Best Of 2001

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Best of Food and Drink: Vital Vittles 

Readers' Poll Winners


Best Fine Dining

Gold

The Blue Star

1645 S. Tejon St., 632-1086

Silver

Primitivo Wine Bar

28 S. Tejon St., 473-4900

www.primitivo.com

Bronze

The Cliff House Dining Room

306 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 785-2415

www.thecliffhouse.com


Best Restaurant for Carnivores

Gold

The Steaksmith

3802 Maizeland Road, 596-9300

www.steaksmith.com

Previous Best Of Awards: '94 '95 '96 '99 '00

Silver

Outback Steakhouse

7065 Commerce Center Drive, 590-6283

2825 Geyser Drive, 527-8745

www.outback.com

BronzeMacKenzie's Chop House

128 S. Tejon St., 635-3536


Best Restaurant for Herbivores

Gold

Adam's Mountain Caf

110 Canon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1430

Previous Best Of Awards: '94 '95 '96 '97 '98 '99 '00

Silver

Gertrude's Restaurant

2625 W. Colorado Ave., 471-0887

Bronze

Souper! Salad!

Three locations around town

www.soupersalad.com


Best New Restaurant (since Sept. '00)

Gold

Mimi's Cafe

7133 N. Academy Blvd., 590-1357

www.mimiscafe.com

SilverGenghis Khan

30 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 10, 328-1582

Bronze

Breadheads

729 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-2400


Best Restaurant to Pop the Question

Gold

Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant

733 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0277

Previous Best Of Award: '00

Silver

The Cliff House Dining Room

306 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 785-2415

www.thecliffhouse.com

Bronze

Margarita at Pine Creek

7350 Pine Creek Road, 598-8667


Best Restaurant for Breakfast

Gold

Omelette Parlor

900 E Fillmore St., 633-7770

Previous Best Of Award: '00

Silver

The Olive Branch Restaurant

23 S. Tejon St., 475-1199

www.theolivebranchrest.com

Bronze

Western Omelette

16 S. Walnut St., 636-2286


Best Restaurant for Power Lunch
Gold

Ritz Grill

15 S. Tejon St., 635-8484

Previous Best Of Award: '00

Silver

MacKenzie's Chop House

128 S. Tejon St., 635-3536

Bronze

Phantom Canyon Brewing Co.

2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 635-2800

www.phantomcanyon.com


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

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

Silver

Amanda's Fonda

1625 W. Uintah St., 447-1950

3625 W. Colorado Ave., 227-9175

Bronze

Il Vicino

11 S. Tejon St., 475-9224

www.ilvicino.com


Best Seafood Restaurant

Gold

Red Lobster

4925 N. Academy Blvd., 594-9494

275 S. Academy Blvd., 591-0771

www.redlobster.com

Previous Best Of Award: '00

Silver

Joe's Crab Shack

1405 Jamboree Drive, 594-5367

805 Citadel Drive East, 380-7620

www.joescrabshack.com

Bronze

MacKenzie's Chop House

128 S. Tejon St., 635-3536


Best Sunday Brunch

Gold

The Broadmoor

1 Lake Circle, 577-5733

www.broadmoor.com

Previous Best Of Awards: '94 '96 '98 '99 '00

Silver

Cheyenne Mtn. Conference Resort

3225 Broadmoor Valley Road, 538-4000

www.cheyennemeetimgs.com

Bronze

The Sunbird Restaurant

230 Point of the Pines Drive, 598-8990


Best Mexican

Gold

Amanda's Fonda

1625 W. Uintah St., 447-1950

3625 W. Colorado Ave., 227-9175

Previous Best Of Awards: '99 '00

Silver

La Casita Patio Caf

Three locations around town

Bronze

3 Margaritas

280 S. Academy Blvd., 596-5414

6385 N. Academy Blvd., 532-1743


Best Italian

Gold

Antonio's Italiano Ristorante

4475 Northpark Drive, 531-7177

www.restauranteur.com/antonios

Silver

Trattoria DeAngelo

123 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 227-7400

Bronze

Macaroni Grill

7605 N. Academy Blvd., 593-8877

2510 Tenderfoot Hill St., 540-9833

www.macaronigrill.com


Best German

Gold

Edelweiss Restaurant

34 E. Ramona Ave., 633-2220

www.restauranteur.com/edelweiss

Previous Best Of Awards: '98 '99 '00

Silver

Uwe's German Restaurant

31 Iowa Ave., 475-1611

Bronze

Mannheim 99

3338 Austin Bluffs Parkway,

277-0690


Best Chinese

Gold

China Village

203 N. Union Blvd., 475-8299

Silver

China Town Restaurant

326 S. Nevada Ave., 632-5151

Bronze

Coal Mine Dragon

1720 W. Uintah St., 578-5430


Best Thai

Gold

Wild Ginger Thai Restaurant

3020-A W. Colorado Ave., 634-5025

Previous Best Of Award '99 '00

Silver

Little Bangkok

109 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 442-6546

Bronze

Bhan Thai Orchid

3711 Drennan Road, 391-7560


Best Indian

Gold

Taste of India

4820 Flintridge Drive, 598-3428

www.tasteofindiasprings.com

Silver

India Garden Restaurant

5644 N. Academy Blvd., 535-9196

Bronze

Everest Nepal Restaurant

28 E. Bijou St., 473-3890


Best Sushi

Gold

Jun Japanese Restaurant

1760 Dublin Blvd., 531-9368

www.restauranteur.com/jun

Previous Best Of Awards: '96 '97 '98 '99 '00

Silver

Fujiyama Japanese Restaurant

28 S. Tejon St., 630-1167

Bronze

Tako Japanese Restaurant

1840 Dominion Way, 548-9257


Best Salads

Gold

Souper! Salad!

