I was just this week reading about the Hobbs Family Farm in the magazine 'Local Food Shift'. It's exciting to learn about what Dan and others, like Mike Callicrate, are doing to connect Colorado consumers with local food growers. For those wondering what local food is and why so many of us care about it, copies of this magazine can be picked up at Ranch Foods Direct, which is where I got my copy. And it's free. RFD is now in their new location at 1228 E. Fillmore, so stop by and check out all the 'Food that's good ... and good for you.'
More of the same trend of corporate america trying to ride the coat tails of the local food movement. I ate breakfast at one of the Modern Market outlets in Denver a few month ago. It was quite good, but when I asked what on the menu was local, they replied "nothing, but its farm fresh from somewhere!". Wish there was some way to hold these kinds of outfits accountable!
Dined there recently with my family. Quite possibly the nicest dining experience I've had in my 35 years in the Springs. To experience the facility alone is worth the price of the meal. The food, beverage and service matches as well. A must visit dining experience.
Really, no review on any of their steaks? It's a steakhouse.
oh I just cannot wait to run this bakery down!
Kudos Matthew! This is an outstanding article! COS is fortunate to have a baker who uses traditional grains and prepares them using traditional methods - as recommended by Nourishing Traditions. And COS is also fortunate to have Mike Callicrate and Ranch Foods Direct providing consumers with a healthy alternative to industrial produced faux food. Be aware, though, that to get the full benefit of these grains, slather the bread with butter from grass-fed cows. Raw butter is best, but as it's illegal to purchase ANY raw dairy in stores, you may have to make it yourself.
maybe the food critic should do his homework on the core values and history on this restaurant. Charlie's opened in1988 to a rousing business to which getting a seat was always worth the wait. the openers of the property behind (Nelson's Appliances) refused and I mean refused to do any repairs on the existing building. The roof began leaking to the point where wet soggy tiles would fall on patrons tables. the cost $30,000 to put on a new roof. The parking lot needed to be redone at which time Charlie offered to go halves, Mr. Nelson once again refused. the cost $25,000. So they moved up on North Nevada which at the time wasn't a great location but affordable and always always busy and got a liquor license. Due to Charlie's naivety and trusting nature. tons of money and product was going out the back door.The other thing I remember him doing was always feeding homeless and down on their luck types out in the back for nothing. Also hiring men from Comcor who otherwise never have gotten back on their feet.
then 9/11 happened and it was downhill from there. then he tried to pick things up in Manitou which turned out to be a great deal except it was seasonal. Busy every second of every day from May to Labor Day. quiet all winter. Then the building and its owner wanted to sell, so it was taken over by Heart of Jerusalem, and back to Fillmore it went in the old Yakibob's because Bob ( the original owner) had health problems. It started off slowly and built a clientele. the food was fantastic and no one ever cut corners. Charlie ended up with a quintuple by-pass and had to sell the business. Amy a long time employee and dear friend and relative has done an impressive job keeping it up along with a fire caused by someone leaving the door open to the pit while cooking meat. You Matthew Schniper sound like a know it all asswipe who doesn't know good bbq if it bit you. If all you can think to come up with is wiping the edges of the plate ( ITS A BBQ RESTAURANT!) and calling french rolls hot dog buns then you have no busines as a restaurant critic. Go back to wherever you came from ( what ? CA dude?) and stop excepting free meals from Ma and Pa restaurants where you think you know it all. P.S. Charlie was born and raised in San Antonio, TEXAS.
maybe the need a Texan to show them how to cook and serve a real BB meal
sounds like they should force the place to close before someone gets seriously sick..
Great review. I completely agree. The crust on the fresh, right out of the oven pies we bought, were tough as a hockey puck. That needs to be fixed.
I am so sad and disappointed, one of our family favorite restaurants for more than 20 years at least, never bought a pizza, so sad to see the entrees and the appetizers gone.. Wont be spending my money there ever again..
Something must be seriously wrong with this concept and the outrageous franchise fees that this clown wants. I went to an information session in November 2013 in Las Vegas. A lot of people, including myself expressed interest. Meanwhile, none of the stores ever made it here. I tried the little sample that the CEO gave us and I was not that impressed. I am now reading Yelp reviews showing a lot of stores closed up. The CEO made his quick cash from the franchisees who chose to invest and he is sitting pretty.
Last year I took my penpal from England there, and it was good and not too expensive. Now, I doubt my husband and I will be able to go there to eat. Bummer, because I loved the atmosphere there.
fry cooks in chef's hats.
Was thinking of going here, thanks for saving me the grief
"The fries are pale and boring,..."
That's enough to keep me away.
How hard is it to put out great fries?
These guys rock for sure...make sure to check them out (often!)
Omg I want to go here for my birthday! Sounds amazing!
yes those wooden paddles get washed. wow.
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