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Best of 2008: Haute Cuisine Winners Index 

American


1. Red Robin Multiple locations

2. Phantom Canyon Brewing Co. 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 635-2800

3. Old Chicago Multiple locations

Appetizers


1. Nosh 121 S. Tejon St. 634-6674

2. Chili's Multiple locations

3. The Blue Star 1645 S. Tejon St. 632-1086

Bagels


1. Einstein Bros. Bagel Company 6988 N. Academy Blvd.265-8610

4325 Centennial Blvd. 548-8408

2848 N. Powers Blvd. 573-7606

2. Panera Bread Multiple locations

3. Olde World Bagel & Deli 1670 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. 527-9651

6628 Delmonico Drive, Suite A 264-1105

Bakery


1. Marigold Caf and Bakery 4605 Centennial Blvd. 599-4776

2. La Baguette Multiple locations

3. Panera Bread Multiple locations

Barbecue


1. Front Range Barbeque 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596

4935 Templeton Gap Road 598-8895

2. Famous Dave's 8330 Razorback Road 265-6227

3. Charlie's Pit BBQ* 2819 N. Nevada Ave. 636-2200

718 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-1519

* Readers didn't specify between two totally separate restaurants by this name

Bread


1. Panera Bread Multiple locations

2. Great Harvest Bread Co. 103 N. Tejon St., #100 635-7379

6942 N. Academy Blvd. 528-6442

3. La Baguette Multiple locations

Breakfast


1. Omelette Parlor 900 E. Fillmore St. 633-7770

2. Adam's Mountain Caf 934 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-1430

3. Egg and I 7816 N. Academy Blvd. 268-0700

5838 Barnes Road 574-5700

Buffalo Wings


1. Wild Wings 'n' Things Multiple locations

2. Buffalo Wild Wings 7425 N. Academy Blvd. 594-9464

3. Hooters 7285 Commerce Center Drive 955-4668

750 Citadel Drive East, #1012 596-3111

Buffet


1. Golden Corral 1970 Waynoka Road 591-9870

5410 E. Woodmen Road 260-9369

2. Ultimate Buffet 3727 Bloomington St. 591-0768

3. Country Buffet 751 N. Academy Blvd. 574-1444

Cafe


1. Shuga's 702 S. Cascade Ave. 328-1412

2. Rico's at Poor Richard's 320 N. Tejon St. 630-7723

3. Dale Street Cafe 115 E. Dale St. 578-7998

Caterer


1. Picnic Basket1701 S. Eighth St., Suite A 635-0200

2. Garden of the Gods Gourmet 2528 W. Cucharras St. 471-2799

3. Cravings 1701 S. Eighth St., Suite A 635-0200

Cheeseburger


1. Conway's Red Top Multiple locations

2. Culver's 2925 New Center Point 597-6220

1140 Lake Plaza Drive 473-9707

3. Drifter's Hamburgers 4455 Mark Dabling Blvd. 548-8163

Chinese


1. Silver Pond Chinese Gourmet 5670 N. Academy Blvd. 594-9343

2. P.F. Chang's China Bistro 1725 Briargate Pkwy. 593-8580

3. Lucky Dragon 402 W. Fillmore St. 635-0112

Chips 'n Salsa


1. Salsa Brava Fresh Mexican Grill 9420 Briar Village Point 955-6650

802 Village Center Drive 266-9244

2. Amanda's Fonda 3625 W. Colorado Ave. 227-1975

3. The Loop 965 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-9344

Deli


1. Wooglin's Deli and Caf 823 N. Tejon St. 578-9443

2. Mollica's Italian Market and Deli 985 Garden of the Gods Road 598-1088

3. Jason's Deli 7455 N. Academy Blvd. 219-1464

Diner


1. King's Chef Diner 110 E. Costilla St. 634-9135

131 E. Bijou St. 636-5010

2. Ruby's Diner 3020 New Center Point 380-7829

3. Gunther Toody's 5490 E. Woodmen Road 548-1955

5794 Palmer Park Blvd. 570-1952

Ethnic Market


1. Asian Pacific Market 615 Wooten Road 573-7500

2. Briar Mart Mediterranean 1843 Briargate Blvd. 528-6869

3. Carniceria Leonela 3736 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 637-2641

Farmers Market


1. Old Colorado City 24th Street and West Colorado Avenue 574-1283

2. Memorial Park 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 574-1283

3. Soda Springs Park 100 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 321-8561

