Where We Like To Eat 06/13/2010
We had the pleasure of meeting some friends last night at Adam's Mountain Cafe in Manitou Springs. It. Was. Amazing. I can't recommend it highly enough, but don't go there if you're in a hurry. There will likely be a wait for a table, and the food takes a little longer to come out, since it's all prepared fresh after it's been ordered. It will definitely be worth it though. And their menu is great--lots of vegetarian options, seafood and organic/free-range meat. (Get the orange spice iced tea. It's awesome.)
Other restaurants we're fond of:
Trinity Brewing Co., a brewpub on Garden of the Gods and Centennial. They have a dizzying selection of artisanal beers, and good food. I wouldn't recommend going here for a large meal, (they only have a few entrees on their menu,) but it's great lighter fare, and their french fries are to die for.
Pizzeria Rustica--Traditional Italian-style pizza, meant to be eaten with a knife and a fork (though they will gladly slice it for you if you ask.) Simple, exceptional ingredients fired in a pecan wood-fired oven. Ingredients are locally sourced and organic whenever possible, and you can pretty much guarantee that the daily special, whatever it may be, is bound to be amazing.
Cucuru Gallery & Cafe--A great little place with local fare and good vegetarian options. It's located in an old house in Old Colorado City, and doubles as an art gallery. Each of the rooms have tables and chairs, and there's a great patio/beer garden in the back. Good service, as well.
Front Range BBQ
Marigold Cafe & Bakery
Mollica's Italian Market and Deli
Olde World Bagel & Deli
Support Local Businesses! 06/10/2010
This is something that you'll get used to me talking about. We feel really strongly about supporting local businesses with the right ideas about how to go about their day. I'll post from time to time about where we choose to spend our money and why. - Jeff