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Comment Archives: stories: Food & Drink

Re: “Springs expects the nation's first dog-friendly eatery, CCM expands again

This is not the first, look up PAWS in Anaheim, CA.

Posted by Robert Smith on 01/09/2015 at 4:50 PM

Re: “Springs expects the nation's first dog-friendly eatery, CCM expands again

The Watering Bowl did this in Denver but the health department caused so many problems for them they had to stop allowing dogs inside. The Bark Bar in Denver was not an indoor restaurant, but a dog park bar and coffee place and again, neighbors and code enforcement shut them down. Local government would not give guidelines to how to comply before these businesses opened, so hopefully it will be different in the Springs. I'm really hoping governments can work with business people to make the concept work because for the few months I could take my dogs inside the Watering Bowl, it was awesome.

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Posted by Juliet Piccone on 01/08/2015 at 7:18 PM

Re: “Springs expects the nation's first dog-friendly eatery, CCM expands again

Great concept. Can't wait to take my dogs and my girlfriend there to eat and hangout.

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Posted by Joe Massengale on 01/08/2015 at 4:11 PM

Re: “Springs expects the nation's first dog-friendly eatery, CCM expands again

We will absolutely go there. We take our dogs everywhere. Great idea!

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Posted by Catamount on 01/08/2015 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Make mine mezcal

Great Article, I learned quite a bit. now about that drink of Mezcal....I'll have a shot.

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Posted by Kevin Sutherland on 01/05/2015 at 11:01 PM

Re: “Garden of the Gods Gourmet's swank new spot and a new bbq truck

Our first and last visit to the cafe was disappointing to say the least. I would have given the cafe 2 stars for ambience, but after having to work our way through the maze of chairs to our table, it gets 1 star.

We ordered the beet salad with blackened salmon, the Friday fish and chips, (I hope they don't serve it any other day of the week) and the carnitas taco. All dish with pathetic and far from gourmet.

I guess the gourmet word for blackened is burnt. The only this that could have saved this meal was to scape of the burnt portion and ask for lemon which never came because our waitress forgot and spent her time folding napkins. The salad portion consisted of 4 beets and maybe a half cup of lettuce. A stretch of the term salad.

The fish and chips had greasy stale fries, oily flavorless cabbage, (I guess this was the cold slaw), two pieces of what appeared to be fish but on further investigation was just a thick over fired crust with dried out fish skin on the inside. At the end of our "lunch" and when our "waitress" was finished folding the napkins and looked up at her tables, we finally got the opportunity to let our waitress know about the meal. She said she'd take "a couple of bucks off". Real gourmet style I must say.

The pork carnitas looked like ground up baby food in a corn shell. Thats all I can say about that. Other than it didn't resemble anything I have ever seen ordered that had the word carnitas in it.

Shame of you...... 3 strikes..... your out!

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Posted by Janet MacLean Fleming on 01/02/2015 at 2:46 PM

Re: “La'au's Taco Shop is back for more of the same

Stoked it's back open. Such damn good food.

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Posted by Jon Severson on 11/30/2014 at 8:21 AM

Re: “Caspian Cafe, Illegal Pete's, Stir

Banoffi Pie is an English dessert pie made from bananas, cream and toffee from boiled condensed milk (or dulce de leche), either on a pastry base or one made from crumbled biscuits and butter. Some versions of the recipe also include chocolate, coffee or both.

Its name is a portmanteau constructed from the words "banana" and "toffee".

Posted by Lalahartma on 11/26/2014 at 12:53 PM

Re: “La'au's Taco Shop is back for more of the same


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Posted by Shawn Saunders on 11/26/2014 at 1:13 AM

Re: “Meal of fortune

Great Burger of the Day with rosemary mushrooms and killer bacon. Done perfectly, delivered quickly and the restaurant was filled with kids laughing. What's not to love?

Posted by lexy yum yum on 11/24/2014 at 3:00 PM

Re: “Pho Brothers, Leon Gessi, Panino's Restaurant

Never been to the 8th street location but LOVE food and service on Tejon!!!

Posted by Boomer49 on 11/20/2014 at 12:41 PM

Re: “Peepa's joins Ranch Foods Direct, a co-op forms a retail market and more

Well I'll believe it when I see it. Him not reopening again and again. Kind of reminds me of the movie groundhog day!

