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Comment Archives: stories: Food & Drink

Re: “Say it with smoke

We went to the Smokehouse Barbeque on North Academy. The service was lousy. I had ordered a few items, but I was told that they were not available. Then, when I ordered a refill on my drink, I had kept waiting as she never brought it. I felt like I was neglected throughout the entire service. bad customer service to say the least. Then, we asked for to go bags and boxes for our left over food. On our way out, the manager demanded that we stop, so that he can check the bags. He had rummaged through the entire food, until his search was complete. It was almost as if he thought we had stole something, which we had not. Then, we I expressed my dissatisfaction of the service, he had an attitude and demanded an explanation. It was just an overall bad experience.
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Posted by Jeff Braun on 09/03/2016 at 7:47 PM

Re: “Shopper's Grill, Humble Coffee, Vallejo's

The best coffee in Colorado Springs

Posted by Virginia Holland on 08/26/2016 at 4:28 PM

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: “Thunder & Buttons II, 2 Luchos, El Padrino Mexicano

El paldrino....with all that restaurant experience...what a joke

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Posted by Brian Witzke on 08/10/2016 at 8:55 AM

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: “The Ritz, Golden Flame Hot Wings, Panino's Restaurant

I love Panino's! What's a total bummer is all three locations prepare the food differently. I live closest to the restaurant on Dale and Tejon and prefer to drive to the one on 8th Street. We did try the one out on Powers and got one of the salads we always get at the 8th Street location - spaghetti salad but with mostaccioli rather than the spaghetti noodles. Completely different salad and not that great either.

Posted by Jackie Reynolds on 07/26/2016 at 11:42 AM

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.

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Posted by barney's bbq on 07/21/2016 at 5:55 PM

Re: “The Little Market lives again, and a Cambodian food truck launches

Hi James,
Totally understood. That's one of the challenges of us being a weekly paper — when news comes in on a Wed., Thurs., or Fri. and we're waiting to hit racks again on the following Wednesday. We'll often put up teasers on the blog ahead of time, and in this case, best I can say is I and the INDY had tweeted it late last week. Please follow us both on Twitter and Facebook and hopefully we'll get you the word ahead of time on the next event you're interested in.

Posted by Matthew Schniper on 07/14/2016 at 9:43 AM

Re: “The Little Market lives again, and a Cambodian food truck launches

Would have loved to know about the meeting on July 13th before the article was published on July 13th.

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Posted by James Parmenter on 07/14/2016 at 6:26 AM

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.

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Posted by Lalahartma on 06/08/2016 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Dream Guides

These really are some great companies...thanks. I looked through a few and found some really unique seeds. Over the years I've found another company with a huge selection, Sustainable Seed Company is such a great option if you're interested..http://sustainableseedco.com/Organic-Seed/ is another to add to the list!

Posted by Mary Washington on 06/02/2016 at 4:15 PM

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: “Pikes Perk, Abuela's Cuban, Fuzzy's Taco Shop

how about reviewing a restaurant worthy of eating at? for several weeks it has been food trucks or other locations not up to snuff. how about reviewing a few locations and having recommendation instead of the drivel you have been posting. thanks!

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Posted by scottwkeller1999 on 05/27/2016 at 5:02 PM

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.

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Posted by skyskier on 05/20/2016 at 2:27 PM

Re: “T-Byrd's new taco and tequila venture downtown

My sister is Crystal Byrd

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Posted by Logan Ian Byrd on 04/30/2016 at 2:39 PM

Re: “Quijote's, Black Bear Coffee, Steele Smokin

Quijote's was a huge disappointment. Service was horrible and the food not much better. They could not get anything right, green chile was so bland, in fact none of the tastes were memorable in any way. My two dining companions had the same opinion. Never going back. So my advice is... Don't go!!

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Posted by Kay Jones-Hutchins on 04/28/2016 at 7:57 PM

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