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Re: “Slow Downz Texas Creole food cart explores the South/Southwest with smoke and style

jixanu

I think 'the Classified' section is in another part of the paper.
Or - - - maybe in another paper entirely.
Are you getting bonus bucks for sign-ups?

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Posted by R Wehner on 04/10/2019 at 11:49 AM

Re: “What's not to love about The Broadmoor eateries?

Hello there Matthew,

I have to say that as a foodie , I have been a fan of yours since your appointment to the Colorado Springs "Independent". I love to read your well crafted and descriptive articles ; I can almost taste the food and drink . I became so captivated that I I became a "follower " and will occasionally be swayed to make the trip over to CS to locate your culinary finds !

I also have to say that I feel surprised by your comments. You are the proud son of a Holocaust survivor, a grassroots supporter and person that has seen oppression in the world and fights against it..a person who actually built an earth ship (amazing)..who cares about the things I care about..who has tattoos!!!! Why would you so callously sum up what happens to be my family's livelihood (I am the wife of a band member). My children, now teens and very proud of their father and our "band family", were in attendance at the Broadmoor. It was a beautiful experience for our family. They read your article , and we discussed your comments as a family ,,what we call "a teachable moment" .

I realize that the dress code and Broadmoor rules were not being strictly adhered to by some of the people that weekend..and that your experience was marred by these people ..I confess that I was a bit uncomfortable , too, and felt like some people could have been a bit more subtle under the circumstances. I do get your point about wanting to treat your visiting friend to the "hoity-toity, refined international traveler "atmosphere that the Broadmoor promises. BUT when you connect my family and friends to a shit show, it hurts us and it hurts our professional career and it affects our livelihood.

I feel like if I met you that I'd really like you. You probably would like me ,too..I"m friendly and well dressed and have no horrid glitter pants (although now I'm planning on shopping for some). I would like to think that you just weren't aware of the amazing music that went on during the show. World class musicians like Sam Bush, Chris Pandolfi, Greg Garrison, Jennifer Hartswick, Alwyn Robinson,Sally Van Meter, Andy Hall,Drew Emmitt, Vince Herman,Andy Thorne, Erik Deutsch,The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.... and the list goes on. These people are professional touring musicians . These musicians have spent their lives honing their craft, as have you, and they are counted among the most talented people in the world.

This definitely WASN'T a "shit show"..

Respectfully,

Renee Emmitt

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Posted by Renee Emmitt on 04/05/2019 at 11:12 AM

Re: “What's not to love about The Broadmoor eateries?

At least we were having FUN and celebrating 30 years of a band we love, Leftover Salmon, who has been successful and has brought endless joy to their fans around the world. After 4 VERY successful years of this event at the Stanley, it had outgrown that venue so the Broadmoor was chosen for its location, accommodations, and bigger music venues. I guess you couldn't see past the sparkle to see all the smiles on faces and the FUN we were having. Many of those "hippies" are doctors, nurses, attorneys, engineers, technology experts, software developers, bankers, mechanics, stockbrokers, ski patrollers, EMTs, stylists, teachers, professors, builders, etc. Many are already retired after very successful careers and enjoying the fruits of their years of hard work. Many work at upscale restaurants and have probably served you at the fine establishments they work for. If you couldn't see past the glitter (part of the theme night), then your eyes and mind are one of those that is so closed it makes you much scarier than any happy hippie in glitter pants could ever be. I'll take those hippies over the hoity-toitys any and every time. FESTIVAAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!

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Posted by Cindy Lou Conway on 04/05/2019 at 10:06 AM

Re: “What's not to love about The Broadmoor eateries?

Pete, way to nail it! Thanks for your eloquent writing

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Posted by Laura Mitchell on 04/04/2019 at 1:55 PM

Re: “What's not to love about The Broadmoor eateries?

Is there a particular reason you need to bad mouth festival attendees at the Leftover Salmon event? Perhaps you are a little too hoity toity for your own good. Pretty sad that you have to display your arrogant pretentiousness in the opening paragraph of your article. Why don't you stick to reviewing food instead of passing judgment on people you know nothing about. Says a lot about your character or lack of character to be honest.

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Posted by Gadfly Emeritus on 04/04/2019 at 1:37 PM

Re: “Silver Pond pricey but Pearl Coconut Prawns a delightful dish

I want to write for the Independent! Buy a thesaurus and dictionary. Use redundant one more time. Maybe correctly. It hurt to read this review.

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Posted by hawkaloogie on 04/01/2019 at 3:15 PM

Re: “Silver Pond pricey but Pearl Coconut Prawns a delightful dish

I guess if a restaurant isn't located downtown it shouldn't charge $20 for a meal??? Snob appeal is apparently now a common part of the Indy's food reviews nowadays.

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Posted by CSIndyReader on 03/30/2019 at 6:54 PM

Re: “Chiba Bar backs up style with substance

Sounds amazing and creative. Ive got to check it out.

Posted by Gieo Pensoneault on 03/30/2019 at 6:46 AM

Re: “Silver Pond pricey but Pearl Coconut Prawns a delightful dish

Silver Pond is our fav! The prawns are a pricey item, but there are plenty of less expensive (and still delish and fresh) items on the menu.

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Posted by Elle Ameno on 03/28/2019 at 10:25 AM

Re: “Johnny's Navajo Hogan celebrates 84 years on North Nevada

The hogan building might be 84 years old.
Johnny's hasn't been in that Hogan that long. The food is standard.

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Posted by TruB on 03/03/2019 at 7:18 PM

Re: “Booze sponges at Mother Muff’s

All of Griffin's reviews read as if he were a teenager who refuses to let his mom's new boyfriend impress him.

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Posted by Jacob B. on 02/27/2019 at 4:59 PM

Re: “Phantom Canyon menu stays true amidst staff changes

It's amazing how Phantom Canyon has managed to drive away so much of its kitchen staff over the last few years. Maybe management needs to re-evaluate how it treats people?

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Posted by Travis Boren on 02/25/2019 at 4:25 PM

Re: “Rhino’s Ranch meets expectations for bar and country bites

Whatever..

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Posted by Andy Bohlmann 1 on 02/22/2019 at 12:28 AM

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Posted by Nukkad Wala on 02/09/2019 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Go for the soup and iced tea bars at Rico’s Café and Poor Richard’s

If you like soup, you need to try the pumpkin-tomato soup at Montague's Parlour!

Posted by Sandy Ri on 01/27/2019 at 3:38 PM

Re: “Local food and drink highlights from 2018

Hi, Tom! Thanks for your comment. Thing is, Indus opened in 2016, and we first reviewed it in January of 2017 see link below. So while we enjoy Indus, it didn't qualify as a highlight in 2018 because it didn't open this year. Still, thanks for reading and for reaching out!

Here's our first review of the spot: https://www.csindy.com/coloradosprings/ind…

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Posted by Griffin Swartzell on 12/28/2018 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Local food and drink highlights from 2018

Where I agree: Monses, the consistency of Fat SullysDBC, Pikes Peak Market (will it survive?), and Blank. Overdue to visit Piglatin, Havana Grill. Overlooked: Indus Modern Kitchen.

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Posted by Tom Hess on 12/27/2018 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Boonzaaijer’s Dutch Bakery serves good coffee with a side of temptation

I love their blueberry scones

Posted by Patty Chavez on 12/24/2018 at 5:21 PM

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