Treat mom to a loaded waffle brunch and live jazz Sunday at The Exchange, 526 S. Tejon St. A homemade waffle is loaded with fried bacon, assorted fruit, pecans, walnuts, warm apple syrup and whipped cream ($9.75). Or try The Elvis: bananas, peanut butter, bacon and whipped cream ($10.75). Mom gets a 25% discount. Doors open at 7 a.m., waffle service at 8 a.m., entertainment 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. No reservations.MORE: Arts & Entertainment Mother's Day events in the Colorado Springs area Carlotta Olson Lifestyle Colorado Springs cooking schools offer classes gift worthy for mom on her day Teresa Farney Lifestyle Snooze an AM Eatery launches new restaurant in Colorado Springs Michelle Karas Arts & Entertainment Pikes Pick: Plenty of veggies help justify the Snooze Bloody Mary Michelle Karas … [Read more...] about Pikes Pick: Treat mom to a loaded waffle brunch and live jazz
I recently wandered into the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum to take another look at “Story of Us: The Pikes Peak Region from A-Z,” but instead was drawn toward the exhibit “Behind the Lens: Photographers of the Pikes Peak Region.” What a delightful trove of old photos from the collections of the museum and Pikes Peak Library District. Five photographers are featured, including Myron Wood, Harry L. Standley and Laura Gilpin, who depict life in the Pikes Peak region decades ago. I love seeing the folks dressed in their finest going about their business on Tejon Street, and all the old motels along South Nevada Avenue. The exhibit’s up through mid-July and the museum is always free; cspm.org. … [Read more...] about Pikes Pick: Shutterbugs from yesteryear captured early Springs
Some days my only job is to make my belly happy, and I recently scored a winner: Trader Joe’s Indian Fare Yellow Tadka Dal. So much yum in my tum with its yellow lentils, tomatoes, green chile pepper, butter, curry, cumin seed and turmeric. Usually you only find a good dal at an Indian restaurant, but now you can pop by the market and pick up a $1.99 packet. Warm it in the microwave or immerse it in boiling water. … [Read more...] about Pikes Pick: Nutritious, inexpensive yum for your tum
Yum. Free Pancake Day. Head for any IHOP in the Colorado Springs area Tuesday for your own short stack of the original buttermilks. As you fill your tummies, you’ll hear about one of the three children’s charities to benefit.Money raised here stays here for children to go to Shriners Hospitals for Children. Elsewhere: Children’s Miracle Network of Hospitals and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Since 2006, Free Pancake Day has raised more than $30 million. Pikes Pick: Acclaimed cocktails, eclectic menu - and free parking, too Pikes Pick: Cheesecake, sourdough, candles and more at winter market … [Read more...] about Pikes Pick: Free flapjacks for a great cause at IHOP
We are fortunate to have incredible musicians perform in Colorado Springs, sometimes year after year, so close we can just swing by after work. Case in point: The legendary, oh-so-talented and a joy-to-hear-live crooner Lyle Lovett returns to the Pikes Peak Center at 7:30 p.m. Monday, performing an acoustic set with Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter John Hiatt. Lovett also came here last February, that time with Texas A&M buddy Robert Earl Keen for a guitar-pull concert of storytelling and music. I expect the same sort of laid-back intimate, delightful show with Hiatt, whose 1987 hit “Have a Little Faith in Me” may ring a bell. Tickets start at $39.50, PikesPeakCenter.com 18 things to do around Colorado Springs this weekend: Bighorn Sheep Day, Cripple Creek Ice Festival, huge garden show, coffee-cocktail duel Pikes Pick: A Little Black Dress for a big cause … [Read more...] about Pikes Pick: The ever-lyrical Lyle Lovett returns to Colorado Springs. Lucky us.