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Bites 2013: Alaskan Burger
Big Mac-esque but better because A) it's not Ronald's monstrosity from a mega-chain B) it features quality Ranch Foods Direct beef C) locals say so. A middle bun and layers of chopped lettuce split two quarter-pound patties cloaked in melted American cheese. A house Thousand Island dressing wets the buns and your chin. ($6.35/$8.85 with fries and a drink)
IndyPick • Best Of 2011: Caretaker of Colorado Springs History
We're lucky here at the Indy to have the Pioneers Museum right across the street. It's a great building to look at, has lovely grounds to stroll and plenty of nice spots to take lunch. It's even better on the inside. Gorgeously built in 1903, the museum possesses an astounding 60,000-piece collection, ranging from early photos of the Springs, artifacts like rifles, Native American objects, medical equipment and much more. Feel free (literally) to browse an exquisite mural by local artist Eric Bransby, ride the metal cage elevator, and wander through the beautifully restored courtroom upstairs. Many of the exhibits there are interactive, but guests can go a step further, and register for the Museum Experience, a course in which they help design and build an exhibition. — Edie Adelstein
Insider Guide 2010
Colloquially known as "The Indy" or "The Single Most Amazing Piece of Local Print Owned or Not Owned by a Megalith of Publishing" (used interchangeably), the paper boasts 126,000 regular readers and, unlike the local daily, has yet to force-feed a copy of the New Testament to its readers.
Benny's has nothing if not character. And characters. Local blues prodigies like Grant Sabin and Jeremy Vasquez play here on a regular basis, and it's also an excellent pit stop for bikers, barflies and pretty much anyone else who knows how to live the good life.
Happy hour: Monday-Friday, 4-7 p.m.
The goods: $2 wine, wells, domestics; $1.50 Pabst Blue Ribbon; $1 off pitchers
Come here if you are: "Thirsty. I wanted to say 'crazy,' but we've got enough of those."
Local blues prodigies like Grant Sabin and Jeremy Vasquez play here on a regular basis. Benny's is also an excellent pit stop for bikers, barflies and pretty much anyone else who knows how to live the good life.
Best Of 2012: Place to Buy Motorcycles
The musky scent of new leather hits your nose. Your adrenaline skyrockets. Your heart begins to pound. Upon entering family-owned and -operated Apex Sports, at least two of the aforementioned sensations are bound to kick in. Apex has been a staple for local motorcycle enthusiasts since opening in 1960, and in addition to the annual Pikes Peak Supercross, sponsors a number of events throughout each year. Just FYI, top sellers today are mostly Hondas, says general manager Mike Stokes; check out the 2013 Tri-tone Honda 250. — Kiki Lenihan