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On the Local: 50 miles is pretty extreme. I think 100 miles would be more sensible. I am looking forward to checking it out.
Oops. That's Uchenna.
Ucnenna Ethiopian Restaurant at 2501 W. Colorado, supplied dinner to one of the evacuee shelters during the fire. I was there when the very gracious owner, Maya, and her family, were preparing the food.
The proposed Peak Public Market would be a wonderful asset for COS. As a born and raised Seattle gal, I know how Seattleites love and support the Pike Place Market. 30 years ago it was instrumental in the revitalization of the derelict downtown First Ave/Denny Regrade area and a public market near ATB Park can do the same for COS. Kudos to Mike Callicrate for this amazingly bright idea.
Great burgers, wraps, french fries and tater tots. The sweet potato fries are not so good (soggy, not much flavor - kind of taste freezer burnt). Overall, a VERY enjoyable place to eat and play ball. if you are a hard cider fan, their cider on tap is tasty!
Conscious Table great concept
but in co springs bad idea!!
Great things continue to "rise" from the hard work and dreams of the Gotta Love It! Bunch....Stay tuned!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So happy to see something approaching culture growing in Colorado Springs, I plane to support Stir.
I dont often get the opportunity to order out but 11/9/11 I did and as I live across the street from this place we thought we'd give it a go and boy were we horribly disappointed! We ordered a Steak Burrito, Chicken Burrito and Steak Nachos and I have to tell you it was very disappointing! The meal centered around refried beans not fajitas! I would say it was 70% beans, 2% meat (very sad to find out!), 2% onions/peppers & 26% chips. The chips were not fresh and they were hard, they only included 1 small (very small) container of hot or mild sauce. The Nachos offered the same sad situation! Had to add my own salsa from home and jalapenos as that was not included. I would NOT recomment this place to anyone unless you want to pay a lot for some refried beans!
Friends went to Big Fat Greek Restaurant and had the experience from hell. After their description of the food, service and management, this place is on my NO NO list.
Spice Island was very tasty - loved it. We tried a bunch of different things and liked them all. Jerk pork, brown stew jerk pork, beef patties, codfish balls, pepper shrimp, and the delicious home-made cornbread and jam, plus the sides. I'd write a review in your restaurant guide but the restaurant isn't listed yet... The staff was all very friendly. We'll go back!
I'd definitely try Crave, but only if they used Ranch Foods Direct, or another hormone/antibiotic-free or grass fed beef. I assume the lamb is grass fed, but it would be nice if it was produced by some local folks.
If eating rabbit is offensive to you... simply don't eat it! There is a reason Elmer Fudd hunts the rabbit in cartoons.... Surprise!!! I think he plans to eat him!
Boo Arabica! The man that bought the place didn't even know what half the dishes were, let alone how to make them right. We ordered Foul medames (that's the name on the menu by the way) and he had no idea what it was. Why would you ever buy a restaurant of a specific culture and cuisine you know nothing about? And adding burgers, hot dogs, and grilled cheese... really. Colorado springs does not appreciate cultural diversity or food, and restaurants Americanize everything here. I'm very very disappointed with this ownership switch.
personally as i have told many people many times.. would i eat CUY... YES!!! boshintang.. i would eat that as well. infact any thing that uses cuy in south america is often subsituted with feline protein. pezzetti di cavallo uses horse fat in italy, stracotto d'asino is a dish made with donkey yes italian as well. Would i eat these things YES.. are you a freak show peta person.. my god i think you are.. and if you are then well i hope you never need a animal transplant or medical bi product made from animals... like insulin or interferon. animals are FOOD.. (yes i have pets) why are you complaining that people eat animals? Dont you ever wonder if that lettuce silently screamed as it was ripped from the only home it has ever known and violently and ruthlessly handled and shredded/cut into that lovely salad you ate? maybe thats food for thought?... soylent green anyone?
AkamaiRabbit, food and a cuisine is a story about people. If you would take the time to learn about another culture, you would understand the importance of rabbit, dog, cat & how the entire cute & fluffy & delicious animal kingdom plays a roll in our own culture & history. As for this “local” menu, I wouldn’t worry about the loss of too many bunnies. Unfortunately, “chefs’ in this town believe in ripping off Thomas Keller & David Chang and serving us horrific interpretations of their foods. How about doing something original? Please; learn how to properly cook & please stop serving us rotten fish heads & terrines of moldy cat food.
"Eating rabbit is offensive to millions of people who have rabbits as pets in the United States. They are the third most popular pet in the USA behind cats and dogs. Some estimates put them at 1.4 million upwards to 4 million pet rabbits. It is not an issue with the Bugs Bunny or Thumper, cartoon characters, as the rabbit meat producers and some chefs like to suggest. There is a growing number of people who know these animals as pets. Plus, the so called "meat" rabbits such as the New Zealand Whites, Californians and Harlequins, are routinely sold as pets and are affectionate house rabbits. People don't want to eat animals (designated as "meat rabbits" or not) that will nudge their hand for affection. There are places in this world, particularly in some areas of Asian countries where dogs and cats are consumed as food. We don't eat cats and dogs in this country because of cartoon images in the movies or on TV - some people understand rabbits for what they are to them - great pets. Rabbits purr (softly grinding their teeth when petted), can be littered box trained, clicker trained like dogs, enjoy affection, bond with their owners for life and other animals, and can be cage free in a bunny-proofed home. We don't poach Poodles or simmer Siamese cats so why should we braise a bunny or make one into meatloaf. As omnivores, we have choices and that choice can mean Not eating some animals like cats, dogs, horses or rabbits. Rabbits are butchered for meat at 7 weeks old before they are weaned at 8 weeks, they are not covered under the Federal Humane Slaughter Act and only 20 to 25% of the commercial rabbit meat producers are inspected according to industry statistics. There is nothing cartoonish about eating a baby rabbit - it is grotesque and repulsive to millions of people who know them as pets."
Blame it on construction? Meh, P.F.Chang's concept Pei Wei seems to rock out with their...well, the'yre busy every day for lunch and pretty steady at dinner. Seems like every business over there is busy INCLUDING Broadway Deli. Heck, we opened our shop just down the street, right in front of the construction and it's amazing how much traffic comesthrough that shopping center in spite of the construction. It's a shame they are turning tail because they had some awesome food and decent prices. They seem to get the Deli concept too. For this area that's saying alot.
It's too bad they dropped the tapas idea. Downtown could use a good place like that.
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