Food & Drink

Food & Drink

From the best family restaurants to the best place to go for a cocktail. We have you covered.

barista sam neely

Champion Barista Sam Neely Talks Competitive Coffee

As the youngest ever competitor at the U.S. Barista Championship, Sam Neely, then 18, placed sixth among 36 finalists this year. We chatted with...
Roasting chiles at pueblo chile festival

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...
Cider flight at Ice Cave Cider House

Local Hard Cider: Cheers to Johnny Appleseed

John Chapman has been credited for the apple trees that popped up from the East to the Midwest, but what many don’t know is...
Apothecary Blues

Season of Spirits: 3 Fall Cocktails

Our palates seem to follow the changing seasons. Gone are the summer cravings of refreshing light fare. Autumn is in full force, bringing hankerings...
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Colorado Vegan Springs

There’s a wave of vegan restaurants opening in Colorado. No, not in Boulder. Nope, not Denver either. Colorado Springs is going vegan. OK, not exactly, but...
Wine glasses against vineyards in Douro Valley, Portugal

It’s Time to Appreciate Portuguese Wines

Wine insiders have started clamoring for an untapped and underappreciated wine region of Western Europe. Say hello to Portugal, recently featured at the Colorado...
New England Scallops at Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar, Colorado Springs

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar Opens in Colorado Springs

Call it a mix of selfish motivation and insightful business sense. Back in 1994, Boulder restaurateur Dave Query wanted to eat some oysters. “There...
chef maya at uchenna

Chef Maya: The Heart of Uchenna

Chef Maya Hetman, owner of Uchenna in Old Colorado City, has been sharing her Ethiopian and Mediterranean cuisine with Colorado Springs since 2009. But...
beer glasses from local breweries

New Breweries and Taprooms in Colorado Springs

Goat Patch Brewing Co.  Head brewer, co-owner and local brewing rock star Darren Baze performs the liquid alchemy and inspired the name with his three-foot-long...
dish at northside atmosphere gastropub

Don’t-Miss Northside Eats

Atmosphere Gastropub This trendy bar boasts upscale pub fare, and fresh, carefully crafted cocktails. The tuna tartare is our favorite, made with sushi grade ahi...
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