Best of Colorado Springs 2013, Part I: Welcome and Winners Index

October 16, 2013
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Appetizers/Tapas

1. TAPAteria 2607 W. Colorado Ave. 471-8272

2. Nosh 121 S. Tejon St. 634-6674

3. The Rabbit Hole 101 N. Tejon St. 203-5072

Bakery

1. Marigold Café and Bakery 4605 Centennial Blvd. 599-4776

2. Boonzaaijer's Cakes and Pastries 610 E. Fillmore St. 264-0177

3. La Baguette French Bakery-Café 2417 W. Colorado Ave. 577-4818

117 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 636-5020

3. La Baguette French Bistro 4440 N. Chestnut St. 599-0686

Bang-for-Your-Buck Restaurant

1. La Casita Mexican Grill 306 S. Eighth St. 633-9616

4295 N. Nevada Ave. 599-7829

3725 E. Woodmen Road 536-0375

2. Texas Roadhouse 3120 N. Powers Blvd. 638-8050

595 S. Eighth St. 473-9711

16196 Jackson Creek Pkwy., Monument 481-9980

3. The Parked Pierogi 292 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake 210-7029

Barbecue

1. Front Range Barbeque 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596

2. Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q 315 S. 31st St. 471-4120

3. Bird Dog BBQ 1645 Briargate Pkwy., #234 599-4655

5984 Stetson Hills Blvd., #200 596-4900

6965 Mesa Ridge Pkwy., #190 322-0900

Biscuits and Gravy

1. Over Easy, a Daytime Eatery 28 S. Tejon St. 471-2311

2. The Donut Mill 310 W. Midland Ave., Woodland Park 687-9793

3. Milt's Coffee Shop 2314 E. Platte Ave. 634-9016

Bread

1. La Baguette French Bakery-Café 2417 W. Colorado Ave. 577-4818

117 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 636-5020

1. La Baguette French Bistro 4440 N. Chestnut St. 599-0686

2. Panera Bread Multiple locations

3. Great Harvest Bread Co. 1466 Garden of the Gods Road, #148 635-7379

12229 Voyager Pkwy. 528-6442

Breakfast

1. Over Easy, a Daytime Eatery 28 S. Tejon St. 471-2311

2. The Omelette Parlor 900 E. Fillmore St. 633-7770

3. King's Chef Diner 131 E. Bijou St. 636-5010

110 E. Costilla St. 634-9135

Buffalo Wings

1. Buffalo Wild Wings 7425 N. Academy Blvd. 594-9464

2905 Geyser Drive 219-1500

2. Wing Stop 1914 Southgate Road 475-9464

530 S. Academy Blvd. 591-9464

3. Wild Wings & Things 3307 N. Academy Blvd. 574-5888

6504 S. Academy Blvd. 576-6400

Buffet

1. Golden Corral 1970 Waynoka Road 591-9870

5410 E. Woodmen Road 260-9369

2. Little Nepal 1747 S. Eighth St. 477-6997

4820 Flintridge Drive 598-3428

3. Ultimate Buffet 3727 Bloomington St. 591-0768

Burger

1. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 2230 Southgate Road 447-8810

