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Re: “Stadium Bar and Grill

This is the closest sports bar to my house; the wife and I enjoy going here for the occasional beer and lunch/dinner. The only other options around here are large chains; at least for the Cimarron Hills neighborhood. (Rock Bottom and Old Chicago come to mind.)

This is actually a cute sports bar and the food is decent. A 25oz Guinness set me back $6.99 which I felt was a tad bit pricey, but the pours were excellent and the beer fresh. The food prices were good; I had a decent-sized wrap and a cup of some very tasty chicken-tortilla soup for about $10.

So... obviously the profit margin here is made on alcohol, not food. ;) This is true for many restaurants, though.

A few stand-outs - the Buffalo-chicken wrap with fresh carrots and celery as well as the spicy burger (Dynamite burger, or something like that I believe) are very tasty.

The atmosphere is loud and kid friendly, so don't expect this to be a "quiet date night" kinda place. It's a place to bring the kids, have a beer, and watch some sports - with good food and decent if slightly expensive drinks.

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by GnomeKing on 07/26/2012 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Trinity Brewing

Trinity is unique, and Colorado Springs is lucky to have it. First off - go here for the beer. The food is good, yes, but the beer is really the entire reason to experience Trinity. (I think right now they have a Cucumber-Basil Saison on tap - if you aren't into anything more adventurous than a Bud Light, you probably aren't going to enjoy this brewery.)

For the people who rate Trinity poorly; I'm not sure what they expect out of a microbrewery. Trinity has been rated in the top 25 breweries in the world; again, for a community as small as the Springs is; we're lucky to have a place like this. I don't know anywhere else in the city where I can go get beers as wildly different as Trinity offers with appetizers ranging from thick, sliced bacon slices served with maple syrup to vegan fajitas (which are amazing; and I'm not vegan!) - anyway... five stars.

6 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by GnomeKing on 07/26/2012 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Trinity Brewing

The posting at the top rings true. The owner has some head issues. Nuf sed.

14 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by longtooth on 07/26/2012 at 8:50 AM

Re: “Shovelhead Saloon

I must say the place has taken a turn for the worst. Don't rely on my comments though, I am not afraid to be wrong.

0 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Bob Wyman on 07/26/2012 at 3:05 AM

Re: “Trinity Brewing

Trinity has horrible service. We like their beer, but they have no idea how to run a restaurant. They publish hours but stopped service food and beer over an hour early early, both in the restaurant and bar for the last 2 times we were there.

14 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by rb on 07/25/2012 at 10:23 PM

Re: “Pens & Needles Custom Tattoo Company - Weber

Horrible place to go!!!! My boyfriend went there to get elijah the prophet tattood. Full back piece. They butchered him! They gave him hands on the opposite sides of where they should be. The made the arms extremely disproportionate to the body, they completely left out the legs and worst of all theyre idea of a face was nothing but a dripping blob! No eyes no mouth no hair. It looks like the guy was high or drunk off his a** when he did this. He has had two sessions elsewhere to start getting this tattoo fixed and its no where even close to done. These people don't know what there doing. Don't go here!!!!

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Tootsie on 07/22/2012 at 11:36 PM

Re: “Kelly O'Brians Sports Bar & Grill

Kelly O'Brian's is a staple in the community... has been as long as I've lived in CS. Great lunch specials, live music, kareoke... friendly staff. Most of all, they have been consistant for years... low turn-over so you see the same smiling faces!

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by tgehauf on 07/18/2012 at 1:50 PM

Re: “First & Main Town Center

Why does it feel like one is being ripped off at first and main...from the bad food and attitude at Nawlins to the smell of souring milk at the ice cream store...it just feels like top dollar for getting a stomach ache.

3 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by TejonTech on 07/12/2012 at 10:59 PM

Re: “First & Main Town Center

Note: Friday July 20th is not Adam Lopez. It is just The Ticket.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by FirstMain TownCenter on 07/11/2012 at 4:50 PM

Re: “Pine Creek Animal Hospital

Would never return to Pine Creek Veterinary Hospital. They so unnecessary tests and treatments that they over charge for. And if don't want a test/treatment done they play on your emotions for your pet saying things like "you are shortening your pets life by not doing it" or "your pet could die if you don't do this"
They pull healthy teeth to make more money when pets have dental's there and every animal has some kind of allergy that needs special medication and food.
Dr. Christy and Josh Fisher are in the business of making money to pay off their fancy facility.

Posted by evergreen on 07/04/2012 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Aspen Auto Clinic - Tutt Blvd.

My first experience with them my breaks where squeaking on a fairly new Nissan. We took the car to the service center at my dealership; they said it would be a $450 repair. We took it to aspen and they said it was just a little dust and they cleanned them for around $30. That was a year ago and my breaks are still great. When my old Dodge broke down today I knew who to call. I'm sure they saved me thousands today. They have always been up front about what I need to do and what I "should" do and why. The technician even took me back to the shop, showed me why my car died, what needed to be done and what he was doing. Bonus I had just left the gym and stood in the sun for an hour waiting for the tow truck. I was starved and dehydrated. They have a very nice waiting room filled with free snacks and refreshments. What I was sure was gonna turn into a call to the junk yard only cost me a total of $130. Big shout out and THANK YOU to the Aspen Auto team!

5 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Megs on 06/23/2012 at 6:14 PM

Re: “Pine Creek Animal Hospital

Awesome vet. Dedicated to our animals. Wouldn't hesitate to put my animals in their care.

