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Re: “Ivywild School

This old school building in a residential neighborhood is a cool setting. Good food and great atmosphere.

Bernie J

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Posted by Bernie J on 11/14/2014 at 10:05 PM

Re: “Tomo Sushi

Excellent food and service; never had a bad meal here. Their "Bento Boxes" are a little pricey, but you always have enough to take home for a lunch the next day because they are so generous with their portions. Hot tea is always piping hot, and sushi always very fresh! sushi quality is 5 star!

Posted by captivabliss on 09/30/2014 at 11:19 PM

Re: “Coquette's Bistro and Bakery

Went to the new location on North Tejon for a Saturday evening dinner. The food was tasty and the servers were well-informed and attentive.

Lots of real flavors, interesting combinations, and suitable portion sizes for the price ($9-$23). Our group liberally shared a representative set of dishes, thus I was able to find several things that I would partake of on my next visit. I chose the pan seared duck, which was perfectly cooked and well paired with the sweet potato/parsnip puree. The desserts were also rich and delicious.

My only complaints concern breaking in the new location. The dim interior made the miniscule text on the 1-page menu VERY difficult to read, and you'll have to raise your voice to have a conversation in the somewhat noisy dining area. Nevertheless, this is a place worth re-visiting.

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Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 05/11/2014 at 9:01 AM

Re: “Stir

Cool, hip coffee shop that's a wonderful alternative to you know who.

Coffee is great. My pecan pie was right out of the oven, warm, sweet and gooey.

Order at counter, take your selection to a table. Outside seating too. Not pricey.

Yard sale coffee cups and flatware, funky old metal lawn chairs from the 1940s, in a renovated gas station ... recycling and re-purposing at its best.

Girl at the counter was friendly and a pleasure to deal with. Free Wi-Fi and parking.

In the Old North End Neighborhood (ONEN), in the BON Shopping Center, at corner of Jackson and Wahsatch, a few blocks from Penrose Hospital just off N. Nevada Ave.

Closes at 3PM most days. I'll be going back.

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Posted by OldCrank on 04/08/2014 at 2:02 PM

Re: “Cafe 225 Coffee Shop and Venue

new, clean, and warm inside. I ordered a vanilla latte which was steamed by the barista, not a machine, which I prefer. They have a conference room for rent which I plan to use for casual meetings with new clients. I would recommend this cafe to friends.

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Posted by mrnorelius on 03/20/2014 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q

Great food and atmosphere. The meats are tender and true to expectations of Texas Smoked BBQ.

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Posted by oraclestan on 03/09/2014 at 9:21 AM

Re: “Fifty Fifty Coffee House

I had lunch at Fifty Fifty Coffee House last month. The Pressed Turkey Sandwich was delicious and the Fifty Fifty Iced Coffee is addictive (I had 2). The service was also great, and I loved the atmosphere. I will be back.

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Posted by Jim McFarland on 03/05/2014 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Colorado Mountain Brewery

Ate there again today. The place continues to improve; I give it 4 stars as I reserve 5 star status for places like the Broadmoor.

My wife's Fish and Chips were nothing short of awesome, the 3 large pieces were each a good 8-inches long and thick, the crust was crisp and not oily like so many places, and the french fries were addictive with their amazingly thin coating, staying crisp to the end.

My caesar salad had great grilled shrimp that were perfectly done.

The chocolate torte dessert is enough for several people and a must for chocolate fans.

Lastly, one way I judge eateries is by the quality of their restrooms, and CMB has about the nicest, cleanest restrooms I've ever seen.

You won't be disappointed here. Go.

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Posted by OldCrank on 12/10/2013 at 5:53 PM

Re: “1st & 10 Sports Bar & Grill

Cheap booze, nice staff. Usually close to empty though. This is great for a friendly social time but not a good place to looking for a new spouse.

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Posted by Michele Strawn Hart on 11/22/2013 at 5:51 PM

Re: “Tong Tong

Tong-Tong is my go-to Korean restaurant in Colorado Springs. The service has always been outstanding, with attentive, friendly servers that go out of their way to make you feel at home. They have always been ready with a smile and a suggestion of what I should try next. The food is likewise outstanding, with the wide assortment of soups being particularly good.

