Jason Nauert is a central figure in the renaissance of the field of butchering in Colorado. As the Director and Instructor of the Rocky Mountain Institute of Meat, he is teaching Colorado Springs about butchering through training courses, consulting work and his culinary talent.
Nestled quaintly in a mesa hillside on the West Side of Colorado Springs sits Ground Up Speed Shop. The owner, Eric Baar, is a gem in the local bike community and beyond. He’s known as a one-of-a-kind custom bike frame-builder. Whether they’re raced professionally or being used recreationally on local mountain biking trails, Baar’s frames take bicycle performance to a higher level of quality and versatility
Jackie Barr of Red Bench jewelry stood out amongst many at the Colorado College craft fair over the holidays. I was drawn to her use of materials and exotic stones sourced from around the globe. She grew up in Colorado Springs, always dabbling in jewelry making even as a child. In college she discovered metal smithing and there was an instant connection.
Over the past several years, Shuga’s Restaurant has become the yardstick by which all other Colorado Springs restaurants are measured. A new restaurant might have great cocktails, but are they as creative as Shuga’s?
As the first saison-focused brewery within Colorado, Trinity Brewing takes its personal trifecta—Artisanal Beer, Slow Food, and Conscious People—to heart, evident in each facet of the brew-to-bottle operation.
Think back to the first time you felt a connection to food. For Larry Stebbins, the director of Pike’s Peak Urban Gardens, the detail, color and taste of that moment has never faded. Decades ago, in his grandfather’s garden, Larry tasted the sweet juices of a home-grown tomato. Larry has been a committed gardener ever since.
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