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Front Range BBQ varies on tasty themes

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GRIFFIN SWARTZELL
  • Griffin Swartzell

It's always interesting to see how a dish varies from visit to visit. For example, I find myself at Front Range Barbeque a few times a year, and my go-to dish is the Cajun catfish sandwich ($11.95), served under spicy cole slaw, fried onion strings and pickles. Per usual, its coating is crisp and not over-salted, holding together reasonably well. Typically, the slaw isn't too spicy, but on this visit, it's particularly piquant and all the lovelier for it. Pickles clean the palate after each bite. A side of red beans and rice, bolstered with smoky andouille sausage, does fine.

Location Details Front Range Barbeque
2330 W. Colorado Ave.
Old Colorado City
Colorado Springs, CO
632-2596
Barbecue, Burger Joints and Bar/Club

We also try the daily special, chicken fried chicken ($14.95). It's nicely crisp on the outside and juicy within, though the batter's not the most flavorful. That lets a salty but rich andouille country gravy play a bigger flavor role, which brings the dish back into good graces. Rich, creamy cheddar potatoes do well, though the daily special side collard greens go vinegar-heavy and want for salt and porky punch.

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