Colorado Springs will get one other style of Jamaica | Desk Discuss | Arts & Leisure

Everton Cameron, owner of High Grade Foods, has been running his hugely successful food truck since 2013 when there were only a few mobile food companies roaming around town. On May 28th, he opened a restaurant with seating at 1020 S. Tejon St., but not without major delays.

“Yeah, it took about three and a half years,” he said. “There were construction delays and then the pandemic.”

The good news is that it is open and serves some of the tastiest Jamaican dishes we’ve been immersed in for a while. Cameron’s culinary talent, honed in upscale Jamaican hotels and resorts, shines in his new restaurant. For example, the Jamaican beef patty with coconut bread ($ 8) that we enjoyed for lunch. This tasty Jamaican staple is made from ground beef flavored with curry powder and chillies. Cameron covers the patty with a puff pastry before deep-frying it. Then he folds the patty into his handmade, deliciously soft coconut bread.

Next up, we have the Jerk Barbecue Pork Ribs ($ 15) with Baked Mac and Cheese ($ 7) and Sub Shrimp Curry with Coconut Rice ($ 18) for the braised oxtails we ordered.

Colorado Springs with new restaurants on Pikes Peak

While the oxtails got stuck in the kitchen, we were more than happy with the piping hot food that came on our table. The ribs were juicy and tender with a perfectly flavorful jerk seasoning and sticky barbecue sauce. The baked mac and cheese alone is worth visiting again. The curry prawns were spot on too. The coconut rice was wonderfully soaked in the spicy curry sauce.

Lunch prices are reasonable for the large portions (we brought to-go boxes). We were told that the dinner prices are a little higher but the portions are bigger. There’s a full bar with nods to Jamaican rums and of course Red Line beer is on offer.

“I’m looking for a bartender who can make fun cocktails,” says Cameron. “I will also add other dishes to the menu.”

The opening times are Wednesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Details: 930-3843, facebook.com/HighGradeFoods.



Colorado Springs gets a different taste from Jamaica

Stunning new mural at Crave Real Burgers.


Refreshes desire

Crave Real Burgers, 7465 N. Academy Blvd., was closed for a few days in January to complete a remodeling project. When it reopened, guests were greeted with a new vibrant mural, bright orange furniture, a row of tall communal tables, and an updated menu.

“Given the closure, we decided to take some time to update the Colorado Springs store,” said Jeff Richard, head chef and owner. “I’m really excited about the mural and the new arrangement of the furniture gives us more seating.”

The long-awaited, redesigned Colorado Springs restaurant is about to open

New menu items included the pound beef Texas burger with a smoked brisket, coleslaw, jalapeño bottle caps (fried pepper slices), and homemade barbecue sauce. “It’s very popular and we bring it back from time to time,” he said. “And we’ve added Drunken Apple Pie Shake to the menu. It’s an ice shake with caramel, apple pie and bourbon. “

The opening times are Monday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Details: 264-7919, tinyurl.com/wc99fj7k



Colorado Springs gets a different taste from Jamaica

Dan MacDonald, owner of Colorado BBQ Outfitters, hosts the new radio show Easy Does it BBQ.


New radio broadcast

Grill fans, this show is for you: Easy Does It BBQ.

The 30-minute radio show is hosted by Dan MacDonald, owner of Colorado BBQ Outfitters, 5921 N. Academy Blvd., and airs Saturdays on KPPF 1040 AM, 95.7 FM and 98.5 FM at 1:00 PM. Find previous shows on the YouTube channel.

Colorado Springs gets new Detroit-style pizzeria

Drinking wine in the park

The Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival at Memorial Park, Manitou Ave. 502, takes place daily in two sessions: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on August 28 and 29. Prepaid general admission is $ 35. Free for designated drivers. Live music, food trucks and gift items. visit tinyurl.com/yjwwh5us.

Contact the author: 636-0271.

Contact the author: 636-0271.

Day by day Put up to host digital Good Style Gwinnett cooking showcase | Leisure

The Daily Post presents Good Taste Gwinnett – a virtual cooking show on April 22nd and 29th.

The event, which will be broadcast live on Facebook at 7 p.m. on these dates, features local chefs sharing recipes and demonstrating how each dish is prepared. You can download the recipes and cook with the chefs.

Chefs from Marlow’s Tavern, McCray’s Tavern, Ricos World Cuisine, Brunch Pharmacy, The Local Republic, EDees Place Bar-B-Que, and Publix Aprons Cooking Schools will be attending.

