Friday, December 15, 2006

Your reviews

Come on, people. You never call. You never write. ... OK, I'm sounding like my mother. But, hey, I'm even offering a bribe here. Two free movie passes just for posting your comments. Every week I'll give away a pair. And if you look at how little traffic we're getting, you gotta figure your chances are good.


Anonymous Strawson said...

I look forward to the GO section of the paper every Friday. I don't use it much for entertainment but for the restaurant reviews and news. Colorado Springs has so many wonderful restaurants and new ones coming all the time. A few of my favorites are Adams Mountain Cafe (which isn't in Colorado Springs, but close enough), Gertrudes, La Creperie, Marigolds, to name just a few. Keep up the good work and I look forward to receiving my free movies passes!!!!!

9:24 AM  
Blogger Warren Epstein said...

Did you hear that Adam's is moving to the Spa building? Unfortunately, the space isn't ready yet.

I'm having Teresa check this out for a story. Apparently, their lease is up next week. That would be awful if there were a large gap between closing at the current place and opening at the new one.

But Adam's is such an institution, I'm sure it'll weather whatever happens.

9:56 AM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

My husband and I love the Warehouse. Great food, nice ambience and microbrew. I'm always surprised that it isn't more crowded.

Do you know if they have hired a fulltime brewmaster yet? We tried to buy a growler at our last visit and were told that the supply of beer was too low due to the limited brewing being done.

I just stumbled upon this blog under the blogs pulldown. I think you need to promote this page more (or perhaps I need to read the Gazette more...)

I look forward to more dining reviews of non-chains in the area.


12:51 PM  
Anonymous Monika said...

I love talking about and hearing about great food, so here are my best bets.

I love anything cooked by Chef Victor Matthews of The Black Bear in Green Mountain Falls. He does a great prie-fixe menu w/ or w/o wine or you can order off the menu.

La Petite Maison and their Lobster Napolean with Vanilla Sauce is to die for.

Margarita at Pinecreek also has a great prie-fixe menu that changes everyday.

I am missing Sencha and Brent Beavers. I look forward him, getting into his own place again.

Has anyone been to MoZaic at the Inn at Palmer Divide, what do you think?

3:06 PM  
Anonymous Marie said...

Isn't Brent Beavers at Metropolitain? He was recently. I've heard that the owners of The Famous are opening up a new restaurant soon. Tony definitely knows the restaurant business so I'm sure it'll be great!

5:40 PM  
Anonymous Mariana Wagner said...

Ok- you had me at "FREE" ... ! I LOVE to read and comment on blogs, and I just found your blog to add to my "list".
What's more? I love to eat out... and I love FREE things, like movie passes, or whatever! You'll be seeing more of me. ((Sorry ... No dining related comment today...))

9:02 PM  
Anonymous said...

Brent Beavers no longer works for the Metropolitain. Last I heard he was going to be the head chef at a new Paravicini to open in Monument. The chef at Metro is Brent's former sidekick Jamal, and the food is quite good.

Overall, I think the food selections in CS are pretty bad, myself. But I also lived in San Francisco for many years and in Tucson, so I'm a bit of a snob. Still, for a town of our size, selection is pretty dismal. Nevertheless, my lower end favorites are:

Little Bangkok
McCabe's (amazing Scotch eggs!)
King's Chef

and I used to really like the Dutch Kitchen in Mantiou, but the woman who owns it is so nasty and was so mean to my son that we decided to never go there again.

The best high end meal I've ever had was at Walter's, though I haven't been to Plate yet, which I've also heard is amazing. Blue Vervaine also has incredible brown butter gnocchi!

I'm glad Adam's is moving to the spa building. I never liked that location. I hope the food gets a little more exciting too. It used to be really amazing and has tasted uninspired the past three times I ate there.

7:43 PM  
Anonymous Monika said...

