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This shiny metal trailer opened in late August, owned and operated by local noted hockey goalie Darby Hapgood. When we stop in, Hapgood’s menu of house-made sauces features store-bought meatballs and pasta, as well as signature garlic rolls made from sweet King’s Hawaiian rolls.

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Geovana Mercado cites the divine for her truck’s flavor inspirations as much as Latin cuisine — see the huge rendering of South America on the side. She has run this colorful truck since June 2018. It stands out big-time when we stop by the 719 Food Truck Fest off of Woodmen Road at Powers B…

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Relocated last year from 432 N. Circle Drive, Las Americas resides in the space that formerly housed Magic Wok and Las Cazuelas Mexican. When we last checked out the old location in mid-2017, we enjoyed Salvadoran pupusas and a slice of tres leches cake.

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When today’s folk trot down nostalgia lane years from now and think back to the vibe of 2020, a Richard Brautigan quote might fill their minds: “I drank coffee and read old books and waited for the year to end.” For this writer, the quote fits well … except substitute some kiefy kolas for th…

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It was over six months ago that the COVID-19 pandemic effectively shut down American movie theaters. Most theaters around the country remained closed for months, a move that threatened the long-term viability of the entire movie exhibition industry. Meanwhile, new movies were either delayed …

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For years, Kimball’s theater enjoyed the exclusive privilege locally of serving booze during movies, sending cinephiles to their seats not only loaded with popcorn and candy, but also area craft beers and fine wines. It remains the go-to option for those who want to support an indie operatio…

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As a general rule, it’s best not to refer to any work of art as “garbage,” no matter what your privately held opinion might be. Exceptions can be made, however, if the composition of the work is, in fact, trash. Such is the case with the newest community art installation, set to be unveiled …

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Most local musicians and music aficionados are well aware of the talents of Charlie Milo, particularly his acumen on the bass and guitar and obvious charisma as a live performer. However, with live music still not quite back in anything resembling high gear, it’s a perfect time to bask in an…

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In mid-lockdown last spring, we covered artists who released finished works online without waiting for LPs and CDs to arrive. Other musicians have created works speaking to the lockdown itself. The wrong way to do this is exemplified by Van Morrison, who will release three singles in October…

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Cults, Host (Sinderlyn Records) – Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion perfected a certain lo-fi 1960s pop sound in their 2011 debut, but three subsequent albums relied too much on ethereal floating sounds to be memorable. This time the duo add a string trio and more pronounced beats in striki…

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Fossil has been busy since the Indy last stopped in. They’ve renovated the interior for a breezier feel, and due to COVID, they’ve made heavy use of their outdoor patio area for seating and live music, such as a recent concert by Leo & the Lark.

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CGD has spent the last four of its 13 years in biz based in the Springs, where you can usually sample nine house spirits (not during pandemic). Still, you can buy bottles from their showroom, six varieties of which are only distributed out of state otherwise. That leaves a rye, bourbon and v…

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A few things stand out about Private Label Distillery, the Denver-born spirits company that reopened as a tasting room in Cimarron Hills (just north of Peterson Air Force Base) in early June. The name’s as plain as low-sodium saltines, and there are plenty of near-identical warehouses in the…

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While live performances slowed to a near halt for the majority of the year, it presented an opportunity for music fans to broaden their playlists and discover some new favorites in the ever-broadening digital musical landscape.

Heidi Newfield, The Barfly Sessions Vol. 1 (Newfield/Notfamousenough – The former lead singer of Trick Pony has kept a low profile since her 2008 hit “Johnny and June,” but suddenly a 14-track, 54-minute LP appears in which country is overshadowed by Grace Potter-style hard boogie, and harmo…

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Give Record Store Day organizers credit for postponing the spring date, replacing it with three new vinyl drop dates from August to October. If only new releases warranted the triple threat. Twelve years in, it’s throttled new releases to focus on 60 years of reissues.

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My favorite strains are Indicas, so when I stopped in at The Cannabis Depot recently and my budtender recommended a strain that won gold in the Indica category at the 2019 High Times Cannabis Cup, I happily picked up an ounce. 

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The inaugural running of the Pikes Peak APEX bike race, a four-day, one-of-a-kind event, will kick off next Thursday, Sept. 24. The event will take place in all or parts of several local parks and also on popular trails on the outskirts of Colorado Springs, and may affect the plans of the ou…

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A little earlier this evening, Thursday, Sept. 17, King's Chef Diner put up its first Facebook post since March 29, when it had announced "In light of the current global pandemic brought on by COVID-19 and in compliance with the Government Mandate and it’s impact at a local level, thoughtful…

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It’s saying something when after just two months in business, a restaurant’s already promoting “new and improved” menu items on Facebook. On one hand, recipes should have been perfected pre-opening, especially during the pandemic downtime. On the other, it can be respectable when a place sho…

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If we attempt some kind of artful, metaphorical read on current situations (and, honestly, what better choices do we have?), I suppose there was something strangely poetic about the weather surrounding Labor Day weekend. If Memorial Day weekend and its usual MeadowGrass Music Festival procee…

Throwing Muses was founded in the mid-1980s by stepsisters Kristin Hersh and Tanya Donelly when they were in high school. The band’s lo-fi and mysterious quirky sounds predated the riot grrrl movement by several years. Donelly left the band in the early 1990s to form Belly, while Hersh has d…

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College is sharing a variety of creative projects that explore the culture, experience and history of Hispanic people in the Pikes Peak region and beyond, including a brand new short film titled Huerfano, …

To encourage social distancing during the spread of COVID-19, we are altering our regular “Event Horizon” section for the foreseeable future. While many local events have been canceled, we will clue you into at least one local experience — this week: a short film drawing from the Indigenous …

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Admittedly, even having lived in the ’Tou when Maggie’s Farm opened the first rec dispensary in town, I never visited their establishments or tried any of their flower. That was until I relocated closer to the Maggie’s Farm Fillmore location, and was checking out the shops in my new Springs.…

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In our most recent update on Coquette's Bistro back in July, we'd noted their plan to cease operations at 616 S. Tejon St. and open Coquette's GF Bakery & Market in the former Cupcake Girls location.