The event, operated by Jackson EMC, features weekly freebies and prizes for registrants. You can register for free by going to GoodTasteGwinnett.com.

The queen of ‘undone’ interiors fashion, Rita Konig talks style 

My personal style signifier is shirts – I mostly wear Celine or Aimé, tucked into jeans or skirts. There are two crucial elements to a good shirt: it has to be made of a delicate enough fabric that it falls nicely and the buttons must be well positioned – there is a perfect spot around the bottom of the breast bone that allows the shirt to be open enough that it is feminine, but not so high that you feel like a schoolmistress. Budd has just copied one of its vintage shirts that my father wore for its new collection with Laura Bailey and Cathy Kasterine. I think it’s pretty spot-on and is made of that perfect slubby silk that men’s shirts used to be made of. From £270, buddshirts.co.uk 

The last thing I bought and loved was a large bedspread from Nushka. It’s a vintage Suzani tent-hanging from Uzbekistan and I love the colour palette – dusty pink and sandy beige with a pretty border of sea greens and blues. Similar, from £420

Konig’s bedroom, with D Porthault pillowcases and a Nushka bedspread © Rodrigo Carmuega

And on my wishlist is a four-poster bed à la Veere Grenney or David Hicks, one that is really tall, with curtains. I’d also love some diamonds. At Harry Fane I saw the most beautiful diamond-bead necklace that was strung in such a way that when you dropped it, the beads formed a little pile of mesh – it cost £80,000 but looked like nothing.

The place I can’t wait to go back to is LA. I want to stay at the private members’ club San Vicente Bungalows, which I decorated for hotelier Jeff Klein in 2018. I haven’t been back since and I’m longing to go and enjoy it now that it’s done – it really takes a year or two before a place starts to settle and feel good. I’d also see my best friend, gallerist Honor Fraser, whose kids are my godchildren. And I’d go to Santa Barbara and explore the Pacific coastline – there’s something about palm trees, mountains, beaches, deserts, extreme sunlight and the can-do attitude that makes California fun. 

Books on the coffee table in Konig’s sitting room © Rodrigo Carmuega

Konig in her garden with her daughter Margot and cockapoo Eddie

Konig in her garden with her daughter Margot and cockapoo Eddie © Rodrigo Carmuega

The best souvenirs I’ve brought home are rugs from the Datça peninsula in Turkey. I’ve spent a few summers with my friend the interior designer Peter Mikic and his partner Sebastian Scott, whose brother has a house there. They’re such good sports on holiday – we would go off to the local village in the afternoons to buy rugs. I’ve got a brown and cream striped runner that is up in North Farm – my house in County Durham – and some white ones with tufts in pale pinks and greens that look like sweets, which are a lot of fun. 

The best book I’ve read in the past year is Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. It’s an extraordinary tale of survival, complete with a heartwrenching love story. Set in North Carolina, the novel captures the racial divide and how tough life was for women and children in the early 20th century. I loved the spirit, frailty and self-taught knowledge of the main character Kya. It’s such a page-turner and made me rather weepy.

A recent “find” is [London shoe- and handbag-repair service] The Restory. The work I’ve seen on Instagram is amazing. There was a pair of beautiful Christian Louboutin shoes where the heel had been smooshed and they completely reinstated it. I haven’t used them yet but I’m longing to send things there. I’ve got a red Chanel bag and an old, faded Louis Vuitton bag that could both really do with a polish.

A Victorian diorama in its carved oak frame – the best gift Konig has received recently

A Victorian diorama in its carved oak frame – the best gift Konig has received recently

Her 1950s Cartier watch and ring by Marie-Hélène de Taillac, on a John Derian plate © Rodrigo Carmuega (2)

The best gift I’ve received recently is a Victorian diorama. The picture is in a carved oak frame with very delicate skeletal leaves, seed pods and grasses mounted on dark-green velvet. It’s pretty but also very unexpected, which is what makes it such a good present. 

The last music I downloaded was a song called “Ubomi Abumang” by Sun-El Musician. He’s a South African artist and makes the sort of music you can get lost in. The song is really long and transcendent and it makes you want to dance.