3770 Bloomington St. 622-8157

1410 Jamboree Drive 598-2473

2. Five Guys Burgers and Fries 7252 N. Academy Blvd., #120 264-6400

3. Smashburger 5320 N. Nevada Ave., #100 219-0500

Cajun/Southern

1. Springs Orleans 123 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 520-0123

2. Nawlins 3317 Cinema Point 571-9777

3. Culpepper's Cajun Kitchen 6502 S. Academy Blvd. 282-8479

Chinese

1. China Village 203 N. Union Blvd. 475-8299

2. Coal Mine Dragon 1779 Eighth St., Suite B 471-7007

1720 W. Uintah St. 578-5430

3. Silver Pond 5670 N. Academy Blvd. 594-9343

Cutting-Edge Restaurant

1. Nosh 121 S. Tejon St. 635-6674

2. The Rabbit Hole 101 N. Tejon St. 203-5072

3. The Blue Star 1645 S. Tejon St. 632-1086

Deli

1. Jason's Deli 7455 N. Academy Blvd. 302-0234

2. Wooglin's Deli & Café 823 N. Tejon St. 578-9443

3. East Coast Restaurant and Delicatessen 24 S. Tejon St. 633-4522

Dessert Destination

1. Marigold Café and Bakery 4605 Centennial Blvd. 599-4776

2. Montague's 1019 S. Tejon St. 520-0672

3. Coquette's Bistro & Bakery 915 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-2420/651-3892

Diner

1. King's Chef Diner 131 E. Bijou St. 636-5010

110 E. Costilla St. 634-9135

2. Gunther Toody's Diner 5794 Palmer Park Blvd. 570-1952

5490 E. Woodmen Road 548-1955

3. Rosie's Diner 411 Hwy. 105, Monument 481-3287

Fine Dining

1. The Famous 31 N. Tejon St. 227-7333

2. The Blue Star 1645 S. Tejon St. 632-1086

3. Carlos' Bistro 1025 S. 21st St. 471-2905

Food Truck

1. The Local Mobile 339-7722

2. Bite Me Gourmet Sausage Mobile 331-0546

3. Creole Kitchen by Gus Mobile 464-5394

French

1. La Baguette French Bakery-Café 2417 W. Colorado Ave. 577-4818

117 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 636-5020

1. La Baguette French Bistro 4440 N. Chestnut St. 599-0686

2. La Creperie 204 N. Tejon St. 632-0984

3. Marigold Café and Bakery 4605 Centennial Blvd. 599-4776

Frozen Yogurt

1. YoYogurt Multiple locations

2. iTopit 1610 Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. 576-8748

2912 N. Powers Blvd. 597-3500

3. Buttercup's Frozen Yogurt 27 S. Tejon St. 635-6666

German

1. Edelweiss German Restaurant 34 E. Ramona Ave. 633-2220

2. Uwe's German Restaurant 31 Iowa Ave. 475-1611

3. Schnitzel Fritz 4037 Tutt Blvd. 573-2000

6922 Mesa Ridge Pkwy., Fountain 393-0964

Gluten-Free-Friendly

1. Coquette's Bistro & Bakery 915 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-2420/651-3892

2. TAPAteria 2607 W. Colorado Ave. 471-8272

3. Adam's Mountain Café 934 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-1430

Green Chili

1. King's Chef Diner 131 E. Bijou St. 636-5010

110 E. Costilla St. 634-9135

2. Western Omelette 16 S. Walnut St. 636-2286

3. El Taco Rey 330 E. Colorado Ave. 475-9722

Hummus

1. Heart of Jerusalem Café 718 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-1325

4587 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. 685-9554

1. (tie) Jake & Telly's Greek Taverna 2616 W. Colorado Ave. 633-0406

2. Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill 1685 Briargate Pkwy. 219-1600

