Warren Epstein

Warren Epstein is a frequent contributor to Springs Magazine, as well as a long-time arts and food journalist. He has written and/or edited for The Tampa Tribune, Time Out New York, Outdoor Photographer and The Gazette. He's also a marketing director (for Pikes Peak State College), actor, director, filmmaker and playwright. In 2018, he wrote and performed a one-man show, "Borscht Belted" about his hometown in New York's Catskills Mountain resort area.
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Zocalo: New Restaurant Is Already a Mexican Favorite

“There’s no good Mexican food in Colorado Springs.” Maybe you’ve heard that for years, decades even. It’s time to stop the whining. Milagro’s Cocina Mexicana recently...

Remembering Kimball Bayles

I would cringe every time I watched it. “I’m Warren Epstein, a film critic and long-time fan of independent films, and I loovvvve Kimball’s Peak...

Pueblo Chile & Frijoles Festival Insider’s Guide

The aroma alone is worth the price of admission. Beefy men turn the chile roasters. Sparks shoot out, flames tickling the sweet, spicy fragrance out...

Downtown Development: Is This Our LoDo Moment?

In the ’80s and ’90s, Denver took its sketchiest urban blight and transformed it into the city’s most bustling neighborhood. Today, Denver’s LoDo boasts...

Leading Couples of Colorado Springs Theater

Have you noticed how talent seems to come in pairs? Theater couples. They’re as common on local stages as blocking tape. They’re actors, directors,...

Best New York Style Pizza Restaurants in Colorado Springs

New York transplant Phil Ginsburg peers into the window of a local pizzeria, sees a young hipster with a long, meticulously manicured beard tossing...

Pursuing My Vacation, Er, Inner Peace

The first morning, we wake with a start to the roar of howler monkeys. My phone reads 4:22 a.m. “Waaaaaaaaaaaaa! Woooooooaaaaaa!” The howls, deep and resonant,...