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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Diner/comfort food

Re: “King's Chef Diner - Bijou

This place is turning into quite a royal joke, and it deserves a greasy death. Went to eat here, and of course, was told they dont take a debit card for payment-but, but wait here it comes-we have an ATM inside the restaurant that our customers can get money from, and thats at the rate of $2.50 cents a pop for a withdrawal to pay for your meal. Lets all put our collective genuis' together, and guess who owns the ATM. Maybe the owner, or the owners business acquaintance? I could be wrong completely, but doubt it. If I am not, then the owner can step up to the plate (pun intended) and tell us who owns it-it's on their property I am sure they know.

5 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by PikesPeak on 09/16/2010 at 10:23 AM

Re: “King's Chef Diner - Bijou

Author; Jesse D.
Phone number; 719-459-5996

Is it the altitude or what? I just read the Gazette's food section and saw King Chef and their nomination for Colorado's best breakfast in food net's magazine...
I am utterly appalled. How horrible is the Colorado palate that this greasy abomination slathered on a plate has Colorado natives raving? Well i say shame on you Colorado Springs. How can you let this represent us as a whole when there is so much better out there? I mean even a national corporation can produce better slop, are we feeding a bunch of brainwashed easily impressed pigs? Or are we feeding the proud distinguished citizens of Colorado?
All i see from this situation is that quantity overrides quality. for example i can cook up a bunch of burnt Russet potatoes and you people think I'm a professional chef. If I put my Heart and Soul into a dish that bursts with flavor yet is slightly small I'm nobody. You see Coloradans have been set into the corporate fling, Value.
If you can get more for your buck it wins awards, but if you can cook with outstanding ingredients and produce an outstanding product customers say "7.99 for a zucchini sandwich? well i can get more elsewhere..." The main point i bring to you is this.... YOU COLORADO, have lost your love of flavor,impressive ingredients, and bold presentation. An since have given in to a family sized platter of flavorless mush,over-spicy chili, and burnt over buttered potatoes, because its more food for less money. I can out-cook King Chef,and Nosh and i can prove it, so i say shame on you Colorado Springs,for sacrificing your palates to save money.
Sincerely, The Colorado guru of flavor
CHEF Jesse Davenport

3 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by chefjesse84 on 09/04/2010 at 12:35 PM

Re: “King's Chef Diner - Bijou

I won't be back! I could not believe the foul language that the employees use so freely. Everything form F--k to C--t. I was shocked to say the least. If I had been there alone, I would have walked out. Thank God they stopped their cussing when a family with little kids came in. Get some class people, your DISGUSTING.

5 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Nikki on 04/27/2010 at 2:42 PM

Re: “King's Chef Diner - Bijou

This place is extremely expensive and the staff is mean and rude. $10.00 plus tax for a double cheese burger and $1.50 for a side of green chile (about 2 table spoons, no kidding). I got a to-go order, the order arrived for the waitress by the cash register, she proceeded to collect the bill and never brought my food over. After she put my money in the till and walked away, I asked, "Is that mine over there?". She replied, (Oh, fu**!). Finally, she brought my food over and I examined the package. Granted, I was a little disgusted by her verbiage, I made a comment as to the size of the side of green chile(seriously 50ml, the size of a shot for $1.50). She then sarcastically replied, "Do you want another?", I chuckled, and said, "I don't want to pay another $1.50. She arrogantly closed with, "If you're going to throw a fit, I'll just throw one in!"...To make a long story short, $13.00 for a double cheese burger with rude service. Oh, and if you want fries, they're an additional $2.00. These people suck!

3 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Joshua on 03/24/2010 at 4:12 PM

Re: “Western Omelette

My wife and I treid this place based on the Gazette's review. OH BOY, the food critics at the Gazette must be taste bud deficent. To start the coffee is just bitter brown water. With all the staff hang'en out they still couldn't mustare any service that would have been acceptable. Both of our meals were over cooked, but the worst was the fact that our easy over eggs were cooked all the way threw so we had no creamy yolk to dunk the toast in. The pancakes, bacon, and sausage were burnt as well. But when the waitress finely decided to give us some service she didn't even notice that either my wife or I had touched our food. I wouldn't recommend this place for breakfast at ALL.