Three locations around town

www.soupersalad.com

Previous Best Of Awards: '96 '97 '98 '99 '00

Silver

Poor Richard's Restaurant

324N. Tejon St., 632-7721

Bronze

Trattoria DeAngelo

123 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 227-7400


Best Greasy Spoon


Gold

North End Diner

3005 N. Hancock Ave., 442-1833

Silver

Gunther Toody's

3952 N. Academy Blvd., 597-1950

Bronze

Western Omelette

16 S. Walnut St., 636-2286


Best Omelet

Gold

Omelette Parlor

900 E Fillmore St., 633-7770

Previous Best Of Awards: '94 '95 '96 '98 '99 '00

Silver

The Olive Branch Restaurant

23 S. Tejon St., 475-1199

www.theolivebranchrest.com

Bronze

Western Omelette

16 S. Walnut St., 636-2286


Best Pancakes

Gold

International House of Pancakes

Three locations around town

www.ihop.com

Previous Best Of Awards: '96 '97 '99 '00

Silver

Western Omelette

16 S. Walnut St., 636-9228

Bronze

Mountain Shadows Restaurant

2223 W. Colorado Ave., 633-2122

3345 N. Academy Blvd., 573-0826


Best Burger

Gold

Conway's Red Top Restaurant

Three locations around town

http://members.tripod.com/redtop

Previous Best Of Awards: '94 '95 '96 '97 '98 '99 '00

Silver

Meadow Muffins

2432 W. Colorado Ave., 633-0583

www.meadowmuffins.com

Bronze

Red Robin Burger and Spirits Emporium

Three locations around town

www.redrobin.com


Best Barbecue

Gold

Red Hot & Blue Memphis Pit Bar-B-Que

4290 N. Academy Blvd., 592-0300

www.redhotandblue.com

Silver

Howard's Backyard Pit Bar-B-Q

114 S. Sierra Madre St., 473-7427

Bronze

Charlie's Pit Bar-B-Que

4325 N. Nevada Ave., 266-4355


Best Pizza

Gold

Old Chicago

Three locations around town

www.oldchicago.com

Silver

Il Vicino

11 S. Tejon St., 475-9224

www.ilvicino.com

Bronze

Poor Richard's Restaurant

324 N. Tejon St., 632-7721


Best Chips & Salsa

Gold

Jose Muldoon's

222 N. Tejon St., 636-2311

Previous Best Of Awards: '94 '96 '97 '98 '99 '00

Silver

Amanda's Fonda

1625 W. Uintah St., 447-1950

3625 W. Colorado Ave., 227-9175

Bronze

3 Margaritas

280 S. Academy Blvd., 596-5414

6385 N. Academy Blvd., 532-1743


Best Swanky Bar

Gold

Ritz Grill

15 S. Tejon St., 635-8484

Previous Best Of Award: '00

Silver

Primitivo Wine Bar

28 S. Tejon St., 473-4900

www.primitivo.com

Bronze

The Blue Star

1645 S. Tejon St., 632-1086


Best Neighborhood Bar

Gold

Tony's

311 N. Tejon St., 228-6566

Previous Best Of Award '00

Silver

Jack Quinn's Irish Ale House and Pub

21 S. Tejon St., 385-0766

www.jackquinn.com

Bronze

Meadow Muffins

2432 W. Colorado Ave., 633-0583

www.meadowmuffins.com


Best Brew Pub

Gold

Phantom Canyon Brewing Co.

2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 635-2800

www.phantomcanyon.com

Previous Best Of Awards: '97 '98 '99 '00

Silver

Bristol Brewing Company

1647 S. Tejon St., 633-2555

www.bristolbrewing.com

Bronze

Il Vicino

11 S. Tejon St., 475-9224

www.ilvicino.com


Best Local Brew

Gold

Bristol's Laughing Lab

Bristol Brewing Company

1647 S. Tejon St., 633-2555

www.bristolbrewing.com

Previous Best Of Awards: '98 '99 '00

Silver

Bristol's Beehive Honeywheat

Bronze

Il Vicino's India Pale Ale


Best Specialty Coffee Drinks

Gold

Pikes Perk Coffee & Tea House

14 S. Tejon St., 635-1600 5965 N. Academy Blvd., 522-1432

Previous Best Of Awards: '99 '00

Silver

Starbucks Coffee

Eight locations around town

www.starbucks.com

Bronze

Acoustic Coffee Lounge

5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951

www.acousticcoffee.com


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 '00

Silver

Michelle's

122 N. Tejon St., 633-5089

The Citadel Mall, 597-9932

www.michellecandies.com

Bronze

Colorado City Creamery

2602 W. Colorado Ave., 634-1411


Best Mixed Drinks

Gold

Ritz Grill

15 S. Tejon St., 635-8484

Silver

MacKenzie's Chop House

128 South Tejon St., 635-3536

Bronze

Primitivo Wine Bar

28 S. Tejon St., 473-4900

www.primitivo.com

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