2130 Southgate Road 227-9956

3779 Bloomington St. 573-1300

3. The Blue Star 1645 S. Tejon St. 632-1086

Ice Cream/Gelato

1. Josh & John's Naturally Homemade Ice Creams 111 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 632-0299

2. Glacier Homemade Ice Cream & Gelato 5166 N. Nevada Ave. 599-9800

3. Rizuto's 4785 Barnes Road 596-7191

Indian/Curry

1. Little Nepal 1747 S. Eighth St. 477-6997

4820 Flintridge Drive 598-3428

2. Mirch Masala 5047 N. Academy Blvd. 599-0003

3. India Palace 5644 N. Academy Blvd. 535-9196

Italian

1. Paravicini's Italian Bistro 2802 W. Colorado Ave. 471-8200

2. Olive Garden Italian Restaurant 513 N. Academy Blvd. 591-1210

7815 N Academy Blvd. 260-6677

2. (tie) Luigi's Homemade Italian Food 947 S. Tejon St. 632-7339

3. Roman Villa Pizza 3005 N. Nevada Ave. 635-1806

Japanese/Sushi

1. Jun Japanese Restaurant 3276 Centennial Blvd. 227-8690

1760 Dublin Blvd. 531-9368

2. Fujiyama 22 S. Tejon St. 630-1167

3. AI Sushi & Grill 4655 Centennial Blvd. 266-5858

3215 Cinema Point 622-8866

Korean

1. Tong Tong 2036 S. Academy Blvd. 591-8585

2. San Chang House 3659 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., #45 598-1707

3. Happy Time Korean Restaurant 5547 Powers Center Point 282-2110

Late-Night Dining

1. King's Chef Diner 131 E. Bijou St. 636-5010

110 E. Costilla St. 634-9135

2. The Rabbit Hole 101 N. Tejon St. 203-5072

3. Village Inn Multiple locations

Local Coffee House

1. The Perk Downtown 14 S. Tejon St. 635-1600

2. Urban Steam Coffee Bar 1025 S. Sierra Madre St. 473-7832

3. Agia Sophia 2902 W. Colorado Ave. 632-3322

Local Coffee Roaster

1. Colorado Coffee Merchants 302 E. Fillmore St. 473-8878

2. SwitchBack Coffee Roasters 1635 W. Colorado Ave. 581-9478

3. Barista Espresso 625 W. Colorado Ave. 578-1185

Local Pizza Joint

1. Borriello Brothers Multiple locations 884-2020

2. Louie's Pizza Multiple locations

3. Poor Richard's Restaurant 324½ N. Tejon St. 632-7721

Local/Regional Restaurant Chain

1. Il Vicino 11 S. Tejon St. 475-9224

5214 N. Nevada Ave. 590-8633

2. La Casita Mexican Grill 306 S. Eighth St. 633-9616

4295 N. Nevada Ave. 599-7829

3725 E. Woodmen Road 536-0375

3. Salsa Brava Fresh Mexican Grill 9420 Briar Village Point 955-6650

802 Village Center Drive 266-9244

3. (tie) Borriello Brothers Multiple locations 884-2020

Mediterranean

1. Mediterranean Café 118 E. Kiowa St. 633-0115

2. Jake & Telly's Greek Taverna 2616 W. Colorado Ave. 633-0406

3. Caspian Café 4375 Sinton Road 528-1155

Mexican

1. Salsa Brava Fresh Mexican Grill 9420 Briar Village Point 955-6650

802 Village Center Drive 266-9244

2. Amanda's Fonda 3625 W. Colorado Ave. 277-1975

8050 N. Academy Blvd. 266-6680

3. Hacienda Colorado 5246 N. Nevada Ave. 418-7999

Middle Eastern

1. Heart of Jerusalem Café 718 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-1325

4587 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. 685-9554

2. Taste of Jerusalem Café 15 E. Bijou St. 477-1777

2810 S. Academy Blvd., #150 391-1777

3. Caspian Café 4375 Sinton Road 528-1155

National Chain Coffee House

1. Starbucks Coffee Company Multiple locations

2. Dutch Bros. Coffee 301 E. Colorado Ave. 434-2443

1802 E. Platte Ave. 465-1821

1440 N. Circle Drive 694-8387

3. Dunkin' Donuts 806 W. Colorado Ave. 634-4561

201 N. Circle Drive 634-7877

6660 Delmonico Drive, Suite B 598-9064

National Pizza Chain

1. Papa Murphy's Multiple locations

2. Domino's Pizza Multiple locations

3. Pizza Hut Multiple locations

Neighborhood Restaurant: Central

1. Shuga's 702 S. Cascade Ave. 328-1412

2. Poor Richard's Restaurant 324½ N. Tejon St. 578-5549

3. Phantom Canyon Brewing Co. 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 635-2800

Neighborhood Restaurant: East

1. Rock Bottom Restaurant Brewery 3316 Cinema Point Drive 550-3586

2. Tucanos Brazilian Grill 3294 Cinema Point Drive 597-3800

3. Arharn Thai 3739 Bloomington St. 596-6559

3. (tie) Frankie's Bar & Grill 945 N. Powers Blvd. 574-4881

Neighborhood Restaurant: Manitou

1. Adam's Mountain Café 934 Manitou Ave., #102 685-1430

2. The Loop 965 Manitou Ave. 685-9344

3. Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant 733 Manitou Ave. 685-0277

