Front Range BBQ varies on tasty themes 

click to enlarge GRIFFIN SWARTZELL
  • Griffin Swartzell

It's always interesting to see how a dish varies from visit to visit. For example, I find myself at Front Range Barbeque a few times a year, and my go-to dish is the Cajun catfish sandwich ($11.95), served under spicy cole slaw, fried onion strings and pickles. Per usual, its coating is crisp and not over-salted, holding together reasonably well. Typically, the slaw isn't too spicy, but on this visit, it's particularly piquant and all the lovelier for it. Pickles clean the palate after each bite. A side of red beans and rice, bolstered with smoky andouille sausage, does fine.

Location Details Front Range Barbeque
2330 W. Colorado Ave.
Old Colorado City
Colorado Springs, CO
Barbecue, Burger Joints and Bar/Club

We also try the daily special, chicken fried chicken ($14.95). It's nicely crisp on the outside and juicy within, though the batter's not the most flavorful. That lets a salty but rich andouille country gravy play a bigger flavor role, which brings the dish back into good graces. Rich, creamy cheddar potatoes do well, though the daily special side collard greens go vinegar-heavy and want for salt and porky punch.


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