Posted by Rosy on 06/20/2012 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Thunder & Buttons

Decided to stop and try the food here when we noticed the specials board while strolling through Old Colorado City - VERY glad we did! They had a lot more than just burgers and bar food. We had the Lettice Wraps as an appetizer and tried a couple of the daily specials - I had Chicken Marsala and the wife had the Sloppy Buffalo. Everything tasted great. Relaxed, friendly atmosphere with very good service. Loved the vintage NFL helmets around the bar - will definitely be back for football season also!!

23 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by foodlove on 06/18/2012 at 9:24 AM

Re: “Bob Penkhus Volvo Mazda at Motor City

This is about the Test Drive Service Center

So irate! I took my car in because it was making a funny noise (user error). I dropped it off on a Wednesday evening because I was not going to be around Thursday when it was scheduled to be looked at. I was set up with a tech Wednesday to do a ride along to see if he could figure out the problem. He couldn’t at the time. Around 2pm Thursday evening I get a call about the problem. I tell them to fix it. This is when I was told that the parts for my car would be special ordered and that they would not be in until Monday.

I was blown away. My issue with that is that it never came up Wednesday. They never said that if parts were needed they would have to be ordered, because your car is so new (2011). No one ever said you will be out of a car for about five days. I wanted them to put it back together and I was going to pick it up, pay for the parts that I was told later, were special ordered so I had to pay for them, and take my car somewhere else. I should have!

I received no call Monday about my car. I called Tuesday after 11 am and the service chic gets on the phone and says "Oh yeah, we'll have it done by the end of the day today." I ask her why that would be because she told me Monday. I asked her why no one contacted me Monday to let me know they were not done. She replies," Let me look at my call log and see, I called this number (my home number) at 3:40pm yesterday." I'm furious now because she says that she has a log saying she called my house and no one called! I say, no, I have a phone log as well and I was at home, you didn't call me. Then she goes into making oh sounds and mumbling about she thought she did and she doesn't know what happened. The kicker is, I gave them my cellphone number and she had previously contacted me on. So… now she lies about calling my home number? She never even said she left a message. Probably because she knew she was lying. She left a message on my cellphone Thursday.

So, not only did they not call me early in the morning Monday to say they didn't receive the parts and would not be done but they lied about calling me. She said the parts eventually came in around 2:30pm Monday. However, she said the car would not be ready until the end of the day Tuesday. That means they knew Monday morning that they weren't going to be able to fix the car and no one called then. Plus, this job should not take all day. What I’m getting is that no one touched my car Monday when the parts came in and they did not start on it Tuesday morning either.
I will never take my car there again unless it has a warranty issue. I took my car in for services such as oil changes and rotations (I drive a lot). No more. I will no longer pass along their name to those who are searching for cars either.

Keeping my car for six days is one thing, however; my major problem is the lie and then the lack of communication. I should not have to call them to chase down my car. They need to get more competent people in there as well. Obviously those that are working in the service department at the desk are overwhelmed and cannot handle the task they are assigned. Lying is not the answer. Had she admitted she forgot to call me I would have been upset but it is different than outright lying to me.

I will have the work inspected by another mechanic because I don't trust them after reading other reviews and the lie.

Posted by Daniee on 06/12/2012 at 2:47 PM

Re: “40 Thieves Hookah Lounge

It's called belly dancing, and his actually one of the best in town... Shame you didn't enjoy the show!!! Try again :-)

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Nasya Clare Vincent on 06/09/2012 at 4:11 PM

Re: “Good Earth Garden Center

They essentially allow no returns. If it wilts or dies from bugs or a disease the plant came with you are just out of luck. Also, the owner and office/register staff don't care about customers. I won't be going back.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mark55 on 05/25/2012 at 10:15 AM

Re: “40 Thieves Hookah Lounge

I really liked the atmosphere when I first walked in and even the people were decent, but the crowd overall seemed snobish and not willing to mingle. I got over that quickly because I was there to smoke hookah anyways. Maybe five minutes into the night, one of the WORKERS there took off his shirt and started doing this weird bellydance for about 30 minutes. I was there with my boyfriend and it was very uncomfortable. I havent gone back since. If I wanted to see some half naked skinny freak strip, id go to a strip club. I have to admit, it was the most well kept place Ive seen in town for a hookah bar, but the dancing was offputting.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Casey Jones on 05/22/2012 at 5:59 AM

Re: “Pikes Peak Brewing Co.

The beers are always good, food could use some improvement.

Posted by Dan L Hinton on 05/14/2012 at 3:41 PM

Re: “Movement Arts Community Studio

Beautiful space for a venue, floor to ceiling glass that looks out over Cheyenne Mountain and the city lights. Wooden floors and great sound combined for a nice ambiance and did I mention that the folks who attended were absolutely spectacular. Diversity reigned and whether the poet was young, old, novice or expert, each was lovingly held, encouraged and supported in a way that was so amazing and felt so good, that I wanted channel this to our leaders as a model of co-existing and thriving!

Posted by George Greco on 03/27/2012 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Movement Arts Community Studio

Absolutely awesome venue, was previously a dance studio with nice acoustics, beautiful feel and view. Did I mention that the people were absolutely spectacular, diverse, young and old, novice and expert and everyone was welcomed with open hearts and arms. Invalidation was not allowed, everyone was graciously encouraged, applauded and supported. What a wonderful celebration of LIFE!!!

Posted by George Greco on 03/27/2012 at 10:01 AM

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