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Best of Food and Drink: Vital Vittles: Reader's Poll Results: Food & Drink

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Best New Restaurant Gold

Elephant Bar Restaurant 7585 N. Academy Blvd., 532-0032

www.elephantbar.com

Silver

Sonterra Grill 28 S. Tejon St., 471-9222

Bronze

Taste of India Express 117 E. Bijou St., 635-8080


Best Fine Dining

Gold

Pepper Tree 888 W. Moreno Ave., 471-4888

Previous Best Of Award: '97

Silver

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

www.famoussteakhouse.com

Bronze

Craftwood Inn 404 El Paso Blvd., 685-9000

www.craftwoodinn.com


Best Restaurant For Carnivores

Gold

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

www.famoussteakhouse.com

Previous Best Of Award: '03

Silver

MacKenzies Chop House 128 S. Tejon St., 635-3536

www.mackenzieschophouse.com

Bronze

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

595 S. 8th St., 473-9711

www.texasroadhouse.com


Best Restaurant For Herbivores Gold

Adams Mountain Cafe 110 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1430

www.adamsmountain.com

Previous Best Of Awards: '94 '95 '96 '97 '98 '99 '00 '01 '02 '03

Silver

Souper! Salad! 1434 Kelly Johnson Blvd., 533-0614

3636 Citadel Drive North, 597-6124

808 Garden of the Gods Road, 277-0687

www.soupersalad.com

Bronze

Gertrudes 2625 W. Colorado Ave., 471-0887

www.gertrudesrestaurant.com


Best Breakfast Gold

Omelette Parlor 900 E. Fillmore St., 633-7770

www.co-spgs-omeletteparlor.com

Previous Best Of Awards:'00 '01 '02 '03

Silver

Adams Mountain Cafe 110 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1430

www.adamsmountain.com

Bronze

Olive Branch 23 S. Tejon St., 475-1199

www.theolivebranchrest.com


Best Pancakes Gold International House of Pancakes 512 N. Chelton Road, 632-5098

8065 Highway 83, 264-0469

2290 Southgate Road, 635-0777

www.ihop.com

Previous Best Of Awards:'96 '97 '99 '00 '01 '02

Silver

Adams Mountain Cafe 110 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1430

www.adamsmountain.com

Bronze

Omelette Parlor 900 E. Fillmore St., 633-7770

www.co-spgs-omeletteparlor.com


Best Bagels Gold

Einstein Bros. Bagels 2848 N. Powers Blvd. 573-7606

4325 Centennial Blvd. 548-8408

6988 N. Academy Blvd. 265-8610

www.einsteinbros.com

Previous Best Of Awards:'03

Silver

Brooklyn Bagel Caf 132 N. Tejon St., 635-8548

Bronze

Panera Bread 1845 Briargate Parkway, 266-9200

7344 N. Academy Blvd., 522-1100

www.panera.com


Best Restaurant For Dessert Gold Michelles 122 N. Tejon St., 633-5089

www.michellecandies.com

Previous Best Of Awards: '94 '95 '96 '97 '98 '99 '00 '01 '02 '03

Silver

Marigold Caf & Bakery 4605 Centennial Blvd., 599-4776

Bronze

Sencha 331 S. Nevada Ave., 632-8287

www.sencha-restaurant.com


Best Innovative Menu Gold

Sencha 331 S. Nevada Ave., 632-8287

www.sencha-restaurant.com

Silver

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

www.bluestar.net

Bronze

Caf El Paso 3840 N. Nevada Ave., 634-3940


Best Wait Staff Gold

Ritz Grill 15 S. Tejon St., 635-8484

www.ritzgrill.com

Previous Best Of Awards: '95 '96 '98 '99 '00 '01 '02

Silver

Caf El Paso 3840 N. Nevada Ave., 634-3940

Bronze

Sencha 331 S. Nevada Ave., 632-8287

www.sencha-restaurant.com


Best Patio Dining Gold

Jose Muldoons 222 N. Tejon St., 636-2311

www.josemuldoons.com

Previous Best Of Awards: '94 '95 '96 '97 '98 '99 '00 '01 '02 '03

Silver

Amandas Fonda 3625 W. Colorado Ave., 227-1975

Bronze

Old Chicago 7115 Commerce Center Drive, 593-7678

118 N. Tejon St., 634-8812

4110 N. Academy Blvd., 536-0633

www.oldchicago.com


Best Restaurant For Kids That Isnt Fast Food Gold Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Four locations around town

