Search “music documentary” on Amazon Prime and you’ll get back nearly 10,000 results. To put that number in perspective, it’s five times what turns up when you search “hamster accessories,” ten times more than “tiny robots.” It would take 1.7 years to watch all of them, and that’s without ba…

What is there to screw with when it comes to rotisserie chicken? Season it properly, keep it moist and get the skin crispy, and the long, slow cook time imbues every bite with deep, roasty flavor. And Road-Tisserie does a great job, serving up meat with umami punch that throws The People’s E…

‘It feels like I’ve been blessed, ’cause you’re like paradise.” That’s the lyric that comes to mind, not just because it is repeatedly bouncing off my eardrums, the bass beating in near hypnotic fashion as I write this, but because of a recent trip to NaturaLeaf (North).

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With daycares and schools closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, parents have taken on more responsibility for children’s learning and development. For many, this has been a major source of stress. The pandemic and the challenges of learning from home have definitely taken a toll on parents a…

Things wax and wane, so while Humble’s decision to close its Powers kiosk and return to one location was alarming, it wasn’t the end. Far from it — Humble has started a program through which they give gift cards to other local food and drink businesses.

Craig Finn has been insanely busy through Trump and pandemic years, alternating between introspective solo albums and strident anthemic works with his band, The Hold Steady. So it’s not surprising that the two styles leak and recombine into each other. Their songs and live performances once …

Miguel’s original location has been open 14 years on Cheyenne Mountain Boulevard. This expansion (with a spacious southeast-facing patio unfortunately overlooking the highway and Martin Drake) opened 10 months ago, according to a friendly employee named Arturo. I learn he’s from Guadalajara …

With vaccine drives ramping up and schools phasing back to full-time learning, hope is on the horizon for the return of a longstanding tradition for many kids in the Pikes Peak region: summer camp. While last summer’s rolling shutdowns, pandemic protocols and quarantines struck a blow to cam…

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Colorado Springs sits on a densely creative stretch of highway, in between artistically and musically rich Denver and New Mexico, and sometimes these scenes merge and work closely with one another. Excruciatingly heavy sludge outfit ORYX, originally from Las Cruces, New Mexico, was used to t…

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Fresh noodles are a gift unto the world. There’s nothing wrong with dried pasta — my husband thinks it’s one of civilization’s best culinary conveniences, and it’s hard to disagree. But the fresh stuff’s something special. It has a certain texture when it’s bitten into that’s yielding but su…

Sometimes Valentine’s Day just isn’t enough. While a recent Florida newspaper headline called it a “glorified sex holiday,” that claim has proven to be, if anything, overly generous. In fact, the market research company Statista found that less than a third of Americans planned to have sex o…

Lanna Thai opened in late 2009, and since we were last in several years ago, owner Varanya Meyer has sold the business. But she’s stayed on to run the place essentially, and takes our to-go order, joking about how she seems to be at the restaurant just as much as before.

The Penny Arcade in Manitou Springs is my home away from home, as I’m a devout Manitoid. Throw a few Moscow Mules in me and I start sprinting over there after slurping up some spirit-lifting spring water. Game after game goes the same way: I typically stick with a row of shooting machines in…

When Clap Your Hands Say Yeah launched its debut album in 2005, critics offered acclaim for lyricist Alec Ounsworth’s DIY ethos and the band’s enthusiastic style. After two mediocre follow-up albums, the world turned against Ounsworth’s plaintive high tenor. Yet he persevered through two mor…

CCR recently bought Inertia Coffee Co. and it continues to serve the same espresso-drink menu. Though there are some new bean varieties in the hopper, says manager/roaster Nia Costabile, noting how owner Kevin Corter formerly sold retail bags locally at farmers markets.

Ciao Down Food Truck plans to launch during the first week of March with Italian-American cuisine, says owner Francine Vonfeldt, who counts decades in the food and drink industry in various roles, from bartending to management. “It’s really Americanized versions of things I like to cook,” sh…

We have no clue what to expect from Veasey’s when Google Maps guides us into a residential neighborhood, but when we pay for our order, everything smells good. Veasey’s is a cottage business that requires customers to order ahead — it’s not like a residential street has the space for a queue…

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 are on hold, we will clue you into at least one local experience — this week: A preview of Lil' Miss Story Hour's Black Histor…

Explore history captured on film with Pueblo Library’s new online exhibit, “Natural Framing: The Life and Work of Frank D. Muramoto.” The exhibit is a fascinating look at the Japanese-American experience here in southern Colorado, as well as a unique display of Colorado history.

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We’re already into another month of 2021, More new releases are coming out, and people are starting to feel creative and eager to learn again. This week we will talk about some great new releases and the value of learning how to play instruments.

Qwench is a small but growing chain in the smoothie/juice sector and this year-old Briargate-area storefront is the sole location in Colorado, though an employee tells us they’re considering expansion toward downtown around summertime. Before I can ask what distinguishes them, the employee t…

What would Rockrimmon be without Oliver’s? It’s been on Delmonico since I was a kid in that neighborhood, an anchor in a quiet corner of a fast-changing city. Despite approaching its 40th year in business, Oliver’s has found a way to stay current. We order breakfast to-go on their website, o…

On my last solo flight through the highly populated solar system that is the Springs green scene, I climbed to heights previously unknown to me at The Treehouse. Tucked away in a small business center, this quaint shop made for a bit of a tight squeeze as I entered the lobby, especially in t…

Dave Grohl, founder of Foo Fighters and former Nirvana drummer, wins accolades for his integrity, activism and curation of odd bits of music history. Occasionally, you might hear a quiet mumble that “if only Foo Fighters’ albums were as consistently interesting as Grohl.”

When The Garden opens sometime around April, tentatively, at 401 S. Nevada Ave., co-owner Julie Nasser says it’ll be the first real beer garden downtown, as well as a unique “integrated food truck experience.” Think: in the style of traditional beer gardens across Europe, with rows of picnic…

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 are on hold, we will clue you into at least one local experience — this week: A preview of Lil' Miss Story Hour's Black Histor…

From the Indy’s past visits to Hafa Adai, we know that the Guamanian outfit makes good food. This visit, we pick up fried rice ala, picking Portuguese sausage over Spanish-style chorizo or Spam, with eggs over easy.

With eight avalanche-related deaths so far this winter season, including three in a single incident near Silverton on Feb. 1, Colorado may be on pace for one of its deadliest avalanche seasons in recent memory. And, the startling number of avalanche deaths is not limited to just Colorado. As…

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While they’re facing the pandemic pains just like everyone, the team behind local dating podcast Single in the Springs is looking to be a saving grace in the age of loneliness, unhealthy hours of screen time and hopeless-romantic playlists.

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Anthony “Dub” Welch is no stranger to the Colorado Springs music scene. He has played for several decades in metal bands Gripped, Erased, 7 Year Coma and many more. Welch still plays in bands The Dub Project, Planetary 27 and even a Beastie Boys cover band called Sabotage.

On the Boulevard ran from 1999 to the fall of 2020 under original owner Conrad Thalhammer, but has been reborn as Back on the Boulevard with new business partners Charles Netzler and Mattie Gullixson joining Thalhammer. (She’s also the program director for Secure the Vote at the National Cyb…