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Comment Archives: Locations: 4 Stars

Re: “Red Martini

I have been to the Red Martini multiple times, and have ALWAYS had awesome service. The bartenders are great, always welcoming, remembering your name and previous conversations... like old friends, and are very knowledgeable about their mixology. I have taken lots of friends there and they always comment on what a great place it is. The entertainment isnt always stellar, but I go there for the drinks, so I'm good with that.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ari74 on 06/03/2011 at 1:45 PM

Quaint building (not a whole lot of parking) with a fun, eclectic interior consisting of dining spots and a shop; within easy walking distance of downtown Old Colorado. Both the seating and the items for sale feature a mixture of local and international items ranging from jewelry, hats and clothing to glass perfume bottles and hair clips.

Each table represents a region of the world, some being more whimsical than others. The larger tables make it easier to get all the goodies you want from the menu, and there are some excellent goodies. Be sure to use your bell, since the waitress tends to leave you be unless summoned (whether or not there are other people dining).

I've never had a bad scone (which pairs perfectly with the clotted cream and lemon curd), the tea selection is fantastic (owner personally travels around the world and brings back only the best), and the desserts are delectable. Some of the main course items leave a little to be desired, but that hasn't stopped me from going back (and leaving stuffed every time).

Unless you're wanting the high tea experience, which does require a reservation (typically a day or two in advance is perfect), just show up. However, calling ahead is recommended since the hours are limited and it is completely closed a couple days each week.

Bon appetit!

Posted by samantha_satin on 05/13/2011 at 2:17 PM

Re: “Alternative Medicine Colorado Springs

I'm going to preface the rest of this review by saying that this is my opinion and my opinion only. My opinion is based on over two decades of personal cannabis experience and pounding the pavement relentlessly looking for the best budz. I realize that it's different strokes for different folks and what works for me will not work for everyone else. My biggest pet peave? Customer Service, or the lack thereof.

It's been a while since I went to AMCS but what stands out in my memory was how nice they staff was. I didn't feel like they were hiding anything, or "pushing" anything. They answered my questions thoroughly and really took a lot of time with me as I browsed at all the strains that they had.

I scored a really nice green glass piece with a coupon from these guys, I even posted pics of it on my facebook page. LoL

If prices came down to reasonable and customary I would more than likely go back.

Posted by JusMeAngie on 04/15/2011 at 10:57 PM

Piazza was wonderful and now it's gone. I don;t hold out a lot of hope for Wyatt’s Pub & Grill, but we'll see.

Posted by Barkalounger on 04/06/2011 at 8:37 AM

Re: “Zodiac Venue and Bar

I didn't put them down, indeed many people I love dearly are guests and staff there. I simply think that goth night can be more. The Zodiac is showing very strong potential to give just that. I'm writing a review of the club and it's perfectly appropriate to cite the competition.

This was meant to be more about the Zodiac than the Underground, but that being said, it's been a long time since The UG has really been drenched in the goth spirit. It's nice that it's there and has been for so long, but that doesn't mean it cannot nor should not be done better. Just because it's the oldest, doesn't mean it's the best or even a real measure of what a goth club should be.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Jo-Day on 04/01/2011 at 2:26 AM

Re: “Rancho Alegre/La Hacienda

Superb food and friendly service. I like that they have entrees that are authentic Mexican but not the usual burrito/taco/enchilada fare that's everywhere else. Try the pollo con arroz (chicken and rice), or any of the seafood offerings. Margaritas are fine but nothing to write home about; the usual selection of Mexican beers.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by dougdell on 03/22/2011 at 11:10 PM

Re: “Briargate Wellness Center

Joe and Mike are both friendly and helpful. Varied product line with several strains and good assortment of edibles as well as topical cream. Friendly upscale atmosphere and convenient parking.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Erin Dale on 03/13/2011 at 7:26 PM

Re: “Luisa Graff Jewelers

We, my husband and I, love Luisa Graff Jewelers. They certainly treated us with respect. We felt like we were the only people in the store. We felt "loved". We look forward to her new store. We will be in line to be one of her first customers in her new store!