Neighborhood Restaurant: Monument

1. La Casa Fiesta 230 Front St. 481-1234

2. The Parked Pierogi 292 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake 210-7029

3. Wisdom Tea House 65 Second St. 481-8822

Neighborhood Restaurant: North

1. Salsa Brava Fresh Mexican Grill 9420 Briar Village Point 955-6650

802 Village Center Drive 266-9244

2. Back East Bar & Grill 9475 Briar Village Point, #168 264-6161

3. Margarita at PineCreek 7350 Pine Creek Road 598-8667

3. (tie) Little Nepal 1747 S. Eighth St. 477-6997

4820 Flintridge Drive 598-3428

Neighborhood Restaurant: South

1. The Blue Star 1645 S. Tejon St. 632-1086

2. Flatiron's 2540 Tenderfoot Hill St. 576-2540

3. Little Nepal 1747 S. Eighth St. 477-6997

4820 Flintridge Drive 598-3428

Neighborhood Restaurant: West

1. Front Range Barbeque 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596

2. Pizzeria Rustica 2527 W. Colorado Ave. 632-8121

2. (tie) Thunder & Buttons II 2415 W. Colorado Ave. 447-9888

3. Paravicini's Italian Bistro 2802 W. Colorado Ave. 471-8200

New Restaurant (since July 1, 2012)

1. Hacienda Colorado 5246 N. Nevada Ave. 418-7999

2. The Meat Locker 1604 S. Cascade Ave. 368-6113

3. Bonefish Grill 5102 N. Nevada Ave. 598-0826

Overall Restaurant

1. Craftwood Inn 404 El Paso Blvd., Manitou Springs 685-9000

2. The Blue Star 1645 S. Tejon St. 632-1086

2. (tie) Adam's Mountain Café 934 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-1430

3. Mirch Masala 5047 N. Academy Blvd. 599-0003

Patio Dining

1. Amanda's Fonda 3625 W. Colorado Ave. 227-1975

8050 N. Academy Blvd. 266-6680

2. Hacienda Colorado 5246 N. Nevada Ave. 418-7999

3. Rico's Café and Wine Bar 322½ N. Tejon St. 630-7723

Place to Dine Alone

1. Poor Richard's Restaurant 324½ N. Tejon St. 632-7721

2. Little Nepal 1747 S. Eighth St. 477-6997

4820 Flintridge Drive 598-3428

3. Café Corto 115 E. Kiowa St. 577-4347

Place to Eat Local/Sustainable

1. Adam's Mountain Café 934 Manitou Ave., #102, Manitou Springs 685-1430

2. The Local Mobile 339-7722

3. The Meat Locker 1604 S. Cascade Ave. 368-6113

Power Lunch

1. MacKenzie's Chop House 128 S. Tejon St. 635-3536

2. The Famous 31 N. Tejon St. 227-7333

3. Nosh 121 S. Tejon St. 635-6674

Restaurant for Carnivores

1. The Famous 31 N. Tejon St. 227-7333

2. Tucanos Brazilian Grill 3294 Cinema Point Drive 597-3800

3. Texas Roadhouse 3120 N. Powers Blvd. 638-8050

595 S. Eighth St. 473-9711

16196 Jackson Creek Pkwy., Monument 481-9980

Restaurant for Herbivores

1. Adam's Mountain Café 934 Manitou Ave., #102, Manitou Springs 685-1430

2. Ola Juice Bar 27 E. Kiowa St. 633-3111

3. Little Nepal 1747 S. Eighth St. 477-6997

4820 Flintridge Drive 598-3428

Restaurant for Kids That Isn't Fast Food

1. Poor Richard's Restaurant 324½ N. Tejon St. 632-7721

2. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 2230 Southgate Road 447-8810

