Moseyin' onward 

Culinary crumbs and gastronomic gossip

Just a month after it relocated from Sheridan, Wyo., Cowgirls Subs (303 E. Pikes Peak Ave.) will close its doors Friday. Owners and sisters Tracy Plehn and Laura Wissman say they're hanging up their hats in the culinary field, at least for now.

Plehn cites the decision as only practical, in that they sunk all of their capital into opening and just didn't get enough back early on to sustain the business. Having seen a lot of regular faces already, she feels confident that if Cowgirls could have held out a little longer, it'd have made it in the long run.

Down with OTC

Restaurants & Institutions magazine's readership recently awarded Colorado Springs' U.S. Olympic Training Center's cafeteria with a prestigious Ivy Award. The award is given annually to only six "foodservice operations that demonstrate the highest standards of excellence in food, service and overall hospitality," according to rimag.com.

The dining staff of 41 serves about 390,000 meals and 20,000 box lunches per year.

Great news for them. Bad news for you: The cafeteria is only open to athletes and USOC staff. So ... just be happy those cats are being well-fed for China in 2008. You cannot have!

Meet the meat man

Mike Callicrate, the man behind Ranch Foods Direct, will present "Eat Well 'Meat' Well," about his company's food practices, from 7 to 9 tonight at Woodland Park Public Library (218 E. Midland Ave.). Learn why he advocates against the use of hormones and antibiotics in the meat industry. The event is cosponsored by the Wild Women of Woodland Park, whom we hope will use their "indoor voices." Call 719/687-9281 for more.

Compiled by Matthew Schniper

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