Posted by G. Lois on 03/09/2011 at 7:26 PM

Re: “Colorado Mountain Brewery

Fritz sounds like hes upset about Andy leaving phantom or something. A salad with one green? I'm calling BS on that one! I absolutely love the grilled salmon salad. Always done right. I've had positive experiences each time Ive eaten here, so it's worth checking out.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Mrbikerman on 03/06/2011 at 8:27 PM

Nice people, good hash, prices aren't too bad for quality...

Posted by InformednLovinIt on 03/05/2011 at 7:32 PM

Good knowledge, tasty food, nice safe neighborhood.Discounts for veterans.I "put down"in the early 70's.
Weed is much stronger today.

Posted by barker on 03/04/2011 at 5:55 PM

Re: “The Blue Star

Hiring the new chef and snagging Nate as a bartender were excellent decisions. The late night menu needs work and the staff are okay, but not brilliant. More training and a little more panache would go a long way. It's Blue Star, not Jose Muldoons and I expect the staff to live up to a higher standard. All that said, it's good value, the best martini in town, and a wine list that compels a second look.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by NoMoreTaxes on 02/24/2011 at 5:19 PM

Actually tried the above mentioned chicken salad to my disappointment. The tea is lovely, the list nearly overwhelming. The atmosphere and boutique are worthy of repeat visits. Lunch, however, was lacking. Tops on presentation, mediocre on taste and the lovely "shell" on my "sandwich" inedible. Will return for tea, but not when hungry.

Posted by EarthWorm on 01/20/2011 at 10:53 AM

Re: “The Buzz

Saw a great band here, lots of fun.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Arche on 01/07/2011 at 5:36 PM

Re: “Saigon Springs

Saigon Springs is one of our favorite eateries for lunch or light dinner. The ambiance is informal, the food is prepared with fresh ingredients, value priced, and the service always attentive. Try the bun (noodle bowl), especially #141-Marinated Grilled Shrimp.

Posted by PracSpeaking on 01/04/2011 at 10:29 PM

Have to admit, I'm a sucker for a Pb&j. I only wish they were open 24hrs!

Posted by Tile Guy on 12/12/2010 at 3:31 PM

I've been coming here since I was an undergrad at UCCS in 1996. A fellow student, who was recovering from a DH in the Army, lived across the street and we ate at the North End often. Now, I visit a few times a year with an old professor...it's our place. Yes, it's a hole in the wall. Yes, the service can be slow. Yes, the food is excellent.

If you haven't been here, go.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by altproc on 12/08/2010 at 7:59 AM

I admire the single mother owner of North End Diner. It takes a lot to raise children and run a business, but it take more out of you to run a restaurant. I did it once and it was too demanding and customers are fickle.
Because of my diet, I enjoy eating there. The omletes are good and my husband has a great breakfast. If I don't want breakfast, then the staff will fix me something special without a hassel.
It is often true they take more time than is necessary, but I think of it as if 'mother' is cooking- you can't rush things. So yes, don't eat there if you have an appointment in an hour. And, don't be afraid to get up and help yourself to another cup of whatever you're drinking. They don't mind and I like helping myself.
What you probably don't know is they hire people trying to get back on their feet in society. So enjoy your next meal there, be kind while you let them know how they can make your visit more enjoyable.
It's rare to have a family owned business these days with all the pressure of franchises. I take people there to share the at home atmosphere and to support the dying breed of family owned businesses. How about trying them with this information in hand.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by El Capitan Drive on 12/07/2010 at 10:27 AM

Re: “Tomo Sushi

Love the place, have enjoyed going there since finding it in 2008. Solid performance, reliable service, delicious food, and 10% off rolls during happy hour have made me a dedicated repeat customer.

Posted by Chad Rickabaugh on 11/17/2010 at 9:17 AM

Re: “Robin Hood Inn

This was my favorite hang out when I lived in the Springs. The customers are friendly and from every walk of life you could think of. The drinks are stong and the music is good, kareoke is best in town and the weekend steaks that are grilled outside are to perfect and cheap priced to ever miss. Penny now of Phoenix AZ

Posted by Penny on 11/15/2010 at 11:48 AM

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