3770 Bloomington St. 622-8157

1410 Jamboree Drive 598-2473

3. Fargo's Pizza Co. 2910 E. Platte Ave. 473-5540

Restaurant for Tourists

1. Phantom Canyon Brewing Co. 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 635-2800

2. Adam's Mountain Café 934 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-1430

3. Fargo's Pizza Co. 2910 E. Platte Ave. 473-5540

Restaurant for a Wedding Reception

1. Briarhurst Manor Estate 404 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-1864

2. Phantom Canyon Brewing Co. 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 635-2800

3. The Warehouse Restaurant and Gallery 25 W. Cimarron St. 475-8880

3. (tie) The Cliff House at Pikes Peak 306 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs 785-1000

Restaurant Wine List

1. The Blue Star 1645 S. Tejon St. 632-1086

2. 2South Food + Wine Bar 2 S. 25th St. 351-2806

3. Summit at the Broadmoor 1 Lake Ave. 577-5733

Salads

1. Souper Salad 808 Garden of the Gods Road 277-0687

3636 Citadel Drive 597-6124

1434 Kelly Johnson Blvd. 533-0614

2. Panera Bread Multiple locations

3. Rico's Café and Wine Bar 322½ N. Tejon St. 630-7723

Sandwiches

1. Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches Multiple locations

2. Panera Bread Multiple locations

3. Wooglin's Deli & Café 823 N. Tejon St. 578-9443

Seafood

1. Bonefish Grill 5102 N. Nevada Ave. 598-0826

2. Red Lobster 4925 N. Academy Blvd. 594-9494

3510 New Center Point 596-9057

3. Joe's Crab Shack 805 Citadel Drive East 380-7620

Smoothie/Juice Bar

1. Jamba Juice 1708 E. Woodmen Road 598-1939

3730 Bloomington St. 574-8787

2. Keva Juice 1912 Southgate Road 667-1112

5166 N. Nevada Ave. 667-1114

3. Ola Juice Bar 27 E. Kiowa St. 633-3111

Soup

1. Panera Bread Multiple locations

2. Shuga's 702 S. Cascade Ave. 328-1412

3. La Baguette French Bakery-Café 2417 W. Colorado Ave. 577-4818

117 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 636-5020

3. La Baguette French Bistro 4440 N. Chestnut St. 599-0686

Spot for a Spot of Tea

1. Montague's 1019 S. Tejon St. 520-0672

2. Wisdom Tea House 65 Second St., Monument 481-8822

3. Agia Sophia 2902 W. Colorado Ave. 632-3322

Sunday Brunch

1. Lake Terrace at the Broadmoor 1 Lake Ave. 577-5771

2. Cheyenne Mountain Resort 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road 538-4000

3. Over Easy, a Daytime Eatery 28 S. Tejon St. 471-2311

Take-Out

1. Little Nepal 1747 S. Eighth St. 477-6997

4820 Flintridge Drive 598-3428

2. Mirch Masala 5047 N. Academy Blvd. 599-0003

3. Borriello Brothers Multiple locations 884-2020

3. (tie) La Casita Mexican Grill 306 S. Eighth St. 633-9616

4295 N. Nevada Ave. 599-7829

3725 E. Woodmen Road 536-0375

Taqueria

1. Monica's Taco Shop 30 E. Fillmore St. 473-1996

5829 Palmer Park Blvd. 597-7022

2. El Taco Rey 330 E. Colorado Ave. 475-9722

3. Taco Express 4450 Centennial Blvd. 598-1834

1455 S. Nevada Ave. 520-5553

5850 Tutt Blvd. 573-7736

Thai