www.redrobin.com

Silver

Poor Richards Restaurant 324-1/2 N. Tejon St., 632-7721

Bronze

Chuck E. Cheeses 5156 N. Academy Blvd., 598-5991

www.chuckecheese.com


Best Mexican Restaurant Gold

Caf El Paso 3840 N. Nevada Ave., 634-3940

Silver

Amandas Fonda 3625 W. Colorado Ave., 227-1975

Bronze

Jose Muldoons 222 N. Tejon St., 636-2311

www.josemuldoons.com


Best Taco Gold

Caf El Paso 3840 N. Nevada Ave., 634-3940

Silver

La Casita 3504 N. Academy Blvd., 574-1499

4295 N. Nevada Ave., 599-7829

306 S. 8th St., 633-9616

Bronze

Taco Bell 16 locations around town

www.tacobell.com


Best Green Chili Gold

Caf El Paso 3840 N. Nevada Ave., 634-3940

Silver

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

Bronze

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


Best Italian Restaurant Gold

Luigis 947 S. Tejon St., 632-7339

Previous Best Of Awards: '94 '95 '96 '97 '98 '99 '02 '03

Silver

Paravicinis Italian Bistro 2802 W. Colorado Ave., 471-8200

www.paravicinis.com

Bronze

Carrabbas Italian Grill 2815 Geyser Drive, 527-1126

7120 Campus Drive, 264-0401

www.carrabbas.com


Best German Restaurant Gold

Edelweiss 34 E. Ramona Ave., 633-2220

Silver

Uwes German Restaurant 31 Iowa Ave., 475-1611

Bronze

Heidis German Restaurant 405 N. Union Blvd., 636-1177


Best Chinese Restaurant Gold P.F. Changs China Bistro 1725 Briargate Parkway, 593-8580

www.pfchangs.com

Silver

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

Bronze

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


Best Japanese Restaurant Gold Jun Japanese Restaurant 1760 Dublin Blvd., 531-9368

www.restauranteur.com/jun

Previous Best Of Awards:'96 '97 '98 '99 '00 '01 '02 '03

Silver Ai Sushi & Grille 4655 Centennial Blvd., 266-5858

Sushi Ai

6552 S. Academy Blvd., 576-8855

Bronze Musashi Japanese Restaurant 1765 N. Academy Blvd., 597-0634


Best Vietnamese Restaurant Gold

Saigon Caf 20 E. Colorado Ave., 633-2888

Silver

Saigon Springs 3408 N. Academy Blvd., 597-1175

Bronze

Saigon Stars 410 S. 26th St., 633-1400


Best Thai Restaurant Gold Wild Ginger Thai Restaurant 3020 W. Colorado Ave., 634-5025

Previous Best Of Awards:'00 '01 '02

Silver

Little Bangkok 109 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 442-6546

