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  • It wasn’t my plan to fall in love when I ordered dinner to-go from 4-year-old The Public House. But Judas Priest, the bourbon-glazed portabella burger ($12.75) is what all the little baby Swiss-and-mushroom burgers dream of becoming when they grow up.…
  • The Speedtrap’s history dates back roughly 15 years, mostly under previous proprietors; current owner Spencer Boyles counts only three years at the helm. So if you haven’t been by the cool, cozy, mountain-town coffee café in a while, some newness likely awaits you.…
  • As if you haven't already, it's time to forget about all that "new year, new me" stuff — who are we kidding anyways?

    The best excuse to put it off for another year is Wednesday, Jan. 17: Ditch Your New Year's Resolutions Day.

    To no surprise, this "holiday" is as old as New Year's resolutions are, according to daysoftheyear.com, which also points out what a shame it is that this annual self-accountability tactic usually proves to be as effective as "a hole-ridden umbrella is at keeping the rain out."

    Given our propensity for vices, our minds immediately thought of all the pleasure-inducing events we'd be missing had we actually stuck to our stated goals.…
  • Today’s Villa isn’t the Villa of the past, but it has ties: In 1956 at this Palmer Lake spot, Roman Villa opened under friends of today’s Roman Villa family on North Nevada Avenue. Years later, the first Villa incarnation (drop the Roman part) launched in 1980, running to 2000.…
  • Wahid Hafsaoui’s not one for major fanfare when things change. There was no great tribute when Couture’s Bistro became Café Roma, nor when Café Roma closed in early 2017.…
  • We have word about what’s going into the space that, for 30 years, held the storied Ritz Grill. The replacement restaurant is called Colorado Craft, it’s set to open on Monday, Jan. 22, and it’s run by known figures in the Springs dining scene.…
  • On Thursday, January 11, members of various local media outlets were invited to a preview dinner at Colorado Craft, the public house concept that takes the place of the long-standing Ritz Grill. We'll have the full story in the issue coming out Wednesday, January 17.…
  • Birria is a traditional Jalisco Mexican stew, typically made with goat, but beef versions are now common. El Rey Del Taco Express (there’s the original spot and a #2, both on the Academy Boulevard corridor) braises beef tips in a broth of onions and adobo seasoning (including oregano, garlic and tenderizing vinegar).…
  • Since Rooster’s House of Ramen opened in mid-2017, several Asian spots have added ramen to their menus. Thai Satay offers four styles.…
  • For adventurous, indecisive or novice craft beer drinkers, there’s an undeniable appeal in a pour-your-own taproom. Curious and just want a sip?…
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