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Comment Archives: stories: Special Section: InSider

Re: “Do it yourself

There is a farmers market in Fountain. Mondays, I believe.

Posted by Trich on 07/21/2015 at 9:02 PM

Re: “Do it yourself

Did anybody else notice the fact that there are no farmers' markets in the "southeast quadrant"???

Posted by Elke Lindner Dickinson on 07/18/2015 at 5:56 PM

Re: “From A to Za

Karl Ray brings up a really good point. There have been quite a few roach coaches rolling around here for years before it became hip.
What was the criteria here to be included?

Posted by Jah Dave on 06/16/2015 at 1:01 AM

Re: “From A to Za

How about La Flor de Jalisco, usually found in the parking lot in front of Rampart Plumbing and Heating Supply? Great tacos and ceviche. Everyone grabs lunch there. Or is that not hoidy toidy enough for the Indy?

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Posted by Karl Ray on 06/15/2015 at 6:32 PM

Re: “Tread on me

well, they were less crowded, lol would it be wrong to also tell them that these are horrible trails, they're even more crowded, washed out, or something like that? Just cause, you know....

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Posted by Jeff DeWitt on 06/09/2015 at 5:50 PM

Re: “Shop around Colorado Springs

Three businesses listed for Old Colorado City? When most of the Independent Best of Categories are ranked in Old Colorado City? You have the best local Restaurants, local Artists, a great Comic and Collectables store, Custom Jewelers, a Gaming Shop, Lorig's Western wear, Children's Clothing, a year round Holiday Shop and my shop Podiatryst Shoe Salon(#2 shoe store in the Best of 2014). Where were your writers, at their desks?

Posted by Alex Laszar on 06/01/2015 at 5:51 PM

Re: “Eat your greens

What about Poor Richard's? They were pioneers in the socially and environmentally conscious restaurant space here in the Springs... They compost all waste and have solar panels on the roof for crying out loud!

Posted by Jenna Hilb on 04/28/2015 at 8:14 PM

Re: “Belly up

I think Billy's old world pizza actually closed down last year. Kind of a shame since it was delicious.

Posted by Edwin Bruno on 05/17/2014 at 1:36 PM

Re: “What dog-lovers must know, and where they should go

You forgot Yucca Flats at Palmer Park (the off leash area, not the the chainlink dirt 'park') and the great meetup group Mutts Welcome: .

Posted by Lalahartma on 04/07/2014 at 8:15 PM

Re: “What dog-lovers must know, and where they should go

You guys need to head up the pass more often. Woodland Park is the home of Big Dawg Ssndwiches, we are as dog friendly as the health department will let us AND a portion of profits go to local animal rescue groups. The sandwiches are amazing too!

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Posted by Bonnie Hobart Pyle on 04/02/2014 at 2:55 PM

Re: “Eating vegan and vegetarian in Colorado Springs

I think it is very telling that this large city has no truly Veg or Vegan restaurants. Of course, we are not known for our great food scene.

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Posted by Lalahartma on 04/02/2014 at 7:26 AM

Re: “Colorado cornucopia

There does seem to be a large selection of food and drink besides the restaurants. I love visiting local farmer's markets. There is nothing like fresh, home grown fruit and veggies.

Elisa Jed |

Posted by Elisa Jed on 03/27/2014 at 8:22 PM

Re: “2013: North restaurants

Silver Pond Chinese is awful. We recently went there with a large party and it took 2 1/1 hours to get our food. I wanted to walk out, but the others in my group hoped we would get served soon. Food came out slowly & sporadically and service was non existent. Soup was lukewarm at best, we had to take our own silverware from another empty table, we cleared our own table - and after waiting 20 minutes initially when we sat down, we helped ourselves to our own menus. At the end of the meal after being at the restaurant for over 3 hours, we spoke with the manager about our very unpleasant dining experience and asked for compensation. She was willing to take off the price of 2 appetizers from a $200 bill, which was almost nothing, an insult. Any other restaurant that values their customers would have made a greater effort to satisfy 3 families, rather than send them away unhappy. After much negotiation back & forth, she wound up taking $30 off the bill, which we felt was still not enough considering the terrible experience we had. We will not be back.

Posted by ehs on 12/26/2013 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Colorado cornucopia

The French Kitchen is also offering 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!

Posted by The French Kitchen on 06/24/2013 at 7:13 AM

Re: “Disc golf & ultimate frisbee

If you're interested in playing ultimate instead of disc golf, check out the Colorado Springs Ultimate Network. They offer pickup games, Summer and Fall league play, club-level teams, and a high school league.

Posted by Matt Erstling on 04/19/2012 at 2:59 PM

Re: “InSider restaurants

East Coast Deli on Tejon Street. Authentic NY deli style pastrami, corned beef and hot dogs are flown in from the Big Apple. They have a Kosher area in the kitchen. No other deli in the Springs can compare. I take a friend there whose family used to own a Deli in Brooklyn back in the 1930s-60's and she knows great deli when she tastes it. We tried others in town and only the East Coast Deli brings a smile to her 87 year old face and the comment "now THIS is a good sandwich!".

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Posted by LUNATUNA on 08/24/2011 at 5:00 PM

Re: “The social network

Cat Lover,

Maybe these organizations can help you:

The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region

Look What the Cat Brought In

Pikes Peak Pet Pantry

Best of luck,


Posted by Edie Adelstein on 07/05/2011 at 10:51 AM

Re: “The social network

Is there a place in Colorado Springs that will help people that do not have an income, and has 2 cats.I am in between incomes and my cats are almost out of kitty litter and food.I love them dearly and refuse to let them go, i just need some help for this month and I will be alright after that.If there is an agency out there that will help could you please email me at, thank you ahead of time for your help.


Posted by THE CAT LOVER on 07/04/2011 at 3:09 AM

Re: “Nighttime hangouts - West

Where's Cucuru!???

Posted by mtngirl227 on 06/01/2011 at 10:41 AM

Re: “A matter of time

No visit to the Springs area is complete without stopping off to see and experience the delightful shops, restaurants and lodging in Monument & Palmer Lake .... just up the hill on I-25, 10-15 minutes north of Colorado Springs! Experience the small-town, family-friendly, Colorado-style atmosphere in this Tri Lakes region. There are hiking trails, parks, lakes, shopping, dining, and more! Best of all, you'll be greeted with a genuine smile :-)

Posted by MustangMom on 04/07/2011 at 6:04 PM

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