Bronze

Bhan Thai 1025 N. Academy Blvd., 574-3401


Best Sunday Brunch Gold

The Broadmoor Lake Terrace Dining Room

1 Lake Circle, 577-5733

www.broadmoor.com

Previous Best Of Awards: '94 '96 '98 '99 '00 '01 '02 '03

Silver

Cheyenne Mountain Conference Resort 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road, 538-4000

www.cheyennemountain.com

Bronze Sunbird Restaurant 230 Point of the Pines Drive, 598-8990


Best Cheeseburger Gold

Conways Red Top Restaurant Four locations around town

http://conwayredtop.tripod.com

Previous Best Of Awards: '94 '95 '96 '97 '98 '99 '00 '01 '02 '03

Silver

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Four locations around town

www.redrobin.com

Bronze

Classics Hamburgers 1702 S. Nevada Ave., 575-0978

4825 N. Academy Blvd., 535-9079

4935 Templeton Gap Road, 260-8358


Best Barbecue Gold Front Range BBQ 2330 W. Colorado Ave., 632-2596

Silver

Howards Backyard Pit Bar-B-Q 114 S. Sierra Madre St., 473-7427

Bronze

Charlies Pit BBQ 4325 N. Nevada Ave., 266-4355


Best Pizza Gold

Old Chicago 7115 Commerce Center Road, 593-7678

118 N. Tejon St., 634-8812

4110 N. Academy Blvd., 536-0633

Previous Best Of Awards:'01 '02

Silver

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

www.ilvicino.com

Bronze

Louies Pizza Four locations around town


Best Gyros Gold

Mediterranean Caf 118 E. Kiowa St., 633-0115

The Citadel, 750 Citadel Drive East, # 1088, 574-5839

Previous Best Of Awards:'03

Silver

Jake & Tellys Greek Cuisine 2616 W. Colorado Ave. # 24, 633-0406

www.greekdining.com

Bronze

Zorbadillos 604 S. Union Blvd., 447-9290


Best Salads Gold

Souper! Salad! 1434 Kelly Johnson Blvd., 533-0614

3636 Citadel Drive North, 597-6124

808 Garden of the Gods Road, 277-0687

www.soupersalad.com

Previous Best Of Awards:'96 '97 '98 '99 '00 '01 '02 '03

Silver

Poor Richards Restaurant 324-1/2 N. Tejon St., 632-7721

Bronze

Ambrosia Caf 1616 S. 8th St., 471-4466


Best Diner Gold

Gunther Toodys 3952 N. Academy Blvd., 597-1950

5794 Palmer Park Blvd., 570-1952

www.gunthertoodys.com

Previous Best Of Awards: '94 '95 '96 '97 '98 '99

Silver

Kings Chef Diner 110 E. Costilla St., 634-9135

www.kingschefdiner.com

Bronze

Rubys Diner 3020 N. New Center Point, 380-7829

www.rubys.com


Best Take-Out Gold

Chilis 2890 N. New Center Point, 638-6200

1706 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., 576-0440

5807 N. Academy Blvd., 260-1788

www.chilis.com

Silver

Texas Tamales 511 N. 30th St., 578-2968

Bronze

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


Best Local Brewery Gold

Phantom Canyon 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 635-2800

www.phantomcanyon.com

Silver

Bristol Brewing Company 1647 S. Tejon St., 633-2555

www.bristolbrewing.com

Bronze

Hops 975 N. Academy Blvd., Suite A, 380-7100

www.hopsonline.com


Best Martini Gold

15 C 15 E. Bijou St., Suite C, 635-8303

www.15cclub.com

Previous Best Of Awards:'02 '03

Silver

Ritz Grill 15 S. Tejon St., 635-8484

www.ritzgrill.com

Bronze

MacKenzies Chop House 128 S. Tejon St., 635-3536

www.mackenzieschophouse.com


Best Margarita Gold

Jose Muldoons 222 N. Tejon St., 636-2311

www.josemuldoons.com

Previous Best Of Awards:'95 '96 '99

Silver

The Loop 965 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-9344

Bronze

Caf El Paso 3840 N. Nevada Ave., 634-3940


Best Late-Night Dining Gold

Dennys Five locations around town

www.dennys.com

Previous Best Of Awards: '96 '97

Silver

Pita Pit 8 E. Bijou St., 634-1748

www.pitapit.com

Bronze Ritz Grill 15 S. Tejon St., 635-8484

www.ritzgrill.com

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