Griffin Swartzell 
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Griffin Swartzell

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Griffin Swartzell is the food, arts & culture reporter for the Colorado Springs Independent. This Colorado Springs native joined as an intern in early 2014, freelancing until he joined the staff full-time in late 2015. He graduated from New Mexico Tech in 2013 with a degree in technical communication, having also... more

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Griffin Swartzell is the food, arts & culture reporter for the Colorado Springs Independent. This Colorado Springs native joined as an intern in early 2014, freelancing until he joined the staff full-time in late 2015. He graduated from New Mexico Tech in 2013 with a degree in technical communication, having also written and designed for newspapers since 2007. In his spare time, he brews beer.

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    Recent Articles

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    • Aug 17, 2017
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    Recent Comments

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

    Lalahartma, they post their location on their Facebook page daily (see https://www.facebook.com/refillcoffeecos/). That's the best way to find this truck. Thanks for your readership!

    Posted by Griffin Swartzell on 08/08/2017 at 11:35 AM

    Re: “GeeChee Dee’s Kitchen is as a better take-out spot

    Matt, thanks for the heads up. It's on my list.

    Posted by Griffin Swartzell on 08/08/2017 at 11:33 AM

    Re: “Local breweries, restaurants, pair great suds with culinary flair

    Bryce, yes indeed they are! Here's our write-up on Nano 108's plans: http://www.csindy.com/SideDish/archives/20…

    Posted by Griffin Swartzell on 05/15/2017 at 4:06 PM

    Re: “Cybercy at GOCA 121 explores identity and reality as the line between physical and digital blurs

    Tanya,that is 100% accurate. Psychic Barber will be performed again at Brilliant. I highly recommend participating it was a singular experience.

    Posted by Griffin Swartzell on 05/09/2017 at 9:17 AM

    Re: “Megan Larmie explores John Steinbeck's The Pearl at TwentyOne8

    Thanks for your feedback and your readership! Her work's really eye-catching I can't wait to see it in person for the first time.

    Posted by Griffin Swartzell on 04/05/2017 at 11:13 AM

    Re: “Roll Up egg rolls hit and miss

    Hi, Kayla! Thanks for your readership. I'm glad you've had good experiences with this food truck I found the service here to be pleasant and helpful as well.
    This review comes from our Dine & Dash section every week, we run three short reviews of old favorites or smaller new players in the Springs food scene. In the past, we've run all three as a single web feature, but with the roll-out of our new website, we've decided to give each Dine & Dash review its own space, for reader convenience. That said, each Dine & Dash review is still only around 150 words, so we have to pack a lot of information into very little space.
    Hope that gives you a little more info on why it's written the way it is. Thanks again for reading the Indy!

    Posted by Griffin Swartzell on 03/28/2017 at 4:17 PM

    Re: “George's Gyros & Burgers, La Sinaloense, La Flor de Jalisco

    Thanks for the tip about those Boca burgers. I'll have to check one out when next I stop by. And thanks for your readership!

    Posted by Griffin Swartzell on 10/10/2016 at 1:07 PM

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