Posted by Shawn Saunders on 11/12/2014 at 4:49 AM

Re: “Meal of fortune

I ate there this summer. It was very expensive and all three burgers were RAW. I asked at least 5 different employees for 'help'. I finally walked up to the cashier area and asked for a manager of mangers. All the other 'managers' would grimace at the bloody meat and the raw, like oatmeal, veggie burger and say "sorry". The manager of managers kept telling me she was trying to meet me "half way". Half way to being cooked? I finally got my money back and went else to eat. Really sad. It will close sooner or later.

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Posted by showmethemoney on 11/10/2014 at 1:51 PM

Re: “French Fry Heaven feels corporate through and through

This company has closed down franchises in New Jersey and Texas. Apparently customers nationwide are coming to the same conclusion concerning these french fries. Clearly these comments are NOT made to hurt anyone as a previous commenter mentioned but rather to bring product inferiority to the public.

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Posted by FrenchFryLover on 10/11/2014 at 12:18 PM

Re: “Monument's DeVine Grill casts to seafood lovers

Took my wife for our anniversary dinner. Food was good, but portions were odd, her portion seemed very large, and mine seemed too small. Blackened Ahi was good but nothing too special. Steak was ordered medium but sent out rare to medium rare. They informed us that the shrimp wasn't good enough to serve so they substituted scallops, and the scallops were excellent. The soup was good. Restaurant was pretty empty on a Friday night. We got there at 6:15 and there were ~5 tables. We left about 7:30 and maybe 2 more tables had been seated. Overall happy with dinner but not too high on the "we will go back again" scale.

Posted by Wayne Pittman on 10/10/2014 at 8:00 PM

Re: “French Fry Heaven feels corporate through and through

I've had the fries at Green Line Grill and they are delightful, so are their burgers which are fried along with the onions. Take my word for it and try the place. If you're on Wahsatch and you see Habitat for Humanity's place called Restore, you are across the street from Green Line Grill. Try it and report back how you liked it.

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Posted by OldCrank on 10/10/2014 at 4:52 PM

Re: “French Fry Heaven feels corporate through and through

I, too, was very disappointed. French Fries are my favorite food. Literally. And I was hoping for yummy. Mine were not. I'd like to think that I could differentiate between fresh cut and frozen, but maybe I'm mistaken. I'll have to test that one out. I didn't like these fries. They were clearly frozen dumped out of a brown bag in my sight, so we have to give hurrah's for transparency! I was disappointed in not being able to put my own salt and vinegar on.

In my book, best fries in town are at Manitou Brewing Company, but I'm going to try Green Line Grill soon.

Mr. CEO, I have to call you out on one accusation you make. Taking a negative restaurant review and saying it " really only injures the local franchisee who is a local business person trying to make their way." seems a little unfair. Restaurant reviews are not personal with no desire to hurt a person or the franchisee, but simply reflect a review of the food and service received by the reviewer. I'm most certain that no one, in reviewing this franchise, had an intent to harm this franchisee -- simply to comment on french fries that were not to their liking.

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Posted by Sarah Bowles Stacy on 10/10/2014 at 4:25 PM

Re: “French Fry Heaven feels corporate through and through

I work at a local restaurant (The Green Line Grill) that fresh cuts every fry. I have to call shenanigans on what the CEO said about freezing them being necessary. As our patrons will tell you, our fries are amazing, always crispy outside, soft inside. It takes all of 15 minutes to cut a 50 pound box of potatoes into the best fries I've ever had. And we don't even have a freezer, so obviously they are miss informed about how fries work. "Belgian style"? More like cheapest way to make a buck. If I were this guy I wouldn't be so quick to insult Belgium.

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Posted by Danielle Lavina on 10/10/2014 at 2:41 PM
Posted by Lalahartma on 10/10/2014 at 9:52 AM

Re: “French Fry Heaven feels corporate through and through

I went to French Fry Heaven on my recent trip to Colorado Springs and I was very disappointed with the taste of the fries. To be honest I can make better fries in my oven with Ore Ida. Sorry Scott that is the truth.

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Posted by Julitta Coerbell on 10/04/2014 at 9:01 PM

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