Fine Dining


1. The Famous 31 N. Tejon St. 227-7333

2. The Blue Star . 1645 S. Tejon St. 632-1086

3. The Cliff House at Pikes Peak 306 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs 685-3000

French


1. La Petite Maison 1015 W. Colorado Ave. 632-4887

2. La Baguette Multiple locations

3. La Creperie Bistro 204 N. Tejon St. 632-0984

German


1. Edelweiss 34 E. Ramona Ave. 633-2220

2. Uwe's 31 N. Iowa Ave. 475-1611

3. Schnitzel King 5644 S. Hwy. 85/87, Security 638-4974

Greek


1. Jake and Telly's Greek Cuisine 2616 W. Colorado Ave. 633-0406

2. Mediterranean Caf 118 E. Kiowa St. 633-0115

3. Caspian Caf 4375 Sinton Road 528-1155

Green Chili


1. King's Chef Diner 110 E. Costilla St. 634-9135

131 E. Bijou St. 636-5010

2. Western Omelette 16 S. Walnut St. 636-2286

3. El Taco Rey 330 E. Colorado Ave. 475-9722

Grocery Store


1. King Soopers Multiple locations

2. Whole Foods Market 7365 N. Academy Blvd. 531-9999

3180 New Center Point 622-1099

3. Safeway Multiple locations

Gyros


1. Mediterranean Caf 118 E. Kiowa St. 633-0115

2. Pita Pit

8 E. Bijou St. 634-1748

773 Garden of the Gods Road 277-7482

3. Persian Grill . 36 E. Bijou St. 635-7749

Ice Cream


1. Josh & John's 5152 N. Academy Blvd. 593-1220

111 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 632-0299

2. Maggle Moo's 1605 Briargate Pkwy. 268-1844

3. Cold Stone Creamery 3235 Cinema Point 591-4441

7230 N. Academy Blvd. 388-1997

Indian


1. Mirch Masala 5047 N. Academy Blvd. 599-0003

2. Taste of India 4820 Flintridge Drive 598-3428

3. Asian Garden 1747 S. Eighth St. .477-6997

Innovative Menu


1. Nosh 121 S. Tejon St., #100 634-6674

2. Plate World Cuisine 9420 Briar Village Point 475-8000

3. The Blue Star 1645 S. Tejon St. 632-1086

Italian


1. Paravicini's Italian Bistro 2802 W. Colorado Ave. 471-8200

75 S. Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake 481-2222

2. Carrabba's Italian Grill 2815 Geyser Drive 527-1126

7120 Campus Drive 264-0401

3. Roman Villa Pizza 3005 N. Nevada Ave. 635-1806

Japanese


1. Jun Japanese Restaurant 1760 Dublin Blvd. 531-9368

3276 Centennial Blvd. 227-8690

2. Ai Sushi/Sushi Ai 4655 Centennial Blvd. 266-5858

6552 S. Academy Blvd. 576-8855

3. Musashi's 1765 N. Academy Blvd. 597-0634

Korean


1. San Chang House 3659 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. 598-1707

2. Halla San Korean BBQ 1231 N. Academy Blvd. 622-9595

3. Man Na Korean BBQ 2338 S. Academy Blvd. 390-7170

Late-Night Dining


1. Denny's Multiple locations

2. Village Inn Multiple locations

3. Pita Pit 8 E. Bijou St. 634-1748

773 Garden of the Gods Road 277-7482

Local Barista


1. Michael Ometer, Southgate Starbucks

2130 Southgate Road 475-0466

2. Adrea Bohall, Copper Creek Coffee 3315 W. Carefree Circle 597-4189

3. Paul Fay, Raven's Nest Coffee 330 N. Institute St. 632-3433

Local Coffee House


1. Pikes Perk Coffee and Tea Caf Multiple locations

2. Dogtooth Coffee Company 505 E. Columbia St., #100 632-0125

3. Coffee Exchange 526 S. Tejon St. 635-0277

Local Coffee House for Gourmet Drinks


1. Pikes Perk Coffee and Tea Caf Multiple locations

2. Coffee Exchange 526 S. Tejon St. 635-0277

3. Serranos Coffee Company 7335 N. Academy Blvd. 266-0843

582 Hwy. 105, Monument 481-9445

Local Coffee Roaster


1. Serranos Coffee Company 7335 N. Academy Blvd. 266-0843

582 Hwy. 105, Monument 481-9445

2. Barista Espresso 625 W. Colorado Ave. 578-1185

3. Boulder Street Coffee Roasters 332 N. Tejon St. 577-4291

Local or Regional Restaurant Chain


1. Il Vicino 11 S. Tejon St. 475-9224

2. Chipotle Mexican Grill Multiple locations

3. Borriello Brothers 215 E. Platte Ave. 578-9312

4750 Barnes Road 574-5050

5180 Fontaine Blvd., Fountain 393-0071

Local Pizza


1. Borriello Brothers 215 E. Platte Ave. 578-9312

