This is really helpful information, and some of what makes living here fun...this is my favorite column in the Indy...good work and thank you!
The hallmark of Yakatori is an awful looking building in a bad strip mall from the '60's for which someone must have a strong immune system to even pass by, let alone go into the place and darn eat the food...I can't imagine what grows on the floor of a Yakatori's.
Probable the best Vietnamese food and menu in the Springs with excellent service and reasonable prices.... We are regulars.
Bird Dog's ribs are just not very good at all...tough and tasteless...I keep hoping, but have come away slightly sickened three times now.
Nourish is really wonderful alternative to a greasy hamburger...everything is fresh, the people are enthusiastic, the place is clean and relaxed.
Really just everything you would hope for in this sort of healthy eats oriented place.
All of these are good, but not great. Easy, which is good. But for the price you can do better.
This is one of the last places in Colorado Springs that has not dumbed down to burgers and fries.
We have the fewest good places to eat of any town our size in the country...does everything have to cater to the pants down around their butts crowd.
Carlos' lunch is very competitive and spectacular for treating a good customer to a treat.
When you take a table, you are there for the evening...no one is turning the table and hustling you along.
You pay extra for perfection, warmth, and appreciation. The Broadmoor is out for the buck and they no longer know you by name.
Carlos, Walter's, Marigold's, Paravacini's and the BlueStar are primo local eateries...and well worth every penny more than the mediocrity served up by the chains and on Tejon Street.
Rocky Mountain Dogs is conveniently located next to Walgreens where they keep a full supply stomach pain remedies that you will need after eating a dog or burger from this terribly dirty kitchen.
I swear they boil the dogs in the same pot of water that is used day after day...be careful sitting down because you can easily slide right off the greasy stools.
The only reason regional health has not shut this down is that the owners are former city employees.
It is really still a chain and doesn't stand up to local places like the reasonably new place near the old La Petite Maison on Colorado just west of I25.
Just went there last night-great food. We're glad they moved closer to our home. Worth the visit!
Sinuous meat? That doesn't sound appealing. Is that the adjective you were looking for? And egg flour? What is that?
Great to know our cuisine is spreading out to the world :)
There is no such thing as "the New Life Church neighborhood". That neighborhood that Cafe Velo and Mission Roasters are in is known as "Trailridge" and is considered by some as a part of the greater "Northgate" neighborhood. And officially (according to the Colorado Springs city government) New Life Church is in the Interquest neighborhood.
New Life Church adds nothing to the neighborhood around it but traffic (and numerous traffic violators) and an ugly blue roof. Few of them who live outside the neighborhood patronize the local businesses. The Chinese restaurant next to Cafe Velo even started closing on Sunday due to the lack of business.
Interesting picture. There is a bottle of Orin Swifts "The Prisoner" along with the $17 entree. The Ritz charges $65 for this expensive wine option. Thats a fairly expensive dinner IMHO, so skip the wine and get a glass of the house red. The entree looks tasty and reasonably priced. Why do restaurants always have to mark up wine and drinks so darn much? They would sell more if they scaled back their prices to a reasonable level. They could offer "The Prisoner" for $40 and still make a tremendous profit, and probable sell many more bottles of it.
Darn...I want a sit down lunch, not bar food and carry out.
The BlueStar lunch is the best in downtown without having to spend a half hour finding a parking place.
I eat a fair amount of wedding cake, and, they are the best tasting cake in town, by a fair margin. Great folks, great product. Proud to have them in COS.
Boonzaaijer's is soooo good...it is an overload experience to go in there and see all the pies and cakes and then fresh baked pastries like no on their place in Colorado Springs...it is authentic and exactly what one thinks when one thinks about going to the bakery.
"...and whose mother Teresa is the food editor at the Gazette..." best absence of a comma ever. Ever.
"It might remind you of where you ate after church with your grandparents, a place where the portions are huge, the waitresses wear jeans, the food comes up quick and old men saunter in wearing decorated veterans' caps to join each other at community tables."
This is what I was thinking when my husband and I tried it for the first time, yesterday. We moved to CS in 2010 and are here to stay... we love the abundance of restaurant choices in CS, especially the old diners and family restaurants like Big Train. Great food and service! I'll take places like this over noisy, crowded, stuffy, modern, over priced places anyday.
I've been to The Dive twice and also have mixed feelings about it. Personally I liked their Dive Burger but, as the review noted, the soggy, oil-soaked fries were barely edible and nothing I'd eat again. They would go back to the kitchen if I got them like that again...
I also had breakfast there. Some of the intital turn-off were extremely greasy plates and silverware (even the other set of silverware on the table appeared not to have been washed). I though the coffee was barely drinkable, and the home fries were so-so. The omelet, however, was very good.
And I will say that the server (the same gal both times I was there) was very nice and attentive. So, good burger, good omelet, great service. I'm just not sure if that's good enough to outweigh the negatives. It has been over a month since my last visit and thought I'd give 'em some more time to get their food preparation squared away. Looks like I may need to wait a bit longer as your reviewer experienced the same thing my wife and I did. Well, here's hoping they can work things out and survive...I'd like to have an independent litte diner near by.
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