The Ute & Yeti reopens for a post-climb pint and bite 

click to enlarge MATTHEW SCHNIPER
  • Matthew Schniper
CityROCK’s inviting eatery/bar, The Ute & Yeti recently reopened after a five-week closure to expand its kitchen; a new menu’s on the horizon soon-ish, though manager Matthew Barritt’s not ready to give a date. He’s our outwardly friendly server one Saturday after bouldering. From a great selection of nearly 100 beers, we fall into the juicy, citrus hops of Michigan-based New Holland Brewing’s Tangerine Space Machine IPA and Centennial-based Resolute Brewing Company’s Dragon Chaser Green Tea IPA (a cheap $3.70 and $2.77, respectively, at happy hour), which finishes with a faint, tea-tannins note, that bitterness folding seamlessly into the hops. Eschewing the traditional for a health-food spin, U&Y’s menu leads fresh and veg-heavy. A sambal-chile-spiked spicy veggie broth fortifies the ramen ($10.50/$2 extra for pulled pork), stinging the throat as punctuation for the tenderized pork, delightfully meaty shiitake mushrooms, plus egg, kale, broccoli and standard noodles. Two of us can’t finish it.
Location Details The Ute and the Yeti
21 N. Nevada Ave.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Bar Food and Bar/Club


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