Everything from standards like bulgogi (thin sliced marinated beef) and japchae (a sweet potato noodle dish) to more unusual dishes like sundubu-jjigae (a spicy soft tofu soup) are served sizzling in their dishes and incredibly good. Unless you ask for it spicy, the level of hotness is under control, so this non-Korean can enjoy it without sweating the whole time.

I would suggest trying it at lunchtime, as their lunch menu has most of the standards at substantially reduced prices (around $6.99 for most). Even at lunch, you receive a wide assortment of traditional side dishes with your entre. The staff will gladly refill any of them if you ask for more.

The only knock on this place (and the only reason I didn't give it five stars) is that it could use a good remodel. The carpeting is worn in many places, the booths and tables have seen better days, and the restrooms, though clean, need some maintenance work.

Still, that shouldn't deter you from trying this place. Before you know it, you'll be a regular like me.

Posted by resselm6 on 11/16/2013 at 10:41 PM

Re: “Front Range Barbeque

Front Range is sadly underrated for their wonderful marriage of very very good food and quality music. No words can describe their delectable meals. And whoever books their bands really know what they're doing because we've seen some great acts come through here, most of them traveling from afar. Not sure why they advertise it as "southern rock" because musicians have come from Philly, Boston, etc., and have a wise variety of soulful sounds. If you want excellent food from a restaurant that has great taste in music, this is the place to be.

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Posted by hoopdeedoo on 10/17/2013 at 8:55 PM

Re: “King's Chef Diner - Bijou

As a former Palmer student and frequent down-towner, there is nothing bad about KC that isn't wrong with any other downtown breakfast place. My potatoes have never been burnt, and I have never heard the staff curse. I've been earing here for three years. It is a DINER, so the food is bound to be greasy, but nothing compared to a place like Taco Star, for instance. I've had everything on the menu. All the bad reviews must be from some really sophisticated eaters, because to a normal person who doesn't get fresh herbs for her food everynight, this place is good.

Posted by jelliefish on 10/09/2013 at 1:38 PM

Re: “Borriello Brothers - Power Center

My husband used to live on the east coast, this was the closest to NY pizza that he's seen in Colorado. The staff was great, pizza hot and tasty and the cannolis (especially the chocolate ones) are to die for!!!

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Posted by colonative on 08/20/2013 at 6:46 PM

Re: “China Town

A little worn from the years...but it has been exactly like it is for 30 years...the food has never varied and is classic American tempered Chinese...and very inexpensive. It is the perfect match of expectation and result.

Posted by TejonTech on 08/19/2013 at 6:07 PM

Re: “Glacier Homemade Ice Cream & Gelato

This looks like an absolutely delicious dish of gelato, homemade too!
Thanks
www.tootisgelato.com

Posted by Matt Sugar on 07/11/2013 at 1:58 PM

Re: “MacKenzie's Chop House

My experience was exquisite and I hope to repeat it. I was there Nov. 20 and whomever was "in the kitchen" rocked! Scallops! omg...The ambience is rich and the bill proves it. <3 the place for a nice date

Posted by Parris Larrain on 05/07/2013 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Trinity Brewing Company

I have not been there in some time but when I was I really appreciated all the Belgian ales on tap. That is very hard to find. If you appreciate Belgian ales you can do worse.

Tejon- I usually like your reviews but it seems like it's personal with you. You have too many entries on here and it's watering down your comments. Just my thoughts.

Jason is kind of a hippy dude, I met him when he was the brewmaster at Bristol's. He certainly has talent.

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Posted by cosgringo on 04/20/2013 at 8:14 AM

Re: “I Love Pho

Good pho, slow service.

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Posted by dirtchef on 04/14/2013 at 2:48 PM

Re: “Three Delights Caribbean Grill

good flavor, prices ok, but room was too cold, if want to make feel like in bahamas, warm it up

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Posted by apathetic on 02/12/2013 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Bean Bandit - Circle

Excellent traditional Mexican food! Good prices and good service. I have been going here since the 80's with my family.

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Posted by cspringsfunk on 11/09/2012 at 2:39 PM

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