Next time I'm in Colorado, I'll be there, enjoying the "scenery" and the goodies. I can hardly wait!!
What a great way to spend some family time and take parents back to the good old days. Terrific soda shop! KS
Please pardon this additional comment surround the customer service at South Jersey Subs! NEVER, EVER, have I, or any of my friends, family, that I have sent there, been treated disrespectfully. We are always greeted with a smile, sometimes if we aren't sure of an item, they let us taste first before ordering. You must have walked in with the arrogance of a report, expected them to bow down to you because of your job. You are so off base. You should print a retraction for your narrow mindedness and totally uneducated stance where the might sub, real subs, are concerned. And obviously you recognize service, good service, when you experience it.
Sam Lopez (Salerno)
I don't know who you are, but you are way off base with regard to customer service and your opinion of sauces at Jersey Subs. Obviously, you have no connection to New Jersey, Philadelphia or Delaware subs. Your review has no credibility whatsoever. One would be hard pressed to find ANYTHING like Jersey Subs in this pathetic town, or even Denver. I would suggest before opening your mouth, or taking hand to to keyboard, that you acquaint yourself with our Italian heritage where food is concerned, and specifically, the art of the hoagie, sub, that exists at Jersey Subs. Again, Your critique has no credibility whatsoever. You carry no weight as a food writer. You are sorely lacking in knowledge where the east coast sub is concerned.
Sam Lopez (Salerno) - westside
I am a Manitou resident as well, and I love the idea of this wonderful restaurant, but unfortunately I had an experience much like Monika's. I have heard others say it is just inconsistent. I will continue to support this restaurant because I believe it is important to support local and I know that new places sometimes have a hard time getting into the swing of things, but I do ultimately hope for more next time I go.
My wife and I liked the scope of the menu. But unfortunately they could not deliver constistent or quaility food. They are very over priced for this quality of food and location.
I am also a Manitou resident and love love love the addition of Coquette Creperie. I've been several times and none of my experiences reflect the snarky drivel espoused by Ms. Randall. I'm sure that consistency can be an issue with any newer restaurant, but each meal I've had at Coquette has been absolutely delicious. I recommend trying this one out for yourself folks as Ms. Randall has clearly missed the mark here.
I live in Manitou and I'm way thrilled about the new option in town. Finally some diversification!! I'm blown away by Monika's attitude. What's her problem with some international flair in Manitou? I think the crepes and the environment are really special, and yes, their crazy cocktails too! Maybe Monika could have used one herself. Lighten up Ms. M. The only likeness to a coffee house is that you want to hang out there a long time 'cause its so comfy. And Why-Hop? You guys are sinking to new lows.
So, I guess the fact that the owners were in a band is why they have such great background music playing. I think in one hour I heard everything from French singers to Laugh Out Loud. Try that at the Townhouse or the Keg. If Monika lived in Manitou she might be kissing someone's feet who sported what she called 'burgandy' hair -- as well as being food-blind I think she's also color-blind. Red is red. And I think I'm seeing 'red' now myself.
"We walked the streets for a while and spotted, Croquette Crêperie, serving specialty crepes for lunch and dinner alongside live music and a great selection of drinks. We loved the menu with a mélange of crepes filled with ingredients from all over the world. It is not your average crepe stand serving nutella filled crepes, these are savory lunch and dinner crepes and are all gluten free. I enjoyed a Greek Style crepe, with chicken, sautéed red pepper, tomato, kalamata olives, zucchini, spinach, feta, tzatziki, and served with mixed greens in a citrus basil vinaigrette....This restaurant has only been in business in Manitou for a few months."
The Cliff House Dining Room has lowered their prices in a significant way last June. Same quality. Best independent restaurant left standing.
What a great review of a great concept! Wish we had one in MinneSoda. Yes, I meant to spell it that way.
I have used this place several times for lunch and 4 times for catering. The first time, shortly after opening I ordered for 20 folks - great food - great service - plenty of food. The second time and third I ordered for 15 people - food still good but barely enough to go around. The 4th time I ordered for 21 people - suppose to get 8 pounds of meats. Did not feed half sufficiently. I will bet a pound of salt that there was not 4 pounds of meat. The food is tasty with exception of the chicken, but they have really cut back on portions. I will not trust their catering again.
Well,after reading this my husband is on his way to pick up 2 of the breakfast burritos. We shall see if you know your mexican food as I have ate mexican food in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Californina, Old Mexico and even Kansas and Wyoming.
Hoping your right there isnt a good Mexican restaurant in this town yet.
The Philippines is several THOUSAND MILES away from Colorado Springs. At Naynay Betty's Filipino Restaurant, is the place you will come closest to having a home cooked Filipino meal in Colorado Springs, Peublo or even Denver. The place is wonderfully set up to give you a feeling of eating somewhere in Manila. The owners; Plenty, Maribeth and Nanay Betty are the friendliest people you will meet in Colorado Springs. They will make sure that your visit will be handled the good old Filipino way, service with a smile that puts you to ease as you enjoy your meal. The food is first class, along with the soup, drinks, and dessert. There is also some home bake bread to take home. Colorado Springs is not really a big city, but there are a lots of Filipinos that live here and also that are assigned here from the military. There has been a lot of Filipinos that has come here to eat and the majority will agree with me on my comments. So if you have not tried out Nanay Betty's yet, come on down and expereince the good old Filipino home cooking and service.
Tried them today and was really impressed with the flautas, which I wouldn't have expected to say. Very lite texture, not greasy at all, and a unique topping. Generous portions too. I was also impressed that for a take out order the chef waited until I came through the door to put on the topping so that they wouldn't get soggy. I will definitely be back!
Best pizza in the Springs, and if you live downtown, totally worth the drive. I love Boriello Brothers, but Joey's is SO much better. Sorry Borriello's but you've got competition.
I've noticed the duplication too, not just on reviews. The G seems to have a short lag time after the Indy covers something. I suspect the G is desperate to be as cool and is tagging behind like any good poser would.
My husband & I enjoyed an amazing meal there last night which included lamb so tender it melts in your mouth. The evening was wonderful with excellent suggestions for wine, and personal interaction from the chef himself. As a true "foodie" I was very pleased to have such a cozy yet gourmet meal in our area. Looking forward to a return engagement!
Fav colorado springs breakfast place, the blue berry pancakes are the best you will ever put in your face :) Bacon is cooked in bacon and will stop your heart and make you smile with delight all at the same time...pastries are to die for, pie is out of this world...all around one of the best places in the springs!!
The question of why the Indy and Gazette seem to review the same restaurants on the same week was asked just a couple of weeks ago and I posted a reply to it. Please visit our food/drink archives and click on "Goodbye, Ruby yesteryear" in the April 1 issue.
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