Best Of 2000

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Best of Food and Drink: Readers' Poll Results 


Best Fine Dining

Gold
Primitivo Wine Bar
28 S. Tejon St., 473-4900

www.primitivo.com

Silver
The Blue Star
1645 S. Tejon St., 632-1086

Bronze
La Petite Maison
1015 W. Colorado Ave., 632-4887


Best Restaurant for Carnivores
Gold
Steaksmith
3802 Maizeland Road, 596-1583

www.steaksmith.com

Previous Best Of Awards:

'94 '95 '96 '99

Silver
Outback Steakhouse
7065 Commerce Center Drive

590-6283

2825 Geyser Drive, 527-8745

Bronze
Mackenzie's Chophouse
128 S. Tejon St., 635-3536


Best Restaurant for Herbivores
Gold
Adams Mountain Caf
110 Canon Ave., Manitou

Springs, 685-1430

Previous Best Of Awards:

'94 '95 '96 '97 '98

Silver
Gertrude's Restaurant
2625 W. Colorado Ave., 471-0887

Bronze
Olive Branch Restaurant
23 S. Tejon St., 475-1199

www.theolivebranchrest.com


Best New

Restaurant

(since Sept. 99)

Gold
Sencha
331 S. Nevada Ave., 632-8287

Silver
Saigon Caf
20 E. Colorado Ave., 633-2888

http://coloradosprings

saigoncafe.com

Bronze
Broadway Delicatessen and Restaurant
24 S. Tejon St., 633-5420


Best Restaurant with a View
Gold
The Sunbird Restaurant
230 Point of the Pines Drive

598-8990

Previous Best Of Awards: '99

Silver
Fish Market of Colorado Springs
775 W. Bijou St., 520-3474

Bronze
The Peppertree Restaurant
888 W. Moreno Ave., 471-4888


Best Restaurant to Pop the

Question

Gold
Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant
733 Manitou Ave.

Manitou Springs

685-0277

Silver
The Craftwood Inn
404 El Paso Blvd.

Manitou Springs

685-9000

www.craftwood.com

Bronze
Primitivo Wine Bar
28 S. Tejon St., 473-4900

www.primitivo.com


Best Restaurant for Breakfast

Gold
Omelette Parlor
900 E Fillmore St., 633-7770

Silver
Adam's Mountain Caf
110 Canon Ave.

Manitou Springs, 685-1430

Bronze
Olive Branch Restaurant
23 S. Tejon St., 475-1199


Best Restaurant for Power Lunch

Gold
Ritz Grill
15 S. Tejon St., 635-8484

Silver
Mackenzie's Chophouse
128 S. Tejon St., 635-3536

Bronze
Trattoria DeAngelo
123 E. Pikes Peak Ave.

227-7400


Best Restaurant for Dessert

Gold
Michelle's
122 N. Tejon St., 633-5089

The Citadel Mall, 597-9932

Previous Best Of Awards:

'94 '95 '96 '97 '98

Silver
Marigold Caf & Bakery
4605 Centennial Blvd., 599-4776

Bronze
Sencha
331 S. Nevada Ave., 632-8287


Best Patio Dining
Gold
Jose Muldoon's
222 N. Tejon St., 636-2311

Previous Best Of Awards:

'94 '96 '97 '98 '99

Silver
Mackenzie's Chophouse
128 S. Tejon St., 635-3536

Bronze
Avenue Caf & Underground Pub
130 E Kiowa St., 633-0590


Best Seafood

Restaurant

Gold
Red Lobster
4925 N. Academy Blvd.,

594-9494

275 S. Academy Blvd.,

591-0771

www.redlobster.com

Silver
Joe's Crab Shack
1405 Jamboree Drive,

594-5367

805 Citadel Drive East,

380-7620

www.joescrabshack.com

Bronze
Fish Market of Colorado Springs
775 W. Bijou St., 520-3474


Best Sunday Brunch Buffet


Gold
The Broadmoor
1 Lake Circle, 577-5733

www.broadmoor.com

Previous Best Of Awards:

'94 '96 '98 '99

Silver
Cheyenne Mountain Conference Resort
3225 Broadmoor Valley Road,

538-4000

www.conferenceresorts.com

Bronze
Antler's Adam's Mark Hotel
4 S. Cascade Ave., 955-5600

www.adamsmark.com/

coloradosprings/


Best Mexican
Gold
Amanda's Fonda
1625 W. Uintah St., 447-1950

3625 W. Colorado Ave.,

227-1975

Previous Best Of Awards: '99

Silver
La Casita Patio Caf
1331 S. Nevada Ave., 633-9616

4295 N. Nevada Ave., 599-7829

3504 N. Academy Blvd., 574-1366

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


Best Italian
Gold
Luigi's Restaurant
947 S. Tejon St., 632-7339

Previous Best Of Awards:

'94 '95 '96 '97 '98 '99

Silver
Trattoria DeAngelo
123 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 227-7400

Bronze
Carrabba's Italian Grill
2815 Geyser Drive, 527-1126

7120 Campus Drive, 264-0401

www.carrabbas.com


Best German
Gold
Edelweiss Restaurant
34 E. Ramona Ave., 633-2220

www.restauranteur.com/edelweiss

Previous Best Of Awards: '98 '99

Silver
Uwe's German Restaurant
31 Iowa Ave., 475-1611

Bronze
Alpine Chalet
4608 Rusina Road, 598-2625


Best Chinese

Gold
Fu-Lin
1747 S. 8th St., 578-0568

Silver
Silver Pond Chinese Restaurant
6716 N. Academy Blvd.

594-9343

Bronze
Great China Buffet
628 S. Academy Blvd., 572-8009


Best Thai

Gold
Wild Ginger Thai Restaurant
3020 W. Colorado Ave.

634-5025

Silver
Little Bangkok
109 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 442-6546

Bronze
Tam Nak Thai Restaurant
319 N. Chelton Road, 597-8374


Best Indian
Gold
India Garden Restaurant
5644 N. Academy Blvd.

535-9196

Previous Best Of Awards:

'97 '98 '99

Silver
Taste of India
4820 Flintridge Drive, 598-3428

Bronze
The Indian Palate
117 E. Bijou St., 633-1080


Best Soups
Gold
Souper Salad Restaurants
3636 Citadel Drive North

597-6124

1434 Kelly Johnson Blvd.

533-0614

www.soupersalads.com

Silver
La Baguette
Four locations around town

Bronze
Poor Richard's Restaurant
324 1/2 N. Tejon St., 632-7721


Best Salads

Gold
Souper Salad Restaurants
3636 Citadel Drive North, 597-6124

1434 Kelly Johnson Blvd., 533-0614

www.soupersalads.com

Previous Best Of Awards: '96 '97 '98 '99

Silver
Trattoria DeAngelo
123 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 227-7400

Bronze
Poor Richard's Restaurant
3241/2 N. Tejon St., 632-7721


Best Greasy Spoon
Gold
King's Chef
110 E. Costilla St., 634-9135

Silver
Gunther Toody's
3952 N. Academy Blvd., 597-1950

Bronze
North End Diner

3005 N. Hancock Ave., 442-1833


Best Sushi
Gold
Jun Japanese Restaurant
1760 Dublin Blvd., 531-9368

Previous Best Of Awards: '96 '97 '98 '99

Silver
Suehiro Japanese Restaurant
1887 S. Nevada Ave., 447-8998

4331 N. Academy Blvd., 593-1800

Bronze
Fujiyama Japanese Restaurant
28 S. Tejon St., 630-1167


Best Omelet
Gold
Omelette Parlor
900 E Fillmore St., 633-7770

Previous Best Of Awards: '94 '95 '96 '98

Silver
Western Omelette
16 S. Walnut St., 636-2286

1749 S. Academy Blvd., 574-9228

www.westernomelette.com

Bronze
Olive Branch Restaurant
23 S. Tejon St., 475-1199

www.theolivebranchrest.com


Best Pancakes
Gold
International House of Pancakes
Three locations around town

www.ihop.com

Previous Best Of Awards: '96 '97 '99

Silver
Mountain Shadows Restaurant
2223 W. Colorado Ave., 633-2122

3338 Austin Bluffs Parkway, 573-0826

Bronze
Adam's Mountain Caf
110 Canon Ave., Manitou Springs

685-1430


Best Burger
Gold
Conway's Red Top Restaurant
Three locations around town

Previous Best Of Awards:

'94 '95 '96 '97 '98 '99

Silver
Meadow Muffins
2432 W. Colorado Ave., 633-0583

www.meadowmuffins.com

Bronze
Red Robin Burger and Spirits Emporium
3680 Citadel Drive North, 597-2473

1410 Jamboree Drive, 598-2473

www.redrobin.com


Best Barbecue
Gold
Charlie's Pit Bar-B-Que
4325 N. Nevada Ave., 266-4335

Previous Best Of Awards: '95 '96 '97 '98

Silver
Howard's Backyard Pit Bar-B-Q
114 S. Sierra Madre St., 473-7427

Bronze
Red Hot And Blue Memphis Pit Bar-B-Que
4290 N. Academy Blvd., 592-0300


Best Pizza

Gold
Poor Richard's Restaurant
3251/2 N. Tejon St., 632-7721

Previous Best Of Awards: '94 '95 '96 '99

Silver
Il Vicino
11 S. Tejon St., 475-9224

www.ilvicino.com

Bronze
Beau Jo's
2415 W. Colorado Ave., 442-0270


Best Chips & Salsa
Gold
Jose Muldoon's
222 N. Tejon St., 636-2311

Previous Best Of Awards: '94 '96 '97 '98 '99

Silver
Amanda's Fonda
1625 W. Uintah St., 447-1950

3625 W. Colorado Ave., 227-1975

Bronze
3 Margaritas
280 S. Academy Blvd., 596-5414

6385 N. Academy Blvd., 532-1743


Best Happy Hour

Gold
Ritz Grill
15 S. Tejon St., 635-8484

Silver
Meadow Muffins
2432 W. Colorado Ave., 633-0583

www.meadowmuffins.com

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


Best Martini
Gold
Mackenzie's Chophouse
128 S. Tejon St., 635-3536

Previous Best Of Awards: '98 '99

Silver
Primitivo Wine Bar
28 S. Tejon St., 473-4900

www.primitivo.com

Bronze
Ritz Grill
15 S. Tejon St., 635-8484


Best Margarita
Gold
The Loop
965 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs

685-9344

Previous Best Of Awards: '97 '98

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

Bronze
Seor Manuel Mexican Cuisine
4660 N. Nevada Ave., 598-3033


Best Swanky Bar

Gold
Ritz Grill
15 S. Tejon St., 635-8484

Silver
Primitivo Wine Bar
28 S. Tejon St., 473-4900

www.primitivo.com

Bronze
Mackenzie's Chophouse
128 S. Tejon St., 635-3536


Best Neighborhood Bar

Gold
Tony's
311 N. Tejon St., 228-6566

Silver
Meadow Muffins
2432 W. Colorado Ave., 633-0583

www.meadowmuffins.com

Bronze
Murphy's Tavern
2729 N. Nevada Ave., 634-9196


Best Brew Pub

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

Previous Best Of Awards: '97 '98 '99

Silver
Il Vicino
11 S. Tejon St., 475-9224

www.ilvicino.com

Bronze
Hops Restaurant Bar and

Brewery
975 N. Academy Blvd., 380-7100


Best Local Brew

Gold
Bristol's Laughing Lab

Bristol Brewing Co.
1647 S. Tejon St., 633-2555

www.bristolbrewing.com

Previous Best Of Awards: '98 '99

Silver
Phantom's Queen's Blond

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

Bronze
Il Vicino's Irish Ale

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

www.ilvicino.com


Best Specialty

Coffee Drinks

Gold
Pikes Perk Coffee & Tea House
14 S. Tejon St., 520-0501

5765 N. Academy Blvd., 532-0467

Previous Best Of Awards: '99

Silver
Starbucks Coffee
Six locations around town

www.starbucks.com

Bronze
Boulder St. Coffee Roasters
332 N. Tejon St., 577-4291


Best Ice Cream
Gold
Josh & John's Naturally Homemade Ice Creams
111 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 632-0299

Previous Best Of Awards:

'94 '95 '96 '97 '98 '99

Silver
Michelle's
122 N Tejon St., 633-5089

The Citadel Mall, 597-9932

Bronze
Baskin Robbins
Seven locations around town


Best Kids Menu

Gold
Poor Richard's Restaurant
3251/2 N. Tejon St., 632-7721

Silver
Red Robin Burger and Spirits Emporium
3680 Citadel Drive North,

597-2473

1410 Jamboree Drive, 598-2473

www.redrobin.com

Bronze
Macaroni Grill
7605 N. Academy Blvd.,

593-8877

2510 Tenderfoot Hill,

540-9833

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