My family ate there last week and truly enjoyed it. The food was just like we had in Germany!
It is wonderful that there is FINALLY something on our end of town. It takes too much time to drive south, particularly after a long day at work.
I highly recommend Schnitzel Fritz!
These guys have the best curry dishes you will EVER taste.
Be warned: if you order it extra spicy, you will get what you asked for, and then some.
This is some of the best pizza I have ever had. The Smokin Sweet BBQ chicken is my favorite. Can't wait to try the Gormet Hawaiian, sounds delicious.
You're right! The Potato fritters are wonderful! Everything I've tried thus far has been a delight! I'm hooked!
I am an ex-pat Lankan in Melbourne, Australia. Your site has some very interesting info.
I market Ceylonese/Sri Lankan recipe books (CD/Hard copy) on my website: www.currymad.net
Would you be interested in exchanging links?
As a full-blooded Cajun, I am fairly certain that a restaurant owned by a mediocre hotel chain could never deliver anything other than what the reviewer described, I wanted to add one piece of advice and clarify a myth about Cajun cuisine to anyone wanting to try Cajun food for the first time.
As a rule, when you go to a "Cajun" restaurant, don't order Italian food! Would you go to a BBQ joint and order sushi? No! Just because it's offered doesn't mean you should order it.
Now, for the myth: Cajun food is not meant to be super spicy. The Cajun people left France for what is now known as Nova Scotia. The were then exiled again, and migrated to South Louisiana (no, people from North Louisiana know nothing about Cajun food). Because Cajuns are French, they are typically Catholic. Because the majority of Cajuns are Catholic (Lafayette, LA- considered the heart of Cajun Country-which by the way does NOT include New Orleans- has the second highest population of Catholics in the US. The population is roughly 150,000. You do the math.) Catholics typically have lots of children. Children typically cannot tolerate the heat generated from pepper.
Cajun food is spicy, meaning that it is flavorful and full of a variety of spices. The Cajuns were poor, but they knew how to farm. And, in the sub-tropical climate combined with the rich and fertile soil, were able to grow the spices that are indicative of the Cajun cuisine. The spicy, peppery reputation was created in order to create an exotic mystery around the food. Entice people to try it by daring them to eat the hottest food imaginable.
So- here are some very authentic Cajun dishes- Gumbo- a heavy soup served over rice. The base of this soup is roux (made from cooking flour and oil for a long time) and what is called "The Holy Trinity", onions, green bell pepper, and celery. Not tomato or any other crap.
Etouffe: this means smothered in French. It's thick, creamy, heavy, and delicious! It can be made with shrimp or crawfish. I have made it for my squeamish friends with chicken and it was pretty good.
I hope this helps anyone who wants to try Cajun food, although I would think a chain hotel restaurant would be last on my list of places to spend money!
Laissez les bon temps roulez! That means "let the good times roll!"
I know what Im talking about when it comes to Thai food. I should say that I lived in Thailand for years. I speak Thai and my last wife was Thai. I have a Thai child. I am very disappointed lately in restaurants being called Thai restaurants and are just impostors. There is list of them i.e (Thai Basil) on North Academy. Even the well established Chinese and Vietnamese as well as Lao Restaurateurs i.e. are trying to cash in on the Thai name. So they are operate under false pretenses. Most of those restaurants dont even have a Thai working there. When I speak to them in Thai and they dont understand, I know not to expect Thai food or even a good copy there of. Dont be fooled by imitators, get real Thai food and youll easily see why others are using their name.
Hello Matthew! Ahh, Coconut Bliss! I'm just crazy about anything and everything about the humble coconut, The Fruit of Life. I'm Filipino but I love Indian and Sri Lankan food. Maybe even more than I love Filipino dishes. I believe the Curry has a lot to do with it...
Your Drugstore in a Bottle
I've tried most menu items, and it's amazing. The deviled shrimp and dahl curry alone, will keep me a regular. Very clean, and great service,
great job girls.
Food, service, and price- all EXCELLENT!...and they now have wireless so I was able to eat and get some work done! AAA+
it is over priced, slow service, but tips expected,
water is out of some mysterious container, next to trash and dirty dishes,
pie is over prices and over baked.
does someone pay off this reviewer?
This food will warm your stomach and put a big grin on your face. You won't be disapointed!!!
wowww...This is a great news...I can not believe there is a sri lankan resturant in colorado springs.
Had read all the reviews, but had never been to this restaurant, so thought that I'd check it out. I took my son and daughter-in-law with me for additional opinions. We all loved the casual, yet subdued atmosphere, with soft yet playful music, where people are actually able to communicate with one another, and enjoy a private conversation, while experiencing some of the best food in Colorado Springs. I can't compliment this place enough. The wine was delicious. The appetizers (which we all shared) were varied and flavorful. The crab bisque was delicious. The rolls seemed to be a warm mixture of a mild sourdough, topped with broiled cheese. The mandarin orange and walnut house salad was very good. The entree presentations were beautiful. The rack of lamb and beef dishes were all well prepared and extremely tender. The fried onion vegetable cups were surprisingly creative and tasty. We all appreciated the fresh fruit that came with the entrees. And, lastly, each one of us can attest to the fact that the desserts are scrumptious. In addition to this, the service was exceptional, from the initial greeting through the responsive wait staff, to the friendliness of the very nice gentleman who brought us our take home containers. All that I can say is this. I'm glad that I chose this restaurant, and I know that all three of us will be back. Thank-you, New South Wales, for one of the finest dining moments that I've had in a very long time.
Just to address the first part of your comment: When we spoke to manager Maggie Howard back in May, she told us "We're an independent restaurant that happens to be located inside a hotel. We want to be available to the entire city."
That's why we printed that they were an independent restaurant in July. We called today to ask, and were informed that indeed the restaurant is part of Crowne Plaza, not an independent. So thank you for bringing the error to our attention.
First of all the resturant is not privately owned....do you homework, secondly the lobby is not drab, and you wouldn't know cajun if it bit you in the A@#!!! Your review sounded more like a personal attack then an honest review on the food. Maybe if you put aside your personal fellings and actually reviewed the food you might find that you'd be presently suprised.
This place is Pure ghetto. I recently moved in to a beautiful apartment a few blocks away. It was lovely until I noticed that 13 Pure draws the gun toating shooting in the streets, gang crowd that likes to hide from the police next to my apartment building.
Debbie and I drove down on Labor Day, stopped for lunch in Pueblo, and then headed for Knapp's in Rocky Ford where we loaded up on melons, tomatoes and chiles. It was a 150-mile round-trip for us and an enjoyable trip down memory lane, with the bonus of tasty fresh food that's a highlight of the year!
Alan Jensen, Centennial, Colorado
We tried Pizzeria Rustica last week on a Friday night at about 6pm. We were told that they had no tables available for walk-ins - everyone had to have a reservation. We ended up getting a table at about 9pm later that night. The pizza and appetizers were outstanding and worth the wait. My only food complaint was the tiramisu, which was actually awful - it had too much liquid in it and was very runny. I do think a restaurant, except for maybe the Penrose Room, should ALWAYS have at least a few tables available for walk-ins. I wonder how long a pizza joint, even a upscale one with awesome food like this one, will last as a reservations only establishment!
Arabica Cafe is my favorite place in downtown to get good food and frendly service.Matt, you coment is tipical for someone who does not travel world distance, does not like Mid-East food, and has unhappy personality.I fill sory for you, but rest of us happy people who disagree with you will eat at Arabica Cafe, have good time with friends & turkish cafe-unique in town, and recomend it to people who like taste of Mid-East food .
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