The Juice Is Loose: Alcohol To-Go Is Here to Stay in Colorado
Rocky Mountain Food Report
by Dionne Passacantando
3d ago
On May 10, Senate Bill 24-020, sponsored by Senators Dylan Roberts and Nick Hinrichsen and Representatives William Lindstedt and Rose Pugliese, which permanently legalizes the sale of alcohol for takeout and delivery from restaurants, was signed into law by Governor Jared Polis at Cactus Flower Restaurant in Pueblo, Colorado. The signing of this bill authorizes a permanent policy for alcohol to-go creating certainty for Colorado hospitality businesses, raises additional revenue for state and local governments and allows patrons to continue to enjoy this convenient approach to alcohol-beverage ..read more
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Make These Margaritas for Cinco De Mayo: Langers Celebrates With Fresh Flavors
Rocky Mountain Food Report
by Dionne Passacantando
1w ago
What’re you sipping on to ring in May 5th? Our friends at Langers, the family-owned, West Coast juice brand, shares two delicious margarita recipes to celebrate Cinco de Mayo using fresh and fun, new flavors. Whether you choose to cool down with a Cucumber Lime Margarita or amp up the spice with Watermelon Chamoy, Langers offers two festive cocktails/mocktails you’re sure to love. Follow the recipes below using the full ingredient list or opt to use a non-alcoholic tequila alternative to concoct a tasty buzz-free beverage. We recommend Ritual Zero-Proof Non-Alcohoic Tequila Alternative &a ..read more
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Pizza Lovers Rejoice: 10 of the Best Pizza Joints in Colorado Springs
Rocky Mountain Food Report
by Dionne Passacantando
1M ago
Anyone can attest that pizza ranks among one of the most beloved eats of all time, revered worldwide by folks of all ages as the choice grab-and-go meal. It acts as a reputable breakfast, lunch or dinner, but despite its universal appeal, the best pizzas can be crafted in a variety of distinct styles, sometimes creating an argument for which type of crust is superior. Ultimately, whether you’re a New York fan, Neapolitan aficionado or deep-dish diehard, pizza invites everyone back to the table again with its feel-good, undeniably delicious, let’s-have-a-pizza-party reputation. Click here to re ..read more
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Eleven18 Speaks the Love Language of Food
Rocky Mountain Food Report
by Dionne Passacantando
2M ago
Chef Beto Reyes carved out a name for himself in Colorado Springs as the executive chef at Milagro’s Cocina Mexicana, but his introduction to the culinary world goes back much farther into his childhood. Today, by integrating years of experience in the Chicago restaurant scene with family recipes passed down by an impressive lineage of cooks and an affinity for multicultural influences, Chef Beto distinguishes his own creative and flavorful brand of Mexican food at downtown taqueria Eleven18. “I wanted to create a unique menu that no one else was doing,” Reyes says. “It was an easy decision to ..read more
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Ay, Qué Rico: Marry This Colorado Craft Beer + Banana Bread
Rocky Mountain Food Report
by Dionne Passacantando
2M ago
It’s that dark beer time of year and since banana bread always slaps in our house, we love the idea of combining two of our favorite carbs in one delicious recipe. After discovering the Banana Beer Bread from Chews and Brews, we didn’t hesitate to put our own Colorado spin on it. We highly recommend adding a hefty pour of the Señorita Imperial Porter from Elevation Beer Company to upgrade these lovely loaves. We find that the morning, noon & night baked good gets a little boost from the brewski’s sweet chocolate malts, vanilla and a hint of cinnamon to make this versatile breakfast, s ..read more
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Decadent Carrot Cake: February Colorado Proud Recipe of the Month
Rocky Mountain Food Report
by Dionne Passacantando
3M ago
One of our all time favorites, carrot cake has earned its place as a timeless classic in the world of baking. This delectable treat perfectly combines the earthy sweetness of carrots with the rich, moist texture of decadent cake. With its garden origins and well deserving status as a beloved dessert, carrot cake proves its versatility and ability to captivate hearts with each delicious bite. Carrots are renowned for their health benefits, rich in vitamin C, potassium, fiber and vitamin A, which is particularly important for maintaining healthy vision, skin and immune function. They also contai ..read more
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Slow Cooker Beef Brisket Tacos: January Colorado Proud Recipe of the Month
Rocky Mountain Food Report
by Dionne Passacantando
4M ago
Did you know that Colorado beef is the largest economic export from the Centennial State, supporting our economy with a hefty contribution of billions of dollars annually? Synonymous with flavor, nutrition and tradition, this major endeavor is deserving of ample praise for Colorado’s hardworking ranchers. In honor of the National Western Stock Show that takes place in Denver, January 6-21, Colorado Proud celebrates January with savory slow cooker beef brisket. From the taco recipe (shared below) to a traditional Sunday dinner, beef brisket is a warming, versatile dish that requires time, but y ..read more
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Looking for Great Food in Colorado Springs? Here’s Where Local Chefs Eat
Rocky Mountain Food Report
by Dionne Passacantando
5M ago
When you’re in search of the most reliable information about any subject, it’s best to go straight to the source for a professional opinion. Dining out is no exception. When it comes to finding delicious local eats, who better to recommend their favorite, tried and true restaurants, dishes and drinks than those who are handling the cooking? So we checked in with three executive chefs operating successful kitchens across Colorado Springs — all of them on the Springs Magazine 30 Best Restaurants in Colorado Springs. The chefs came through with valuable, insider insights, restaurant recommen ..read more
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Give Gratis for Good Grub: Skillet Cranberry Roasted Chicken and Potatoes
Rocky Mountain Food Report
by Dionne Passacantando
6M ago
November’s Colorado Proud recipe is the perfect blend of comfort and gourmet, making it suitable for any occasion. Whether it’s a cozy family dinner or a special celebration, the bright pop of ruby-hued cranberries adds a festive touch, turning this meal into a holiday appropriate culinary masterpiece. Whether you’re a food enthusiast or simply looking for an indulgent, homemade feast, this chicken and potato creation is certain to satisfy your autumnal cravings. According to Food Smart, chicken is an excellent low-calorie, low-sodium and low-fat source of protein with approximately 25 grams p ..read more
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Drink Zero Proof: Where To Find the Best Mocktails in Colorado Springs
Rocky Mountain Food Report
by Dionne Passacantando
6M ago
It’s hard to dispute the health benefits that a booze break offers both your body and mind, and recently I took a hiatus from the sauce to reset. At the start I found myself a little uneasy about the effects it would have on my social life, but the experience gave me a firsthand view of an acute awareness swirling around Colorado Springs cocktail bars and restaurants to provide inclusive, accessible and tasty nonalcoholic options.  Whether you’re sober, expecting, participating in nonalcoholic months like Sober October or simply interested in integrating mocktails into a more responsible ..read more
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