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Best New Restaurant Gold

PF Chang's China Bistro

1725 Briargate Parkway

593-8580

www.pfchangs.com

Silver

Oscar's Tejon Street

333 S. Tejon St.

471-8070

www.oscarsontejon.com

Bronze

Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano

1805 Briargate Parkway,

262-9500


Best Fine Dining Gold

The Famous

31 N. Tejon St.

227-7333

Silver

The Blue Star

1645 S. Tejon St.

632-1086

Bronze

Peppertree Restaurant

888 W. Moneno Ave

471-4888


Best Restaurant for Carnivores Gold

The Famous

31 N. Tejon St.,

227-7333

Silver

Texas Roadhouse

3120 N. Powers Blvd.,

638-8050

595 S. 8th St., 473-9711

Bronze

MacKenzie's Chop House

128 S. Tejon St.,

635-3536


Best Restaurant for Herbivores Gold

Adam's Mountain Caf

110 Canon Ave., Manitou,

685-1430

www.adamsmountain.com

Previous Best Of Awards:

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

'00 '01 '02

Silver

Souper! Salad!

1434 Kelly Johnson Blvd.,

533-0614

3636 Citadel Drive North,

597-6124

808 Garden of the Gods Rd.,

277-0687

www.soupersalad.com

Bronze

Organic Earth Caf

1124 Manitou Ave.,

Manitou, 685-0986


Best Breakfast Gold

Omelette Parlour

900 E. Fillmore St.,

633-7770

Previous Best Of Awards:

'00 '01 '02

Silver

Adam's Mountain Caf

110 Canon Ave., Manitou,

685-1430

Bronze

The Olive Branch

23 S. Tejon St., 475-1199

www.theolivebranchrest.com


Best Smoothie Gold

Jamba Juice

15 E. Bijou St., 633-3200

1708 E. Woodmen Road,

598-1939

4492 Austin Bluffs Parkway,

266-8300

www.jambajuice.com

Silver

Orange Julius

Chapel Hills Mall,

1710 Briargate Blvd.,

598-4211

Citadel Mall,

750 Citadel Drive E. # 1092,

597-6606

Bronze

Keva Juice

1330 Garden of the Gods Rd.,

266-5382


Best French Toast Gold

Adams Mountain Caf

110 Canon Ave., Manitou,

685-1430

Silver

International House of

Pancakes

512 N. Chelton Road,

632-5098

8065 Highway 83,

264-0469

2290 Southgate Road,

635-0777

www.ihop.com

Bronze

Omelette Parlour

900 E. Fillmore St.,

633-7770


Best Bagels Gold

Einstein Brothers

2848 N. Powers Blvd.,

573-7606

Einstein Brothers cont.

4325 Centennial Blvd.,

548-8408

6988 N. Academy Blvd.,

265-8610

www.einsteinbros.com

Silver

Brooklyn Bagel Caf

132 N. Tejon St.,

635-8548

Bronze

Olde World Bagel

3609 Austin Bluffs Pkwy,

266-1333

Olde World Bakery

1670 E. Cheyenne Mt. Blvd.,

527-9651


Best Restaurant For Dessert Gold

Michelle's

122 N. Tejon St.,

633-5089

The Citadel Mall,

597-9932

www.michellecandies.com

Previous Best Of Awards:

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

'00 '01 '02

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 '00

'01 '02

Silver

Sunbird Restaurant

230 Point of the Pines Dr.,

598-8990

Bronze

Amanda's Fonda

3625 W. Colorado Ave.,

227-1975


Best Restaurant for Kids That Isnt Fast Food Gold

Poor Richard's

324-1/2 N. Tejon St.,

632-7721

Silver

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

1410 Jamboree Drive,

598-2473

2230 Southgate Road,

447-8810

3680 Citadel Drive North,

597-2473

www.redrobin.com

Bronze (tie)