1. Wild Ginger 27 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 634-5025

2. Bhan Thai 4431 Centennial Blvd. 266-1309

1025 N. Academy Blvd. 574-3401

3. Thai Basil 7882 N. Academy Blvd. 268-1688

Vietnamese

1. Saigon Café 20 E. Colorado Ave. 633-2888

2. Saigon Grill 337 N. Circle Drive 635-0720

3. Lemongrass Bistro 6840 N. Academy Blvd. 592-1391

Wait Staff

1. Olive Garden Italian Restaurant 513 N. Academy Blvd. 591-1210

7815 N. Academy Blvd. 260-6677

2. Marigold Café and Bakery 4605 Centennial Blvd. 599-4776

3. The Blue Star 1645 S. Tejon St. 632-1086

Bang-for-Your-Buck Bar

1. Tony's 311 N. Tejon St. 228-6566

2. Benny's Restaurant & Lounge 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309

3. Murphy's Tavern 2729 N. Nevada Ave.

Banquet Facility

1. Phantom Canyon Brewing Co. 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 635-2800

2. Cheyenne Mountain Resort 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road 538-4000

3. Briarhurst Manor Estate 404 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-1864

Bar Crowd

1. Tony's 311 N. Tejon St. 228-6566

2. Zodiac Venue and Bar 230 Pueblo Ave. 632-5059

3. Supernova Bar and Arcade 111 E. Boulder St. 418-3484

Bar for a Creative Cocktail

1. Shuga's 702 S. Cascade Ave. 328-1412

2. The Rabbit Hole 101 N. Tejon St. 203-5072

3. The Principal's Office 1604 S. Cascade Ave. 368-6112

Bar Patio

1. Phantom Canyon Brewing Co. 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 635-2800

2. Blondie's 20 N. Tejon St. 227-1001

3. Bristol Brewing Company 1604 S. Cascade Ave. 633-2555

Bartender

1. Nate Windham at the Blue Star 1645 S. Tejon St. 632-1086

2. Dave Baumgartner at Zodiac Venue and Bar 230 Pueblo Ave. 632-5059

3. Frank Frey at Nosh 121 S. Tejon St. 635-6674

Beer Selection on Tap

1. Old Chicago (Powers) 3190 New Center Point 591-8994

2. Trinity Brewing Company 1466 Garden of the Gods Road 634-0029

3. Brewer's Republic 112 N. Nevada Ave. 633-2105

College Bar

1. Tony's 311 N. Tejon St. 228-6566

2. Supernova Bar and Arcade 111 E. Boulder St. 418-3484

3. Gasoline Alley 28 N. Tejon St. 636-2244

Domestic Beer

1. Pabst Blue Ribbon pabstblueribbon.com

2. Coors Light coorslight.com

3. Blue Moon bluemoonbrewingcompany.com

Happy Hour

1. Chili's 1706 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. 576-0440

2890 New Center Point 638-6200

5807 N. Academy Blvd. 260-1788

2. Nosh 121 S. Tejon St. 635-6674

3. The Rabbit Hole 101 N. Tejon St. 203-5072

Imported Beer

1. Sol sol.com

2. Guinness guinness.com

3. Corona corona.com

In-Store Beer Selection

1. Cheers Liquor Mart 1105 N. Circle Drive 574-2244

2. Coaltrain Wine and Spirits 330 W. Uintah St. 475-9700

3. Powers Liquor Mart 5847 Palmer Park Blvd. 596-4700

In-Store Spirits/Liquor Selection

1. Cheers Liquor Mart 1105 N. Circle Drive 574-2244

2. Powers Liquor Mart 5847 Palmer Park Blvd. 596-4700

3. Coaltrain Wine and Spirits 330 W. Uintah St. 475-9700

In-Store Wine Selection

