Colorado Springs Asian chef serves Malaysian street food out of her catering kitchen
Peng and Ted Jones, owners of Asian Cookery, 6760 N. Academy Blvd., have expanded their catering with tables and chairs so you can sit and enjoy Peng's delicious Malaysian street food and a few Chinese offerings too.
"The nasi lemak is a typical breakfast meal," she said. "With the addition of the hard-cooked egg, it's a good protein start of the day."
Known as "rich rice," it's considered the national dish of Malaysia. The rice is steamed in coconut milk with a touch of saffron, making for a highly flavored meal. It comes with a side of homemade sambal (spicy) sauce, fresh cucumber, smalled dried anchovies and roasted peanuts. Mix up the bowl for an Asian treat without the pricey airline ticket.
The single bowls cost $8.95 each and include curry laksa noodles, wonton noodles, chicken rice and BBQ pork rice. Details: 465-2988, asiancookery.net.
Franco Pisani, owner of Paravicini's Italian Bistro, 2802 W. Colorado Ave., is doing finishing touches on Sopra, his new eatery on the second floor of Paravicini's. He's also added a spacious rooftop patio with a stunning view of Pikes Peak. Sopra will be an antipasti and wine bar where you can find modern Italian dishes.
"I wanted a before- and after-dinner restaurant for someone that wants something lighter, like a charcuterie board, cheese plates and different appetizers. The concept is shared plates, a bottle of wine, and that's a date night," he said.
Details: 471-8200, paravicinis.com.
Four by Brother Luck, 321 N. Tejon St., is offering happy hour 3 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays with $4 well drinks, $6 martinis and old-fashioned, $4 wines, $3 drafts and half off all the Little Bites menu. Think jalapeño poppers, Bristol steamed mussels and clams, Sonoran spiced calamari, empanadas, crispy pork belly, baccalao fritters, pinchos de res (Southwest spiced beef skewers with chipotle and cilantro), and serrano jamon wrapped shrimp. Details: 434-2741, fourbybrotherluck.com.
'KVOR Table Talk'
Guests on the "KVOR Table Talk" radio show at 1 p.m. Saturday:
- Nick Nicoletta, market manager for the Downtown Sunday Market, 115 E. Plate Ave. (in Acacia Park), talks about the market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 25 to Sept. 3. A special autumn market will be Oct. 15. Details: 426-1483, facebook.com/downtownsundaymarket.
- Aaron Winter, general manager of the Flying W Ranch, and Neal Schuerer, a Pikes Peak Range Rider, are committee members of the street breakfast for the Pikes Peak Range Riders. They will talk about the Colorado Springs Western Street Breakfast, at Pikes Peak Avenue and Tejon Street, 5:30 to 9 a.m. June 21. Cost is $5 per person; children under 5 eat free. It's the official send-off for the Pikes Peak Range Riders as they begin their annual ride. Visit pikespeakorbust.org.
- Sean Fitzgerald, co-owner with his wife, Inez, of the Wobbly Olive, 3317 Cinema Point, will talk about their new eatery, The Collective: A Social House, 7702 Barnes Road. He will fill us in about their eateries, menu and beverage programs. Detials: Wobbly Olive, 247-9504, wobblyolive.com; The Collective, 388-3478, thecollectivecos.com.
- Kathy Gehauf, owner of Rita's Italian Ice, 7866 N. Academy Blvd., talks about her shop and the 616 Shield event, complete with police cars and a photo booth with officers on June 25. Details: 465-2867, ritascoloradosprings.com.
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