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Curbside takes variety into second year

Curbside takes variety into second year

In the year since the inception of Curbside Cuisine in downtown Colorado Springs, food trucks have come and gone, all helping to transform a once-derelict corner into a hot spot for urban living. “It sends the message that we’re a community that innovates and tries new things and provides that urban experience that a lot… Continue Reading Curbside takes variety into second year

Nano 108: sophistication for the masses

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Nano 108: sophistication for the masses

Keith Altemose brews some delicious sodas. There are his coffee colas, Madagascar vanilla bean colas, his birch beer, sarsaparilla, orange cream, cherry cream and, of course, the ginger ale with black peppercorns and whole ginger that Altemose said is “quite exciting to put in your mouth.” Then there’s the beer. After all, that is what… Continue Reading Nano 108: sophistication for the masses

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First Craft Week ends in success with festival

The inaugural Colorado Springs Craft Week reached its peak Friday evening during the Crafter’s Festival, a sold-out signature event that brought together food and drink vendors from across the region. The Crafter’s Festival, which kicked off Friday afternoon at Venue 515 in Manitou Springs, attracted a variety of participating businesses, including 11 breweries, seven coffee… Continue Reading First Craft Week ends in success with festival

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Black Forest impacts mixed

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Black Forest impacts mixed

Last year, Anthony David paid off his house, the original Brentwood Estates cabin in the Black Forest. Two weeks later, it burned to the ground in the Black Forest fire. “We lost everything,” David said. Four weeks before the fire, David launched a business, the Black Forest Mill, in business to create furniture – tables… Continue Reading Black Forest impacts mixed

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Spice Island Grill reopens after tax trouble

Spice Island Grill, the downtown Colorado Springs Jamaican restaurant that recently closed citing tax issues, has reopened, said the owners in a news release Wednesday morning. “We are now officially open again thanks to the great support we received from all our friends, customers, family and those who contributed to the ‘Save the Spice’ Plumbfund… Continue Reading Spice Island Grill reopens after tax trouble

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Craftwood Inn suddenly closes doors

The Craftwood Inn, a longtime staple of the Manitou Springs community, closed suddenly Sunday after more than 70 years in business. Owner Dave Symonds, who purchased the eatery at 404 El Paso Blvd. in 2003, was noticeably distraught Tuesday after shutting the Craftwood’s doors for what might be the last time. “It’s a real shame,”… Continue Reading Craftwood Inn suddenly closes doors

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Over Easy named 11th nationally for breakfast

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Over Easy named 11th nationally for breakfast

Over Easy, A Daytime Eatery, a breakfast restaurant at 28 S. Tejon St. in Colorado Springs, recently earned the 11th spot in Urbanspoon’s list of 101 Great Breakfasts in the United States. According to the Urbanspoon website, selected restaurants that made the list received the most coverage and reviews from professional food critics, bloggers, the… Continue Reading Over Easy named 11th nationally for breakfast

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Bourbon Brothers leads Copper Ridge’s growth

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Bourbon Brothers leads Copper Ridge’s growth

As Copper Ridge at Northgate on the city’s upper edge welcomes the opening of its second business, its developer says much more is in store for 2014. Bourbon Brothers Southern Kitchen, a full-service restaurant offering homestyle cuisine and more than 115 different kinds of bourbon, opened its flagship restaurant Monday at Copper Ridge. The 9,000-square-foot,… Continue Reading Bourbon Brothers leads Copper Ridge’s growth

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Tejon feels downtown turnover

The new year is bringing new changes to the downtown business scene, particularly up and down the main artery of Tejon Street. A number of new businesses are taking root on Tejon, replacing some of the area’s recognizable mainstays. In other cases, businesses are closing and leaving behind vacancies. For example, the iconic Olive Branch… Continue Reading Tejon feels downtown turnover

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Forecast predicts growth for foodservice industry

Total restaurant sales in Colorado are expected to rise in 2014, exceeding $9.8 billion by year’s end, according to a recent forecast by the National Restaurant Association. The Association’s 2014 Restaurant Industry Forecast found that total restaurant sales in the state are expected to increase from $9.4 billion in 2013, a 4-percent rise, and will… Continue Reading Forecast predicts growth for foodservice industry

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