I have a collection of bed linens – I’m slightly obsessed with them. I love the cool crispness you get from a sheet tightly pulled over a mattress like a drum, and the cloud-like feeling from a duvet or the weight of blankets while you sleep. They’re a very expensive undertaking and it’s something I’m really pleased I’ve collected for so long. I’ve always bought them in sales and on whims. I have quite a lot from D Porthault in Paris, which I often get in New York, and the Monogrammed Linen Shop

Konig’s kitchen

Konig’s kitchen © Rodrigo Carmuega

Chanel and Sisley make-up in Konig’s bathroom

Chanel and Sisley make-up in Konig’s bathroom © Rodrigo Carmuega

In my fridge you’ll always find white wine, San Pellegrino, tonic water and a bar of Italian dark chocolate with almonds from Supermarket of Dreams on Holland Park Avenue. I have two fridges, one for drinks and the other for food, which tends to be feast or famine. I am envious of those American fridges that are so perfectly styled, full of glass Tupperwares with delicious things in – mine is sadly not like that.

The best property advice I’ve been given is to avoid buying above a restaurant and to look for good proportions, ceiling height and large windows – you can usually change the rest.

I’ve recently discovered meditation and rediscovered caviar. I try to meditate twice a day for 20 minutes. I feel like in all the gloom it’s more vital than ever to calm anxiety and to help you see a different viewpoint. At first I wondered how you can empty your mind completely, but then the founder of MindMojo, Anthony Thompson, who taught me, explained that it’s like going to a cocktail party in your head. You arrive with “somebody”, which is your mantra. You then drift between people and conversations, which are your thoughts coming and going – you can sit with them for a bit or let them go and move on. mindmojo.co

Her china cupboard, with glasses from Nason Moretti, The New Craftsmen, Guinevere Antiques . . .

Her china cupboard, with glasses from Nason Moretti, The New Craftsmen, Guinevere Antiques . . .

. . . and Herend porcelain

. . . and Herend porcelain © Rodrigo Carmuega (2)

An indulgence I would never forgo is getting everything pressed. I’ve put it to the test at moments in my life where I’ve changed careers and had to really tighten my belt – even then I still sent all my sheets to the laundry.

My favourite apps and websites are Instagram for antiques. In fact, I have an account that is only for following antique dealers. I also use AVW all the time, and Decorative Collective, which is great because it has so many dealers. I use the Spectator app for news – they have quite interesting people writing for them. Also Shazam – I feel very self-conscious asking people what a song is and there is something so wonderfully private and instant about the app. 

My style icon is the American socialite Lee Radziwill. She always looked terrific and had that ability to be dressed in the right thing for the right occasion, which I find rather enviable – whether it was a Givenchy suit for lunch on the Upper East Side or a kaftan in one of her apartments. I do love that ’70s style – not crazy bell bottoms but ribbed sweaters, big sunglasses and a scarf wrapped around the head. I think it was the last time that people were really polished. 

The beauty staple I’m never without is Sisley’s Soir de Lune scent. I like that I don’t really know what it smells like. It’s not cloying and people don’t recognise it easily – it just becomes a part of you. £194 for 100ml 

Konig’s sitting room

Konig’s sitting room © Rodrigo Carmuega

Her beauty staple: Sisley Soir de Lune

Her beauty staple: Sisley Soir de Lune © Rodrigo Carmuega

An object I would never part with is my 1950s Cartier watch. I bought it for myself last year; I wasn’t necessarily looking for one but I have a weakness for watches and I had this visceral feeling when I saw it. It has a leather strap with white stitching and I love the simple, round face, which is quite unusual for a Cartier watch.

The design idea I wish I’d come up with is the Post-it note. I am impressed by incredibly simple ideas that turn into items that every household has, and then we wonder how we managed without them.

My favourite room in my house is my bedroom. I’ve layered around the windows so at night I can draw the heavy wool curtains across and block everything out. In the morning when I open them, the sunlight shines through my blinds, which are in a Robert Kime pea-pod print, and the branches from the trees outside dance on the walls. I think the view out of a bedroom should always be slightly gauzy – it makes you feel safer and distant from the world. I also love the two new Rory McEwen tulip prints that I bought at KRB in New York last year. I’ve hung them opposite my bed where the TV used to be and it has made the most incredible difference to the atmosphere. It’s now the sanctuary I think a bedroom should be. 