1. Cheers Liquor Mart 1105 N. Circle Drive 574-2244

2. Coaltrain Wine and Spirits 330 W. Uintah St. 475-9700

3. Powers Liquor Mart 5847 Palmer Park Blvd. 596-4700

Irish Pub

1. Jack Quinn Irish Alehouse & Pub 21 S. Tejon St. 385-0766

2. McCabe's Tavern 520 S. Tejon St. 633-3300

3. Dublin House 1850 Dominion Way 265-8820

Karaoke Bar

1. Zodiac Venue and Bar 230 Pueblo Ave. 632-5059

2. Thunder & Buttons II 2415 W. Colorado Ave. 447-9888

3. Good Company 7625 N. Union Blvd. 528-8877

Local Brewery

1. Bristol Brewing Company 1604 S. Cascade Ave. 633-2555

2. Trinity Brewing Company 1466 Garden of the Gods Road 634-0029

3. Rock Bottom Brewery 3316 Cinema Point Drive 550-3586

Local Microbrew to Drink in Summer

1. Beehive Honey Wheat (Bristol) 1604 S. Cascade Ave. 633-2555

2. Yellow Kite (Bristol) 1604 S. Cascade Ave. 633-2555

3. Laughing Lab (Bristol) 1604 S. Cascade Ave. 633-2555

Local Microbrew to Drink in Winter

1. Winter Warlock (Bristol) 1604 S. Cascade Ave. 633-2555

2. Venetucci Pumpkin Ale (Bristol) 1604 S. Cascade Ave. 633-2555

3. Summit House Stout (Pikes Peak Brewing) 1756 Lake Woodmoor Drive, Monument 208-4098

Local Venue for Live Music

1. The Black Sheep 2106 E. Platte Ave. 227-7625

2. Stargazers Theatre and Event Center 10 S. Parkside Drive 476-2200

3. Zodiac Venue and Bar 230 Pueblo Ave. 632-5059

Naughty Business

1. Peaks and Pasties peaksandpasties.com

2. Sinful Living Meetup at Zodiac Venue and Bar 230 Pueblo Ave. 632-5059

3. Fascinations 1752 Dublin Blvd. 694-2865

Neighborhood Bar: Central

1. Tony's 311 N. Tejon St. 228-6566

2. Zodiac Venue and Bar 230 Pueblo Ave. 632-5059

3. Shuga's 702 S. Cascade Ave. 328-1412

3. (tie) McCabe's Tavern 520 S. Tejon St. 633-3300

Neighborhood Bar: East

1. Holy Cow Pub and Grill 5885 Stetson Hills Blvd. 465-1704

2. Frankie's Too! 7376 McLaughlin Road, Falcon 495-8707

3. Frankie's Bar & Grille 945 N. Powers Blvd. 574-4881

Neighborhood Bar: Manitou

1. Keg Lounge 730 Manitou Ave. 685-9531

2. Townhouse Lounge 907 Manitou Ave. 685-1085

3. Swirl Wine Bar 717 Manitou Ave. 685-2294

Neighborhood Bar: Monument

1. Pikes Peak Brewing Co. 1756 Lake Woodmoor Drive 208-4098

2. O'Malley's Irish Pub 104 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake 488-0321

3. 1st & 10 Sports Bar & Grill 1455 Cipriani Loop 487-0737

Neighborhood Bar: North

1. Back East Bar and Grill 9475 Briar Village Point, #168 264-6161

2. Good Company 7625 N. Union Blvd. 528-8877

3. Johnny's Navajo Hogan 2817 N. Nevada Ave. 344-9593

Neighborhood Bar: South

1. Ivywild School complex 1604 S. Cascade Ave. 368-6100

2. Hatch Cover 252 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. 576-5223

3. SouthSide Johnny's 528 S. Tejon St. 444-8487

Neighborhood Bar: West

1. Thunder & Buttons II 2415 W. Colorado Ave. 447-9888

2. Trinity Brewing Company 1466 Garden of the Gods Road 634-0029

3. Benny's Lounge 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309

New Bar (since July 1, 2012)