4750 Barnes Road 574-5050

5180 Fontaine Blvd., Fountain 393-0071

2. Louie's PizzaMultiple locations

3. Poor Richard's 322 N. Tejon St. 632-7721

Meal for under $8


1. Chipotle Mexican Grill Multiple locations

2. Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches

10 S. Tejon St. 227-7827

1035 Garden of the Gods Road 590-7827

3. La Casita Patio Caf 306 S. Eighth St. 633-9616

4295 N. Nevada Ave. 599-7829

3725 E. Woodmen Road 536-0375

Mexican


1. Amanda's Fonda 3625 W. Colorado Ave. 227-1975

2. The Loop 965 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-9344

3. Salsa Brava Fresh Mexican Grill 9420 Briar Village Point 955-6650

802 Village Center Drive 266-9244

Middle Eastern


1. Heart of Jerusalem Cafe 15 E. Bijou St. 685-9554

2. Mediterranean Caf 118 E. Kiowa St. 633-0115

3. Caspian Cafe 4375 Sinton Road 528-1155

National Chain Coffee House


1. Starbucks Multiple locations

2. It's a Grind Coffee House 3236 Centennial Blvd. 635-2411

15954 Jackson Creek Pkwy., Monument 481-1205

9475 Briar Village Point 593-1883

3. Dunkin' Donuts 806 W. Colorado Ave. 634-4561

201 N. Circle Drive 634-7877

6660 Delmonico Drive, Suite B 598-9064

National Pizza Chain


1. Papa Murphy's Take 'n' Bake Pizza Multiple locations

2. Pizza Hut Multiple locations

3. Papa John's Multiple locations

National Restaurant Chain


1. Chili's Grill and Bar Multiple locations

2. P.F. Chang's China Bistro 1725 Briargate Pkwy. 593-8580

3. Chipotle Mexican Grill Multiple locations

Natural Foods Store


1. Whole Foods Market 7635 N. Academy Blvd. 531-9999

3180 New Center Point 622-1099

2. Mountain Mama Natural Foods 1625 W. Uintah St. 633-4139

3. Vitamin Cottage Natural Grocers 7690 N. Academy Blvd. 536-9606

1825 S. Nevada Ave. 634-9200

655 W. Hwy. 105, Monument 487-0448

New Restaurant (since July 1, 2007)


1. La'au's Taco Shop 830 N. Tejon St., #110 578-5228

2. Pizzeria Rustica 2527 W. Colorado Ave. 632-8121

3. Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches 10 S. Tejon St. 227-7827

1035 Garden of the Gods Road, #100 590-7827

Noodle Bowl


1. Noodles & Company 1812 Southgate Road 385-0800

7234 N. Academy Blvd. 264-0022

5844 Barnes Road 597-4950

2. Saigon Caf 20 E. Colorado Ave. 633-2888

3. Saigon Grill 3119 W. Colorado Ave. 635-0336

Overall Restaurant


1. The Blue Star 1645 S. Tejon St. 632-1086

2. The Famous 31 N. Tejon St. 227-7333

3. Bistro de Pinto 26 E. Kiowa St. 473-3538

Pancakes


1. IHOP Multiple locations

2. Adam's Mountain Caf 934 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-1430

3. Sheldon's Luncheonette 204 Mount View Lane 599-0887

310 S. Eighth St. 520-1654

Patio Dining


1. Jose Muldoon's 222 N. Tejon St. 636-2311

2. Amanda's Fonda 3625 W. Colorado Ave. 227-1975

3. Nosh 121 S. Tejon St., #100 634-6674

Place for Cajun Food


1. Culpepper's Louisiana Kitchen 8810 N. Union Blvd. 282-8479

2. Oscar's Tejon Street 333 S. Tejon St. 471-8070

3. Front Range Barbeque 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596

4935 Templeton Gap Road 598-8895

Restaurant for a Wedding Reception


1. Briarhurst Manor Estate 404 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-1864

2. The Cliff House at Pikes Peak 306 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs 685-3000

3. Craftwood Inn 404 El Paso Blvd., Manitou Springs 685-9000

Restaurant for Carnivores


1. Texas Roadhouse 595 S. Eighth St. 473-9711

3120 N. Powers Blvd. 638-8050

2. The Famous 31 N. Tejon St. 227-7333

3. MacKenzie's Chop House 128 S. Tejon St. 635-3536

Restaurant for Dessert


1. Marigold Caf and Bakery 4605 Centennial Blvd. 599-4776

2. The Melting Pot 30-A E. Pikes Peak Ave. 385-0300

3. Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant 733 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-0277

