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Comment Archives: stories: Food & Drink: Side Dish

Re: “In-N-Out Burger announces Colorado Springs location; people freak out

We can not wait to enjoy our favorite In-N-Out burgers and fries. Yum

21 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Tammy Ray on 11/30/2017 at 4:18 PM

Re: “In-N-Out Burger announces Colorado Springs location; people freak out

I just hope they plan on initially opening enough stores in the springs. Can you imagine the hell that would ensue if they initially opened only a single location?

17 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Jon Hansen on 12/02/2017 at 9:40 PM

Re: “Phantom Canyon Brewing Company splits with longtime brewers


This is gonna be a new one for me, but here goes.

Yesterday, Phantom Canyon Brewing Company, a subsidiary of AB InBev, suddenly and abruptly terminated the lead brewer (5 years employed)and head brewer (10 years). It was likely that it was done illegally or the very least done in violation of policies. The inept and heartless manager showed them the door two weeks before Christmas. The owners gave no legitimate reason, they have been accused of nothing-no safety violations, no inappropriate conduct, no violations of any kind. And for my HR nerds, no progressive discipline, no verbal or written warnings. They were replaced with relatively younger, less paid and apprentice workers, and traded veterans for rookies

Phantom owners paid a final check, balked at providing severance, cashed out hard-earned vacation and said, don't make a fuss and we will allow you to collect unemployment. The owners cleared their calendars the same day to promptly deliver those meager final checks by hand, instead of what 30 days from today would have been an big annual bonus check, which each worked every day of 2018 to earn.

I have about 300 friends in Colorado and would like to urge each of you to #boycottphantomcanyonbeer for the next 10 weeks. This is about how much a fair severance costs and a small portion of what their bonus would have been.

This particular time, from December 10 to Feb 18th will be a key season to make the extra cash that puts money directly into owner's pockets. There are the holidays and Super Bowl Sunday, not to mention seasonal events to be catered and beer to be sold and consumed across the state.

If you all just drank one less beer per week from the phantom canyon label, we could make a dent just big enough to remind them that employees are people and kicking people to the curb in such an audacious manner at such a sensitive time has economic consequences for that size of a business unit of a large conglomerate. These two were responsible for more than $10M dollars of production- made by their own hands day after day.

And besides, who wants to drink scab beer made by rookies that makes a large industry-ravaging company a few more pennies and a couple of owners more money, anyway?


13 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by maestro54 on 12/28/2018 at 11:22 AM

Re: “Phantom Canyon Brewing Company splits with longtime brewers

They DID NOT quit!!!
As one of the original employees that helped open Phantom and worked there for 7 years Im disappointed in their decision to fire these folks.
If you dont want bad press dont do things like this!

13 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Shawn Saunders on 12/21/2018 at 2:50 AM

Re: “Maté Factor's Twelve Tribes community called out by Vice

So this article just repeated the Vices comments without actually taking the spokesperson up on his offer to answer any questions? Great journalism

13 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Trinity Selena Parker on 05/08/2018 at 4:41 PM

Re: “In-N-Out Burger announces Colorado Springs location; people freak out

Great, exactly what we need... another mediocre burger chain and another ho-hum California business that we were doing just fine without. If you want California businesses, move to California.

11 likes, 58 dislikes
Posted by Odin on 12/01/2017 at 2:52 PM

Re: “Story Coffee barista/roaster Eliza Lovett recovering after roasting accident

Thank you to all the Baristas who took shifts and showed what real community taking care looks like.

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by TruB on 05/06/2017 at 9:02 PM

Re: “Phantom Canyon Brewing Company splits with longtime brewers

Noah Kaufman is a lying POS they were fired with no warning. This is extreme age discrimination. Neither had plans to "do their own thing". I know both Brewers personally and Kaufman he has never said anything positive about them he is a horrible little man.

7 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Mike Hall on 12/27/2018 at 12:42 AM

Re: “Brother Luck announces new restaurant Lucky Dumplings

Can't wait!!!

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Phyllis G Davis on 12/21/2018 at 7:54 AM

Re: “Down South Eats serves Memphis-influence barbecue from an unmistakable trailer

My comment is a bit biased, but genuine nonetheless! The food truck characterizes their personality and the food is unsurpassed. ~ mom

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Cris Bonser on 04/19/2018 at 8:45 AM

Re: “Armadillo Ranch replaces Ancient Mariner in Manitou Springs

And they are sourcing all of the breads from us here at the sourdough Boulangerie. I'm so happy to have them as our latest customer. Lyn Harwell has been a great fan of ours snice day one at seeds community cafe and I just love what he does.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Shawn Saunders on 07/16/2019 at 6:45 PM

Re: “Soil Cycle offers composting services for downtown Springs

As a gardener and composter, I am absolutely loving this. I hope they will consider expanding this city-wide, as well as get Parks and Wildlife to support/spread the word about this service as well due to bears being the ultimate trash can pirates. The bear got into my trash cans exactly zero times last year precisely because we make a point of composting our food waste instead. This is an absolutely fantastic solution and I hope eventually the whole city will get on board. Also, Rocky Mountain Worm Company offers a fantastic deal on African nightcrawlers. They are ravenous and they turn all my kitchen scraps into magic, mythical worm-casting-compost which was brought plants back from the dead.

VERY cool, Indy. VERY cool.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Hazel Alice Lehtonen on 02/05/2019 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Skirted Heifer owners win on Guy's Grocery Games

Skirted Heifer creates my wifes favorite burger in the Springs. Two locations will be a thrill, but as Village Seven residents, I hope we still make it downtown often.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Tom Hess on 01/07/2019 at 6:27 PM

Re: “Aluminum and steel tariffs worry local craft brewers

Trump told us and showed us in EVERY way possible who and what he was, and what he stood for. If you voted for him, then you are getting what you apparently wanted, and now deserve . No right to complain after-the-fact. You need to accept it and move on, and feel the guilt for the horrible mistake you made!

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by mbomcar on 03/16/2018 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Refill Coffee brings third wave coffee to the east side

So where can they be found?


3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Lalahartma on 08/07/2017 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Whirlyball to bring recreation, craft beer to central Springs

Speak for yourself! I think it's time for LivesLocally to live elsewhere.

Matt, I'm excited for this place too and I was also at the soft opening. Super fun! And it's taking over a space that's been empty way too long. Very cool!

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Jackie Reynolds on 06/21/2017 at 1:33 PM

Re: “Whirlyball to bring recreation, craft beer to central Springs

I'm so excited for this place. I went to the soft opening and it lived up to the hype for me

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Matt 2 on 06/20/2017 at 4:39 PM

Re: “La Carreta replaces Lemongrass Bistro

Since the change of ownership, the quality of the previous offerings has gone downhill.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Jim Bensberg on 10/01/2019 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Taylor Donner departs Cerberus Brewing Company, heads to Belgium


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Posted by Aaron Horne on 07/24/2019 at 6:48 AM

Re: “Brother Luck announces new restaurant Lucky Dumplings

How about we get some real dumplings, not some sad "play" on them

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Cory Johnston on 12/26/2018 at 11:50 PM

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