Colorado Springs tastes Native American cuisine | Culture & Leisure

Kelly Tohannie, owner of Adcloris & Sons, a Native American food company, was recently spotted at flea markets and other events around town with her food stall. Her tribe is Ho-Chunk, and her late husband’s tribe was Navajo.

The name Adcloris is the combination of the first names of his three daughters: Adelyn, Lora and Lois. The sons are Tohannie’s son and a nephew, who is like his son.

The menu is small and offers five courses: fried bread ($ 4); NDN burger ($ 12), wajapi ($ 5), which is a berry compote; wajapi on fried bread ($ 9); and the highlight of the show, the Navajo taco ($ 13). The Navajo taco begins with a large disc of puffed deep fried bread topped with pinto and red kidney beans, ground beef, lettuce, tomato, and green chili or onion salsa, and drizzled with sour cream. It’s a guilty pleasure, that’s for sure. Visit to find out where she will be on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

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Friends day

The Melting Pot, 30 E. Pikes Peak Ave., is hosting Friendsgiving from November 22-24. Friendsgiving is a mixture of the words Friends and Thanksgiving. What better way to celebrate Turkey Day than to grab your BFFs for a drink and fondue? For $ 35 each, you get a three-course meal with choice of salad, fondue with teriyaki marinated sirloin, chicken breast, Pacific white shrimp, chicken sticks and mixed vegetables. The dessert is your choice of any chocolate fondue. Drink specials include $ 5 martinis and $ 6 glasses of wine. Reservations recommended. Details: 719-385-0300,

The sweetness of the home

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, 7605 N. Academy Blvd., offers its popular DYI Gingerbread House Kits with 100% of sales going to Habitat for Humanity. Pick up a kit at the restaurant or order it for take out or delivery until December 31. The cost is $ 6.95. Details: 719-445-5851,

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Get on the bus

The Local Motive party bus offers party rides for adults. The cost is $ 30 for each. Tickets on

• The Dive Bar Crawl, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturdays, makes a first stop at a thrift store where you have 30 minutes to get dressed for the night. It has a Zoom call outfit theme. Think business in comfy pajama tops and bottoms. The crazier and dumber the better. Then hop back on the bus to stop at four dive bars for inexpensive drinks and music.

• Gobble Wobble Karaoke Crawl runs from 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm on November 26th. Visit four karaoke bars.

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Seafood solution

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar, 11 S. Tejon St., is closed on Thanksgiving Day, but he’s there to help with vacation dinners. It offers special large-format dishes for eight to take out during the holiday season. Dishes include lobster mac and cheese, Louisiana crayfish okra, and steamed PEI mussel kits. Frozen raw bar platters, bottles of wine and large cocktails also available to take away. Visit and click the take out button to order curbside pickup.

Downtown eats

Tejon Eatery, 19 N. Tejon St., has added two more concepts to the restaurant lineup: Fresh Twist, a juice and salad bar, and Bol, serving dumplings and bowls of ramen. The final concept remains to come, a sushi place. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Details: 719 653-3271,

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