Three businesses listed for Old Colorado City? When most of the Independent Best of Categories are ranked in Old Colorado City? You have the best local Restaurants, local Artists, a great Comic and Collectables store, Custom Jewelers, a Gaming Shop, Lorig's Western wear, Children's Clothing, a year round Holiday Shop and my shop Podiatryst Shoe Salon(#2 shoe store in the Best of 2014). Where were your writers, at their desks?
What about Poor Richard's? They were pioneers in the socially and environmentally conscious restaurant space here in the Springs... They compost all waste and have solar panels on the roof for crying out loud!
I think Billy's old world pizza actually closed down last year. Kind of a shame since it was delicious.
You forgot Yucca Flats at Palmer Park (the off leash area, not the the chainlink dirt 'park') and the great meetup group Mutts Welcome: http://www.meetup.com/Mutts-Welcome/ .
You guys need to head up the pass more often. Woodland Park is the home of Big Dawg Ssndwiches, we are as dog friendly as the health department will let us AND a portion of profits go to local animal rescue groups. The sandwiches are amazing too!
I think it is very telling that this large city has no truly Veg or Vegan restaurants. Of course, we are not known for our great food scene.
There does seem to be a large selection of food and drink besides the restaurants. I love visiting local farmer's markets. There is nothing like fresh, home grown fruit and veggies.
Elisa Jed | http://bamboocuttingboardandmore.com
Silver Pond Chinese is awful. We recently went there with a large party and it took 2 1/1 hours to get our food. I wanted to walk out, but the others in my group hoped we would get served soon. Food came out slowly & sporadically and service was non existent. Soup was lukewarm at best, we had to take our own silverware from another empty table, we cleared our own table - and after waiting 20 minutes initially when we sat down, we helped ourselves to our own menus. At the end of the meal after being at the restaurant for over 3 hours, we spoke with the manager about our very unpleasant dining experience and asked for compensation. She was willing to take off the price of 2 appetizers from a $200 bill, which was almost nothing, an insult. Any other restaurant that values their customers would have made a greater effort to satisfy 3 families, rather than send them away unhappy. After much negotiation back & forth, she wound up taking $30 off the bill, which we felt was still not enough considering the terrible experience we had. We will not be back.
The French Kitchen www.tfkcc.com is also offering cooking classes. We teach French home cooking in a cozy atmosphere, just like in your home. Classes are hands on, 6 students maximum and you always take a lot of food home. They are taught by a French mom who is very organized and who will give you all the tricks she can to save time. Our most popular one : BREAD!
If you're interested in playing ultimate instead of disc golf, check out the Colorado Springs Ultimate Network. They offer pickup games, Summer and Fall league play, club-level teams, and a high school league. www.springsultimate.org
East Coast Deli on Tejon Street. Authentic NY deli style pastrami, corned beef and hot dogs are flown in from the Big Apple. They have a Kosher area in the kitchen. No other deli in the Springs can compare. I take a friend there whose family used to own a Deli in Brooklyn back in the 1930s-60's and she knows great deli when she tastes it. We tried others in town and only the East Coast Deli brings a smile to her 87 year old face and the comment "now THIS is a good sandwich!".
Maybe these organizations can help you:
The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region
Look What the Cat Brought In
Pikes Peak Pet Pantry
Best of luck,
Is there a place in Colorado Springs that will help people that do not have an income, and has 2 cats.I am in between incomes and my cats are almost out of kitty litter and food.I love them dearly and refuse to let them go, i just need some help for this month and I will be alright after that.If there is an agency out there that will help could you please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, thank you ahead of time for your help.
"THE CAT LOVER"
No visit to the Springs area is complete without stopping off to see and experience the delightful shops, restaurants and lodging in Monument & Palmer Lake .... just up the hill on I-25, 10-15 minutes north of Colorado Springs! Experience the small-town, family-friendly, Colorado-style atmosphere in this Tri Lakes region. There are hiking trails, parks, lakes, shopping, dining, and more! Best of all, you'll be greeted with a genuine smile :-)
Love the area and the incredible shops and restaurants!
Two other restaurants (both on Front Street in Historic Monument) well worth mentioning are La Casa Fiesta Mexican Restaurant, which offers the best Carnitas Fajitas around! They have also mastered the Sopapilla, you can't pass it up :-) http://www.lacasafiesta.net/
The other is The Coffee Cup Cafe ~ down-home goodness for breakfast and lunch in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Try the #11 ... best biscuits & gravy I've had! And they truly are the Best Breakfast in Town! http://www.coffeecupmonument.com/
THANK YOU so much for recognizing our wonderful Tri-Lakes community! In our eyes, their is no better place to come spend an afternoon, a day or a weekend! Again, thank you and we hope many more people will come visit us soon!
The correct website address for Trinity Covenant Reformed Church is trinity-covenant.org. Thanks for fixing this.
Yoga has literally changed my life and it is nice to see it get some PR. It seems in Colorado Springs that there is still a lot of fear out there about Yoga, but the general feel is changing. I think the fear has to do with spiritual foundation of yoga. It's been great to breath well, move well, and care for my frame. Chiropractic introduced the importance of caring for your frame to me and Yoga has helped that idea along. I go to Thrive Chiropractic at www.doctormolly.com and I know they are starting donation yoga classes just after the New Year. Manitou Yoga has exploded by offering donation yoga and it has built a strong community in Manitou. Check out donation yoga. It's a cool way to build community.
Predatory Lending is a major contributor to the economic turmoil we are currently experiencing.
Here is an example of what I am talking about:
Scott Veerkamp / Predatory Lending (Franklin Township School Board Member.)
Please review this information from U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley regarding deceptive lending practices:
"Steering payments were made to brokers who enticed unsuspecting homeowners into deceptive and expensive mortgages. These secret bonus payments, often called Yield Spread Premiums, turned home mortgages into a SCAM."
The Center for Responsible Lending says YSP "steals equity from struggling families."
1. Scott collected nearly $10,000 on two separate mortgages using YSP and junk fees. 2. This is an average of $5,000 per loan. 3. The median value of the properties was $135,000. 4. Clearly, this type of lending represents a major ripoff for consumers.
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