1. Ivywild School complex 1604 S. Cascade Ave. 368-6100

2. Supernova Bar and Arcade 111 E. Boulder St. 418-3484

3. Colorado Mountain Brewery 600 S. 21st St. 466-8240

Open Mic Night

1. Zodiac Venue and Bar 230 Pueblo Ave. 632-5059

2. Kinfolks 950 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-4433

3. V Bar (Word Wednesdays) 19 E. Kiowa St. 471-8622

Place for a Blind Date

1. Ivywild School complex 1604 S. Cascade Ave. 368-6100

2. The Rabbit Hole 101 N. Tejon St. 203-5072

3. Shuga's 702 S. Cascade Ave. 328-1412

Place to Meet Men

1. Club Q 3430 N. Academy Blvd. 570-1429

1. (tie) Zodiac Venue and Bar 230 Pueblo Ave. 632-5059

2. Underground 110 N. Nevada Ave. 578-7771

3. Cowboys 25 N. Tejon St. 596-1212

Place to Meet Women

1. Sinful Living Meetup at Zodiac Venue and Bar 230 Pueblo Ave. 632-5059

2. Club Q 3430 N. Academy Blvd. 570-1429

3. Blondie's 20 N. Tejon St. 227-1001

Place to Shoot Pool

1. Phantom Canyon Brewing Co. 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 635-2800

2. Cleats Bar & Grill 6624 Delmonico Drive 548-8267

3. Antiques Pool Hall 3628 N. Citadel Drive 597-9809

Sports Bar

1. Fox and Hound 3101 New Center Point Drive 570-0500

2. Buffalo Wild Wings 7425 N. Academy Blvd. 594-9464

2905 Geyser Drive 219-1500

3. Tony's 311 N. Tejon St. 228-6566

Upscale Bar

1. The Rabbit Hole 101 N. Tejon St. 203-5072

2. Summit at the Broadmoor 19 Lake Circle 577-5773

3. The Blue Star 1645 S. Tejon St. 632-1086

Weekly Bar Event

1. Geeks Who Drink Multiple locations 303/532-4737

2. Jack Quinn's Running Club 21 S. Tejon St. 357-7867

3. Open Mic Night at Zodiac Venue and Bar 230 Pueblo Ave. 632-5059

Wine Bar

1. Swirl Wine Bar 717 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-2294

2. 2South Food + Wine Bar 2 S. 25th St. 351-2806

3. Rico's Café and Wine Bar 322½ N. Tejon St. 578-5549

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I just can't find Red Robin burgers worth eating. Too much goo on a tasteless patty; really, ketchup, mustard and mayo all on one burger? Yuck.

Smashburger has burgers that TASTE great and their fries are quite good.

Green Line Grill (recently opened) across from Habitat for Humanity Re-Store on Wahsatch, has a truly awesome burger and the best fries I've had in years. Link to story:
http://www.csindy.com/coloradosprings/simp…

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Posted by OldCrank on 10/17/2013 at 2:23 PM

Lovers of pepperoni pizza MUST try Marco's, whose Pepperoni Magnifico pizza is the best tasting pepperoni pizza I've ever tasted. Do try it. Comes regular or thin crust.

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Posted by OldCrank on 10/17/2013 at 2:27 PM

Silver Pond Chinese is awful. We recently went there with a large party and it took 2 1/1 hours to get our food. I wanted to walk out, but the others in my group hoped we would get served soon. Food came out slowly & sporadically and service was non existent. Soup was lukewarm at best, we had to take our own silverware from another empty table, we cleared our own table - and after waiting 20 minutes initially when we sat down, we helped ourselves to our own menus. At the end of the meal after being at the restaurant for over 3 hours, we spoke with the manager about our very unpleasant dining experience and asked for compensation. She was willing to take off the price of 2 appetizers from a $200 bill, which was almost nothing, an insult. Any other restaurant that values their customers would have made a greater effort to satisfy 3 families, rather than send them away unhappy. After much negotiation back & forth, she wound up taking $30 off the bill, which we felt was still not enough considering the terrible experience we had. We will not be back.

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Posted by ehs on 12/26/2013 at 10:09 AM
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