Restaurant for Herbivores


1. Adam's Mountain Caf 934 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-1430

2. Souper Salad 3636 Citadel Drive 597-6124

1434 Kelly Johnson Blvd. 533-0614

808 Garden of the Gods Road 277-0687

3. Lettuce Head Restaurant 2917 Galley Road 597-7476

Restaurant for Kids that isn't Fast Food


1. Red Robin Multiple locations

2. Poor Richard's 322 N. Tejon St. 632-7721

3. Fargo's Pizza2910 E. Platte Ave. 473-5540

Restaurant for Tourists


1. Phantom Canyon Brewing Co. 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 635-2800

2. Giuseppe's Old Depot Restaurant 10 S. Sierra Madre St. 635-3111

3. Sunbird 230 Point of the Pines Drive 598-8990

Restaurant Wine List


1. The Blue Star 1645 S. Tejon St. 632-1086

2. The Melting Pot 30-A E. Pikes Peak Ave. 385-0300

3. Summit at The Broadmoor 1 Lake Ave. 634-7711

Salads


1. Souper Salad 3636 Citadel Drive 597-6124

1434 Kelly Johnson Blvd. 533-0614

808 Garden of the Gods Road 277-0687

2. Poor Richard's 322 N. Tejon St. 632-7721

3. Panera Bread Multiple locations

Seafood


1. Red Lobster 4925 N. Academy Blvd.594-9494

275 S. Academy Blvd. 591-0771

2. Culpepper's Louisiana Kitchen 8810 N. Union Blvd. 282-8479

3. English Dockside Seafood & Grill 2220 Academy Place 380-7732

Steakhouse


1. Texas Roadhouse 595 S. Eighth St. 473-9711

3120 N. Powers Blvd. 638-8050

2. Steaksmith 3802 Maizeland Road 596-9300

3. MacKenzie's Chop House 128 S. Tejon St. 635-3536

Sunday Brunch


1. The Broadmoor 1 Lake Ave. 634-7711

2. Sunbird 230 Point of the Pines Drive 598-8990

3. Cheyenne Mountain Resort 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road 538-4000

Sushi


1. Jun Japanese Restaurant 3276 Centennial Blvd. 227-8690

1760 Dublin Blvd. 531-9368

2. Ai Sushi/Sushi Ai 4655 Centennial Blvd. 266-5858

6552 S. Academy Blvd. 576-8855

3. Tomo Sushi 975 N. Academy Blvd. 597-2422

Tacqueria


1. Monica's Taco Shop 30 E. Fillmore St. 473-1996

5829 Palmer Park Blvd. 597-7022

2. El Taco Rey 330 E. Colorado Ave. 475-9722

3. La'au's Taco Shop 830 N. Tejon St., #110 578-5228

Take-Out


1. La Casita Patio Caf 306 S. Eighth St. 633-9616

4295 N. Nevada Ave. 599-7829

3725 E. Woodmen Road 536-0375

2. Chipotle Mexican Grill Multiple locations

3. Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches

10 S. Tejon St. 227-7827

1035 Garden of the Gods Road 590-7827

Thai


1. Wild Ginger 3020 W. Colorado Ave. 634-5025

2. Bhan Thai 1025 N. Academy Blvd. 574-3401

4431 Centennial Blvd. 266-1309

3. Thai Basil 7882 N. Academy Blvd. 268-1688

Vietnamese


1. Saigon Caf 20 E. Colorado Ave. 633-2888

2. Lemongrass Bistro 6840 N. Academy Blvd. 592-1391

3. Saigon Grill 3119 W. Colorado Ave. 635-0336

Wait Staff


1. Bistro de Pinto 26 E. Kiowa St. 473-3538

2. The Famous 31 N. Tejon St. 227-7333

3. Ritz Grill 15 S. Tejon St. 635-8484

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