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Beer dinners in Colorado Springs

With over 15 breweries in the Colorado Springs area, there's plenty of craft beer and tap rooms to explore in the region. As a "beer tourist" you'll easily find a beer to fit your taste from hoppy IPA's to dark stouts and porters.
Perhaps you've already sampled and tasted the various beers made locally here in Colorado Springs and you're ready for something more? The next step: attend a beer dinner to understand how pairing beer with the different foods can enhance your sampling experience.
The next upcoming beer dinner is at BJ's Brewery and the four-course dinner will feature beers from Stone Brewing (based in California).

Stone Brewing beer dinner at BJ's

Click on the photo to make your reservations today - it's cheaper in advance and the event is coming up quickly on August 24th!

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Lyft and Uber continue driving in Colorado Springs

A little over a year ago, Lyft and Uber rideshare services came to Colorado Springs. They provide an easy and cheap way for passengers to travel, much more affordable that taxi cabs and much more consistent than the Colorado Springs bus service.
While there are still a lot of concerns surrounding these services nationwide, they continue to thrive in Colorado Springs as more and more people are finding out how convenient, cheap, and friendly this new concept can be.
Riders must download a mobile app on their phone to access and request the services, but once they're set up it becomes a push of a few buttons, a short wait, and they're greeted by a friendly drive.
Prices vary based on distance and length of ride and rates vary by city, but Colorado Springs Lyft rates as of 8/8/15 are as follows:

Lyft Pricing

Base Charge$1.13
Cancel Penalty$5.00
Cost Minimum$5.00
Cost Per Mile$1.10
Cost Per Minute$0.18
Trust And Safety Fee$1.55

Plus Pricing

Base Charge$1.69
Cancel Penalty$5.00
Cost Minimum$7.00
Cost Per Mile$1.65
Cost Per Minute$0.27
Trust And Safety Fee$1.55
Download the Lyft app and start experiencing a different way to travel in Colorado Springs. Whether you're out drinking with friends or simply don't feel like worrying about parking at a large event, rideshare services can be a great affordable option.

Lyft is also accepting new drivers in the Colorado Springs area if you're looking for some extra income. New Lyft drivers can earn a bonus for signing up here and completing 30 rides in their 1st 30 days.

The Cheese Grill opens in Downtown Colorado Springs

We've seen a lot of turn over in the small space at 26 E Kiowa St in downtown Colorado Springs, most recently the opening of a fresh new restaurant, the Cheese Grill.
Over the years, the space has included everything from a quaint high end dinner restaurant (Bistro De Pinto) to a very short-lived tequila bar called Salud Tequila Bar. Other tenants tried the bar theme too, like Whiskey Dicks and the Downtown Bar-n-Grill.
But the new owner at The Cheese Grill is taking a different approach with fresh cheese sandwiches, salads, and of course Mac & Cheese entrees. The setting hasn't changed much, but already the food is a huge step up from Salud Tequila Bar. Cheese Grill prices and moderate with sandwiches ranging from $6 - $11 which are served with fries. If you're looking for something on the smaller side, macaroni balls and jalapeno poppers are great options around $6 each. Our favorite part is the local, high quality food including products from Ranch Foods Direct and tap beer from Rocky Mountain Brewery.
We tried the Caprese Grilled Cheese, made with balsamic marinated tomatoes, fresh basil and whole milk mozzarella on italian bread ($7.95). Perfect light sandwich with a fresh taste, but still enough to fill you up with the side of fries. If you're still hungry, you can always indulge in a fried snickers with vanilla bean ice cream for desert ($6.25).
If you're going to dine in, make sure you hit happy hour from 3pm-6pm for $2 domestics and $3 premium beers. Otherwise, carry our and lunch delivery are available.

The Cheese Grill
26 E Kiowa St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 633-1134
Twitter @CheeseGrillCOS

Find news about other restaurants in Colorado Springs at Eating Out in Colorado Springs.

Vote for Springs411 in Colorado Springs Independent's Best Of 2015

Colorado Springs Independent newspaper has opened up voting for their annual "Best of" campaign. Readers and consumers are invited to vote for the "Best Of 2015" in many different categories including personalities, nightlife, food & drink, shopping and services, and daylife. So start thinking about your favorite stores, restaurants, and other establishments to visit here in the Colorado Springs area and cast your vote before August 31st when voting closes.
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