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While the consensus may be that Colorado Springs is no New York — or even Denver — when it comes to food, that's not to say this city doesn't offer a little bite of something for everyone.

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Zack Travis of downtown is a street food vendor

How would you describe the food scene in Colorado Springs? Vast, very diverse. I think we have a great food scene here. You can get almost any variety of food that you might be looking for in town here.

What's your favorite restaurant here? I don't eat out much, to be honest. When I do eat out, I eat at Front Range Barbeque, and it's because I like the people there and I think they've got great food.

What makes a food experience perfect for you? Maybe the completeness of the meal. I don't necessarily care how the meal looks — I mean, it should look nice, but as long as I can be fed from it and it's good-quality food, I suppose.

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Pete Lampe of the north end is a carpenter

How would you describe the food scene here? It's diverse. But you've got to understand I'm pretty new here — my wife is in the military, so we came here only about five months ago.

What's the best "food city" you've been to? That's hard, we've been a lot of places. Spokane [Wash.], I'd say Spokane. We like a lot of diverse stuff.

What makes a food experience perfect for you? The atmosphere, the food. Those two things right there.

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Janice Moglen of downtown is retired

How would you describe the local food scene? Too many franchises, like Chipotle and Old Chicago.

What's your favorite restaurant in the Springs? I love Sonterra [Grill], I'll be there tonight. High-quality food and reasonable prices. You meet a lot of people from all over the world there, a lot of cosmopolitan people.

What makes a food experience perfect for you? You know, I was just reading Westword about this. Ambience is very important.

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Thomas Henkes of Cimarron Hills is a garage door tech

How would you describe the food scene in Colorado Springs? They could have a little bit more barbecue places here. More Southern food would be better. But other than that, it's pretty good. You've got a lot of different restaurants, so I kinda like it.

What's your favorite restaurant in the Springs? Buffalo Wild Wings. Good food.

Best "food city" you've ever been to? I haven't really eaten any places besides here and Denver, so, I'd probably say Denver has better places.

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