your home. Classes are hands on, 6 students maximum and you always take a lot of food home. They are taught by a French mom who is very organized and who will give you all the tricks she can to save time. Our most popular one : BREAD!
Check our list of classes we offer here:

Posted by The French Kitchen on 06/24/2013 at 7:18 AM

Re: “Q-czar

I keep going back...and I must say nothing in town holds a candle to it. Just by far the most distinctive, tasty, fresh, and well presented Mexican food in the whole region.

Comfortable, clean, well ordered...I am fussy, and I always leave Q's delighted. Prices are easily fair for the portions and quality.

We all need to chip in and keep them in business...this is not your typical serving line Mexican food with hot floured cheese whiz poured over it. Nothing canned, prepared earlier in the week, or assembly lined. Just fresh, delicious, and yummy!

Posted by TejonTech on 06/23/2013 at 7:53 PM

Re: “From fire frontlines to popular pub nights, McCabe's is there for you

Love McCabe's BBQ Bacon Shrimp Appetizer too! Their homemade soups are the best. Come out and support this place. They are the real deal!

Posted by CeCe Beauchamp on 06/20/2013 at 9:45 AM

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