Fargo's Pizza Company

2910 E. Platte Ave.,

473-5540

Chuck E. Cheese's

5156 N Academy Blvd.,

598-5991

www.chuckecheese.com


Best Mexican Gold

Amanda's Fonda

3625 W. Colorado Ave.,

227-1975

Previous Best Of Awards:

'99 '00 '01 '02

Silver

La Casita Patio Caf

3504 N. Academy Blvd.,

574-1499

4295 N. Nevada Ave.,

599-7829

306 S. 8th St., 633-9616

Bronze

3 Margaritas

280 S. Academy Blvd.,

596-5414

6385 N. Academy Blvd.,

532-1743


Best Taco Gold

La Casita Patio Caf

3504 N. Academy Blvd.,

574-1499

4295 N. Nevada Ave.,

599-7829

306 S. 8th St., 633-9616

Silver

Taco Bell

Ten locations around town

Bronze

Chipotle

Six locations around town


Best Green Chili Gold

Amanda's Fonda

3625 W. Colorado Ave.,

227-1975

Silver

El Taco Rey

330 E. Colorado Ave.,

475-9722

Bronze

La Casita Patio Caf

3504 N. Academy Blvd.,

574-1499

4295 N. Nevada Ave.,

599-7829

306 S. 8th St., 633-9616


Best Italian Gold

Luigi's

947 S. Tejon St.,

632-0700

Previous Best Of Award:

'94, '95, '96, '97, '98, '99, '02

Silver

Carrabba's Italian Grill

2815 Geyser Drive,

527-1126

7120 Campus Drive,

264-0401

www.carrabbas.com

Bronze

Macaroni Grill

2510 Tenderfoot Hill St.,

540-9833

7605 N. Academy Blvd.,

593-8877

www.macaronigrill.com


Best German Gold

Edelweiss Restaurant

34 E. Ramona Ave.,

633-2220

Previous Best Of Awards:

'98 '99 '00 '01 '02

Silver

Uwe's German Restaurant

31 Iowa Ave., 475-1611

Bronze

Mannheim 99

3338 Austin Bluffs Parkway,

277-0690


Best Chinese Gold

P F Chang's China Bistro

1725 Briargate Parkway,

593-8580

Silver

Silver Pond

5670 N. Academy Blvd.,

594-9343

Bronze

China Village

203 N. Union Blvd.,

475-8299


Best Indian Gold

Taste of India

4820 Flintridge Drive,

598-3428

www.tasteofindiasprings.com

Silver

Mirch Masala

5047 N. Academy Blvd.,

599-0003

Bronze

India Garden Restaurant

5644 N. Academy Blvd.,

535-9196


Best Japanese Gold

Jun Japanese Restaurant

1760 Dublin Blvd.,

531-9368

www.restauranteur.com/jun

Previous Best Of Awards:

'96 '97 '98 '99 '00 '01 '02

Silver

Musashi Japanese

1765 N. Academy Blvd.,

597-0634

Bronze

Ai Sushi & Grille

4655 Centennial Blvd.,

266-5858

Sushi Ai

6552 S. Academy Blvd.,

576-8855


Best Vietnamese Gold

Saigon Caf

20 E. Colorado Ave.,

633-2888

Silver

Saigon Springs

3408 N. Academy Blvd.,

597-1175

Bronze

Saigon Stars

410 S. 26th St., 633-1400


Best Korean Gold

San Chang House

3659 Austin Bluffs Parkway,

598-1707

Silver

Halla San

1231 N. Academy Blvd.,

622-9595

Bronze (tie)

Lee's Noodle House

3752 Astrozon Blvd.,

390-6027

Yetchon Restaurant

2338 S. Academy Blvd.,

391-8811


Best Appetizer Menu Gold

Old Chicago

7115 Commerce Center Dr.,

593-7678

4110 N. Academy Blvd.,

536-0633

118 N. Tejon St.,

634-8812

www.oldchicago.com

Silver

Phantom Canyon

2 E. Pikes Peak Ave.,

635-2800

www.phantomcanyon.com

Bronze

The Blue Star

1645 S. Tejon St.,

632-1086


Best Sunday Brunch Gold

The Broadmoor

1 Lake Circle, 577-5733

Previous Best Of Awards:

'94 '96 '98 '99 '00 '01 '02

www.broadmoor.com

Silver

Sunbird Restaurant

230 Point of the Pines Dr.,

598-8990

Bronze

Cheyenne Mountain

Conference Resort

3225 Broadmoor Valley Rd.,

538-4000

www.cheyennemountain.com


Best Cheeseburger Gold

Conway's Red Top

Four locations around town

Previous Best Of Awards:

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

'00 '01 '02

Silver

Red Robin Gourmet

Burgers

Four locations around town

www.redrobin.com

Bronze

Classics Hamburgers

1702 S. Nevada Ave.,

575-0978

4825 N. Academy Blvd.,

535-9079

4935 Templeton Gap Rd,.

260-8358


Best Ribs Gold

Red, Hot & Blue

Memphis Pit Bar-B-Que

4290 N. Academy Blvd.,

592-0300

www.redhotandblue.com

Silver (tie)

Texas Roadhouse

3120 N. Powers Blvd.,

638-8050

595 S. 8th St., 473-9711

www.texasroadhouse.com

Silver (tie)

Zeb's

945 S. 8th St., 473-9999

Bronze

Howard's Backyard Pit B-B-Q

114 S. Sierra Madre St.,

473-7427


Best Pizza Gold

Poor Richard's Restaurant

324-1/2 N. Tejon St.,

632-7721

Silver

Il Vicino

11 S. Tejon St., 475-9224

www.ilvicino.com

Bronze

Louie's Pizza

Four locations around town


Best Gyros Gold

Mediterranean Caf

118 E. Kiowa St.,

633-0115

750 Citadel Drive East,

574-5839

Silver

Jake & Telly's

2616 W. Colorado Ave. # 24,

633-0406

Bronze

Zorbadillo's

604 S. Union Blvd.,

447-9290


Best Salads Gold

Souper! Salad!

1434 Kelly Johnson Blvd.,

533-0614

3636 Citadel Drive North,

597-6124

808 Garden of the Gods Rd.,

277-0687

www.soupersalad.com

Previous Best Of Awards:

'96 '97 '98 '99 '00 '01

Silver

Poor Richard's Restaurant

324-1/2 N. Tejon St.,

632-7721

Bronze

Ambrosia Caf

1616 S. 8th St.,

471-4466


Best Greasy Spoon Gold

King's Chef Diner

110 E. Costilla St.,

634-9135

www.kingschefdiner.com

Silver

Gunther Toody's

3952 N. Academy Blvd.,

597-1950

Bronze

North End Diner

3005 N. Hancock Ave.,

442-1833


Best Take-Out Gold

La Casita Patio Caf

3504 N. Academy Blvd.,

574-1499

4295 N. Nevada Ave.,

599-7829

306 S. 8th St., 633-9616

Silver

Chipotle

Ten locations around town

Bronze

Yakitori

Five locations around town


Best Martini Gold

15 C Club

15-C Bijou St.,

635-8303

Silver

MacKenzie's Chop House

128 S. Tejon St.,

635-3536

Bronze

Ritz Grill

15 S. Tejon St., 635-8484


Best Local Beer Gold

Bristol Brewing Company

1647 S. Tejon St.,

633-2555

www.bristolbrewing.com

Silver

Phantom Canyon Brewing

2 E. Pikes Peak Ave.,

635-2800

www.phantomcanyon.com

Bronze

Il Vicino

11 S. Tejon St., 475-9224

www.ilvicino.com


Best Plain Old Cup of Coffee Gold

Pikes Perk Coffee &

Tea House

14 S. Tejon St., 635-1600

5965 N. Academy Blvd.,

522-1432

Silver

Starbucks

Nineteen locations

www.starbucks.com

Bronze

Dunkin Donuts

Four locations around town

www.dunkindonuts.com

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