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.

Recent Posts

  • 2South Food + Wine Bar closing

    • Oct 11, 2017
  • Surly Brewing Co. expands into Colorado market

    • Oct 11, 2017
  • Oskar Blues' craft empire announces Tejon Street opening dates

    • Oct 6, 2017
  • More »

    Recent Articles

  • NaO’s Foodbus needs tutoring but shows promise

    • Oct 23, 2017
  • Oscar Blues Colorado Springs is distinct from other locales

    • Oct 19, 2017
  • Oka Ramen needs polish but offers good broth and noodles

    • Oct 18, 2017
  • More »

    Recent Comments

    Re: “Odyssey Gastropub announces plans for a second downtown spot

    Sheila, it looks like there's more than a few such spots. There's a blog (a little out of date) that says over a third of the bars Bar Rescue has featured have closed (see http://www.barrescueupdates.com/p/all-bar-…).
    Of course, that shouldn't be taken to say Bar Rescue caused these bars to close. If someone's not running a bar well, that's another problem.

    Posted by Griffin Swartzell on 10/05/2017 at 5:03 PM

    Re: “V Bar remains open after buyout, changes coming

    Carsten tells me that, yes, there absolutely will be dancing at V Bar.

    Posted by Griffin Swartzell on 10/02/2017 at 11:45 AM

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

    Beth3711, we checked in when they closed. Here's the blog I wrote. Hope this answers a few questions for you: https://www.csindy.com/SideDish/archives/2…

    Posted by Griffin Swartzell on 09/05/2017 at 3:14 PM

    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

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