Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Happy Hour: It doesn't get much better than Bar-K's blood orange martini

The Blood Orange Martini - BAR-K
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After a long day there's nothing better than finding a comfortable spot in one of the best neighborhood bars and relaxing with familiar flavors. That' exactly what you get with Bark-K and its Blood Orange Martini.

The stupid simple recipe is reason enough to give it a go at home, mixing Breckenridge Vodka, fresh oj, Solerno blood orange liqueur and Bordeaux cherry juice. Pour to taste and you're good to go.

Bar-K has this cocktail down to a science and makes a happy hour visit more than worth it (Speaking of Bar-k's happy hour, enjoy $2 Mooseheads/Monday, $2 Tecates/Tuesday, 1/2 price bottles on “Wine Down” Wednesday & $3.50 Jameson on Thirsty Thursday, and free ping pong 24/7).

Here's this week's Happy Hour roundup:


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Happy Tails Happy Hours are happening at local breweries throughout the summer and $1 of each beer sold goes right back to the homeless pets at HSPPR. Plus, our popular 2018 collectible pint glasses will be available for $10 each! Join us this summer by drinking a beer for a great paw-se!

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The Manitou Fall Wine Walk is not a moment too soon

Posted By on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 1:00 AM

Manitou Fall Wine Walk, Sept. 20, 5-9 p.m., tinyurl.com/ManitouFallWine.
  • Manitou Fall Wine Walk, Sept. 20, 5-9 p.m., tinyurl.com/ManitouFallWine.
Everyone loves a pub crawl, but there’s a certain appeal in classing up the practice with a little less crawling and a lot more wine. Due to popular demand, Manitou Springs will be hosting its second annual wine walk this Thursday. With three Manitou-based businesses participating, attendees can stroll the streets of Manitou Springs on their way to Swirl Wine Bar, D’Vine Wine and Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant for sophisticated tastes from local sommeliers and wine purveyors. Each location features light bites, three small pours of red or white wine, and a bit of wine education on the side. Swirl Wine Bar’s co-owner and sommelier Sharon Palmer said: “I go into detail of the wine to help the customers decide and make the drinking experience more interesting and educational ... or at least I hope. That’s my end game.” The event has been known to fill up, so be sure to register right away.
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Friday, September 14, 2018

Rocketoberfest set to launch in new space

Posted By on Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 1:00 AM

Rocketoberfest, Sept. 15, noon to 5 p.m., Space Foundation Discovery Center, spacefoundation.org. - SPACE FOUNDATION
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  • Rocketoberfest, Sept. 15, noon to 5 p.m., Space Foundation Discovery Center, spacefoundation.org.
For many years, Bill Layton, the owner of Bite Me Gourmet Sausage, held a fundraising festival in his backyard to raise money for the SADS (Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes) Foundation. Over time, it outgrew Layton’s backyard, and has now moved to a place with more “space,” if you’ll pardon the pun. The result of a new partnership between Bite Me Gourmet Sausage and the Space Foundation, the inaugural Rocketoberfest will raise money for the SADS Foundation, the Space Foundation’s educational programs and the Pikes Peak Club, which contributes to community improvements and nonprofits through fundraising and volunteerism. At the family-friendly fest, expect food trucks (including Bite Me, of course), kids’ activities throughout the center and plentiful beer from breweries like Red Leg, Goat Patch and Smiling Toad. If that’s not enough, there will also be live entertainment by the Charlie Milo Trio, Twelve Valve Diesel and more, going all day. 
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