Posted by SciFi on 10/25/2009 at 9:17 AM

Re: “King's Chef Diner - Bijou

The security there thinks way too much of their job. They are rude and tactless. I will not be returning. That man ruined my meal and put a permanent unpleasant taste in my mouth for that establishment.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Heather Walker on 03/08/2015 at 4:54 AM

Re: “The Dive

Great breakfast as well as one of the best burgers in town. The green chili is superb. A great local diner on the West side of town. Have been there numerous times, never been disappointed. Eager to try their BBQ.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Arnold Ziffel on 10/08/2013 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Egg & I

TejonTech,

Real easy rule to know if you should write "(BLANK) and I" or "(BLANK) and me": Think about how you would write or say it if it was just you -- if you would use "I", then use "(BLANK) and I" and if you would use "me", use "(BLANK) and me".

For example: I went to the mall = Joe and I went to the mall.

Another example: The water splashed on me = The water splashed on Joe and me.

When using "(BLANK) and I", the I always comes last. When using "(BLANK) and me" there is a little more flexibility regarding which comes first.

Posted by Dave H on 08/31/2013 at 8:37 PM

Re: “Egg & I

As the subject of a sentence, it would be "Egg and I" (as in, "the Egg and I went to dinner); if an object or following a preposition, it would be "Egg and me" (respectively, "You took the Egg and me to dinner" and "Give dinner to the Egg and me"). As the name of a restaurant, presumably the subject mode would be preferable (as in "The Egg and I gave our name to this restaurant" or "The name of this restaurant is The Egg and I"). Okay, well, you asked!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by LeoK on 08/31/2013 at 7:23 AM

Re: “Egg & I

Should it be the egg and me? Just wondering the context for the name...drives me batty.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by TejonTech on 08/30/2013 at 6:17 PM

Re: “The Omelette Parlor

It is as dirty and greasy a place as I have ever seen...and the food has been sitting out for hours before it is served, tough, cold, congealed...nasty

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by TejonTech on 04/18/2013 at 10:35 PM

Re: “The Omelette Parlor

I won't go back until the place is cleaned. It is filthy with a layer of dust that's been accumulating for years. I wish the Health Dept would check it out.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Jeff_499 on 04/18/2013 at 2:46 PM

Re: “Over Easy - Tejon St.

But the place is disorganized...

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by TejonTech on 02/13/2013 at 6:58 AM

Re: “Over Easy - Tejon St.

Eggs Benedict Tuscan style. Delicious!

Posted by FarWestsider on 02/12/2013 at 9:39 PM

Re: “The Airplane Restaurant

This is not the place to go unless you are a FedEx pilot without a car to go somewhere good to eat...you never hear a local even mention this historically bad place to eat.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by TejonTech on 12/18/2012 at 6:48 PM

Re: “Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

Sounds yummy to me...the one near Baptist road is really good. Maybe they just don;t have the deep fryer turned up high enough at the Powers store.

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by TejonTech on 12/07/2012 at 4:54 PM

Re: “Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

Hands down, the crappiest chain restaurant on the Powers corridor. The Chicago dog is NOT a chicago dog. The fries suck. The burgers are visually similar to a Steak and Shake...however, these are NOT good. I actually like Steak and Shake and I legitimately wanted to like this place. This place is the overpriced crap food at at amusement parks and resort's. It just blows me away that people on the east side of town will fill a horrible restaurant on a Monday night with the absolute worst food in town. Hell, the plain hot dog is probably the worst hot dog I've ever had. The fries are also the most tasetless fries I've ever had. From my THREE visits...I'm thinking this may be the worst restaurant I've ever visited. But hey, it's hard to find a parking space....so maybe I'm just some hipster trying to look cool at Fredddy's. Not even a star from me.

3 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by BlueKhan on 12/07/2012 at 3:36 AM

Re: “IHOP

If you ever visit the I-Hop on North Academy, besure you ask to sit in Bobby's section. He has such a great outlook. If you can't make up your mind he'll do a good job recommending what to eat. He is very prompt and curtious, what else can you ask from a server. Awesome customer service! When I go back I will sit in his section!

Posted by Lovefood on 11/18/2012 at 4:12 PM

Re: “King's Chef Diner - Bijou

I couldn't agree more with the negative reviews, almost as much as I disagree with the reviewers who gave this place a positive review! I question the process that awarded this place a "Best Of" considering how awful the food was on both occasions I ate there. Here's some advice for the owner: spend less time trying to make this place trendy, and more time cleaning the tables, restrooms, and servers. One would think with all the money saved on atmosphere that the prices would be better, but apparently everyone in the Springs has the fiscal sense of a trust-fund baby, if this place flies as a Best Of anything. Concerning the award from the Indy? Your publication has lost all credibility with its choice for Best Of...

3 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Inthebiz on 07/18/2011 at 7:37 PM

Re: “King's Chef Diner - Bijou

awesome food

Posted by rb on 12/25/2010 at 12:00 AM

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