If I didn’t live in London, the city I would live in is New York, where I lived for six years and still have many friends. I feel a little out of date with the city now, so the places I love are quite nostalgic. The Waverly Inn was my local; it’s slightly subterranean and very cosy with murals on the wall. I used to decorate it at Christmas and in exchange I could eat there for free, but I don’t think anyone really kept track. Paula Rubenstein is fabulous for vintage textiles and lighting, and of course there is John Derian’s shop for pieces by Hugo Guinness and Astier de Villatte. I often had lunch with John and Hugo at Bar Pitti, which is another great place. Also for food are Buvette, where I would go for a quick breakfast before meetings, Via Quadronno for lunch uptown and, when I was downtown, Sant Ambroeus for insalata di carciofi. I wish I could work in New York but come back to London in the evenings. I like how helpful and open to opportunity the Americans are – they’re also consumers, which is fun – but I love the social life in England.

A green resin gnome and a photograph of Margot

A green resin gnome and a photograph of Margot © Rodrigo Carmuega

A John Derian plate, antique enamel mirror, and photographs of Konig with Margot

A John Derian plate, antique enamel mirror, and photographs of Konig with Margot © Rodrigo Carmuega

The one artist whose work I would collect if I could is Rothko. His work is so beautiful and really cheers up a wall – I love his use of pinks.

The best gift I’ve given recently was a ceramic seed pod by Frances Pelly – it has a fern imprint and fits into the palm of the hand. I was in The New Craftsmen [in Mayfair, London] buying for a client when I saw it – I think you always find the best presents when you aren’t looking for them. I gave it to a friend this Christmas, guessing it would sit easily on the long table of curiosities he has in his house.

The last item of clothing I added to my wardrobe is a really pretty Etro skirt with layers of black chiffon and gold paisley details. I bought the matching top as well so it can be worn like a dress, or I pair the skirt with an old satin Saint Laurent T-shirt. I also recently got a couple of cashmere cardigans from a brand called Aethel. Loro Piana spins its cashmere yarns and they’re a great length and thickness. Aethel cardigans from £275

San Pellegrino water, a staple of Konig’s fridge

San Pellegrino water, a staple of Konig’s fridge © Rodrigo Carmuega

The gadget I couldn’t do without is my Apple pencil. I use the Notability app a lot for work and it’s brilliant for marking plans. The trouble is, I’m on my fourth one – two were lost, my daughter pinched one and my dog ate the other.

I’m planning a refurb on my flat. I want to reconfigure the space –create two new bathrooms and a small TV room. I’ve asked Gil Schafer, a wonderful American architect who I’ve worked with before, to do the drawings, which I’m so excited about. I finally feel like a grown-up, having an architect work on the details so that it’s all proportionally correct and flows.

My grooming and wellbeing gurus are Marilyn at Josh Wood for my short haircut, which I love – she was recommended by my friend Bunny Turner, who always has a great cut. For my hair colour, I rely on David Taylor and Nicola Clarke, who call it “shipwreck blonde”. Amelia Freer is my nutritionist; when I’m looking or feeling my best, it’s because I’m following her advice, which is really just eating well and avoiding sugar and carbs. My life coach Georgia Irwin is incredible. The sessions are like therapy but with a roadmap – you’re actually told what to do and not do. It’s been really helpful in clearing the way. Jayne Pickering, who used to be fashion editor at Marie Claire, is my stylist – and friend. She’s chic and brilliant.

If I weren’t doing what I do, I would be a First Lady. I think it would be so much fun running the White House with that level of professionalism. For a grand-scale house, it’s a manageable size and I’d love to plan lunches and dinners, entertain and meet the sort of fascinating people you have access to in that position. Also, there’s a budget for decoration! Jackie Kennedy was the last First Lady with a real opinion, taste-wise. Since then it’s all been a bit vanilla until, of course, Donald Trump’s gold curtains. I think the Oval Office has been really dreary – I’d like to see it become more of a study than it is. I would lacquer the walls in some fabulous colour and add Chippendale-style furniture. The tall windows would suit pagoda pelmets and long drapes. 

New Voices of Liberty Present and Different Leisure Introduced for Style of EPCOT Worldwide Flower & Backyard Pageant 2021

in the Addition to the list of outdoor kitchensWalt Disney World has now announced all entertainment for the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. Although entertainment at the festivals is currently limited, four great acts will still be performing.

Voices of Liberty will be back at the American Gardens Theater with a performance that “Celebrates America’s Spirit and Beauty.” You are currently Performance of “The Disney Songbook” in the taste of the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts.

Mariachi Cobre will also perform at the American Gardens Theater.

The Jammin ‘Gardeners (aka the JAMMitors) will be on the Canada Mill Stage.

After all, a pianist will play regularly in World ShowPlace.

Who are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comments.