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Bites 2013: Top drinks and eats 

Our readers' Best Of 2012 picks

In the Indy's Best Of Colorado Springs 2012 poll, our voters made the following picks in food-related categories. Consider them wisely. And for complete contact information for, and descriptive write-ups of, each winner, visit and search under the "Dining" tab.

American - Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

Appetizers/Tapas - Nosh

Bakery/Patisserie - La Baguette French Bakery - Café

- La Baguette French Bistro

Bang-for-Your-Buck Restaurant - Chipotle Mexican Grill

Barbecue - Front Range Barbeque

Bar for a Fancy-Pants Cocktail - The Broadmoor

Bar for a Margarita - The Loop

Bar for a Martini - V Bar

Beer Selection on Tap - Old Chicago

Biscuits & Gravy - The Donut Mill

Bread - Panera Bread

Breakfast - The Omelette Parlor

Sunday Brunch - Lake Terrace at the Broadmoor

Buffalo Wings - Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffet - Golden Corral

Burger - Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Cajun/Southern - Springs Orleans

Cake Bakery - Little London Cake Shoppe

Restaurant for Carnivores - The Famous

Chinese - Coal Mine Dragon

Local Coffee House - Pikes Perk Coffee & Tea House

- - The Perk Downtown

Local Coffee Roaster - Colorado Coffee Merchants

National Chain Coffee House - Starbucks

Cupcakes - Cupcake Girls

Cutting-Edge Restaurant - Nosh

Deli - Jason's Deli

Dessert Destination - Marigold Café and Bakery

Place to Dine Alone - Poor Richard's Restaurant

Diner - King's Chef Diner

Fine Dining - The Famous

Food Truck - The Springs Cupcake Truck

French - La Baguette French Bakery - Café

- - La Baguette French Bistro

Frozen Yogurt - YoYogurt

German - Edelweiss Restaurant

Gluten-Free-Friendly Eatery - Coquette's Bistro & Bakery

Green Chili - King's Chef Diner

Restaurant for Herbivores - Adam's Mountain Café

Happy Hour - Nosh

Hummus - Heart of Jerusalem Cafe

Ice Cream/Gelato - Josh & John's

Indian/Curry - Mirch Masala

Irish Pub - Jack Quinn Irish Alehouse & Pub

Italian - Paravicini's Italian Bistro

Japanese/Sushi - Jun Japanese Restaurant

Restaurant for Kids That Isn't Fast Food - Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

Korean - Tong Tong

Late-Night Dining - King's Chef Diner

Local Brewery - Bristol Brewing Company

Local/Regional Restaurant Chain - Borriello Brothers

Place to Eat Local/Sustainable - Adam's Mountain Café

Mediterranean - Jake & Telly's Greek Taverna

Mexican - Salsa Brava

Middle Eastern - Heart of Jerusalem Cafe

Neighborhood Bar - Central - Tony's Bar

Neighborhood Bar - East - Holy Cow Pub & Grill

Neighborhood Bar - Manitou - Keg Lounge

Neighborhood Bar - Monument - Pikes Peak Brewing Co.

Neighborhood Bar - North - Back East Bar & Grill

Neighborhood Bar - South - Hatch Cover

Neighborhood Bar - West - Thunder & Buttons II

Neighborhood Restaurant - Central - Shuga's

Neighborhood Restaurant - East - Frankie's Too!

Neighborhood Restaurant - Manitou - Adam's Mountain Café

Neighborhood Restaurant - Monument - La Casa Fiesta

Neighborhood Restaurant - North - Salsa Brava

Neighborhood Restaurant - South - Flatiron's American Bar & Grill

Neighborhood Restaurant - West - Front Range Barbeque

New Restaurant - Tucanos Brazilian Grill

Overall Restaurant - The Blue Star

Patio Dining - Amanda's Fonda

Local Pizza Joint - Borriello Brothers

National Pizza Chain - Papa Murphy's

Power Lunch - Chipotle Mexican Grill

Salad - Souper Salad

Seafood - Red Lobster

Smoothie - Jamba Juice

Soup - Panera Bread

Sports Bar - Old Chicago

Steakhouse - The Famous

Take-Out - Coal Mine Dragon

Taqueria - Monica's Taco Shop

Spot for a Spot of Tea - Montague's

Thai - Wild Ginger

Restaurant for Tourists - Phantom Canyon Brewing Co.

Vietnamese - Saigon Café

Wait Staff - Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant

Restaurant for Wedding Reception - Briarhurst Manor Estate

Wine Bar - Swirl Wine Bar

Restaurant Wine List - The Blue Star

Upscale Bar - The Blue Star


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