Went to Blue Vervain a few weeks ago for the first time and had the tuna cappaccio and the trout. The tuna was excellent but the dish was topped with these thumb size tubes of formed rice. The rice was hard and cold. I had to move them around the plate to get to the tuna, pretty but inedable. When the trout came it was very good but there again was a mound of that dry crunchy rice. There is no way that rice was made fresh, which was a turn-off. How do you screw up rice? Everything should be tasted before it goes out of the kitchen. A small thing like that can taint an otherwise very nice meal.

11:42 AM  
Blogger Warren Epstein said...

Congrats! You just won the drawing for free movie passes.

9:51 AM  
Blogger Ron said...

Whoops! Me and computers. I accidently posted this under the "Dewey's" review.
Anyway, if you are hungry and looking for casual, good, inexpensive chinese food, try Garden Cafe Chinese Restaurant
1580 Space Center Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80915 (In Wal Mart Center)
(719) 622-8622
Only $1.50 per scoop, and these scoops are HUGE! Food always seems freshly made.
I always get a take home box after I finish eating, and then get another meal out of it.

11:34 AM  
Blogger Warren Epstein said...

Is it better than that by-the-scoop place on Fillmore, 2000 Wok?

12:30 PM  
Blogger Todd said...

I recall the GO staff voting the Wild Bill's Buffalo Wings as the best in the Springs for hot wings. Did you know that the original owner now has a location serving our troops at Fort Carson at the south end of the post? Same great recipes for a variety of wing flavors with ribs, shrimp, catfish, and other great stuff on their menu ... all in a sports bar environment. What a great way to serve the troops and their guests at Fort Carson!!!

9:17 AM  
Blogger Ron said...

Warren: I haven't tried any other "scoop" places in town, but I know this China Garden Cafe is better than some sit-down Chinese restaurants I have tried in town.
Also, have you noticed the new sushi place going in right next door to the Black Bear Diner at Galley and Academy? The owners are really going to town. Very classy looking from peeking in the windows.
We need some good sushi in this town.

10:58 AM  
Blogger maggiepirsq said...

Just went to Uwe's today for the first time for lunch. I had beening hearing rave reviews about this place since I moved to town. Well, perhaps today was an off day. I ordered the sauerbraten. On the menu it stated that it came with red cabbage and spatzle. When the plate came, there were no spatzle. I asked and was told that it came with potato dumplings. Okay, whatever. Well, I have been to a number of German restaurants both times that I have spent time in Germany and in Chicago and Milwaukee which have terrific German retsurants. Well, not so much at Uwe's. The saurbraten was edible. However, it did not have the depth or complexity of flavor that you can expect from a genuine saurbraten recipe. I will continue to look for a good German restaurant here in the Springs. Maggie

2:04 PM  
Anonymous Warren Epstein said...

I did notice that new sushi place at Citadel Crossing. We'll check it out. There's also a new one at the Southern Cross shopping center at southgate.

I'm always up for trying new sushi places.

8:31 AM  
Blogger Bob said...

Where o where is Brent Beavers? Our life is not the same w/o Sencha and his culinary genius. Some please tell me where I can find Brett, please e-mail me at We especially miss the Chef designed meals that we attended for our birthdays, anniversaries, and other ocassions. Miss the dinner theatre as well

8:01 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

Where o where is Brent Beavers. Please email me at

The loss of Sencha and his culinary genious is too much to bear.

8:03 PM  
Anonymous Bob said...

I went to MOZAIC not what I would call a thrilling experience. This was for New years. I'll give them one more chance but I was dissappointed.

8:39 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

I truly was hoping a soul out there could point me to brent Beavers new hangout. Am I the only sould who seems to care?

email me at

10:44 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

I must be the only person using this this is sad.

3:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I have some news about Chef Beavers!!

He's working as the executive Chef at a retirement home, last I heard.

I miss Suncha.

But the cool thing is, is that he's my teacher at where I go to school for my culinary school! ^_^

1:20 AM  

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