Boo Arabica! The man that bought the place didn't even know what half the dishes were, let alone how to make them right. We ordered Foul medames (that's the name on the menu by the way) and he had no idea what it was. Why would you ever buy a restaurant of a specific culture and cuisine you know nothing about? And adding burgers, hot dogs, and grilled cheese... really. Colorado springs does not appreciate cultural diversity or food, and restaurants Americanize everything here. I'm very very disappointed with this ownership switch.
personally as i have told many people many times.. would i eat CUY... YES!!! boshintang.. i would eat that as well. infact any thing that uses cuy in south america is often subsituted with feline protein. pezzetti di cavallo uses horse fat in italy, stracotto d'asino is a dish made with donkey yes italian as well. Would i eat these things YES.. are you a freak show peta person.. my god i think you are.. and if you are then well i hope you never need a animal transplant or medical bi product made from animals... like insulin or interferon. animals are FOOD.. (yes i have pets) why are you complaining that people eat animals? Dont you ever wonder if that lettuce silently screamed as it was ripped from the only home it has ever known and violently and ruthlessly handled and shredded/cut into that lovely salad you ate? maybe thats food for thought?... soylent green anyone?
AkamaiRabbit, food and a cuisine is a story about people. If you would take the time to learn about another culture, you would understand the importance of rabbit, dog, cat & how the entire cute & fluffy & delicious animal kingdom plays a roll in our own culture & history. As for this “local” menu, I wouldn’t worry about the loss of too many bunnies. Unfortunately, “chefs’ in this town believe in ripping off Thomas Keller & David Chang and serving us horrific interpretations of their foods. How about doing something original? Please; learn how to properly cook & please stop serving us rotten fish heads & terrines of moldy cat food.
"Eating rabbit is offensive to millions of people who have rabbits as pets in the United States. They are the third most popular pet in the USA behind cats and dogs. Some estimates put them at 1.4 million upwards to 4 million pet rabbits. It is not an issue with the Bugs Bunny or Thumper, cartoon characters, as the rabbit meat producers and some chefs like to suggest. There is a growing number of people who know these animals as pets. Plus, the so called "meat" rabbits such as the New Zealand Whites, Californians and Harlequins, are routinely sold as pets and are affectionate house rabbits. People don't want to eat animals (designated as "meat rabbits" or not) that will nudge their hand for affection. There are places in this world, particularly in some areas of Asian countries where dogs and cats are consumed as food. We don't eat cats and dogs in this country because of cartoon images in the movies or on TV - some people understand rabbits for what they are to them - great pets. Rabbits purr (softly grinding their teeth when petted), can be littered box trained, clicker trained like dogs, enjoy affection, bond with their owners for life and other animals, and can be cage free in a bunny-proofed home. We don't poach Poodles or simmer Siamese cats so why should we braise a bunny or make one into meatloaf. As omnivores, we have choices and that choice can mean Not eating some animals like cats, dogs, horses or rabbits. Rabbits are butchered for meat at 7 weeks old before they are weaned at 8 weeks, they are not covered under the Federal Humane Slaughter Act and only 20 to 25% of the commercial rabbit meat producers are inspected according to industry statistics. There is nothing cartoonish about eating a baby rabbit - it is grotesque and repulsive to millions of people who know them as pets."
Blame it on construction? Meh, P.F.Chang's concept Pei Wei seems to rock out with their...well, the'yre busy every day for lunch and pretty steady at dinner. Seems like every business over there is busy INCLUDING Broadway Deli. Heck, we opened our shop just down the street, right in front of the construction and it's amazing how much traffic comesthrough that shopping center in spite of the construction. It's a shame they are turning tail because they had some awesome food and decent prices. They seem to get the Deli concept too. For this area that's saying alot.
It's too bad they dropped the tapas idea. Downtown could use a good place like that.
Have you actually eaten there??? My best friend and I went for her bday and it was fabulous. We walked in unknowingly during happy hour which means they have food and beverage discounts (including half bottles of wine.......) I also had a living social coupon which they actually let me use! Our bill totaled about 40 dollars after it was all said and done. This included sharing an appetizer and their delicious goat cheese salad (it was big enough to order just one) two entrees, dessert and a bottle of wine. It was all very delicious and the spices and textures of the entrees peerfectly complemented each other (I had the seafood diablo and am hoping it's a keeper!). Soooo Old Crank let me know how your venture to overhauled target goes and you tell me what you can come up with for 40 bucks. I know it wont match the talent I experienced from them that day.
Normally restaurant wines are at least twice the price of retail. It's not a special scam.
I think I know enough at this point to say NO to whatever Il Postino comes up with.
They don't have a menu on their website, but they sure as hell have the grossly inflated wine list there for viewing. I don't believe $36 for a bottle of Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay! $36! Are they out of their minds? I can get that at Costco for $10.99 a bottle. With the $25 I save, I can go into costco and buy a great meal.
No wonder the former iteration bombed. The new one will too if prices are that high. It's a CLIP JOINT
I wish Bird Dog would open up a central location!
lofty's rules... everyone is so nice; always run into people working on ideas, art projects, community projects... great new addition downtown...
Lofty's has amazing coffee and a great menu. I stop by whenever I have a chance.
My husband and I watched him build this place from nothing, saw him every day even weekends and holidays working on it fixing it up. He is a really neat artist, and a good person to know. I love having a store that cares so close. He taught my husband how to paint our daughter's room with his kind of "Happy-Art". That's what I call it. He should give classes. Maybe we can talk him into it.
We appreciate him caring about our neighborhood. He didn't have to do this. He did it because he is a good person and he wants to. Thanks!
I would like to know more about Pho-N-Thai! Sounds like a wonderful place to eat! I will be attending the Grand Opening!
We heard from the Il Postino folks earlier today: They say the restaurant will be open as of 11 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 17.
We enjoyed the Crepe Crusaders at a private function recently and J'aime beaucoup! The MoJo and Sweet Sensation were my favorites. The smoothie that tasted like a dreamsickle topped it all off.
Thanks for writing. Metropolitain says they're actually closed until Sept. 1 for renovations. A liquor license should follow in November.
Sorry to hear that. We'll try to get in touch with Blanco and Obeley, and will update the post as soon as we do.
I tried to go to lunch at the Metropolitan on Friday, 8/13. Arrived at 12:30pm and it was not open. I think your hours must be incorrect.
This is a great restaurant great food great friends great atmosphere.
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